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It's For The Animals! Natural Care & Resources

What Dogs & Cats want us to know!

Helen L. McKinnon

Foreword by

Pema Choepel Mallu, DVM  & Allen M. Schoen, DVM, MS

The book is available from most Holistic Veterinarians, Health Food Stores, Specialty Shops, & Natural Care Providers.

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 Testimonial: the difference Helen's 'Big Batch Recipe' made for Licorice & Shadow (two Labrador Retrievers) -- and their humans!


Recommended by holistic veterinarians and other animal caregivers who believe that companion animals need food that is Fresh, Wholesome and Varied. It's unique, easy "Big Batch" method and recipes are the original creations of the author. She explains just how to make home-made food for dog and cat companions, and why.

Here's a sampling of the book's helpful information:

  • Vaccinations - new information
  • Newer Thyroid Tests -- Highlights of Dr. Jean Dodds' Seminars
  • Heartworm - caution
  • Acupuncture - live-saving point
  • Safer Cat Litter
  • Flower Essences Work
  • Reflexology Paw Chart
  • Safer Antifreeze
  • Dealing with Fleas
  • Herbs
  • Great Natural Products
  • Holistic vets and Consultants
  • Annual Wellness Check-ups
  • Animal Communication
  • Books, Catalogs, Magazines
  • Baths, better way to trim Nails
  • Internet Info
  • Rescue/Placement Groups
  • Lyme Disease & Homeopathy

Here's what the experts have to say about the book,

 It's For The Animals! Natural Care & Resources:


"KISS" (keep it simple stupid) is Helen's motto and works for my rave review. Helen addresses all the excuses we make about feeding our companion animals naturally.  It would be tough for anyone to read this book and open another can or bag of animal food!  Here is a book that misses no details to take us from reading to putting the food in the dish.  All your clients an each of you need this book. No more said - 'Just Do It'!"

----- Pema Choepel Mallu, DVM, CAC

Holistic Veterinary Care, Sedona, AZ

Review for the JOURNAL of the

American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association

“Helen McKinnon’s book, It's For The Animals! Natural Care & Resources,  is a true blessing for animals.  It offers them the ability to be as vital, alive, and as loving as they can be.  It gives them an optimal chance of reaching their true potential as our warm, loving companions.”

 -------- Allen M. Schoen, DVM, MS

Director, Veterinary Institute for Therapeutic Alternatives,

Sherman, CT

Consultant at the Animal Medical Center, New York City 

author of Love, Miracles, and Animal Healing and Kindred Spirits

"Helen McKinnon's book provides a simple yet comprehensive method for providing the best preventive care for our companion animals, cooking with love. Freshly prepared foods can bring back the vitality that they deserve and that they have lost from years of 'junk food' diets.

It is more clear than ever that yearly 'boosters' are completely unnecessary for dogs and cats. Also, evidence is accumulating that these same vaccines can be extremely harmful in many animals. Even initial vaccinations are being challenged by many in our profession.

Take the money saved from booster vaccines and put it into good food. Your animal friends will love you for it, and you will see the difference."

------Don Hamilton, DVM

Author of Homeopathic Care for Cats and Dogs:

Small Doses for Small Animals

It's For The Animals! Natural Care & Resources is an excellent source for information on natural diets for dogs.  It is a very worthwhile investment.”

 ----------- W. Jean Dodds, DVM

Founder and President of HEMOPET / Pet Lifeline

"I find this book excellent and unusual.  The Gandhi quotation is excellent  and the book should have success for that alone - it is so important. "

------- Juliette de Baďracli Levy

Herbalist, Author, Traveler, and Pioneer of Holistic Veterinary Medicine

Author of The Complete Herbal Handbook for the Dog and Cat

 We had read about fresh food feeding and had totally agreed with the concept, but had no idea of how to get started.  Helen’s book brought everything together.  We’ve been making our own pet food following “Helen’s Big Batch Recipe” since 1995 and our dogs LOVE IT!  Within a month on the fresh food they were flat-out happier and more joyful.  We had all the excuses for not making fresh food for our companion animals, but we feel that it is ‘spiritually designed’ that we need to do so.  No doubt the Universe wants them fed this way.  We enjoy making the food, it doesn’t seem like a chore at all.”

------- Nancy A. Kaiser, Author & Spiritual Liaison for Animals & Their People, NC


It's For The Animals! Natural Care & Resources covers the essential topics of every comprehensive holistic medical consultation:  the many benefits of preparing home food for our companion animals, the dangers of redundant vaccinations, and importance of avoiding persistent toxins such as monthly heartworm and flea control medications.  Helen McKinnon writes from her heart-- with experience, and a true understanding of the fundamentals for good health.”

  ------- William Konrad Kruesi, MS, DVM 

Director, Cold River Veterinary Center, North Clarendon, VT

"Reading her compassionate prose, one realizes the entire process comes down to caring - about your animals, your relationship with them, and the satisfaction you get from knowing you are feeding them right and maintaining their health."

--------- Lois Stevenson

The Sunday Star-Ledger

New Jersey

Star-Ledger Newspaper Feature Review Article

  Read the Foreword to the book, written by Pema Choepel Mallu, DVM and Allen M. Schoen, DVM, MS

 Excerpt: "Blue Power Ear Treatment"

 About The Author

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