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Posted by Kerstin on June 25, 2016 at 5:40 PM

A parvovirus is a small virus, or infective agent, that commonly causes viral infection in pets, particularly dogs. Symptoms typically include high temperature, nausea, shock, dehydration and digestive problems such as vomiting and bloody diarrhea. If left untreated parvovirus can be lethal, and small, young pets are most susceptible to its damaging effects.


This tincture is a blend of herbs that will help control and eliminate the Parvo virus. The herbs used in this formula focus on the immune system and the distressed gastrointestinal tissues that are the cause of vomiting and diarrhea. It is used to treat the Canine Parvovirus by eliminating vomiting and diarrhea, stimulating the appetite, and repairing the damage caused by the virus. It can also be used as a preventative measure if you feel that your dog or puppy has been exposed to the Parvovirus. It is most important to use the tincture as soon as possible in this case.


The tincture is soothing and healing to the animal's digestive system and addresses other general and nonspecific gastrointestinal problems too. It is also an immune booster and when administered before symptoms arise, can prevent your pet, even puppies, from contracting parvovirus.


The herbs in this formula are known to help sooth and heal the digestive system, stimulate appetite, calm nerves, alleviate stomach pain, heal tissue, stimulate the immunte system and raise white blood cell levels. It also acts as a mild, gentle sedative and is an antimicrobial which kills viruses and bacteria.


About the herbs used in this formula:


Oregon Grape Root can be used to relieve gastritis, fever and hemorrhage, to stimulate the immune system and slow the rate of abnormal cell growth, and reduce inflammation


Echinacea speeds up the recovery time in subjects with acute infections


Garlic is an excellent antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, and is a good source of sulfur that gives it antibiotic properties


Plantain Leaf (Plantago major) is an anti-inflammatory phytochemical that kills germs, speeds wound healing, stimulates the growth of new skin cells


Chamomile relaxes gastrointestinal spasms and reduce inflammation in the stomach and intestines, thus easing stomach pain


Hibiscus Flower increases urination


Peppermint has been clinically found to help with irritable bowel syndrome, upset stomach and diarrhea, and it’s also an aid for digestion


Rosehips are anti-inflammatory, high in Vitamin C and help to get rid of diarrhea


Yarrow Flower is an anti-inflammatory that can help stop bleeding and reduce smooth muscle spasms, which might further explain its usefulness in gastrointestinal conditions


Spearmint Leaf helps with fevers, motion sickness, nausea and gas


Oat Straw reduces stress, exhaustion and nervousness and helps with increasing of vigor and stamina for those recovering from long term illnesses as an aid to help rebuild their strength.




Animal Weight / Amount tincture / Amount Pedialyte/Water (if treating Parvo)


under 3 lbs. / 2 drops / 1 tsp.


3 to 10 lbs. / 5 drops / 2 tsp.


11 to 20 lbs. / 10 drops / 1 tbsp.


21 to 149 lbs. / 15 drops / 2-8 tbsp. (depending on weight)


General Use: Give orally 3 to 4 times daily.


Suggested Use for Treating Parvo:


Select proper dosage of the tincture and electrolyte fluid (such as Pedialyte) from the chart above. Administer this dose directly in the puppy's mouth every 15 minutes for the first hour.


Continue giving the same quantity of tincture as first dose with the corresponding quantity of water or Pedialyte/electrolyte fluid. Place the tincture water or Pedialyte/electrolyte fluid mixture directly into the puppy's mouth every hour, until the puppy is eating and consuming fluids on its own and able to hold food down for 6 hours. Then dose just the oral drops of the tincture (based on the puppy's weight per the chart above), 4x/day for 2 additional days to help prevent the puppy from relapsing.


Suggested Preventative Use:


This tincture can be used prophylactically to prevent parvovirus. Dose with just the oral drops of the tincture per the chart above, to puppies who have been exposed to the parvo virus. Dose orally 4x/day for 5 days to ALL puppies who have been exposed to the parvo virus and are not currently exhibiting any symptoms of parvo to help prevent them from coming down with parvo. Dosed prophylactically as soon as you know your puppy has been exposed to the parvovirus. This will help to prevent the majority of exposed puppies from exhibiting any parvo virus symptoms. If a puppy starts to exhibit symptoms of parvo, then begin immediate treatment per the information above.


Other uses for this tincture:


This tincture helps build the immune system


It can help stop vomiting and diarrhea associated with environment changes or caused by diet changes.


It can help stop bloody diarrhea and ease fever.


Combined with Pedialyte or electrolyte fluid it can help prevent dehydration.


It can ease travel discomfort and alleviate gas and gas bloat/colic.


It can help increase appetite and in some cases, it can help with bad breath.


It is excellent to use for any intestinal distress and is great for gas bloat or colic.


This formula can also be used as a preventative to stimulate and support the immune system when a dog may have been exposed to any health threatening condition


Ingredients: Oregon Grape Root, Echinacea, Garlic, Plantain, Chamomile, Hibiscus Flower, Peppermint, Rosehips, Yarrow, Spearmint, Oat Straw, Grain Alcohol, Distilled Water


Please note: This product is not a cure. Always consult with your Veterinarian about any major illness.

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Posted by Kerstin on June 25, 2016 at 10:15 AM

Looking for the ultimate in natural flea & tick protection? Try the Natural Herbal Flea, Tick and Mosquito Control Remedy for Dogs.

Natural Herbal Flea, Tick and Mosquito Control Remedy for Dogs kills fleas, ticks and mosquitoes for up to four weeks, yet it’s safe to use on your pets and around your family when applied as directed. 

How Does Natural Herbal Flea,Tick and Mosquito Control Remedy for Dogs work?

Certain plants contain compounds that give them the ability to defend themselves against insects. Natural Herbal Flea,Tick and Mosquito Control Remedy for Dogs is a synergistic blend of botanical extracts including peppermint oil, cinnamon oil and lemongrass oil. This combination of oils significantly enhances the pesticidal activity of Natural Herbal Flea,Tick and Mosquito Control Remedy for Dogs. How? Octopamine!

Octopamine is a key neurotransmitter found in insects, it is the insect's equivalent of adrenaline. It regulates their heart rate, behavior and metabolism. The unique molecular structure targets and blocks octopamine neurotransmitter receptors in insects. Blocking octopamine results in a total breakdown of the insect's central nervous system. As mammals, fish and birds have no receptors for octopamine, the ingredients do not have this affect on them... or people!

Toxic chemical pesticides have been known to cause immediate health crises in some dogs and cats, and perhaps worse, these chemicals can circulate and accumulate in our pets' bodies, doing unseen damage to vital organs that may go undetected for years. And then there is the damage these chemical residues can do to our children, ourselves, and the environment.


Natural Flea, Tick and Mosquito Remedy for Dogs is a natural alternative to the harsh and harmful chemical based flea and tick repellents.


The Natural Herbal Flea, Tick and Mosquito Control Remedy for Dogs come in three sizes:

0.5 oz/15 ml glass dropper bottle

1 oz/30 ml glass dropper bottle with included plastic pipette

3.4 oz/100 ml glass dropper bottle with included plastic pipette

Apply suggested amount once a month as a spot or stripe, starting high on the back of your pet's neck to in front of the shoulder blades. In order to help reduce the occurrence of fleas and ticks , this product is best if used year around.

Suggested Dosage: 


Small dogs 1-2 droppers full

Medium dogs 2-3 droppers full

Large dogs 3-5 droppers full


Normally the flea remedy works right away and kills adult fleas and ticks on contact. But in some cases flea infestation can be very bad and the fleas are overwhelming. As the fleas hatch from eggs and develop from larvae, they come in contact with the product and die. If there is an unusually high amount of hatching fleas, the product may need to be reapplied. In this case make sure you put it on the body parts of your dog where fleas are most present, like your dog’s neck, back, hindquarters and belly. It is totally safe to reapply any time.


I also suggest having the dog out of rain or water for 24-48 hours to insure that the product has dried.


Shake well before using


Please Note:


This product has a strong herbal smell but not unpleasant. I have had some reports of reactions such as skin irritation and hair loss at the site of application, especially if used on dogs with very fine fur and skin sensitivities . In addition, the oils in this formula may temporarily discolor white hair or fur. I recommend testing the product initially by applying a few drops in nape of the neck, and wait 24 hours to evaluate any response before applying the full dose. If you do see an adverse reaction, wash your dog with a shampoo or dishwashing liquid that contains detergents, as this is the most effective way to remove the oils causing the reaction.


I do not recommend this product for cats. Unfortunately essential oils and cats don't fit. Essential oils can be toxic to cats, whether taken internally, applied to the skin, or simply inhaled. Why can cats not tolerate the oils? There are several reasons. The major one is that they cannot metabolize them the way that dogs or humans can. (they also cannot metabolize certain herbs or allopathic meds. either).


Contains: peppermint oil, cinnamon oil, lemongrass oil, clove oil, thyme oil, vanilla extract, isopropyl myristate


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Posted by Kerstin on February 5, 2014 at 10:15 AM

We love our dogs. . .but just like kids they can get into things they should not eat. Here is a list of 10 food items that you should never feed your dog:




Tomato stems or leaves

Pits from peaches or plums


Rhubarb leaves

Sugary foods





Now for the reasons WHY you should not feed your dog -


Chocolate - chocolate, especially baker's chocolate is dangerous to dogs. Cats are mostly unaffected since they do not like the taste of chocolate; however, dogs love it. Chocolate contains various chemicals which are called methylxanthine alkaloids and some types of chocolate have more of these chemicals than others. Relatively small amounts of chocolate can cause serious problems such as constriction of the arteries and increased heart rate. Large amounts may cause even more dire symptoms and a pound of milk chocolate could possibly kill a 16 pound dog. Make sure your children understand how important it is not to feed your dog chocolate.


Onions - onions, garlic or anything from the onion family contain sulfoxides and disulfides known to damage red blood cells and cause anemia. Raw onions can cause liver damage. Cats are more susceptible than dogs. Avoid onion (or garlic) powder as ingredients in any food you are feeding your dog or cat - this includes dog and cat food.

(A WORD ABOUT GARLIC: When used in moderation, garlic can be a healthy supplement. Garlic can be used to stimulate and support immune function, trigger gastric juices for better digestion, encourage the growth of friendly bacteria, and prevent infections. Garlic reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer as well as improves blood sugar regulation and promotes detoxification. Aged Garlic Extract could be the most suitable form, particularly for long-term use.)


Tomato leaves and stems - The green parts of the tomato plant are considered toxic because they contain solanine, which has the potential to produce significant gastrointestinal and central nervous system effects. However ripetomatoes, the part of the plant typically used in food products, are not toxic.


Pits from peaches, plums or other fruits with pits - all fruits with pits can cause an obstruction in the digestive tract.


Raisins - grapes and raisins can cause kidney failure - just a few raisins can kill a dog.


Rhubarb leaves - these leaves contain oxalates, which can affect the digestive, nervous and urinary systems.


Sugary foods - just like in humans too much sugar could lead to dental problems, obesity, and possible diabetes mellitus.


Tobacco - because tobacco contains nicotine, it could affect the nervous and digestive systems causing rapid heart beat, collapse, coma, and death. If your dog eats cigarettes it releases toxins throughout their bodies.


Bones - large bones that cannot splinter are usually ok. If your dog can chew them up do not use them. Soft bones like chicken and fish are definitely bad. If you have a dog with a larger set of jaws, it is possible they could bite off and swallow a piece of bone too large for them to pass, this would be very dangerous and possibly life threatening. Be careful with bones since they can cause obstruction or laceration of the digestive system.


Nuts - All nuts contain fats, which can lead to gastrointestinal upset, such as vomiting and diarrhea. Foods with high fat contents can also potentially produce an inflammatory condition of the pancreas known as pancreatitis. In addition, many commercially sold nuts are salted-and if a pet consumed a large volume of salt from the nuts, this could potentially pose a risk for the development of a sodium ion toxicosis.