Finally, the blog is starting again. My commitment is to pass on information to help you keep your animals healthy, heal yourselves and the planet.
I would love to hear from you about:
- What you would like to read about.
- What products you love and why.
- Which practitioners you love and why.
- What foods are working for you.
- What books you love.
- Anything else you would like to share or ask.
For competitive dogs: There will never be a “right” answer for what to feed each animal or person as each is different and processes food differently. Randy Wysong, in Rationale for Animal Nutrition says, “the prefacing comments in the NRC “Bibles” of dog and cat nutritional requirements caution that minimum requirements are not known with certainty, that recommendation are simply good guesses and will likely be modified….not 100% complete.” Int he newest Natural Dog magazine, Jean Dodds’ suggestions of supplements for very active dogs (competition) include – alanine, glutamine, taurine, carnitine, glucosamione, chondroitin sulphate, Vitamins E, C, B1, B2, Omega – 3 fatty acids, siberian ginseng, natural antioxidants and medicinal mushrooms. ” (summer 2011).
Calcium supplements: All agree that feeding a balance of Calcium and Phosphorus is critical to health. Too many people switch to a fresh food diet (GOOD) of meat and vegetables and forget the critical CALCIUM because they choose to not feed meat with bones still attached. This is critical. Newer books on nutrition give differing opinions of the calcium source – Dr. Pitcairn and Susan Hubble’s Natural Health for Dogs and Cats, Steve Brown’s Unlocking the Canine Ancestral Diet, Dr. Becker and Beth Taylor’s Dr. Becker’s Real Food for Healthy Dogs and Cats all discuss the differences between using ground egg shells, bonemeal, ground fresh bones and algae calcium powders. While the differences could be important, most importantly you need to feed one of these sources of calcium if you are not feeding bones with your fresh (cooked or raw) meat.
California I am excited to be writing to today with news that, at long last, BrightHaven is launching its very own seminar series, entitled The BrightHaven Insight. You have read about BrightHaven for many years in my newsletters. Their longevity record is a 34 year old cat!! Gail Pope does holistic consults to help you with many issues. I highly recommend getting to theses seminars or to get your friends to attend and send you their notes.
The BrightHaven Insight will comprise a series of four seminars which will be presented by Richard and Gail here at BrightHaven! We are launching the series with the first, Level 1, presentation on September 10th from 10am – 5pm.
Tuition: $150 (100% donated to the BrightHaven animals).
You may choose to attend just one seminar or complete the entire certification course – your choice. (The entire syllabus is available upon request from Jessica at the BH office – www.Brighthaven.org).
It has been a fantastic journey so far, and it is now time to spread the love, knowledge, experience and lessons as far as we can, for the higher good of animals. Learn from us and help pass on the knowledge.
In Level 1 we will share our experiences of:
- the natural diet
- holistic balance through alternative medicine
- the natural dying process and our fair share of miracles
- a cat of 34 and a dog of 24
- animals forming families and how they live in a relaxed social structure
Baltimore/Washington DC The wonderful Animal Reiki Alliance (committed to health, not just via Reiki) has many workshops available. You can become a member even if you are not a practitioner. You know I have found that using Reiki can often prevent negative effects of the legally required Rabies vaccine, and it is great in emergencies, so I strongly suggest learning it.
Animal Reiki Level II Highland, MD October 16, 2011 10am to 6pm
Cost: $150 email@example.com
Introduction to Animal Reiki seminarBaltimore, MD August 6, 2011
1pm to 3pm Free Kathleen Lester 410. 235.7323
Animal Communication Workshop Howard Co. Community College
August 9, 2011 7pm to 9:30pm Terri Diener firstname.lastname@example.org
Diet & Nutrition Columbia, MD Dogs and Company Store August14, 2011
10am to 12pm Christina Chambreau, DVM Johnny Slaughter, DVM, Kathleen Lester
Complementary Healing for Animals Columbia, MD Dogs and Company Store
September 11, 2011 10am to 12pm Cost:$10 Kathleen Lester, M.S.
Johnny Slaughter, DVM Christina Chambreau, DVM email@example.com
911: Pet First Aid Columbia, MD Dogs and Company Store October 9, 2011
10am to 12pm Cost:$10 Merrill Warchal, LPN firstname.lastname@example.org