Breeds such as Border collies and Kelpies are commonly used on farms today for jobs such as sheep and cattle herding and more recently
sheepdog trials. These dogs require a healthy balanced diet so they can maintain efficient brain function and good muscle tone for
athletic ability and stamina. Some of the common injuries that I come across with working dogs are general muscle tightness or injury
to the knee or hock ligaments from miscalculating a jump over a fence or jumping off the back of the Ute. I find the best way to assist
healing these injuries is to use a combination of Bowen Therapy and Schuessler Tissue Salts because this way you are working from
a cellular level to repair damage.
Some of the common issues that I get called out to assess are:
- Allergies and skin conditions
- Biting or showing aggressive
behaviour when the sore area is touched
- Grumpy or irritable and doesn’t want to play
- Anxious, depressed, hyperactive or ADD like behaviour
- Problems putting on or losing weight
- Lacking energy
- Arthritis or Osteoporosis pain
- Dietary planning
Showing your dog or doing agility training can be fantastic fun and fitness for both of you. If you want to get the best results,
then it requires a good training program, lots of practice, a healthy balanced diet and regular body work to keep your dogs muscles
supple. Agility requires your dog to be athletic to leap over hurdles and also to be flexible enough to go through obstacles
such as weave poles. It requires a high level of focus and skill of your dog and accurate commands from you.
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therapies can be beneficial to help your Show or Agility dog with:
- Maintaining good focus on you as you set the commands
- Being less
anxious or distracted
- Suppleness of muscles to show good freedom of movement
- Dietary assessments to improve overall health and maintain
a shiny coat.
Cows, sheep, goats, alpacas, chickens and ducks are common animals found on Farms today. They can cause injury to themselves just
like our domestic pets do and can benefit from the therapies provided at Stride into Wellness.
Below are some of the reasons why I
have been called on to treat various farm animals
- A beautiful old Jersey cow that was very stiff and having trouble walking was successfully
- A valuable breeding sheep that was semi paralysed in his hind legs after being jumped on by another sheep was successfully
treated and made a 100% recovery
- Assisting with rehabilitation after injuries or accidents
- Assisting in recovery after the animal
has given birth
- Supporting newborn animals that are not doing so well with Schuessler Mineral therapy to improve general health
8 week old duck that could only take two steps at a time was walking about twenty steps consecutively after a fifteen minute treatment
and continued to improve
- A chicken with “sour crop” was successfully treated with the Schuessler Minerals
Most of the Native animals that I assist in healing have been rescued because they have been injured by another animal or have been
hit by cars on the road and are being rehabilitated. Some of them require ongoing therapy to help speed up their recovery. I have
worked closely with many kangaroos and it is very rewarding to see the results when they are back up and hopping again!
my time to treat native animals so please feel free to call me if I can help in any way.
Domestic birds can suffer from issues just like our furry friends such as depression, fear and separation anxiety. Ultimately you
would want to seek the cause and remove it if possible. For example, plucking feathers out is a tell tale sign of anxiety or could
also be mites. Your feathered friend will be assessed to attempt to find the cause of the issue and then a treatment plan will be
put in place consisting of either Bowen therapy, Schuessler Minerals, Flower essences or Reiki.
A healthy diet appropriate to the
species can also assist in good mental and physical health.
I have rescued many Native birds and helped them recover. Most recently was a Magpie that we named “Screech”. She had been abandoned
by her pod for some reason and flew onto our back porch and demanded feeding. We fed her up to 8 times daily for about a month with
a mix of specialised bird food and supplemented it with the Schuessler Tissue salts Calcium phosphate and Silica to help her grow
as she was not getting the same nutrition as her Mum would have given her. She has grown into a beautiful bird and has now been accepted
back in with her pod. She still comes to visit from time to time.
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Halcyon in full flight Trained by Alison Dunn
Whether it is your dog that greets you with that wonderful warm welcome each time you walk in the door or your cat that snuggles in
to keep you cosy in bed, you can guarantee they will give you their unconditional love for life.
Your pets can suffer from the
same ailments, injuries and emotional stresses that you do. I often see pets displaying the same physical and emotional signs
as their owners and often find that treating you and your pet at the same time will speed up the healing for both of you.
to helping your pet cat or dog, I also treat working, show and agility dogs
Do you get that warm fuzzy feeling when you think of your pet...I do
Wellness for Other Animals
For those of you who would like your puppy to get the most out of life, please take a look at this great book by Alison Dunn called
PRACTICAL PUPPY. This 124 page eBook can be ordered through Stride into Wellness at a very low cost of $20. Just make
an enquiry on our contacts page.
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