My Practice



 I am so blessed to have wonderful clients such as yourself who are looking beyond the quick cure to real health. Holistic approaches, and especially Homeopathy are such powerful systems of medicine that health and happiness can come to these most deserving companions on our beautiful planet. Here’s Ed helping me.

What you will get from the individually matched Pet Health Consult and continued Pet and Family Health Coaching:

  1. Understand how your cherished animals become ill and recover (cure, palliation, suppression), learning that having skin issues is actually a positive sign.
  2. Evaluation and discussion of you and your pet’s current health, lifestyle, including diet, vaccines, chemicals (flea, tick, heartworm), smart meters, past symptoms, early warning signs and more.
  3. Discussion of what healing modalities you can learn to use yourself that are 100% safe and often very effective.
  4. Given your pet’s specific symptoms, what type of veterinary care would be the best, how much improvement could you expect and which self healing methods would help the most.
  5. How to best work with a holistic veterinarian and how to tell if the veterinarian you have chosen is truly healing or merely helping a bit.
  6. Matching you up with the holistic veterinarian who best suits you, with a few back ups if the first does not work (and free future suggestions of veterinarians, if needed).
  7. Answering your questions.
  8. Continuing to support you in your family’s journey of health.

If you would like to schedule this, please call 410-771-4968 or email

Fees: $150 per hour, prorated by the minute.

The first 5 minutes are FREE, so you can see if this would be valuable for you.

OVERVIEW of the holistic approach

Using homeopathy and natural healing methods may be different than what you have been doing for your pet, so please read the following information, if possible before our coaching call. Call me whenever you feel stuck or that your health care team is not making the progress you wish.  My answering machine is my secretary. If you have not heard from me when you expected, call me again and send an email if possible.

1. What you observe about your pet is essential, regardless of the modality of treatment you are using. General observations, including behavior and personality, about your pet are as important as the “sick” symptoms. Keeping a journal on each pet helps your memory. You can order a beautiful, easy one in print or as an ebook (dog only so far).  I strongly encourage every pet to have their own journal. You can purchase it through the web, at some pet stores, mail a check to me or pick it up at my home if you are local.

2. Do your best to not give any medicines not prescribed by your integrative veterinarian without checking with me first (pepsid, laxatone, panalog, neosporin, etc). Drugs can interfere with the healing response (especially steroids and cyclosporins). Usually fine are any flower essence remedies, homeopathic ointments, herbs and vitamins.

3. Vaccinations in general may lower your pet’s general health, so do not vaccinate until we have talked. Read more  in the free vaccine article or buy the Vaccine Report. Almost any veterinarian or kennel will waive the vaccinations if you offer to sign a release. Rabies vaccination is the exception.  Although it may also be detrimental and is good for life, legally you must give it. Call me before you give the rabies vaccine so it can be given at the best time and the deleterious effects can be minimized.  Learn Reiki (check with local health food stores or centers for classes) to help neutralize it.

4. What our animals eat is very important. Read more in the free diet article or buy the Nutrition Report.  Most commercial foods really are not adequate, for animals need the same high quality fresh food we eat.

5. Before your first appointment with your integrative vet it would be useful to fill out the timeline sheet in the Healthy Animal’s Journal, or create one on your own. List every ailment, everything that could have impacted them (a move, new job, new baby, new animals in the house…), when vaccines or drugs were given and anything that makes them feel better or worse.  Go through the early warning signs of illness and record any that are present now, or have been in the past.

6. You and your family are really the key to your pet’s health, both by thinking healthy, good thoughts around your pet and by accurate reporting.

MY GOAL in coaching you is that your cherished companion(s) will have the current problem disappear

AND to have fewer, if any future problems occur

AND to see increased energy, vitality and be better to live with ‑ that is a CURE.


First Aid remedies to have on hand
Some useful first aid remedies to have on hand:

  1. Hypericum lotion, gel, salve or tincture: good for wounds, hemorrhages, ear flushing, itchiness.
  2. Calendula: same, but not for deep wounds. Good for open wounds. Internally for infections. Ointments are not as good on cats, water dilutions better.
  3. Rescue remedy(Bach) or other companies’ animal emergency trauma solution : Put 4 drops of extract in 1 oz of spring water in a dropper bottle.  Give about a dropperful of the dilution for nervousness, pain, anxiety, itching. Great for shock and  emotional or physical trauma.

2 thoughts on “My Practice

  1. I have a puppy that is now 7 months old..she has hair missing behind her ears and her skin is a little red..about 3 months ago she got parvo..was at vets office for 3 days had different chemicals given to her…when I got her she had one set of shots a 5 way…I don’t do shots period. she also grunts alot..I was wondering what I could do to improve her skin and that grunting noise.Thank you for your time.

    1. When I only had my conventional veterinary training, Debbie, I would often be very frustrated by problems that had no clear cause, like grunting an many mild skin problems. The holistic philosophy has taught me that there is an underlying vibrational imbalance that causes most problems and the healing goal is to resolve that imbalance. The good news about this approach is we do not need to know what is causing the grunts, only when do they happen, and what triggers them and then to see if they resolve after treatment with different holistic modalities. To better understand this perspective, read the first few chapters of Don Hamilton’s Homeopathic Care of Cats and Dogs or the few pages in my book, the Healthy Animal’s Journal . Skin problems are actually a good thing. No dog dies from skin problems. If the vibrational field is healthy enough to produce skin symptoms instead of more serious illnesses (diabetes, Cushing’s, etc) this is good.
      Now that the multitude of holistic modalities is available, I can tell you to never give up. Try one after the other, and record the changes with each. Maybe just following the 7 keys to health will heal your pup, but you may need to work with a number of practitioners.

      You have 3 major approaches:
      1. Treat conventionally – it is unlikely that they can help, and possibly will make her worse.
      2. Try some self healing treatments listed below as these issues are not life threatening.
      3. If that does not help, work with an integrative veterinarian. Even if these symptoms resolve, use one for the very best chance of health and long life and less money spent by you on your new puppy. Many homeopaths can consult with you by phone (like me) if there is now one near you.

      If you were trained in different healing modalities you could help by using Reiki, T-Touch, HTA, flower essences, supplements, homeopathy and more.
      1. Even before you are trained in Reiki, you can ask for this energy healing that cannot hurt and may help. this may decrease itching if that is causing the red skin and hair loss. It is excellent for any emotional problems (I can only assume the grunting may be emotional). It is also excellent to rebalance the immune system/energy field imbalance (possibly from the vaccines) which could help the grunting.
      2. Mitomax is a super probiotic that can improve nutrient absorption, so helps with all problems. Unlike other probiotics, it is very stable and is ok at the low stomach pH.
      3. Rescue remedy from the health food store. Put one drop in a separate water bowl. Put 10 drops in a cup of water and rinse red areas. Put 4 drops in an ounce of water in a jar and give a few drops in every meal and every few hours in between. You cannot use it too often. It is totally safe. It is great for people too – for anxiety, stress, shock, grief and more.
      4. Skin Soothe for the red skin, and Vaccine Detox from Spirit Essences for the possible damage from the vaccines. Flower essences are totally safe and can be used as long and as frequently as they seem to help. Remember that using a journal will help you figure out what is helping the most. There are many other companies and combinations you could try.
      5. Derma Strength from VetriScience is a nutritional supplement that can be used long term to generally support the skin.
      6. Most importantly, change to a raw meaty bone diet as this cures, or at least helps, about 60% of dogs with skin and general health problems who come to my practice.

      Do read the 7 Keys to Healthy Animals for other general health care.

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