I’ve always had a passion for dogs and leaned toward natural ways to maintain and improve their overall health. Meet Koda, Boo and Zieva, aged 5, 6 and 3 respectively. I have been feeding a raw diet since 2013. I prefer to feed natural, pure foods and treats. I shy away from additives, by products, unnatural preservatives and chemicals.
In 2008 I opened Luxe Dog Grooming and Training in White Rock BC. In 2012 I obtained my Professional Dog Trainer Certification and in 2013 I quit the corporate world to obtain my Professional Dog Groomer Certification after which time I started working with my staff at Luxe Dog and have been doing so since. I have seen dogs with a multitude of different issues including food sensitivities, environmental allergies, poor skin and coat, emotional issues such as anxiety and stress, diabetes, and other medical conditions.
Koda and Boo suffer from seasonal environmental allergies and Boo has had chronic recurring ear issues. There are so many toxins in our oceans, soil and foods, not to mention GMO's, that I suspected they are all, in some way, contributing to my dogs' issues. Because of my keen interest in a natural approach to dog health I started researching alternative remedies and health care and discovered a whole new world in essential oils, herbs and botanicals, CBD Oil, Hemp Seed Oil, Coconut Oil and Spirulina amongst other natural remedies, health products and dietary complements.
Harmonic Balance came about because of my desire to help my dogs live a healthier, happier, longer life and to offer you, my fellow dog lovers and owners, the tools, products and knowledge to assist you in following a path of holistic, natural health and well being in your beloved four legged companions.
Please keep in mind that the information and products provided and/or shared on this site are not intended to diagnose, cure or prevent any disease or medical conditions. Always consult your veterinarian before beginning any new dietary complements or therapies.
Good health starts with good food. Raw food diets are toted to be the oldest form of pet food. Why? Because they are the closest to what our dogs ancestors and those that live in the wild today eat. More and more people are becoming aware of the benefits of raw, natural foods in their diets and many dog and cat owners are switching to raw diets as well, for a multitude of reasons.
As pet owners investigate what builds their own good health, they realize good food applies to the whole family—including the four-legged family,” explains Dr. Cathy Alinovi, DVM, a holistic veterinarian who is also certified in Veterinary Food Therapy and Chinese Herbal Therapy.
Many dog owners switch their dogs to a raw diet because of health problems. It’s one of the reasons that I did and I have noticed a marked improvement in my dogs’ overall health, including the condition of my dogs teeth and gums. There is much less tartar build up than with dogs I have seen who are on a kibble diet.
I have been feeding an elk blend for the past while that is hormone free and pasture raised. At the beginning of March 2018 I added some of my dietary complements to my dogs daily meals, CBD oil and hemp seed oil being two of them. I'm using less in the way of fish oils and fish products as I'm trying to do my part to save our oceans ( increasing mercury levels, radiation, plastic pollution, etc), not to mention the low fish stocks of certain species.
I have already noticed a decrease in Koda’s scratching and improvement in his skin and coat condition, his eyes have also stopped producing excessive discharge. Boo's ear issue is severe so I bit the bullet and had allergy tests done. She has multiple sensitivities and because of the severity of her ear issue I have opted for conventional medicine until it is stabilized and under control at which time we will switch her to my herbal complements for daily maintenance.
UPDATE: Boo's allergy results came in and she is sensitive to a multitude of the allergens tested for, both in the environment and food sources. I have taken steps to minimize her exposure to them in addition to changing her protein source as elk wasn't tested for. I'm also complementing her diet with CBD oil, hemp seed oil and our Allergy Relief Formula and guess what NO MORE EAR ISSUES and her feet are fine too!!
I'm having Koda tested now as I want to know what his triggers are. Will keep you posted.
My personal preference is for holistic and natural care and/or treatments whenever possible. I believe what
Dr. Karen Becker says:
If a health condition can be resolved or well-managed with natural treatments that have no known side effects, why take risks with synthetic pharmaceuticals that almost certainly come with side effects?
Some of the differences between Holistic/Natural and Traditional care:
I concede that traditional treatments are a necessary part of modern health care. Drugs and surgery have their place in situations where that is the only protocol. It is my belief however, that natural care should be the first option of choice with drugs and surgeries being secondary.
Dr. Katherine Kramer of the Vancouver Animal Wellness Clinic says she can't imagine practicing today without CBD.
Read more here: Dr. Katherine Kramer on CBD
Survey results from the Journal of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, show an increasing number of owners are using CBD hemp oil products for their dogs and cats. The majority of those who participated indicated issues that were positively impacted by CBD products were pain relief, sleep and anxiety, convulsions and seizures, nausea and vomiting and appetite.
Our K9 Comfort formulas are organic, Canadian grown, 100% Industrial Hemp Plant Full Spectrum Cold Pressed Extract, non-GMO, free of preservatives and chemicals.
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Natural dietary complements are essential to promote and support strong growth and development; healthy skin and coat; a strong immune system, healthy organs and digestive tract. Our powdered wildly crafted or organic herbal dietary complements for dogs are non-GMO herbs and mushrooms. Formulated by a Certified Holistic Health Practitioner.
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We also offer organic Hemp Seed Oil and organic spirulina.
Aromatherapy is an effective, natural option to help with a number of dog health issues such as anxiety, itchy skin, allergies, flea/tick problems, a dry nose or sore, irritated paws. Our hydrosols and oil blends are organic, non-GMO, and vegan.
Formulated by a Certified Aromatherapist.
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I met you at Petapalooza in Victoria and spoke to you about trying CBD for the first time for my senior golden retriever who was anxious at nighttime and wasn't sleeping. The CBD has not only calmed her anxiety but also seems to be giving her more energy. I've also noticed that she's coughing less now. :)
Thanks for your recommendation and for selling such a great product.
Rebecca K., Victoria BC
I recently used Harmonic Balance's CBD oil. What a difference! I find my dog to be more relaxed! Perfect for when I leave for work and get worried that he might be barking up a storm, I cannot endorse this product enough! Also, he loved his Boo Biscuits!
Mike F., North Delta, BC
We’ve loving having the CBD oil around for our two dogs for when they need a ‘chill pill.’ Maggie has a bit of fearfulness that makes her wary of people and Joey gets anxious from treatments for longstanding skin issues. In both cases the CBD oil helps them both immensely, which not only gives them relief but gives us relief too, knowing that they can relax and feel a lot better mentally. We’re an all natural household, so it’s great to have such an effective, safe, high quality product at our fingertips, that also has a bunch of other health benefits to boot. We’re hooked!
Nadine K., Mission BC
I've had Baer, a 9 year old Miniature Dachshund who suffers from Nerve Root Signature Pain on K9 Comfort from Harmonic Balance for about 2 weeks now. We use it for everyday maintenance and he gets the recommended dose for his weight. He hasn't had any episodes recently in regards to his spine and I notice the edge taken off, less anxiety when it comes to day to day life and especially when he is left home alone. Overall, a great CBD Oil for canines!
Emmy A., White Rock BC
While camping...Kick Bug spray saved me and my dog from getting bit by mosquitos!! Great smell and long lasting!
Christine W., Surrey BC
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March 25, 2018