EARLY WARNING SIGNS OF UNDERLYING INTERNAL IMBALANCE OFTEN DEEMED NORMAL IN DOGS, CATS & HORSES
Most health issues are rarely acute diseases (except injuries). Therefore, you may find that the problem does not clear up as you expect or it recurs. If so, you are dealing with an underlying predisposition to illness, and these clues to underlying ill health will help you select a remedy and monitor the results. As we cure animals of “disease”, we find that certain other “NORMAL” things go away, too. Do not be satisfied until most of the following symptoms are gone. In young, apparently healthy animals, these apparently “normal” problems may be the only indications to start treatment. This is only the beginning of a list – as more animals are cured we will find new levels of health.
New pets – young or old – need to be evaluated by you for all of these symptoms.
Current pets – young or old – need to be evaluated on a regular basis. If super healthy, every few months or more. If ailing in any way – daily to weekly. If you have to constantly be treating in order to not have these symptoms, your health creating job is not yet done. If you have to give a special diet, feed at certain times, heat the food, freeze the food, feed pumpkin (or anything else) to prevent constipation or other digestive disorders, give a supplement to prevent limping, etc., then you need to change something in your pets’ lives to improve health.
DOGS AND CATS
- doggy smell; attracts fleas a lot; dry, oily, lack-luster coat; excessive shedding; not grooming, ear problems – waxy, oily, itchy, recurrent mites; eye discharge, tearing, or matter in corner of eyes; raised third eyelid; spots appearing on iris; “freckles” appearing on face; whiskers falling out; fragile, thickened, distorted claws that are painful or sensitive to trim.
- Fears (of loud noises, thunder, wind, people, animals, life); too timid; too rough or aggressive (even at play); too hard to train; barks too much and too long; suspicious nature; biting when petted too long; hysteria when restrained; clumsy; indolent; licking or sucking things or people too much; not using litter box or not covering stool.
- Bad breath; tarter accumulation; loss of teeth; poor appetite; craving weird things (rubber bands, plastic, dirt, cat litter, paper, dogs eating dog or cat stools, rocks, sticks…); sensitivity to milk; thirst – a super healthy cat on non dry food will drink at most once a week; red gum line; vomiting often, even hairballs more than a few times a year; mucous on stools; tendency to diarrhea with least change of diet; obesity; anal gland problems; recurrent worms.
- when getting up, early hip dysplasia; tires easily in hot or cold weather; can no longer jump up on counters, or go up or down steps.
- Low grade fevers – Normal for healthy cats and dogs is 100-101.5.
- AGE & REPRODUCTION:
- Should live a long life (Shepherds 17 years, Danes 12, cats 24). Should be able conceive easily, deliver normally, and not pass on “genetic breed” problems.
- cribbing and/or weaving; pen/stall walking; flank sucking; over-reactive; fearful, territorial or aggressive; Fears of loud noises, slightest noises, narrow spaces.
- SKIN, RESPIRATORY:
- puffy around eyes; chronic conjunctivitis; dull eyes; “foal snots”; asthma; sweat on upper body but not lower, sticky sweat, unpleasant odor, dry and/or dull hair coat, dry skin, poor-healing wounds, greasy skin on face.
- foul breath, fissures at corners of mouth, salivation from clover, hollow seeming teeth, hard to float, loose teeth at under 20 years old, coprophagia/pica, craves salt, fussy eating, intolerant to fat, repeated colics, sensitivity to weather changes with GIT signs, excessively susceptible to parasites, potbellied foals, distended abdomen (hay belly) in adults, rectum tears easily when palpated, hard dry fecal balls.
- warm up very slowly; stiff muscles; tie up if not warmed up; swollen legs: hot or cold – may or may not go down with exercise; unable to lift back feet; unable to balance on three legs, bad odor without pathology, excessive moisture in feet, sensitive to hammering in nails
- poor exercise tolerance; fat deposits- cresty necks, around tail head, top of croup; disturbed by temperature changes; offensive odors; not wanting to be touched, groomed.
- How would they be in the wild?
- Is this really health?
- Learn the normals and be open for more health.
Most health problems are the result of an underlying energy imbalance, made worse from poor diet and vaccination. They are rarely acute diseases (except injuries). Therefore, you may find that the problem does not clear up as you expect or it recurs. If so, you are dealing with an underlying predisposition to illness, and these early warning signs of underlying ill health will help you select a treatment and monitor the results. As we cure animals of “disease”, we find that certain other “NORMAL” things go away, too. Do not be satisfied until most of the following symptoms are gone. In young, apparently healthy animals, these apparently “normal” problems may be the only indications to start treatment. This is only the beginning of a list – as more animals are cured we will find new levels of health. Your additions: Email me at Christina @ Christina Chambreau dot com with signs that you think indicate early ill health. Add anything you think a healthy animal would not be doing.