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A BAD dream about my dog Lewis…

By Dr. Andrew Jones

From: Dr Andrew Jones
Author: Veterinary Secrets Revealed
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Re: Dreaming about your pets..


Hello fellow Veterinary Secret reader.

I had a very disturbing dream last night that my dog
Lewis developed a condition called Bloat.

In this medical emergency the stomach fills with air,
it often twists, and compresses the major blood vessels.

It occurs most often in deep chested dogs, ( as Lewis is)
and has a pretty dismal result- Over 50% of the Dogs that
Bloat die.

Yes a Bad Dream.

Perhaps part of this is I have seen 2 Bloat cases in the
last month. One dog died on the way to the clinic, while
the other dog ( a German Shepherd) had successful late
night emergency surgery.

But the dream sure freaked me out. I had Lewis sleep the
rest of the night in our bed ( not really my wife’s
favorite sleeping partner), and I woke up this
morning with the need to appreciate and connect with him

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43 Responses to “A BAD dream about my dog Lewis…”

  1. Avatar Iva Says:
    January 31st, 2008 at 10:45 am

    As an animal communicator, I “converse” with my animals on a fairly regular basis, but it’s at night when I really feel how connected we are. Usually it’s the dogs that are accompanying me on some “dream journey” but when I’m working on a lost animal case, I’ll often dream that one of my dogs is lost. Occasionally, if one of the animals is experiencing a health problem, they will appear in a dream without the health issue to let me know that they will get well. But the most interesting phenomenon is that when I travel and am separated from them, inevitably I will have a dream letting me know that the animals are OK. Animals also have come to me in a dream after they have crossed over to let me know that they indeed made the journey safely.

  2. Avatar Rhonda Sillman Says:
    January 31st, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    I have never had a dream about my pet. I imagine that was certainly upsetting. I know it would give me an uneasy feeling. Here’s to good pet health.

  3. Avatar Kathy Says:
    January 31st, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    Dear Dr. Andrew,

    I’m glad it was only a dream, I know how upsetting this must have been for you.

    In early Sept.’07 my beautiful 8 year old Beagle Ms. Dixie was diagnosed the Lymphoma. This absolutely crushed my Husband and I as we absolutely adore and love this little girl. We immediately we referred to a Veterinary Oncologist who confirmed the diagnosis and immediately started Dixie on an intense Chemotherapy treatement plan. About a month later I had a dream one night that she was being pulled from me, she slept right next to me that night (which is not her common sleeping place)the next morning I was happy to know that Ms. Dixie was alive and well. The bad news is that the next day I received a call from my Mom that my Dad was in the hospital and not doing well, two weeks later my father passed away. It was not Dixie that was being taken from us it was my Father. On the positive side, Ms.Dixie is still with us and doing very well. She is in remission with her Lymhpoma, she still has to have Chemo every three weeks to maintain her remission status. She is a happy, active and fiesty little dog whom we love very much. Believe in your dreams, they my be telling you something.

  4. Avatar Anna Says:
    January 31st, 2008 at 6:54 pm

    In my case, small and large cats have always “sent” dreams. [The night before Tatiana the SF Zoo tiger was murdered, I had a very foreboding dream about 5 large cats in a public park and there was a sniper with a helmet methodically trying to pick one out. I actually wrote it up on a pet forum, hours before it happened, and I mistook what it meant.]

    My two cats sleep at my head, side or feet, and there is no question that in both our altered states, dreaming, I pick things up from them, that weave into my dreams.

    My male cat always warns me of earthquakes. There have been the usual swarm of them, but sometimes it escalates. But two nights ago I got this dream.

    I went into the bathroom and their litter boxes were filled with glass. How could I have been so careless to leave it like this I exclaimed. I removed the glass and it was so much I had to toss their boxes and start over. I couldn’t find the cats.

    Meaning 1: These cats are e/q nervous now, when they had never been nervous before, about their litter boxes being in the bathroom where we have glass affixed to the walls in the forms of mirrors. One smaller one may not be up to e/q standard attachment. They are warning me in an earthquake this is what I’ll walk into the bathroom and find unless I fix that mirror.

    Meaning 2:
    The one cat is having problems pooping and I think he is telling me it feels like he is pooping shards of glass when he poops.

    Meaning 3:
    I feel guilty I have glass in the bathroom because two weeks ago something fell from a shelf and broke a glass object.

    Meaning 4:
    A tiny undetected shard from above mishap escaped my vacuum and one cat actually ate it experimentally, and is the reason he is not pooping, cuz its like pooping glass.

    Yes, dreams are not worth the worry they cause!

  5. Avatar Patzeee Says:
    February 2nd, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    My mama told me when i was having bad dreams this is a sign of being over worked & nevousness..Time to take a well deserved break from the negative and stress around u…U need some worry free and some positive time…i met an intern Dr., that told me as he was studying all the ailments humans could have he was also experiencing them…while putting in 48 hours + in emergency.

    I would say to u …go take lewis and the family for a roll in all the snow ..make snow angels and have a big laugh 🙂

    Hope u have a FUN FILLED WEEKEND !

  6. Avatar carrie Says:
    February 5th, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    Hi, i just read your article about bloat. i just lost a dog to liver disease last Thanksgiving. About 6 weeks before he died he developed a bad case of bloat, had seen my regular vet and was scedualed for an ultra sound. i had been awaiting a consultation with Val Heart, an animal comunicator and healer and we had it 3 days prior to the ultrasound.
    during this phone session with Ms Heart, my dog Willy said that he felt like somethiing had started to untwist inside of him. In 24 hours it was totally down (he could barely walk before). At the unltra sound there was NO fluid in his stomach! i had been frantically searching the internet to find anything about bloat. At the time i did not understand that the stomach was actually twisted and have only sence learned this.

  7. Avatar Clearysage Says:
    March 18th, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    Yes you are right I would love a copy of your course.
    I have had dogs all my life and friends contact me when they are having health problems with their animals.I am into natural medicine so I suggest herbs when possible and wish we had a local vet that was educated in natural medicine I could refer them to but we don’t.So I do my best with what knowledge I have to help them.With that said I feel I am a resource and your course would really help many people in our area with natural ways to treat their animals.I am a acupressurist so I am constantly sharing information with my clients on natural ways to help themselves and their animals when I come across new information.I was just recently sharing with a client your info on not over vaccinating our pets and this was new info for her that she really appreciated. She has 5 dogs and most of them she has rescued from various situations and appreciates all the natural approaches she can use to keep her animals healthy.If I were to be chosen to receive your course I will share the info with many many people in hopes that we can keep our animal friends healthy in a natural way and address their heath issues early on while something can still be done.With my own dog right now I am dealing with her blown ACL.Due to her age and other joints with arthritis I have decided not to do the surgery as I feel it would be to stressful on her. She is on previcox and doing quite well considering the situation.Prior to this happenning she was on synovi 3 for many years as well as other ones of this nature but they just did not give her much relief. So now I have had to go the heavy medication way.I have had blood work done to make sure her organs are tolerating it and all looks good so far.At this point quality of life is most important and she is much happier so this is where we are at.
    Thank you for this opportunity to share with you why your course would benefit not only me but many others if it comes my way.Take care and thank you for truly caring about our precious animals they are such a gift to human beings they truly teach us what love and being in the present moment is……..

  8. Avatar AJ Says:
    March 18th, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    I have been an animal lover my entire life and have become known as the local “Dr Doolittle” since if there is an animal in need or problems and questions about pets I am the one neighbors and friends call. Of course I am not a veterinarian and actually am a registered nurse and recently have come to realize the error of my previous belief in strictly allopathic medicine. I am dealing with one of my cats being blocked for the second time and just now was called and told his thyroid is also elevated so another test is to be sent. I personally don’t believe the old ways i.e. yearly vaccines, dry food for cats are in their best interest and want to learn as much as I can so I will be on solid ground when other pet owners ask me about these issues for their own pets. I would like to be able to help any animal whom I have the pleasure to meet and if I were to receive the home study course I feel I might be on my way or at least be speaking with more authority having studied this course material. My own pets are getting on in age and this cat is the second cat with high thyroid disease and would like to explore all other options and learn if it can be treated in a gentler more natural way. My sisters dogs who I regard as my own most definitely would benefit from naturopathic treatments after a life time of constant veterinary visits for every allergy, ruptured cruciate ligament,low thyroid and now one has a brain tumor which is believed to be cancerous but they can not afford and wouldn’t subject this loving dog to brain surgery.Ive lost my walking partners because neighbors chose to euthanize rather than get proper training for their dog and now my sisters two dogs are very ill one with the tumor and the other with extremely bad arthritis and has been on rimadyl and others for years now. I would so love to find a natural remedy that would give her relief and that would prove like nothing else would that pet owners need to be involved in their pets care and not accept every pill given as the only way to help. I too would be able to help many animals besides my own and I have in the double digits already myself! (12 pets)Most people wont even take their pets to the vet because of costs and to be able to suggest something cost effective and truly beneficial would certainly convert more people to natural and alternate medical treatments.

  9. Avatar Susan Stoll Says:
    March 18th, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    We just lost our 19 year old cat Jasper to a gum tumor. We took him to my regular vet and she said it was an abcsessed tooth, and gave him antibiotics and said it should be removed. Well it grew at a very fast rate, the antibiotics were not working. When it got large enough that it kept him from eating we took him to another vet, and he told me the bad news, that it was a fast growing tumor, and that there was nothing he could do, and that we were to take him home.
    I forced feed him, and searched the web for a miracle cure, nothing worked, we lost him anyway.
    I had him since I found him when he was 4 weeks old. He was my best friend, I was so broken hearted.
    We have 14 other cats, 2 are 19 years old, and 3 large dogs we love very much. We do our best to keep them healthy, but sometimes it is so hard.

    Susan Stoll

  10. Avatar Karen Says:
    March 18th, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    I would very much appreciate your coarse. Maybe I could afford it in a few years but we (my 2 daughters & 3 grandchildren) are living on my income alone (for a # of reasons). We have 3 dogs (we lost 2 this past year…old age), one, Sierra, who is 12 yo, and a boarder collie mix, is going up/down stairs with difficulty due to athritis. We rescue our pets from the Humane Society, and they all are fixed. Sierra is also having trouble keeping hair on her tail. I’d like to find out how to help her feel more energetic and be able to climb the stairs w/o so much difficulty…if I’m not home and everyone is going to bed, she sits at the bottom of the staircase, talking and pleading to go to the upstairs with the kids and my daughters…she & I usually sleep on the main floor. If I don’t win the coarse, perhaps you could email some information. Thank you for this opportunity. Karen

  11. Avatar Cindy Ishkanian Says:
    March 18th, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    Hi doc,

    I live on conservation land in Winter Springs Florida for 3.5 years now. What I discovered when I first moved in was that this land is a dumping ground for people who no longer want there animals. Without even meaning to, I have began my own shelter. One by one kitties would be arriving in my backyard. There are many teenagers where we live who enjoy harming these animals and residents and law enforcement do little to stop it. I started putting food out to help out the kitties. When they trust me enough I start petting them and then when I can lift them up I bring them in and give them an exam and make a Vet appointment. Your book has helped me tremendously in examining ears, eyes, teeth, etc. When I moved into this house I had three kitties of my own. I lost one who battled cancer two years ago.

    Well to make a long story shorter….I have over the last 3.5 years taken in 12 cats that I have had nuetered/spayed, shots and Vet checkups. I have kept five of these cats to go with my already two – Mickey being my oldest at 16.5 and going strong. The other seven I adopted out to friends and co-workers who I knew would be responsible pet owners. Currenlty there are six cats outside that I am feeding and trying to gain there trust so I can do the same for them. Purchasing your book has helped me with eye infections (specially for Mickey) and ear problems, etc. and how to give them regular exams to be sure all is well. Your course would be a Godsend for me. But with all the expense I am currently expending, for the cats I have adopted, and the Vetbills from the ones I adopted out and the food, etc for the ones a I am currenlty feeding and there future Vet bills once I gain there trust – I just cannot afford to purchase your wonderful course at this time. Your consideration for helping me help these kitties is more kind then words can say……Thank you for your time and consideration….Cindy =^..^=

  12. Avatar Cindy Ishkanian Says:
    March 18th, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    Hi doc,

    I live on conservation land in Winter Springs Florida for 3.5 years now. What I discovered when I first moved in was that this land is a dumping ground for people who no longer want there animals. Without even meaning to, I have began my own shelter. One by one kitties would be arriving in my backyard. There are many teenagers where we live who enjoy harming these animals and residents and law enforcement do little to stop it. I started putting food out to help out the kitties. When they trust me enough I start petting them and then when I can lift them up I bring them in and give them an exam and make a Vet appointment. Your book has helped me tremendously in examining ears, eyes, teeth, etc. When I moved into this house I had three kitties of my own. I lost one who battled cancer two years ago.

    Well to make a long story shorter….I have over the last 3.5 years taken in 12 cats that I have had nuetered/spayed, shots and Vet checkups. I have kept five of these cats to go with my already two – Mickey being my oldest at 16.5 and going strong. The other seven I adopted out to friends and co-workers who I knew would be responsible pet owners. Currenlty there are six cats outside that I am feeding and trying to gain there trust so I can do the same for them. Purchasing your book has helped me with eye infections (specially for Mickey) and ear problems, etc. and how to give them regular exams to be sure all is well. Your course would be a Godsend for me. But with all the expense I am currently expending, for the cats I have adopted, and the Vetbills from the ones I adopted out and the food, etc for the ones a I am currenlty feeding and there future Vet bills once I gain there trust – I just cannot afford to purchase your wonderful course at this time. Your consideration for helping me help these kitties is more kind then words can say……Thank you for your time and consideration….Cindy =^..^=

  13. Avatar GAIL DEMSKI (GEE) Says:
    March 18th, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    Hi Doc, I am the one who wrote you asking you to sell it to a million people for $10 rather than a hundred people for a couple of hundred bucks. 🙂 One of my babies has been diagnosed w/ nasal cancer, and she’s only 3! Her nose is lumpy, as is over her eye, but so far she is telling me she wants to stick around. I do what I can for her..I have adjusted her food, she gets omega 3, MSM, and anything else I can think of or learn about to help her. Most websites want an exorbitant amount of money for their supplements, etc. I can’t afford that! I have 2 dogs and 4 cats…throw-aways in someone else’s eyes, but they are A-one in my book! I live alone in the woods, so my Bonecrusher (ya, my kids named her that lol) is my friend, child, companion, and protector. I want more than anything to make her comfortable and as healthy as I can. It takes me ALL WEEK to research something because in this godforsaken north woods my dial up is at 24 kps; yes, you read that correctly. Drives me nuts! I can’t explain how I would LOVE to have your info on hand to use at all times. My vet is a good guy, an old farm vet, though…he isn’t too ‘up’ on homeopathic. Who am I kidding? He doesn’t even know what that is, but he does care. When I spoke to him re: doing reiki on my dog, he asked what that is. Well, the last I saw him, he told me ‘I don’t know what you’re doing, but keep it up!’ Well, yes I will, but it WOULD be nice for ME to know what I am doing! I am mostly operating in the dark, but I won’t stop trying. Can you help? Thanks for this opportunity, Doc.

  14. Avatar Dan Says:
    March 18th, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    Who can resist an offer like that – write something and get a free course. Usually I don’t waste my time, but your subject matter is definately not a waste of time and well worth a try. Well, here goes (sorta): I love animals, all animals. I want to do unmentionable things to people that abuse animals. Before immigrating to the U.S, we had mice, rats, a snake, chickens, fish, dogs, cats (usually in double digits), etcetc. Me – sucker for animals, cant say no. I had a house with a 1/4 acre of land, but we did fine. In a new country, I cant even begin to tell you what it did to part with most of them. But we still brought 2 of the dogs and the snake. Can’t understand why it is such a big deal to find a place to accept animals (never mind 2), and we don’t talk about animal size, breed and of course cost. When in Rome ….. die with no animals LOL. Anyway, I treat me and my family with instinct, love and websites/people that actually are a tad “au naturel” – i.e no running to doctor or vet (unless we really have to – so know your limitations). I try do as much naturally – including food and treats (within my own limitations). The biggest thing with me when an animal is ill – do everything humanly possible until the animal looks at you and says “enough”. This is not fantasy. This is real. Unfortunately, this has happened to me more than once 🙁 .. but I suppose that is life. I can’t stand it. But the other choice is no animals. I don’t know if I can do that. The few experiences with vets (thank God)… my vet back home knew me well 🙂 … and was also very good with all my animals/foibles). My two cents worth 🙂 (Oh yea .. my frog, a tiny African tree frog that is about three times the size of normal ones, and moults every few weeks – I feed him too much LOL)

  15. Avatar Marcia Wynn Says:
    March 18th, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    My dog Chloe died from pancreatitis, when she was fat and old. She was 12, a wonderful chocolate lab. She got into the garbage and ate a whole roasted chicken I had forgotten about in the refrigerator and had thrown away. When we got our new lab, Sydney, I decided that I wouldn’t overfeed him and hope he lives longer. I stumbled on your website and have enjoyed the info. We take really good care of our personal health with alternatives, so why not do that for Sydney. I know that your info could help me.

  16. Avatar Sue Walker Says:
    March 18th, 2008 at 11:48 pm

    Dear Andrew,
    I am a homoeopath who usually treats humans, but because I have such a reputation of being an animal lover (just about every stray ends up at my doorstep and most of them stay) I am often asked to treat animals naturally because their carers are not happy with side effects of most of the medications supplied by their vets. I do my best for these people but because I am not trained in veterinary science it can sometimes be quite challenging. So far I have had success in treating 2 cats with snake bite, a dog with Cushing’s Disease, horses with sarcoids and a variety of skin disorder. Your course would be invaluable to me in that it would allow me to understand better how to treat these beautiful animals who rely souly on us ‘getting it right’.
    Thankyou for allowing me this opportunity to participate in obtaining your free course. I reguarly refer to your site for guidence. Keep up the good work. If all vets were like you our animals would be well cared for.
    Kind regards,
    Sue Walker.

  17. Avatar Marjan Sipsma Says:
    March 19th, 2008 at 12:59 am

    Well, that’s a great offer! I live in Malaysia with 5 dogs and 5 cats. There are plenty of vets here, but they’re not all good ones and the treatments available are limited as people do not spend that much money on vets. 6 years ago i got a Shepherd puppy, after 1 week the puppy was in severe pain. the vet’s comment was to just return it. I visited a lot of vets in Kuala Lumpur and i had to leave my baby for the vet to take it ???? for x-rays that looked like David Hamilton photo’s …. blurry. All vets came up withe same conclusion.; HD. One vet (my present vet, who is good i must say) said it was a spinal problem, but no way to check it here. I flew my dog to the Netherlands when he was 13 months (just in case he needed new hips) where they immediately determined it was discospondylitis and not HD. On several occasions the vets have come up with no conclusion or a conclusion after my dog or cat past away! it was FIV…. oh yeah very common in Malaysia .. after 8 weeks@ 2 visits a week!!! So even though i have a good vet, i still like to double check and investigate for my own sanity. We have vets here, that have studied 30 years ago, but have been in a different business, but when retired they start their own clinic!!! very few rules and regulations! So for that reason would love to have some background information at hand!

  18. Avatar Arthur P Says:
    March 19th, 2008 at 10:23 am

    Dear Dr. Jones.
    I’ve been a long time reader of you emails and I look forward to them because they always have great tips. I have a 9 month opld Boston Terrier (Otis) who is a very loveable guy but at times becomes a little terror. He likes to steal things and make us chase after him. He also thinks he’s a goat. We’ve spent about $300.00 on dog training to date and are finding it hard to use any more discretionary income for our selves, but he’s worth it.
    We’ve given him the series of shots our Vet has recomened, but I didn’t opt for the lime desease vacine as I treat him monthly with Advantix and Tri-Heart plus. I’m a bit confused about the next time he should get a rabbies booster though.
    I believe you are right on re: all the drugs that are pushed on pet owners that may actually be harmful to are beloved pets.
    Keep up the great work, I hope I win!

  19. Avatar Susan Van Tol Says:
    March 19th, 2008 at 10:26 am

    I would like for my friend and co-volunteer at the McNairy County Humane Society to receive your course for no cost. McNairy County in Tennessee is a rural and poor county where there are so many dogs and cats that need the help of the Humane Society, but there are few donations and no grants from any governmental agency. We spent a lot of our limited funds on vet bills and would be extremely grateful if we could find better ways of treating the abandoned pets that we have in our care.

    Most of the pets that we have in our care are sent to other parts of the country to be adopted–through the efforts of other rescue organizations that have been extremely helpful, but again, we have to use our limited funds to help the other organizations so that they will adopt out our pets.

    I believe that many pets would benefit from your course if it is given to the local Humane Society and I hope that you will agree.

    Thank you for your consideration.

  20. Avatar Barbara Kroner Says:
    March 19th, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    Dear dr. Andrew, I was born just after the great depression 1934. Because my parents could only aford 1 child I was allowed to have 1 dog as a companion.when I was 10 my puppy broke his leg and because there was no money my mom called her brother who gave my mom the money for the vet. We bundled him up and took him to the doctor. When we got there I would not let go of my puppy, I was afraid they would put him to sleep. The doctor laguhed and assured me that he would not do any thing except fix his leg and I could stay there and watch,which I did. He was my vet for 40 years until he passed away his name was Dr Bone Bone animal hosp in Chicago. His partner dr. Barnes lasted 10 more years and he passed away. After that I went through 17 doctors. When you have had the best you just know. Then I was watching Oprah show and I could feel her love for animals she mentioned her vet so that is the hospital I go to now. Dr Barnes told me once that some times dr. get lucky and I knew what he ment when a animal gets sick and he has done every thing and he is the best careing dr around he will call on God for help and try one more thing . That is what I could feel in my doctors. Plus they would up date every year and go to school for 2 weeks every year, I have taken on 6 dogs all some one elses throw aways. Thats to much but how do you say no when there is no one to help take a dog and after 6 months you become attached. I have been lucky and found 24 homes for unwanted pets over the last 18 years and when i dont get lucky they stay.I have done this since I was 12 years old Rabbits, chinchillas, birds,snakes.I would feed them and care for them and withthe help of dr Bone when they were well we would release them.My recient patient was Pete a 6 lb. Chihahua. He had a ulserated eye I was sent to a specialist as his eye would not heal with antibiotics. The first 2 vets i could tell were about the money 2,600. they had to put him under anestesia and as every one who has ever had a chihuahua that you dont want to do this unless it is the last thing you can do. I went back on another day and there saw another doctor she said that first she wanted to heal the eye so she told me what she wanted to do because she was trying to get around puting Pete under. She pulled the little hairs that had growen under the eye lid that was keeping his eye from healing. sent us home with a antibiotic cream and we waited for 3 weeks. Then we went back the eye had healed. Then she pulled any unwanted hairs again and she did laser surgery on the hairs 3 days later she said some could grow back but if that happened she would re do. Although the other way putting the dogs under is the the first way and that laser is a newer way and less costley 600. She weighed the options and did what is best for Pete.Which the other doctors didnt care if Pete woke up or not from the surgery. She said why take a chance if we dont have to. Although I am limited on money now that I am retired, the owner of the buisness died a year ago where I worked and his nephew closed the buisness, the nephew called me and sent me the money to take care of Petes bill.When we love Gods creatures and care for them some how he comes through for us and that is what I have found all my life. You Dr. Andrews God will take care of because you care. Barbara Kroner

  21. Avatar Barbara Kroner Says:
    March 19th, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    With Gods help nothing is impossible.

  22. Avatar Rachel Simpson Says:
    March 19th, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    Hello Dr. Jones,
    I always look forward to your comments in your emails. You always have some interesting subject to think about.
    I have been learning to be proactive in the health care of my pets for about eight years now. I used to be the type of pet owner who believed that I had to run to the vet’s office for every little thing, and had to make sure that my pets were completely vaccinated every single year. In 2000, we adopted a wonderful 6-year-old golden retriever named Lola. Her previous owner, our neighbor at the time, could no longer keep her and he knew that we loved our dogs and took good care of them, so he asked if we would take her. Of course we did! I adored her already, watching her grow up from a puppy. He had never taken her to a vet, ever, the entire six years that he had owned her. So, of course, I took her to the vet the first week that we had her. I thought that she had a urinary tract infection. This turned out to be pyometra, which required an emergency surgery. I had never had an adult intact female; I always had my dogs and cats spayed and neutered, so I had no idea at the time what was going on with her. It was really bad; she had about 5 lbs. of pus in her uterus, but she recovered quite nicely. It’s always amazing to me how quickly animals can recover from this sort of thing. But she did have ongoing problems with allergies (constant itching, licking her paws) and our vets prescribed antibiotics, steroids and antihistamines. They would help, temporarily, but it would always come back. Plus, of course, my vets insisted on vaccinating her with everything available. Two years after we brought her into our family, she was diagnosed with lymphoma. She went through almost a year of chemotherapy, then we decided to stop it, because she looked like if the cancer didn’t kill her, the drugs would. After stopping the chemo, I began to take her to a holistic vet. Before this, I had begun to do a lot of research on canine health and nutrition. I had learned the truth about commercial pet diets and learned about the benefits of feeding raw meat and bones. I had switched both of my dogs to a homemade raw diet and they both loved it. I had learned about the benefits of holistic medicine, too and looked for a holistic vet locally. I found one who practiced acupuncture and chiropractics, among other modalities. He helped Lola tremendously, and I believe that his help, and that of another holistic vet, kept Lola going until she reached the ripe old age of 14. She passed on just this past February 29th. I wish that everyone in the world could’ve met her. She was a wonderful dog, truly a heart of gold. Letting her go was one of the most difficult things I have ever had to do. I miss her dearly, and I am so grateful to her for teaching me so much.
    I appreciate what you are doing here, Dr. Jones. I have become almost paranoid about seeing veterinarians anymore. Who do I trust with my animals? I have made many friends through an organization that a friend and I created several years ago, as a sort of gathering place for people whose dogs have cancer. Since then, I have heard some stories of experiences in vet offices that would make your hair stand on end. And the worst part about it, is that, at least in this state, the veterinary board is run by the vets, so very little, if anything, is done in the way of reprimanding them for indiscretions. Although, this may be changing. As more of us pet owner/guardians get in contact with each other and learn about what is happening, and what is wrong and what is right, then, hopefully, things will begin to change. The worst thing that one can do when one sees that something is wrong, is to do nothing at all.
    Thank you for what you are doing, Dr. Jones. Keep it going.

    Rachel Simpson
    Maggie & Annie

  23. Avatar Paula Says:
    March 19th, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    Dear Dr. Jones,
    Thank you for the invitation to receive your course free. My situation is this, and that I rescue all species of animals. I currently have 4
    horses, 4 ponies, 6 bunnies, 18 chickens, 7 dogs,and 7 cats, as well as 10 exotic birds. Mostly all rescued. I just rescued 4 dogs this month. Thats how I found your course info, on a site where they post dogs to be euthanized at local shelters. Anyway, this rescueing is what
    I’ve been doing for nearly 20 years, but the
    amount I have now is the largest yet.
    I could tell you about a bad vet experience, but
    it would take alot less time to say the most of
    them left me feeling violated, and financially
    devastated. I have been treating the animals
    myself with mostly preventive remedies, and I
    pray everyday for God to keep His protection over
    them, as if I needed to take someone to the vet,
    I would (and not the first time) have to make a
    life or death decision based on money. It is sad.
    I have come into the knowledge of an incredible
    line of products, that you’ve no doubt heard of,
    and they are Dynamite, which is the name of the
    products. They are wonderful, but the most
    expensive out there, because they are the best.
    I need something that I can do to keep all the
    animals in my care healthy without going broke.
    Is that unreasonable because of the large number
    of them? Due to the number of animals, most of
    my income goes to merely feeding everyone, and
    as my first plan of preventive maintenance, they
    get pretty good quality food. Maybe not the best,
    but, as close as I can get.
    Dr. Jones, I’m not one to ask for hand outs, but
    I would love to have all the information that you
    are providing, for the sake of the animals.
    when I first happened upon it, I showed it to my
    husband, and said that it would take me a couple
    of months to save for it. My husband has been out
    of work since January, so things are tight. But
    I did plan on purchasing the course once we get
    back on our feet.
    Thank you for all the wonderful information, and
    I feel so blessed for having found you.
    Have a great day!

    All the Best,

    Paula Musso

  24. Avatar Tiffany Kerner Says:
    March 19th, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    Hi Doc:

    I am overwhelmed by your generosity in offering your course for free. There are so many vets who are only in it for the money, these are usually the same vets who do not believe in alternative or complementary medicine or label it useless and potentially dangerous. Usually, these vets are greedy and want to ensure that their clients are dependent on them for everything. Certainly, they would hate it if people could help their own animals at home.

    It is obvious that you are in it for the right reasons, the love of the animals and what is best for them. For that, I thank you, as do the animals who tolerate me at home.

    As for my story, I have recently gone through a pretty big life change. I worked as an attorney for 8 miserable years. One day, I realized how unhappy I was, and gave my notice, not knowing what I was going to do.

    After evaluating my life, there were two things I knew for sure. Working with and being surrounded by animals is what made me happiest in life. For years I worked with feral cats. I would trap them, have them fixed, and try to socialize them, though not always successfully. If I was unable to socialize them, I would re-release them to their colony.

    Of course, I also needed an income, not only to live, but also, to continue to contribute to animal rescues. As such, I went back to school, to become a Naturopathic Doctor. It seemed to fit perfectly, as it was something I whole heartedly believed in, and could use to help people.

    At the same time, I increased my work with rescue organizations. Not only because I had more time, which was flexible, but also, because without a salary, I was no longer able to donate significant amounts of monies to the rescues. As of today, I am almost finished with my studies, and have become a director of a large rescue organization.

    We do not have a shelter, but rely on the kindness of people to foster. Currently, we have over 200 animals in foster homes and an amazing group of volunteers. We provide medical care for all of these animals, and food and/or litter for many.

    The other directors and I usually take the animals that are not generally adoptable for various reasons, and make them part of our own families. Usually this means cats and dogs with incurable medical conditions, or those left extremely disabled either physically and/or mentally.

    With all of that said, receiving your program at no cost would be an incredible gift on many levels. Obviously and selfishly, it would round out and supplement my education as a Naturopathic Doctor, enabling me to help people and animals, and their relationships to each other. On a much larger scale, it would be a priceless resource helping countless numbers of animals, both directly and indirectly.

    First, it would provide an invaluable education and resource not only to me, but to all of our current and future volunteers, with their own, and their foster animals. With your program as a resource, we would be able to help answer the endless number of questions asked by our volunteers and others, regarding many medical conditions and the availability of alternative and complementary medicine. This would also allow us to better and more effectively help the animals.

    Second, the information learned and practiced through your educational program will aid in the health and safety of countless animals. It would not only provide us with information on the existence of specific nontraditional medical treatment, what it should be used for and how to use them, but also, it will protect endless numbers of animals from potentially harmful traditional medical treatment. In addition, based on the alternative and complementary treatments I have already used, I am confident that the additional education will help us with our most difficult babies, including, those who need additional comfort, relief and to help calm our nervous, shy and feral cats. I also believe that the teachings and practices will provide invaluable help to our physically and mentally disabled animals, those which traditional vets have labeled “hopeless,” and those that all others have given up on.

    Finally, it would help significantly with our vet and medication costs. As I am sure you can imagine, with the hundreds of animals in our program the vet bills and medication costs are huge. As we are a nonprofit, we rely on donations from ourselves and others, as well as fund raising events. Being able to provide some treatments on our own will open monies to be used to rescue and help additional animals. We pray for and appreciate any assistance we receive which allows us to help as many animals as possible. The more money we save, the more money we have, and the more money we have, the more animals we can help.

    Thank you for your consideration and for the work you do.

    Tiffany Kerner

  25. Avatar Beveley Haylett Says:
    March 20th, 2008 at 3:33 am

    Dear Dr Jones
    I wrote a full length page of why I should deserve your wonderful offer, but then I read through the comments above before I was about to post mine. When I read some of them, I realized that there are other people out there with such compassion and taking care of so many animals that would benefit more and decided not to tell you my sad story. Instead I decided to just say thank you for the wonderful work you are doing and to all those people that are taking care of all those abandoned animals. It is nice to know so many people do care!
    Bev (South Africa)

  26. Avatar Keri-Lee Says:
    March 20th, 2008 at 6:01 am

    Dear Dr Jones
    Thanks for your informative newsletters and for this opportunity.
    I am a student with a passion of helping people gain control of their health naturally, but, coming from South Africa, holistic pet healing isn’t nearly as available. (I am a Therapeutic Reflexologist and am currently studying to get into physiotherapy . Apparently you get pet reflexology, do you know anything about it?). Although I am not currently studying into an ‘animal field’ I want to branch into pet therapy and incorporate it into my other ‘fields’. You never stop learning!
    In my family, our animals have always been part of our family and the thought of treating them with products we avoid has always bothered me. My mom had a tortoiseshell cat (I think you call them calicos on that side of the world?) and their bond was incredible. The cat, Ariel, would talk to my mom, telling her long stories. It really was amazing. We got her as a kitten, but she was wild, and she maintained her aloofness to the rest of us. She got very sick with kidney disease and we had to have her euthanized 5 years ago. My mom still grieves for her and when we read your newsletters, it breaks her heart that what we didn’t know then might have helped Ariel.
    When we got a kitten last year, and she developed snuffles a week later, we didn’t want her going on antibiotics. We found a company in Cape Town that sells herbal remedies for animals (and humans). http://www.petalive.co.za The improvement was immediate, as was their remedy for conjunctivitis (same kitten!). It was through this company that I came to know about your website.
    My own cat is currently suffering from flea allergies, and was on cortisone for it last year. We have improved her diet (a good quality pellets especially for skin problems, as she won’t eat anything else) and we wash her with a natural shampoo (she detests it!). We try and control the environment with dip (anything else?), but with her long fur, and the hot South African summer, it is a tough battle.
    I would love to purchase your book, but the exchange rate and student budget make this impossible. Please know that I would not keep your course to myself, but others here would also benefit. We are always passing around information that someone might need. There is a great need, and want, in South Africa for information on healing pets naturally.
    Thanks, again.
    I pray that God will bless you, your family, and your work.

  27. Avatar Patricia Dunn-Hill Says:
    March 20th, 2008 at 6:03 am

    I’m a widow that lives on a fixed income due to my disability. For the last 6 years I have been feeding and caring not only for my two cats but also for 16 neighborhood stray cats. I live in San Diego, California in the North County district and I have had the unpleasant experiences of having met most of my areas Vet’s.
    I have yet to find one that has treated my animals effectively on the first visit. I can’t count the times that I have been issued medicines for my pets only to find them to be ineffective and a waste of what little money I can spare.
    I need to obtain a course like yours, in order, to
    possible help all the animals I care for without having to soley depend on my areas Vets.
    I would appreciate your consideration of my entry for your free course give away.


  28. Avatar Tina Berry Says:
    March 20th, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    Hello, I am the proud owner of 2 vax free raw fed chemical free german shepherds and do not use a conventional vet. Haven’t needed one – but I do like to know how to treat my dogs naturally. I would love to obtain your book and do not currently have the extra $$. I read everything I possibly can on vax free raw fed natural remedies and have quite the book collection.
    Thank you.

  29. Avatar Diane Crowell Says:
    March 21st, 2008 at 6:33 pm

    I would greatly appreciate a free course. I have had a small shelter for the past 20 years. Right now I have 15 cats, 1 dog and 4 turtles. Once an animal arrives here they generally stay for life. This also is about the maximum number of animals I keep due to room and of course expenses. I have had good and bad experiences with mainstream vets. The worst being told I was killing my pets by feeding them a raw diet. There are no holistic vets in my area. The vet I do see is mainstream but does not say anything bad about the food and herbal treatments I give my pets because he has seen how long they live. I have dealt with 4 different cancers, diabetes, distemper, bloat, peritonitis,(not sure of all spellings)kidney disease, kidney failure, seizures, congenitive heart failure. I need help.

  30. Avatar Dean Whitman Says:
    March 21st, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    Last September my two cocker spaniels passed away within two weeks of each other. Their names were Penny and Blackie. They were members of our family and my wife Sharon and I felt like a part of our life was taken away. We have no children so the pups passing made the house very, very empty. The pups were both over 15 years old and at the end did have health problems that we hope we did not help create. We love our vets and can have good conversations with them. This Spring we will be getting two cocker spaniels puppies and with your entire program will be able to be sure they live long healthy lives. The program would be a great reference source to be sure they live at least as long as Penny and Blackie did and maybe even longer.

  31. Avatar 'Brenda Tishim Says:
    March 22nd, 2008 at 4:01 am

    Dear Dr. Jones,

    It was about 7 years ago that my husband and I chose a vet close to home after seeing an ad. We were very pleased with how our precious kitty was treated by the doctor and all of her staff. They were always so gentle and sweet in caring for our anxious little Mimi, as if she were their own, even giving her lots of kisses. It was especially appealing to us that there wasn’t a big push for vaccinations. The vet seemed to share much of our concern about the potential risks.

    When we were worried about two lumps under Mimi’s left arm last September, the vet concluded that it was probably scar tissue from a previous surgery. Her advice was to just monitor the area to see if it changed. I felt uneasy about that course of inaction, but wanted desperately to believe that everything was OK, thinking maybe I was just being paranoid. After all, she is the professional, right? By December, it seemed that one lump was growing quickly, so we took Mimi back to the vet. Instead of scheduling surgery, she decided to do a fine needle aspirate first, which came back as inconclusive but suspicious. So surgery was scheduled, but after an appointment with our chiropractor, we got information about a friend of his who is a vet practicing both holistic and conventional medicine. We dropped by her clinic immediately to see if she might be available to give us her thoughts about the surgery and holistic treatment. She felt that tumor removal was the necessary first step. So we went ahead with the scheduled surgery, with plans to switch to the new vet afterwards. The biopsy results were devastating, the larger tumor was carcinoma. But the vet assured me that she got it all out and there was no evidence that it had invaded the lymph nodes. She said the prognosis for this situation was an average of four more years. I asked about alternative treatment, supplements, anything to help, but her response was that Mimi was eating a good quality food, so that’s really the best we could do. I told her about some options I had run across with some impressive testimonials describing success with other types of cancer, but her response was basically that such anecdotal accounts were worthless if there were no studies to back them. I asked her to be sure to tell me if she ran across anything helpful, knowing full well that she wasn’t going to spend any time investigating alternative options for us.

    With our new vet, the initial protocol was cod liver oil, 500 mg of vitamin C a day, and a Chinese tea pill twice a day. I refrained from feeling the incision for a while, so as not to freak out over every little bump while it was healing. But when I did finally check the area, what I found gave me that same feeling of dread I had experienced before. Mimi had surgery again 15 days ago, with the lab results showing adenocarcinoma. Now we’re in a serious fight for her life. It’s a fulltime job just trying to get all the supplements down her everyday. Trying to hide everything in food has changed her from a happy little kitty who loved to eat, with a taste for all kinds of foods most cats would never touch, to one who is suspicious of everything set before her. Even though we now have a holistic vet, we’re frustrated with the treatment plan. It seems there’s more we should be doing. Because we’ve been into nutrition and alternative medicine ourselves for many years, I’m sure I’m bugging the vet to death with all of my questions, and we realize she can’t possibly devote as much time as we would like to Mimi’s care. With all that I’m reading about treating all the various types of cancer, I am completely overwhelmed with the seemingly infinite options. And I have such a sense of panic over how critical time is and being able to run across and try what will work best for this speicific condition. I’m also really kicking myself for not following my gut in September, for not insisting that the vet come up with something better than waiting to see if it changed. We lost three months!

    I love your perspective on pets being family members because that is exactly how we feel. When we meet someone who asks if we have any children, we tell them we have two feline daughters. Unfortunately, we’ve had a miscarriage and unsuccessful attempts with fertility treatments, so Mimi is absolutely our baby. Just a little thing at 6 lbs., she has such a cute personality and is amazingly smart, with an incredible number of words and phrases she responds to, including doing tricks. I know you fully understand when I say we just can’t lose her. Afterall, the loss you experienced was so painful that it brought you to the crossroads in your life that propelled you into your current mission.

    I’ve been reading your e-mails for a quite a while now and am grateful to have run across you. Every time you put together a special offer, I’m interested to read about it but so frustrated that the money isn’t there to buy it. We’re just getting the bills paid, but doing without a lot of things most people take for granted. You have a good idea of the unexpected expenses we’re dealing with now, after two surgeries and biopsies, two needle aspirates, four office visits, and numerous products all in the course of three months. There are so many other things we needed to use that money for. What an enormous blessing and relief it would be to receive your package right now. We really need your help to immediately determine the best plan for our little patient.

    Beyond the urgent need for your information for Mimi’s care, all your wisdom will contribute immensely to the health of five other felines in our family. Two years ago, we rescued Matti, who was a complete mess and would not have lasted long out there on her own. My mom has two, both of which I rescued. One is 17 or 18 and has a hard time getting around, keeps losing weight, is pulling her fur out in clumps, and has an ear that bothers her a lot (our previous vet has never been able to help with it). The other kitty was obviously abused and still deals with the effects. My sister also has two cats she rescued, one with a seriously overactive thyroid and the resulting symptoms, and the other with behavioral problems. So you can see that the felines in my family desperately need your help!

    I can’t thank you enough for what you are doing for all the four-legged kids out there who need you fighting the establishment for their health and for their lives. I very much appreciate your tenacity in spite of the intense opposition you have had to face. Thank you for your consideration…and Mimi says thank you!

  32. Avatar Cinnamon Landman Says:
    March 22nd, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    Hi, Dr. J. — I just barely got the link to work, after trying every day since your invitation to compete for this incredible resource. I had worried that my submission might be too late, but after reading the other comments, I can’t imagine how you’ll make a decision: you have a large number of very worthy readers.
    But I’ll add a bit of my story here. I’ve been a believer in holistic and alternative pet (and human) care since Dr. Pitcairn published his first book. I now also have the current edition; I also have a bookshelf filled with similar texts. The fact that you’ve done so much research into holistic medicine, and have the background to be discerning, makes me feel that your course combines the best of both worlds.
    When I was very young, I wanted to be a veterinarian. Then I got to high school and discovered the reality of biology classes. I just couldn’t be a part of that training, even though the ultimate goal would be to help many animals. I know that life isn’t fair, as they say, but the animals being used as experimental subjects, had no voice in choosing to be “sacrificed” for the larger good. The universe bombards us with dilemmas, and I decided that I’d have to help animals in other ways.
    Although this is a little off topic, I lacked one biology class when I applied for my B.A., and I chose to do an independent study in ecology. I wrote a 2-page proposal on my chosen theme: Man’s Treatment of Animals as a Manifestation of Moral Pollution. The professor accepted my rather back-door way of writing about an issue that was meaningful to me, and still somehow connected to the idea of ecology.
    It turned into a very painful endeavor, creating emotional stress and tears as I did the research. It actually took me a year to finish, and was much longer than required–but the issue was too important to allow shortcuts. By the way, I received an A+ for the thesis.
    I’ve been an animal activist since I saw Cleveland Amory on the Dick Cavett Show, many years ago, and he showed video of the seal hunts off the coast of Nova Scotia. I wrote a letter to then-Prime Minister Trudeau; I also lost a lot of weight because I couldn’t eat for several days. I became an active member of Cleveland’s organization, The Fund for Animals. Since that time, I’ve been involved at some level with at least 30 national animal organizations.
    I also work locally to help animals, which brings me back (sort of) to my reason for wanting your course, and my belief that it would help multitudes of animals. Apparently I’m not alone in that respect; so many of the writers on this blog are caring animal lovers whose influence extends beyond their personal pets.
    I moved to Austin, TX in 1985, and soon joined Wildlife Rescue here. I was on the Board of Directors for 3 years, first as Chair of the Phone Committee, then as Editor of the Newsletter, “The Critter Chronicle.” When I began to receive mail and phone queries about domestic animals, I decided I could help more in this area, and I found a lawyer who was willing to help me form a nonprofit group–though I’ll have to come up with money in order to get a 501(c)3.
    Then the bad luck began: in a 7-year period I was hit by cars three times, ultimately losing my job and being forced to live on a disability income which barely covers my mortgage. I’m in the process of setting up my vegan baking business, Soy Bear Baking Co., but it’s been a lot of R&D to come up with good recipes, especially replacing eggs. I’m finally set to go, but have a lot of baking to do, and customers to find, if I’m going to catch up on my bills before they catch up on me!
    As with several of the writers on this blog, I’m also the go-to person in this area. I’m on several rescue lists, and often write to people who want to surrender dogs or cats to our high-kill shelter, offering ideas and alternatives that may save the animals’ lives–or at least keep them out of the hands of Class B dealers.
    I also have a plan which I’m working on, to write some sample articles for the local newspaper, with the idea of being hired as a columnist. My tentative heading would be “The Animal Advocate.” I have a background in journalism, and many friends who read my emails on the rescue sites, have said that I should be a writer. Of course, an added income would be a big help.
    And I’d like to disseminate so much of the information I receive from national groups, dealing with dogfighting, circuses, rodeos, puppy mills, etc. Of course, I want to incorporate knowledge about alternative health care for animals. An aside here: when I told my vet about my concerns regarding rabies shots and vaccinosis, he said, “Don’t you mean ‘vaccinitis’: Of course, he had no idea…
    Well, there you have my discourse. I’d love to have your wonderful course, Dr. Jones, but if you choose one of the other writers, I’ll just have to wait until I can afford to buy the course, and be grateful, at least, to be on your mailing list.
    Thank you for your compassion for animals, and for all you do to enhance your own body of knowledge, and to share with those of us who want to provide the best care to God’s creatures.

    Cinnamon Landman
    Founder/Director, CatAdoptionTaskforce

  33. Avatar Rose Shortland Says:
    March 23rd, 2008 at 10:43 am

    Hi there,
    In 1999 one of my cats was diagnosed with cancer of the throat and tongue. My veterinarian recommended euphanasia as he could offer her no cure, and suggested I bring her back in a week. I went home and cried for a few days as “d day” approached. I then decided to spend the remaining days looking into a holistic cure. In a book I read about a herbal cure using the leaves of “violet odorata”. After much searching, I managed to locate this plant and proceeded to administer chopped up leaves in with her food. I vowed if I did not see an improvement within a month I would do as my veterinarian recommended. But, I saw an improvement within 2 weeks and within a month I could see no signs of the cancerous lesions. Several months later I took her to the vet for a check-up, and he was both shocked and amazed that she was alive and healthy, and that the cancer had completely disappeared.
    Since then I always look for holistic cures for any ills in my pets (3 dogs and 5 cats) before rushing them off to a veterinarian. I have several books on alternative medicine, as well as a homeopathic first aid kit for them. But I wish to learn more and my dream is to practice homeopathic veterinary medicine, and also to set up an animal sanctuary.
    Rose Shortland

  34. Avatar Angela Says:
    March 24th, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    Wow, so many deserving animal parents! Sure don’t envy you havin to choose one!
    My cats are my family, before the chronic pain conditions I live with were diagnosed I was depressed and suicidal. But I had 3 cats dependent on me, that saved my life. When i moved to another state and got stranded I swore to myself, “no more cats, when these guys pass on no more animals so I can move.” Well…… there was this little black feral cat who came cryin for food.the way she acted I suspect she’d been abused. took a couple months of feeding and a lot of patience but after the first time she let me pet her she was mine-her choice,called her Shalimar. then she had a kitten with extra toes, tried not to fall in love but Mitts joined the indoor guys, was in 2 mos before I could get a look and see was she a boy or girl!She’s very tame now with me, still feral with other humans. Shalimar had another litter, disappeared a month later. was able to save 2 of the kittens, found a home for one, the other is Ghengis Kat, he lives in the house and has been fixed but is still feral. then someone gave my neighbors kids 2 kittens-mom said “no, you can’t keep them” so they brought them to me. they were so flea ridden had to bathe them. found a home for one, Shrek stayed ( and is fixed now).Under the empty house in front of me is home to feral mamas and babies every spring,(and a skunk family) last year there was one little girl that just stared at me every time I came outside like she was saying”you need to take me in, I’m so beautiful you know you don’t want me to stay out here and be feral and have litter after litter and die too young” she was right, Zoey joined the indoor (tame)group. Her brother kept coming around when all the others went off and has forgotten to be feral, soon as he has his neutering done Precious Boy will be a house cat too. he follows me around the yard like a little puppy would and makes his love and desire to come indoors quite clear! So it’s 8 cats altogether, I don’t let them outdoors, too many dogs and mean kids around.( I’ve rescued mamas and kittens from abusive kids and found them good homes, chewed the kids out big time too!) being on disability regular vet visits aren’t really affordable and I’ve always preffered natural remedies for myself and my pets. Would love to have your full course, very much appreciate the info you’re giving free, have saved all the emails in a special folder, thank you
    Wasn’t planning on staying in this small town, was supposed to be a long visit but I was left stranded here in 2001, then over time these cats adopted me and it’s turned out to be a good place for a retired on disability person to live. seems like the cats knew this is where I should stay so became part of my life to keep me here! wasn’t planning on being the old lady with all the cats when I grew up but at almost 60 still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up, would have been a vet if college $ had been available! It amazes me that these beautiful little creatures give so much love, truly believe its one of life’s miracles!
    well that’s my story, thanks for letting me share it.

  35. Avatar dianne o Says:
    March 25th, 2008 at 11:54 am

    Dear Dr. Jones,
    I am posting to tell a story about my Siamese cat named Hersey who was a sweet girl and had to be put to sleep about a year and a half ago…I’m also hoping to win the “prize”! I have studied holistic nutrition and homeopathy (about 10 years ago) and have alway been interested in reading and applying it to my own life. When this interest initially blossomed for me I didn’t know anything about pet health except for feeding them the canned food from the vet or pet store. Somewhere along the line I came upon some information about pet health. When I lived in Toronto I went to a holistic vet, very well know for what he was/is doing but I found that somewhere along the line they started to want me to get more done everytime I was there, instead of doing what was necessary. The next vet I found was and is an excellent vet. She used mostly holistic methods in her treatment of animals like herbs, homeopathics, laser, magnetic therapy, rife therapy and does use traditional methods like certain prescriptions when necessary. She did all of these things for Hershey. One day a lump appeared on Hershey’s body, under her skin, over her kidney area. (I had switched my two Siamese cats to an all raw diet about a year before this). I called a healer who said he could take care of it psyhcically. Beware of most psychics – from my experience they mix up their imagination with facts and accurate perceptions quite often…that is another philosophical debate though…the mind is a great trickster! The healing didn’t work. A few weeks went by and eruptions started to be seen on Hershey’s body. Little scabs would form and the fur would fall out. At one point she didn’t have much fur on her face. I had once went to see a vet lecture about herbs for animals. This was about two years before. I searched and searched for her phone number. I could remember her last name but couldn’t remember how to spell it but I finally found it. I called her and brought Hershey to see her that week. She put her on certain herbs and rotated them with homeopathics and we went for Rife treatments once a week for about a year or more. She eventually improved and her skin healed and she felt a lot better. She did a great job for Hershey. Most vets would have put her on prednisone or some other god-awful drug. Hershey kept fairly well for about two or three years and then she started vomitting a little to often and doing her poop on the rugs. Back to Sharon we went. We did some blood tests and the kidney function showed up a bit but there was nothing conclusive. After going back to the vet several times the vet gave Hershey a prescription for something and told me that Hershey was a hospital case. I started crying. I went home and looked up the prescription on the internet. I was a more than shocked because the prescription description had nothing to do with what was wrong with Hershey. I threw the prescription out.
    I began another search. I had read parts of Dr. Pitcairn’s book so I emailed him to see if he would give me a telephone consultation. Word came back that he was retired from that and was teacher other vets full time. Dr. Pitcairn is a homeopathic vet. They told me to check their list of vets on their website to find one in my area. I did that and found a wonderful vet in Barrie who is a homeopath and a chiropractor for animals. The treatments were pretty successful for Hershey. We did over the phone consultations in between appointments and the vet would call me every week to check in on Hershey. The end of the story is this: Hershey lived and extra year and a half, pain free. When she was ready to go we both knew it and although it was sad it was better than giving up and having to put her to sleep before she was ready. I brought her with my on vacation near the end so I could take care of her and not leaver her with someone else at the end of her life. It was the day we arrived home that I new she was ready to go on to the life beyond. She will always be fondly remembered for being such a sweet girl and a great friend to me.

  36. Avatar dianne o Says:
    March 25th, 2008 at 11:56 am

    PS. I have another Siamese cat now, Meadow and we are breeding her as I write! The reason I would like to win what you are offering Dr. Jones, is that I have been interested in holistic methods for myself, my family and my animals for a long time and there is a definate shortage of info on this for animals and I would love to have your books etc. so that I can learn a lot more about caring for animals in a holistic manner.
    Thank you for the opportunity.

  37. Avatar Lora Pfahl Says:
    March 25th, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    Hi There;
    Well there isn’t much to tell about me other than i am a animal rescue out of my home.Ihave been takeing in abused dogs,cats,and birds.Right now i am down to 10 dogs,5 cats and 6 birds.I am
    financed by what i have in saveings and then when i can spay or neuter a dog after they have been rehabed i get a small fee for thier spaying etc.I make sure this animal is going into a good place and i follow up on these animals as long as 3 years some of them.Right now i have a little female that came to me abused with 2 other siblings of which died as i couldn’t save them.She had a broken back plus burns the size of a toonie all over her where this man had thrown them into a fire.The vet sugested i uthenize her but i said no and now she is 3 years old and doing well.I also have a very small puppy here that wieghs only 1 pound and is 41/2 months old and gets continual diarea.I have tried rice water,pumpkin,etc to no avail is there anything else that i may be able to do for her?I just started her on a little Kayopectate and she seems to be responding to that.I bought your books that are on the computer that i have to listen too but if i had the written out books i could access them much easier and faster as i don’t allways have much time to try and listen to find out the answer for a aid.The only reason i think i should be able to win the book is because i don’t and can’t allways afford a vet and have to resort to my own judgement and hope it works.I keep all these animals fed,The best hollistic diets i can afford and a vet usually only when they are very very ill or need to be spayed or neutered.I am a widow on my pensions just to relly on and so sometimes it gets really hard but i love each and evry one of these little guys and they are never turned away as i can allways make room for one or two more.Thank You…………Lora Pfahl

  38. Avatar Diane Crowell Says:
    March 25th, 2008 at 6:54 pm

    I ended my 3/21 entry with I need help. I do! The cats & dogs I take in are sick, abandoned and or feral. I have thousands of dollars in vet bills with little success in treating major diseases. I found that vaccines kill an already suppressed immune system along with the animal. I lost a cat that was diagnosed with high blood pressure & then given Ringers for slight dehydration. She died 40 minutes after being given the fluids. I found out later that Ringers is not to be given when high blood pressure is present because of the salt content. Right now I’m fighting teeth & gum disease & sinus problems in 2 10yr old cats. My 5yr old dog is not recovering well from a sprained leg. I cannot get rid of earmites. I have tried commercial and homemade remedies but with no success. Even tried Advantage Plus. I don’t know which is doing more harm, the mites or trying to get rid of them.
    I try to save every animal that comes through my door. Unfortunately it is not always the case. When they are here though they have a home for life and are given the best care I can afford. They become a part of my family. There are several others in need of your course as well as I. Bless all of you. It’s nice to know there are other caretakers out there.

  39. Avatar Mardee Boone Says:
    March 25th, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    I would appreciate your free course and you can be assured it would be used. I have a 5 year old collie that I rescued in a neighboring state. She was about 2 years old, weighed in at 27 pounds when I took her to my vet upon arrival home. She had been beaten, starved, and was afraid of everything. With a lot of love and caring she is doing much better.
    I have tried to learn as much as possible about natural healing for myself, and have used some of the principles on her. I use only natural food and products as much as possible. I have noticed significant improvement, but there is so much more to learn and do for her. Your course is just what the non-doctor ordered. I don’t have the money to purchase your course now, but can guarantee you I would read everything your course has to offer.

    Thank you for offering your course to the person you feel is your choice recipient.

    Mardee Boone

  40. Avatar Gaylene Tarlton-Smith Says:
    March 26th, 2008 at 1:52 am

    You pass by the Animal Rescue building, where the sound of hopeful barking emanates. I can’t imagine going to a breeder rather than going to one of the animal rescue organizations to choose your new family member. I have never had a dog from anywhere else than the animal shelter, and all my dogs have been marvelous; easy to train, loving and obedient.

    Three years ago I had a handsome Belgium Shepherd who was on his way to a Rescue Centre until I intervened. He tangled with coyotes this one particular night. I took him to the vet; they stitched him up again and were going to keep him for a few days. He never made it out. I had to have my dehumidifier on each night so I didn’t hear any commotion outside. I was working at that time so I called the vets a few times during the day and went to see him each day after work and lay beside him and cry. Each day I could see him going down hill. Finally the vet said that we should put him down, so she did, with me crying so hard and holding him on my lap while he was traveling to rainbow Bridge. I couldn’t go to work for at least a week. I was crying so hard. I missed him. I wanted to go with him. I loved Morgan so much. The vet said it was leptospirosis that was killing him. Lepto is now in the regular vaccine.

    Sometime after, I had to go on Long Term Disability. That’s what a head on accident with a dump truck does to you. Talk about spastic. In retrospect I can see how I changed over the months. But at the time I didn’t notice any difference. Later, friends said they noticed the changes.

    I went to the hospital where I worked to see how my colleagues were doing. One of the women volunteers from our local animal rescue. She takes little dogs or puppies in to work in a small carrier so they wouldn’t be left alone all day. One of the techs came up to me and said, “Do you want to see the cutest puppy in the world?” Well, how could I say no? He went home with me the next day. He had been smacked up against a wall by a little boy. Morgan was at the vets for a time, IV insertion point, on antibiotics and observation. I could still see where his front paw had been shaved at the insertion point. He still slept a lot after his adoption. He’d want to play for a bit and then he conked out sleeping. I had to get Morgan accustomed to children because he would cry and crawl away to hide.

    I fostered him until he was ready to be adopted. He grew a tad bigger than expected but that’s just more to love and he gives bigger kisses. He’s a collie and shepherd all Canadian and is 100 pounds. When we go out and plan to leave him at home, we get the saddest look of rejection, the whites in his eyes, his ears droop and you’re sure he won’t be alive when you come home…so, he comes, even if we take the Mustang. He is a very intelligent dog. I’ve enrolled him in Advanced Obedience classes and one of the trainers for the movies wants a picture of him. Playing dead he has a bit of trouble with because he doesn’t have time.

    My plan is to go to the animal shelter to meet with the staff regarding the Animal Rescue Festival I’m planning in August. I also need to get information on fundraisers and also talk to them about dogs that people won’t adopt because they’re blind or too old. I would be more than willing to help with one.

    I have my diploma in Animal Sciences and observed numerous surgeries on animals. I found when I was studying that I had difficulty focusing on the fact that our pets are on all fours, and I would get confused about where their parts were. I’m used to humans on the operating table not animals. The vet and I engaged in many conversations regarding the differences in a vet and hospital operating room. I automatically assumed that a vet would know about people stuff too.

    I have just started a webpage on depression and I want to incorporate the therapy of a pet. When I cry Morgan hears me sniff and he comes directly over to me and puts his head on my lap trying to comfort me. His head has been on my lap quite a bit lately. When I take Morgan to visit my brother in an ECU; he had a stroke at 52 years, and he only says, “boy.” He’s paralyzed down the right side. The little elderly ladies in their wheel chairs wheel around trying to get to Morgan first. By the time we’re ready to go they’re arguing who Morgan likes the best. I’m glad my brother is the only patient that has an electric wheel chair.

  41. Avatar Teena Says:
    August 22nd, 2008 at 4:28 am

    I had lost my pure breed Lhasa Apso , named Mushi who was 12 months old, she was just like a baby loving, greeted us when we came home, just full of life, I can go on and on, and suddenly her life was cut short. due to having her Spayed please please think and research your vet before spaying, I didn’t even think of her dieing it did not even cross my mind since I thought spay was so routine. What that poor baby went thru and what I witnessed was so horrendous, it was a nightmare. I had picked her up from the clinic the following day after her spay, and No Postop instructions were given to me on emergency numbers or how to take care of her afterwards. I had to ask when it was ok for her to go up the stairs. I was so stressed about her surgery (this being my first Spay). When we brought Mushi home she was reluctant to walk and would take a couple of steps at a time, so we carried her outside to do her business, etc.
    So 4 days after I called the Vet to tell them she was in pain and not walking they said bring her in, we did they took temperature, looked visually at incision, gave us pain med and dismissed us in a hurry. Following night at 11pm Mushi”s tummy ruptured (dehisced) and her interial organs were outside of her body on the ground, what a awful thing to see my beloved baby go thru, it was excruciating, my daugther and I called 911 since no instructions were given, who inturn sent us to Er, it is a longer story, but in the end
    Mushi being in pain had transected her intestines, and I had to do the hardest thing of all especially not being able to say goodbye, or kiss her I was in shock and did the best thing I could , I asked the E tr vet what would you do if this was your puppy? and she replied put her to sleep , so I did the only thing I could to end her suffering, what a Loss, what a inhumane way to die, I am still in shock, I wish I would have never spayed her, she would still be with us, full of life, vibrant giving us unconditional love and trust. Thank you for reading, I am still emotional over her loss.
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  42. Avatar courtney fry Says:
    October 10th, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    is your dog Lewis doing well from the twis=tded
    stomach in the emergancey room i hope he is doing well tell him that i hope his feels any better
    from the sugery? is Dr. Andrew Joons keeping
    him company while he is doing the sugery
    i hope he feels better my cousin go bit from
    a dog at my grandma’s lake and he went too the
    hospital and got stiches from the back of his
    neck and he is doing so well.
    thanks courtney fry please comment me back

  43. Avatar Terry Says:
    April 20th, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    I had an interesting dream the night before last…
    Our 14 year old Border Collie has for a few years been showing his age, struggling up steps, can only manage short walks and on a couple of occasions in the last 2 years, had a few close shaves where we thought his time may be up.

    Anyway,I had a dream the night before last that me and my partner were standing high up on a grassy mound while our dog trotted away from us along a very log path, he was a long way away and in the distance when he stopped and looked back at us, I could some how see his face clearly and close up, he looked handsome. He continued on his journey away from us and in my dream I felt that he was leaving us because he had too. I was really sad and started to call him back but he was so far away now.

    When I awoke, he was as expected, at the foot of my bed, I felt more connected and closer to him all day. We had friends stayng with us and we had a lovely day with him, had a long walk, sat in the sun and had a long drive, he loved being amongst people.

    At around 10 last night, he had some kind of ‘turn’, buckled in pain, trying to be sick and foaming badly at the mouth, we rushed him to an emergency vet, the vet told us that there is something serously wrong, that he is in shock, terrible pain, and that his body is shutting down, she didn’t expect him to make the night and told us that even if he did, at his age, there would be little that could be done. She told us that putting him to sleep was really the only option and that if would not be dignified for him for us not to accept her advice. She left the room to attend to another emergency while we were left to make up our minds what to do. Even though he had been administered Morphine, he was in terrible pain and distress, we made the decision to let him go and said our goodbyes, we stayed with him til the end.

    Today I reflect on the dream and wonder whether the dream was to forewarn us of his imminent departure or purely a coincidence. It may also be worth mentioning that I have never had a dream like this about him before.

    Does anyone have any thoughts?


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