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Natural Home Health Care for Animals - Holistic Veterinary Care

Holistic veterinary work aims to make your pet as healthy as he or she can be and gradually build up their body to the best that it can be. The holistic approach treats the whole animal, ignites the body's internal healing force and stimulates the body's natural abilities to heal itself.

Dr. Charles Loops D.V.M - "After 10 years of traditional veterinary practice I became tired of having no treatment for chronic disease, incurable conditions, and a plethora of allergic maladies which seem to plague all veterinary practices. I was frustrated with giving animals cortisone because I had no other solutions, or using antibiotics for infections which I knew were of viral origin. At this time I had some chronic health problems, which had been unresolvable allopathically, but they responded to natural treatment"

Health Hazard of Routine Vaccination: placing our animals at risk

Danger of Animal VaccinationDr. Charles E Loops DVM - "The first thing that must change with routine vaccinations is the myth that vaccines are not harmful. Veterinarians and animal guardians have to come to realise that they are not protecting animals from disease by annual vaccinations, but in fact, are destroying the health and immune systems of these same animals they love and care for. "

Dee Blanco, D.V.M - "You take healthy animals and often very quickly after you vaccinate, you can see simple things like itching of the skin or excessive licking of the paws, sometimes even with no eruptions." Vaccinations represent a major assault on the body's immune system.... Vaccine induced chronic diseases range from life-threatening conditions such as auto-immune crises to conditions destroying the quality of life of an animal as in chronic skin allergies."

Prevaccination Protection Dr. Falconer D.V.M. explains how to protect your animal from vaccines damage.

Why Do Dogs Eat Poop?

Pet AllergyCindy Engles, Ph.D - " - "Eating feces (coprophagy) is one way animals such as gorillas, elephants, rabbits, and hares add to their supply of essential bacteria through adult life. It is therefore an important aspect of their health care."

Dr. Christine King- "Manure eating (coprophagia) can be normal behavior in horses. In young foals, eating the mother's manure is a normal developmental stage. Through this behavior the foal learns to explore his environment and use his senses to make choices about what is palatable and what is not. He is also getting some dietary fiber and the beneficial intestinal microbes needed to support his own digestive processes once he begins eating solid food. In addition, the healthy intestinal microbes are an effective barrier to pathogenic bacteria which could adversely affect the foal's health."

PAUNCH MANURE FOR HEALTHY CARNIVORES

Animal Healing Testimonials

Animal Healing Testimonials Testimonials of amazing animal health improvements and cures of cancer and other chronic disease with natural, alternative health care and optimum nutrition

  • Dog Leukemia cured with flaxoil
  • Feline Leukemia and Dogs, Distemper, cured with Transfer Factor
  • Allergies and thyroid illness: natural diet and flaxoil (linseed oil) to the rescue
  • Feline fibrosarcoma remission
  • Dog with Hemangiopericytoma
  • Feline Chronic Renal Failure
  • Animal Tumors, Heartworm
  • Success with homeopathic medicine for our dairy cows
  • more

Preventing and Healing Animal Cancer: the Holistic Approach

Animal HealingCancer is now the number one killer of most domestic animals. This fact raises a fearsome specter for those who know how confusing and painful it can be to endure the course of this disease in their pets. Cancer does not occur without cause - various environmental, dietetic, and vaccine-related culprits that may cause cancer in pets. The holistic approach to cancer cure is to treats the whole animal, ignites the body's internal healing force and stimulates the body's natural abilities to heal itself.

Ralph W. Moss, Ph.D. - "Conventional cancer therapy is so toxic and dehumanizing that I fear it far more than I fear death from cancer. We know that conventional therapy doesn't work--if it did, you would not fear cancer any more than you fear pneumonia. It is the utter lack of certainty as to the outcome of conventional treatment that virtually screams for more freedom of choice in the area of cancer therapy. Yet most alternative therapies regardless of potential or proven benefit, are outlawed, which forces patients to submit to the failures that we know don't work, because there's no other choice."

Optimum Pet Nutrition

Life's Abundance from Healthy Pet Food Dr. Ian Billinghurst D.V.M. - "Most of the disease problems we vets see are caused by only one thing - poor nutrition. Most modern dog owners are taught to believe that feeding dogs is such a difficult task. Nothing could be further from the truth. "

William Pollak D.V.M - "Recent studies have shown processed foods to be a factor in increasing numbers of pets suffering from cancer, arthritis, obesity, dental disease and heart disease. Dull or unhealthy coats are a common problem with cats and dogs and poor diet is usually the cause, according to many veterinarians and breeders. In the wild, no one cooks for the coyote or wolf; no one brushes their teeth. Their foods are raw and unprocessed."

T.J. Dunn D.V.M.- "There is ample proof that today's pet dogs and cats do not thrive on cheap, packaged, corn-based pet foods. Dogs and cats are primarily meat eaters; to fill them up with grain-based processed dry foods that barely meet minimum daily nutrient requirements has proven to be a mistake." Homemade raw food recipes for dogs and cats.

The number of cases of kidney failure among dogs and cats that ate poisoned pet food could total in the tens of thousands says Dr. Paul Pion, president of the Veterinary Information Network. Irradiated pet food endangering pets health, killing pets

Pet Food Do You Really Know What's In Your Pet's Food? Watch these short videos and the best-kept secret in the world of pet products will be revealed. It's time your dog or cat started living abundantly!

The Immune System: Animal's body defense department

Transfer Factor in Veterinary Care Rob Robertson, M.D - "Nearly everything that goes wrong with us and our pets, with the exception of trauma - i.e. broken bones, etc., can be traced directly to an immune system failure". Pollution, drug overload and nutrient-poor diets compromise our immune health.

The key to self-healing is a strong defense system, which protects dogs and cats from everything from the flu germs to cancer cells. More than their mainstream counterparts, holistic veterinarians believe that a weak immune system plays a key role in causing disease. Antibiotics fight infection, but they don't affect whatever weakened the immune system in the first place. This is why holistic veterinarians focus less on things that cause diseases and more on those that affect the body's defenses."

Dr. Will Falconer, DVM - "Most of the chronic diseases we commonly see in animals (and humans) have an immune basis, e.g. diabetes, allergies, asthma, thyroid disease, inflammatory bowel diseases, repeated ear infections, cancer, etc. While they can be cured through the careful use of homeopathy, the road to cure can be a long one -- often years if the animal has had years of disease. Transfer factors can significantly shorten the course, by giving a much needed balancing effect to the immune system. If the immune system is overactive as in allergies, ear infections, asthma, diabetes, or hypothyroidism, Transfer Factor can balance this overactivity so the system is not attacking its own organs, overreacting to things that shouldn’t be perceived as a threat. If, conversely, the immune system is under-active as in mange, parasites, viral infections, or cancer, Transfer Factor Plus can clearly stimulate it to better meet the challenges it needs to be alert to."

Is Your Pet Deficient In Key Nutrients?

Pet Nutrition DeficiencyAccording to Dr Donald R. Collins D.V.M dogs will eat anything they can get their paws on if they are lacking in the nutrition to supply them with adequate energy. Dr. Collins states in his writing, "If there are insufficient amounts of nutrients in the food to furnish all of the calories a dog needs, then the dog will not gain weight and will remain hungry all of the time. It will eat almost anything, including dead animals, feces, carrion or garbage to fill the hollow feeling within its belly."

To help ensure a wholesome diet with the appropriate nutrients avoid diets that are made of inferior ingredients or is made using high heat for processing and choose a diet for your friend that is comprised of human quality whole food ingredients.

Are You Poisoning Your Pets

Are you poisoning your pet?Each year, Americans purchase and apply to their pets a vast array of toxic chemicals intended to kill fleas and ticks. These include collars, sprays, dusts and more. Other pet owners take theirpets to veterinarians to be dipped in chemicals. Many consumers probably assume that the products they and their vets use have been subjected to rigorous testing, and must, by virtue of their very ubiquity, be safe. After all, how could the government let deadly poisons be sold on grocery store shelves without applying stringent standards? Spot-On Pesticides such as Frontline, Zodiac, Defend, Bio Spot, Adams and Advantagetrigger adverse reactions in dogs and cats, shorten life spans, cause terminal illness, and premature death.-

Immediate effects of pesticide overdose include vomiting, diarrhea, trembling, seizures, and respiratory problems.

Rearing Healthy Pups and Kittens

Rearing Healthy Pups and Kittens Breeders are seeing more incidence of complications with pregnancies and premature birth in their kennels; frequent C-section required; smaller litters; tiny, weaker or sick whelps and high rate of mortality.

Learn how some breeders are improving the health of their animals resulting in larger and healthier litters. Pet owners often complaint that their new puppy is sick with diarrhea, vomiting, running eyes and ear infections. A lot of money is spent on veterinary care and medication, often with poor result.

Glutathione's Role in Animal Health, Disease and Aging

Raise Glutathione with ImmunocalBy supporting glutathione biosynthesis Immunocal enhances the detoxifying function in the body, Glutathione is continuously defending our animals against attacks from disease, toxins, poisons, viruses, pollutants, radiation and oxidative stress. Without Glutathione the liver would soon become overwhelmed with the accumulation of toxins, resulting in organ failure and death.

Clinical evidence links *low* glutathione levels to the most common illnesses of our time as well as newly emerging diseases. Glutathione levels diminish as we age and many diseases normally associated with aging have been linked to glutathione deficiency."

Homeopathy for Animals

Homeopathic courseHomeopathy is one of the fastest-growing Alternative veterinary medicines available today.  Homeopathic remedies use minute amounts of substances to act as a trigger to the body and stimulate its natural immune system. Homeopathy stimulate the natural healing processes.

Marcie Fallek, D.V.M.- "Some conditions that can be treated with homeopathy and holistic care: cancer, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, feline leukemia, feline aids, inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes, chronic sinusitis, cystitis, ear infections, asthma, skin allergies, behavioral disorders, upper respiratory infections. stomatitis, seizures/epilepsy, arthritis, autoimmune diseases such as lupus, pemphigus, paralysis, intervertebral disc disease, wobblers syndrome, eosinophilic myositis, mange."

Allergies and Hotspots

Pet AllergyJeffrey Levy, DVM - "Fleas can be viewed as an indicator of an animal's general health. Parasites in general, and fleas in particular, are most attracted to the weak, unhealthy, or very young animal whose immune system is not functioning well.

The long-term solution to a flea problem is to reduce your pet's susceptibility to fleas by improving his/her health."

Alfred Plechner, D.V.M - "The most common and most visible symptoms of nutritionally caused deficiencies are allergies of one kind or another. Because many commercial foods are woefully deficient in key nutrients, the long-term effect of these foods makes the dog hypersensitive to its environment. Allergies can be, and often are, unrecognized deficiency diseases."

Animal Chronic Renal Failure (CRF)

Animal Renal FailureRussell Swift, DVM on kidney disease - "Fortunately, since I have turned to a holistic approach to wellness, I have seen many dogs and cats outlive their death sentence by years. I believe there are three major reasons for kidneys to degenerate and eventually fail: 1) poor quality nutrition, 2) toxicity and 3) chronic disease.

I have discussed in many previous articles the failings of processed foods. Inadequate and improper protein sources and low moisture content (of dry foods) are the two major kidney stressors I believe occur in commercial foods. The kidneys also take a hard hit from many toxins to which the body is exposed. Many conventional medications, notably nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories and certain antibiotics, are very damaging to the kidneys. Ultimately, there is not much known about the long-term effects of many food additives and preservatives; fluoride in the drinking water; and all the pesticides and herbicides used in, on and around our companion animals (and ourselves!). Item number three on the list above is a term used by homeopaths to describe a chronic disturbance in the body's function that results in symptoms.

Are Antibiotics and Steroids Making your Animals Sick?

Sick dogRichard J. Holliday, DVM - "Antibiotics disrupt the normal population of beneficial microbes in the gastrointestinal tract of all animals, these beneficial bacteria are the first fine of defense against most diseases, without them the animal is more susceptible to other infections. Antibiotics depress the immune system by decreasing the number of circulating white blood cells. This lowers the animal's ability to fight infections.

Dr. Karen Becker DVM - "Steroid medications are Sick catserious business for animals. They inhibit several normal GI processes and also suppress the immune system, allowing opportunistic disease-causing pathogens to colonize. Vets often use a different term for steroids, such as an “anti-inflammatory” shot or pill. I recommend you ask that your pets records to be marked with the words, “No steroids without owners consent” -- or your vet could prescribe them without your knowledge.

Although there are rare life-threatening diseases for which treatment with steroids is sometimes warranted, the majority of steroids prescribed in veterinary medicine are for non-life threatening issues. If your dog or cat is itching, or is achy, you might receive a steroid medication to treat this minor condition. This is an unacceptable practice to me."

Overweight Pet: Weight Management for Dogs and Cats

Fat PetsObesity is a significant health problem in many pets, and can contribute to major disease. There are many easily identifiable causes of weight gain in pets. What do farmers feed hogs and cattle to fatten them up for market? Carbohydrates!!!

Grains and Corn. That is what most pet food consists of. Carbs just make you hungry because they all turn to sugar in our systems. Weight-Loss Formula for Adult Dogs

How I Saved My Dog's Life with homeopathy and raw foods A testimonial from Shirely, author of this website. In 1990, the veterinarian suggested to euthanize my 2 year old German Shepherd dog because "nothing could be done to stop her suffering and to cure her". Years later she remains the perfect picture of health and vitality. Learn how I used holistic methods of healing to save her life.

Worms, Parasites, and your pet: natural prevention and treatments

Animal ParasitesThe likelihood your pet will develop a parasitic infection is directly related to how healthy he or she is. When an animal is weak (from excessive drug use, poor diet or genetic factors), parasites are more likely to gain a foothold. If you’re deworming your pet on a regular basis (for example, monthly), there’s a good chance the dewormer is not even effectively treating the parasites your pet has.

Dr. Karen Becker DVM - "Routine deworming of your pet (most monthly flea preventives also contain a dewormer) can cause disruption of the normal bacterial environment. Parasites are always attracted to the weakest of the species.

Dr. Jeffrey Levy. DVM  - "Heartworm parasite is a source of great anxiety among dog caretakers. Thanks in large part to the scare tactics of many veterinarians in promoting preventive drugs, many people believe that contracting heartworms is the equivalent of a death sentence for their dogs. This is not true."