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Vital Animal Podcast

Will Falconer, DVM

Do you want a wildly healthy, naturally disease-resistant animal who outlives that ever decreasing “average” life span? Do you want a magnetically attractive Vital Animal that irresistibly draws people to her? One who doesn’t cost you a fortune in vet bills because she’s so darned healthy? Join Dr. Will Falconer, a vet since 1980, and a fully homeopathic one since 1992 and discover how to make and keep a truly Vital Animal. These animals are changing the world, and yours can join our pack. Hit subscribe and get ready to turn heads.

Leaky gut: what, why, and how to fix it
Feb 23 2021
Leaky gut: what, why, and how to fix it
#026 My guest this week is Julie Anne Lee, homeopath and owner of the Adored Beast Apothecary.Her origin story itself is seriously inspiring. Julie felt the connection to animals from a very young age, and wanted to help them. After some years of searching, she realized her vet tech work wasn’t her best foot forward. When homeopathy cured her of a difficult illness quickly (and in a foreign country, to boot), she knew immediately that was what she wanted to offer the animal world.But, she chose to skip vet school and study with the best of the best in veterinary and human homeopathy instead. When it came time to bring her services to the public and their animals, she had to get creative, as the Canadian vet board was having none of it. Don’t miss Julie’s shrewd choices that ended up with her owning a clinic and employing 5 vets!I invited Julie on to open the box on leaky gut. Unless you’ve lived under a rock for the past decade, you’ve heard of this disease and how widespread it is. And you’ve likely heard even more about the ever increasing influence the microbiome has on everything in your body and that of your animals!How are these related? How do you know when leaky gut is holding your animal back, and how can you ultimately help them get back to normal?Julie is, to a fault, a deep researcher. She sticks to a subject like a bulldog and won’t settle until she learns all she can and takes that knowledge into the trenches, testing her findings in the real world.Can you just throw some probiotics at this condition and expect a fix?Julie’s work says no, it’s clearly not that easy. But she knows what does work, and shares that with us in this episode.Getting the chance to listen to how this brilliant woman thinks and solves problems for animals is not to be missed!Her links and more are in the show notes at
Your cats -- Actually canaries?
Feb 2 2021
Your cats -- Actually canaries?
#023 I interviewed Dr. Andrea Tasi to learn more about how cats have been “talking” to all of us over the years.We explored how this amazing semi-wild species is perhaps the most sensitive one we see regularly, whether you are a veterinarian or not. Dr. Tasi has made a similar metaphor as I:Cats are humanity’s “canary in the coal mine.”I’ve written about them in this context over many years. The more they take part in conventional medicine, often in the name of prevention, the sicker they become. And that’s true both with individuals and the feline species itself.What Andrea added to my earlier concerns was evidence that this trend of cats losing their health to “over prevention” had continued way further than I previously knew. Her revelations were like jet fuel tossed on my slow smoldering leaf fire of concern.She being a 100% feline vet and a 100% homeopathic one at that, has insights for us all, regardless of species.My original red flag came as hyperthyroidism became a thing sometime after my first decade of practice.Where did that come from?? I’d never heard of it in four years of vet school nor in my next many years in private practice! Since then, it’s become quite common in cats. Surely it didn’t fall from the sky. No chronic disease does that, by the way. They are 100% man made.Join us as we discuss choices you can make to maximize your cat’s health and get insights that will apply to all other species, including humans.For related links, visit the show notes for this episode here:
Don Hamilton, DVM - Do nosodes really work?
Jan 26 2021
Don Hamilton, DVM - Do nosodes really work?
#022 What are nosodes and do they deserve the bad rap some vets give them? I asked my old friend and homeopathic vet colleague Dr. Don Hamilton to answer this in light of a Jean Dodds blog post saying they clearly don’t work. Not enough “science,” she said.Don helps us understand where that opinion comes from: a faulty study done by Susan Wynn and Ron Schultz Ph.D. Don was actually contacted before the trial was set up and he made it clear: the study design was guaranteed to fail. Their knowledge of HOW to use nosodes properly was woefully lacking.We discuss what a nosode is, why they are safe, and what methods to use to ensure success. Don has a great story from his early days of giving them to a kennel experiencing significant infectious disease problems in their boarders. The nosode brought great success, but new management put a stop to their use.Whoops, up went the infectious disease! The kennel staff said, “Whoa, we need to start this up again!” and down went the incidence once more.New management again, and same deal, all over again: stop the nosodes, the boarders got sick, sound the alarm and restart the nosodes, everything gets better. AGAIN!Not double blind, placebo controlled, published research. But is that supposed “gold standard” necessary before we move forward with safe and effective natural remedies?Not in my world!Don’t miss this episode if you want the truth about nosodes from a long time homeopathic vet whose work helped inform how many of us use these remedies effectively.For more info and links to this episode (and a great place to comment or ask questions), the show notes are here: