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Dog ACL Brace – Natural Recovery

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Dog ACL Brace – Natural Recovery

Those of you who have been reading this blog know that my American Bully King, re-injured his cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) back in February of this year. I’ll link below to both of the previous posts if you haven’t read them yet. Many people and vets call it an ACL tear so clients understand better even though in dogs it is CCL. We decided to take the natural approach and avoid the surgery – again no surprise since I am an animal naturopath and will always choose that path as the FIRST resort. The conventional approach...

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Creepy Crawly Spring?

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Creepy Crawly Spring?

The leaves are budding, birds are singing, flowers blooming,it’s springtime in the Northern hemisphere! It’s a happy time of renewal and new growth. At least until we start to think of the bugs that also start to “flourish” which can also plague our animals both externally and internally. Part of the problem is that we have been conditioned to believe we must fear these pests and to annihilate them at all costs. As I share a little bit on the wrong thinking about that, I am very aware of the commentary on this subject...

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The Howling Game, Pt2

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The Howling Game, Pt2

This is the Howling Game (on video this time) that King and I do all the time. I had to stealth videotape because if he sees it he’ll stop lol. So sadly it is facing sideways. Sometimes this game can last five (5) minutes or longer. The more in depth and varied my howls are, the more his are too. King also won’t do this game if my husband is home or if he thinks my husband is in the house. He is Donnie’s sidekick but he just won’t do this with him around. It’s so interesting. It’s fun to me to be part of the pack lol....

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CCL Tears in Dogs – Our Personal Journey, Pt 2

Posted by on 12:28 pm in Articles, Canine Naturopathy, Dog Behavior and Nature, Dog Health - Immune System, Dog Nutrition, Dr. Kim's Views, Feature, Human-Dog bond, Joint & Muscle Support, Laws of Health, Natural Modalities for Dogs | Comments Off on CCL Tears in Dogs – Our Personal Journey, Pt 2

CCL Tears in Dogs – Our Personal Journey, Pt 2

The bully life can be RUFF 😂💖😎 – this isn’t his best side lol. He’d be so embarrassed if he knew I took this photo. Full breakfast belly (raw fed dogs LOVE their food!). King doesn’t have to be told to follow the laws of health, sunbathing is one of his favorite pastimes as you can see! Since King’s CCL tear and wearing a brace he’s been able to gain back almost his full exercise daily so he’s lost weight but it sure doesn’t show from this view LOL! American Bullies kind of have that funny sort...

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CCL Tears in Dogs – Our Personal Journey, Pt 1

Posted by on 3:29 pm in Articles, Canine Naturopathy, Dog Behavior and Nature, Dog Health - Immune System, Dog Nutrition, Dr. Kim's Views, Feature, Joint & Muscle Support, King's Views, Laws of Health, Natural Modalities for Dogs | Comments Off on CCL Tears in Dogs – Our Personal Journey, Pt 1

CCL Tears in Dogs – Our Personal Journey, Pt 1

This personal journey on CCL (Cranial Cruciate Ligament) tears/ruptures in dogs part one, is going to be a LONG post. It dates back to November 2015 and features our very special “little man” King, our American Bully. The CCL is an important ligament in the stifle joint (knee) of the dog, so when it tears or ruptures that results in partial or complete joint instability, pain, and lameness. Unfortunately it is happening to approximately 1 million dogs per year (see the stats on the dog knee brace site when you get to that point in...

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The Color of Scent

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The Color of Scent

This post is short and sort of a “PAWnder this” type of post. It’s about the COLOR of scent. Yep you read that right. I did an FB live video with my Young Living team members on January 21 entitled The Color of Scent. I’m sharing it here with you all now, finally. I think it’s important for us to be informed on what we are actually doing and using with our animals AND ourselves. To understand some of the distinctions and intricacies of the modalities we choose to use – in this case, essential oils....

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Raw Chicken Necks and Dogs

Posted by on 4:25 pm in Canine Naturopathy, Dog Health - Immune System, Dog Nutrition, Dr. Kim's Views, Raw Feeding | Comments Off on Raw Chicken Necks and Dogs

Raw Chicken Necks and Dogs

Well there sure has been a lot of hullabaloo over this latest veterinary “study” on feeding raw chicken to dogs. Rather than reiterate everything that has already been rebutted on this “study” let me just share our podcast below and several articles that have taken the “study” apart step-by-step. For the record I’ve been feeding raw chicken necks to my dogs since I began raw feeding 14 years ago. I fed them right away even when two of my dogs were switched straight to raw food from kibble – no...

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EXERCISing That Law of Health

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EXERCISing That Law of Health

This happened two years ago on this day. King was definitely not impressed with us after this incident. So here is what went down on Facebook afterward – and he definitely EXERCISED his opinion too… King wants to know what ya’ll (his vernacular 😂😜) are doing this weekend? He says he hopes all of you with dogs don’t forget that they NEED daily exercise…even if you party all night lol. He wanted to be sure Donnie and I were not going to slack like we did last Sunday bepaws (his word again) we thought we could still...

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Trust or Fear?

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Trust or Fear?

Something I’ve experienced, and continue to experience in this natural, whole health journey in both animal and human health is the level of fear that permeates it from those transitioning from conventional thinking. It’s because the conventional model sees germs around every corner, viruses lurking waiting to invade, fungi ready to overtake bodies, etc. It is a war-like model. Avoid. Counter. Strategize. Evade. By all and any means attack, counter-attack, FIGHT until you hope you win. It’s an “us against them”...

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Let There Be Light

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Let There Be Light

Recently I began re-reading one of my early textbooks in naturopathy on the nature cure doctors (now known as naturopathy). It is so fascinating to me to read these books now after having been in this line of work for a number of years. I can relate to their experiences with the status quo and the thinking of society at large – until all conventional options have been exhausted for the care of their chronically ill animals so we become their last ditch effort. Conventional medicine was never designed for chronic care, in fact it most...

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