THE ZEN DOG
Natural Medicine for Dogs
Hi! I am Li and I’m a qualified Chinese Herbalist & Acupuncturist for dogs. My journey started back in 2013 when I fostered SamSam, an emaciated puppy with lots of health problems. He was found wandering the streets and brought to me for rehabilitation with the aim of finding him a good home. When veterinary medicine could not offer solutions for his health problems, I came across Chinese medicine and the concept of Raw Feeding and from there a whole new world opened up to me. The changes I witnessed in my own dogs encouraged me to spread the word and so I opened Crazy Dog People, the first Israeli group focused on nutrition for dogs. From there I continued to study for three more years to become a qualified Chinese Herbalist & Acupuncturist.
I believe in a holistic approach when treating dogs and that in order to allow the body to heal, we must first restore balance. Therefore my approach will always include looking closely at their nutrition, behaviour, physical wellness, mental wellness as well as lifestyle - to understand where the body has become unbalanced and to create a solid plan to restore it.
The Zen Dog
Chinese Medicine for Dogs
Chinese medicine is a complete and independent system with its own way of diagnosing and treating. Its rich history dates back over 2500 years and for me it represents a bridge between ancient philosophy and modern day ailments.
When treating a dog with Chinese medicine, the aim is to recognize and treat the source of the imbalance rather than the symptoms that the body presents. This can be done with acupuncture, Chinese herbs as well as nutrition and I personally also love to combine aromatherapy to compliment my other tools.
Common conditions that can be treated with Chinese medicine:
Behavioral issues like aggression, anxiety, fearfulness
Digestive issues, including chronic diseases like IBD
Skin problems (hotspots), allergies, chronic ear infections
Chronic kidney failure
Service & Contact
For pet parents who are looking to move across to feeding raw or a homemade diet and would like some guidance on how to go about this, I offer a 60 min telephone consultation. This includes general information on raw feeding, the benefits, where to buy meat or ready-made food (from local suppliers) and how to calculate the right amount of food.
Chinese Medicine Consultation
If your dog has a medical or behavioral issue that you believe needs addressing and you would like to get a better understanding of how Chinese medicine can contribute, I invite you to book a 90 min (face-to-face) consultation.
Please note that consultations are by appointment only and are held on the following days, in my clinic in Rishpon (near Herzelia):
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 18:00-22:00
One Saturday a month - 18:00-22:00
To book a consultation