Cedar oil, often referred to as cedarwood oil, is an oil that is derived from varieties of conifers like trees in the pine or cypress families. Traditionally, cedar oil has been used for a wide variety of medicines, perfumes, cleaning products, protectants and pesticides. Continue reading History of Cedar Oil
Cedar Oil Fogging for Rats
Cedar oil is not only a safe and effective means of ridding your home or office of pesky insects, but it is an excellent solution for the removal of rodents as well.
Unbeknownst to many leave a trail of urine virtually everywhere they go. When their urine trail is disrupted, they become confused and uncomfortable. When you fog with cedar oil, the aroma that we find so pleasing effectively disrupts the scent of the rodent’s urine, and rodents will then avoid the area that has been treated and search for another area to make their home. Continue reading Cedar Oil Fogging for Rats
The Truth About Flea Poisons
Flea control has been a topic of discussion with pet owners throughout history, and with the abundance of toxic chemicals on the market that promise to rid our pets and our homes of these pesky pests it has become a common practice for many individuals to purchase these products in hopes of finally finding a solution to flea invasion. Each year Americans spend millions of dollars on products like flea collars, spot-on treatments, sprays, powders and more, with some individuals even choosing to take their pets to the vet and have them dipped in a flea treatment. While many chemical products have been proven to be effective solutions for flea control, the dangers of using them have become more evident in recent years. Continue reading The Truth About Flea Poisons
How Cedar Oil Works
With an increasing number of consumers investigating the possibilities of natural substances to control pests, cedar oil is growing in popularity. While many consumers are aware of the fact that non-toxic cedar oil is an extremely effective solution for repelling insects, mice and rats, and a variety of other pesky varmints, the science behind why it is so effective is not widely understood. Continue reading How Cedar Oil Works
How to Use Cedar Oil for Pets
Consumers who are searching for an organic, safe alternative to man made chemicals as an effective solution for controlling flea, mite and tick infestations for dogs and cats will be delighted to discover the uses of cedar oil. Cedar oil is available in a variety of formulations that are designed to not only help prevent infestation in the first place, but work as an effective treatment for removing fleas, mites and ticks from your pets and their bedding, and can promote healing of other epidermal skin conditions as well. Continue reading How to Use Cedar Oil for Pets
Cedar Tree Oil Uses
Consumers who are fed up with the massive number of man made chemical formulas that promise results, yet infect our environment with dangerous, unhealthy toxins may find peace of mind when they discover the multitude of cedar tree oil uses. While many people are well aware that cedar tree oil is commonly known as a natural solution for treating various skin ailments like acne and rashes, as well as for promoting hair growth, reducing hair loss and controlling dandruff, many consumers are not aware of the numerous additional cedar tree oil uses. Continue reading Cedar Tree Oil Uses
Cedar Oil Spray for Yards
Let’s face it; most of us dream of having a lush, green lawn that is free from insects, venomous snakes and other pests, but the fear of contaminating our lawns, our ground water, and exposing our pets and children to the highly toxic man made chemicals is often enough to cause many of us to simply mow and go. As a result, our lawns often fall victim to non-beneficial insects and the invasion of other pesky creatures causing them to be stressed and less healthy. Additionally, our pets and children pay the price of untreated lawns as well when they are exposed to the insect borne diseases and skin ailments that pest infestation brings. If you are fed up with allowing insects and other pests to overtake your lawn, but you want to avoid the harmful effects of toxic chemicals, you will be pleased to know that there is now an alternative. Continue reading Cedar Oil Spray for Yards
Cedar Oil Insect Repellant
Numerous studies in recent years have uncovered a variety of ailments and harmful effects that have occurred in both children and adults due to the use of harmful insect repellants that contain toxic man made chemicals. With all of the horror stories we see on the news about this very topic, it’s enough to make even the most dedicated outdoorsman stay inside. Continue reading Cedar Oil Insect Repellant
Doggie Alzheimer’s – Part Two
The pharmaceutical drug Anipryl (or generic selegiline) works to alter specific brain neurotransmitters. A standard treatment for Parkinson’s disease in people, it’s also been found to improve symptoms for some dogs with cognitive dysfunction syndrome (CDS). It’s estimated that 75% of treated dogs will show improvement in at least one clinical symptom within two months of therapy. Sounds impressive – but what this really means is that not all dogs will respond and results vary widely. This drugstore option is my Plan B. So let’s move on to Plan A.
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Bee-killing pesticide found in garden store plants
A type of pesticide that’s a focal point in the controversy over endangered honeybees has turned up in garden-store plants sampled by Friends of the Earth. Other bee experts say the pilot study on neonicotinoids adds an important twist to the plight of the bees—but stress that more rigorous research needs to be done. Read The full article…
Mass Honeybee Deaths: Getting Worse, Not Better.
Fido and the fourth of July jitters… Tips from Paula Tarifaj, DVM to keep your dog calm during the festivities.
While you may enjoy this spectator holiday, it’s often the worst day of the year for dogs panicked by loud unexpected noises. Read the full article…
Fireworks Season – help dogs cope and keep them safely indoors!
Dogs Can Lose Golden Years – Alzheimer’s explained – Part One
Senility, or old dog syndrome, was once a familiar way to describe the family dog that was starting to resemble an elderly grandparent’s strange lapse of memory and bouts of curious behavior.
Alzheimer’s Explained – Part One
How I Treat Itchy Smelly Dog Ears – Part 2, By Paula Terifaj, DVM of Dog Spa Resort
The microscopic presence of bacteria and yeast can easily be determined by taking a swab of the ear canal. Topical ear drops or ointments routinely prescribed are basically combo cocktails of antibiotics (to kill bacteria), antifungals (to kill yeast), and anti-inflammatory drugs like cortisone (necessary to dampen inflammation, stop the itch and reduce pain).
Part 2 on how to keep your dog’s ears healthy
More information on the gaps diet. Food for thought when considering the long term effects of modern science in our daily lives.
Itchy Painful Smelly Ears – possible fix for the pain of it all – Part 1
If you are dragging your dog to the vet for yet another round of ear cleanings, ear drops and other costly meds – read on. Some dogs are never “cured” from these frustrating bouts of ear scratching, head shaking and smelly ooze. But there is hope that you can lessen these painful episodes with routine care. – See more at: http://www.dogsparesort.com/how-i-treat-itchy-smelly-dog-ears-part-1#sthash.aCeWvDqI.dpuf
Read advice on how to keep your dog’s ears healthy from Paula Terifaj, DVM