Dr. Sara Fox Chapman’s Story

Dr. Sara Fox Chapman’s Story

Animal Mad Like so many of you, I was animal mad when I was growing up. Unfortunately, my mum and older brother had bad allergies, so until an outside cat adopted me, I relied on a kind neighbor’s dogs - walking and training them. My own first dog arrived when I was...

Discovery of Vitality, Balance and Homeopathy

Discovery of Vitality, Balance and Homeopathy

Graduating from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 1980 at age 30, I was not thinking at all holistically. I had done a two-day animal acupuncture class with the original U.S. founders of IVAS (International Veterinary Acupuncture Society),...

Using Internal Symptoms to Define Your Pet’s Dis-ease

Using Internal Symptoms to Define Your Pet’s Dis-ease

Take Homes in This Article: 1. Measurable internal changes, like blood test results, are sensitive reflections of health. 2. Test changes can be the earliest warning signs of internal imbalance (dis-ease). 3. Holistic interpretation of test results can help early...

Exactly What to Record When “Talking To” Your Pet

Exactly What to Record When “Talking To” Your Pet

The preceding articles have discussed the significance of symptoms. Appreciating and respecting the value of symptoms may be the most important thing you do for your companion animals. This article was written to help you recognize very specific symptom details. One...

The 6 Ps That Help Keep Your Pets Healthy

The 6 Ps That Help Keep Your Pets Healthy

Learning to communicate with your companion animal using her symptom language can greatly improve her health and your choices of care. You’ll become better at keeping her well by identifying early hints of internal imbalance. Your pet’s symptom language will also help you manage her health challenges. Learning how is simple and easy. You don’t even to know the meaning of the “words” to get started.

You Can Learn Your Pet’s Language

You Can Learn Your Pet’s Language

Nature can be seen expressing herself just by looking. Symptoms are the natural language of your pet's body. It seems intuitive to work with nature and in accord with the body. So why don't more people listen to symptoms and work with them? Once we learn about the...

Treating Symptoms Like Weeds In Your Garden

Treating Symptoms Like Weeds In Your Garden

Some quick thoughts while weeding my garden this am. Improving health is like gardening. We know that contact with soil is healthful. For various reasons. You'll also have healthier animals when you work along with mother nature. Not against her. Many of our pet's...

Understand Symptoms To Help Your Pets Have Better Lives

Understand Symptoms To Help Your Pets Have Better Lives

Chi is a 16 year young kitty. He’s a purring machine who loves everyone! One morning, he woke up sneezing and discharging from his nose. That’s it. He was fine in all other ways. There was nothing abnormal about any of his B.E.A.M. (Behavior, Energy, Appetite, Mood)...

You Can Help Your Animal Heal

You Can Help Your Animal Heal

Vitality. Healing. What do they mean and how are they relevant to you? Every pet's vitality (energy) is critical for staying well and getting better from dis-ease. Ask Bram's and Heat's guardians. Bryna asked directly about how much Bram's body, if properly...

Holistic Actions! and Dr. Jeff’s Lyme Story

Holistic Actions! and Dr. Jeff’s Lyme Story

Over Father's Day weekend of 2001 we had a house full of company. Little did I know that it would be a fateful weekend (my Dad’s last Father’s Day + my Lyme). That Friday, I started feeling flu-like symptoms of heavy eyes, decreased appetite, muscle soreness,...

How Holistic Medical Decision Making Helped Me

How Holistic Medical Decision Making Helped Me

The right road may be the road less travelled. This is not my usual post. It is not directly about your animals. What follows is my own medical story. However, I hope it can help someone make a better and more holistic decision about treating their animal. Many thanks...

How Holistic Medical Decision Making Helped Me

This is not my usual post. It is not directly about your animals. What follows is my own medical story. However, I hope it can help someone make a better and more holistic decision about treating their animal. Many thanks to James Mapes for urging me to write it and...

Weight Loss Tips and Recipe for your Dogs and Cats

Weight Loss Tips and Recipe for your Dogs and Cats

A Common (But Serious) Problem Susie was out on a hike with her family. It was a glorious mid-spring afternoon. The sun was shining and there wasn't a cloud in the sky. Susie waited all week for this. It was her very favorite activity! When Susie wasn't sniffing the...