Thursday, October 22, 2015

Your dog (or cat) will love this! Seaweed calcium now available for animals and pets

 If you're a pet owner, you'll be interested to know that we've just introduced a remarkable nutritional supplement called Health Ranger's Seaweed Calcium for Animals and Pets. Although formulated specifically for animals, this is human-grade calcium of the highest quality.
Calcium is a major structural component of bones and teeth and is an essential dietary mineral for your pet. However, most low-end calcium supplements come from limestone, ground up oyster shells, or bone meal – all of which are difficult for dogs, cats and most other animals to fully digest. (And often contaminated with lead, too...)

The calcium content of bone meal, for example, is contained within relatively large particles of bone that appear as jagged tiles when viewed under a microscope. These particles are very slow to digest, and they pass through the body before much of the calcium can be fully absorbed.

Furthermore, the density of bone meal particles varies, so you never know exactly how much bioavailable calcium is in each teaspoon or cup, which makes it very difficult to measure servings accurately.

Health Ranger's Seaweed Calcium for Animals and Pets offers a huge advantage over bone meal and other forms of calcium. Being from a vegetable source makes it much easier for dogs, cats and other animals to digest. And being 100% derived from natural seaweed, it contains a full spectrum of bioavailable calcium from plants.

It's on sale now at the Natural News Store. To place an order, you can click on this link now.
Unlike some seaweed brands that are sourced from heavily-polluted China, the naturally calcified seaweed we use is harvested from a pristine ocean source off the coast of Ireland, where seaweed has long been used to treat a variety of maladies.
In these saltwaters, where the North Atlantic Ocean meets the Celtic Sea, there grows a small red seaweed called Lithothamnium, which is composed of a wide variety of essential nutrients. In addition to calcium, it also contains sulphur, potassium, phosphorus, sodium, iron, zinc, selenium and magnesium, all of which help boost calcium absorption into the bones.

As with everything the Natural News Store sells, it's also laboratory verified for safety and purity. And of course it's non-GMO.

With Health Ranger's Seaweed Calcium for Animals and Pets, you can be sure your furry friends are getting all the calcium and essential minerals that they need, in the world's most easy-to-digest and bioavailable form. Supplement your pet's health and happiness by clicking on this link now.

Mike Adams, the Health Ranger

* These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Pet Bed-Buddies

Is Sleeping Together Healthy?

Erik J. Martin

There was a time when Eliska, a three-pound Prague ratter, would curl up and sleep next to owner Krista DeAngelis, and most of the time, she and the dog enjoyed a peaceful night’s slumber.

Then DeAngelis married, and her husband banned the dog from the bed for fear of unintentionally squashing Eliska in his sleep. After enduring a few sleepless nights of canine whining and barking, the Salt Lake City couple successfully curbed their pet’s protests by simply spraying Eliska with a misting bottle every time she acted up.

After two nights of this routine, the pocket-sized pooch was fully trained to sleep by herself in another room.
“I originally thought letting my dog sleep in my bed was a good idea,” says DeAngelis, a communications director at Westminster College. “But I realized that they can keep you up when they rustle around, wake you up if they have to go out and sometimes go to the bathroom in the bed if you don’t wake up.”

Make a Good Choice

“Having your pet sleep in the bed with you is a personal choice,” says holistic Veterinarian Patrick Mahaney, of California Pet Acupuncture & Wellness, in West Hollywood. By discouraging this behavior, “Your pet will be less likely to confuse your bed with theirs, and therefore prevent potential territory-related problems.” By failing to discourage it, “You not only face the possibility of behavioral problems, you could also face adverse effects to your own sleep and health,” he notes.

Staying in close contact makes it easier to pick up fleas, ticks or skin mites a pet may carry, and can worsen allergies. ~ Roger Valentine, holistic veterinarian

According to results published in a survey of 300 sleep disorder patients conducted by Dr. John Shepard, then medical director of the Mayo Clinic Sleep Disorders Center, in Rochester, Minnesota, nearly 60 percent of the pet owners in the study slept with their pets inside the bedroom. Twenty-two percent of the patients were likely to have pets sleeping on the bed with them. Plus, 53 percent said their sleep was disrupted to some extent every night. Twenty-one percent and 7 percent of their dogs and cats, respectively, snored.

Yet, a British study of 420 UK cat owners conducted by the nonprofit Cats Protection revealed that 44 percent of respondents (including 51 percent of women polled) said they enjoyed a better night’s sleep with a cat in bed with them than with a human companion. Benefits listed included an absence of snoring, more space on the bed and soothing purrs.

A pet’s companionship can reduce levels of stress hormones while enabling people to deal with their emotions and stressful situations.
~ American Heart Association journal, Hypertension

“The advantages of letting your pet share your bed include companionship, warmth and a sense of security,” advises Mahaney. Among the drawbacks, he notes lack of space for people to sleep, interruption of normal sleep patterns and the pet’s confusion about its expected place to sleep.

Nip Problems in the Bud

To break a pet of a bed-sleeping habit, Mahaney recommends applying persistence, consistency and the following tips:

• Establish a separate area or bed for the pet to sleep. A cat or dog bed can be as simple as a clean, soft blanket placed nearby.

• Use positive reinforcement techniques. Offer a tiny training treat, “gooddog” clicker noise or praise when the animal is comfortably resting in its own bed, to reinforce this desirable behavior.

• Immediately address any territorial aggression when co-sleeping with a pet, such as growling or nipping. First, authoritatively say, “No!” Then put the pet on the floor or into its own bed and give the command to sit and stay.

• If problematic behavior persists, seek consultation with a veterinary behavior specialist.

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

If a family member decides to share a bed with a pet, Mahaney offers the following recommendations:

• Let it sleep on top of the covers, instead of under them.

• Be aware of the need to remove environmental debris, including fecal material, on its coat before bedtime.

• Give the dog an opportunity to void itself within a reasonable time frame before going to sleep. A typical healthy dog should not have to get up in the middle of the night to urinate or defecate.

• Allow a cat the opportunity to exit the bedroom throughout the night to play, eat, drink and use the litter box. Cats are nocturnal animals and are more likely to be active during lights out.

Erik J. Martin regularly contributes to, from which this was adapted.

This article appears in the December 2014 issue of Natural Awakenings

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Deaf dog flips at Riverview Christian School

By Zachary Laux
Times Staff Writer

Riverview Christian School students and staff hold hoops for Angelyne the Amazing Deaf Cattle Dog to jump through. (Zachary Laux / Fort Morgan Times)

Students at Riverview Christian School near Brush "oohed" and "awed" as the dog performed tricks. The Australian cattle dog sought out treats, jumped for tennis balls and even jumped through a series of hoops, all without the use of her ears. The dog is deaf.

Dog trainer Eric Melvin brought Angelyne the Amazing DEAF Cattle Dog, to the Morgan County school Tuesday, not only to show off the ticks she can do, but to teach students important life lessons. Melvin and Angelyne are both originally from Colorado and have traveled the United States performing tricks and speaking to students. Their lessons aim to teach students about acceptance, the value of practice and how to overcome challenges.
Eric Melvin scratches the belly of his dog, Angelyne. (Zachary Laux 

Melvin and Angelyne have been presenting to groups for about seven years and reached two major milestones in that time. Melvin and Angelyne passed their 400th presentation and hit 400 volunteer hours.
Melvin told students at Riverview Tuesday that meeting Angelyne was one of the best things to ever come into his life. But it was also unexpected, or perhaps it was fate.

"Angelyne was a gift to me," Melvin said. "I chose her because I am supposed to be here. I am supposed to do this work."

Melvin met Angelyne in Fort Collins after reading a newspaper ad reporting a litter of seven puppies were born.

Melvin said at about eight weeks old, the unnamed puppy that would later become known as Angelyne behaved differently.

Continue to read more about the amazing deaf dog, Angelyne 


Sunday, June 15, 2014

17 Benefits of Having an Animal as Your Best Friend

by Catharine Symblème
 Why Are Animal Friends Better Than Human Friends?
 Sometimes, relationships with humans are … well, complicated. Talk too little, and our human friends might think we’re hiding something. Talk too much, and we’re a bore. If we’re seen in public with a human friend’s significant other, it could get us in a lot of hot water. And of course, there’s trying to schedule time to see our human friends, or worse, putting up with their bratty kids while we’re trying to have a decent conversation over sushi.

Let’s face it; our real best friends are animals. Here’s why:

1. Animal friends always laugh at our jokes,


2. Listen attentively to our complaints,


3. And tell us exactly what they think about them.


4. We never have to worry about carrying on a conversation with our animal friends,

Shut up

5. Or finding someone to help out at work.


6. Our animal friends always have our back if things get crazy,

Cat with guns

7. And are there to comfort us when our hearts get broken.


8. Animal friends make sure we don’t miss a workout,

Bicep curl  Workout

9. And act as a mode of transportation if the car breaks down.

Turtle car

10. At our next party, if the DJ flakes out, our animal friends are there to get the music going,

Chicken rap

11. Get things moving on the dance floor,

Dog Dance 


12. And intercept any unwanted advances.


13. Our animal friends won’t even ruin our party by talking about politics or religion.


14. Sometimes we can get our animal friends to bring us the newspaper,

Bring it

15. Especially if there’s food involved.

Horse foodie

16. Did I mention that animal friends are great workout buddies?


17. They ask so little in return; just give ‘em a pat now and then, and they’re happy.

Featured photo credit: Ângela Antunes via

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Introduction to Animal Communication

Do you ever wonder what your animal companions are thinking? Do you talk to your animals and wish that they would respond in kind?  Well, they are!!!  You just need to learn to "hear" them. 

In this class, we will learn the basics of how to tap into our innate abilities for telepathic communication and how to "tune into" what your animals are saying. 

DATE:           Sunday, October 6, 2013
TIME:           1pm - 5 pm
COST:           $30.00
PLACE:        Institute for Spiritual Advancement (IFSA)
                       4176 E. Florida Ave. (at Ash) Denver, CO 80222

Reservations Requested - Bette Heller (303) 898-8962 or

Students are encouraged (but not required) to bring photograph(s) of living animal(s) that they would like to communicate with.  

Bette Heller has been communicating with animals since 1998. She offers communications with animals, living and in spirit. Her goal is to help people and their animal companions attain a greater understanding of each other and live together in peace and harmony.  

Heather Thompson has been communicating with animals since 2008. She is an energy worker and does a variety of energy work on humans and animals, remotely and in person. She is a Reiki/Master Teacher, Medical Intuitive, and a Reflexology Teacher.  


Friday, May 10, 2013

The Soul of Our Pets

by Slade Roberson

This week, we lost a beloved family member, my mother’s cat Hannah, who was twenty years old.
With all the strays that have come to us, and the older cats we’ve adopted from other people over the years, Hannah was unique in that she was the one who was adopted from her feline mother shortly after being weaned, lived two full decades in love and abundance, and peacefully left this world in Mama’s arms.

As my friend Seth describes it: “a life loved to completion.”

Driving home, pulling into Mama’s neighborhood, a tiny bright orange fox crossed the street right in front of us. This was only the second time in my entire life that I’ve seen a wild fox in person. In suburbia, it’s not a common occurrence. No one else in the world saw it but the two of us. Only minutes after leaving the vet, the timing was special.

One of my life long friends and animal lovers, Catherine, shared the meaning of Native American fox medicine. It meant a lot to my mother, who interpreted the sighting as Hannah’s confirmation that she had safely made her transition.

This is the happiest ending any of us will ever get. And boy, does this reality suck when you’re living through it. It feels like a bill that has finally come due on years of joy.
It’s worth it.

In honor of all our “angels with fur,” here are some of my thoughts, feelings, and beliefs about familiars.

Image credit Matt Richards via Creative Commons on Flickr

What is a Familiar?
Some of our pets are guardians incarnated in animal form.
In Wicca, the elevated relationship between human and animal souls is called a familiar. This is not to be confused with an animal totem or a “spirit animal.”

In a literal, tangible way, there are no relationships on earth that teach us more about the benevolent spirit entities who attend us in this life than our animal familiars. Not all our pets or domesticated animals are familiars — the designation is special and unique.

The cat familiar is the most popular or well-known — the “classic” — but this spiritual relationship is not limited to pagan faiths or to any particular species of animal.

I believe:

When you connect to an animal as your familiar, your love elevates her spirit to the human sphere of consciousness. You willfully lift the soul of your animal companion up to our level. You know the ones you’ve done this with — they stand out clearly among your pet/caretaker connections; they become more human than animal.

As a kid it greatly disturbed me that most Christians tried to teach us that animals do not have souls. There could be no doubt to me, that, if there are souls to be had at all, period, by any living entity, then animals have souls. And familiars have a spirit markedly different from wild animals.

Like a spirit guide, ancestor, or guardian angel might do for you, you become the patron of this creature’s spirit. Unlike a human child who emerges from your physical body, but has an independent soul — and so only requires a temporary dependence — you bring your animal familiar into your spiritual body. You lend a piece of your aura to her — she actually becomes part of your soul.

Your animal familiars are the most obvious, visible form of “guardian angel.” They may even be the only kind of spirit guide that manifests a form you can easily perceive.

When she leaves her physical body behind, her spirit remains tethered to yours in a unique way.
You are here to learn how to love, how to transcend suffering, and how to experience joy.

Your animal familiars are pure, unconditional love incarnate. They are “sure things” — their love transcends human judgment. Anyone — no matter their physical appearance, personality, handicaps, abilities, talents, grace, or lack thereof — can have this relationship.

The miracle you have manifested with your familiar in this lifetime is one of your greatest love lessons learned. It can never be reversed. It will never go away. She is your guardian and guide for good. Her form will one day change, but then she will become a small piece of your love — your power — that is no longer bound to the physical world.

© 2006-2013, Slade Roberson. Communicating with Spirit
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