How to Find a Holistic Dog Vet

Learn where to look for a qualified holistic dog veterinarian.

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How to find a holistic vetQuick Tip: To find veterinarians with a natural bent, visit the Alternative Veterinary Medicine website, which lists the directories of a number of associations for complementary and alternative veterinary medicine, including the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy, the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture, the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association, and the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society.

 

Reprinted from The Original Dog Bible © 2005. Permission granted by BowTie Press.

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Erica   Centerville, OH

6/25/2009 8:53:49 AM

Hi
Heather,

There is a lot of information online about making homemade pet foods... Several years ago, I purchased an e-book that went over the appropriate portions and supplements for homemade (raw) dog food diet. I don't remember the name of the book, and I have since stopped making the dogs' food myself. I now feed EVO or other similar no-grain, high-quality, holistic pet
food.

However, it was basically: 60% meat (i used ground beef w/ high fat content. don't overuse organ meats, such as liver, as they won't be able to digest large quantities). Probably 25% pulverized veggies (food processor - dogs cannot break down veggies, they have to be chewn up by the food processor and small enough upon consumption to pass through the intestines without really requiring any additional breakdown), and 10%-15% grains (I always used raw whole oats, as they are healthy and also very easy to digest). For veggies, I generally used carrots and healthy lettuces, maybe some other normal people veggies. Don't use night shade veggies (eggplant, tomato, potato, onion), as they are not supposed to have
them.

For supplements, I gave them multivitamins. One specific supplement that is necessary with a homemade diet is a bone meal substitute. You can save eggshells and grind them up to use as a replacement. Might also be able to buy it somewhere - it's just a powder that gets mixed into the food (like 1 heaping tsp per day, I think, for average 50 lb.
dog).

Good Luck!

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Heather   Rochester Hills, MI

5/18/2009 7:13:47 PM

Please help me. My baby is not eating and he was poisoned by the the food addidatives from the chinese 3 yrs ago. He won't eat his soft food. I want to cook him a holistic diet menu. Please help. The internet is failing me.

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megan   somewherein, OH

7/1/2008 1:24:45 PM

good
article

John 3:16

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