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If you are walking your dog in the country you already know about the risk of encountering Poison Ivy. I was aware of the possibility and was making sure not to touch it but I still got it! If I caught it, can my dogs get it too? I want to share my story so more dog walkers will be spared the agony.

I walk my dogs and the neighbor's dogs along a country road and we do not venture in the forest and I thought I was safe so when I saw that rash on my arm I thought I had been bitten by insects. Very hungry insects. I had the same on my right eyebrow. I applied Lavender essential oil on it but it did not help. Usually when I burn myself and I put a few drops on the blister, it heals up in 24 hours, but not this time so I thought it was odd. The following day it started puffing up and I was...

July 6, 2020

Nice summer days are back, and so are the longer walks with your dog either in the city or in nature.

You can raise funds for your favorite non-profit charity while entertaining your dog and getting good exercise by using the "Walk for a Dog" app that you can find on the Google app or online under www.wooftrax.com

This app tracks your movements with your phone GPS and the longer you walk, the more money will be given to your favorite organization!

You can walk as many dogs as you like; two or three at a time or individually. I walk my neighbor's two dogs in addition of mine. No dog? No problem, you can walk your friend's dog, your neighbor's dog, or borrow one from the shelter - you will make a difference in that dog's life.

I chose to walk for the Akwesasne Animal Society. Picture here i...

June 20, 2020

Do you wonder what is the best way to walk your dog,

and why walk him/her at all? Here are some tips and tricks

that I hope will help you like they helped me.

Who Is Walking Whom?

It is one of the most common dog issues, dogs who are leading – even gleefully pulling and dragging - their owners after them.

But it does not have to be like that. By mastering the walk, you establish rules and boundaries with your canine friend along with their safety and the safety of the dog walker.  

Benefits

Daily walks with your dog help keep him/her:

  • In great physical and mental health.

  • At a healthy body weight.

  • Agile and flexible with good muscle mass and skeletal support.

  • Social with other people and pets.

  • Lessen negative behaviors like anxiety, aggression, barking, dominance and fr...

May 29, 2020

It has been a hotly debated issue and even led to a popular new trend in commercial dog foods. But bottom line, is grain-free dog food better for our canines?

A lot of my customers ask for grain-free treats because they believe it is healthier for their dog or their vet recommended a grain-free diet. They have expressed concerns about claims that grain-free food creating heart problems in dogs fed grain-free foods so we tried to find out more about it. This potential heart issue is called DCM or dilated cardiomyopathy. It is a form of K9 heart disease that affects the heart muscle decreasing its ability to effectively pump blood leading to an enlarged heart and potentially congestive heart failure.

Like most issues, this controversy is not simply black or white. Many dogs have...

May 10, 2020

THANK YOU to all dog moms who support our small business! May you have a wonderful Mother's Day today and always.

March 18, 2020

We hope you and your family will keep safe from the COVID-19 virus and that you have everything you, your loved ones, and your pet needs.

Our area have not been touched yet - one of the perks of living in a rural and remote location - but we are taking every precaution necessary to protect our family and community. Vendor events have been cancelled until May - we will keep you posted as we go. We are still fulfilling mail orders; our liver treats will be out of stock very soon until further notice.

You will find attached informative posters about the COVID-19 and your pets; we are sharing useful websites in case you didn't already see them.

PET FACTS COVID-19 from Veterinary Angels Medical Center

1. Can my pet get COVID-19?

There is no evidence that pets are becoming infected with COVD-19....

January 21, 2020

People who live in areas experiencing cold weather and winter storms need to take extra precautions to keep their animals safe. Pets left to fend for themselves in cold weather are susceptible to injury and death. Here are some simple tips from American Humane:

Be Prepared

  • Plan ahead and pay attention to cold-weather warnings.

  • Unless significant power outages are experienced, most cold-weather episodes and winter storms are “shelter in place” events, so pet care needs should be planned for in the home. Keep your pet preparedness kit well-stocked and ready — in a winter storm, you may not be able to leave your home for several days.

  • Leave your pets’ coats a little longer in the winter to provide more warmth. That summer “short cut” from your groomer should be avoided during...

July 8, 2019

We moved to a Native American reservation 15 years ago where we were introduced to the benefits of Plantain, a plant that grows locally in the area where Mohawks have been living for generations. They told me about that plant their mother would cure their headaches with when applied on the forehead, and these leaves were also used to heal wounds. We tried it on a leg wound and it really works!

That plant has been known for its historical medicinal use as a wound healer, snakebite remedy, also works for eczema, burn, rashes, or sunburn. It grows all over our yard so we started infusing organic olive oil with it to use on our Spaw Wax.

The scientific name for this plant is PLANTAGO MAJOR ROSULARIS, it has big green leaves that the locals call "pig ears"...

July 7, 2019

This paw balm is made with organic, vegan, natural butters and oils with no chemicals or artificial ingredients which heals, moisturizes and nourishes the skin.

It is ideal for dry, chapped, rough paws, elbows and noses; also great for peeling and cracked paws.

Winter:

In the Winter it protects paws from salt and ice accumulation between the toes; it provides a better grip on slippery ice.

Summer:

In the Summer it protects from hot surfaces such as pavement, concrete, etc. and it prevents fleas and ticks from latching on in between the toes.

Works great on rough elbows, chapped human hands, heels and knees as well.

Since these ingredients are 100% chemical-free they will not harm your dog even if he licks it.

Ingredients:

Beeswax: Skin softener, non-toxic, protective barrier, holds moisture an...

June 24, 2018

I tried this absorbent towel for doggies on my baby Max, who is part Akita and whose undercoat takes a long time to dry. When I opened the package it was weird because the towel felt wet. When I read the instructions it seemed strange but once I tried it I realized it really works!  It was raining hard and Baby Max came in from outside: I though what a wonderful timing to try and dry him faster! Works great on wet and muddy paws too.

Well, it worked! That material absorbed almost all of the water and his fur dried faster. You have to keep it wet and stored in the packaging it came in. You can wash it in the washing machine but you have to make sure it stays wet for it to work.

You can get it HERE 

Here is a list this company made about ways to help your dog with an itch.

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