The water cures pet protocol is different from what humans use.
Dogs know when they are in need of water as well as salt. Humans do not necessarily recognize this need. We do not recognize when we are thirsty until late in the dehydration cycle. The water cures protocol works because it provides necessary minerals that the your dog needs. As you try it, you will find that it not only will your dog get what it needs, Your dog will choose the amount of salt that is needed.
It is best to use unprocessed sea salt or unprocessed mined salt. We do not sell salt from this site. Often it can be obtained from health food stores and the internet. The price varies so shop for the best value. We do not recommend one brand over the other.
Get three bowls, all the same size. A bowl that will hold about a quart in size will work best.
In your measuring cup, fill with water. The better choice would be water that is not chlorinated nor fluoridated. This is especially necessary for the first time and testing the water cures protocol.
In the water for the first bowl, add 1/4 tsp of unprocessed salt.
In the water for the second, add 1/2 tsp of unprocessed salt.
In the water for the third bowl, add 3/4 tsp of unprocessed salt.
For small dogs, start at 1/16th tsp of salt and as much as 1/4 tsp.
Stir in the salt until it is totally dissolved.
Place the bowls side by side. Watch the bowls and watch which bowl each dog goes to drink out from.
Your pet will usually drink from the bowl that has the amount of salt that is needed.
If your dog drinks sea water, yes you should expect an illness reaction. The end result is often throwing up and a risk for dehydration. Also, sea water has plankton and perhaps other chemicals or pollutants that could add to the illness.
According to the Merck Manual, the amount of salt that is deadly to a dog is (waiting to confirm) kg (2.2 lbs). The above amounts are far less than sea water and nowhere even close to the toxic levels mentioned above.
The same is true for humans. If you drink salt water, it will probably make you sick to your stomach as well.
The worse offender for the gut of your dog is not that there is salt, rather, the amount of salt. One quart of sea water could have as much as 24 teaspoons of salt. Remember, those using the water cures protocol only use 3/4 of a teaspoon in a quart.
It is unlikely that the water cures protocol will make your dog sick if it is done as those who use it recommend.
More Water Cures Pets and lean how so many are using unprocessed sea salt to improve their dogs health.
A Personal Note from Bob Butts
We have been sharing the water cures pet protocol since 1988.
Out of all the dogs we treated for arthritis, we only had one
that could not be helped. We tried everything we could think of.
Now we have to say that the protocol is only 99% effective for dog arthritis.
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October 22, 2018...
Robert Butts, founder of WaterCures.org passed away at the age of 83. He will be missed.
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"Drink plenty of water two hours after each meal; drink none just before eating; and a small quantity if any at meal time. Do not take a bath until two hours after eating a meal, nor closer than one hour before eating. Drink a full glass of water both before and after the bath." (Golden Age, Sept. 9, 1925, pp. 784-785)
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Hi, my name is Sharon. The webmaster of this site is my nurse, my personal water coach and my husband.
As this site was first being built, I had a headache and as usual took an Ibuprofen. Impatient for it to start working, I decided to try the Water Cures. I took a pinch of salt and a glass of water. Then I took a second pinch of salt and another glass of water. My headache was gone in less than 5 minutes.
From my personal experience, it usually takes 30 to 45 minutes for Ibuprofen to work. Some have found it takes ibuprofen 24 minutes to start working.
Yet on the Water Cures protocol, my headache was gone in 5 minutes.
Its simple: give your body what it needs and your body will give you what you need, the ability to feel great.
Water Cures was the solution for the elimination of my headache. It is what I will use from now on.
Why not give it a try yourself.