Testimonials from some of Holistic Vet Dr Renee's clients who have achieved amazing results with Holistic Veterinary Care. Some have attended dietary workshops and observed the benefits of natural nutrition, and some have walked the path of holistic veterinary therapies with Dr Renee. A couple of canine friends, like Sam and Gracie, had been receiving conventional veterinary advice and treatment for many years without success. It is amazing the results you can achieve with natural nutrition, integrated veterinary medicine, alternative therapies like Chinese Herbs and Homeopathy, and committed pet owners.
JET THE KELPIE
I was incredibly grateful to Dr Renee for her in-depth knowledge, understanding and compassion in the last years of my beautiful dog, Nakai’s life. He was had been an ever-loyal, ever-loving companion for 15 years. It was such a relief, to be able to ensure he had the best possible age-specific nutrition and herbal support. Dr Renee has a wonderful mix of scientific knowledge and holistic understanding, she really was able to offer Nakai and I the best possible care.
Nowadays, I am lucky enough to share my life with Jet, a bouncing bundle of Kelpie excitedness. I am delighted to be able to offer Jet the eco friendly toys and pet products found on the Roar Kingdom site. I feel safe in the knowledge, that there is no chemical toxicity and no latent danger to his health.
Jet loves to cuddle up in his Houndhouse. In summer, we take the mattress out and it is nice and cool. In winter, he has his hand-croquetted woollen blanket in there and it is incredibly cute. His evening meal, served stuffed into his Kong chew toy, always leaves him with a satisfied smile. And my hubby loves the Orbee Ball, it makes a great sound when you throw it, and it floats, which is helpful to entertain such an intelligent, energetic dog.
It is great, that I am able to provide Jet with a healthy natural diet, right from the start and am confident that this will ensure not only his best possible health, but also less vet bills! Dr Renee’s Wellness Plans and Vaccination Schedules are thoroughly researched and easy to understand. They really provided me with the knowledge I needed, to make the best possible decisions for my furry friend.
Jet brings so much love, joy and happiness into my life, I am glad to offer him the healthiest, happiest life available. And ever grateful to Dr Renee for her dedication to making this possible. Thank you Dr Renee.
ASTRO THE LABRADOR
"Astro came into our family when we desperately needed love and he has had a special place in it for the past 13 years now. He is a golden Labrador and until he pulled a cruciate ligament in his hind quarter when he was about 11 had had no health issues besides his arthritis and weight.
Now in his later years he suddenly has problems due to his age and we found ourselves at a loss as to where to turn to because the vets were only going to treat Astro with very expensive pills long term and /or a major operation which might not have been successful anyway. At his age the latter was not going to be an option for us. No other option was even discussed with us.
I began researching the internet for caring for older pets,pets with cancer and/or other health problems. My thoughts were that If Astro did have cancer that I would give him the best palliative care I could and make him comfortable. I found a lot of information about Holistic foods and natural medicines but it was from America and not available here.
My wonderful son Mitchell did his own research and found Dr Renee O’Duhring and Roar Kingdom, how lucky am i! Not only was she an Holistic vet but she was also not far from where we live.
Well contact was made with Dr Renee and Astro’s first appointment made. Dr Renee has made major improvements in Astro’s health in such a short time, within just two days on the Chinese herbs and other things recommended I could see a difference. Dr Renee has given Astro a new diet to follow which includes K9 natural, fresh cooked vegetables and raw and cooked meats especially designed for his problems and he loves it all, well he is a Labrador.
We have had a follow up visit recently and Dr Renee is as happy with Astro’s progress as I am.
In all honesty I can say Dr Renee has saved Astro’s life and he will be so much happier now in his twilight years and I am ever so thankful for someone who has such a passion and gift." - Wendy Pattison
Sadly, Astro was euthanased late in 2011 for end-stage cancer. He rallied right to the end, and was an incredibly loyal, loving and peaceable member of the Pattison family. He will be deeply missed. RIP Astro boy.
GRACIE THE AIREDALE
"My dog suffered from continuous ear infections and began to have choking and swallowing problems during the night. The vet treated her with local ear treatments but could find nothing wrong in the throat. No blood tests were suggested. I went to another vet as Gracie had become lethargic and depressed.The vet ordered a general blood scan and diagnosed auto-immune disorder, major organs were ultrasounded and no sign of cancer was detected. Her platelet count was dangerously low and spleen enlarged, I was told that she must have heavy doses of cortisone or she could shortly die of a ruptured spleen . The side effects of this drug is now known to me but at the time I was told there was no alternative treatment, I wish I had known about Renee but that wasn't till many months later.
The ear problems got worse despite many various treatments and she began to lose her fur in patches, especially her tail and rear quarters, ending up practically bald in some areas.
The vet said there was nothing more he could do as in his opinion she had developed Cushings Disease as a result of the drugs and had only weeks or (at best months) to live. He didn't need to see me again!
Being a great believer in natural diet I cut out all processed foods and sent to USA for homeopathic drops for Cushings Disease. After about 8 months of this regime she had improved a bit generally but no sign of hair regrowth. A friend recommended Renee so I took Gracie to her. A full blood scan was ordered and also a "T4" test for thyroid function, it revealed the condition "Hypothyroidism" as being the major problem and Renee prescribed medication plus a combination of Chinese herbs. In a matter of weeks her fur had grown back and at 3 months another blood test showed that any evidence of Cushings was practically gone, thyroid levels almost back to normal range and very much improved in general. Renee adjusted her diet by adding more meat and very importantly offal every day, she still has the raw ground veges and has continued to improve.
I wish I had discovered this great vet and devoted animal lover much earlier in my dog's illness. Thank you."
(Continuing Story of Gracie...)
"Sadly, after improving so much under Renee's good care, Gracie was diagnosed with liver cancer in August 2011. A large tumour was removed at Hamilton Veterinary Clinic on August 15th. After a brave battle, and a hands-on energy healing treatment by a human therapist, she recovered and regained her health quite well.
The follow-up scan in early February 2012, however, showed that the cancer had returned. Gracie lost her battle on February 23rd 2012.
I am proud of my girl, the staff and Vets at Hamilton Vet Clinic have said she was one of the bravest patients they've ever had, and she won many hearts. Having had 2 Airedales (first Annie, who died from cardiomyopathy, and then Gracie), waking me up in the morning for 22 years, the loss has been terrible. I miss her so much and have had a miserable few weeks.
Please keep up with my story for upcoming news, Thankyou."
(Note that Gracie had been on long-term Imuran therapy, an immunosuppressive drug, for immune-mediated disease, prior to first consulting with Dr Renee. The Imuran medication was very quickly stopped after consulting with Dr Renee, but Gracie's human is convinced that this medication played a major part in her developing liver cancer. This is highly likely given that cancer and liver toxicity are two very serious potential side effects of long-term Imuran treatment.
Gracie had an incredibly calm, accepting temperament, and was one of the sweetest dogs I have ever met. She will be forever missed. - Dr Renee.)
SAM THE LABRADOR
"Sam, a yellow labrador, has been a part of our family for over six years. We believed we had been feeding Sam a healthy diet, however, that view changed when we attended a Natural Canine Diet Workshop run by veterinarian, Dr Renee O’Duhring. Renee explained that commercial pet foods do not provide the best diet for our pets and that we should be feeding them a raw, natural diet. The workshop was informative and included a demonstration of raw food preparation. Renee is passionate about a raw diet being the best for our pets’ health and well-being and we thoroughly recommend this workshop to pet owners." -Bronwen & Michael Byrne
(From Dr Renee - Sam is a very handsome, loving, loyal Labrador who had been suffering with chronic skin issues over many years. With personalised dietary modification to a 100% natural diet incorporating both homemade food and K9 Natural freeze-dried food, as well as Chinese Herbal therapies and homeopathic treatment, he has now recovered completely. His skin and coat are perfect - just like him!)
DAISY & WALLY, THE STAFFIES
"We were after professional and sound advice on the best natural diet for our two dogs that we’d just adopted. The Diet Workshop gave us exactly what we were looking for from a qualified vet. We now have two very content and healthy dogs, frequently praised on how good they look, we put this down to their natural diet. The best bit is that it doesn’t cost a fortune!
Thanks - Sue and Nige."
Our Holistic Vet, Dr Renee, is passionate about feeding our canine and feline companions a natural, wholefoods diet, and has found that nourishing pets naturally with real food, adequate play and exercise and holistic therapies can dramatically improve health and vitality.
If you would like your pet to manifest supreme health and well-being, contact us for a natural diet plan today!