What The Wintry Weather Means For Your Dogs

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Dog wrapped up against the cold

We know we typically post information about Parvo, but since winter is on the way, we thought we’d talk about what this cold weather means for your dogs.

To begin with, it is well-known that wintry weather and joint pain / arthritis often go hand in hand.

While scientists still cannot agree exactly how it is that your grandma can predict bad weather by the way her knees feel, there is a growing body of research that does establish some connection between the two.

But the root cause may not be what you think.

Common wisdom has it that it’s the cold, or the rain, or the wind, or maybe the snow, that amplifies any joint pain you might be suffering.

However, it appears, according to David Borenstein, MD, FACP, FACR, from the George Washington University Medical Center, that it may actually be changes in barometric pressure that are responsible for those increased twinges.

Although all this research has focused on humans, let’s not forget that animals are affected by the weather too. And dogs do, of course, have far more refined and powerful senses than we do – sight, smell, hearing, touch, and taste.

This means they too will feel the effects of changes in air pressure, and for the growing number of dogs that suffer from joint-related aches and pains, including canine arthritis and hip dysplasia, this can be a source of real discomfort for them.

So what do we recommend?

Firstly, you do need to make sure your doggies stay as warm as possible.

In our view, no dogs should be kept outdoors, but if you have a pet with joint problems, then they need to be indoors, especially during winter.

Secondly, you need to ensure you feed your doggie a healthy diet – poor-quality ingredients can aggravate inflammation, which will contribute to joint pain.

Next, gentle exercise can help loosen his joints, but nothing crazy – a couple of short (20-minutes or so) walks a day is plenty.

A regular massage will help too – it’s not only us humans who find this both enjoyable and beneficial.

And lastly, you should administer pet supplements such as a liquid glucosamine for dogs. This, together with other ingredients like Chondroitin, MSM, and Grape Seed Extract, is proven to relieve joint pain and even help rebuild and repair collagen and cartilage.

(And it’s safe and effective for humans too, by the way!)


Remember that the bad, wintry weather doesn’t just affect you – your doggies will feel the cold too, so please take extra care of them.

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Healthy Pets

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This is what is in our Doggie First Aid Cabinet. What’s in yours?

These are the top products that we use with our dogs. We have not had any problems whatsoever with the following products. We like them because they are natural/chemical-free and will not cause any side-effects, and therefore offer the best pet health available.

Doggie Calm Wellness Oil from Nature's Inventory Doggie Calm Wellness Oil

  • Safe, natural, & chemical-free
  • Aromatherapy wellness oils
  • Easy application – just a couple squirts
  • Use during thunderstorms, power cuts, high anxiety/panic, fireworks, and hyperactivity, etc.
  • 2 fl oz bottle
  • Certified Organic
  • No drug interactions
  • No side effects
  • Non habit forming
  • No synthetic ingredients
  • No harsh chemicals
  • No synthetic fragrances
  • No synthetic preservatives
  • No petroleum based ingredients
  • Gentle, safe and effective
  • Never tested on animals
  • NOT to be used on cats!
  • Ingredients: Ylang Ylang, Lavender, Patchouli, and Vetiver essential oils
  • We use this with great success!
K9 Calm from Natural Wonder Remedies K9 Calm

  • Safe, natural, & chemical-free
  • Use before fireworks displays, during thunder storms, before vet visits, while flying or riding in a car, around strangers, new pets and new family members
  • Helpful in new or challenging situations
  • Great for dogs with ultra sensitive noses
  • Ingredients: Chamomile, Ginger, Passion Flower, and Valerian Root
  • Very affordable
  • Works very well – but plan ahead
Primalix KC from Natural Wonder Remedies Primalix KC – Kennel Cough Treatment Dogs

  • Safe, natural, & chemical-free
  • Effective with dog upper respiratory infection and Kennel Cough bacteria/virus
  • Provides relief for most Kennel Cough symptoms such as:
    • Canine Kennel Cough
    • Dog Colds
    • Dog Coughs
    • Puppy Cough
    • Dog Gagging
    • Dog Flu
    • Dog Hacking Coughs, and much needed relief for Pneumonia Dogs
  • Do Not use on pregnant or nursing dogs
  • Ingredients: Echinacea, Coltsfoot flower, Marshmallow, and Mullein flower
  • Affordable
  • Perfect for any type of respiratory issues
DentaSure Dental Cleaning from Natural Wonder Remedies DentaSure Dental Cleaning

  • Safe, natural, & chemical-free
  • Requires no brushing
  • Require no dangerous anesthesia
  • Contains no harmful alcohol
  • Is pleasant tasting
  • Removes ugly plaque and tartar
  • Reverses gingivitis
  • Guards against tooth decay
  • Eliminates bad breath
  • Whitens teeth
  • Safe for cats too
  • Ingredients: Grapefruit Seed Extract, Propolis Extract, Grape Seed Extract, Stevia, and Purified Water
  • Economical
  • Our dogs like Denta Sure – no problems
TripleSure Flea & Tick Spray from Natural Wonder Remedies

TripleSure Flea & Tick Concentrate from Natural Wonder Remedies
Triple Sure Flea and Tick Spray

  • Safe, natural, & chemical-free
  • Kills:
    • Fleas
    • Ticks
    • Bedbugs
    • Cockroaches
    • Mange
    • Dog FluEar mites
  • Repels:
    • Fleas
    • Ticks
    • Flies
    • Stinging insects
  • Retards:
    • New insect infestations
    Keep your pets free from fleas and ticks with TripleSure
  • Ingredients: superior grade Cedar Oil and Peppermint Oil
  • Affordable!

Pure, organic flea control – safe enough for kittens and puppies, yet strong enough for a horse.

The 1 gallon concentrate is great for large animals or if you operate an animal rescue.

Primalix Number 1 from Natural Wonder Remedies Primalix Number 1 for Cat & Dog Urinary Tract & Bladder Health

  • Safe, natural, & chemical-free
  • Analgesic to relieve pain
  • Anti-inflammatory to reduce swelling
  • Diuretic to flush harmful micro-organisms from the kidneys
  • Antibiotic to obliterate harmful bacteria
  • Ingredients: Echinacea, Uva Ursi, Goldenrod, and Apple Cider Vinegar
  • A simple bladder infection, if left untreated, can spread to the kidneys and cause irreparable damage or even Sepsis (an infection of the blood)
  • UTIs can also cause bladder stones or crystals to form, which could lead to a life-threatening urethral blockage
  • Haste makes waste…get your pet’s urinary system back on track – fast!
Primalix Number 2 from Natural Wonder Remedies Primalix Number 2 for Cat and Dog Diarrhea

  • Safe, natural, & chemical-free
  • Microbe-demolishing herbal medicine
  • Plant nutrients to relieve the physical discomfort a cat or dog with diarrhea can experience
  • Included herbs that have anti-inflammatory action to soothe an irritated gastrointestinal tract
  • CholagogueCholagogue is a medicinal agent which promotes the discharge of bile from the system, purging it downward. action to stimulate bile production and enhance digestion
  • Ingredients: Barberry Root Bark, Oregon Grape Root, Calendula Flowers, and Marshmallow Leaf
  • Great for acute and chronic diarrhea
Arthritis Power Pack from Natural Wonder Remedies Arthritis Double Power Pack

  • Safe, natural, & chemical-free
  • Arthritis (human or pets) – can be tied to the ageing process. Or it can be an auto-immune disorder that is believed to be an over-reaction of the immune system to allergens invading the body, such as from vaccinations and other chemicals.
  • Very effective for both: Osteoarthritis (OA) and Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
  • Get your pets or you back on your feet fast with this safe one-two punch!
  • Ingredients (Arthridia): Rehmannia Root, Bupleurum Root, Sarsaparilla Root, and Ginger
  • Ingredients: Barberry Root Bark, Oregon Grape Root, Calendula Flowers, and Marshmallow Leaf
  • Ingredients (Flexa Sure): MSM, Chinese Skullcap, and Hyaluronic Acid (hi-ya-lu-RON-ik ASS-id)
  • Affordable
  • See positive results in just days!
Daily Maintenance PLUS - MaxoTox, Primalix Immune, FourGuard Parasite Formula Daily Maintenance PLUS – MaxoTox, Primalix Immune, FourGuard Parasite Formula

  • Used together 2-3 times a year for a full de-tox
  • Extremely effective when used for the prevention of Rabies Vaccination Side-Effects
  • Highly effective for the treatment of Parvo and many other health problems caused by germs, bacteria, parasites, fungi, microbes, and most viruses
  • We give our dogs the Immune and Four Guard drops every day in a single dose
  • This is how we keep our animals healthy
  • Combo 15 provides excellent value!
  • If you have a lot of dogs, or extra large dogs (over 100lbs) then you will need Combo 16
EarMist - Herbal Dog Ear Cleaner EarMist

  • Herbal dog ear cleaner
  • Kills bacteria,yeast and mites without drugs or chemicals
  • Quickly dissolves earwax and rinses away oily build-up with no harmful alcohol
  • Is a potent herbal formula that targets bacteria, fungi (yeast) and parasites (mites) without drugs or pesticides
  • Soothes your dog or cat’s itchy, irritated ears and helps promote rapid healing
  • Contains Purified Water, Organic Vegetable Glycerin, Apple Cider Vinegar, USDA Certified Organic Calendula Flowers, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Rosemary Leaf, Echinacea Angustifolia and Citric Acid
Liquid Glucosamine For Dogs by BeMedFree.com® Liquid Glucosamine For Dogs & Cats

  • Also contains Chondroitin, MSM, and Grape Seed Extract
  • Super-strength formula
  • Great for joint pain ♥ Best Natural Anti-Inflammatory Nutritional Pet Supplements ♥ Can Help With Feline & Canine Arthritis, Inflammation, Joint Pain & Hip/Elbow Dysplasia Relief, Cartilage Repair, & Skin/Coat Disorders ♥ Made In The USA, and it’s also a great collagen builder
  • Suitable for dogs and cats of all ages
  • No corn, oats, rice, wheat, yeast, gluten, egg, soy, starch, dairy, lactose, sugar, nuts, artificial color, binders, fillers, flow agents, GMOs, sodium benzoate, or gums
  • Made in a federally-regulated facility in the USA
  • Active Ingredients: 1,500mg of Glucosamine, 1,200mg of Chondroitin, and 1,500mg of MSM per fl oz (plus 25mg of Pet-safe Grape Seed Extract)
  • Inactive Ingredients: Purified Water, Vanilla Flavoring (certified organic and kosher), Potassium Sorbate (preservative)

Notice these products have a similar theme:

  • Organic, chemical-free, and therefore NO side-effects
  • These products do not contain any harmful ingredients
  • Always alcohol-free, as this is a life-threatening substance even in small amounts
  • Always garlic-free, as this can cause digestion problems, vomiting, diarrhea, etc.
  • All of the above healthy pet products (except for the Natural’s Wellness Doggie Calm) are natural pet supplements expertly formulated by a Board Certified Master Herbalist who uses only the freshest pure ingredients when making his cat and dog supplements
When a dog or cat ingests alcohol (even in very small amounts according to the ASPCA) it’s like pure poison to the animal. Consequences of alcohol ingestion can be intoxication, ataxia (wobbly gait), disorientation and stupor, liver failure, coma, seizures, and death.

Now, it’s good to have a well-stocked Doggie First Aid Cabinet, but that’s for emergencies. How do you make sure you have healthy pets on a day-to-day basis?

We’re glad you asked!

This is how we keep our own dogs healthy:

  • no vaccinations
  • no chemical-based de-wormers
  • no pesticides
  • no rodenticides
  • no gardening chemicals
  • no cleaning chemicals

In other words, they have no exposure to chemicals of any type; we feed the dogs a safe chemical-free high-quality dry dog food (note – if we had cats instead of dogs, we’d use cat food from the same manufacturer), also we use the ParvoBuster® products daily (even though they don’t have Parvo) and by doing these things we have no dog health issues.

Now, of course, there is one vaccination you can’t avoid, and that’s the rabies shot, so to see how we dealt with that with our own dogs, please check out our Rabies Vaccine Side-Effects Prevention Protocol.

BTW, if you want to find other ways to live a greener, healthier life, then please visit BeingGreen.org.

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