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Testimonials – Ottawa Valley Dog Whisperer

The testimonials below are from some of my Ottawa Valley Dog Whisperer Clients located around the world…

Annette here – I want to let everyone know how wise, kind and compassionate Karen is! All thanks to Karen, our dog Seltzer overcame a serious roundworm infestation and he is now recovering well from significant GI inflammation resulting from the worms! Karen is a gem and an angel to all dogs. My husband, Ethan, calls her the Oracle of Ottawa for dogs! Our family loves you!

Annette – NYC, New York, U.S.A.

My cat Lydia has been struggling with her kidneys, not being able to get her creatinine back down into range. Also having gingivitis. My local vet that did both eastern and western was trying eastern Chinese herbs. After that did not work, she started dipping into western meds. I panicked and looked for another rout to take. I ran across Karen’s website, among others I found and considered. My instincts told me this was the correct one. How true it is, to follow your instinct. I immediately made changes and followed the plan she gave for Lydia. I took her back to the vet to get blood work done in just 4 months. Her creatinine level was way back down, perfectly in the middle of the range.(1.7) The vet said her results looked really good for being a 14 year old cat and to keep doing whatever I was doing. Her teeth I can tell are getting better, but will take a bit more time to heal I think. Just need to be patient. I can’t say thank you enough or describe how grateful I am for getting my baby girl’s health back on track. If she ever has any health issues down the road, I’m definitely coming back!

Lydia and I are both grateful. THANK YOU!!
Marlene Schieck in Salt Lake City, Utah

Working with professional holistic animal practitioner Karen Rosenfeld healed my dogs.

I am a proactive pet guardian and my dogs have annual blood tests.

The tests earlier this year showed indicated inflammation in the small intestine which results in an inability to digest foods adequately.

Both my conventional vet and a holistic vet I have worked with both recommended to administer injections to both dogs … But before going down that route I wanted to see if I could aid healing with foods and supplements.

Testing after a month showed levels had increased … So I continued doing the same for another month and test results then showed levels had declined once more.

Rather than continue in this fashion I decided I needed to call in Holistic professional Karen Rosenfeld.

Karen took in depth details of my dogs medical history including any medications, weight and a full itinerary of all the foods I was feeding including brand names of all supplements and dosage.

She reviewed the supplements (many had to be binned … as even though they stated organic they had hidden fillers) – she replaced those and recommended several other be added. All the supplements Karen recommended were scrutinized by herself … She told me where to source them and correct dosage for both dogs.

This was only two months ago and already as the tests results show a significant increase in formerly deficient levels, that are now within normal range.

Karen and I are both very pleased with Phoebe and Dexter’s response to treatment.

Karen has suggested we stay with her recommendations and retest in a couple of months … Just to ensure complete healing has occurred … After the next results Karen said some supplements will be removed and some they will stay on.

Patricia Gethin, UK

Dear Karen,

Kori and I are wishing you a Happy New Year –  A lot of love, health and happiness.

I am forever thankful for you and your knowledge, kindness and how did you helped Kori. You are really a true expert. Thank you.

Best regards from Slovenia,


Max-Heartworm Infestation-Natural-Treatment

All we can say is thank goodness for Karen! It has only been three weeks since we started the new diet and wellness plan that Karen provided for our dog and already he is doing so much better! Prior to this our sweet and adorable two-year-old golden retriever had been suffering for months on end with bouts of digestive upset and diarrhea. Every two weeks he was back at the vet’s office for one issue or another. We finally realized that the dried commercial dog foods that we were using, along with his monthly pest preventatives, were taking a tremendous toll on him. In fact our very healthy puppy was growing into a less than healthy adult dog.
Luckily, a friend referred us to Karen. After reviewing all of the details of our dog’s diet and health regimen, Karen provided a detailed diet and wellness plan. The new program was tailored specifically to our dog’s needs and outlined in great detail everything we needed to do to restore his digestive function, as well as provided healthier and more natural options to meet his other needs.

Oh, and one last thing-
On top of all of the dramatic and immediate improvements in our dog’s health, he is also much happier and more satisfied with his new diet.

Once again, thank you Karen!

Suzy Schneider
Atlantic Beach, NY

Hi Karen,

I am long overdue in giving you an update on Bruce. His 13th birthday was on October 3rd, and I decided to take him on a walk. I hadn’t been walking him because of his collapsed larnyx and although he always wants to go; it seemed to be too hard on him.  We made it about a block and I realized he wasn’t struggling at all!  His Lar-par is nearly gone (barely a trace of it now) and his energy is great-playing and acting like a puppy!

I am so grateful to you!!! I cannot believe you resolved this, and my husband is totally shocked at this improvement. We both believed his time was coming soon. With your help, he may make it to 70!  I don’t know how I can possibly thank you enough.

Forever indebted to you,

Kathrine & Bruce,
New Mexico

I would like to express my deep appreciation and gratitude for all that Karen has done.

My dog was facing thousands of dollars in treatment due to a severe infection. I have noticed that allopathic vets are only trained in one way. It makes me so sad to see how reluctant they are on hearing about holistic health and homeopathic care.

Karen was immediate in her response to my dogs care. Karen’s fees for assisting me were extremely reasonable and she had my dog feeling better quickly!

In addition to engaging Karen’s holistic services, I have also learned a lot from reading the many informative articles on her blog. I ask all of you who are reading this to please support this site by letting others know about this wealth of holistic information.

The amount of time that she has donated to this site and to the welfare of animals clearly puts her in ‘angel territory’.

If we all read through this vast amount of knowledge that Karen has left for us, we would all be so much better off in the wisdom of caring for our precious pets….

I only know Karen through hiring her but feel compelled to express that if each and every one of us could donate even $5 to Karen’s blog, I would like to think that this is just a small but powerful way of saying, ‘Thank you for all that you do!!!”

It’s great to know that people like Karen still exist in this world!!

Gratefully, always!

Dianne Lynn, Benanti
La Quinta, Ca.

Dear Karen,

I would like to thank you for the plan you provided for my two cats Penzie and Kizie! It is amazing how fast my cats health improve by us follow your suggestions. I was blessed to come across your web site. You are really saved my pets life, sincerely,

Svetlana Flewelling
British Columbia, Canada

Karen was very caring and compassionate in helping with a health crisis that occurred while she was creating a plan. She sent a temporary plan and was very reassuring during a very stressful time. Her suggestion to clear up diarrhea worked that same day and I believe the antibiotic is being helped out of her system by her suggestions as well. I’m impressed with the organization and thoroughness of the plan and so grateful to have my dog acting happy again. Karen was a godsend to us in our time of need and I very highly recommend her.

Much gratitude,

Dana, Ohio


Thank you again. I greatly appreciate you and your help and your expertise. My animal’s lives are so much improved that it’s actually priceless.

Heather – Florida

Hi Karen,

First off, they are looking SO much healthier, they have far more energy and absolutely love the food… It’s interesting to see how many people are noticing, I haven’t told anyone about their new diet and everyone who walks in the park that has met us previously comments on how much healthier and happier they look.

I had to take Dilla to the vet to check his eye as I was concerned it may have been scratched and when I walked in, the vet practically screamed when she saw him and insisted on weighing him straight away, she was completely floored by how well he looked, obviously thinking I was giving him the vet recommended dry food still 😉 Needless to say his eye was fine and he has lost a load of weight!

With the training I have seen a vast improvement, the environment is much healthier in general now, as they have a strict routine and the energy is much calmer then it was when Dilla was a puppy. So Lola is picking up on all the training straight away, she always looks me in the eye, never really barks anymore…

Clare – London U.K.

You are a god send! Better than any vet ever. Compassionate, empathetic, kind and caring. The lipoma is shrinking and shrinking. The allergies are under control, energy is up at 14 acting liking a puppy again. You are truly an earth angel.
Jake – U.S.A.

Hi Karen, I just wanted to let you know that it’s been about 6 months now that I’ve had my dogs on your recommended diet nutrition wellness plan and about 8 months since I stopped giving them any flea & tick and heartworm medication. I believe, that as a result of your advice and recommendations, my dogs are healthier than ever! Also Kodi has not had any epileptic seizures that I know of since January (so 6 months now).

I can’t tell you how grateful I am for your guidance during this process. There is so much conflicting information on websites, and I was very overwhelmed and afraid of doing the wrong things. Thank you so much for all your advice, the information you so willingly share on your website and blog, and your commitment to the well being of all canine companions!

Valerie, Kodi, Cosmos and Cocoa – Maryland

Hi there Karen! Little Nell’s mum Jenny V from Australia here! Just wanted to let you know that I think of you daily and all you have done and taught me that quite literally has saved my Nelly’s life. It’s been nearly four months now since beginning her homemade, fully organic meal regimen you tailored for her, to address not only her general well-being, but all of the serious health issues she was experiencing; some quite literally threatening her life. Well! Not only did her seizures come to an abrupt halt by the end of the very first week of enjoying her new homemade meals; but now after nearly four months; most of her completely bald areas of skin are now filling up with brand new baby soft fur as you said they would, (the bare backs of her back legs are yet to take off, though there is very early signs of new growth appearing there too!). The rest of her coat is now so shiny and soft; eyes bright, sparkly and alert, and her fatty lipomas have begun to reduce in size, and she also now after nearly four long difficult years, is able to eat any natural food without going into a coma as she used to. Even chicken and a little fish!!! (Not game enough to attempt the ol’ chick pea as yet, if you remember!). At fifteen years of age she prances and leaps about with glee whenever I come home from being out, or when her most favourite human friend comes to visit; and when out for a walk; it’s Nell that takes ME, for a walk, with me struggling to keep up the pace; often with the beginning of each walk being an actual sprint down the street and around the corner and well into the next street! Her prescription medications are well on their way now of being slowly reduced (with total success so far) because of all of the pure food ingredients/herbs/herbal tonics and supplements that are all part of her wellness plan; and her incredible youthful wellness that I see in her right now truly is quite a miracle. All thanks to you Karen! I’ll be writing to you privately again soon, but for now I just wanted to wave a big hello from Down Under from me and Nell, with a very big thank you for all you’ve helped me do for my little girl. I’m STILL, thanking God for you Karen. Every single day!

Jennifer and Nell – Australia

I just wanted to say thank you for everything you suggested for Nala. My vet said to me that her blood work resembles the blood work of puppies! All her organs are working beautifully – heart is strong, liver and kidneys are functioning normally, and lungs are clear. He also said that she is at a perfect weight (70 pounds) and that she could live another 4-5 years (she is 11 now)! I am so happy and I am sure Nala is too!

Thanks again!

Ashley & Nala – Ontario Canada

Dear Karen,
I have been meaning to email you but been so busy around here. My family and I just wanted to thank you, there are no words at how blessed we are to have found you for all you did for our 14 year old Golden Retriever Jessie. She is doing Amazing since you first started treating her months ago. She has stayed on all the supplements you instructed. She looks great. My parents and neighbors looked concerned about how bad Jessie looked and now they see her and it blows them away and all this without any meds whatsoever. She went from daily seizures to not being able to get up or walk without someone physically helping her. She looked frail and tired and sad. Now she has life in her eyes again she can run and walk and get up all by herself.:-) and best of all absolutely no seizures anymore!!We are still getting her to try and build muscle in her legs but she is a happy baby again. Again thank you Karen for all your input and advice and for saving our girl no vet could help her but you saved her and brought her back to life. Jessie thanks you!:-)
Nadia and Family – NYC, New York, U.S.A

Hi Karen,
Just wanted to let you know that Maggie is doing well and in my estimation has been healing very nicely on her new holistic plan and homemade dog food. My Vet recently emailed me a letter asking how Maggie was as they hadn’t seen her in quite a while. I let them know she was doing well. Funny how, at the time that Maggie was injured, homemade dog food was never mentioned to me as an option. It was $8000 for surgery on both legs and I was made to feel guilty for not doing it.
Lesley – Ontario, Canada

Love your work Karen !

I’m a Holistic Veterinarian in Portugal and your website is amazing – full of brilliant detailed information that is so helpful for everybody that wants to enjoy the well-being of their pet friends. Thanks for such a blissful job.

Miguel F.Sousa – Portugal

Hi Karen,
I thought I share the great news with you about Sampson and say big Thank you!
We just took him to his surgeon to schedule MRI and nerve conductivity studies. And the doctor said that he is shocked how much Sampson improved and no further studies are needed! Forget about surgery or amputation. Thank you so much again – it feels like miracle!
Agnieszka – North Carolina, U.S.A

Dear Karen

I wanted to take a minute and thank you so much for all you have done for Boomer and our little family.
I was just thinking how well Boomer is doing and we owe it all to you….she has nowhere near the discomfort…She is really doing well and we thank you Miss Karen…you are very special to us.

BIG HUGS for you
Boomer, Jim and Brenda – Ontario, Canada

I began desperately searching for ways to help my Beagle Murphy cope with inflammatory bowel disease. I ditched the Vet after they wanted to go in for “exploratory surgery” and followed your plan introducing all the vitamins and herbs you suggested. I now have Murphy down to a quarter prednisone from a full pill daily and with a complete change in home diet and homemade treats – he is doing great!!

Thank you for all your advice. You saved my Murphy!

Francesca – U.S.A.

Hi Karen,
I did a behavioral session by phone with you several months ago about my HSD Alpine. We stayed the course, followed all of your advice. Now months later Alpine is virtually a new dog….relaxed and able to manage things that once scared him. The other day he was home alone and it really rained…..as drove towards home admittedly I held my breath a little. When I walked in, he raised his head from his dog bed and stretched. I now come and go with relative ease and he is at ease. Success takes time but worth the effort!

Ellen – Colorado, U.S.A.

Hi Karen, I just wanted to let you know that Zoey is LOVING her new food…. thanks for helping us make the transition to a healthier diet, we’re both much happier!

Karen Hebb and puppy Zoey – U.S.A.

Hi Karen,
Our 13 1/2 yr. old pitbull recently had a laryngeal tieback surgery that required her to be fed entirely differently than ever before. She had always been on Evo (grain free) and baked skinless chicken. Now, the doctors prescribed that she must eat wet food only and be hand fed in small meatballs. The surgery itself is quite intense but the rehab is even more so. Phoebe has always had a very delicate stomach. I noted that to the doctors. We tried every premium canned food , all with the same awful results…diarrhea. She was sick all of the time and loosing weight rapidly. Every time that her stomach sent acids etc into her throat, she would faint…it was beginning to be a daily occurance…her life was all day sick on the couch, not wanting to eat and needing to relieve herself every two hours. We were a nervous wreck about the fainting, as was she. The doctors finally agreed to allow me to make a gruel out of her kibble and process it together with her chicken and feed her in tiny meatballs, by hand. She remained sick to her stomach still. They then decided to put her on an antibiotic and two stomach meds…much to my dismay…but, I was desperate to make her well and felt completely out of control with the situation. Finally, I woke one morning 5 months had passed and I had had enough…I was reclaiming my dogs health and happiness that day. Period. Your recipes for homemade dog food had everything that she has loved all of her life. Well, I made the first batch and she went nuts…now, this is a dog who I was forcing food on…and it would come out just as fast. She has been on your recipe for one month now. She is gaining back the weight that she lost. Her brindle colors are bright again. She is perky…grabbing toys and wrestling with the other dogs and greeting everyone at the door as they come home at night. Her bowel movements are absolutely perfect…I mean PERFECT!! I cannot thank you enough…my family cannot thank you enough because you have brought joy and health back into her life. And, the best news, she is not on any stomach meds at all! Her doctors keep insisting that she would have been fine to stay on the kibble! NOT SO. She is a completely different dog today than she was a month ago and it is all because of the food. PERIOD. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you…by the way, the other dogs love it too! We all really appreciate you and your recipe more than you will ever know! Love, Phoebe and family
Debi Beno – U.S.A.
Hi Karen,
Thanks so much for all of this info and for your help yesterday, I swear, it’s a brand new little Alfie today! It’s only been 24 hours and there have been huge improvements!
We just came back from an hour long walk and he stayed right by my side the entire time…Not once did he try to tug on the leash and he didn’t even bother with any of the joggers and walkers who passed us, it’s like he didn’t even notice them.
He’s been listening very well and is taking direction, I just can’t believe the difference is such a short period of time! What a difference when given the proper tools and methods to work with!
Pamela – Ontario, Canada
Hi Karen!
Thank you so much for all of your wonderful help and guidance in yesterday’s session. It was so informative and really left us with concrete examples and practical ways to work with Rupert on overcoming his issues. We felt so comfortable with you, and really felt as though our time together was valuable. Thank you for sending all of the great articles and literature to keep us on track as well. We’ll keep working on the tips you gave us and will send an update in the coming weeks to let you know how Rupert is (and how we are) doing.
Thanks so much once more, and take care!
– Melinda, Andre, Rupert & Fiona – Ontario, Canada
Hi Karen
Thank you once again for the great information and for your help with Floyd. These techniques are much better for us all.
The techniques are working and oddly enough Floyd is responding very well with Rachelle. We are going to the cottage this weekend so we will be able to practice these techniques with Stella being around.Thank you
I’ll keep you posted on our development.
Roger – Ontario, Canada

Hi Karen,I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed meeting you as well as our very informative day.  I am a visual person, so now when I look at your articles I know exactly what is expected of me and my dogs.  My husband too was very impressed.  Now, if and when I can get my two little darlings out of bed (they are completely exhausted with their first day at school) we will begin to work on all you have taught us.  I actually had to laugh at them earlier this morning.  I was packing to go the cottage and took out their leashes to pack them and usually they get so excited, but this time they only rolled over in their beds as if to say “not right now mommy” as they continued to sleep.Last night when we ate our supper, I wanted them to lie down away from the table, well they actually decided to lie just outside the kitchen in my hallway.  Tyke just stayed there but Benny actually did ask for permission to come into the kitchen when supper was over.  He’s a pretty smart little guy….stubborn but smart.  He also asked permission to come on the couch later in the evening.  I am so-o-o impressed!!!  Tyke however was quite happy to just snooze in his bed.  He didn’t even want to play with his treat ball….he was just pooped.Thank you again so much for your patience, time and advice.  We certainly appreciate it.

Sheila – Ontario, Canada

Good morning Karen,Toby is a different dog after the session we had with you! Thank you very much for sending this great information after the session….slowly reading through it….you have a good web site!!!
We are having great success with Toby, all thanks to you!!
Manuela, Ontario – Canada
Hi Karen,I just wanted to thank you again for everything you’ve done to help us. You’re such a beautiful and dedicated person. I was extremely pleased with the session and although it was a lot of information, I did learn a lot and it certainly built my confidence up. After work this morning, I took Nikita for a walk with the “let’s do this” and “not giving a crap about her reaction or the other dog” attitude and it really helped. With my head high and back straight, we marched right by dogs and of course she reacted, but I kept her going and looked far ahead, and didn’t let it bother me. It felt great to walk her this way and I look forward to seeing her transition into a more balanced dog. I’ll keep you posted on her progress!
Thanks again!
Shawna – Ontario Canada
Hi Karen,
Thank you so much again for the session and for all of the info you sent! I’m starting my 2 weeks of vacation next week and will have more time to do some reading. Jazz is doing great! We ordered pizza Sunday night and when the doorbell rang she just looked at Ben &I, not a peep! We had her in a down stay and both went upstairs and she didn’t move!! We are noticing a big difference in her already and are so proud of her. Our session with you was one of the best things we have ever done for her and OURSELVES! You are amazing!  Thanks again and jazz sends a big kiss back 🙂
Jen & Ben – Ontario Canada
Karen is one of the most knowledgeable professionals I have ever worked with on helping me be a great dog owner. She has a gift and she is so easy to work with. Their has not been one issue that she has not been able to help me with. She has great interpersonal skills allowing her the ability to work with all different types of people and dogs. Her passion and love for what she does is apparent from the first time you talk to her. My two year old chihuahua Abbey has had severe car anxiety from the day we brought her home at 12 weeks. It was been miserable as we like to travel to see our kids and I also enjoy taking my two chihuahua’s where ever I can. I tried everything, the spray, the tape, the jacket, strong tranquilizers and those did not even work! She always wanted to go but once in the car she would cry and whine non-stop, while her sister would just enjoy the ride and love the warm sun. I was miserable, Abbey was miserable and giving her drugs was not my idea of a solution as it is dangerous to give such a small dog these drugs. Well I followed Karen’s advice, I did everything she said, it did not happen overnight but all of a sudden I realized my car was quiet and I looked back and she was snuggled up with her sister enjoying her outing. We were at our wits end as this was going on for two years and to pay a sitter to come to the house is 100.00 a day so it made it very expensive when we could of taken her and we all would of been so much happier. I have referred Karen to many of my dog friends and they are all amazed at her gift of understanding the relationship between the owner and the dog. I knew it was something I was doing but just did not know how to fix it. When ever an issue comes up as dogs are like kids always learning or I am still learning this is where I find the answers. Thank you Karen from Abbey and Maggie and especially mommy! We think you are the best dog trainer out there 🙂
Nancy Lucky – California, U.S.A.
I have to thank you so much for you time! You are so great! And so fast! It shows that you are truly dedicated to the betterment of the dog It is such a warm feeling to know that there are people who think as you do in their approach to dog training. I have learned so much from your expertise! It just reiterates what I believe in. Dog training is my heart and soul and it’s all about the dog! Please feel free to visit my web site. I would love to stay in contact with you…. maybe you could mentor me! Again thank you so much for you efforts. They are priceless!!!!!
Jeremy Majors
Majors Academy Dog Training – Michigan U.S.A