Saturday, 6 March 2021

Rice is not Good for Dogs and Cats 


 

Rice is not good for dogs and cats

★ 2 min read

Rice is not good for dogs and cats. Rice is a grain and a starchy carbohydrate. Rice, grains and other starchy carbohydrates are not part of a dog or cat’s ancestral diet. Dogs and cats don't need nor do they thrive on grains and other starchy carbs. White rice, brown rice, wild rice, organic rice. All inappropriate, without exception. Rice causes inflammation in the canine and feline body and is a major contributing factor to:

- Allergies

- Anxiety

- Anal gland issues

- Arthritis

- Cancer

- Diabetes

- Diarrhea

- Heart issues and disease

- Gastrointestinal issues

- Kidney disease and failure

- Leaky gut

- Obesity

- Oral health issues and disease

- Urinary tract issues

Other inflammatory issues and conditions.

A dogs and cat’s digestive tract are evolved to process fresh moisture rich whole foods:

Animal protein (muscle meat, organs).

- Animal fat.

- Raw non-load bearing bone.

- Plant material including a small amount of greens, berries, seeds and herbs.

You’ll find an overview of safe, fresh foods for dogs in this article.

Rice, other grains and other starchy carbs:

- Acidify the body creating a perfect environment for parasites.

- Block the absorption of essential nutrients.

- Cause spikes in blood sugar.

- Dehydrate the body causing strain on vital organs.

- Slow down the elimination of waste from the body.

- Contribute to the accumulation of disease causing toxins.

Many veterinarians recommend rice to help 'treat' diarrhea. Terrible advice as rice can cause diarrhea. Rice can ferment in the intestinal tract and cause exacerbation of diarrhea.

Don't give your companion animal rice for diarrhea. You'll find natural interventions for treating diarrhea in dogs and cats in this article.

All plants have specific affinities to various minerals and elements in soil. The rice plant has a natural affinity to arsenic, meaning the roots of the plant seek to draw arsenic from the soil.

Fertilizer (used on conventional rice crops) contain inorganic (synthetic) arsenic. Rice plants absorb the synthetic arsenic. When your dog and cat consume the rice they are also consuming inorganic arsenic. Inorganic arsenic is bio-accumulative toxin.

Protect your dog and cat’s health, don't include rice, grains or other starchy carbohydrates in your companion animal's diet.

 

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Pre-Surgery holistic support protocols
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Monday, 8 February 2021

Borax, Is it Really Dog and Cat Safe?

 

Boraz, is it really safe for your dog?

★ 3 min read

I’ve seen many people promoting Borax (sodium tetraborate decahydrate) and Boric Acid as “dog and cat safe, natural treatments” for issues such as ear infections, wounds and flea infestations. However, borax and boric acid are not safe treatments. The rationale for using borax or boric acid is “it’s better than a conventional treatment”. But is that true?

 

First we need to talk about Boron.

 

Boron is not the same as borax. Boron is not the same as boric acid.

 

Boron is a naturally occurring element (B).

 

Boron occurs in nature at low concentrations in rocks and soil in the form of borates. Many of the Earth’s minerals contain boron.

 

Dogs, cats, we humans and other animals consume trace amounts of naturally occurring boron from our drinking water, greens and veggies, herbs, fruit, nuts, and seeds. Boron is a bioactive element and micro-nutrient that contributes to bone growth, aids hormone production and also supports the central nervous system.

 

Now let’s talk about borax and boric acid.

 

When rocks and soil break down in nature borate is released in the form of crude borax (also called tincal or tincar). Crude unrefined borax is found in, for example: marshes, salt deposits, subterranean lake beds, and mud volcanoes.

 

Crude unrefined borax was used by the Babylonian civilization for gold smithing. It was used by the Egyptians for embalming mummies and several other purposes. The ancient Chinese used crude borax to create colorful ceramic glazes. Crude borax was traded in small amounts along the silk road. Today borate compounds are used for a wide variety of industrial purposes including fertilizers and insulation, flame retardants, computer equipment and glass, insecticides and taxidermy.

 

Today borax is a by-product of large-scale boron mining. Crude borax is mined and chemically processed (converted) into the boron compound Borax, a crystalline substance containing boron, sodium and water. 


Boric acid is created by combining borax with boracite and colemanite, hydrogen and oxygen. Boric acid is a crystalline substance.

There are various forms of boron compounds, these include:

Boric acid (boracic acid, hydrogen borate, orthoboric acid)

Borax (sodium tetraborate decahydrate)

Disodium borate (Disodium octaborate anhydrous and Disodium octaborate tetrahydrate)

Sodium borate (Sodium tetraborate anhydrous, Sodium tetraborate pentahydrate)

 

Borax and boric acid are considered hazardous substances and are toxins.

 

Depending on the sensitivity of the individual and the amount of exposure received, borax and also boric acid can cause a little discomfort or significant harm.

 

Borax and boric acid are known developmental health and reproductive health disrupters (toxin);  kidney toxins (nephrotoxin) and neurotoxic.

 

If Borax or boric acid are inhaled or ingested they can cause a range of minor to major adverse side effects including: gastrointestinal upset (i.e.: abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting), endocrine issues, kidney issues, respiratory issues, reproductive health issues, neurotoxicity, vascular issues (headaches, lethargy) and can cause death. It’s also an eye irritant and skin irritant.

 

Borax or boric acid should not be used around or on animals that have any of the health conditions I’ve noted above. If you use borax or boric acid on or around a healthy dog or cat, you should employ great caution.

 

When consumed Borax is absorbed by the body rapidly (98% absorption rate) and can result in adverse side effects quickly or over the long-term.

 

Boric acid, disodium octaborate tetrahydrate and borax (sodium tetraborate decahydrate) are reproductive tract toxins. Hence why they are used in commercial applications to inhibit the growth of fungi.

 

Boric acid and sodium tetraborate are desiccates which is why they are used as herbicides.

 

Boric acid is a stomach toxin and nervous system toxin. It’s also an abrasive, hence it’s use as an insecticide.

 

Consider the active properties and then consider if it’s actually safe to use around your animal.

 

I don’t recommend using borax or boric acid on or around animals or people.

 

Instead of using borax or boric acid, choose a safe natural option that won’t put you dog and cat’s safety at risk. Treat the root cause of the issue and select a truly natural remedy to help alleviate symptoms.

 

If your dog or cat has fleas:

Support your animal’s immune system by adding pure supplemental whole foods and herbs to make your animal less attractive to fleas.

 

You’ll find helpful alternatives by clicking on these links:

Natural topical treatment recipes.

Supportive whole foods and herbs.

 

Instead of using borax powder on carpets and other surfaces in your home, use baking soda or Himalayan salt, leave on overnight and then vacuum up.

If your dog or cat has an ear infection:

Identify the root cause.

Address the root cause while you get started on treating the symptoms.

You’ll find information on common causes and options for natural treatment here.

 

And one more thing…

 

Are Borax and boric acid really a “green, eco-friendly” product?

 

Not really.

 

Large-scale boron mining has a hefty ecological footprint that includes: large scale open-pit mines, tailing piles and extensive use of water for settling ponds.

 

 

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Friday, 6 March 2020

Your Dog's Skin Can Benefit From This Soothing Healing Herb, Calendula

Your dog's skin can benefit from this soothing healing herb, calendula


 Your dog's skin can benefit from this soothing, cleansing herb.  

★ 3 min read

Calendula (calendula officinalis) is a common sun-loving flower with impressive healing properties. Calendula flower petals have antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, mild analgesic, antiseptic healing properties. Calendula has a calming affect and nourishes skin.

Topical use of a calendula infusion or cooled tea can help naturally treat:
Calendula infusion or cooled tea makes a simple topical: 
🌼 Chin and muzzle cleanse after mealtime. 
🌼 Full body soak or rinse. 
🌼 Paw soak. 
🌼 Sitz bath. 
🌼 Underbelly soak or rinse.

Steeped cool tea bags or loose petals make a soothing, healing compress.

When to Choose Infusion or Tea
Calendula tea is a good choice if you need to treat an issues right away. Calendula infusion must steep for two hours up to eight hours. Infusing calendula increases its healing properties. 

To Make Calendula Tea
You'll need:
  • 1 calendula tea bag for every 8-ounces of water or;
  • 1 tsp loose calendula petals for every 8-ounces of water. 
  • 1 tea infuser if using loose calendula petals.
  • Kettle
  • Tea pot or sauce pot with lid.
Preparation
  • Place the calendula tea bag into a tea pot or sauce pot.
  • If using loose petals:
  • Put the petals in a tea infuser and then into the kettle or sauce pot or;
  • Place the loose petals directly in the kettle or sauce pot.
  • Boil the water.
  • Pour the boiled water into the tea pot or sauce pot.
  • Cover and steep for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • When finished steeping, remove the tea bags or tea infuser, or strain the loose petals from the tea.
  • You can keep the steeped, cooled tea bags or petals to use as a compress.
  • Allow the tea to cool to room temperature.
  • The tea is ready for use.
  • If you aren't using the tea right away, store the tea in the refrigerator.
  • For optimal healing properties use the tea (or tea bag compress) within 24 to 48 hours.
To Make a Calendula Infusion
You'll need:
  • 2 tablespoons of dry loose petal or fresh petals for every 8 ounces of water or;
  • 5 to 6 calendula tea bags for every 8 ounces of water.
  • Kettle
  • Tea pot or sauce pot with lid.
Preparation
  • Place the calendula tea bag into a tea pot or sauce pot.
  • If using loose petals:
  • Put the petals in a tea infuser and then into the kettle or sauce pot or;
  • Place the loose petals directly in the kettle or sauce pot.
  • Boil the water.
  • Pour the boiled water into the tea pot or sauce pot.
  • Cover and steep for 12-hours up to 8-hours.
  • When finished steeping, remove the tea bags or tea infuser, or strain the loose petals from the liquid infusion.
  • You can keep the steeped, cooled tea bags or petals to use as a compress.
  • Allow the infusion to cool to room temperature.
  • The infusion is ready for use.
  • If you aren't using the tea right away, store the tea in the refrigerator.
  • For optimal healing properties use the tea (or tea bag compress) within 24 to 48 hours.
How To Use Calendula Infusion or Tea

Calendula Chin and Muzzle Cleanse 🧽
  • Spray application:
  • Pour the infusion or tea into a spray bottle.
  • Gently spray your dogs muzzle and chin, then pat dry.
  • Wipe Application
  • Pour or dip a little calendula infusion or tea onto a soft clean cloth.
  • Wring out excess liquid, and use the cloth to gently wipe chin and muzzle.
Calendula Full Body Soak or Rinse πŸ›
  • Add calendula infusion or tea to your dog's bath water for a calming, cleansing healing soak or rinse.
Calendula Paw Soak 🐾

Use calendula infusion or tea to soak your dog's paws. Or add calendula infusion to Himalayan salt paw soak. Make sure to soak your dog's paws for at least 30 seconds.

A calendula paw soak can:
  • Help protect cut paws from infection and help speed healing.
  • Cleanse toxic road salt from your dog's paws.
  • Allergy support to cleanse pollen and other allergens from your dog's paws.
  • Candida overgrowth support, help soothe and treat inflamed, irritated paws.
Insect Bites and Stings 🐝🦟

Insect bites and stings can cause skin irritation, swelling, rashes, pain and infection.
To help reduce inflammation, irritation and infection apply calendula infusion or tea. You can also use the steeped tea bags as a compress. Apply the compress for at least 30 seconds to the bite or sting-site.

Underbelly Spray, Rinse or Soak 🚿

Use calendula infusion or tea to:
  • Prevent environmental contact toxins from entering your dog's blood stream.
  • Rinse road salt from your dog's underside. 
  • Rinse pollen, other environmental allergens and contaminates from your dog's underside.
  • Rinse your dog's vulva with calendula infusion or tea, two to three times per day to help reduce discomfort from urinary tract infections and reduce risk of re-infection.
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Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Raw Coconut Sap Vinegar for Dogs and Cats

 
Raw coconut sap vinegar for dogs and cats
 
Organic, raw coconut sap vinegar has many health benefits for dogs and cats.

★ 4 min read

Coconut sap vinegar contains amino acids, vitamins, minerals, digestive enzymes and probiotics. Coconut sap vinegar has a milder taste than apple cider vinegar (ACV). If your dog or cat isn't fond of ACV she may like coconut sap vinegar instead.

Raw coconut sap vinegar (CSV) can be used as a dietary supplement and a topical treatment.

The only ingredient in naturally fermented, unpasteurized, organic CSV is fresh coconut sap.

How It's Made - Fermented Simply, Naturally
To harvest coconut sap, bamboo containers are secured to the coconut palm. Then coconut blossom stems are tapped. The sap from the blossom stem drips into the bamboo containers. The fresh sap is left to naturally ferment. The fermentation process takes 8 to 10 weeks. The fermentation process is pure, no starters or additives used.

CSV contains ‘mother of vinegar’. Mother of vinegar is a naturally-formed nutrient rich sediment you’ll see at the bottom of the raw organic coconut sap vinegar bottle.

Raw Coconut Sap Vinegar's Nutritional Value
Raw coconut sap vinegar has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. CSV can help:
  • Prevent food borne pathogens. 
Organic raw coconut sap vinegar contains all nine (9) essential amino acids in plant-based form. Coconut sap vinegar also contains eight (8) non-essential amino acids…
  • Alanine 
  • Arginine 
  • Aspartic acid 
  • Glycine 
  • Glutamic acid 
  • Histidine 
  • Isoleucine 
  • Leucine 
  • Lysine 
  • Methioine 
  • Phenylalanine
  • Proline 
  • Serine 
  • Threonine 
  • Tyrosine 
  • Trytophan 
  • Valine
Raw coconut blossom sap has a higher concentration of vitamins and minerals than fresh raw apples. Raw, organic coconut sap vinegar is a nutrient-rich alternative to organic ACV.  

Raw coconut sap vinegar is a rich source of vitamins: 
  • Vitamin B1 
  • Vitamin B2 
  • Vitamin B3 (niacin) 
  • Vitamin B6 
  • Vitamin B7 
  • Vitamin B8 (inositol) 
  • Vitamin B9 (folic acid) 
  • Vitamin B12 
  • Vitamin C
  • and Choline, an essential nutrient for overall health.
Mineral Rich
CSV is a rich source of bioavailable: 
  • Magnesium 
  • Sulfur 
  • Potassium
  • Phosphorus 
  • Plus boron, calcium, iron and zinc.
Raw Coconut Sap Vinegar For Health

pH Balancing, Anti-inflammatory, Natural Anti-parasitic Aid
The acetic acid content in coconut sap vinegar is body pH balancing. A balanced body pH is important to help protect your dog and cat from:
  • Inflammatory disease.
  • Insects and parasites.
Use coconut sap vinegar with other pH balancing species appropriate fresh foods and herbs.

Gallic and Vanillic Acids
Raw coconut sap vinegar contains gallic and vanillic acids. These acids provide many health benefits, including:
  • Anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic activity.
  • Antioxidant, oxidative stress-reducing activity.
  • Gastrointestinal support.
  • Cardiovascular support.
  • Metabolic health promoting.
  • Oral, skin and urinary tract health support.
Liver and Kidney Health Support
Raw coconut sap vinegar is a detox aid and may help reduce oxidative stress on your dog’s and cat’s liver and kidneys.

Digestive Health
CSV helps support the gut biome by providing: 
  • Digestive enzymes 
  • Prebiotics 
  • Probiotics 
CSV also helps prevent and treat acid reflux (GERD).

Heart Health
Raw organic coconut vinegar may help prevent oxidative stress and reduce ‘bad’ cholesterol.

Metabolic Health
Raw organic coconut vinegar is very low on the glycemic index. If your companion animal is overweight: 
  • Feed your dog and cat a biologically appropriate diet. 
  • Consider including raw coconut vinegar with meals 1x per day.
  • Raw coconut vinegar may aid insulin sensitivity and improve digestion of fats.
Served with a meal, CSV may help gently speed-up your dog and cat's metabolism and promote loss of excess body weight.

How To Include Coconut Sap Vinegar In Your Dog and Cat's Diet
If your dog or cat self-selects to take CSV it can be included in the daily diet, or included a few times per week.

Coconut sap vinegar can be added to food, kefir or goat’s milk, or bone broth, let your dog or cat choose.

Allow your dog or cat to self-select raw coconut sap vinegar. Some dogs and cats will select to have CSV on a daily basis, several times a week or not at all.

Recommended Dosage

🐈 πŸ• X-Small Dogs and Cats
2 lbs to 14 lbs – ¼ to ½ tsp, 1x per day.

πŸ• Small Dogs
15 lbs to 34 lbs – ½ to 1 tsp per day.
   
🐩 Medium Dogs
35 lbs to 55 lbs – 1 tsp to 2 tsps per day.

🐩 Large Dogs
56 lbs to 84 lbs – 2 tsps to 1 tbsp per day

🐩 X-Large Dogs
85 lbs to 134 lbs – 1.5 tbsp per day

🐩 Dogs over 135 lbs – 1.5 tbsp to 2 tbsp per day.

Cautions
  • If your dog or cat has a health issue, medical condition and/or is on conventional drugs: 
  • Before offering coconut sap vinegar, check for drug interactions and health-issue contradictions.
  • Fermented products aren't appropriate for some health issues and conditions.
  • If your dog or cat is suffering from an irritated intestinal tract, don't give her CSV.
  • Some individuals can be hypersensitive or intolerant to coconut products.
Coconut Sap Vinegar Topical Use
CSV is an excellent skin and fur cleansing, nourishing rinse

Body Rinse, Paw Wash or Spray-on
Prepare a solution of 1-part CSV to 1-part water (50:50 solution). Use as a partial or full-body rinse, paw wash or spray. This 50:50 solution may help skin and paw discomfort caused by candida overgrowth.

Ear Cleaning
Prepare a 50:50 solution of CSV to water. Apply the CSV solution to a clean soft pad or cloth. Squeeze out excess liquid. Use the pad or soft cloth to gently wipe around the inner ear flap.

If you dog or cat has an ear infection make sure you address the root cause.

Skunk Spray Treatment
Sponge undiluted coconut sap vinegar onto fur and skin.
Allow the vinegar to air dry on fur and skin.
Then shampoo and rinse with a non-toxic shampoo.
This article provides a comprehensive natural protocol for treating skunk spray incidents.

Cautions
Broken Skin
Don’t use undiluted vinegar on broken skin as the vinegar may cause a stinging sensation. Make sure you dilute the raw coconut sap vinegar. If treating broken skin use 1-part CSV to 4 parts filtered tap water.

Eyes
Avoid getting CSV in your companion animal’s eyes. CSV may cause a stinging sensation.

Test First
When first using a new topical substance always do an initial test-spot. Wait at least several hours before proceeding to a full application. Don’t proceed if an adverse reaction occurs during test application. Some individuals are hypersensitive to coconut.

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✅  Maintain Health, and;
✅  Address Health Issues and Conditions:
✓ Treatment and Remedy 
Pre-Surgery holistic support protocols
Post-Surgery holistic healing protocols
Pre-Vaccine holistic support protocols
Post-Vaccine holistic support protocols
Natural Insect and Parasite Prevention
Natural Treatment for Insect, Parasite Infestation, Co-Infection, Disease
✅  Custom Designed Whole Food Diets - raw or gently cooked, and;
✅  Advice and Recommendation:
✓ Premade Diets - raw, dehydrated, freeze dried
✓ Supplemental Fresh Foods - raw, gently cooked
✓ Super foods
✓ Treats - raw, dehydrated, freeze dried, gently cooked
✓ Herbs
✓ Alternative Medicines

Menu of Holistic Behaviorist Services for Dogs πŸ•
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In-person Sessions - available locally
Voice and Video Sessions - available worldwide
✓   Obedience Training
✓   Behavior Modification
✓   Psychological Rehabilitation

Affiliations to Companies
✓ None.
✓ I don't sell food or supplements.
✓ I'm not aligned with any companies.
✓ I choose to maintain my objectivity in selecting best-solutions for my individual client's needs.

Contact me
karen@ottawavalleydogwhisperer.ca

Article and graphics by Karen Rosenfeld