Banjo was found tied to a fence, living in his own feces. He was 40 lbs underweight, had sarcoptic mange, heartworms and a host of other problems. Because he looks like a Wolf, Noah’s Arks had a very difficult time due to laws concerning Wolves and Wolf-hybrids. In fact, they were told that if they took him into their program, he would have to immediately be taken out of state. They were able to have a DNA test done which proved he was a Siberian Husky/Australian Shepherd/German Shepherd mix. With those results, they were able to get him the necessary medical attention. This very sweet boy has found freedom in his forever home where he has other dogs to play with.
Before we discuss specific oils and their uses, I need to stress the importance of using high-quality, therapeutic gradeoils. You will not find these at the grocery store or drug store. You may be able to find them at a specialty health care store. And they will not be inexpensive. But quality is imperative, especially if you are considering internal use.
While essential oils have an amazing amount of versatility, these are generally regarded as top choices for everyone to have on hand.
Tea Tree Oil – anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial, this oil is (more…)
Here’s another chance to win a free ticket to our Holistic Health for Your Pet seminar!
This is a 5 hour seminar with holistic veterinarian, Dr. Doug Knueven. You’ll learn about health and healing through natural methods including nutrition, homeopathy, massage, herbal supplements and more! Plus you’ll get cool stuff just for coming and be entered to win awesome prizes!
The first dog we’d like to highlight from Noah’s Arks is one that we’ve personally met and, until just last week, didn’t even know his history. This is the story of Blu.
He was homeless and starving when he wandered into a yard in Monticello, GA. The family brought him inside and offered him food. As he was eating, another dog in the home approached the bowl and Blu tried to protect his food. The family saw this as an aggressive move, as opposed to defensive, and he was immediately taken outside. There he was kicked and beaten with shovels by the husband and six others. Someone called 911 and when they first arrived, they believed Blu was dead. Blu was taken to the vet for immediate care and xrays where they found his skull was cracked, his leg was broken and his head had massive swelling that was draining out of his ears. Through months of dedication and love, his injuries – both physical and emotional – healed.
Every week, we receive a delivery from one of our distributors, Holistic Pet Source in Nashville, TN. And every week, Blu rides along side our delivery driver James on that route. Blu has a new life. One that’s filled with love and compassion. All because one person made a 911 call. Please stand up for what’s right and report animal cruelty.
Everyone should have a first aid kit for their pets. And whether you choose to use holistic methods (and we hope you do!) or conventional methods, there are several items that belong in EVERY kit.
First you will need the container you will use for your pet first aid kit. You can buy a cute one like in the photo, or you can simply use a small airtight box. Just be sure it’s large enough to hold your supplies but not so large that they slide around in the container. Once you have your container, you can begin filling it with the basics.
Your holistic vet
The closest veterinarian
Emergency vet clinic
Poison control center (ask your vet for the nearest one)
Non-stick bandages (not human type). We prefer PawFlex (stop by and we’ll show you why).
Gauze to wrap injuries or muzzle the injured pet if necessary. It would be good to have a couple of different sizes of gauze (e.g., 2″ rolls, 4×4″ pads, etc.).
Adhesive tape (or vetwrap) for securing gauze and/or bandages.
Warm blanket, thick towels.
Pure water (spring or distilled).
Clean spray bottle.
Important medical paperwork on each pet and current photo of each pet (in case they get lost).
Next time, we’ll discuss homeopathic remedies that are useful to have in your first aid kit.
April is Prevent Animal Cruelty month and I couldn’t think of a better group to highlight and support in connection with this than Noah’s Arks Rescue (http://www.noahs-arks.net/RESCUE/HOME.html).
Noah’s Arks Rescue supplies emergency medical and surgical care to abused animals. The only animals in their foster program are those that are in their surgical care. We’ll be highlighting some of the stories of pets saved by Noah’s Arks Rescue throughout the month. As a warning, parts of these stories may be disturbing to read. But we believe it’s important for people to know these stories.
Through knowledge comes power…the power to help change.