Ticks and fleas, no chemicals for our dogs!

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I usually don´t promote products, but when I find something really good that actually works it is worth sharing with the rest of the world, right!?

When spring came my husband voiced his concern and said he´d rather not use “the chemical stuff” on our dogs this year against the ticks.
Of course he was right about that as a lot of the stuff we use on our dogs in the Western world against ticks even kills cats – would that not make you wonder what it does to your canine friend then!?

We used a combination of the tips given by Dr. Martin Goldstein in his book ” The Nature of Animal Healing – The Definitive Holistic Medicine Guide To Caring For Your Dog And Cat” – where he advices to use garlic and a brewers yeast stupplement in the diet daily and ” Natural Flea And Tick Defense” by Dr. Merocla Healthy Pets which we spray on the fur and massage in twice daily.

It “works like a train”, as they say here in The Netherlands when something is a huge success!

Of course we have the occasional tick here and there some days on the husky ladies, but we had that using the “chemical stuff” too.
Out of 7 days per week that we walk them outside in the woods ( 2-4 times per day), they might have 4 ticks per week between the two of them.

Yes, you might have to pay a customs fee when you order the spray to be shipped outside of the US but it´s all worth it to have our doggie friends happy and clean instead of sluggish from having their bodies spending more time cleaning out toxins than being a dog right?

A Street Cat Named Bob

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Ok, I never thought I´d write about books on this blog – but hey, you should never think “never”, right!?
And why not, there are so many great books out there, plus I really feel we should be sharing the great things around us instead of just listening to the glooming news on the TV, radio and online.

So, here´s a book for everyone out there – cat lovers, animal lovers in general and anyone who just loves to read a good book.

A Street Cat Named Bob is about, and written by, James Bowen. He lets us into his life on as well as just off the streets. Something most of us would never get to read about, as who would ever have thought about pitching a book about that subject?

James says more than once that Bob saved his life, and when you read the book you realize that it was not only Bob who saved James – it was the other way around as well.

What I love most about this book is the genuine connection between animal and human, pictured in day to day life, in a much harsher day to day life than most of us are used to or could imagine – and you feel the connection, the strengthening of the bond in every word, on every page.

It is just a really, really good read and so, so genuine (yes, I know I have used that word twice now, it really is the word describing this book the strongest way – genuine, genuine, genuine). It teaches us to live with gratitude and the importance of bonding with our teachers the animals, what they can teach us and how they can guide us to change into the best people we can possibly be.

Thank you James, and thank you Bob for letting us into your lives and sharing your wisdom!