Category Archives: Natural Dog

Heal, Nuture, Bond with Canine Massage

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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.

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

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… 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!” 

 

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Martha Stewart Loves NuHemp

Dogs Bark The Nicest Things!

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Dear Tay

I LOVE YOUR PRODUCTS! Here’s a picture of me all fluffy after my bath. You are a very good taste tester too! I LOVE THESE TREATS! How special you surprized me with your favorite Wagatha’s too! I see why you wanted them for your birthday. Please put my fluffy after bath picture I have attached on your website. Thank you. Mommy said she is ordering again soon. Your organics are the best, plus you are charging mommy less than at bothell feed where we get our organics.

Love Henry

We’re Going To The Humans!

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This is what I’m Barkin’ About!
Remember my former growls about my Skin Mom scarfing my Aroma Paws Pad Cream for her feet, then sharing myAll Natural Repellent Spray?
“Products tested on people aka (human grade ingredients); The only problem with that is I have to keep an eye on Mom ever since I caught her using my Aroma Paws paw cream on her feet and Aroma Paws Natural Bug Repellant…what’s next my Wild Salmon Food Toppers for a little protein boost?”
Well here’s the latest…

Three of the Utopian Dog Bowls we carry at
alldogsbigandsmall.com
are going on a voyage to be used as non-slip, anti-bacterial feed dishes…for Humans!
Now don’t bark me wrong , Mom thinks it’s awesome that these bowls were chose from us to be part of such an awesome adventure!
as for me …I bark better the bowls go than me!!
BOL
Tay

There’s Never Been a Better Time To Be a Dog

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Except for the fact that Labradors seem to be Americas number one dog and German Shepherds are number two…, this Dobe barks there’s never been a better time to be a Dog!

Fruits and fish and veggies …oh my

Hemp for canines well what the dog! Why should felines have all the fun with catnip?
So once we quit BOL and they realize this is way better than
Marijuana Brownies and legal too!

I suppose Our Humans Will Be Topping Off Their Steaks!

Products tested on people aka (human grade ingredients); The only problem with that is I have to keep an eye on Mom ever since I caught her using my Aroma Paws paw cream on her feet and Aroma Paws Natural Bug Repellant…what’s next my Wild Salmon Food Toppers for a little protein boost?

We’ve come a long way Doggie!

Meeeooow?

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So the other day Mom and I are reading Natural Dog and Dog Fancy and there’s an entire article on Fish…not just for cats anymore.

Well Holy Dog ! Mom’s been insinuating I must be half cat for years because I Love Tuna and Salmon and those smelly Fish Oil pills she gives me when they take their “Human” Vitamins!

So hey Mom…who’s the cat now…I mean it is out of the bag!
Salmon Real Food Toppers

The Omega 3’s in fish oil are good for my skin, heart, joints, mood, my breath…not so much, guess I’ll have to chomp down a Terrabone Fresh Breath Dental Chew…life’s rough!