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Hello Dr. Christina my dog has digestion problem i don't know perfect but when i go with him for walk he can not do potty means poop stuck in his ass do not come out he try lot but nothing , i called doctor he says he has digestion problem and he give injection to dog . then dog is normal but after a couple days its start back  so what i do ? my dog get heavy meal so it only happens by it or another problem ? he is perfect body ,fit, 4 years old can i change diet , give me specific diet and how many water he can drink ? thank you

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Drinking water is good for stools, so he can drink as much as he wants.
diet is best to be fresh meat, in big hunks, even with the bones. and mash up and grate cooked and raw vegetables. Start with 1/2 meat and 1/2 vegetables.Good list serve for raw feeding is on Yahoo - http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/rawk9s/  They also have some on their natural rearing web site - www.aunaturelk9s.com.  

I would add some aloe vera (squeeze some drops from the leaves of a plant).

Most importantly, begin now to find a veterinarian who has studied homeopathy or acupuncture that you can work with in the future (some will help by phone or email). http://www.vethomopath.com/ is one in India who may be able to help you. Also look for ayurvedic practitioners. Fenugreek seeds can help with sticky stool.  

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Dr. Christina Chambreau

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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.

Experience

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.

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

Publications
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.

Education/Credentials
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) Certified Veterinary Homeopath (CVH)

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