CARING FOR YOUR PETS…
Natural Solutions for Your Furry Friends
By utilising the power of nature to improve the general health, well being and support of pets from a wide range of diseases, MYOS Pet Care has proven itself as one of the leading healthcare brands for dogs in Australia. MYOS Pet Care prides itself on producing a superior quality range of natural products for your furry friends as well as their owners. We have a range of natural products designed to improve general well being and a natural and gentle grooming range, as well as a targeted range of products for assisting in the management and treatment of specific conditions. Whether your dog is struggling with a skin disorder or a digestive complaint, pain, arthritis or liver disease the team at MYOS Pet Care are constantly inspired by nature and believe that your dog deserves the very best care that nature has to offer.
Signs and Symptoms Your Pet is in Pain
When people are in pain, it’s pretty hard to miss most of the time. We complain about our aching back. We yell out because we’ve stepped on something pointy. We limp because it hurts to put pressure on a leg and we lay down in the middle of the day in complete silence and darkness because we have a migraine.
Pets, unfortunately, aren’t always quite so easy to read. First off, they can’t tell us if something hurts because of that whole not-talking thing. And while things like limping or whining every time they put pressure on an area are pretty sure signs of a pet in pain, symptoms aren’t always so clear – especially if your pet is of the “walk it off” type.
Still, there are a number of more subtle things that you can watch for if you’re worried that your pet might be hurting more than it’s letting on.
Even if they’re trying to be tough, pets in pain tend to be more vocal, unless this is paired with a specific physical action, it’s not always easy to spot immediately.
A hurt pet may express this vocally in a number of ways: whining, whimpering, yelping, growling, snarling, and even howling. If he’s vocalising more than normal, see what’s up.
Pets in pain will often lick their paws constantly in an attempt to sooth themselves. When dogs are hurt, one of their first instincts is to clean and care for the wound by licking it as well. This is obvious if it’s a visible wound like a cut, but often even when pain is internal, dogs will lick that area in an attempt to fix the problem. Pets will also lick their paws to rub their eyes if they have eye pain. If you notice excessive self-grooming in general, seek the help of a qualified animal health specialist.
Many Pets will sleep more when in pain because they’re trying to heal or because it’s too hard to move around. A loss of appetite and changes in the way and amount they drink are common.
Is your pet panting even though it hasn’t been exercising? Does their breath seem faster or shallower? These things can be signs that it hurts them to take a breath.
If your pet is hurting, it can make it difficult to sit or lie down. Because of this, you should check them if you notice they are sitting or lying in an unusual position or seem to have trouble staying put. Some pets, when they aren’t feeling well, try to keep away from you and may even hide. Others will be all over you, seeking affection constantly.
Joint Relief™ has qualities that allow for deep tissue penetration that not only can help relieve pain fast, but also help aid in the promotion of healing at the cellular level. You simply apply them topically, directly onto the area of pain, to receive hours of great relief. More importantly, the animal/person who is experiencing high degrees of discomfort, their pain, anxiety, stress and tension can seem to reduce or even disappear after only a handful of applications.
Caring For Your Pets
Fleas are tiny, black, blood-sucking parasites that can make your dog extremely uncomfortable and ill. They are commonly found in all areas of Australia. If your dog has fleas, it may exhibit the following symptoms, frequent scratching, small red marks (bites) on the skin, black gritty material in the coat.
Close inspection of your dogs skin can reveal the fleas themselves, which are usually concentrated around the lower back or base of the tail. Some dogs are allergic to fleas and, once bitten, can develop flea allergy dermatitis which can have serious consequences, such as severe itching or self harm due to the intense irritation.
Flea treatment and prevention can take the form of topical applications, sprays, shampoos or collars. When treating your dog for fleas, you must also consider other items or areas that your dog uses. This includes its bedding, as well as the soft furnishing, carpets and rugs. Vacuuming, washing, mopping, spraying and the use of flea bombs may be required. If using chemicals, you will need to consider their suitability for the animals and any family members with allergies. Here are some Natural Alternatives…
Natural Pet & Flea Protection
Pet Protection provides long lasting and effective protection against mosquitoes, midges, sand flies, fleas, mites, and other annoying and biting insects for horses, dogs, puppies, cats, kittens and birds.
Pet Protection is a ready to use spray for the use on pet clothing and bedding. It controls fleas, mites and lice on dogs and cats, repels midges, sand-flies, fleas, mites and other annoying and biting insects.
Because of the products formulation, the active ingredients in the spray are immediately distributed over your pets body and begin to kill shortly after the application.
Use once or twice daily if infestation is severe. Spray areas where fleas are likely to breed, e.g. kennels, bedding and play area’s for dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens.
Natural Pet & Flea Shampoo
This is truly the best shampoo for cats or dogs with sensitive skin or skin related problems.
It immediately stops them from itching; calms inflammation, is anti-bacterial /anti-fungal and is the first step in the defence against problem skin.
Enriched with a blend of essential oils that will clean your pets coat, leaving a luxurious shine and smell without drying out their skin. No harsh chemicals are used, just gentle effective ingredients that will soothe and moisturise. The formula contains a unique blend of hypoallergenic and mild surfactants principally derived from coconut oil, foaming to gently cleanse the coat of dirt, irritants and allergens. The best natural organic ingredients; your dogs coat will be softer, shinier and healthier…
Natural Fast & Effective Skin Relief Oil
S K T Oil® is a safe and effective, naturally formulated oil that combines powerful natural and organic ingredients that have been traditionally used for: cuts, grazes, burns, insect bites and stings, bruising, and skin blemishes, rashes, swelling and welts.
It is gentle enough to be used on small animals and children for extended periods of time without any harmful side-affects, providing a deep and smooth all-over nourishment and hydration for the body.
SKT RELIEF Oil™ has long been used to enhance wound healing, insect bites and stings and treat skin related problems. It is infused with powerful essential oils and natural anti-fungal agents making it a highly effective product when it comes to eliminating toenail fungus and athletes foot.
The Benefits of Water for Your Pets
Cats and dogs, need fresh water too and plenty of it. The longer the water sits, the more oxygen it loses. Giving your pet 10 drops of Oxygenate in their water will replenish the levels of oxygen as well as eliminating the harmful substances found in most water supplies today. Clean the bowl often and keep it filled with fresh, Oxygenated Water. You will find that your pets will drink more water and; drinking more water can also reduce urinary tract disorders in cats and dogs. With water being a crucial part of a pet’s health, it is no wonder that many pet supply manufacturers offer water fountains, water filters, special bowls, special dispensers and more. When it comes down to it, a stainless steel or glass bowl filled with fresh oxygenated water from a home filtration system with a few drops of Oxygenate in it works better than any fancy watering system.
Essential Oils to Avoid for Your Pets