In all reality my health journey began with my golden retriever Sedona. She developed a large tumor in her spleen at 5 years old. It was cancerous but they thought it had been contained to the spleen which was removed...within 6 months she passed. In the process of trying to save her I began her on a raw food diet. I did so much research and felt horrible, she was such a finicky eater and I could only get her to eat a crappy kibble. Once she was switched to raw she was devouring her food. I truely believe if I had started her out on raw she would have lived much longer. Since her passing 12 years ago, we currently have 3 amazing golden retrievers who are still running around like puppies at 8, 9 1/2 and 13. They have been all raw since we got them...the older 2 are rescues.
I do consults for dogs and raw diets, along with dogs who have various health concerns. We follow a certain formula for weight with raw, and make sure we are supplementing with other nutrients.
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Tripp is a special case. Born with a congenital liver issue, we were told he wouldn't make it past 2 years old. He is currently 8 1/2. He has had polycystic kidney disease since he was 4, but he is still doing great. It is all due to his diet says our Vet. He started on a raw diet of meat and veggies but couldn't keep it down, once the liver issue was diagnosed, we switched him to eggs.. He gets 6 eggs/day with cottage cheese, then blended broccoli, zucchini, celery, carrots, avocados and vitamin/mineral green powders.
Cali is a rescue who is extremely athletic and loyal. She is our loving and fun frisbee dog, but if our family was starving she would hunt the food! She has some mysterious kidney problems, but it never seems to cause her a problem, probably due to the hydration content of her diet of meat and blended raw veggies. She just might have to go out to potty more often than the average dog. Cali will be 10 in March and can still practically do backflips to catch a frisbee; people think she is still a young dog!
Being a mother of a child with medical issues, I truely believe my path into the world of natural health was for a reason. It if wasn't for what I do, I do not think I would be able to take care of my daughter as well. Coming home with a baby who needed a colostomy at birth was unexpected, then she had to have surgery to re-implant the ureters into the bladder. She suffers from chronic urinary infections and has to be catheterized 3-5x/day, and is only 4 years old. WIth all of this going on, and five surgeries later, she is still always happy, smiling, very smart and otherwise healthy. From a nutritional standpoint she is a great eater. We grow sprouts, which she loves, streamed veggies are all fair game with enough butter and sea salt. From an herbal standpoint I came up with a protocol of herbs and homeopathics to help control the urinary tract infections. Sometimes it is overwhelming and I cannot imagine if I did not have the helpful knowledge that I have...
I love to support parents who are stuggling with a health condition, or need support in trying to get their kids to eat better.
She was so excited to find a log with Turkey Tail medicinal mushrooms.
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