The Possible Canine’s Blog

Carob/quinoa treat recipe

Carob/quinoa treat recipe

I’m not sure when I actually bought Todd Caldecott’s lovely and informative book Food as Medicine, it might be about 5 years ago. Although I practise as a Western Herbalist, I have a long standing interest in Ayurveda, and Todd is a great herbalist, someone to be...

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Pet Blogger Challenge 2017

Pet Blogger Challenge 2017

When did you start your blog and, for anyone who is just seeing it for first time, please provide a description of your site. Would you say your blog focuses more on sharing stories with your readers, or providing a resource for your audience? Answer: This version of...

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Calendula for dogs

Calendula for dogs

Over the past week I have had a flood of emails asking about calendula, a wonderful and easy-to-grow herb that I utilize in many ways, for both topical and internal issues, for humans, canines, and other species.. The biggest question in my Inbox right now- is it...

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End of the Year Sale

End of the Year Sale

... because I do this every year - for the next ten days I am offering a special price on the two nutrition courses. (The Herbalism course already is at a rockbottom price, until the New year when it will be going up - so it's staying as is). If you take one of the...

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Remember “Cookie of the Week?”

Remember “Cookie of the Week?”

...well, that fell by the wayside with all the other stuff I have to get done all the time. However - I do bake cookies and other treats for dogs, and once in a while I hit on a tasty and healthy delight I have to share. Today is one of those days. Fiddling around...

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Herbs for the Urinary Tract

Herbs for the Urinary Tract

Common Conditions –   Lower Urinary Tract Disorders of the Dog Overview To start with, conditions of the urinary system in both dogs and cats are very common, and form a significant percentage of my own clinical cases. Diseases of the bladder and urethra are related...

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I Can’t Stress it Enough…

Response this morning to a few emails I've received - friendly questions, so I'm glad to respond. The jist of it all is, my recipes may be balanced and cover the essentials, but  where are the Superfoods? Isn't it boring to feed just sweet potato or quinoa, chicken,...

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Herbs for Rescue Issues

Herbs for Rescue Issues

  Rescued animals of all species, ages, and backgrounds can present with a range of physical and emotional issues –which are very often, if not always obviously, deeply connected. Some of these problems are apparent immediately, while others will emerge over...

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Thirty Day Herb Challenge

Thirty Day Herb Challenge

This was an idea I put forth to my student group, and it was met with so much enthusiasm, I decided to go ahead and set it up. The only questions were, how hard to make this? I have students of all levels in my course, from total beginners to a couple of veterinarians...

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Learning Never Stops

Learning Never Stops

With all the focus on my new herbal course, I've been neglecting to talk about the two canine nutrition courses I've run for years, seems like they are well known and I always have a steady stream of new students along with graduates. That said, I think it's time to...

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The Pre-Sale Continues…

The Pre-Sale Continues…

Recently I've been receiving messages  here, on Facebook and by email, all of which lament the idea that the Practical Herbalism course is "now closed" and all asking when it will start up again. In light of what appears to be a major misunderstanding, here's a few...

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Update on the new course, and other stuff

Update on the new course, and other stuff

Today I want to bring my readers up to date on a few changes here, as I've been delayed a fair bit, with computer woes, and may have appeared to disappear, for a while. Early in March I finally switched computers after 8 years, and it has proved to be a real...

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Using Herbs Wisely

Using Herbs Wisely

Using Herbs Wisely Today I want to share a little general wisdom about herbs; their strengths and proper applications for animals, and how readers who are interested in herbs, can sort through the ocean of information (and misinformation) regarding their use. Some of...

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Herbs to Know – Yarrow

Herbs to Know – Yarrow

Herb – Yarrow Achillea millefolium Continuing the series with a wonderful “old standby” herb, but again one I feel is underused in animal herbalism – yarrow! This is a common “weed” that grows everywhere, so one virtue is availability, for sure. An important herb in...

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Live Herb-chat on Facebook

Live Herb-chat on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/events/868226859961447/ A quick entry today to let readers know that I'm hosting a Live Chat on Facebook this Sunday, 1pm EST, and to invite you to drop by with questions or to "listen in". The main purpose of the chat is to discuss my  new...

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More on the new Course – FAQs

More on the new Course – FAQs

Practical Herbalism for Common Canine Conditions   I am so thrilled to introduce this new online course, focused on practical herbalism, using herbs for minor health issues we dog lovers encounter all the time. I have a full Course Outline posted in a separate...

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The Possible Canine’s Blog

Energetics 101

Energetics 101

This is one of those "by request" posts - since the whole topic of energetics has been tossed around so much lately in the natural health world, and there is a bit of popular confusion, I hope to be able to help sort some of it out. Plus, it's a favorite topic of...

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Chamomile – much more than tea!

Chamomile – much more than tea!

Chamomile (Matricaria recutita, Chamaemelum nobile) Family: Asteraceae Parts Used: Flowers, fresh or dried Actions: antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, relaxing nervine, carminative, stomachic, antiemetic, vulnerary, diaphoretic, mild antimicrobial, aromatic, bitter...

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Spicy Chaga-pumpkin cookies

Spicy Chaga-pumpkin cookies

Yesterday, in the spirit of all the cool recipes I plan to share in the tutorial, I whipped up a batch of a fall favorite here - spicy chaga-pumpkin cookies, with a little extra immune boosting kick thrown in as we head into the colder weather. These cookies, like...

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Do the Math Monday

Do the Math Monday

A little offering from me (and this may well be the shortest blog entry ever, in the history of The Possible Canine) over at the Facebook Page (which  you can access here):  https://www.facebook.com/ThePossibleCanine/ What we'll do, every Monday, is look at nutrient...

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Five Things Friday

Five Things Friday

This new feature will consist of five random things I want to share with readers, every Friday. They might pertain to a specific nutrient, to a food, a health condition, an individual herb, a method of herbal preparation, or even a quick recipe. I've been inspired to...

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