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Dog Health Care and Feeding – The Sensible Way

By Michele Welton, Dog Trainer, Breed Selection Consultant, Author of 15 Dog Books

NOT the best dog food for your dog

Pouring kibble into a bowl isn't the best way to feed your dog.

On my website, you won't be reading that you should feed your dog a premium kibble or canned food (you shouldn't).

You won't be reading that kibble is good for your dog's teeth (it isn't).

Or that he needs booster shots every year (responsible vets no longer do this – it's unnecessary and harmful).

Or that you should control fleas and ticks with a flea collar or flea spray (harmful).

Or that your dog should be spayed or neutered at 6 months old (too early).

What you WILL be reading is my advice on sensible feeding and health care so your dog lives a long, healthy life and seldom needs to see the vet. An excellent goal, yes?


My advice comes from vets who belong to the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association.

My advice on feeding and health care is the same advice....

.... given by most licensed veterinarians who belong to the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (AHVMA).

Their advice (and mine) is based on the reality of what your dog's digestive system was designed to eat.

Their advice (and mine) is based on the latest research by veterinary immunologists, who tell us how many vaccinations your dog truly needs – and why MORE vaccinations is both unnecessary and harmful.

Their advice (and mine) is based on the latest research on why early spaying and neutering can lead to health problems as your dog grows up.

If this advice sounds different from what your own veterinarian is telling you, it's a good bet that he or she does not belong to the AHVMA.

You will enjoy my website if....

You're an open-minded person who believes in a more natural lifestyle for yourself and your family . . . a think-for-yourself person who doesn't automatically believe everything the medical profession and pharmaceutical companies tell you.

  • You'll discover healthier ways to feed your dog and more sensible (and safer) ways to protect his health, build up his immune system, and lengthen his life.
  • You'll learn, for example, that some vaccinations are definitely wise, but too many vaccinations can damage your dog's health.
  • You'll learn that your dog's ailments can be handled more effectively (and more safely) if you take your dog to the right veterinarian who doesn't automatically reach for medications and expensive prescription diets.

So much conflicting information about raising your dog....

Confused dog owner

There's so much conflicting advice about caring for your dog that it's normal to become confused.

Natural health care (for both people and pets) is exploding in popularity – which is a good thing, because it works.

But the problem is that there are so many articles and websites filled with conflicting information and advice.

Bouncing around the internet looking for "tips" is a good way to get confused or misled.

There's lots of bad advice offered by people who have never read the latest veterinary research. Sadly, that even includes an awful lot of veterinarians.

So when it comes to feeding or vaccinations or health issues, who should you believe?

I think the best answer is: Those of us who are open-minded. Those of us who do a lot of research. Those of us who have been practicing natural health care with our dogs for a good long time.

We have more up-to-date information, more practical experiences, and more personal insights to share with you.

As an experienced author and researcher, I've looked at all sides of canine health care. I've read the research. I've talked with the vets. I've sifted through all of the information. And I've chosen the best possible ways to care for my dogs. I want to share that with you!

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My complete health care program is all laid out in my book, 11 Things You Must Do Right To Keep Your Dog Healthy and Happy. It's a real eye-opener, and bargain priced too.

You're a smart owner. You already know that your veterinarian isn't a god. What he tells you is only one opinion – and most vets (like most doctors) are reluctant to admit that there might be other ways of doing things.

I've written my health book – and all the health articles on this site – to introduce you to the opinions and philosophies of other veterinarians. I think you will be shocked by what they have to tell you.

Shocked.... but also delighted. Because what they have to tell you will make your dog's life even better than it is today.

Let me help you do that!

Michele Welton with BuffyAbout the author: Michele Welton has over 40 years of experience as a Dog Trainer, Dog Breed Consultant, and founder of three Dog Training Centers. An expert researcher and author of 15 books about dogs, she loves helping people choose, train, and care for their dogs.

Check out my other articles on health & feeding

Dog Health Care – The Sensible Way

The Best Dog Food

Kibble or Canned Dog Food

Vaccinations and Booster Shots: Are They Needed?

Think Your Veterinarian Is Good? Here's How To Tell

Spaying Your Female Dog: Pros and Cons

Neutering Your Male Dog: Pros and Cons

To help you train and care for your dog

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