Alternative Medicine for Pets/dog scratching


our beagle/fox hound mix is scratching a lot. All over. Not a flea problem. We give her monthly flea and heartworm meds.  She is 4. We adopted her one year ago.  She came with the problem.  She does not scratch until her skin is raw.  We have tried a tablespoon of olive oil a day.  We now give her 3 tablets of fish oil a day.  Any other suggestions?


Helping scratching dogs the natural way has been my area of study and expertise for about 30 years now.  So much so that I have written a book entitled "Simple Steps to a Healthy Pet" because as I learned more and more it became impossible to tell everyone who asked for help what to do while trying to make a living grooming. I also sent people into information overload very quickly. I published the book in paperback form and have it available on my website, but since I feel that it is vital for people to know the information that I have uncovered over the years, I made it available for free in PDF form by filling out the pop-up form and submitting it before you go onto my site. You will receive an e-mail with the PDF attached.

Also on the site, you will want to look at the products there that will eliminate the need for the monthly meds which are part of your problem.

Here is my site: . After you read the book (ont very long or dificult reading), If you have any other questions, please feel free to call and talk to me at 727-327-2356.


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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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