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April 19th, 2013     Volume 4, Issue 16 Follow Us   Facebook Twitter Youtube
 Pet Alert!
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4/3/2013 - Bravo recalls three of its raw diets due to potential Salmonella contamination.
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3/25/2013 - BARF World - voluntary recall of Lamb and Combination diets with Best By Date of 7/27/2013.
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3/21/2013 - Proctor and Gamble - Withdrawal of Iams Shakeables Turkey and Lamb Dog Treats due to potential for mold growth.
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3/18/2013 - Natura Pet Products has announced it is recalling Innova, Evo, California Natural, Healthwise dry food for possible Salmonella bacteria.
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3/7/2013 - Steve’s Real Food has announced recalls Turducken Canine Diet 8 ounce patties due to Salmonella.
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3/7/2013 - Diggin’ Your Dog announced voluntarily withdrawing of its Strippin’ Chicks Pet Treats due to potentially contaminated with Salmonella
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3/6/2013 - Jones Natural Chews Company recalls chews for potential contamination of Salmonella.
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2/22/2013 - Hy-Vee dog food recall due to elevated levels of a toxic compound commonly found in contaminated corn.
 Product Of The Month

Mookie’s Must-Have Product Of The Month:



Lavender Noni Lotion

Fast, effective, and natural BARF-recommended relief for:
  • skin conditions including hot spots, open sores
  • infections and rashes.
  • Pain relief
  • Inflammation and pain from arthritis
  • Muscle aches and cramps
  • Many holistic veterinarians also prescribe noni lotion as a topical treatment for skin cancer and benign tumors.


Hear what others are saying about this fantastic remedy:


“I just wanted to let you know I talked to my sister yesterday and she was telling me that her little dog (Jake), a longhaired Maltese, had a really bad hot spot on its belly and they had been taking it to the vet. They have been trying all kinds of ointments and salves, trying to avoid steroids (prednisone), but Jake just wasn’t healing, in fact he was just getting worse and his hot spot was to the point where it was pussy and bleeding…

Well, my brother-in-law found some of the noni dog lotion that I had left behind for my sister to try (she never did – she just set it on the shelf). He asked her what it was and she said, “Just some health type goop Steph left that she rubs on. I guess it couldn’t hurt to try it.”

Well, they used it and they had a vet appointment two days later to start Jake on injections…and lo and behold!!! The vet could not believe his eyes! At first, he was worried because Jake’s white hair was a bit brown (from the lotion), but my sister explained why. He was amazed at how much better Jake’s tummy was and in only two days! The hot spot was really healing up now and Jake is less anxious because he feels better.”

-Stephanie Cook from Portland, OR

 

“It’s not often that I take the time to write to a company about a product, but I am so excited about your noni lotion and what it has done for some of my horses and dogs…The terminology, ‘scratches’ is one that is a painful plague to most horse owners, but your Noni lotion actually cures it…

Now: to my dog story. Your noni lotion works on hot spots too. Again, we washed the area, clipped the hair short around the hot spot, and applied the noni lotion. In most cases, the hot spots were gone in two to three days. As most dog owners know, these spots are extremely painful and the noni lotion took that pain away. They also enjoyed licking the lotion, making it work from the inside out…

Anyway, we are excited to have found such a wonderful product and I can assure you every animal here is also. Thank you.”

-Ann Beck from Texas
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 Raw Knowledge

Dog Hair Loss: How Natural Remedies And Raw Food Can Help



By Monica Reyes


Now that we are squarely in the middle of allergy season, the BARF World Team is fielding tons of phone calls regarding hair loss.  As dog owners we need to be aware of our dog’s conditions and prepare them for the seasons and climate changes. If your dog has short hair, then in the winter months your dog may need a thicker coat. Now that we are solidly in spring and looking forward to summer, this is less of a concern (though sunburn may be). 

While it’s normal for some dog breeds to shed their “winter coats” as the seasons change, constant fur loss that results in baldness is not common.  In fact, it’s worth taking a closer look at.

Hair loss can have a variety of causes, including, but not limited to: sex, age and breed.  As a smart, educated pet parent, it is important to understand the triggers for balding.  This will allow you to take the proper care and precautions to prevent your dog from suffering.  You will also be able to pinpoint the problem and stop the issue before it escalates into something much worse.

Hair loss is also known as alopecia.  Alopecia can be divided into two separate categories: inflammatory or non-inflammatory.  With the help of your holistic veterinarian, it will be easier for you to distinguish what your dog is suffering from.

Here are some issues that may be causing hair loss:


Allergies: Allergic reactions to a food, chemical, or fleabites or environmental reactions (such as pollen).
Symptoms:  Frequent licking or biting where your dog feels skin irritation.  You may also notice some redness or inflammation of the skin.


Prevention & Treatment:  Along with feeding a BARF raw food diet, applying a topical ointment or lotion to relieve the itching sensation can reduce and alleviate pain that your dog is experiencing.  Supplements that promote a stronger immune system can also assist in the battle with allergies for your dog.  Incorporate an enzyme, probiotic, and omega-3 supplement to help give your pet’s immune system a boost.
Organic Lavender Noni Lotion works great to reduce inflammation, relieve itchiness, and soothe painful, irritated skin.  Some pet parents have reported seeing improvements in hot spots and baldness in as little as two to three days after consistent use.  Perfect for both use in both pets and people, Noni lotion is non-toxic, chemical-free and safe if ingested.  


Only $14.97 for a 4 oz. bottle – available at www.barfworld.com.

Genetics: Certain breeds like dachshunds, greyhounds or whippets are susceptible to alopecia.

Prevention:  Dogs are typically born with this condition and their hair begins to thin over time, particularly under the belly and ear flaps. The only effective method of screening this genetically is by selective breeding.

Cushing’s Syndrome: A benign tumor in the pituitary gland.  Can be caused by too many steroids, cortisol or aging.
Symptoms:  Thirst, frequent urination, muscle weakness, and/or an enlarged abdomen.


Prevention & Treatment:  Your holistic veterinarian may recommend medication, surgery, and feeding a raw diet (BARF Diet).


Infection: Can be caused by fungus, bacteria, or mites.
Symptoms:  Thick skin, irritation, inflammation, oily skin and redness.  Hair loss can be located where the infection is found.  Ringworm can cause irregular hair loss and scabbing.


Prevention & Treatment: Maintaining a clean and safe environment can prevent infections from occurring.  The ringworm may clear up by itself; if this does not happen then you may need to treat the area of infection with an antifungal shampoo.


Sores and Rashes: Insect bites or reactions to chemicals and plants.
Symptoms:  Lack of appetite, fever, redness, callus or thickened skin.


Prevention & Treatment:  Determine what factors trigger your pet to break out so you can find ways to avoid or minimize exposure.  Using an all-natural topical cream, ointment, lotion (like Organic Lavender Noni lotion) can reduce the swelling and pain and speed up the healing process. If the condition continues, you may want to speak to your vet for treatment and to avoid an infection.

As you may have noticed, the trend for preventing dog hair loss is to optimal nutrition for your pet.  Feeding the BARF diet to your dogs is of the utmost significance because it gives your dogs all of the nutrients that would be found in the wild. It is their evolutionary diet and what they were intended to eat.


It is also important to be mindful of your dog’s surroundings because you never know what they can get into that will cause a reaction. Keeping your dog in a safe, stress-free environment with a good diet and fresh water is essential to keep your dog healthy and full of hair.


References:

http://www.naturalnews.com/028434_Cushings_disease_pet_health.html
http://www.petwave.com/Dogs/Dog-Health-Center/Skin-Disorders/Alopecia/Causes.aspx
http://www.petwave.com/Dogs/Dog-Health-Center/Skin-Disorders/Follicular-Dysplasia.aspx
http://pets.webmd.com/dogs/dog-bald-spot
http://www.akcchf.org/canine-health/your-dogs-health/disease-information/alopecia.html


Monica Reyes is a Raw Pet Food Specialist for BARF World Inc. She is a student and working mom to a toddler boy and a terrier mix Mookie. Monica enjoys healthy cooking and spending time with her family. For more articles like these and to learn more about the benefits of raw food for your pets, sign up for The Intelligent Pet monthly e-zine at www.barfworld.com.
 Bark Out Loud

Dog Helps Owner Trapped Under His Car For 14 Days

Not only did the loyal campanion never leave his 76 year old owners side throughout the 2 week-long nightmare but he also kept him warm by laying close through the cold Australian nights. Herbert Schutz suffered serious injuries after his car crashed and rolled on top of him during his escape. Full Article HERE


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