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We are always Amazed at how “Dog People” just seem to bond at a dog event.
We spent last Saturday at a an annual fundraiser for our local humane society , fun food. contests and did we mention …dogs!
The Niki Green Olive Oil Shampoo was a big seller as well as Bubba Roses Organic Fun Fall Treats…especially the Football cookies!
From the BIG to the small we saw them all see more pics on Tay Czar’s Tidbits
Woofs and Wags
Check out this link fur a worthy cause and maybe win a $20.00 Gift Certificate to Our Store…many other cool canine things to bid on too!
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
- Helps them accept handling by vets, groomers, etc.
- Improves socialization
- Increases trust of humans
- Eases tension of new growth stages
- Maintains optimum wellness
- Slows developing problems of old age
- Detects early changes that may signal injury or disease
- 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.
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There are those that question , are some of us humanizing dogs too much?
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?
… 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.
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.
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!
Bamboo and Hemp have been in the canine news a lot lately and with good reason.
Hemp oil is touted for it’s nutritional value in supplements packing a high amount of linoleum acids, an omega-6 fatty acid essential for skin health to maintain a protective barrier between the outside and inside of the body.
As an oil, hemp actually has a superior ratio of Omega 3 to Omega 6 fatty acids, with the Omega 3 component being in a higher, correct ratio to the Omega 6 fatty acids. This actually makes hemp oil preferable and superior than flax seed oil, which has been long been the gold standard as an excellent source of Omega 3.
Hemp is also able to be made into a strong durable fiber. Since hemp has natural antifungal and antibacterial properties it is ideal for dog collars . Hemp is a fiber that breathes and hemp is grown without the use of pesticides it is especially good for sensitive skin.
Hemp is a sustainable crop; it grows well with out the aid of herbicides, fungicides or pesticides. Hemp can replace wood fiber and save forests for watershed, wildlife habitat, recreation, oxygen production and carbon sequestration-reducing global warming.
For the most part, hemp is grown without pesticides because it is a much hardier plant which makes it less vulnerable to insects, pests, drought, mildew, and other poor growing conditions. Therefore, it is easier to grow organically without pesticides and other chemicals. In this regard, hemp is good for the environment and our bodies.
Makes a wonderful material for dog collars and clothes as it is
• Naturally Anti-bacterial & Odor Resistant
• Hypoallergenic, UV Protection and Natural undyed Webbing
• More Absorbent & Fast Drying than any other natural fabric on Earth
• Breathable and thermal regulating keeps pet cooler in the hot summer!
• 100% Biodegradable eco-friendly
• No pesticides, insecticides, or fertilizers and nothing genetically modified.
Truly the greenest fiber on earth!
If dogs could pronounce “pumpkin,” they’d ask for it
Four flavorful blends, each naturally rich in beta carotenes, antioxidants, vitamins A, C, and E. All are Pumpkin Powered™ —a low-fat fiber-rich superfood with a taste and texture that dogs love—along with harvest-fresh fruits, vegetables and specially selected organic ingredients. No wheat, corn, soy, by-products, artificial ingredients or preservatives. Baked in an organic- certified bakery. Only 9 calories per treat.
Choose from Pumpkin & Blueberry, Pumpkin & Banana, Pumpkin & Apple or Pumpkin & Cranberry.
When it comes to canines, hemp is an all round good thing, no prescription needed!
NuHemp describes their 2-Chomp Munchies as follows:
Natural Dog, a publication of Dog Fancy barks the benefits of hemp in several dog products, such as NuHemp’s shampoos and 2- Chomp Munchies.