Welcome To My Natural Healing Website For
Dogs with Colitis And Irritable Bowel Syndrome!
If You Have Made It To Our Site We Know You Are Searching For The Best Answers For Your Fur Baby. No Doubt Your Scared, I Was Too.
Your Beloved Pet Has Been Diagnosed With A Serious Degenerative Condition That Can Greatly Affect Their Quality Of Life And Shorten Their Life Span.
You Can Restore Many Of Your Pets Degenerative Conditions, All Naturally And I Can Coach You On How To Do It, Like I Did!
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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW
No more being in the Vet's Office On A Weekly Basis, Like I was
Colitis can also involve very expensive treatment options such as surgery and drugs that have serious negative side effects. Perhaps, additional conditions are present such as recurring bad breath from proliferation of candida, gut motility disorder, high strung behavior, inability to gain weight, dry and itchy skin. ALL of these conditions may have the same underlying cause.
The good news is that these conditions can be reversed naturally! The bad news is that most conventional approaches to these conditions only treat the symptoms and add to the problem by ignoring the root causes of these conditions. As a result, toxins associated with digestive system dysfunction are frequently absorbed and distributed to other parts of the body that eventually can cause new illnesses to develop.
The traditional path of diagnosis can involve a colonoscopy accompanied by the taking of multiple biopsies from different places of tissues lining the colon. This procedure requires either heavy sedation or general anesthesia. Traditional vets may also recommend abdominal exploratory surgery (laparotomy), which is highly invasive and can expose the animal to a greatly increased risk of intraabdominal infection.
The expense of doing such procedures is huge, but mainly it is the discomfort, pain and stress that such invasive procedures can put on your beloved dog is simply heart breaking.
After these invasive procedures, comes the treatment options of traditional vets which are the broad spectrum antibiotics, anti-inflammatory steroid drugs and immunosuppressive drugs that are usually prescribed for canine colitis and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. As you know, the negative side effects of these drugs are dangerous to an already weak dog. Some of the well-known side-effects of these drugs are: weak immune system, high blood glucose levels, fluid retention, depression, Cushing’s syndrome, painful hips, anxiety, and glaucoma or cataracts.
Is this really what you want for your dog? There is no guarantee that this will give lasting health to your beloved dog. What if there is a much different, more effective and natural way?
If you are looking for a natural healing approach for your pet's health challenge that works and also addresses the underlying causes of degenerative diseases, possibly saving you thousands of dollars, I’m here to help you.
Suffering from the horrific symptoms of a failing intestine is not your dog's inescapable destiny. Like a breath of fresh air, this website will teach you how to use a natural diet and a whole food supplement program to heal your dog's intestine and body.
So, let the journey begin by contacting me and I sincerely hope that the information provided in this website will lead you and your dog(s) to a much healthier life.
No More Sleepless Nights
The main force behind Dog IBS is a deep desire to help pet owners achieve their goals in getting their dogs and cats back to full vibrancy. Whether your pet is in good health and you want to give them a longer life span or has a chronic degenerative condition like colitis or IBS as my boy had, each client is individually assessed by me and provided with a well-researched and comprehensive plan they can follow for the rest of their pet's life. I am available anytime you have a question, I will hold your hand each step of the way. It's not an overnight fix, it took approximately 8 months to reverse Sonnie's colitis/IBS.
Who am I: I’m a nutrition researcher and educator. I believe that the best approach to animal and human health is to work with whole foods, not man-made supplements. Simply put, “The quality of an animal's health reflects in large measure the quality of the foods they eat and the water they drink, from which their bodies are made.”
My health philosophy is based on the fact that an animal's body is a marvelously designed living organism with the ability to grow, regulate, repair, and defend itself when given natural, high quality, full spectrum nutrients. The result of this philosophy is to depend on whole foods and whole food supplements from natural and organically grown foods to enhance the quality of the animal's body performances (physical, mental, and emotional).
I’m a certified health and life coach by profession. I’m a health researcher and educator based on all the research I’ve done to heal my own body, my sweet fur-baby and the pets I’ve worked with. In my extensive research along with working with many naturopathic specialists, I found the answer I was searching for. In healing Sonnie, I now have the powerful knowledge and skills to assist others in naturally healing their pets. Reiki was also a big part of our journey, it helped me understand what his likes and dislikes were. The recommendations I give are always based on the philosophy that "Food is the best medicine."
Sometimes we need doctors and vets, but in chronic conditions such as colitis and IBS, only the body can heal itself and it can only do that through good nutrition, good food based supplements, good water, exercise, love, etc.
All of the information she has learned comes from medical doctors. Through my own life experience with her guidance in seeing with my own eyes how changing my dogs diet to a wholefood diet transformed him from having chronic diarrhea for months coupled with loud gurgling gas noises coming from his stomach as well as out of the blue getting up licking the air and pacing back and forth whimpering to completely healed, has not had diarrhea in 2 years, not once. I knew I had to help others do the same. These doctors, though unknown, and only a handful in number, do not prescribe chemical drugs, but they rely on good nutrition. These medical doctors have proven through clinical research and studies that there is a direct relationship between what happens in the digestive tract and liver, which are the first two lines of defense in the body, and all degenerative diseases. If you go to one of these MDs or vets, they will do tests and in all cases, they will tell you the same thing; take care of the digestive system and the liver and the chronic problem will go away. One of these medical doctors is Henry Bieler, M.D. who wrote about the gut and liver connection to all degenerative conditions back in 1950. What he says in this book also applies to pets’ degenerative conditions. Now many of the current practicing MDs and vets are proving the same theory: there is a gut and liver connection to all degenerative conditions. Their books are full of logical information and are very empowering to all of us because they've proven that we are our own best doctors if we just eat right and feed our pets right.
Out of all the confusing information available we have found the path to better health and we are happy to share this information with you.
It is based on sound, proven scientific principles that, for some reason, are still outside of the mainstream thinking of most medical doctors and vets. If you are ready for this new holistic approach, I would love to teach you about it, and coach you in the process of how to heal your dog naturally, just as I have for hundreds of other dog lovers.
HEALTHY DIET CONSULTING FOR YOUR FURBABY
A Healthier Pet
I will guide you every step of the way in getting your pet to optimal health. A whole food along with plant based supplement diet is well balanced and crucial to your pets health. Ranging from an AM smoothie with an apple, pear and banana or mixed berries with almond butter and coconut water. For a main meal with meat proteins served either raw or if you prefer to steam the meat lightly you can serve it semi raw with pureed raw vegetables or a raw or 4 minute egg yolk with sea veggies and snacks like pureed avocado with young green coconut meat and zucchini or dates that have been hydrated in spring water for 15 mins pureed with a banana and a tablespoon of almond butter. So many options to choose from and all so healthy! My boy drools whenever he knows I'm making his food. It always something different.
PET NUTRITION EDUCATION
Pet Nutrition Education can be one of the keys to a happier, healthier dog or cat. Earth Angel Holistic Healing for your Pet offers strategic tools and techniques to help clients achieve a more balanced and fulfilling lifestyle for their pets. You’ll become well-versed at making the best food-related decisions for your pets health needs. Don’t wait to schedule your consultation today.
BE ABLE TO REVERSE ANY CHRONIC DEGENERATIVE CONDITIONS FROM COLITIS TO SKIN CONDITIONS AND MUCH MORE..
The Guidance You Need
DOGIBS has been providing an all natural approach with comprehensive plans that are catered to each pet’s needs. This specialized service puts dogs and cats on the right track to healthy eating and a longer life span.
How Our Journey Began..
I’d like to share my St. Bernard Sonnies story and the reason why I’ve dedicated my life to help others get their pets to optimal health. Even if your pet is healthy just by adding and a little fine tuning to their diets will make a world of difference.
Three years ago, on July 18, 2015, the night before we were set to leave for vacation in Maine with our K-9 family, my then 4-year sweet fur baby rotated his stomach. If anyone has seen the movie Marley and me, that’s what happened to my boy. I was frantic and knew time was of the essence. My heart sank. There is no definite cause on how it happens but 2 things that he did not have in his favor was he has a large chest cavity, so his stomach just flops around and the 2nd was he is very fearful of loud noises like thunder and fireworks. It happens more so in large dogs and even more in fearful ones. I thought to myself...but all he did was drink water and all of the sudden he started pacing, licking the air which from the past I knew he had a gassy belly. He started whimpering and coming to me as if to say, “help me, mommy, please”. I felt his stomach because in the past I wanted to educate myself on what to look for if a dog has bloat. I felt his stomach and it was hard and extended. On his left side, I felt a lump protruding...my heart sank. I rushed him to the hospital and he was in critical condition and needed surgery right away. They said he had a 50-50 shot of surviving and even if he did, there were high risks of having heart complications after surgery. 50-50 was good for me and honestly even if she would have said he has 10%, I was taking it because my boy was a fighter!
All that night, I had my family and dear friends around me, consoling me while my baby was fighting for his life in surgery. The doctor came out after 3 hours to give me to wonderful news that he had made it through the surgery, but the next 24 hours were crucial. The lump I felt was his spleen, which they had to remove because unlike bloat when a dog’s stomach rotates what happens is all of the blood supply is cut off to all the major organs connected to the stomach. His spleen started to die.
For days after the surgery, I’d go to the hospital and sit on the floor to hand feed him homemade food I prepared for him because he wouldn’t touch any of the dog food they were giving him. Prior to the surgery, I had started home cooking for him because he already had stomach issues with many of the commercial dog foods even the blandest didn't agree with him. What I didn’t realize was by boiling the food, I was taking all the enzymes out of it and there were very little nutrients left in it.
The doctor preformed the Gastropexy procedure which is to prevent the stomach from rotating again because once it happens, it is guaranteed to happen again. They took pieces of his stomach and stapled sections to his abdominal wall. The staples are forever a part of his now. While the procedure saved his life, one of the terrible side effects is that he developed colitis/IBS from it which unfortunately could happen post-surgery. He had chronic diarrhea for months accompanied with loud gurgling, painful noises coming from his belly and sometimes there was blood in his stool, it was just terrible. To see him suffering and not knowing how to help him, I felt helpless.
My vet whom I loved and trusted was dedicated to helping him was at a loss. too. He keep telling me that it's not the commercial food. With his approval, I took him to a holistic vet in NJ because from research that I had done, I knew that having his back adjusted could help with releasing trapped gases, it did help some. The holistic vet tried all different types of remedies and none worked to relief his stomach. The sleepless nights, worrying and so much money spend in vet visits, experimenting with different commercial dog foods and he was still in pain. He would literally vomit ten minutes after eating.
In February 2017, in tears and praying to God and the Universe to send me an answer. Funny thing was I had come across the website once before and said to myself, “Yeah, right, heal him with whole foods!”. I couldn’t have been more wrong. From the first recommendation she gave me which was so simple like adding pureed organic zucchini and a celery stalk to his meals would help remove the mucous out of his stool, next day no more mucous. Since then she has guiding me every step of the way, was available any day of the week and gave me a step by step diet broken down. All the tools I needed. A tea recipe made with fennel seeds and other natural ingredients you probably have in your kitchen cabinet that immediately subsides the gas in his belly with 2 syringefuls. I give him this just a preventive through-out the day.
I’m so happy to say to date, he has not had diarrhea not once. She told me his colitis/IBS was reversible and she was right! He is on a well-balanced diet which includes probiotics, enzymes and blue organic micro algae. I take the same supplements he does because she also works with humans. Dogs and humans are similar in many ways. I know hard to believe but true.
She has inspired me so much that I want to pay it forward. She’s my mentor on my new venture. She also works with many different ailments not only colitis and is now passing on her teachings to me.
As I am one of her many testimonials on her site, I look forward to filling this page with many happy pet owners as well as the owners themselves. Chemical drugs only mask the illness, it DOES NOT heal it. It all starts with a strong digestive system
Emanuela is a God send! My 9 year old pug, Jeethro was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor in early 2017. I've been working with her since November 2017 by changing his diet to wholefoods and adding the plant based supplements, all of his rechecks of blood work have been great! He's so energetic like a puppy again! Thank God I found her. She's been coaching me every step of the way. Now she's working with me to heal my 12 year old Pug named Ella. Dawn Ferrara
Thank you so much, Emanuela for helping my dog Bandit. He's a 9 year old chilhuahua mix and in June, he was diagnosed with low white blood cell count. I was very concerned. Through a visit to my daughter house in July 2018, I spoke with Emanuela and she's been coaching me since then. I took my took off of commercial dog food and started him on the ramp up process with the plant based supplements. I'm happy to report his last doctors visit in November, his count has dramatically improved and he's back to being pack leader and bossing his bigger brothers and sister around. She always checks in on him to see how he's doing. So grateful I listened to her! Sincerely, Liz Delano
In November of 2019, my Bernese Mountain Dog started having severe diarrhea. A vet's visit diagnosed him with PLE (Protein Losing Enteropathy). This is very severe and life threatening. After a while, when his diarrhea did not go away, while trying various diets, doing an allergy test etc. we took him to the emergency vet office in Denver. (VRCC) They were very caring and thorough and ran many tests on him. In addition to the PLE he had salmonella and cryptosperdium. We have no idea where he got these 2 bugs, many dollars later, but fortunately with Pet Insurance, we were able to afford all the vet visits. He had been raised on a raw diet, which we felt was the best for him. The vet took him off of the raw diet, put him on serious antibiotics and put him on Royal Canin kibble and canned dog food. Needless to say, the antibiotics played havoc with his intestinal system. He had started out as a 98 lb dog and was down to 78 lbs and very skin and bones. After a month or so on Royal Canin, we felt it was not helping but the salmonella was gone. I really wanted to get him on something that would put weight back on him and keep him healthy.
I saw online DogIBS and called Emanuela Visone. Emanuela was very compassionate and helpful and told me about the herbal tea and zucchini/celery mix to start him on, which I did. In the meantime, she sent me the wholefood diet along with instructions on how to administer the plant based, whole food supplements for natural healing. I immediately bought a Magic bullet so I could puree his fruits and vegetables and bought the wild game, organic meat. He has been on this diet, and while I haven't weighed him, he no longer is skin and bones and is full of energy with no diarrhea! Although the diet is involved, it is worth it for digestive concerns. Meanwhile, Emanuela calls from time to time to see how he is doing, and it is so nice to give a glowing report. Thank you DogIBS and Emanuela! Candy McDanal from Colorado
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” ~ Hippocrates
Making one of Sonnie's am smoothies-he gets different kinds of fruits like berries, mangoes and apples mixed with Coconut Water and with a tablespoon of Raw Almond Butter.
My husband and I decided years ago that we would not have children. Truth be told our dogs are our children. We have 3 adorable dogs. All less than 10 pounds and different breads. Two independent girls and one male, Guapo (because he is so handsome). He is a little 7-pound, 13-year-old, chihuahua terroir mix and is the love of my life. He is my side kick, where I go, he follows. For more than half his life he has had episodes of severe diarrhea. The 1st time it happened I thought he was dying. His episodes were always in the middle of the night and I would wake to him squealing from the pain and straining to go potty.
We have met with many different vets over the years and were given pretty much the same answer… He had an irritated tummy … to feed him chicken and rice and give him some antibiotics and pain killers. This was only a quick fix. Over the years I have spent a lot of money and tried many different dog foods with no luck. The last couple of years I was boiling chicken and adding a rehydrated veggie dog food. This worked for a while, but it seems the older he gets the more often he was having the episodes.
A couple of months ago after an episode we went to the vet. Again, I was given antibiotics and pain killers along with a sample of a science diet, which most ingredients I could not pronounce… I felt defeated. There had to be a better answer. Out of frustration and desperation I found myself googling dogs with IBS and came across Emanuela and her fur baby’s story. At 1st I was hesitant but after some thought figured it could not hurt to talk with her. What she had to say made sense. “Feed your dog real food. Make sure he gets all the necessary probiotic and enzymes.“ At this point, I was willing to try anything and am happy I did. Emanuela reviewed his diet and gave me a daily schedule for his food and supplements. After three weeks he was acting like a puppy again. I can tell he just feels better and to my excitement very healthy poops. I never thought I could be so excited about dog poop. I wish there was more words to say …Thank you Emanuela! Christine & Guapo from Napa Valley, CA