Natural Remedies for Ear Infections in Dogs
One of the most troubling chronic health issues in dogs is frequent or constant ear infections. Unfortunately our Ginger suffered with ear infections nearly her whole life. I wish I knew then what I know now. Ear infections are indicators of bigger issues.
I remember taking Ginger to the vet often for her ears. As a yellow lab, it was apparently "common" to have ear infections. We didn't make any connections between ear infections and shedding. Later, when Ginger developed diabetes, we still didn't get it. Her ear infections had a lot to do with her immune system.
Treatment for Ginger's ear infections back then (around 1995) included using an earwash which contained potent antibacterial chemicals. Though I don't remember exactly what the product was, it reminded me of the banned acne medication, phisoHex, which contained hexachlorophene. Applying this liquid as a squirt in her ears sent her running around the yard, shaking her head, and rubbing her ears on the grass. In reflection, I can only imagine how much it stung. We thought we were helping, so we stayed with the protocol for a while. However, when we saw no improvement or resolution in her ears, we stopped. Though I can't be certain, I suspect that the chemical we used was banned for human use and only available for veterinary use. Isn't that often the case? As Ginger aged, we saw worsening signs of her immune system and her ears never improved.
Today's resources are different. Supporting the immune system with a raw diet and supplements is key to erasing or diminishing infections. In addition, more can be done to offer relief with natural remedies for ear infections without causing harm (stinging and potential toxicity). My favorite go-to products are essential oils. Here are a few suggestions and guidelines for using essential oils for dogs with ear infections:
1. Topical - can be diluted with a carrier oil such as coconut oil
I wish I had these essential oils for Ginger. However, I have them now!
Call me for specific guidelines for your pet's health.
If you're like me, you love dogs at all ages. From wiggly puppies to serene old-timers, I love them all. In fact I tell them so whenever I have the chance! However, with some older dogs we may begin to see particular health challenges that cause great concern. Fortunately, older dogs also respond very well to natural alternatives - even when veterinary medical solutions offer no hope.
Always check with your vet first to determine any causes of distress - injury, infection, disease, etc. - and utilize laboratory tests as needed. After that, sort out your options for the best natural health care. I'm highlighting a special case to share with you regarding old dogs and their journeys.
Patrea, a 10 year old Rottweiler, had been suffering with frequent vomiting for some time when her mom decided to change from commercial dog food to home-cooked meals. Real food helped, but it was a baby step toward recovery. Damage had already been done to the gut through years of preservatives and poor nutrient availability. In addition, a recent rabies vaccination seemed to make matters worse for Patrea. Veterinary assessment was expensive for this family. In this case, even if the diagnosis would have been cancer, lab work would, at best, confirm the situation and not improve it. The family chose to seek out natural alternatives instead and hope for the best.
When I met Patrea, she seemed in good spirits in spite of her frequent vomiting. The zeolite drops and K-9 mineral spray we started her on a few days prior had begun to work, and a shift in diet toward wholesome raw food was also helping. We continued my usual protocol, and added a few essential oils to her diet and for topical use as well. (Always check the quality of the oils you're using to make sure they can be given internally. Quality matters!) We used Young Living copaiba essential oil for internal use since it contains up to 72% b-caryophyllene, a CBD (cannabinoid) without any THC as you might find in marijuana derived compounds. Frankincense was also applied topically and given internally.
After a few weeks I was invited to offer a Reiki healing and animal communication session to Patrea. She responded well to our time together, and I was able to apply Raindrop essential oils to her spine. An OM tuning fork held at strategic points along the spine were integrated into the session. Patrea's diet is carefully monitored now as she no longer eats rice or fatty meats, but eats eggs, vegetables, lean meats and bone broth.
"Patrea is definitely feeling better - dancing around, snuggling, and talking to us. I am ever so grateful for Rosemary's coaching thru Patrea's sickness. I am learning to listen to my girl and to hear what she is telling me. Two weeks ago it looked like we were saying good bye to my fur baby. Today, I am savoring her life. It is mind-boggling to think about the alternative that we faced a month ago. I was saying ‘goodbye'." ~ P.W. , Milwaukie, OR
You may be wondering if a natural health protocol will work for your dog. Keep in mind that we're not really ever targeting symptoms, abnormal cells, or diseases as they manifest. Instead, we focus on wholeness and providing the body what it needs to heal. For the most part, we can accomplish this simply with detoxification, real foods appropriate for your animal, specific supplements and antioxidants, and energy work to support healing on all levels - physical, emotional, and spiritual.
If we have time, we have hope. Give your older dog a hug for me. I love them, too! Let me know if you'd like a free consultation and health assessment. I'm here for you. ~Rosemary
You noticed something was wrong and brought your dog to your trusted vet only to hear the bad news. Your dog has cancer. What's worse than that? Well, you noticed something was wrong, brought your dog to the vet and they found "nothing". You're not at ease with either scenario. Something is still very wrong. What is it and how do you do the best for your dog in this situation?
Fast action is usually required because, as you know, your dog has been really good at hiding symptoms of disease and distress. However, the course you choose right now can make a difference in how your pet enjoys the rest of his or her life . . . AND if canine cancer can be treated in a holistic, natural way.
What determines your dog cancer protocol?
How do you feel about toxic chemicals such as the ones frequently offered as chemotherapy? How do you feel about the body's ability to heal itself? Your beliefs matter, which is why I'm asking. Look at it this way. Your dog has many more healthy cells than dis-eased cells. Cancer cells manifest as a result of imbalances in the body - the presence of toxins, poor nutrition, and even stress. I call these The Big Three You Can't Ignore. Cancer, then, is a symptom of imbalance. If you target the cancer cells, you're missing the opportunity to bring balance and wholeness through which your dog has the chance to heal from cancer - naturally. There are a few determining factors that present challenges.
How long has your dog been sick? How long has your dog been hiding the warning signs of disease? Time gives the advantage to cancer by giving it a head start. As cancer cells grow and spread, time for your action becomes more relevant. Research quickly, then find a trusted resource to guide you.
Veterinary care is very expensive - but you probably already know that. The equipment, lab work and veterinary training plus all the business expenses of paying staff and running an office reflect in your bill. Yes, you should use and trust your vet for the diagnostic tools and expertise they provide. However, after the tests and diagnosis, the standard of care offered is often conventional western medicine - chemotherapy, surgery, radiation. If you already know your dog has cancer, lab tests can, at very best, provide information - not solutions. The $500 you spend on an ultrasound might help you know what you're dealing with, but not provide any benefit toward healing. Though surgery might be in your dog's best interest, it probably won't provide a complete solution. Might it be possible to direct expenses toward natural solutions for healing - some in which surgery may not be required?
The Right Products and Protocol for Cancer
The best cancer protocol is not one that poisons and burns bad cells, but rather one that supports wholeness and healing in a natural way. Does such a protocol exist? I believe it does, and that's why I share this message with you - to help you begin your own investigation for natural healing.
I like to start a conversation about your pet knowing a little about the diet, history, activity, age, vaccinations, etc. Everything matters. Then, we begin to talk about solutions you could employ for your dog's cancer.
In my experience, I've seen a lot of products that mimic the real ones - ones that use research and claims from products that work to support their own agenda. Sifting through the confusion can be overwhelming. How do you know what really works and which products are just jumping on board? It's hard to know for sure. Having an understanding of science and biology can help. Reading labels and reading between the lines is an important skill. For example, is a zeolite with added trace minerals better? (NO). Are all mushroom products effective? (NO) Can frankincense from my grocery or health food store work on cancer? (PLEASE DON'T DO THAT). Is a prescription diet from my vet the best choice? (PROBABLY NOT).
My Best Cancer Protocol
I've narrowed down the cancer protocol to a few distinct, necessary elements. Click any one to get started. Then call me to set an appointment or consultation for your dog with cancer. You may find that the natural cancer protocol is not only good for your pet, but also for yourself.
When I first began my journey of exploring natural healing, I was already on a mission to help my dog, Ginger, reverse diabetes. Though the right, home-made raw diet helped a lot, it didn't solve the problem - Ginger's dependence on insulin. Along the way, Ginger showed signs of aging associated with a poorly functioning immune system - ear infections, declining vision, and even arthritis. So, for years I managed her exercise and diet, adjusting her insulin as needed. As much as I monitored her illness, there was still more I could do. I just didn't know what it was!
Toxicity came strongly into my awareness in 2006 as I faced my personal health challenges - sleep apnea, allergies, and a few other "issues". I refused to take medicines that caused serious side-effects and instead researched more. Finally the detox answer fell in my lap with a search to help a family member in crisis with an aggressive cancer. Though she was the opposite of me (she relied on modern medicine to "save" her. It didn't work.), my husband and I thought it was a good idea to incorporate detox into our family. With a family history of cancer, we wanted to be a step ahead and promote our own good health.
When I began using a detox protocol for Ginger, it was probably the best thing we could have done. I feel strongly that toxins caused her illnesses (over-vaccination, commercial foods, flea treatments, etc.) With that conviction, we cannot underestimate the value of detoxification.
Toxins interfere with every body function, inhibiting vital processes like the blood's ability to carry oxygen, the availability of energy in metabolic processes, and neuro-muscular activity, digestion, and the proper functioning of all aspects of the immune system.
How important is detox for you and your dog? Perhaps it's even more important than we know. Let's not wait to find out. Our animals are very good at hiding disease - keeping it out of our awareness.
Make it a mission to be whole and healthy without the effects of toxins by following a detox protocol. Let me know if you need help. I'd love to hear from you.
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When Gracie turned 10 years old last Fall, I received an email from my vet reminding me of a wellness check-up for Gracie. They want to see her twice a year now that she's "old". I understand. We had to visit the vet often for our previous dog, Ginger (pictured here), but it made more sense back then. Ginger was diabetic and insulin dependent. We gave her our best as we continued to monitor her health as much as she needed. You can read more about Ginger to learn what we did to help her be a winner against cancer and diabetes. One of the most amazing results we had in helping Ginger heal was that when she passed away at age nearly 14, she had NO cancer, a greatly reduced need for insulin, and NO arthritis in her spine. What were we doing RIGHT back then, and how can you replicate a wellness protocol that you can use for your dog?
What is a Wellness Protocol?
It's interesting that what we do (here in our home) for wellness has very little difference to what we do - or would do - for a health crisis. Prevention for arthritis, cancer, diabetes, and other health challenges are all about bringing the body into balance, supporting the immune system, giving the "right" nutrients in the form of food and supplements, and offering an environment that initiates and supports healing. You may want to consider implementing a wellness protocol that includes:
- detoxification. Every day, our Gracie has a few drops of a mineral detox. In fact we start her day immediately with detoxification. This process is so important and so vital, it can stand alone as a fundamental necessity for optimal health - no matter the situation.
- food. I learned the hard way that even the best bagged or canned food doesn't support health and healing as much as you'd like. Many of these processed foods contain inferior proteins, fillers, sugars, and salts, as well as artificial ingredients that taste great, but offer less-than-optimal ingredients for healing. The right nutrition in conjunction with detoxification can be a magic formula that begins to work immediately. (Your dog will let you know.)
- supplements. Choices and medical claims across the internet feel overwhelming. What you've heard about a few basic arthritis supplements like glucosamine may attract your attention. However, some of these standard nutritional supplements aren't right for your dog. Will your dog be able to absorb these nutrients? Is it enough to work? Supplements that are a part of a wellness protocol work to reduce inflammation, support a healthy gut, have a good antioxidant profile, and be more like food than medicine. In fact, feeding the body what it needs can be the best medicine.
- essential oils. I wish I knew about essential oils many years ago. Though information was scant even 20 years ago, ancient knowledge about essential oils is being re-birthed into modern holistic practices. Certain high-quality essential oils act as food and medicine when applied or taken internally (CAUTION- do your research, or call me). In addition, essential oils work on all aspects of wellness and healing - physical, emotional, and spiritual. Arthritis, cancer, and many other health challenges have emotional components that are more often than not overlooked.
- environment. Free of chemicals and low in stress are great goals for everyone. Logistically, you'll want to also support your aging dog with stairs to get into the car (or into bed) to avoid injuries from jumping. The proper bedding also helps. Look for softer bedding (natural latex is my favorite). Though memory foam might be a good choice, there can be issues around off-gassing of harmful chemicals, and compaction of the foam (becoming hard under your sensitive older dog.)
Recently, our Gracie at 10 1/2 years old has shown a little stiffness in her shoulders. She takes several supplements to support mobility and anti-aging. In fact, many of the supplements I take, she also gets. I have a shredded latex dog bed on order for her. I have a special mix of essential oils on hand that give her instant relief. Tuning forks, Reiki, and love complete the picture for our girl.
I'll still bring Gracie in for her check-up. She'll have blood work done and her teeth will have an expert cleaning beyond what I do at home (so important for the cracked tooth in the back). Otherwise, there are no lumps and bumps, no warning signs of disease, and - because I asked her - nothing to worry about. Her wellness protocol works WELL to support her healthy aging without arthritis, cancer, or many of the other challenges common to older pets.
What you can do now
Healing and recovery mode look very much like a wellness protocol . . . only more aggressive, and more frequent dosing. Please don't wait for something to change - maybe for the worse. Time can be a friend if you begin to work immediately. Call Rosemary for a free consultation. We can talk about your dog's protocol for arthritis (or other health challenge). It will feel right because it focuses on wellness - giving the body what it needs - rather than treating with potentially harmful drugs.
Pet insurance is a $900 million business in the United States with many companies and programs from which to choose. Personally, we chose to get insurance for our dog, Gracie, early in her life with us. We wanted insurance for those times when we needed veterinary assistance for injuries, or blood work and x-rays for anything suspicious. What we knew we wouldn't need covered by insurance was her wellness care or cancer treatment, if she should ever be faced with cancer.
Veterinary cancer care for dogs currently offers a mix of surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and other supportive medical care. Though insurance plans may cover a substantial portion of the bill, the cost of such medical care is still very high. Years ago when our yellow lab, Ginger, had emergency surgery (splenectomy) and ICU 24 hour care for hemangiosarcoma, the bill was more than $5000. We paid that entirely without the help of insurance. I know that this can be too much for some families who may opt for no treatment, or worse. Of course, the surgery helped us to keep our Ginger, even after the vets offered no further hope. (her success story can be found here.)
The good news is that there are natural health options beyond what veterinary medicine provides. These options cause no harm and support the bodies natural ability to heal. Though insurance doesn't cover supplements, diet, and energy healing, the cost of such forms of alternative "treatment" is minimal in comparison. The effectiveness can be astounding.
So, even if you don't have insurance for your dog with cancer, you still have affordable options that support healing and recovery in a simple, natural, and powerful way. I encourage you to still work with your vet to monitor progress, do lab tests that provide important information, or have surgery - but only if needed. If all goes well, your dog will likely show positive results without drastic, irreversible procedures.
Let me know if you have any questions. I can help you develop a protocol for your dog with cancer.
Your dog needs exercise, probably more than you think. I'm reminded almost every time I sit at my computer that it's really not my time to do so. Gracie interrupts me with a poke in my ribs - the squeaky plush toy in her mouth letting out a holler as she does so. When you have a smart dog, you have to spend enough play time to satisfy the urge for excitement - also called JOY OF LIFE. I honor that in Gracie. She reminds me of my sedentary faults.
Now at age 10 1/2 years, as Gracie slows down (just a bit), I want to make sure I'm not over-taxing her joints with extra long walks and vigorous romps. I can still accomplish my goal of tiring her out, hearing that satisfied sigh after our new, shorter exercise routines. The key is in exercising her mind.
The mind also burns calories and can physically exercise a smarter, older dog while safely keeping their joints protected. Here are some favorite activities we like, especially on rainy days.
The Toy Wrap
Take a small, older blanket that's soft, and not too bulky. We have an old pink plush blanket that was a gift many years ago, marketed as a pet blanket. Wrap a favorite squeaky toy in it on the diagonal, then tie the opposite corners of the blanket together. Your dog will love setting the toy free. Be prepared to accept holes and shreds in this new well-loved blanket toy. Repeat.
The Guessing-Hand Game
Inspire the guessing game with your dog by hiding treats in your hands (be sure to scent both hands with the treats). Hide hands behind your back, then bring them forward at the same time. Reward your dog if they guess correctly, of course. But the key here is to try to keep them guessing. Smart dogs will play along for a long time and stay engaged.
The Hide-and-Seek Game
If you have kids, you have perfect partners for your dog to be the seeker. Dogs love traditional hide-and-seek. Add hints of soft knocking, whistles, squeaks, or even scents as you accompany your dog on the search.
All of these games and more can be great alternatives for the older dog to play safely, not over-stressing joints, and satisfying the fun quota for exercise. Top off playtime with a short walk, and you'll have a happy, tired pet soon taking a nap.
If you have more ideas, or concerns about your older pet, I'd love to hear from you.
Contact Rosemary of Natural Pet Health Alternatives today.
Valentus launched PrevailMax for humans in May of 2017 with tremendous results and on November 1st, Valentus launched PrevailK9, a vital mineral formula made just for Canines!
Below are some of the remarkable testimonials from the leaders that were given a bottle to try on their dogs for one month prior to the launch.
A Feline and Equine version will also be coming out shortly.
Designed exclusively for dogs, the FIRST AND ONLY product of it’s kind and you’ll NEVER want your pet to be WITHOUT! Prevail K-9 is what EVERY dog owner will want their pet to have as an important part of a holistic wellness profile.
What is Prevail K-9?
Prevail K-9 is a molecularly charged formulation of proprietary minerals. Administered an an oral or topical spray, these minerals positively influence the red blood cells at a molecular level inducing increased osmotic pressure and intra-cellular homeostasis.
The following stories are real and shared with an open heart to animal lovers like yourself. If you have a medical concern, please consult with your veterinarian. These testimonies are offered as hope, and support the philosophy of this website that we are whole and have an innate ability to heal naturally when offered the products, energy, and resources that are in alignment with our healing vibration. Please call Rosemary if you have any questions or would like help ordering Prevail K-9 vital minerals for dogs.
End-of-Life (or maybe not)
This is the Lodge family's shortened MAX EFFECT story - If I could be on the rooftops I would be shouting out at the top of my lungs for everybody to hear.
We have two English Springer Spaniels - we had taken the older one to the vets in February at which time she had six massive mammory tumours removed. We rushed our girl in on October 7 again as she had been not moving, eating normally, as well as bleeding for approximately 2-3 full days.
The conversation came up about the end of life for our girl. It was heart breaking.
After leaving the vets I made a phone call to a friend who put me in touch with another friend who gave me a bottle of a product that was made for dogs. To say that the results are short of a miracle is an understatement.
Days leading up to October 7, 2017 - no movement, laboured breathing, no eating, bleeding, sleeping all the time.
- October 7, 2017 - rushed in to vets - conversation of end of life happens - vet indicates possibly last a week when we asked about 30 days - we decide to give it a try to care for our girl. She has little if any sight, partially deaf, senile, arthritis in back end, and a new exposed tumour on the back upper hind side.
- Rushing through my mind - Prevail K-9 - how do I get it - when will it be available - contact a friend who in turn contacts a friend who provides his bottle to us. Start the recommended doses both internal and directly on the exposed tumour.
- Administered K-9 at 2:24 pm at 3:35 pm my girl had flipped to her other side - first time in two plus days
- Carried her out to go to the bathroom - put her down on the grass - she starts to stumble and starts walking
- October 8 - tumour has completely changed - shrunk in size and red irritated skin has decreased
- Mocca up and out on her own accord
- 7:47 pm finally she is eating
- Seems to see the bright lights as she orientates her head in the direction of the light
- Tumour continues to shrink and improve
- October 10 - eating, moving, drinking, appears to be looking more in direction of bright lights
- Little discharge from tumour
- Eyes plus tumour looking better with little redness around it
- Climbed three stairs
- Trying to clean her pup
- October 11 - tumour considerably smaller
- Up moving around, drinking, eating, going outside etc.
- October 12 - finally she is "talking"
- October 13 - reduced amount of spray to make it last till release - mocca not the same
- Decided to use K-9 on tumour at recommended dose and Prevail Max on tumour at recommended dose for K-9
- She improves and is up moving about on her own and going outside on her own - success
- October 14 - Mocca out to kitchen sink and howling for her food!
- WOW!! She climbed up 18 stairs on her own
- Tumour is flat with skin now
- Eyes have no discharge
- Mocca looking and following me around the house (I am being super quiet)
- Evening she starts barking - yes - fantastic!
- October 15 - Mocca trying to play with her pup
My dogs will always be on prevail K-9 for the full length of their lives. Prevail K-9 has brought my Mocca back from knocking on deaths door to living a happy life for her age. Prevail K-9 is nothing less than a miracle
I am so very thankful for Prevail K-9 and my two friends - without them this story would not be!
Forever grateful, K.L.
Congestive Heart Failure
My pup has been so sick living on meds to survive~ diagnosed with congestive heart failure... enlarged heart~ fainting~ not enough oxygen~ fluid throughout his body... I got my li'l pup back! I think I'll start my other boy on it as well.
I took him to the vet yesterday he's lost 4 pounds of fluid.
UPDATE NOV 15, 2017
I've been using my single bottle of Prevail K-9 very sparingly the last 2 weeks anxiously awaiting some more to arrive in my monthly order. During the last two weeks I have seen my dog rapidily decline due to not having the K-9 to give it to him 3 times daily, to the point where I was calling everyone I knew in hopes of borrowing another bottle. No one had an extra so I took my pup to the vet and of course they gave him pills pills pills.... Well yesterday we received our Prevail K-9 in the mail. 6 pumps later (by today), he's back to being Sonny. Granted, he is 12 years old he does have congestive heart failure and a heart murmur, but these minerals in the K-9 seem to have STOPPED his labored breathing once again and his heart racing has slowed down. He is back to hopping on my bed instead of crawling under it because he had no strength and he's barking every two hours for another treat. I tell you what~ Monday night I thought my pup was not going to make it~ his body was starting to shut down and he collapsed twice that day. He was drenched in his own body fluids and loosing control and peeing everywhere. Today he's back to himself and I am glad that I ordered extra bottles so I never run out of these precious minerals again. I know my dog is 12 but I am NOT ready to say goodbye yet if there is something so simple out there that is keeping him alive. He is not in pain, but when he collapses it's because his heart is enlarged and he is NOT getting enough oxygen because of it. Worries me sick... When he uses the spray he does NOT collapse and his heart is not racing... The Prevail K-9 DEFINITELY has saved my dogs life DEFINITELY has increased the quality of his life. A.L.
Oct 25 2017
Meet Oakley. He is a 12 year old Welsh Corgi that LOVES Prevail K-9. He is acting like a puppy again, he is eating more than he has for years, and he appears to be happier than he has been for a long time. And the PRODUCT is FINALLY available. H.Z.
Urinary Tract Infections and Allergies
November 2, 2017
Evie is our 2 year old Female Boxer. We rescued her about 8 months ago. She came to us with a history of UTIs and head tremors. We knew that she was the right fit for our family and the missing piece to our home.
For the first 5 months we had no issues with UTIs but were experiencing monthly head tremors. Over the summer Miss Evie got a hold of too many hot dogs etc and we learned that she does in fact have a wheat allergy which we were suspecting.
This ended up causing massive yeast over growth and yeast infections breaking out everywhere. Both ears, all 4 paws and a UTI all at the same time... UGH!!! A massive vet bill later, 2 series of antibiotic ear drops, heavy oral antibiotics for the UTI with probiotic supplements to counter the lost gut flora, and a special paw wash that we had to do daily for 4 weeks.
After all of this we were still left with hot spots on 2 of her 4 paws and I was sooooo done with the daily task of taking her in the shower with me to wash her paws for 20 minutes.
This is when Prevail K-9 came to the rescue!!!!
I started spraying 4 sprays twice a day directly into her mouth and topically on the remaining hot spots. In less than a week they were all cleared up.
Other Bonuses we have noticed this past month is less stinky boxer farts More solid (which is a really big deal for a boxer) and she has had no head tremors this month. Her anxiety has lessened, and she can now go play at a local doggy daycare. If Evie could talk she would say THANK YOU Dr. Mueller and Dave Jordan!!! She comes running over when she hears me spray my Prevail Max to get her Prevail K-9 so I know it's making her feel better.
Eye Health Improved
We've been giving Prevail K9 to our 12 year old Havanese dog, Calla, for the last month and the blueness of age that was across her eyes...has all disappeared! She displays more energy and even jumped off the bed which she hasn't done in a long time! Can't wait to find out what else this product will do for her :) J.W.
November 2, 2017
My eldest German Shepherd has suffered from an auto immune disease for a few years, the condition is quite common to certain breeds. There were no immediate signs but after a while he started licking at rear so I checked under his tail and found an open wound, so I took him to the vet and they didn’t know what it was or what to prescribe so they suggested surgery to remove his anal glad as they thought that could be the cause… so trusting their experience we did – it didn’t help.
After that the wound kept getting bigger and nothing seemed to control it, under advisory from the vet I changed his food, in addition to having injections, medication and pills that just seemed to make his condition worse.
There was a particular pill that he took that when he laid down actually made him bleed heavily from the wound. I called the breeder and explained what was happening, they told me to do the best thing for him and put him to sleep – well that wasn’t an option for me.
So, I took him off all the medication and put him back on his raw food diet and had the vet put in 2 stitches to close the wound slightly, hesitantly the vet did it and i used K-9 orally and topically.
When I took him back for his follow up the vet couldn’t believe what he was seeing and asked what I had done. We have spent thousands trying to fix an issue that apparently vets can’t put their finger on and the K-9 was able to help my fur baby and now his wound has healed significantly. We haven’t had an episode since starting on the K-9.
On an additional note the K-9 has also helped with his arthritis from having his ACL surgery 6 years ago, he found stairs a problem and now he jumps up them like a pup and he’s 10. K.B.
So after just 3 days on Prevail k-9 Chinooks eye is no longer blood shot or boogery. First night I have not had to come home and flush her eye out. Thank you Sammy Jo Franks for introducing me to this miracle for dogs . I am so in love with it! And so is Chinook. K.F.
Recovery From Surgery
Nov. 17, 2017
This is my testimonial on how Prevail K-9 is helping Cayce heal from surgery.
2 weeks ago my GS Cayce was spayed and had an umbilical hernia repaired at the same time.
2 days before her surgery I gave her 4 sprays of Prevail K-9 under her lip twice a day and have continued to do so. I wanted to spray the Prevail K-9 right to the incision but I was instructed to not let her get that area wet for 5 days. I also was not allowed to let her lick her sutures (dissolving and glued) so she has been wearing the dreaded cone. I noticed that she was back leg scratching at her hernia area so I put socks on her back feet so that her nails would not snag it. Occasionally I take off her cone and socks to give her a break but did not notice her licking and scratching on Tuesday evening. She had torn open a few stitches. I snipped off the exposed thread and sprayed the K-9 right to the surgery area, as I know that this product when taken internally or externally oxygenates the blood so that it can help to heal. The spray is 100% natural and completely mineral based. When it dried I used surgical tape to close it. The next morning I took a photo and was ecstatic to see that it was 100% better and even appeared to be healthier looking. That same afternoon I took off the tape to reapply the Prevail K-9 and in less than 16 hours and it looks like it never happened. A.B.
Gracie is doing great!!! In fact, for a long time now, we've noticed no limp, no favoring, no signs of anything wrong with her knee. Yet for walks and very active play, we like her to wear her brace. Lately, however, she hasn't wanted to wear it. I took her out for a long walk today which included a little ball playing on wet grass, and she did absolutely fine. Oh, I also noticed in the car the other day that she used her healed leg to pull herself up from the floor of the back seat to her bed (yes, her fancy donut bed takes up the whole back of the car.) It's quite a difference in height, so I was impressed with her strength.
When Gracie does wear her brace, I often have conversations with folks who either had a dog or knows someone who has a dog who underwent surgery. They didn't know there were any options. Well, there are always options!
If you have a healthy, active dog, you may find that injuries are inevitable. One of the most frequently occurring injuries in dogs is a torn cruciate ligament - somewhat similar to the human version - a torn knee ligament called the ACL. In dogs, it's called the CrCL.
For dogs, this kind of injury used to be devastating in that there were few or no options such as surgery or natural healing. Today, however, there is hope for a total recovery. That's our goal with Gracie.
Gracie had a partial tear in her CrCL last summer. We were determined to help her heal naturally using the tools we had at home such as supporting her with supplements, energy work (Reiki),and essential oils,. Cold laser treatments from her vet also helped, and we scheduled Gracie for acupuncture appointments, too. Her knee was healing nicely until the snow came. Gracie slipped on an ad board under the snow and re-injured her knee, resulting in a new tear to the ligament.
We almost were convinced that surgery would be her only option, but further research led me to a knee brace for dogs, from a company in Florida.
We ordered the brace and have been very pleased with Gracie's progress over the last few days. It's obvious that her muscles had atrophied over the months she was trying to heal. Gracie was compensating in her walks by putting more weight on her uninjured side. . . a trend that not only atrophied her muscles, but also threw off her alignment. Now with the new brace, we can see a marked difference in her walk as she uses her legs normally, bearing weight equally, even on the injured leg.
Strength and muscle mass are returning to Gracie's leg. We can tell by the way she walks when shes' at home, not wearing the brace. Also, putting the brace on her leg now feels like there's a different fit - a good fit - but I'm having to adjust for more muscle mass.
Gracie's walks are short, still, as she regains strength in muscles that haven't been used in a long time. We can see that she's excited to be out there in the world, going for walks, and greeting friends once again. Running will have to wait a while, but we know we'll get there. Gracie's knee is healing as we continue to use natural alternatives to support her in the process.
To learn more about the supplements we use, essential oils, diet, and treatments, please contact me. More information is also available on www.SecondNatureHealing.com