Holistic Pet Advice

Holistic Pet Advice - Diet Nutrition Health and Wellness Consultations

Tailored to suit your individual pet's needs.

Holistic maintenance of  your pet's daily health and wellness. Treatment and support for acute and chronic dog, cat health issues and conditions.

Unbiased, informed holistic pet advice.

I'm not affiliated with any companies and I don't sell pet food or pet health care products.

1. Holistic Diet Nutrition Wellness Advise for Dogs 

Detailed recommendations for your individual dog's requirements...
  1. Species appropriate dog food
    1. Commercial food:
      1. Raw food and treats
      2. Dehydrated raw food and treats
      3. Freeze dried raw food and treats
    2. Homemade food:
      1. Cooked
      2. Fresh
      3. Raw
  2. Supplemental food for dogs
  3. Herbs for dogs
  4. Alternative medicines for dogs
  5. Natural health care products for dogs:
    1. Oral, dental care
    2. Ear care
    3. Eye care
    4. Skin and coat care
    5. Insect and parasite natural preventative aids
    6. etc.
  6. Wellness for dogs
  7. Equipment for dogs
    1. i.e. appropriate collars, crates, harness, muzzles, etc.


2. Holistic Diet Nutrition Wellness Advise for Cats

Detailed recommendations for your individual cat's requirements...
  1. Species appropriate cat food
    1. Commercial food:
      1. Raw food and treats
      2. Dehydrated raw food and treats
      3. Freeze dried raw food and treats
    2. Homemade food:
      1. Cooked
      2. Fresh
      3. Raw
  2. Supplemental food for cats
  3. Herbs for cats
  4. Alternative medicines for cats
  5. Natural health care products for cats:
    1. Oral, dental care
    2. Ear care
    3. Eye care
    4. Litter
    5. Skin and coat care
    6. Insect and parasite natural preventative aids
    7. etc.
  6. Wellness for cats


3. Get Started. It's Simple!

Send me an email. Briefly describe the issue you require assistance with. 

For this initial email, just keep your description to a few sentences. 

You can email me at karen@ottawavalleydogwhisperer.ca
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  2. I will provide you with a quote for services. 
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  4. We will coordinate a day and time.
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  1. Hello, my husky has been diagnosed with asthmatic bronchitis the vet prescribed prednisone, but this does not help anymore. Please what can I give her that is natural, she is really suffering. Chica is ten years old.

    1. To address your Husky's asthmatic bronchitis you would require a custom designed holistic diet nutrition wellness plan http://ottawavalleydogwhisperer.ca/diet-nutrition-wellness-plans/

  2. Hello, i live in Honduras CA. my 3 year old mixed breed male Dog ,is not as healthy as he should be,,,,,he has a robbust apetite ,I give him commercial dry food available....Purina,Alpo, Pedigree.......sometimes rice and meat scraps.....it seems to just go through him ,his feces are onormous often loose ....

    1. You are feeding him 3 products that contain multiple health deteriorating ingredients! Read this and all of my other articles on dry dog food http://ottawavalleydogwhisperer.blogspot.ca/2013/06/corn-corn-derivatives-very-bad-for-your.html

  3. I was wondering if I could use the olive oil and Lemon on my dogs skin instead of their collars when mosquitoes start up again here in Florida??? Also, what do you recommend for heartworm prevention...I have taken my dogs off heartworm chemicals..breeds are Akita/lab mix and pitbulls. Thank you!

    1. You are in a high incident zone for heartworm - if you want to protect naturally the recommended course of action is http://ottawavalleydogwhisperer.ca/diet-nutrition-wellness-plans/

  4. my dog a boxer is breaking out in hives.. in the past month I have taken him to vet for a steroid shot to get rid of them.. we don't know exactly what is causing it.. the last time he was outside so we figured outdoor issue but he woke up this morning with them not as bad but has about a dozen on his back and legs,.. what can i give to him to help

    1. A consultation is required to address your Boxer's condition.

  5. Sorry to post twice I didnt see the notify me and am new to this site. My 13.5 year old shitzo pom is starting to sow signs of kidney, liver, and heart disease in the last few weeks. It seems to be up and down as they do blood work. They are trying to get him on a kibble renal diet. He has always eaten kibble but I am not a fan the more I learn and would rather cook for him. Any suggestions of something that will be renal supporting? They are also wanting to put him back on an antacid because he does throw up bile sometimes. They think he has acid reflux I'm not convinced.

    1. You are welcome to become a client - I do custom holistic diet nutrition wellness plans for dogs with liver, kidney and heart disease.

  6. Do you have any advice for dogs with Cushing's? I have tried various homeopathic and herbal remedies and none have worked. I hesitated to put him on conventional Cushing's medication because they are so toxic. However, my vet said Vetoryl (Trilostane) has had good results with fewer side effects. He was put on 60 mg once per day with food and after just two doses he began having severe side effects. I stopped it immediately. This dog is a deaf senior English Springer Spaniel rescue (12-13 years old) who had a very difficult life before we got him. Ijust want to help the poor guy feel better and I refuse to give up.

    1. Yes, I do custom designed holistic diet nutrition wellness plans for dogs with Cushing's http://ottawavalleydogwhisperer.ca/holistic-diet-nutrition-wellness-plans-dogs-cats/

  7. Hello - do you have any advice for persistent hookworms. This is an x racing rescue greyhound. She has come a long way with good diet and diatomaceous earth but still testing positive for hooks. 55 lb dog has been on 2 tsp of DE a day since December. Have also been using slippery elm.

    1. http://ottawavalleydogwhisperer.blogspot.ca/2013/05/diy-natural-herbal-homeopathic.html


Important Note

1.0 Use of Foods, Herbs, Alternative Medicines:

Safe use of items and protocols in the article above, is your sole responsibility.

Foods, herbs and alternative medicines have health issue, condition and conventional drug interactions. Safe use of all substances and protocol are your responsibility.

Before you use any substance or protocol do your research. Check for cautions, contradictions, interactions and side effects. Do not use substances or protocols not suitable to your animal's individual circumstances.

If your animal has an underlying condition substances and protocols may conflict.

2.0 Definition of Holistic…

Food, herbs, alternative medicines are NOT ‘holistic’ they are a substance and MAY, or may NOT be ‘NATURAL’.

If you use a ‘natural’ substance (ie. an herb) you are using a natural substance, not a holistic substance.

Holistic is not defined by use of one or several substances. Holistic is an approach.

Definition of “holistic” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press


"relating to the whole of something or to the total system instead of just to its parts"

"Holistic medicine attempts to treat the whole person, including mind and body, not just the injury or disease."

Holistic is a way of approaching life, and within that health, and well-being.

3.0 Expectation a natural substance remedies a health or behavioral situation.

A natural substance used to treat symptoms. But, if factors causing the underlying issue remain you do not have a remedy.

Remedy requires a comprehensive approach. It is necessary to identify root cause. Remove items that trigger, cause or otherwise contribute to issues. Holistic approach includes design, implementation to treat, remedy and maintain long-term health.

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I answer questions deemed appropriate when I have time to do so.

Wishing your dog and cat the best of health!

Karen Rosenfeld
Ottawa Valley Dog Whisperer
Holistic Behaviorist - Dogs
Holistic Diet Nutrition Wellness Adviser – Dogs and Cats