Monthly Archives: October 2013

Success Story Spotlight!

dr-andrew-jones-dvm“Product Really Works”, veterinarian recommended.

“I recently treated a dog with a mild hot spot with a conventional steroid medication that was NOT working. I decided to try K9KlearUp and with a few applications over three days, the hot spot disappeared.

I then tried it on a cat with an acne issue. In this case as well, the steroid had no effect. K9KlearUp did though. In about four days, the acne had completely cleared up.

I like that the product really works, that it boasts a natural ingredient list and that it’s very safe too.”

Dr. Andrew Jones, DVM, Nelson Animal Hospital, Nelson, British Columbia, Canada.

 

Product Recommendation: Pet Chef Express

logoPet Chef Express is one of the products we recommend.   Pet Chef Express provides high quality cat and dog food with no artificial colours, flavors or preservatives.  Every ingredient is human grade.

Pet Chef Express offers pets a high quality, natural-based diet that exceeds AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officials) nutrient guidelines.  Pet Chef Express offers a Salmon and Potato Blend for dogs. This blend of food has wild Pacific Salmon caught from Canadian waters as its primary ingredient. It is also fortified with wholesome ingredients such as salmon oil, carrot, potato, garlic, flax and eggs. Other products also follow with the same level of quality and nutrition.

Pet Chef Express offers free home delivery in many areas.  For more information visit their website. http://www.petchef.ca/

 

How to Crate Train Your Dog

123RF-5908313_sDogs are naturally den animals so crating your dog can be good for your dog.  To determine if crating is right for your dog, try crating your dog and see how he takes to it.  However, remember that it can take some time for your dog to get used to and accept the crate.

The first step in getting your dog to understand the concept of the crate is getting him to understand that being inside of the crate is a good thing and an action that brings him rewards.

To get him into the crate, sit near the crate and hold your hand as far inside of the crate as you can (holding a treat) and wait for him to go into the crate. Once he reaches your hand, give him the treat and then pull your hand out. If he pops right out of the crate, do nothing. Don’t say anything, and whatever you do, do NOT give him a treat outside of the crate.

Once your dog starts to understand that he gets rewarded for being inside the crate, start adding a word to this action. You might want to use the word “crate” or “bed”.  Don’t introduce this command word to try and teach him to get into the crate. Until he is taught what the word means, it has no meaning for him.

Place your hand holding the treat inside the crate and say “CRATE”. When he enters the crate and all four feet are inside of the crate, reward him with a verbal “Good Boy” and the treat. When you pull your hand out of the crate, more than likely the dog will follow your hand out.  Ignore him, put another treat into your hand, and place your hand back into the crate and say “CRATE”. He will follow your hand into the crate.  Repeat the reward process. Once this action is clear to your dog, try to use only the verbal cue, “CRATE” and see if he enters the crate. Begin by doing this while you are standing near the crate door. Later you will be able to do this from a distance.

 

Socializing Your Dog

black-paw-printA dog with good socialization sees the world as a fun and safe place. People are his friends and other dogs pose no threat to him.  The most important time to teach socialization skills is when your dog is a puppy.

To accomplish this, play with your dog where there are other people, children and other dogs, as well as different sounds, sights, smells and textures. Use treats, toys and praise to make the world a happy place for your dog.  Teach your dog that you are the focus of his life, and that you will keep him safe.

Socialization should be done as a part of training.  Have a solid relationship with your dog.  You want your dog to know and understand that you are the safety factor in his life. YOU will protect him and he should always turn to you if he is confused or scared.

 

Success Story Spotlight: K9KlearUp™ Even Works on Horses!

Horse-K9KlearUp“A few weeks ago, my 25-year-old Bay Arab rubbed his hindquarters against a fence and rubbed away some of his coat and skin at the same time (he does that quite a lot). When it came time to bring him in from outside, I noticed what he’d done and after disinfecting it, applied this dog product called K9KlearUp™ to the raw skin. It seemed a little strange that a so-called dog product would be good for Mikey, but I tried it anyways as it came highly recommended.

Well, after a few days I could barely believe my eyes. The area had almost completely cleared up (it normally takes two weeks). After just a week and a half more, the leftover scabbing had fallen away and the hair started growing back his regular bay colour! Normally when he does such things, the hair has grown back in white.

I really am glad I tried out this “dog product”. It worked so well for an old fellow like mine.”

Shirley R, Langley, British Columbia, Canada Former Horse Breeder and Riding Teacher