By Jean Hofve, DVM; Updated 2/2/22. A lot of cats have learned to love fish, but it’s not a natural feline food; and it’s really not a good idea to feed it to your cat. Why not? Because it is simply not safe to feed fish to cats (and humans should be very careful...
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Updated 5/17/20. As a holistic veterinarian and animal advocate with more than 25 years of experience and thousands of hours of research under my belt, I’ve concluded that dry food is not a fit diet for our cats and dogs–carnivores who need a meat-based diet. I...
Herbs and Pets As you may know, it is potentially dangerous to give herbs to pets, especially cats. Many people commonly extrapolate a dose of herbs by using the pet’s weight compared to the “standard” 150-pound human. A large dog, however, has a comparatively slow...
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Lyme dis-ease — and conventional approaches to diagnosing and treating it — can be one of the most confusing and troubling health challenges a pet parent can face! But this course will leave you clear and confident about moving forward! In it, you’ll learn the truth about Lyme, along with natural ways of protecting your pet and supporting their immune system. You’ll also meet Larry, a chronic Lyme sufferer, and get a “paws on the ground” understanding of how holistic and homeopathic methods can successfully treat what may be one of the most mysterious and misunderstood of all maladies!
SHOULD I NEUTER? course
This course is designed to shed light on neutering. Whether you have firm beliefs or are exploring options, it will help you understand what neutering is, how it affects animals’ bodies and health, and what sterilization alternatives you have.
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hospice fundamentals course
Many pet parents want to learn more about animal hospice in general – and holistic animal hospice care in particular – to help their loved ones live the best life possible each and every day. This course will help you do just that by exploring animal hospice, looking at misconceptions about pain and dying, delving into holistic animal hospice care at BrightHaven (including the BrightHaven Menu for Healing, designed to achieve an optimal state of balance at every life stage) and showing you practicalities of holistic animal hospice care that you can apply right away. Created by BrightHaven.org
navigating a terminal diagnosis course
One of the most difficult things for any pet parent to hear is that your animal’s illness is terminal. What do I do now? How can I best support my animal friend? What is the best way forward for our family?
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Registering for the Nutrition Toolkit gives you immediate access to 20+ information-packed webinars hosted by experienced veterinarians and other pet health & wellness experts. You’ll feel educated, empowered, and supported to take your pet’s nutrition to the next level. Webinars include: Mindful feeding, Probiotics, Fermented foods, Fresh food feeding, Supplements, etc. Plus you’ll get a comprehensive illustrated fillable handout on taking your pet’s nutrition to the next level: includes a worksheet to help you decide what works best for your family.
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Allergies are one of the most common health challenges faced by both pets and people. If your furry companion suffers from allergy symptoms, it can be excruciating for them (and you). Pets with allergies often suffer a great deal from the discomfort of constant itching and irritated skin or other symptoms.
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