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Posted by on Jul 17, 2019 in Articles, Breeder Members, Featured, Natural Rearing - How To, NR Information, what is NR | 0 comments

Natural Rearing – An Introduction By Roberta Jamison NR breeders and owners follow these very important protocols. We feed a variety of species-appropriate raw, fresh unprocessed foods (for dogs this means raw, properly grown meat, organs and bones – based on the diet on which their wild ancestors evolved). We ensure our dogs always have access to fresh clean unadulterated water (non-chlorinated, non-fluoridated, no heavy metals or other toxins) clean grass-covered ground, and are not raised on cement or gravel plenty of fresh air, sunlight and exercise. We ensure our dogs are not...

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Naturally Reared Animals – It’s All About Epigenetics

Posted by on Jun 19, 2019 in Articles, breeding for natural immunity, Featured, Natural Rearing - How To, NR Information, What's News? | 0 comments

Naturally Reared Animals – It’s All About Epigenetics

For natural rearing animal breeders, it’s all about epigenetics! Epigenetics is an attractive study for animal breeders because it may help us find part of the missing causality and missing heritability of complex traits and diseases as well as how we can alter genetic expression in our animals. It is especially attractive to natural rearing breeders as a helpful tool in altering the genetic expression of animals brought in from outside lines and in educating their puppy buyers on how to keep their puppy healthy. DNAm patterns are modified during the life of an individual starting in...

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What Titer Tests DON’T Tell Us

Posted by on Nov 30, 2018 in Articles, Featured, Immunity | 0 comments

Excperpt from Dr. Jeannie’s article: Titer Testing – Do titers equal immunity?” What titer tests DON’T tell us about true immunity: Titer tests cannot tell us what the memory cells are doing.  Memory cells are considered essential for viral disease immunity for specific viruses. There is NO test for qualitative measuring of memory cells. Memory cells are what prompt the immune system to create antibodies that are dispatched to an infection associated with the pathogen that it “remembers.” Memory cells don’t need reminders in the form of re-vaccination to...

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Medicinal Mushrooms For Dogs

Posted by on Oct 10, 2017 in Articles, Featured, Immunity | 0 comments

Medicinal Mushrooms For Dogs

Supplementing dogs with medicinal mushrooms during times of stress (during heat cycle, breeding, pregnancy, exposure to toxins, etc.) is nothing new. It is just now gaining a lot more attention here in the western world. The health benefits of ingesting medicinal mushrooms keep surfacing, and there are a lot more benefits which are yet to be discovered I am sure. There are a lot of research studies that are going on around the world, and new discoveries are being made for the numerous uses of medicinal mushrooms. Immune system boosting and antibacterial properties of certain mushrooms,...

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Epigenetics – Shape Shifting Our Puppy’s Genes

Posted by on Nov 9, 2016 in Articles, Featured, Natural Dog Health In the News, Natural Rearing - How To, NR Information | 0 comments

Epigenetics – Shape Shifting Our Puppy’s Genes

As most of us know, breeding dogs (or any animal for that matter)  is considered to be a combination of  art and science; if we were to ignore the art factor, we would be  robbing ourselves of the enjoyment of creativity. If we were to ignore the science factor, we would be quite foolish.  If we really want to be an accomplished and reputable dog breeder, and leave our chosen breed in better genetic shape than when we began breeding, then we need to pay attention to advances in scientific knowledge such as epigenetics.  It’s about shape shifting our puppy’s genes! One of the most...

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Grounding or Earthing For Our Dogs

Posted by on Oct 13, 2016 in Articles, Featured, Immunity, NR Information | 0 comments

Grounding or Earthing For Our Dogs

Dogs, like us, are bioelectrical beings . This planet we live on,is an electrical planet, always vibrating with healthy frequencies and a slight negative surface charge that just happens to be required for a healthy immune system in plants and animals alike. The word “negative” in this context means an abundance of electrons that can move quickly and reduce charge. Emerging science has revealed how direct contact with the ground allows dogs (and, of course, humans and other animals) a life-giving energy infusion! As you may already know or perhaps have read in many of my articles or books,...

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