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A Happy Ending!

2 December, 2019

This is one of those cases where there was a simple answer to a seemingly complex problem. “Jenny from Calm Healthy Horses saved my beautiful horses life.I honestly can’t thank her enough for what she has done.10 months ago my horse got extremely sick, swollen sheath, his legs, stomach, chest were so swollen skin was hanging.He was lumpy, scabby and all his hair had fallen out, he was so itchy he would run around the paddock after me in hope I would scratch him. He was absolutely miserable my poor boy, it broke my heartI spent thousands of dollars on…

Diatomaceous Earth Uses

22 November, 2019

What is it? There are two different grades of Diatomaceous earth (DE); Food grade and Pool grade. Food grade diatomaceous earth is safe to use for the home, yards, and animals. Pool grade diatomaceous earth is altered by high heat and is only safe to use in pools. This should never be given to animals.   DE is a naturally occurring siliceous sedimentary mineral compound from remains of tiny  fossilized water plants called diatoms.  These plants have been part of the earth’s ecology since prehistoric times. 30 million years ago the diatoms built up into deep, chalky deposits of diatomite. The diatoms…

Equine Heat Stress – How to avoid

10 November, 2019

During Summer with scorching temperatures it is important to avoid equine heat stress. It is all about your horse being able to maintain his core body temperature close to 37.5C. This he can efficiently do on his own under most environmental conditions provided he has choices, for example access to shade and a clean trough that dispenses nice, cool water. Heat stress is the result of a build-up of heat in the horse’s body, usually due to some impediment to the normal sweating process.  In the horse, sweating is the most important means of reducing core body temperature. It works…

Turmeric for Health

21 October, 2019

Most people are familiar with the turmeric spice used in Indian and Asian cooking. Turmeric is a member of the ginger family, a native to middle eastern and southeast Asian countries. It has been used in cooking for thousands of years and has been widely used in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine for centuries for its many health benefits. The active ingredient is curcumin which is an anti-inflammatory and is therefore a great food additive for pets as well as people. Curcumin may also help to stimulate bile production which can help the liver to process fats and remove waste from…

Vegan / Vegetarian Diet for Dogs

6 August, 2019

Dogs can survive on quite a varied diet as long as they get all the essential nutrients they require. Cats, however are strict carnivores and cannot survive on a vegan diet without risk of health issues long term. They have difficulty absorbing some essential nutrients from plant sources. It is not only harmful to their health, but I believe it is cruel to deprive them of their natural food source. To raise dogs on a vegan diet does take a bit more time and effort but it can be done as long as you ensure they are getting their nutritional…

Rejuvenate your Dog with Hemp oil Elixir!

9 April, 2019

What is Hemp Oil Elixir? Canine Hemp Oil Elixir is a rejuvenation formula made of pure and unrefined hemp seed oil. This elixir is a thicker, more concentrated oil that contains a higher Omega-3 content, more fatty acids and a higher protein concentration than Canine Hemp Oil. Providing a natural nutrient boost, this product is perfect for giving your dog the extra edge they need to get through their day. What is Hemp Oil Elixir used for?Just about everything! This formula is designed for dogs that need a little extra loving in their daily life. JOINT PAINS Does your elderly…

Natural Stress Relief For Animals

5 March, 2019

While most of us know the impact of high stress levels on our own health, many people never stop and think about whether our animals are also suffering from similar stresses. With a busy lifestyle you may get stressed out over traffic, work pressures, finances, world events or family problems and although animal’s lives are much more simplified, they can also be filled with everyday stress. Many people still believe that animals do not have the same feelings and emotions as we do, because they don’t talk or cry, but this doesn’t mean they don’t suffer in silence. To try…

Anal Gland Problems in Dogs

19 February, 2019

Anal Gland Problems in Dogs can affect all ages and breeds leading to blocked or infected anal glands.  These two small glands are located on either side of the anus, and are scent glands used for marking territory and recognition. They would normally empty naturally when the dog has a bowel movement, but when stools are too thin or soft, then they may not express fully and can become impacted, which may lead to an infection if left untreated. Blocked or impacted anal glands may be caused by – Constipation from lack of fibre or roughage in the diet. Infrequent…

Equine Hoof Abscess

14 February, 2019

What causes an equine hoof abscess and what is the best method of dealing with one to help your horse recover faster? 1. What is a Hoof Abscess A hoof abscess is a localized bacterial infection in the sensitive structures of the hoof. Purulent fluid (pus) is produced as a reaction by the horse’s body to the infection. The pus accumulates between the keratinized and germinal layers of the hoof wall. Since the hoof cannot expand, the increased pressure of pus collecting within the hoof capsule causes significant pain. The pus will take the path of least resistance to relieve…

Natural Solutions for Worms in Dogs & Cats

24 July, 2018

Intestinal worms are relatively common in all animals and it is important to keep parasite numbers down as a heavy worm burden can cause a variety of health issues for your animals. Using drugs and chemicals is not the only solution and there are Natural Solutions for Worms in Dogs & Cats. One of the most important preventative measures is a strong, healthy immune system, and the best way to strengthen their immune system is to feed a balanced fresh raw food diet. Healthy animals have natural defenses against parasites and recent studies have shown that having a small number…

Improve Joint Mobility and Reduce Pain Naturally without side effects!

24 July, 2018

Does your older dog show signs of stiffness or reluctance to exercise as much as they used to? Is your aged cat struggling to jump up on high furniture like they have in the past? Or maybe your senior horse is not moving as freely or takes longer to warm up in the cold weather. These may all be signs that your older animal’s joints are becoming stiff, sore and inflamed. Most pain-relieving drugs have side effects, especially when used long term, however there are a number of natural alternatives (see below) that we have had excellent results with. We…

Natural Approach for Digestive Upsets in Cats

23 July, 2018

Do you find your cat often regurgitates her dinner shortly after feeding? Or perhaps she sometimes suffers from a sudden bout of diarrhoea, that you just can’t quite get to the bottom of (if you’ll excuse the pun!)? Or maybe she loses her appetite occasionally, no matter how much you tempt her with her favourite food? Below is a Natural Approach for Digestive Upsets in Cats… If you have experienced any of the above issues with your cat, you’re not alone. Just like us humans, dogs, cats, rabbits and even our avian friends can suffer from many different types of…

Travel Anxiety – How to avoid the stress.. and the mess!

6 June, 2018

Travel Anxiety – How to avoid the stress.. and the mess! It’s a warm, sunny day so you and your dog have hopped in the car and are heading to the park. Suddenly, Fido doesn’t look so good and before you have time to pull in, his breakfast has been decanted unceremoniously all over your back seat. Pet motion sickness and travel anxiety is an all too familiar story and in extreme cases it can severely limit the experiences that we can enjoy with our dogs. No more hiking weekends away with your four legged friend. No more trips to…

Why do dogs eat grass?

4 April, 2018

If you’ve ever wondered…. Why do dogs eat grass? Well, there are a few reasons and we have outlined some of the common reasons below: 1.. Dogs may eat grass to purge their system Dogs will occasionally eat large amounts of grass to make themselves throw up. If they seek out any type of grass or weeds frantically then this is most often due to – ·         Gastrointestinal upset ·         Nausea ·         Gas or bloating ·         They have eaten something they shouldn’t have ·         A virus or bacteria After they consume a large amount of grass, they will vomit. It’s…

Help with ‘puddle problems’ Urinary Incontinence

21 March, 2018

Does your dog or cat need help with ‘puddle problems’ Urinary incontinence ? A damp and smelly pet, or a pet who doesn’t quite make it to the litter box or garden can become a frustration, and the constant washing and deodorising can become a burden for the household dealing with the issue. What Is Urinary Incontinence? This “leaky” problem is basically the loss of bladder control in your pet. The severity can range from occasional light leakage and dampness, to the point where they can’t hold on to alleviate themselves in the right spot – outside for dogs or…

Tips on Giving Herbal Remedies to Your Dog or Cat

15 March, 2018

We have listed some of our tips on giving herbal remedies to your dog or cat. The easiest way to give herbs or supplements to your pets is by mixing them into your dog or cats food. However, some cats or fussy dogs can smell anything added to their food and will refuse to eat it. So if you need to administer remedies regularly, this can become very distressing for both the animal and yourself. Once they see you with the bottle, they run a mile and hide! If your animal is unwell or super fussy, then it’s best not…

Is Your Horse Foot-Sore?

20 October, 2016

If you answered YES, then read on to find out why… You may be using an experienced farrier who is trimming your horse regularly every 5 or 6 weeks yet your horse has sore feet a lot of the time. Even when ridden over rough surfaces regularly, why is it that sometimes your horse can trot easily over firm ground and other times they are struggling to walk on anything firmer than sand or soft grass? Each time the farrier comes, you hope they don’t go lame after a trim or you end up putting shoes on because you can’t seem…

Raw Feeding for Dogs & Cats – A Vet’s Perspective

28 July, 2016

Feeding Raw for Dogs & Cats – A Vet’s perspective by Dr Bruce Syme BVSc(Hons) Gastric Acidity, Digesting Bones, Gut Transit Time and Salmonella There has been much debate about the “potential” dangers of feeding bones to dogs, and also of the potential risks of food poisoning and salmonella infection that the feeding of raw meat to dogs and cats may carry. So it may be of interest to note that much of this information, or mis-information, relates back to the very nature of the gastric environment of the dog and cat, which in turn, is directly related to diet. The…

Grass Affected Horse? How do you know if it is the grass?

17 May, 2016

If its Autumn or Spring, the risk is highest but certain grasses, supplements and feeds can affect some horses all year long. A ‘Grass affected horse’ is one where one or multiple aspects of their diet are adversely affecting their health and behavior. This usually originates from the forage (grass) but can be further exacerbated by the addition of other potassium rich feeds to their diet. The fastest way to create a ‘Grass Affected’ horse is to graze them on dairy pasture or other pasture that has been fertilized with potash, super-phosphate, DAP, Urea, NPK etc. This is enough to create a ‘Grass Affected’ horse…

Pottenger Cat Study

15 April, 2016

The Pottenger cat study came about like many great discoveries, Dr Francis M Pottenger accidentally found that his laboratory cats were noticeably healthier when fed on a diet of raw meats rather than cooked meats. Dr Pottenger, a human doctor, was involved in using cats to assess the potency of adrenal extracts for use in human medicine. Pottenger’s cats were fed on table scraps from the local restaurant. When the restaurant closed during the off season, he was forced to source his meat scraps directly from the local abbatoir (which came raw). During the time he was feeding the raw…

Loyalty Rewards

13 January, 2016

Greenpet’s loyalty rewards program allows Greenpet customers to receive discounts by simply ordering online and accumulating reward points. Accumulated points can be used as dollar value discounts on any future orders. You will need to sign up as a customer or login with your existing customer account details to earn points. (Points cannot be earned if you purchase items via guest checkout.) Earn 50 points when you sign up. Earn 1 point per $1 spent online (excluding freight). You can also earn points by leaving an online review – Earn up to 500 reward points (value of $5) for sharing…

Blessed Herbs: 6 reasons to Colon Cleanse

24 September, 2015

The world is full of toxins. We’re not just talking fast food and car exhaust. As a member of the human race we spend our entire lives inhaling preservatives, pesticides, chemical fertilizers, artificial additives, excessive stress, and a constant attack of foreign chemicals. To get out ahead in a tough economy we’re working harder and faster—so are our bodies. What’s an organ gotta do to get a vacation? Here’s a look at just some of the benefits of colon cleansing. Eliminate Junk Food Cravings According to Scripps Research Institute, the brain responds to junk food the same way it does…

Guinea Pigs- Natural Diet

9 September, 2015

Natural Diet for Guinea Pigs (CAVIES) Guinea pigs are vegetarians and require a regular intake of fresh grass, fruit, vegetables and roughage to stay healthy. They are a grazing animal and require constant access to fresh grass and other flowers, herbs and roughage. A movable lawn cage or better still a securely fenced area in the garden is ideal for guinea pigs to allow access to green grass daily, which can supply vitamins essential to their diet. It is important though, to ensure that guinea pigs are not put out to graze in areas which may contain poisonous weeds as they may eat them if little else…

All Things Natural For Animals!

9 September, 2015

The Best Care For Your Pet! At Greenpet we are constantly adding to our range of products and search all over Australia and overseas for the finest natural products to help improve the health of your animals. We do not use anything that contains preservatives, artificial ingredients or other nasties and our products are tested on humans, not animals. Greenpet also provides a range of services such as naturopathic consultations, animal communication, allergy testing, hair mineral analysis and much more.