Alternative Medicine for Pets/hemorroid

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Hello, I was reading some questions and answers on the site and wanted to ask one in regard to hemorrhoids in dogs.  I have 10 year old golden retriever who is overweight and has some hip dysplasia going on.  My question is he is bleeding from his anal area and I was cleaning it to see what I could see and I noticed what I "think" might be a hemorrhoid?  Is this possible, do they bleed? Is this a cancerous tumor of some sort? We are going to the vet this week but I would like to be prepared for whatever answer I might get.  Any help you might be able to provide would be greatly appreciated.
Kelly

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Dear Kelly,

Sorry it has taken so long to get back to you. I imagine that you have gone to the vet by now which is good. I have no way of giving you information without actually seeing your dog, so all I could have recommended would be to obtain a veterinary diagnosis.

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Susan R Griffin

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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.

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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, http://critteroil.com

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National Association of Counselors and Therapists

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Pet Pages Magazine Journal of the Association of Counselors and Therapists New Times Naturally

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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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Thousands of now healthy, happy pets and their owners.

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