Try adding 30 mg zinc and a dose of Halo's "Dream Coat"
to your dog's food. Zack's coat went from brittle and flaky to shiny
and flake-free in just a couple of weeks. He also got acupressure treatments.
Of course, this is recommended in addition
to a diet of natural
kibble or home prepared food.
to the American Animal Hospital Association's 1999 "National
Pet Owner Survey," 31 percent of companion animal guardians
have used some form of complementary medicine on their animals.
Compare this to the 1996 survey, in which only 6 percent had tried
any alternative therapies.
Great Dietary Supplements
Apple Cider Vinegar ~ (Use raw ACV, containing the "mother"
- available at health food stores. I've used Braggs and Eden.) ACV is
credited with everything from getting rid of fleas to helping strengthen
the heart. In general, it's a great immune system builder. I add it
to their water each day - one teaspoon per pint. (Do not use a metal
Enzymes ~ Dr Goodpet or Prozyme
Pitcairn's Healthy Powder ~ recipe
~ Dogs up to 50 lbs - 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon daily
over 50 lbs - as much as two teaspoons daily
Cats can have up up to 1/8 teaspoon a day for up to two weeks at a time
Yeast ~ for discouraging fleas and adding B complex vitamins
Vitamin C ~
animals under 15 lbs - 250 mg 3x/day
16 - 50 lbs - 500 mg 3x/day
51 - up - 1000 mg 3x/day
to bowel tolerance
A wonderful immune system builder, and a very effective treatment for
Spots? Use black tea. Just saturate the bags with warm water and
hold to the affected area. Try it twice a day for three or four days,
and the hot spots will disappear. (Tea bags are also good to relieve
the pain and itch of insect bites.)
Ideas to discuss with your vet:
conventional treatment every 45 days instead of once a month
Using heartworm nosodes
Practicing mosquito prevention
Testing every six months
It is commonly accepted by natural health practitioners that the natural
treatment for heartworms is extremely safe and effective. For an article
about one dog's successful experience with this treatment, read the
Dog Journal August 2002 issue.
Pet Parasite Cleanse - A recipe for a natural worming treatment
you can make yourself.
Walnut and Wormwood Formula from Native Essence Herb Company
Wormers and Natural Supplements
back soon for information on massage and acupressure!
~ alcohol based
Infusion ~ water based
EFT is a Meridian Therapy, an energy based treatment based on the principals
of acupressure. Unlike acupressure, in EFT you touch or tap very lightly
on the major body meridian points, sending soothing pulses to balance
and clear energy blockages. Also unlike acupressure, intention and focus
are important aspects of the treatment. EFT was developed by Gary Craig,
and is a very user friendly version of the Callahan Techniques.
is great for: training, house breaking, health issues, behavorial issues,
abuse situations, pain, fears, allergies - try it for everything!
To learn more about EFT...
an opening statement such as "Even though (this animal) has a fear
or thunderstorms, I deeply love and accept her."
it is recommended that tapping be done by proxy on the human, but this
particular technique has been adapted for use directly on the animal.
Between the eye and the base of the ear, about 1/3 of the way from the
2. On the sternum (collarbone)
3. Behind the shoulder joint on the angle where the shoulder blade and
the upper "arm" join.
4. The under-arm equivalent.
5. In the middle of the loin
6. Either side of the spine just above the root of the tail.
your opening statement 3 times and allow the dog to breathe in and out
once between statements.
Excellent for hot spots, neurological problems, allergies,
immune related dis-ease, and many other conditions brought about by
Cup hands over the crown chakra and say with intent: "I now open
the genetic code."
2. Rub your sore spot (just left of the collar bone notch) and say:
"Even though (animal's name) has RNA/DNA damage, I deeply and completely
love and accept him/her." Say this three times.
3. Tap yourself a the following points while resting your attention
on the animal: beginning of the eyebrow, side of eye, under eye, under
nose, chin, collarbone point, under arm, side of thumb, karate chop
point. Say at each point: "I replace old cells with new healthy,
cells. I replace old genetic code with new, healthy genetic code."
4. Cup hands over crown chakra and say: "I now close the genetic