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Dr. Kim Bloomer on Pet Life Radio


Caring For Our Pets Naturally

Two women, one podcast “unlearning” to care for your animals naturally. Veterinary naturopaths, Dr. Kim Bloomer and Dr. Jeannie Thomason, now in their third year of online talk radio, include weekly guest experts on their show and daily short segments called “Animal Crackers” – audio commentaries from other animal loving friends. You and your animals can be “ears up” for the podcast every week, in iTunes and here on PetLifeRadio.com!

Join Kim and Jeannie each week as they talk with guests about how to care for your pets preventively, naturally using what God has provided in nature. The two hit on many controversial subjects including the pros and cons of traditional medicine with a focus on vaccine protocols, the big pharma agenda, our toxic environment, emerging superbugs, pet welfare, and more! From raw feeding to natural modalities to emergency care, Bloomer & Thomason cover the gambit of topics to help you be informed so your pets will be well.

Thomason & Bloomer bring in a wide variety of industry experts to help share the passion !  Join them each week for an often passionate, sometimes serious, sometimes funny, but never boring show!

 

Episode 63 - Elephant Artistry

We take another step into the wild. Many of you have seen the amazing Asian elephants who paint self-portraits on YouTube. Two of the people who are actively involved in helping the Asian elephants, Mark Fangue & Liz Allen , and have met these “painting” elephants will be joining us to share their journey among these amazing creatures.


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Episode 62 - Homeopathic Health for Happy Animals

New guest, friend & co-author on, Whole Health for Happy Dogs , veterinarian Dr. Jill Elliot  joins us today to talk about the homeopathic approach to natural animal care, an upcoming seminar in NM , and her work in cancer treatment for pets.


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Episode 61 - Parrot Therapy for Veterans

Psychologist, Dr. Lorin Lindner, joins us in a pre-recorded session to talk about Serenity Park Sanctuary, a one-of-a-kind parrot sanctuary and compensated work therapy program situated on VA grounds - helping rescued parrots AND military veterans heal each other. Join us for another in depth discussion on the human-animal bond.


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Episode 60 - Obesity in Our Dogs & Cats

Repeat guest, friend and veterinarian, Dogtor J, rejoins us to talk about obesity in our dogs and cats - it is sure to be a whirlwind hour!


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Episode 59 - Pets at the Pearly Gates

We have a special session as we share some pre-recorded audios from one of our previous guest's,  Dr. Randy Alcorn author of "Heaven", and also one we gained permission from with new guest, Gary Kurz, author of “Cold Noses at the Pearly Gates “. For those of you who have ever lost a beloved pet you’ll want to join us as your hosts share commentary in between each recorded audio.


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Episode 58 - A Theory of Animal Mind

Repeat guest, animal behaviorist, author and veterinarian, Dr. Myrna Milani , joins us once again! This time we’re going to explore the thinking and emotions of animals and keep it on the real as we explore a “theory of animal mind”.


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Episode 57 - Pet Emergency Preparedness

Author, Melinda Lord joins Dr. Kim & Dr. Jeannie to talk about her new book, “Pet E.R. Guide.”  This book was born out of Melinda’s own loss and tragedy so that others could benefit from what she has learned and prevent the heartache she experienced.


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Episode 56 - The Immortal Lives of Animals

New guest, author/publisher/songwriter, Mary Buddemeyer-Porter, joins us to talk about the eternal question: will I see my pets in heaven? Do animals really live immortal lives just as we do?


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Episode 55 - Dr. Duncan Dog on Duty: A Dern Good Book!

Author Lisa Dunn-Dern, joins us to talk with us about her new children's book, Dr. Duncan, Dog on Duty. As always with the authors we have on our show, this book has a very special message that also honors the human-animal bond.


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Episode 54 - Your NEW Holistic Option!

Joining us today on this special edition show is Kelly L. Campbell, President and Founder of the new ​Holistic Option​ online community - your resource for holistic health and wellness for you AND your pets!


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Episode 53 - Educating on Natural Health for Animals

Gail Pope, founder of Bright Haven Animal Sanctuary - joins us once again, this time to talk with us about her educational program on natural health for animals - her other passion!


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Episode 52 - A Day for the Animals

Author, Barbara Howard joins us to talk about her wonderful new children’s book - the first in her series - A Day for the Animals.


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Episode 51 - Horses of Proud Spirit

Author and founder of the Horses of Proud Spirit - a sanctuary for abused and neglected horses - Melanie Bowles joins us. We'll be talking with Melanie about the sanctuary, the work she and her husband do for these wonderful creatures and her books honoring the horses of Proud Spirit.


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Episode 50 - Paws for Reading

Risa Hoag, a member of the 'Reading Education Assistance Dogs'® (R.E.A.D.®) program -  joins us to talk about how she and her special dog Annie help children to improve their skills under the HVVPP Paws for Reading program which they helped launch.


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Episode 49 - Playing with Our Dogs: Serious Stuff

Once again animal behaviorist & author, Dr. Patricia McConnell joins us to regale us with "tails" of the fur kind and how to get along with them better. Join us for a fun and engaging show as we learn that playing with our dogs is serious stuff!


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Episode 48 - Dancing in Rhythm With Snowball

Irena Schulz, founder of Bird Lovers Only Rescue joins us once again to talk about the studies being conducted on Snowball's - her wonderful Cockatoo - amazing dance and rhythm abilities!


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Episode 47 - Water Hole Rituals: The Language of Horses

Natural horse trainer, Carolyn Resnick, author of "Naked Liberty" joins us this time for real to talk about the nature of horses and how to work with them and care for them accordingly.


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Episode 46 - Choosing Your Natural Animal Health Practitioners

Your hosts, Dr. Kim and Dr. Jeannie, will be talking about how to choose your natural animal health care practitioners


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Episode 45 - Tail to Snout Assessment

Thom Somes, the Pet Safety Guy joins us once again to takes us on the Snout to Tail Assessment for the health of our pets.


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Episode 44 - The God-Dog Connection

In this show we're going to learn how animals teach us very valuable lessons in life AND they're Bible-based. Join us as we talk with author Marti Healy about her book, the "God-Dog Connection". The title leaves out cats but Marti shares as many stories of her cats as her dogs.


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Episode 43 - The Truth About Dogs

Noted author & pet advocate, Catherine O'Driscoll of Canine Health Concern, joins us to talk about her new DVD movie, In Search of the Truth About Dogs. Catherine is a long-time advocate of working to educate on pet vaccines & fighting vaccine protocols in the UK. She is also an advocate of feeding a species appropriate raw diet for our pets


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Episode 42 - Animal Lover Author

Author, faith writer, animal lover and therapy dog trainer, Teri Wilson joins us this time to talk about ALL her new books AND the therapy she work does with her very special golden retriever, Nellie.


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Episode 41 - Frankie, the Walk 'N' Roll Dog

Author Barbara Techel, joins us to talk about her new book, Frankie the Walk N Roll Dog - a TRUE story! While this is a wonderful new children's book, this is a book for ALL ages with a VERY important message!


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Episode 40 - EMR: How We & Our Animals Are Affected

New guest Kathleen Deoul joins us to talk about a very serious subject: electrical magnetic radiation and how it is affecting our health and the health of our animals. The good news is, there IS hope!


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Episode 39 - What I've Learned From the Animals

Our friend and repeat guest, veterinarian Dr. Hugh Bassham, joins us once again. This time we'll be talking all about what we've learned from animals and how it has enriched our lives.


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Episode 38 - Hooves and Paws: A Place to Heal

Genea Stoops, founder of Hooves and Paws joins us! Genea was formerly our guest on The Dog View. This time Genea will be sharing on a more positive note about their upcoming Family Fun Day Benefit. Hooves and Paws is a great rescue dedicated to helping horses and large breed dogs have a place to heal.


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Episode 37 - Dignity for Animals

Veterinary dentist Dr. Johan Joubert joins us once again to expound the truths on how to care for our animals according to their nature, not our ideals.


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Episode 36 - Puppies Behind Bars Dog Tags Program: Helping Veterans

Alison Bucalo, NBC spokesperson for the Petside.com and Gloria Gilbert Stoga, founder of Puppies Behind Bars Dog Tags program join us for a Special Edition show in honor of our veterans


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Episode 35 - Come To The Edge

Your hosts Dr. Kim & Dr. Jeannie will be doing their first solo show since January. They will be talking about the big picture outlook on how we treat animals with no holds barred in a daring Come to the Edge show!


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Episode 34 - Randolph: The Dog Diplomat

We’re speaking with author, J. F. Englert about his new book, A Dog Among Diplomats, written in first dog by Randolph the black Labrador Retriever. This is the second book in the Bull Moose Run mystery novel series written by Randolph. The first is A Dog About Town. which we talked about with J. F. on The Dog View. Join us for a fun book review show on this canine Sherlock Holmes-ian "whodunit" novel.


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Episode 33 - A Kingdom for Horses

Author and horse lover, Carolyn Salmon Kazmierczak joins us to talk about a Kingdom for Horses, her new book. It is a book of heartfelt devotions for anyone who loves and admires horses.


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Episode 32 - Talking Horses with Talking Horse Ranch

Natural horse experts, Lisa Ross-Williams and Kenny Williams of Natural Horse Talk, joined us to talk about their new Talking Horse Ranch program, Lisa's new book, their radio show, their animals, and the recent Purina Horse Feed Recall.


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Episode 31 - Walk a Pet for Life

Today we’ll be speaking with Kelly Taylor & Karen Stalk about Hemopet/Pet Life-Line’s annual “Walk-A-Pet For Life” dog walk to benefit the Center for Greyhound Rescue and Pet Animal Recovery, the nation’s first non-profit alternative medicine rehabilitation center for restoring the health of pets. Their 3rd Annual event takes place this year on October 19, 2008.


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Episode 30 - How Human Emotions Affect Pet Health

Veterinarian Dr. Myrna Milani joins us once again to go more in depth on animal behavior. This time we'll be focusing on the role human emotions play in companion animal health.


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Episode 29 - Helping Pets Be Pest-Free, Naturally!

Holistic veterinarian & repeat guest, Dr. Stephen Blake, aka The Pet Whisperer, joins us once again! This time we'll be talking with Dr. Blake about helping our pets be pest-free, NATURALLY! Learn about the myth of vaccines, microphobia, parasitephobia, and the natural approach to pest-free pets!


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Episode 28 - Natural Animal Care the Bright Haven Way

Pet Talk Naturally brings Gail Pope of Bright Haven Animal Retreat back with us! This time Gail is going to share with us how she cares for all the animals in her sanctuary holistically, why, and the benefits.


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Episode 27 - Wheelchair Pets

Deb Winters of HandicappedPets.com joins us! Deb will be talking with us about how we can help our disabled pets AND how they help us!


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Episode 26 - From Puppymill to Therapy Dog, Naturally!

Author Catherine Paris and holistic veterinarian, Dr. Gerald Wessner join us today. Catherine's little dog is a former puppy mill dog who is not only tail waggin' happy & healthy today thanks to Catherine and Dr. Wessner, but she is also a therapy dog! We'll be talking with the two about how natural health and LOVE saved a little dog from a horrid and unhealthy life.


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Episode 25 - Animals: Our Partners in Healing

Author and natural animal health expert, CJ Puotinen joins us to talk about her other passion: the Delta Society Pet Partners. We'll be talking about what it takes for a therapy dog to BE a therapy dog!


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Episode 24 - Those Au Nature Canines

Like-minded dog lovers, Kathleen Borys & Tiffany Murphy of Au Naturel K9s , join us to talk about naturally rearing dogs and why that is so important for the long-term health and well-being of our dogs.


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Episode 23 - From the Pages of a Novel: Fate of the Stallion

Mr. Ron Hevener - author, artist, horseman, animal lover - has now taken ALL his talents and put them together in a NEW documentary film "From the Pages of a Novel"! Right from the pages of his novel, Fate of the Stallion a star is born in his stunning stallion, Louchiano, immortilizing his beloved horse, Nahgua (the real life star of the novel but now passed on) in film! Join us as we talk with Ron about this exciting journey.


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Episode 22 - The Amazing Life and Legacy of Skidboot

David Hartwig, owner of the now famous little dog, Skidboot, joins us to talk about this amazing little dog. While Skidboot is no longer on this earth his legacy lives on.


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Episode 21 - Raw Meaty Pearly Whites

We have another Special Edition Show with veterinary dentist, Dr. Johan Joubert. Join us for a very deep discussion, as we look at how we could be harming our animals by not understanding their nature by overly anthropomorphizing their needs.


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Episode 20 - Still Wild: The Soul of a Horse

We have a special treat for you. Author, movie producer and animal lover, Joe Camp, who showed us the soul of a dog through Benji, joins us to talk about his new book, The Soul of a Horse: Life Lessons from the Herd. As a new horse owner, Joe takes us on his & his wife Kathleen's journey to knowing the nature of a horse and how to help them thrive, naturally.


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Episode 19 - Celeste-ial Cats: Cat Care, Naturally!

We have yet another special treat for you as actress, author, and animal lover, Celeste Yarnall, joins us to talk about those Celestial Beings, CATS. Celeste has kissed Elvis on the big screen, starred on Star Trek, and much more! Now her passion and focus is helping our dogs and cats be well, naturally.


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Episode 18 - Homeopathy for Animals: The Basics

Holistic veterinarian, Dr. Christina Chambreau, co-founder of the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy, joins us. She talks with us about homeopathy for animals. What is homeopathy? What are those little white pellets and how are they given? Is it always the best approach? How can it deeply help our animals? How can you find the best practitioner? Can you select remedies yourself? Where can you study more?


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Episode 17 - Healing Hooves and Hands Together in Love

We have author and founder of Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch, Kim Meeder with us! Kim and her husband Troy work with abused horses and put them together with abused children to bring healing and hope to both!


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Episode 16 - How to Better Communicate With Our Canines

Dr. Patricial McConnell talks with us about dog behavior and how to better communicate with our canine friends.


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Episode 15 - In a Horse's Eye: Equine Iridology

Dr. Mercedes Colburn, herbalist, iridologist and fellow naturopathic colleague, joins us to talk about an intriguing new topic for us, equine iridology. It's all in the eyes!


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Episode 14 - Paw Points: Canine Reflexology

Sue Red Stackhouse joins us to talk about foot reflexology for our canines! A wonderful new topic for us as we go further into natural modalities for our animals.


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Episode 13 - Bright Hope; Bright Haven

Today we have new guest, Gail Pope of Bright Haven, - a non-profit organization dedicated to the holistic well being of senior, disabled, and special - animals joins us to talk about her special rescue and hospice for animals.


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Episode 12 - First Aid Care for Pets

The Pet Safety Guy, Thom Somes, president and founder of DoggieDoggieAreYouOK.com Productions, Inc. joins us to talk about first aid care for our pets. Thom says, "Preventable accidents are the leading cause of death & disability among pre-senior dogs and cats." Thom has a new Million Petizen Rally to raise money for pet charities that we'll be discussing as well.


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Episode 11 - Traditional Chinese Herbs & Acupuncture for Animals

Kamila Kingston joins us this week to talk about the natural healing modalities of Traditional Chinese herbs and acupuncture for animals! Join us as we delve into this ancient healing system for the health and wellbeing of our animals.


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Episode 10 - The Bird Whisperer

Renown bird expert, Ken Globus, aka The Bird Whisperer, joins Pet Talk Naturally to talk BIRDS of course and all about their behavior and the nature of birds.


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Episode 9 - That Intuitive Touch

The creator of TTouch, Linda Tellington Jones joins us once again! Linda shared some of her amazing stories with a wide variety of animals and, as as always, her healing TTouch. She also talked with us about cell memory, light, and natural communication with animals through touch and movement.


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Episode 8 - Our Feathered Connection

We are joined by our friend, African Grey expert, Maggie Wright once again. Maggie has much on her heart about the human-animal bond and how we must continue to fight to keep our lives intertwined and interdependent with animals. They are here to teach us. Are we listening?


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Episode 7 - A Veterinarian's Journey

Our friend, repeat guest, veterinarian Dr. Hugh Bassham joins us once again! We LOVE having Dr. Bassham on as he shares his wealth of information from a gentle, loving perspective. Join us as we talk with Dr. Bassham about his journey as a veterinarian into natural animal health and care.


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Episode 6 - Animal Acupressure with Tallgrass Institute

We have our friends from Tallgrass Institute, world renown animal acupressurists and authors, Amy Snow & Nancy Zidonis, joining us once again to share some special news they have about their animal acupressure program. Join us as we talk with Amy & Nancy about all that is going on in the world of holistic care for animals.


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Episode 5 - Flower Power for Animals

We're talking with our friend and repeat guest, Nancy Boyd of Bright Wings, Inc. Join us as we talk with Nancy about using flower essences to help abused, hurt and grieving animals.


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Episode 4 - Exempting Sick and Senior Pets from the Rabies Vaccine

Join us in this controversial topic as we discuss with Pamela Picard, pet owner and dog lover who is actively petitioning and working to have the mandatory rabies vaccine overturned for senior and ailing pets.


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Episode 3 - Bird Lovers Dance

Irena Schulz of Bird Lovers Only Rescue. She rescued the now very well known Cockatoo, Snowball who is our special featured animal friend for this newsletter. We fell in love with this amazing bird for more than just his amazing dancing abilities but because he is doing much to bring awareness on three important issues: the cognitive abilities of animals, the nature of birds, and bird rescue


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Episode 2 - Viruses - Friend or Foe

This week on Pet Talk Naturally we have an old friend back with us, Dr. John Symes, aka Dogtor J talking with us about one of his favorite topics, viruses. Are they really our enemy or something much more creative?


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Episode 1 - Parrot Talk Naturally

This week on Pet Talk Naturally Liz Wilson, well known certified parrot behavior consultant, joined us to talk about parrots of course! We’re very honored to have Liz as our special guest this week. This week's topics include: Background scenario, Why parrots, Expertise…or not, What we don’t know, A multitude of species, Homework is NOT an option, Behavioral differences in animal species, The Parrot-Horse Parallels, The complicated care, Any animal can bite, Animals are animals are animals & Earning their trust and their respect.


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