As your veterinarians, our job is to help keep your pet as healthy as possible through regular examinations* and chiropractic adjustments, and to offer advice. Your job is to give proper diet and daily home care. If you follow the recommendations below, then we, as a team, will be doing a great deal to help your pet live longer and avoid expensive and heartbreaking chronic ailments.
Brush coat daily with a wire slicker brush – stimulates circulation and skin gland secretions; strengthens hair follicles; detoxifies the whole body; keeps the coat clean.
Brush teeth and gums daily with CET Pet Toothpaste® – enzymes dissolve plaque, so tartar never forms. If there already is tartar, brush with Vetzlife Oral Care Gel®.
“Thump the Thymus”
Tap the sternum over the thymus gland (between the front legs) 10 times once a day to help stimulate the immune system.
Consider only two sets of puppy/kitten shots between 9 and 16 weeks, then triennial vaccinal blood titers. Rabies vaccinations are required by law, usually at 12 – 26 weeks old. Rabies booster in 1 year and then every 3 years, but consider vaccinal blood titers instead of boosters. At the time of any vaccination and 2 weeks later, give protective homeopathic remedies.
To repel fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes and avoid harsh chemical repellents and drugs, use Dr. B’s Pet Peeve Plus or Herbal Gold Parasite Dust® powder.
Provide exercise, love, and comfort. Add Rescue Remedy Flower Essence to every bowl of water.
Full examination at least annually (twice a year if 5 years or older), urine, stool, and blood tests. Chiropractic (VOM) adjustments every 6 months, after an initial series.
We strongly recommend feeding your pet a diet of raw meat and steamed or blanched vegetables. You can purchase our own “Dr. B’s” brand of frozen raw food at our office or in local pet stores. Or you can make raw food at home according to the following guidelines:
- 75% raw beef, chicken, turkey, lamb, or fish, 25% of which is made up of organ meats (liver, kidneys, heart, spleen, skins/intestines/stomach, and glands such as thymus and pancreas9sweetbreads).
- 25% steamed or blanched vegetables, 50% of which is made up of “carbohydrate vegetables” such as sweet potatoes and squash. The other 50% should be spinach, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, kale, collard greens, Swiss chard, and any other non-salad vegetables. Avoid onions, tomatoes, and avocado.
- Add Rx Vitamins Nutritional Support Support®, Powdered Aloe, and Rx Vitamins Biotic®
- Do not give dogs biscuits, rawhide, pigs’ ears, or cows’ hooves. Instead give crunchy vegetables (carrots, celery, jicama) or fruits (apples, pears). Also, we encourage offering “rope bones” and Nylabones®.
- 90% meat and 10% vegetables (leave out the sweet potatoes and squash).
- Add Flying Basset Maintenance Nutritional Complex®, Dr. B’s Aloe powder®, and Rx Vitamins for Pets Rx Biotic® get from our office during office hours.
At the very least, if you need to feed processed Pet food, supplement it with Missing Link® and Prozyme®, both of which you can get from our office during our office hours.