Are they really needed if the diet is fresh and alive?

Some people believe good food should be enough for the body and supplements are not required at all. Others suggest pounding supplements, because they believe the food supply is deficient in minerals and vitamins and/or maybe because it is in their best financial interest to do so.

What I have witnessed is that our animal’s bodies require support because of the current “pet healthcare system” and the toxic pet food.  A lot of support actually.  And this is where sourcing really matters because most of what is on the shelves in your health food store and grocery store and from the vet office are not “clean”, cause more harm than good, and are actually owned by big pharma who takes out the good stuff and adds synthetics which are not good for any organic body.

How to Proceed

I use Zoopharmacognosey, muscle testing and sometimes hair testing to find out what the body is short on.

  1. Zoopharmacognosey, is where the animal directs what they need to balance and replenish their body. The animal selects a few times daily unlimited quantity of nutrients until the system is topped up.The animal always dictates volume. The animal knows. The Zoopharmacognosey page here explains what is possible.   This becomes an ongoing process throughout their lifetime so they may choose their quantities and provide you, the pet parent, information.
  2. Muscle testing is an extremely valuable tool as it allows you to zone in on what may be the issue, and question supplements you may be thinking about using, before buying them. You do not want to put anything into a body which is not needed as the body will then have to “deal” with this and this may very well cause more imbalance.
  3. Hair testing explained here, provides a picture of what the animal is actually depleted of or off-balance with mineral wise with heavy metal imbalances registered too. This report can be used as a guide to balance foods which the animal may need more of. For example, low in iron – feed high iron vegetables.

Therefore, based on what the animal communicates, what your muscle testing says, and with the hair testing report the supplements are then determined.  I am a big fan of a probiotic / enzymes to help the gut stay healthy, B12, and magnesium, most animals are running low on these, with a green algae supplement.

But not forever, and not every day.

This is where muscle testing is invaluable because you can ask daily and quickly what the animal’s system needs. And this extends to quantity, time of day, more than once a day if they are really ill, etc. I also ask how long a supplement may be required, days, weeks, etc.

For those supplements sold to be given daily forever, the animal’s system never ever confirms this. The time frame, and quantity becomes individual medicine, directed by the animal. This is providing what the body needs, and only when it needs it. This takes all the guess work out, and honours the being. It also saves you a tonne of money!

The Importance of Fats | The Oils

Fish oil and salmon oil seem to be heavily marketed for our pets. The fact the bottles say “for animal consumption only” sends me running the other way. When I see this, I know the product is full of junk. The majority of these oils if not all – ARE RANCID. If you would like to give fish oil, the two resources I suggest are: Rosita and

We have to be concerned about heavy metals including mercury and strontium, fall out radioactivity from the Fukushima melt down. For the omegas, if you do not wish to go this route, the animals will select flax oil as an alternative. But this must be chosen, not placed in food directly. This is extremely important to understand.

The animals must choose their own quantities, we must not think “we know best”.

They know what they need and how much. Offer the bottle and if they go to lick it, then offer on a plate separately. Flax oil should be organic, first extraction and purchased in the refrigerated section of the store. Therefore, the oils which are offered on a self-selection basis only are:

  • Coconut oil
  • Hemp oil (I am not referring to CBD oil here)
  • Rice bran oil
  • Flax Oil

– to name a few. Each which have their own individual healing properties for the body. They are medicine to the body, NOT food. This must be clearly understood.

The only oils which may go directly in the food, in small quantities, are:

Olive oil, garlic oil, sesame oil, wheatgerm oil, and pumpkin seed oil.

Again, all other oils must be selected.

Garlic Oil | How to Prepare

Do not use the stove to make this, or any warmth, you will destroy important properties. Peel and cut bulb of garlic placing it in a dark jar.  Fill the jar with olive oil, cold pressed, first extraction, organic. Leave for 15 days in a dark, cool place. Filter the garlic out of the oil. Use the garlic for cooking. The garlic oil is good for 6 months stored in a dark, cool place. Give 2 teaspoons to each animal twice a week. When there is a full moon, give the garlic oil for three consecutive days, this clears all parasites!

And for when your animal is under the weather – nothing beats beautiful honey, manuka if your budget allows, and sambucas syrup, rich in Vitamin C from the Elderberry flower, to support the body.

A few more delightful essentials are bee pollen and brewer’s yeast (Non-GMO) which provide essential nutrients also, and help boost the immune system.

The Importance of Chlorophyll

All of our cells require chlorophyll to function.  It is reported chlorophyll keeps worms and parasites out of the intestinal tract.  Chlorophyll comes from all the greens.  It is essential the greens are rotated in the diet, preferably given seasonally, and as close to raw as possible.  Just flash cooked is ideal for those that are hard to process.

Greens HIGH in chlorophyll:


Collard greens

Mustard Greens

Alfalfa Sprouts



Brussel Sprouts

Bok Choy

Romaine Lettuce

Green Cabbage


Green Beans

Green Peas

Grasses High in Chlorophyll

Grasses high in chlorophyll which are SELF SELECTED by the animal using Applied Zoopharmacognosey:



Barley Grass

Wheat Grass

Please note, these are not food, and therefore, should never be added to any animal’s meals.

Images above are of barley grass, highly selected in powder form by animals run-down, highly strung, and/or lacking in magnesium.  Barley grass is also selected to aid in purging something from their systems, usually toxins / bacteria or foreign substances which are usually swimming in mucous in their gut.


Here is one of my beautiful being clients, handsome Jasper – who just finished selecting his spirulina for the day. He knows what he NEEDS.  We must LISTEN. (Photo courtesy of S Skinberg, March 2018)

Spirulina | Shown below. Animals may select powder dry, wet, or with self-selected oil during their Zoopharmacognosey session. They are very particular how they take it into their bodies. Spirulina is high in nutrients, repairing cells, and clearing toxicity. It also binds to heavy metals, clearing them from the body.

The Importance of Coconut Water

I am a huge fan of coconut oil. The water was new for me. Once I read this book,Coconut Water for Health and Healing by Bruce Fife I became a huge fan of this also. Bruce Fife is a naturopath. All his books are fabulous reads and resources. The history and information about coconut water is amazing.

I invite people to offer coconut water to your pets, especially if they have eye issues, and see if they select it.  During my lab’s healing journey, she was consuming a bottle a day while my other dog was not interested in the slightest.

The sourcing of the water matters massively, as not every product on the shelf is good to use. Please buy product only in glass bottles, no plastic or tetra packs, which actually narrows down the selection immensely. It must be in its original form, and not have been exposed to high heat for processing, else it is useless.

I also drink glasses throughout the day and especially before I go to bed, my eyes feel amazing in the morning, ready for the day!

Dead Doctors Do Not Lie | Joel D. Wallach, DVM, ND

I read books all the time. The older the better in some cases because this is where all the amazing information is I feel. Below is a fabulous talk below by an amazing wild life veterinarian turned doctor about how all dis-ease is linked to nutrient deficiency. This is from his book, ”Dead Doctors Do Not Lie”

Example of Deficiencies
Cramps and Twitches: Calcium
Diabetes: Chromium & Vanadium; 4-6 months for the body to recorrect
Gingivitis (Receding Gums): Calcium
Kidney Stones: Calcium
Insomnia: Calcium
Low Back Pain: Calcium
Zinc: Lose sense of smell and taste

Dr. Joel D. Wallach’s list of 90 Essential Nutrients can be found here and his videos mapping imbalance to nutrient deficiency can be found here: and here

Before adding any supplement to any animal’s food,
please learn how to muscle test. You will save yourself a lot money. Also, no animal wants product in their food they do not need.
Coconut oil

Enzymes and Probiotics

Dogs: GutSense:
Dogs: Enzymes: Royal Tropics Papaya Digestive Aid: or
Dogs:  Adored Beast: or
Cats: Dr. Goodpet-Feline Enzymes
Dogs and Cats: Mercola Pets: or


Gut Health

Putting natures minerals from the soil back into the body
ION Gut Health (formerly RESTORE)


Dr. Peter Dobias: SoulFood and GreenMin:
Canine Immune Complete, Vital Animal Detox:
Dog Greens:
Dr. Gary Richter:  you may watch his video here which is very informative:

TC Feline Mineral Mix to add to raw meat: or here
Dr. Gary Richter(for dry food only):
Dr. Will Falconer:

Dogs, Cats and Horses
Riva Remedies – Vitamin C, Magnesium, B12, Slippery Elm –
Dr. Will Falconer:

Dogs and Cats and Humans: – for helping the body repair; skin, hair loss, mobility or

Dogs: Dr. Peter Dobias: FeelGoodOmega:
Dogs and Cats: Rosita Cod Liver Oil: (the only fish oil I will buy)

Willard Water: