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Above is the link and response to my initial question to Jana Connell, RVT, CVT
I boarded my cats with their vet in an attempt to diagnose Lilu's vomitting issue.  During her 10 day stay there, I was told that she didn't throw up once.  The junior vet says he fed her twice a day with Hills Prescription r/d and my two boys with just Hill's ordinary food.  I picked her up on Monday morning, not changing anything (doing away with all wet food and evening treats) and continuing them on the Laxatone (he said there was an ungodly amount of hair in their fecal sample).  Lilu has thrown up four times since coming home. There is nothing in my house for her to get into to cause the vomitting.  I'm beginning to doubt what was reported to me.  I simply want to help my cat and I don't want to treat the symptoms with injections; I want to get to the root cause of her ailment.  The Hill's does not seem to be working.  When I asked about switching them to a wet diet based upon my research into the fillers and such from dry foods he told me there was no truth in them needing to be on wet foods and that the foods I was feeding them was ok, they just needed to lose weight. Lilu weighs in at 18 lbs. (spayed 8 yr old female), one of my boys at 16 lbs (Stuart, 6 years old) and Pippy 9 lbs, 4 years old.  Lilu and Stuart are both large in structure as well.  I would like to help them lose the weight, but my main concern is Lilu's vomitting.  What suggestions can you offer to help me get in the best state of health they can be?
I would like to continue our "meat and greet" morning regimine and am willing to balance that out by reducing their dry food intake, yet still leave a place for our nightime snack. They look forward to these times that start and end our day, but I want to do what's best for them.  I have been looking at organic foods and foods without grain products, but am uncertain which way to proceed.  They were getting 3/4 cup food each per day (broken into 1/4 cup intervals), but I have cut that down to 1/2 cup with no problems.  They have never been big eaters per say. When I was giving them the wet food in the morning it had been less than a tblsp each and 5-6 soft/crunchy treats at bedtime. Please help me help them.

ANSWER: Good for you to want to get at the root of Lilu's ailment. When I only had my conventional veterinary training, I would try tests to find the root of the problem. I would hospitalize an animal to see if it was something (food, water, molds, etc) in the home causing the problems. I would suggest prescription foods that might help. I would believe them that she did not vomit at the clinic. This often happens. The holistic philosophy has taught me that the root of most problems is an underlying vibrational imbalance and the healing goal is to resolve that imbalance so the vomiting resolves and her weight normalizes for her body structure. 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 (available at  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. The general health suggestions and the approach of thinking of each cat differently should help Stuart's weight as well. It will help all 3 stay healthy and live longer lives.

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You have 3 major approaches:
1.   Treat conventionally by following Jana' suggestions for more testing. Her suggestion for Hills is not working for this cat, although it does have fewer chemicals in it. She has already had a lot of conventional drugs to no effect, so this is not my main recommendation.
2.   Try some self healing treatments that can be continued with either conventional or holistic treatments.
3.   Begin now to work with an integrative veterinarian for the very best chance of health and long life. (See FIND A HEALER, below) Because of so many treatments, tests, family issues, and food concerns I think this is really the best approach for all 3 cats.

If you were trained in different healing modalities (see below - YOU BE THE HEALER) you could help Lilu 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 (See REIKI, below, for web sites to request healing). Sometimes (once you learn it) just doing Reiki on the food will stop the vomiting. Mostly, though, it will be an energetic support to whatever treatments your integrative veterinarian suggests.
2. Mitomax is a super probiotic that can improve nutrient absorption, so helps with all problems, especially gastrointestinal ones.  Unlike other probiotics, it is very stable and is ok at the low stomach pH. (Order at click on Pets max city)
3. Rescue remedy from the health food store can help with any stress issues. Put one drop in a separate water bowl. 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. You could try (but I would prefer you work with a vet) Phytomucil from animal Essentials (order at or make your own from marshmallow root from the health food store - 1 teaspoon of the ground root in 1 C of boiling water. Stir till cooled. It should feel slippery - if not add more. Mix 1/2 teaspoon with something the kitten likes to eat - 3-4 times a day. Try not to buy slipery elm except from Animals' Apawthecary as it is made by cutting down elm trees.
5.Happy Tummy ( - Spirit Essences) for any digestive upset.  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. It can be used along with other holistic treatments.
6. Most importantly, change to a raw meaty bone diet as this cures, or at least helps, about 40% of cats with digestive problems who come to my practice. Not all integrative veterinarians agree with the raw, so you may need to do some research for yourself to decide if you want to go with their cooked fresh food suggestion, or choose an integrative veterinarian who does like the raw meat diets. Feeding a fresh meat diet with no carbs is the best weight loss diet, as well. Of course, lots of exercise helps, too.

As you are interested in better health in general, please read on.
1. Know the current level of health. Most health problems are the result of an underlying energy imbalance.  As we cure animals of "disease", we find that other things we thought were normal go away, so we can use these clues to know that animals are not healthy yet.  Your goal is for your animal to have great energy, no doggy odor, no hairball vomiting, little shedding, a glowing coat and many more. Below is a complete list of these signs (Early Warning Signs of Illness). In young animals, these apparently "normal" problems may be the only indications to start exploring new options for lifestyle or treatment.  Buy the Healthy Animal's Journal ( so you can see how these early warning symptoms and obvious ill symptoms change over time.  

2. Feed the best. What are the best diets for people or animals -- the most processed or the freshest, most organic?  A basic study has started to see the health effects of processed, cooked and raw diets – please add your dog’s information to this study - The best ingredients should be the most consciously raised - local, organic vegetables, free ranging protein sources. Dogs and cats have ripping and tearing teeth, bone crunching teeth, no digestive juices in the mouth, jaws that do not chew, a stomach full of acid where the food sits for 4-12 hours and a very short transit time in the intestines. Dogs and cats do not pull out a knife to de-bone their prey and do not pull out matches to light a fire to cook their meat and vegetables. Therefore the best diet for dogs and cats is raw meat including raw bones, pureed raw and cooked vegetables and a few supplements (Calcium if no bones are eaten is critical). Grains are not good for most animals, but if there are none of the early warning signs (see below) and no illnesses, you can feed some grains, preferably the higher protein ones. Start as young kittens and puppies or at whatever age you read this (, a cat sanctuary switches 16 years old and older cats to raw meat diet and some have lived to 27 and 30, and now one to 35). Second best is same quality, but cooked.  Even grocery store quality meat and vegetables are much better than most processed foods. Processed foods are an effort for the food industry to use up its waste products except for a few companies with great motives (and even they sometimes get bad or inferior ingredients). Processed foods are also a problem for the environment - they are not sustainable. Many dogs and cats need probiotics, especially if fed processed, dead foods. My current favorite is Mitomax. I have had many animals' minor health problems clear up while using this. Unlike other probiotics, it is very stable and is ok at the low stomach pH. (Order at - click on Pets Max City)Every animal needs and wants a different combination of foods and supplements at different times in their lives depending on different stressors and health challenges, just as we do. With any food, observe each of your animals for the effect that food has on them and change if decreased energy or poor coat or other Early Warning Signs. NEVER feed DRY food to cats - even as treats. It causes most cats to drink more water resulting in stress to the kidneys and also can trigger bladder problems in cats. You can now buy many commercial raw meat diets. You must research them as well. Ask where the ingredients are raised? Are chemicals used? Are the chickens, beef, pork, etc raised in humane ways, out in the sun to get the Vitamin D in the meat, etc?

3. Vaccinate the least. In my opinion, vaccines have caused more harm to animals than anything else we have done. Do you get measles and mumps vaccines every year of your life? Researchers in conventional veterinary medicine agree that we vaccinate too often, in too many combinations, and that this level of vaccination, while preventing epidemics, is harmful to the health of susceptible animals.  On-going studies show that antibodies are high 10 and 16 years later for dog and cat distemper and dog Parvo so I recommend just a few baby shots and NO more. While Rabies is also a viral disease, you must follow the law and vaccinate every 3 years. You can help fund research to allow the vaccine to be given less frequently, which will help dogs and cats become healthier. Go to: THE RABIES CHALLENGE FUND

To help prevent damage from the Rabies vaccine, or any others that are accidentally given, do the following. First, learn Reiki (see Below) and hold the vaccine syringe in your hand until the "draw" is gone, then Reiki the injection site once you are in car, then Reiki the whole animal daily until they do not "draw". If you have not yet learned Reiki, use the contacts below to have it done for your animal after the vaccine. For two weeks before and two weeks after, give the totally safe Vaccine Detox, a flower essence from Spirit Essences (get a discount at Give triple the dose of calcium (or add some calcium) for 3 days before and 5 days after the vaccines. Dr. Peck is finding a drop in calcium at vaccination time. Then use the Early Warning signs, below, to see if further holistic treatment is needed if any of them appear or worsen. A wonderful list serve on vaccines, their harm and alternatives is at yahoo groups. To register, go to A great web site is

The AVMA, veterinary colleges, AAHA, FPA and other leaders say 3 years is the best for all other vaccines, so certainly do not do yearly for anything (unless there is a Leptospirosis outbreak in your area, then email me for guidance). Please do not let the need to put your dog in a kennel force you to poison your dog with extra vaccines unless it is an emergency. The insert in vaccine packages says “Give only to healthy animals”, so if your animal is ill in any way, or undergoing treatment, they should not be vaccinated. Vaccinated animals often develop many chronic conditions including diabetes, cushings disease, addisons, allergies and even cancer.
If your animal has any type of reaction to vaccines, please report it to

4. Use the fewest chemicals, remembering that there are chemicals in vaccines. Each animal is an individual and will respond differently to heartworm, flea and tick preventatives. Some are very sensitive to chemicals used in the yard or the house and in vaccines - they will become profoundly ill. Others will be triggered by these chemicals to just not have full health.  Chemicals in foods can cause allergic type reactions, so again feeding a fresh diet from local ingredients will be best. Healthy yards have lots of weeds. House cleaners can be made from foods and microfibril cloths clean like a charm. Healthy animals never get fleas and ticks

5. Understand how animals become ill and how they heal. First there is an energetic imbalance (they are just not right), then functional (the dog is itchy), then inflamed (skin is red, infected, swollen and hot) and finally tissue changes (thick, black skin). Results of any treatment can be no change, amelioration (current symptoms disappear with no other improvements, then return), suppression (current symptoms disappear and they become more ill) or a cure (everything about the animal to begins to improve, especially the overall energy level.)  
Keeping a journal is critical to determine what treatments are helping problems to become less frequent and less severe. You can stand firm with what you feel is working even if your professional disagrees and change approaches when needed. is a great one to use in print or e-version is available.  

6. Learn different healing approaches. There are so many different ways to stimulate your healing that you never need to give up trying. Flower essences, essential oils, homeopathy, massage, Reiki and herbs are a few. Classes are found through your health food store, by phone or on-line. I teach many classes around the country and my web site lists classes taught by others as well.

7. Select the best healers for each animal's health team. Most people want a veterinarian (preferably integrative) and an energy healer. You decide what needs to be tried next for your animal. When you realize the animal is not improving – seek different care. Use conventional veterinarians for diagnosis and emergency treatment, or if other methods are not working. Again, integrative veterinarians (see below) will be able to do both, and have the philosophical understanding of the vibrational causes of illness.

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I strongly recommend finding an integrative veterinarian with whom to work. This is a person trained in many different approaches, including using conventional drugs only when absolutely needed. Working with one can increase the chance that your cherished companion can live a long and healthy life after recovering from this current problem. There are good ones and great ones, and a few homeopathic veterinarians will consult by phone or email. Read my comments at the end on working with and selecting a holistic veterinarian.
You can go to the web sites for each type of holistic practice and use their referral list to find one near to you:
1. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine: &
2. Homeopathic veterinarians (these can often help you by phone if no other holistic practitioners are nearby that you like): and To find homeopathic practitioners for yourself, and homeopathic products, go to;;
3. Chiropractor -
4. Wide range of other treatments:, American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association
If you wish to consult with me by telephone, go to my website and read about my practice.

There are also lots of practitioners and approaches that are used by trained people that you can find by searching the Internet.

I also strongly recommend getting some training in understanding the wide range of approaches to health so you can be in charge of what you choose for treatments for your animals. You can learn Reiki (which can take the "bad" out of vaccines and any needed drugs, or even make food healthier), massage, HTA, TTouch, acupressure, flower essence therapy, aromatherapy, all of which are 100% safe to use for any problems (see REIKI below). There are many more approaches you can do to help heal your animals with some training since they need to be used more carefully - homeopathy, herbal medicine, Chinese herbs. In addition to classes (see below), there are many very good list serves filled with people experienced with not vaccinating and feeding raw meat diets. Go to and look for “Novaxk9s” and “Raw Paws”. As with human health approaches, there are many different opinions, so you need to experiment and see what makes your animals more or less healthy. Keeping a journal can help you decide what is working and what is not working ( has a listing of courses taught by her and others that may help you. I am doing teleseminars and will expand to Webinars in the future. Every Thursday at 11 Am eastern is the blog talk radio and you can access replays at any time, then click on my picture with a hat. If you want to organize a webinar for me and get people in your area of the country to attend I would love to do that for you. You can do searches online for the many other classes and lectures available. Go to for classes every November as part of the annual conference.  People come from around the world for this.

Healthy Animal Update is an emailed newsletter that is occasionally sent out – to sign up – go to While there check out classes and products. Blogs on the site are frequent - sign up for the RSS feed.
Good Health and looking forward to seeing you/hearing you in some of my classes.
Dr. Chambreau

From the book, Healthy Animal's Journal - "Reiki: Personally, I think every person who lives with or works with animals must know at least Level I Reiki. The practitioner places her hands upon the animal (or it can be done from a distance, even around the world) with the intent for healing to occur. The energy flows through the healer into the animal. This is based on directly applying Chi (energy) to rebalance the energy field so it no longer needs to produce the physical symptoms. It is a very good adjunct to any healing modality, especially to relieve pain and inflammation. I have seen cats who begin to eat again when their food has Reiki done on the food. It also "takes the bad out of" things. By doing Reiki on smelly water in restaurants I have been able to drink sweet tasting and smelling water. Use Reiki anytime that you must give injections, vaccines, drugs, flea or heartworm drugs, or other substances with potential toxicity. Do you work in a grooming salon, or kennel, or veterinary clinic, or barn or anywhere animals are being seen? Use your Reiki on any treatments to be given and to calm the animals. People have reported getting animals to eat by doing Reiki on their food.  .  is a great practitioner in Maryland who knows a lot about cats. Get a free treatment at Great information on Reiki - Kathleen Prasad is a wonderful teacher and works with my favorite sanctuary and holistic education center, BrightHaven She just had an article on Reiki in Feline Wellness. Kathleen leads a free monthly telechat for anyone trained in Reiki and using it with animals. If you cannot find a Reiki Class near you (same class for people and animals as it connects you through an "attunement" to the healing energy of the universe, making you a channel of healing), three groups offer long distance, free, attunements.
3. offers free Reiki attunements, classes and training on-line    and animal classes, too
Long distance healing and training is at  
A client of mine is using Christine, Her name is Christine at, To receive free distance Reiki send her your first name only, city and state, and whether or not you have had any Reiki training.  She invites you to include your pets as well.  She uses a teddy bear and does a full body Reiki distance treatment for one hour each Sunday evening from 9 p.m. until 10 p.m. EST.

Another wonderful healer, Deena Spears works long distance with Sound Tuning. I have seen many animals and the people in a home be healed by her work.

From the folks that brought us Jstsayno2vaccs is a new site for raw feeding - excellent -  Here is what they say, “Lastly, we saw a need for a beginner's raw feeding group. Many of the raw feeding groups have grown very large and often new people are lost in the shuffle. In addition, some raw feeding groups are specialized to one type of feeding only. We believe that feeding raw is the first step in whole health and have tried to create an environment of learning and support where there are no dumb questions and everyone gets individual attention. With that in mind Kathleen recently instituted a mentoring program where mentor's sign up to help individuals, and new folks can opt into the program and receive private help in their journey. It has been a huge success. We encourage anyone interested in learning about raw feeding to take a look:

I do not personally know all the rest, so use your common sense as you read.
And if you are really stuck on a specific issue l

There is also a list of lists where other raw feeding lists can be found.  Many are breed specific, location specific or subject specific.


1. Is your companion really healthy?
2. Can you tell if the treatment you selected is deeply curing?
3. Can your companion be healthier than you realize?
YES - read on and evaluate your animal for true health.

Most health problems are the result of an underlying energy imbalance, made worse from poor diet and vaccination.  They are rarely acute diseases (except injuries). Therefore, you may find that the problem does not clear up as you expect or it recurs. If so, you are dealing with an underlying predisposition to illness, and these clues to underlying ill health will help you select a remedy and monitor the results.  As we cure animals of "disease", we find that certain other "NORMAL" things go away, too.  Do not be satisfied until most of the following symptoms are gone.  In young, apparently healthy animals, these apparently "normal" problems may be the only indications to start treatment. This is only the beginning of a list - as more animals are cured we will find new levels of health. Tracking these is easy when you use the Healthy Animal's Journal by Dr. Christina Chambreau (
SKIN: doggy smell; attracts fleas a lot; dry, oily, lack-luster coat;
excessive shedding; not grooming,    ear problems - waxy, oily, itchy, recurrent mites; eye discharge, tearing, or matter in corner of eyes; raised third eyelid; spots appearing on iris; "freckles" appearing on face; whiskers falling out; fragile, thickened, distorted claws that are painful or sensitive to trim.
BEHAVIOR: Fears(of loud noises, thunder, wind, people, animals, life); too timid; too rough or aggressive (even at play); too hard to train; barks too much and too long; suspicious nature; biting    when petted too long; hysteria when restrained; clumsy; indolent; licking or sucking things or people too much; not using litter box or not covering stool.
DIGESTIVE: Bad breath; tarter accumulation; loss of teeth; poor appetite; craving weird things(rubber    bands, plastic, dirt, cat litter, paper, dogs eating dog or cat stools, rocks, sticks...); sensitivity to milk;    thirst - a super healthy cat on non dry food will drink at most once a week; red gum line; vomiting often, even hairballs more than a few times a year; mucous on stools; tendency to diarrhea with least    change of diet; obesity;  anal gland problems; recurrent parasites.
STIFFNESS when getting up, early hip dysplasia; tires easily in hot or cold weather; can no longer jump up on counters, or go up or down steps.
TEMPERATURE: Low grade fevers - Normal for healthy cats and dogs is
AGE & REPRODUCTION: Should live a long life (Shepards 17 years, Danes 12, cats 24). should be able    conceive easily, deliver normally, and not pass on "genetic breed" problems.


Holistic medicine takes the perspective of treating the whole animal. Even if there is a current problem, for example diarrhea or itching, a good holistic veterinarian will ask questions about what problems there have been in the past, what changes in the household or the environment may have triggered the current complaint and if there is anything that makes the current complaints better or worse. They will also evaluate the overall energy level of the animal. Their goal is to make the animal healthier for life, not just to get rid of the current symptom. They will educate you and explain what they see when physically examining your animal.

Some of the modalities that integrative veterinarians may use in addition to conventional include acupuncture, herbs, flower essences, homeopathy, chiropractic, network chiropractic, nutrition, glandulars, Reiki, Tellington touch, healing touch, long distance healing modalities. Some of these have certification programs with a year or more of courses, exams and evaluation of clinical ability. Others are either self-taught or not regulated. Some individuals are wonderful with your animal -- others great at explaining to you what is happening with your animals. A few are good in both areas. Few veterinarians are perfect, and we all have bad days. Your animal should at least be comfortable with your choice and you should be able to get your questions and concerns addressed.

Once you have done the internet work suggested above, how do you select one to start with and then how do you know if you are getting good service and what can you do to help them help your animals?

Ask the veterinarian you are interested in:
1. Ask what modalities are used?
2. What is their training?
3. Is their goal overall health or to merely treat the current complaint? This may be the most important question.
4. What organizations they belong to & how recently have they gone to conferences or taught?  (Just because they belong to AHVMA, or AVH, does not mean they are trained or capable in those modalities.)
As she treats your animal, a good holistic veterinarian will usually:
1. Ask about the history, overall energy, what might have caused the current problem, the environment and what makes the symptoms better or worse.
2. Their physical exam will be gentle, complete and they will show you (you may need to ask) what they mean by “gingivitis, big lymph nodes, heart murmur”, etc.
3. They will be willing to answer your questions and explain why they are recommending a particular treatment.  
4. If they recommend conventional treatments (antibiotics, prednisone, etc.) they will explain to you why they choose this over holistic, and give you a chance to request the more holistic treatment.
5. They will not do anything (vaccinate, treat) without asking you first.
6. They will recommend fewer or no vaccinations and a raw meat or at least more holistic diet.
7. They will schedule follow up appointments until your animal is really healthy.
(See symptoms of chronic disease)
What you can do to help your holistic veterinarian
1. Keep a dated journal of any problems, even little ones. Please change your hold music/messages. While on hold I get tired of hearing the lovely lady's voice repeating over and over and over every 30 seconds that she appreciates our business and someone will be back with me soon. Please change your hold music/messages. While on hold I get tired of hearing the lovely lady's voice repeating over and over and over every 30 seconds that she appreciates our business and someone will be back with me soon.
2. Write down any treatments given.
3. Call if symptoms worsen, or they are less energetic and less happy, or you have concerns.

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QUESTION: Dr Christina,
That was a lot to absorb, but very interesting reading.  I looked for holistic/integrative veterinarians down this way (Valdosta GA) and no luck there.  The one that does advertise as holistic is an error on his site. Nevertheless, here's an update and I'd really appreciate your input again.
Took Lilu to a specialist (per recommendation of my local vet) for what I thought was going to be a endoscopy to determine if something internal was causing her issues.  Well that 6 hour drive, $500 "in depth blood test and exam" told me that she was not hyperthyrodic, has a slight heart murmur which is not caused by hyperthyroidism, and resulted a new ABC diet; this time Hills Prescription z/d. I was told to feed her 2 5.5oz cans daily.  I couldn't get her to eat one can a day.  So after the third day of the battle of wits, she decided she's not going to eat it at all. OMGosh!  I spoke with my local vet and he said I needed to force feed her by syringe. He also prescribed Sucralfate to soothe her intestinal lining, etc. due to her continued vomiting.  The "specialist" disagreed with the force feeding and said we need to find something that she will eat (DUH!!).  In the midst of being pulled in every which direction I continue to do my own on-line research.  I'm reading that I should try to find a lamb based diet for ease of digestion, to stay away from all grains and fish products. No problem with that as I was already starting the grain free wet food diet for everyone.  I am having no luck finding a lamb diet, wet or kibble, though I did find one beef, venison, and lamb, canned product by Wellness Core, grain free.  I also purchased canned duck by Buffalo Blue. And as much as I don't want to do a kibble, I did get small bags of Wellness Core grain free Turkey, Turkey meal, Duck (novel protein source) and Buffalo Blue Grain Free Basics (sensitive solution formula) Turkey and Potato recipe. What do you think?  I feel like I'm running out of options for my babies, especially Lilu.

ANSWER: First, even though there is no one local to you, go to to find a homeopath who can be your primary veterinarian by phone and email. This is really critical. I know that Atlanta is about 200 miles, and there are a lot of holistic vets there.

Second - the very best would be to offer fresh meats, raw or cooked. I do not think lamb is that much better than other proteins.  I agree to not feed grain. If your cats, esp LILU will eat meats, eggs, dairy (especially raw - you can order Raw Fermented Goats milk from Answers pet foods), canned fish (maybe just as a "spice")...and even fruits (most cats love melon or cantelope) and vegetables.  

Third, Of the ones you mentioned, I prefer Blue Buffalo. I would not do prescription diets. I would never feed dry.

Fourth - learn Reiki soon. You can Reiki the food and offer Reiki to Lilu every day.

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Finally got Lilu in to the right specialist am told the heart murmur is nothing to be concerned with, her heart is fine.  However, she did have a tumor in her stomach.  I'm waiting for the results of the biopsy, but the doctor has told me it's a matter of determining which "cancer" it is. My prayer is that it is benign and can be removed without complication.  But my primary concern is for her to have a good quality of life for whatever time I have with her if that prayer is not answered.  I lost my mother to cancer this Jan and this wound is all too fresh.  I've been doing some research on products that might boost any treatment she undergoes and ran across "Life Gold" by Pet well Being.  Are you familiar with this or any other product that might bolster her immune system to help fight off this dis-ease?  I'll know more tomorrow when I speak with her doctor about our next courses of action.  Thank you in advance for your wisdom.

It is even more important now to go immediately to an integrative veterinarian (be sure they are comfortable treating tumors) as that is the best way to maintain quality of life. Surgery may or may not be the best approach, so please follow all of my suggestions from before (no grains at all in the diet as grains make tumors worse).

There are so many treatments like "life Gold" on the internet. Each has been very successful in certain animals but you will do MUCH better working with a trained professional who can help you evaluate every possible strategy to cure Lilu, or at least give her the best quality of life.  

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I can give you the holistic approach to any problem, mostly for dogs and cats and some farm animals and horses. Depending on the condition and the type of animal, I will be able to give very specific treatment suggestions such as what flower essences, homeopathic remedies, nutritional supplements, diet changes, lifestyle changes or herbs that may be helpful - not drugs. I can also suggest where you can go for further education or to find a specialist in a specific holistic field. I can help you understand why your animal is ill and what improvements can be expected. I do not check messages more than every one to two days, so PLEASE DO NOT ask about EMERGENCIES - call your local veterinarian. I cannot diagnose your animal. I cannot prescribe specific treatments. I am no longer very current with conventional treatments, so cannot answer questions on those. I am not an expert on birds or small critters. I am not an expert in breeding, birthing or babies.


I graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 1980 and began using homeopathy in my practice after a client introduced me to it. By 1988 I was using exclusively holistic treatments. I began lecturing in 1987 and have spoken at veterinary conferences, health food stores, people's homes, churches, veterinary college conferences - anywhere people want to learn more about keeping their animals healthy.

Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy (I helped found this one) American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association National Center for Homeopathy American Veterinary Medical Association

I have written in many magazines, journals and newspapers. A few include Bark Magazine; Journal of the AHVMA; Baltimore Dog Magazine; Whole Dog Journal; Tiger Tribe; Wolf Clan. I have also been frequently interviewed on radio and TV. I am Associate Editor for the Integrative Veterinary Care Journal, so often have articles there.

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) Certified Veterinary Homeopath (CVH)

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