I have found some really good products after working with shelters, vets and trying different things. I have dogs so that’s what my recommendations are geared to, but some can also be used on cats (make sure to check before using).
If you have any good products for other animals you’d like me to share with others, please email me! 🙂
DOG FOOD + TREATS:
These are brands of freeze dried dog food that are made with only good & natural ingredients and not made in another country. You add hot water to them and the dogs LOVE them! They come in many flavors – chicken, duck, lamb, turkey & beef. It’s not cooked or baked so all the nutrients stay in it. We also use the Small Batch frozen raw food and the dogs enjoy that product as well, especially in hot weather.
We mix them up so they have some flavor change to each of their meals. I know some doggies need gradual change so mixing one with another when you’re change works. We do one serving of each and then change to another brand or flavor for the next meal and my kids haven’t had any problems.
Adding superfoods or liquid vitamins & minerals to their diet helps keep them healthy too. Missing Link helped my previous dogs when they had allergy issues and can help with joint issues as well. Also, adding liquid vitamins to the food gives them an extra boost when needed outside food.
I’ve hear that Dog Gone Pain (DGP) helps ease the pain in dogs that have joint issues very well.
I’ve heard many natural doctors say, “If you’re not going to take any vitamins at all, take digestive enzymes so that your body can get the nutrients out of the food you’re eating. It’s the same with pets.
The Beggin For It 100% USA raised chicken jersey treats. They’re not pumped with saline, antibiotics, hormones or preservatives. They are my kids only treats because after eating them, they won’t eat regular doggie cookies now. Not even if a human cookie or cracker falls to the floor. They just stare at it. Since not baked, it’s more whole food.
Ears All Right – Keeps their ears really clean, it’s natural, keeps mites out and boost the immune system. We use about every 2 weeks or after their bath to dry out their ears.
Vet’s Best Enzymatic Dental Gel Toothpaste – A really good teeth cleaning product that we use for their teeth 2x a day. We try to brush their teeth with the gel once a day after dinner and then use the spray in the morning because we don’t have a lot of time.
Smoochies – It’s a natural additive you add to their water to help keep their breath clean and smelling good too in addition to daily brushing.
EQyss Conditioner – This makes their hair SO soft and shiny and it smells wonderful (so much so, I started using it myself and it’s done wonders for my long hair. 🙂 It’s a little more costly than other dog products, but worth it to us since our pooches are poodle mixes with curly hair.
I’ve been using Bach Flowers on myself and my pets since 2000. They’ve helped my dogs who have been abused by previous owners or are dealing with health issues. And me with my impatience (and that’s a hard feet :). There are 38 remedies that handle different behavioral issues.
“The original Bach Flower Remedies is a safe and natural method of healing discovered by Dr. Bach from 1920 – 1930’s in England. They gently restore the balance between mind and body by casting out negative emotions such as fear, worry, hatred and indecision which interfere with the equilibrium of the being as a whole. The Bach Flower Remedies allow peace and happiness to return to the sufferer so that the body is free to heal itself.
The Bach Flower Remedies are made from wild flowers and are safe for the whole family including pets.” – http://www.bachflower.com/original-bach-flower-remedies/.
If you go to the site above, the 38 remedies are listed showing what they help with. You can even search a specific issue (i.e. anxiety) to find the remedies that help that.