The Heartworm Scare

King's Puppyhood_4aftercroppingThe heartworm scare – we’ve all been there because they are scary. It is scary to know they can kill our dogs. Years ago when I worked in veterinary medicine as a tech, I saw many dogs have to be treated for heartworm which was rather awful as we used arsenic to kill the heartworms but it often killed the dog in the process. But the REAL scare is the lie that using these toxins is somehow prevention and safe. On our dog group I recently stated in response to someone who called them poisons that was the key word: poison. And I also asked how can a poison be considered prevention or protective? Nature does provide better solutions (see below). Continue reading The Heartworm Scare

Pest Control: Poisoning our pets through conventional “prevention” methods

anDogItchConventional pest control is a common practice among pet owners these days. After all, we’ve been taught to be afraid, be very afraid of the wicked diseases and pestilence they bring. Yes, I know about Lyme’s disease among other things and I am not discounting that but we have been looking at this all wrong thanks to modern scare tactics convincing us that the only solution is to poison the heck out of these pests and then label it “prevention“. We are, however, poisoning our beloved pets in the process as well.

These critters are something all dog and cat owners get nervous about, especially during the warm summer months. However, we would begin to understand that these “pests” (what we consider to be pests anyway as there is a balance in nature if we’d stop interfering with our chemical poisons) can only truly infest, infect, etc., within a perfect host during a perfect storm in the body, then we’d not allow the big pharma-medical industry conglomeration continue to scare us into putting horrible topical and internal poisons ON and IN our beloved pets while believing that they are being protected from these pests. All I can say is – take off those gloves if you believe these pesticides (which is what they are -and so is the internally given pill) are so safe they can be applied to the fur and skin of our pets. Wouldn’t it stand to reason that if it is safe to put this stuff ON our pets they’d be safe to touch on our own skin also, right? Wrong on both counts. Continue reading Pest Control: Poisoning our pets through conventional “prevention” methods

Vaccines, Flea-Tick Pesticides, and Antibiotics

534px-Adult_deer_tickThis is not going to be a lengthy post in spite of the heavy duty title listing all the toxins commonly known as vaccines, flea-tick pesticides and antibiotics – what people often want to think of as medicine but are anything but that in reality.

I want to share some links I shared with a veterinarian friend of mine. He has not been in private practice for a very long time although he is still a working veterinarian. I am going to leave out the details of that because it was a private conversation and he is genuinely seeking the truth because he very much cares about animals. He wanted my input on a product that he said wasn’t used in his day in private practice. Continue reading Vaccines, Flea-Tick Pesticides, and Antibiotics

A Flea Product and Skin Disease

Morning_Walk2I’m not sure how many times I or rather “Shadrach” has posted here about using these “flea treatments” but I hope eventually the saturation on this subject makes a dent in thinking about these products as “protective” or “preventive“.

Let me start by sharing this article on a leading flea “treatment” product (treatment being a watered down marketing word for “pesticide“): Study Links Promeris Flea Treatment to Skin Disease.

So you get rid of the fleas but in the process your dog ends up with a skin disease. That isn’t a good trade-off in my opinion. Continue reading A Flea Product and Skin Disease

High Levels of Toxic Industrial Chemicals Found in Dogs & Cats

Barking_a_tuneThe following report by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) is an in depth report on the high levels of toxic industrial chemicals that are now commonly found in dogs and cats: High Levels of Toxic Industrial Chemicals Contaminate Cats And Dogs

This study is the most comprehensive investigation of the chemical body burden of companion animals conducted to date, with 23 chemicals reported in pets for the first time“, was stated in this article. Not surprising considering how many toxic chemicals are released into the environment into regular use without studying the ramifications of it all; without considering how things interact and work together in nature. Continue reading High Levels of Toxic Industrial Chemicals Found in Dogs & Cats

Dr. Kim Bloomer was interviewed on the Puppy Dog Place

Wereposing1My dog Shadrach and I were fortunate to have been asked to participate in an online interview with Sue at the Puppy Dog Place which is a website that is a fun and informative guide to raising happy, healthy puppies. Sue asked some pretty comprehensive and tough questions.

We hope you enjoy the interview and that it helps you in your natural health walk for you and your dog!

You can find the interview here: http://www.the-puppy-dog-place.com/interview-dr-kim-bloomer.html

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Grooming Your Dog

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For the Love and Health of Your Dog

©by Kim Bloomer, VND

Grooming is more than just to beautify your dog, it’s for the love and health of your dog

Grooming your dog can often seem like a perpetual, ongoing chore. I know I’m guilty of occasionally thinking “time to groom the dog” doldrums. If we change our thinking about this though, it can be a time of real bonding for you and your dog. In fact, think of grooming as an act of love for the health and wellbeing of your dog.

Continue reading Grooming Your Dog

Food Choices for Our Dogs

Photo by Illona Haus
Photo by Illona Haus
photo by Illona Haus
© by Dr. Kim Bloomer

Just as for human health, what we feed our dogs will determine if they will be healthy or diseased. It is up to us to not only know the difference in the myriad of choices on the market today but what we should avoid. Also understanding what a dog is as regards their needed food to thrive, we will begin to make better choices for them. Keep reading here: Continue reading Food Choices for Our Dogs