Alternative Medicine for Pets/Liver Disease in Dogs


Hi over the the past few months our lab has lost weight and is extremely skinny. When we took her to the vet he diagnosed it as a liver problem. She is on antibiotics and Prescription diet to help. The vet called this morning and said it may be gallstones but she would need a ultrasound. The treatment (I think) would start at $1000. We were hoping for some herbal/natural medicine to help/cure her. The vet actually isn't 100% sure what it is, but knows it is a problem with her liver. Any advice would be extremely appreciated! Thanks so much!

I would call holistic vet Dr Gerald Wessner at 352-245-2025 and schedule a phone consultation. He is outstanding and uses primarily homeopathy for treatment which, by the way, is much less expensive and easily as effective as regular medicine.

Also, if you do research on line or at a local health food store, you will find that there are several herbal formulas for liver detox, and for helping to break down and pass gallstones.
There is a book by holistic vet, Dr Deva Khalsa that you can get on Amazon that has specific diets to make for different health problems. If you go to my web site: and submit the pop-up form, you will get a free PDF copy of my book. There is a link to Dr Khalsa's book in it.

There are some things that my daughter told my associate to mix and eat when she had gallstones.
Chopped FRESH RAW beets, olive oil,& Fresh lemon; but I need to talk to my daughter to find out more. It worked really well for my associate. I'll get back to you.  

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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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