Dr. Marybeth Minter shares a case with us, a dog I’ve heard about over the years, long suffering with horrible allergic skin disease. Kali, the middle aged Border Collie had lost all her coat, had open sores, was regularly plagued with fleas, and Chrystal, her owner had tried everything without success.
Kali was on various raw food diets, healthy supplements, and had been prescribed for by two other well qualified homeopathic vets in the past without much improvement. When Dr. Minter was called upon, in addition to using the constitutional prescribing approach, she suggested that toxins might be playing a role and recommended a radical diet change: a plant based diet, based on recipes from Dr. Richard Pitcairn.
Chrystal rolled up her sleeves and began feeding Kali this way, thinking she had nothing to lose: she’s tried everything else and her poor dog had suffered long enough!
Tune in to hear what this radical idea has resulted in. Regardless of your views on “right vs wrong” feeding, this is worth your time.
Pictures: worth 1000’s of words
Here’s Kali as she appeared “before,” in Jan 2019:
and here’s Kali in her “after shot,” October 2020:
Your comments are welcome below, as always.
Links for this episode
Contact Dr. Marybeth Minter
Two vegan brands mentioned: V-Dog and WildEarth
Two books Dr. Minter recommends:
Dr. Pitcairn’s 4th edition The Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats
Jan Allegretti, D.Vet.Hom, The Complete Holistic Dog Book
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