In the Mist Came Clarity

Sunrise_Fog_12302015_1Our weather in NM for the last few days has been VERY wintery but I’ve experienced such blessings and clarity in the mist of the fog and snow.

It has felt like Schatzie and I were the only souls about each morning. The first foggy morning, she snuck up on a flock of quail in the brush and they certainly woke me up from my deep contemplation as they flew en masse up out of the brush lol – who needs coffee!! 😂😜 I love watching her though as she inspects things, marks territory (high up I might add to trump coyotes I am sure and other dogs), and chases rabbits. Continue reading In the Mist Came Clarity

How Dogs Enrich Our Lives

08112010There are SO many ways dogs can and do benefit us so I wanted to share several articles with you on what science has discovered in some of those ways, besides the obvious one of companionship although companionship would be THE most beneficial of course! But they help our health as well. In addition, there is information on how dogs process things through their brains and mouths that might shed some light on some of their behavior for you.

Dogs and Dander

This is a very interesting article on dogs and how they help our children with colds and asthma. These days people seem to have become overly concerned with germs, allergens, and the whole microscopic world without even thinking that those things are all around us and and in us – in fact all around the earth’s atmosphere (Bacteria Live at 33,000 feet) and are there for a reason. People have somehow come to believe (at least many of them) that when they become pregnant all of a sudden the family dog or pet is suddenly disposable because of possible allergens, dander, danger, etc. I hope the article/study below puts an end to that sort of thinking. Continue reading How Dogs Enrich Our Lives

There is nothing new about raw food

Eating_oxtailsIt’s funny how all of a sudden many mainstream news sites are sharing the trend toward raw feeding of pets – dogs & cats that is. BUT they always have to show how many veterinarians don’t agree or how pets could get sick with salmonella or e coli, or it may be imbalanced, blah, blah, blah. Animals have ALWAYS eaten raw food! Okay so let’s examine some facts:

1. Dogs ARE carnivores. Nothing in their DNA or anatomy has changed other than our outward appearance…contrary to much popular myth floating around in the media and on the internet today.

2. I’m going to quote a friend of ours who passed away a couple of years ago (one of the good ones), (deceased veterinarian) Dr. Johan Joubert on what vets learn in school “We come in on the 4th floor. We aren’t taught the foundation up through the 3rd floor about animal health“. Which explains why they can’t see the forest for the trees. Veterinarian Dr. Patricia Jordan says “They have been assimilated into the system” about her own profession. Continue reading There is nothing new about raw food

Oscar, the Wheaten Terrier, Survives and Thrives

Oscar_RunningAbout a year and half ago I consulted with a woman in Beijing, China for her then ailing Wheaten Terrier, named Oscar. She had come as a referral to me by Jesse at Pet-Grub.com. Jesse helped Connie, Oscar’s owner with supplements and he introduced her to the raw diet. For further guidance, he referred Connie to me so I could explain a whole health, naturopathic approach to the care of Oscar. Continue reading Oscar, the Wheaten Terrier, Survives and Thrives

Rosie the Naturally Reared Toller

IMG_1633cropsmBack in 2008 when Shadrach was alive and still doing the blogging here on Bark N Blog, he posted a short feature about Rosie the naturally reared Toller…

Well at the end of May I received a nice little update on Rosie from her human, Keryl. I asked if I could share this update with my readers because I think it is so important for people to see what quality of life is given to our dogs when they are naturally reared. Keryl uses homeopathy as her modality of choice for any healing needs for her dogs. Rosie just keeps on going and going into her golden years! Keryl said yes so here is the letter she wrote me and the photos for you to enjoy Ms. Rosie 🙂

Letter from Keryl at Balsam Path: Continue reading Rosie the Naturally Reared Toller

Over Vaccination IS the problem (Part Two)

Posing_with_Dahlia_DawsonIn response to my article, Overvaccination IS the Problem written in the November issue of the Pet Welfare Alliance’s monthly newsletter, Mike Jones wrote the following article in their December newsletter. He and the Pet Welfare Alliance have given me permission to share his article here:

By Mike Jones

It was with great sadness I read Dr Kim Bloomers article in the last newsletter and I think I can safely say, we all feel for her losing such a young and otherwise healthy dog, which makes it that all the more tragic.

I was contacted recently by a friend who has one of the molosser breeds; she is only four years old and began limping on her back leg. The first vet visited diagnosed arthritis and tried to send my friend on her way with steroids after only a cursory examination. Not happy with this, and no tests done whatsoever, she changed vets to one who specialised in hip dysplasia thinking this may be the problem. The new vet ran tests and found the poor dog at the age of four was in end stage renal failure. Continue reading Over Vaccination IS the problem (Part Two)

Vaccines Can’t Immunize

After_zoomie_foamThe very thought that this toxic, unnatural substance we all seem to blindly allow to be injected into our bodies and that of our animals being something that can immunize us is absolutely absurd. The idea behind vaccines might have been a noble one but a rather naive and ignorant idea at best.

Did you know there is no such thing as a safe vaccine? No in fact, that is what these scientists supposedly are still trying to do – make vaccines safe and even effective. Nope they aren’t effective either. In fact, they just set the body up for auto-immune disorders because they do the exact opposite of what they were intended to do. Continue reading Vaccines Can’t Immunize

Feed Raw REAL Bones

rawhidebonesI shared this poster the other day on our council’s Facebook page and one woman astounded me with her comments – mostly because she showed a complete lack of knowledge on raw feeding. The only reason she could have stated what she did is that it was a knee-jerk reaction to continue to support the ease and comfort of feeding “clean, neat” rawhide bones to her dogs. (Click on the photo so you can enlarge and read it all). Continue reading Feed Raw REAL Bones