Marie Peppers, Experience past Licensed Nurse also Trained in Holistic Pet Health ; Supplements certifications* ~~My comments to your questions are not to be used "in lieu of" veterinarian's advise or treatment ~ ~ Do you need a CUSTOM RECIPE for your Pet's Special needs. ~~ Contact me here email@example.com visit me at www.dogfoodconsultant.com
YOU also need a Good PROBIOTIC .. We use the PEARLS :
Did you know PEARLS Probiotics and NuVet Plus Supplement has Reduced or cured many dogs with chronic Tear stains and Ear Infections ?
This really works if it's YEAST overgrowth that your pet has in his gut and skin. OFTEN we need to HEAL from the inside out .. THIS Pearl gets digested in the small intestine and gets PAST the stomach acids
Pick up some PEARLS - it's a probiotic in the Blue box - MOST dogs will need 1 PEARL per day for 90 Days and that's it. (short term) - sometimes 120 days... - It's Natural and safe -
YOU NEED TO HEAL YEAST BACTERIA FROM THE INSIDE OUT .. IT'S INSIDE YOUR GUT , SKIN AND BLOOD STREAM It's for humans but pets take it too. IT will help to balance out the Yeast and balance out the ITCHIES.....
YOU can find Pearls at Walmart / Target/ CVS / Walgreens
Make sure you only get the blue box.. must be this one pictured here..
Can Tear Stains Be Prevented?
In many cases, it is easier to prevent tear stains than it is to cure them. Try to eliminate all allergens and toxic chemicals from your living area for your pet. Ensure that your pet eats a balanced diet full of high-quality foods. The most important thing you can do to prevent tear stains is to add a supplement to your dog’s diet each day. NuVet has a great variety of supplements for both dogs and cats. The use of NuVet Plus each day will improve your pet’s total health, from bones and joints to skin and coat. These supplements will also help stave off the issues that cause tear staining.
For more information on the complete line of NuVet products, learn more
Bulldogs and others, PLEASE watch for summer heat ..
Don't leave your dog in a hot car ... the car will become very hot as the sun beats down on the vehicle ..
Suffolk County Sheriff's photo .. thanks for sharing
On a warm day, temperatures inside a vehicle can rise rapidly to dangerous levels. Pets exposed to this type of extreme heat may suffer irreversible organ damage or die. PLEASE share this article with friends Also, if you own a bulldog or a pug , please have a cool collar or Cooling mat ready in your home or car
Cool mat by Cool pup -- pressure activated , cools dog down 8-10 degrees in 10 minutes While your are here visit my Article on LEMON, yes , lemon can save a life
You’ve just brought a new puppy home, and you know you have a lot of work to do. You have to buy all of the supplies your new four-legged family member needs, and you are going to start training as soon as possible. Of course, you have to potty train your puppy as well and spend time exercising with them each day. With this new busy schedule, it can be easy to overlook the importance of play and the role it plays in your puppy’s development. However, playtime is essential and these tips can help you understand why.
• Playing helps your puppy learn social rules and norms in your home. When you play with your puppy, you help them learn that it hurts when they bite.
You teach them which toys they can play with, and which items in your house are off limit. You show them that you will take time for them each day. Choose Quality Tough toys...
( NO family shoes )
Playing with this Sea Creature is the Perfect fun toy for a young dog ...
• Playtime can also improve your dog’s senses and teach them how to focus on a task. Search and find games are perfect for showing your dog how to use its instincts as well as sight, sound and smell to find a toy. You also help them improve their mental capabilities, as you allow them to have fun while focusing on one particular task.
• Spending one-on-one time with your dog while playing also establishes a bond between you and your new pet. Your new puppy needs to know that you are going to take care of all of their needs, including the need to feel loved. When you spend special time enjoying fun play activities with your pet, you will bond with your new puppy. This increases trust, and will help improve the training process as your dog adjusts to life in your home. Playtime keeps your puppy happy, which helps them to stay healthy.
While playtime is sure to help your puppy grow up to be healthy, strong and well-adjusted, you should also take additional steps to improve your dog’s development. Nutritional supplements, such as Nu Vet Plus are also an important addition to your puppy’s diet.
These supplements are designed to boost your dog’s immune system and provide them with a completely balanced diet, which cannot be achieved with pet food alone. EVEN if your pet food is Quality some of the nutrients are destroyed in the Heating / COOKING process.
For more information and to order NuVET Plus see link ..
Oh my itchy Dog ! Itchy Terrier NuVet Plus Testimonial From Mel in Florida -
I have a 3 year old Brussels
Griffon Terrier mix that I adopted over a year ago. I was recommended to the NuVet Plus vitamins and shampoo by a good friend of mine and must say that I was amazed at the transformation.
Her little matted coat became soft and shiny with the Nuvet Shampoo and Cassidy immediately LOVED the NuVet Wafer treat.
She has really made a complete change from the little scrappy dog I adopted over a year ago. I just have to attribute her doing so great and being so healthy from the NuVet Plus supplement.
Thanks NuVet Plus !!
To order your NuVET Plus go here and tell them PET Nurse Marie sent you for the Green bottle of Wafers or powder ( NuVET Plus ) and the Green bottle of shampoo ( hot spot shampoo is for all dry skin , not just hot spots )
You know Trifexis kills fleas and some family pets .. Please ask your VET for another OPTION other than Trifexis .... I am warning you it may be taken off the market once it injures enough of our precious pets.. So why take a chance ?
Let's look at some other options for safer flea treatment. ( I hate to use the word Warning, but I am very concerned )
The Spot on Treatments are a quick thoughtless process and frees up your time for other things. YOU know the commercials.. OH, how easy it is to apply.
And just look at those commercials of smiling, healthy, happy dogs there to reinforce our ignorance. One of my favorites showed a beautiful healthy dog doing something adorable. In the background you hear a sweet, caring woman's voice.
She starts with, "If you love your dog, you'll use..."
BE aware some of the Spot ON liquid treatments used 1 x per month are also sometimes dangers and can cause burns and many other adverse reactions ..
Let's talk about some of the treatments ( see heartworm treatment at the bottom of this article ) Topical dog flea treatment?
This monthly medicine to control canine fleas is far more dangerous than you think.
Yes, it's a pesticide .. Yes, a POISON.....
Dog Flea Medicine is not an innocuous substance. Nor is it a medicine.It is dog poison. YES, a multi billion dollar industry has us fooled.
The Truth About Topical Flea Treatment
Though the chemical industry would make you believe the levels in use are not harmful, that is a fallacy.
It's true that dogs rarely drop dead right after a topical flea treatment and that's the problem. These extremely dangerous chemicals and poisons build up over time in our dog's body leaving it difficult to blame the makers of dog flea treatments. A few long term flea med side effects include; altered thyroid hormone levels, severe skin disease, difficulty breathing, enlarged livers, seizures and cancer.
If you think I'm overreacting, I want to bring up the past. Do you remember the pesticide DDT? We sprayed it on food crops for years and used it for mosquito abatement. In the 1940's there were concerns which were ignored, as they were in the 1950's. After a letter was written to a woman journalist named Rachael Carson describing the death of numerous birds around a woman's property resulting from the aerial spraying of DDT to kill mosquitoes, Rachael wrote a book. When the book Silent Springcame out in 1962 and the public became outraged, DDT was (mostly) banned in the United States. (Although the makers still sell it around the world.)
While the eagle population has slowly come back, here's the clincher. Thirty years after the banning of DDT it was still found inside 55% of the United States citizens. Poisons don't die, only we do.
( Special thanks to my Friend Andrea for her mentoring on this subject )
My disclaimer for this site: Marie Peppers, Experience Licensed Nurse Trained in Holistic Pet Health ; Supplements certifications* My comments to your questions are not to be used "in lieu of" veterinarian's advise ( I can work along with your Veterinarian
IF you have a flea infestation, the least toxic pesticides at the time of this writing is Imidaclopridwhich is found in the regular flea control Advantage.
Use that nasty dog flea treatment once, and only once to get a handle on it and immediately start implementing more natural methods. ( SEE below for Natural options ) - If you use Advantage for a month or 2 you may then be able to possibly go to more natural treatments for Fleas and Ticks
Advantage flea control spot-ons are administered to dogs, cats, rabbits and ferrets topically (directly on the skin). The Imidacloprid present in the Advantage flea medication does not enter the animal's bloodstream but merely distributes across the treated animal's skin, establishing itself within the superficial epidermis, hair follicles and sebaceous glands of the animal. The Imidacloprid is taken up into the adult flea's body during feeding and also during simple contact (i.e. the flea doesn't have to eat the insecticide to be poisoned - it just needs to touch it). Imidacloprid absorbs into the flea's body through the fine membranes located in the narrow gaps between the flea's chitonous exoskeleton segments (these thin membranes are termed intersegmental membranes).
Flea larvae in the host animal's environment become poisoned when dander (skin flakes) or flea feces (their natural diet) containing imidacloprid drop into the environment from the host animal's skin. The flea larva either consumes the Imidacloprid insecticide through actual consumption of the treated dander (or flea feces) or it takes up the insecticide via direct contact and absorption through the skin (again, no consumption is needed for the flea larva to be poisoned with imidacloprid - it just needs to make contact with the chemical). The flea larvae may also come into contact with the insecticide if the fur of the treated pet comes into direct contact with the larvae (e.g. on a pet bed).
Thanks to pet-informed-veterinary for the above statistics on Advantage spot on Treatment ;
OTHER treatments I recommend for my clients are Natural
or as close to Natural as possible
Food grade diatomaceous earth, the tiny skeletal type remains of long diseased diatoms, can be used in the carpets, on the dog and fed to the dog (killing internal parasites as well).
Dust on your Pet every few days --- ( work the powder sprinkles into the skin ) DE is to be used on your pet and IN the YARD - also , I sprinkle it onto my dogs and cats ( and the Goats too) - It is safe and natural if it is the DE - Human Grade DE ( can be found at many FEED and FARM stores or on-line) Diatomaceous Earth (DE) A low cost, non-toxic, safe mineral made of crushed fossils. Pure Diatomaceous Earth can be used during the parasite season both internally and externally to improve health, appearance, and well-being of animals. Diatomaceous Earth is a product that can be used as a nutritional supplement for a wide variety of conditions. Contains the highest concentration of pure, raw Diatomaceous Earth available.
LOVE this product of Flea shampoo ( Flea and Tick Shampoo )
YOU can find this in many stores and also on Amazon .com
************ ABOUT the NEW Flea pill ********** ( I know many of you use this Bravecto .. I am going to Wait it out Before I recommend it to My clients ) I am not sure about it yet.. PLEASE be aware that Bravecto is a NEW 3 month pill - full of strong pesticide !
READ the FREEDOM of information act.. the Dog oral dosage -- 2 year study and these are the ones that were reported... HOW many were NEVER reported on for adverse effects ??? I don't like the idea of a drug being in the dog's system for 3 months.. that a powerful amount of PESTICIDE Folks.. that is what FLURALANER is , yes a pesticide poison
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ For Fleas and Ticks : I am currently using this and it's Working So Far ! We shall see and it's Natural .. Wondercide YOU can order it at Amazon.com I love the lemon cedar scent.. they have a few choices and I apply it 2-3 time per week
they also have a product for the yard ... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Garlic for Dogs - I know what you are thinking ! It's really fine.
Garlic for dogs? Yes! It's antibiotic, antiviral, anti-fungal, boosts the immune system and deters fleas. How much of this herb is right for your canine and why does it get a bad rap?
Garlic gets a lot of bad press and I don't understand why. It's been used for medicinal purposes for centuries.
I wonder if it's just one of those phenomena that spread like wildfire like, say, all pit bulls are vicious.
A Natural Flea Repellent
Between this page and the article I wrote about garlic for dogs at Dogs Naturally Magazine, there were at least 100 comments from people who have successfully used it as flea prevention for years.
Whether the smell comes through the skin just enough to chase fleas away or because it is alkalizing, the taste is just not what fleas are looking for.
How Much Garlic To Give Your Dog
A half clove a day of fresh garlic for a ten pound dog is just right. I didn't make this up. It comes straight from the very famous Dr. Marty Goldstein, DVM in his book titledThe Nature of Animal Healing.
He also notes two cloves maximum per day for a large dog is good.
NEVER use garlic powder or garlic salt from your spice cupboard. Yuck, it's too processed to do any good at all.
Garlic is also recommended in other books as well. Two examples are Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats and Diane Stein's Natural Remedy Book for Dogs & Cats.
I think some veterinarians are not comfortable recommending it because they are simply accustomed to using chemical flea preventatives and drugs.
They don't teach anything about herbs and natural cures in veterinary college.
I use Garlic on my dogs.. Yes, I sure do !
Yes, I do give Garlic to 90 % of my dogs ... I use my Nature's Sunshine product as I don't want to SMELL the real clove..
The answer for my clients is High Potency Garlic. This tablet is coated in chlorophyll so nobody smells it!!!
If you order here from my site, my Proceeds help SENIOR Pet Rescue year round .
I have used this BRAND for over 10 years! YOU want quality use Nature's Sunshine.. YOU just don't know what you are getting with some of the WALMART or Supermarket brands..
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You can buy one bottle ofHigh Potency Garlic (stock #292-9) for $32.95 or two bottles for only $43.90 which also gives you a free membership. That's a lot of savings. I get coupons and Deals all the time sent to my e-mail now that I am a member ...
Here is the link to the Garlic product that doesn't Smell
When you order , let me know and I will give you the dosage for your pet's Weight Order here and Use my Name : Maria Bruscini-Peppers and my I.D. so I can be your sponsor # 3501504 or
Another Great Garlic product is this one.. Really love it.. YOU need to go to their web site to order it
the Springtime company makes Bug Off Garlic
LAST thing !
MOST of my clients are on the NuVET Plus Daily Vitamin...
Amazing health and wellness...
Please take a look here at my site -- I have used and recommended NuVET plus for 10 years now.. FLEAS hate the Taste of Healthy blood!!! When your dog takes a NuVET Plus Vitamin treat each day they retain a Health Tasting blood that the FLEAS HATE !!! really
Learn more here about NuVET Plus
click herehttp://www.nuvet.com/81098 ( If you tell them Pet Nurse Marie sent you with order code 81098 , ask for the 15% off Deal on auto ship ) or call 1-800-474-7044
For Heartworm treatment , Talk to your Vet about other options ..
Trifexis is NOT the only heart worm treatment they offer.
Ask about simple HeartGard Plus ( It's till a POISON but safer than many of the New ones that popped onto the Market )