What is interesting at this rescue centre is that they have found that disease is significantly reduced when the dogs are kept in small groups on natural ground / grass, as opposed to concrete.
Now back from the Refuge de Thiernay in France where we met wonderful dogs to work with. This lovely boy came into the class because of blood in the stools, which was thought to be due to worms. He was given a strong wormer, however, his condition did not improve. The refuge therefore wanted to see what he would select to help himself get better. My first thought was whether he might have IBS, so offered him remedies such as peppermint and German chamomile which are often selected for this condition, but he wasn’t really interested. Only when he was offered essential oils that are known to help certain cancers did we see huge reactions from him. It was not long before he fell to sleep. When he woke, he rolled and stretched with his tail wagging : ) Some of his key oils included lemon, lime and thuja.