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Herbs in Animal Care.



This is an email that I received from a wonderful woman who I contacted a little while back - She had included this information in her email to me. Which I have incorporated into my site as part of the holistic approach to animal care - as they, those in the animal world, has the right for the very best of care that we can offer. I hope that you will take the time to participate in this page to help our beloved companions on this earth.



If you have pets or know someone who does, I'd like to take this opportunity to include a summary of information from the holistic animal health section of my web site: .

My web site is created from a labor of love and dedicated to the health and well being of animals everywhere. I maintain this Web site for informational and educational purposes only. I do not sell or endorse products nor do I provide medical advice. Please consult your veterinarian for any medical problem.



RAW FOOD DIET:Pet food (kibbles and canned food) is one of the world's most synthetic edible products, containing virtually no whole ingredients. A growing number of veterinarians and animal nutritionists say that many of our pets' disease and suffering can be prevented or cured with nutrition. Holistic veterinarians teach that processed pet food (meaning COOKED food) is the main cause of illness and premature death in the modern dog and cat. In December 1995, the British Journal of Small Animal Practice published a paper contending that processed pet food suppresses the immune system and leads to liver, kidney, heart and other diseases. This research, initially conducted by Dr Tom Lonsdale, was researched further by the Australian Veterinary Association and proven to be correct.

For a return to health, pets require a diet, which strengthens the immune system and most closely resembles that which they would get in the wild (meaning RAW food). Grains are NOT part of the natural diet of wild dogs and cats. Carnivores cannot maintain long term production of the quantity of amylase enzyme necessary to properly digest and utilize the carbohydrates. Dr. William Pollak D.V.M, says that 73.7% of common diseases in dogs and 63% of common diseases in cats can be eliminated without medical intervention over a period of one year with proper diet modifications and an understanding of the healing process as exhibited through healing episodes. Approaching disease from the perspective of health is the most powerful means of eliminating disease".

You can find more information about optimum animal's diet at:

You can find some sample of RAW meal recipes at:

Several companies are now selling commercially prepared RAW food for pets (some organically grown):

I do NOT feed irradiated meat to my dog Shasta (irradiated=processed by gamma ray radiation). I make sure that all meats I purchase for her at the market is NON-IRRADIATED. If I'm not sure about the meat I'm about to purchase, I ask the manager in the meat department about it. WORRIED about SALMONELLA and other bugs in your pet's raw meat diet? Most holistic veterinarians are well aware that dogs and cats don't get salmonella poisoning because their digestive system is so acidic that it kills everything. This is why a dog can bury a bone and dig it up two weeks later and eat the rotting meat.

Read the document:



VACCINATION:Dr Charles E Loops DVM says, "Vaccinations represent a major assault on the body's immune system." Routine vaccination is known to create short term and long term multitude of symptoms."

Read the comments of veterinarians who believe vaccines are damaging our pets at

Homeopathy is renowned for its success to antidote or remove the toxic effects of vaccines and to re-establish balance in the organism and restore health. Certain homeopathic remedies taken before and after vaccination can protect from vaccine damage. A professional homeopathic veterinarian should be consulted for more information. You can learn more about homeopathy's ability to reduce or repair damage caused by vaccines and alternative to vaccines at

Natural minerals and trace elements are crucial to maintain an animal's good health. I add KELP (seaweed) and PASCALITE clay to my dog's diet. For more info about kelp:

For more info about pascalite:




If you'd like to have a consultation with a holistic or homeopathic veterinarian and there are none in your hometown you can always seek a telephone consultation with a holistic vet or an animal consultant. A phone consultation can be just as effective as an office consultation, especially if you already have a diagnosis of your animal's condition. Homeopathy can also achieve incredible results with all types of chronic or acute disease.

You can place a search on the Internet for a holistic vet or a homeopathic vet or you can choose one in the list I have compiled at

You may also want to check out the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association Directory online at



MEDICATION: Beware of drugs that your conventional veterinarian may give your animal. They are often ineffective and may have serious side effects. Frustrated with the failures of conventional veterinary medicine, Dr. Charles E Loops DVM says: "After 10 years of traditional veterinary practice I became tired of having no treatment for chronic disease, incurable conditions, and a plethora of allergic maladies which seem to plague all veterinary practices. I was frustrated with giving animals cortisone because I had no other solutions, or using antibiotics for infections, which I knew, were of viral origin. There is so much that can be done for an animal, bird, or reptile that is ailing by utilizing homeopathic medicine."

Learn about the danger of antibiotics for your pets at

You can also learn about using HOMEOPATHY as an effective and safe alternative to antibiotics and other drugs for animals at (See info about chemotherapy further down.)

ALTERNATIVE TO ANTIBIOTICS: Learn about safe and effective natural herbal antibiotics (also antiseptics, antivirals, antipyretics, anti-inflammatories, and antifungals) for humans and animals.

TESTIMONIAL: You can read my own testimonial "How I saved my dog's life with homeopathy and raw food" at

You can read other testimonials about amazing animal cures at:

SICK ANIMALS:For information about specific animal illness and their natural cures please go to

Also, I highly recommend that you visit Dogs & Cats-How to cure sick and dying pets with natural methods at

WATER FAST: Dr. William Pollak D.V.M. says that occasional fasting by cats and dogs is a normal, natural phenomenon, especially when natural raw, fresh foods are fed. Very sick animals in the wild are known to fast on water for several days; it is the behavior of rest and purification. Water fast for people or animals have tremendous healing powers. Therapeutic Fasting is the world's most ancient and natural healing mechanism." I routinely fast Shasta on water for 38 hours once every week or every other week. If she would be sick I would fast her on water for 2 to 5 days or longer if needed. I would never attempt to entice her to eat. More info on fasting animals:

FELINE HOLISTIC HEALTH: FELINE HOLISTIC HEALTH: Holistic Health for Cats - Natural diet - Transitioning a cat to a new diet - homeopathy - herbal treatments and nutritional medicine for your feline companion (natural remedies for kidney or bladder problem, sarcoma, and other feline health conditions) Vaccines and Sarcomas: A Concern for Cat Owners; Does your cat suffers from upper respiratory problems, sores or strange lumps?

EQUINE HOLISTIC HEALTH: Natural treatments for horses; Nutritional Therapy, Accupressure, Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Herbal Therapy Homeopathy, Magnetic Therapy, Massage, Premarin Industry: Holocaust for Horses, and more.

PARROTS & OTHER PET BIRDS: Eating fresh raw foods, such as fruits, vegetable matter, nuts, seeds, sprouts, berries, leaf buds can offer our birds the ultimate opportunity to achieve vibrant and long- lasting health. Birds become sick on commercial diets. Grapefruit Seed Extract, the natural Cure & Disinfectant

REARING HEALTHY PUPS & KITTENS: Pet owners often complaint that their new puppy is sick with diarrhea, vomiting, running eyes and ear infections. A lot of money is spent on veterinary care and medication, often with poor result. Learn to feed your pup or kitten a raw food diet for optimum health and vitality.

SUPPORT GROUPS: If you feel that your question was not addressed or if you need further assistance, this is what I suggest you do: in my web site. I have links to support group dedicated to holistic pet care where sharing of information on alternative medicine is given in a practical, usable format. It's easy to join these groups. You can email your question and you'll receive plenty of advice and support. You can find the address to these support groups at

FLEA PROBLEMS, ALLERGIES, ITCHING, COMPULSIVE BITING or LICKING:I have a wonderful recipe of natural products that I use with great success on my dog to stop itching and to heal flea bites or hotspots. Check the info at:

If that does not help your animal's allergies or compulsive biting and licking, I think that homeopathy is one the best approach. If you are unable to have a consultation with a homeopathic vet, you can contact Jean Hamburg at for information about an inexpensive combination homeopathic product which appears to brings much relief to these suffering pets and you can read Jean's success story at: If you contact her, tell her that Shirley gave you her email address.

CANCER: In 1987 Dr. Lana Levi, of the University of California wrote, "Most cancer patients in this country die of chemotherapy. It does not eliminate breast, colon, or lung cancer. This fact has been known for over a decade. Women with breast cancer are likely to die faster with chemotherapy than without it." What is true for people is ALSO TRUE FOR PETS. More info about Chemo:

If your animal has cancer, I recommend that you visit "Preventing & Healing Animal Cancer: the holistic approach at

There is also an inspiring testimonial page where people describe how their animals where cured of cancer and other chronic disease with flax oil, homeopathy and a good diet at:



I have included email addresses with each testimonial to facilitate interaction and support. Dr. George C Pack, MD, a cancer specialist at Cornell medical School says, "The only real defense against cancer is the immune system. Almost everyone has cancer cells present at times in our bodies. If our immune system is working properly, these cells are killed or reabsorbed by our defense system before they begin to grow and threaten our health." Improving an animal's diet by providing it with plenty of RAW meat and raw vegetables, flax oil, and kelp meal can help improve symptoms by strengthening the immune system. There is an abundance of info about nutrition and animal healing at cannot poison your animal's body into health with drugs, chemo or radiation. The holistic approach treats the whole person, ignites the body's internal healing force and stimulates the body's natural abilities to heal itself. "Health can only be achieved with healthful living" T.C.Fry

TOXIC ENVIRONMENT: Finally I would like to remind you that animals could become sick from environmental toxins. "I once had an epileptic dog I had been treating unsuccessfully for eighteen months. One day its plastic feeding bowl was accidentally broken and replaced with a ceramic one. The fits stopped immediately." For more information please go to

BOOKS:You can learn a great deal about using natural homeopathic, herbal or homemade remedies for mental, emotional and physical conditions that you pet may suffer from. I have a list of books about holistic animal health at

AWARD-WINNING WEBSITE: The holistic animal section of Shirley's Wellness Cafe received the "the #1 best dog site of the year" award! Read the terrific review this site received and meets the other 9 winner sites at

DISCLAIMER:This information is presented for the educational and free exchange of ideas and speech in relation to animal's health and wellness only. It is not intended as a substitute for the advice and treatment of a licensed professional. I am NOT a veterinarian and I do NOT provide medical advice. Please consult your veterinarian for any medical problem. Copyright 1996 Shirley Lipschutz-Robinson - All rights reserved. is a nonprofit, educational web site on the Internet since 1996 Contact Shirley: or

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SHIRLEY'S WELLNESS CAFE: Oriented to self-help this nonprofit educational web site is dedicated to help promote natural health for humans and their animals

ADVERSE EFFECTS OF VACCINES:published medical studies, government statistics, congressional testimonies and other credible sources directly contradict commonly held assumptions about vaccine safety and effectiveness<

AIDS: A growing number of scientists world-wide have publicly denounced the total failure of the HIV/AIDS hypothesis and criticized the use of AZT which has been proven to be a toxic poison - AIDS in Africa: lies and deceptions - The TRUE origin of AIDS - Healing AIDS: a holistic approach.



More at Shirley's Wellness Cafe: Optimum Pet Nutrition & Holistic Animal Health

Natural Health for Children & Parenting Issues:

Natural Health for Women:

Natural Health for Men:

Homeopathic Medicine for your Family and your Pets:

The Healing Powers of Raw Foods & Juices:

Healing with Flowers, Herbs, hydrotherapy & Other Natural Remedies:

Healing Clay: promoting health in plants, animals and humans, it is one of the most effective natural detoxifying agents available.

The Nervous System: Healing with Medicinal Plants:

Alternative Cancer Therapy Programs:

Oils That Can Save Your Life: Flax Oil The Wonder Healer:

Urine Therapy: medically proven natural cure:

Basic Healing Principles - Restoring Immunity and Preventing Disease:

Therapeutic Fasting and Internal Cleansing:

Diabetes: alternative therapies:

Testimonials of Amazing Health Recovery:

Healing eczema/psoriasis: a drugless approach

Healing asthma: a drugless approach

Healing shingles/herpes zoster naturally and rapidly:<

Genetically Engineered Foods threatens our health:

Dental Amalgams the "silver" fillings in your teeth - Is It Safe?

Fluoride: wide range of serious health problems:

Beware of canola oil:

Bovine Growth Hormone in your milk: Why is it banned in Europe?

The Bitter Truth About NutraSweet (Aspartame):<

About Shirley: overcoming a lifetime of ill health and suffering. -

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