Monday, October 28, 2019

How to Cut Your Veterinarian Costs to Almost Zero


Have you had to sacrifice your own luxuries, vacations, or fun because of the high cost of maintaining your pet’s health?  Have you noticed that these costs seem to be rising because your dog needs more trips to the veterinarian’s office?

As animal lovers and dog rescuers, we would do whatever was needed to ensure our pets lived a happy, healthy life.  But having to say good-bye to our precious furry friends never got easier, especially when they died too young. 

As a kid, we fed our dogs table scraps (which since has become taboo). Long before ‘pet food’ turned commercial, people rarely if ever, took their dogs to the doctor. They lived long, happy lives. So WHAT HAPPENED?  Pet food, that’s what.

As dog rescuers, we had several dogs and cats. Due to a lack of understanding of how dog food was manufactured, we raised them on commercial food.  They were part of our family and only the best food would do -- and usually, that meant the most expensive. Yet, they acquired various health problems, including cancer, skin issues, allergies, arthritis, etc. and certainly did not live life to their full potential. 

Visits to the vet and high priced medications were not helping our pets.  But we did not know what else to do until fifteen years ago when we made a discovery that saved our dog’s life. We had no idea guaranteeing health for our pets could be so easy, inexpensive, and logical.  
Sades and Louie

My husband and I were watching an info show on how pet food is manufactured when I had to leave the room.  I became ill from the graphic images.  My husband educated me later on the process and the ingredients.  It was the last day we gave our pets commercial food.

And it was the first day towards better health for our furry friends. 

We also discovered that the price we paid for high-end dog food still had the same chemicals, toxins, additives, food coloring, sugar…….as the cheaper brands.

How Is This Legal?  It Certainly is Immoral

During our research, we discovered that large dog food manufacturing facilities purchase euthanized pets to be ground up and used in dog food.  Even more revolting, they don’t bother removing the collars, leashes, or the plastic bags from the deceased dog.  
Raw food
Healthy Rescues on a Natural Food Diet

Three Minutes That Could Change 
Your Dog’s Life AND Yours

Please take 3 minutes to watch this informative video - You will be thankful you did.

Do you think the dog food you are feeding your pup does not have chemicals in it?
Companies do NOT have to report what was added to the meat before they processed it.  

Save a life....your pet's life:

Since that magnificent day when we discovered how to have healthy, happy dogs, we have been able to rescue dogs with serious issues who had been given only months to live and give them many more years of health and bliss.

One of our rescues, Texas, was nine years old when we got him.  He was given two weeks to live. He could not walk, was covered in tumors, no life in his eyes and in a lot of pain.  Within a month, he was running and obviously on the road to optimum health.  He lived until he was over 18 years old and died in his sleep, happy and healthy.

The only vet bill we had during those nine years was when Texas was brutally attacked and almost bitten in half by a Bull Mastiff.  The attacker's owner had to pay the $10,000 vet bill. We wanted to give Texas the chance of more years, if possible. 

After two surgeries and a short recovery period, Texas lived three more years - without any ramifications. The vet said, "I have never seen a dog survive an attack like this and heal so quickly, especially at 15 years of age.

Texas at 18

Leo Wilson
Recently I received priceless information from Leo Wilson who has a university major in animal health and behavior.  Working in the pet industry for over a decade, he has contributed many pet-related articles to various publications. 

He shared the following informative guide showing which human foods are dangerous for dogs.  Remember, dogs have sensitive stomachs and giving them certain human foods can actually be dangerous, causing illness or even death.

Leo says, "If you are going to share your food with your dog, it's important to know that what you're feeding them won't harm them or necessitate an emergency visit to the vet."

He shows which foods are safe to give your pet, which ones you can give in moderation and which ones to NEVER give them.  His guide will answer all of your questions regarding what is safe and what to do if your dog ate something he should not have eaten.

Here is Leo Wilson’s guide that you will want to keep – it has priceless and life-saving information.  He uses great detail which should answer any questions or concerns you may have:

If you decide to switch to a natural, raw food diet for your dog, your pooch will thank you endlessly.  Not only will your dog be happier and healthier but the money you save on vet bills will be shocking.  When we took unhealthy, half-dead rescues and changed their diet to raw food and a few vitamins – the results were incredible. 

Our visits to a veterinary clinic have basically stopped altogether for 15 years.  All of our dogs are healthy with beautiful coats, never a skin issue or fatty tumor, no health issues,  no allergies, NO fleas, no medication, and incredible energy until a very old age.  

Check out Leo's guide to dog food - he is open to any questions you may have.

Willow and Lily
More happy, healthy rescues we had


Friday, October 18, 2019

Do You Talk to Yourself When You Do Something Stupid?

Do you talk to yourself when you do something stupid?  

"Why did you do that?"  

Then you continue by answering yourself:  "I don't know.  I can't believe I did that."

I have had a few of these conversations this month and they went something like this:

My spaghetti sauce had been cooking all day and I was ready to boil the pasta.  Removing the lid of the pasta pan, I almost fell over from the stench.  The bottom of the pan was covered in mold.  Under the layers of mold it appeared I failed to wash the pan the last time I made pasta.  

"How did that happen?  How is that even possible?  Someone else must have done that."

I'd post the picture but it isn't pretty -- just take my word for it.  Here's a picture of the pasta instead.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Are You Confident the Supplements You Take Will Not Harm You?

Do you care what is in your vitamins?  Do you think it matters? It matters enough that it could mean the difference between life and death.  I choose life -- what about you?

I know I would not be alive today if I had not done my research 40 years ago and switched to a safe brand.  I had been diagnosed with cancer and turned to nutrition for help.

This is week five of my series on how we are being conned by numerous vitamin and pharmaceutical companies that claim their products are the best; the safest.   Don't be easily fooled.  There are a few simple questions you can ask about your brand to determine if you are being conned.  This is the purpose of these posts.  I recommend you start with Week One to get the full picture.

Week One:  Do you want health for your time tomorrow?  Click here 

Week Two:  Does your brand produce vitamins with the life factor intact?  Or are they over-processed and of little value?  Click here

Week Three:  Simple Test to see if your vitamins are toxic or not  Click here  

Week Four:  Don’t be a victim of the dirty dozen – what should NEVER be in your supplements    Click here

Week Five:  If this scares you, it is time to do some research and make a change.  Click here

What is the difference between Kosher and Certified Organic and should you care? Kosher requirements are far more stringent than Certified Organic.  Isn't your body worth the best?  Without getting technical about the differences, here are a couple basic reasons to use Kosher vitamins.
kosher vitamins

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Are You Scared Yet? You Should Be

World's Greatest Con Job -- It Gets Scarier

Does it really matter how old or how young we are?  Shouldn't each of us be concerned about our health?  Don't we all want to live fuller, healthier lives?

This is week five of my series on how we are being conned by numerous vitamin and pharmaceutical companies that their products are the best; the safest.  There are a few simple questions you can ask about your brand to determine if you are being conned.  That is the purpose of these posts.

Week One:  Do you want health for your time tomorrow?  Click here 

Friday, September 20, 2019

How Do You Manage Your Time?

Each of us is given 24 hours a day to spend any way we want -- aside from obligations, commitments, jobs, family, promises, or responsibilities.  If we are fortunate enough to have any spare time......we can have some fun!

Recently someone told me that there is 'scientific' research proving that time is moving faster in the past decade.  I have a difficult time wrapping my brain around that.  There are still 60 seconds in a minute.  But, I have to agree, those minutes seem to be racing around the clock.

I thought To-Do lists were supposed to get shorter but mine seems to grow every day.  Anyone else agree?

It seems no matter how hard we work or how much we accomplish, those times with family are the ones that have the greatest rewards -- the ones we remember the longest -- the ones we photograph.

Having my daughter and grandkids visit for a full week (not once but TWICE this summer) gave me incredible memories to reflect on during the busiest times.

I have a deep drawer in my office where I store their toys.  Brie walked in the front door and before saying anything she ran into my office to get the toys.  This is her surprised look when she saw what Gramma bought her.  I was saving it for a rainy day but......

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Is Honesty Still the Best Policy?

A story worth remembering, thinking about and repeating......  

A successful businessman was growing old and knew it was time to choose a successor to take over the business.  Instead of choosing one of his Directors or his children, he decided to do something different and called all the young executives in his company together.

He said "It is time for me to step down and choose the next CEO.  I have decided to choose one of you."  The young executives were shocked as the boss continued.  "I am going to give each one of you a seed today.  This is one very SPECIAL seed.  I want you to plant the seed, water it, and come back here one year from today with what you have grown from this seed.  I will then judge the plants that you bring, and the one I choose will be the next CEO."

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Do You Know What Normal Looks Like?

Do you ever wonder what normal feels like?  For as long as I can remember, my life has not been 'normal.'  I know there are many others who can relate.  But am happy to report that this past month should be labeled as normal.  

There were no sudden catastrophes, no insane trauma to deal with, no impending 
problems that needed immediate attention -- just normal.

Work, play, work, eat, work, write, work, entertain.  Normal.  Loved it.

Footprints in the sand

Do You Enjoy Doing What You Do?

Friday, August 9, 2019

What Should the Penalty Be for Leaving a Dog in a Hot Car?

After rescuing a few dozen dogs, I have learned how to talk dog.  
It is an easy language to understand because dogs are commutative.  
All you have to do is to observe and listen.  They understand when you 
are sad, happy, or silly.  And they certainly know when you are planning 
on going out and leaving them alone.

Packing your suitcase for a trip is a sure trigger.  
You can hear them say, "Don't you realize that you 
will be leaving me behind?

Why can't I come with you?"