How to Make & Use Eggshell Powder as a Calcium Source

About Eggshell Powder (ESP) You can find commercially produced eggshell powder (ESP).  Some pet food companies (even raw pet food companies) use ESP as a calcium source in their foods.  However, there are several problems with commercially produced (not home-made) eggshell powder: it comes from chickens that were raised in a factory farmed setting and subjected to unhealthy, cruel and inhumane conditions; because of the way the birds are fed and kept, the eggshells may not be nutritionally equivalent to eggs that come from chickens raised on pasture or as pets in one’s backyard; the shells are most likely irradiated, which denatures the product. “Irradiation damages food by breaking up molecules and creating free radicals. The free radicals kill some bacteria, but they also bounce around in the food, damage vitamins and enzymes, and combine with existing chemicals (like pesticides) in the food to form new chemicals, called unique radiolytic products (URPs)”. Besides freezing, we are very concerned by the use of

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Our Suggestions on the Use of Homeopathic Remedies for Acute/First Aid Symptoms

Copyright protected. Written by Kasie Maxwell, April 2008.   Sometimes Kasie makes a recommendation for or prepares a homeopathic remedy for your animal on a First Aid/acute basis. This is the information sheet written by Kasie is provided with your custom remedy. Posting here for easy reference. If you have an animal with a chronic issue/disease or symptoms that you would like treated homeopathy, please consult with a qualified classical homeopath. You can find veterinary homeopaths referrals here.  SFRAW’s HOMEOPATHIC REMEDY INFORMATION SHEET Homeopathic Remedy Handling, Storage and Antidotes Homeopathic remedies are essentially vibrational medicine, and they are easily overwhelmed by other strong material vibrations.  Certain substances will decrease the effectiveness of homeopathic remedies and if used during the first few months of a chronic case (or the first few days in an acute case), can confuse the interpretation of your response. Remedies should be stored out of direct sunlight in a cool, dark place. Do not place your remedies

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Delicious, Healthy Spring Recipes for You to share with your Dogs or Cats!

Happy Spring!!!  Today is the first day of spring and it’s a great opportunity to try a fresh, delicious, detoxifying spring treat you can share with your dogs and cats! Fresh Herbs: MY FAVORITE! If you haven’t tried incorporating fresh herbs yet in your pets’ meals yet, spring is a wonderful time of year to try adding some fresh herbs in their diet! Did you know herbs are not only tasty, and enjoyed by most dogs and cats, but also some of the most nutrient dense foods you can offer your companions (and enjoy yourself)? One the the easiest and tastiest ways to add a bit of fresh herbs to your dog/cat’s diet is to make a home-made pesto that you can drizzle over meals — yours and theirs! If you are unsure if your animal will enjoy the strong flavor of fresh pesto, it may be a good idea to try offering it alone first before adding to their

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Q&A: Aging cat with dementia & use of Essential Oils on/around cats

Q: We have our 15-year-old cat that is beginning to show several signs of anxiety or dementia. Our vet wants to give her Xanax, to which we are opposed.  I would like to try defusing essential oils through the house to see if it works.  Does anyone know of a practitioner that could help us with what to use that might be specific for what is going on my girl?  Thank you. Carrie A: Hi Carrie, I am so sorry to hear about your middle-aged kitty experiencing dementia and anxiety. I hope I can provide some suggestions that may provide some relief to her and to your household/family! I am so glad you asked about the use of essential oils with your cat. Because of the dire and very serious consequences that can occur in cats exposed to essential oils, my position is that they are never safe to use — even diffused, even the therapeutic grade, even EOs lower

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