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Microchipping Our Pets

Posted by on 12:22 pm in Articles, Canine Naturopathy, Dog Health - Immune System | 2 comments

Microchipping Our Pets

Many people will attest to the fact that if their pets had not been micro-chipped they might never have been recovered. What they mostly likely haven’t considered however, or even conceive is a possibility is that they could lose their pets in an entirely different way because of the microchip! Recently a lawsuit that was brought against the big pharmaceutical giant, Merck brought to the mainstream light a different spin on micro-chipping our pets. The lawsuit alleges that the HomeAgain® ID chip that is produced by Merck, is the culprit...

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It’s the DOGgone Truth!

Posted by on 11:58 am in Canine Naturopathy, Feature, The DOGgone Truth | Comments Off on It’s the DOGgone Truth!

It’s the DOGgone Truth!

It’s here now!! My brand new podcast! So let me tell you what has happened the last few months so you’ll know why a new podcast and not the old Animal Talk Naturally one. But first, the new podcast: The DOGgone Truth! You can find all the information for the podcast on this page on this site right here: https://www.aspenbloompetcare.com/the-doggone-truth-podcast/. The podcast is free and available through the app or a variety of places I am now listed – see the page for details! About three months ago we decided to close our...

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Happy CALM 4th For Your Dog

Posted by on 10:42 am in Dog Behavior and Nature, Essential Oils, Natural Modalities for Dogs | Comments Off on Happy CALM 4th For Your Dog

Happy CALM 4th For Your Dog

Today is THAT holiday that can really cause some fear in dogs. Here are a couple of graphics that can help you keep your dog happy and calm for the 4th. I have used the YL oils since 2004 so I trust them and have had really great results with them. I prefer to pet along the spine and avoid the ears (behind the ears I have done and behind the paws as well as this post suggests). Here is a video on calming oils I did a couple of years ago to further aid you We all know what causes these sorts of fears in dogs don’t we? If not, I can point...

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The Consummate Aging Predator

Posted by on 1:38 pm in Animal Naturopathy, Canine Naturopathy, Dog Behavior and Nature, Laws of Health, Raw Feeding | Comments Off on The Consummate Aging Predator

The Consummate Aging Predator

Schatzie the Carolina Dog – the consummate aging predator 😂🐕she’s just strolling on home from our daily walk honoring the health law of exercise. She does this the closer to home we get and she doesn’t like me filming or photographing her anymore 💖…in the photo in the comments is one of the now nine wild rabbits that wait for us to get home because my husband feeds them. We’re in extreme drought so he feeds them. When I make our smoothies I save all the shavings and cuttings to give them also. Nothing gets wasted that way...

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Real Food, Real Health

Posted by on 11:13 am in Dog Nutrition, Dr. Kim's Views, Raw Feeding | Comments Off on Real Food, Real Health

Real Food, Real Health

Recently I was approached by a medical journalist writing an article for a “natural” pet food company – whatever that is supposed to mean. His questions all centered around digestive diseases and issues, as well as the myopic and reductionistic approach to treating these illnesses using a variety of commercial, packaged, processed foods – even the kind that is supposed to be breed specific. I had to take a deep breath and not LOL right there since I’ve heard all of this before. Here was my response – and...

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Dog ACL Brace – Natural Recovery

Posted by on 2:59 pm in Canine Naturopathy, Dog Nutrition, Joint & Muscle Support, Raw Feeding | Comments Off on Dog ACL Brace – Natural Recovery

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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