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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"...

May 28, 2018

Part of this article is reblogged from:  https://www.prevention.com/life/a19792969/cbd-oil-benefits-side-effects/

What is CBD oil, exactly? CBD oil is typically extracted from the resin glands on cannabis (marijuana) buds and flowers. It can also be extracted from hemp, which is an industrial, fibrous form of cannabis that has small buds and a tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, concentration of 0.3% or less (THC is the chemical compound that’s responsible for making people high). It's usually diluted with another type of oil, like MCT oil.

So, what’s the deal with CBD oil?

No, CBD oil really won’t get you stoned

There are more than 80 active cannabinoid chemicals in marijuana, and their effects on us stem from their interactions with specific receptors in our bodies. THC is the main psych...

April 4, 2018

For those who live in the country and believe their dogs need a safe place to play outside, I am sharing the trials and errors of building a fence for a couple of escape artists who have put me to the challenge many times. 

Why a fence you would say?  Security is the #1 reason. 

  • Your dog will not get in trouble for roaming around digging in garbage, trying to mate with the next female in heat and getting hurt by bad humans. 

  • Your dog will be safe from mean stray dogs or wild life if you live near the forest,

  • and safe from catching diseases from strays. (I had to deworm my puppy THREE TIMES IN A ROW when I did not have a fence put up and I tied her out for a few hours.) 

  • Your fence will deter dog thieves if your dog is friendly.  Personally I d...

February 3, 2018

A lot of our customers have been asking for grain-free treats either because their vet recommended a grain-free diet, or their dog has an allergic reaction to wheat and other grains, or as a precaution.  But what is the difference between gluten-free and grain-free?

Here are extracts of articles that explains it well:

"Let’s start by discussing the difference between a grain-free and a gluten -free diet. Grain-free dog foods are, as the name implies, diets that do not contain grain. Gluten-free dog food, on the other hand, may or may not contain grain as an ingredient. Gluten is the protein that is found in specific types of grain, namely Wheat, Barley, and Rye. Gluten-free dog food is, of course, free of these proteins. However, not all grains contain gluten; therefore, glute...

January 28, 2018

Photo courtesy of Earth Clinic

This is something that worked for my two dogs.  When I adopted my youngest, he was scratching and itching and so did his nine siblings; the Vet did a skin scraping and nothing showed; it was a real mystery.  He tried different medications that did not work.  Then my other dog started having the same symptoms so I began to Google stuff and I found that wonderful solution that WORKED on both my dogs and the other siblings.

Source:  www.earthclinic.com

Mange is a serious parasitic skin condition caused by tiny mites that bury beneath the skin. These mites cause painful sores, hair loss, and incessant itching and scratching. If left untreated, mange can cause death. Thankfully, borax is an effective natural remedy for mange. Countless dogs a...

January 24, 2018

I see too many dogs in my community tied up outside 24/7, rain or shine.  Even if they have a dog house, it is still sad to see an animal born to be in a pack, all alone outside.  Why is this? I am asking myself.  I believe one of the reasons is they are not house trained and a lot of dog owners do not know where to start.

MAX

When I rescued my 12 week old puppy Max it was during the cold days of January and I kept him in the house.  I took him outside right after a nap, and after he ate or played.  I did not give him water after supper, and I praised him and gave him a treat every time he did his business where I wanted him to do it.

His bladder was small and could not hold it for long; I took him outside every four hours:  8 a.m. - Noon - 4 p.m. - 8 p...

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