Health and Nutrition
You know what they say – You are what you eat! Your dogs health largely depends on what you feed them!
Here is some helpful information on dog foods we recommend. There are also helpful hints and links to
supplements, books, and vaccination protocols.
Dog food Recalls:
RAW Foods we recommend:
Dry and/or Canned Dog Foods we recommend:
- Dr. Billinghursts BARF Diet
We also recommend:
- Dr. Billinghurst's BARF DIET
- Bil Jac
- California Natural
- Nature's Variety
- Newman's Own
- Royal Canin
- Solid Gold
- Steve's Real Food
Alternative therapies are becoming more main stream than ever before and that’s exciting news! Here is a brief overview
of some and an explanation of what holistic can mean. A lot of people talk about holistic and interchange the word with
homeopathy. There is a big difference, holistic is more of a “catch all” meaning different types of modalities you might
choose that are considered holistic. Homeopathy is a form of medicine and considered a holistic modality.
Differences between Holistic, Homeopathy and Alternative therapies:
Holistic does not mean homeopathy or homeopathic. Are you confused about the meaning of holistic? Have you ever been discussing
holistic health and discovered that the other person was defining holistic in a totally different way than you?
This is not surprising, since there are no accepted standard definitions for holistic, holistic health, or holistic medicine.
Most usage falls within two common definitions:
Homeopathy from the Greek words homoios (similar) and pathos (suffering) is a system of medicine, notable for its
practice of prescribing water-based solutions that do not contain chemically active ingredients. The theory of homeopathy was
developed by the Saxon physician Samuel Hahnemann (1755–1843) and first published in 1796. Homeopathy calls for treating
"like with like" (law of similars). The practitioner considers the totality of symptoms of a given case. He or she then
chooses a homeopathic remedy that has been reported in a homeopathic proving to produce a similar set of symptoms in healthy
subjects. This remedy is usually given in extremely low concentrations.
Holistic as a whole made up of interdependent parts. You are most likely to hear these parts referred to as the mind/body
connection; mind/body/spirit, or physical/mental/emotional/spiritual aspects. When this meaning is applied to illness, it is
called holistic medicine and includes a number of factors, such as dealing with the root cause of an illness; increasing patient
involvement; and considering both conventional (allopathic) and complementary (alternative) therapies.
Holistic as a synonym for alternative therapies. By this definition, "going holistic" means turning away from any conventional
medical options and using alternative treatment exclusively. This meaning mainly relates to illness situations, and sometimes
is used for controversial therapies.
Alternative Therapies can include a wide range of modalities such as: Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, T Touch, Acupressure,
Reiki, Cranial Sacral, Chiropractor, Flower Essences, Homeopathy, massage and many other modalities.
Local holistic Veterinarians:
Dr. Jean Dodds - vaccine recommendations and the Rabies Challenge fund:
Dr. Martin Goldstein NY Holistic Vet and Doctor to OPRAH and MARTHA STEWART'S pets:
Smartpak food and supplements delivered to your door on a regular basis:
Dr. Wendy Volhard leading dog trainer and nutritionist:
Dr. Jean Dodds, Kris Christine & Friends -- on important Vaccination Legislation
Hemopet / Hemolife
Blood Test Explained
Canine Vaccination Protocol - 2007 - Minimal Vaccine Use
"The Nature of Animal Healing" by Dr. Martin Goldstein
"Homeopathic Care for Cats and Dogs" by Don Hamilton
"Veterinarians Guide to Natural Remedies for Dogs: Safe and Effective Alternative Treatments and Healing Techniques from the
Nations Top Holistic Veterinarians" by Martin Zucker
"The Holistic Dog Book: Canine Care for the 21st Century" by Denise Flaim
"Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for dogs and cats"
(Dr. Pitcairn has several informative books and has great beginner books)
"Holistic Guide For A Healthy Dog" by Wendy Volhard & Kerry Brown