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How holistic medical decision making helped me

How holistic medical decision making helped me

This is not my usual post. It is not directly about your animals. What follows is my own medical story. However, I hope it can help someone make a better and more holistic decision about treating their animal. Many thanks to James Mapes for urging me to write it and

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Weight Loss Tips and Recipe for your Dogs and Cats

Weight Loss Tips and Recipe for your Dogs and Cats

A Common (But Serious) Problem Susie was out on a hike with her family. It was a glorious mid-spring afternoon. The sun was shining and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. Susie waited all week for this. It was her very favorite activity! When Susie wasn’t sniffing the ground

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Feeding Fresh Food Will Help Your Animal Companion–Recipe 3

Feeding Fresh Food Will Help Your Animal Companion--Recipe 3

It’s All About Energy Giving our animal companions the longest and best lives possible. Isn’t that our ultimate goal when caring for them holistically and homeopathically? You can start now. It’s easy! Develop vitality and healing ability by feeding fresh food. All living beings have the ability to heal. Often

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Fresh Food Feeding for Healthier Dogs and Cats

Fresh Food Is Alive and Vital. Processed Food Is Not. We all agree that eating fresh food is healthy. Processed food, not so much. “Eat the rainbow” and green leafy vegetables are good for you. Ideally everyday, right? Yet the party line is that it’s best to feed food out of a

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The 2 Things Our Companion Animals Really Need

The 2 Things Our Companion Animals Really Need

On 1/29/16 a fantastic group met to help their companion animals with veterinary homeopathy. What follows is my introduction for Dr. Wendy Jensen’s introduction to veterinary homeopathy. Anyone interested in this gentle but powerful healing method should read her new book.   “I am really happy to see this great

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3 Easy Ways To Help Your Pet

3 Easy Ways To Help Your Pet

“I’m not of a doctor, how am I supposed to know what’s best for my beloved companion animal?” You’re not. No matter what method you use to treat your pet, there are three easy ways to make sure that she gets the best care. Observe First is to observe her

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Are Garlic and Onions Poisonous to Dogs and Cats?

Are Garlic and Onions Poisonous to Dogs and Cats?

Potential toxins are all around. But what about foods that are usually considered to be healthful? But are nutritious foods like onions and garlic really poisonous? It is a fact that allium species (garlic, onions and leeks) contain a compound that can cause destruction of red cells. However, poisoning  depends on

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For Tim Ferris: Dilution Does not Equal Homeopathy

For Tim Ferris: Dilution Does not Equal Homeopathy

An Interesting Fellow This is an experimental post. Which is appropriate since the inspiration for it considers himself a human guinea pig. I originally wrote a shorter version as a comment on a podcast which I heard the other day. Tim Ferriss, the podcaster called it an “in between-isode”. I’ve

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Homeopathic Treatment Is Effective In Pets With Training And Behavioral Problems

Homeopathic Treatment Is Effective In Pets With Training And Behavioral Problems

Barry The Over Exuberant Dog Barry had a “greeting disorder”. A new person would come to the door, and he’d go crazy. Jumping, spanning, screaming, etc. Greeting people at the door with a bit of a nightmare for Joan. Barry had been to puppy school, but had not done much

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How Long Should Dogs and Cats Live?

How Long Should Dogs and Cats Live?

Are Our Pets Really Living Longer? We love our pets and want them to live forever. Their lifespans are too short for most of us. According to conventional veterinary wisdom, our pets are living longer lives. But are they? 30+ years ago during morning teaching rounds at the University of Pennsylvania

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How To Help Your Pet Enjoy Thanksgiving Turkey

How To Help Your Pet Enjoy Thanksgiving Turkey

Really? It was Thanksgiving afternoon. Susan had been cooking all day. She expected a house full of guests in a few hours.  She was not at all ready for them. Much to her shock, she discovered that Rex, her six month old Labrador puppy, had taken and eaten a half-cooked

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The 1 Best Way to Help Your Pets

The 1 Best Way to Help Your Pets

Ear-ly Puppy Problems Beau was an extremely itchy Golden. His itching started with a double ear “infection” that his vet noticed (Beau seemed fine) during a routine puppy examination. Medicated ear drops quickly resolved the ear problem. Temporarily. In a few months, Beau’s ear problem recurred with a vengeance. This time,

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Why Your Cat’s Eyes Run And 4 Ways To Help

Why Your Cat's Eyes Run And 4 Ways To Help

The Crying Kitty Samantha’s mom is very upset. Her beloved kitty has been discharging from both eyes. It looks like Sam is crying. She knows that cat’s don’t cry (as far as humans know). Sam is frequently trying to clean her face with her paws but is acting normally in all other

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4 Holistic Halloween Safety Tips

4 Holistic Halloween Safety Tips

Know Your Enemy And Prevent Problems Our animal companions are like our children. It is our responsibility to keep them safe. We all face many potential hazards in this world. Being aware of them and mindful can prevent many calamities. One of the “scariest” and potentially hazardous is here in

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4 Ways That Non-Anesthetic Dentistry Can Help Your Pet

4 Ways That Non-Anesthetic Dentistry Can Help Your Pet

Do You Kiss Your Pet? Sophia’s mom loves her very much. After all she is a fantastic, happy-go-lucky and affectionate pup. She’s very kissable. There’s just one big problem. Her breath stinks! Well, maybe it’s not that bad (depending on who you ask). This is despite her teeth being brushed

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