Back to School training for Dogs

The author of “Conversations with Animals”, Dr. Ava Frick talked to Kara about how to train your dogs from puppies to seniors. To watch this video go here.

Keeping your pets cool!

The author of “Conversations with Animals”, Dr. Ava Frick showed ways to keep your pet cool this summer. To watch this video go here.

Conversations with Animals lecture series

Join Dr. Ava Frick, author of “Conversations with Animals: From Farm Girl to Pioneering Veterinarian, the Dr. Ava Frick Story,” for a look into the life of a little girl who was born on the 4th of July in rural Missouri, and who knew at age three that she wanted to be an “animal doctor” when she grew up.

In the first part of a three part series, Dr. Frick discusses what motivated her passion for animals and the virtues that animals teach us.

In the second part of a three part series, Dr. Frick delves into pet nutrition and how to reduce the likelihood of chronic disease and cancer in your pets.


The author of “Conversations with Animals”, Dr. Ava Frick, DVM talked about a new technology called “Alpha Stim” to help your pets recover and heal. To watch this video go here.

Dr. Frick on Afternoon Live talking about Fur Tissue Mineral Analysis

The author of “Conversations with Animals”, Dr. Ava Frick talked about Fur Tissue Mineral Analysis that she does on animals. It is a new concept in Veterinary testing.

Dr. Ava has had her research published and has been using this technology for over 15 years to help in finding the reason why something is not right in the body of animals.

Any time she has found that animals were not getting better or it was the same old routine over and over, she would go looking for a better solution, a better answer. She feels she is accountable for keeping them healthy – more than just treating diseases. And that begins at the cellular level with nutrients.

Before the industrial revolution, medicine was food. Treating diseases was viewed as to what vitamin or mineral was deficient or which were in excess. What toxic metals were being consumed. Now we have not only toxic metals but many toxic chemicals in the soil and water and environment in general. Exposing our pets and animals to altered cellular function and predisposing them to illness and disease.

Fur Tissue Mineral Analysis (TMA) – A simple fur sample from a pet – allows Dr. Ava or your veterinarian to customize nutritional balancing and help the animals to live a healthy, happy, and naturally rejuvenated life. Click here to read more about Fur Tissue Mineral Analysis.

Step Two: LifeExtend Method Nutrition


Next comes the need to fill in the gaps to whatever food you are feeding. (Hang in there pardner, I am getting to the food part!). Here are my go to items:

  • For the Fast Oxidizer it is Frick Formula #1. This is good for 90% of dogs, puppies, cats, kittens, birds, and horses, based on my published research. [ Insert how to get to buy it on the site] And if you want to find out where your animal fits, visit the FUR ANALYSIS page and get started!
  • Those fast oxidizers generally also need some fatty acids. Visit my Standard Process InSITE page and order either Tuna Omega-3 Chews or the Cod Liver Oil perles.
  • Other base options are:
    • Platinum Performance Canine
    • Platinum Performance Feline
    • Platinum Performance Equine
    • Standard Process Complete DF for horses
    • Standard Process Canine or Feline Whole Body Support
    • EndoMet Megapan
    • EndoMet StressPak
    • These can be ordered via the Direct Dispense section of this site at


  • Options to feed – Air dried, dehydrated, freeze dried, raw frozen, canned, baked kibble, extruded kibble, human grade fresh, home-cooked
  • Review the label on what you are currently feeding. Can you identify everything there? Is the ingredient list compatible with health? If there are words on that label you don’t understand, look them up so you get the whole picture.
  • The best would be home-cooked. Next human grade fresh.
  • Shop organic if possible. Many pet foods now have organically grown plants and use animals fed free range, drug and antibiotic free, and organically too. And if you home cook you can select from foods in those aisles.

Raw is a diet primarily of uncooked meat, edible bones, and organs. There are some Prepared or Packaged Raw diets that also include fruit and vegetables. Natural enzymes and beneficial bacteria are found in raw pet foods, undamaged by any heat application.

Freeze-Dried Raw has a freeze drying process that is widely appreciated as the most effective method of food preservation; it imparts the greatest shelf life and the least nutrient damage. The food is not heated; moisture is removed using a very high vacuum, preserving the natural ingredients.

Benefits of Raw and Freeze Dried Raw

  • Palatability is great! – pets like it, Yum Yum 
  • Superior digestibility – leads to improved stools & better overall health
  • Shinier coats & healthier skin
  • Cleaner teeth & breath
  • Improved weight control
  • Increased immunity
  • High energy levels


BARF stands for Biologically Appropriate Raw Food. They are the pioneers in raw nutrition. Their formulas mimic what nature designed our animals to trhive on in the wild.
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