Welcome to Low Tox Pets
An online course for committed pet parents who would like to learn about the impacts toxins have on their pets, sources of toxins their pets might be exposed to and strategies for minimising their pet's toxic load for optimal health and wellbeing.
This is an online experience facilitated by Ruth Hatten, animal naturopath, pet nutritionist and low tox coach. The course includes on demand recorded video lessons plus lots more to help you develop a strong knowledge around how to support your animal to reduce their toxic load for optimal health and wellbeing.
Did you know...?
Your animal is exposed to toxins every day. And these toxins can have a negative impact on your pet's health.
The more toxins your pet is exposed to, the higher their toxic load, and the greater chance they have of experiencing health issues and ageing prematurely.
When you reduce your animal's toxic load, you'll be helping them to achieve a better state of health.
Toxins come in all shapes and sizes and your pet will be exposed to them via the food they eat, the water they drink, the supplements or medications you give them, the products you use in your home and so on.
Sure, we're exposed to toxins too, but cats and dogs suffer a greater impact. This is because of factors like their size, compressed life span, behaviours etc. This means that the risk of your pet getting sick from toxin exposure is much higher than it is for you.
But you don't need to freak out, because I've got your back.
In Low Tox Pets, you will learn about the sources of toxins that your pet is exposed to, the impacts of these toxins and discover strategies for reducing the toxins that are impacting your pet's health and longevity.
This course is for you if you want to:
Learn about the toxins your pet is exposed to
Get clear on the toxins that your pet is exposed to and how they might be negatively impacting your pet's health and wellbeing.
Understand ways for reducing your pet's toxic load
Get access to the strategies and protocols developed by Ruth that she uses with private clients to detox animals and minimise toxic load.
Receive guidance from a qualified animal naturopath
Get guidance from a qualified and experienced animal naturopath and certified low tox coach.
Here's what you'll receive:
4 Video Lessons
Be guided through each of the course
modules and have the opportunity to discuss and ask questions
Low Tox Course Manual
All of the course content written down in a downloadable PDF file that's easy to navigate and easy on the eyes.
Downloadable PDF protocols including Ruth's Low Tox Diet Protocol and Detox Protocol.
Toxic Load Checklist
A handy PDF checklist so you can perform a toxic load stocktake on your pet, and get Ruth's feedback on how to reduce the toxic load.
"I loved everything about this course!"
Low Tox Pets was excellent. I loved everything about this course. I did have some awareness around toxins however this gave me a lot of useful information on how I can minimise my pets exposure.
Having the call replays to watch was great. All the written resources are fantastic to refer back to when needed.
- Rebecca Cade
Here are the topics we cover:
Module 1 (Lesson 1)
Toxic load - what is it and why does it matter?
Why are pets more susceptible to toxins?
Module 2 (Lessons 2 & 3)
SOURCES OF TOXINS
Main sources of toxins that cats and dogs are exposed to - an in-depth exploration of the toxins that may be harming your pet.
Module 3 (Lesson 4)
LOW TOX STRATEGIES
How to reduce your pet's toxic load. Includes practical, comprehensive strategies and protocols (diet, supplements, etc) for reducing your pet's toxic load.
After completing this course, you'll have:
a thorough understanding of the types of toxins that can harm your pet
clear strategies for how to minimise or remove the toxins your pet is exposed to
knowledge around how to effectively and safely detox your pet
sources of truth that you can refer to answer your questions and alleviate your concerns
How will this course help your pet?
Why is now the time for you to reduce your pet's toxin exposure?
According to a study done by the Environmental Working Group in 2008, pets are polluted with even higher levels of many of the same synthetic industrial chemicals found in people, including newborns.
Chemicals that have been detected in pets include carcinogens, neurotoxins, chemicals toxic to the reproductive system, and chemicals toxic to the endocrine system.
Pet food is considered the main contributor of exposure to glyphosate (a known carcinogen) in cats, dogs and horses.
Most pet food packaging is made from plastics, which can be a source of phthalates, hormone disruptors and more.
Flea and tick medications commonly contain isoxazoliones - chemicals that block nerve signals - and permethrin. These are neurotoxins that can impact the functioning of the thyroid, parathyroid, pancreas and reproductive system.
Chemical residues that aren't eliminated by the body can increase your pet's toxic load. The higher the toxic load, the higher the chance your animal has of suffering from various health issues, including liver damage, gut issues, allergies, immune deficiencies, and even cancer.
Does your pet have a health issue?
Having a high toxic load can reduce your pet's chances of becoming ill. If your pet has allergies, skin issues, gut issues, respiratory issues, a compromised immune system, hormone issues etc, the toxins they have been, or are, exposed to, could be a contributing factor.
Meet your host, Ruth Hatten:
Ruth is a die hard animal lover who left a 17 year career in law behind to follow her dreams of helping animals have happier lives.
With a love of all things nature and natural, Ruth walks the talk in terms of supporting animals with natural solutions - diets that are based on their evolutionary history, what they're designed to eat; and remedies that are gentle (yet effective) and don't cause negative side effects.
Ruth has trained (and continues to train) in animal naturopathy and has qualifications in Small Animal Naturopathy, Nutrition for Companion Pets, Canine Myofunctional Therapy, Manufacturing & Dispensing Herbal Medicine for Companion Pets and Herbal Medicine for Companion Pets.
She is also trained in various forms of energetic modalities and is a certified low tox coach.
As an animal naturopath, Ruth teaches pet parents how to support their animals from a wholistic perspective, which incorporates their physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health. She also works with pet businesses formulating healthy, natural pet foods and supplements.
Would you like to reduce the chance of your pet getting sick?
When you minimise the toxins your pet is exposed to, you're minimising their chance of becoming ill, and increasing their chance for a healthy, happy and long life.
Testimonials from past course participants:
It’s a very comprehensive course that will teach you how you can support your pet to live their best low tox life. The changes suggested are easy to make and lots of resources and support are provided.
Tamara Pollock, Dog Mum
Ruth is very engaging, professional and gets straight to the point in a way that is easy to understand. She has a knack for giving a lot of valuable information in a short amount of time. Ruth is so passionate about what she does - it's obvious to me that she cares as much about my animals as I do.
Cathy Wieden, Cat Mum
The course was easy to follow and taught me really valuable information about how to best care for my pets. Not only was the science explained, but also practical advice on how to incorporate what we were learning. I learned a lot and am really glad I did this course.
Sarah Spann, Dog Mum
Frequently Asked Questions:
When does the course start?The course is self-paced so you will have immediate access to start it whenever you're inspired to. You will get immediate access to all of the course materials, for you to travel through at your own pace, as soon as you enrol.
When do enrolments close?Enrolments for the 2022 live round closed on 28 August 2022. Enrolments never close for the self-paced version.
How long is the course?When the course was delivered live, it ran for six weeks. If doing the self paced version, the course length will depend on how quickly you move through the course. Ideally, you'll be able to work through one module per week, taking seven weeks to complete the course. Of course, you can always work through the course content at a faster pace.
How will the course be delivered?The course is delivered via the online course portal. Here you can access the video/audio lessons, workbooks and course bonuses.
When will I receive the bonuses?The relevant course bonuses will be available in the online course portal from when you sign up.
My life is pretty busy, how long will I need to set aside each week to do the course?That depends on how quickly you would like to work through the course. If you'd like to complete the course in six weeks, it's recommended that you set aside 2 to 2.5 hours each week. This should give you plenty of time to watch the video lessons (which are approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour in length) and read the related workbook for that week's content.
Do I get support and mentoring?As this course is self-paced there is no support and mentoring, apart from what is included in the course materials. If you would like additional support, you can book a short consult here.
How long do I get access to the course?You will have lifetime access to the course.
What if I enrol and then decide this course is not for me?If you're not sure that this course is right for you, please reach out to ask any questions that you may have prior to enrolling. Refunds are not available for the self-paced version of the course because you are given access to all of the course material upon enrolment.
It sounds like there's a lot included in the course - will I be overwhelmed with the course content?You're certainly going to learn a lot during the course! But don't worry, Ruth explains everything in easy to understand terms. If you would like additional support, you can book a short consult with Ruth here.