Links for Holistixperience!

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1. Just Say No to Vaccs Group: Yahoo
     A great site for those who would like more information on alternatives to and health risks of vaccination.

2. Carnivore Feed Supplier: Yahoo
     Resources for raw feeders.

3. Natural Pet Care: Yahoo Group
     Holistic Veterinarian and author of The Natural Health Bible for Dogs & Cats, Dr. Shawn Messonnier, will share natural pet tips with group members. We encourage discussion of natural therapies for pets, natural diets, alternatives to conventional therapies, and similar topics.

4. Only Natural Pet Store
     Supplier of holistic pet care products and goods.

5. Raw Cat: Yahoo Group
     For households with raw fed kitties!

6. Raw Chat: Yahoo Group

7. Raw Feeding: Yahoo Group
     There's an awesome amount of knowledge out there about how to successfully feed a raw diet. There are also some wonderful people who give up hour after hour of their time for free to assist people. This list will give you access to an amazing amount of knowledge from people who own just one dog, to those who feed a raw diet to in excess of 30 dogs. There are people on this list with pet dogs (of all breeds), the tiniest dogs, to the largest! We also have a huge number of people with top show dogs, through to racing dog (professional greyhounds), lure coursing dogs, working dogs, and dogs who provide special assistance to people. Whatever your type of dog, there is sure to be someone here just like yourself. The good news is you don't have to be a genius to work out how to feed a raw diet. You will need to do a bit of reading, and learn new ways of doing things, but in the general health of your dog or cat, it should well be worth it. I hope you get as much fun out of being on the list as is possible. We will try to keep on topic though! This list has been established for the discussion of raw feeding, not the politics of raw feeding. If you would like to discuss that the RMB Lobby group has been established for such discussion.

8. Raw Meaty Bones
     A great site to learn about raw, created by Tom Lonsdale. The books Work Wonders and Raw Meaty Bones are available at no charge, as full text pdfs.

9. Raw Feeding Myths
     One site that I'm sure most of us are familiar with. Discredits many of the myths surrounding prey model raw style diets for companion animals.

10. AHVMA: American Holistic Veterinary Association
     "The American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association is an organization whose purpose is to function as a forum for the exploration of alternative and complementary areas of health care in veterinary medicine."

11. Whole Dog Journal
     A montly guide to natural dog care and training.

12. Raw and Natural Breeders Database

13. Vaccination Considerations

14. Titers and Canine Vaccination Considerations

15. Vaccines, Infectious Diseases and the Canine Immune System

16. Natural Rearing
     This site exists to provide information on Natural Rearing and alternative, holistic, complementary health care for pets. It includes a free copy of our Natural Rearing newsletter and a directory of dog and cat breeders using natural modalities in their program. There is also a comprehensive natural product listing of herbal, homeopathic, glandular, Bach flower remedies, books, and supplements utilized by caring animal owners in the health maintenance of their animals. It does not substitute for professional Veterinarian care.

17. Holistic Healing: About.com

18. Mickey's Natural Health Blog
     From one of our very own members, a wealth of information!

19. HomeVet
     This web site and my integrative veterinary practice are where thousands of pet owners like you come to learn about the best way to care for your pets. Here you will find both the latest conventional pet care information as well as natural and holistic alternatives. I strongly believe that integrating both worlds is the best way to raise healthy, long-lived pets and to care for already sick ones. At this site; you will learn how to feed your pet optimally, the truth about annual vaccinations, and how to help your pets live longer and happier lives. . I am especially happy to “see” you here if you are just starting out in the exciting world of pet ownership. New puppy and kitten care is the most rewarding way to embark on this natural rearing and holistic adventure. By learning and applying the basic principles which you will find here you will be able to make fully informed health care decisions for your pets. Preventing chronic, degenerative disorders like arthritis, allergies, metabolic diseases and cancer is always better than treating them after they develop. The articles, links and experience of other pet owners which you find here will help you do that. Even once serious diseases like cancer have developed there is hope. If your pet already has one of these diseases learn everything you can about the physiology, diagnosis, and conventional treatment of the disorder. You are then ready to explore the alternative options. You can work with your veterinarian to develop an integrative approach combining the best of both worlds. There is an incredible support system available to help you make the best decisions for your beloved pet. Between your local veterinarian, the online community of pet owners and holistic consultations with well trained and experienced veterinary experts you WILL become empowered. You will then be able to help your veterinary team maximize your pet's quality and length of life. If you don't already have a holistically trained veterinarian, many of us do long-distance phone consultations. So I welcome you with open arms and I look forward to helping guide you on this exciting holistic path of natural healing...

20. Holisticat
     The one, the only - the original. Since 1997, the place for cat lovers who wish to raise, nurture and treat their cats holistically.

21. Hemopet: Dr. Jean Dodds
     Veterinary transfusion medicine is a vibrant emerging specialty. HEMOPET established the first private non-profit animal blood bank in 1991 and has since expanded worldwide. We service over 2000 veterinary clinics nationwide and in Canada. Plans are currently underway to develop other regional centers and a coordinated national effort to maximize the efficiency and use of existing inventory. Practical, safe and affordable transfusion medicine continues to be our goal. HEMOPET is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization: Fed. ID #95-4063237. Our licensed facility houses a colony of healthy, canine donors of universal blood type (DEA 4), maintained in an outstanding environment, screened for an inclusive list of pathogens, and current on all vaccinations. They are all rescued Greyhounds deemed unsuitable for the racing industry. We maintain 175 donors at present in our large facility in Garden Grove, California and have initiated a novel rescue-donor-adoption program for them. All the dogs have been neutered and receive on-site 24 hours-a-day veterinary care and maintenance. Future plans for 2008 include relocating the greyhound program to our permanent home nearby, and adding the nation’s first center focused on restoring health to dogs and cats with special needs. W. Jean Dodds, DVM Founder and President

22. Herbs for Dogs
     Thanks to our lovely Olivia, here are tips for the use of herbs in maintaining the health of your canine companion!

23. Nosode Article: Natural Rearing
     Definition of nosodes and an explanation of how they work.

24. Prey 4 Pets
     Welcome to Prey 4 Pets Welcome to Prey 4 Pets! We are a supplier of natural, whole food for the raw fed carnivore. If you are concerned about the recent pet food recalls or have realized that the cereal-based artificial food sold in stores and vet's offices is hardly appropriate for your carnivore companions, you have found the solution: species-appropriate whole foods for dogs, cats, and ferrets. If you have already "discovered" raw feeding but are looking for a more healthful wholefoods alternative or more variety, you have found the right place! All dogs, cats, and ferrets deserve the food they were designed to eat, whether they be expensive show animals, invaluable working animals, or beloved companions. Appropriately-fed carnivores generally enjoy greater health and vitality, enhanced immune system, and healthy longevity - which means lower vet bills and a more enjoyable pet for you! We are a small family farm producing humane food in a sustainable manner, and we support our suppliers who are doing the same. We also offer conventional meat items to keep your costs down and provide greater variety. As we find new sources and build more facilities, we will be able to offer more of the naturally-raised food - with its greater nutritional content and lower social, karmic and environmental costs. If you need something we don't offer, please ask! Email Nicole at nicole@prey4pets.com - give us a day or two to respond, we're busy these days!

25. Green Tripe
     Welcome to GreenTripe.Com. We are a small, family owned business. What started out several years ago as a "breeder's co-op" has grown beyond belief. In September of 2000, GreenTripe.Com became a small business. Our mission has always had two goals. The first is to help educate people about the benefits of feeding green tripe to their dogs. I've written several articles that have been published in dog magazines regarding this. Our second goal is to help people find sources for quality product at reasonable costs. We do ship nation wide, but sometimes, it is more affordable for someone to find a more local source…so that even means recommending our competitors! That's how committed we are about the benefits of feeding green tripe to the K9 members of your family. So who are we? Our names are Mary and Peter Voss and we have been involved with Afghan Hounds (both breeding and rescue) since 1989. Our kennel name is Afghans van Brabant and we specialize in performance events such as coursing and racing. You can see our dogs at Afghans van Brabant I have been practicing "Natural Rearing" for over 13+ years now and will only use the best quality of food for my dogs. Our products come from a mix of grassfed and organic dairy animals. We have recently opened our new facility in Hollister, California. Now, we are finally able to produce a product that we are proud to be associated with. We get and process our meat fresh daily. We now use a 1" size grind for all of our products, except the whole chunks of tripe. The new size grind is perfect for all size dogs. Again, we welcome you to our site and if there is anyway we can help you, please feel free to contact us. Thanks for your visit. Best regards, Mary C. Voss GreenTripe.Com

26. Camping with your Dogs
     Ever taken your dog camping with you? Or do you travel in your RV with your dogs? How about overnight hiking trips with your pet? If so, then you know how much fun it is to take them with you on this outdoor adventure. Campingpet.com is dedicated to helping you find information on camping with your dogs, along with lists of pet friendly campgrounds. We have articles about camping with your dog(s), pictures and stories of dogs camping, and lists of pet-friendly campgrounds. We also fun products for camping with your dogs. Please take a look around!

27. Dog Camping Guide

28. Urban Hound
     what is urbanhound? urbanhound: the city dog's ultimate survival guide is the definitive source of information for urban dog owners. Covering topics that matter to people who care about dogs, urbanhound gives practical advice, makes informed suggestions, keeps up-to-date directories and data bases, and alerts you to hound happenings. urbanhound's experts—a veterinarian, an animal-right lawyer, and a dog trainer—help dog owners solve problems efficiently and intelligently. Above all, urbanhound is a community where dog owners can meet, exchange ideas and discuss canine concerns. Maintained by Nina Munk and other professional journalists urbanhound is an independently owned, unbiased media enterprise. We care about credibility. We're committed to facts, ethics, good reporting, and lightness of being.

29. Dog Parks
     Welcome to Dogpark.com Welcome to Dogpark.com, the On-Line Site for Off-Leash Dogs! As much as we love going to dog parks in the real world, we think it's time to introduce dog parks to the virtual world. Tune in later for details of our move to Second Life(R), where we'll be off-leash, on-line and in-world. We continue to support and encourage visits to dog parks in the real world: you'll find our list of dog parks in the US and Canada now in a handy PDF format, ready to print out for on-the-go use! We hope you enjoy your visit to Dogpark.com - we're glad you're here, whatever world you inhabit!

30. Holistic Health Index
     In this section of our website, you will find information on raw and home prepared diets, vaccination, homeopathy, acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, holistic lifestyle, how to find a holistic veterinarian, and links to sites for further information on those subjects.

31. Fudge's Homeopathic Pets Dogster Group
     Our very own Fudge has a great group here on dogster, and like this one, the group is public and all are welcome to join without the need for invites or approval. I hope to see you there!

32. Accupressure Point: Bloat
     Thanks to Fudge for providing the link!

33. Dr. Richard Pitcairn - Animal Natural Health Center

34. CDC Rabies Epidemiology

35. FDA: How to Report an Adverse Drug Experience

36. The Rabies Challenge Fund

37. Think Twice Global Vaccine Institute

38. Vaccination Liberation

39. Sparky's Buscuits
     Our very own Olivia's "she" offers home made treats. Go ahead, live a little, and check them out!

40. Organic Lawn Care for the Cheap and Lazy

41. Organic Lawn Care Guide

42. Local Harvest
     LocalHarvest is America's #1 organic and local food website. We maintain a definitive and reliable "living" public nationwide directory of small farms, farmers markets, and other local food sources. Our search engine helps people find products from family farms, local sources of sustainably grown food, and encourages them to establish direct contact with small farms in their local area. Our online store helps small farms develop markets for some of their products beyond their local area.

43. USDA CSA Publication
     Community Supported Agriculture consists of a community of individuals who pledge support to a farm operation so that the farmland becomes, either legally or spiritually, the community's farm, with the growers and consumers providing mutual support and sharing the risks and benefits of food production. Typically, members or "share-holders" of the farm or garden pledge in advance to cover the anticipated costs of the farm operation and farmer's salary. In return, they receive shares in the farm's bounty throughout the growing season, as well as satisfaction gained from reconnecting to the land and participating directly in food production. Members also share in the risks of farming, including poor harvests due to unfavorable weather or pests. By direct sales to community members, who have provided the farmer with working capital in advance, growers receive better prices for their crops, gain some financial security, and are relieved of much of the burden of marketing.

44. Dr. Shawn: Pet Care Handouts

45. Meridian's raw site - pack lunch!
     This site is a work in progress, started in June of 2006. It was originally inspired by my desire for a webpage detailing my favorite resources for learning about feeding raw so that I didn't have to type it out from scratch every time I wanted to share with other people over the internet. It has grown into a resources page, a page of photos of my girls at mealtime, a page of resources specifically for those here in southern Alberta, and a page of "extras" including a brief "how to" in a Q+A format. I plan on expanding and improving the site as time goes on, so check back for updates periodically. Thanks, and I hope you find Pack Lunch helpful! I can be found frequently in the Dogster forums participating in discussions about food & nutrition and general dog health. It's a fantastic place to learn and help others learn, and I'd love to see you there!

46. Risa's Raw Feeding Page
     Risa has a raw site, featuring information, videos, links, pictures (even pics of her freezer - which, BTW, is WAY more organized than my huge chest freezer), and sample weekly meal plans. Enjoy! BONE apetite!

47. Fudge's Raw Feeding Site
     Who runs Netrophic? Netrophic is a website designed and maintained by me, Janine Costanzo. I am 22 years old, and I work as a web developer at Six Apart's LiveJournal.com. I enjoy creating websites, among other things. What does Netrophic mean? The word "netrophic" is a word that I created. It is an adjective that is a combination of the words "net" and "trophic". The word "net" is a shortened form of the word "Internet", and the word "trophic" is a suffix that means "of or related to nutrition". In other words, a netrophic person is one that gets its nutrients from the Internet.

48. Herbs and Supplements: About.Com
     Looking for information about a nutritional supplement, vitamin, or herbal remedy? Here you'll find information about the health benefits and side effects of herbs, vitamins, and nutritional supplements.

49. ABC Homeopathy
     Includes introduction to homeopathy, online remedy finder-homeopathy software, homeopathic remedies store.

50. Simillimum First Aid Room
     "This site is dedicated to the study of Homœopathy and provides educational information, articles and services to homœopaths all over the globe."

51. Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps
     Great, simple soaps that are safe for use on people and dogs, natural and organic ingredients.

52. National Center for Homeopathy
     Great site, loaded with a lot of good information and a very "readable" and clear introduction to homeopathy.

53. Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia Convention of the United States

54. National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: NIH

55. Wikipedia Homeopathy Entry

56. The Academy of Veterinary Homeopaths

57. Wikipedia wildcat entry
     An introduction to information regarding a species from which domestic felines are thought to be directly descended.

58. University of Michigan Museum of Zoology Animal Diversity Web: Wildcat
     Animal Diversity Web (ADW) is an online database of animal natural history, distribution, classification, and conservation biology at the University of Michigan Animal Diversity Web Has Thousands of species accounts about individual animal species. These may include text, pictures of living animals, photographs and movies of specimens, and/or recordings of sounds. Students write the text of these accounts and we cannot guarantee their accuracy. Descriptions of levels of organization above the species level, especially phyla, classes, and in some cases, orders and families. Hundreds of hyperlinked pages and images illustrate the traits and general biology of these groups.

59. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: Wildcat Entry

60. Mia's Pet Chic
     Stylish collars, leashes, and accessories for your furry companion.

61. Linda Tellington Jones: Tellington T-Touch

62. Integrating Homeopathy into Allopathic Practice
     Detailed PDF especially for veterinarians

63. Benefits of ACV for dogs



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