Pets in Health Crisis
10 Tips To Help You Help Your Pet Through Health a Crisis
You might not expect serious disease to affect your pets, but the truth is that cancer, diabetes, infections, heart disease and a multitude of “human” diseases afflict our pets at alarmingly high rates and increasingly younger ages, just as in human populations. Diet, toxins and stress contribute greatly to the cause of these diseases. Revisions such as better diet, detoxification, reducing stress and adding meditation, Reiki energy work or acupuncture, all help to reverse, slow or halt the progress of serious illness.
Although serious disease seems like a surprise when symptoms become obvious, the ailment has probably been brewing for a while. Pets are really expert at hiding illness or weakness. You may think they’re not telling you, but often the warning signs are there. Aside from guilt, which serves no purpose, there is a lot you can do to help your pet in crisis.
- Be calm, collected and clear headed. Strong emotions, grief, confusion and anxiety add to the stress and discomfort of your pet. Though trying to remain calm may be easier said than done, it’s really important to send the message to your pet that you are the same loving, confident and in control parent they have always known.
- Knowledge is power. Become as educated as possible about causes, symptoms and what to watch for. Use your vet as one resource, but also go beyond your vet to learn about safe and natural, non-medical methods to help with recovery such as acupuncture, energy work like Reiki, natural supplements and detoxification.
- When too many facts become confusing, go with your gut and find someone you trust to explain it all to you. Experience and someone who will spend the time to answer your questions count a lot toward making better decisions for your pet’s care.
- Adapt to a new way of doing things. Special needs pets inspire creativity for managing their care. For example:
- Create a quiet space for healing. For birds, this might be a smaller, warmer housing away from noises and household traffic. Also, rather than moving the cage to a new location, just adjust your behaviors to become calmer and more soothing, eliminating loud noises (as in pots and pans or telephones ringing). You could also leave the cage partially covered for more privacy, less harsh light and draft.
- Watch out for potential hazards. For older dogs with arthritis or weak legs it could mean covering slippery floors with mats and carpeting. Be mindful of access to parts of the house or garden that could lead to injury or stress; stairs, a doggy door, or for birds, a favorite perch too far away for flying.
- Adjust activities to their abilities, being careful not to overdo. It might mean swimming instead of running, going for shorter, easier walks, or just leisurely snuggle time with you.
- Add soothing music. Sound carries healing vibrations that are known to calm and help heal. I like Native American Flute music, whale sounds and piano.
- Become a special chef. It’s very concerning when an ill pet doesn’t want to eat. Calories provide energy and good nutrition helps to fight illness and rebuild healthy cells. What can you do to encourage eating?
- Entice with yummy, but not strong flavors. For dogs and cats try scrambled eggs, colostrum, cooked meats, a little beef or chicken liver, cooked white fish, yogurt or even applesauce (no sugar). Even meaty treats (choose products made in the USA to avoid contamination). For birds, I put out spaghetti, rice, scrambled eggs and millet sprays. Birds can’t afford to lose any weight! You’ll find the right food that may stimulate appetite.
- Offer food often, taking advantage of wakeful and more energetic moments. After a good rest, your pet may want a small meal before resting again. Respect times when they don’t want to eat. Healing happens during sleep. Let them sleep.
- Desperate? Try a syringe (or dropper) for feeding. Know that this is temporary and, though not very pleasant, it can accomplish a task of getting food in for calories to sustain your pet until he feels like eating on his own. Ask your vet for advice or contact me for tips.
- Use the right supplements. More than anything else, I recommend detoxification with Natural Cellular Defense and immune support with MegaDefense. These two products alone, when used correctly for your special situation, yield what I have seen to be the greatest benefits in the shortest time. Contact me for details on dosing and use of zeolite (NCD) and MegaDefense.
- Trust your pet. Sometimes conventional medical treatments are worse than the disease, causing severe side effects and cell damage, weakness, discomfort, or they might be very distasteful. Perceive cues from your pet to figure out what course of action you should take. You may find that some herbal remedies aren’t really effective for your pet’s health situation and cause more stress to just administer them. Leave them out and try a different course of action.
- Healing takes time. I wish we could guarantee great health, complete recovery and immediate results. Let your pet know with love and patience that you will help them every way you can, for as long as it takes.
- Let go of the outcome. Focus on the process of healing. Animals live in the moment and will behave as if all they know to be true is effective immediately. When they feel better they behave as if they’re better. If not, they can look pretty hopeless. Without judgment on what is happening right now, continue to keep a positive attitude, sending thoughts of love, joy and healing energy. Give permission for them to transition into spirit form, if that is what they choose to do. Letting go of your pet may be the hardest part of his healing. Even then he may surprise you and decide to stay and recover.
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