Why are Our Animals Sicker Than Ever?
Big Pharma has successfully completed its takeover of veterinary medicine
in the United States and other first-world nations. Knowing that massive profits
could be generated through the bodies of pets, drug companies have spent two
decades pursuing an aggressive campaign of rewriting vet school curricula, influencing
veterinarians and brainwashing pet owners into thinking their dogs, cats and
horses need drugs in order to be healthy.
It was an easy sell: Most consumers
already demonstrate a cult-like belief in pharmaceutical medicine thanks to
a barrage of direct-to-consumer advertising funded by deep-pocketed drug companies,
and it was only a minor shift to get them to believe animals need synthetic
chemicals in their bodies, too.
The result of all this is that our dogs and
cats are sicker than ever. Ask any vet who's been practicing for more than ten
years: They've never seen such an increase in the rate of liver disease, nervous
system disorders, cancers and diabetes. Ever wonder why? It's because pets are
being routinely poisoned with pet food, toxic pet medicines, and Flea and Tick Shampoos.
So today, the majority of veterinarians in the United States now practice
chemical-based medicine on pets. At the first sign of any health symptom, they
slap the animal with a prescription for expensive, patented pharmaceuticals.
Arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, cancer and even depression are now being
treated with dangerous prescription medications. Earlier this year, the FDA
gave approval for Prozac, a powerful mind-altering drug, to be prescribed to
dogs, and many of the most common drugs for people are now routinely used in
pets (including chemotherapy drugs for cancer treatment).
Introduction to Juliette de Bairacli-Levy - Juliette of the Herbs
by: William Winter DVM
I had been practicing several years myself all the while feeling like something
was missing but yet I did not know what it was. One day I stumbled upon a small
book on the shelf belonging to the retiring older veterinarian for whom I was
helping out. It looked dusty and wanting of reading so I took it home with me.
To this day I have not returned that book.
As I gazed upon the pages, concepts, ideas and words began to come alive
for me. I knew immediately that I had stumbled upon what I will call "The Truth".
My life has never been the same, I have never been able to practice, even for
a day, in the old mind-set that I had been given in veterinary school.
in the book come burning back to me just like it was yesterday. It was over
20 years ago and the book was " The Herbal Book for the
Dog A Complete Handbook of Natural Care and Rearing". It was written originally
in 1947 and reprinted in 1961 by Juliette Levy. Little did I know then that
not only was this remarkable woman still alive, but I would actually journey
to meet her and we would come to be great friends. But now I am getting ahead
of the story.
Following my great success recommending raw natural diets, I began to explore
other aspects of Ms. Levy's Natural Rearing. I explored
fasting. To this day I do not believe that
I have ever discovered a healing technique quite as powerful. I have recommended
fasting for 10,000 to 20,000 animals and have seen true miracles over these
years of practice. Ms. Levy says it is one of the TWO MOST IMPORTANT ASPECTS
OF NATURAL REARING. The other being a raw diet.
It can be said that I will start
every chronic patient on a fast and begin recommending fasting for all animals
beginning at about one year of age. I have now learned to predict and outline
all the "CLEANSING" results clients will see. Yes, by the way, I do fast myself
and I recommend that you do too. I should say that Ms. Levy truly lives her
work too. She eats a raw organic diet and fasts regularly. She and her two children
are living examples of this life work. Once again, I am getting ahead of the
My next exploration was in the realm of HERBAL MEDICINE. And I focused on
the most basic, most intrinsic aspect of healing with herbs, that of CLEANSING,
PURIFYING, DETOXIFICATION HERBS. in this matter, the work you will read about
here is stunning. One must simply try this to believe it, but I will still go
ahead and try to explain what happens when patients are cleansed. It doesn't
even matter what the age is! I have seen puppies and kittens go through amazing
amounts of mucus removal and other symptoms because of what they were born with
from their parent's lifestyle.
Juliette Teaches Fasting and Raw Food
Juliette de Bairacli Levy says that the two most important aspects of
natural animal rearing are fasting and raw diet.
Juliette de Bairacli Levy has experienced eight decades of living a life dedicated to the
"natural rearing" of her children and animals. She speaks the wisdom we
long for, the knowledge of good health and a long happy life that is our
right. Yet, somehow these details got lost, buried or ignored by the "scientific"
community. Juliette is a champion of the health and loving treatment of
cats, dogs, children, bees, and the gypsies. Her presence is a gently formidable
figure in our modern world.
Pollak D.V.M. "The results of a clinical trial suggest
that 74.7% of common diseases
in dogs and 63% of common diseases in cats can be eliminated without medical
intervention over a period of one year with proper diet modifications and
an understanding of the healing process as exhibited through healing episodes.
Approaching disease from the perspective of health is the most powerful
means of eliminating disease. Poor fuel makes for little momentum in life.
The commercial food we are feeding' is the disease we are treating---so
treat on and on, curing one disease after another, again and again."
Make the BARF (Bones and Raw Foods) Switch easy on you and your dog with
this wonderful ebook" Meet Your Dog's Nutritional Needs
The Natural Way with the B.A.R.F Diet"
The dangers associated with a commercial
dog food diet is overwhelming – from immediate effects like a dull coat and
foul smelling dog’s breath, to longer term effects like increasing the risk
for canine cancers and a shorter life span. And that’s the sad truth that the
commercial pet food companies don’t want you to know. The amount of processing
and additives that go into the preparation of the commercial dog food contain
chemicals that are not optimal for your dog and may even make them sickly and
Dr. Judy Morgan DVM
"The closer we can approximate our domesticated carnivores to the ideal ancestral diets
of raw food that nature has designed for animals to eat - a diet they have been eating successfully for eons - the more natural,
digestible and appropriate their diet will be."
Dr Wendell O. Belfield, D.V.M. - "Their pets
may have diarrhoea, increased flatulence, a dull hair coat, intermittent
vomiting or prolonged scratching. These are common symptoms associated with
commercial pet foods." In 1981, as Martin Zucker and I wrote How to Have
a Healthier Dog, we discovered the full extent of negative effects that
commercial pet food has on animals. In February 1990, San Francisco Chronicle
staff writer John Eckhouse went even further with an exposé entitled "How
Dogs and Cats Get Recycled into Pet Food".
William Pollak D.V.M."In the wild, no one cooks for
the coyote or wolf; no one brushes their
teeth. Their foods are raw and unprocessed."
Dr Wendell O. Belfield, D.V.M. - "Rendering plants process
decomposing animal carcasses, large roadkill and euthanized dogs and cats
into a dry protein product that is sold to the pet food industry. One small
plant in Quebec, Ontario, renders 10 tons (22,000 pounds) of dogs and cats
per week. The Quebec Ministry of Agriculture states that "the fur is not
removed from dogs and cats" and that "dead animals are cooked together with
viscera, bones and fat at 115° C (235° F) for 20 minutes".
Over the years, I began to pull this herb and that herb out of the book, such as the
wonderful use of RAW CUCUMBER JUICE topically for CONJUNCTIVITIS, the
use of garlic internally
and externally for ALL TYPES OF PARASITES. I began to use herbal immune tonics,
heart tonics, liver cleansers and arthritis herbs. Each year I picked herbs
like fruit from a great bearing fruit tree. Whatever I wanted the tree seemed
to have for me. All my instincts told me I had stumbled upon the Great Cornucopia
"Often the first indication of sickness is that an animal goes off its food
- an observation that has led many traditional herbalists to conclude that fasting
is a natural and beneficial response to sickness... This lack of appetite can
be an effective way of speeding recovery. Bacteria need iron, and the body makes
many adjustments to reduce the availability of iron during an infection. If
an animal keeps eating, any iron in its food also feeds the pathogens, so force-feeding
a sick animal or patient can be counterproductive. Fever reduces appetite, so
if a fever is artificially suppressed with drugs and appetite returns, not only
do we lower temperature but the increased iron intake can keep the infection
going longer. The traditional dictum 'Starve a fever' is medically sound advice."
Cindy Engel "Wild Health"
"A sick animal retires to a secluded place and fasts until tis body is restored
to mormal. During the fast it partakes only of water and the medicinal herbs
which inherited intelligence teaches it instinctively to seek" Juliette
de Bairacli Levy
Juliette's Complete Herbal Handbook for the Dog and Cat
With information on cats as well as dogs,
The Complete Herbal Handbook for the Dog and Cat by Juliette De Bairacli
Levy covers rearing of young,
treating specific diseases with herbs, and a general discussion on disease prevention.
"If Only I Had Had This Book Before Vaccines Killed My Dog, . Yes - vaccines
took my Newfoundland's life. She was only two and they destroyed her immune
system. But her death has led me down the path to such vitally important people
as Wendy Volhard (her clinically tested diet is based on Juliette's work) and
Juliette Levy. Juliette's books have given me a deeper understanding of the
true power of diet. Diet IS powerful medicine - absolutely no doubt about that.
That Juliette has put these cures and ways of life into print is a blessing
for all of us." Bethanne Elion, Northern California Coast, USA.
Excerpts from the book:
About prey eating (pp 15-16):
"In the wild, hair and underskin are part of a natural flesh diet and supply
essential roughage to exercise the strong muscles of the digestive tract, acting
also as a mild laxative....Animals in the wild, after tearing off some outer
skin and flesh of their victims, unfailingly show a preference for certain organs
of the body: first the intestines, then the eyes. The intestines supply a good
source of demi-digested starch and green herbage....
The other chose organs
are the eyes, which animals gouge out with great eagerness. (Seagulls, which
are partly carnivorous, always greedily seek the eyes of drowned bodies, animal
or human.) It is no doubt some mineral salts which attract the carnivorous animals,
phosphorus and iodine normally being present in the eye tissue. Dr Weston A.
Price.... states: '.... they know that the tissues forming the back part of
the eye are good for food. Science has recently demonstrated that the retina
of the eye is one of the rich sources of vitamin A.'.."
About eggs (p 38):
"Eggs from hens, ducks, or turtles are a rich source of mineral salts and vitamins....
Eggs must be fresh, as staleness renders them indigestible. They should be fed
raw, because cooking causes them to adhere to the digestive tract.... Eggs are
quite a natural food to the dog, for dogs will seek out and eat the eggs of
sea-birds and other birds, such as game-birds, which lay their eggs on the ground.
Eggs are very *unsuitable* food for sick animals because of their highly fermentative
properties. During the heat of fever, for instance, they rapidly poison the
body instead of strengthening it. Egg-and-milk has long been the most misguided
of orthodox medical-recommended invalid foods; the giving of such food has done
about as much to spoil cures by orthodox treatment as has the popular use of
the destructive sulphonamide group of drugs. It is claimed that raw egg-white
harms health: I do not agree. Egg-stealers, such as foxes, weasels, cats and
rats keep very well, thank you!"
knew that humans are plagued by parasites. Other native peoples, from the Arctic
to the Antarctic, also knew that humans, like animals, have parasites.
infections arise from the intrusion worms that live in the intestinal tract
of the body. Worm parasites are more common than most people expect, and they
are listed as The Center for Disease Control's #1 Health Risk. According to
numerous studies, nearly 85% of Americans have parasites in their bodies.
A Beautiful Portrait of Juliette of the Herbs
A beautiful lyrical portrait of the life and work of Juliette de Bairacli
Levy: herbalist, author, breeder of Afghan hounds, friend of the Gypsies, traveller
in search of herbal wisdom and the pioneer of holistic veterinary medicine.
Her well-loved and now classic herbal remedies for animals and for children
have been a vital inspiration to the present day herbal renaissance and holistic
animal care community. For more than 60 years Juliette lived with the Gypsies,
nomads and peasants of the world, learning the healing arts of these people
who live close to nature, and learning from nature herself. Now 85 years of
age, Juliette's life story is as colourful and exciting as her tremendous wealth
of herbal knowledge. Filmed on location in many beautiful countries, and interwoven
with Juliette's vast collection of archival photographs, together with scenes
of Gypsies dancing and Bedouins with their herds.
"This is an amazing story of a truly remarkable woman, Juliette de Bairacli
Levy, and her journey from everyday to extraordinary. A woman, quiet and loving
in nature, who learns the way of herbs and their curative powers to help animals,
children and humanity. Her story is an inspiration to all of us in making a
life choice and how one person with deep convictions can make a real difference
in the world, even today. Learn and be inspired!"
a film, a phenomenon "If the title of Tish Streeten’s powerful new film
sounds like a portrait of a saint, that’s because, in a way, it is. Juliette
of the Herbs captures the life and work of Juliette de Bairacli Levy, the legendary
herbal healer, gypsy scholar, and powerful friend to all living things. She
has performed miracles, saving countless lives of both human and animal. She’s
written the bible for animal lovers and herbalists. Rosemary Gladstar calls
her the single person who’s had the most influence on American herbalism. There
is something magical perhaps supernatural is the term about this remarkable
In Juliette of the Herbs, you’ll hear the voices of animals and birds in
the gypsy music. You’ll see Juliette swimming in healing waters, and you’ll
meet her animal friends. And you’ll get the feeling you are sitting down with
an incredible woman, having the most important conversation of your life."
An Insect Repellent from Juliette
Fresh or dried herbs can be used. Wormwood two handfuls, Rue one handful,
Rosemary a half handful. If the herbs are very dry, less can be used. Pound
up the herbs to near powder form, after first finely cutting with scissors.
A mortar and pestle is the best method for pounding herbs finely. Put herbs
into a wide- mouth quart jar. Then fill, almost to the top, with a thin oil
such as sunflower, safflower or corn. Add one tablespoon natural vinegar (to
break down the cellulose of the herbs). Do not use olive oil as it is too heavy.
Close the jar tightly and place in sunlight for sun infusion. Preferably
the jar should stand on a substance which heats, such as stone, or buried in
sand. Never strain the oil: the herbs in the jar will sink to the bottom and
when the oil is ready for use, the clear oil can be poured off from the herb
residue. Shake well morning and night. Maturity usually takes about one month
ln temperate climates; in hot climates where the oil heats up very strongly,
less time is required.
If hot sunlight is not available, then fire heat must be used, and heated
in covered cans (double boiler works well). Heat slowly for approximately an
hour. Shake well. Repeat the process daily for one week, by which time the oil
should be ready for bottling.
The test for readiness of the repellent is its bitterness: this should be
intense. To make a double or triple strength oil against the very vicious types
of mosquitoes and other biting pests, the strained oil should be reinfused by
adding more of the finely cut herbs, and a new infusing of the herbs made two
or three times, thus increasing the strength of the oil many times.
The matured oil requires two further additions to enable it to become a truly
excellent repellent. Into each 3.5 ounces is added half a teaspoon of spirit
of oil of eucalyptus and one teaspoon of castor oil. The latter makes the repellent
heavier and prevents speedy evaporation from the skin.
This herbal remedy acts entirely on the principle of deep skin penetration
and intense bitterness. No biting insect wants to taste such unpleasant bitterness.
It is deeply cleansing and so highly tonic that many women use it as a facial
treatment! The method of application is important. First shake the bottle well.
Then moisten a piece of cotton wool (hygienic cotton) and then pour some oil
on to this. Do not use the cotton dry; it would become too greasy and also would
absorb too much of the oil, and would not spread the oil lightly as does the
dampened cotton. Renew application after five hours, as the oil will be absorbed.
The natural oil from cedar wood (Juniperus Virginiana) is safe for adults, elderly,
children, infants, animals, puppies, kittens and our environment safe.
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 their pets 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
Defend, Bio Spot , Adams
and Advantage trigger adverse reactions in dogs and
cats, shorten life spans, cause terminal illness, and premature death.
. The active ingredients in these solutions include chemicals such
as imidacloprid, fipronil, permethrin, methoprene, and pyriproxyfen, all of
which have caused serious health problems in animals in laboratories.2 Even
some of the inert ingredients can be hazardous to your animal companion’s health.
Other forms of flea control—powders, collars, and sprays—are no less dangerous
to you or your companion animals. Labels may warn not to get these substances
on your skin, to wash your hands after applying it, and to keep it away from
children, yet these chemicals are absorbed by your animal’s skin. Immediate
effects of pesticide overdose include vomiting, diarrhea, trembling, seizures,
and respiratory problems. If your dog or cat shows any of these symptoms after
the application of a pesticide, immediately wash the product off and seek veterinary care.
"EPA: "Flea, tick products may injure, kill pets"
Products intended to treat cats and dogs for fleas
and ticks kill hundreds of pets each year and injure tens of thousands,
the Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday as it outlined plans
to make the products safer. The EPA said it will develop stricter testing
and evaluation requirements for flea and tick treatments that are applied
to a pet's skin. The agency also will begin reviewing labels to determine
which ones need to say more clearly how to use the products. The EPA's
effort follows increasing complaints from pet owners that the "spot-on"
products have triggered reactions in dogs and cats, ranging from skin
irritation to neurological problems to deaths. Cats and small dogs appear
particularly vulnerable, the EPA said, especially when given products
intended for larger animals.
Get the full
list of spot-on products under evaluation and other advice from the EPA
on taking care of fleas and ticks
Juliette is such a compelling story teller. Her own inquisitiveness comes out as she weaves
her way through the various experiences she encounters. She tells us of cures, healings,
omens, remedies, fore telling of coming events and all the other things she learns while
in these lovely mountains she describes so beautifully. In her book "
Spanish Mountain Life." like memoir details her personal struggle
against typhus fever, during which she gave birth to her second child, Luz, who
had to be suckled by a nanny goat.
As ever we are embraced by Juliette's
love of nature an animals, and welcomed onlookers as she relates with people
whose lives are far different from ours. Gypsies dance and sing their way through
this book, adding their picturesque and sometime threatening energy to an exquisitely
detailed story that is always intriguing, and sometimes suspenseful. Juliette shares
with us the herbal lore she learned and used in the Spanish Sierra Nevada mountains.
You ll find herbs to combat vermin, counter burns, keep your skin beautiful, and many more.
Common Herbs for Natural Health book is recommended to educate and enlighten those
who have been brainwashed
by the media to think "herbs are drugs", or poisons, or worse- as it clears
up issues of practical usage, and proper usage, and everyday applications, by
someone with decades of experience , well respected the world over. It contains
useful, full descriptions of many common herbs (the "materia medica"), some
not so common, some, in older versions, which may have fallen out of use or
access. A story emerges of herbal use all over the planet for health care, and
along with this information, the author shares her insights into incorporating
natural living to promote robust health and vitality.
"My grandmother was an immigrant from Russia and with her transition to this
country in the late 1800's came a wealth of knowledge of herbs and their power
to heal. To this day, I still use herbs in the treatment of many minor health
problems from colds, sore throats, insect bites, minor infections, headaches
and symptoms of menopause. "Common Herbs for Natural Health" brings back memories
of my grandmother's garden where fresh herbs grew abundant, and her kitchen
which contained herbs of every description. Many of the uses for herbs found
in this back are generations old; They are tried and true - they worked then
and they work now. That is not to say, herbs are the solution for every illness.
For example, I would never attempt to treat a serious infection with herbs alone,
but they certainly do have their time and place, as this book will indicate.
Herbs can be an optimum solution to many problems. Since they are a natural
source, they generally have fewer side effects, as long as you know and understand
what herbs not to blend together. They are also less costly than medications
found on a store shelf. This books contains a vast amount of information on
the herbs and suggests which ones to use for various treatments. It is a book
anyone who is a believer in natural health care and healing will want to own."
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A growing number of veterinarians and animal nutritionists say that many
of our pets' disease and suffering can be prevented or cured with nutrition.
Holistic veterinarians teach that processed pet food (meaning cooked
food) is the main cause of illness and premature death in the modern dog and
cat. For a return to health, pets require a diet which strengthens the immune
Christina Chambreau DVM "Meat should be raw.
Cooking destroys enzymes and denatures the proteins
rendering them less digestible to cats and dogs. Feeding chunks of meat lets
your pet exercise jaw muscles, form saliva and enzymes in the stomach (most
animals swallow their food relatively whole) needed to digest food properly.
Ground meat is passable for most animals, occasionally, but Juliette de Bairacli
Levy said that "minced meat is lethal to animals" and we find in practice that
some animals just do not seem to be healthy until on chunks of raw meat."
A MUST READ for all veterinarians, and for all pet owners! "We need to
pay attention to what we are feeding our animals. Not only as this book
says, with the food, but also we need to support their immune systems. In
Super Nutrition for Dogs n' Cats extra information is provided on all the
illness caused by malnutrition, mineral and enzyme deficiencies that we
normally don't think of. Ever wonder why there are so many vets?...too many
sick pets because of the food and lack of proper nutrients. Everyone ought
to pay attention!"
A growing number of veterinarians state that processed pet food is the main
cause of illness and premature death in the modern dog and cat. In December
1995, the British Journal of Small Animal Practice published a paper contending
that processed pet food supresses the immune system and leads to liver,
kidney, heart and other diseases. Dr. Kollath, of the Karolinska Hospital
in Stockholm, headed a study done on animals. When young animals were fed
cooked and processed foods they initially appeared to be healthy. However,
as the animals reached adulthood, they began to age more quickly than normal
and also developed chronic degenerative disease symptoms. A control group
of animals raised on raw foods aged less quickly and were free of degenerative
disease. For a return to health, pets require a diet which strengthens the
immune system and most closely resembles that which they would get in the
wild. It's really easy to do.
A quick scan of supermarket dog and cat food labels indicates that about
half of the commercial dry pet foods have soy as the main protein source,
with soy appearing as the first ingredient after corn or (in some very high
protein products such as kitten food) as the first ingredient. As a dog
breeder I would hesitate to maintain my breeding stock on a commercial diet
that used soy as the primary protein source, or listed soy as one of the
top three ingredients. But other questions need to be answered, as well.
"Dr Fitzpatrick's literature review uncovered evidence that soy consumption
has been linked to numerous disorders, including infertility, increased
cancer and infantile leukemia; and, in studies dating back to the 1950s,
that genistein in soy causes endocrine disruption in animals."
"The soybean contains large quantities of natural toxins or "antinutrients".
First among them are potent enzyme inhibitors that block the action of trypsin
and other enzymes needed for protein digestion. These inhibitors are large,
tightly folded proteins that are not completely deactivated during ordinary
cooking. They can produce serious gastric distress, reduced protein digestion
and chronic deficiencies in amino acid uptake. In test animals, diets high
in trypsin inhibitors cause enlargement and pathological conditions of the
pancreas, including cancer. Soybeans also contain haemagglutinin, a clot-promoting
substance that causes red blood cells to clump together. Trypsin inhibitors
and haemagglutinin are growth inhibitors." Sally Fallon and Mary G. Enig, PhD
Dr. Charles W. Brown, DVM - "A groundswell of nutrition
conscious veterinarians are beginning to recommend to their clients that
they supplement their animals nutritional needs with a daily dose of
flaxseed oil and other important nutrients.When the diets of animals were fortified with flax, within three weeks
their coats developed a beautiful sheen, and dandruff was greatly diminished.
There are amazing
testimonials about animals recovering from cancer, diabetes
and other severe degenerative illnesses with a nutritional product called
natural immune enhancing substances. "My colleagues and I have found this product to be
very effective in modulating the immune system. These natural immune enhancing substances
are a "soup" of immune-modulating factors, which contains a leukocyte-type
molecule that can passively transfer immunity from one mammal to another
by stimulating cell-mediated immunity and is antigen specific.
Dr. Steven Hansen, veterinary toxicologist & ASPCA Senior
Vice President, shows you examples of the most common potentially
dangerous plants.s plants.
Yeast Infection in Pets
In the past years we have seen the
overuse of antibiotics in
humans and animals, with little regard for the ramifications of this overuse
on the environment of the beneficial bacteria of the gut (intestinal flora).
Candida Albicans a common microorganism that lives in the gut and when there
is an "overgrowth" of this fungus/yeast in the gut, it is called a systemic
yeast infection, and it affects the health and well being of the whole animal
or human. When the dog is on antibiotics or stressed, the pH balance of
the gut is out of balance, and beneficial bacteria in the gut may be destroyed.
This causes this insidious fungus to take over and this overgrowth is very
detrimental to our health and well being. These are some of the conditions
that can alter the pH balance of the gut.
"The main cause of yeast infections, such as Candida Albicans, is from grain-based
foods. Dogs were never meant to eat grains. Their main diet in the wild
is raw meat and vegetation . The only grains
they ever get are already predigested in the stomach or the bowels of their
prey. Cooked foods—anything in a can or a bag, vaccines—which compromise
and destroy the natural immune system, and antibiotics—which kill the friendly bacteria which would ordinarily
fight and overwhelm the yeast, any other drugs are all additional reasons for seeing such a preponderance of yeast
Symptoms include: chronic ear infections; incessant licking
of the genitals or the paws or both; lick granulomas; habitual scratching,
usually the ears, sides of the torso and underbelly; rashes, most often
on the underbelly; and when the yeast begins to move into the head; loss
of hearing; loss of eyesight; loss of intelligence, memory and comprehension.
Yeast infections always start somewhere in the digestive system; then move
to the genital area or to the ears; then finally to the brain, taking over
the entire body. It is insidious. Very often these problems are treated
with antibiotics or steroids, which only make matters worse." Pat McKay
Candida albicans is a yeast-like fungus that normally lives in healthy
balance in the body, found mostly in the intestines, genital tract, mouth,
and throat. When the balance is upset, infection results. This is known
as Candidiasis and the fungus travels to all parts of the body through the
* Multivalent vaccines - use of combination vaccines
* Thyroid problems
/Endocrine - metabolic problems (the body's electrical system)
* Stress (seasons, whelping, lactation, vaccines)
* Stress (environmental, genetic, physical, emotional etc.)
* Anxiousness (males when bitches are in seasons)
* High strung hyperactive dogs
* Change in environment - weather/hot, cold
* Change in home or home environment
* Compromised Immune System - antibiotics, drugs, inbreeding, stress in
* Illness that compromises the immune system
* Sensitivity to stimulus (light, sounds, movements)
* Travel (showing)
* Flea and Tick preparations
* Heartworm medications
* Toxic Gut Syndrome- pathogenic bacteria overgrowth
The results of this yeast/fungus overgrowth manifests itself in external
and internal expressions of disease. Based on clinical and research studies,
Candida overgrowth in your intestines may create what has been called as
"Leaky Gut Syndrome". Toxins and food allergens may pass through this membrane
and go to other parts of the body, making one feel generally sick all over.
Since antibiotics don’t destroy fungus/yeast, they keep on multiplying and
making more yeast, which in turn, puts out more toxins and weakens the immune
system. It is a vicious cycle.
Note from Shirley: I am not a doctor, a nurse or a veterinarian,
but I am fortunate to have the knowledge of natural medicine. I studied
homeopathy and herbal remedies in my spare time at home for several years.
When a member of my family is sick or injured, I treat them at home with
great success and avoid conventional medical intervention.
my dog Shasta is sick or injured, I try to protect her from stress and anxiety
and I avoid taking her to a vet. I have witnessed the amazing healing power
of veterinary homeopathy and herbal extracts in traumatic emergency situations
and in acute and chronic disease with my dog Shasta. Some of the healing
which took place, were nothing short of miraculous.
I personally experienced the incredible healing power of homeopathy in
1981 after I had been chronically sick for years and was addicted to prescription
and over the counter drugs. Unfortunately, instead of generating a cure,
the medications (steroids, antibiotics, antihistamine, etc.) merely temporarily
suppressed my symptoms, weakened my immune system, and in the long run made
me sicker. When I received homeopathic treatment from a professional experienced
homeopath my health had an amazing turn around. In time I experienced a
dramatic and permanent cure of all my symptoms. Blown away, I bought dozens
of homeopathic books, subscribed to homeopathic journals and started to
study homeopathy at home for the next several years. I'm not a
a nurse, but when a member of my family get sick or injured (including my
dog) I immediately use homeopathic medicine, always with great success,
and avoid seeing a conventional doctor or veterinarian. You can read my
testimonials how I recovered my health;
using homeopathy for my dog Shasta; my husband's heart attack and lung cancer.
How I saved my dog's life with homeopathy and raw food. I also have a record of acute illness
and traumas that Shasta experienced over the years and how I treated her
at home without veterinarian medical intervention. One of the most amazing
experience was when Shasta experienced at stroke with paralysis at age 11.
I refused to take her to the vet which I knew was going to be very stressful
on her emotionally. My husband thought that this was the end for Shasta
and talked about "putting her down". With homeopathy, herbal extract and
energy healing she recovered rapidly and fully.
veterinary: testimonials of amazing cures
Read other people's testimonials of amazing animal health improvements and
cures of cancer and other chronic disease with natural, alternative health
care and optimum nutrition. This is a collection of emails I received over
the years and for which I received the permission to publish on my site.
With each testimonial you will find an email address to facilitate correspondence,
feedback and support.