Natural Pet Health, Disease Prevention & Treatment
There are lots of excellent natural ways to keep incoming rescue animals healthy and disease free. This page will tell you many of the things that can be done to keep them healthy, prevent disease, and treat it naturally.
We get calls and e-mails from rescues daily, requesting donations of product and/or services. We realize that most rescues are broke and since we've rescued and fostered 100's of domestic and wild animals ourselves, we know all too well how expensive rescue can become. Due to our own experience with traditional medicine and traditional vets, we quit using traditional methods in 1996.
Going against the grain of what traditional veterinarians tell us and using natural methods with ALL incoming rescues. We have found that our expenses are much less, vet bills literally non-existent (excepting a needed spay/neuter surgery), and the animals stay healthy and heal more quickly than they did with traditional treatments.
Back when we relied on traditional medicine, our expenses were huge and we were ALWAYS broke, and the rescue animals weren't 100% as they should have been, especially with the money we'd spent at the veterinary clinic. After numerous traditional medicine disappointments and a recommendation or two to euthanize an animal, as the traditional vet said they wouldn't survive, and after ignoring his advice and taking them back home against the vet's recommendations only to see them heal 110% with natural methods, we finally realized traditional medicine was not the best route for us, our companions, or our fosters and rescues...I admit, it took more than a few veterinarian disappointments, which included unnecessary death - which was the final straw that pushed me over the edge.
Caring for foster and rescue animals naturally is actually very easy and much less expensive than caring for them traditionally.
The rescues we have donated time and product to, rave about the wonderful effectiveness of these terrific organic products. Yet, some rescues continue to go the traditional veterinarian route which quickly diminishes their financial resources and when their foster/rescues are still unhealthy and they can no longer afford to go back to the vet, they ask us to donate time and product.
Though we realize that every one is different and we all have different opinions, protocols, and preferences, we find it extremely frustrating when we often become the last resort, when we KNOW we should have been the FIRST choice. If our natural protocols were followed, these rescues would still have money in the bank, albeit they'd still be spending it because they could then afford to take in even more rescues - so they would be enlarging their rescue capacity, since they had more money in their accounts, due to healthier in home preventative care and treatment methods that didn't require expensive traditional drug treatment.
Mind you, more rescues than not, actually listen to and adopt our recommended methods and they boast that their puppies no longer get parvo or kittens no longer get panleukopenia with the preventative treatment below, as they instantly start preventative treatment as soon as a new puppy or kitten walks onto the rescue's premises. Rare occasions, when a puppy may get parvo or a kitten gets distemper they quickly and effectively treat them on site and they ALL heal 100%. Some rescues boast 100% success with preventative treatment even though, PRIOR to finding out about these natural effective methods, they had years of numerous parvo puppies and/or distemper kittens with expensive vet bills and often the animals did not survive the traditional hospital IV veterinary treatment.
Many rescues purchase 50 to 100 lbs. of food grade diatomaceous earth in lieu of the chemical wormers and toxic flea preventatives. This aids the immune system of ALL beings and again, diminishes disease in the animals they care for, which consistently lowers the rescue's financial expenses.
We were once in the same exact spot as some of you rescues are now. Fed up with too many fosters and rescues having health issues and regular vet bills. It took a lot of researching, reading, experimenting, and experience to get where we are at today - 110% holistic. And interestingly enough, it's truly very simple and easy, once you get the hang of it. Why do the wild life continue to thrive? Heck, they aren't treated with traditional medicine, nor do they get health check-ups at the vet office. Think about it.
And ask yourself, would you take that chemical wormer that you are administering to that tea cup Chihuahua - whether Strongid, Panacur, Nemex, Tasty Paste, Pyrantel, etc.? People have worms and parasites just as pets do. And if you won't take that chemical wormer, why on earth would you administer it to a helpless little puppy, kitten, horse, or other animal?
The Wikipedia definition of Disease is: "A disease or medical condition is an abnormal condition of an organism that impairs bodily functions and can be deadly. It is also defined as a way of the body harming itself in an abnormal way, associated with specific symptoms and signs."
Dis-ease is NOT a normal state of being, yet too many people and animals succumb to disease. For more information about how we view disease, please go to our Dis-ease web page.
Bottom line is our sympathy button has been exceeded, in cases where people don't listen. I realize not everyone has time to read, research, and educate themselves and I am aware of the fact that there is plenty of garbage on the internet which makes these tasks even more difficult. I can only tell you that we have been there, done that and we will NEVER go back to "that" because this natural method of raising, fostering, rescuing and just plain caring for animals is so very much better than traditional ever was. It has far exceeded our expectations and it has greatly simplified our lives, as well as the lives of the animals we care for. Unbelievable as it may sound, it is rare for anyone in our care to ever get sick. The only time we see a traditional vet is if someone needs a surgery and then we refuse traditional antibiotics and pain meds, as natural antibiotics and pain meds are simply far more effective and not toxic to the body.
So, once you get started and apply a little faith, you will see what we are talking about. The bright eyes, busy tails/feathers, and radiant health status of those in your care. You won't ever want to back track and go back to traditional methods. So, let's start at the top:
Many natural things can be done to prevent disease, when the possibility of being exposed exists. Traveling animals can be dosed preventatively, so that anything viral, bacterial, or fungal will not affect them, when/if exposed to disease.
We have found that utilizing natural methods, which always strive to boost the immune system of the animal are extremely effective, both health wise and cost wise. It provides a consistent basis for raising and treating animals, when traditional medicine has failed us and our foster and rescue animals by providing below par treatment, expense, and services. This saves us thousands of dollars annually and promotes healthier animals for adoption, far fewer health issues that need treatment, which obviously results in longer lived pets and happier adoptive guardians.
*These statements have not been evaluated by Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The information on this Web site or in emails is designed for educational purposes only. The information on this web site is not intended as a substitute for the advice of a physician or veterinarian. This information is not intended as a substitute for the reader's independent judgment and personal responsibility. Health issues are far too important to delegate to anyone else. It is highly recommended you research and seek information and counsel from as wide a variety of sources as possible, so you can make well informed educated decisions about you, your child's, or your pet's health, as in the end YOU make the decisions.
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