Natural therapies and treatments help improve dog’s arthritis.
Ella came to visit me after her owner had tried everything he could to help her. He told me I was his last resort and he needed to see me urgently. I met them outside the clinic and we carried Ella inside.
I will never forget how cold her paws were and how hot and inflamed all her joints were from arthritis. Ella loved to go to the dog park but she could hardly walk. She would have had so much pain in her joints.
Dog massage & Photonic treatment
That night she had her first dog massage and Photonic treatment, which we did every week for a month. She also started on natural supplements for her arthritis and joints, as well as herbs for her pain and arthritis. Her diet was radically changed to remove all carbohydrates and beef which can exacerbate arthritis.
Ella responded to her very first treatment overnight and walked with more freedom, she looked happier and was more alert. After the massage and Photonic in week number 3 she actually ran up a steep slope on her lawn to chase a person walking a dog on the street. We were all very excited.
Ella had a mast cell tumour removed from her right elbow approximately 6 months previously and had another lump removed from her chest area 2 months after first seeing me at the clinic, then, yet another from her stomach. We have since put her on a particular diet to ensure we don’t feed the cancer as well as Transfer Factor to boost her immune system and recently have started treating some incontinence issues together with the vet.
Equissage and deep tissue massage
I recently treated Ella with Equissage, which gives a dog deep tissue massage and also is a detoxification treatment as it drains the lymph nodes. She had 3 treatments with Equissage and Photonic and she is now so much more mobile and active. Michael walks Ella to my clinic now in a normal time frame with her tail wagging and they both enjoy being back at the dog park together. (Equissage is used every day on the racehorse Black Caviar after her morning track work.)
Ella recently had a health check-up at her normal vet and he was very surprised and pleased with her mobility and health. The usual precaution for Ella’s Arthritis was to start her on a course of Cartrophen injections in the autumn months in preparation for the cold months ahead to aid in pain relief and occasionally when needed, Previcox taken orally but she now no longer needs these.
Michael mentioned that he feels she is in far better health now than 2 years ago! Ella is now 11 years old and the matriarch of the park!
I would like to thank Michael and Ella for their invaluable input into this case study.
Pet Naturopath Australia. Cat and Dog Natural Remedies.
Healthy Pets Naturally, located on the NSW South Coast, 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 Frogs Hollow on the Sapphire Coast (South Coast, NSW).