DIETS What we eat we become, or so it has been said. There are many opinions about what type of diet works best. My experience has shown me that there is no one answer that's right for everyone.
Raw Food Diet is my personal choice only because I feel it's good to eat domestically as similarly to the specie's natural diet as possible. This type of diet can be a challenge for some humans. See References for a list of books which describe natural diets. There are also a growing number of prepared raw food diets that can be purchased from your local holistic pet care stores like All The Best in the Seattle area.
Prepared Food Diet is my alternative choice because I feel variety keeps things interesting. Prepared foods range from cooked human-type food to canned pet foods to dry pet foods and any combination. There are also quite a growing number of diets in this range that are holistically prepared with higher quality foods and no chemicals.
MY PERSONAL CHOICE - I feed my dogs and cats primarily a raw diet because it seems to provide some of the best quality of life. I also intersperse some cooked human foods with the occasional dry kibble (as treats, actually) and biscuits.
My dogs seem to really love crunchy vegetables like carrots and broccoli and I provide those as treats. I provide my dogs and cats raw meat (ground or chopped into bite size pieces), any raw vegetable (except onions and onion family as these are toxic to animals), BioPreparation, any fruit they like (and what animals like may surprise you - no seeds or pits please as some of these are also toxic) and raw bones (I prefer chicken necks, backs and wings and lamb bones and beef rib and knuckle bones - yes raw chicken bones won't splinter, so I've been told by a wide variety of "professionals", and have experienced good digestibility myself).
Horses - I provide a combination of free choice hays which include orchard grass and timothy with a small percentage of alfalfa for mineral balance and local grass hay, fresh vegetables and fruits and sometimes a very small amount of grain with BioPreparation, free choice plain salt and mineralized salt, and 2 types of Dynamite minerals. In case you are new to free choice things for horses - it means those things are provided all the time so that there is always some available when the horses want them. This is the latest and greatest way of feeding horses as it is the closest to their natural habit of grazing small amounts all the time even over night.
This information is provided strictly as my personal experience and is not intended to replace the advice of a qualified veterinarian. Consult a holistic vet in your area if you are uncomfortable in making these types of choices yourself.
FLEX LEADS - I have experienced this type of lead to be of great benefit for a number of reasons. It allows pets greater freedom of movement, thus providing them more exercise and more pleasure. It is an excellent transitional tool to go from training on a six foot lead to off lead training. When used for this purpose, the extra length allows your pet to have a greater opportunity to respond to your voice direction and still gives you a failsafe in case they don't. This same training technique works for dogs and cats.
TOOTH CARE FOR DOGS AND CATS - Oral Care by Teddy's Pride is a powder you can sprinkle on their food. I have seen it clean teeth that have had noticable tartar to where they look white again. www.teddyspride.com
Tellington Ttouch - Linda Tellington Jones
Lyons on Horses - John Lyons
New Choices in Natural Healing for Dogs & Cats - Amy Shojai
The First Aid Companion for Dogs and Cats - Amy Shojai
Encyclopedia of Natural Pet Care - CJ Puotinen
Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats - Richard Pitcairn
Reigning Cats and Dogs - Pat McKay
The Complete Herbal Handbook for The Dog and Cat - Juliette deBairacli Levy
The Nature of Animal Healing - Martin Goldstein (I recommend this book for everyone)
The Ultimate Guide to Pampering Your Horse - June Evers
Pat Parelli's Savvy System - Pat Parelli (Video & pocketbooks)
Natural Horse-Man-Ship - Pat Parelli
It's for The Animals!Natural Care & Resources - Helen McKinnon
Beyond Obedience - April Frost
Cats Naturally - Juliette de Bairacli Levy
Dogs Never Lie About Love - Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
Four Paws Five Directions: A Guide to Chinese Medicine for Cats and Dogs - Cheryl Schwartz
Give Your Dog a Bone - Ian Billinghurst
Herbal Remedies for Dogs and Cats - Mary Wulff-Tilford and Greg Tilford
The Holistic Veterinary Handbook - William Winter
Keep Your Pet Healthy the Natural Way - Pat Lazarus
Love, Miracles, and Animal Healing - Allen Schoen
Natural Insect Repellents for Pets, People and Plants - Janette Granger and Connie M oore
Pet Allergies: Remedies for an Epidemic - Alfred Plechner and Martin Zucker
A Primer to Herbs for Animals - Gregory Tilford and Mary Wulff-Tilford
Vibrational Medicine - Richard Gerber
Who Killed the Darline Buds of May? - Catherine O'Driscoll
Why Animals Don't Get Heart Attacks, but People Do - Matthias Rath
The Courage to Grieve - Judy Tatelbaum
Pet Loss: A Thoughtful Guide for Adults & Children
Questions and Answers on Death and Dying - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Heal Thyself by Edward Bach T
he Twelve Healers by Edward Bach
The Bach Remedies Repertory - F.J. Wheeler
Cats: Homeopathic Remedies - George Macleod
Dogs: Homeopathic Remedies - George Macleod
A Veterinary Materia Medica and Clinical Repertory with a Materia Medica of The Nosodes - George Macleod
Vacationing with Your Pet - Eileen Barish
Books Joy Has Reviewed on the Radio
Dog Parenting - How to Have an Outrageiously Happy, Well-Adjusted Canine by Andrea Rains Waggener
Pup Parenting by Lynn Lott and Jane Nelsen
Idiot's Guide to Getting and Owning a Dog by Sheila Webster Boneham
Dog Health and Nutrition by Margaret Bonham and James Wingert
Puppies by M. A. Gorman
Dog Grooming for Dummies by Margaret Bonham
The Dog Bible by Tracie Hotchner
Train Yourself Visually Dog Training by Sarah Hodgson
Idiot's Guide to Getting and Owning a Cat by Sheila Webster Boneham
HOLISTIC VETS The following were recommended by their clients. Many of the homeopathic vets do consultations over the phone and do not have to physically see the animal.
If you contact any of the referenced resources, please tell them you found them on www.TalkWithYourAnimals.com and were referred by Joy Turner. Thank you.
Dr. Jenifer Preston - my personal vet 360-264-2270. She can diagnose animals any where so it is not necessary to be in Yelm area.
Dr. Jackie Obando - MercyVet, Mercer Island, WA 206-232-7667 www.MercyVet.com
Linda Tellington-Jones - TTouch for all animals. 800-797-PETS
Dr. Ihor Basko - Hawaii 808-828-1330
Dr. Edward Beltran - Blair Animal Hospital, Canada 613-746-2443
Dr. Rachel Blackmer - Inigo Quill Healing Arts, Colorado 303-838-7698 Dr. B. Dee Blanco - New Mexico 505-986-3434
Dr. Christina B. Chambreau - Maryland 410-771-4968
Dr. W. Jean Dodds - Hemopet - California 310-828-4804 or 949-252-8455 Hemopet/Pet Lifeline is a nonprofit national blood bank program that includes a pet adoption program for canine donors.
Dr. John Fudens - Affinity Holistic Clinic, FL 813-446-3603
Dr. Maria Glinski - CARE Center, Aiken, SC 29803 803-649-4965
Dr. Martin Goldstein - Smith Ridge Veterinary Center, NY 914-533-6066
Dr. Robert Goldstein - Northern Skies Animal Co., CT 203-222-0260
Dr. Don Hamilton - New Mexico 575-666-2091
Dr. Joyce Harman - Virginia 540-675-1855
Dr. Ken Harshman - Montana 406-357-2936
Dr. Mark Haverkos - The Village Vet, IN 812-934-2410
Dr. Kimberly Henneman - Utah 801-647-0807
Dr. Greig Howie - Delaware 302-734-8425
Dr. Jeffrey Judkins - Whole Pet Veterinary Clinic, OR 503-233-4280
Dr. Randy Kidd - Missouri 816-561-9011
Dr. Jordan Kocen - SouthPaws Veterinary Referral Center, VA 703-569-0300
Dr. Jeffrey Levy - Massachusetts 413-268-3000
Dr. Charles Loops - North Carolina 919-542-0442
Dr. Debra Mack - A Natural Choice Mobile Veterinary Clinic, ID 208-939-4800
Dr. Deborah Mallu - Holistic Veterinary Care, AZ 520-282-5651
Dr. David McCluggage - Chaparral Animal Health Center, CO 303-702-1986
Dr. Paul McCutcheon - Canada 416-757-3569
Dr. Deborah Mitchell - Knollwood Hospital for Pets, IL 847-891-8944
Dr. Robert Mueller - Fair Chance Farm, NJ 732-780-2202
Dr. Mark Newkirk - Margate Animal Hospital & Alternative Care Center, NJ 609-823-3031
Dr. Jeannie Olson - North Pole, Alaska 907-488-2906
Dr. Richard Pitcairn - Natural Animal Health Center, OR 541-342-7665
Dr. William Pollak - Fairfield Animal Hospital, IA 515-472-6983 or 888-402-3-9142
Dr. Pedro Luis Rivera - The Healing Oasis Veterinary Hospital, WI 414-886-1100
Dr. Charles Schenck - VCA Edgebrook Veterinary Hospital, NJ 732-257-8882
Dr. Allen Schoen - Connecticut 860-354-2287
Dr. Cheryl Schwartz - San Drancisco Veterinary Specialists, CA 415-387-6844
Dr. Diane Simmons - Nebraska 402-593-6556
Dr. Joanne Stefanatos - Animal Kingdom Veterinary Hospital, NV 702-735-7184
Dr. Carvel Tiekert - Maryland 410-569-7777
Dr. Stephen Tobin - Your Traveling Vet, CT 203-238-9863
Dr. Bob Ulbrich - Holistic Pet Vet Clinic, OR 503-293-6666
Dr. Madalyn Ward, Texas. Homeopathy for horses only. (We call her for our horses) 512-288-0428 www.holistichorsekeeping.com
Dr. Betsy Harrison, Texas. Homeopathy for small animals. 888-535-9423
Dr. Neal Weiner - Lewiston Animal Clinic, CA 530-788-3109
Dr. Sharon Willoughby - Illinois 309-523-3995
Dr. Arthur Young - Florida 561-287-2242
Associations for Complementary and Alternative Veterinary Medicine
American Association of Veterinarians for Animal Rights 707-451-1391
American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (AHVMA) 410-569-0795
American Veterinary Chiropractic Association 309-658-2920
American Veterinary Dental Society 208-344-0194
International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) 303-682-1167
A MUST SEE !
This so completely explains everything that is going on today. My suggestion to everyone is to play it, take it to heart and forward it on.
The love between dog and man is idyllic because dogs were never expelled from Paradise.
Of course, you can substitute any species of animal for dog and be the same.
Translate this site