Animal Naturopathy

Bloat in Dogs

Posted by on Dec 10, 2018 in Animal Naturopathy, Dog Nutrition, Featured | 0 comments

Bloat in Dogs

Bloat, (in dogs) or gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV) as it is also known as, is when the dog’s stomach fills with gas and usually – twists, leaving no escape for the gas that builds up more and more, causing excruciating pain. Some of the signs of bloat are that the dog will struggle to breathe which means that vital processes can be quickly shut off. In many cases, severe distress, pacing, a bloated stomach, excessive drooling and dry heaving is going on. If the gas is not relieved soon enough, death is very possibly! Just recently, I stumbled upon some information that I was...

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Vitality, Vital Force, Vital Animal

Posted by on Sep 20, 2018 in Animal Naturopathy, Featured, Immune System | Comments Off on Vitality, Vital Force, Vital Animal

Vitality, Vital Force, Vital Animal

By Dr. Jeannie Thomason You have most likely read or heard the term “vitality”,  “vital force” and most likely, “vital animal”; quite a lot over the past few years, but what does this mean? It is defined in a few different ways but in animal naturopathy, we define it as: balance, homeostasis, high vibrational frequencies, a strong, properly functioning (or balanced) immune system.   Immunity and Vitality You see, immunity is a joint effort encompassing the entire being – all parts of the organism. The Vital Force plays a primary role, because it coordinates immune...

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Titers and Immunity

Posted by on Aug 10, 2018 in Animal Naturopathy, Articles, Dog Vaccinations, Featured, Immune System | Comments Off on Titers and Immunity

Titers and Immunity

By Dr. Jeannie Thomason Do Titers Measure Immunity? A titer test typically measures only ONE aspect of the immune system’s response to exposure to a virus or microbe – Particular antibodies circulating in the bloodstream.  Titer testing cannot and does not measure immunity or memory cells. A titer test does not and cannot measure immunity, because immunity to specific viruses is not reliant on antibodies, but on memory cells, which we have no way of measuring. Memory cells are produced by T and B cells. These cells exist for the life of the dog (or cat or human, etc.). Circulating...

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Enzyme Robbing In Dogs

Posted by on Jul 26, 2018 in Animal Naturopathy, Dog News The Latest Poop, Dog Nutrition, Featured | Comments Off on Enzyme Robbing In Dogs

Enzyme Robbing In Dogs

By Dr. Jeannie Thomason Enzyme Robbing in Dogs. What does that mean? When enzymes that are required for the digestive process are not available within the food being eaten, the digestive system has to “steel or rob” the metabolic enzymes that are produced in the major organs (heart, liver, kidney, etc.) to aid in digesting the meal. Robbing enzymes from various organs of the body that they themselves need to function properly will eventually have a detrimental effect on those organs. This is called enzyme robbing. Dogs and cats, being carnivores, do not have naturally occurring...

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Animal Wellness and Vibrational Frequencies

Posted by on Jul 23, 2018 in Animal Naturopathy, Articles, Dog Health - Immune System, Dog News The Latest Poop | Comments Off on Animal Wellness and Vibrational Frequencies

Animal Wellness and Vibrational Frequencies

What do animals and vibrational frequencies have to do with wellness? By Dr. Jeanette (Jeannie) Thomason, Animal Naturopath “Everything in Life is Vibration” ~ Albert Einstein The law of nature states that everything has a vibration. If you’ve taken a chemistry class you probably remember learning about atoms, and that everything is made up of atoms. These atoms are in a constant state of motion, and depending on the speed of these atoms, things are appear as a solid, liquid, or gas. . Scientific research has shown that different parts and different organs of the body have...

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Our Dogs Are What They Eat

Posted by on May 9, 2018 in Animal Naturopathy, Dog News The Latest Poop, Dog Nutrition, Featured | Comments Off on Our Dogs Are What They Eat

Our Dogs Are What They Eat

By Dr. Jeannie Thomason I know you have heard it before, “You are what you eat!”  This applies to our companion animals just as much as it does to us humans. The right food/nutrients is critical and essential to good brain function, muscle and organ growth and maintiance, and of course to a strong immune system. Yet the majority of dogs (and cats) around the world are not adequately nourished these days and we are seeing lifelong consequences for health and cognitive development. Nutrients from the foods we offer our dogs to eat; needs to provide the foundation of the structure,...

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