Find out about all of our favorite natural health products.
D-Lectables are the first in a line of unique and delicious natural food products for dogs and cats manufactured under the Animal Doctor label. Each item will fill a needed niche in the pet food or supplement industry. You can trust the safety and efficacy as they have been formulated by Dr. Jodie, a respected and experienced holistic veterinarian, and these products have been tested on clinic pets and patients!
Furfume is a unique essential oil spray that can deter summer pests and is safe to apply to the coat of puppies, cats or adult dogs. The oils used in this formulation are therapeutic grade and commonly used on humans. Animal Doctor clientele have raved about the wonderful aroma and ease of use of Furfume for years. Recently, Furfume has been re-packaged and released for country-wide distribution.
These yummy treats look like licorice.
Dogs, and even some cats, love them.
These treats are unique, delicious and useful!
The green, ribbed chewy tubes are stuffed with toothpaste.
The ridges are abrasive to tooth surfaces. The outside is green due to its chlorophyll content.
This substance is anti-inflammatory and freshens breath.
Other healthy flavorings are cinnamon, vanilla and clove.
Clove is antimicrobial.
The “Must Have” Supplement for Your Dog or Cat
What do itchy, dry skin, sore, inflamed joints and hairballs on your carpet all have in common? Quite possibly, there is a pet in your home who is deficient in omega-3 fats.
Scratching, redness and a burning sensation on the skin or in the joints are evidence of inflammation. Many sources attest that omega-3 fatty acids are critical to the body’s anti-inflammatory mechanisms.
Not all omega-3 fats are the same. Some come from plants such as flax. These are primarily ALA which must be converted to EPA and DHA by an enzyme to be useful. Cats do not have this converting enzyme and for dogs this conversion is inefficient. Thus, a better source of omega-3 fats for carnivores would be an animal tissue. Think about what would occur in nature. Would a cat catch a fish or gather flax?
According to Dr. Mercola,world reknown naturopath doctor, ” krill oil is clearly your best option when it comes to obtaining important high quality animal based omega-3 fats. It contains essential EPA and DHA in a double chain phospholipid structure that makes it far more absorbable than the omega-3s in fish oil.
Krill oil also contains vitamin E, vitamin A, vitamin D and astaxanthin, which is a potent anti-oxidant. Research has shown the anti-oxidant potency of krill oil is, in terms of ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorptance Capacity) values, 48 times more potent than fish oil! ”
In addition, krill harvesting is being assessed and monitored and is more sustainable than many common fish oil sources.
It is commonly believed that most pet foods contain far more omega-6 fats than omega-3 fats, so your pet may benefit from additional omega 3’s in its diet. According to Dr. Karen Becker a holistic veterinarian and human naturopathic doctor,” the optimal source of omega 3s is marine body oils, the most biologically available of which is krill oil.
How much krill oil should you feed to your pet? Following are Dr. Becker’s guidelines, and Dr. Jodie adds,” let your pet’s stool be your guide. Begin any new supplement slowly, try to reach the recommended guideline, but if loose stool develops, back down to the previously well-tolerated amount.”
Krill oil dosing guidelines:
- 250mg daily for toy breeds and cats (1-14 lbs)
- 500mg daily for small dogs (15-29 lbs)
- 1000mg daily for medium dogs (30-49 lbs)
- 1500mg mg daily for large dogs (50-79 lbs)
- 2000mg daily for dogs 80+ lbs
You and your pet can take krill oil as your omega-3 source for healthy skin, joints, hearts, and brains. You won’t harm the environment, or deplete the food chain.
For years, veterinarians have dubbed February as Dental Month. Ironically, they also encourage the consumption of starch-filled dry kibble diets by our dogs and cats. The carnivore teeth crunch on these "sugar cubes" day after day under the ridiculous misconception that the teeth are being cleaned. In the natural world a dog consumes a rabbit, bones and all, and the canine dentitions are cleaned. Proponents of species appropriate diets can bear witness to the healthy mouths and gleaming, white teeth of dogs who consume a raw, meaty bone diet or are fed a commercial prey-concept diet with raw bones being fed recreationally, but regularly. Raw bones are the only natural product that can actually remove tartar.