Lectures for Pet Caregivers

Pet Caregiver One to Two Hour Holistic Lecture Options

Holistic Pet Care: The Wave of the Future
Find out what all the fuss is about concerning holistic medicine. This lecture includes a brief overview of vaccine issues, natural nutrition, acupuncture, herbs, chiropractic, and homeopathy.

Pet Vaccines: A Shot in the Dark?
Learn about the hidden dangers of over-vaccinating pets as well as prudent vaccine recommendations.

Natural Nutrition for Pets
Are commercial pet foods as nutritious as they claim to be? You’ll think twice about serving up kibble after this talk.

Pet Acupuncture: What’s the Point?
Learn how this amazing therapy works, as well as the types of problems that are best treated with acupuncture.

Pet Herbal Therapy: Weeds or Medicines?
Herbs are highly effective and have fewer side effects  than drugs. Find out how to safely use herbs to help your pet.

Animal Chiropractic: A Little Back Talk
You will see how adjusting the spine can have incredible effects on the health and comfort of pets.

Pet Homeopathy: Hair of the Dog that Bit You
This lecture explores the scientific basis for this controversial medical approach.  Easy to apply remedies will also be covered.

Pet Massage: Rub Them the Right Way
Learn how to apply simple massage techniques to aid ailing pets and keep athletes in tip top shape.

Alternative Medicine for Fear and Anxiety: Nutrition and Flowers and Herbs, OH MY!
The world of alternative medicine offers gentle, natural means to alleviate fear and anxiety in pets. For example, nutrition and supplements play a role in brain development which obviously affects behavior. Herbs have active ingredients that can modulate brain chemistry. Bach flower remedies have been used for decades to assist with behavior problems. We’ll learn how the use of such therapies can help pets successfully respond to training procedures.

Top 5 Integrative Medicine Pearls of Wisdom for Healthy Dogs
There are things that every pet guardian should know to help their dogs live long, healthy lives. Top on the list is proper nutrition. We will look closely at what constitutes a healthy diet – does your food measure up? What about vaccines? What is really needed and at what point do they do more harm than good? You will discover the answers to these questions and more as we delve into the research that shows what makes dogs tick and what makes them sick.

Top Ten Tips from The Holistic Vet
Does your pet have recurrent health issues? Does she lack vitality? Do you want your pet to be the healthiest she can be? If you are interested in true health care, this program is for you. Dr. Doug Knueven is a holistic veterinarian with over 25 years of experience. He has distilled his clinical wisdom down to ten simple steps that any pet caregiver can incorporate into their pet’s lifestyle to reap the health benefits. These are things your typical, conventional veterinarian are not likely to tell you about. If you love your pet, you do not want to miss this unique opportunity.

Pet Caregiver Holistic Workshop Options

An Introduction to Pet Acupressure Participants will learn:

  1. Background and history of Chinese medicine
  2. Scientific theories regarding the effects of acupressure
  3. Basic principles of Chinese medicine
  4. How to locate many potent points with one on one training on a live animal
  5. The functions of these points
  6. How to use acupressure to help pets maintain health or overcome common problems

Included in this four-hour course is a 19-page manual, which reviews the major concepts of acupressure and includes directions on locating the points along with point location charts – everything you need to go home and do it yourself. Your pet’s health is at your fingertips. Class size is limited to 20 people.

Pet Holistic Home Care
Learn how you can apply holistic techniques to improve your pet’s health including:

  1. rudent vaccination guidelines
  2. Natural nutrition
  3. Acupressure for your pet
  4. How to use herbs and which ones to avoid
  5. Maintaining spinal health
  6. Pet massage
  7. Homeopathic remedies to help your pet

This day-long workshop will include a detailed booklet covering all the pertinent points of the lectures.

How to Avoid Pet Food Pitfalls
Are you confused by all the pet food commercials? Every food claims to be wholesome and healthy. But how do you cut through the hype and see the truth? If you are interested in learning how to evaluate pet foods so you can get what’s best for your companion, then this workshop is for you.

This 3-hour program will focus on what makes for a healthy diet for dogs and cats. You will learn what is really in certain pet foods and how to decipher the ingredient list and nutrition panel. You will see the tricks pet food labels often play on unsuspecting pet caregivers. You will be given tools to help you choose the best food for your pet.

Participants are encouraged to bring the nutrition panel from their pet’s food and we will work together to see what we are feeding our pets.