October 17, 2019
We got this recipe for an edible flea repellent for dogs from a friend who has been using it successfully for years. After a few weeks of usage on our own dogs we have no more fleas. This edible flea repellent can be used in combination with our topical flea powder.
Here is the Recipe:
Grind to a powder. Add 2 tbsp Spirulina and mix together. Store in an airtight container.
To use, sprinkle a small amount onto your dog's food using the chart below. Do not overfeed.
Dogs up to 11 lbs = 1/2 tsp
12 lbs - 22 lbs = 1 tsp
23 lbs - 44 lbs = 1.5 tsp
45 lbs - 66 lbs = 2 tsp
67 lbs - 88 lbs = 2.5 tsp
Over 89 lbs = 3 tsp
As with all things, please use your own discernment when using this recipe! And even though pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and Spirulina are excellent additions to your dog's nutrition - they add healthy fats, minerals and vitamins and help with pest control and detoxifying - Brazil nuts might be problematic for your dog since they are very high in fat. If that's the case, just omit them from the recipe. Also make sure that the nuts and seeds you are using are plain (unsalted), mold free and free of any other ingredients (like Xylitol, which is very toxic for dogs).
This recipe is meant for adult dogs, not puppies or breeding dogs.
If you don't want to make it yourself, you can buy the powder in our store.
Let us know what you think and if it is working for you and your dog! You can either leave a comment or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 02, 2019
It's flea season! These pesky little suckers are carried in by your dog and have a field day inside, especially if you have carpets.
One of the natural remedies against fleas that is safe for pets is food grade Diatomaceous Earth (DE), the fossilized remains of tiny, aquatic organisms called diatoms that are made of silica. DE has a dehydrating effect and is often used to keep grains dry. Food grade Diatomaceous Earth can safely be consumed by humans and dogs.
Used on bugs that have an exoskeleton (ants, fleas, lice etc), DE cuts into their skeleton and dehydrates, which kills them. As long as the Diatomaceous Earth is dry, this is very effective.
Using this knowledge and our herb lore, we have created a home remedy for fleas on dogs we want to share it with you. Besides the Diatomaceous Earth, this flea killer also uses cloves, cinnamon and pepper.
While Diatomaceous Earth kills fleas, cloves and cinnamon are added to make sure no new fleas are jumping on board - fleas hate these smells. We have also added pepper to discourage our four legged friend to lick the powder, which hydrates the DE and makes it useless against fleas.
Without further ado, here is the recipe:
While this powder is great way to get rid of your fleas, even better is it to not have any. A well rounded nutrition and limited exposure to toxins keeps your dog healthy and a flea infestation less likely.
If you have a very small dog or puppy, don't use this flea repellent on them! Even though food grade Diatomaceous Earth is safe and nontoxic, if it gets wet there is a chance that it can clump together and obstruct your puppy's airways. Please keep your puppy safe!
If your dog has dry skin, Diatomaceous Earth can exacerbate that problem. In this case try out the flea powder once and watch the dog closely how he reacts. If he scratches more than before, discontinue immediately!
A good remedy for dry and itchy skin in dogs is to add coconut oil to their food.
We also have an herb mix in the store to help with this problem: Healthy Coat will aid your dog in growing a thicker and healthier fur and help lessen the itchiness that comes with dry skin.
For dry and itchy skin in dogs, see also Relief for an Itchy Dog.
June 28, 2019
We have been tweaking our recipe for the last months and are now ready to launch. This little bar has the potential to revolutionize dog nutrition.
Because crickets are low in fat, high in protein and rich in many vitamins, minerals and other nutrients, more than other protein sources.
Eating crickets makes sense environmentally also: growing one pound of cricket takes one gallon of water, compared to 2500 gallons of water to grow one pound of beef. Crickets need a lot less space and feed too, and grow faster as well.
Our crickets are sustainably grown, roasted and ground. The powder smells good, and looks a little like brown sugar. Mixed with some veggies, herbs and flax seeds, it makes a complete meal replacement for your dog.
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