Opportunities to Wake Up with Our Kindred Spirits

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Dalai Lama

A friend sent me this profound quote by the Dalai Lama that stimulated me to ponder about all the opportunities we have to wake up with our kindred spirits, because of them or for them.  The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, answered “Man”.  He continued and shared “Man, because he sacrifices his health in order to make money.  Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.  And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future. He lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.” Wow!  There is so much truth in this statement.  In times like these, these comments can be opportunities to wake up.  I think back to how often I have been anxious about the future, thereby not enjoying the present. I think back to how hard I worked, 60, 80, 100 hour weeks helping animals when conventional medicine was not working.  It  felt right to be there as much as I could for the animals, trying to be as much benefit as possible  to all beings.  Yet, somehow I excluded myself from “all beings” and did not take care of myself as well as I could have. When one is younger,  we can tend to  feel like we are immortal, yet, when death approaches, we are confronted with a new reality and some ponder about how they never really lived. What does “really living” look like?  As I return from a sabbatical from my veterinary practice and teaching and re-create this new chapter,  I am grateful for the quiet time that I took in nature, just sitting and being  with the ocean, mountains, wind, sun, rain, deer, eagles, otters, seals, hummingbirds, and all other beings.  I am grateful for the time I spent in meditation, contemplative time as well as nurturing more intimate communication with friends and family.  It has given me a renewed appreciation of life and how I can be of further benefit to all beings, including myself this time.  The more we are in the present moment, the more we can deepen our connection with all our kindred spirits.  The more we deepen the intimacy of that connection,  the more we can enjoy sharing our lives with our animal companions.  When we wake up together to sharing the present moment with our animal friends, the more joy and peace permeates our lives. What are your thoughts and feelings regarding this comment by the Dalai Lama?  Do his thoughts remind you of anyone you know? How can we change these patterns so we can live more in the present moment?  How can this bring us to a greater appreciation of living harmoniously with all beings?


Canine Pilgrimage Workshop

Canine Pilgrimage

Dog pilgrimage walk on the beach

Dear Friends and Colleagues,
From Daily Chore to Inspiring Spiritual Practice: Dog-Walking as Pilgrimage
Have you ever whined that once again the dog needs a walk?
Have you ever shivered with the unsavoury thought that you had to take the dog out in the cold and rain?
If you are like me, the answer to those questions is an unbridled “Yes! Arghhh!”
So it got me thinkin’ . . . . what if I started to ‘go on pilgrimage’ with my dear dog Paz? What would happen? How would that change my daily walks with him?
Would I enjoy it more? Would HE enjoy it more?  It has been an interesting experiment for me. So, what has happened for me so far . . . .
Now. I seem to be more in now. I don’t stop to smell all those dog-yummy smells, mind you, but I do notice the roses, the trees, my inner self and enjoy Paz’s whims more.
Perspective. The real trick to life is not avoiding or not having problems – it’s perspective. I find, when I’m out, on pilgrimage, I leave my routine, I leave my stuck places and get some perspective on what is happening back at the ranch. (OK, no horses here, but you know . . . !) Then I relax and can be more creative. I find that this can happen in even just a very few minutes in the most seemingly mundane of circumstances – if I’m wearing my pilgrimage hat.
Connection. As I relax I can connect more. With my dog, my self, and other living beings around me of all types! And that is just helpful all ’round.
That dang dog waiting at the door wagging his tail is really an astonishing opportunity!
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I am so excited to announce that my friend and colleague Dr. Allen Schoen is going to be co-facilitating this Dog-Walking as Pilgrimage walkshop with me. For decades he has been pioneering holistic, integrative veterinary medicine and human animal bond, practicing, writing and teaching worldwide. His latest work can be seen herewww.kindredspiritsproject.com where, as he says, his vision is: “to assist animal lovers throughout the world to gather together and unite in order to nurture, transform, concentrate and focus the unconditional love that they share with their animal companions into compassionate action to help improve the quality of life, happiness and health of all beings.” Important work!
Pilgrimage is not something I’ve done, it is something I inhabit. It has taken me to many parts of the world and deeper into myself. I have noticed that when we frame a walk, a trip, a journey of any kind, as a pilgrimage, we shift from being a seer of sites to being a seer from our own hearts and souls. We CAN just walk out our front doors and be on pilgrimage whenever we have that urge to walk! Check it out in more detail atwww.nicolemoen.ca.
So I’ll be talkin’ about walkin’ and Allen will be gettin’ you tuned into bonding with your furry bud! REGISTER ATinfo@nicolemoen.ca
Join us for this unique walkshop and notice what happens for you . . . .
DETAILS:

Date: Saturday, November 19, 2011

Time: 10 am to 1 pm – please arrive by 9:45 am to give yourself time to settle in

Fee: Pay-what-you-can from $75 to $125 per person

Dogs: We will have 2 dogs to accompany us – Paz and Shanti. They are best friends! See photos below.

Location: Start and finish at A-110 Medana St., James Bay, Victoria, BC

Bring: Clothing to suit the weather

REGISTER ATinfo@nicolemoen.caplease send me the names and email addresses of everyone wanting to come!

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BOOKS:

If it calls you, and you don’t already own it, you may be interested in purchasing Allen’s book:
Kindred Spirits How the Remarkable Bond Between Humans and Animals Can Change the Way We Live
Check it out at the bookstores or buy it on-line here: http://drschoen.com/books_L1.html First book on the list.
Bring it with you. I’m sure Allen would be happy to sign it at the workshop!
And I’m thrilled to tell you that I have an eBook available that can help you to start to find your inner walker. It’s called:
10 Minute Pilgrimage How to Be a Pilgrim in Your Own Hometown
You can purchase it here: www.nicolemoen.ca – second box down on your right.
Paz and Shanti enjoying the beach with one of their people.   Shanti about to pounce on the unsuspecting Paz . . .
Wild abandon to the joy of the chase, of running, of being in their bodies . . . .
REGISTER ATinfo@nicolemoen.ca for From Daily Chore to Inspiring Spiritual Practice: Dog-Walking as Pilgrimage

Walk On!
Nicole
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“I have arrived – I am home – My destination is in each step.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

 


Veterinarians Beyond Borders Help Himalayan Earthquake Victims

Veterinarians Beyond Borders

Veterinarians Beyond Borders

It is always great to hear from my dear friend and colleage, Dr.Catherine Schuetze, one of the key veterinarians in Veterinarians Beyond Borders of Asia.  In the midst of climatic and environmental shifts throughout the world, after the devastating earthquake in the  eastern Himalaya’s, Dr. Schuetze and her team switched roles from spaying, neutering and vaccinating dogs and cats to treating injured animals.  The epicenter, in Gangtok was right near where they happened to be working.  You can read the rest of the story in the vets beyond borders recent newsletter.

In addition, they are doing tremendous work in harsh environments controlling rampant stray dog and cat populations and helping find homes for them.  They offer programs for volunteer veterinarians, veterinary technicians and others.  Check them out online at www.vetsbeyondborders.org.

Often times, one can get overwhelmed by all the seemingly catastrophic news throughout the world. Yet, little by little, animal by animal, we can make a difference and assist in creating a more compassionate, happier, healthier world.  Dr. Schuetz is an excellent example of that.

We can all make a difference in our own way where we live.  There are many animals that can use a touching, loving hand.  More to come……


Two hearts beating together and passing together

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One key principle of the Kindred Spirits Project is how we are all connected at so many different levels based on neurophysiology, quantum physics and the new biology.  This touching article in the huffington post about an elderly married couple is hard wired proof of this connection from a bioelectrical basis.  This couple was married for 72 years and  they were then both critically injured in an automobile accident. As they were holding hands together in their hospital beds,  Gordon, the husband passed away before Norma, yet his heart monitor showed that his heart was still beating.  When asked about this, “The nurse told Gordon and Norma’s son, Dennis, that the monitor was beeping “because they’re holding hands, and [Norma’s heart beat] is going through them,” Dennis recalled in an interview with Des Moines’ KCCI news station. “Her heart was beating through him.”  He said they always wanted to pass away together and so they did.  Norma died exactly one hour later.  My heart weeped with joy as I read this article.

We actually are all connected in so many different ways.  I have been researching various ways to document the biological impact of people on their animal companions and vice versa.  One way is to connect an animal and a human through a special computer program that can monitor both EKG (electrocardiogram)  and EEG (electroencephalogram)  changes in both of them. At this point this has only been done between two people, but we are developing it between animals and humans.  My feeling is that when one of us calms down, the other will entrain to that slower, calmer state both in our brains and our hearts.  It can be of great benefit in all interactions with our animal companions,  a innovative, new biofeedback mechanism.  Once we program that level of entrainment in our minds, we can connect to that in our animal friends.  This may be of benefit in all equestrian activities, canine interactions as well as others.

I feel these connections go beyond just the electrophysiological connections.  Based on complicated emotions of love  as well as quantum physics, global coherence theory, heartmath and other approaches, it seems that we are connected through nonverbal, telepathic, nonlocal interactions that may indeed transcend time and space as well.  Dr. Gary Schwartz documents some of the more far reaching perspectives about these connections in his paradigm shifting book “The Afterlife Experiments”.  One of the essential components of these interactions seems to be the emotional connection of love.  The actual physiologic basis of these connections is well illustrated in the story of Gordon and Norma.

Once we become totally aware of these all potential interactions and their implications we can give and receive unconditional love, peace and harmony with our kindred spirits in even more new, innovative, yet to be explored ways.  I look forward to hearing your thoughts on this potential.


World Small Animal Veterinary Congress

Dr. Schoen guided by Korean Hostess in Traditional Korean DressI just returned from the lecturing at the World Small Animal Veterinary Congress on Jeju Island in South Korea.  It was a joy to reconnect with old colleagues and friends throughout the world.  I saw veterinary friends from South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand,  Australia, New Zealand, China, as well as from the U.S. and Canada.  It was fascinating to hear from them about all the changes over the past few years in each of their countries amidst all the environmental, economic, political, social and conscious events of the past few years.

One story that was common throughout all the discussions was how essential animal companions had become in the midst of the massive shifts and changes throughout the world.  The unconditional love shared by our kindred spirits was becoming even more vital to help support the human soul as we maneuver through the accelerated earth changes.  As cities throughout Asia increase in population density, increase in busyness, noise, financial abundance, it seems the desire to share the small apartments with animal companions increases.  Why is this I pondered.  My feelings are that with increased emphasis on financial success, a super efficient, multi-tasking mind stream, never-ending to do lists, the heart continues to shut down.  The stress with other families members heightens and the one and only place one’s heart can receive solace, comfort, loving kindness and compassion is from our kindred spirits, dogs, cats, and other animals that we can share our homes with.  I hear this over and over again wherever I travel to teach and share about the human animal bond and integrative animal health care.

With the increase in the number of companion animals, veterinary medicine, pharmaceuticals, pet foods, supplements, new, innovative diagnostic and therapeutic modalities also are on the rise.  The quality of veterinary care improves and inadvertently so do the costs.  The dance between quality and expense must be continually evaluated and balanced based on the financial ability of the human caretaker and the life of their  animal.  The questions inevitably arise such as what price is too much to save an animal’s life.  There is no black and white answer to this and it varies from patient to patient, human to human, situation to situation.  This can be an emotional roller coaster for the veterinarian as well as clients.  It is then an opportunity for veterinarians to keep an open, compassionate heart in the midst of economic realities.  Not always easy.

One partial solution that I lecture on is the benefit of integrative animal health care and true prevention through proper, healthy, natural, balanced, nutrition along with appropriate nutritional supplements.  In addition, the importance of regular exercise and heart to heart, loving connections that both help support a healthy immune system, thereby preventing disease and expensive intervention.  These messages seem to reverberate well with most veterinarians, whereby they often have an “aha” moment on how these holistic preventive measures are truly the essence of health and happiness for all beings.

These messages seemed to especially resonate with the veterinary students that attended my lectures and I interacted with afterwards.  The Korean veterinary students reminded me  that my last book, “Kindred Spirits, How the Remarkable Bond Between Humans and Animals Can Change the Way We Live”, had been translated into Korean and shared how it nourished their souls as they worked their way through the academic rigor of veterinary studies.  As four idealistic and excited veterinary students proudly  showed me around their beautiful island, Jeju, the Island of Peace, as it is known,  I was able to guide them through different mind/body exercises and meditations that might help them balance their lives as they entered this noble, yet challenging profession.  We sat by the beach, by waterfalls and discussed how natural health care, mind body medicine, loving kindness and compassion can be integrated into modern conventional medicine and surgery.  It was nice to see, that these messages were so well received by new up and coming veterinarians, the future of veterinary medicine and health care.

In addition,  I was happy to hear from professors at Korean and other Asian veterinary schools how my textbook, “Veterinary Acupuncture, Ancient Art to Modern Medicine” was used as the essential text on Veterinary Acupuncture  throughout the region.  After taking a self-created six month sabbatical from teaching, writing and veterinary practice, it was heartening to see that veterinary students and veterinarians throughout the world are continuing to recognize the importance of natural health care and the human animal bond in the healing of the world as we all meander through these intriguing global changes.  Loving kindness and compassion  through the support of our animal companions are essential in the planetary re-adjustments and healing.

 

 


Natural, Innovative Approaches to Cancer

Cancer in animals is increasing dramatically and in some area’s it is the leading cause of death in dogs and cats.  There is great speculation on all the potential causes.  In my practice I have treated hundreds of animals with cancer with an integrative approach over twenty years.  My attitude has always been to present to clients all the different therapeutic options in order to allow them to make an educated decision based on their own attitudes and perspectives on treatment.  I find some clients prefer a conventional approach based on their personal beliefs and positive experiences with family and friends who had responded well to chemotherapy, surgery and radiation.  Other clients prefer a completely natural approach based on their own personal beliefs and negative experiences with family and friends who did not respond well to chemotherapy, surgery or radiation.  I honor all people’s opinions and then offer an integrative approach based on the research results regarding a particular tumor type, the age of the animal, quality of life and the individual animal and the family situation.  Taking all of this into consideration is a more holistic approach. I have always stated that no one form of medicine has all the answers and it just seems reasonable to offer a more integrative approach.

Ideally, I also try to find the cause of the cancer wherever it is possible and see if there is something we can do based on the cause.  Some cancers in animals have a definitive genetic predisposition with all the inbreeding.  Others appear to be environmental or nutritional or possibly medication induced.

I have always searched for complementary, natural, nontoxic approaches wherever possible.  Recently, there was a documentary on Dr. Burzynski and his approach with antineoplastins in humans.  I remember working with Dr. Burzynski almost twenty years ago looking at the potential of using his approach based on proteins in the urine that were killed cancer cells.  I also explored antiangiogenic approaches as well as different nutritional and nutraceutical approaches. I have also used different Oriental medical herbal approaches with great success.   In most cases animals were able to live a longer, happier, healthier life with few if any side effects, though I cannot say that we ever cured cancer.  Clients were quite happy that there animals lived a quality life for a longer period of time.

I continue to look at for new innovative, nontoxic approaches.  I have recently been reviewing a number of these approaches and will share them with you periodically.  I recently came across this fascinating article on a bacteria found naturally in soil that unlike current chemotherapy, the natural bacteria treatment causes only the cancer cells to be destroyed while healthy cells are left unharmed.  This is the goal with most of the approaches that I search for.   You can learn more at:http://www.naturalnews.com/033505_soil_bacteria_cancer_tumors.html#ixzz1aUXuXR

As we work together to create a more compassionate society, offering an integrative approach to cancer care is an essential component to allow our animal friends a quality life as they get older and confront health care crises.  It allows us to confront our own choices on what we might do if confronted with our own personal crisis like this.  It allows us to develop a more compassionate approach to death and dying.  It also allows us an opportunity to develop a more compassionate approach to life with all other beings and for being in the moment and appreciating each moment.

Prevention of course is a key to cancer care.  Nutrition and nutraceuticals are a key component in preventive cancer care.  We will discuss this in more detail in future posts.

Be well, Be happy, Be peaceful, calm and alert!


National Wolf Awareness Week

Periodically I enjoy introducing kindred spirits to each other.  My dear friends at the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, NY are doing extraordinary work to preserve endangered species of wolves.  In addition, one veterinarian who used to work with me, Dr. Amy Rodriguez and her husband, Neil Abramson,  have worked for the benefit of animals through their entire adult lives.  Dr. Rodriguez is an excellent integrative veterinarian and her husband is one of our nation’s top legal advocates for animals. I had the honor of reviewing Neil’s first novel, “Unsaid” about the deeper connections with animals.  It is definitely a great read about the deeper spiritual connections that we share with our animal friends and will touch many people.  These friends of come together at a booksigning of Neil’s new book in order to benefit the Wolf Conservation Center.

Here is the notice about these great events.  These are truly kindred spirits helping to create a more compassionate society. I am grateful to share their friendship with all of you.

Celebrate National Wolf Awareness Week at the Wolf Conservation Center


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Celebrate National Wolf Awareness Week at the WCC

National Wolf Awareness Week begins on October 16th, but we’re celebrating all month long!

Please scroll down to learn about Wolves Of YellowstoneBook Signing to Benefit the WCCUp, Up and Away on Wolf Awareness DayWCC’s Outdoor Movie NightsWCC’s Halloween Howl, and Who’s Scaring Who.

The celebration begins this weekend!


Wolves Of Yellowstone

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October 8th at 11am – Join us for a special talk about the wolves of Yellowstone National Park!  The WCC hosted some fantastic Yellowstone adventures last season and we’re eager to share our insights about wolf reintroduction, the beneficial ecological effect wolves have had on our nation’s first national park, and the debate that surrounds this controversial predator in the West.   Guests will visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, and Zephyr as well as the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves.Pre-registration is required.  Click here to register now!

Book Signing to Benefit the WCC

October 11th at 7PM – Calling all animal lovers and WCC supporters!  Neil Abramson, WCC neighbor and volunteer, and one of our nation’s top legal advocates for animals, will be at the City Center in White Plains for a reading, discussion and signing of “Unsaid” — a heartfelt and compassionate novel that explores the intuitive bonds between people and animals that transcend explanation.unsaid.jpgNeil is donating all profits from books sold at the event to the WCC!

Tuesday, October 11, 7:00 PM
Barnes & Noble Book Store
City Center
230 Main Street
White Plains, NY

 


Up, Up, and Away on Wolf Awareness Day

compressed crooped.jpgOctober 16th at 11AM and 2PM – The WCC is celebrating the first day of National Wolf Awareness Week with an exciting bird of prey experience presented by Master Falconer, Lorrie Schumacher, of TALONS!  Guests will meet, catch, fly and be wowed some beautiful feathered ambassadors during the educational and interactive bird of Prey experience.  Don’t forget a camera!  After flying some of Talon’s “wolves of the sky,” guests will visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, and Zephyr as well as the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves too.  Each guest will receive an official 2011 Wolf Awareness poster! Pre Pre-registration is required. Click here to register today!

 

Outdoor Movie Nights at the WCC

Join us for a unique opportunity to enjoy some compelling wolf films under the stars alongside Ambassador wolves Zephyr and Alawa! Bleacher seating will be available but we recommend guests to bring beach/camping chairs of their own for more a comfortable experience. Snacks will be provided for our guests and wolves! Each guest will also receive an official 2011 Wolf Awareness poster. Pre- registration is required.

rise of black wolf.jpgOctober 21st at 6:30PM – Our first Movie Night will feature: The Rise of Black Wolf by Emmy award-winning wildlife cinematographer and friend of the WCC –  Bob Landis! Landis has produced many films for programs such as National Geographic and Nature and it will be a thrill to enjoy the film alongside the WCC’s resident black wolf, Zephyr!  Click here to register today!
lords of nature.jpgOctober 28th at 6:30PM – Our second Movie Night will feature: Green Fire Productions’Lords of Nature: Life in a Land of Great Predators. The compelling 60 minute documentary captures the importance of predators in the West and the challenges they face in our modern landscape. Click here to register today!

 

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WCC’s Halloween Howl

October 29th at 5PM – Trick or treat! Our Ambassador wolves don’t do tricks but shari
ng a sunset howl is always a treat!  Holiday appropriate goodies will be offered to our guests and wolves. Guests will also visit the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves. Costumes are encouraged! Pre Pre-registration is required. Clickhere to register today!

Who’s Scaring Who?
Scarecrow Fun at the WCC


October 30th at 11AM – Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why the fall is such a magical time for packs in North America and people too. Guests will work together to customize a scarecrow for Atka to enjoy or destroy!   Guests will also visit the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves. Pre Pre-registration is required.  Click here to register today!
Click here to view our October program schedule.
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Another Mooooving Example of Kindred Sound Health

This Youtube video is making the rounds.  I find it another excellent example of Sound Healing with animals.  It is being included in our study here of the interspecies connection with sound healing.  For another opportunity to put a smile on your face and joy in your heart, watch this video of  Cows Enjoying Music of the Utah Jazz Band playing to a herd of cows in Switzerland and their expressions.  There have actually been studies on the impact of various types of music on milk production in cows.  Rap and heavy metal music appeared to decrease milk production, while classical music improved production.  I find that horses and other animals respond similarly to different types of music.  One dear friend, Bettine (see joyofmusic.com), goes around the world playing her magical flute to all sorts of animals and observes and documents their responses.

This is an excellent reminder of being mindful of what music we play for ourselves and all our kindred spirits, whether it is in a cow barn, a horse barn, an animal shelter or animal hospital.  Healing sounds heal us, disruptive sounds disrupt us. It is as simple as that.  It gives new meaning to the cliche, “music to my ears”.  Pondering a bigger picture, what if we were more conscious of filling all the world with harmonious, healing music and sounds.  Wow, could we all be more peaceful and happy?  Perhaps we can begin to try this experiment.  What are your experiences?

Blessings of joyous, healing music to your ears and the ears of the world!


Compassionate Cities Campaign

The Kindred Spirits Project seems to be part of a much more expansive movement that is evolving focused on creating a more compassionate society.

In this article, author and professor, Karen Armstrong discusses her approach to developing more compassionate cities.  This campaign is part of International Peace Week, Sept 15-21.  The motto is from  “inner peace to international peace”.  The Kindred Spirits Project is honored to share the information about this week with all of you.   You can sign up for free for this world teleconference.  Their website states that topics covered include:”

  • Cultivating Inner Peace
  • The Path to Peace through Social & Emotional Intelligence
  • Integrating Peace & Happiness into How We Do Business
  • Ending Our Addiction to Crime, Violence and War
  • Technology & Peace: Empowering Youth
  • Large Scale Organizing for Peace
  • A Peace Economy
  • Subtle Activism as a Personal and Collective Peace Practice
  • Making Poverty History
  • A Path to Peace & International Security”
  • I personally  feel that this is absolutely great. I would also have loved to see a section on peace for all beings, all species.  I agree that without creating inner peace, it is challenging to create international peace.  I would also add that we need to include awareness about peace with other species.  I look forward to hear what  my dear friend, Jane Goodall will share about this.  She is one of my great mentors as well as being a dear friend.  We need to create conscious peace with other animals,  including all that we use in food production, factory farms, bear farms in China, zoo’s, hunting reserves and all the animals that are needlessly slaughtered as we devastate vast environments like the Amazon rainforest.
  • Let us come together during Peace week! Blessings,

 


Support Nutritional Supplements for Your Kindred Spirits and You

Nutritional supplements are an essential component to an integrative approach your animal’s  and your health care.  I have been using nutritional supplements in my integrative veterinary practice for 30 years.  I feel that are indispensable in keeping your animal healthy and in treating many disease conditions.  Periodically different organizations such as the FDA attempt to control and limit access to these supplements.  They state their concern about quality control, misrepresentation, scams, fraud, etc.  These concerns are certainly valid.  I too have these concerns.  I always try to find sources of the highest quality supplements with the best evidence based research behind them.  I have seen them help so many dogs, cats, horses and other species daily in my practice.  I feel that the FDA, DSHEA guidelines the way that they have used for the past decade has addressed many of these concerns.

Yet, sometimes, different organizations may try to restrict freedom of choice and access to supplements in an effort to overreach and create impossible financial barriers to small businesses that provide these supplements.  It seems like one of those times is now.

Dr. Mercola, a world renowned natural health practitioner presents in this video on  Nutritional Supplements the current attempt to limit access to supplements.  All practitioners interested in integrative and natural health care for all beings need come together to stand up for the ability to offer these supplements to our clients and patients in order to do what we can to keep them healthy and happy.  I invite you to watch this video, contact your government representatives to help preserve our right to natural health care.

May the force be with us!

 

Dr. Mercola..Nutritional Supplements