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Back Country K9's - Hiking in the backcountry with your pooch & Adrian Nelson

Hiking with our K9 companions is an enjoyable outing for both our dogs and us, but like any backcountry adventure it comes with risks. A little knowledge and preparation can ensure our time outdoors is safe and enjoyable. Learn about local wildlife and how to keep our dogs out of conflict. The different types of dog backpacks, how to pack them, and traveling with a dog for an overnight or multi day trip, as well as some backcountry survival tips and tricks when hiking with dogs. Whether it's a short day hike through the North Shore Mountains or a multi-day trip through the Coast Mountain range, having the knowledge and proper equipment is essential. Join Adrian Nelson, Wildlife Conflict Manager for The Fur-Bearers, on this foray into backcountry K9 safety. Adrian is an experienced backcountry adventurer and dog lover who will share his years of experience and tips on traveling with dogs.

The Fur-Bearer's Website


Animals Do Talk!

Animal Communicator, Dale McCarthy, will be at the Pet Lover Show to help owners connect to what is going on with their pet. Dale has the ability to communicate with animals by receiving their thoughts. The pets share information about their personality, how they view themselves, any behavourial problems and any possible health issues, as well as solutions for any necessary changes. Each pet shares insights that are so fascinating and amusing, that owners are usually laughing and crying during a session. As an Animal Communicator, Dale uses a form of telepathic energy that has is based on deepened intuition and can connect with people's pets, no matter how far away they may be.

Dale McCarthy's Website


Integrative Veterinary care with Dr. Radica Raj DVM

Integrative medicine combines conventional Western medications and diagnostics with knowledge of Eastern medicine techniques to offer well rounded care and a better quality of life for the animals you share your life with. There are options outside of just using pharmaceuticals that can support your pet's recovery and diet and prevention to support overall health and wellness. Come and learn about different modalities for your pet's issue including QOL for geriatric patients, cancer treatments, uses for laser, chiropractic, acupuncture for paralyzed patients, chinese herbs for skin issues, PRP for partial cruciate tears and vaccine titres instead of vaccines.

Dr. Radica of Pheonix Rising Intergrative Vet Care has experience handling emergencies, surgical and internal medicine cases as well as chiropractic, acupuncture, Chinese Medicine and Regenerative medicine. She is more than willing to collaborate with your family veterinarian and specialists involved in dealing with your pet's health. Searching for a better quality of life for terminally-ill patients that suffered from the side-effects of medications, for the geriatric patients disabled by osteoarthritis and for the paralyzed patients that could not walk, Dr Raj supplemented her post graduate veterinary studies with her post-graduate diploma in Veterinary Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCVM) with the Chi Institute in Florida. She then completed a program in Animal Chiropractic at Options for Animals in Kansas and obtained an animal chiropractic certification from the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association (IVCA)..Her scope of practice includes Internal medicine, Surgery, Emergency on-call, Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine and Regenerative Medicine.

Phoenix Rising Intergrative Vet Care's Website


Essential Oils for Animals with Dr. Raceeta MacKenzie, Saturday @ 3:30PM

Dr. MacKenzie will discuss what essential oils are safe to use on pets, and which ones should be avoided? You will learn how to administer essential oils to pets and questions to ask when looking for a high quality essential oil together with some example uses and Dr. MacKenzie's favorites in her holistic veterinary practice. "Dr. Raceeta MacKenzie was born in Australia and grew up around the Lower Mainland after her family moved to BC when she was a child. She obtained her Bachelor of Science, concentrating in animal physiology, from Simon Fraser University. She then moved to Ontario to obtain her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guleph. Dr. MacKenzie has a passion for helping animals achieve optimal health, and even before she got accepted into veterinary college, she knew she wanted to practice complementary and alternative therapies. In order to get a head start on being able to practice with an integrative approach upon graduating from veterinary college, she decided to complete the Canadian Animal Chiropractic Certification Program and obtained certification from the College of Animal Chiropractors, all while in her final year of the DVM program. Dr. MacKenzie completed the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) Basic Course in Veterinary Acupuncture in 2015, and most recently she has been studying the use of essential oils in animals. After spending close to 4 years in general small animal practice, Dr. MacKenzie opened Peak Animal Wellness Services in 2016, a mobile holistic veterinary service, as she wanted to be able to focus on providing integrative therapies to pets across the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley. Dr. MacKenzie has a special place in her heart for geriatric and arthritic pets, and their quality of life seems to improve greatly with an integrative approach to health care. She also has fun treating canine athletes to help keep them in peak performance condition."


Feeding a Raw Diet with Sarah Griffiths DCH Sat 12:30PM & Sun 12:00PM

Sarah Griffiths, DCH is a classical homeopath and clinical pet nutritionist with an extensive background in caring for wild carnivores. She is currently enrolled in the Clinical Pet Nutritionist (C.P.N.) program from the Academy of Natural Health Sciences (ANS) in New Jersey. Sarah has practiced homeopathy and holistic animal nutrition in clinical settings for over 10 years, has over 6 years of education in the field of holistic medicine and nutrition and over 15 years of experience working with wildlife, domestic animals and livestock. She graduated from the Vancouver Homeopathic Academy with a Diploma in Classical Homeopathy (D.C.H.) and writes for the popular Dogs Naturally Magazine.


Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation - CPR for Animals, Sunday @ 2:00PM

Join Laurie McPhee of K9ABCs to learn about Canine CPR. Laurie is a certified Dogsafe Canine First Aid Instructor, she's also a Primary Care Paramedic with the BC Emergency Health Services with 20 years experience. This brief "hands on" demo and practice will hopefully entice you to learn more about Canine First Aid and how to prevent ever needing the skills of CPR. This skill is applicable to many species. So, stretch it out and learn (or practice how to do CPR. All ages welcome. Note, practice will never be done on a live dog, only CPR manikins or stuffies.


Canine First Aid - Don't Learn It By Accident! with Laurie McPhee Sat 2:30PM

Join Laurie McPhee of K9ABCs, Authorized DOGSAFE Instructor, to explore a variety of ways to keep your canine friend safe and happy. An interactive presentation using a combination of power point, live demonstrations with demo dog Quincy and you the audience, Laurie will cover many different angles of safety. Angles such as Puppy Proofing, Training, Play, First Aid, Environment & Travel.
Laurie and Quincy love the outdoors and exploring new adventures, but this takes a lot of training and preparation. Laurie’s experience with search & rescue and 19 yrs as a paramedic broaden her view on the many things one can do to help prevent injury or illness with your pet. Although the main focus is on dogs most of this information is applicable with a variety of pets.

See more about K9ABCs at their website.


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