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Learn Homeopathy at Home!
Now, at a computer near you (yes, the one you’re reading this on, in fact!), my Homeopathic First Aid Course, brought to you by my friends at Dogs Naturally Magazine. In my course, you’ll learn how to treat those acute and bothersome problems that your animals can fall into suddenly. Things as varied as diarrhea, vomiting, bites and stings, burns, and bleeding can be treated effectively at home. I see this with homeopathy regularly, and I can teach you to get the same results I get, when trouble strikes your animal.
Can you imagine avoiding the ER when acute problems arise with your animal? My clients do it all the time, with a remedy kit and some understanding of how to use these miraculous medicines.
Do the math: if you avoid one trip to the ER, you will have more than paid for the entire course!
Click the banner for more details. I hope to see you inside.
Raw Food Delivered! Tired of shopping and lugging home rapidly thawing frozen dog food? Knowing inside that the number of freeze/thaw cycles raw foods go through really decrease the food quality? Problem solved: Steve’s Real Food for Dogs comes frozen solid on dry ice, fresh flash frozen from the makers, and ready to thaw as you need it, no muss, no fuss, no shlepping frozen stuff home.
Steve Brown was one of the first out there to develop the real deal, raw balanced diets for dogs. He did the due diligence so you don’t have to, and now you can get it sent directly to your door.
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Wysong You’d have a hard time finding fault with the foods and treats coming from Dr. Randy Wysong’s company in Midland, Michigan. He’s been dedicated to great products and sound ideas for many years, and I cut my nutrition teeth on some of his writings. This just may be the “sleeper” food in the pet food world: so good it should be in every pet dish, but many haven’t discovered it yet. Lots of cool products in wise packaging to keep the good in and the bad out.
Not a Johnny come lately, Dr. Wysong’s foods have served multiple generations of animals with great health benefits, and have weathered a large number of fads, the latest being “grain free.” If you’re really thinking, you’ll see “starch free” is what we’re after for our carnivores, and Wysong has the first truly starch-free kibble out there, called Epigen.
Here are a number of choices I recommend from this family of foods. And remember: Change it UP! Wysong Natural Pet Food
Austin Raw Feeders Coop http://www.arfcoop.org will get you the materials to feed raw at the best price possible, in addition to helping you do raw right.
Pests, Dealt with Naturally
Wondercide is an Austin company that has been going great guns, replacing the death dealing pesticides in the world slowly but steadily with a local resource that’s renewable, hell on bad bugs, and not toxic to us mammals: cedar oil. The active ingredient is used in a great line of products that kills fleas, ticks, bed bugs (!), mosquitoes, roaches, etc. Get products for use on your animals as well as on your premises.
Cancel your exterminator! Chem Free? HA! I laugh every time I see that name on their trucks.
Natural Everything: Treats! Furniture! Food! Bowls! Beds!
Yeah, if you haven’t already, you’ll want to stop in at Only Natural Pet, the source of some of my Non-Toxic Flea Control stuff and much, much more. Lots to get for your favorite pooch or puss there, and usually very fairly priced. They regularly have sales and good discounts on shipping, too. Check them out.
Here’s the free version of Dr. Dooley’s book, Homeopathy: Beyond Flat Earth Medicine. It’s one edition behind the paperback, but you’ll get the idea, and it’s the best intro to this amazing science and art that I’ve found. Highly recommended. You’ll need Adobe Reader or something similar to read it. This is also free, here. (This same free application will also allow you to easily read my Drug-free Heartworm Prevention Program ebook.)
The holistic pet raising book I cut my teeth on when I jumped ship on conventional vet medicine. Full of helpful tips you can put to work at home, as well as recipes for natural pet food you can make. Dr. Pitcairn’s New Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats 3rd edition
For the lumpers like me, a simpler way to feed raw food to your dogs. Balance in every meal? No. But over time, you’ve got it. Give Your Dog a Bone: The Practical Commonsense Way to Feed Dogs For a Long Healthy Life by Billinghurst, Ian (1993) Paperback
Starting out with a new puppy and want to do the raw diet? Excellent idea. Dr. Billinghurst walks you through how to do it right. Grow Your Pups with Bones: The BARF Program For breeding Healthy Dogs And Eliminating Skeletal Disease
Dogs Naturally, a bimonthly magazine with a great collection of authors (including yours truly), with all things natural for the dog species. Very useful content, appropriately against the over vaccination craze going on in conventional medicine, and they have a pretty nice collection of articles online, and more in print. Check them out here.
The Whole Dog Journal, a monthly newsletter dedicated to natural dog care and training. Belvoir Publications, Inc., P.O. Box 420235, Palm Coast, FL 32142 (800)829-9165 for subscriptions. http://www.whole-dog-journal.com/ Free Trial subscription.
The National Center for Homeopathy, 801 North Fairfax Street, Suite 306, Alexandria, VA 22314. 703 548-7790. They have an excellent information packet for $7 that includes a directory of practitioners, study groups, and pharmacies; an article on homeopathy; information on training programs/schools; and a copy of Homeopathy Today, a monthly publication full of interesting articles and information on homeopathy.
Acres USA, the voice of Eco-Agriculture
The best periodical on forward looking methods in agriculture, the source of most of our food (outside of our gardens). Acres USA 1-800-355-5313 · (512) 892-4400 We’re tickled to have them right here in Austin, Texas. You can get a free issue. Well worth a look.
Sources of Holistic Veterinarians
The Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy, a national organization to educate post-graduate veterinarians in the science and art of classical homeopathy. Successful completion of training and exams leads to certification. A list of veterinarians by state of practice is here. Some are members only, some are Certified Veterinary Homeopaths. http://theavh.org
American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, a national organization whose purpose is to function as a forum for the exploration of alternative and complementary areas of health care in veterinary medicine. Members could practice a wide variety of natural modalities, with or without homeopathy. http://ahvma.org
American Veterinary Chiropractic Association, a national group of both veterinarians and chiropractors who practice animal chiropractic. Includes a certification training program. http://www.AnimalChiropractic.org
AltVetMed, an information site for complementary and alternative veterinary medicine. Includes many links to other organizations, articles, a discussion forum, news, etc. http://www.altvetmed.org
Lizzy Meyer, raw food coach I’ve had the good fortune to hire Lizzy to help in my practice. She’s the perfect combination of vet tech and holistic mind. She’s gotten a call from within to move in a new direction. Here’s part of that direction that you may find of value in your quest to feed species appropriate foods to your animals.
If you are feeling overwhelmed by the prospect of feeding a raw diet, Lizzy Meyer is available to help! She has over 15 years of experience in the veterinary world as a technician. She has also worked alongside homeopathic and holistic veterinarians. She is experienced in creating and feeding home-cooked recipes and a variety of raw food diets. There are many options, but it is possible to find one to fit your animals’ needs, your budget, and your lifestyle. The prospect of feeding raw foods is often overwhelming. Having a guide is helpful to figure math formulas, to determine your animals’ specific needs, and to learn about ethical sourcing in your area.Mail Lizzy Meyer
Dr. Mary Traverse, D.C., C.A.C.
Dr. Mary is my chiropractor, who I think the world of. She practices what I fondly call, “The homeopathy of chiropractic,” aka Network Chiropractic. This is a technique that is very gentle and subtle, but offers a huge beneficial effect. (Kind of like the right remedy, you see?) And, she’s certified to work on animals, after a year long professional training. So, bring the dog, call her for your horse, and get yourself treated all in the same visit! http://DrMaryTraverse.com
One of my clients whose dogs are in my care is a Gerson Person. Have you heard of this amazing therapy for helping your own body to heal itself of serious disease? “Dr. Max Gerson developed the Gerson Therapy in the 1930s, initially as a treatment for his own debilitating migraines, and eventually as a treatment for degenerative diseases such as skin tuberculosis, diabetes and, most famously, cancer. Healing is achieved through an organic, vegetarian diet, raw juices, coffee enemas for detoxification and natural supplements. You may learn more about the therapy at www.gerson.org or by contacting the Gerson Institute directly.”
My client is a Gerson certified Home Set-Up Trainer, so she does the bulk of the start up for you, in your own home. If you click the link above, you’ll find her. Or you can email me via my Contact page, and I’ll put you in touch.
Sources of Naturally Reared Animals
Natural Rearing Breeder’s Directory, Marina Zacharias has for several years been a resource for those breeders who’ve cared enough about the future of their progeny to work with generational health, i.e. treating breeding stock to natural foods, minimal or no vaccines, and natural medicine like homeopathy. Listed by breed, this is the best way to find healthy youngsters in the canine world.
Natural Rearing Dog Breeders Association is another group, with Jeanette Thomason, ND at the helm.
Au Naturel K9s also has a list here
Wholesale Transfer Factor Products
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Dog Wise These folks have lots of books and other things canine related. My first source of Give Your Dog a Bone, when no one else seemed to have it. DogWise.com
Seventh Generation, a group of dedicated environmentalists who make all manner of cleaning supplies without the usual toxic or environment-degrading ingredients. Part of healthy animals is cleaning non-toxically. Subscribe to their thoughtful newsletter that speaks to a wide range of issues, all with a healthier planet in mind. They’ll send you $10 worth of coupons to try their products! Website: http://www.SeventhGeneration.com
Building Your Own Beautiful Website
I landed with a great group of folks when I set out to learn the interwebs and get my work online in a useful and attractive way. They live at Copyblogger.com and take writing and teaching seriously. Some of their most useful tools are in the form of StudioPress WordPress themes, built upon a solid core called Genesis. You can get up and running and get your words and text and videos and any kind of useful content in front of the world in short order with the help of Genesis. Secure, SEO optimized, easily tweaked with lots of layout options so you get your stuff out there in the way that fits your message. Highly recommended.