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September 2011

Can't Get Rid Of Litterbox Odors? Go Natural With Life's Abundance BioDeoderizer

Lifes-Abundance-BioDeodorizer-Spray-sm Does your litterbox smell? What about those dog beds....especially after it runs and Fido comes in and lays in his bed? Instead of masking the smell with harmful chemicals, use the Life's Abundance BioDeoderizer! It's safe for pets and gets rid of odors fast!

BioDeodorizer gets rid of odors by digesting their sources, utilizing friendly bacteria that eliminate organic wastes. Safe for use on tile and carpet, trash receptacles, recycle bins, hampers, even drain lines! Eliminates odors from pet beds and pet accidents on carpet and grout, and freshens litter boxes. BioDeodorizer is non-toxic, fully biodegradable, has a neutral pH and contains no harmful phosphates. Comes with a heavy-duty sprayer nozzle!

Buy the Life's Abundance BioDeoderizer

Thundershirts For Dogs - First-Ever Anxiety Calming "Shirt" for Stress and Stormy Weather

Th_thundershirt_product Amid the change in seasons, lightning storms, and rainy weather, our dogs may feel extra stress and anxiety. They may feel unsettled, bark more often, and just not act like their usual selves.  Until now, there just hasn't been a well-designed, inexpensive pressure wrap commonly used for dog anxiety.

To the rescue comes the Thundershirts! Thousands of veterinarians and dog trainers now recommend it for anxious pooches. Medication is the most common treatment of anxiety, but drugs are expensive and risky, and they don't always alleviate the problem.
The patented Thundershirt is affordable and highly effective. Its gentle, constant pressure has a truly calming effect on your dog's nervous system. It relieves anxiety, fear, and over-excitement.
Over 80% of dogs show significant improvement in symptoms with the Thundershirt, and that number is based on surveys of over 2,000 customers!  
Here is a list of all the sizes, including recommended chest sizes and weights for each:

XXS - 9"-13.5" - less than 12 lbs.  
XS - 13"-18" - 10-18 lbs. 
S - 16"-23" - 15-25 lbs. 
M - 18"-26" - 20-50 lbs. 
L - 24"-32" - 40-70 lbs. 
XL - 31"-40" - 60-100 lbs. 
XXL  - 38"-50" - greater than 90 lbs.

Thundershirt is changing the way you can help your dog handle stress. Buy Your Dog's Thundershirt Now!

Keep Your Meds Away From Pets!

Most people know that chocolate and grapes are dangerous for pets to eat, but over-the-counter and prescription human medications actually top the list of top toxins for pets, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Last year, pills that were dropped or left unattended on countertops and tables caused more illnesses in pets in United States than any other toxin, with ibuprofen, acetaminophen, antidepressants and ADHD medicine topping the list.

Symptoms to watch for

When an animal ingests human medication, the most common signs may include:

  • Lethargy
  • Vomiting
  • Abnormal behavior
  • Seizures
  • Refusing food

If you notice any of the above symptoms, call your vet or emergency animal clinic immediately.

Preventative measures

The next time you take any medicine, be sure to properly close the container and store it securely in a top cupboard or locked shelf away from curious pets. Be sure to warn others in your household about the dangers of medications and pets and have them follow the same precautions.

In addition, take special safeguards whenever handling insecticides, rodenticides, people food (particularly chocolate), veterinary meds, household toxins (such as cleaning supplies, laundry detergent), plants, herbicides as well as outdoor toxins (such as antifreeze and fertilizers), all which are also included in the ASPCA’s list. 

DetoxPlus™ Promotes system detoxification to eliminate harmful wastes and toxins

10 Tips For Stress Management

Before embarking on a stress management system – you need to identify what stresses you! A good indication is thinking of stressful situations – sometimes just the word ‘heavy traffic’ can stress you and cause physical symptoms – perhaps your pulse quickens and you feel ‘bothered’. You may also keep a journal, and when you feel stressed – take note of your situation and surroundings.

1. Breathe!

A deep breath can help your mind in a very specific way, increasing oxygen to the brain and helping you to relax. It can also allow those few seconds where you need to step back and evaluate the situation. Count to ten, or take a short walk, get your lungs working and breathe in oxygen, and exhale your stress!

2. Move.

Exercise is one of the best ways to combat stress. It provides a great way to relieve tension and releases natural brain chemicals to help you relax and actually feel better! Even a 3 minute walk or jog, or simple stretching or Pilates can help relieve tensions.

3. Eat.

Eating the wrong food gives your body the wrong tools to fight stress. Vegetables and fruit are the best stress fighters! They contain anti-oxidants which fight free radicals in the body on a cellular level, so stock up on healthy foods that give you energy throughout the day – such as fiber rich oats and healthy energy bars. The ‘bad’ stress hormone, Cortisol, can actually be reduced by eating correctly.

4. Listen.

Playing your favorite songs or listening to soothing melodies can help your body to relax. Sound is a great motivator for the brain, and studies have shown that certain melodies and sounds can help the brain unwind during stressful times.

5. Talk or write.

The worst thing one can do is keep stress bottled up. Learn to talk about your stresses to friends, family, fellow religious leaders or even a therapist. If you find it hard to talk about your stress, keep a journal or write down your emotions.

6. Rest.

Sleep is key. Always take the time to rest and let your mind and body re-charge. Stress can build up to a point where lack of sleep is the ultimate straw to break the camel’s back! If you are not one for afternoon naps, have an herbal tea in a sunny spot, or cuddle with a pet. This not only helps to release stress and tension, but also helps you calm the heart’s pace and protect your immune system. Meditation can also work wonders – if you are unsure of how to meditate, consult your library or nearest natural health center.

7. Plan.

Organize. This is one of the most important ways to beat stress. When things are organized, you are more likely to feel in control, less likely to get flustered, and more likely to succeed. Don’t leave things till the last minute, and always ask for help or ask questions if you are unsure. Do the ‘hardest’ tasks first in your day – you will have more energy in the mornings. Keep a to-do list with you at all times – as the saying goes: “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail”.

8. Delegate.

Learn to say “No!” It may seem like a simple step, but learning to say no can be hard for some people. Trying to please everyone often means that you are the one who ultimately lands up compromising, and feeling stressed. Say no. If asked to do a task or take on a responsibility, look at your “to do list” for the day. If doing it means crumbling under pressure – SAY NO! Saying no is one of the hardest things in life, but you are more likely to do a good job of the things you can manage, than doing a shabby job of things of all the things you can’t do.

9. Follow the voice inside.

You’ll notice happy people are usually following their intuition – doing the things that make them feel happy in life. Structure your life around activities that you love – the more you go with the flow – the less likely you are to do the things that stress you to the point of no return! We only live once, and so spend your time happy, with the ones you love, and strive every day to follow your heart.

10. Nurture through nature.

Nature has held the key for thousands of years – think about it, when was the last time you heard of a tribal stress crisis?! That’s because, the ancient people relied on nature’s natural ingredients to help reduce stress levels and were better equipped to deal with daily triggers. Sure, they didn’t have computer viruses and four-lane traffic like we do today – but they had other stress culprits such as wild animals and food shortages to deal with! They knew the advantages of using nature’s tried and tested ingredients – herbal remedies such as Melissa officinalis, Lavender and Passiflora incarnata that have been shown in modern research to help soothe the nerves and help balance the mind and nervous system. These ingredients are still available today – and just as effective!

 PureCalm™ Works quickly to facilitate a calmed mood and soothed nerves