How we treated Lizzie the shih tzus’ bladder stones with natural therapies and a healthy diet.
Below is a letter from Lizzie’s owner, Sheila, which sums up beautifully how I treated this plucky little senior dog’s healthy problems.
“My first meeting with Patty Walcott was in August 2010 because of my senior shih tzu Lizzie.
I had noticed on our walks together that she was urinating much more than usual and seemed quite “skittish” at times, and rather vague , as if her brain wasn’t working properly. I scheduled a visit to the vet and they did a urine test and an x ray and the results showed that she had a bladder stone….. poor baby! The advice from them was to go straight onto a specialist dry dog food that should help shrink the stone, although it may not work and would take up to 6 months, but as I personally don’t agree with those types of foods and like the benefits of natural therapies I decided to make an appointment to see Patty, as I knew of her as I live in Mona Vale where she is based.
I am so glad I did! Firstly we changed Lizzie’s food to a natural diet which would straight away acidify her urine. Secondly Patty made up a batch of liquid herbs that we put onto her food each night to protect the bladder wall, and also a supplement to acidify her urine and help with the discomfort Lizzie was feeling with straining so much when wanting to urinate, and then thirdly she had a photonic treatment around the bladder area which helps open blocked energy. Our main aim was to try and shrink the bladder stone and make Lizzie feel better again.
I was surprised to see just how quickly this treatment regime kicked in , Lizzie responded really well to the herbs and supplement and quickly got her “brain” back….. the urinating became less frequent and quite obviously, was less painful for her. Within a month or so on the treatment I took Lizzie back to the vet and another x ray revealed that the stone had completely shrunk !. I was ecstatic – as was Patty and of course Lizzie, who by this time was back to her old self.
I now see Patty for all my dogs nutrition and health problems and cannot recommend her highly enough. The knowledge, time, interest and love she puts into each animals recovery is amazing. She goes to so much effort to make sure your pet gets the best and most effective care, and my word, does she deliver !
Thank you so much Patty for all you do for my doggy family, we could not be without you.
Sheila and Lizzie.
Pet Naturopath Australia. Cat and Dog Natural Remedies.
Healthy Pets Naturally was established by Patty Walcott in 2010. Patty, a pet naturopath, specialises in treating cats and dogs with natural remedies and is a recognised practitioner in NSW of the Small Animal and Equine Natural Therapy Association.
Patty’s unique background in the pharmaceutical industry, coupled with her qualifications as a biochemist, Reconnective healer and small animal naturopath, means that pet owners can receive the care of their vet for acute conditions along with Patty’s guidance regarding alternative pet remedies to achieve a healthy, balanced natural diet, herbs and homeopathy for all conditions.
Natural pet treatments also cover physical therapies for rehabilitative care such as cat and dog massage (Equissage & CMT), underwater dog treadmill, Photonic Therapy (acupuncture), and animal reconnective healing.
In 2021, Patty closed her clinic on Sydney’s Northern Beaches and moved to the Sapphire Coast (South Coast, NSW).
Update: At the end of 2022, Patty closed her books and is not offering consultations with new clients. This may change in the future and we apologise for any inconvenience. Patty is still working with existing clients.