When Should I Consider a Holistic Vet for My Animal?

Please note: None of the information contained in this post is intended to replace consultation with a qualified veterinarian. Since holistic approaches form the foundation of BrightHaven’s Menu for Healing, in most cases a classical veterinary homeopath is our “go-to” vet when an animal shows symptoms. All classical veterinary homeopaths are also DVMs, or Doctors … Read moreWhen Should I Consider a Holistic Vet for My Animal?

2016 Was Exciting Year for BrightHaven Education Program!

Joey studying herbs

It’s always important to take time to celebrate accomplishments, and the start of a new year is the perfect time to do just that! Key Accomplishments for Our Education Program BrightHaven’s primary goal for 2016 was to expand our education program so that we could share with the community what we’ve learned over the years … Read more2016 Was Exciting Year for BrightHaven Education Program!

How to Help Your Animal Live Well Through the Last Breath!

At BrightHaven, we often say that it’s all about living well through the last breath! But what exactly does that mean? Living Well Though the Last Breath the BrightHaven Way BrightHaven is unique because of the way we work and the results we get. Our Menu for Healing forms the foundation of our work. It … Read moreHow to Help Your Animal Live Well Through the Last Breath!

How to Expand Your Understanding of the Animal Dying Experience

blanca tarka blog

We are excited to announce the newest module in our The BrightHaven Guide to Animal Hospice series! BrightHaven’s Gail and Richard Pope have been present at more than 600 animal deaths and share their firsthand knowledge in The Animal Dying Experience. In this two-part course, Gail and Richard will take you through the final stages … Read moreHow to Expand Your Understanding of the Animal Dying Experience

Welcome to BrightHaven’s New Online Learning Series!

In the The BrightHaven Guide to Animal Hospice series, BrightHaven Co-Founders Gail and Richard Pope are thrilled to share what they’ve learned since 1990 by following the wisdom of the animals. It’s all about living well through the last breath! We’ve partnered with e-trainingfordogs.com to make this material available in an online, self-paced format. BrightHaven … Read moreWelcome to BrightHaven’s New Online Learning Series!

Have You Seen Our New Facebook Feature?

Mr. Magoo the cat

As part of our 2016 education program expansion plans of sharing with the community what we’ve learned over the years from BrightHaven’s wise and wonderful animal teachers, we’ve started an exciting new weekly feature on our two Facebook pages. You will learn about holistic medicine and animal hospice the BrightHaven way! What Our New Weekly … Read moreHave You Seen Our New Facebook Feature?

Celebrating the Life of a BrightHaven Lion

Gail Pope’s heartfelt farewell (see below) to Tarka clearly shows BrightHaven’s key tenets, which also apply to animal hospice care: Animals are sentient beings, capable of conscious awareness, feeling and suffering. They deserve an environment and conditions that allow them to achieve a state of well being throughout their entire lives. Animals are always true … Read moreCelebrating the Life of a BrightHaven Lion

What a Beautiful Cat Taught Us About Natural Death

Once again, one of our animals helped to shift our thinking and led us to the natural path of death, which became part of BrightHaven’s Menu for Healing. BrightHaven’s Gail Pope shares Mariah’s story: “In BrightHaven’s early years there was no such thing as natural death for us, as we believed euthanasia was always the … Read moreWhat a Beautiful Cat Taught Us About Natural Death

More Of What Makes BrightHaven So Unique!

In our last few blog posts, we’ve explored various ingredients (linked to the respective post) of BrightHaven’s Menu for Healing, which is the foundation to our approach to living well through the last breath for all of our animals: • Love • Diet – raw meat based, fully supplemented • Diagnostics • Classical veterinary homeopathy … Read moreMore Of What Makes BrightHaven So Unique!

What Makes BrightHaven So Unique?

Ollie with bone with Alfie behind

The expansion of our education program is a great time to revisit the foundational principles that make BrightHaven so unique—it’s all about the way we work and the results we get! Our Menu for Healing Since 1990, our approach to animal health and well being has gradually shifted from a completely conventional approach to a … Read moreWhat Makes BrightHaven So Unique?