Special on Animals Taught Me That Book

51RYRxVpx1L._SX312_BO1,204,203,200_This is a short post giving you a heads up about a special I am offering on my book Animals Taught Me That. We lost our publisher this year – they went out of business suddenly I am sad to say.

So in order to regroup, I decided to get the Kindle version of the book resisted with a new cover. While I did not revise the book to include my farewell to Shadrach my awesome Neapolitan Mastiff, my Dane Meshach, or my two current dogs Schatzie my Carolina Dog and King my American Bully, they will be included in my next book coming out in 2016. Continue reading Special on Animals Taught Me That Book

Books for Health-Conscious, Animal-Loving Christians

9781615070473_cover.inddFor Immediate Release

An animal naturopath and a veterinarian write about health and animals from a Christian perspective

Rio Rancho, NM, December 4, 2012: Animal naturopath, Dr. Kim Bloomer, and veterinarian, Dr. Hugh Bassham have each authored books for the health-conscious, Christian animal lover, published through Crossbooks Publishing.

Dr. Bassham’s book, Better Health and a Plan to Achieve It, is the inspired compilation of his 1993 book, The Search for Total Health, and his 2007 booklet, A Plan for Better Health. Bassham’s insight bridges the gap between physical and spiritual equilibrium. It takes a look at how our physical health affects our spiritual well-being and what the Bible says about our fitness, as well as our joy. Continue reading Books for Health-Conscious, Animal-Loving Christians

New Book Teaches Life Lessons for People Through Animals

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Animal naturopath authors new book to show how people can learn important life lessons through animals

9781615070473_cover.inddRio Rancho, NM: December 15, 2009 Animal naturopath, Dr. Kim Bloomer’s latest book, Animals Taught Me That, was recently released through Crossbooks Publishing.

This book is an encouraging memoir and detailed account of how Dr. Bloomer learned all the most important lessons life has for us through the love and friendship of God’s creatures. Continue reading New Book Teaches Life Lessons for People Through Animals

Pets Pose Major Benefits to Humans, Children Included

Wereposing1by Dr. Kim Bloomer

Recently a news article was brought to my attention entitled 8 Pets That Pose Major Health Threats to Kids – which is why I named this article in response to this most preposterous nonsense put forth by none other than the Academy of American Pediatrics.

The information wasn’t provided by someone in animal science or the veterinary profession but by pediatricians! My initial reaction to the information in this article was: LIVID! I know this country has gone stark raving mad when this sort of lunacy is perpetrated under the guise of “safety”. I am utterly disgusted with this political push for safety which translated means: FORCE. Force you to surrender all your personal power so we can control you.

And the push to control everything about animals has been a constant and consistent onslaught. And now this. Telling parents that children are at risk when they own and interact with the following animals – they may as well have included the kitchen sink: Continue reading Pets Pose Major Benefits to Humans, Children Included

Come to the Edge Part 3: The Conclusion

724px-Charolais_cattle,_Sierra_Nevada,_Venezuela© Written by Dr. Kim Bloomer
Edited by Dr. Bera Dordoni

Come to the edge, he said. They said: We are afraid. Come to the edge, he said. They came. He pushed them and they flew. –Guillaume Apollinaire

In conclusion of our journey of animal care, laws, welfare and rights…

Possibly all the people pushing for these new hard-core draconian laws really believe it will make things better for the animals. I tend to think that many believe this but at the core of the movement behind these laws are those who believe that animals should be living separately from us in order to allow animals to have real lives. Some even believe that, for animals to live with us, work with us, play with us and/or help us is for them to be enslaved, and they are better off dead than enslaved. I honestly don’t think my dog thinks he’s the slave in our house. He has it pretty good, especially considering that before he came to live with us he had been a very abused, starved and neglected puppy. He hasn’t missed a meal since he came to live with us and he is rather demanding that his meals be on time! We bathe him, brush him, do his nail trims, minister to him when he’s ill, pay for his food (he is fed a species natural diet) and all his expenses which include the best nature can offer to an ailing animal, get up at ungodly hours so he can cavort with his dog friends at the park, and play with him. I think the enslaved part of this thinking is grossly misplaced. And I don’t think he’d rather be dead in place of the life he now leads even though he previously led a life of abuse and neglect. Continue reading Come to the Edge Part 3: The Conclusion

Come to the Edge Part 2: The Questions

Anti-BSL2© Written by Dr. Kim Bloomer
Edited by Dr. Bera Dordoni

Come to the edge, he said. They said: We are afraid. Come to the edge, he said. They came. He pushed them and they flew.-Guillaume Apollinaire

Continuing on with our journey of animal care, laws, welfare and rights…

We forgo health that causes suffering to stop suffering. To force baby animals to be neutered far too young rather than waiting until maturation, causes their suffering. Without their gonads at such a tender age, they are missing critical growth hormones. They end up suffering with joint, structural and behavioral problems, confusing their owners, which is often the cause of their being surrendered to shelters or just abandoned anyway; the very event that these new laws will supposedly prevent. Continue reading Come to the Edge Part 2: The Questions

Come to the Edge Part 1: The Scenario

We_love_each_other2by Dr. Kim Bloomer

Come to the edge, he said. They said: We are afraid. Come to the edge, he said. They came. He pushed them and they flew. –Guillaume Apollinaire

I’m going to take you on this long journey with me and my hope is that by leaving you with questions you’ll look within to find the answers.

Recently I was sent a link to a video that was recorded undercover by a group that is known for doing undercover videos for the intent of exposing animal cruelty and abuse. I hesitated to watch it because I knew it would be something horrendous for an animal lover like me to watch, so I saved it for the time just before I was closing down my work for the day. Not a good idea. I cannot tell you how devastated and terribly upset it made me. However, it was also the catalyst for this article series. Yes, I obviously needed to watch the video. Someone has to be a voice for those who cannot express their voices. But next time something like this comes in, I will not watch it at the end of the day so that it haunts me through the night. Continue reading Come to the Edge Part 1: The Scenario

Eight Tips to Help You Keep Your Pets Tail Waggin’ Happy and Safe Through Hot Summer Months

Eye_of_the_Zoomie_Storm_06042012Now that spring is ending and summer is drawing ever near we’ll want to remain extra diligent in keeping our pets happy and healthy during the heat of the summer. Here are a few tips for keeping them safe and happy this summer:

1. Make sure that your pets have plenty of fresh, pure clean water DAILY. This does not include water from the tap but pure, chlorine-free, fluoride-free water if at all possible. If you do use the reverse osmosis water that removes ALL toxins, make sure to add back in much needed minerals to your pets’ water AND yours! Continue reading Eight Tips to Help You Keep Your Pets Tail Waggin’ Happy and Safe Through Hot Summer Months