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Texts: The Encyclopedia of Natural Pet Care, by CJ Puotinen, ISBN 0658009966 Natural Health for Dogs and Cats, Third Edition, by Richard H. Pitcairn, D.V.M., Ph.D. and Susan Hubble Pitcairn, ISBN 157954973X

Note: For clarity, the word “pet” may be used for your companion animal. This is to
keep the course in the context of the text and does not ignore the fact that the animal is a part of your emotional existence. According to the American Pet Product Manufacturers Association (APPMA), there are more than 350 million pets in the United States, including 73 million dogs and 78 million cats. There are many benefits to living with companion animals, including unconditional love, reduced stress, enjoyment and strong emotional bonds. Companion animals depend on their guardians to provide food, shelter, safety and emotional support. This course provides a comprehensive holistic/natural perspective on the responsibilities of people with pets. Although dogs have been domesticated for 15,000-25,000 years and cats for 3,000-5,000 years, they are still outside their natural environment and therefore dependent on humans for their wellness and survival. This course provides information on the responsibilities of selecting a healthy and suitable companion; developing a mutually satisfying relationship through proper training and behavior modification; and maintaining the companion’s general wellness through holistic/natural approaches. Also provided are resources for communicating with veterinarians regarding the use of holistic as well as conventional therapies. This course discusses the differences between natural/holistic animal health principles and care and conventional principles and care. Natural/holistic and conventional therapies are not necessarily mutually exclusive but may often be appropriately used in an integrative way. The key to holistic animal care is preventing illness and healing without causing harm — not just eliminating symptoms. This course provides approaches for helping companion animals achieve and maintain wellness through diet, supplementation, exercise, clean water, stress relief and other natural, holistic means.

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O. and describe natural health modalities that are appropriate for animal care. a reading assignment and self-help questions. 30% Post-Consumer Recycled Paper 4 NH542-11/07-03 . You may check your answers using the key at the end of each lesson. It is intended to help individuals develop healthier relationships with their pets. The self-help questions are provided to help you monitor your understanding of the material. each containing a list of learning objectives. The course is organized into seven lessons.NATURAL READER NOTE This course is designed to educate the student to care for an animal that he or she lives with. This course also contains two progress tests. Please do not submit answers to the self-help questions to the college. with the exception of first aid.After successfully completing this course you will be able to: ! ! ! ! ! explain how to choose a healthy and suitable pet. describe the various aspects of day-to-day animal care. Please read the instructions for these tests carefully before you begin. *** Course Objectives . AL 35201 Technology Options and Information: The progress tests.or herself as an animal health consultant or veterinarian. project and final exam for this course are available online. material concerning specific illnesses will not be covered in this course. and discuss the emotional aspects of companion animals. A course overview is provided to assist you in completing this course. For this reason. Submitting your work: Unless you are using online testing. describe a healthy animal’s basic natural diet as well as a diet for a special-needs pet. you will need to make photocopies of your work and mail the originals to the following address: Clayton College of Natural Health P. it does not qualify the student to present him. Box 2488 Birmingham. a project and a comprehensive final exam.

Overview Module 1 Lesson 1 Puotinen: pages 3-18 Pitcairn: pages 152-183 ! Choosing a healthy companion animal ! Determining suitability ! Behavior patterns and common congenital defects ! Daily animal care ! Training methods ! Creating a healthy environment ! Food choices for pets ! The contents of commercial pet food ! A basic natural diet with supplements ! Special diets for pets Lesson 2 Puotinen: pages 19-55 Pitcairn: pages 119-151 and 190-232 Lesson 3 Poutinen: pages 59-112 Pitcairn: pages 9-118 Course Project Progress Test 1 Module 2 Lesson 4 Puotinen: pages 273-286 Pitcairn: pages 411-417 Puotinen: pages 116-187 ! Vaccinations.NH 542 Basic Holistic Animal Care . including short and long-term effects and the best methods of administration ! Holistic and homeopathic vaccinations ! Herbal remedies ! Aromatherapy ! Differences between allopathic and holistic healing ! Manual therapies for companion animals ! Light and color therapies Lesson 5 Puotinen: pages 191-269 Pitcairn: pages 242-271 30% Post-Consumer Recycled Paper 5 NH542-11/07-03 .

Module 3 Lesson 6 Puotinen: pages 311-341 Pitcairn: pages 272-283 and 429-437 ! Assembling and using a holistic first-aid kit ! Implementing a disaster plan ! Basic home care for a sick animal ! Emotional health ! Volunteering with your pet ! The death of a pet ! Natural passage or euthanasia ! The importance of grieving Lesson 7 Pitcairn: pages 184-189 Puotinen: pages 467-477 Pitcairn: pages 233-241 Progress Test 2 Final Exam 30% Post-Consumer Recycled Paper 6 NH542-11/07-03 .

a project and one progress test. When a suitable. stress relief and the elimination of toxins.Basic Holistic Animal Care NH 542 Module 1 Module 1 introduces the general principles of natural health and their impact on the body. exercise. clean water. healthy animal is chosen as a companion. describe how to assist a pet with the transition into a new home through proper training and enriching activities. fresh air. it is important that the animal be properly trained so he or she will fully adapt as a member of the family. These principles also apply to companion animals and affect their individual health. 30% Post-Consumer Recycled Paper 7 NH542-11/07-03 . including proper diet. After successfully completing this module you will be able to: ! ! ! discuss the steps to select a healthy. This module contains three lessons. emotions and behavior. and describe the attributes of proper nutrition for companion animals. suitable companion animal. supplementation.

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Do not submit your answers to the college for grading. rely on impulse. trust his or her intuition. Without referring to the text.Basic Holistic Animal Care NH 542 Lesson 1 Animal shelters are overflowing with companion animals that have been returned by people who did not take the time and the care in selecting their pet properly. Complete your reading assignment in two sections. True or False: Buying a puppy from a pet store. Read pages 3-18 of Natural Pet Care. rather than adopting one from a shelter. and identify behavior patterns and congenital defects that are common in companion pets. trust the breeder. 2. B. E. D. a future guardian should: A. rely primarily on the pedigree. as outlined below. Section I. When selecting a puppy or kitten. 30% Post-Consumer Recycled Paper 9 NH542-11/07-03 . answer the following questions. is safer because steps have been taken to prevent genetic defects and strengthen the breed. rely on what his or her children prefer. C. Lesson 1 explains that selecting a companion animal impulsively may lead to problems both for the animal and the person. describe the tests that determine a companion animal’s suitability. read pages 3-18 of Natural Pet Care and pages 152-183 of Natural Health for Dogs and Cats. After successfully completing this lesson you will be able to: ! ! ! ! explain how to find the proper companion animal. They are for your use only. Assignment For Lesson 1. behavior and other factors before choosing a pet. 1. breeding. This lesson discusses the importance of considering genetics. list appropriate questions to ask breeders. You may check your answers with the key provided at the end of the lesson.

E. an immediate response and a quick pull to release the paw. Section II. call the puppy and clap your hands: A. 30% Post-Consumer Recycled Paper 10 NH542-11/07-03 . Read pages 152-183 of Natural Health for Dogs and Cats and answer the following questions. D. loudly while standing up. the puppy is in good physical condition. C. Please do not submit self-help material to the college for grading. B.3. to have plenty of training treats. E. 7. litter size. B. C. a pull to release the paw and an offer of the other paw. softly while standing up. softly while bending or kneeling at the puppy’s level. When conducting a sensitivity test. selective breeding. Which of the following domesticated animals has the highest level of congenital malformations at birth? A. C. D. E. C. 6. set the puppy on the floor. This is not a valid test for sensitivity. D. The most desirable response is: A. 5. radiation. Health problems and birth defects are not caused by: A. C. this is for your use only. no immediate reaction unless the pressure is increased significantly. step back. as loud as necessary until the puppy comes to you. D. B. E. When testing a puppy. the puppy is harness trained. D. E. be certain: A. B. Cats Cows Horses Dogs All are approximately the same. to be familiar with the normal behavior of the breed. drugs. 4. softly at three feet from floor level. B. Again. infectious illnesses. the puppy has been fed first. When testing for sociability. a response after a few seconds and gentle mouthing of fingers. press between the puppy’s toes and hold the pressure.

8. C. spina bifida. E. Inguinal hernias tend to be inherited defects in the: A. collie. B. 10. Russian blue Siamese Somali Rex American wirehair 30% Post-Consumer Recycled Paper 11 NH542-11/07-03 . obesity is a possible congenital defect. Lhasa apso. B. a brachycephalic head. brain and skull problems. D. A. Airedale terrier. C. 9. In the _____________ breed of cat. Common congenital cat disorders normally do not include: A. bull terrier. E. C. E. cancer of the ear. osteoarthritis. B. D. cocker spaniel. D.

9. 10. 7. 3. 2. 4. 8.Basic Holistic Animal Care NH 542 Answer Key for Lesson 1 1. 6. 5. False E B D B E D D D A Puotinen Puotinen Puotinen Puotinen Puotinen Pitcairn Pitcairn Pitcairn Pitcairn Pitcairn page 7 page 10 page 11 page 12 page 13 page 153 page 154 page 158 pages 158-159 pages 178-183 30% Post-Consumer Recycled Paper 12 NH542-11/07-03 .

After successfully completing this lesson you will be able to: ! ! ! ! ! Assignment discuss training methods for housebreaking as well as aggressive and destructive behavior. answer the following questions. including exercise. 1. Complete your reading assignment in two sections. Read pages 19-55 of Natural Pet Care. toxin-free environment. because it fears the trainer. It explains training methods for housebreaking a puppy or adult dog as well as preventing aggressive and destructive behavior. when it is to its advantage. rest and grooming. They are for your use only. including when to consult a professional trainer. describe the components of a healthy. because it fears being punished. D. C. Then. especially when the trainer uses a clicker device. especially when the owner is near the trainer. without referring to the text. This lesson also explains how to provide a healthy. read pages 19-55 of Natural Pet Care as well as pages 119-151 and 190-232 of Natural Health for Dogs and Cats. A dog responds to training commands: A. describe effective training methods and equipment. as outlined below. For Lesson 2. Section I. 30% Post-Consumer Recycled Paper 13 NH542-11/07-03 . explain how to work effectively with a professional trainer. 2.Basic Holistic Animal Care NH 542 Lesson 2 Lesson 2 discusses day-to-day care for companion animals. B. E. True or False: Dogs prefer freedom to structure. Do not submit your answers to the college for grading. and explain how to choose and care for birds and rabbits. You may check your answers with the key provided at the end of the lesson. toxic free environment for pets.

C. make sure the kitten’s breed is not aggressive. attend private classes only. To benefit the most from a training session: A. C. True or False: Rabbits reach sexual maturity at 3 to 6 months of age and ovulation is similar to that of dogs and cats. A. oldest dog animal with the poorest health most obese dog animal with the best health most inactive dog 30% Post-Consumer Recycled Paper 14 NH542-11/07-03 . E. 4. B. C. B.3. 6. B. Section II. Birds and kittens do not socialize well and should not share a household. buy both pets at the same time. Please do not submit self-help material to the college for grading. Read pages 119-151 and 190-232 of Natural Health for Dogs and Cats and answer the following questions. attend group classes only. read books concerning the breed of the dog. D. D. B. C. E. E. this is for your use only. D. E. If a person wants a bird and a kitten in the same household. then he or she should: A. 8. flat buckle collars quick-release collars half-choke collars choke chains slip collars 7. B. buy the kitten first. know what should be accomplished by the training. C. Budgies Canaries Cockatiels Cockatoos Parakeet 5. A common observation by veterinarians is that the __________________ attracts the most fleas. A. Again. buy the bird first. D. D. E. use a trainer recommended by a friend. Which of the following birds demands the most attention? A. Tracheal damage is more common among dogs when ______________ are used during training.

etc. D. E. removing access to yarn. D. _________________ is caused by bites and scratches from an infected animal. safely storing pesticides. All of the above. C. B. installing screens on all upper floor windows. A. E. B.9. strings and rubber bands. Steps that should be taken to eliminate hazards for a pet include: A. C. safe proofing all the electrical cords. cleaners. Cat scratch fever Rocky Mountain spotted fever Ringworm Scabies Lyme disease 10. 30% Post-Consumer Recycled Paper 15 NH542-11/07-03 .

9. 2. False C B D D False D B A E Puotinen Puotinen Puotinen Puotinen Puotinen Puotinen Puotinen Pitcairn Pitcairn Pitcairn page 19 page 30 page 33 page 39 page 40 page 45 page 50 page 126 page 217 page 232 30% Post-Consumer Recycled Paper 16 NH542-11/07-03 . 4. 10. 8.Basic Holistic Animal Care NH 542 Answer Key for Lesson 2 1. 6. 5. 3. 7.

This lesson also explains how to incorporate nutritional supplements into a pet’s diet. including meat sources.net/index. including supplements. For additional information on bird care please read A Guide to a Naturally Healthy Bird. recipes and techniques to streamline meal preparation. the components of a healthy diet and appropriate ways to feed pets throughout their lifespans..Basic Holistic Animal Care NH 542 Lesson 3 Lesson 3 begins with a discussion of food safety issues.com/birdtalk/.shtml and http://www. *** 30% Post-Consumer Recycled Paper 17 NH542-11/07-03 .exoticpetvet. Natural Reader Note Although healthy nutrition for birds is not covered in depth in this course. the Poutinen book does contain some information related to avian diets. Safe Goods Publishing.D. and explain the process of transitioning a pet from commercial food to homemade food. list chemical additives in commercial pet foods. describe diets for special pet’s with special needs. ISBN 1884820212. After successfully completing this lesson you will be able to: ! ! ! ! ! ! describe and explain selected food preparation methods for pet meals. Ph. the lesson focuses on information related to the production of commercial pet food.animalnetwork. by Alicia McWatters. Next. It also presents the Pitcairns’ recommendations for a natural diet for pets. chemical additives and artificial coloring agents. The following Web sites may also have useful information: http://www. identify selected food sources of nutrients. describe the benefits of selected supplements.

10. You may check your answers with the key provided at the end of the lesson. the author suggests supplementing mother’s milk with warm raw milk. Read pages 59-85 of Natural Pet Care. Do not submit your answers to the college for grading. Without referring to the text. this is for your use only. Read pages 86-112 of Natural Pet Care and answer the following questions. They are for your use only. white blood cells rush to the intestines. 8. (Dry/Canned) cat food has the lowest amount of fat. 2. When given the choice. as outlined below. Do not submit your answers to the college for grading. When substituting a fatty meat for a lean meat. 6. 5. According to the authors. answer the following questions. ________________ contain enzyme inhibitors and should be soaked or sprouted before eating. True or False: Grains should be cooked for pets in order to aid digestion. feeding a pet commercial food increases the need for high-quality nutrients due to the consumption of ______________ and pollutants. When kittens are approximately __________ weeks of age. 30% Post-Consumer Recycled Paper 18 NH542-11/07-03 . 9. Read pages 9-87 of Natural Health for Dogs and Cats. reduce the amount of oil in the recipe by approximately __________________ for every cup of meat. What is the temperature required for pasteurization? __________________________ True or False: Immediately after cooked food is eaten. Complete your reading assignment in four sections. Section III. They are for your use only. Please do not submit self-help material to the college for grading. 3. Without referring to the text.Assignment For Lesson 3. You may check your answers with the key provided at the end of the lesson. Again. Section II. _______________ is toxic to most household pets and may cause death if ingested. 11. Section I. ______________ _______________ destroys chlorine and acts as a preservative. 4. read pages 59-112 of Natural Pet Care and pages 9-118 of Natural Health for Dogs and Cats. 7. answer the following questions. 1. dogs generally prefer (salted/unsalted) food.

Pitcairn suggests feeding him or her a vegetarian meal every now and then in order to _________________. this is for your use only. 14. When increasing the fat in a dog’s diet. Section IV. True or False: Dogs must have meat protein in order to maintain health. Again. it is also important to increase the percentage of ______________. Even if your pet is generally a meat-eater. Please do not submit self-help material to the college for grading. 30% Post-Consumer Recycled Paper 19 NH542-11/07-03 . Read pages 88-118 of Natural Health for Dogs and Cats and answer the following questions. giving a dog nutritional yeast may lead to the development of allergies. 15.12. 13. True or False: According to the authors.

5. 10. 11. 12. 131-158° F. 2. 9. 14. 13. 6. 8. True Chocolate three Seeds Willard water Dry toxins 1 tablespoon True unsalted False protein False reduce toxins and lower the cost Puotinen Puotinen Puotinen Puotinen Puotinen Puotinen Pitcairn Pitcairn Pitcairn Pitcairn Pitcairn Pitcairn Pitcairn Pitcairn Pitcairn page 63 pages 69-70 page 81 page 87 page 99 page 106 page 13 page 16 page 35 page 39 page 49 page 50 page 90 page 98 page 101 30% Post-Consumer Recycled Paper 20 NH542-11/07-03 . 7. 4.Basic Holistic Animal Care NH 542 Answer Key for Lesson 3 1. 15. 3.

3. You should be able to feel the ribs. being able to see the ribs may indicate that your pet is underweight. You will use your answers to these questions to write your essay. evaluate your pet and answer the following questions. but are used to provide educational information related to this course. ears. Run your hands along your pet’s sides. including a specialized meal plan and supplement profile. The answers to these questions will be needed later in the project. eyes. which will be submitted to the college for grading.Basic Holistic Animal Care NH 542 Course Project This project involves creating a lifestyle program for your pet. which should be completed in order. The questions are not intended to diagnose or take the place of a veterinarian’s help and advice. The project will require you to write the results of each section and submit them to the college. To begin. Each text in this course offers food recommendations and recipes for creating meals for your cat or dog and should be used as resources. These subjective questions will help you determine your pet’s fitness level. Observe your pet’s skin. The project has four sections. but not see them. Project Instructions: The purpose of this project is to design a new health routine for your pet. Is the coat shiny? Are the skin and eyes clear? Are the ears clean? Are the teeth free from film and the breath fresh? Does your pet exercise or move around its area? Is your pet enthusiastic or quiet? 2. Part I: Pet Evaluation 1. Not being able to feel the ribs may indicate that your pet is overweight. teeth and coat. Guidelines for the required writing style may be found at the end of the instructions for this project. By successfully completing this project you will have: ! ! analyzed your pet’s lifestyle and current health habits. Can you feel your pet’s rib cage? A fine layer of tissue should cover the ribs in a healthy pet. 30% Post-Consumer Recycled Paper 21 NH542-11/07-03 . and designed a lifestyle plan for your pet.

student ID number. What did you feed your pet for each meal? How much food was eaten at each meal? When and how often did your pet eat? How much water did your pet drink? How much exercise did your pet get? What is your pet’s favorite activities? Part III: Menu and Activity Plan Design a meal and supplement plan for your pet using the information in this course. 5. double-spaced) essay on your experiences of evaluating your pet.Part II: Pet Diary Keep a diary about your pet for one week. Basic Holistic Animal Care and NH542-9/05-02. State to what degree you intend to apply the results of the project for your pet and how you might transition your pet to the new meal plan. 1. Submit your essay to the college with your final exam. keeping a food diary and designing a new meal and supplement plan for your pet. Describe what you have learned about the individuality of your pet. Use a heading that includes your name. its individual needs and any personal understanding that you gained concerning pet nutrition. 4. 30% Post-Consumer Recycled Paper 22 NH542-11/07-03 . 2. Part IV: Essay Write a 750 to 1.250 word (typed. Make notes concerning your pet’s food and activities for the week. 6. The plan should cover a week’s worth of meals and supplements. The following questions should be answered in the diary. 3.

and ! you demonstrate that you understand the goal of the project. which is worth 75 points.This project will be worth 15 percent of your grade for this course. Project completeness is determined if: ! you have covered all of the points listed above. worth 15 points. the project is complete. 30% Post-Consumer Recycled Paper 23 NH542-11/07-03 . it is evident that you followed directions throughout the project. and spelling. which is worth 10 points. please use the cover sheet located at the end of the course. If you are mailing in your project. based on a 100-point grading scale. grammar. are used throughout your essay. Full credit. will be granted if: ! ! ! correct style.

Dictionary. BioMedCentral is free of charge and the articles can be reproduced without getting special permission. that not all “. 30% Post-Consumer Recycled Paper 24 NH542-11/07-03 .com. Since you have no way of knowing who is posting this information.com” sites are bad. The following are some examples of excellent Internet research sources and poor Internet research sources: Excellent Internet Research Sources: Government sites — Any site with a Web address that ends with “.Writing Style Required for Your Paper While most projects require an informal essay for submission. however.BioMedCentral . Educational institution sites — Any site with a Web address that ends with “. An Important Note Regarding Internet Research When using the Internet as a source for scholarly research. there may be instances when outside references (including any texts for this course) are used.edu” is an educational institution. The PubMed site contains a large database of free articles for the public in addition to articles for purchase. Here you can find information and statistics regarding research results for studies that various government departments have conducted. A couple of good sites for information regarding health topics include www.com is NOT a valid encyclopedia to use because it is not a monitored Web site. While most college and university sites are for enrolled students. as explained in your writer’s handbook. Web sites that individuals sponsor or run may offer information that suits that individual’s agenda. An example of this would be a Web site that ends with “. Whenever you include information from a published source — a book. Open access scholarly journals — Some scholarly journals are open to the public. These include both college and university sites as well as some K-12 schools. People can add their own definitions and input regarding entries. you do not know if the information is accurate.com are some good examples of online dictionaries and encyclopedias. Poor Internet Research Sources: Wikipedia. many can provide useful information to the public.” Please keep in mind. PubMed. journal article. or from the Internet — you must use in-text citations and a reference list according to APA style.com.com and www.com and Merriam-Webster. be mindful that not all Web sites provide useful and valid information.gov” is a government site. They are not valid for scholarly research purposes because they may be based on that individual’s opinion and not on facts or research.

willful puppy will: A. D. be easily distracted and look away. From Natural Pet Care: 1. relax after an initial struggle. is carefully bred to assure the highest quality standard. 30% Post-Consumer Recycled Paper 25 NH542-11/07-03 . E. B. A. be still. has papers to trace its lineage. 4. When held securely off the ground for 30 seconds on its back. How much you know about the type of breed you have selected Where you live and the size of your home How much time you spend at home What your annual income is How much you exercise 3. is sold primarily for a profit. has not been prematurely separated from his mother. In most cases. struggle until released. E. D.Basic Holistic Animal Care NH 542 Progress Test 1 Please use the answer sheet located at the end of the course to answer the following questions. C. C. For healthier puppies. a dog should wait at least _____________ before having another litter. D. a companion animal purchased from a chain pet store: A. C. C. E. six to nine months nine to 12 months 12 to 15 months 18 to 24 months Female dogs may breed as soon as they come into season. is carefully bred to minimize congenital problems. 2. but tense. a dominant. B. bite in order to escape. E. B. B. Be sure to read the instructions on the page preceding the answer sheets carefully before you begin. D. A professional breeder should ask for all but which of the following information? A.

B. B. D. One of the most common health problems a bird experiences is: A. C. bacterial infection. B. Spraying urine Grinding teeth Wiggling ears Making a laughing sound Blinking eyes 7. then rinsing. Dogs and cats do not require the nutrients present in complex carbohydrates. Why does Puotinen believe that grains should not be fed to dogs and cats? A. soaking the meat in food-grade hydrogen peroxide. A. All of the above. Some veterinarians and researchers believe that grain consumption is the root cause of cardiovascular problems in dogs and cats.5. All of the above. D. C. E. B. A and B 30% Post-Consumer Recycled Paper 26 NH542-11/07-03 . soaking the meat in grapefruit seed extract. D. C. C. cardiovascular disease. then rinsing. C. renal disease. To disinfect raw meat. E. D. The author recommends sprouting and __________ seeds to make them more digestible for pets. poor seed digestion. Which of the following is a way rabbits communicate their moods? A. soaking the meat in chlorine bleach then rinsing in clean water. hernias in the abdomen. Dogs and cats produce insufficient amylase for efficient carbohydrate digestion. B. E. A and B 9. 6. boiling grinding steaming freezing toasting 8. E. E. the author suggests: A. D.

10. E. only raw meat and meaty bones for both morning and evening meals. Which statement is true regarding minerals? A. life energy. vitamin A thiamine vitamin C folic acid vitamin E 12. the author suggests feeding: A. high quality protein. E. D. vitamin E. and cooked grains and cooked meat in the evening. Future health problems cannot be prevented by giving kittens and puppies minerals. E. one meal a day. using meat and vegetables only. C. E. The authors believe that the most vital ingredient missing in commercially prepared pet food is: A. B. Mineral deficiencies boost vitamin absorption. vitamin A. A. D. B. Both food-derived minerals and their synthetic counterparts are easily assimilated. C. From Natural Health for Dogs and Cats: 13. and meat and vegetables as the evening meal. 11. Adequate minerals are found in most foods that are farmed using chemical fertilizers. Adequate mineral intake aids the heart. D. C. When planning meals for an adult dog. fruits. the circulatory system and the reproductive system. minerals. B. arthritis and degenerative spine disorders. The benefits of __________ for dogs include preventing hip dysplasia. D. cooked grains and raw meat in the morning. B. C. fruits and carbohydrates as the morning meal. 30% Post-Consumer Recycled Paper 27 NH542-11/07-03 . raw meat and meaty bones for both morning and evening snacks.

protein powder derived from __________ is considered the best addition to cow’s milk to fulfill special protein needs. E. E. D. bones. D. A and B 17. millet wheat bulgur rice oat 18. C.14. A. E. B. A. The chemical additive __________ is used as a preservative and is also suspected of causing liver damage. 30% Post-Consumer Recycled Paper 28 NH542-11/07-03 . excellent sources of calcium for cats and dogs include: A. For feeding kittens or puppies that either cannot or will not nurse. C. C. B. milk. D. cheese. B. soy animal sources legumes grains None of the above. potassium sorbate ethoxyquin propyl gallate propylene glycol sodium nitrate 15. D. According to the authors. The authors recommend __________ grain in their recipes because it contains more protein per calorie than any other common grain. C. All of the above. C. E. B. Beef Chicken Liver Fish Turkey 16. A. __________ should be cooked before giving to pets to kill parasites or infective organisms. E. A. B. D.

A. B. lemon-vinegar lemon-honey lemon-orange vinegar-water vinegar-alcohol 21. D. B. E. D. E. occasional fasting and regular grooming Plenty of water. Medium and large dogs have the most structural problems. frequent fasting and enemas Plenty of water. An insecticide that causes permanent nerve damage to both animals and humans is: A. liver. excessive exposure to _____________ may cause tiredness. Both unusually large and unusually small dogs have the most structural problems. brewer’s yeast. C. Which of the following is true concerning both size and genetic structural problems of dogs? A. E.19. pyrethrin. arthritis. Structural problems do not correlate to size — it depends primarily on weight. 30% Post-Consumer Recycled Paper 29 NH542-11/07-03 . B. C. Pitcairn recommends which of the following natural ways for enhancing the health of a pet’s skin. C. stomach problems and asthma. Daily exercise. A. C. kidney and bladder disorders. C. zinc lead mercury arsenic fluoride 23. occasional fasting and regular grooming Plenty of water. B. dietary fibers and exercise Frequent exercise. E. Small and medium dogs have the most structural problems. digestive tract and lungs? A. E. B. 22. According to Pitcairn. Structural problems depend primarily on breed. methoprene. a boric acid derivative. D. organophosphate. An effective way to remove soap residue and prevent dandruff is to use a ___________ rinse on your pet. D. fasting and massage 20. mottling of the teeth. D.

Birman. E. speaking in a soothing. keeping your head down. quiet voice. Ragdoll. 25. D. B. holding your hands slightly lowered. Egyptian mau. D. staring directly at the dog’s eyes. If a dog rushes at you. turning partially sideways. it is best to avoid: A. 30% Post-Consumer Recycled Paper 30 NH542-11/07-03 . C. E. B. If a good mouser that can learn simple tricks is wanted. a good cat breed may be a(n): A. Korat. C. Rex.24.

this module discusses the emotional bond between people and animals and how to make the decision of allowing a pet to die naturally or having it euthanized. Module 2 discusses the importance of having an emergency plan for companion animals. one progress test and the final exam. This module also discusses how natural. In addition. especially those that are not as readily available. describe approaches for attaining optimum wellness. discuss holistic approaches to immunization that offer less risk and fewer side effects than conventional vaccinations.Basic Holistic Animal Care NH 542 Module 2 Module 2 begins by discussing the role of vaccinations in the veterinary field and the increasing trend toward using homeopathics. Finally. These first-aid supplies should be used until professional help is available. holistic approaches to wellness and healing are being applied to companion animals. and discuss the decision of when and how to say farewell. first-aid supplies should be stored in the home. explain how to eliminate household hazards such as poisons and frayed wires. list the first-aid and other supplies that may be needed for a pet. Because accidents may occur. 30% Post-Consumer Recycled Paper 31 NH542-11/07-03 . This module contains four lessons. After successfully completing this module you will be able to: ! ! ! ! ! ! ! describe how vaccinations affect the immune system function and list the benefits and risks of vaccination. discuss the emotional bond between people and animals and how this relates to wellness. This module also explains how to eliminate household hazards that may result in illness or injury. which are being successfully and safely used with fewer side effects.

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It also presents homeopathic approaches to immunization. Autoimmune disease Allergies Immune system disruption Chronic long-term immune disorders Disease in both healthy and unhealthy people and animals 30% Post-Consumer Recycled Paper 33 NH542-11/07-03 . pages 411-417 of Natural Health for Dogs and Cats. and describe holistic modalities for maintaining a pet’s wellness. discuss holistic and homeopathic approaches to immunization and approaches for minimizing the side-effects of conventional vaccinations. The second part of this lesson discusses the use of holistic therapies to help an unwell body regain control and begin the healing process without compromising the immune system. and pages 116-187 of Natural Pet Care. After successfully completing this lesson you will be able to: ! ! ! ! Assignment describe the short. Read pages 273-286 of Natural Pet Care and 411-417 of Natural Health for Dogs and Cats. Do not submit your answers to the college for grading. For Lesson 4. answer the following questions. as outlined below. Without referring to the text. You may check your answers with the key provided at the end of the lesson. Section I. may cause all but which of the following? A. whether in the environment or in a vaccine.Basic Holistic Animal Care NH 542 Lesson 4 Lesson 4 begins by explaining the effects of vaccinations and discussing the safest vaccines for pets. Complete your reading assignment in two sections. safe vaccines for pets and the best methods of administration. describe effective. 1. read pages 273-286 of Natural Pet Care. C. B. which have fewer side-effects than traditional approaches. They are for your use only.and long-term effects of vaccination. Immunologists recognize that viruses. E. D.

B. a vaccination may not be effective. avoidance of annual boosters. E. it is more beneficial. B. it is more consistent. vaccinations earlier than 16 weeks of age. A. True or False: If a dog or cat is sensitive to vaccines or has vaccine-related problems in its line. a plan to lessen the harmful effects of vaccination should not include: A. E. D. 5. Read pages 116-187 of Natural Pet Care and answer the following questions. more fiber is obtained. True or False: If an animal is too young or is already in poor health. 6. C. D. B. 7. especially for young animals. 30% Post-Consumer Recycled Paper 34 NH542-11/07-03 . it is more convenient. ______________________ should not be used simultaneously with vaccinations because they depress the immune system. a modified live vaccine should be used. C. the use of simple vaccines. D. D. C. Susan Wynn. Lyme Feline leukemia Coronavirus Parvovirus FIP (feline infectious peritonitis) 3. According to the conversation with Dr. Please do not submit self-help material to the college for grading. which of the following vaccines would she use with her pets? A. E.2. working with the whole plant instead of extracted components is preferred because: A. According to Pitcairn. it is less expensive. C. Again. the use of killed or inactive vaccines. Section II. B. Nosodes Corticosteroids Herbal supplements Vitamin supplements Mineral supplements 4. When using herbs. this is for your use only. E. a reduced schedule.

9. D. A decoction is made by: A. Which of the following herbs shrinks inflamed tissues by improving circulation and increasing the flow of synovial fluid? A. Which of the following is false regarding high quality dried herbs? A. C. B. mixing various herbs together. C. C.8. musky aroma. B. They are fragrant. They are colorful. E. Aloe vera Boswellia Astragalus Feverfew Ginger 30% Post-Consumer Recycled Paper 35 NH542-11/07-03 . boiling herbs in water. They are pungent. steeping herbs in hot water. 10. E. extracting the herb’s oil with alcohol. B. They are flavorful. They have a natural. E. D. D. extracting the herb’s active components with glycerin.

7. 9. 5.Basic Holistic Animal Care NH 542 Answer Key for Lesson 4 1. 3. E D False True B D C E A B Puotinen Puotinen Puotinen Pitcairn Pitcairn Pitcairn Puotinen Puotinen Puotinen Puotinen pages 274-275 page 276 page 277 page 412 page 412 page 415 page 117 page 118 page 124 page 145 30% Post-Consumer Recycled Paper 36 NH542-11/07-03 . 6. 8. 2. 10. 4.

therapeutic touch. Do not submit your answers to the college for grading. read pages 191-269 of Natural Pet Care and pages 242-271 of Natural Health for Dogs and Cats. Apis. D. Thuja. 2. C. as outlined below. Arnica. healing touch and myotherapy. Assignment For Lesson 5. The homeopathic remedy used for insect bites that produce swelling or edema is: A. antidotes. They are for your use only. It explains the differences between traditional veterinary medicine and holistic pet care. This lesson discusses situations where practicing multiple therapies simultaneously may not be beneficial. myotherapy. avoid strong herbs. acupressure. E. When using homeopathic therapy. Sepia. implementers. describe various hands-on therapies such as acupuncture. 1. answer the following questions. D. and describe the difference between conventional veterinary methods and holistic pet care. Section I. Complete your reading assignment in two sections. multipliers. You may check your answers with the key provided at the end of the lesson. Other modalities are introduced such as acupressure. and light and color therapy. purifiers. chiropractic. 30% Post-Consumer Recycled Paper 37 NH542-11/07-03 .Basic Holistic Animal Care NH 542 Lesson 5 Lesson 5 continues the discussion of holistic therapies for pet health. After successfully completing this lesson you will be able to: ! ! ! ! discuss various holistic modalities for maintaining a pet’s wellness. E. such as mint and menthol. energy balancing. massage. discuss the attributes of light and color therapies. Read pages 191-237 of Natural Pet Care. C. B. catalysts. because they act as: A. Without referring to the text. Aconite. B. Tellington T-Touch.

C. have just finished resting. were fed four hours previously. B. D. D. B. C. C. E. The homeopathic remedy that is widely used as a first-aid remedy for animals is: A. are pregnant. Please do not submit self-help material to the college for grading. B. Nux vomica. SP6 LI11 ST36 LU7 LI4 5. Belladonna. 7. C. A full acupressure session should not be given to pets that: A. are more than 7 years of age. D. Arsenicum. are receiving homeopathic therapy. E. B. E. E. this is for your use only. E. _______________________ introduces new movements and manipulations that awaken unused brain cells and activate unused neural muscles. Carbo. Which of the following acupressure points is used as an emergency point for respiratory problems? A. A. D. 4. Again. B. Ledum. A. Bach’s emergency formula consists of ___________ flowers. Chiropractic Energy balance Homeopathy Myotherapy Tellington’s T-Touch Section II. 6.3. D. two three four five six 30% Post-Consumer Recycled Paper 38 NH542-11/07-03 . C. Read pages 241-269 of Natural Pet Care and pages 242-271 of Natural Health for Dogs and Cats and answer the following questions.

True or False: Never expose a pet to ultraviolet light because it is detrimental to health. mimulus. holly. The remedies are used to replace normal body processes. B. All but which of the following is an advantage of traditional homeopathy as opposed to conventional medicine? A. 30% Post-Consumer Recycled Paper 39 NH542-11/07-03 . inhibit body responses or kill pathogens. 9. 10. D. C. C. E. The flower essence associated with an open heart and love for others is: A. snapdragon. It works with the body’s healing efforts. dill. rose. B. Only one remedy is administered at a time.8. D. E. There is a rich base of information to guide the practitioner. The basic principles are simple.

9. 6. 7. 8. 10. 4. C E A D A E D C False D Puotinen Puotinen Puotinen Puotinen Puotinen Puotinen Puotinen Puotinen Puotinen Pitcairn page 192 page 205 page 207 page 221 page 223 page 225 page 242 page 253 page 261 pages 264-265 30% Post-Consumer Recycled Paper 40 NH542-11/07-03 .Basic Holistic Animal Care NH 542 Answer Key for Lesson 5 1. 2. 5. 3.

After successfully completing this lesson you will be able to: ! ! ! ! ! ! Assignment describe how to assemble a holistic first-aid kit. identify typical hazards in the home and explain how to eliminate them. How to prepare for situations that are not life-threatening. You may check your answers with the key provided at the end of the lesson. 2. 1. absorbing poisons and toxins. is explained. C. B. soothing burns. E. inducing vomiting. answer the following questions. prepare a disaster plan. B. scabies. read pages 311-341 of Natural Pet Care and pages 272-283 and 429-437 of Natural Health for Dogs and Cats. cuts or sores. as well as insect bites. explain how to effectively and safely use first-aid supplies. True or False: The best first-aid kit for pets is a container that is portable. D. as well as how to handle serious situations until professional help is available without causing further injury. Do not submit your answers to the college for grading. For Lesson 6. Activated charcoal powder is effective for: A. describe appropriate first aid for an injured animal. They are for your use only. which protects its contents. killing bacteria. 3. A. durable. C. __________ is a natural topical antibiotic used for fighting internal infection. explain basic home care for an animal during illness. Nux vomica Cayenne Valerian Kava kava Bee propolis 30% Post-Consumer Recycled Paper 41 NH542-11/07-03 . E.Basic Holistic Animal Care NH 542 Lesson 6 Lesson 6 discusses the importance of having an emergency plan and first-aid supplies for companion animals. D. soothing open wounds and sores. mites and ringworm fungus. water-resistant and has a padlock. Without referring to the text.

B. 6. True or False: If a pet ingests a non-caustic material. 7. B. D. C. then vomiting should be immediately induced. If a pet is bitten by a venomous snake. B. bone meal. None of the above. insecticide. which may cause poisoning. E. or the leaves may be used as a poultice. Ingesting apple seeds should be avoided because the seeds contain ____________. A. B. D. rat poison. chocolate. B.4. C. 80-84 85-87 88-90 91-93 94-96 9. then _______________ may be made into a tincture and either poured over the bite or given orally. According to John Eckhouse. D. E. An animal with hypothermia may have a body temperature as low as _____ ° F. All but which of the following is a symptom of poisoning? A. fox glove ginger green tea echinacea chamomile 30% Post-Consumer Recycled Paper 42 NH542-11/07-03 . fungicide or antifreeze. A. C. C. D. euthanized cats and dogs are sometimes rendered. E. Muscle twitching Loss of body fluids Abdominal cramping Diarrhea Sudden increase in appetite 5. C. E. with the end product being used in animal food as: A. A. herbicide. All of the above. tallow. D. E. meat meal. cyanide arnica organophosphate carbamate pyrethrin 8. such as a chemical bird repellent.

B. D. 30% Post-Consumer Recycled Paper 43 NH542-11/07-03 . particularly those suggested for external use. use both homeopathic and herbal remedies. When caring for an animal that is ill and taking a prescription drug recommended by a veterinarian: A. do not use homeopathic remedies or herbs.10. use homeopathic remedies. use herbs. C.

10. False D E E True D A E D B Puotinen Puotinen Puotinen Puotinen Puotinen Puotinen Puotinen Puotinen Puotinen Pitcairn page 311 page 313 page 314 page 324 pages 324-325 page 327 page 328 page 336 page 338 page 273 30% Post-Consumer Recycled Paper 44 NH542-11/07-03 . 9. 2. 6. 7. 4. 5.Basic Holistic Animal Care NH 542 Answer Key for Lesson 6 1. 8. 3.

30% Post-Consumer Recycled Paper 45 NH542-11/07-03 . including the emotions felt by the pets’ guardians and how to choose between allowing a pet to die naturally or by euthanasia. loss of attention. pages 467-477 of Natural Pet Care and pages 233-241 of Natural Health for Dogs and Cats. They are for your use only. Do not submit your answers to the college for grading. scold the dog. ignore the dog and coddle him or her more at other times. E. name some of the benefits associated with resident dogs in a nursing home.Basic Holistic Animal Care NH 542 Lesson 7 Lesson 7 focuses on emotional and spiritual issues from the points of view of both companion animals and their guardians. you will find a brief look at the positive effects that pets can have on individuals who reside in nursing homes. send the dog outside. read pages 184-189 of Natural Health for Dogs and Cats. After successfully completing this lesson you will be able to: ! ! ! ! Assignment discuss some of the effects of change on the emotional well-being of a pet. answer the following questions. None of the above. coddle the dog. give a treat to distract the dog. and discuss the importance of grieving. C. D. this lesson discusses the difficulties of losing a pet due to an accident or an illness. If a dog is exhibiting an undesirable behavior. Finally. D. Major changes in a household may cause a pet to develop health problems due to: A. 2. Next. list some guidelines for determining whether a natural death or euthanasia is appropriate. B. loss of a relationship. First considered are the pets’ emotions and how they are affected by various types of events. C. For Lesson 7. loss of territory. B. then the best approach is to immediately: A. 1. Without referring to the text. You may check your answers with the key provided at the end of the lesson. All of the above. E.

30% Post-Consumer Recycled Paper 46 NH542-11/07-03 . fresh. diet. E. permission to die. Offer support and understanding. difficult illness are the ones whose owners: A. Buy a pet for the friend as a replacement. D. Among the elderly. C. religion. Listen with empathy and understanding. D. True or False: When members of a family are arguing. marital status. a pat on the head. select holistic instead of conventional veterinary care. B. the most important factor in maintaining well-being is: A. pure fresh. D. 7. healthy food. For a friend who is grieving the loss of a pet. select a female instead of a male veterinarian. The pets most likely to recover from a chronic. are committed to do everything possible to help their pet. Send a card describing what you most remember about the pet. According to Elizabeth Teal. 6.3. C. E. are concerned and express this concern to their pets. Have a small gathering of friends and family members to exchange stories about the pet. B. are calm and positive. E. B. one of the greatest gifts a person can give to an animal is: A. True or False: One advantage of volunteering as a “pet therapist” in a health care facility is that this activity is always considered to be safe and without liability for the pet owner. C. D. clean water. 4. having a pet. B. exercise. 5. C. this does not affect the pet because it knows the anger is not directed at it. 8. E. which of the following is not recommended? A. a large juicy bone.

D. The recommended flower essence for a depressed pet grieving the loss of another animal is: A. both cats and dogs quit looking for their departed friend after two days. B. 10. chamomile. E. neither cats or dogs sought out their departed friend. 30% Post-Consumer Recycled Paper 47 NH542-11/07-03 . borage. D. echinacea. B. C. cats and dogs equally sought out their departed friend. it was concluded that: A. cats more actively sought their departed friend. C. lemon balm. In a study to determine the effect of the loss of a companion animal on a surviving animal. dogs more actively sought their departed friend.9. E. oregano.

6. 3.Basic Holistic Animal Care NH 542 Answer Key for Lesson 7 1. 9. D E False C B False E D C A Pitcairn Pitcairn Pitcairn Pitcairn Puotinen Puotinen Puotinen Puotinen Puotinen Puotinen page 185 pages 186-187 page 187 page 188 page 467 page 469 page 473 pages 475-476 page 476 page 476 30% Post-Consumer Recycled Paper 48 NH542-11/07-03 . 7. 8. 5. 10. 4. 2.

D. C. E. bay leaf tincture and: A. promote liver wellness. relieve pain. vodka. Leaves Stems Flowers Blossoms Bark The preferred alcohol for most herb tinctures is: A. B. calm and soothe the nerves. ethanol.Basic Holistic Animal Care NH 542 Progress Test 2 Please use the answer sheet located at the end of the course to answer the following questions. olive leaf oil. B. wood. carbamates. 4. rose geranium oil. E. 30% Post-Consumer Recycled Paper 49 NH542-11/07-03 . C. D. organophosphates. B. From Natural Pet Care: 1. 2. gin. vinegar. C. E. evacuate the bowels. D. color and taste the longest? A. An herb that is hemetic helps to: A. Which of the following herb components maintains its fragrance. enrich the blood. B. corn. The tick and flea repellent recommended by Barbara Hall includes citronella oil. 3. E. C. D.

D. B. E. A. B. borage. A. D. chamomile. B. radiation therapy and other invasive electromagnetic fields. The _________ Special Formula is helpful to people and animals exposed to video-display terminals. C. B. red lemon indigo magenta scarlet 30% Post-Consumer Recycled Paper 50 NH542-11/07-03 . A. dill. the therapist checks for responses and reactions from the animal at the trigger point being examined and then proceeds to put pressure on and stretch the muscle. E. C. The flower essence normally used for grief and depression is: A. A. C. When using ___________. X-rays. The color _____________ dissolves blood clots and improves the body’s ability to assimilate nutrients. myotherapy energy balancing therapeutic touch Tellington’s T-Touch chiropractic 6. D. C. B. __________ is not dependent on the eyes’ exposure to natural light. D. 8. E. E. The pineal gland The pituitary gland The adrenal gland The liver The thyroid gland 9. D. mimulus. Borage Chestnut Chamomile Mariposa lily Yarrow 7. E. C. snapdragon.5.

scrapes. E. hot spots. E. E. E. stings too much. C. B. 30% Post-Consumer Recycled Paper 51 NH542-11/07-03 . a pet of the same species. alkali. 11. may cause internal poisoning. hydrogen peroxide. ringworm. C. Which of the following tinctures is the most appropriate to stop bleeding? A. honey. B. D.10. slows down the healing process. C. burns. D. D. fungal infections. Experts warn against trying to replace an animal with: A. tea tree oil. Bach’s Emergency Formula. E. Yarrow Arnica Echinacea Bee propolis Calendula 12. As first aid for cuts. a pet of similar color. then which of the following is recommended? A. B. is too irritating. C. petroleum distillate or an irritating plant such as fresh nettle. D. D. Comfrey is usually not recommended for puncture wounds because it: A. an exact duplicate. Give castor oil or magnesium chloride Give soapy water Give hydrogen peroxide Give ipecac Give salt dissolved in warm water 13. If a pet ingests an acid. use an all-purpose disinfectant consisting of a carrier oil and 15 percent of: A. a pet of a different species. 14. a pet of similar size. syrup of ipecac. pustules. heals too quickly and may trap infection. B. Dr. tick bites and infected wounds. B. C.

C. D. D. B. old age. E. C. A. D. seek out friends that do not have pets. hide all photographs and other memorabilia. cocaine ibuprofen barbiturate sulfate calcium 30% Post-Consumer Recycled Paper 52 NH542-11/07-03 . an accident. C. facial expressions. B. The emotions surrounding the loss of a pet may be particularly intense if the death was due to: A. The first step in coping with the loss of a pet is to: A. 19. C. 6 weeks. 4 weeks. hand signals. The average time for a cat or dog to recover from the loss of a close companion is approximately: A. 18. emotional messages. 3 weeks. D. a chronic illness. 2 weeks. E. E. 17. B. senility. verbal commands. E. give yourself permission to grieve. 5 weeks. B.15. D. C. keep busy to keep from thinking about the pet. According to Pitcairn. posture and movement. start making plans related to adopting a new pet. B. E. From Natural Health for Dogs and Cats: 16. the least effective method of communicating with pets is through: A. a long illness. Euthanasia involves injecting an overdose of ___________________ into a vein or the heart.

E. E. D. B. Cochlearia officinalis 5X Echinacea angustifolia 5X Pilocarpus 5X Pulsatilla 30C Senguinaria canadensis 3X 24. E. which consideration(s) should be taken before heroic efforts are made to prolong a pet’s life? A. D. D. The pet experiences little or no pain. C. A.20. E. Choose the homeopathic remedy that is recommended for use during the dying process. Western science fails to recognize the presence of a: A. unifying life force. The pet is in considerable pain. In which of the following conditions would home care be justified? A. D. 103 102 101 100 99 23. universal force. One of the indications that death is near is that the body temperature will drop below __________ ° F. materialistic force. E. B. B. magnetic force. C. C. A. B. According to Pitcairn. C. D. None of the above. Based on Pitcairn’s advice concerning hospital care. trans-world force. C. Costs are not a concern. The local veterinary clinic has no space available. 21. B. 30% Post-Consumer Recycled Paper 53 NH542-11/07-03 . The pet has an infection that requires regular attention. 22. The chances of recovery The expense Drawn-out suffering All of the above.

C. 30% Post-Consumer Recycled Paper 54 NH542-11/07-03 .25. B. An effective cleansing solution for eyes that are infected and/or discharging thick. eyebright. D. cayenne. turmeric. goldenseal. green tea. yellow material consists of: A. E.

C. To test for curiosity and retrieving. Pottenger’s experiment. cats fed cooked meat produced litters for __________ generations. A well-adjusted puppy that is likely to be a good family pet will: A. In Dr. 2. two three four five six 30% Post-Consumer Recycled Paper 55 NH542-11/07-03 . bite and shake the cloth. According to Celeste Yarnall. C. different from “de-meowing” a cat. A. D. B. C. declawing a cat is: A. D. an effective way of protecting furniture. E. grab the cloth and run around the room with it. Puotinen suggests tossing a cloth tied to a string near the dog and slowly pulling it back. 3. E. not pay attention. similar to amputating a human’s fingertips. B. B. an effective way of protecting other cats. similar to cutting a human’s finger-nails. Jumping on people Excessive barking Pulling on a leash Gnawing on furniture Aggressiveness against other dogs 4. but not pull the string. D. Which of the following behavioral problems should be handled in a private class instead of a group class? A. B. D. From Natural Pet Care: 1. follow the cloth until it stops moving. E. C. E.Basic Holistic Animal Care NH 542 Final Exam Please use the answer sheet located at the end of the course to answer the following questions. bite the cloth and pull on the string.

B. D. __________ is/are the primary energy source for cats and dogs. D. C. C. __________ is considered the best material for a pet’s food dishes. then served raw Lightly steamed or scalded. Kosher inspection ensures that no diseased animals are processed. irradiated or pressure cooked Frozen and thawed. B. Fried. B. E. C. A. D. A. D. C. not heated through 7. Kosher inspection follows the same inspection guidelines as USDA inspected meat. Plastic Glass Aluminum Lead-glazed pottery 8. D. green beans broccoli beets potatoes parsnips 6. B. __________ cause(s) the most allergies in dogs. 9. Wheat Rye Oats Soybeans Rice 30% Post-Consumer Recycled Paper 56 NH542-11/07-03 . A. boiled or pasteurized Microwaved. What is the advantage of purchasing kosher beef or chicken? A. Kosher inspection ensures that the meat is organically raised. baked. C. E. C. B. Raw __________ may be given to pets if finely grated or pureed. E. A. Protein Carbohydrates Fats A and B B and C 10.5. None of the above. B. Which of the following is/are the best way(s) to prepare food for a pet? A. D.

A. B. C. slows symptoms of aging and protects cats against steatitis. E. __________ is considered to be both a nerve tonic and a heart stimulant as well as a harmful bacteria inhibitor. 16. B. vitamin deficiencies and diarrhea. __________ speeds wound healing. B. C. D. A. C. C. E. Cats Dogs Rabbits Birds 15. Vitamin D Vitamin K Vitamin B Vitamin C Vitamin E 57 NH542-11/07-03 30% Post-Consumer Recycled Paper . Enzyme supplements do not have a safe history of use with pets. __________ need to eat their own first-stage droppings or they may develop digestive difficulties. C. Carob Sugar Honey Chocolate Maple sugar 14. C.11. Which of the following is true concerning enzyme supplementation? A. A. D. E. D. E. garlic chocolate sugar honey wheat grass 13. B. B. Enzyme supplements do not improve digestion of processed pet food. Puotinen considers __________ to be the most nutritious green food for pets. D. D. Enzyme supplements should not be given to cats and rabbits. Enzyme supplements improve the assimilation of vitamins and minerals. A. B. spinach collard greens wheat grass dandelion greens turnip greens 12. Excessive ingestion of __________ may cause Heinz-body anemia in cats by depleting a naturally occurring enzyme that protects red blood cells. A. D.

emetics. LU7. in heat. SP6. C. basil. blackberry and wheat grass are effective as: A. taking antibiotics. B. D. E. balanced dry foods produced by leading pet food companies. diuretics. cedar and citronella oils when an animal is: A. C. A. feeding a pet beef rawhide. deodorants. B. feeding a pet cooked bones. 19. including: A. 21. carminatives. C. __________ contains trace minerals and is beneficial for pets. D. Of the six acupressure points in cats and dogs. Avoid using herbal flea collars containing pennyroyal. Echinacea. Kosher salt Unrefined sea salt Table salt Processed sea salt 18. overweight. feeding a pet raw meat. D. E. on a vegetarian diet. B. D. feeding a pet nutritious. there are many things that may be done to improve an animal’s immune system. B. ST36. E. B. LI4. pregnant. the one to stimulate for a pet that has gone into cardiac arrest or is in a state of shock is: A. 30% Post-Consumer Recycled Paper 58 NH542-11/07-03 . 20. GV26. C. feeding a pet semi-moist treats instead of dry treats.17. C. E. According to Wynn. D. astringents.

B. B. Duke. Which oil may be applied to burns to reduce pain. Lavender Grapefruit Lemon Ipecac Lilac 24. A. to be safe. 18 weeks. swelling. E. all but which of the following are important questions that must be answered before a final decision should be made regarding euthanasia? A. D. C. C. According to Dr. B. 22 weeks.22. 23. Of the following foods. 12 weeks. C. eyedropper or small syringe. E. blistering and scarring? A. an emetic such as __________ may be given to a companion animal with the aid of a spoon. D. __________ is/are considered to have an ideal protein value. soybeans eggs fish meal beef All of the above 30% Post-Consumer Recycled Paper 59 NH542-11/07-03 . 6 weeks. E. C. A. To induce vomiting. B. lemon juice olive oil cranberry juice orange juice with baking soda hydrogen peroxide 25. redness. 16 weeks. B. E. D. E. Can an animal walk by itself? How well does the animal hear and see? What effect will the animal’s passing have on the owner? Is incontinence a problem? Is there serious and irreversible damage to a vital organ? From Natural Health for Dogs and Cats: 26. D. D. According to Pitcairn. C. keep a new puppy isolated from contact with other dogs and vaccinate only once at the age of: A.

__________ may be substituted for as much as 50 percent of the vegetable oil in their recipes for cats. B. eggshell powder calcium tablets or powder bonemeal Di-calcium phosphate calcium carbonate 30. B. E. A. fat protein fiber carbohydrate 28. C. vitamin E. C. D. A. B. vegetable oil. C. 32. Large dogs with bone or hip problems may benefit from __________ as a calcium source. which may be balanced with the addition of: A. Meat contains a large amount of phosphorus. In commercial pet food. B. calcium. B. B. Millet Corn Oats Bulgur wheat Rice 60 NH542-11/07-03 30% Post-Consumer Recycled Paper . D. C. vitamin A. Which of the following grains is most often preferred by cats? A. E. D. D. the __________ content may be derived from empty calorie sources such as propylene glycol and corn syrup. vitamin D. Which of the following is not considered a major food group for pets. D. D. E. butter miso tempeh navy beans 31. C. C. According to the authors. A.27. according to the authors? A. Meat Dairy products Vegetables Fruits 29.

B. B. A. E. A. __________ is the recommended minimal level for fat in food for dogs. E. C. D. B. calcium lactate calcium gluconate calcium carbonate calcium orotate A and B 35. The Pitcairns recommend bonemeal or __________ as acceptable forms of calcium supplementation for dogs and cats. B. One time a day Two times a day Three times a day Cats should be allowed to self-feed. D. D. D. Because there is a direct relationship between protein and fat in the diet. D. E. size and frequency of litters. a __________ supplement should be added to ensure health. domestication. 30% Post-Consumer Recycled Paper 61 NH542-11/07-03 . A. 37. diet. C. C. selective breeding. C. How often should a cat be fed? A.33. protein powder taurine vitamin E iron soybean 36. B. 5 percent 10 percent 25 percent 30 percent 50 percent 34. C. When feeding cats vegetarian or semi-vegetarian meals. Dogs have a high incidence of congenital malformation at birth that is primarily caused by: A.

an adult man. the hind legs not being the same length. 41. which is probably the most common inherited defect of dogs. roll the dog on its back. abnormal spinal formation. D. C. D. A test recommended for determining a dog’s aggressive tendency and trainability is to: A.38. a 10-year-old human. C. D. throw a ball out of a second story window and notice what the dog does. Hip dysplasia. stand over the dog and notice if it stares at you. According to Pitcairn. E. raise the dog by its front paws and notice if it tries keeping that position. is caused by: A. E. B. A dog’s __________ is/are not frequently affected by congenital problems. A. 42. hold it there and notice how hard it tries getting up. D. B. a cow. B. C. the selective breeding of small dogs. breeders accept rates of ______ birth defect(s) per 100 litter births. C. A. mainly because of common breeding practices. D. abnormal hip formation. central nervous system eyes muscles thyroid gland bones 40. one two to three four to six seven to nine more than 10 39.to 80pound dog will need as many daily calories as: A. 30% Post-Consumer Recycled Paper 62 NH542-11/07-03 . E. Selecting a dog involves economic and ecological factors because a 70. B. C. crossbreeding. an adult woman. B.

D. A dog breed that tends to have congenital problems such as skin allergies. D. Somali. B. 46. boxer. a combination of natural and conventional remedies. Maine coon. 44. homeopathic therapy. the true healing of a chronic illness most importantly requires: A.43. beagle. Boston terrier. fasting. Roundworms Toxoplasmosis Hookworms Leptospirosis 30% Post-Consumer Recycled Paper 63 NH542-11/07-03 . deafness and uric acid problems is the: A. Manx. D. A cat that is active. barks excessively and is more difficult to train is the: A. D. naturopathic therapy. A dog that weighs approximately 25 pounds. somewhat standoffish. C. __________. D. Brittany spaniel. B. C. B. C. collie. According to Pitcairn. E. Shetland sheepdog. E. 45. American wirehair. Dalmatian. miniature poodle. which may be transmitted through animal waste. C. has caused birth defects in humans. pug. C. B. 47. B. A. inquisitive. a good mouser and excessively shy is the: A. patience.

The homeopathic remedy needed for 90 percent of dying animals is: A. What supplies will your pet need? 52. the diagnosis the level of pain the ability to function All of the above. E. 50. Describe the procedures for preparing a flower remedy and the contents of Dr. using a heading that includes your name. ____________ should be considered. C. but do not staple them together. C. B. A. Describe a disaster plan for a pet. Giving Nux vomica 20C Giving Oscilococcinum 30C Locally applying comfrey Giving Phosphorus 30C Giving echinacea Discussion . E. B. including how and where it may be appropriately applied. Type or neatly write your answers on your own paper. Before choosing euthanasia for a pet. Arnica montana 30C. B. Apis 30C. C. __________ is recommended by Pitcairn as a first aid for bleeding from an external wound or body opening. Briefly explain the concept of acupuncture. D. 53. 30% Post-Consumer Recycled Paper 64 NH542-11/07-03 . 54. Pulsatilla 30C. Tarentula cubensis 30C. E. NH542-9/05-02 and Final Exam.48. A. Explain why raw food is best for cats and dogs. Arsenicum album 30C. 55. D. B and C 49. Briefly discuss the best way to select an adult dog to adopt and some of the problems to avoid. Submit your written answers to the college with your final exam answer sheet. Bach’s Emergency Formula. From Natural Pet Care: 51. student ID number.Please answer the following questions in three to five sentences. D.

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