Friday, September 29, 2023

Autumn Harvest Can Be Good For Your Pet

It’s fall and time to enjoy the autumn harvest with your pet. Orange foods such as pumpkin, sweet potatoes, yams, butternut squash and carrots are a natural source of potassium, fiber, Vitamin C and beta carotene. The fiber in pumpkin can help regulate loose stool or constipation. Carrots contain lutein, a flavonoid that supports eye health. Try including a small amount in your pet’s diet

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

How To Know If Your Dog Has Bloat?

Canine bloat can be a life-threatening emergency. It happens when the stomach bloats, fills with gas and twists, causing restricted blood flow and breathing difficulties. Deep-chested, big dogs are more prone but it can happen to any breed. Signs to watch for include a swollen abdomen, retching, drooling, panting and walking around. Immediate attention is required as the condition can be fatal. By feeding a high moisture diet (raw preferably as dry kibble may increase risk) 2-3 times per day, having water available, limiting exercise around mealtime and adding digestive supplements, you can help to prevent bloat. Ask Ariel's K9 Digestive Enzymes and Power Probiotic can help to improve digestion and reduce gas, bloating and discomfort. The HCL and pancreatic enzymes in K9 Digestive Enzymes are essential for any dog with a history of bloat.

Monday, September 25, 2023

Rescue Roo Is Making Progress

Roo is making a lot of progress overall, he suffers from severe PTSD. He is getting used to his routine, loves running and playing with other dogs and is eating better (I still have to hold the bowl and feed him in a quiet place) He is happy and approaches both of us for pets and cuddles. But his overall fear of men hasn’t waned. Sadly the slightest noise or sudden movement can set him off. When he gets scared (most recently it was seeing a group of older boys playing nearby) his whole being shuts down. He runs for cover and reverts back to the way he was when we first got him. He even gets diarrhea from the stress! I know there are many Roos out there suffering with chronic anxiety. Time, patience and love seem to be the magic formulas along with a few other tricks to control stress-related diarrhea. Thanks for your care and concern about BuckaRoo.

If your pup is suffering from anxiety and stress Happy Paws Drops and PSY-Stabil can help.

Friday, September 22, 2023

Is Your Pet In Pain?

As our pets age, many can experience pain moving around, going up and down stairs and their mobility becomes limited. Using some form of pain medication is often necessary. However, you can use alternative holistic treatments to reduce the amount of medication required as pain medications can have long-term health consequences. Acupuncture, chiropractic, cold laser, physical therapy and acuscope are natural therapies that can really help. While these treatments are often available through holistic vets, there are licensed veterinary practitioners Gina Gould who offer them too. How to find a practitioner to keep your pet moving? Go to, ask at horse stables, search online or on social media groups. It may take a few sessions but the results can be life-changing.

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

What To Know About Superbugs and Your Pet

Is your pet getting repeat infections? Continued use of antibiotics can lead to a pet developing “superbugs”. Superbugs are bacteria that become resistant to antibiotics making them tough to treat. When your pet takes antibiotics, not all bacteria are killed. Some can survive and develop mutations that allow them to resist the effects of the antibiotics.

To prevent superbugs and avoid the overuse of antibiotics, it’s important to strengthen your pet’s immune system. Avoiding food allergens and feeding a low carbohydrate diet can help along with regular exercise and vet visits. If your pet has an ongoing infection, consider immune-boosting supplements like Power Probiotic, Olive Leaf Extract and our Immune Support Kit.
Monday, September 18, 2023

Donations Desperately Needed

On Saturday, we attended a fundraiser for Breaking The Chains an organization that is savings thousands of animals in Ukraine. Founder Tom (pictured with me and with his military team in Ukraine) is channeling his severe PTSD into a magnificent cause. Tom is using his prior military experience to go into extremely dangerous areas to rescue abandoned and injured animals. Please consider making a donation of any size —-$10 will buy food, fuel and veterinary supplies.
When you click on the link you will see the tickets for the event but just below it says “Add A Donation For Rescue Paws Intl” This is the US 501(c)(3) fundraising organization for Breaking the Chains.
Your donation can help stop the killing of innocent animals in war torn areas. 100% of your donation will go to this worthy cause. Any size contribution will help. Please consider making a donation now.
Friday, September 15, 2023

Omega-3 Fish Oil And Your Diabetic Pet

Omega-3 fatty acids can offer several potential benefits for pets with diabetes:
  • Anti-Inflammatory: Diabetes can cause chronic low-grade inflammation in the body and omega-3s, particularly EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acids), may help reduce this inflammation to improve insulin sensitivity.
  • Blood Sugar Regulation: Some studies suggest that omega-3s may help improve insulin sensitivity which may potentially lead to better blood sugar control.
  • Regulate Lipid Profiles: Triglyceride levels may be elevated in diabetic pets, which is associated with an increased risk of pancreatitis. Omega-3s can help regulate lipid profiles, including reducing triglyceride levels.
  • Cardiovascular Health: Omega-3s can help maintain heart health by reducing the risk of abnormal blood clotting and regulating blood pressure.
  • Eye Health: Diabetes can lead to complications such as diabetic retinopathy, which affects the eyes. Omega-3s can support eye health and reduce the risk of diabetic eye complications.
  • Skin and Coat Health: Omega-3s can help improve the condition of the skin and coat, reducing the dryness and itching that is often associated with diabetes.
  • Weight Management: Obesity is a risk factor for diabetes in pets. Omega-3s can promote a feeling of fullness and potentially reduce the need for excessive calorie intake.
  • Joint Health: Diabetic pets may be more prone to conditions like arthritis, and omega-3s can help reduce joint inflammation and alleviate some discomfort.
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