Hello Holistic Health Care… for Dogs

That’s right, folks. I took Max to Heights of Health, the place where I usually go to get me some good old-fashioned natural healing.

Here’s how that came about:

When Raul and I got Max from the SPCA last year, we knew he had been on a steady meal regiment of Science Diet – awful. The reason for this is because most dog brands, especially the ones you see on commercials, are grain forward. So anything with corn or wheat listed as the first couple of ingredients means that you are not feeding your dog a healthy diet but just giving them “filler”. Poor babies!

“Oh but it’s just a dog” you say. Nay! Would you feed your child a Happy Meal every single day? Of course not. So why are you feeding your dog the equivalent? Cut it out folks. Get your dog on a food that lists meat as the first ingredient and promises NO CORN.

Anywho – we noticed that Max’s skin was very dry and flaky a couple of months ago. I didn’t want to take him back to the PetsMart clinic where they would just give him a pill and some cream charged with chemicals. I started putting fish oil in his food and got to thinking – if the fabulous ladies at Heights of Health can use energy to heal ME, why can’t it work for my dog?

And there you have it – I made Max an appointment.

We discovered he has a grain allergy, which explained his perpetual hesitation to eat the food in his bowl, and his sensitive stomach that was prone to vomiting. Poor guy! The fact is, it isn’t “natural” for dogs to eat grains anyway, so getting your pooch off of a grain filled diet is just probably a good idea all around.

Second, we learned that the flakiness was due to Candida. No surprise there. I bought Core Echina-C and put 25 drops in his food morning and night. His Candida is almost gone by now (naturally!) and we will finish up a second bottle and be done with that treatment.

Third and most importantly, I took him off of HeartGard. I was constantly reading articles and reviews about this horrific pill disguised as something good for your pet. This pill is not a preventative measure – it works by releasing deadly poison that are designed to kill any worms that have hatched. Monthly doses of toxins? No thanks. Not for my dog. We started him on Hanna’s Heartworm, at 8 drops morning and night*. We will complete 2 bottles (still on our first one) and then do one every 3 months for maintenance. I was so happy to get him off that pill!

On an emotional level, Max tested positive for separation anxiety – which came as no surprise to us as we were regularly coming home to an apartment that appeared to resemble Chernobyl. Sonya at Heights of Health cleared him of that too and wouldn’t you know it but he has yet to destroy one item since that appointment! He moves things around, sure, but he seems to have given up total annihilation. My book collection thanks him.

*note that doses and supplements will vary. I suggest you contact your natural health practitioner for more information on natural treatment for your pet.

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4 Responses to Hello Holistic Health Care… for Dogs

  1. Lilly says:

    I love the last picture!

  2. Lilly says:

    Glad my dog doesn’t seem to have these dietary issues… she’s low maintenance.

    • erinparker75 says:

      yay! i’m so glad you have her on good food and not that science diet or iams nonsense that provides no nutrition

  3. Andi says:

    Awww I’m so glad you tried this route. Acupuncture is also AWESOME for pets.

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