Consultations

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For Canine & Feline Natural Health & Nutrition

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished ~ Lao Tzu

As an Animal Naturopathic Health Coach and Homeopathic practitioner it is my goal to empower you with vital information to improve and prolong the life of your cat and dog. Whether your dog or cat is healthy and you wish to keep it that way, or whether your pet is dealing with health issues, in my consultations I will teach you how to maintain or help achieve optimal health in a natural way through prevention, proper nutrition of a species appropriate diet, and with natural and safe alternative health care.

Poor nutrition, along with the use of vaccines, allopathic medications, and chemical products, are the reasons for many of the health problems we are now seeing in our dogs and cats: diabetes, renal failure, allergies, skin problems, cancer, obesity, etc. There are natural alternatives to what conventional medicine has to offer. I’m strictly holistic in my approach to animal health, and rather than just address symptoms, together, you and I, will look to remove the cause of the problem in order to help your dog or cat regain optimum health.

If you’re thinking about switching your dog or cat to a species appropriate diet of raw meat but aren’t sure how to begin, then I can help you with the transition and answer any questions you may have regarding a raw meaty whole prey diet.

Homeopathy:

Distance is no obstacle for me to work homeopathically with you. The only prerequisite to become a long distance client is for you to know your animal very well and be able to verbally convey symptom information.

Not only will Homeopathic remedies address your pet’s present health issues, but the consultation will also include Sequential Homeopathy to remove past traumas and Miasmatic treatment to address hereditary issues.

Homeopathic remedies will be in 1 oz. dropper-bottles and will be sent in a dry-form to prevent leakage in the mail. When you receive the remedies you’ll need to add the liquid: 15% vodka or organic vinegar (a half-teaspoon is enough); and 85% distilled/purified water. Sequential remedies will be in powder form, or a wafer, and will be in small white envelopes. All of these remedies together will address acute and chronic states, and provide constitutional, emotional, and organ support.

Also available are Homeopathic Nosodes (Click on this PAGE).

The initial Homeopathic/Naturopathic consultation usually runs approximately 60 or 90-minutes. The first consultation with a homeopath are longer than a normal visit to a veterinarian. Read this article to help understand the homeopathic process: Your First Homeopathic Appointment. Follow-up consultations are approximately 30 minutes. These follow-ups are important for re-assessments.

What can you expect during a consultation? You will be given three forms to fill out: Health Assessment Form, Authorization Form, and a Timeline Form. First, you will receive an individual personalized analysis of your pet’s health. After I receive your Health Assessment Form I will evaluate the given information. Since illness is due to improper diet, habits, exposure to toxins and general lifestyle, I will assess risk factors and susceptibility to disease and make appropriate recommendations to prevent health challenges, or to prevent existing health challenges from developing into more serious or chronic states. I will discuss nutrition with you. Plus, I will also need you to fill out a Timeline Form which will list in chronological order all traumas/life events in your pet’s life. All three forms must be signed and sent back to me prior to the consultation.

cat sweet Most consultations can be done over the phone or Skype. If you live in New York City, you may visit my office by special appointment only. I don’t diagnose, do lab work, or physical exams. All I need to know is a detailed description of your pet’s symptoms, lifestyle, health history, and diet. A photo of your pet is also helpful.

NOTE: You may also arrange a FREE 10-minute Introductory Phone/Skype call to ask me general questions about my services, and/or to discuss a brief summary of your pet’s health issue. Please click on the blue “Contact” tab on the lower right-hand corner. Additional Note: I love helping animals. I love naturopathy and homeopathy. But, please don’t ask me to work for free. I am a professional, I run a business, and I have costs, too. The Free Introductory Phone call is not a consultation. Please don’t use this service to ask me what herb or homeopathic remedy your pet needs for x, y, or z. I cannot tell you that without understanding the whole picture of your pet’s health and this requires a consultation. Thank you.

Consultation Fees:

1. The Initial Homeopathic Consultation is 60-Minutes for $130. Or, 90-Minutes at $190. Follow-ups are 30-Minutes at $55. After I receive the signed forms I will email you a PayPal invoice based on whether you want a 60 or 90 minute consultation, or a 30-minute follow-up, or a Package Deal. All consultations and follow-ups must be paid in full prior to the day of our appointment. NOTE: Homeopathic remedies and S&H charges (USPS Priority Mail) are an additional charge. I do offer discounted Package Deals (see below).

2. For Nutritional Consultations only the fee is $65 per 30 minutes.

I am always available to clients via email and will usually respond within 24 hours or less. I don’t charge for fairly minor follow-up email questions. But if it’s a very involved question and I must do time-consuming research or an otherwise entire re-assessment then the Follow-up Fee ($55) will apply. This also applies if new issues arise. Follow-ups after the initial consultation are totally dependent upon the circumstances. Obviously, more involved cases will require much more time.

P.S. To save money for on-going treatments, I do offer a 12-month, 6-month, or 3-month Package Deal at a considerable discount:

3-Month Package: $200 ~ A 60-Minute Initial Consultation + 2 Follow ups. A savings of $40 or more.
6-Month Package: $335 ~ A 60-Minute Initial Consultation + 5 Follow-ups. A savings of $70 or more.
12-Month Package: $605 ~ A 60-Minute Initial Consultation + 11 Follow-ups. A savings of $130 or more.

My consultation hours are 1 PM to 8:00 PM, est. Monday through Saturday.

Additional costs: For any product that I may suggest (supplements, etc.) this will be your responsibility to obtain. If you have trouble finding what I suggest, I can give you sources. I do carry some products (such as, herbal tonics, probiotics, etc.) in order to make it easier for you to find them. Also, herbal products should only be purchased from a reliable GMP source to ensure high quality and authenticity. Therefore, please do not use herbs from your local health food store or supermarket. Also, Homeopathic remedies and S&H charges (USPS Priority Mail) are an additional charge.

How Do I Schedule A Consultation Appointment or Ask A Questions?

Easy! Just fill out the below contact form and I’ll get back to you ASAP. All information will remain private. Or, call me at 917-648-8721.

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NOTE: DISCLAIMER

The purpose and general goal of the naturopathic consultation offered by Anthea Appel (Certified Small Animal Naturopathy) is to educate the client about their animals body systems in relation to function and ability pertaining to maintenance of overall homeostasis (balance) through the removal of various, and typically specific, obstacles to their health, thereby encouraging their body’s own natural healing processes. Anthea Appel does not function as a traditional licensed allopathic veterinarian by diagnosing disease, treating disease, or performing invasive procedures, nor do her services replace that of a traditional licensed allopathic veterinarian.

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