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Using GastroElm Plus Prior To Horse Shows

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One thing we hear quite often is a horse that seems to be fine on a day to day basis, but shows signs of anxiety, distress and other changes in demeanor when attending a horse show.  Other customers have commented that these types of changes occur when simply loading into a trailer or even tacking up.  Some horses (including ours) can go so far as displaying signs of colic after leaving for the day to attend training or a show. In most cases these are signs of an underlying condition that is aggravated by excess stomach acid during periods of...

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GastroElm Plus for Older Horses

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When we first created GastroElm Plus the thing I noticed most was that older animals would start doing things they hadn’t done since they were young. This week one of our customers reminded us of this when she posted the video below of her horse, Mic, on Facebook. It’s been years since I’ve seen these moves out of the old man. Anyone who saw Mic back in the day will recognize these little moves. My smile was so big this morning when I came around the corner to see this.    After I asked her about the video she sent...

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Using GastroElm Plus for Colic in a Rescue Horse

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Animals who have been subjected to cruel conditions whether mental or physical tend to develop anxiety and other emotional traits that can also manifest as physical illness.  For horses it’s often digestive issues such as ulcers or colic.  Here is an email we recently received from one such case.   I started using the GastroElm Plus because of a rescue horse that had, in his past life, been badly abused.  He was very fearful and tended to colic with the slightest changes in diet or weather.  I suspected ulcers were a result of the past abuse as well as mental...

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Making Bone Broth for Dogs

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Domesticated animals such as dogs and house cats tend to eat either commercially prepared foods or home cooked meals.  Two areas that tend to be neglected in both are calcium from bone meal and collagen from ligaments and connective tissues.   Collagen is very useful for animals that are showing the effects of arthritis or are suffering digestive disorders.  Just as leaky gut has made it’s way into discussions regarding human health, it is also an issue for animals.  This can be aggravated by the use of antibiotics and other medications.  An easy way to get more collagen into your dogs...

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Tips for Managing Pancreatitis in Dogs

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I’ll never forget the day that our toy poodle, Angel, was struck down by acute pancreatitis when she had just turned seven years old. She became so violently ill that we thought we were going to lose her. With blood coming out of both ends, our vet at the time, did nothing to coat her stomach or intestines.  Due to her small size (6 1/2 lbs) she ended up spending two nights in the hospital and needing a blood transfusion in order to survive. Since then I’ve gained as much knowledge as possible from both holistic and non-holistic vets. I’ve...

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