September 17, 2012 by  
Filed under Natural Animal Health, Uncategorized

I just received this feedback from one of my clients and have been given permission to share it with you:

Rocco was a street dog that was found and is now cared for by his kind owner, Stephanie Montalvo. When Stephanie rescued Rocco, he was underweight; covered in fleas; had mange and was suffering from chronic diarrhoea.

Stephanie resolved most of Roccos issues herself but he still had major anxiety, an inflamed, itchy skin condition that made him very itchy and diarrhoea that caused pain whenever he emptied his bowels. His anxiety disorder was so severe that he was too fearful to drink water out of a bowl. In addition, Rocco also had problems with his ears and bad breath, so Stephanie consulted me for advice.

After just a few weeks on treatment, we received this email from Rocco’s owner, Stephanie:

Rocco is almost finished all the treatments you recommended and we are so shocked to see such a huge improvement. He is really looking beautiful and seems so much happier.

His skin is a beautiful white/pink color, eyes are bright, only has stuff in his eyes sometimes. Has not had a bath in over a month and doesn’t stink (amazing!).
His breath is so much better.


Rocco Montalvo

Stephanie also added: He itches once in a while and we check him right away to see if it’s a flea or skin issue. So far neither, just an itch. His poos are pretty good, sometimes he has a weird one and sometimes he passes gas if he’s nervous. But for the most part, he is done passing all the weird mucus and gas and no longer has the runs.

He is drinking way more water on his own, especially after a good run, he goes right to the bowl alone with no sweet treats in it. He has great energy too. He heals really fast now too, he smashes into things when he goes running in the woods and gets cuts, they used to take 2 weeks to heal, now in a few days all gone.

We are so excited about his current health, I’ve been telling everybody.

I can’t thank you enough. Rocco thanks you too. 🙂

Stephanie Montalvo


If your dog is suffering from anxiety, itchy inflamed skin or chronic diarrhoea, and you would like professional naturopathic health advice about the best ways to resolve these problems for your dog, arrange an online consultation here:


Yours In Great Health,

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