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    Natural Pet Care

    Nearly 40 percent of US families have at least one dog, according to the American Humane Society. For anyone with a pet, spending time in a vet’s office can be a stressful experience – stressful both for the animal and the owner.

    With the rise of alternative human health treatments, more people are wondering how they can prevent and treat pet illness in a more natural way.

    Join host Jerry Kay, publisher of the Environmental News Network, as we speak with a homeopathic veterinarian, hear about organic pet food from Nell Newman and learn how we can communicate better with the pets in the family.

    This Week's Guests:

    Dr. Don Hamilton — Homeopathic Veterinarian, Author - Homeopathic Care for Cats and Dogs: Small Doses for Small Animals

    Dr. Hamilton graduated from the Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1979. He practiced conventional veterinary medicine and surgery from 1979 to 1993 and operated his own veterinary hospital from 1985 to 1993, with a special interest in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Hamilton has been practicing veterinary homeopathy for eighteen years and has taught in the professional homeopathic veterinary course sponsored by the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy. He began his training in homeopathic veterinary care with Dr. Richard Pitcairn; he has also studied with world-renowned homeopaths such as Francisco Eizayaga of Argentina, Rajan Sankaran of India, Alize Timmerman of the Netherlands, and Jungian homeopath Edward C. Whitmont of the U.S. He maintains a 100 percent homeopathy practice in New Mexico.

    Dr. Hamilton is also a committed ecologist. He believes that all animals and plants have an inherent right to exist that is independent of their usefulness to humans.

    Nell Newman — President/Co-Founder, Newman’s Own Organics

    Nell Newman launched Newman's Own Organics: The Second Generation with business partner Peter Meehan in 1993. "Great tasting products that happen to be organic" is the company's motto. She is the president of the company, which started as a division of Newman’s Own and has been an independent company since 2001. Nell’s responsibilities are in the areas of product development and marketing.

    The daughter of actors Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, Nell had an early introduction to natural foods at their rural Connecticut home. The family had a garden, raised chickens, and Nell was taught to cook by her mother, as well as spending many hours fishing with her father. While in college, she continued to experiment in the kitchen, and is still the designated chef when home for family holiday dinners.

    Nell’s thoughts on how to make a difference are highlighted in her book, The Newman’s Own Organics Guide to a Good Life: Simple Measures That Benefit You and the Place You Live (Villard, 2003), written with science writer Joseph D’Agnese. It is filled with realistic, practical advice on why living a more environmentally conscious life helps us all.

    Dr. Monica Diedrich — Pet Communicator, Author - What Animals Tell Me

    Dr. Diedrich was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and immigrated to the United States in 1972. Since the age of eight she was convinced she could hear what the animals were telling her. As an intuitive, she’s been working in the field of metaphysics for most of her life and since 1989 she’s been working in her community where she gives classes on 'How to communicate with your pets' while consulting with clients in person, by e-mail or phone.

    Dr. Diedrich feels her biggest accomplishment comes from being a psychic counselor specializing in animal communication. Believing that inter-species communication is a natural gift that most people have, but must learn how to access. Dr. Diedrich receives images, feelings and telepathic communication from your pets.

    More information:

  • Book: Homeopathic Care for Cats and Dogs: Small Doses for Small Animals
  • National Center for Homeopathy
  • Dr. Richard Pitcairn – Homeopathic Veterinarian
  • Newman’s Own Organics
  • Book: The Newman’s Own Organics Guide to a Good Life: Simple Measures That Benefit You and the Place You Live
  • Pet Communication – Dr. Monica Diedrich
  • Book: What Animals Tell Me

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