THE NATURAL CAT WELLNESS MASTERCLASS
8 Module Online Webinar Series
Most of your patients own a pet. In North America there are slightly more dogs than cats. In New Zealand and Australia the cats slightly outnumber the dogs. Like humans, our pets suffer from some diseases much more frequently than others.
The Natural Cat Health Masterclass is presented by a team of experienced natural veterinarians who will give you, the non-vet clinician, lots of valuable insights into how to keep a cat healthy and what to recommend when it is ill. Importantly, we also need to know when we need vet to step in and/or how to integrate with quality veterinary care.
The Natural Cat Health Masterclass has been designed to show you how to prescribe a healthy lifestyle and diet for your patient’s cats, recognise when they may be unwell, and how to use natural means to get them healthy if they are unwell.
See below for the full program outline.
There is a great deal you can do for your patient’s cat’s health. Although animal physiology is quite different to a human in many ways, holistic vets frequently treat their animals similar to how we approach human health. And for many vets, their natural medicines are the same as those we are using for humans.
Each of your presenters are holistic veterinarians, some with feline specialties. They all have busy veterinarian practices and considerable clinical expertise. They understand you have natural human medical training and will give you what you need to make better clinical decisions for your patient’s cats.
Kim Kendall is one of the world’s best known cat vets. She is a world expert in feline friendly care, one of only two cat-only vets in Sydney and the only cat vet in Australia qualified in cat behaviour.
Elaine Cebuliak is a Veterinary Surgeon and Physician, and is also a qualified Naturopath, Medical Herbalist, Nutritionist, Aromatherapist, Reflexologist, Remedial Massage Therapist. She has held many executive positions in the Australian Veterinary Association including President of the Central Queensland Australian Veterinary Association branch, Newsletter Editor of the Australian Veterinary Dental Society, President of the Holistic Veterinary Association, Publicity Officer, Queensland Representative of the Holistic Special Interest Group of the Australian Veterinary Association.
Bruce Syme graduated from Melbourne University vet school in 1991 with first class honours, after completing a 3 yr science degree with a major in molecular genetics. Bruce enjoys using natural therapies, combined with traditional orthodox medicine, and has a special interest in nutrition and the links to chronic disease in dogs and cats, particularly in treating skin disease.
Clare Middle graduated in veterinary science in 1979 and gained a certificate with the International Association of Veterinary Homeopathy from the first time this course was offered in Australia. She also gained a certificate with the first Australian course of the USA based International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, in 1991.
You can read more about your presenters below.
FROM THIS MASTERCLASS YOU WILL
- Gain a clear understanding of what is required to keep a cat healthy
- Know how prevent and treat the common infections in cats
- Learn the ideal diet for a cat
- Receive natural strategies to treat the most common cat conditions
- Be able to recognise and calm a stressed cat
- Learn when you need to refer out to veterinary care
YOU WILL RECEIVE
- Clear explanations on how to achieve outstanding clinical results
- A PDF of all presentation slides
- Links to all referenced research papers and useful clinical handouts
- Access to the live presentations where you can ask questions
- 6 months access to the recordings
- Your exclusive invitation to the Health Masters Live Alumni Group
Each session is 90 minutes: 75 minutes presentation + 15 minutes Q&A
WEBINAR ONE: Dental Diseases in Cats
Presenter: Elaine Cebuliak
- Stomatitis: recognising multifactorial causes, treatments including extractions
- Resorptive lesions – what lies below-the “hidden” cause of pain
- Trigger points secondary to oral disease – Enough! What your kitty is trying to tell you when you pat her
- Dental care – prophylaxis
WEBINAR TWO: Feline Nutrition
Presenter: Clare Middle
- Why feed a natural fresh diet instead of processed pet food?
- How do we know a fresh diet is complete and balanced?
- Is a raw diet safe?
- Converting from processed to fresh
- Home made fresh v. buying a raw product
- Natural prescription diets for unwell cats
WEBINAR THREE: Homoeopathics for Cats
Presenter: Clare Middle
- How to use homoeopathy for cats who won’t take pills
- Emotional as well as physical ailments
- Drug sensitive patients
- Homoeopathics for
- Kidney disease
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Anxiety in general
- Anxiety and overgrooming dermatitis
- Anxiety and urinating around the house
- Liver disease
WEBINAR FOUR: Feline Cancer Care
Presenter: Elaine Cebuliak
- Carcinogenesis: stages of cancer progress
- Cancer causing agents- recognition and avoidance
- Hyperthyroidism- a double-sided problem
- Feline leukaemia virus
- Tricks to treat your cat
WEBINAR FIVE: Stress and Anxiety
Presenter: Kim Kendall
- Causes of cat stress
- Signs a cat is distressed
- Minimising stressors
- Calming a stressed cat
WEBINAR SIX: Kidney Diseases and UTI
Presenter: Ian Billinghurst
- Commercial cat diets not biologically appropriate for feline
- Too high in carbohydrate, too low in red meat protein, dry food has no moisture
- Becomes less acidic which favours crystal formation (struvite)
- Creates inflammation and susceptibility to UTI
- Dry food concentrates urine
- Cats naturally get 80% of fluid intake from prey/food
- Creates long term stress on the kidneys = renal failure + chronic inflammation
- Concentrated urine more easily crystalises
WEBINAR SEVEN: Obesity and Diabetes
Presenter: Ian Billinghurst
- Commercial cat diets are biologically appropriate for feline
- Too high in carbohydrate
- Too low in red meat protein
- Too low in animal fats
- Dry foods have no moisture (no volume), and do not satiate – leads to over eating and obesity
- Ad lib feeding with dry food common
- Carbohydrate metabolism versus ketogenic – results in insulin resistance = diabetes
- Loss of leptin causes ongoing hunger and over-consumption
- Cats can seroconvert from early diabetes on a diet of raw protein and animal fats
- Cats Do Not require any carbohydrate in their diet
WEBINAR EIGHT: Everything you Wanted to Know about Cats
Presenter: Kathy Cornack
- Ten attributes that define the domesticated feline
- Top five behavioural related problems seen in cats
- Thirteen common medical conditions seen in cats
Dr Bruce Syme BVSc(Hons) graduated from Melbourne University vet school in 1991 with first class honours, after completing a 3 yr science degree with a major in molecular genetics. Bruce became a certified veterinary acupuncturist in 1995 and continued further studies in nutrition, herbal medicine and homoeopathy. Bruce has a wide range of interests in veterinary medicine, including both small and large animals.
Bruce enjoys using natural therapies, combined with traditional orthodox medicine, and has a special interest in nutrition and the links to chronic disease in dogs and cats, particularly in treating skin disease.
He currently owns and operates the Vets All Natural Animal Health Centre which includes a veterinary clinic (5 veterinarians, 8 support staff – emphasis on natural health/medicine), grooming, dog training, and a wholesale outlet for natural pet care products, foods and fresh meats. This practice is located in Barker St, Castlemaine, in central Victoria.
Bruce lectures often and gives a series of lectures every year on natural nutrition and supplements, to various breed clubs, training clubs, dog associations, organic farmers, and sustainable living groups. He has hosted the radio 3AK Saturday morning talk-back Pet Care hour on Melbourne radio. Bruce is a regular guest veterinarian for Totally Wild TV show on Channel Ten, and is a guest veterinarian for Dave and Kim (In The Mornings) TV Show on Channel Ten. He is a talk-back presenter on RRR Melbourne radio.
Dr Elaine Cebuliak BVSc, MACVSc (dentistry), CVA (Vet Acupuncture), Cert Chinese Herbs, CMAV A is a Veterinary Surgeon and Physician, and is also a qualified Naturopath, Medical Herbalist, Nutritionist, Aromatherapist, Reflexologist, Remedial Massage Therapist. She performs referral work, teaching, and running workshops. Elaine Cebuliak founded an Integrative Vet Medicine Practice in Brisbane in 2010 called “Animal Wellness”.
She has held many executive positions in the Australian Veterinary Association over the years including President of the Central Queensland Australian Veterinary Association branch, Newsletter Editor of the Australian Veterinary Dental Society, President of the Holistic Veterinary Association, Publicity Officer, Queensland Representative of the Holistic Special Interest Group of the Australian Veterinary Association. Previous Vet employment included RSPCA in Sydney, New Zealand locum work in Tauranga and Twizel, and various clinics in Townsville, South Australia and NSW.
Elaine has performed volunteer Veterinary work in Bali, The Cook Islands, and India. She helped set up a charity vet clinic in Bodhgaya, the Bihar province in Northern India, where she has ongoing communication. This organisation became registered as Vets Beyond Borders and has now become Internationally recognised as one of the leading groups in animal welfare in third world countries.
Dr Clare Middle graduated in veterinary science in 1979 in the first year of graduates from the then new Murdoch University in Perth, WA. She has worked as a small animal vet in Perth since then. She gained a certificate with the first Australian course of the USA based International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, in 1991.
When Clare’s two children did not respond well to normal medicine when they were babies in the 1980’s, she treated them homeopathically with great results, and so took a post-grad certificate course in homoeopathy for GP’s and dentists, as there were none available for vets then. Having trialled homoeopathy on her children, she deemed it safe and suitable for her animal patients and began using it in her vet practice. She then gained a certificate with the International Association of Veterinary Homeopathy from the first time this course was offered in Australia. In 1992, she bought East Fremantle Veterinary Hospital, where both Clare and her staff increasingly used several natural therapy modalities for their small animal patients.
In 1996, she was the inaugural president of the Integrative Veterinarians Association, newly formed as a special interest group of the Australian Veterinary Association. In the early 2000’s, Clare was the IVA rep on the AVA policy council to help set the Dog and Cat Vaccination policy for Australian vets, as a choice to allow a less frequent vaccination schedule according to scientific evidence (rather than the increasing tendency to vaccinate more frequently). Clare has a certificate in Veterinary Traditional Chinese Medical Herbology and a certificate with the USA Chi Institute in TCVM Food Therapy.
Dr Kim Kendall is Sydney’s best-loved and one of the world’s best known cat vets. She is a world expert in feline-friendly care, one of only two cat-only vets in Sydney and the only cat vet in Australia qualified in cat behaviour. Her research, vet practice and grooming and boarding centre, the Cat Palace on Sydney’s north shore, are all about cat-friendly, cat-centred care.
Dr Kim is an Applied Cat Behaviourist, with unrivalled experience in cats and the reasons behind the way they interact with us and with each other. Such a dedicated background in feline behaviour is highly unusual anywhere, and especially in Australia, with Dr Kim’s opinion being highly sought after all over the world. She regularly appears on panels discussing both cats and more general animal treatment and welfare and is considered one of the foremost feline experts around today.
Cats do get sick, there’s nothing any of us can do to put an end to that, but we hope the information we provide here can help at least to minimise or delay any of the all too many conditions and diseases which our felines can suffer from. Just small changes to the living environment and ongoing care can make a massive difference.
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Research on natural medicine is increasing fast. You will get the very latest research and practical direction in assisting the large number of patients seeking natural health care. With every course, you receive the links to all papers referenced.
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