Animal Health


  • Do You Want Your Dog To Achieve Optimum Health & Longevity?
  • Are You Wanting To Find Genuine Solutions to Your Pet’s Health Problems?
  • Would You Like Accurate Information in Regards to Dietary Programs & Supplements For Your Dog?
  • Do You Want To Help Prevent Disease In Your Furry Friends?
  • Do You Want Your Dogs Treatments To Be Scientifically- Proven, Naturopathic Medicines & Supplements That Won’t Have Harmful & Long-Term Side Effects?
  • Do You Want To Improve The Quality Of Life For Your Dog?

Besides treating health problems in people and helping them to achieve optimum health and vitality, our Naturopathic Practitioner, Sar Rooney, also provides naturopathic health care for dogs and has helped many pets all around the world.

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: Sar now only consults in the following areas of canine health care:

* Inflammatory skin conditions (e.g. atopic dermatitis, allergies, hot spots, itchy skin, yeast infections, etc).

* Recurrent ear infections or urinary tract infections in dogs.

* Inflamed Bowel disorders.

* Arthritis and other joint conditions.

 

If your dog is suffering from a skin condition, allergies, yeast infection or arthritis you may find the solutions you are seeking in Sar’s ebook ‘Heal Your Dog Naturally’ which is available here: http://www.healyourdognaturally.com/

If you require an online consultation for your dog, please contact us to find out Sar’s availability at [email protected]

 

Naturopathic Canine Health Care

Sar is well qualified in the field of naturopathic animal health and is well known for her effective treatments of chronic, systemic inflammation in dogs. This condition can cause arthritis, skin problems, allergies, bowel conditions, recurrent infections and a range of other conditions that mainstream veterinary medicine may not have successful treatments for. Furthermore, veterinary medications such as anti-inflammatory drugs have well-known side effects and, at best, only treat the symptoms – not the underlying condition. In these circumstances, your vet and Sar may work together for the best outcomes for your dog.

Sar is also the Executive Director of the Holistic Animal Therapy Organisation (HATO) www.hato.com.au and due to her extensive qualifications and comprehensive knowledge in animal physiology, animal nutrition, naturopathic health and the animal sciences, Sar’s aim is to identify the correct natural diet, nutrient supplements and/or herbal medicines to support each dog’s own healing abilities.

Refer below for feedback we have received from around the world from happy pet owners.

 

Procedure – Online Consultation

1. Contact our office and request an online consultation for your dog if they are suffering from one of the conditions listed above. Please enquire about Sar’s current booking schedule so we can provide a time frame for you as Sar is often booked out well in advance:  [email protected]

2. Once payment has been received we will email you a comprehensive questionnaire to complete and email back to our office.

3. Once we receive your completed questionnaire we will schedule time in Sar’s appointments for her to read your dog’s case form and email you her recommendations.

4. Phone and Skype consultations can be arranged after an initial consultation.

 

Charges for online consultations

Complete Canine Consultation (Initial online assessment and recommendations) – $98.00 Au

Charges for subsequent consultations are usually less than the initial consultation and depend on the length of the consultation. Subsequent consultations can also be conducted via phone, skype or email whereas the initial assessment can only be via email.

Charges are subject to change. Please enquire about the current fees when organizing your consultation:  [email protected]

 

Important Information

Naturopathic Formulas and supplements are available at additional cost.
Please note that questions cannot be answered until payment has been made. 
Payments for consultations are not refundable. 
If a diagnosis is required you will need to consult a veterinarian. 
 

Please seek veterinary advice immediately for all emergency conditions.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to limited available time, Sar now restricts her consultations to Australian and NZ residents and is unable to offer consultations to those living in other countries.

 

Treatment Philosophy

When helping dogs, Sar always aims to identify the underlying causes of your pet’s health problems, rather than just treating their symptoms. In her opinion, if the underlying cause is not treated, it is unlikely that the animal will ever fully recover or heal. In addition, Sar encourages optimal health and the prevention of disease through correct nutrition, individually-prescribed nutrient therapies, herbal medicines, naturopathic formulas, homoeopathy or other methods which can help ensure your dog’s health is in balance. Sar considers your pet as a whole and endeavors to help maintain the animal’s true health – not just suppress their symptoms.

Furthermore, dogs are often unable to derive adequate nutrients from food alone due to soil deficiencies, pesticides, inadequate intake, age, pregnancy, poor nutrient absorption, infection, pharmaceutical drug treatments, and other circumstances. Sar takes these factors into consideration when recommending wellness programs for your pet and her goal is to recommend the correct natural diet, nutrient supplements and/or herbal medicines to support each dog’s own healing abilities.

Book an online consultation with Sar Rooney, and you will receive professional naturopathic advice on safe and effective ways to increase your dogs wellbeing. Sar’s clinical focus is on inflamed skin problems in dogs including atopic dermatitis and other itchy skin conditions, allergies, ‘hot spots’, and yeast infections. Sar also has a special interest in recurrent ear infections and urinary tract infections, inflammatory bowel disorders in dogs as well as arthritis and other joint problems and she has provided pet owners around Australia and beyond with effective solutions to help resolve these conditions in dogs for over 20 years, when liaising with the pet’s veterinarian for the best outcomes for each dog. Alternatively, if your dog is healthy and you are seeking preventative health care, you can consult Sar for an individual wellness program for your much-loved pet, to help prevent disease development so they can live a long, healthy & happy life.

 

 

This is some of the feedback we have received from pet owners around the world:

Arthritis in a Dog

No Limp or Stiffness in Gracie’s Leg!

Gracie is a 6 year old Golden Retriever/Labrador X that had suffered from a limp in her back leg since she was a 6 month old puppy. Gracie had also suffered from trembling and weakness in the same leg. This problem was diagnosed as arthritis and lack of joint mobility by a veterinarian. In the past, Gracie had been given omega 3 fish oils, glucosamine and chondroitin with no success. Gracies owners then contacted Sara for advice.

After an online assessment of Gracie’s health was completed, Sara prescribed some naturopathic formulas for her treatment. 2 weeks into Gracie’s treatment, we received this email from her owners:

“I wanted to let you know that Gracie is doing well. We do not expect the limp to remedy quickly (due to her having it since she was 6 months old) but she has sparked up tremendously and looks a lot happier, wresting with “Emma,” the labrador and playing like a puppy again. Her fur seems softer and she has a shine in her eyes again. Other people have noticed also. The best part is that we have no trouble adding the supplements to her food. I was expecting a battle but she happily eats it”.

6 weeks into treatment we received this email from Gracie’s owners:

“I am happy to report that the limp is nowhere near as pronounced as before and there are times when Gracie is walking normally again. For the past 10 days or so she has been spontaneously jumping in and out of the van and has been taking longer walks and runs around the lake. We are now confident that in due course the leg will not be the chronic source of pain for her anymore”.

10 weeks after Gracie started treatment:

“Our dog walking friends took them out on Sunday and they were gone a full 45 minutes and Gracie was still tugging the lead when they got back. For the first time ever, they were worn out before the dogs were. Johnny had not seen them for a while and could not get over the difference. The best part is that the next day there was no limp or stiffness visible in Gracie’s leg at all.

Kind regards,
Karen and Max Mitchell
Goolwa Fish Café Goolwa, SA

Muffy is Like a New Dog!

“Muffy is a purebred Maltese who suffered red tear-stained eyes and repeated occurrences of vomiting, diarrhoea and gastric pain. He had been depressed and tired for a few months culminating in another one of these episodes. I emailed Sara with his blood test results, together with enlarged pictures of his eyes and she gave me a new diet regime to follow. Muffy is like a new dog! He is playful, full of energy and very, very happy. Thank you so much Sara”.

“Your diet recommendations have been a godsend and his eyes are sooooo white. If it weren’t for you, Muffy would not be the new boy that he is and be able to play like a puppy with his new brother Sammy. No more commercial dog food (wet or dry) ever again!”

Robyn Kay
Mount George South Australia

Back to her chatty old self…it’s Brilliant!!

“Apples” is a pet donkey that had severe laminitis. She could not stand up due to the intensity and relentlessness of the pain. Jenny, her owner, called her vet out but “Apples” was not responding to treatment. Jenny then emailed Sara and booked an online consultation. Jenny said at the time “It’s been quite distressing for us seeing her in so much pain. She’s such a sweet little girl…”

A few days after treatment began, Jenny emailed our office…

Hi Sara, Apples is MUCH better. She is moving quite freely and doesn’t seem to be in much pain at all. She’s even back to her chatty old self. It’s brilliant!! You have helped Apples sooooo much. We both really appreciate it. Thanks heaps”.

Jenny Cook
Strathalbyn, South Australia

Recurrent Ear Infection

Elroy is our kelpie cross Labrador that had suffered repeated bouts of ear infection for over 2 years before contacting Sara Rooney. Before that, Elroy had completed 9 courses of antibiotics with little or no effect. His ears were causing him and us a lot of stress. We emailed Sara to see if she could help us. After assessing his problem, Elroy was placed on a treatment program. His response was dramatic. We couldn’t believe he could respond so quickly to any treatment let alone all natural ones. We were given powders and liquids to put in his food and given instructions on diet changes. We have maintained the diet and some of the treatments that were recommended – to avoid any more infections. That was a year ago and no more ear infections! An added bonus is Elroy’s coat has never looked so good and he doesn’t smell anymore.

Ellen & Rob M.
Knoxville, TN

Inflammatory Skin Condition in Dog

Missy had suffered from itchy skin ever since we could remember. She is an 8 yo, West Highland Terrier and she is part of the family. We had tried so many different preparations from a number of different vets that we had lost count of all of them. Some worked temporarily but never for long and some had pretty bad side effects. Out of desperation we eventually sought alternatives. Sara put Missy on a special diet and prescribed a number of different supplements for her. After about 4 weeks, we were amazed at the difference in her skin, her itchiness and her behaviour – probably because she was a lot happier. After about 3 months she continued to improve. That was about 18 months ago and Missy hardly ever scratches herself anymore as long as we keep her on her preventative treatment program. Seeing the discomfort it caused her before – we wouldn’t dream of changing a thing!

Christine S.
Tenterfield, NSW

Anxiety Disorder in Dog

Just a quick note to let you know that everything is going really well with Angus. We have been on your treatment plan for four weeks now and he has had no anxiety ‘episodes’ and he seems less anxious with some things.

I must thank you also as Angus and I had our first pass at our Open Obedience Trial (you need 3 passes to gain a title of CDX) after we have been trialling for 2 years – it was very exciting. Thanks again!

Julie Lapidge
Happy Valley, South Australia

4 weeks on Your Treatment and Piper was a Different Dog!

“Just a few words to let you know how much you have helped Piper and us! Piper was really ill for about 7 months and no-one could figure out what was wrong with him. The vet took about 20 blood tests in the end and X-rayed just about his whole body! Still no answers! You solved the riddle immediately!!

As soon as we read your advice the light bulb went on and we had all the answers we had been searching for! Even our vet was impressed and admitted he had learned something!

4 weeks on your treatment and Piper was a different dog. No more symptoms at all and back to his normal obnoxious (but lovely) self. We can’t thank you enough”.

Tom Warland
Buffalo, South Dakota

“Sara You Are a Lifesaver!”

“You have done what no vet was able to do! Mindy is now Pain Free! No more steroids; No more awful drugs and their deathly effects. Our darling dog is now 100% all natural and SO much healthier for it. We can’t thank you enough. Please let us know if you are ever visiting Sacramento – we would love to meet you sometime”.

Best regards,
The Jackson’s
Sacramento, US.

Twinky the Wombat

I am the founding Director of the Wombat Awareness Organisation (WAO) – a non profit organisation specialising in the rescue and rehabilitation of both the Southern Hairy Nosed and Bare Nosed Wombats throughout South Australia.

I sought your advice about 4 months ago when one of our wombats suffered from Myopathy. Your treatment was very successful and has also saved the lives of many other wombats. I thank you so much for your generosity Sara, I cannot thank you enough for helping.

Brigitte Stevens
Founding Director, Wombat Awareness Organisation

Twinky the wombat


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What Do I Need To Do To Book My Online Assessment?

Procedure – Online Consultation

1. Contact our office and request an online consultation for your dog and enquire about Sar’s current booking schedule so we can provide a time frame for you as Sar is often booked out well in advance:  [email protected]

2. Once payment has been received we will email you a comprehensive questionnaire to complete and email back to our office.

3. Once we receive your completed questionnaire we will schedule time in Sar’s appointments for her to read your dog’s case form and email you her recommendations.

 

Charges for online consultations

Complete Canine Consultation (Initial online assessment and recommendations) – $98.00 Au

Charges for subsequent consultations are usually less than the initial consultation and depend on the length of the consultation. Subsequent consultations can also be conducted via phone, skype or email whereas the initial assessment can only be via email.

Charges are subject to change. Please enquire about the current fees when organizing your consultation:  [email protected]

 

Important Information

Naturopathic Formulas and supplements are available at additional cost.
Please note that questions cannot be answered until payment has been made. 
Payments for consultations are not refundable. 
If a diagnosis is required you will need to consult a veterinarian. 
 

Please seek veterinary advice immediately for all emergency conditions.

Please note that payments made for online consultations are not refundable.

 

Will Sar suggest specific recommendations for my pet after the initial consultation?

Yes. Sar prescribes high-quality, safe and effective naturopathic medicines for her animal clients that are only available through registered practitioners*. The superior-quality naturopathic medicines that Sar prescribes or provides are only available through qualified naturopathic practitioners and cannot be compared to products available ‘off the shelf’ or via the internet, which often have no beneficial effect. The naturopathic medicines will be made easily available to you, after your consultation, and can be delivered throughout Australia. Sar may also provide dietary advice and other information that she feels is important for the health and wellbeing of your pet.

*Medicines & supplements are available at an extra cost. 

What Does An Online Assessment For My Pet Involve?

Online assessments allow people to complete a comprehensive questionnaire about their dog in their own time and email it back to us. Once completed, Sar Rooney will then spend time assessing your pet’s case and developing an appropriate wellness plan that will be designed to support your dog’s own healing abilities. This method of assessment is generally a very effective way of helping your pet – utilizing professional advice along with safe and effective naturopathic formulas. Once the assessment is completed, the recommended naturopathic medicines will then be easily accessible to you (at an extra charge).

If you wish to make an appointment for an online consultation for your pet, please click here to request a consultation.

Do You Offer Phone Consultations?

Yes. Many of our clients consult Sar for advice about their dogs wellbeing via phone consultations. However, for the sake of your pet, we will require you to organize an initial email assessment for your pet in the first instance. This involves completing a detailed questionnaire and provides us with comprehensive information about your pet, which will assist Sar to help them more effectively. After an initial case history has been taken, future consultations can be offered by phone, skype or by emailing your questions about your pet’s wellbeing (Consultation charges apply).

Do you offer Skype Consultations?

Yes. A large amount of our online consulting service these days is via Skype with clients all around the world (Note: Due to time limitations, we are no longer accepting any new clients from outside Australia and NZ but will continue to offer advice to our current overseas clients). However, for the sake of your pet, we will require you to organize an initial assessment for your pet in the first instance. This involves completing a detailed questionnaire and provides us with comprehensive information about your pet, which will assist Sar to help them more effectively. After an initial case history has been taken, future consultations can be offered through Skype or by phone or by emailing your questions about your pet’s wellbeing (Consultation charges apply).

I have never used Skype before, what do I need to do?

If you are not already registered for Skype, you can register for free at: www.skype.com. You will require a microphone or headset to use Skype. These can be purchased through electrical stores. Please ensure you complete an audio check (instructions are provided when you sign up for Skype) prior to your Skype consultation with us. Being connected to Skype allows you to speak directly to Sar Rooney about your pet during a pre-arranged consultation, no matter where you live in the world. However, if you prefer to consult Sar by phone or email please refer above for further information.

Will it cost me anything to use Skype?

No. Skype is available free of charge. This means that you can talk to your friends or family anywhere in the world and not be charged. It also means that you can organize Skype consultations* with our Naturopathic Medicine Practitioner, Sar Rooney, to find out how you can help your dog heal naturally.

*Consultation charges apply

How Do I Book a Skype Consultation with Sar Rooney?

Skype consultations can be booked after you have completed an initial online assessment for your pet.

To book a Skype consultation, click here and provide us with the following details:

We will need the following information:

1. Your full name, your pet’s name and your Skype name.
2. The topics you wish to discuss (This will allow us to estimate how much time will be required for your consultation).

Once we receive this information, please allow up to 2-3 working days for us to respond to your request and let you know what charges will apply. Payment can then be made through one of our various payment options and we can then schedule your Skype appointment with Sar.

What Charges Apply For Naturopathic Animal Consultations?

Initial Comprehensive Assessment – $98.00 (Aus). This includes extended time for Sar to assess your completed questionnaire and time to develop an individual wellbeing program for your pet.

Subsequent consultations: Skype, Phone or Email consultations.
Charges are $10.00* (Aus) per 5 minutes with a maximum charge of $120.00 per hour. Please note that payment is required at the time of booking.

Arrange an online consultation for your dog today so they can begin their journey to a healthier life.

IMPORTANT: We believe that only practitioners that have studied animal naturopathy and the animal sciences comprehensively should prescribe naturopathic medicines for animals. They understand which herbs, nutrients, diets & homoeopathic medicines are safe and effective for each individual species and the possible interactions and contra-indications. Giving dogs herbal or nutrient supplements can cause disease or be fatal if they are not prescribed by a practitioner that has been trained in the animal health sciences, herbal medicine and canine nutrition.

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