American Chiropractic Clinic
The Shawnee Sun
In the September 8, 2006 edition of the SUN, reporter Lori Goat does a great job of telling the community about Dr. Weisel. Go to: http://summit-chiropractic.com/news/
Tulsa Clients----New Location for your appointments 1000 E Memphis in Broken Arrow
I wish to thank each and every one of you at Southern Ag for making my monthly trips to Tulsa to treat animals possible. You've provided a welcoming environment for my clients, their animals and for me. Educating clients about alternative treatments for pain relief and improved quality of life for their pets is very important.
For each of you, I am grateful. I hope that you'll continue to refer clients to me. I will continue to treat animals in Tulsa on a monthly basis at 1000 E Memphis. Clients should contact my office or me personally for an appointment.
Dr. Weisel, DC, CAC
New Tulsa Location: 1000 E Memphis in Broken Arrow
From Honest Kitchen
Resources, Rewards and Benevolence on the Side
This month's main newsletter is packed with useful information and resources on choosing pet food, including a book review and some news on our latest charity.
Choosing Pet Food, 101
How does nutrition affect health?
What we consume is more that just ‘fuel'. It is a source of many vital compounds that can represent the difference between top health and disease. Food is a major factor in our total wellbeing and while investing in a good quality may seem costly compared to many of the budget foods available on grocery store shelves, a wholesome diet can help to reduce or eliminate many of the unnecessary vet bills that are incurred when nutrition is poor.
Consider the needs of the individual animal
Age, activity level, breed and health history as well as food intolerances or allergies, are all very important factors to consider when selecting a diet for your pup. There are many rather gimmicky diets being introduced to the market each year, designed for specific breeds, sizes, life stages and so on - but in actual fact, the nutritional needs of a dog should be based on his or her particular requirements for calories and other nutrients, rather than a ‘category' that he or she falls into.
What are the downsides of a poor quality diet?
There is a direct correlation between chronic diseases such as cancer, kidney failure, or diabetes, and poor quality food. Of course other factors like vaccines and genetics also predispose pets to disease, but the incidence of these disorders has increased dramatically in the United States since the introduction of commercial, highly processed pet food in 1950's.
The long term effects of feeding a highly processed diet can also lead to hypersensitivity to the environment. Did you know that when a pet who suddenly becomes terribly itchy, the cause might be narrowed down to something like a new cleaning product being used in the home or a seasonal allergy – but diet plays a role too; poor quality food can actually deplete the immune system, making the animal more susceptible to other health problems. Dogs who enjoy a high quality, fresh and varied diet are often noted to be far less bothered by seasonal allergies and fleas, than their junk-food fed counterparts.
Where does nutrition fit into Holistic Care?
Nutrition is a fundamental cornerstone to total health. But simply feeding a natural, raw or home made diet, or adding supplements to your pooch's bowl does not constitute ‘holistic health care' in the true sense of the term. Other decisions like vaccinations, veterinary choices, environment & lifestyle are also important to consider when giving your pup the best chance at great health. Your holistic vet or practitioner should be able to provide some useful guidance.
Want to Know More?
We're delighted to announce that the long-awaited Third Edition of Ann Martin's groundbreaking book, Food Pets Die For – Shocking Facts About Pet Food, has just been launched.
The new and updated edition is loaded with information on the horrors of conventional pet food processing and contains lots of valuable info on how to make healthy food choices for your pet. Sonoma State University's School of Journalism's Project Censored has recognized Ann for her investigative writing on the pet food industry.
The book includes a fascinating ‘diary' of various pet food recalls in recent years as well as a listing of only eleven independent pet food companies in the US and Canada that Ann confidently recommends to readers, based on objective and impartial selection through meticulous research. OK! We can't keep a secret! We're one of the eleven!
With information about pet food regulations, the expose of various unsavory ingredients that make their way into many pet food brands, and information about the ongoing animal experimentation undertaken by many pet food companies, the book is truly eye-opening and provides invaluable resources for choosing pet food wisely. We consider this book a 'must-read' for pet guardians. Click here to order.