Thursday, June 28, 2012

Do you use homeopathic remedies for your pets?

Do you use homeopathic remedies for your pets?

Through the years, I have learned to rely on homeopathics more and more for treating my pets.
My experience began mostly due to an emergency I had with one of my cats years ago. When we first got our little kitty Dexter he was very young. He was a rescue and we were pretty sure he wasn't even six weeks old. We waited over a month before giving him his first shots to be sure he was old enough. We took Dexter in on a Friday for his shots. By Saturday morning Dexter was super ill, he looked like he was dying, he was dehydrated, shriveled up and in tremendous pain. Our local vet was closed and the emergency vets expected full payment at time of service. At that time in our lives we didn't have the money for an emergency visit. 

Since my family has used homeopathic remedies for years I thought they might be good for my pets too. I hopped online and began searching for help for bad vaccine reactions in cats. Someone had shared they used a homeopathic remedy to save their cat for the same symptoms Dexter was having. I called my local health food store and ran and picked up the remedy.

Thuja saved Dexter's life. I put one little tablet up inside his gum line and dissolved one in his drinking water. With in 20 minutes we could see a visible difference. My girlfriend came over and was in disbelief at the difference. She really thought Dexter was a goner.

I've also used Arnica Montana for easing pain in my cats and dogs. Dogs can have aspirin but cat's cannot!
So Arnica Montana is a great alternative.

It's a good idea to add homeopathic remedies to your pet and personal first aid kits. They are small, easy to transport and very affordable.

Here are a few resources for treating your pet naturally.

Home Remedies For Dogs

Here's a place you can purchase affordable homeopathic remedies. I am not connected to this website I just want to make sure you have easy access to pet health care. Homeopathic Medicines For Pets.

Do you have a story how a homeopathic remedy helped your pets? Please share.

Disclaimer: I am not a vet. I am just simply sharing what worked for me. For medical advice call your vet. 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Baby Hummingbirds

You can probably tell we like Hummingbirds a lot. I found this video interesting because the mama Hummingbird created her nest out in the open. All the Hummingbirds where we live build their nests hidden in the bushes.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Hand Feeding Hummingbirds

Great video close up of some of the smallest birds on the planet. 

Homemade Hummingbird Food

One Part Sugar
Four Parts Water
Mix and add to hummingbird feeder. 
Skip the red dye it's not healthy for the birds.

Put sugar and water in a pan on the stove and bring to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes to kill any germs or bacteria that may be in the water. Let cool. Pour into hummingbird feeder. The red feeder will attract the birds.