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Dog Symptoms and Kinesiology

Symptoms in Dogs

Kinesiology is Incredibly Useful for Feedback on Dogs

The following is an excerpt from Chapter Two in my e-book, “The Ultimate Rehabilitation & Physiotherapy Guide for Dogs

“This is a form of muscle testing which is very useful in checking various muscle groups for strengths and weaknesses, to help determine what the proper therapy is for a dog. Essentially, this is a muscle to organ to gland connection, to determine what the cause of illness is. By checking the resistance of the muscle when tested against various substances, we can see if this is empowering to the body or disempowering.

To test an animal, a surrogate holds the substance in his/her hand and places this hand on top of the dog’s body while being tested. With the surrogate’s other arm extended parallel to the ground, the therapist presses down on the arm to determine the strength of the muscle. The surrogate’s ability to hold that arm upward against the pressure determines the energy field. The energy flows from the dog through the surrogate and the weakness or strength will be visible in the surrogate’s body. There will be either a strong, normal or weak response and the therapist can then determine structural, chemical, emotional or energetic imbalances. Applied kinesiology can help the following dog symptoms:

• Ongoing back pain
• Confused animals
• Depressed animals
• Dogs with digestive problems
• Allergies in dogs
• Dog symptoms with chronic and acute fatigue
• Neck pain symptoms in dogs
• Nervous system disorders in dogs
• Nutritional imbalances
• Trauma from injuries
• Pain relief in dogs
• Mental, physical and emotional stress
• Incontinence
• Anxiety in dogs
• Phobia symptoms in dogs

Muscle testing is a system of obtaining feedback to determine…”

Go Ahead and Test Me

To read more about his amazing modality, check out my e-book, “The Ultimate Rehabilitation & Physiotherapy Guide for Dogs

Diarrhea in Dogs Could be Fatal

How Do I Help My Dog with Diarrhea?

8 Tips You Need to Know about Diarrhea in Dogs

Diarrhea is a scary condition in our dogs that can be fatal. Usually it is brought about by some food our dogs have eaten, however, there are times when our dog has diarrhea for no apparent reason. Every dog will experience dog diarrhea at some point in their life, it is when it is persistent that it changes the picture to seriousness. Diarrhea can me mild or severe, depending on the situation. You need to see a vet if your dog with diarrhea is an ongoing event!

Ongoing events can be as drastic as carrying poop bags in every pocket of your coat for fear of an accident in public that you may not have enough damage control for, to every time you feed your dog it has an episode of a dog with diarrhea event. If my dog has diarrhea, I will not go in public. End of story. There are not enough poop bags to handle this situation and I will not subject another dog to potentially catching something my dog may have by coming in contact with the dog diarrhea.

Here are 8 tips we need to know about when dealing with dogs and diarrhea. There are many more circumstances but for generalization purposes these are crucial to know:

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Which Dog Food do You Feed?

Is it Raw or is it Cooked?

Perhaps it is something like a little square or heart shaped nugget from a bag?

We all have our feeding preferences! Some like it raw and real and some like it cooked and pleasing to the eye. Whatever the choice is, the most important factor to consider is the nutritional value your beloved dog is getting from it all. Not any one dog food diet is correct for every dog.

Which dog food is right for your dog? Well, myself I do the process of elimination if my dog has health issues. I used to feed kibble diets, then I cooked for my dogs, and finally I evolved into a pure state of RAW! Hmm, what can I say, the health benefits I have seen are so incredible compared to what I used to feed them! My dogs don’t lie and they don’t create dog health problems from stress like us humans do! If they are stressed they chew a toy, a shoe or something else that will get them in trouble. The following are very desirable in their dog food. Continue reading

Raw Bones with Dog Food

 

 Can Raw Bones be Given with all Dog Foods?

This question has many dog owners puzzled. Let’s shed some light on the answer.

Most people who feed their dogs raw dog food also give their dogs raw bones. People who feed kibble wonder if it is okay to give their dog raw bones with this type of dog food. There is no right or wrong to this, it all comes down to what are you comfortable feeding your dog and is it in the best interest for their health.

Countless people who feed a raw dog food diet swear by the incredible benefits. Their coats are shinier, their eyes are brighter and not goopy, their teeth are whiter and cleaner and not riddled with brown tartar, they have leaner bodies with more muscle and less fat deposits, and listless dogs become more energetic while hyped up dogs are calmer and more content. And that’s only just the beginning!

Whether you feed your canine dog food from a can or a bag, it is perfectly okay to give them fresh raw bones. In fact, by providing them with raw bones is actually doing them a huge favour in more than one way.

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Which Dog Food?

With all the choices of dog food available, which one is best?

Let’s look at what the dog needs and wants!

There are so many choices of dog food it is enough to make your head spin! They all proclaim to be the best food for dogs but are they really? If we take a closer look at what exactly is in those bags or cans, we might be a little or hugely surprised! I know myself when I started to read labels I became obsessed with what ingredient was in everything I bought for my beloved dog.

From a simple perspective:

  • we have dry kibble (those big bags of pellets that swell grossly huge when water is added or the dog has eaten it and it has come out the other end)
  • we have canned (the food that is more water or liquid of some sort than food and generally leaves a dog feeling still  hungry) 
  • we have home cooked (the wonderful spreads consisting of more nutritional value than the latter two)
  • we lastly we have raw (the incredible raw meat, raw veges, raw bones and fruit or berries)

I have been there and done that with all the canine dog foods I just mentioned here. Many dog foods today have soybean, corn or meat by-products in their list of ingredients. Those are not ingredients you want to feed your dog. They can cause allergies in dogs, or intolerance’s of some kind and they are sub-grade products causing us to do an elimination diet to sort out the offending agent. The other ingredients you don’t want in your dog food is chemicals and preservatives which are usually listed at the end. Our dog doesn’t need exposure to carcinogenic ingredients or some other disease caused by chemicals we can’t even pronounce! Here is what a dog really needs and what they really want

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Allergies and Skin Disorders

Our companions can develop symptoms of an allergy or skin disorder at any time in their life. The more compromised their immune system is the greater the chances of something like this happening. Any dog that is genetically weak and fed poor quality food, plus exposed to daily stress, is a prime candidate for an allergy or skin eruption to occur.

The constant scratching or chewing on the skin culd be anything from flea-bite sensitivities, a reaction to vaccinations, or chemicals in the environment or diet. We need to look back at what we fed our dogs or what events happened leading up to the cause. There are many contributing factors that could potentially come into play here.

Many conventional treatments usually encompass antibiotics, steroids, antihistamines or as much as tranquilizers for the cure all. All of these only give temporary relief and in the end can only create a much worse case scenario of liver disease, adrenal disease or kidney failure. There are many side effectsContinue reading