Birthday Present for Me

Today is my 62nd birthday. A wonderful present for me would be for lots of people to post success stories of improved health, even cures, for their animals.

Keep it brief – “My cat had nasal discharge for 8 years. After Reiki, Flower Essences and 5 different homeopathic remedies, she has now been completely discharge free for 2 years. She also stopped vomiting hairballs, being needy and now has a glossy, soft hair coat.”  (Longer is fine, of course.)

Also, I would love for people who have been my clients to remember to call me first if their animals are ill in any way, even ill with some of the Early Warning Signs.  Several recently have waited until symptoms worsened or have done several rounds of conventional drugs before calling me. This just slows down the true healing potential.

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  1. My Longcoat Chihuahua developed vaccine mediated polymyositis. His intermittent paralysis of his hind quarters and jaw was scary enough, but his regurgitation [mega-esophagus ruled out] and two bouts of aspiration pneumonia seemed to doom hopes of a long life for a one-year-old.

    That’s when I began my research, including what I learned on this web site, and placed him on a supplemented homemade raw diet. Although I have an old-school vet, she wants to know everything I have learned and applied to Rico’s health strategies. In her 35 years of veterinary practice, she did not have any dog with severe polymyositis live beyond 5 years of diagnosis.

    Rico is on daily prednisolone and we haven’t been able to wean him off despite numerous trys, but I have been able to decrease his dosage by 75 percent by [we believe] a holistic approach to feeding, no more vaccines and no heart worm preventatives. [I have him tested for heart worm annually]

    Rico has a thick, lustrous coat [at one time, he was nearly hairless], incredible energy, good bowel function, no parasites, no paralysis, no regurgitation, no body odor and healthy teeth/breath. The regurgitation begins [and worsens] if I try to skip a day of prednisolone or decrease his dose the slightest amount.

    I am a Reiki practitioner, but for reasons unknown, he dashes away or awakens from a deep sleep to escape Reiki.

    We are blessed that our six-year-old fur baby has not only survived, but is thriving, so I hope you feel this is a good birthday present for you. *smile*

    But perhaps you could advise me on what you believe might be a good treatment for Rico’s red tear staining. This is a first in his six years. His environment has not changed and neither have his raw diet recipes and supplements. His lacrimal ducts are open, his eyes have sufficient moisture and he is not itching or pawing at his eyes.

    The vet and I are thinking maybe it’s a gut issue and to try a different probiotic, but every probiotic seems to have different strains of the good stuff and my head is spinning from the numbers. Reluctantly, we did put him through a course of Angel Eyes, but it didn’t have any positive effect.

    Your thoughts?
    And again, Happy Birthday to you. If not for you, Rico would either be chronically ill with life-threatening conditions … or dead.

    Thank you, much love and many hugs,

    Barbara [will be 62 years young in October] *grin*

    1. First, thank you for giving me a birthday present. At least I now know the comments work and I just need to encourage people to post here to have a dialogue. So many of you have wonderful experiences and knowledge that could be shared.

      My Longcoat Chihuahua developed vaccine mediated polymyositis. His intermittent paralysis of his hind quarters and jaw was scary enough, but his regurgitation [mega-esophagus ruled out] and two bouts of aspiration pneumonia seemed to doom hopes of a long life for a one-year-old.

      That’s when I began my research, including what I learned on this web site, and placed him on a supplemented homemade raw diet. Although I have an old-school vet, she wants to know everything I have learned and applied to Rico’s health strategies. In her 35 years of veterinary practice, she did not have any dog with severe polymyositis live beyond 5 years of diagnosis. This is the one reason for continuing to work with a conventional veterinarian – if they are open and interested in learning about alternatives. If you have a veterinarian, even a talented, smart, friendly one who gets mad at your choices – leave now.

      Rico is on daily prednisolone and we haven’t been able to wean him off despite numerous trys, but I have been able to decrease his dosage by 75 percent by [we believe] a holistic approach to feeding, no more vaccines and no heart worm preventatives. [I have him tested for heart worm annually] Those are some of the keys to building health which can allow the prednisone to be decreased. Another thing to try is Mitomax (the probiotic I like sold at Pets Max city on my site). They have studies in Japan at conventional practices where dogs with inflammatory bowel disease were able to decrease their prednisone by up to 95%. That may help a bit for him.

      Rico has a thick, lustrous coat [at one time, he was nearly hairless], incredible energy, good bowel function, no parasites, no paralysis, no regurgitation, no body odor and healthy teeth/breath. The regurgitation begins [and worsens] if I try to skip a day of prednisolone or decrease his dose the slightest amount.

      I am a Reiki practitioner, but for reasons unknown, he dashes away or awakens from a deep sleep to escape Reiki. Are you offering the Reiki, or putting your hands on him? Many dogs prefer you to be in one room, offering the Reiki, and they get it from another room, or barely come into your room. Or you could try another Reiki Practitioner from a distant city.

      We are blessed that our six-year-old fur baby has not only survived, but is thriving, so I hope you feel this is a good birthday present for you. *smile*

      But perhaps you could advise me on what you believe might be a good treatment for Rico’s red tear staining. This is a first in his six years. His environment has not changed and neither have his raw diet recipes and supplements. His lacrimal ducts are open, his eyes have sufficient moisture and he is not itching or pawing at his eyes. This is on the list of the early warning signs so it means that as he is aging, he is needing some different treatment to rebalance his vital force. You are doing exactly right to notice any changes and try to remedy them. My suggestions would include the probiotic MitoMax as mentioned above, trying some different combinations of foods, trying one of the immune supporting flower essences, thumping the thymus, and other immune building methods. Often I have found a chiropractic adjustment to help the tearing. If you were working with a good homeopathic or TCM (traditional Chinese medicine) veterinarian, both the tearing and the vaccine ailments may be able to be resolved. You, of course, would need to continue to be in charge, cause you are great at knowing what works for your wonderful dog. To help you decide which approach may be the best one, you could try learning muscle testing, dowsing, pendulum, or other ways of asking yes/no questions of the universe. Keep us posted.

      The vet and I are thinking maybe it’s a gut issue and to try a different probiotic, but every probiotic seems to have different strains of the good stuff and my head is spinning from the numbers. Reluctantly, we did put him through a course of Angel Eyes, but it didn’t have any positive effect.

      Your thoughts?
      And again, Happy Birthday to you. If not for you, Rico would either be chronically ill with life-threatening conditions … or dead. You are the one who has taken the information and used it well for your Chihuahua – good for you.

      1. Thank you so much Dr. C., I am placing an order for Mitomax and will keep you posted on Rico’s status.

        My Reiki technique is to hold the palms of my hands, with fingers and thumbs cupped, about two or three inches above the area of the body and do a bit of a scan until I feel the heat on my palms. I then close my eyes and ask the collective energy of the universe to assist. I know it’s “working” when my heart begins to race. And when my palms cool, the treatment is done.

        My human recipients have commented about the heat they feel, and perhaps that is what spooks Rico.

        I am not a massage therapist, but I have always touched and stroked every part of any pet I have owned so they don’t adversely react to a veterinarian’s exam/treatment. That also works well when a friend or visitor touches my pets.

        When you mention massage, I realize I am subconsciously massaging Rico every evening when he climbs onto my bed every night to sleep with me. I gently stroke [massage] his head, ears, legs, back, belly, base of tail and even between his toes while gently commenting how soft, beautiful and special he is. Ironically, the more I comment how beautifully bushy his tail is, the more bushy it becomes. Perhaps this is a healing energy for him and this is an Aha moment for me.

        As you wrote and suggested that I try some different combinations of foods, I had been surfing the net and learned somewhere that sugars can have an effect on tear staining. I don’t give Rico any sugar-specific foods/treats, but then realized that carbohydrates can convert to sugars.

        I then eliminated the sweet potato from Rico’s diet. In three days, I see a difference. If it’s placebo, I’ll accept that. LOL

        Thank you for advising me to alter/vary his diet. I’m just eliminating the sweet potato for now and will observe before altering any other ingredient in his raw diet.

        And when I receive my Mitomax order, I’ll add that to his diet.
        I’ll also ask a Reiki friend to use her technique on Rico.

        Thanks again. I don’t believe in coincidences.

        1. My Reiki technique is to hold the palms of my hands, with fingers and thumbs cupped, about two or three inches above the area of the body and do a bit of a scan until I feel the heat on my palms.
          This is what I used to recommend. Now I recommend just sitting comfortably and “Offering” the Reiki. Maybe Rico will come to you for it.

          I then eliminated the sweet potato from Rico’s diet. In three days, I see a difference. If it’s placebo, I’ll accept that. This is not placebo. You changed the diet and a symptom changed. The joy of the early warning signs is just what you saw. See a symptom (anything that is not maximal health), do an intervention to see if it improves. Perfect! Keeping a journal really helps track what symptoms are changing in relation to what interventions you have taken.

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