Common Health Issues for animals


Ear Infections - Ear Spray (Essential Oil)

Ear infections are a common ailment among dogs and cats and can be caused by a range of things including ear mites, bacteria, allergies and fungi such as yeast. Natural Healing for Animals has an excellent ear spray and a natural ear wash to help prevent ear infections.

Kerry is happy to offer advice on forms of treatment that can help you avoid surgery.

Ear Spray PRICE: 30mls - $25.00 (Made when ordered)

Skin Problems

How to help your dog overcome those common allergies. An allergy is a disorder of the immune system, often referred to as Atopy. Allergic reactions occur to normally harmless environmental substances. Unfortunately there is a great range of things that your pet could have allergies to. Working out which one takes time and patience.

Relieving symptoms without addressing the source of the problem is a short term fix to what can become a lifelong health problem. And certain drugs (steroids) used to stop the allergic cycle have significant, potentially very serious side effects on your pet's organs.
Most Common Skin Problems:
  • Flea Allergy Dermatitis
  • Food allergies
  • Environmental allergies
  • Nutritional Dermatitis
  • Yeast infections
So if you are sick and tired of going around the Cortisone/Antibiotics vicious cycle then you need to contact Kerry and allow her to help give you and your pet a more comfortable healthy life.
Wouldn't it be great to know exactly what is triggering your pets allergies? Why not do the Food/Environment Assessment - test only $140.00.

Canine Dental Disease

Your dog's mouth health is essential to their overall health. Oral disease is tied to systemic disease and can affect the heart, kidneys, liver and may even be linked to cancer or diabetes.

Gum disease is usually silent. When it starts there are no outward signs and symptoms. Yet once it advances, gum disease can devastate your dog's mouth, causing chronic pain, eroded gums, missing teeth, and bone loss - a fate hardly fair to man's best friend.

Almost immediately after an animal eats, bacteria, along with food, saliva, and other particles, begin forming a sticky film called plaque over teeth.

It readily sticks to the tooth surface above and below the gum line and if not removed will calcify into tartar (or calculus). Over time the bacterial infection in tartar causes irreversible changes to occur.
What are the signs of periodontal disease?
As periodontal disease progresses, you may observe the following signs:
  • Purulent exudate (pus) around the tooth
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Gums that bleed easily
  • Sensitivity around the mouth
  • Pawing at the mouth
  • Gums that are inflamed (red), hyperplastic, or receding
  • Loose or missing teeth
  • Loss of appetite
  • Stomach or intestinal upsets
  • Drooling
  • Difficulty chewing or eating
  • Irritability or depression
Just as you look after your teeth to prevent plaque and dental disease, you also have to care for your pet's teeth too. Maintaining healthy gums is important. This is the starting point of any dental program. The gums protect the underlying tissues and bone that anchor and support the teeth in your pet's mouth.

Regular brushing of your dog's teeth can greatly reduce the accumulation of plaque and development of tartar, thus reducing the risk of periodontal disease
That is why I have an All-Natural Toothpaste that contains a blend of pure, plant-derived essential oils that has the benefit of germ fighting properties, for your dog's teeth. With no added chemicals/toxins, or sugars.
Some dogs are not fond of having their teeth brushed, this is where Clean and Fresh Doggy Toothpaste is outstanding, even if you can't brush their teeth, just wipe the paste on their gums and this will also prevent the bacteria in your dog's mouth so plague can't attach to your dogs teeth. So you know that you are giving your pet the best preventative method for clean teeth with a fresh breath.

Clean and Fresh Doggy Toothpaste + 2 Brushes - $19.00 - 56grms.

The Root Cause of Many Pet Health Problems (Digestion)

The most common cause is a digestive problem, if your pet's digestion is not working correctly it will throw everything out of balance.

Antibiotics is the most common cause of digestive issues, as we all know antibiotics kill both the good bacteria and the bad bacteria which upsets the natural balance of bugs and depletes the supply of friendly bacteria that keeps the GI immune defence strong and resilient.

Other drugs also known to have the same effect are corticosteroids and the use of NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs).

Some symptoms you may see are:
  • Re-occurring ear infections
  • Seasonal or respiratory allergies
  • Itchy skin
  • Hair and coat problems
  • Bladder infections
  • Diarrhea
  • Joint pain
  • Bad breath
  • Heart disease
And many more can all stem from digestive problems.

A Natural Healing for Animals Digest Aid is simple to use, just add to each meal.

Your Pet's Immune System

There is a natural solution to everything
Learning the importance of the Immune System or Vital Force is vital if you want to maintain optimum health, free of disease, allergies, endocrine disorders, cancer and the never ending ongoing vet bills to maintain or suppress these illnesses.

As the skin is the largest organ of the body, any type of skin problem is the first clue of a toxic overload or reaction, which usually appears as skin problems and itching. Therefore it is vital to firstly detox the animal from past and present toxins.

The immune system is a collection of biological processes that protects against disease by identifying and killing invading pathogens, as well as tumour cells. It works 24/7, guarding against invading organisms and infections, detecting a wide variety of invading agents including bacteria, viruses, and parasitic worms. One key feature of the immune system function is that it is able to distinguish the invading organisms from the body's own cells and tissues.

When your animal has allergies, their immune system is over-reacting to normal things. This often manifests in the skin as an itch. It can start mildly, licking the paws regularly, maybe only before bed, maybe an itchy waxy ear. But it, can grow and get furious, so bad that sleep is interrupted for all involved.

Your animal, just like you, has challenges coming their way every day. Challenges to their health and wellbeing.

A Natural Healing for Animals Immune Booster powder, simply add once a day to pets meal.

The Health Benefits of a Raw, Natural Diet (Raw Meat & Vegetables)

Nothing on this planet can grow, live thrive or flourish without real food. When we eat real wholesome healthy and natural food, we support every single one of our biological system at a deep cellular level and give the body the ability to heal itself and resist disease and degeneration.

I am a reformed dry food/tin food feeder. I admit that many many years ago I used to buy the most expensive pet food, I would take in the pictures of winning show dogs and plates of meat and vegetables on the labels and then wisely pick my winner. I would take my prize to the checkout counter thinking what lucky dogs I have.

Commercial foods can keep your pets alive, but they will never provide glowing health. You need to view health and illness as a function of toxicity, appreciating the importance of getting your pet off the chemical and preservatives of commercial foods including all dry foods and wet food and onto a more Natural Raw Diet.

Taking Care of Our Older Friends

Thankful that your older pet has moved beyond the phase of chewing and scratching furniture or anything else it's can get its mouth on BUT you may now be facing a new set of issues associated with caring for a senior pet.

Some of the Disease's or Conditions that may affect aging pets:
  • Dimished eye sight and cataracts
  • Arthritis, Joint pain and stiffness
  • Liver Disease
  • Skin and Coat dryness
  • Food Allergies
  • Incontinence etc.
Like people, dogs are individual in the way they age. Certain breeds, mixed breeds and in general smaller dogs tend to live longer. A small dog might not seem to show any signs of age until they are 12 years or so, a medium size dog won't seem old until about 10 years, then the larger dogs begin to show their age at about 8-9 years of age.
Common Problems of Aging
As pets move into their seniority period certain problems can arise. The most common is that of arthritis and general stiffening of the joints. Arthritis can occur in some dogs as they move into middle age or through injury or illness as well.
Signs and Symptoms of a Dog/Cat in pain from arthritis.
Animals in pain can take many forms from mild to severe, dull aches to sharp pain. Animals cannot tell us with words when they hurt, so it is important to look for certain signs.

Which are?
  • Trouble getting up and down
  • Slow and stiff when first getting up
  • Trouble climbing stairs
  • Joint swelling
  • Limping or favouring a leg by frequently holding it off the ground
  • Chewing on their legs
  • Constantly licking at one spot
Some of these changes are natural, but it is important not to overlook changes that may be symptoms of a condition needing treatment.

Let Kerry help your old friend age gracefully and pain free.

For more information on any of these health issues or other problems please contact Kerry.

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