Thursday, October 23, 2008

Dr. Doug Knueven at APDT

Jenn said that Dr. Doug Knueven was one of the best speakers at her APDT dog trainer conference. Dr. Doug is a holistic vet from Beaver, PA. He has two books on holistic dog health, The Holistic Health Guide: Natural Care for the Whole Dog and Stand By Me, A Holistic Handbook for Animals, Their People and the Lives They Share Together.

Dr. Doug spoke about preventative approaches for avoiding sports related injuries and prolonging health in both competition and companion dogs, including diet, limited vaccines, accupuncture, chiropractic care, massage (and TTouch).

Jenn was so impressed to hear Dr. Doug speak about the positive health impacts from feeding a raw or home prepared diet.

Dr. Doug has a great article about his philosophy on pet diets here.

Several other articles on holistic care, vaccinations, and alternative vet care are available on his website here.

1 comment:

Ayla said...

Royal, My person Sandi went to the same conference and brought home a Nina Ottoson interactive toy (the Brick) for me (I'll let Ruby play with it too, maybe).

It's fun, but I get a little frustrated, and Sandi is keeping it very simple so that I can see and remember where the treats are in the game. Moving the sliding bricks is tricky. I hope to get better at the game the more I play. I did not get any fuzzy squirrel toys. Bummer.

Sandi has started to feed me some yummy raw food - good stuff called green tripe. She didn't make it herself, but bought it from someone she met at the conference recommended by Dr. Doug Knueven, "A Place for Paws." The other raw stuff she tried to feed me earlier was kinda nasty. I'd rather eat kibble. I like the new food. There is also beef, chicken, turkey, rabbit..with vegys.

Your blog about playing with Mona was cool. Hope Jenn didn't make you take a bath!

Your friend, Ayla