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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Recipe for a Healthy Diet

This recipe is roughly enough to feed a pet 15-30 lbs. Adjust to the needs of your pet. Generally, one meal daily is adequate. Allow pet to eat its fill. Pick up leftovers after 20 minutes.

  • 1/2 lb. raw beef, chicken, lamb, turkey, venison, occasionally seafood or eggs
  • 1/4 tsp. powdered kelp or other sea vegetables
  • 1/2 tbs. bone meal (1 tsp. if bones are fed often) or a rounded ½ tsp. EggShellent Calcium
  • 1/2 cup pureed raw veggie mix: carrots, zucchini, continue reading

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Russell Swift, DVM, Holistic Veterinarian
Pet's Friend Product Formulator

One of the more common diagnoses with which pets come to my practice is inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). A related problem that is also very common is colitis. The typical symptoms of IBD are chronic diarrhea and/or vomiting. Colitis generally presents with urgent, uncontrollable and frequent loose stools. These diagnoses are generally made by ruling out other diagnoses and confirmed by biopsy of the stomach or intestinal lining. I have seen many such animals. The guardians of these animals have usually spent a lot of money to find out what is continue reading

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Herbal Heartworm Research: June 20, 2010

As I research and dig for studies that can prove that long term usage of Ivermectin, or the use of Immititicide for adult Heartworm Infection will not cause long term organ damage, I happened came across this really good link.....that is understandable.

Immiticide And What To Watch For

What is so interesting about this particular Website link is that they have included studies that talk about the effects on non infected dogs and the side effects were notable.

As a new researcher I find myself torn....I see that arsenic in humans is very toxic and yet continue reading

Monday, June 14, 2010

Pet Diarrhea

During acute bouts of diarrhea,, stop ALL dry and solid foods. Use broths made from miso or chicken or rice.

I recommend rice porridge, called congee. It can be made easily by cooking white rice at 4 parts water to 1 part rice for several hours, until the rice particles fall apart.

It is easy to digest. Alternatively, boiled potatoes are soothing and anti-inflammatory for the colon.

Avoid raw foods as these tend to be more difficult to digest during a bout of diarrhea.

Fluid replacers such as human baby products for diarrhea can continue reading

Monday, June 14, 2010

Natural Flea Spray

Homemade Bug Repellent Recipe
(courtesy of the Texas Collie Resuce Group and Second Chance Doxie)

Take a LARGE lemon and slice it paper thin. Put the slices into a bowl with a tablespoon of crushed rosemary leaves (or a 6 inch sprig of fresh rosemary). Pour over the top  of this a quart of hot, nearly boiling water. Let this steep overnight, then strain and put into a large spitzer bottle (note; buy a new spray bottle for this, don't resue something that held household cleaning chemicals).

Shake well before applying, and continue reading

Friday, June 11, 2010

Temerl-P...Know What It Is

Here is a very informative Termeril-P link....

This drug contains steroids....

This is the section dog owners should be highly cognitive of:
Phenothiazine derivatives apply also to Temaril-P. Possible side effects attributable to corticosteroids include sodium retention and potassium loss, negative nitrogen balance, suppressed adrenal cortical function, delayed wound healing, osteoporosis, elevated levels of SGPT and SAP, and vomiting and diarrhea (occasionally bloody). Cushings syndrome in dogs has been reported in association with prolonged or repeated steroid therapy. Possible increased susceptibility to bacterial invasion and/or the exacerbation of preexisting bacterial infection may occur in patients receiving corticosteroids. As continue reading

Friday, June 11, 2010

FAQ For PawHealer's Stop Cough For Collapsed Trachea Coughing

Most Commonly Asked Questions For Herbs That Manage Cough


1. What kind of herbs are these and are they safe?

These are a combination of Chinese herbs that are targeted to work on the dog's lung system, and they are considered very safe. Just like any food, their always exist the possibility of allergies, and because these are herbs, a natural product, the possibly of an allergic reaction should always be a consideration.

If you suspect that your pet is having a reaction, do not give the herbs to the dog and see if continue reading

Friday, June 11, 2010

Additional Foods For Bladder Stone Help

I have been reading more and more...finding foods that can be added to the canine diet to help balance the bladder... are some more foods that I think can easily be added to home cooked fresh meat dishes....keywords here...HOME COOKED. I think all dogs that have bladder stones need home cooked food...Wait! I say that ALL dogs should be getting home cooked meat for dinner...

Anyway...moving on, here is the addition to the foods to add to your dogs HOME COOKED dinners....

Parsley: Slightly warming, pungent, bitter and salty flavor; imoproves digestion, detoxifies meat or fish poisoning. continue reading

Friday, June 11, 2010

The Dog Food Project

Here is a great link for everyone to take a look at...It debunks so many myths and puts a fresh prospective on what we feed our dogs.

The Dog Food Project Diet Link

Licensed Acupuncturist and Dog Herbalist continue reading

Friday, June 11, 2010

Diet For Non Raw Food Feeding

I received this menu from Dr. Ava Frick while attending her natural healing seminar. What I like about this diet is that it is suggesting cooked foods. But please notice...another Dr. staing that a GRAIN FREE DIET is the best for our pooches.Wink


Provided By Dr. Ava Frick DMV

50% of the diet should be protein:

* MEATS- Beef, chicken, turkey, fish, venison, rabbit, duck, mutton. Cooked and kept with the grease. They need the fats for energy source. This should be at least half the protein total.

*ORGAN MEATS- Liver, kidney, heart. continue reading

Friday, June 11, 2010

PawHealer Favorite Canine Diet

Suggested Diet By Dr. Russel Swift DMV
We advocate the diet and the products as suggested by Dr. Russel Swift.

Natural Feeding, Recipe for Carnivores

This recipe is roughly enough to feed a pet 15-30 lbs. Adjust to the needs of your pet. Generally, one meal daily is adequate. Allow pet to eat its fill. Pick up leftovers after 20 minutes.

· 1/2 lb. raw beef, chicken, lamb, turkey, venison, occasionally seafood or eggs
· 1/4 tsp. powdered kelp or other sea vegetables
· 1/2 tbs. bone meal (1 continue reading

Friday, June 11, 2010

Herbs To Help Detox While Easy To Use

My source for this article is Natural Health For Dogs & Dr. Pitcarin...I don't agree with his use of grains for diets for dogs...but that is about it...the book is a great addition to any dog owners library. I especially appreciate his section on vaccines and how they effect the canine. I with more people would read and become educated.

Alfalfa...I have mentioned it in other articles. Alfalfa is a great tonic herb that stimulates digestion as well as appetite. A great herb for dogs that have urinary problems such as crystals, or chronic bladder infections

Dog Size continue reading

Friday, June 11, 2010

Great Informative Link About Canine food Requirements

Canine Food Myths

I found this link and I feel it is well written and informative.

Me personally...I feed my three dogs only meat every day. someitmes it is boiled chicken...the ENTIRE chicken which includes the gizzards all all of that gooey stuff...and the SKIN and all the bones to boot.

The other days...I feel them ground up heart, kidney and liver with bones. I do cook for my dogs...that's what they prefer.

They have never been to the vet...and they have never been sick.

I reversed my older dogs continue reading

Friday, June 11, 2010

The Righ Way To Manage Fleas

Flea Free - Naturally, Russell Swift, DVM, Classical Homeopath

As a veterinarian in South Florida (Russell Swift, DVM, Classical Homeopath), I have see more than my share of flea problems. I am very often asked what can be done naturally to eliminate flea problems. What I am about to tell you will probably come as a shock. HEALTHY PETS DO NOT HAVE PROBLEMS WITH FLEAS. Notice I said "do not have problems" not "do not have any". Fleas have co-existed with their hosts for thousands of years. In nature, an animal such as a wolf can have some fleas without continue reading

Friday, June 11, 2010

Another DMV view

Here is the link to Dr. Falcon's link..he discusses flea control and heartworm...

Dr Falconer Link

People I hate to rant...but why don't you all get it? If you cannot or would not put it on yourself, why in the world do you think you can put it on your dog or cat???

And why do you need to read it from a doctor? Why isn't it obvious? PESTICIDES ARE POISON...geeze.

But none the less many people feel better if a wise ole doctor will tell you...ITS KILLING YOUR PET.

Licensed Acupuncturist and Dog continue reading