Saturday, June 20, 2009

Natural Pet Dental Care for Cats and Dogs

PetAlive Natural Remedies for Pets

Dental health in pets:
Maintaining your pet’s dental health is a very important part of caring for your pet. Calculus is the brown build-up of plaque found extending downwards on the tooth from the gum line. Calculus is a haven for bacteria which can have serious consequences for your pet’s general health.
These bacteria can not only cause abscesses and tooth loss but can have further effects - even resulting in organ damage as the bacteria are carried from the mouth through the bloodstream.
Dogs and cats make much fuller use of their teeth than humans do - using them in ways we usually use our hands. It stands to reason, therefore, that maintaining canine and feline dental health is essential to their well-being (and of course pets can’t wear dentures!).
Therefore, the best thing you can do for your dog or cat’s dental health is to embark on a prevention program and look out for your pet’s teeth and gums before it’s too late.

The natural way:
Bad breath is usually the first indication that your pet’s teeth and gums need attention. Bacteria in the mouth and the development of calculus produce foul-smelling breath in pets. Regular inspection of the teeth is also a good idea to establish your pet’s level of dental health.
Normal teeth in pets are shiny white all the way to the line of the gum. Any deposits or build up of a dark yellow or brown substance on the teeth, especially near the gum line, indicates a problem with calculus.
Chewing on hard food generally cleanses the teeth of calculus, especially the tips of the teeth. However, be aware that the gum line is slightly indented and can harbor the calculus-causing bacteria for months on end without being affected by your pet’s eating.
The gums should appear a healthy pink color and there should be a clear delineation between gums and teeth.

What is Gumz-n-Teeth?
Gumz-n-Teeth is a 100% safe proprietary blend of natural and herbal ingredients in an internal formula for supporting general dental health in pets. This formula also has a positive effect of systemic functioning as a whole.

How has Gumz-n-Teeth helped others?
“Over the years I have had many pets, and dental care is one thing I must admit I never really took much notice of. This all changed when I took my Poodle to the vet in our new hometown. This vet pointed out to me the accumulation of plaque that was already on Emma’s relatively young teeth. Since then, I’ve embarked on a regular brushing program, which Emma got used to very quickly, and also ordered your Gumz-n-Teeth remedy as suggested by the vet. After just a few weeks, I must say that I am thrilled with the results. Apart from the benefits I know Emma is getting from this program, I never realized how fresh a dog’s breath can smell!”
“We’ve been giving Gumz-n-Teeth to our dogs and cats for nearly two months now and are very impressed. All of their teeth and gums look healthy, clean and smell better. We have also noticed an improvement in their coats and general health. A great product - thank you!”
—Lucy S.

What are the Ingredients?

Gumz-n-Teeth contains the following ingredients:

  • Arthrospira platenis (Spirulina) is a single celled micro-organism found in the sea and known to be an excellent source of chlorophyll. Widely used for its nutritive properties, Spirulina contains protein, vitamins (including B12 and folic acid) and carotenoids. Spirulina also makes vitamin A available for use in the body. Vitamin A is essential for healthy eyes, teeth and immune functioning. This sea algae has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years as a tonic to boost energy, support liver and immune system functioning, and general systemic health. Human studies have shown Spirulina to promote oral health in particular (Mathew, B., Sankaranarayanan, R., Nair, P. P., Varghese, C., Somanathan, T., Amma, B. P., Amma, N. S., and Nair, M. K. “Evaluation of chemoprevention of oral cancer with Spirulina fusiformis.” Nutr Cancer 1995;24(2):197-202.)
  • Equisetum arvense (Horsetail) has been widely used in Western and Chinese herbalism for many centuries. This therapeutic herb helps to support healthy body tissue due to its high silica content. Silica is essential in the maintenance of healthy and strong teeth, skin, bones, claws and fur and is the main component in all connective body tissues including the myelin sheaths around nerve cells and the membranes of the brain and spinal cord. It also contains health promoting compounds called sterols (D'Agostino, M., Dini, A., Pizza, C., Senatore, F., and Aquino, R. “Sterols from Equisetum arvense.” Boll.Soc Ital.Biol Sper. 12-30-1984;60(12):2241-2245.)
  • Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) is known to contain bitter principles which have a beneficial effect on saliva production in the mouth. (Kuusi T, Pyylaso H, and Autio K. “The bitterness properties of dandelion. II. Chemical investigations.” Lebensm-Wiss Technol 1985;18:347-349. ) It is also a source of vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin A, D, C, various B Vitamins, iron, lecithin, silicon, potassium, magnesium, zinc and manganese. These vitamins and minerals are all essential for the health of the digestive system, bones, teeth and gums.
  • Silica (6c) is a biochemic tissue salt which has a unique ability to cleanse the cells of toxins and purify the body. Silica is naturally occurring in the body, especially in hair, nails, skin, nerve sheaths and all mucous membranes, including the mouth and digestive tract. This biochemic tissue salt is also frequently prescribed for gum health. Silica acts as a natural cleanser and purifier and will also eliminate all foreign matter in the body. For this reason Silica should not be used for pets with any type of prosthesis, metal plates, pins or artificial tubes in the body.
  • Calc. fluoride (6C) is a biochemic tissue salt which is important for healthy teeth, skin and bones. Calc. fluoride is also useful for teething pets. It is found in the enamel of teeth and bone surfaces and is excellent for maintaining the health and integrity of teeth.
  • Calc. phos. (6C) is a biochemic tissue salt useful for healthy teeth and gums and is particularly important in times of growth and development. This salt is found in the bones, connective tissue, teeth etc. and is necessary for supporting the strength/solidity of these tissues. Calc phos. is excellent for supporting healthy circulation, bones and teeth.
  • Lactose (inactive ingredient)

How do I use Gumz-n-Teeth?


Capsules may be swallowed whole or opened and mixed with a little food.

  • Cats: 1/2 capsule twice daily
  • Dogs under 20 lbs: 1/2 capsule twice daily
  • Dogs 20-50 lbs: 1 capsule twice daily
  • Dogs over 50 lbs: 1-2 capsules twice daily

Get optimum results with regular use:

While conventional medicine works by often treating just the symptoms, natural medicine strives to create holistic balance in the body to support systemic health, relieve ailments, and help prevent future disease. Unlike pharmaceutical drugs, the natural ingredients in our remedies support overall health and functioning (rather than just suppressing symptoms).
People respond to natural medicine in different ways, some of our satisfied customers experience immediate results while many others have reported optimal benefits taking effect within 3-6 weeks. To ensure you receive optimum results it is important to take natural remedies as directed and remain consistent. You may also find that a smaller maintenance dose is beneficial for ongoing support, many customers report taking a regular maintenance dose as part of a preventative program for continued health and well-being.

Safety during pregnancy and nursing not yet established.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Ear Infection Treatment

Signs and symptoms of ear problems in pets
Ear infections are very common amongst cats and dogs and can cause severe irritation and discomfort in your beloved pet. Some animals (i.e. dogs of the 'hound' family) are more susceptible to ear infections than others due to the particular structure of their outer ears.

Common signs of ear infection are:
Shaking of the head and ears Scratching or rubbing the ears and face Discharge or even bleeding from the ears Foul smell coming from the ears Sensitivity to touching in the ear area General irritability There are a number of causes of ear infection and common culprits include bacteria, yeasts and mites. Less commonly, allergies may have a role to play in inflammation and subsequent infection of the ears.

What are ear mites?
Ear mites, or Otodectes cynotis, are small, parasitic creatures that usually live in the ears of your pets causing severe itching and inflammation. These mites can also live on the head or body of dogs and cats - with the same effects. They are often large enough to see with the naked eye, can live off a pet’s skin for some time and are very mobile - allowing easy movement between host animals. These mites are highly contagious and will spread between pets in the same household very easily. They may affect both cats and dogs and even humans may pick up these little critters.

Secondary infections in pets with ear mites are common and generally involve bacteria or yeasts.

What is the conventional treatment?
Usual treatment of ear infections in pets involves antibiotics and, in the case of mites, medications and products also used for flea control. In severe infestations and multiple pet households, insecticides are sometimes used for treating the house or living environment.

How can herbal remedies help?
As ear infections are so often treated with antibiotics, chronic and recurrent ear infections are a growing problem and usually occur with decreased immune functioning - a frequent side-effect of antibiotic drugs.

Natural remedies can treat and prevent infections of the ear without any of the side-effects and adverse effects on immune functioning that antibiotics do.

What is PetAlive Ear Dr.?
PetAlive Ear Dr. contains a blend of natural, herbal ingredients in a medicinal olive oil base, all specially selected to treat and prevent ear infections and ear mites without the side effects of prescription drugs or the health and environmental risks associated with commercial synthetic pesticides.

Ear Dr. can provide safe yet effective relief from your pet's ear problems and helps to prevent the spread of mites from one pet to another.What are the ingredients of Ear Dr.?

PetAlive Ear Dr. Drops contain the following 100% natural ingredients extracted in a medicinal olive oil base:

Melaleuca alternifolia is also known as Tea Tree Oil and is widely used for external inflammation and to treat various skin conditions. This oil has outstanding anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and healing properties. Tea Tree Oil will soothe and reduce inflammation in the ear as well as treat any bacterial, fungal or mite infection that is present.

Rosmarinus officinale (Rosemary) is well-known as a topical pain reliever and antiseptic/disinfectant herb. Several of the compounds in rosemary have also been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects.

Calendula officinalis (Marigold) is an herbal ingredient used to treat skin problems and promote healing of wounds. It is an excellent anti-inflammatory and prevents infection with its anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties. Marigold has been shown to assist the regeneration of damaged skin tissue.

Verbascum thapsus is an anti-inflammatory and antiseptic herb. Verbascum thapsus is also good for healing of skin when applied topically and has a long history of use for ear conditions and in ear drops.

(PetAlive Ear Dr. contain no gluten, artificial flavors, colors or preservatives)

How do I use Ear Dr.?

The ingredients of PetAlive Ear Dr. are presented in a soothing olive oil base.
Hold your pet's head gently to one side and allow the drops to fall into the ear canal. Massage gently to spread the oil into the ear canal. Repeat 2 - 3 times daily for at least 7 - 10 days. Re-apply at the very first signs of re-infection. In the case of chronic ear problems, apply once or twice weekly as a preventative.

Cats and small dogs: 2-3 drops in the affected ear.
Medium-large dogs: 3-5 drops in the affected ear.
Note: For external use only. Please consult your veterinarian should symptoms persist. May be used together with PetAlive Immunity & Liver Support for natural antibiotic effect.

How long until I see results?

Improvement in discomfort, itchiness and pain should begin almost immediately after applying the drops and will continue to improve over 1-3 weeks of regular use.

How long does one bottle last?

One 30 ml bottle of Ear Dr. will last for 20-40 days, depending on the size and needs of your pet.
A 60-120 day supply of 3 bottles is offered at a discount see the Buy 2 Get 1 FREE special below.
PetAlive Ear Dr. is manufactured according to the highest pharmaceutical standards. Individual ingredients are well-researched, natural, safe and effective.

PetAlive Ear Dr. is backed by our One Year Money-Back Guarantee so your pet can experience relief risk-free.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Canine UTI Symptoms

Wetting is one thing that all pet owners know how to manage but when it comes to wetting in the house and spoiling floors and carpets, it becomes an entirely different ball game. If you see your dog dribbling or making puddles on the floor, or has wet fur around the rear end, it is time for you to raise the alarm and check out if these are signs of urinary tract infection. Sudden appearance of incontinence is one of the first signs of Urinary Tract Infection in Cats and Dogs.

Out of the numerous urinary tract infections, cystitis, urinary incontinence and Urolithiasis account for nearly 80% of all cases. Urinary Tract Infection in Cats and Dogs can be of the lower or upper urinary tract or both at the same time. Cats, however, are less susceptible to UTI.
The incidence of UTI in dogs is roughly 3% with females being more vulnerable to the disease than males. Females have a shorter and wider urethra that is the main cause for the higher incidence. Non-neutered, older, and spayed dogs are more prone to be affected by UTI but its cause is yet to be established.

Dogs develop urinary tract infection due to strains of E. coli similar to those that infect humans. The first indication of any UTI related problem in your dog is when you see him whining to go out more often.

The most common symptoms of canine urinary tract infection are revealed by the amount and frequency of the urinary output of your pet. An UTI infected dog tends to pass out small amounts of urine frequently that can later lead to complete cessation. This in turn can cause dehydration, acidosis, and uremic poisoning leading to death.

Some of the other symptoms of canine UTI are:
  • pain and difficulty in urination
  • blood accompanying urine
  • foul smell of urine
  • fever
  • lethargy
  • tender bladder

It is, however, imperative that you rule out the presence of urinary stones and obstructions as these conditions too are indicated by the same symptoms. A qualified veterinary can help you in arriving at the correct diagnosis. Most veterinarians treat canine UTI with the help of antibiotics but some out of them take a holistic approach and use Homeopathic Bladder Infection Treatment for Canines and other natural products to treat canine UTI.

Urinary Tract Infection in Cats and Dogs can lead to serious repercussions if they are not treated in time. The infectious bacteria can travel up the urinary tract to reach the kidneys causing serious damage. Your vigilance in regard to the change in the behavior of your dog can help you identify whether it has UTI or not. In the event of presence of UTI, you have enough options for treatment including that of Homeopathic Bladder Infection Treatment for Canines.

By Tess Thompson

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Monday, September 15, 2008

Natural Treatment of Cancer in Dogs and Feline Cancer- Canine Cancer, Dog Cancer

Cancer in dogs and cats occurs just as frequently as in human beings. Cancer in dogs and feline cancer is a worrisome and frightening diagnosis for any pet and its’ owner. There are many theories as to the cause of cancer in dogs and cats, and how it comes to inflict ones pet. Carcinogens are thought to be cancer causing exposures with some sort of direct relationship that are causative in the development of cancer. This can vary from certain chemicals and fumes that can be found in environmental exposures. There can also be genetic or familial carcinomas that can be found in certain litters and breeds. Some breeds being more prone to certain cancers.

Signs and symptoms of cancer in dogs and cats vary depending on the type of cancer which the pet has suffered. Loss of appetite, weight loss, malaise, fatigue, nausea and vomiting are just some of the symptoms that would suggest a malignancy in your cat or dog. If cancer in cats and dogs is suspected in your pet, a visit to the veterinarian is in order.

Diagnosis of canine cancer or feline cancer can be made by physical exam if there is a palpable mass, biopsy which requires sampling of tissue, x-rays and /or blood work. Since there are so many different types of cancer, the presentation can vary. Treatment of canine and feline cancer can consist of surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, steroids or a combination of the above mentioned depending on the cancer type and stage. All of these factors are taken into consideration before treatment of the cancer is initiated.

The one thing that your pet does have when cancer has been diagnosed is a true stress on the immune system. This is a major factor in the treatment of all cancers in cats and dogs. It is important for your cat or dog to keep the immune system strong to prevent further weakness and fatigue associated with a carcinoma. The immune system allows your pet to fight off the cancer cells which usually continue to multiply and help your pet to remain strong when the immune system has been weakened from this debilitating disease.

There are other treatment options available to be used in conjunction with conventional treatment of cancer in your dog or cat. Homeopathic and natural remedies can be used to help boost your pets’ immune system and aid in the natural and effective treatment of cancer in dogs and cats. Pet Alive C-Caps are an all natural and safe homeopathic remedy for the treatment of cancer in cats and dogs. This treatment has no known side effects and has been found to be effective in the treatment of cancer in cats and dogs. This remedy does not promise cure, but alleviation of symptoms and a boost to the immune system which allows your pet to fight the cancer and remain resilient through other conventional or conservative treatments. This is a wonderful alternative approach for the treatment of both canine cancer and feline cancer.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Urinary Tract Infections in Cats- Feline Urinary Tract Infection

Urinary tract infections are just as uncomfortable for cats as they are for people, and they get them nearly as often. Feline urinary tract infections are caused by bacteria in the bladder or urethra (the tube through which urine flows), urinary tract infections can make it very painful to urinate. And, if the infections aren't caught early, they can spread upward to the kidneys, causing serious problems such as a more serious infection which can spread to the blood and cause a bacterial sepsis.

Both holistic and mainstream veterinarians treat urinary tract infections with antibiotics, but holistic vets go a little further. They use a variety of natural remedies to strength the immune system so that it is better able to resist the infection. In addition, they feel that it is important to correct imbalances in the body that allow bacteria to thrive.

It is important to look for the signs and symptoms of urinary tract infection in your cat or pet. Look for the following.

Blood in the urine, also known as hematuria

Your pet is crying or straining during urination

A Bad odor to the urine

Urinary frequency or urgency (unable to make it to the litter box)

Treatment of Urinary tract infection symptoms in your cat or dog should include plenty of fluids, a switch to chemical free food, clean water and a visit to the vet. The traditional treatment modality is conventional use of antibiotics. Although effective, this can have an additional stress on your pets immune system. A natural and holistic approach also uses natural or homeopathic remediesfor cat urinary tract infections such as UTI- Free. This is a safe approach without the side effects of antibiotics. This should be considered as an alternative or additional treatment to to antibiotic therapy. Your pet will thank you for helping him or her with this very painful and frightening disease.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Signs, Symptoms and Treatment of Dog Constipation and Feline Constipation

Constipation can be a real problem in your cat or dog. Do you have a constipated dog or a constipated cat? The definition of constipation includes the infrequent, incomplete and sometimes difficult and painful defecation with the passage of hard and dry stools or fecal matter. Constipation can be a real problem in cats and dogs and cause a great amount of difficulty with associated pain from colon spasms and possible tears in the anal region also known as anal fissures.

There are many different possibilities as to the etiology or cause of constipation in cats and dogs. More commonly the lack of appropriate fiber in the diet, lack of exercise and insufficient water consumption are the causes in most cases. Constipation in cats and dogs can also be caused by endocrine disorders like hypothyroidism, metabolic disorders, medications, and functional disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome or megacolon.

If constipation is a problem for your pet consultation from your local vet may be warranted. Look for signs and symptoms of dog constipation and cat constipation. These include symptoms of straining, infrequent stools, hard and dry stools, or blood in the stools. Lethargy and fatigue, vomiting, abdominal bloating and crying may also be symptoms of dog constipation and feline constipation.

What to do if your dog is constipated or your cat is constipated? Treating constipation in cats and treating constipation in dogs can be very simple for both the pet and its owner. First steps in treatment in constipation in cats and dogs should be to feed your pet a high fiber diet, plenty of fluids and exercise. If the problem persists visit your vet to rule out a more serious cause of your pets’ discomfort. Conventional treatment of dog constipation and feline constipation usually involves stool softeners, dietary changes, increased water consumption and at times enemas and other medications such as lactulose.

There are also PetAlive Natural Moves is a completely natural and homeopathic remedy with no known side effects for dog constipation and feline constipation. This is a wonderful alternative to a more traditional approach or in conjunction with the more traditional modalities. This is a mild and gentle treatment for constipated dogs and constipated cats with a very high success

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Signs and Symptoms of Kennel Cough- Natural Treatment of Kennel Cough

Kennel Cough also known as infectious tracheobronchitis is very common and contagious in dogs. Signs and symptoms can occur within days of contact with an infected animal. This usually occurs when a dog is placed in confined places with other dogs who may be infected. Examples are poorly ventilated kennels and veterinary clinics where pets are boarded. Kennel cough is usually viral in origin but can also become bacterial.

Clinical signs of kennel cough appear anywhere from 5 to 10 days after exposure to affected dogs. While the cough may sound serious, this disease is often harmless and dogs recover uneventfully in a week or so. Symptoms may last as long as 20 days. It is worthwhile to note that kennel cough may have potentially serious respiratory complications for very young and very old dogs. The cough produced is harsh, dry, and can be quite loud and forceful; sometimes inducing dry heaves or retching.

Treatment for kennel cough is aimed at cough control. In some cases, antibiotics are needed when the infection is bacterial, but most often dogs will recover on their own in 5-20 days. The cough control is important because it reduces damage to the trachea. Conservative treatment usually involves control of the cough with narcotics that contain codeine type compounds to suppress the cough. These medications can cause side effects as well as severe constipation in your dog.

A natural treatment of kennel cough is now available. This herbal remedy for kennel cough is completely natural without side effects. This has been shown to be extremely effective in dogs with excellent results. PetAlive Respo-K is now available for the treatment of kennel cough in your dog.

Best treatment of kennel cough is prevention. Try to avoid placing your pet in poorly ventilated kennels or boarding quarters with other dogs. This is a very contagious disease and can be contracted despite all efforts at prevention.

Consider a natural and homeopathic remedy and treatment for kennel cough.