Natural Animal HealthCancer is a symptom, not a disease. It is a symptom of a broken down immune system that is not working properly. Each of us has cancerous cells floating through us daily and it is up to our immune system to prevent them from taking over our bodies.
To keep your animals as healthy and vibrant as can be:
Feed only a raw diet. It is not hard to do, weird to learn, but once you get in the swing of things and prepare ahead of time, meals are a cinch. I feed 22 animals this way, every day.
Wolves do not cook their food and all dogs, are descendants of wolves. You do not see zoos feeding kibble or canned food to the tigers and lions. They get raw meat, daily. Although some dogs look divine on wet or dry food, often times down the road they run into kidney failure, cancer, or some other degenerative disease that is too late to cure.
And for all you out there with dogs, bones, bones, bones are key. Not Milk Bones, but raw meaty bones. Hip replacements or hip problems in animals are caused because of a lack of calcium that can only be found in raw meaty bones. Not pet food nor supplements.
Benefits of raw feeding:
-An end for dental cleaning or weekly brushing with very white teeth.
-Less feces and urine output because they drink less water and make less waste.
-Hair, breath, ears, and stool all smell much better.
-Greater resistance to disease and illness.
-Healthy, mobile joints and strong bones. Increase in muscle mass and decrease in obesity or tendency to be overweight.
-No reaction to chemicals/preservatives, so less hyperactivity and behavior problems.
If you must feed kibble or wet food, feed only food that is fit for human consumption. You and I cannot safely eat 9-lives, Purina, Science Diet, etc. The FDA does not approve of this. Because of all the garbage in it. Ethoxyquin, the main preservative in pet food is made by Montsano chemical corporation that uses Ethoxyquin as a rubber preservative. SICKENING.
Better kibble/wet food choices are Innova, California Natural and many more if you do the research. Always moisten kibble with warm water, because it sucks a lot of water out of the body. Kibble is also like cereal and animals have a short digestive tract so what goes in, comes out quickly and not completely absorbed. Canned food is cooked and devoid of live enzymes and proteins that the animals need.
You and I cannot eat raw meat, because we do not have enough stomach acid to prevent bacteria from making us ill. Our pets have no problem with this.
To futher prevent immune breakdown, please do not vaccinate your animals for anything other than a mandatory rabies vaccine. Your animals have to be healthy to recieve this so to get out of it, if need be, get a hand-written note from your vet. Big clue that they have to be healthy because you should never vaccinate a sick animal. And there is no need to vaccinate an indoor cat.
Always use a killed-vaccine, no combos and wait until they are old enough to receive their shot. Puppies and kittens do not have fully developed immune systems.Rabies vaccines are all about money because there is no guarantee that a rabies vaccinated animal will not catch rabies if it is bitten by a rabid animal.
For all other diseases like feline leukemia, parvo, distemper, please learn which illnesses affect which age group and use homeopathic nosodes only.
Clean with non-toxic products, like baking soda, vinegar and borax. There have been reports that wet floor cleaners are causing cancer in many of our pets, because they are absorbed by the pads of their feet. All aerosol sprays and chemical cleaners do not get processed out of an animals body, like they do with ours.
Cut back on using chemicals or do away with them all together. There is a link between chemical lawn treatments and lymphoma. Everything that goes on the ground your animals absorb through their feet or lick their feet and absorb via their mouth. All air products absorb through the lungs.
Bathe cats with a washcloth dipped in a solution of sliced lemon, boiled in water, that has cooled. That is all you need.
Bathe dogs with Dr. Bronner's peppermint shampoo and dilute it with a non-toxic shampoo. Peppermint kills fleas instantly and makes your pet shiny. No chemical dips or collars. They do nothing. Treat your carpets and furniture with a product put out by fleabuster dot com. Fleas spend 1% of their life on your animals. Treat the fleas in your lawns with nematodes and keep them mowed often.
Change water bowls daily and use filtered spring water, not tap and not distilled. I mix homeopathic Bio-Plasma tablets in the water bowls, daily.
Exercise your animals daily, preferably in the AM. With dogs, if you wait until you come home from work, their energy is at their highest and yours is at your lowest. 15 minutes of chasing a ball in the back yard or an early morning walk is plenty good for them. They must be exercised daily so they can disperse pent up energy and be the companion you want them to be.
Indoor cats can bat around paper balls, toy balls, catnip mice, or chase a laser pointer while you sit and relax at night.
For relaxation:T-Touch, massage and relaxing music played several times weekly, preferably at night.
Always leave the tv or radio on when you are not home. It not only keeps your animals from going bonkers from boredom, it makes robbers think someone is home.
For raw feeding supplies:
Contact your local slaughterhouse or butcher for raw meaty bones at a discount rate. Grocers carry them as well, but for more money. Some family-owned grocers may be able to sell you chicken/turkey necks and or backs as well.
grind cut-up, whole raw chickens and watch for them to go on sale at your grocer or butcher.
Meat grinders can be bought on E-bay for better prices.
Buy vitamins/supplements in bulk or by NOW foods, a discount vitamin supplier.
Good health to you and your loved ones.
Namaste27 on 2006-01-17
Please do not leave food out all day for your animlas. Feed them once or twice daily and give them 30-45 minutes to finish before removing their food. Leaving food out all day not only causes obesity it makes the animal produce urine every time they smell food and that can lead to kidney problems. Cats and dogs are designed by nature to be hunters and hunters eat only when they find pray, which is once daily, if they are lucky.
Feed young animals, malnourished animals, elderly animals and pregnant moms more often than twice daily.
Correction: It is www dot fleabusters dot com.
You can make your own at home flea treatment for carpets, area rugs and furniture.
First, vaccuum all carpeting and furniture to suck up all the fleas you can.
Next mix equal parts of baking soda, Borax and salt in a container with a shake top or make your own. Grinding them up will make it even more effective. I use a coffee bean grinder and wash it well afterwards.
Next, open your windows and remove all animals from the house or put them in a separate room.
Sprinkle the powdered mixture onto the carpet and furniture making sure to go heavily by the floor trim, where fleas love to hide. For severe infestations you must cover all areas of the carpet/rugs, like under the tv stand and so on. With a broom, work all the powder into the carpet and furntiure. Let it sit for two days before vacuuming it up. House will be dusty but fleas will eat the mix and dry up and or explode. any new fleas that ride in on your animals, fall to the carpet, eat the powder and will not be able to reproduce which leads to death.
I do this treatment two times a year. The only thing that nullifies it is if you steam clean your carpets.
Add some apple cider vinegar as well to their diet because fleas do not like this. You can mix a small capful in the pet's water bowl.
Dose with homeopathic Sulphur 200C once weekly to make the fleas less attracted to your pet. This remedy is also great for excessive shedding especially around molting season.
Wash their bedding weekly as well as your bedding.
For outside dogs, always make sure they have a dog house and fill it and/or their pen/sleeping area with cedar shavings which the fleas don't care for. Keep cedar shavings fresh and plentiful throughout spring, summer and early fall. Use straw in the late fall and winter and add new straw twice monthly.
There are herbal flea collars for dogs, I don't recommend them for cats. They use essential oils which cats are unable to process out of their bodies, and can fall ill from exposure to them.
Scoop them daily, even if you have one cat. Cats do not like a dirty litter box. Add baking soda to the litterbox weekly to keep it smelling fresh and completely dump it out and replace with fresh litter, every two weeks.
Keep a nightlight on, by the litterbox. Cats do not see in the dark, only low light. If they feel threatened or scared in any way, chances are they will not use the litter box.
Keep the litter box away from the furnace or any noise makers as well and make sure they have easy access to it.
Litter is to them like the sands of Egypt where cats first were domesticated and so they need cleanliness, safety and space.
Namaste27 last decade
Got a question regarding with raw diet. The zoo feeds raw meat to the wolves, tigers and lions etc but these meat does not contain injected hormones (I assume), whereas the meat available in our market are pupmed with hormones. How does this affect the raw diet and the general health of the dog eventually?
For me I still prefer to give the dogs fish meat (fish from the sea, not farm bred ones). It doesn't help to clean the dogs' teeth of course. So I got hold of pig ear slices from a pet shop to let the dogs chew on them. I don't like giving them raw hides - heard it is not good for the dogs.
mersing last decade
i am so encouraged!!!
thank you again.....
laurelpetal last decade
Most zoos and wildlife sanctuaries (wolves) rely on road-kill or donations from hunters like deer and what not. So yes, those are hormone-free/antibiotic-free.
It is always best to find a free-range farmer and buy from them if you have the money. If you are on a limited budget, as I am, any raw meat is better than no raw meat at all. Most hormones are found in higher concentrations in the milk compared to the muscle meat. Such as with cows.
I only feed my herd Meyenberg's canned goat milk that I dilute with water. Great source of protein and immune boosters. Main base that is used in homemade puppy and kitten formulas as well. Of course if you could get it fresh, fresh anything is the best.
Goat milk can be obtained at Wal-mart superstores in the baking section and at any health food store. Ask them to order it in if they do not stock it.
Raw-hide anything is chemically bleached and awful/deadly for any animal.
You could, I suppose for treats, dehydrate meat in a dehydrator, give them carrots to gnaw on or knuckle or marrow bones, to work their teeth.
Namaste27 last decade
Please do not use any supplements by Hartz. They make chemical flea treatments and collars, quite ironic.
Use a good quality liquid multivitamin for dogs/cats that you can add to their food.
In addition they require a pinch of granulated kelp for iodine and many trace minerals.
Cod liver oil softgels-Cancer and arthritis prevention. Great for a shiny coat, reducing skin problems, positive mood elevator, anti-inflammatory. I call this liquid life insurance. I buy the softgels from Wal-Mart and pierce them with a pin when they get added to their food. Most dogs can chew the whole softgel. I prefer it this way because it is freshest. If you have the cash the two best cod liver oils on the market for humans are by Nordic Naturals and Garden of Life.
Nordic I am almost positive has a cod liver oil for pets.
Olive oil-Add a teaspoon or less to your pets food to prevent hairballs and keep them healthy.
Ground raw almonds-grind them yourselves in a coffee bean grinder. High in calcium and big in cancer prevention.
Raw fish or canned salmon. I feed canned salmon every other day to my herd. Just a bit for each animal. Again, the more healthy omega-3 oils in their diet the less health issues there will be.
Pureed raw veggies-Cats get a tad, dogs get more because cats are pure carnivores. I puree in the Cuisinart Spinach, cilantro, sweet potato, parsley, squash. Mine can't stand swiss chard or kale because they are too bitter. Sweet potato makes everything more palatable. All veggies must be pureed to duplicate them, like the veggies they would get in their prey's stomach. Store in the fridge.
I make kefir water as well for my herd. Beneficial yeast and bacteria that do so much for the body. Better than any plain acidophilus, yogurt, etc. I drink it as well and store my unused kefir grains in milk in the fridge. I change out the grains periodically with new ones. Online they have kefir grain registries where you can find someone willing to share their grains with you for free.
Canned pumpkin-Add a tad to cats food and more to dogs food. It is high in fiber so it prevents constipation and if they have diarrhea from too many raw bones (i have never seen this happen in my herd), it evens them out. Store in the fridge.
Ground flax seeds-Grind them yourselves so they are freshest. High in fiber and great for the coat and skin.
ALthough there are very detailed and complex meals out there for raw-feeding this is what my herd gets, because they are so large. For those of you with one or several animals you may be able to rotate foods and give more variety.
Cats get raw ground whole chicken mixed with organ meat and all of the above mentioned plus goat's milk.
Dogs get the same as the cats, previously mentioned on Mon. wed and fri and on tue thur, sat and sun they get raw/meaty bones. This way I don't have to grind chicken all the time and like I said, dogs do not require as much protein as cats do.
For grinding:Make sure you know your muscle meat to organ meat ratios. Grind in large batches and store in tupperware containers. We had to invest in a deep freezer to store the bones and extra meat containers. Call around at garage sales. We got one for 25 bucks, works great!
Most of don't want to invest the time, energy or money into raw-feeding. Some don't want to take away the animal's favorite kibble or canned food. You would not feed your child cereal and canned food for the rest of their lives and expect them to be healthy. Kibbles are loaded with sweeteners that make the pets addicted.
There is nothing more awesome than watching a kitten dive onto a plate of raw meat as instinct kicks in. There is nothing sweeter than watching a puppy gnaw and paw away at a raw bone, like its ancestor, the wolfe does. And there is nothing sweeter than watching a geriatric animal, sick animal, unhealthy animal, reclaim its youth from eating raw food.
Visit any BARF website for detailed info on raw-feeding.
Namaste27 last decade
Keeping a dog chained or tied is the worse thing for them. It makes them more aggressive because they have a very, very small territorial circle to guard.
Animals are part of your pack. You are their leader and keeping them confined and tied desocializes them. Keep the socialized, even if they are outside. Make time for play and find a safe area for them to hang out with you like a garage, outbuilding or pen.
The best thing for an outside dog is a zip-line or line that runs from tree to tree that they can run back and forth on to burn off energy and not feel confined.
Zip lines and pens should be built on the North side of a home where it is cooler in the summer and warm in the winter. South and West sides are too hot for any animal.
Always provide shelter for them whether it is a pre-fabbed dog house or one made from wood. By law in every state you must provide adequate shelter, clean water and fresh food, DAILY.
My outside dog is kept in a large 5 ft high pony wire pen that is held up with metal stakes. His door consists of two chain-link fence posts and a chain link fence door. He also has a bicycle lock on the door so noone can harm nor steal him when we are not home. Never leave a dog outside, not locked up. In the state I live in if your dog gets hit by a car you are liable for any damage done to that car.
To keep outside dogs cool in the hot weather:
Take a can of chicken or beef broth and pour it into an ice cube tray and freeze. Give ice cubes as needed to keep them cool, especially on scorching hot days.
Change water daily and add ice to it.
Provide a solar tarp for shade and protection from the heat.
Make sure pens are well ventilated in the summer and partially covered on the sides with tarps in the winter.
Shave long-haired dogs in the hot weather months. Or if your dog tends to be a HOT DOG like my Bouvier, keep them shaved year round.
Or if you don't want to shave them, bathe them weekly and wet them down daily.
For cold months/nights:
Even with raw food dogs-Feed them more often to fatten them. I feed cooked chicken thighs, especially in the early AM because they use up most of their internal heat trying to stay warm all night. I also warm up goat milk for a treat and keep their water from icing over by changing it daily and topping it off at night.
Make sure their pen has a tarp to keep the rain off them.
I do not believe a dog house is enough. They need a pen built around it wity additional tarps to keep rain and the cold away.
Cedar shavings in the spring and summer and straw in the fall and winter to keep them warm.
My shepperd has a thick coat and loves to be outside. He does quite well in the cold. Other dogs like pinchers, labs, short-haired or tiny dogs should not be left out in the cold.
Also, science labs, collectors, sickos like to steal animals and sell or harm them.
Never place a free to good home ad in the paper. Always charge an adoption fee. ALWAYS. People pose as potential adopters and take free animals to science experimental labs where they are paid for the animal, thus the animal becomes sentenced to a life of experimental torture.
Glad you find this info. helpful. I wanted to share what I have learned from trial, error, success, and failure.
Namaste27 last decade
If any of you have the chance, please check out the Dog Whisperer on the National Geographic channel. Cesar Milan says he trains owners and rehabilitates animals. He is the best.
Animals although they feel like kids, should not be treated as human children. They need to know where they stand in your home no matter how big or small they are. They all have thousands of years of instinct built into their genetic code.
Treat dogs as if you were an alpha wolfe and cats as if you were an alpha lion.
With my cats, I chatter with them when they chatter at birds or if I find a bug I chatter and they all come running. Sometimes I purr and pretend I am cleaning their faces, it calms them. And if they are out of line, I growl at them and remove them from the situation.
With my dogs, I have an alpha male and an alpha female. And I have a submissive male and a submissive female. Sometimes my alphas want to run the pack and need to know my husband and I are in charge.
To get their attention when out of line, I use the tips of my fingers to tap, not smack them on the side of their face, like an alpha dog would use its nose to nudge a pack member. My fingers are used as teeth and using my finger tips, fingers spread apart, I growl and tap them at their head and flesh. This tells them I am in charge. Often the alphas will calm down or lay down, a sign of submission.
When my dogs are way out of line or are having a day of not knowing their place, I lay ontop of them, holding them down, growling into their ear for a few minutes. This puts them into submission and then I ingore them. My husband sometimes takes the scruff of their neck into his mouth and gently bites and growls as a head wolfe would do as he lays ontop of them.
And they look at you like, holy bejeepers, mom and dad mean business.
The Dog Whisperer says training first and then play. And he is right. All your animals want to know where they fit in. If you have a dominant dog and a shy one, treat them with the same respect. Let the dominant one dominate but not to the point of severe aggression, food hogging, etc. The other one will fall into place. You will never have two dominant males in a house or vice versa.
The reason I learned to do all this and why it needs to be done is because I raised a hybrid wolfe and was told she would test me to see where she fit in. AND BOY DID SHE! Never once did I ever raise a hand to her.
Speak animal to them and they will listen.
Namaste27 last decade
I live in a country where practically everything is imported even fresh meat and vegetables. It's sad but it's one silly country with alot of ridiculous rules and policies.
We will never be able to buy any meat that is free from hormones and antibiotics in our markets.
A sure tell sign to people is that more dogs in my country are getting allergies due to chicken meat. It's sad people are still consuming them without knowing how sick they will become in the future.
I have refrained from eating meat many years ago when I notice something is really wrong with the meat I am eating. It no longer tastes what it's used to.
A friend of mine is actually giving her dog a vegetarian diet. Sounds crazy but this dog is healthier than most dogs I have ever seen!
mersing last decade
Some dogs do great on vegetarian diets.
Animal training continued:
Use one word commands. Sit, stay, down, off, drop, no, etc. Use a hand signal to go along with that command. Be creative and consistent. Repetition of commands daily will yield great results.
In addition, especially for short-attention span dogs, teach them the command "watch" and as you say that, point to your eyes. That gets them to stop whatever they are sniffing or doing so they can look at you to receive their next command.
Use a leash to train as well, with sit, stay, etc.
Use treats as a reward, incentive for them to learn a command.
Use the treat to lead them where you want them. For example to get them to lay down, place the treat in front of their nose and slowly lower your hand to the ground as you say, "down." They will get it eventually because they have to lay down to get the treat.
Praise them when they do anything correctly or well. Praise goes a long,long way with them. They want to make you happy.
Namaste27 last decade
In the summer time, bathe dogs at least once monthly.
Bathe smelly dogs weekly when it is hot.
For really smelly dogs that prefer warmth, dose them with Psorinum 30C. For hot dogs that prefer cool, have skin issues, grooming issues give them Sulphur 30C or 200C.
Invest in air purifiers to reduce odor and allergens. Tru Air makes ones that are affoardable and plug right into your outlet. Keep one by the front door. Wal-Mart has a good assortment.
Open windows daily for at least 20 minutes to let fresh air in.
Powder carpets with baking soda weekly. Let it sit for one hour. Vaccuum.
To clean up cat or dog urine accidents or spraying:
Blot up with a towel or wash rag. Spray liberally with Kids'N pets, or any other carpet treatment for animals that is non-toxic. Let it sit and then blot up again. Re-spray if need be. Woolite has a new product that works well on pet stains and odor.
On cement, floors, anything that will not fade, you can spray the area with diluted bleach and water. Wipe up after 10 minutes.
Make sure litterboxes are kept clean and smelling fresh with safe and easy access to them. Make sure dogs are walked or let out to pee at the same time daily, to establish a routine.
Note that especially with de-clawed animals, non-scoopable litter is rough on their feet so consider switching to scoopable litter. A lot of de-clawed cats start going outside of the litterbox because the litter hurts their toes.
Any animal that is peeing puddles right in front of you is trying to tell you they are ill. Most cats that spray do it when noone is looking. So for animals that pee in front of you, on clothes, pillows, etc. look for signs of infection, blood, stones, anything that signals they need to go to the vet.
For animals that pee outside of the litterbox for no apparant reason-Nux Vomica 30C. These animals will pee right next to the litterbox, but not in it. They tend to be irritable, chilly and prefer to be left alone.
For animals that spray consider the following remedies:
If it is due to fear/aggression-Stramonium
If it is due to resentment/humiliation, like a new cat or person entering the home-Staphysagria
If it is due to grief-Ignatia.
Namaste27 last decade
You are amazing with all your information - you really should write a book - those that do have books out already are not as informative and not necessarily all natural.
Well, I read your post on putting bioplasma tablets in their water bowl.
I have three girls (felines) all 13 years old. I give them a huge (two quart) glass bowl of filtered, refrigerated water every morning. I had been putting grapefruit seed extract in it, just a couple of drops.
Well, I am still having a problem with Bouboulina and her constant, incesant licking, particularly of her paws and inside inbetween the toes - I have tried everything - I give her a diluted solution of organic propolis (three drops) in 3ML of filtered water a couple of times a day. It makes her go to sleep but then she wakes up later and she is at it again.
I don't know what to do - we have taken blood tests - urine tests, even exrays of her spine (because she seems to have problems with bowel movements so we just wanted to make sure there was nothing in there, and, there wasn't, just some arthritis.
So, Namaste, what do I do - believe it or not, it is starting to drive me crazy just seeing her constantly licking. I feel sorry for the poor thing - I cannot imagine how she is not exhausted from the perpetual licking and scratching - the licking is on the paw pads and inbetween and the scratching is on the head by the ears.
Tonight I sprayed some diluted grapefruit seed extract on her head, rubbed it into the fur and let's see.
What should I do - they are being fed Wellness and Pet Promise - but I will stop the Pet Promise becauuse I read on another health site that they use Palm Oil and not Sunflower Oil - the palm oil is not good - Pet Promise is recommended on Dr. Weil's website, but I think I will take them off and perhaps try Inova or California Natural.
Mousitsa last decade
Are these the ones called "All twelve of Dr. Schuessler';s Original Biochemic Remedies" ?
Mousitsa last decade
If you have one or two animals you could give it to them directly. Due to my large herd I dilute 3-5 pills in a bowl of water.
Namaste27 last decade
So, how many should I put into the water for three kitties?
Also, are those the same ones that I mentioned in my post above or other there other brands?
Mousitsa last decade
Unless cats are feral or completely mental, it should work for you.
But diluting it is good as well.
As long as the combo has all 12 tissue salts that is the one. I use Hyland's brand.
Namaste27 last decade
To dose a dog with pills, you can hide them in a bit of meat, peanut butter or what I like to use, cream cheese.
For cats, since most of their meds are tiny pills, throwing it down their throat or down the side of their mouths and keeping their mouths closed with one hand as you stroke their necks should work. Reward them afterwards with a treat or some catnip.
Any supplemental pills or vitamins can be ground in a coffee bean grinder and added to their food. I prefer liquid multivitamins.
Namaste27 last decade
Namaste, there is no way I can give this by mouth to all three every day - one of them, Dafni, would scratch my eyes out before I even got the chance to open her mouth so, how many in water do you recommend for three 13 year olds in two quarts of filtered water a day?
Thanks - you are an encyclopedia of information. I will copy it all down and put into my kitty folder.
Smooches to yours from my felines.
Mousitsa last decade
Try 4 pills per quart just to make sure the water gets saturated enough. Stir them in with a spoon, at least 30 times in a circle, vigorously.
Namaste27 last decade
Actually, I give all my animals Virgin Coconut Oil on their food. The two most dramatic improvements to their health are:
Casey is a Chihuahua mix were given as a gift when she was young. Her hind knees are a bit knobby and the vet said we would have to watch them as she has a loose ligament in them and she may eventually need surgery. She was hesitant to jump up on the couch or bed and we often assisted her by picking her up. Even though she was a young dog, she acted much older. I began putting Virgin Coconut Oil on her food and it was no time that she began springing up onto everything! The vet was amazed.
Belkie is a long haired Chihuahua mix and he was in very poor condition when we rescued him. You could feel every bone in his body, he had several bad teeth that needed pulling and his coat was very course. He cowered around and was very sad. After having him about a month and having some dental work done, his health and attitude improved. However, I still could not get him to stop itching. He did not have one flea on him, but he still itched! I added Virgin Coconut Oil to his food and in no time, he stopped itching and his coat is shiny, soft and bright. He is the happiest little guy you ever saw!
My neighbor also has a female Doberman that they adore. She became very ill and could not stand. Their vet said Dobermans often develop "Wobblers" and there was not much they could do. It was degenerative and she may have about a month to live. They were, of course, crushed. I, of course, never give up and told him to add Virgin Coconut Oil to her food. I sent my neighbor home with a small jar of the precious oil. He was willing to try anything. They were having to force feed her a liquid diet at the time. In 24 hours the dog was up! Over the course of the week she continued to improve. He now puts it in her food daily. She no longer wobbles when she walks and all is right with the world! My neighbor was amazed.
I have begun adding Virgin/Expeller-pressed coconut oil (whichever I happen to have) to my dogs' food several times a week. They are fed a combination of Canidae dry and raw. I occasionally supplement with K-Zyme. They have been eating this way for two months now and the results are nothing less than spectacular.
My purebred Bernese Mountain Dog is now growing in a lustrous, soft, gorgeous coat. And I've never seen him scratch! I can't wait to see how it looks when it has grown in completely!
My CollieX rescue lost the spare tire he was carrying around his middle and has gained lots of energy. His coat is also shiny, soft and with no hint of itchiness or flakes.
They are both in incredible weight and condition - enough so that I have begun to take my Virgin Coconut Oil religiously again! They lost weight, so can I!
I feed my dog a tablespoon of Virgin Coconut Oil every morning and I put some in her food. She loves it and her coat is shiny. The other day she got stung by a bee and her mouth was swollen. I rubbed some Virgin Coconut Oil plus gave her a tablespoon and within an hour the swelling had gone down and she was up and about.
We make our own dog food. We were feeding him a very expensive canned lamb and rice diet, the one our holistic vet recommended. But when his health turned for the worse, we decided to make the food ourselves and we now spend much less. We buy organic brown and long grain rice in bulk and cook a cup at a time. To that we add cooked organically grown, ground lamb, or bison or sometimes ground turkey. We cut up vegetables and add that to the meat and sauté in coconut oil. We divide the mixture in half and freeze one part. (He's a small dog; we feed him about 1 cup a day--divided into two meals.) He's 12 and his health has greatly improved--soared actually! He has great energy, a beautiful coat, shining eyes, and a great resistance to illness.
Cherie Calbom M.S. The Juice Lady
How much to give?
All of our dogs (6) get coconut oil every day, and they line up to get it when they see me get the jar of it out. Needless to say, their coats are sleek and shiny. The amount of coconut oil I give my dogs is primarily based on the reason I am giving it. I don't know of any other guide for doing it. One is quite overweight with a known thyroid condition--about 90#, so he gets at least a couple of Tbsp. Two of the others have some dry "dandruffy" skin and weigh less, so they get about 3-4 tsp. per day. Another has absolutely nothing wrong with her, so I give it preventatively and to keep her coat good--about 1-2 Tbsp. as she is about 80#. The little one, about 20# gets at least a teaspoon--often more. She has very dry skin and I adjust it to her scratching. The outdoor dog (because she doesn't get along with one of the others in the house, and she came last) gets about a Tbsp. just because she is out in the weather.
I also give it as needed as the occasion(s) arise. For instance, a couple of them recently had some parasites. My holistic vet recommended some other stuff for them, but by the time he got it in the mail to me, I only needed part of it because the coconut oil had already had a good headstart in getting the problem resolved.
These amounts are all subject to change, of course, depending on needs, but I just use common sense. I don't worry much about giving them too much, as long as what I give seems reasonable. I am also in the process of making my own dog food, as the more I read about the processed stuff, the more I'm not willing to feed that stuff to my dogs. If I'm not willing to eat something, I'm not willing to feed it to my dogs. I am using coconut oil in all of their food.
I put Virgin Coconut Oil in my kitty's homemade cat food, and her coat is gorgeous. Even the vet commented on how beautiful it was! I also keep a glob (its cold in NY so it stays hard) next to her food bowl, and she nibbles whenever she needs it. Sometimes she doesn't touch it for a while.. then she will eat a lot the next week. I believe she just eats it when her body needs it.
My testimonial is for my beloved cat, Sara. Sara is over 13 years old and is absolutely spoiled rotten!!! She's all black with green eyes rimmed in yellow, with a few stray white hairs on her chest. For the past 3 years Sara had been coughing. She'd stick her neck out close to the ground and cough, as if she had a fur ball. Most of the time while in the house she would not produce anything. It kept getting worse & worse. Once in a while we'd see some fur balls she had coughed up on our deck outside. I had talked to the vet about it many times. They ruled out any lung problems, tested her for thyroid disorders & diabetes...nothing. They determined it was fur balls and gave me a tube of hairball remedy. She licked it off the vet's finger while at the office. I put it on my finger the next day and she would not lick it off. I then put it in her dish - she left it there to rot. I then put it on her paw -- (so she would lick it off) -- she flung it on the carpet and it stained! How frustrating & her cough kept getting worse. I thought - what am I going to do? Then I thought of coconut oil -- it could soothe her throat and improve her fur. Why not? It's very healthy -- I use coconut oil in baking & cooking. I first heated up the oil and mixed it in her food & she would eat it. I noticed while she ate she would deliberately lick the coconut oil first - then eat her food. So now every morning I clean her little bowl and heat up a little coconut oil and I put about a teaspoon in her dish and she licks it right away! She now looks for it every morning and I haven't heard her cough in months! Her coat is absolutely beautiful -- so soft and shiny! The coconut oil ended the fur ball coughing, what a relief! Sincerely,
Coconut is a brilliant food for horses giving them extra energy and a shiny coat. I would not hesitate to say that it would do wonders applied externally to the skin of a horse also. In coconut communities coconut oil is a universal treatment for human cuts, abrasions, skin infections of all kinds.
My horse had some kind of irritation on it's face. The vet said it wasn't a fungus. I've been putting Virgin Coconut Oil on it almost everyday and it is definitely clearing. My friend's horse had a cyst on it's face. She has been putting Virgin Coconut Oil on it and the cyst went away. My mare's face is 98% clear now. I also use it on one of my horse's bald face to avoid sunburn. His white nose area would be bright pink when he came in from the pasture. I was putting suntan lotion on him but he would pull away. He loves the Virgin Coconut Oil on his face. They know what is good : ).
The horses really do like the coconut oil! We are having to feed our horses hay cubes to prepare them for a week at a Horse ranch where all they feed is hay cubes. My daughters horse particularly, does not like the cubes! I suggested to her to put some coconut oil on them to see if that would help him eat the cubes and it worked! He started eating them. My only concern now is being able to afford the coconut oil for both our horses and us!!
This information is supplied by a user for horses. I have not had direct experience. He told me that the horses in training for racing are fed between 50 gram and 100 gram per day. They develop greater stamina for both galloping and trotting races, and the shiny coat and general good health is a bonus.
MUST share this with you as YOUR product REALLY worked wonderfully & I wanted you to know! I am glad that you have looked further into the coconut oil...I AM NOT attempting to SELL anything BUT please bear with me with one previous instance which frightened me to death.....The other morning I awoke to lots of blood in TIKI's aviary (my Ducorps Cockatoo) evidently somehow she had cracked her beak quite seriously...unbeknownst to me....after bathing her because her feathers were quite bloody from her preening which I did not know at the time... I realized the blood was from her beak...The beak was seriously fractured AND still bleeding...of course it was the weekend with NO avian vets available....I was at a loss... So after cleaning TIKI, seeing she was calm...I took the coconut oil in my hands and abundantly on my fingers...TIKI rested her beak upon my fingers.....as if it were comforting...as if the bird KNEW this was going to help....for 15-20 minutes we continued applying more coconut oil and the bleeding subsided.....to BOTH our relief!!!!! Then, as I worried...I decided that it would be best to only offer TIKI soft foods & liquids with ALOE & coconut oil only, which TIKI nibbled at slowly but surely....each day TIKI healed remarkably...TODAY....four days later...there is little evidence of TIKI's cracked beak...although I continue to feed TIKI oatmeal & veggies with coconut oil each morning very warmed and she eats very well.....SO, I am convinced that the coconut oil indeed helped HEAL TIKI... TIKI is totally back to normal now.... I even had calls to several vets...who merely said IF I controlled the bleeding there was little they could do UNLESS infection set in...then antibiotics would be necessary...WELL.....thank goodness....COCONUT OIL IS INDEED antiviral & antibacterial....I BELIEVE this is TRUE now....with our specific situation....TIKI continues to rub her beak into coconut oil daily as if the bird KNOWS she NEED it!! NOW that is remarkable I THINK!!
Links for Holistic Information on Pet Food
What's Really in Pet Food
Animal Protection Institute
Raw Meaty Bones
Sample Diet plans to make your own Dog or Cat food
The Whole(istic) Truth About Pet Food
by Christie Keith
Coconut Diet Book!
Over 100 testimonies and 75 recipes for The Coconut Diet!
Read how Kelly lost 140 lbs.!
Copyright © 2004-2005 Mt. Banahaw Health Products Corp. All Rights Reserved.
Namaste27 last decade
They have a ton more energy as well.
And I use it to clean their ears as well by melting it and letting it cool till lukewarm. This stuff is amazing.
Namaste27 last decade
I have three felines, all are 13 years old - different litters. Well, one of them, Bouboulina, is the tubby of the three - I have managed to get her weight down because she could not reach her hinney to clean herself.
But, my question is this - she always makes a lot of noise when she snoozes/sleeps. That's OK I suppose - a little moaning and groaning doesn't sound like a bad health problem (at least I don't think so).
However, she appears to have some sort of respiratory problem in that when she sleeps, she very frequently (quite a lot actually) has a problem breathing through her nose - it is comparable to when you have the worst cold and flu ever, with a "stuffed up nose" and breathing through your nose is next to impossible.
Well, that is what it is like for her - you can hear the poor thing straining to breath (through her nose) and sometimes I just wake her up because I am afraid that perhaps she might not be able to breath and.....xxxx.....!!!!
So, what do you think I should give her for this? Your advice is much appreciated for my Boubou because I love her so much - she is really something else. I won't go on about her but you would have to meet her to understand she is not a typical kitty but quite a special spirit.
Also, I bought Dream Coat made by Halo which is supposed to be a great company and Dream Coat is supposed to be wonderful not only for their coats but their health. Well, damn it - they will not touch their food with even a drop in it - and, it costs a bit of money. What to do - I use extra virgin olive oil in my cooking every day - is that better than the coconut oil you were discussing? And, where do you get the virgin coconut oil?
A lot of questions - sorry, but if you have the time, I would so much appreciate your help.
Blessings to you for the love you give the most innocent of all on this earth!!!!
ploutos last decade
Dose she have any nasal discharge?
If she is fat, bulky, slow, tires easily/especially from exercise,walks akwardly, stays close to the home, does not like to leave home, couch potato, likes to eat hair, nibbles on your head, tends to be chilly, then she may be Calcarea Carb.
Namaste27 last decade
She does not tire easily - even plays by herself because the other two don't want to play with her - she can be a bit of a bully - she is an indoor kitty - and has had problems with scratching and itching and licking ever since we have been here.
One thing she does which drives me crazy, and she has done this forever, but worse now - she constanntly, constantly rubs her face all over the place, sometimes to the point where she makes her chin RAW.
She wakes up and it's "where's the food" - I always have to feed the other two more frequently and secretively because they are thin.
Thanks for any help - she is driving me crazy (I have a lot of health problems and my stress levels are high) but I love her so much - you just cannot help it.
Also, I cannot understand how you can get your cats to eat their food with these oils in them.
ploutos last decade
To post a reply, you must first LOG ON or Register
Information given in this forum is given by way of exchange of views only, and those views are not necessarily those of ABC Homeopathy. It is not to be treated as a medical diagnosis or prescription, and should not be used as a substitute for a consultation with a qualified homeopath or physician. It is possible that advice given here may be dangerous, and you should make your own checks that it is safe. If symptoms persist, seek professional medical attention. Bear in mind that even minor symptoms can be a sign of a more serious underlying condition, and a timely diagnosis by your doctor could save your life.