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Epigenetics Simplified

Posted by on Jun 19, 2019 in Animal Naturopathy, Articles, Dog Breeders Corner, Featured | Comments Off on Epigenetics Simplified

Epigenetics Simplified

By Dr. Jeannie Thomason Have you heard of epigenetics?  Maybe you have not wanted to take the time to delve into what seems like a complicated subject.  I hope not.  As an animal naturopath and natural rearing dog breeder of over 25 years,  I have found the study of epigenetics over the past few years to be so amazing and important for us to know about that I wanted to share my take on “epigenetics simplified”. If you have done any reading and/or research at all on epigenetics then you already know that genes are capable of being switched on and off according to interactions with...

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Success Story – interview of Hilary Sloan – Pet Flora

Posted by on Jun 11, 2019 in Animal Naturopathy, Articles, Featured | Comments Off on Success Story – interview of Hilary Sloan – Pet Flora

Recently, I interviewed my friend Hilary Sloan who’s an advocate for animal rescuing and the wonderful human behind the ultra popular Instagram account ellabeanthedog. Hilary has fostered countless dogs and rescued three amazing little dogs: Ella bean, Coconut  bean and most recently Fifi Von bean.  Hilary is a raw feeding dog mom who has been interested in natural health for animals for about a decade now.  Here is our interview: Question: Would you like to share with us a little about “Ella Bean” and why you believed she needed to have probiotics in her diet? Answer: I actually...

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NK Cells

Posted by on Jun 6, 2019 in Animal Naturopathy, Articles, Dog Health - Immune System, Featured | Comments Off on NK Cells

NK Cells

With Cancer on the ever increasing rise in both our beloved companion animals and ourselves, I thought talking a bit about NK cells and how to improve the production of them in the body would be a good topic to begin to discuss. I do have several articles on the immune system – what it does and how we are weakening it in our dogs but this article focuses specifically on NK cells. NK cells also play a role in adaptive immune response. Numerous experiments have worked to demonstrate their ability to readily adjust to the immediate environment and formulate antigen-specific immunological...

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More Praises Being Sung for SBOs

Posted by on Mar 3, 2019 in Articles, Canine micro biome /biological terrain, Featured, Immune System | Comments Off on More Praises Being Sung for SBOs

More Praises Being Sung for SBOs

Lactobacillus, acidophilus and bifidobacteria, the bacterial species typically found in traditional probiotics that have been cultured on diary or plants, simply do NOT have the naturally protective shell inherent to all spore-forming bacteria, so they cannot withstand gastric acids, especially the highly acidic stomach acid of the carnivore. While giving these types of bacteria to our carnivore companions may still have some benefits we are not yet aware of, unfortunately scientific studies show that very few, if any of these organisms ever even reach the lower intestine, even in humans....

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Scary Toxic Ingredients In Pet Shampoo

Posted by on Nov 2, 2018 in Articles, Dog News The Latest Poop, Doggy Dangerous Toxins Chemicals & Drugs, Featured | Comments Off on Scary Toxic Ingredients In Pet Shampoo

Scary Toxic Ingredients In Pet Shampoo

Are you at all concerned about the ingredients in your Pet Shampoo? If not, you really should be. While talking about scary, toxic ingredients in pet shampoo may seem trivial to some of you, especially if you only bath your dog once a year or so; there are still many pet owners out there that are oblivious to the fact that the majority of pet shampoos on the market contain quite scary, toxic ingredients. Think About This: The skin is the largest eliminative organ of the body and over 70% of what is put on the skin is absorbed directly into the body.   Many of us don’t stop to think about our...

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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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