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1. The International Positive Dog Training Association
     Our Mandate The International Positive Dog Training Association is for dog-related professionals dog owners and enthusiasts willing to take a stand for the use of only the humane application of acceptable tools and techniques in dog training and behaviour modification. The purpose of the IPDTA is to dissect every tool and technique, to agree on proper application and to set the international standard for what is acceptable, what is unacceptable and what is abusive. Votes will be cast based on the risk of misuse, abuse and/or malfunction of the tool or technique in the hands of an average dog owner. Any accepted tool immediately becomes unacceptable if the subject dog shows any sign of fear or pain.

2. The American Holistic Veterinary Medial Association
     The American Holistic Veterinary Medial Association explores and supports alternative and complementary approaches to veterinary healthcare, and is dedicated to integrating all aspects of animal wellness in a socially and environmentally responsible manner

3. Tips on Finding A TRAINED Holistic Veterinarian
     Finding a holistic veterinarian can be a true expedition. There are many veterinarians that claim to be holistic when they do not really fully understand the concept. Many mix Allopathic (standard) treatments with natural treatments and feel comfortable with this concept. If you are looking for a specific discipline under the umbrella of Holistic i.e. Acupuncture, Homeopathy, Chiropractic, Herbal, etc. or if you do not know what is best for your pet, then you need to find someone with the proper training and credentials. Here are some of the organizations that list and/or accredit veterinarians in specific modalities. There are a few organizations that train and certify Holistic Veterinarians in different disciplines, as well, as, the AHVMA that maintains a list of interested (but not always holistic) veterinarians. For you to choose a "Holistic Vet" you must first narrow down your needs. If you are looking for someone that has a regular practice but is open to Alternative medicine then your field is larger and many of the vets listed in the AHVMA (American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association) list might suffice. If you are looking specifically for Homeopathy, then consult the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy list. For Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture also maintains a list. Some of these veterinarians are totally holistic and some don't even use acupuncture in their practices but all have gone through the training and passed the certification exams. There is a copy of the AHVMA directory kept at the AHVMA Site. There is a seperate Acupuncture list at the AAVA site. Some veterinarians also list with the National Center for Homeopathy

4. nina ottosson products ...DOGGY MENTAL STIMULATION
     Dog Activity Toys... Exciting, funny and tricky. Let the dog search for snacks by letting it lift blocks, move blocks, move discs, rotate discs, push buttons... Idea... ...with the dog activity toys is to have a pleasant and rewarding time together with your dog. You show how to play. Your dog watches, listens and learn, and you both have fun together! Your dog will enjoy these moments and look forward each time to playing.

5. Peaceable Paws
     If you join this group you can get answers for free to your dog behavior problems from professional dog trainers and behaviorists ....FREE is SOOOOO cool . You become a member and then can post any question and you get answers from a group of professionals .....I LOVE IT ! And I love to see all the other questions and answers . ENJOY !!! Sunni ************************************************* ************************************************* Description Trainer and writer Pat Miller founded Peaceable Paws Dog and Puppy Training in the Monterey/Santa Cruz area of California in 1996, following a 20-year career in animal protection at the Marin Humane Society. The Peaceable Paws e-mail list is intended to be an educational and networking forum for Peaceable Paws students and other companion animal owners and trainers interested in expanding their education about positive training methods, and networking with others who have similar interests. List discussions focus on positive training, upcoming events, and related animal protection issues. This list is not to be used for solicitation of homes for animals in need of new living situations. WE DO NOT ENDORSE, ENCOURAGE OR OTHERWISE SUPPORT THE USE OF SHOCK COLLARS OR OTHER HARSH OR COERCIVE TRAINING TOOLS, REGARDLESS OF WHAT THE "SPONSOR LINKS" AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE MAY BE SELLING. Thanks for thinking positive.

6. Shirley's Wellness Cafe
     Alternative health solutions and nutritional information.

7. Animal Rescue Site
     A FREE way to give

8. Dogs Deserve Better
     Dogs Deserve Better, 2003 First Place Winner of the ASPCA/Chase Pet Protector Award, is a voice for chained and penned dogs, whose sadness speaks only through the eyes. As the days become years, many of these dogs sit, lay, eat, and defecate within the same 10-foot radius. Chained by the neck, they exist without respect, love, exercise, social interaction, and sometimes even basic nourishment. They live as prisoners, yet long to be pets. Chaining is not only inhumane for dogs, but has taken a severe toll on this nation’s children as well. In the period from October 2003 through August 2008, there were at least 246 children killed or seriously injured by chained dogs across the country. Chained dogs, unsocialized with humans, can become very territorial of their tiny space, and any two year old who wanders into this space can be attacked and killed before adults can intervene. A recent attack in Texas in March, 2007 left 2 year old Carolina Sotello dead from head and neck wounds. She was attacked and killed by an unneutered male dog chained in the backyard, next to an unspayed female with puppies. Would you for one second choose to live the life of these dogs? No matter what reason is given, the bottom line is that it is NOT ok to chain a dog for life. Dogs should not have to live chained or penned as prisoners, yearning for a place in a family, craving acknowledgement, respect, and love. They DESERVE BETTER, and we as caretakers have the obligation to provide it for them. Please consider today how you can help the dogs in your neighborhood. If you see a chained dog or a penned dog daily, it is time to take action. Please join Dogs Deserve Better today in taking a stand against this mistreatment of dogs.

     We at Native Remedies searched long and hard to find a range of effective, professionally produced natural and homeopathic remedies to help in the treatment of a wide range of ailments and conditions. Many of you know our range of herbal and homeopathic remedies for humans and have been using our remedies in your families for many years. You also know Michele Carelse, our resident Clinical Psychologist who has worked with experts in the field of natural health to formulate all of our remedies for a range of health conditions. Together our team have been helping people to lead healthier lives for many years - as can be seen from our large customer base, returning customers and testimonials from people all over the world. As with most families and friends, we have witnessed many a failed attempt to treat common conditions with only traditional medicine and, in many cases, the unwanted side effects that often result.

10. Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) how to find a positive based trainer
     The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) is a professional organization of individual dog trainers who are committed to becoming better trainers through education. The APDT offers individual pet dog trainers a respected and concerted voice in the dog world. We continue to promote professional trainers to the veterinary profession and to increase public awareness of dog friendly training techniques.

     Great blog about all things dog from not only a trainer but a CANINE BEHAVIORIST

     A Different Kind Of Rescue No doubt you will find we are a different kind of rescue. We require more steps than what you may be used to when looking for a dog. However, we provide more steps before our dogs are put up for adoption.

13. Mar Vista Animal Medical Center
     This site will give you access to a wonderfully comprehensive library that explains in an understandable manner most animal complaints.

14. KONG
     Info on how to use , which to buy and new products

15. Premier Products GENTLE LEADER , EASY WALK HARNESS and other training tools
     Premier was founded by pet-people, for pet-people. We believe in providing safe, innovative and effective tools that help improve relationships between people and their pets.

16. The Original Bach Flower Remedies
     The original Bach ® Flower Remedies is a system of 38 Flower Remedies that corrects emotional imbalances: negative emotions are replaced with positive. The Bach ® Flower Remedies are 100% safe and natural and work in conjunction with herbs, homeopathy and medications. They are safe for everyone, including children, pregnant women, pets, elderly and even plants.

     Discount supplements and shipping $4.99 flat fee

18. The Whole Dog Journal

     NZYMES.COM is division of Biopet Inc. We are dedicated to the health and welfare of pets and people all over the world. Our goal is simple, "Provide our customers ONLY the highest quality products that deliver REAL RESULTS." Our corporate team has over 20 years of experience in the "Health Food Industry" with specialized knowledge in the field of whole food nutritional supplementation. We have aligned ourselves with some of the finest and most knowledgeable advisors and experts in nutrition in order to help our customers find quick and viable solutions. We stand ready to answer your questions and aid you in the resolution of the nutritionally based health problems facing yourself and your pets. All NZYMES® products come with an Unconditional 120 Day Money-Back Guarantee! If a customer is unsatisfied for any reason, we require they return the unused portions of the order to our offices and we will refund the total purchase price of the products returned. REFUNDS DO NOT INCLUDE THE COSTS OF SHIPPING OR SPECIAL HANDLING. Please contact our offices by phone or e-mail to get a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) in advance of your return. Refunds generally require 4-7 days upon receipt of the returned package to be processed.

20. Understand A Bull ****** THERE ARE MORE LINKS CLICK BELOW
     For all your BSL information

21. Healing Center For Animals
     Healing Center For Animals was founded in 1995 by Dr. Bob Goldstein, a veterinarian with over 30 years of clinical experience in nutrition and Susan Goldstein, a specialist in alternative therapies and nutrition for dogs, cats and birds. Our mission is to offer support to people who are seeking alternative therapies and guidance for their animals. The Healing Center For Animals works with you and your veterinarian by offering a comprehensive individual nutritional support program for your animals which is designed to prevent disease and that is supported with conventional veterinary medicine. The HCFA Team consists of a professional staff who are dedicated to serving people and their animals and who recognize the importance of good nutrition on a daily basis for the purpose of perpetuating wellness and addressing diseases in a non-invasive gentle way.

     r. Martin Goldstein (Dr. Marty) is considered by many experts - and thousands of satisfied clients - to be America’s foremost holistic veterinarian. The results he has achieved have been so astounding that today critically ill dogs and cats from all over the world are brought to Smith Ridge Veterinary Center where doctors trained by Dr. Marty give these animals a new chance at life and health. Many people who arrive have exhausted all of the available conventional treatment options and are faced with a very sick pet who is only getting worse; others are true-believers in a holistic-only approach to maintaining their animal’s health or treating their animal’s malady. Regardless of their reason for seeking care, they usually receive a mind-opening education about natural health that many ultimately apply to their own lives as well as to the lives of their animal companions.

23. Veterinary Institute of Integrative Medicine
     Welcome to the Veterinary Institute of Integrative Medicine website. Our goal is to raise awareness of the benefits of an integrative approach to animal healthcare. We do this through our website and educational tools such as the Veterinarian's Desk Reference of Natural Medicines and the VIIM CD series of holistic treatments for animal diseases. For more information on these and other products, click on the links to the right. Our mission is to work with other holistic organizations to disseminate the latest information on veterinary medical practices, products and services.

24. How To Dremel Your Dog's Nails

25. AKC’s Canine Good Citizen® (CGC) Program
     Welcome to the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen® (CGC) Program. Started in 1989, CGC is a certification program that is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club.

26. AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program
     At the American Kennel Club®, we’re not just champion dogs. We’re the dogs’ champion—all dogs. We believe that all dogs deserve training and a responsible owner and our goal is to reward responsible dog ownership. The AKC S.T.A.R. Puppysm is an exciting new program designed to get dog owners and their puppies off to a good start. The AKC S.T.A.R. Puppysm Program is an incentive program for loving dog owners who have taken the time to take their puppies through a basic training class.

27. ASPCA Animaland
     Welcome to ASPCA Animaland®—the website for kids who love animals!

28. Defending Dog

     Canine cancer treatment requires a substantial outlay of financial resources, ranging on average between $600 and $6,000 per dog. Many dog owners cannot support such a large unanticipated outlay. To offer help to such individuals and their dogs, The Magic Bullet Fund provides financial assistance to pay for canine cancer treatments and medicines when the owners cannot. With our financial assistance, the canines we serve receive state-of-the-art veterinary cancer support for their conditions. The Fund’s mission is to provide cancer treatment for dogs whose caretakers are unable to provide treatment. These are dogs who would not have cancer treatment at all without our assistance. The Fund’s secondary mission is to heighten public awareness about canine cancer through our ongoing educational efforts. We firmly believe that this work will result in measurable improvement in canine cancer prevention and early detection. The Magic Bullet Fund is a program of the Perseus Foundation, a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization that supports research and public education about cancer in companion animals. Donations are tax deductible.

30. HEMOPET **first private non-profit animal blood bank / info on blood disorders
     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 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

31. Dr. Jean Dodds' Recommended Vaccination Schedule
     Dr. Dodds received the D.V.M. degree with honors in 1964 from the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Toronto. In 1965 she accepted a position with the New York State Health Department in Albany and began comparative studies of animals with inherited and acquired bleeding diseases. Her position there began as a Research Scientist and culminated as Chief, Laboratory of Hematology, Wadsworth Center. In 1980 she also became Executive Director, New York State Council on Human Blood and Transfusion Services. This work continued full-time until 1986 when she moved to Southern California to establish Hemopet, the first nonprofit national blood bank program for animals. From 1965-1986, she was a member of many national and international committees on hematology, animal models of human disease, veterinary medicine, and laboratory animal science. Dr. Dodds was a grantee of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NIH) and has over 150 research publications. She was formerly President of the Scientist's Center for Animal Welfare; and Chairman of the Committee on Veterinary Medical Sciences and Vice-Chairman of the Institute of Laboratory Animal Resources, National Academy of Sciences. In 1974 Dr. Dodds was selected as Outstanding Woman Veterinarian of the Year, AVMA Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado; in 1977 received the Region I Award for Outstanding Service to the Veterinary Profession from the American Animal Hospital Association, Cherry Hill, New Jersey; in 1978 and 1990 received the Gaines Fido Award as Dogdom's Woman of the Year; and the Award of Merit in 1978 in Recognition of Special Contributions to the Veterinary Profession from the American Animal Hospital Association, Salt Lake City, Utah. In 1984 she was awarded the Centennial Medal from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. In 1987 she was elected a distinguished Practitioner of the National Academy of Practice in Veterinary Medicine. In 1994 she was given the Holistic Veterinarian of the Year Award from the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association. She is an active member of numerous professional societies. Today, Dr. Dodds is actively expanding Hemopet's range of nonprofit services and educational activities. The animal blood bank program provides canine blood components, blood bank supplies, and related services throughout North America. Hemopet's retired Greyhound blood donors are adopted as pets through the Pet Life-Line arm of the project. On behalf of Hemopet, she consults in clinical pathology nationally and internationally, and regularly travels to teach animal health care professionals, companion animal fanciers, and pet owners on hematology and blood banking, immunology, endocrinology, nutrition and holistic medicine. She was also the Editor of Advances in Veterinary Science and Comparative Medicine for Academic Press.

32. The Pet Center - Health Information

33. Liver Shunt - Discussion and Treatment

34. Handicapped Pets

35. Defending Dog
     United in the fight for our dog's lives!!! Your one stop BSL shop!

36. Cushing's Disease
     A to-the-point primer on Cushing's Disease.

37. Chocolate: How much is too much?
     An interactive chart to help you gauge the possible seriousness of chocolate ingestion.

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