Category Archives: health

Popeye not the only one who Loves Olive Oil

Standard

 .. I love this shampoo.. it lathered up so nice with just a bit of shampoo, and it felt so nice on their coat. the dogs are so soft and clean and shiny.. I recommend the olive oil shampoo to all who want to know.. love it( Nikki Green Olive Oil Shampoo)

Dana and The Doggies

We are proud to now offer Nikki Green Olive Oil shampoo in six essential oil choices! Nikki Green Olive Oil Shampoo is an eco-friendly line of dog shampoos made without harsh detergents, chemicals,artificial coloring or toxins that can harm and dull your dog’s precious coat.
Nikki Green offers only the purest ingredients nature has to offer: 100% consumption-grade Aegean olive oil, Spring Water
Mediterranean Sea salt and essential Oils.

  • Why is Olive Oil Shampoo good for your dog’s skin?

Olive Oil is a great skin protector. It is a natural substance and has no added chemicals. Your loved one’s skin and coat will be extra shiny, soft, and clean and conditioned with  Olive Olive shampoo.Nikki Green is PH balanced for your dog’s skin. The PH level is between 8 and 9. (The higher the PH the better.) B etween 70% and 80% of pure Olive Oil is used in each of  the Nikki Green Shampoos. Nikki Green Dog Shampoo contain no Sulfate, Paraben, SLS or Artificial color and is bio-degradable.

“Lavanda” Olive Oil Dog Shampoo.(Original Formula)
Is the combination of high quality Olive Oil and Lavender Essential Oils.
Lavender Essential Oil has antiseptic,calming, relaxing and anti fungal properties.
It helps healing cuts, wounds and burns.
It is an excellent repellent for Mosquito, bugs and fleas.

“Limoncello” Olive Oil Dog Shampoo.
Is the combination of high quality Olive Oil, Tea Tree and Lemon Essential Oils.
Tea Tree Essential Oil has antibacterial and anti fungal properties.
It is used to prevent infection and is a great repellent to Mosquitoes and Fleas.
Lemon Essential Oil has refreshing and clean properties, it makes the hair strong, healthy and shiny, it also helps reduce dandruff.

“Mandarino” Olive Oil Dog Shampoo.
Is the combination of high quality Olive Oil and sweet Orange Essential Oil.
Sweet Orange Essential Oil has antiseptic, refreshing and calming properties.

“Melissa” Olive Oil Dog Shampoo.
Is the combination of high quality Olive Oil and Melissa (Lemon Balm) Essential Oils.
Melissa (Lemon Balm) has antibacterial properties.
It helps to calm and relax the muscles.

“Menta Verde” Olive Oil Dog Shampoo.
Is the combination of high quality Olive Oil and Spearmint Essential Oils.
Spearmint Essential Oils has antiseptic, very refreshing and calming properties.
“Rosemarino” Olive Oil Dog Shampoo.
Is the combination of high quality Olive Oil and Rosemary Essential Oils.
Rosemary Essential Oils has antiseptic, refreshing and calming properties.
It plays a big role in making hair grow long and strong.
it is good for dry scalp and dandruff issues.

 Some Excerpts in this post Via Becky Starr LA Pet Care  Examiner

Exercise Good for You and Good for Your Dog

Standard

 

Exercise is often seen as a health issue, but it also has a huge effect on your dog’s behavior. All dogs, especially puppies and young dogs have a lot of energy, which if they’re not allowed to burn off, can be manifested as bad behavior.

Most dogs that develop problems such as separation anxiety, aggression, nervousness and many other behavior disorders have not been given enough exercise. Dogs are animals that need to be challenged and enjoy working. Taking your dog out for a daily walk is an excellent way to provide mental stimulation. Remember a big back yard, which is just a kennel to your dog, is not an adequate substitute for exercise.

There are many different types of exercises you can do with your dog. When you decide on which exercise or combination of exercises you want to do with your dog, you’ll want to consider your dog’s energy level, breed, age and health. Just because you may have a small dog doesn’t mean he/she needs less exercise. Some dogs are perfectly happy with a 20-30 minute daily walk, whereas other dogs might consider it barely a warm-up, although the walk would certainly help stimulate their mind.

Listed below are some types of exercise you may want to do with your dog. You can choose different activities based on the energy level of your particular dog.

Walk your dog – Walking your dog is a great way to promote training and exercise your dog at the same time. If your dog possesses a higher level of energy you may want to add a dog backpack to your walk. This will give your dog a job to do and make your dog work harder while on your walk.

Take your dog for a bike ride – I like to take my dogs out for the occasional bike ride as a way to mix up their exercise routine. I prefer to ride in a place where my dogs can run off leash. This is safer for both my dogs and me. When I do have the dogs on their leash, I only take out one dog at a time, and I like to use a bike attachment to help keep my dog from pulling me down.

Go rollerblading with your dog – This is a great way to let high-energy dogs burn off a lot of energy in a short period of time. I really enjoy rollerblading, because it gives me a chance to get some aerobic exercise at the same time my dogs get their own exercise needs met.

Swimming – This is great for almost every dog. It provides low-impact exercise for your dog that can’t be beat. Swimming is especially beneficial for older dog’s suffering from arthritis because it won’t cause undue stress on their joints and muscles. I also like taking my dogs out to swim during the summer months because it offers a great way to let them cool off.

Doggie Day Care – If your dog gets along well with others a doggie day care can provide a good way to exercise both his/her mind and body. Dogs often come home after a day at the day care worn out and happy.

How do you exercise your dog?

Learn More about Organic Ear Wash

Standard
Dog ear cleaning is an important part of dog hygiene. Some dogs are more susceptible to ear infections than others. Floppy-eared or furry-eared dogs, such as the cocker spaniel, are prone to ear infections. Lack of air circulation within the ear, accumulation of moisture, bacteria, fungi or mites can cause dog-ear infections.
The product you choose is also important as well as seeking veterinary attention to rule out any problems requiring medical treatment.

 Read more about why Bella’s person chose an all natural Ear Cleaner with preventive properties.

via blissful-reviews.com » Pet Event Day 2: All Dogs Big & Small Organic Ear Wash Review & $20 Gift Certificate Giveaway.

Heal, Nuture, Bond with Canine Massage

Standard

Aroma Paws Massage Lotion

  Dog massage includes a variety of techniques — some centuries old and others quite new.  It has been used to calm show dogs, to relieve pain in working dogs, and to increase energy and focus in agility dogs.  Now it is available to improve the quality of your pet’s life.
    Massage is part of a complete wellness program for your dog.  A massage will relax muscles, invigorate circulation, and stimulate key acupressure points.  Massage does not substitute for veterinary care, but complements it.  Regular massage can often bring important changes in your pet’s condition to your attention so that medical advice can be sought before the problem becomes advanced.

Dogs of All Ages Can Benefit From Massage

Puppies & Young Dogs
  • Helps them accept handling by vets, groomers, etc.
  • Improves socialization
  • Increases trust of humans
  • Eases tension of new growth stages
Adult Dogs
  • Maintains optimum wellness
  • Slows developing problems of old age
  • Detects early changes that may signal injury or disease
Elderly Dogs
  • Helps maintain mobility
  • Stimulates circulation
  • Reduces pain

Why do dogs need massage?

  
   Dogs today live in much better conditions, but they are often bored and underexercised. Massage can relax tension while also stimulating both mind and body.  It is especially helpful as our animals’ life spans lengthen.  Our world has changed — and our pets’ needs have changed with it.

Some benefits of dog massage:

  • Comforts tired muscles & relieves pain
  • Increases circulation
  • Strengthens body by stimulating muscles
  • Maintains & restores flexibility
  • Increases dog’s self-esteem & lessens behavioral issues
  • Enhances body awareness
  • Gains acceptance of touch, especially to paws
  • Increases caretaker’s awareness of changes in animal
  • Empowers owners to work with & help their pets
  • Enhances bonding & relationship with humans
  • Gives back to dogs something they can’t do for themselves
  • Increased circulation, which can improve a dog’s health.
  • Earlier awareness of lumps and unusual growths.
  • Deeper attachment between dog and owner, allowing them to bond further.
  • Extended praise for the dog.
  • Increased acceptance of handling by the dog.
  • Stress and heart rate reduction for the owner.
  • Reduced stress by lowering the dog’s heart rate and providing a quiet, relaxing experience.

Parts of this article taken from:

Ann Tarvin learned her dog massage skills from canine massage pioneer Jonathan Rudinger at the PetMassage Training and Research Institute in Toledo, Ohio.  She holds Practitioner and Instructor Level Certificates in Dog Massage and also a Certificate in WaterWork for dogs. She is a member of the International Association of Animal Massage and Bodywork.

 

Consult your dog’s veterinarian before beginning a massage program.If working with a fragile dog or one with limited mobility due to a joint problem, an injury, or surgery, knowledge of canine anatomy and biomechanics is essential, says Carla Campbell, a Seeing Eye graduate and canine masseuse in Menlo Park, Calif. In those situations, it really does pay to call in a pro, she advises.
 
Just as pleasant scents and relaxing music contribute a positive effect during human massage, so is the same for your dog.

All Natural Soy Wax Candle

ACHOO…Dogs Have Them Too!

Standard

Pet Alive Sinu-Rite

What are the sinuses? The sinuses are bony cavities in the skull that meet up with the nasal cavities. Inside the sinuses, we find tiny hair-like projections called cilia, which help to move mucus produced by the sinus towards a tiny hole (called the ostium) through which mucus drainage occurs, helping to keep the sinuses clear. The natural way .

The immune system plays a large part in promoting health in all parts of the body, including the sinuses. Using a more holistic approach, natural remedies can help to safely support sinus health and can also play an important role in maintaining immune system health and functioning. Due to the high safety profile of the ingredients, our natural remedies are also free of side effects.

Sinu-Rite Benefits:
Relieves sinusitis symptoms
Alleviates nasal congestion and inflammation
Improves long-term sinus health and balance
Maintains fluid balance in the body
Supports long-term immune system and respiratory health
Easy to administer granules for rapid absorption
Safe for cats, dogs and small pets

How has Sinu-Rite helped others? “My 9-year old beagle has been suffering for quite a long time with congestion. After a few days of using Sinu-Rite, her congestion has improved. She is not snoring as bad, or having the middle of the night breathing problems, and the discharge from her nose is no longer a thick white “rubber-cement type” mucous. She even seems to have more energy and a better appetite. At this point, I definitely recommend this product, and will check back in a few weeks with another update of this testimonial.” —Janet, MO, USA “We’ve had Indy, a mixed beagle, for a little over a year. We noticed early on that he had dripping and sneezing on a daily basis. He was miserable. We brought him to 2 different vets, spent over a thousand dollars. After numerous [procedures], each time they worked for a while, but it would come back. Finally they recommended more costly tests such as MRIs.. I could not afford the procedures and feared the real possibility of putting him down. Desperate, I finally went on the internet and found PetAlive’s Sinu-Rite. It’s a miracle; Indy is back to his old energetic self and has stayed that way for almost a month now. Thanks to your product we have our Indy back.” —Gerard L, CA, USA “My Rat Terrier started wheezing, his nose was stuffy and he was snorting and kept me up all night. I was so worried he was going to stop breathing so I could not sleep. I starting giving him [medication for children] and that worked very little and dried him up terribly. So I went online looking for Holistic Medication and came across PetAlive. Placed an order for a few items and one was the Sinu-Rite. Well by the second tablet, my Rat Terrier was energetic and could breath and stopped wheezing. This product is so awesome, I was flabbergasted at how fast and effective it worked. Thank You, Native Remedies.” —Rose M., FL, USA

USA Disclaimer: Testimonials have been edited to comply with FDA regulations. While positive results are likely, the testimonials used are general results and are not intended to represent or guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results – individual results may vary.

Sinu-Rite contains the following homeopathic ingredients: All PetAlive by Native Remedies homeopathic products and biochemic tissue salts are manufactured in an FDA and GMP registered pharmaceutical facility under the supervision of qualified homeopaths and responsible pharmacists. Individual ingredients are listed in the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States (HPUS). All products are free of gluten, artificial flavors, colorants and preservatives, and are suitable for use by lacto vegetarians. In accordance with our Do No Harm policy, no animal testing is carried out whatsoever.

Nat mur (D6) is a biochemic tissue salt that helps to maintain the body’s fluid balance and is an essential component of all living cells. This tissue salt has excellent effects in supporting respiratory health and keeping sinuses, noses, and chests clear and healthy, thus supporting the health and integrity of all the mucus membranes of the respiratory tract. Wind flower (30C) is a natural remedy useful for keeping sinuses clear and healthy. Kali bich (30C) is a natural remedy that is recommended to soothe the throat and respiratory tract and support sinus health. Glycorrhiza (3X) is a widely used homeopathic remedy that helps to open up the respiratory system, including the nasal passages. It has even been studied for its supportive effect on the liver (Arase Y, Ikeda K, Murashima N, et al. “The long term efficacy of glycyrrhizin in chronic hepatitis C patients.” Cancer 1997;79(8):1494-1500.) Sambucus nig (3X) is a homeopathic remedy known to help facilitate the loosening of nasal matter, thereby helping to open the nasal passages and have a positive effect on the sinuses and the respiratory system. Lactose (inactive ingredient) Sinu-Rite is a homeopathic remedy registered with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Dogs Deserve The Best we Can give Them

Standard

There are those that question , are some of us humanizing dogs too much?

Expensive outfits, designer Collars, organic treats and feed, human grade vegan grooming products…

When this is in reference to cute , frilly outfits,having for the most part owned Doberman’s, German Shepherds and other large breed dogs, cute, frilly or matching outfits are not my accessory of choice, but an occasional collar charm, a decorative bandana are not out of the question, and if the dogs decked out in pinks and frills enjoy oohs, aahs and extra attention because of it …why not?

When it comes to health care, I do have a strong opinion and that is I feel dogs deserve the best health benefits and treatments that pet owners and science can provide them. Every day their presence in our lives is scientifically proven to provide us with numerous life enhancing and medical benefits. Why would we not want to provide them with the same?

 

As science begins to recognize not only the long known and accepted emotional advantage of pets interaction with their people, but also the documented evidence of how the companionship of our pets lower blood pressure which in turn helps to prevent heart disease ,the health and wellness factor of pets is leading to even more in-depth benefits to human healthcare.

According to an article by the editor of Your Dog, American Association of Pet Product Manufactures, Pet interaction can even ultimately lower health care costs. Since stress has now been identified as one of the leading causes behind many diseases and scientific research has proven that pets lower stress levels.

Service dogs that can sense oncoming potentially life threatening medical conditions can alert their human in time to prevent a potentially more costly health crisis. Other studies our showing that autistic children are benefitting from close interaction with specially trained dogs.

So when I hear someone say, human grade ingredients , natural and organic treats and skin care products may be good for people , but are we going to far by integrating them into our dogs lifestyle, I have to reply , where would our lifestyle be without the enrichment of dogs in it?

What do Martha Stewart, Dr. Shawn, Whole Dog Journal, Natural Dog have in Common?

Standard

… they all approve one or more of the products we’re proud to offer our customers.

 Whole Life Single Ingredient Freeze Dried Treats                                         food in it’s purest form -free of chemicals or additaves and preservatives. 

All packaging and shipping is done in the USA in our own facility in Western Massachusetts.

Each batch of product is submitted for micro testing prior to being used in production.  If a batch fails it never makes it to our production facility and is disposed of. 

Simple is better!

Recommended by Dr. ShawnAuthor of the award-winning “The Natural Health Bible for Dogs & Cats.” and The Whole Dog Journal we offer a variety of flavors.

Whole Life Cod

Dr. Shawn recommended

NuHemp Fetch’erz Ballz
Formulated with hemp, flax and ancient grains for superior nutrition and digestibily. Promotes a healthy & active lifestyle for animal companions. The ancient grains – Spelt, millet and kamut – support improved digestion and provide a rich protein source to keep our four-legged friends on the go!

Offering treats is a bonding experience between pets and their owners these small round Ballz are a fun and delicious new way to strengthen that relationship. 
 Why merely hand your dog their treat when you can have fun as you roll’em, toss’em, throw’em and hide’em?”
The Fetch’erz line will focus on physical interaction and Ballz is just the beginning of our campaign to create  fun products that enhance the bond between pets and their human companions,” says Doug Daymond, founder of KicX Nutri…oh and Martha Stewart ‘s Dogs like them too! NuHemp Treats were also touted in “Your Dog Journal” and “Natural Dog Magazine”  for natural, healthy dog treats.
 
 
“Your in Good Paws With Us!” 

 

NuHemp Fetch'erz Ballz

Martha Stewart Loves NuHemp