More About Dr. Jeannie Thomason:
Dr. Jeannie has been a pioneer in true natural health for animals and she has trail blazed the advancement of naturopathic/holistic animal care, breeding and rearing. She brings her wealth of experience to all aspects of “The Whole Dog”. As an animal naturopath, teacher, and consultant, with a doctorate in veterinary naturopathy, she has expanded the world of true animal wellness, both reclaiming and scientifically evolving, the time-honored, common-sense practice of naturopathy – nature-based, truly holistic animal health care.
Dr. Jeanette (Jeannie) Thomason is the founder of the whole dog and the natural rearing breeders association. She is a published author, a natural rearing dog breeder and an educator with a focus on species specific nutrition as the foundation for a thriving, long life for our companion animals.
The Whole Dog was created in 2003 to provide education, support and and resources to help you, help your dogs thrive in a long, healthy life
Thriving animals don’t have constant health challenges, not even minor issues, they have strong, balanced immune systems and they vigorously; flourish. Something sadly not seen very often these days.
I firmly believe that the health and overall potential of our dogs rests on the cornerstones of nutrition, emotional well-being, and a clean, toxin-free living environment by incorpeating the laws of nature/health into our dog’s lives as well as our own.
Once these are aligned we have not only a vibrant, fully realized animal, but a beginning – a foundation for developing more of their abilities while at the same time we are giving back to them in terms of true health, length and quality of life.
I am a believer of God and a lover of all animals and nature. Over the last several years, my heart and my focus is for the dog. I have sadly watched them as a species, decline in health and often succumb to dis-ease at younger and younger ages. I have over 30 years of experience in educating and guiding dog lovers in cultivating the healthiest environment and lifestyle possible for their canine companions.
I am deeply committed to bringing knowledge and education to the general public, assisting fellow dog lovers in their quest for better and true health for their canine companions, and to ensure they understand that there are safe, natural options available to them.
I believe education is vital. My passion and goal is to empower you with knowledge and support you on your journey on the path of natural/naturopathic health for your companion animals.
The truly naturopathic philosophy and approach that I teach, live by and work with, looks at and works with “the whole dog”, in a natural way that addresses their minds as well as their bodies. Natural wellness is about igniting the body’s own internal healing force and stimulating its natural abilities to heal itself.
To simply cover up or temporarily eliminate a symptom is NOT the same as elimination of the cause of the physical dis-ease that produced that symptom or symptoms in the first place. A truly healthy dog should live into its late teens if not early twenties. Let’s help our dogs be all they were created to be – naturally.
So that you know, I am not a veterinarian but a teacher. I do not heal dis-ease, but rather, offer experience and information that can help you to make educated decisions for the true health of your companion canine’s mind and body.
I am dedicated to educating and hopefully inspiring others to provide a more natural and truly healthy environment and lifestyle for their dog(s) while building a stronger bond in the process .
When choosing to bring a dog into our lives, it should only be done with a total commitment to a long term, healthy relationship with them – caring for them in as natural, non-forceful and stress free way possible, allowing them to be dogs but with the ability to live in our human world.
For those who have only ever known conventional pet care methods, the natural approach may at first seem to go against almost everything you know. This is because conventional methods have been developed from the human perspective and always based on “treating” symptoms and some kind of force.
As an animal naturopathic practitioner, my goal is to help you detect the root of the cause of your pet’s physical and/or emotional problems and how to cooperate with nature’s laws of health to assist your dog’s mind and body (immune system) to re-balance and then maintain health.
Naturopathy is not a single modality of healing, but a lifestyle that incorporates nature’s array of healing modalities, including nutrition; proper and appropriate exercise, aromatherapy, herbal medicine, homeopathy; hydrotherapy or other natural modalities.
“Lots of people talk to animals; Not very many listen though; that’s the problem.” ~ Benjamin Hoff