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Tuesday, September 25

Updated Dog Food Recalls - Save this!

It seems like we hear RECALL almost weekly!

                      Keep on top of the latest recalls here:

PIGS EARS and other TREATS:

http://www.truthaboutpetfood.com/articles/kasel-pig-ears-and-variety-pack-dog-treats-recall.html



                                                Excellent and trusted site: see here:
                                                        http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-recalls/




Check back to this BLOG often ... Always updated info!

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Monday, September 3

Dog Meatloaf recipe or Meatballs for dogs


Doggy MeatLoaf:      R E C I P E  -    Be your Pet's CHEF   - this Doggie Meatloaf can be made into Meatballs - ... Just have fun

  ( PLEASE contact me so I can ADJUST this Recipe for your Dog's Weight and needs ) 
This was set up for a 11 month old Boston Terrier at 16 pounds ) 

VERY Easy
WE have had Good luck with this Recipe:


This recipe uses egg as a binder; bake it like a meat loaf, with bread crumbs.  As presented here, with these ingredients, it is about 30 percent protein, 25 percent fat, and 38 percent carbohydrates. 
If you need Wheat FREE bread crumbs - here is a link:   to Gillian's Foods 


FEED Daily:  for the Boston Terrier :

 ( 1 inch size slices of the meat loaf )  2 x per day   ( for you size dog )  ( 15-18 pound dog )

( at night you may want to do 1 1/2 slices ) - JUST see if he is hungry 

SNACK- 
( FEED 1/4 cup of a quality Dry ( LOW grain or NO grain Kibble per day ) - as a snack 

WE like the Fromm's Brand of Dog food - also Blue Buffalo is good: 

Recipe: 

CHOOSE 1 meat: 

2 lbs  fairly lean   *****( YOU will do Ground Chicken or Ground Turkey )  ( skip the beef )/ for this month-

 3 cups of bread crumbs  - plain  -  See Wheat free link above if you need it - 

1/8  of a  cup 2 % low fat  milk

3   large eggs

2 teaspoons of CRUSHED egg Shell --  - Smash it   ( it's for Calcium) 

1/2 cup cooked vegetables ( green beans / peas/ others) ( grated and mush)  *** ( TRY GREEN BEANS but cut them up orSmash them )

( do not put the NuVET into the Recipe ) - 

(YOU can not balance this Recipe without a Quality Supplement)

*** 1 NuVET wafer vitamin ** each day - see below:    ( PER DAY PER DOG )  ( NuVET is a must to balance out home cooking )

1 teaspoon  vegetable oil

1/8  teaspoon  LOW SALT  tamari soy sauce 

order your NuVET here- I do get a small % and give BACK to Pet Rescue 

 go here:  http://www.nuvet.com/81098  ( you are looking for the NuVET Plus Wafer )   - if you go on auto ship you save 15% on every bottle 
use my Name if they ask you -  Pet Nurse Marie 

BAKE
* press the mixture into a casserole dish so it’s 1 to 2 inches thick and bake at 350°F for 30 to 35minutes, or until set and lightly browned.



YOU can try beef - 89% or more Lean hamburger in about 1 month - 

Follow my Pet Health blog often:

No more Allergies and tear stains ! My Bulldog FACE looks GREAT ! Thanks NuVet Plus and Miss Marie

Jake , update - 3 years later , still looking good ; No excessive shedding and No tear stains ;  My ears look good, too! 







 I love getting the Praise Reports on NuVET Plus !!!!

Testimonial for NuVET !!!   This is Jake :



I'm a NuVet dog!  I take all my vitamins so I grow up big and strong.                                                         Thanks Miss Marie! I look and feel like a million bucks!


- Jake the bulldog MOM SAYS ~~~
 ***No tear stains, no red paws, no paw odor, no tail pocket issues....just shiny, thick coat, better energy level, and overall healthier look to him.
You can just look at him and know he feels great inside.                                                                                  And it makes me feel like a good momma :)

Bulldogs tend to have Allergies, Tear stains, Tail pocket infections, chronic ear infections ;
 NuVET helps to prevent and protect your pets !

We also recommend a good quality food with little to no Fillers --- No Corn.
Currently we are using the Merrick Brand of Dog food -  

Fromm's Brand is also an excellent brand with NO recalls                  
       





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you may go here to order ;                http://www.nuvet.com/81098 








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mpmaltese@gmail.com 





Wednesday, August 29

Beneful - WARNING

Warnings on Beneful dog food!  

 ( YOU want help, ask me :  Ask the Pet Nurse  mpmaltese@gmail.com)


Please, please, please do not feed your dogs Beneful.  We know Beneful is a major cause of skin and ear allergies, but most of the summer dogs have been becoming deathly ill after eating Beneful.  Some with seizures, some severe GI distress, 
some organ failure and some even died. Purina should win an academy award for all its fancy advertising that would brainwash you into thinking Beneful was good for your dogs.  Exactly the opposite is true. See all these consumer complaints on the link. If you need advice in choosing a safe and healthy food, our staff is well trained in nutritional counseling and we can help you make a good decision







The above post was a warning on a VET's web site:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Southwest-Pet-Hospital/171020129603271

They are trying to warn the clients about how POOR a food it is...

Good for them!

Thursday, August 23

Canine Wound Healing with Colloidal Silver

Canine Wound Healing with Silver ; 

http://en.allexperts.com/q/Dogs-701/2010/12/canine-wound-healing-silver.htm




Question

My dog has, what I believe started as, an ingrown hair on his back.  I shaved the area (because I originally thought it was one of his fatty tumor bumps) and realized it had a head and looked like a volcano.  I squeezed it and got a lot of hard "gunk" out of it.  Cleaned it well with physoderm and betadine and it looked good for a while, then started lumping up again.  I squeezed again and it "popped" and some more gunk (hard, not liquidy).  Pretty sure he needs antibiotics to clear it up, but my question is, I have Keflex and clyndamiacyn at home, but just need to know the dosage for a 90lb dog and which might be the best choice.  I believe both are broad spectrum antibiotics. 





Answer

Hi Lynn, It would be best to have the area cultured and then placed on a antibiotic.
Please give your Vet a call for an exam.  Because your dog already has a number of fatty tissue areas, it would be wise to have the exam.

You can clean the area with Witch Hazel 2 x per day - 
 You can find this at any CVS, Walgreens or Walmart.
  Also, the Natural Antibiotic I use often is Colloidal Silver:
  Look for Silver Shield at your local Vitamin/Nutrition Stores:
Silver Shield is a Colloidal Silver gel or liquid you can use direct onto the wound.
This is all Natural and Not a drug.

This is what Silver Shield looks like:
http://www.theherbsplace.com/Silver_Shield_Gel_Aqua_Sol_Technology_24_Ppm_p_735....

Because I am not a Vet, I am not allowed to give you the dosage for your dog using Keflex or Clyndamiacyn.  ( sorry)

HOPE you decide to try the Colloidal Silver as a Natural Antibiotic.


Best Wishes,

Marie Peppers LPN MA , Pet Chef
PLEASE try my Vitamin Supplements - NuVET- SEE here:
EXCELLENT - Natural and SAFE     here to order ;     http://www.nuvet.com/81098 

 ( Tell them Pet Nurse Marie sent you and give referral code 81098 )  THERE is a 15% off program when you sign up for Auto Ship - Most of my clients get a 90 Count bottle every 45 to 90 days ...   
  or you can call 1-800-474-7044   


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Wednesday, August 22

Natural Product for Flea control on your dogs, cats and farm animals, too!

I get so many request for this info: 

FLEA PROBLEM ? TICKS : Fleas die with this Natural Powder!  

This is the only thing that is working this summer ! -  Alternative Treatments for Fleas on Pets :   

Dust on your Pet every  few days --- YES...LEARN MORE:
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
available.

SEE here: , link:

http://www.revivalanimal.com/store/p/3158-Diatomaceous-Earth-DE-.aspx

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



  This Works !  Diatomaceous Earth    ( DE- only HUMAN grade for your pets)



NEED help,  write me  mpmaltese@gmail.com 


Sunday, July 22

Pit with skin issues; Natural help for itchy canines ;



Question   ( Pit with Skin issues) 

Hello, My female pit is 58.5 lbs and has skin issues mostly under front shoulders and under hips now she has gotten dandruff pretty severe. Tired of going to vet shots antibiotics etc. Have  changed her food from Nutro to Wellness Simple Solutions Rice and duck. As the vet said she probably was allergic to grain.  At vets gave vetalog and intermectin injections did skin scrape test etc every time i go its 80 -90 dollars  tired of that. Any suggestions for home remedy would be appreciated. I have been told by a pit owner  for dandruff issue to give her coconut oil on her food? Her skin issues are mostly red rash under shoulders and hips which she will scratch until she bleeds. For her shampoo i have vet recommended Epi-smooth.   Thank you for any suggestions 






SEE -    Answer here:
http://en.allexperts.com/q/Alternative-Medicine-Pets-3721/2012/4/pit-bull-skin-allergies.htm





Friday, July 20

CORKSCREW TAIL : Tail Pocket problems? Yeast / ? chronic infection







BABY size Wash Cloths 100% cotton 


For the Tail Pocket Irritations and Yeast : Get some UNSCENTED Huggies Baby wipes and add a little water and a teaspoon of Witch Hazel to the wipe - SEE if you can get any of the wipe into the area - YOU MAY First Want to give him a bath with a gentile pet shampoo , then dry as best you can - Paying special attention to washing that problem area and rinse well: ( then , do the witch hazel wipes - Dry the area with a baby face cloth or 100% cotton Infant  face cloth - get your fingers into the groves if he will allow you.
~~the little Infant face cloths are great for this tight area 



After that apply Neosporin ointment into the area 1 x per day for 5 days: ( if there are any open areas or slight bloody discharge ) 


AFTER the 5 days - apply Tinactin ointment ( cream) into the area for 10 days -  ( use as needed after the 10 days ) 



 ( you can buy Tinactin at CVS)- it's an anti-fungal -  ( Walmart or Walgreens) 

Another option is Monostat cream 





PLEASE always remember to consult your local VET
















Supplement for YEAST and ALLERGY Dogs

 NuVET Plus - and they give you a 60 Day Guarantee... NO drugs/ Natural 

PLEASE start him on the NuVET supplement - Give him 1  Wafers of the NuVET Plus ,  per day long term : 


NuVet is not sold in stores - SEE here:

My NuVET site is - YOU can order and they will ship out Today ( QUICK shipping ) :


   
 http://www.nuvet.com/81098



OR call 1-800-474-7044 ( tell them order code 81098)   ALSO - they offer a 15% discount when you go on Auto ship





                           










                                       






Experience Nurse for over 17 years,,, Trained in Holistic Pet Medicine; Supplement and Vitamin certifications; My comments and answers to your questions or any information in my articles is not to be diagnosis, or treatment*.








Thursday, July 12

Remedy for Itchy Smelly dogs !








1.  Daily Natural Supplement ( POWDER or Wafer) 
   NuVET Plus WAFER Treat or Powder  ( 60 DAY MONEY BACK Guarantee)
Tell them Pet Nurse Marie Sent you -  HELP the Whole Body!!                                   NuVET Plus is for all ages and stages  of life ..  ONLY about .63 Cents per day!
USE order discount code 81098 and ask about 15% OFF on autoship delivery ... FAST and LOW cost Delivery priority mail 

Click here to order - NOT sold in Stores --- ALL Natural / Holistic  http://www.nuvet.com/81098   or call  1-800-474-7044


2.  Probiotic  ( 1 PEARLS per day for 90 days ) 

LAST - Please get some PEARLS - get the lowest dosage /  This is for Yeast -
It's mainly the probiotic Acidophilus in a little pill.
This is not a drug.... All Natural
This will help the yeast become balanced.  Many dogs that have allergies have an overgrowth of yeast in the gut and on the skin.
PEARLS can be found at GNC, Walmart, CVS, and Walgreens

Pearls in the Blue Box, SEE HERE:    
  http://www.gnc.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2211679




3.  GRAIN-FREE dog food list:   We currently use FROMM's Gold or Grain free:
SEE excellent list:  http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/best-dog-foods/best-grain-free-dog-foods/best-grai
( Blue Buffalo is also a great food )





HOPE the links help you --- The KEY is NuVET Plus - SEE the link above...

Also, bathing:  NuVET Plus has a TEA tree shampoo -Excellent for spring and summer :
SEE NuVET for ordering :  All Natural -  NOT sold in stores:
http://www.nuvet.com/81098    ( use referral code 81098 and ask about the 15% OFF Auto ship program and the 60 day Guarantee....


Saturday, July 7

60 DAYS- NuVet Plus - NO more Scratching , or it's free! 60 Day guarantee


NuVet Plus - Natural Options for Itchy pets ; No more Tear Stains;   NO More Hot spots!


Here's an update on Miss Lulu. She has been receiving NuVet Plus for about two months now.   Her coat continues to be much softer and fuller.  Additionally, she has not had a great deal of shedding with the warmer temperatures.   All white bullies often have difficulties with allergies.   Miss Lulu has not had one outbreak of hives so far this season.   Many thanks to NuVet Plus;  I am a firm believer of its benefits.  Also, many thanks to Marie Peppers. She has been a great help to the health of my bullies  Marie Peppers will work with you on feeding and supplements for your dog.                               Just ask her at mpmaltese@gmail.com ;  give her the weight of your dog and his/her problems:  
SEE Marie's NuVET site here:  60 Day money back guaranteed - You should start to see some results in LESS than 60 days or your money back -  Prices are 19.99,  39.99 or 55.00 
 ASK about Auto-ship's 15% off program when you call 1-800-474-7044 and use referral code 81098    or  ORDER HERE:


Saturday, May 5

May 2012 Dog Food Recalls - Diamond, and many others!

Taste of the Wild;  4 Health and More:


I bet you did not know how many foods Diamond Makes?
SEE List :

Brands included in the recall include:
  • Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul
  • Country Value
  • Diamond
  • Diamond Naturals
  • Premium Edge
  • Professional
  • 4Health
  • Taste of the Wild
To determine if their pet food is recalled, consumers should check the production codes on the back of bags that have a number “2” or a “3” in the 9th or 10th digit and an “X” in the 11th digit. The best-before dates for the recalled brands listed above are December 9, 2012 through April 7, 2013.

http://diamondpetrecall.com/diamond-expands-voluntary-recall/



If anyone wants to know what I do>>>>>> Ask Me - We use a few commercial foods and also HOME-COOK for our Woofs - Want some Recipes ?
Let me know:
mpmaltese@gmail.com


Sunday, April 15

Sago Palm - Poison ! Pets are at particular risk since they seem to find the plant very palatable.

I have a client that I am working with on Home-cooking ;  Her Dog's liver is damaged and almost died from Sago Palm -- I guess they like to munch on this little palm.. READ about it.   It's used in many places.... 
She will be having her Vet review my home-cooked recipes for approval.
The Vet wanted her to use the Hill's RX dog food  ( I have alternatives to that )



Toxicity of  " Sago Palm " Plant/ small tree 

Cycad Sago Palm is extremely poisonous to animals (this includes humans) if ingested. Pets are at particular risk since they seem to find the plant very palatable.[2] Clinical symptoms of ingestion will develop within 12 hours and may include vomiting, diarrhea, weakness, seizures, liver failure, or hepatotoxicity characterized by icterus, cirrhosis, and ascites.  The pet may appear bruised, have nose bleeds (epistaxis), melena (blood in the stool), hematochezia (bloody straining), and hemarthrosis (blood in the joints).[3] The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center estimates a fatality rate of 50 to 75 percent when ingestion of the Sago Palm is involved.  The incidence of Sago Palm ingestion by pets has risen by over 200% in the last five years.[4] If any quantity of the plant is ingested, a poison control center or doctor should be contacted immediately. Effects of ingestion can include permanent internal damage and death.
All parts of the plant are toxic; however, the seeds contain the highest level of the toxin cycasin. Cycasin causes gastrointestinal irritation, and in high enough doses, leads to liver failure.[5] Other toxins include Beta-methylamino L-alanine, a neurotoxic amino acid, and an unidentified toxin which has been observed to cause hindlimb paralysis in cattle.

SEE more:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cycas_revoluta

LOOK For this plant in any areas that get 86 or above in the summer months:It does however require hot summers with mean temperatures of 30 to 35 °C (86 to 95 °F) for successful growth, making outdoor growing impossible in colder places such as northern Europe or the Northeast US, even where winter temperatures are not too cold. One disadvantage of its domestic use is that it is poisonous to animals (this includes humans).

                                          
PLEASE pass on my page to your friends- Warn them about this...
http://www.bulldogvitamin.com/2012/04/sago-palm-poison-pets-are-at-particular.html


 I GET reports like THIS all the time : PLEASE share the above link: 

A dog owner's account of this Potential Disaster !


I had a major plant poison scare with my dogs yesterday. They got into a Sago palm and after researching the dangers, rushed them to the emergency animal hospital. The initial exam did not indicate they ingested any of the plant and when I went through the leaves, I didn't see any that were chewed and there were no nuts/seeds laying around (the most dangerous part.) The scary part is there is no real way of knowing for the first 2-3 days. By the time I discovered they had been tug-o-warring with a Sago Palm frawn, it was too late to rely on forced vomitting. My next option was activated charcoal - the liquid stuff with sorbital for faster absorbtion - not a fun treatment to give a dog and it's messy. I'm hopeful that this was just a scare and that they didn't ingest any of the sago palm (or not enough to cause death or permanent liver damage.) You have a very limited amount of time to prevent death and permanent damage. Anyway, if you have any sago palms or other poisonous plants - please get rid of them. They must think I'm a crazy mom for rushing them to the doc in the middle of the night and feeding them awful black charcoal glue-like substance. Poor doggies :( Just sharing in case anyone in this group is unaware of the dangers of Sago palm. Also, it's best to buy activated charcoal and keep it at home for just in case situations for most types of poisonings. it's impossible to find when you need it but easy to find on the internet when you don't. Please wish us luck that they are ok! ( Activated Charcoal comes in a capsule form , too ) KEEP on hand ...