Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are your formulae safe to take with pharmaceuticals?

A: Yes our formulae are safe, but you probably ended up on this site because you know drugs are not going to heal your pet’s heart. We understand your concern for your loved one, but it is important to recognize the danger of pharmaceuticals and the effectiveness of quality herbal preparations. Herbs work best without toxic drugs; many people do not see the desired improvement in their dog’s health by using pharmaceuticals and seek out natural healing as an alternative. It’s a hard decision especially if you are new to natural healing. We have seen so many amazing results by using our formulae to treat canine heart disease we are confident you can improve your dog’s heart function by following our Canine Heart Health Healing program. We are here to answer any questions you may have about our herbal preparations, programs and therapies. The fact of the matter is while our formulae are safe to take with pharmaceuticals, herbs and pharmaceutical drugs do not compliment each other. Herbs support the body and help in healing the injured or disease area whereas drugs do the heart’s job, do not support healing and can be extremely toxic.

Q: Can I stop giving my dog pharmaceuticals all at once?

A: No. If your dog is currently on prescription medication and if you wish to heal his heart naturally, weaning him off the drugs is crucial. Gradually wean him off over a period of a few weeks to a month. Inform your veterinarian of your desire to take a natural approach to healing your dog. Your veterinarian will be qualified to instruct you as to the weaning schedule based on which drugs your dog is taking. Keep in mind regular check ups with your vet will be a great way to gauge your dog’s recovery.

Q: What is the shelf life of your products?

A: Our tinctured formulas have a minimum 5-year shelf life and powdered herbs as well as our Dog Greens are most potent if used within two years.

Q: How are your formulae developed?

A: Five Leaf Pet Botanicals’ therapies and formulae are based on the exact programs used by Dr. Richard Schulze and Dr. John Christopher to heal thousands of people of “incurable diseases”. We work with herbalists to specify these formulae and therapies for canines in order to bring you the most effective herbal treatments possible for your loved ones.

Q: This program seems intense, could it harm my dog?

A: Heart disease is an intense disease. It will take hard work, lots of dedication and, yes, intense therapies to heal your dog. Nothing in our program can harm your dog. When most of our customers first come to us their dogs have already been given a death sentence by their veterinarian. As the old adage goes desperate times call for desperate measures. So give it all you’ve got, your dog will thank you!

Q: My dog is in heart failure and my vet recommends he be put to sleep, is it too late to start your program?

A: We believe it’s never too late to try and you should never give up hope. Our products don’t cause any uncomfortable effects and sometimes when you have given up hope that’s when miracles start to happen. That’s the amazing part of natural healing, animal’s bodies have an amazing ability to recover and should never be underestimated. So don’t be discouraged if your vet has given up on your pet, just stay positive and focus on the goal at hand which is saving your pet’s life. Give it all you’ve got and you’ll be rewarded with many more healthy years with your loved one.

Q: Can I over dose my pet?

A: You should be more concerned about under-dosing. If your pet is seriously ill, we suggest giving the formulae as often as possible. Visit our Instructions page for more details. It would take an extremely large amount to “overdose” and the worst side effect would be the possibility of your dog vomiting.

Q: How do I know if my dog is improving?

A: There are many things you can do at home to monitor your dog’s recovery. First you can listen to his heart with a stethoscope. Familiarize yourself with his heart sounds and count his heart beats. A normal heart rate ranges from 70 to 120 beats per minute. Keeping a journal will also help you keep track of his improvement. Record your daily therapies, we find this helps keep things simple and ensures you do not miss any doses. We recommend that you work closely with your veterinarian to monitor your dog’s recovery. If your dog has elevated liver or kidney values, you veterinarian can also monitor these organ’s improvements with blood work after you have completed the cleansing portion of the program.

Q: What is your return policy?

Please see our Shipping & Returns information


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If you're anything like me, your "pet" is your best friend, a member of the family, and the light of your life. So watching your pet get older is anything but easy.... My world kinda stood still when the Vet told me after a recent check-up that she had an enlarged left ventricle in her heart and thus was in the beginning stages of heart failure. Heart failure? My Abbey? No... Abbey's heart was x-rayed again, and the Vet said, "I am not trained in holistic medicines. I am a medical Doctor, but whatever you are doing, if it's not bothering Abbey or making her sick, don't stop doing it." Abbey's enlargement had shrunk! And in Dr. Goté's own words, "significantly". It had shrank to the point where it was not pressing on her breathing tube anymore (which is what causes the gagging and coughing). I was beyond happy. I was elated!... Try it. It works. You and your best bud won't be sorry! Many happy and healthy days to you all!!!*

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Hi and welcome to Five Leaf Pet Botanicals. My name is Amanda Banting, I am a Herbalist and the founder of Five Leaf Pet Botanicals.

We have been helping dogs with kidney, heart and liver disease live happier, healthier, longer lives for over eight years. Please read my story below to get an idea of who we are and how we can help.

Fourteen years ago one of my seven dogs, Tom (he was 6 years old at the time and my eldest), was diagnosed with heart disease, he was given only 6 - 12 months to live. I was devastated. My dogs are my children, so I could not accept his prognosis. I was already practicing natural healing and was very knowledgeable in the power of herbs as medicine, but my education had focused on treating humans, not canines. I, like many other dog owners, thought dogs were dogs - they were fed kibble, brought for walks, given vaccines here and there and they would live into their teens, hopefully dying in their sleep.

Since all my dogs were still young and relatively healthy up until that point, I never had to think about treating them with herbs and natural healing. Since the Vets had given me no hope for Tom and actually told me flat out ''there is no cure for heart disease'' I felt I had no choice but to take matters into my own hands...