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    4 steps that prevent 80% of your dog's health problems

    By Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM

    Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM has 30 years of experience as a veterinarian. His love of dogs and passion for natural healing and nutrition led him to writing, teaching and helping people create health naturally, without drugs, chemicals and processed food.

    A refresher, reminder and heads up

    This week I had a conversation with a personal coach who reached out to chat. During our conversation, he asked me where I wanted to be in a year or two from now. I had to pause and think on it, because unlike 5 or 10 years ago (when I was thinking much more about my life’s destination), I am happy to be where I am at. I love what I do, I live my truth, and I am no longer restricted by my former veterinary college about what I can or cannot say. This was the case when I had my clinic, and it is still happening to some of my colleagues.

    Sometimes, I miss the face-to-face connections I made during the time I spent in clinical practice, because it allowed me to be closer to the animals and their people. On the other hand, I don’t miss the never-ending river of sick dogs coming to me with preventable health problems. Most of all, I don't miss the heartbreak. 😞

    It is true that leaving the clinical world after 30 years was scary, but transitioning from treating only 15- 20 patients in a day, to being able to help thousands of dogs rocks my heart. Plus, it is mind-blowingly simple! Based on what I have seen, 4 simple steps can easily eliminate 80% of health problems in most dogs.

    Here is a little refresher on what the 4 steps are:

    Step 1: Natural food

    I understand that some of you may worry about the cost of feeding a natural diet, or the time that it takes to prepare raw or cooked meals for your dog, but it actually only takes a few minutes a day. When it comes to the cost, it really isn't that bad - especially if you factor in the lower vet bills and emotional costs.  

    If you haven't started yet, do it now, because you won’t regret it. You can even feed natural food once every few days for starters and see how it goes. I am sure your dog will love you for it! 

    BTW, have you ever heard a human doctor say that you should only eat processed food? Where the heck did the "Feed your dog kibble only!" idea come from?

    This morning I talked to one dog lover about his dog's food, and he asked me how I knew his dog was on kibble. I told him that I just need 5 seconds to feel the skin and touch the body in order to know, especially when dogs are middle aged and older. There is a kind of "doughy" feel to the body...

    I hear some people object that they have had (or heard of) a dog who ate kibble who lived until 17, which is great - but rare. It is the same type of anomaly as the chain-smoking grandma who lived past her 90th birthday.

    Anyhow, here is the Recipe Maker link: recipemaker.peterdobias.com, in case you wanted to tickle your curiosity and stoke your dog's culinary passion!

    And if you have been an avid raw or cooked home diet feeder, put on your friendly teacher hat and go on a crusade to help other dog lovers take their dogs off that sh**t.

    The Recipe Maker makes the learning/teaching process a piece of cake. Use it as a tool, not as an absolute directive.

    Step 2: Supplements

    Yes, I sell supplements for dogs and I am proud of it, because I have seen the transformations. I give them to my dog Pax, and I take them too. To be clear, I take three out of the Fab4. Our canine specific probiotic, GutSense, is for dogs only. We have also launched a human line of supplements, because healthy people have healthier dogs.

    Read stories of dogs powered by Fab4 here.

    Read them to feel good!

    When I was a kid I was 
    taught to be humble, which I think is a good thing, except when it comes to what I call "FAKE HUMILITY", such as not telling someone about something that can help others. For example, good supplements. "FAKE HUMBLE" helps no one, a little "HUMBLE BRAG" is much better.

    Now may be the time to put your dog on the Fab4 for a fabulous life.

    PS: I wanted Pax to chip in with his testimonial, but he's gone fishing! Here are some pics instead.

     Three pictures of Dr. Dobias' border collie Pax

    Are you skeptical about supplements?

    From time to time, I get an email complaining that I sell my products for money, as if I should be swapping them for seashells. But money is far from being my main driving force.

    Seeing happy and healthy dogs, your smiling faces, and getting emails of gratitude is what rocks my boat!  

    And if you are still not sure, there is one question we all must ask.

    Can food grown and raised on depleted soil be anything but depleted?

    The reports of transformation speak for themselves.

    Dr. Dobias Healing Solutions product reviews page


    I am confident that you will see the difference too, plus your investment is covered with our 100% satisfaction guarantee!


    Step 3: Detox

    Detoxing is like shedding the unpleasant past. Do it twice a year and your dog will be set.   

    Don’t scroll too fast! Stop here.

    Dr. Dobias Healing Solutions - LiverTune cleanse and detox for dogs

    Step 4: Mobility and Pain

    Who doesn’t want to be pain free, flexible, and mobile?

    I am sure your dog does. Hence the fourth step is to look after your pooch’s joints, muscles, and spine.

    Okay, that is all for today.

    Except one more note:

    You can get our essential supplements for dogs and detox for less, because the “internet fairies” will apply bundle discounts of up to 15% if you buy multiple supplements (a variety, or the same kind).

    It is easy, go with your gut and...

    The Fab 4 essential supplements for dogs

    Click here for the Fab4.

    LiverTune cleanse and detox for dogs Click here for LiverTune.
    Blog - 10 Steps to keeping your senior dog happy and mobile
    Click here for a page with info on mobility, spinal health, and pain free life for your best friend. 


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    Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM has 30 years of experience as a veterinarian. He graduated as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1988 in the Czech Republic and obtained the Canadian Certificate of Qualification in 1995. He is currently licensed in the European Union, and his unique approach to healing and nutrition helps holistically minded dog lovers worldwide.

    Dr. Dobias strongly believes that disease prevention, natural nutrition and supplements, the right exercise and a drug free approach to medicine can add years to your dog's life.

    As a formulator of his all-natural vitamin and supplement line and co-inventor of natural, chemical free flea and tick control, FleaHex® and TickHex®, his unique healing system and products currently hold the highest independent five star customer rating. For more information click here.

    Any general recommendations that Dr. Dobias makes are not a substitute for the appropriate veterinary care and are for informational and educational purposes only.

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