Vital Animal Resources

I'm pretty fussy about the links I choose, but if you have a good feel for this site, and see something glaringly missing from recommended resources on this page, please tell me below.

Meantime, see if this is useful for you.

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Holistic Veterinarian

Raising truly healthy Vital Animals takes learning wise choices.

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Online Courses

Your chance to go deep with Dr. Falconer on subjects that have the biggest impact on your animals.

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Food and Supplies

Recommendations on Raw Food, World-Class Supplements, Pure Water for Pennies, and Vital Animal Supplies.

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Pests, Dealt with Naturally

You needed accept poisons to control the inevitable fleas, ticks or even heartworm, though these pesticides will be pushed on you. Here are some better ways.

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Sources of Information

Carefully chosen links to holistic veterinarians, complementary people, foods, books, sources of naturally reared animals, and more.

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Vital Animal Courses

Now, more than ever, you need to make smart choices in how you rear your animals. You can no longer afford to just hand over your health care choices blindly to Dr. White Coat, the conventional

That's a recipe for man-made disease, heartbreak, and great expense.

I'm here to empower you with knowledge, stretch your boundaries of thinking, and give your animals the most remarkably healthy lives they can have. I do that best with online courses.

To be sure you don’t miss these often limited time opportunities to enroll, be sure to sign up to get first notice here.

How about this to get you started: Rabies Short Course (free)  

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Homeopathy Short Course

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Bach Flower Remedies for Animals

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Rabies Short Course

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Smart Vaccine Alternatives!

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Drug Free Heartworm Prevention

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Food and Supplies

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Raw Food

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World Class

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Pure Water
For Pennies

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Raw Food

Question: what could compare to raw wild game (deer and elk) made into dog food?

A: Nothing (unless you're a hunter and know what to add to make it complete).
You can get this real food shipped solidly frozen right to your door! This is the best I've found and it's competitively priced.

RAW WILD is sourced from nature, not a feed lot. Left coasters CLICK HERE for FREE SHIPPING on 48lb order! #GoWild

C’mere Spot! Your package has arrived!


Looking for local raw ingredients?

If you’re in the U.S., here’s a great resource to farmers and ranchers doing it right and selling to consumers via local farmers markets: Eat Wild!

Even homemade balanced cooked food that you make at home is a great way to take control of your pet’s diet for those who aren’t ready to do raw for any reason.

A Prepared Choice:


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.

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.

Do try them, and see which of his many foods I recommend by clicking on that happy girl and her best bud.  And remember: Change it UP! (i.e. variety is important! Change foods monthly or so.)

Here are some of Dr. Wysong’s more interesting TNT ("True Non-Thermal") aka no heat) foods:
Wysong Natural Pet Food

Austin Raw Feeders Coop will get you the materials to feed raw at the best price possible, in addition to helping you do raw right.

Huge resource, full of useful information, and a list, by state/province, of those who farm animals humanely, on pasture. If you’re making your own raw food, this is priceless. Eat Wild!

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World Class Supplements

Canine Immune Complete bottles

When you realize the food you feed is nutrient limited and can often be toxic (thanks, Bayer, your RoundUp is now showing up in 98% of Americans!), you'll want to supplement what you feed with some top quality products.

Our sister company, Venjenz began (originally as Vital Pet Health) when we realized the supplement world was bereft of all-natural supplements that actually DO something valuable for those innocents in your care.

We began with two main products:

  1. Rampart, to strengthen your animal's immune system to function as Nature intended it, to protect against challenges and stand down in balanced alertness when the threat has been neutralized.
  2. QRF Detox, to naturally give a gentle but effective daily cleanse to your pet so the toxins she's exposed to don't impair her and make her more susceptible to disease.

But the line is growing by leaps and bounds. Visit the site for a great joint product called Fulcrum and see the entire human line, made with the same attention to detail, all natural ingredients, and micronization: a unique way to ensure your pet (or you!) get 100% of what you invested in and are dosing with.

For more about this unique line, visit my interview with CEO Jason Donas on the Vital Animal Podcast.

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Pure Water for Pennies

Just as you want clean, wholesome food to build strong bodies, you also want drinking water that’s free of the common nasties:

  • Chlorine
  • Fluoride
  • Pesticide residues
  • Herbicide residues
  • Drug residues

What I use (and offer my patients when I don’t have fresh rainwater for them), is reverse osmosis (RO) water. Don’t add more plastic bottles to your land fill, you can make your own far cheaper and with way less waste:

This one is a game-changer!

AquaTru is the first and only countertop reverse osmosis water purifier certified to NSF standards to remove 82 contaminants, including Lead, Chromium-6, Chlorine, Fluoride, PFAs, Nitrates and more.

AquaTru creates purified, great-tasting water from your tap—no plumbing or installation required. Our patented Ultra Reverse Osmosis® Technology uses the same technology as all the major bottled brands but in a convenient, compact countertop design. With AquaTru, you can transform your tap water into pure, delicious water you can trust.

Never face empty shelves at the grocery store again.

Countertop RO water purifier

Attention, Readers of Vital Animal: take advantage of your $100 discount on this sleek, no-plumbing-necessary purifier and super easy payment plans!

Click on the image for details, and happy drinking!

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Dog Wise

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.

Seventh Generation

Seventh Generation, is 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!

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Pests, dealt with Naturally

Non-Toxic Flea (and Tick!) Control

Our most popular page! You want to deal with those pests without poisoning anybody or your home, right?


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.

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Sources of Information

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Naturally Reared

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Homeopathy: Bevond Flat Earth Medicine

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.)

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Dogs Naturally

Dogs Naturally, is 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.

The Whole Dog Journal

The Whole Dog Journal, is 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.

The National Center for Homeopathy

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). 

  • 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.

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Holistic Veterinarian

As I'm no longer taking new patients, and get a lot of questions about how to choose a homeopathic vet, I've made a video for you that will take you through the AVH list to find the "cream of the crop" to hire, regardless if they are located nearby.

The Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy

The Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy, is 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 the state of practice is here. Some are members only, some are Certified Veterinary Homeopaths. 

The International Association for Veterinary Homeopathy

The International Association for Veterinary Homeopathy, as its name suggests, covers the globe. 32 countries and counting.

American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association

American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, is 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.

American Veterinary Chiropractic Association

American Veterinary Chiropractic Association,is a national group of both veterinarians and chiropractors who practice animal chiropractic. Includes a certification training program. 

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Complementary People

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! 

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Sources of Naturally Reared Animals

Natural Rearing Breeder's Directory

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

Natural Rearing Dog Breeders Association is another group, with Jeanette Thomason, ND at the helm.

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