Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Bone Marrow Broth For Your Dog and Cat´s Great Health


It is the time of year again - the season of cold, wet, subzero conditions (unless you are in Australia, of course :)) that have a major impact on our animals´s and our immune systems and general health.


Winter has its demands on our bodies and the immune system has to deal with a lot.

The wet, cold, icy, snowy conditions, together with the changing of temperatures as we take our dogs out from warm apartments and houses for a walk outside and back again, all this makes for example arthritic animals get worse in their symptoms than during the warmer months.

Herbal Calming, Stress and Fear Relieving Preparations

The time of New Year´s celebrations is approaching and for most of our animals it means time of trauma, stress and fear of fireworks, even a possible danger when shocked animals run away in panic and get lost or injured.
One way to support them effectively, and make the experience of New Year celebrations as easy and stress free for them as possible, is the use of all natural, herbal calming, fear and stress relieving preparations.
My little animal apothecary Katerina´s Natural Way offers three preparations, suitable for this kind of situation - the FEAR REMEDY and the RESCUE REMEDY, which are blends of Bach Flower Essences and wild flower essences from my own wild harvest, and the CALMING SPRAY - a blend of herbal infusions, flower essences and selected essential oils, safe for animals.

Friday, August 5, 2016

A Few Words About REIKI and Retreiving Lost Dogs

So while we had a little unplanned adventure today, when the Whisky brothers Johnnie and Jameson used an opportunity to take off and roamed the woods, I thought it would be a good moment to share some of my experiences with REIKI Healing.

The boys are safely back home now, after an hour of intensive search and calling, but I know now that the REIKI Energy work had a lot to do with it.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

The Story of the Logo


After what seems like eternity, the long time awaited logo is finally born!

It´s been truly a long process and less long efforts that went into this project, and it´s been a real labor of love, to say the least.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Summer Solstice

Happy Summer Solstice!

In celebration of the Solstice and Strawberry Moon, we are offering 20% on everything in our shop

Grab your  code SOLSTICE20 and forget to check out Katerina's newest herbal creations.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Balto´s Natural Way Story

Balto joined our pack as a six year old experienced sled dog and racing veteran, retired from another kennel´s team. Since then, he ran and pulled many miles in our teams, in training and also on races, teaching the younger dogs a lot of skills, as he was an excellent lead dog with a fabulous work ethic.

While Balto was at the bloom of his sled dog athlete career and full of energy, he was not, however, at full health. He´s been suffering from eczema on his paws, mostly between his toes, whenever the weather changed, when exposed to too much water or mud and during damp conditions. His previous owners spent a lot of time searching for the right type of food for him, and as it is in the typical allopathic medicine scenarios – Balto was way too often on antibiotics, eventually developing resistance. The vets believed he needed to be on hypoallergenic and grain free commercial dog food, and so did we at the beginning.

But because feeding him the “special” food did not make any difference, I have soon realized the problem has to be approached holistically.

Monday, May 23, 2016

All What´s Good And New


Howdy all!
It has been a long time since I last updated the blog.

So much has happened since then, so much I was going to share and also a lot I did not know how to process, never mind sharing. 

Those of you who know me some time, know, that I am not a fan of sharing negative thoughts and news and that complaining will never be a part of my blogging, so let me just say that health and family are of the highest priority to me and at times of need, focusing on these two aspects of my life are the single most important things on my agenda. 
And that is in a nut-shell exactly what I have been doing pretty big part of the winter. 

But it isn´t all, so let´s dive into all the what´s good and new!

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Treating Gusty´s Infected Mouth Wound Naturally



One of our young dogs Gusty punched a hole inside his mouth while enthusiastically chewing on a meaty bone. Typically, the hole inside his mouth closed almost completely and a huge swelling occurred on the outside, on the side of his muzzle.

In the past, I would have put him on antibiotics, but not today, having learned a different approach the natural way.

Knowing my dogs more than well and knowing how nourished they are and that their immune systems are strong, I decided for reaching out to a holistic approach.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Vejce ve Výživě Psů a Koček - Bílek, Skořápky a Blány

Dnešní článek je inspirován dotazy a zájmem majitelů psů a koček, kteří reagovali na můj příspěvek o vhodnosti přidávání syrových vajec do jídelníčku zvířat, který jsem zveřejnila ve své přírodní poradně pro zvířata.

Není to článek, pojednávající celkově o vejcích a jejich složení a přínosu ve výživě psů a koček, ale je zaměřen především na bílek a skořápky, ke kterým se vážou mnohé diskuze, dohady, skutečnosti, ale i mýty.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Kennel Crew Members Wanted For Fall And Winter

We are looking for kennel help for various time periods:

- Mid August - November 1-2 persons
- October - March/April 2 persons

We are also beginning to accept applications for Spring and Summer 2016.

Preferably long term, but short term (at least 4 weeks) would work too. Couples welcome!

Here is more information. Please share with your dog loving friends!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Dill: A Nutritive And Healing Herb For Your Dog

I have been so focused lately on weeds and their medicinal and nutritive properties, that I have totally forgotten about garden or kitchen herbs.

A trip to my mini herbal garden in order to pick fresh oregano and basil for a sauce to go with Jachym´s home made pasta (which was fantastic, by the way and I might actually share the recipe some day) reminded me of the many amazing health benefits of these classic kitchen herbs.

Healthy Soup For Dogs And Cats

I originally formulated this recipe as an additional light meal to add to any pet´s feeding program, especially to aid in taste and for those who feed their animals with commercial pet food, to add essential micro nutrients, missing in the processed foods. 
I recommend it for dogs, cats and even ferrets, with skin issues, allergies, eczema and sensitive stomachs. It is also an ideal light and healthy meal for overweight pets or those on a weight loss program, as it is still rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, amino acids, yet is is light in calories.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Supplementing Your Pet´s Diet The Natural Way LIVE WEBINAR


Do you ever wonder if your pet´s diet is really providing all the nutrition to keep him or her healthy, happy and vital throughout their entire life?

Or do you get confused if it is possible to add something extra, if your pet is kibble fed and the manufacturer or the pet shop states it to be complete and balanced without a need for supplementing?

Perhaps you wonder what more can you, as the loving, dedicated pet parent you are, do on your side to help your dog or cat while they are undergoing veterinary treatment for an illness or injury.

Then my upcoming webinar might be what you are looking for! You can still register.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Natural Way Webinars For All Animal Lovers

Ok folks,
it´s been what feels like a century since I last properly blogged. Time is of essence and my lack of it is to be blamed :)

Loads of things are and have been happening around the Kipp d´Amundsen kennels and our home in the woods, and I will make an effort to keep you up-to-date, as I have luckily documented a bunch of the goings and doings around here :)
For that matter, I actually highly recommend you to visit my FB page Katerina´s Journal as it is far more frequently updated with loads of pictures of the dogs, herbs, food, health tips, musings from the wilderness, and you know, the usual stuff :)

BUT....! For now, I have an exciting announcement to make, one big enough to make me finally break the no-time loop loop of doom and get back to the blog.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Devastating Fire in Alaska - What Can We Do?


My heart is heavy while I am watching the news from Alaska the past three days.

Dozens of homes have been swept by the devastating forest fire, that was most likely started by fireworks (the cause is still under investigation at the time of writing).

The town of Willow, where the fire, as of yesterday claimed as national disaster by the officials, is very well known to me. I love Alaska. My heart has always belonged to Alaska. I not only have many friends there and visited a number of sled dog kennels in the area, and have so much memories from numerous stays and visits.

It breaks my heart even more to see these kennels wiped out of the surface, as so many mushers have managed to evacuate their dogs and other animals, losing practically all of their material possessions.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Jarní Workshopy BYLINKY PRO PSY v České Republice

Ahoj všem!

Toto je jeden z mých mimořádných příspěvků v češtině, protože zde pro vás všechny mám pozvánku a to na hned tři akce, které pořádám v květnu v České Republice.

Pro velký zájem o (nejen) bylinkové workshopy pro psy (a nejen je), který mne moc těší, jsem po loňské vydařené podzimní premiéře na šumavské Veselce u Vimperka workshop rozšířila i o jarní verzi, kde se zaměříme zase pro změnu trochu víc na bylinky jarní, detoxikaci organismu psa, atd. 

Friday, January 30, 2015

Two of My Most Favorite Smoothies


Howdy all!

I am soooo behind with my blogging - or I should say with my real blog blogging, because I am actually not totally idle and mute and I did not cut off the sharing of our daily life in the woods with our huskies and pursuing of our wilderness homesteading dream!

As a matter of fact, I´ve been (what I call) "mini" blogging a lot on my Facebook page and sharing tons of pictures on Instagram. You should really check both of these hubs out, because I have some real nice pictures there and also some info on Herbs for Dogs and some natural nutrition and health care advice, etc. 

Anyhow, today I´ve decided to share something healthy, holistic and totally delicious for the humans  - two of my most favorite smoothies :)

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Warming And Immunity Boosting Herbal Blend For Dogs

I love making my own herbal blends for my dogs, cats, and for us as well.

I totally love the fact that I am able to pick or grow many of the plants myself, on the meadows and in the woods right here, around our homestead, and know they are truly "organic", growing in unpolluted nature in the best imaginable conditions.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Opportunity To Work And Live At Our Kennel

We are looking for kennel help starting beginning or latest mid February! 


Preferably long term, but short term (at least 4 weeks) would work too. Couples welcome!

Here is more information. Please share with your dog loving friends!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Top10 Most Read 2014 Blog Posts

Howdy all!
In my neck of the woods, we have 1 hour and 3 minutes till the end of the year and I decided to share the TOP 10 MOST POPULAR POSTS from Katerina´s Journal Blog - that means the ten most read by You and those You found most interesting this year.

I have to say that I got totally inspired by friend Lisa at Fresh Eggs Daily, who posted top ten blog posts from her blog about natural raising of chickens and ducks. If you own a flock yourself, or have a little (or big farm) with all kinds of animals, you should head over there, it´s a great information source!
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