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K9 Wellness Update 2019 May # 3

Which Nutritionally Dense Veggies Do We Include in Our;  Raw, Homecooked and Treat Dietary Rotations?

Written by” Aunt Lyn” Morales
This K9 Wellness Update at A Glance:
  • Which Veggies are our Raw food or Home Cooked - Dietary Staples for Canines
  • Which Veggies we Avoid
  • Which Veggies Are on Our Occasional List
  • Time Sensitive Discount Code
  • And Our Cute Pup of the Week

We thought we should provide our readers and clients a list of what veggies WE RECOMMEND and what we STAY AWAY FROM and WHAT WE LIMIT because as always our Newsletters are driven by the questions we receive during our Scheduled  ASK AUNT LYN CALLS and The emails we receive at Info@auntlyns.com

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Why are We so Specific about Which and How many servings of much Veggies and Fruits Canines Eat ?

 

  •  Dogs are Canines not People and have different needs.
  •  People tend to give way to many Fruits and Veggies because they think that a dog has the same nutritional requirements as humans. Not So
  • Many Fruits and Veggies that are good for us --are NOT good for Canines. 
  • Canines absorb NO Nutritional Value from Uncooked Veggies.  
 
Their system unlike ours was made to absorb nutrients from meat – muscle – organ and bone.

Plant cell walls – ummm not so much.
 
SO COOK THEIR VEGGIES!! –
Or
IF given as a TREAT – Do not exceed  10 percent of their diet. 

For those who are visual -- if they eat a cup of food a day- treats should NOT fill a cup. That would equal 50 percent of their diet.

Why Not....
  1. It could overtime cause harm. See the List as to WHY
  2.  It can take away from their appetite for Nutritious  Foods
 

From AKC 
  • While many human foods, especially fruits and vegetables, are perfectly safe, some are very unhealthy and downright dangerous to dogs. Dogs digest differently than humans, and eating the wrong foods can lead to long-term health problems and, in extreme cases, even death.  
  • As carnivores, they have no need for fruits and vegetables as part of their diet, but an occasional fruit or veggie as a treat is OK.  If Limited and you avoid certain fruits and veggies.

Ok so here are the GOOD BAD AND OCCASIONAL LISTS…..

AUNT LYNS FAVORITE GREEN VEGGIES

Fresh…Green Beans, Spring Peas, Sweet Peas:

The good news is that peas are among the healthiest human snack for your dog. They’re a great source of vitamins, including A, K, and the B vitamins. They’re packed with minerals like iron, zinc, potassium, and magnesium. They’re also rich in protein and high in fiber. Peas contain lutein, an anti-oxidant good for skin, heart, and eye health.


AGAIN Make sure they are fresh- and Keep within the guideline of a minimal amount

Celery:

Celery is very low in fat and cholesterol and is an excellent source of fiber; vitamins A, C, and K; folate; potassium; and manganese. 

Aunt Lyn’s Favorite Orange Veggies

Pumpkin

We LOVE PUMPKIN  FOR YOUR DOG!!!

We suggest a spoon with each meal.

Pumpkin is a fiber-rich food that also contains important vitamins and minerals, such as vitamins A, E, and C, and potassium and iron. Plain, canned pumpkin is available year-round and can be a great addition to your canine first aid kit.

Pumpkin can ease digestion in several ways.
The soluble fiber content in pumpkin adds bulk to your dog’s stool by absorbing water, and fiber fermentation produces beneficial fatty acids that supply energy to cells, stimulate intestinal sodium and water absorption, and lower the pH level of the large intestines.

Fiber also acts as a prebiotic. Prebiotics are different from probiotics. They stimulate the growth or activity of these beneficial bacteria in the intestines and inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria. Fiber does this by lowering the pH level and providing the necessary nutrients these bacteria need.

Carrots

Carrots were one of the vegetables examined in recent research on foods rich in beta-carotene and bone health.

Carotenoids have been shown to have anti-cancer effects, due to their antioxidant power in reducing free radicals in the body.

Studies have found a possible link between diets rich in carotenoids and a lower risk of prostate cancer, but more evidence is needed to confirm whether the link is causal.
Consuming more beta-carotene may reduce the risk of colon cancer, according to researchers who studied 893 people in Japan.

Leukemia a 2011 study found that carrot juice extract could kill leukemia cells and inhibit their progression.

Sweet Potatoes or Yams

OH, We are Big On Yams and Sweets!

Why?
Because unlike white potatoes – which many, many dogs have allergic reaction to ( itchy paws- gastro gurgles- itchy skin – ear issues…..
 
Sweets and Yams have a healing effect.
Of all of the possible carbohydrate ingredients in dog food, sweet potatoes are one of the more nutritious options.
 
Sweet potatoes have higher levels of antioxidants and vitamins that white potatoes.

Sweet potatoes also have a lower glycemic index, which means they don't have as much sugar as white potatoes so your pup's blood sugar level will be more stable. 
 
AND…. Sweet potatoes are great for digestive health because they’re high in dietary fiber. They’re also low in fat and contain vitamin B6, vitamin C, and manganese.

Sweet potatoes are rich in the powerful antioxidant beta-carotene. Beta-carotene converts to Vitamin A in your dog’s body, which is essential for your dog’s vision, growth, and muscle strength. Symptoms of Vitamin A deficiency include night blindness and poor hair and skin quality.

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Aunt Lyn’s Favorite Yellow Veggies

Butternut and Summer Squash
They LOVE  it! 
Squash has few reported cases of food intolerance or allergies. 
Like Pumpkin, it can keep the bowels in check and it’s well-known for its nutritional value, including Vitamin A, C, K, as well as a ton of fiber.

 Oh  a word on Fat.  ;-)

Our  Home-cooked and Raw Diet  Recipes-contain the skin and fat naturally found on the prey our dogs were created to eat.

We have had clients who come to us with their dogs having been be diagnosed with Pancreatic Issue.

These dogs were put on  a commercial -specialty -vet prescribed  diet  . $$$$

These clients were interested, for their dogs HEALTH , in possibly transitioning  to Raw or Home cooked ,but are afraid of the Fat content .

RELAX! We have helped so many  make the transition without issue.

Why?

Because what is causing the pancreatic attack is NOT  GOOD HEALTHY FAT, that is part of their natural prey- chicken, turkey, red meats, a head to tail diet of meat ,muscle, skin, bone and  organ.  Organic Human Grade found in supermarket , or poultry farm.
 
What is contained in the processed food the are given in a bag or can or even  those packaged and labeled " fresh raw" ..... is  grease that the commercial dog food is “preserved “in .

Wet or Dry or Labeled Raw  it’s the residual cooking grease used in the manufacturing human processed food- that is then
sold to Pet Food Companies  and REPURPOSED as Preservative.

It is NOT GOOquality meats, skin muscle bone.
Do not believe the MARKETING

This is why often times – switching brands and types of ingredients- Never Solves the Allergy ( itchy skin- hot spot -red paw ….) or Gastro Issue for long…..because they all use repurposed grease waste.

 

 LASTLY : Feeding a Raw Diet is Natural to a canine- the bone keeps the colon, anal  digestive system in check.

 

With Cooked  Canine Meals – the above vegetables , especially pumpkin – sweet potatoes or yams are included daily because they bind and help avoid the loose stool – many on Home cooked experience.

IT'S TIME YOU CONTROL WHAT YOUR BEST CANINE BUDDY EATS!

These Veggie + Aunt Lyn’s Stop the Scoots – Calcium Powder  and our K9 Essential Herb– Help Keep your dog’s Digestive system  Solid and Happy ! LoL. 

WHAT Veggies WE  AVOID and WHY

Cruciferous Veggies – Broccoli, Cauliflower, Brussel Sprouts, Bok Choy, Cabbage, Kale, Collard, Mustard, and Turnip Greens. Watercress, Rutabaga, Daikon, and Kohlrabi.
Can Suppress the thyroid in raw or steamed form. Also has been linked to cysts, tumors and gastro issues.  Why Chance it? When you can give your dog other veggies that have the same nutritional benefits – as Cruciferous but without the risk.
 
Garlic – can slowly build up and cause anemia.
 
Night Shade Veggies- Peppers Tomato Eggplant – White Potatoes -Paprika. 
Nightshades are a botanical family of plants, technically called Solanaceae.  Night Shades have been linked to joint Pain, Arthritic, Skin Issues, Allergies, Digestive Issues, and Autoimmune issue…. 

WE STRONGLY AVOID. You can find the same nutritional benefits in other veggies, without the risk.


Onions- Can cause a Form of anemia. Reaction is dose-dependent and will build up over time.

Grapes and Raisins-  Cause Kidney failure in some dogs for unknown reasons.


Nutmeg -Mace -Sage -very tricky best avoid. To much can cause nervous system depression or excitement. Gastrointestinal upset.
 

Raw Salmon and Anadromous Fish from Pacific North West – Alaska and California can carry a parasite that causes poisoning in canines.
Note: Canned Salmon is Fine and we recommend it for calcium and the Omega’s.
Bumble Bee Is the USA caught and canned and has the skin and bones needed for the vitamins mentioned. Look for Similar and Limit to (1) 15/16 ounce can a week /70pound canine.
More or less based on your dog's size. Makes a create meal replacement or meal topper
 


Aunt Lyn’s Occasional Veggies- very limited
 

Only one on This List – Spinach!
 
 From the AKC 

‘Spinach is very high in oxalic acid, which blocks the body’s ability to absorb calcium and can lead to kidney damage. There’s some science to back this up. Soluble oxalates, which contain oxalic acid, bind with magnesium and calcium in the blood, which limits the availability of these electrolytes.

Many sources agree that a dog would have to eat very large quantities of spinach to cause damage. Dogs that have healthy kidneys can easily process small amounts of soluble oxalates. But long-term consumption can cause kidney stress, muscle weakness, abnormal heart rhythms, and even respiratory paralysis. ‘

We use a handful - a cup or two -in recipes that yield a week or more in feedings.

Why bother?


Because all the data shows  that it must be in large quantities for possibly adverse reactions. Most  importantly we have never observed or journaled  adverse reaction to the limited amount or blood calcium deficiency…..Oh and ALL DOGS LOVE IT.
 
 
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Citations

Note that the  alert for Peas, and Soy,  Lentils, Potatoes in  “ Pet Food”  specifically in grain free commercial pet food- was a small study and funded and it was not done on Fresh foods, Home made , not Processed.
 
As we Know and have stated dogs do not need – fruit and veggies- or few…these companies use Large quantities of these processed ingredients
 

Why Fresh Peas –
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-peas/
 
Carrots Cancer Prevention
https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/article/102/5/1142/4564405
 
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21864090
 
 
Why Pumpkin -Probiotic -and Stool from Constipation to Diarrhea
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/can-pumpkin-help-with-dog-diarrhea/
 
Why Sweet Potato
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-sweet-potatoes/
 
 
Nightshade Veggies
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321883.php
 
Spinach
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-my-dog-eat-spinach/
 
 
Why we need to Limit Carbohydrates -Veggies Fruits
 

High Carbohydrate  Plant Matter reduces digestive enzymes in the Gut- the ability to digest and absorb nutrients is reduced in canines.
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/21215235_Amino_Acid_Composition_and_Digestibility_of_Four_Protein_Sources_for_Dogs
 
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Coconut Oil

Coconut oil in its raw form is one of the healthiest fats to consume. It aids in weight loss, increases energy, speeds up metabolism, and boosts the immune system. It also benefits the digestive system and helps memory and cognitive function.

Topically it aids in dry skin and scalp issues. Also promotes healthy looking skin. Coconut has antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties. Many people use coconut oil for medicinal purposes.

In dogs, the Medium Chain Fatty Acids (MCFA) in coconut oil balances the thyroid which helps overweight dogs lose weight and sedentary dogs feel energetic. As a bonus, coconut oil improves any dog’s skin and coat, improves digestion and reduces allergic reactions. -Dogs Naturally Magazine. Aunt Lyn's Wellness products use the smallest amounts necessary in order to derive the maximum benefits.

If you are interested in reading more about the uses and benefits of coconut oil for dogs, here is a link : http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com

Olive Oil

Olive oil is made from the fruit of the olive tree and is naturally high in healthy fatty acids. Some of the benefits include, promoting a healthy heart, fighting certain types of cancer, and supporting brain health. Olive oil can be used to treat or help prevent diabetes, and it helps balance hormones.

The oils used in Aunt Lyn's Wellness products, whether essential oils or carrier oils like olive oil, are given to the pet in small but effective quantities. use olive oil in small amounts as a carrier for EO's we also feel good knowing that the benefits of our Carrier Oils go far beyond what you purchase our products for.

Here is some further information on using olive oil to optimize your furry friends health: "Rich in monounsaturated fats, olive oil prevents and lessens the effects of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. It contains oleic acid, in addition to some compounds (squalene and terpenoids) that are believed to be effective in preventing cancer, which kills a staggering 50% of dogs over the age of 10".

Link to “8 Reasons to Add Olive Oil to Your Dog's Diet: http://www.dogster.com

Mineral Oil

Mineral oil has various positive effects on skin, hair, and health. Mineral Oil can also eliminate ear mites which in turn helps reduce excessive scratching of the ears.

At Aunt Lyn's we use just the right amounts mineral oil to get the maximum benefit from the essential oils. And remember, there are health benefits in the both the essential and carrier oils.

Mineral oil is also well know to treat constipation in both people and pets. While we do not have a blend to treat constipation in dogs, if you are interested in reading further on this subject here is the link that will help: https://www.cuteness.com/article/administer-mineral-oil-dogs#close

Thieves Oil

Thieves Oil is made up of five essential oils, clove, rosemary, lemon, eucalyptus and cinnamon bark. It is known to reduce stress, neutralize bacterial and viral pathogens, improve digestion, strengthen bones and reduce inflammation. It is also well known for lowering fever, healing skin conditions, aiding in weight loss and strengthening the respiratory system.

In this case a picture is worth 1000 words .

The many uses of Thieves Oil :

Oregano Oil

Known primarily for its ability to add flavor to many foods, Oregano Oil is also used to treat a number of physical ailments. The herb boasts strong antimicrobial, antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties.

It is often used as a digested and respiratory aid (lessening mucus), and has been used for centuries to help get rid of intestinal parasites. Oregano is known to have powerful antioxidant and anticancer activity.

“In a study at Georgetown University, essential oil of oregano inhibited the growth of Staphylococcus (staph) bacteria in the test tube as effectively as antibiotics did.” - Prescription for Dietary Wellness: Using Foods to Heal by Phyllis A. Balch, CNC

In nature, dogs would eat herbs and grasses that were naturally and readily available to them, in order to help keep their gut balanced and parasites in check. In today's world - many urban dwellings have no yards and even in suburban areas the landscape is not filled with the raw wild herbs that are needed. This is one reason why more and more people are turning to essential oils - essential oils for both themselves and their beloved pets.

“In one study, 77 percent of patients treated for enteric parasites were parasite free after taking oil of oregano in tablet form for six weeks. At this writing, it has inhibited the growth of at least ten different microbes, including Candida albicans (yeast).”

To read more on this subject click here: http://www.naturalnews.com/027333_oregano_parasites.html#

Clove Bud Oil

Clove oil, derived from the clove leaf is widely known as a herb, but clove oil has many uses in daily life, especially for ailments that typically strike. Some of the many benefits are, relieving tooth and gum irritations, moisturizers dry skin and treats other skin issues, improves blood circulation. It can also be used as an insect repellent.

At Aunt Lyn’s, we use clove oil for all the therapeutic reasons listed above. If not treated, dogs may lick and gnaw on their wounds, hot spots, itchy feet and ears. This does not aid healing. It can actually delay healing and cause infections. Clove in tiny amounts will deter the dog from licking and aid the healing process.

Be careful with using clove oil – and any essential oil – as it must be diluted properly. If you are interested In learning more begin here http://articles.mercola.com/herbal-oils/clove-bud-oil.

Yarrow

Yarrow is a plant that flowers similar to chamomile and chrysanthemum. It contains flavonoids, plant based chemicals that increase saliva and stomach acid which helps improve digestion. Traditionally, it is used in three ways:

Yarrow is a powerhouse with regard to your dog’s medicinal needs. In our opinion, it is one of the best staples to have in your first aid kit and we use it often when blending remedies.

Here are a few of its benefits; antiseptic, anti-Inflammatory, astringent, analgesic, expectorant, insect repellant, and worm expeller.

Ginger

Ginger comes in two primary forms, fresh and ground. Whatever ginger you choose, you can count on it doing great things for your health. The root is full of vitamins, minerals, and compounds that help your body grow and repair itself, and your brain to stay in tip top shape. The root is also packed with phenolic compounds that improve your digestive system. It is also able to reduce nausea and bolster your immune system. Additionally, it helps relieve muscle discomfort, reduce inflammation in joints, improves cognitive function, and reduce levels of bad cholesterol.

We love ginger for ourselves and our furry friends can benefit too. It can relieve arthritis, bloat, and studies have shown success using Ginger as a preventive in both cancer and heartworm. It is a terrific anti inflammatory and even can relieve nausea.

Lavender

The essential oil of lavender when applied externally treats joint pain, muscle aches, and a variety of skin conditions including insect stings, acne, eczema, and burns. Lavender essential oil when inhaled can relieve headaches, anxiety and stress. A tincture of lavender taken by mouth can relieve joint pain, depression, migraines, indigestion, and anxiety.

Our canine friends can benefit from lavender in a huge way. Of course, it is one of the more pleasing essential oil scents that also repels certain pesky bugs. Lavender from different parts of the world and different varieties can help calm agitated high anxiety or stress canines.

“Traditional treatments for travel-induced excitement in dogs may be time-consuming, expensive or associated with adverse effects. Aromatherapy in the form of diffused lavender odor may offer a practical alternative treatment …” (Wells, D.L. 2006. Aromatherapy for travel-induced excitement in dogs, JAVMA 229(6): 964–67.)

Rosemary

The Rosemary leaf and twigs of the rosemary plant are used for culinary and medicinal purposes. It is used as a spice when cooking and also used for fragrance in soaps and cosmetics. Traditionally, rosemary has been used medicinally to improve memory, relieve muscle pain and spasm, stimulate hair growth, and support the circulatory and nervous systems. Rosemary is often used in aromatherapy to increase concentration and memory, and to relieve stress.

Rosemary is one of many herbs that when blended properly can repel both fleas and tick. It is also a great spice to add to your dogs homemade food because it can boost his or her immune system.

Turmeric

Turmeric is a spice with a peppery flavor and mild smell. It is extremely popular as a seasoning, as well as a healthy and great remedy for many illnesses. It can help fight against obesity and it is used as an anti-inflammatory to help reduce joint and muscle pain caused by several diseases. It also treats bowel diseases, helps relieves cystic fibrosis, prevents some cancers, helps lower cholesterol and blood pressure, and protects your heart and liver.

Turmeric is a staple in Aunt Lyn's home, for herself and her dog friends. Turmeric has been thought to prevent cancer, to aid digestive issues, and to help clean teeth by keeping plaque away and bacteria that causes bad breath in our canine companions.

Basil

Basil is from a native plant originally from India. It is one of the most popular culinary herbs. While known for its many varieties, it is popular for its distinct aromas that come from their essential oils contained in its leaves. Medicinally, it has been known to help treat common colds, headaches, stomach disorders, inflammation, heart disease, various forms of poisoning, and malaria. Basil can be also used as an aromatic nerve tonic. It clears the head, relieves intellectual fatigue, and gives the mind strength and clarity.

Basil is another herb we sprinkle on our homemade dog food and treats. It helps our canines with inflammation, digestion, and fresh breathe!

So add this herb into your precious pet’s food.

Parsley

Parsley is a surprisingly healthy food for a number of reasons. Having been used for centuries, it is more than just a garnish. It is an incredibly healthy herb that contains a wide range of helpful vitamins.

It is full of vitamin C, which is best known for giving your immune system a boost. Parsley contains ample amounts of folic acid. Foods high in folic acid can help the body regulate blood pressure and produce and maintain cells.

Vitamin K is also found in parsley and is incredibly important nutrient in helping the body respond to injuries. Why?

Because it helps in the clotting process, giving the body a chance to stop the damage and begin the healing process.

Vitamin K has also been shown to help reduce the risk of bone damage and build bone durability. Parsley is known to aid in digestion, can reduce inflammation around the joints to reduce pain and could possibly act as a diuretic.

Using parsley for our dogs enables us to share many of the same health benefits listed above for people.

At Aunt Lyn's we always make sure to sprinkle parsley in our homemade dog food for an immune boost and for fresh, clean breath.

Eggshells

There are surprising uses for eggshells. They are known to be packed with protein. They also contain nutrients that promotes healthy joints, like collagen, chondroitin, glucosamine, and hyaluronic acid. The calcium rich shells can act as a natural supplement for certain animals. The gently abrasive shells can be used externally as an exfoliant. As a household cleaner, the abrasive particles will safely buff away stains and grease. The calcium in the shells can also help your plants grow faster and healthier, and take the bitterness out of your ground coffee.

Regarding our canine’s health, many people make the mistake of feeding their four legged companions either cooked or raw eggs (if the dog is on a raw diet) and then throwing out the eggshell. The eggshell contains not only beneficial vitamins but also helps balance the nutrients in the egg yolk and whites. Not including the eggshell reduces the beneficial effects of the egg and could potentially result in a depletion of the calcium reserve.

Another super benefit our dogs and pups can get from eggshells is the ability to naturally express their anal sacs. Having this occur naturally is always much better then doing manually expressing our dogs anal sacs, ourselves or having our veterinarians do it. Either way it is an unpleasant experience for us and our dog!

So add those eggshells!

Activated Charcoal

Activated Charcoal powder is an amazing substance and with many benefits. It adsorbs more poisons than any other substance known to mankind. As the absorption ability is one of the major benefits of activated charcoal, this substance is routinely used in hospitals and by physicians. It can do various things because of its ability to attract other substances to the surface and hold them there. This is called “adsorption” (not absorption). The powder is used for many uses such as cleansing the mouth and the digestive tract. Charcoal is used as a remedy when many different types of poisons have been swallowed. Physicians recognize activated charcoal’s benefits and use the substance for several purposes. To treat insect bites, poisoning, diarrhea, foot and mouth disease, disinfect and deodorize wounds, filter toxins from the blood in liver and kidney diseases. Additional uses are for treating acne and skin issues, indigestion, heartburn, acid reflux, bowel diseases, and high blood pressure.

With our favorite furry canine pet partners, activated charcoal can be used to take the “sting” out of bee stings, fire ants, and other bug bites. It draws out the toxins that can cause a histamine reaction.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon has been a major component of alternative medicine for thousands of years. It is rich in nutrients making it a well-rounded food that will ensure your body has what it needs to be healthy. The bark contains a number of oils that provide the body with many benefits. Some of the benefits are that it controls blood pressure, boosts brain function, improves essential colon function, protects against heart disease, improves blood circulation, treats respiratory infections, helps prevent some cancers, reduces bad cholesterol, treats neurodegeneration diseases and alleviates arthritis pain.

Cinnamon is a “hot” oil and you need to be very careful when using on your dog. While all essential oils must be diluted with a carrier oil, it is even more important that cinnamon oil be diluted and not used at full strength.

With the proper essential oil blend, cinnamon can do wonders in keeping fleas and ticks away, and it also help boost the effectiveness in other natural blends in helping with respiratory and or allergy issues.

Chamomile

Two distinct plants, German and Roman chamomile, are both known as chamomile and are often used interchangeably. They both look like miniature daisies and are traditionally thought to possess similar medicinal benefits.

The modern use of chamomile dates back to 1921 when a German firm introduced a topical form. This cream became a popular treatment for a wide variety of skin disorders, including eczema, bedsores, skin inflammation caused by radiation therapy, and dermatitis.

Chamomile in the form of tea is said to reduce mild tension, stress, and aid in indigestion.

A medicinal use of chamomile in pet health is to reduce vomiting, especially pups who vomit when excited. It can also be used in many essential oil blends to calm anxious dogs.

Eucalyptus

The eucalyptus tree originated in Australia and Tasmania. There are many different varieties of eucalyptus, with somewhat different constituents. The most common type used medicinally is eucalyptus globules. Eucalyptus oil has a long history of use as a topical antiseptic. It has also been used as a lozenge, and with inhalation therapy for asthma, coughs, sore throats, and other respiratory conditions. Other combination therapies containing eucalyptus oil can be found in aromatherapy.

Eucalyptus leaves include tannins which are used for treatment of inflammation. The oil derived from the leaves and branch tips contain cineole, which is a natural antiseptic.

Some additional benefits are the relief of nasal congestion, headache, and overall malaise.

With regard to our dogs, eucalyptus can be used in blends to keep away dangerous fleas, ticks, and even those annoying horse flies

Castile

Castile soap contains vegetable-based ingredients such as coconut oil, olive oil, hemp oil, and jojoba oil along with water, and other essential oils. As they are based on vegetable oils rather than animal fat, pure castile soaps are suitable for vegans.

Castile soap is gentle on the environment as it is free of artificial foaming agents, fragrances, chemicals detergents, petrochemicals, and toxic antibacterial agents.

Aside from its super natural formulation, one of the biggest reasons to use castile soap is its versatility such as a nourishing body wash and healthy dog shampoo.

At Aunt Lyn's, we use environmentally and pet safe castile soap as the base in our exclusive Holistic Shampoo. Together with castile and our proprietary essential oil blend, our shampoo becomes not only a great smelling wash but an antibacterial, antiviral, and bug repealing powerhouse.

Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon essential oil is a type of essential oil commonly used in aromatherapy. Sourced from the peel of the citrus lemon plant, lemon essential oil is said to offer a number of health benefits.

Lemon essential oil is typically used to ease stress, fight fatigue, insomnia, and address conditions such as acne, athlete's foot, depression, warts, and varicose veins. In addition, lemon essential oil is said to stimulate the immune system, alleviate pain, and promote weight loss.

Some key benefits noted from available studies; lemon essential oil reduced anxiety, was effective in improving mood, and promoted the breakdown of body fat. When diluted with a carrier oil, a drop or two of lemon essential oil can be applied to the skin and added to your bath.

At Aunt Lyn's, lemon is used to ward off viral and bacterial maladies and as a general disinfectant when combined in our essential oil blends.

Dandelion

Dandelion is a Powerhouse Nutritional Source for your Canine:

This nearly perfect whole food source of vitamins and minerals is easily absorbed by the body and is a great supplement to any dog’s daily diet.

Whether you are using to boost the immune or as a preventive or to help a pet with an existing condition like  with Crones, Kidney Stones, Arthritis, Gall Bladder or Heart issues, Dandelion will help eliminate irritants and toxicity.  Have you notice gas, dandruff, skin issues ?

Aunt Lyn ‘s K9 Essential Dry Herb Blend can help - it contains Dandelion and a blend of nutritional support that can help these issues and many more.

Nettle (Stinging Nettle)

Another Powerhouse nutritional supplement that helps canines in  a multitude of ways. Beside providing necessary vitamin and minerals Nettle is also antibacterial, and has antihistamine properties.

Nettle provides nutrients to the whole body without adding excess stress to the liver, kidneys and digestive system. Because of its high iron content, it is especially beneficial to dogs with anemia.

It is also an energy booster for dogs who are weak and lethargic due to chronic fatigue. The herb nourishes the body and balances the liver, glands, and nervous system.

The completely dried herb can safely be used long term as a tonic - just sprinkle it onto your dog's food.

Try Aunt Lyn’s K9 Essential Herb Blend which contains organic Nettle among other nutritional herbs beneficial to maintaining  your dogs  health.

Milk Thistle

Traditionally used herb that is widely accepted by conventional science to have significant medicinal value. It has been called “milk thistle” because of a feature of the leaves, which are prominently splashed with white spots.

 

Milk Thistle  contains naturally occuring holistic chemicals:

The mixture of these three substances is called silymarin.

 

Silymarin has recently been advocated for use in pets because the benefits that have been examined in humans have also been approved as beneficial for pets. It can be used in dogs, cats, horses, goats, ferrets, and rodents to aid in liver or kidney damage, hepatitis, jaundice, leptospirosis, and parvovirus recovery.

 

Milk Thistle is also is a powerful preventive and restorative

First, milk thistle is a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants protect us from chemicals in our bodies called free radicals. 

Additionally researchers have found that milk thistle can actually prevent or reduce medication induced liver damage. If you have been giving your pet medication and are concerned about the aftermath of chemicals residing in the body, milk thistle will help flush those out.

 

What about Allergies?

If the liver has been weakened due to a bevy of reasons, it is unable to break down toxins. In order to combat allergens, the body produces histamine. The liver plays a role in this process; it removes the histamine from the body. If the liver is weakened and congested with toxins, the liver struggles and histamine builds up in the body, leading to more allergic reactions.

Milk Thistle is also used to prevent and as a curative aid for Pancreatitis Kidney Disease and decrease the effects of Cancer.

This is way Milk Thistle is included in Aunt Lyn’s K9 Essential Dry Herb Blend, along with the other nutrients contained in these proprietary blend Aunt Lyn’s cover the bases on Allergies, Liver, Kidney, Gastrointestinal issues, as well as a powerhouse Immune Booster.

 

 

Ginger – Helps Nausea, Bloat, Arthritis, to name a few. Its Inflammation reducing properties are well documented. Studies have also shown it to be used as a preventive for certain Cancers, as well as Heartworm Prevention.

Aunt Lyn’s  K9 Essential Dry Herb Blend includes  Ginger for all its beneficial properties. 

Oregano is a great Herb for your dog and tasty! Oregano is high in antioxidants, flavonoids and research has shown it to have  antimicrobial and antifungal properties. This herb has been used to help with digestive problems both as prevention and a curative for, stomach upset, diarrhea,  gas, heartburn, bloating. Studies have also shown success with preventing or as a curative for some UTI’s .

Mint

Yes we know it freshens your dog’s breath but did you know it’s healthy for them?

It is! Mint is a fantastic nutritional supplement because:

 

Aunt Lyn’s K9 Essential Dry Herb Blend Contains the finest Organic Mint along with a powerhouse of additional Herbs to keep your canines system in optimum Health. Additionally, our Herb Blend can be used as a curative for a host of maladies . Click the link and read how it can help.

 

Green Teas

You may not know it but all Green Teas are not the same. Some have medicinal properties, whether preventive or curative, that address specific health issues and other green teas address other issues.

 

Aunt Lyn’s uses several kind of Green Teas, all organically decaffeinated  and each with a specific preventive and/or curative property.

 

Green tea’s provide anti-oxidants, and can aid with digestive health. Others promote fresher breath or help  with digestion. Other Green tea’s can also help reduce cholesterol and high blood pressure. Our Green tea blend  contained in Aunt Lyn’s K9 Essential Dry Herb Blend, targets all of the above but with special properties to address Allergy issue and reduce histamine.

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