Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been blessed to have been contacted by a few different online friends about certain needs of their pets. From very serious to what may be considered not so serious they asked me what should they do. For the sake of sharing this information with you for the sake and love of your dogs, I’m going to leave out any references to breeds, names, etc., so I can simply share with you my own response.
For the record I’m an animal naturopath, so I leave the diagnosing, prescribing, treating up to the veterinarians. In the case of one friend, the dog had been diagnosed with kidney disease. Another friend’s dog is having allergies. Another car sickness. Typically these friends don’t want pharmaceuticals or they’ve not seen results from conventional care. They are ready to move forward. They want something that won’t harm their pets further.
In these situations I don’t go into details with them because they aren’t clients in a private setting giving me the background on their dog. They tell me what they’re looking for, I give them the first line of defense response – correct nutrition (see the podcast episode at the end of this post), and then we go from there. Of my three latest inquiries, one decided the best route which is usually the most difficult for people to initiate simply because it can seem foreign – nutrition. Even with all the pet food recalls, all that Jeannie and I taught on our podcast for 13 years and in our school, still so many don’t know. I am thrilled though that none of these latest friends were repelled by the idea, one went for it and is already seeing the results, the other two decided on the herbal solutions to start.
Also if you’ve been reading here for any length of time, you’ll see that I often reference solutions using the healing frequencies of music and essential oils. I did mention the music by WholeTones to one friend in addition to the herbal calming aid for car sickness. What is so cool about that is the music can help humans too of course, as do the oils. I didn’t mention the essential oils to any of them because 1) sometimes people think they are new agey (nope they are not just the methods sometimes used with them can be), and 2) it can be more complicated when first teaching people how to use them with their pets. I have education for those but they’ve not been available for a few months (coming soon again though).
The other two friends opted for herbal remedies so I provided them the links to a calming remedy (plus the music since they offer portable players for traveling), and the other friend for allergies. The allergies are best handled by switching to the raw diet – a lot of reasons why not the least being it is a dog’s natural diet. Kibble is unnatural, processed junk food. So the remedies can help reduce symptoms and bring calming but the nutrition is the foundation of good health – in our dogs and us! However, I simply shared the herbal remedy for allergies as a simple start while also sharing the podcast episode on Correct Nutrition to plant a good seed – I was pretty passionate in that episode lol from 2018.
This isn’t an in-depth post as I’m working slowly towards those helping to get us and our dogs into the right vibrational frequencies for wellness. So as I learn more I’ll be sharing more. Did you know that sound and frequency are synonymous? I’ll share a couple of podcast episodes on nutrition and sound wellness here for you. I’ve also linked to the herbal remedies, music, and essential oils in this post. Yes, I am an affiliate for all of them, except for the essential oils. I’ve been a customer and brand partner for the essential oils since 2004.
I shared this short story to help you see that you can take steps towards total wellness for your dog and yourself. Some people go deep dive right away, but I was one of those who took steps.
Here are the podcast episodes – I hope you check out the podcast regularly as I’m adding back in many that didn’t get transferred when I moved hosting, as well as adding in new ones on vibrational wellness more and more. If you like the podcast, please subscribe and share, thank you!
Until next time…
Have a PAWsitively, tail waggin’, NATUROPATHICALLY healthy day!
Kim Bloomer, V.N.D., N.D. is an animal naturopath as well as being certified in small animal nutrition, with years of experience in animal wellness. Dr. Kim is a published author, writer, blogger, host of the DOGgone Truth podcast. Copyright ©2005-2023 Aspenbloom Pet Care, Dr. Kim Bloomer, All rights reserved. No part of this article may be reproduced in any form without the written consent of the Author/Publisher. This article is intended to be educational. However, it is not intended to be a substitute for diagnosis or treatment from a qualified animal health professional. Dr. Kim Bloomer and Aspenbloom Pet Care, do not assume any legal responsibility for misuse of the products discussed in this article. The only essential oils referenced on this website are Young Living.