This program is organized into 3-week cycles. As detailed in the chart below, your schedule will change for the 3rd week. In order to achieve maximum results please ensure you follow the instructions in the chart below along with the diet and hydrotherapy information. Most dogs will require more than one 3 week cycle before they are well. On average most dogs will require two or three 3 week cycles to achieve optimum results. Every individual is different, some may require longer treatment while we have seen some regain health in 3 short weeks. Monitoring your dog’s behavior and symptoms is a good way to gauge improvement, but you will want to have your dog’s blood values tested to make sure they are back to normal before stopping the program.

For maintenance, once your dog is well, you can continue with home prepared meals including Dog Greens, filtered water and regular exercise. Twice a year in the Spring and Fall we recommend cleansing your dog’s Kidneys and Liver to keep everything running smoothly. This is basically the last two weeks of the three week cycle. One week for the Kidneys followed by one week for the Liver.

Times of Day Days 1 – 14 Days 15 – 21
Morning (Before work) Rena-Cleanse, Blood Cleansing Tonic, Dog Greens Hepara-Cleanse, Blood Cleansing Tonic, Dog Greens
Afternoon (After work) Rena-Cleanse, Blood Cleansing Tonic Hepara-Cleans, Blood Cleansing Tonic
Evening (Before bed) Rena-Cleanse, Blood Cleansing Tonic, Dog Greens Hepara-Cleanse, Blood Cleansing Tonic, Dog Greens

*If you are home during the day or go home for lunch you can administer a dose at lunch time for a total of 4 doses per day.

Dosage Instructions by Weight

Our tincture bottle includes a glass dropper. For your dog’s safety we recommend using a plastic oral syringe (without needle) 5 – 10 ml (cc) to administer the liquid formulae. These are available from your veterinarian, feed supply or local drug store. You can give both formulae together in the same dose. The drops can be placed in a syringe, then you can draw up some plain unsweetened yogurt, baby food or applesauce, this will help take the edge off the taste of the drops. Yogurt usually works best. If your dog has a good appetite, you can mix the drops with a small snack sized portion of food.

Rena-Cleanse 1 drop per pound of body weight to be given with Blood Cleansing Tonic. Given 3-4 times daily for two weeks.
Blood Cleansing Tonic 1 drop per pound of body weight to be given with Rena-Cleanse or Hepara-Cleanse. Given 3-4 times daily for three weeks.
Hepara-Cleanse 1 drop per pound of body weight to be given with Blood Cleansing Tonic. Given 3-4 times daily for one week.
Dog Greens ½ teaspoon per 10 pounds body weight 2 times daily. Can be added to meals, mixed with water and offered as a drink or mixed with water and syringe fed.

Photo Instructions

Measuring liquid into syringe

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Administering syringe to your dog

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Probably the most effective therapy in any natural healing program, hydrotherapy has been used for centuries to cure every type of disease. From the Greek physician Hippocrates, John Floyer in England, Vincenz Priessnitz and Sebastian Kneipp in Germany, Benedict Lust to the famous John Kellogg and O G Carroll right here in North America all used hydrotherapy to cure illness.

Hot water brings blood to the surface of the skin, which is why the skin turns red, it relaxes the body by expanding blood vessels and loosening the muscles. Cold water does the opposite; it contracts the muscles and blood vessels sending the blood on the surface deeper into the body and organs. By alternating hot and cold you increase circulation in the body. Blood carries oxygen and nutrition to every cell and organ in the body, when blood is restricted to any area of the body that area will eventually die. By feeding your dog a proper diet and loading his blood with the right herbs and nutrition, hydrotherapy will ensure your pet’s will receive everything he need for his body to heal.

Hydrotherapy on the lower back directly affects the kidneys and starts improving their function almost immediately. It has pulled countless dogs out of kidney failure and is also equally effective in treating many different ailments. The first time we started hydrotherapy to treat sick animals we would do the whole body, we later began applying the treatments directly to the sick areas and we noticed miracles. Heart murmurs that still lingered after healing dog’s hearts disappeared. A brutal sinus infection that was bleeding and unstoppable for 6 months disappeared after only three days of hydrotherapy. Dogs that were diagnosed with a ripped cruciate ligament healed in weeks. These are just a sample of the amazing healings we have personally seen, I mention these to illustrate how strong the healing power of hydrotherapy is.


If your dog has longer or thick hair you will need to trim the hair on the lower back, just above the hips. If your dog has short hair similar to the dog pictured below the water should be able to contact the skin without trimming the hair. If you are not sure where the kidneys are located ask your veterinarian to show you. The photo below will show you the general area.

Put your dog in the tub, you will need a hand sprayer. Turn the water on warm and apply to the lower back area. Get him used to the water, after about a minute turn up the heat to the hottest setting you can handle without burning yourself. Keep this on the area for one minute. Then turn the hot water completely off and spray the cold water for another full minute. Repeat this for a total of 10-15 minutes at least twice a day. (See photo below.)

End on warm to relax or cold to invigorate. You will notice when on warm your dog may yawn or even start to dose off and on cold they will perk right up!

Alternative Method

If your dog is too weak to stand in the tub for 10-15 minutes or he is too stressed by water a second best option would be to use hot and cold packs. The best are the gel packs you can find at the drug store that you can warm up in the microwave and cool by putting in the fridge or freezer (you will need two packs to do this). The routine is the same but instead you will be placing the hot pack on for 1 minute, then switching to the cold pack for one minute, back and forth for 10-15 minutes.

WARNING: If your dog is in kidney failure start him off with warm water alternating to cool water as not to shock his system. Over the next 3-5 days gradually increase the contrast in temperature with each session until you reach the temperatures described above.



If you have a similar fixture to the one above, a good idea is to mark the hot water limit with two pieces of electrical tape. One on the handle and one on the face plate. This way you will not have to guess where the right temperature is each time you switch back to hot. You should always check the water on yourself first to avoid burning your dog as in some buildings water pressure can effect the temperature.


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Our 12 year old yellow lab, Rally, was very ill out of the blue one Sunday afternoon. She was vomiting and not acting like her happy self. After my wonderful neighbor (lucky for us, our local veterinarian!) examined her, he suggested settling her stomach because you never know what labs may eat. He also told us to monitor her carefully for a day or two. On Tuesday she wasn't much better, so we took her to the vet. They took blood and discovered her kidney values were off the charts—9.7 Creatinine and 155 BUN—diagnosing her with Kidney Failure. We were shocked, devastated and beside ourselves. They kept her for three nights administering IV fluids and giving her proper medicine... Even though I was skeptical, I knew there was hope because Rally was always a very healthy, active dog... I began the program immediately and sure enough after the first cycle, Rally's Creatinine dropped to 2.8 and BUN dropped to 36. After the second round her Creatinine was 2.1 and BUN was 16!!! We were (and still are!) jubilant!!*

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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 ten 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...