Welcome To The Whole Dog!
Helping You to Help Your Dogs Achieve And Maintain
A Healthy Life Naturally since 2003.
The Whole Dog's focus is on putting the dog's needs first by taking a "wholistic" or naturopathic approach and honoring him as the species he is - a dog. Honoring the dog as such is by far the best gift you can give him. Asking ourselves: What's In It For The Dog?
Are you confused by the ever-growing maze of natural health information? Are you giving your dog one thing after another and still not seeing good results? Have you consulted with numerous conventional veterinary practitioners and your pet is still not well?
I have found that most information about natural health care for our pets has been watered down or presented from a human perspective.
Legendary horse trainer Ray Hunt used to open every clinic or symposium saying: “I’m here for the horse; to help him get a better deal.” Well I want to promote looking at the health care and relationships with our dogs from the dog’s perspective - I am here for the dogs and want to share how you can help your dog attain health and thrive for a long, happy life. I share the facts and my experiences with you in a straight forward, factual manner, just as a friend would share with you. The information may not always be easy for you to hear or be "convenient" for you but it will always be the truth and always be what's best for the dog.
For those who have only ever known conventional pet care methods, the natural approach may at first seem to go against almost everything you know. This is because conventional methods have been developed from the human perspective and based on treating symptoms.
The truly holistic or naturopathic approach looks at and works with "the whole animal", mind, body and spirit, in a natural way that ignites the body's internal healing force and stimulates its natural abilities to heal itself.
The goal in the total wellness program, consultations and writing is to help you - the companion animal owner/care giver - to detect the root of the cause of your pet’s physical, emotional and/or behavior problem and then show you how to use nature's laws of health and remedies to assist your pet's immune system to re-balance and then maintain health, greatly lessening the need for conventional veterinary care except in a life threatening emergency.