DAX HEALTH
In June 2004  Pepe and Jerry ate their last piece of Eukanuba kibble and started eating fresh raw vegetables, herbs, fruits, grains, meat and dairy.

Below we hope you will find some useful information, and some food for thought.

 

MOST Important Things for EVERY DAY:

Fresh Healthy Food and Water
Warm Bed and Blankets
Touch and Talk
Happiness
Back Care

 

These are GOOD for dogs:

These must be RAW:
  Apple (remove core)
  Pear (remove core)
  Prune (remove pit)
  Peach (remove pit)
  Cucumber
  Zucchini
  Carrot
  Broccoli
  Parsley, Basil
  Garlic
  Beans
  Peas
  Beetroot
  Turnip, Parsnip, Swede

  Tofu (soft or firm)
  Cottage cheese
  Yoghurt (plain, unsweetened)

  Minced Turkey
  Minced Chicken flesh/necks
  Minced Kangaroo

  Egg (scrambled, soft cooked)
  Lentils, Split Peas (cooked)
  Barley, Millet, Buckwheat (cooked)
  Rolled Oats (soaked overnight)

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What’s in the food and how to serve it
Note: the volumes used in the meals below are based on 2 dogs (weighing 7-8kg each).

BREAKFAST is

cup rolled oats, tablespoon psyllium husks and tablespoon LSA  covered in warm water and soaked overnight.

Prepare the night before.
Give half a portion to each dog in the morning.


DINNER is

cup Vet’s All Natural Complete Mix
(barley, oats, soyabean, flax seed, carrots, peas, parsley, garlic, kelp, calcium, vitamin C, lecithin)
soaked overnight in two-thirds cup water (must soak for 12-24 hours), stir well

- or –

Fresh Vegetable Mix finely shredded and chopped
(cucumber, zucchini, carrot, beetroot,  turnip, parsley, garlic, cooked grains/  legumes (lentils, buckwheat, peas, millet), olive oil)

- plus –

80grams Raw minced chicken/ turkey/roo

Prepare the night before.
Give half a portion of Vet’s All Natural Food OR Fresh Vegetable Food  PLUS half a portion of mince to each dog in the early evening.


The Vet’s All Natural Food is a dry food that needs to be soaked in water for 12-24 hours to rehydrate and reconstitute the grains and vegetables.

See www.vetsallnatural.com.au for more information. This is an Australian product.
See www.sojos.com Sojos European-Style Dog Food Mix and Sojos Europa Grain-Free Dog Food Mix for similar products in the US.

The Fresh Vegetable food can be made in bulk and frozen in 1 cup (250-300ml) portions. Defrost as required.

When giving this fresh food, add teaspoon of Vet’s All Natural Canine Nutritional Powder and mix well into the food before serving. This powder contains herbs, vitamins and minerals.

See www.vetsallnatural.com.au for more information.

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USEFUL LINKS

Dachshund Backs:
www.dachshund-dca.com/discbook.html
bajaokla.com/dachback/

Dog First Aid:
www.healthypet.com/firstaid.html

Poisons information:
www.twodogpress.com/twodogpress/
healthy.html

pets.robbiehaf.com/plants.htm

Natural Foods and Remedies:
www.vetsallnatural.com.au
www.wholisticanimal.com
www.sojos.com
www.holisticanimal.com
www.drpitcairn.com
www.pettribune.com/2002/060102/
holistic.html

http://anniesherbals.com/Getting
%20started.html

What's really in commercial dog food:
Go to www.google.com and search for "what's really in dog food" and prepare to be grossed out!
Or read this article.

Understanding Dogs:
www.stanleycoren.com

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RECOMMENDED READING

How Dogs Think by Stanley Coren

How To Speak Dog by Stanley Coren

Veterinarian’s Guide to Natural Therapies for Dogs by Martin Zucker

Dr Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats by Richard Pitcairn

Dachshunds for Dummies by Eve Adamson

David Hockney's Dog Days by David Hockney

The Well Adjusted Dog: Canine Chiropractic Methods You Can Do by Daniel R Kamen

The Well-Connected Dog: A Guide to Canine Acupressure by Amy Snow

Getting in TTouch with Your Dog: An Easy, Gentle Way to Better Health and Behavior by Linda Tellington-Jones

Shiatsu for Dogs (Allen Photographic Guides) by Pamela Hannay

Canine Massage: A Complete Reference Manual by Jean-Pierre Hourdebaigt

Homeopathic Care for Cats and Dogs: Small Doses for Small Animals by Don Hamilton

Animal Healing and Vibrational Medicine by Sage Holloway

Hands-On Healing for Pets: The Animal Lover's Essential Guide to Using Healing Energy by Margrit Coates

Animal Reiki: Using Energy to Heal the Animals in Your Life by Elizabeth Fulton

RECOMMENDED MUSIC

Music for Pets by Perry Wood (CD)
Animal Healing by Perry Wood (CD)

Healing Mind System, Alpha Relaxation System and Delta Sleep System by Dr. Jeffrey Thompson

 

These are POISONOUS for dogs:

1.  Chocolate
2.  Onion
3.  Walnuts, Macadamias

These are BAD for dogs:

1.  Chicken Bones
2.  Cooked Bones
3.  Fat, chicken skin
4.  Pork
5.  Potato
6.  Spices, Salt, Sugar
7.  Milk (with lactose)
8.  Tea/Coffee
9.  Grapes and raisins
10.  Citrus fruit
11.  Pineapple
12.  Mushroom
13.  Wheat
14.  Figs


BACK CARE

Because of their long spines and disproportionate body structure, dachshunds can easily have serious back injuries.

About one in four dachshunds experience a disc problem, usually between the ages of 3 and 7 years old.

A disc injury can lead to complete paralysis of the spine and back legs. Surgery is required.

Rules for preventing injury are:

NO JUMPING, UP OR DOWN

NO CLIMBING STEPS, UP OR DOWN

NO FAST RUNNING, TWISTING, TURNING, ROUGH GAMES

CORRECT LIFTING OF DOG – hold the front legs and chest with one arm, and hold the back legs and hips with your other arm, and lift the dog horizontally.

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IMPORTANT

1.  Do Not Give Hot Food

2.  Do Not Give Icy Cold Food

3.  Make sure that clean fresh Water is always available


SNACKS

1.  apple/pear/carrot (remove core) for each dog during the afternoon

2.  1 or 2 small biscuits for each dog during the day

3.  Large raw bone once a week, or raw chicken frame


NATURAL HOME REMEDIES

Rescue Remedy (Bach Flower essence) – 4 drops
– for any kind of pain, fear, anxiety, panic
– put 4 drops in your palm or dish and give to dog; if they won’t take it, rub the drops on the mouth/lips or on the top of the head

Slippery Elm Powder (herbal)  – 
1 teaspoon dissolved in a few tablespoons of warm water for diarrhoea  - or - 2 teaspoons (the same way) for constipation
– usually given with a small amount of food

Hydrogen Peroxide 3% - 5ml
– to induce vomiting if dog has eaten poison or rubbish
– give as soon as possible, within 2 hours
– use a syringe to draw 5ml liquid, smear a little bit of honey on the end, put into the side of mouth near the back, and squirt in
– if nothing happens after 10 minutes, repeat the dosage (once or twice more only)
– as little as 14 grams of dark chocolate can kill a small dog; induce vomiting immediately or take to the vet.
– as little as 30 grams of onion will poison a small dog and make it very sick; induce vomiting immediately or take to the vet.

Digestive Aid (homeopathic) - 3 small pills
(crushed or whole) added to each dog’s food at each meal
- this is a homeopathic digestive enzyme to improve digestion
- see www.wholisticanimal.com for more information

Gastro Mix (homeopathic) – 2 small pills crushed
– for all stomach problems, food poisoning, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, cramps,  pain, fever
– crush the pills inside a folded piece of paper, put the powder in the bowl and give to dog; if they won’t take it, rub the powder under the lips with your finger.
– if after 15 minutes there’s no improvement, repeat the dosage, twice more if necessary
- see www.wholisticanimal.com for more information

Nux vomica 30C (homeopathic) – 4 small pills crushed
– for stomach problems, food poisoning, nausea, vomiting, cramps
– crush the pills inside a folded piece of paper, put the powder in the bowl and give to dog; if they won’t take it, rub the powder under the lips with your finger.

Thuja 30C (homeopathic) – 4 small pills crushed
– give the day before annual vaccinations to prevent vaccinosis, adverse reactions to vaccines like allergies, or bumps under the skin at the site of the injection
– crush the pills inside a folded piece of paper, put the powder in the bowl and give to dog; if they won’t take it, rub the powder under the lips with your finger.

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