I have been successfully treating both of my German Shepherds, Mela (above) and Moriah, in addition to my cat Bleu, who this year will be 20 years old. Veterinary care is still important and I have worked with our vet to ensure quality treatment(s).
Ear mites are common in cats and dogs; are highly contagious. Cats usually start them and they're the last to be treated. A cat with ear mites will scratch its ears frequently and a deposit that looks like dried coffee grounds, black gray, even white will form down in the ear canal. A dog will scratch and shake its head and its ear canal may look quite red and inflamed. Bacterial and Fungal infections are secondary to ear mites. Homemade: Natural Ear Mite Treatment4:
Yellow Dock Tincture 1oz glass amber bottle with dropper $15.00. Treat the ears with this mixture once every 3 days for six weeks. Ear mite eggs are quite resistant to just about anything. That is why a six week period of treatment is recommended. To use, apply several drops of the oil, warmed to body or room temp.
Never insert anything deep into a pet's ear. Use cotton round and gently clean around.
Reminder to clean at least twice a week your pet's ears with a 1/2 1/2 solution of vinegar and water. Dogs, especially German Shepherds are prown to yeast growth in the ears. By cleaning and maintaining your pets ears, will ensure good health
It’s natural that those of us who routinely use herbs for self care would want to use herbs for our pets as well. We must remember though that what works for humans does not necessarily transfer to pets, and in some cases what is helpful to humans can be harmful for pets.
FEET THAT BEAT THE HEAT..........
Our feet are all too often hidden from view and neglected, especially during the colder winter months. Out of sight and out of mind - that is, until they start aching, flaking, cracking or getting sore! Perhaps we don't always appreciate the work our feet do until they're not working properly. The simple fact is that we only have one pair of feet to last us a lifetime, and should pay them the respect they deserve for getting us around every day. And when summer arrives, it's a much better prospect to unveil a pair of perfectly pristine pedicure tootsies than two cracked-heeled and scaly feet! The easiest solution to keeping your feet in tip-top condition. The foot scrub will help to gently exfoliate the dead skin cells, whilst foot lotion will help to keep your foot's skin supple and soft.
ROSEMARY MINT SUGAR FOOT SCRUB 12oz Jar $13.00- Pay special attention to your heels and the soles of your feet so that they are thoroughly exfoliated. Made with Organic Sugar, Castile, Organic Sunflower Oil, Pomegranate Seeds, Proprietary blend of essential oils: Peppermint, Spearmint, Rosemary or JUNIPER BERRY FOOT SCRUB with ground juniper berries and Juniper, Pinion Pine, Dill and Blue Spruce Essential Oils
FOOT MASSAGE OIL:4oz Glass Bottle $14.00Regular foot massagesis both physically and psychologically soothing, and leaves the body feeling totally refreshed. Foot Massages relieve stress, aches and pain, and lowers the chance of back pain and back injury. Made fresh with Organic Botanicals such as Birch, Echinacea Juniper Berries solar infused in Golden Jojoba, Cold-Pressed Organic Sweet Almond Oil and Essential Oils (see essential oil blends below).
Nettle tea is springtime’s natural elixir. One of the earliest green plants to emerge each spring, nettles can be easily brewed into a tea which has healthful, restorative benefits which boost the immune system and awaken the body to spring.‘Stinging’ nettles are given this name for good reason. If you touch any part of the plant, you will be stung. The sting is mildly painful and can last for hours. Wear gloves, long-sleeved shirt and long pants when hunting for nettles. Use a scissors or garden clippers to cut the top two bracts of leaves, leaving the rest of the plant to regenerate. Set a pot or bag alongside the plant and clip directly into the container. About a cup of fresh leaves is sufficient to brew a cup or two of tea.