Healing Pets With Mother Natures GiftsPosted by Cher Fauvel on Aug 5, 2013 in Raw Food Benefits | 8 comments
Healing pets with natural products makes sense right? Well we are all up for learning about the best healing & diet for ourselves, and we owe the best to our best friends and companions too, they are not that different to us after all!
I would love to have my pets on a raw diet, I hate having meat in my house but unfortunately I don’t know enough about their nutrition needs to do this – YET! I am in the process of research and learning what would be best for them.
I guess the same rules apply really, if we look at what our diet would be if left to nature then we know what is best for us, but we cannot just dive into that after eating a modern processed diet for 20, 30 0r 40 years, it just would be too much of shock to our system. As far as our pets are concerned we have domesticated them to a point where it is highly unlikely that their natural diet would be suitable, so I am not about to change their little lives without a lot of education and caution.
Healing Pets With Mother Natures Gifts
Healing pets and their little ailments on the other hand is a different matter, personally I avoid modern medicine at all costs, so I have no wish to give it to my pets either, of course there are times where it is needed, but I will do my very best to avoid using anything that is toxic for them, healing pets naturally is as important to me as my own healing.
Now, again the same as for humans, if we have their diet right, then we would not need to be healing pets! Must get on that.
Meet Coco, my latest edition, my chocolate Labrador, she is now 6 months old, hard work, a bundle of joy and I love her to bit’s, she has been my saving grace after having some what of a hard time recently, she kept me laughing, I owe her a lot!
Unfortunately my little darling has an allergy to fleas, oh boy – that is a nightmare, in this heat and with farm animals very close this could turn into a major problem, so I am on a mission to nip it in the bud!
I had a pedigree cat in the UK who had this allergy and it was hell for her, she would tear at her fur, lose weight rapidly and go into depression, poor thing, she was so sensitive and so drugs were not a good idea in my mind – healing pets naturally – always first option.
I noticed a small rash on Coco’s back, at the base near her tail and at first I thought may be it was rough play with my other dog, but the next day my heart dropped as I realized it was the familiar dermatitis type of infection, the reaction to flea bites! I was surprised as I treat them all regularly being so close to farm animals.
When I lived in Greece I had no problems whatsoever with fleas, I was happy about that as I hate putting chemical things on them and seriously believe that continual use doesn’t work anyway, they become immune to it and it is just putting rubbish chemicals into their blood for no reason, as well as hurting the wallet pretty bad! I was also able to take my dog for a swim in the sea, and bring sea water home to treat my cats, sea water is great for keeping any bitey things away, no need for healing pets!
But, as soon as I moved to France the problems started, we had a very old sick sheep in the gardens next to us and I am certain this was the culprit, she was mess bless her. I had to pay very close attention to my girls for ticks and fleas.
Now we have hoards of cows near by! Oh I don’t like it! I also don’t like the fact that I am aware of their destiny either, sorry just my beliefs and the awareness that I choose, I would not have moved here had I known this, there were no cows to be seen when I came to view
OK, so healing pets with mother natures gifts. Well, we have to think the same way for them as for ourselves, we can’t avoid the fleas altogether, but we CAN avoid the infection and agony!
Why has my Coco got this reaction? Because she has a low immune system! (shock #2). If our immune system is strong we would not get to infection stage, and neither would our pets.
I am shocked that my baby has a low immune system, her diet is very varied and I give her probiotics in the form of live yogurt and acidoholus powders, green powders and only the best filtered water. The only assumption I can make about the low immune system is that she is still a baby and just not strong enough yet.
Healing Pets Naturally – How?
Well first things first, I needed to clean the infection. That meant a bath for everyone – no not me silly …. all my five animals, two dogs and three cats, …. yes the objections and protests were a site to see! I do have one cat who loves the bath and will try to get in the sink when brushing my teeth, but the others – not so keen, but I will leave no risk.
They all had to be inspected and treated again for Coco’s sake, just one bite could cause something awful! Let me tell you there are some mardy faces in my house! They packed up and left with a little more than a grumble!
OK, they were soon back and forgave me!
I actually think the poor souls went through this for nothing, there was not a flea to be seen, I think poor Coco was just unlucky!
Every inch of the house had to be vacuumed and sprayed, all fabrics and bedding washed, and mint plants separated and spread wide across the boundaries and near the girls favorite places outside to sleep. Fleas hate mint!
Healing pets – oh yes it takes some doing!
Next was to clean this angry little patch on Coco, ideally the area should be shaved and treated wide so not to allow the infection to spread, I didn’t want to shave her yet, but if I noticed any spread I would, hair follicles are a great host for infection!
I cleaned the area with diluted organic raw apple cider vinegar. I made some solution up in a spray bottle so that I could keep giving her a little blast every now and then. The diluted spray is great as a flea deterrent and wonderful for their coat too.
It is important to get the right sort of vinegar if we want healing benefits, it needs to be organic, unprocessed and contain the mother, this means the enzymes that we need are intact and not destroyed by processing.
Obviously cats don’t like sprays so they get a quick rub down with a sponge soaked in the solution. Still not happy ha ha, oops sorry, not laughing really Mia …… oh, that was a sly look she gave me!
Apple cider vinegar is a natural preservative that prevents bacteria from developing, it extends the life of our food, and taken with food, it helps the digestive tract enormously for both humans and animals, perfect for healing pets.
I usually add Kombucha to their water, but focusing on the flea problem I will stick with the cider vinegar to be sure they are all protected. I add small amounts to their food and water.
It is important to watch for adverse reaction, a pet may not take well to cider vinegar, so if there is any convulsion at all the animal may be allergic, thankfully mine are all happy with cider vinegar.
So before going off to bed (been a long day) I paste a little organic raw honey on the affected area – awesome for healing any wound, perfect for healing pets and ourselves.
Next day, awesome – I think I have stopped any spreading, she is not scratching and the angry redness and swelling has gone – relief!
I will repeat with the spray today just to be sure and will use Aloe Vera from my balcony for healing, she is good!
Healing Pets Naturally
These are some of the benefits of healing pets with mother natures gifts – Apple cider vinegar added to food & water:
- Relieves & can prevent arthritis
- Improves digestion
- Clears urinary tract infections, and prevents the formation of kidney and bladder stones, acts as a tonic
- Improves the growth and condition of fur (great for our hair ftoo)
- Clears the skin of bacterial and fungal infections
- Improves skin condition and reduces flaking
- Repels biting insects
- Acts as a natural antibiotic & stops infectious bacteria growing
- Relieves muscle fatigue
- Stops itching
- Reduces hock and elbow calluses
- When applied to the ears, clears and prevents ear infections
- Can help adjust to colder temperatures
This is quite a cool video, although I am not certain the syringe is necessary? Perhaps if the pet won’t take the vinegar? Mine are used to it so there is no problem, so may be I would do this if I could not get them to take it naturally.
I started adding the tiniest bit and built it up to a spoonful in their water and a little in their food, it is the same for humans, our body craves this good stuff so we adjust to the taste quickly.
One of my cats suffers with her ears so I tried a very diluted solution for her, she has had no problems for almost a year now!
Healing pets naturally is awesome!
Be healthy ~ Be Your Best (your pets too)
Love & Light
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