DIATOMACEOUS EARTH AND YOUR PETS


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DIATOMACEOUS EARTH AND YOUR PETS

 

PETS: Our best friends come in all shapes and sizes. Protect them from fleas and other crawling insects with diatomaceous earth. Thoroughly treat floor and bedding in and around pets’ sleeping quarters. Treat surrounding cracks and crevices, baseboards, carpeting and wherever fleas and other crawling insects are suspected.

flea-eggs-dogCRAWLING INSECT CONTROL diatomaceous earth kills by physical action, not chemical. The tiny diatoms scratch off the insect’s waxy coating, and they dehydrate and die.

“Our work is based on natural, preventive care for animals, so of course we are always on the lookout for good, quality NATURAL products to help our clients and our listening audience that won’t break the bank.” We have long been proponents of diatomaceous earth as a natural pest control for all animals.

de-microscopeRegular Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth for Pet and Animal Consumption:
The Following is Recommended Food daily doses for Dogs and Cats. The diatomaceous earth seems to create an environment in the digestive system that parasites cannot live in. Also reported are great results with sore and painful hips and joints, and even a fuller, healthier shiny coat when fed as a regular daily supplement.

Other suggestions for food grade diatomaceous earth for pets:
Cat Litter/Kitty Litter: Liberally add Diatomaceous Earth to litter box to effectively control dampness and odors.

Animal Suggested Rate
Large Cats 1 teaspoon
Kittens 1/4 teaspoon
Dogs 100 lbs + 1-2 tablespoons
Dogs 50-100 lbs 1 tablespoon
Mini dogs 1/2 teaspoon

In clinical observations of feeding dogs over 35 lbs. 1 tablespoon/day, and dogs under 35 lbs. 1 teaspoon/day, of diatomaceous earth, within seven days all ova disappeared from stools. Diatomaceous Earth controlled Ascarids (Toxocana), Hookworms (Anclyostoma caninum), and Whipworms (Trichuris vulipis).
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Cropping Puppy Ears… Right or Wrong? What is cropping?


ear-cropping-stylesCropping your dog or puppy ears: otoplasty

refers to the practice of surgically altering the shape of the dog’s external ear. The procedure may be done to correct congenital defects or damage from injury or disease. Historically, ears were cropped on protection and varmint dogs to prevent ears from being mauled during fights with prey or each other. Also, erect prick ears are said to be healthier because they allow air flow that?s blocked in hanging or drop ear conformation of dog breeds like Beagles.

Truthfully, the procedure rarely is required for the puppy’s health. Usually it’s done purely for cosmetic reasons to change a folded or hanging ear conformation to an erect look favored by dog show fanciers.
In the United States, ear cropping is historically performed on more than fifty breeds. These include Boston Terriers, Boxers, Doberman Pinschers, Great Danes, and Schnauzers to conform to the specific look of each breed standard.

 

Ear Cropping Surgery

The surgery is performed on eight to ten week old puppies (Bostons more typically at four to six months of age). These early age surgeries create stress that can predispose at risk puppies to health problems like parvo or even distemper. Ear cropping requires general anesthesia and the expertise of a veterinary surgeon familiar with individual breed standards.
Various breeds standards dictate the preferred shape of the ear. A show trim often looks longer and more extreme on a Great Dane destined for the show ring than for a pet. And breeds like the Bull Terrier or American Pit Bull Terrier calls for shorter ear cropping.
Splinting and other specialized ear-bandaging techniques help form the puppy’s ears for a week or more following the surgery, and will need to be monitored and changed as the ears heal.
Discomfort from the bandaging and wound can make healing a challenge since pups paw at bandages and shake heads to relieve the discomfort. Medication to relieve postoperative pain is recommended.

Is Ear Cropping Humane?

In recent years, the ethics of cosmetic ear cropping has been called into question both in the United States and abroad.
The American Kennel Club breed club standards for these breeds generally include descriptions of both the ideal cropped, and a natural ear conformation. Some dog show fanciers believe cropped dogs do more favorably in competition and continue to crop in order to succeed in the show ring. Show dogs in some other countries may be disqualified if the ears are cropped.
In November 2008 and then revised July 1999, the American Veterinary Medical Association passed the following policy: The AVMA opposes ear cropping and tail docking of dogs when done solely for cosmetic purposes. The AVMA encourages the elimination of ear cropping and tail docking from breed standards. Shortly thereafter, some veterinary stopped tail docking and ear cropping altogether.
The practice of surgically altering the conformation of a dog’s ear is expensive, painful, requires tedious owner follow up, and is not always successful. Changing the way ears look may also interfere with the dogs body language. If conformation dog shows are not in your plans, there’s no reason to put your puppy through ear cropping. Please consult with your veterinarian and consider your own motives before putting your puppy through this elective procedure.

 

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For Carrot’s Goodness, During the Holidays Don’t Forget about the Pets


carrot-goodness-dogCarrot Goodness

Doggie Treats

Ingredients:
1 medium ripe banana
1 cup shredded carrots (see note below)
1/4 cup applesauce, unsweetened or a fresh apple pureed
1/8 cup water (you may need to add additional 1/8 cup water)
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup rolled oats

Instructions:
Preheat oven to 350° F
Lightly spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray.
Mash the ripe banana in a small bowl. Grate the carrots, and mix with the banana. Then pour in the applesauce and water. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour and oats. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the carrot mixture. Stir until thoroughly combined. Roll into marble size balls, flatten with fork to 1/2 inch thickness. Place on the baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes. Let them cool overnight in the oven for crispy treats.

 

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Make Some Healthy Homemade Treats For Your Pets


Check out our simple Healthy Pet Recipes. It’s that easy!
Almond Butter Doggie Biscuits…
(Healthier than peanut butter)
2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour (or if your dog is sensitive to wheat use alternate)
1 Cup Rolled Oats
1/3 cup Organic Raw Almond Butter
1 1/4 cups Hot Water
Preheat Oven 350’F
Mix Dry ingredients together, Mix the almond butter and hot water. If it’s too sticky just add a little flour. Mix well. Roll dough into small balls.
On greased cookie sheet place the balls and place fork marks across top. Bake for 40 minutes turn off oven and leave in there overnight.

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