Promote Health

The following article was written for our newsletter at the American Council of Animal Naturopathy to our students. I hope it helps readers and clients understand the nature of the work we as animal naturopaths do (promote health) in contrast to a veterinarian (who diagnoses, prescribes for and treats disease): Knowing is not enough; we... Continue Reading →

Nature’s Dose

Once in a while I get asked to review a product either for pets or a natural remedy of some kind. Recently I was asked to review a product that was made for people but has the potential to be used with pets. I know some form of this particular remedy is being used with... Continue Reading →

Thinking Differently About Using EOs with Dogs

Often I get asked how much of this or that essential oil to use with a dog and how often. I am happy to say that isn't a question I answer in the conventional sense because that is a conventional focus. As a matter of fact, that is considered prescribing and treating which only licensed... Continue Reading →


If you've read my blog over the years you'll know I've had several dogs since my blogging days began in 2004 - Shadrach (Neo Mastiff -my primary muse and inspiration, now deceased), Meshach (Great Dane - sweetness incarnated who broke my heart and my ego, now deceased), Schatzie (Carolina Dog aka American Dingo - my... Continue Reading →

The Howling Game

About three months ago King (my American Bully) began playing a game with me that is not only funny but a lot of fun for me - and a nice release for him I am sure. I call it the Howling Game - even though it starts with a whole bunch of barking. King will... Continue Reading →

The Beauty Queen and Bubba King

A couple of weeks ago I decided to share a photo that I took of my two dogs, Schatzie my beautiful Carolina Dog (aka American Dingo and)whom I often call Beauty Queen, and my American Bully, King whom I often call Bubba or Bubba King. They were SO uncooperative and yet both are SO photogenic... Continue Reading →

The Art of Healing

Wellness is not a 'medical fix' but a way of living - a lifestyle sensitive and responsive to all the dimensions of the body, mind, and spirit, an approach to life we each design to achieve for our highest potential for well-being now and forever. ~Greg Anderson Look deep into nature and then you'll understand... Continue Reading →

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