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    What do dinosaurs have to do with COVID-19?

    By Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM

    Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM has 30 years of experience as a veterinarian. His love of dogs and passion for natural healing and nutrition led him to writing, teaching and helping people create health naturally, without drugs, chemicals and processed food.

    How are you doing? Normally, I would thank you for looking after your dogs, but this time, please hug your dogs for me and thank them for looking after you. ❤️🐶

    This crisis is far from over and we all have our own challenges. We now understand how much we took some of our comforts for granted. 

    There are many ways to respond to a crisis, be it natural or man-made. The most dramatic natural crisis in the history of planet Earth was likely the impact of a meteorite that precipitated a mass extinction of dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures. 

    If our species walked the Earth then and survived the meteorite impact, we would likely consider the post impact period to be the worst time in our lives. However, looking back at the changes that transpired, I like the change.

    I mean, who would want to live in a world full of dinosaurs?!?

    In fact you and I exist thanks to dinosaur extinction. The animals who were most adaptable to the post impact period won, and that is also how our species evolved from small mammals and found its way onto “the world’s stage.”

    There are two lessons to learn from the meteorite “crisis”
    1. The world can become a better place after a crisis.
    2. Those who were the most adaptable adjusted, found a new way, and thrived.

    The history of humanity is full of examples of adaptable people, companies, and countries.

    Do you remember the music or book revolutions? The big “dinosaurs”, music megastores and big bookstores, did all they could to maintain the status quo and resist change. Most of them are gone now. 

    Apple and their iPod were "the meteorite" equivalent for the music industry. They adapted and thrived, while Sony, Toshiba, and other "dinosaurs" are on the verge of extinction. 

    When it comes to books, everyone knows who the winner is: Amazon, the transformer extraordinaire. And while I am not thrilled about their dominance, Jeff Bezos deserves credit for being incredibly adaptable.

    The car industry is no different. The karma of big car companies, who tried to slow down progress for decades is catching up with them now. The new kid on the block, Tesla, is now the most valuable car company, scaring the heck out of giants like GM, BMW, and Daimler.

    Like anyone else, Elon Musk is a flawed human, but no one can deny he is ultra-adaptable. He has moved to a foreign country and created one successful company after another.

    The healthcare and pharmaceutical industries are most difficult to change. The medical world is still dominated by dinosaurs, but based on the previous examples, I am hopeful that change is coming! 

    I hope you will see these trying times as an opportunity to improve, transform, and adapt.

    Perhaps there is a dream skill or job you never had time to pursue, and now you may. Maybe you want to work from a home office or have the option to work from anywhere via internet. Possibly, you want to learn how to paint, play an instrument, or open a YouTube channel, who knows!

    Whatever it is, take a sticky note and write two words on it in big thick letters. 


    In other words, be like your dog! 🐶

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    Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM has 30 years of experience as a veterinarian. He graduated as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1988 in the Czech Republic and obtained the Canadian Certificate of Qualification in 1995. He is currently licensed in the European Union, and his unique approach to healing and nutrition helps holistically minded dog lovers worldwide.

    Dr. Dobias strongly believes that disease prevention, natural nutrition and supplements, the right exercise and a drug free approach to medicine can add years to your dog's life.

    As a formulator of his all-natural vitamin and supplement line and co-inventor of natural, chemical free flea and tick control, FleaHex® and TickHex®, his unique healing system and products currently hold the highest independent five star customer rating. For more information click here.

    Any general recommendations that Dr. Dobias makes are not a substitute for the appropriate veterinary care and are for informational and educational purposes only.

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