Maybe you're already a crazy cat person, constantly covered in fur and smelling like that "gourmet" gunk that comes in a can that you're supposed to feed to your pet with a silver spoon. Or maybe you're just thinking about getting a pet. Whatever your situation, it's probably a good idea for you to know how to care for one or 20 felines.
That's why Broadview University hosts its Companion Animal Partners in Education Series—which is basically a fancy way of saying classes about animals. The topic du jour for October's installment was what not to feed your pet (did you know cats aren't supposed to eat tuna fish?). Today, you can learn all about alternative pet medicine with Nampa veterinarian Dr. Shauna Ault, who is the founder and owner of the cleverly named Aulternatives, a clinic that treats animals of all kinds with services including acupuncture, chiropractic services, Chinese and Western herbs and energy medicine.
If the idea of taking your dog in for acupuncture or giving your cat Chinese herbs instead of that weird canned stuff seems strange enough to spark your curiosity, head to Broadview at 5:30 tonight. You can learn something new, and it won't hurt your bankroll, since the lecture is free.