Alternative Medicine for Pets/Pitbull Skin Problem


Hi Sue, my brother has a 5 year old pitbull that has severe skin problems.  He has been to the vet several times, but poor Roscoe still doesn't have any relief.  The vet said that Roscoe is allergic to his own saliva. On his back left leg all of the hair is missing, it's raw, and bleeds constantly.  He has various other patches like this (much smaller) on other parts of his body.  By his testicles the skin is hard and black and blue in color.  He has been eating high quality dog food for most of his life.  Currently he is eating Nutri Source?  His paws are also somewhat raw too.  I would appreciate any advice that you may have, as we feel so bad for Roscoe and don't know what to do.

Hello Susanne,

Have your brother go to my website: . On the home page thare is a form that he can fill out and download a free copy of my book "Simple Steps to a Healthy Pet" which will give him the answers that he needs if he will do what it sais to do in the book. I have been working with skin problems the natural way for over 20 years very successfully, and this book is a compillation of all of those years of study and experience. He may benefit from some of the products on the site as well, specifficly Critter Oil and Colloidal Silver. Keep it simple, however, just follow the advise in the book.

If he has any additional questions after reading the book (an easy read, by the way), he can call me at the shop number, 727-327-2356 and I will be happy to help him out.

Have a very merry Christmas and a blessed and prosperous new year.


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Susan R Griffin


I can answer questions concerning pet allergies, natural flea control, breeding and dog breeds, puppy training, pets and stress, and pretty much any dog related question.


I have been a Holistic Pet Care Consultant for over 20 years. My specialties are nutrition and flea, skin and coat problems but I have experience with other health issues as well. I have been studying canine nutrition for over 20 years as well and have a broad knowledge base there including breed specific information. I am the author of The Healthy Pet Handbook and Simple Steps to a Healthy Pet as well as many other pet related articles; and have hosted radio talk shows on natural pet care. I conduct seminars on natural pet care, relationship training and the spiritual, energetic relationship between people and companion animals. I trained my first dog in 7th grade, bread my first litter in 12th grade and began showing at age 20 (I'm now 60). I have studied dogs all of my life and I have a degree in Psychology with minors in Ecology and Animal Behavior from Utah State University. I am a graduate of The New York School of Dog Grooming (1972) and Orchard Kennels School of Training (can't remember the year). I am the founder and owner of Naturals For Animals in St Petersburg, FL and the developer of Critter Oil and other natural products and Pet Energy Therapy, a pet assisted therapy for people. I look forward to answering your questions and feel free to read the articles on my site,

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As stated above: Graduate, New York School of Dog Grooming, Orchard Kennels School of Training, Utah State University (BS), Certified Hypno-therapist, Certified Stress Management Consultant and ordained minister. Personal studies over 20 years in Canine nutrition, alternative therapies and holistic medicine.

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