At 14 years old, Coco, our female French Poodle, was diagnosed with congestive heart failure, couldn't walk from rheumatoid arthritis, had liver and digestive problems, cataracts, and other health problems. The vet suggested we put her to sleep to end her suffering.
That alternative being just too painful, I thought perhaps we could help Coco with nutrition and cleansing, since it had helped my personal health to such a great degree. So, first I gave her a dropperful of SRC Hawthorn Berry Syrup a couple times a day for her heart and circulation and to get rid of the food stagnation in her stomach (something I had learned from a Chinese herbalist). The hawthorn syrup tasted sweet and the dog ate it right up when I mixed it with her food.
Coco was also constipated; her underside colon area was hard as a rock. We switched her drinking water to only distilled water (the best blood thinner and bowel hydrator) and added some veggies to her food along with raw garlic, cayenne pepper (stimulates the heart and makes the pet drink more water), digestive enzymes and flax seed oil.
I also gave Coco some reflexology by rubbing the bottom of her foot pads. I figured the hind legs for the colon and the front for the lungs. She just loved it!
Within two weeks, Coco was running up the steps! We enjoyed Coco for another seven years after that fatal diagnosis. She lived to be 19 years old.
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