The Possible Canine
Devoted For Over 17 Years
The Possible Canine has been devoted to helping dog owners across the world manage a wide range of health conditions,with therapeutic diets and herbal protocols for every dog and condition.
Canine Nutritionist and Chartered Herbalist Catherine Lane offers comprehensive, individualized online consultations, as well as highly acclaimed online courses in both canine nutrition and herbalism for companion animals.
Cat Lane, Dip. CFN, Chartered Herbalist
Since 2002 I have worked with close to five thousand cases, averaging around 300 full service cases per year., an intensive diet and herbal consultation that involves the development of several recipes and herbal protocols with online support during transition, and follow up to ensure the protocols are successful. In addition I do online and in-person herbal consults of a more straightforward nature, which do not involve as much time as the intensive option, on average another 3-400 per year. This includes proactive diets for healthy adult dogs; growth and senior diets; specialized dietary care for conditions including but not limited to cancer, allergy, IBD, liver disease, kidney disease, uroliths (oxalate, urate and struvite stones) osteo-arthritis, various forms of heart disease, Cushing’s disease, Addison’s disease, diabetes, pancreatitis and obesity, as well as specialized diets for performance dogs.
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Courses covering the foundation of nutritional understanding. Basics of canine nutrition, recipe formulation, and evaluation of feeding types (raw, commercial, home cooked)
Courses are ongoing and can be started at any time.
In depth courses covering recipes, practical exercises, and detailed information covering common ailments that provide solid grounding in animal herbalism.
Courses are ongoing and can be started at anytime.
Online tutorials that run occasionally throughout the year. Courses cover canine dietary formulation, animal herbalism, and canine cancer.
Courses have various start times throughout the year.
The Possible Canine’s blog is unique in its depth of information regarding both nutrition and herbal medicine. The blog features foundational and advanced canine nutrition, recipes, herbs, and dietary strategies for all health conditions, prevention and maintenance in-depth herbal entries, including materia medica for dogs, herbal actions and energetics, home medicine making and more
I've been promising to share the mushroom/astragalus Medicine Ball recipe, and I just made a batch to make sure my (usually eyeballed) proportions are right - so, here it is. There are loads of variations to try - I'll share some below - but this is a basic...read more
Something I hear an awful lot of, in my work as a herbalist for humans as well as other species, is the simple lament that "herbs don't work". Sometimes expressed with chagrin, other times with dismissal, it's a familiar refrain to me and for many of my herbal...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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