Hot spots are open, red sores caused by a dog constantly licking the site of irritation. But what leads to the incessant licking? A WET COAT It is not uncommon for a dog that loves to swim to often develop hot spots, because they are constantly wet. Dogs tend to lick at wet fur, which in turn can actually lead to a hot spot. Be sure after swimming or bathtime, that you thoroughly dry your dog’s coat, especially if they have long
Natural Anti-fungal Baths and Rinses For skin yeast infections, I recommend a natural anti-fungal shampoo like our All Natural Pet Shampoo. I have formulated a blend that includes several essential oils targeted specifically at yeast, bacteria, and are anti-inflammatory, as well as anti-parasitic. You can bathe your dog as often as necessary, but once a week at a minimum if you have inflammation going on. Since grains and carbs feed yeast, I don't recommend using oatmeal-based shampoos for pets with allergies
Alternatives to NSaids for Pain Relief I’m sure you are familiar with the names of Non Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) like Rimadyl, Metacam, Deramaxx and Previcox. These drugs are prescribed by vets to treat inflammation and pain, not only for long-term diseases like arthritis, but also for injuries and other conditions. At some point during your dog’s life, your vet may recommend NSAIDs. But, unfortunately, they will most likely leave out the risks associated with these drugs – information you need to make an
Skin and coat issues due to allergies are one of the greatest complaints that veterinarians see in their practices every day. They are the most annoying, and unfortunately, the least responsive to pharmaceutical treatment. Allergies can wear both you and your pet out! But many times the treatment is merely putting a “band aid” on the problem and not treating the root cause, therefore the problems keep returning. Fortunately, holistic veterinarians have a new modality to deal with these issues
I AM YOUR DOG "I am your dog and have something I would love to whisper in your ear." I know that you humans lead busy lives. Some have to work, some have children to raise, some have to do this alone. It always seems like you are running here and there, often much too fast, often never noticing the truly grand things in life. Look down at me now. See the way my dark brown eyes look at yours. You smile at me.
Does your Flea and Tick Prevention plan REALLY repel fleas and ticks? If you find ticks ON your pet when using the Rx “spot on” treatments, then your pet can still get a virus or disease transmitted by that tick before it does. YOU CANT RISK THIS…IT’S A LIFE AND DEATH ISSUE FOR YOUR PET!!! THE NATIONAL NEWS AFFIRMS THAT 2107 WILL BE THE WORST YEAR EVER FOR TICKS 80% of dogs tested for Lymes are positive 50% of humans tested for Lymes are positive. JUST
Aromatherapy Can Help Reduce Anxiety Separation anxiety? Dreaded car rides? Noisy kennel? Jittery dog on your grooming table? ( I've seen dogs stop trembling in as little as 20 seconds with this therapy!) Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils to support physical health and well-being. Essential oils carry biologically active compounds of flowers and plants in a highly concentrated form. They are, in many ways, the essence of the plant and can provide therapeutic benefits in very small amounts. The particles in