E-Class 43 – Treating Animals

E-Class 43 – Treating Animals

This week

There are so many applications for Tissue Salts. Did you know you can even treat pets and animals with Tissue Salts? Many vets in Germany and Europe are trained in using Tissue Salts for animals. In Australia, we have a few practitioners who specialise in using Tissue Salts to treat animals. You could be one of them! This week, we look at:

  • Working with Animals
  • Tips for prescribing
  • Cats, dogs and horses
  • Building your practice through Relationship Building – Who has your client before you?

References

  • The Clinical Science of Biochemic Medicine
  • Gunther Heepen: Schuessler Tissue Salts – 12 Minerals for your Health
  • Schuessler Tissue Salts for Animals
  • Way to good Health Magazine

Working with Animals

Treating animals takes a little more creativity both in diagnosing mineral deficiencies and in prescribing. However, once you know the minerals well, the signs start to become obvious. However, a bit of detective work may still be required. If you like that, and you love animals, you will love using tissue salts with animals.

Once again, not all diseases can be cured with Tissue Salts, but they can help alleviate symptoms, and help to rebalance the equilibrium in the animal.  Please seek veterinary advice for any conditions which are beyond your scope of knowledge or practice.

Tips for Prescribing for Animals

As with humans, the minerals should dissolve in the animal’s mouth, so what are the best doses and what are the best ways to administer them?

Dosage

Small animals – guinea pigs, rabbits, hamsters, birds           ½ tablet

Cats and Dogs                                                                         1 tablet

Medium and large dogs                                                         2 tablets

Large animals (horses and cows)                                           3 tablets

In acute situations, you may prescribe minerals every 15-30 mins. When symptoms subside, give tablets for a further 2-3 days every 1-4 hours. In all other cases one dose 3 times per day is adequate.

In the unlikely event that the condition worsens, stop all treatment and consult with a vet.

However, signs of fatigue, or increased deposits in the urine, or strange smells during the first few days of treatment usually indicate the treatment is working.

How to prescribe

Ideally, we want the minerals to dissolve in the mouth. So How do you give the remedies?

Some animals you may be able to give in the side of the mouth, but there are easier ways.

Cats –

  • dissolve tablets in water, cream or milk, and they should be licked slowly.
  • Put dissolved tablets in a pipette and give them drop by drop
  • Crush tablets in a plate of meat or fish
  • Adjust dosage depending on the size of the cat
    • Small cats up to .5kg or 1lb ¼ tablet,
    • Young cats up to 1.5 kg ½ tablet
    • Adult cats 2-6kg 1 tablet
    • Big cats over 6kg 1 ½ tablets

Dogs

  • Dissolve tablets in the drinking water
  • Crush tablets and add with some meat
  • Adjust dosage depending on the size of the dog
    • Puppies up to 3kg, ½ tablet
    • Small dogs up to 10kg, 1 tablet
    • Medium dogs 10-30kg, 2 tablets
    • Big dogs over 30kg, 3 tablets
    • Large dogs over 60kg 4 tablets

Using Tissue Salts with Animals

This extract is from Heidi Kuebler, Fuer Sie extra Sep 2009 (57)

Dogs & Cats

– Diarrhoea

No.3 (Ferrum phosphate), No.10 (Sodium sulphate)

Every 15-30 minutes one dose each until improvement

Don’t offer any food for at least ½ day, only offer water, chamomile tea or diluted black tea with glucose (dextrose). After that feed a light meal, e.g. boiled rice.

– Common cold

No.3 Ferrum phosphate, No.4 Potassium chloride

At the beginning one dose of No.3 every hour until complaints reduce.

Discharge of white phlegm from the nose; administer one dose of No.4 two to four times daily in addition.

If the Problem persists with fever and lack of appetite consult see a vet.

– Insect bites

No.3 Ferrum phosphate, No.9 Sodium phosphate

Crush two tablets each, with a little water make into a paste and apply to the affected area. The animal can lick the paste off without any problem – this provides the animal with an additional effect internally.

– Muscle and joint problems

No.1 Calcium fluoride, No.2 Calcium phosphate, No.7 Magnesium

phosphate

Especially older animals often suffer from painful bones and have problems in getting up. A treatment with Schüssler minerals helps stabilize the musculoskeletal system, reduces pain and relaxes the muscles. One dose of each twice a day for four to six weeks.

– Circulatory problems, heat sensitivity

No.2 Calcium phosphate, No.5 Potassium phosphate

Assists older animals with heat problems and general weakness, and young animals after being on the rampage. One dose twice or three times per day.

Guineapigs, hamster, rabbits

– Diarrhoea

No.4 Potassium chloride, No.8 Sodium chloride

When faeces are watery administer No.8, when discharge of mucus No.4 in addition. Dissolve one to two tablets in a little water, with a syringe apply a few drops directly into the mouth every 10 to 15 minutes. Until digestion is normal, only offer hay and water.

– Belly ache

No.2 Calcium phosphate, No.7 Magnesium phosphate

Rabbits have a sensitive digestive system and often suffer from colic. The minerals help to relax and uncramp. One tablet each dissolved in a little water, apply a few drops every 10 – 15 minutes directly to the mouth with the help of a syringe.

Treating Animal Behaviours and Emotions

Animals show mineral deficiencies in their behaviours too.

Anxiety – Silica

  • Pulls their tail in
  • Lacks self confidence
  • Jumpy

Panicy – Calc Phos

  • Frightened easily
  • Impatient
  • Startles at small things
  • Doesn’t like to be retained

Lazy – Kali Chlor

  • May have a history of some bad experiences
  • Passive
  • Quickly irritable
  • Nervous
  • Always hungry

Offended – Nat Phos

  • Easily angered, disgruntled or discontented
  • Acts like a prima donna

Adventurer – Ferr Phos

  • Excessively excitable which can lead to aggression
  • No longer recognises authority
  • Untameable

Oversensitive – Mag phos

  • Often thin, nervous,
  • Hysterical and oversensitive to pain
  • Great mood swings

Dosage

Small dogs and cats                3 x 1 tablet per day

Medium sized animals            3 x 1 ½ tablets per day

Big animals                             3 x 2 tablets per day

Acute cases – a dose every half hour

Chronic cases – 3 x recommended dosage

There are lots more treatments for animals, but I hope that gives you some starting ideas.

If you are interested in this type of treatment, I suggest you get the book Schuessler Tissue Salts for Animals

Exercise 1 – Building Relationships: Who has your client before you?

Now you have tested your offer with your own list, you know whether it works. Adjust your message and fine tune til you are getting consistent results. Then you are ready to go further afield to grow your client base. But how do you do that?

One way is to look at who has your client before you.

When I first promoted using Tissue Salts for Animals I needed to look at this question. Over the years, I have had several my clients with animals ask what they needed to do when their animals were sick. I have done home visits and prescribed based on the symptoms, but it’s not my main client interest. So, although I have treated animals over the years, I didn’t have a big animal client base, nor was I a member of clubs where you have access to animals. So, I needed to think outside of the box.

There were a couple steps that I followed. We have a lot of animal owners in our street, so I did a letter box drop. But what else?

Who has my client before me?

So this is a great niche for an example because who has clients as animals before me? Quite a few groups:

  • Vets
  • Dog trainers
  • Pony clubs
  • Dog breeders
  • Pet shops

And I am sure you can think of a few more.

So, I created an information pack to take around to the various businesses. I contacted some by phone or email, to organise appointments to talk to them. I also created emails, similar to last week’s emails that they could send out to their client base to let know about the event.

Difference between a cold audience and a warm audience

If you are already connected to a group in your niche it is even easier. Because you have a relationship with that group. They are a “warm” audience. They are likely to respond to your offer.

A “cold” audience isn’t ready to make the sale. They may not have the problem that you are solving.  It’s like if cold callers come calling to your house to sell something, they are working on a percentage of people having the problem. There is no prior relationship with the person to “warm” you to taking action. The phone call or door knocking is based on finding that small percentage who are likely to say yes.

If a potential client has a prior relationship with you, or another business who has them as a client first, they are more likely to consider the offer.

So, I went looking for people that already have a relationship with their clients. I was also looking for the benefits it would give to the business and the clients.

Take the time to develop relationships with businesses or groups whose clients could benefit from what you do.

If these people have a good relationship with their list of customers, then you can create an offer that benefits their customers. It’s how you can work together to create the best outcomes for their clients by offering something that supports both your businesses.

Joint Ventures

Joint ventures are mutually beneficial relationships with other businesses. They have your client before you. You are able to provide something of benefit to their clients that adds value to what they are already providing.

Promoting your offer

  • Have a discussion with the business to see what they need, and how you can help them to provide that to their clients
  • Create an offer that fits what they want
  • Make it easy for the business to promote to their clients – provide flyers or brochures, provide an email series that they can send to their clients.
  • The more that you can do to make it easy for the other business, the easier it is to get their support.

Exercise 1 Potential Joint Ventures

  1. Find 5 businesses or groups who have your client before you
  2. Contact them and organise a meeting
  3. Discover what their clients need and how what you are offering could fit with what they need.
  4. Tailor your offer to what they want or need.
  5. Book a starting date

Special note – to build quick wins in this process, start with someone who you already have a relationship with, a friend of someone else, a business that you have been to before.

The first time I did this, I chose a business who I had dealt with before. I knew the business owner. So, although I was nervous, and doubted my idea even though I thought it was a great fit for her business, she was receptive to my idea because she already knew me. My first Joint Venture grew from that conversation.

Choosing who to have that first conversation with served me well. So, each time I approach a new group of people, I always choose the easiest possibility first, because I am more likely to build my confidence there. Even if I get a “no”, it is likely to be a “no not right now”.  However, approaching with the idea of the benefits to the business is always the best approach.

Is this business a good fit for you?

Remember, you can choose to go ahead with working with this business or not. Is this business a good fit or not for you?

  1. Are they action-takers? If yes, you can both get things done. If not, it’s hard sailing.
  2. Do they have a relationship with their list? Do they send out regular emails to their list? If so, they are easier to work with, if not their list is unlikely to take action.
  3. Are they someone who you want to work with?

If the answer to these questions are Yes, then go ahead. Remember to test and measure your results.

Above all, have fun. Remember

  1. Each step you take is a step that you can learn from, regardless of the outcome.
  2. Each step gives you information about how to take the next step.
  3. Each step you take is a success! Celebrate the fact that you have taken a step, and are an action taker! That is worth celebrating, because not everyone will take the step you just took, or have a go at what you have just done. Congratulations!

Have fun, I look forward to hearing how you go.

Next week

Another niche and Getting your message out.

 

See you soon.

 

Kind regards

Robyn

 

  1. Need a bit of motivation, download Each Step PDF here.