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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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Using Essential in Animal Care

Posted by on Feb 7, 2019 in Featured, NR Information, Toxins & Toxic Products, What's News? | 0 comments

Using Essential in Animal Care

Many of our approved natural rearing breeder members use essential oils* with their  animals (dogs, cats, puppies and kittens).  Is this a good or safe practice? Are you looking for the facts?  With reports surfacing all over social media that essential oils can be harmful to pets, I felt it was important that pet owners were better educated and informed. I want to share the facts about using essential oils in animal care, in this new blog series. Have you been thinking of using essential oils with your dog or cat but you are unsure which oils are safe? Do you own a puppy and don’t...

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Why Look For A NR Puppy?

Posted by on Feb 4, 2019 in Available NR Puppies/Dogs, Breeder Members, What's News? | 0 comments

Thinking about adopting or buying a puppy or kitten? We recommend getting your next pet from a NRB- a Natural Rearing Breeder.   Why? For starters, It is so much wiser and so worth it in the long run to purchase a quality, naturally reared puppy or kitten that is from a chemical free environment and raised “naturally”. It is in reality vitally important to the health of your pet to have been born into an environment free from all pollutants and from parents who have been raised naturally and in a toxic free environment themselves. A toxic free environment means not being exposed...

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Toxic Chemicals/Hormone Disruptors In Household Products

Posted by on Jun 5, 2018 in Featured, Natural Dog Health In the News, Toxins & Toxic Products, What's News? | 0 comments

Toxic Chemicals/Hormone Disruptors In Household Products

As breeders and especially NR breeders, we should be concerned about the many toxic chemicals/hormone disruptors lurking in our homes, kennels, catteries and grooming areas that are, what are called “Endocrine Disruptors”.  Hormone or endocrine disruptors are in everything from household cleaning products (laundry soap, toilet cleaners, etc.), synthetic fragrances, personal care products (shampoo, deodorant, perfume, etc.), food packaging and even pet foods! In biology class we learned that the body (of all vertebrates) are run by a network of hormones and glands that regulate...

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Are Your Puppies Truly 2nd or 3rd Generation NR??

Posted by on Mar 28, 2018 in Featured, Natural Rearing - How To, What's News?, You Might Be a NR Breeder If... | 0 comments

Are Your Puppies Truly 2nd or 3rd Generation NR??

It has come to my attention over the last couple of years that many Natural Rearing breeders are breeding their second or third generation (or even multi-generational)NR bitches to CR (Conventionally Reared) stud dogs!  WHY? There are just not enough NR males available for stud it would appear.  This should not be!  How can one say their puppies are second or third or what ever generation NR, when the sire was NOT NR at all, only the Dam was? And then the puppy families are totally confused and don’t understand why their puppy is not the thriving, emotionally and physically sound puppy...

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REBUTTAL – Raw Chicken Linked to Paralysis in Dogs

Posted by on Feb 7, 2018 in Featured, Species Specific Nutrition, What's News? | 0 comments

REBUTTAL – Raw Chicken Linked to Paralysis in Dogs

By Animal Naturopath, Dr. Jeannie Thomason I have taken this article as it was originally written and taken one paragraph at a time and put my own comments and questions in italics and green font below (all bolded words are also mine) in a rebuttal to this article. Raw Chicken Linked to Paralysis in Dogs Here is the article: Chicken necks are a common treat for dogs, but pet owners are being warned they have been linked with a potentially fatal form of paralysis. By Dr Nerissa Hannink, University of Melbourne As pet ownership increases across the world, our furry (as well as feathered and...

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