Tuesday, March 6

Alternative Flea & Tick Pet Treatment - low cost / Natural

Alternative Treatments for Fleas on Pets :     FLEAS - We hate them!
Diatomaceous Earth ( DE- only HUMAN grade for your pets)   
Re: Alternatives to "Flea / Tick Spot" treatment /
The Frontline can be toxic to people and pets... Any of the spot treatments..                   ( If you must use the monthly spot treatments - please use only 1/2 the suggested amount of the tube - Many times 1/2 the amount will Work) 

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 - here is what I order so you know what
I am talking about...
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

I buy my from Revival Animal Health -  there are many places that sell it.  JUST don't let anyone talk you into anything but the Human grade level of D.E. powder  
PLEASE remember I am just a Pet Nurse and Not a Vet .... Thanks

Sunday, February 12

NuVet Plus helps to heal your pet

NuVet Testimonial  " Helps to Heal "   "This truly made my dog better"
JUST in 2/12

I truly believe that Maybull got better by using the Natural product called  NuVet Plus.                         
My 8 yr old spayed female had been in a cone for 6 wks due to her eyes not healing.  She had been treated for two ulcers in her right eye and one in her left.  The eyes were just not healing well at all, until I found NuVet Plus !    She had crystals in her bladder and chronic urinary tract infections.             Her immune system was just beat down. NOW, by using the NuVET Plus, a Probiotic ( PEARLS)   and her custom homecooked diet she is BETTER than she has EVER been. 
                                                        Within 2  weeks on the new program her eyes started healing, her energy level was high,  and her coat is amazing.  No more crazy shedding !  Her urine is normal for the first time in her life and she hardly has any "excited piddle" accidents.  I'm sure that her bladder is just no longer irritated. THANK YOU Pet Nurse Marie for all your help!!                       
  We  have now avoided another costly and dangerous eye surgery!!!
And, I have a happy, healthy girl.

Maybull's Mom , Renee

 If you want to learn more about NuVET Plus go to  http://www.nuvet.com/81098 

Thursday, February 9

NuVet Plus review; English bulldog Walter loves his NuVET wafers!

Another NuVet Plus review.....

NuVET customers or Folks that have been thinking about Trying the NuVET Plus Pet Supplement... ( Allergy Blaster ) ---
WALTER's UP DATE from MOM ~~ Tonya Goodwin Stated:  - Walter's MOM
- NEW NuVET update today!!! Walter's Mommy here: I have to say these are the best supplements I have found.   He is a little over 4 years old has had many medical problems and has managed to some how pull through them.   He had giardia when he was about 3 months old and demodex at 5 months of age  . Around age 2 he was diagnosed with idiopathic seizures.   Unaware at the time that giardia and demodex had weakened his immune system.   When I found NuVet I was originally looking for something to help with shedding and to supplement his diet during weight loss which he needed.   NuVet PLUS  more than answered my prayers.  He has been on NuVet Wafers for around 5 months. I can not believe the difference it made in his energy and coat.                Now when I brush him hardly any hair falls off.    He has lost 13lbs and has kept it off for 3 months now. NuVET gave him energy..    If your dog has medical problems or has had medical problems in the past it may have compromised his immune system.   If they are shedding in excessive to what they normally do try NuVet Wafers to supplement their current diet. As far as his idiopathic seizures NuVet has not interacted with his medication.  NuVET can be used along with anything your VET offers.  MY TIP :  Take a good look at your dogs coat, if the coat appears unhealthy they are not getting what they need. Since I have seen so much improvement in his coat I know it is helping his insides.  
 (  SEE Marie's NuVET page at  http://www.nuvet.com/81098      Use discount code 81098 for the 15% off on Auto-ship or call 1-800-474-7044   tell them Pet nurse Marie sent you  

Sunday, January 15

Bulldog Wrinkle cleaning / tips from Pet Nurse Marie

Smelly Facial Folds?  Bulldog itchy ; allergy dogs/ bulldogs ;
Answers from Q & A with PET Nurse Marie

Hi - With some NuVET pet Wafers and a good food, she will be much better in a few weeks....Clean the face with baby wipes but add a drop of water and a drop of Witch Hazel  to the wipes - go into the folds with this 1-2 x per day. Later on, you will be able to just do water on the wipes.  YOU can also do 100% flat cotton pads - very gentle on the  tear stain areas.
Make sure you don't soak the wipe or cotton pad too much...

You can also add some corn starch into the folds - to keep them dry. JUST place some corn starch on a "q-tip" and pat into a deep fold...KEEPs them dry.  PAT the Corn Starch into the folds - ( or use Johnson and Johnson's Baby POWDER Corn Starch)
NOW - For NuVET Plus - The BEST Bullie Supplement in the USA!NuVET will help with the itching and will dry out all the yeast in the folds ( crusties ....) NuVET is one of the BEST supplements for bullies!!

NuVET is wonderful for all ages **
Please order a bottle of 60 at 39.00 or a bottle of 90 at 55.00
Tell them Marie sent you : USE order Code 81098 and ASK for the 15 % off Discount Program..Call 1-800-474-7044
Dosage: DEPENDS on the Pet's size:You will need 1- 2 per day for her - after a month - she can go to just 1 NuVET wafer treat per day/ ONLY sold thru holistic Vets

NOT sold in stores
SEE here - To order -
BUY NUVET ONLY Here     http://www.nuvet.com/81098

YOU will also need:
Good Quality food :

Contact me for a list of GRAIN FREE or CORN FREE FOODS:

SEE my Bulldog Site for NuVET here:   http://www.apluspetcare.com/untitled4.html

As for food - A better food would be Innova EVO or Wellness Core - they are grain free foods found at most pet stores:

Saturday, January 14

Warning on Pet Tabs - Do you realize you are giving Loads of sugar?

Pet Tabs dog Supplement  compaired to NuVET Plus

Here is a Comparison of the Nuvet against one of the other major vitamin ingredients... Pet Tabs)


NuVet Plus for Canines and Felines Ingredient List:
 Alfalfa (Canine formula only), Alpha Amylase, Amino Acids, Beta Carotene, Blue Green Algae, Brewer’s Yeast, Cat’s Claw, Chicken Liver, Copper, Evening Primrose Oil, Iron, L Methionine, Magnesium, Manganese, Oyster Shell, Papain, Phosphorus, Pine Bark, Potassium, Selenium (Yeast), Shark Cartilage, Taurine (Feline formula only), Vitamin A , Vitamin B Complex, Vitamin B1, (Thiamine), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine), Vitamin B12, Vitamin C (Ester C), Vitamin E, Whey Protein (Feline formula only), Zinc

Pettabs Plus (Pfizer) Ingredients List:

Wheat germ, KAOLIN, CORN SYRUP, liver meal, dicalcium phosphate, fish meal, SUCROSE, LACTOSE, safflower oil, gelatin, CORNSTARCH, stearic acid, niacinamide, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, dl-alpha tocopheryl acetate, iron oxide and peptone, magnesium stearate, vitamin A acetate, zinc oxide, riboflavin, thiamine mononitrate, cobalt sulfate, potassium iodide, pyridoxine hydrochloride, cyanocobalamin, manganese sulfate, vitamin D3 supplement, copper acetate monohydrate
*KAOLIN is aluminum silicate, otherwise known as “white clay”.**Note the forms of SUGAR: corn syrup, sucrose, lactose, plus the addition of cornstarch.

What you would like to give your LOVED fur friend? 
 Sugar tablets or NuVET Plus???  


 ( use discount code 81098 and get the 15% OFF auto-ship program )  TELL them Pet Nurse Marie sent you...  they sell bottles at 19.99, 39.99 and 55.00  ( plus, get the auto ship Discount program )
Or call 1-800-474-7044  ( referral code 81098 )  - Tell them you heard about NuVET from the Bulldog site/ Pet Nurse Marie - ASK for your 60 DAY money BACK trial offer/ guaranteed to help in 60 days or less ..
Thanks all!

Monday, December 19

Itchy French Bulldog ?

Alternative Medicine for Pets
Itchy French Bulldogs;

Hello, I have two 1 year old frenchies (m/f) who both have had issues with their skin for as long as we've had them (Sophie: Since 4months old, Remington: Since 1 yr old). Sophie has been tested for allergies and the results were food allergies. We have yet to test Remi as his allergies seem to vary with the weather. Now that it's winter, he does not seem to be suffering at all. (I should also mention that we live in a tropical climate which can be very humid and may also be affecting the pups as well.)

They have both been to numerous vets and until Remi's allergies calmed down, we were visiting the vet once a month and paying for 2 dogs! I guess it's become "the norm" to us to haul the pups in the car and go to the vet every month.

As of now Sophie is on antibiotics and a steroid for anti-inflammatory, which I've been told can be harmful if taken for a long period of time. I've changed their food numerous times from "high-end" pet food to fixing a raw diet and the only thing that seems to work is the medicine. They are fine being on medication but I don't know how this may harm them in the years to come.

While it may be more work to keep them on a raw diet, I'm not against it, but was hoping for a good supplement to go along with it instead of the medication.

Thanks in advance,

Christina M.

ANSWER from :  ASK the Pet Nurse, Marie Peppers
:Hi, LOVE Frenchies!!!! Two things I would do for your Frenchies.

1. Place them both on a probiotic --- If Amazon.com will ship to you ( APO address? In Japan), then order the PEARLS - it's a probiotic in the Blue box - order enough for each dog to have 1 per day for 90 days. ( Amazon has the best Price on PEARLS)
It's for humans but pets take it too. IT will help to balance out the Yeast and balance out the ITCHIES.....

2. NuVET PLUS supplement for each of your dogs. Give 1 NuVET wafer treat per day long term.
This will help to fight off the allergens that are hitting them.
Also, NuVET Plus helps to re-build a weak immune system...
Many pets on Steroids are able to lessen the steroid usage in time, with the VETS assistance.
Don't stop the steroids unless the VET is helping you low the dosages.
Yes, Steroids are not good for long term usage.

PLEASE write to NuVET here: I know they will ship to APO addresses in other countries.
Tell them Pet Nurse Marie sent you for the 90 count bottle /
ASK her how you can GET the 15% Off Discount program
   ( discount code 81098)
or you can call Joan Harris at 1-800-474-7044 ext 265
Here is the web site:
http://www.nuvet.com/81098  ( Make sure  you call in for the 15% OFF Discount program with code 81098****)   phone number above:

As far as food, I am not a raw feeder. I always refer my bullie clients to Grain free feeding or at least NO corn .... ( corn in dog food is a major problem )

HOPE this helps..
OH, NuVET also makes a nice TEA tree hot spot Spray and Shampoo that is under 10.00 per bottle and LASTS a long time.

Blessings to you

Marie Peppers LPN MA
ASK the Pet Nurse

Sunday, November 13

English bulldog itchy skin relief ;

Bulldog itchy relief with Bulldog Supplement;

NuVET for itchy dry coat...  It works or it's FREE
This is Rocco, a long time client of mine and NuVET Plus !

Take the 60-day trial/ Must call in for the 60 count bottle as it's not sold on the website.

THE Web site only sells the 90 count or larger:
60 COUNT at 39.00 is by PHONE in only:

1-800-474-7044 USE discount code 81098 for the 15% OFF Program ...
Tell them, Marie, the bulldog lady sent you.... HUGs !!!! ( Discount code 81098 ) 

Order here ( NOT sold in stores)  


Get the Wafers and the Green Bottle of shampoo 

Monday, November 7

HOW to get rid of : Tear Stains and Bulldog Wrinkle Stains

Why tear stains? What causes them?

Tear staining results when the tear duct becomes clogged and eye fluid, which can no longer drain through the nose, begins to dry and crust around the eyes and face. Clogged tear ducts occur due to two factors- physical irritants and physiological predisposition. Physical irritants include dirt, dust, and occasionally parasites such as fleas. A multitude of other particles can physically block the tear duct, while a blockage can also occur due to allergies. Many breeds, however, are physiologically predisposed to blocked tear ducts. This genetic eye construction is common among smaller breeds including Maltese, Cocker Spaniels, Bichon Frise, and Chihuahuas. Long haired breeds such as Lhasa Apsos and Sheepdogs also tend to suffer from tear staining as hair hangs into the eyes causing scratching and irritation.

Teething puppies may also suffer from tear staining, which is common, as constant chewing increases eye fluid production and also puts pressure on the tear ducts causing them to close. As puppies mature, the problem typically resolves itself.


Symptoms of tear staining include highly visible brown staining of the fur and a crust surrounding the eyes. Other behavioral symptoms include constant pawing or rubbing of the face and can be accompanied by redness and yellow/green discharge if the tear ducts have become infected due to blockage. Yeast infections may occur and are characterized by redness and swelling around the eyes, itching, and a yellowish discharge that will have an unpleasant odor. Other symptoms are fleas which may block the tear ducts, or teething particularly among puppies.

While tear staining issues are mostly cosmetic, if left untreated tear staining can result in severe and costly infections. Infections of the eye are extremely serious as they can lead to irreversible conditions such as blindness or cataracts. Scratching of the eyes due to irritation can also pose issues including lacerations of the eye or the spread of infection. It is important to treat tear staining as soon as possible to prevent further complications.


Proper hygiene is important particularly if your dog is predisposed to tear staining. Proper grooming and trimming of the hair around the eyes and face will help to keep the area free of additional irritants. Other irritants, such as allergies, can be prevented by removing triggers from the environment. Household cleaners and chemicals tend to aggravate allergies and worsen problems such as tear staining.

In addition to regular grooming, proper nutrition is extremely helpful in preventing tear staining. A qualified diet consists of giving a high quality dog food and a vitamin supplement; both paramount to your dog’s immune system. Feed your dog food that isn’t filled with grains and “meat by-products”- this will have multiple benefits, including stopping allergies which irritate the eyes. But dog food alone isn’t enough; supplementation is a vital component to keeping your dog healthy. Giving a high quality supplement can help boost internal defenses and provide nutrition for blood, bones and skin.

Fundamentally, the first line of any remedy is to ensure your dog has a proper diet and balanced nutrition. Providing good food that is full of quality protein and low on grains, corn, and “meat by-products” will ensure a healthy digestive system and strong immune system. Supplementing your dog’s diet with a vitamin supplement engineered to support vital organs will prevent the damaging effects of free radicals and aid in the treatment of tear staining and its causes.

As with any vitamin and nutritional supplement, the quality of ingredients in combination with the manufacturing process determines how effective it will be for your pet. NuVet Plus® contains quality Calcium and Blue Green Algae, a source of protein and chlorophyll. It also includes a full range of amino acids, such as L Methionine- essential to help detoxify the blood stream. Keeping the bloodstream clean allows red blood cells to carry nutrients vital in defending against infectious tear staining.
As every dog is different, results will vary based on a number of factors including genetics, environment, and severity of the condition being treated.

At NuVet Labs®, we combine the finest human-grade ingredients and manufacturing operations approved for human products by the FDA. The end result is the finest supplement for your dog – one that will boost your dog’s immune system, enabling them to more effectively combat their tear stains.

NuVet Plus® is 100% guaranteed for purity, safety, and effectiveness. As one of the oldest and most respected companies in the pet industry, NuVet Labs® pledges that our NuVet Plus® product will eliminate or dramatically reduce your dog’s tear staining within 60 days, or we’ll refund your purchase.

If you want to try NuVET wafer or Powder - Please go here to order: not sold in stores: Holistic ....
Remember - guaranteed to help
My Maltese does great on NuVET!


Thursday, August 18

Pitbull, Bullies, Staffies, Rotties - Natural Dog Vitamins

Let's keep our  Pitbull and Bullies looking their best with Natural Dog Vitamins & GREAT Health

“American Pitbull Terriers” “American Staffordshire Terriers” “American Bully

Pitbull Vitamin Supplements,    Help increase overall pitbull healthpitbull vitamins treat skin issues such as dry skin, prevents shedding, boost the immune system, combats allergies and much more.   The pit bull vitamin supplements we recommend are NuVet Plus.

When taking NuVET Plus these pit bulls  are getting the right amount of vitamins and minerals they need on a daily basis.   Pitbulls that have Nuvet Plus within their diets tend to have shiny coats that are nice and thick, clear eyes and very healthy digestion.

Pitbull vitamins are not only good for boosting the immune system but help build muscle as well.  

 When pit bulls are walked and running around they burn fat at high rates.  Pitbull vitamin supplements provide vitamins to muscles as they are working. This in turns supplies the pitbull muscle with what it needs to bulk up in a healthy natural way.

Vitamins for Pitbulls can help your dog fight off airborne allergens, free radicals, diseases and so much more.  Most Pitbulls do not get the proper exercise or nutrition they need.  Its really simple to walk your pitbull for a min of 30 mins every day.
This also helps build your bond with your pit bull. Including a good pit bull vitamin-like, NuVet Plus will also give your pit bull more energy and help protect your pet's health.

Note:  This product is Not available to the general public without an Order Code supplied by your Pet Professional.  ( 81098- Pet nurse Marie)  

We're one of the oldest US pet supplement companies on the market today.
MONEY BACK GUARANTEE - If this isn't the most incredible pet supplement you've ever had, we'll give your money back.
Discount program ****

YOU want the GREEN Bottle of Wafer Treats 


Order from
My website:   http://www.nuvet.com/81098

or call M-F  1-800-474-7044  tell them discount referral code 81098 for the 60 DAY Money back guaranteed program 

Marie of Ask the Pet Nurse

Monday, August 15

YOUR dog won't eat the special and expensive dog food from the VET?

YOUR dog won't eat the special and expensive dog food from the VET?

I will work with you and your Vet on home-cooking,

Alternatives to Hill's RX and  Science Diet?

contact me mpmaltese@gmail.com

Give me the details of your pets condition? 
Diabetes, Hepatic, Kidney Stones, Crystals, Pancreatitis
Let me know the breed of your dog and his weight.
Let me know what your Vet has already tried for you and your pet.

Thanks, Hope I can help.
Hill's RX dog food ? ( or others) -

Sunday, July 24

Military Pet Care; Long term Deployment care ; Foster care for Military;

Military Foster Care program

( Very reduced daily rates for 5 months or Longer...)
PET CARE for "MILITARY ( Long term care)
Don't just trust anyone!
You don't want them to end up in the shelters.

**available to our servicemen & women who get stationed overseas and can't take their Dog(s) with them, but don't want to give up them up either.

 VERY low / GREAT discounts ...

Nothing beats coming home to the wagging tail of the family Dog(s). :)
...Call us for details.


We Service Fort Bragg and Many other areas.. 

Pet Taxi may be able to do a pick up.. Let's figure it out!
We also will pick up at the Charlotte NC airport
Pets come to us from all around the USA.

They stay in a professional and licensed home ..
We are USDA licensed for Pet Taxi and Pet Care

Friday, June 24

Dead Sea? STOPS Fleas on Dogs and CATS....VERY Safe

PLEASE read my post at " Allexperts"  on Diatomaceous Earth powder...


Fleas are bad this year with our 100 degree weather ... ( 6 weeks over 95 degrees here in South Carolina)

READ my post above on some Natural options;

I take Questions from folks all over the world..

Marie Peppers LPN MA
Ask the Pet Nurse