The recent massive dog food recall was frightening for all pet owners, but it highlighted the need for us all to
carefully monitor what we feed them. You can’t just rely on favorite brands or time-honored traditions any more
– you must read the labels and do the research to find out what they mean. The same thing applies absolutely to
anything we give them as medicine, or put on their skin and coat. Thank goodness companies are now producing items
made from all-natural ingredients that are completely safe for use on our little ones.
Your vet and Groomer should help you out with this, too. Don’t be afraid to ask your Groomer if she uses
all-natural shampoos, conditioners, eye-care products, flea and skin treatments, and sprays. If she doesn’t,
ask her to stock them. In the meantime, when you take your dog in for bubbles, give her some trusted products to use
on him. Let’s change the world one bath at a time!
My vet is the best. She uses traditional medicine if the situation calls for it, but will offer natural, gentler
cures first if appropriate. Her growing clientele is testimony to her attitude and success. She offers acupuncture,
chiropractic therapy, Chinese herbs, and homeopathic medicines, and I couldn’t be happier. I have an adopted
dog who is scared of his own shadow, and one who’s terrified of storms. When I asked her for help with them,
instead of prescribing tranquilizers she suggested homeopathic drops. They’re so good, I take them too when
life gets stressful! Daily preventative pills and potions, such as immune-boosting enzymes or vitamins, can help stop
them from getting sick and needing drugs such as antibiotics in the first place. A knowledgeable vet will help you
find these great products. And one who’s prepared to switch between the two worlds of traditional and
alternative therapies is just who you need on your side.
We want our small companions to live long, healthy lives. Now we have the power to help them do just that. Get
reading, and get the right team!
- W. Dunham