As a holistic veterinarian for over a decade, this is my forum.
Throughout the years I have found some wonderful things that are available to our pet's people that can drastically improve not only their pets health, but their family's as well. A side benefit of these products that I personally use and recommend is that all of the companies listed here donate a portion of their proceeds which we're able to use as a part of our fundraising efforts. Therefore, by simply helping yourself, you're also helping all of our homeless pets.
We also offer mini-classes on holistics and healthcare from time-to-time; so check our "News & Events" section often. If there's a subject that you would really like to learn more about, feel free to call the office and let us know.
Without great building blocks, the body simply cannot heal or prosper effectively. As you can imagine, so many of the animals that arrive at our Rescue are in less than ideal condition. Because of this, we insist on providing them the finest human-grade nutrients available in our dry dog and cat food from Flint River Ranch.
I urge everyone with a pet to learn to read labels. I think a lot of pet owners learned this when so many dogs got sick a few years ago from the tainted pet food that had to be recalled. If ingredients aren't considered safe for me to ingest, I'm certainly not feeding them to my 4-footed family member, either.
After providing a high quality basic diet, we can concentrate on supporting the digestive tract and immune system. 4-Life Transfer Factor products are wonderful support for both in all species:
I just love these products and both recommend and use them daily here at Ventur-On Farm Animal Clinic.
Now we can move to more targeted supplements. Amazon Herb Company has a whole gamut of herbals inspired by and harvested in the Amazon Rain Forest.
There's nothing this Company has put out that I haven't used successfully in animals and myself. And I won't even mention that I haven't yet found a maximum dose of their "Chocomaca"! Packed full of herbs for hormonal support, emotional grounding, strength, and stamina... what a great rationale for eating great tasting chocolate!
how about having a fun-loving Lluvia facial party to benefit the
Rescue, while sampling the "age defying ability" of their skin care
line? Have a blast, and be beautiful inside and out!
The newest alternative health company that I recently started using and am extremely excited about is Organo Gold. These products have truly been designed and created to benefit the masses. Their premier product line is healthy coffee and teas! Coffee is the second most consumed beverage on the planet. Water's the only substance that's consumed more than coffee. People drink it all day, every day... all around the world. Historically however, coffee is not one of the best things that we should be drinking - until now!
Some of the detrimental effects regular coffee can have on the body include:
I have saved the discussion of the immensely powerful "essential oils" for last. The "life-blood" of plants, these substances are also powerhouses for our health as well.
There's so much to know about essential oils that this is the most requested topic for our mini-classes here at the farm. I'll discuss just a few of the most instrumental oils here to whet your appetite.
First and foremost, watch for quality when using oils for medicinal purposes. For years, we have exclusively used Young Living Essential Oils because they have proven to be the highest quality available and thus the safest for use on our pets as well. They can be used externally; internally (depending on the oil); or diffused into the air to get the desired results.
Here's a short list of some of my favorites... feel free to call with any specific questions.
This is just the "tip of the iceberg" when it comes to discussing essentials oils. Again, if you would like more information, watch for upcoming classes or suggest a topic! The more we know and can implement for ourselves, the more optimal & vibrant health we can achieve for ourselves, our families, and our pets!