Pet Supplements for Our Furry Friends

dog-catMany of today’s most prevalent health conditions have been directly linked to improper nutrition and poor lifestyle habits. Even small nutritional deficiencies can compromise immunity, vitality, and damage health. Taking care of your own core nutritional needs creates a strong foundation for your body and helps establish a strong foundation to help rebuild, restore and repair your body if needed. So wouldn’t it make sense that taking care of our furry friends in the same way would be just as important? Here are some thoughts on pet supplements. Continue reading “Pet Supplements for Our Furry Friends”

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Get Rid of Fleas Naturally

Fleas are a given when you have a dog or cat that goes outside. These pesky, microscopic pests cause scratching and itching and great discomfort to your furry loved ones. Regular cleaning interrupts the life cycle of the fleas and greatly cuts down on the number of adult fleas that end up on your pet, especially if you act before flea season begins. So start your program with these nontoxic steps:

a. Steam clean your carpets.

b. Clean and vacuum floors, couches and beds, particularly where your pet hangs out, at least once a week.

c. Wash all linens in hot soapy water. Heat kills all stages of flea life.

d. Give your pet a bath with a natural anti-flea product like Halo Herbal Dip, and then go through their fur with a flea comb and remove any fleas. They are the size of a pinhead and black. When your dog’s fur is wet and soapy, the fleas are less likely to get away from you. Continue reading “Get Rid of Fleas Naturally”

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Core Supplements for Dogs

Many of the most prevalent health conditions have been directly linked to improper nutrition and poor lifestyle habits. Even small nutritional deficiencies can compromise immunity, vitality, and damage health. Nourishing the roots of your health by taking care of your core nutritional needs creates a strong foundation for your body and establishes a bank of resources to build and repair your body, and to fuel your daily activities. Also, given today’s nutrient-depleted foods, most of us need daily supplements to fill in the gaps in our diets, so supplementing our dog’s diet in the same way seems to make perfect sense. According to Richard H. Pitcairn, DVM, PHD (Dr. Pitcairn’s Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats, 2005) it is important to supplement a dog’s diet with certain nutrients because “unfortunately, these nutrients are often inadequately represented even in fresh foods today because of loss during storage and cooking, soil depletion, and forced growing methods.”

So how do you choose what supplements to give your pet? Continue reading “Core Supplements for Dogs”

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