By Dr. Lawrence Wilson

© June 2015, L.D. Wilson Consultants, Inc.


All information in this article is for educational purposes only.  It is not for the diagnosis, treatment, prescription or cure of any disease or health condition.




In my experience, nutritional balancing could save farmers, ranchers, livestock and pet owners billions of dollars in unnecessary losses and animal disability.  It would also  extend the lifespan of many animals and contribute greatly to their performance and commercial value of livestock and larger animals.

This is a general article about working with animals.  To read about specific animals, please go to the following links:


Cats And Nutritional Balancing


Cows And Nutritional Balancing Science


Cow Cases (Cows 2) And Nutritional Balancing Science


Deer And Nutritional Balancing Science


Dogs And Nutritional Balancing


Horses And Nutritional Balancing


Lambs, Sheep And Nutritional Balancing Science



Here are general principles and some tips about nutritional balancing programs for animals.


1. Principles of the science all apply to animal species.  All the principles of hair analysis interpretation by the method of Dr. Paul Eck apply to the animal species.  Therefore, you can read through all of the articles on this website pertaining to nutritional balancing, disease conditions such as infections and tumors, and most others without risking that you are missing a vital concept or principle.


2. Animals are much easier to work with than human beings.  The reasons are their diets are easy to control, their mental and emotional makeup is simpler, and their stress levels are lower in most cases.

In addition, the fine-tuning and years of retracing required with most human beings today is rarely required with animals.  This alone greatly simplifies the application of nutritional balancing science in veterinary medicine.


3. Ideal mineral values are a very critical concept.  This science is mathematically precise.  In nutritional balancing science, broad ranges of mineral levels will not suffice.  Anyone who offers you a program based on mineral ranges is not doing nutritional balancing science.


4. Hair or fur samples must be clean. One way is to wipe the sampling area with rubbing alcohol first to clean it.  Do not use water, as this may wash out some water-soluble minerals.


5. Feed and water.  Often changing the feed, and perhaps the water also, is enough to cause significant changes in the body chemistry of animals.  This, plus a few simple supplements, often causes rapid healing.  Drugs are usually not required, which is quite amazing to those just starting out with this science.  The reason is that this is an energetic science of healing.

This means that the way it works is by improving adaptive energy in the animal.  As this occurs, healing follows without a need for remedies of any kind.  This is quite unique, in my experience, but it works.

Problems with drinking water supplies are very important for some cases of animal health and disease.  I know this is a costly problem.  However, livestock drinking water supplies and wells can sometimes be filtered to remove toxic metals and high levels of iron, manganese, aluminum, selenium and other minerals that must be removed for the health livestock and other animals.  In a few cases, it may even be possible to find a nearby spring to use instead of a contaminated well.  This is how important drinking water is for some animals.


6. Nutritional supplements.  All animals today need not only excellent feed, water and love.  They all need certain nutritional supplements.  This is a hard and fast rule, if you wish to have healthy animals.  The amounts of nutrients contained in even the best dog or cat food, or the best hay, silage or pasture land, is just not sufficient for todayŐs animals.

Please know this, and please always supplement your animals with certain nutrients.  The most important and most overlooked of these are zinc, calcium, magnesium and TMG or trimethylglycine.  This is a fairly definite rule that applies to all the animal world, as far as I have studied the subject.  For some reason, however, many veterinarians and animal scientists skip these critical nutrients or give too little of them.

Most animals need about one-half milligram of supplemental zinc per pound, in addition to whatever is in their feed.  Most also need about 10 mg/kg of TMG in addition to whatever may be in their food.  Many, but not all, also need at least 10 mg/kg or calcium and about 5 mg/kg of magnesium chelates or other easily-absorbed supplements.

NOTE: These are just estimates of supplement doses, and may be completely wrong.  I always suggest a hair mineral analysis and working with us to figure out the correct dosages.


7. Warmth is another factor in animal health.  Many animals are kept in cool homes, cool pens or cool pasturelands year round.  This is not optimal for most animals.  In fact, many are cold and they speed up their metabolism in an effort to keep warm.  This is okay, but it stresses the body, shortens the lifespan, and causes some disease, as well.

So please keep your animals as warm as you are .  Never leave a dog outside in the cold, or even a chicken or pet rabbit.  They all need a warm home.  The same applies to livestock, where the animals huddle together to keep warm, which is not ideal.  Use plenty of brooder lights in the winter on your animals.  They will appreciate it.


8. Most animals are quite toxic today.  This is due to problems in their feed and their water.  They may also be born this way due to problems in their motherŐs bodies.  Toxicity is a serious problem among all the animal species for many reasons.

At times, toxicity is also due to the administration of vaccines, medical drugs and other potions, often for years.  I hope the practice of veterinary medicine will change as more veterinarians realize that many species of animals will not need the vaccines and drugs nearly as much when their body chemistry is brought gently to balance.




1. Most animals are fast oxidizers.  Fast oxidation has a precise mathematical definition, according to Dr. Paul Eck, who inspired this website.

Most animals are in fast oxidation, or an alarm stage of stress, or a sympathetic nervous state, because they are under stress due to their food, their water, lack of enough warmth, and other factors such as heavy metal toxicity.  However, most animals are much healthier than human beings because they are fed better, overall, and they have less stress than many, though not all humans.


2. The sodium/potassium or Na/K ratio is lower in animals for complex reasons.  This is a general rule that applies to all animals.  This is because their electrical potential across the cell membranes is lower than that of human beings.

The average Na/K ratio for animals is about 0.5.  The Na/K ratio, however, can rise very high in animals when the animal is under stress.  This is, unfortunately, all too common.  While there is some variation within a species, in general the ideal value is pretty much the same within a species.


3.  The calcium/magnesium ratio is often too high in animals.  This is because too many of them are fed grain when this is not their native or correct food.


4. The four lows pattern and the four highs pattern do occur in animals, but not too often. Most animals are not ill enough to develop a four lows pattern, unlike human beings.  If an animal test reveals a four lows pattern, the animal is in bad shape and usually will not survive for long.  Horses show this pattern more than most other animals.


5. Four highs is an unusual stress pattern that is uncommon in animals.  Perhaps this is because the type of stress that causes the pattern rarely occurs in animals, if they are well cared for.  If it does occur, it is a sign that the animal is not well cared for in some way.  For example, perhaps the animal gets too much exercise of is fed stimulating vitamins or other stimulants.


6. The calcium and magnesium levels are often quite low in animals.  This is due to 1) stress and 2) a fast oxidation pattern.  A chronic sympathetic discharge or fight-or-flight reaction causes the body to excrete too much calcium and magnesium, and these minerals are difficult to replace with standard animal feeds.


              7. Hair must not be washed at the laboratory. As with human beings, for accurate mineral readings, one must use a laboratory that does not wash the hair at all.  In the United States, and perhaps, on the entire planet, I only know of two laboratories that do not wash the hair at all.  They are Analytical Research Labs in Phoenix, Arizona and Trace Elements, Inc in Texas.  We much prefer Analytical Research Labs.  Their graphs are much easier to read and more exact, and for other reasons.




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            Restoring the health of our livestock on earth depends, in part, upon regenerating the soils of the planet.  This is a critical project, and nutritional balancing principles can help.  To learn more about this, please read Soil Rejuvenation With Nutritional Balancing.



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