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10 DIY Homemade Natural Dog Food Recipes

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Do you cook for your dogs? Many people have gotten started when one of their dogs gets sick and has tummy problems or medical reasons that they need homemade dog food.  But there is something amazing about sharing homemade yumminess with your most loyal companions.

It’s important to note that dogs have different nutrient requirements than humans for their proportional body size, such as:

  1. High-quality protein (meat, seafood, dairy or eggs)
  2. Fat (meat or oil)
  3. Carbohydrates (grains or vegetables)
  4. Calcium (dairy)
  5. Essential fatty acids (egg yolks or oatmeal)

DIY Homemade Dog Food by Damn Delicious

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It’s healthy, easy to make and inexpensive. This is also the perfect meal to make in large batches and then freeze as single servings you can thaw for days and days!



  • 1 1/2 cups brown rice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 pounds ground turkey
  • 3 cups baby spinach, chopped
  • 2 carrots, shredded
  • 1 zucchini, shredded
  • 1/2 cup peas, canned or frozen



  1. In a large saucepan of 3 cups water, cook rice according to package instructions; set aside.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add ground turkey and cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the turkey as it cooks.
  3. Stir in spinach, carrots, zucchini, peas and brown rice until the spinach has wilted and the mixture is heated through, about 3-5 minutes.
  4. Let cool completely.

Scooby’s Stew

This doggie style stew was created by Happy and Yummy


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Michelle knew she wanted to create something she could whip up once a week and serve all week and settled on a stew that that only takes about 15 minutes of prep and then 5-8 hours in a slow cooker. She says it stays fresh in the fridge for a couple of days and thaws beautifully while she makes human food the other nights of the week.


  • 1 1/2 cups brown rice
  • 2 carrots, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 zucchini, shredded
  • 3 pounds ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup peas, canned or frozen
  • 3 cups baby spinach, chopped


  • Place ingredients in slow cooker in order listed, covering chicken completely with vegetables
  • Cook 5 hours on high or 8 hours on low
  • Remove from slow cooker, shred chicken and stir into rice and veggie mixture until evenly distributed.
  • Store covered in fridge for up to three days or freeze in single-serve portions

Beef & Veggie Crockpot Creation by Damn Delicious

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This recipe is similar to the previous recipe by Damn Delicious, but these veggies will hold up a little better in the slow cooker.  It’s easy, it’s healthy, it’s nutritious, and you know exactly what’s going into your pup’s bowl. This recipe is also completely customizable to veggies that you have on hand – just be sure to double check what your pup can and can’t eat.


  • 2 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 1/2 cups brown rice
  • 1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped butternut squash
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped carrots
  • 1/2 cup peas, frozen or canned



  1. Stir in ground beef, brown rice, kidney beans, butternut squash, carrots, peas and 4 cups water into a 6-qt slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on low heat for 5-6 hours or high heat for 2-3 hours, stirring as needed.
  3. Let cool completely.

Turkey & Veggie Mash

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This recipe is made with 100% natural ingredients and the lean, ground turkey and nutrient rich veggies are sure to be a hit with your pup. The addition of Safflower oil is added to help give shine to your dog’s coat and provide needed fats for a healthy diet. It’s important to remember that when you consult your vet about making your own meals for your dog, that you ask about supplements that might work well for them as well, and anything else you might provide to be sure they’re receiving all the nutrients they need! This can differ a lot from dog to dog.


  • 2 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 1 cup cauliflower florets
  • 2 tablespoons raw turkey or chicken liver, finely diced or pureed
  • 1/2 zucchini, sliced
  • 2 medium carrots, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup broccoli florets


  • Add 1 1/2 cups water to a double boiler, place carrots in a steam basket over the pot and cover. Heat until boiling, reduce heat to a low boil and steam until carrots start to get tender, about 10 minutes. In the meantime, add the turkey and liver to a large skillet and cook on medium-high heat until done and there’s no more pink color. Drain off any fat and discard.
  • Add broccoli, cauliflower, and zucchini, and continue steaming until all vegetables are tender, but not mushy, about 6-8 minutes. Allow vegetables to cool slightly then either chop in a food processor use a knife. The size of the vegetables will depend on the consistency preferred. We usually pulse about three times in the food processor and get the vegetables to a finely chopped consistency, similar to canned dog food.
  • Add chopped vegetables to the turkey and liver, stir to combine. Add the olive oil and toss to combine with the turkey & veggie mixture. Allow to cool before dividing into freezer safe containers.

Homemade Meatballs for your Dog

Created by Sumika from the Mrs. Pacman Blog

HomeMade Meatballs for your furr babies

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Sumika created this recipe for her pup Maru, who had grown tired of her usual dry food diet.  She tried switching her to a wet food diet, but her pup had difficulty licking her mushy wet food which is where she came up with the Meatballs. This recipe is good for the use of pumpkin which is a stool softener for senior dogs and oat bran which is fiber to help with a healthy digestive system.


  • 10 lbs ground beef (lean)
  • 3 slices of bread, cubed small
  • 2 cups of oat bran
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 cans pumpkin puree
  • Some salt
  • 4 carrots, boiled/steamed and mashed
  • Flour
  • Leaves of 4 kale stalk chopped finely


  • Put all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix them all together and form them into any size of balls you’d like.
  • Dredge the balls lightly in the flour, shaking off any excess.
  • Put them in 400-degree oven until done. Bake time will depend on the size of your balls; usually mine only take about 25 min. (Mine are about the size of a muscadine or those donut holes)

Dinner Layer Cake for your pet

Wag the Dog UK is a blog run by Maggie the Beagle and Trina Cooper


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This is the perfect thing to whip up for a doggie birthday party! Like chicken pot pie without the crust.


  • 1 kg (2.2 lbs) Chicken
  • 1 medium Apple
  • 1/2 cup of carrots
  • 1 Egg shell and all
  • 1/2 cup of peas
  • 1 cup of Brown rice
  • 1/2 cup of sweet corn


  • Preheat oven to 170º C
  • Pop the chopped carrots, peas, and sweetcorn in a pot to cook and soften.
  • Peel and chop apple into small pieces
  • Minced the chicken in a food processor or just buy it already minced
  • Cook brown rice according to package
  • Mush vegetable mix
  • Pulverize a whole egg so that shell is totally crushed.
  • Blend chopped apple, egg and chicken together in a mixing bowl
  • Mix vegetable melee and rice together in bowl


  • Grease a cake pan or line with baking paper.
  • Take 1/2 of chicken mixture and place in bottom of cake pan.
  • Take about 2/3 of the veggie and rice mix and place on top of chicken base
  • use the rest of chicken mixture and place on top of the veggie and rice mix
  • Top up the cake with the last of the veggie mixture
  • Pop it into your pre-heated oven and cook for 35 minutes or until juices run clear
  • Let cool and then remove from pan and slice a piece of posh chicken heaven for your dog.

Crunchy Kibble

By the Knot and The Bump blog The Nest.

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crunchy kibble DIY Dog Food

This recipe is perfect for the pup who just so happens to love their standard dry food and for whom you’d just like to fancy-up the old standby.


  • 6 cups of flour — white, whole wheat or oat
  • 3 large eggs or four medium eggs
  • 1 cup of powdered milk
  • 1/3 cup baking oil
  • 2 mixing bowls
  • 2-1/2 cups of milk, broth or water
  • 2 wooden spoons


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray a cookie sheet with a light coating of baking spray and set it aside.
  • Pour the flour and powdered milk into a mixing bowl. Stir with a wooden spoon to combine the ingredients and set the bowl aside.
  • Mix the eggs, baking oil and liquid choice in the second mixing bowl with a wooden spoon until the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  • Combine the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients and mix into a thick, moist dough, like bread. Add any additional ingredients that you wish to mix in, such as the cheese, shredded meat, pureed fruits or vegetables. If the dough is too dry, add some additional liquid; if it is too wet, add some additional flour to get a smooth consistency.
  • Use the wooden spoon to spread the kibble dough onto the greased cookie sheet until it is approximately one-half inch thick. Place the tray in the oven.
  • Bake the dog food for approximately 45 minutes until it is brown and firm to the touch. Pull the cookie sheet from the oven and allow to cool.
  • Remove the baked “cookie” from the tray and break it into bite-sized pieces for your dog. Store the crunchy dog food in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Chicken and Rice Balls

From a blog called Mommy? I’m Hungry!

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These chicken rice balls are gorgeous and full of so many things your pups will love – chicken, sweet potatoes and eggs. Yum!


  • 4-5 C. cooked brown rice
  • 16 oz frozen peas
  • 2 plain whole chickens, about 4 lbs each
  • 2 small bunches fresh parsley leaves
  • 2 medium orange sweet potatoes (yams), chopped
  • 2 small-medium bunches kale, stems removed
  • 8 whole carrots, chopped
  • 8 eggs


  • Roast chicken in 350′ oven for about 1 hour 25 minutes or until juices run clear. As chickens are roasting, cook the rice (4 C. water & 2 C. rice) and let cool.
  • Peel and chop yams, and carrots, add to a large stock pot with about 1/2 cup water. Add in peas, kale and apple. Allow to boil then simmer until carrots and yams are tender, about 30 minutes. Transfer with a slotted spoon to remove any liquid to a food processor, add fresh parsley and pulse until pureed.
  • Cook scrambled eggs, plain.
  • Cool chicken, then pick apart and add meat to a large stand mixer. On medium speed, mix until chicken is shredded. Add in cooled rice, veggie puree and eggs. Using an ice cream scooper, scoop out portions onto a lined baking sheet. Flash freeze then place portions in a freezer safe container/baggie.
  • To use, keep a day or two worth in your fridge to thaw. I microwave thawed portions for 22 seconds, frozen for about 45 seconds. Feed to your furry baby.

Woof Loaf

Created By Popsugar

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Loafs are a great way to ensure ease of making while stockpiling a large amount of food for the week and turkey and veggies with eggs and oats are a great combo for most canine pals.


  • 1-pound lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrots
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup peas
  • 3 hard-boiled eggs


  • Preheat your oven to 350ºF. In a bowl, mix together the lean ground turkey, chopped carrots, and peas. Both are healthy for cats and dogs, giving them the nutrition they need for strong eyes and good digestion.
  • Add the oats and eggs. Mix until the loaf mixture comes together. Oats help your pet’s coat shine, and eggs offer extra protein. Lightly grease a loaf pan with olive oil and then add half the mixture to the pan.
  • Place the three hard-boiled eggs along the center of the loaf and then cover with the other half of the ground turkey mixture. Pop in the oven and bake for 45 minutes.
  • Cut a half-inch slice from the cooled loaf and offer it to your pet. He’ll be woofing for seconds! If feeding a slice to your feline, it’s a good idea to chop it up before adding it to her feeding dish.

Mini Omelette Treats for your Dog

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dog-treat-recipe-omelettesThis healthy recipe is incredibly easy to make and can be whipped up at a moment’s notice. It is also incredibly versatile — not a fan of green pepper? Simply replace it with tomato instead, or broccoli or shaved smoked ham. Whatever your little pupster loves to gobble up! The egg offers your pup a wonderful protein boost, but just be sure that the egg is cooked all the way through as uncooked eggs can cause an upset stomach for canines.


  • 2 organic eggs
  • green pepper, diced
  • smoked salmon, thinly sliced
  • 1 oven-safe ramekin


  • Lightly grease ramekin with a small drizzle of olive oil. Crack eggs directly into ramekin.
  • Stir thoroughly with a fork until combined.
  • Bake at 350 F for 10 to 12 minutes or until browned on top and cooked completely.
  • Allow to cool and serve.



10 DIY Homemade Dog Food Recipes – Natural Health for your Dog

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Natural Pet Pee Repellent

Natural Pet Pee Repellent

Natural Pet Pee Repellent
Natural Pet Pee Repellent

Is your pet inappropriately urinating inside? There are 2 types of house soiling. Behavioral house soiling and health problem induced soiling. Behavioral house soiling is what happens when there is no underlying medical problem causing your pet to urinate.

If your pet is behaviorally house soiling, we have a natural pet pee repellent.

Mix 2 cups water with 2 cups of white vinegar.

Add 2 table spoons of lemon juice.

Spray this mix on the spot 3-4 times a week.

The smell is okay for humans, and repellent for pets.

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Reduce the Toxicity in Your Pet’s Life

We are completely inundated by toxins all around us. While some of us are trying everything possible to reduce the toll that toxins can take on our bodies, we don’t always consider the same things for our pets. The thing is, toxins can have a profound effect on your pet’s health. Here are some ways that you can reduce the toxicity in your pet’s life.

Say no to plasticGet rid of the plastic!

Get rid of all the plastic toys, bowls or any accessory that is plastic. Specifically, those with Bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalates. Chew toys that are made from hard plastic and vinyl contain them. They have been linked to a number of health issues including altered hormones, impaired development of reproductive organs, decreased fertility and cancers in humans and rodents. The US and Europe have banned some phthalates in children’s toys.  You may want to check furniture, carpets for BPA which can throw your pet’s immune system out of whack and affect their fertility as well. Look for environmentally friendly toys made from cotton and hemp.

organic dog foodMake sure your dog has Clean water and Better Food

While pets may have a stronger immune system and digestive system than humans, the quality of food they eat and water they drink will have an effect on their body. Consider investing in a filter system to make sure that your pet has access to the cleanest freshest water.  Next look at what you are feeding them. While looking at the label you should be able to determine how many chemicals are used in the pet food. Natural and organic pet foods are one of the best ways you can detoxify your pet’s life.


car exhaustReduce their exposure to outdoor pollutants

Do you walk your pet on crowded streets or next to heavy traffic? Consider the pollution at ground level. Avoid walking your pet during peak traffic times and take them directly to a park or other open area where the air quality is better. Make sure you aren’t using artificial pesticides on your lawn. Dogs are very sensitive to these and it could lead to disease.


toxins in your houseConsider the toxicity inside your home

Some animals are more sensitive to artificial fragrances and perfumes.  Also consider the cleaning products you use. Are they toxic to children and pets? You should also consider cutting back on smoking inside the home. Breathing in second hand smoke is just as bad for your pet as it is for someone else. Do you really want to be responsible for giving your pet cancer later in life?  There are many companies that manufacture all natural cleaning products and they are just as effective as the chemical products.

pet grooming Grooming your Pet Regularly

Grooming helps to promote good health. Give your cat or dog a daily brush and their coat will be in great condition. It’s also recommended to give your dog a bath with natural shampoo monthly to remove any chemical reside that they may have picked up on their skin or coat. Just don’t bathe too often because it can reduce the coat’s natural oils and cause skin problems.

Reducing the toxicity in your pet’s life is very simple. Follow these tips to improve your pet’s quality of life while reducing the level of toxicity in their system.  To reduce the stress in your pets life you can also consider Pet Stress Relief.  For Immune Support for your Dogs and Cats, try our Pet Max Immune Forte™, probiotics that have a 5 way pet natural immune support for improved intestinal balance.

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What are the benefits of giving supplements to your pet?

supplements for your pet

Have you been considering giving your pet natural pet supplements and wondering if it is right for your pet?  Just like human supplements, there is no shortage of options available to pets.  Sometimes it can be overwhelming if you don’t know what they are intended for?  So we are going to take a look at the benefits of giving supplements to your pet.

If You Aren’t Sure, Ask.

While most of the pet supplements on the market are perfectly safe, some can cause harm if not used properly.  Giving your animal to much of something such as calcium can cause more harm than good.  By giving them too much calcium, it can actually cause them skeletal problems. If you give them too much vitamin D it can lead to loss of appetite and muscle atrophy.

A Healthy Diet is Important

Don’t look at natural supplements as a way to meet your dog or cat’s health and nutritional needs.  A healthy balanced diet should always be first. Supplements should be used to fill in gaps or help with specific issues.  If their current food isn’t fulfilling their dietary requirements, you should find something new. Natural Pet Suppliments

Issues and Ailments

There are some typical issues and ailments that natural pet supplements can be beneficial for.  They can help with inflammation, pain, and digestive problems.  Other issues they can be helpful for are immune system deficiencies, skeletal isues, joint pain and inflammation, mouth and gum disease, hair loss and arthritis.

Making Homemade Dog Food

It’s so good to see pet owners today focusing more on the health and nutritional needs of their pet.  Some owners are even making their own pet food.  This gives them the opportunity to add various supplements to ensure their pets needs are met and they know exactly what is going into their pets food.  A simple search on the internet will give you all kinds of ideas and recipes for home-0made food.  It’s then up to you to decide what vitamins to include. homemade dog food

Pet Supplements Common today

With the large amount of supplements available to pets these days, it won’t be long until we see health food stores specifically for animal needs.  There are a few common supplements that you will see time and time again.  These are helpful and versatile and most pets will can benefit from them at some point during their lives.

Chondroitin: Typically, you will see Chondroitin mixed with Glucosamine.  Both animals and people can benefit from these supplements to decrease pain and inflammation that is commonly associated with osteoarthritis. Which is common for pets when the age.Natural pet supplements for older dogs

Fish Oil: This can be extremely beneficial for pets that suffer from arthritis or skin allergies. Studies have shown that dogs who are taking steroids for allergies have actually been able to decrease the dosage when taking fish oil.  Using steroids over a long period of time can cause issues.  It’s safer and healthier to find an alternative solution.

Glucosamine:  Similarly with Chondroitin, glucosamine is used to help reduce inflammation and pain that affects mobility.  It helps to rebuild damaged cartilage and can actually slow down the progress of arthritis.  Make sure to check with your vet for dosage amounts for maximum benefits.

Probiotics:  Probiotics aren’t just good for people; they are also important for pets.  They are the friendly bacteria that you find in the gastrointestinal system and play a very important role in digesting food.  They help build up your pet’s immune system and help them fight off pathogens.  If your animal is suffering from diarrhea or upset stomach they may be missing probiotics.  It’s best to see your vet to rule out anything serious before giving them probiotics.Natural Pet Stress Relief

  • Pet Max Immune Forte™ was selected for its specific immune maintenance characteristics.  When combined, these components contribute to comprehensive pet natural immune support for all dog and cat breeds.
  • Pet Stress Relief™ is nearly the perfect supplement for tuning up your pet’s health, immune function and providing ongoing support against illness and disease.
  • Pet Natural Anal Gland Relief™: supports healthy evacuation with organic oat bran flour coupled with immediate immune support while probiotics help relieve cat and dog anal gland inflammation and itching.  It can help prevent your pet from butt scooting.

There are many benefits to giving supplements to your pet. Just make sure to give them the correct dosage and the right supplement to help them with specific problems they may be experiencing. If you are uncertain about anything, ask your vet.

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Caring for Your Senior Pet’s Health Naturally

Caring for Your Senior Pet’s Health Naturally

Caring for your senior pet's health

We are all getting older, including our pets. And just like humans, dogs and cats are prone to a number of medical problems as they get older. With diet, supplements, and extra care, many conditions can be prevented, delayed, or managed, for the best possible quality of life for your pet throughout the senior years. Here are a few of the health issues you may run into as your pet ages, and some things you can do treat them naturally:


Many older pets eventually develop arthritis. You might see your pet “slowing down,” or “a little stiff,” and some even have sleep disturbances because they just can’t get comfortable.  This may be a sign of joint disease. If your pet has extra weight, it can make arthritis worse, so a good weight loss program is needed. A high protein diet helps protect lean muscle mass while shedding fat. Proper weight and moderate exercise are the keys to comfort.

There are joint protectors and anti-inflammatories that can help, and they include glucosamine, chondroitin sulfate, and MSM (methyl-sulfonyl-methane); all of which can be added to wet food. Other herbs and minerals may also be helpful. Antioxidants provide good anti-inflammatory action and pain relief. It may take 3-5 weeks for improvement to be noticeable.

Slower Digestive System

As pets get older they experience a decreased ability to digest and metabolize protein and fat that occurs with age. Older pets need better quality protein. Wet foods are ideal for older cats and dogs such as food in cans or pouches, as well as frozen raw diets. These foods are easier to digest, and much more palatable. By adding digestive enzymes and probiotics will help your pet get the most nutrition from food.

Kidney Disease

Our pet’s kidneys have a lot of responsibility, and they work hard 24/7. Over time, the cells die and get replaced by scar tissue. When 75% of kidney function is irreversibly lost, signs of kidney disease occur.

You may hear from friends and even from vets that protein is bad for the kidneys. But dietary protein has nothing to do with the development of kidney disease in dogs or cats. In fact, it is recommended that older pets without pre-existing kidney disease, should eat canned food or other high protein, high moisture diets.

Antioxidants and Omega-3 fatty acids (fish oil or cod liver oil) are proven to be highly beneficial for pets with kidney disease. There is new evidence that probiotics can also be helpful. There are also specific kidney support products available.

Dental Disease

Proper teeth care in senior pets Australian shepherd with toothbrush

Dental Disease is one of the most common problems that vets see in dogs and cats. It often begins by the tender age of 3 – and just gets worse from there! Many dogs and cats are quiet or stoic about pain, and problems such as abscessed teeth or oral tumors can be missed. It is recommended to take your older pet in for a thorough checkup twice a year instead of just once. Try to brush your pet’s teeth at home, or use one of the products that help minimize plaque.


Half of dogs over age 10 will develop cancer, the most frightening disease of all. At its most basic, cancer is the result of immune system failure which is the result of poor diet, over-vaccination, genetics, and environmental factors. Keeping your pet’s immune system in peak condition is fundamental to good health overall, but given the role it may play in so many degenerative diseases, including cancer, is just good sense. Besides exercise, fresh air, and great nutrition, there are supplements especially designed for immune support.

Our pets are getting older, but with diet, supplements, and extra care, many conditions can be prevented, delayed, or managed, for the best possible quality of life for your pet.

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Pets Are People Too!

pets are people too

We love them, in fact many of us can’t live without them.  They’re cute, cuddly and trusted companions…not to mention beloved members of the family.  Pets are people too!

Yet, as hard as all of us try to protect our dogs, cats and other pets from germs and many other potential threats to their health, we cannot always do so.  After all, pets have a way of sticking their noses into everything.  And many times they can ingest foreign materials that can be hazardous to their bodies.

Our product called Max Immune Forte is the result of our working with veterinarians to formulate a special supplement….made specifically for pets…that provides natural immediate immune support, improved intestinal balance and supports long-term pet health.

Max Immune Forte contains a specially formulated blend of Del-Immune V, probiotic formulation, colostrum, Beta Glucan Powder and whey protein powder that brings the same immune support to your pet as it does to you!  First-milking colostrum, the immune supporting magic found in mother’s milk, modulates and improves the immune system.  What’s more, whey protein powder is a readily digestible protein supplement that has many immune boosting properties.Max Immune Forte


Pets are people too not to mention beloved members of the family! Choose our natural pet health care products for fast acting natural immune support.

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Improving Your Pet’s Health Naturally

Owning a Pet Improves Your Health, Why Not Return the Favor?

By owning a pet, it can decrease depression, anxiety and stress, it can lower your blood pressure, improve your immunity and even decrease your risk of heart attack and stroke. One study from Loyola University found that people who use pet therapy when recovering from surgery may need significantly less pain meds than people who did not have pet therapy. People that have pets are less harried, and there is more laughter in their life.

Since pets are beloved family members and living a healthy lifestyle is something your pets will benefit from too, enjoy these all natural pet remedies to help your pets live healthier happier lives.

  1. Cats are naturally prone to bladder and urethra issues. If yours is so, unsweetened cranberry juice to the rescue. Cranberry increases urine acidity resulting in a reduced chance of blockages or infections. You can add cranberry powder to food, or cranberry juice to the water, or give your cat a cranberry capsule. Ask your vet about proper dosages.    Cats are naturally prone to bladder and urethra issues.
  2. Use Epsom Salt for Sprains and Strains – If your dog is limping, they may have strained or sprained something playing too hard. Add 1/2 cup of Epsom salt to a warm bath and let your dog soak for five minutes. You can also soak a washcloth in warm water mixed with Epsom Salt and apply to affected area.                                                                                      Use Epsom Salt for Dog Sprains and Strains
  3. If your dog is suffering from hot spots or irritation on the face it could be due to their food or water bowl. Plastic can harbor bacteria and be irritating to the skin.  Also make sure to wash their bowls thoroughly once a week.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Dog face
  4. Keep the flea population down in your yard with nematode worms which are available at garden shops and pet stores. They like to eat flea larva.  By keeping them in the garden it can help keep flea populations controlled.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Keep the flea population down in your yard
  5. If your pet’s skin is itching, try using baby oatmeal or fine grind your own and add a little water to make a paste. Leave on for 10 minutes and rinse with warm water. If your pet’s skin is itching, try using baby oatmeal
  6. Pet stress can be caused by many things, such as being separated from owners, a change in diet, coping with other animals (or humans), or changes in routines. Poor nutrition and infections also contribute. Stress can be tough on non-complaining pets. Just like humans, our pets experience immune issues caused by stress in their lives. While human reactions to stress may be obvious, immune system problems for our pets are much subtler. But according to Dr. Steven Sanderlin, DMV, when a pet is under stress, immune support is one of the FIRST areas of their health to be affected. Pet Stress Relief™ is an excellent supplement for tuning up your pet’s health, immune function and providing ongoing support against illness and disease.   Pet Stress pet stress relief
  7. Protect your dog’s health from unnatural chemicals by making your own dog shampoo. When you make your own, you know what’s in it, that it’s made with love not to mention cost effective.  Some of the basic ingredients in dog shampoo are castile soap, lavender essential oil to combat fleas, coconut oil and rosemary for moisture and distilled white vinegar to remove smells.  WARNING: avoid penny-royal and tea tree oils as they can be harmful to dogs.                                                                                                                                                making your own dog shampoo
  8. Calming your cat. Catnip may sound a little crazy since it’s known to rile up Mad Max but after he hangs from the ceiling and races around the room at mock speed he will be worn out and calm. Valerian is an herb that mimics catnip except that after the hyper kitty calms down, he may also fall asleep.  This herb has also been used for humans as a remedy for insomnia.  Dried Chamomile acts on the same parts of the brain and nervous system as anti-anxiety drugs do. It promotes relaxation and reduces stress. Dried form of herbs is safest for kitty use. To prevent her from eating the leaves and flowers, put them inside of a tube collar or make a tiny toy “pillow” with the herbs inside. Kitty will still benefit from the relaxing qualities and be kept safe from ingesting them. Please remember that teas are best left to humans whose systems are more tolerant of steeped herbs and essential oils should never be used on cats due to their liver functioning, which makes it difficult (if not impossible) to break down the compounds and can lead to serious illness or death. Calming your cat with Catnip
  9. Just like people, pets on antibiotics may have stomach problems as the medication wipes out beneficial bacteria as well as the sinister ones. Pets need wholesome intestinal flora to thrive and maintain a healthy digestive and immune system. A well-balanced intestinal tract can optimize an animal’s vigor at any stage of life. Supporting a pet’s bowel health is a significant way to protect him or her from numerous health issues related to imbalances of normal intestinal flora. Try Pet Max Immune Forte, a Five-Way Natural Immune Support for Improved Intestinal Balance                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       max immune forte