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Astrology: Pisces
20th February — 21st March

THE PISCES DOG
The fish sign, which means of course, that the world is always seen, not as it is, but as it should be. Hence they are of a gentle, kind nature, sensitive, caring, with feelings that run deep. Trouble will be avoided at all costs, and if faced with a problem, will merely deny it’s existence. The Piscean is no guard dog! Read more

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Desktop Guide to the
Flower Essences for Animals

By Sarndra G. Urwin

Order your copy HERE!

YOUR GUIDE TO GOOD ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR. Read more

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Editorial

A colleague of mine who is a noted Past Life Regressionsist was expressing his bewilderment over a comment made some years ago by a patient of his. The patient was adamant that he had been sent to the planet Earth as a form of punishment. What sort of punishment could one possibly imagine, being sent to the most beautiful planet in the Galaxy, the breathtakingly blue water planet? Read more

 

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Modality of the Month:
Dog Massage – Canine Myofunctional Therapy

Professional CMT is recognised in USA, Europe, Asia, UK, Australia and more recently New Zealand. It is increasing in popularity as more and more dog owners, animal therapists and veterinarians learn about the benefits of integrating CMT into their practices alongside other therapies and more traditional methods. Read more
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Animal of the Month: Pigs

If utility were indeed the cause of beauty, then on that principle, the wedge-like snout of a swine... would be extremely beautiful.

Edmund Burke, British political writer in The Sublime and Beautiful. (1756).
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Latest Case Studies

SAFIE is a Devon Rex aged 18 months. She has been micro chipped and spayed, and received the usual vaccination shots as a kitten and an annual booster. She was being given Advantage on a regular basis. Her diet was dried biscuits and tap water. Read more

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Certificate in Applied
Complementary Animal Health

Interest in complementary medical sciences for animals has grown considerably in the last decade. This course is New Zealand's first NZQA approved naturopathic course in Applied Complementary Animal Health, and has been developed by well known Animal Health Practitioner, Sarndra G Urwin. It is ideal for those people already working with animals who want to extend their knowledge and skill base into safe and effective complementary therapies. Read more

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Aspects of Grief
By Diane Mathers  Dip.N.A.H.(Hons)

For many, grief needs little introduction. Somewhere, somehow, the cold and unyielding hand of grief will reach out and touch us all. Every sentient being is capable of experiencing the emotional upheaval and pain grief brings, at some stage of their lives. Therefore it is a very important topic to discuss — it would seem no one is exempt. Animals and humans alike, we all love, we all grieve. Read more

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Vaccinations = the Stealth Bomber of our immune system

"Any form of supression, whether of disease or a volcano
have never proved an ideal solution!"

The allopathic model assumes vaccines to be useful and safe, with occasional aberrations. Many holistic vets and practitioners have publicly stated that vaccinations do more harm than their benefits. Read more

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Homeopathy & Vaccinations

Vaccinations are one of the ‘pillars’ of preventative medicine. It appears that the answer to any problem is to produce a vaccine against it. But there are pros and cons. It could be truly said that hygiene, nutrition and education has contributed as much to disease control. Read more

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Fleas

Cats and Dogs have had fleas since the Pharoahs and the only thing animals did is ‘scratched’. Now however the humble flea causes ‘allergies’. So what is happening to our domestic cat and dog that has made them react so badly to flea bites? Is there a ‘super flea’ out there now? Read more

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Fonterra
A wolf in sheep’s clothing herding our dairy industry.

Fonterra is (directly) driving our cows beyond their limits and (indirectly) two of the worlds most endangered species to extinction. What are dairy farmers going to do when the cow shit hits the international 'thumbs down' fan? Read more

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Fructose
One of the thousand reasons why Not to use commercial pet food.


OBESITY AND DIABETES — Is corn syrup fructose the hidden enemy?
An increase in the risk of weight gain and other metabolic disorders may be attributed to the increase of sucrose and high fructose corn syrup added to our pet foods. Read more

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Film Review: The Cove

This 94 min doco is currently being shown around NZ in the 09 Film Festival.

The write up says... 'a spectacular activist film by National Geographic photographer Louie Psihoyos follows US conservation group Oceanic Preservation as it exposes Japan’s dolphin trade.’ — What an understatement! Read more

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DVD Review: Poisoning Paradise

A DVD by the Graf Boys

"... a tourist drivess down the road as a helicopter delivers 1080 right overhead,
squashing the deadly poison on the road underneath their car tyres!" Read more

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Book Reviews
Smile of a Dolphin By Marc Bekoff

Remarkable Accounts of Animal Emotions.
Turbo and Kachina, Kanzi, Tulip and Ake are, respectively, a pair of Arabian horses, a bonobo, a rat, and a dolphin. In each case their devotion, jealousy, playfulness and anger, their display of emotion, was observed and reported by a scientist whose formal training has discouraged either anthropomorphic thinking or jumping to conclusions. Read more

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The Peruvian Tourist

A short glimpse into the wonders of Peru.
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Funnies

Take a look at some very funny photos of animals just being themselves.
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