SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Register Now! SFRAW’s 2nd Raw Feeding Workshop for Puppies šŸ¶ šŸ¾ | Sunday 8/14 9:00am – 11:30am

SPECIALĀ ANNOUNCEMENT: SUNDAY MORNING WORKSHOP
“Big or small, we feed them all!”
RAW FEEDING WORKSHOP FOR PUPPIES
A Hands-on Workshop on Preparing Raw Meals & Nutrition for Your Puppy’s First Year
DATE: SUNDAY August 14th, 2016
TIME: 9:00AM-11:30AM
REGISTER & PURCHASEĀ TICKETS HERE

DESCRIPTION:Ā Your puppy’s first year is a critical period of development that will significantly influence and determine the outcome of their mental, behavioral and physical health for the rest of their lives. During this crucial first year, the nutrition, handling, and rearing choices that you make will have a lasting outcome.

The first part of this workshop will provide a brief overview of basic Natural Rearing principles and suggestions for setting your puppy up for success from a holistic perspective.

The second part of our workshop provides a hands-on experience where we show you how to put together a sample menu/diet and provide ideal nutrition for your puppy from weaning through the first 12-months of age. While making food, we will answer all of your general questions, discuss transitioning your puppy to raw, and preparing raw diets on a practical level. You will pick-up practical tips and tricks from seasoned raw feeders on how to feed fresh foods properly and how to manage every-day feeding with ease.

Participants will prepare a meal that they can take home to feed their puppy.

The third part of this workshop is a guided tour of SFRAW where we will help identify specific products that are particularly well-suited for puppies during that first year of life (including recreational chews, supplements and fresh food ingredients). Suggested shopping lists will be provided.

Participants are welcome to make purchases after class. Non-member participants are offered a one-time referral shopping discount (30% off/member pricing level) for any purchases made that day..

Space is limited to 12 participants (6 food prep stations will be set-up with two people per station).

Cost for the seminar includes food/ingredients, packaging and supplies involved in making the food you’ll take home. Please let us know in advance if your pet has any food allergies or intolerancesĀ so we will have ingredients that will work for your pet ready for you.

Terra Nova is a very happy, healthy Raw Fed Bulldog puppy!
41 day old Ibizan Hound Puppies! Raw Fed/Naturally Reared "Puppy Culture" Litter - few pups available to just the right raw feeding families.
“41 day old Ibizan Hound Puppies! A Raw Fed/Naturally Reared, “Puppy Culture” Litter from two health tested AKC Champions. These will be amazing adults due to the outstanding care and nutrition provided to them before/during their first weeks with their breeder, Crystal Hannah. Inquiries welcome — we hope one or two of them might end up as future SFRAW members!”


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CHECK OUT THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES ABOUTĀ FEEDINGĀ PUPPIES RAW AND NATURAL REARING:

SUGGESTED VIDEOS: “PUPPY CULTURE” PROGRAMĀ 
We strongly advise every single breeder and puppy parent to watch these videos about the most critical period of development for your puppy: birth to 12 weeks of age. The first 12-weeks is the most critical period of socialization and learning for puppies and what happens during this time will determine/dramatically influence your puppy’s future behavioral health for their lifetime. Set your puppy up for success by following this protocol!Jane Killion, author of When Pigs Fly, has assembled a team of experts to give fascinating insight, deep wisdom, and practical instruction for breeders, puppy owners or anyone else who touches puppies. Over 50 lessons are organized on a logical, week-by-week time-line to give breeders and puppy owners a clear road map for raising a puppy. The film follows one litter of puppies through the program and checks back on them over the next three years so you can see the profound, almost unbelievable results of the Puppy Culture program!
SUGGESTED VIDEO: JULIETTE OF THE HERBS
Juliette of the HerbsĀ is a sweet/quaint documentary by director Tish StreetenĀ that provides a portrait of the life and work of Kasie’s all-time-beloved hero, Juliette de Bairacli Levy. Juliette was a world renowned herbalist, author, breeder of Afghan hounds, friend of the Gypsies,Ā travelerĀ in search of herbal wisdom and the pioneerĀ of holistic veterinary medicine. She originally published her book on Natural Rearing, The Complete Herbal Handbook for The Dog & Cat in 1955. You will find a dogeared copy forever on Kasie’s desk and at home in her bookshelf. Juliette’s book has been one of her favorite guides since she started feeding raw and Natural Rearing her own animals in 1989.
Kasie next to Saint Francis of Assisi statue in Sante Fe New Mexico
STRUGGLING WITH YOUR PET’S NUTRITION/DIET OR NEW TO FRESH FOOD FEEDING? WE PROVIDE COMPASSIONATE, EXPERIENCED SUPPORT & GUIDANCE CUSTOMIZED TO YOUR ANIMAL’S UNQIUE CIRCUMSTANCES:
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NATURAL REARING AND NUTRITION CONSULTATION

Book an appointment to meet with Kasie Maxwell (founder of SFRAW) for nutritional consultations and non-veterinary advice.Ā Kasie will review what you are currently feeding, then will make suggestions for husbandry, food and supplements, based on her many years of experience and expertise. Kasie will provide you with specific dietary recommendations, nutritional advice & supplement suggestions for your individual pet’s needs.Ā COST: $65 for up to 45-minutes for one animal.
ABOUT OUR FOUNDER
Kasie has worked and lived with animals her entire life. Over the years she has worked as an assistant to a veterinary homeopath, veterinary technician and assistant, working student for an A-circuit hunter/jumper stable, trainer for a Hanoverian stable owned by a rider on the Belgian Olympic Equestrian Team, pet-sitter, wildlife rehabilitator, and has served as a foster home to many rescued animals.Ā A vegan since 1983 and Raw Feeder since 1989, Kasie developed a strong interest in natural foods and healing, and has practiced Ā holistic animal husbandry for over two decades. Kasie has extensive experience with a wide range of natural modalities including the use of western herbs, natural diets, homeopathy, flower/gem essences, Reiki, acupressure, therapeutic massage, dietary supplements, and essential oils in both domestic and wild animals.Ā Read More…
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SFRAW EXCLUSIVE: ALTERNATIVES FOR ANIMALS DISCOUNTED EXAMS
Alternatives for Animals, in Lafayette, offers true holistic veterinary care including acupuncture, whole food nutritional supplements, Chinese herbal therapy, laser therapy, homeopathy, nutrition response testing, chiropractic care, non-anesthetic dentals and bioresonance therapy for cats and dogs.Ā Ā For SFRAW clients they are offering a reduced price of $85 for *new patient* exams (regularly $185).Ā Ā To schedule an appointment, please call 925-283-6160 (be sure to let them know you were referred by SFRAW to get your discount!)
Information and instruction provided by SFRAW isĀ forĀ educationalĀ purposes only, andĀ is not intended to replace the professional advice of your animal health care professional. Please use your good judgment.
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