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Herbal Pet Care

“Hear our humble prayer, O God, for our friends the animals, especially for animals who are suffering; for any that are hunted or lost or deserted or frightened or hungry; for all that must be put to death.  We entreat for them all Thy mercy and pity, and for those who deal with them we ask a heart of compassion and gentle hands and kindly words.  Make us, ourselves, to be true friends to animals and so to share the blessings of the merciful.”
                                                                                                            -Albert Schweitzer


An Introduction To Herbal Pet Health:

            Animals play an integral part of our life on earth.  The animals are our friends and our teachers.  They offer us infinite love, understanding and support.  They are there for us when things get tough and when things are going great.
            The longer I have animals the more I realize that most animals stay with us because they want to be with us!  What an honor and a privilege.  They have so much to share with us!  All we have to do is listen.
            An informed owner is a pet’s best medical insurance.  The advantage of using natural remedies is that they can often work as well or better than conventional treatments, have fewer side effects, and address the cause of a condition, resulting in it’s improvement or cure. 
            We can offer a holistic approach to feeding and enhancing the health of our pets helping them to live longer, heal faster, stay flexible, and enjoy good health through an active old age.

Four main rules of rearing healthy animals by Juliette de Bairacli Levy:

  • Correct natural diet of raw foods.
  • Abundant sunlight and fresh air.
  • At least two hours active exercise daily including running exercises.
  • Hygienic housing in kennel or stable, with earth or brick runs,    preferable to cement ones.


            Most commercial pet foods found on the market are totally foreign to our animals and lack the same vitality and life that is lacking in human diets.  Many pet foods are the remains of dying and diseased animals.   Much of the foods we eat and the pet food we fed to our animals, is devoid of living nutrients, has been devitalized, and robbed of the essence of life.
            A natural diet will help to strengthen you’re pets immune system and maximize health and vitality.

The first step in raising healthy animals is to feed them living food. 

  • Natural and organic foods
  • Made without additives, synthetics, or preservatives.
  • Should resemble the type of diet the animal would eat in the wild.
  • A raw food diet is best.

Some Diet Recipe Suggestions For Dogs:

By Gregory Tilford


Raw Homemade Adult Dog Food:

1 ½  cups ground or cubed raw beef, lamb, poultry, or venison, or whole poultry necks.
1 raw egg
3 cups of chopped or grated, assorted raw vegetables (broccoli, cabbage, kale, spinach, potatoes, or whatever your animal likes)
Appropriate supplements
1 tsp of baked eggshell powder


Raw Homemade Adult Cat Food:

2 cups ground or chopped raw beef, lamb, chicken necks, mackerel, or venison.
¾ cup chopped or grated, assorted raw vegetables (broccoli, cabbage, kale,     spinach, potatoes, or whatever your animal likes)
1 tsp of baked eggshell powder or 1 tsp of steamed bone meal.
Digestive enzymes, essential fatty acids (cod liver oil, flaxseed oil, etc.), amino acids, nutritional herbs, and vitamin mineral supplements.

A recipe can be made up in bulk quantities, divided into serving portions, and frozen in baggies until the day they are used (let them thaw to room temperature before feeding, and do not microwave, as this tends to change the molecular structure of the wholesome food you’re about to feed).

Here are some raw and prepared pet foods that are healthy for your pet if you can not prepare food for your animal.  Our animal’s health starts with diet.  Offering your pet the best is only going to enhance their life, both physically and emotionally.




Nature’s Variety Prairie                                 
Oma’s Pride
Vermont Raw


Some recommended Commercial Brands of Dog & Cat Food:

Flint River
Solid Gold
Pet Guard
Innova/California Natural
Natural Life
Lick Your Chops
Nature’s Variety Kibble

These brands have:

  • Few or no preservatives
  • Few or no by-products
  • Dates on the bags
  • Cold-extrusion pelleting
  • Disease prevention design

To obtain more information on a raw food diet, or make an appointment for an Animal Health & Wellness consultation for your pet contact Kelley at
(802) 893-0521.

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