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PetAlive.com - May 2008 Newsletter - 1-877-289-1235

Avoid Pet Problems - Adopt a Natural Approach

Prevent Pet Problems by Adopting a Natural Approach to Health

In This Issue:


All About Prevention

While we may be more educated from the pet food scare about what to feed our beloved pets, we still arenít always sure about how to properly select and give our pets safe, daily nutrition.

We also have so many misconceptions about the resilience of petsí immune systems. Given the wide range of things that our pets have been seen nibbling on -- from dirty socks to kitty litter -- there seems to be very little, if any, consequences visible on the outside!

But, it is important that we know that isnít the case... this seemingly indestructible pet can be harboring many internal issues and symptoms may be disguised for quite some time, sometimes surfacing once the problem has metastasized and it's too late.

Learn more about how to properly buy, prepare, and store pet foods >>

While our furry friends are usually great companions, they can sometimes act out of character with aggressive behavior -- leading to nips, bites, and potentially even attacks to us, other people, or even other animals.

Fortunately, there are steps we can take to address this problem and be a responsible pet owner. One important step is learning about the behavioral cues that we should keep an eye out for.

Read more about addressing underlying issues that may trigger a bite >>

Did you know that children are three times more vulnerable to attacks and bites than adults? This is often due to their immature nature and unpredictable behavior, which can be seen by an animal -- even a non-aggressive one -- to pose a threat to safety or their comfort zone. However, there are several tips you can follow to help prevent these events from occurring.

Learn more about how to protect your child and your pet from a biting situation >>

Remember, we want your feedback, so send us an email at editor@nativeremedies.com and tell us what you think.



Paulette Gough, Editor
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Take a Bite Out of Food Borne Illness

Tips for promoting food safety in pets

While pet owners often take extra precautions in the kitchen when preparing food for their own meals, it is likely that the same hygienic habits are overlooked when handling their dog or catís food.

Although the pet food scare of last year may have altered consumer pet food buying habits, it is likely that the knowledge of how to properly feed a pet its daily nutrition requirements is still inadequate -- which can impact their overall health and well-being.


If the Bark Isnít Worse Than the Bite

How to monitor pet behavior to avoid biting

While a furry friend may usually make a great companion, they can sometimes act out of character with aggressive behavioróleading to nips, bites, and potentially even attacks. Often the underlying signs of aggression go unnoticed, but sometimes there are indicators... in any case, dog and cat bites are a serious problem.

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, 800,000 dog bite victims require medical attention in the United States annually, while countless more go unreported and/or untreated. Cat bites are not as frequently reported, but an estimated 700,000 people a year are thought to be bitten. However, almost half of all cat bites become infected... making both dog and cat bites worthy causes of concern!


Tips to Prevent Dog & Cat Bites

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention estimates that over the last decade, the number of overall bite injuries increased by 33%, and children are three times more likely to suffer an animal-inflicted injury than adults.

In addition, the attack is usually not the animalís ďfaultĒ, but rather a dog or cat is provoked by a childís naturally erratic, unpredictable behavior.



Ask Our Experts

When you have a question, you can always Ask Our Experts on our website. We have experts from many fields available to review your questions and provide professional advice, including our Clinical Psychologist, Michele Carelse.


"My husband and I got a pit bull from a friend at four weeks old. Never have we mistreated him, but she played rough with him when he was small. He is over a year old now. Sometimes he shows aggression towards me and my little terrier. Is that because he needs to breed? The rest of the time he loves on me and sleeps at my feet. We donít want to part with him. Is there something we can give him to chill him out, or is breeding the only answer?"
- Brenda


Hi Brenda,

You will be pleased to know that we do have a remedy in our range for what your pet seems to be experiencing. With many satisfied customers, we can only hope that you will have the same success with your dog.

For your petís aggression, we recommend that you try our PetAlive Aggression Formula which contains a unique combination of specially selected herbal and homeopathic ingredients well known for their ability to encourage peaceful attitudes.

Especially aimed at pets that tend to vocalize and physically vent their frustrations, PetAlive Aggression Formula helps in socially inept and easily agitated pets, and allows your pet to relax and enjoy the company of other people and animals.

PetAlive Aggression Formula can be used regularly for the highly-strung animal or as needed to support instinctual behavior and discourage common physical signs of irritation.

Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with.

Warm Regards,

The PetAlive Team


"My 16-year-old male cat has kidney problems. He had an injury 2 years ago when a ladder closed on his rib cage; thereafter he had been vomiting. I took him to a vet that said his kidneys were damaged. Another vet tested him a year later, who said that my pet was doing surprisingly better than we thought. However, my cat has gone from 7 pounds just a few months ago to now weighing 4.5 lbs. He has also had problems with the poisoned food issues we have recently had. Every time he vomits (bile) he refuses to eat that type of food again. In addition, every time he eats or drinks he gets gas. I have done research on gas cures, but don't know what to treat for. I have run out of foods to try. I am going to try a low-protein and low-phosphorous diet. I have even made my own meals for him. Previous to his injuries, he seemed to act like a young kitten. Is there anything that can help? "


Hi Roxanne,

We recommend PetAlive Digestive Support, which is a 100% herbal digestive tonic that supports healthy digestion in pets. Digestive Support is also extremely helpful for digestive complaints such as excessive gas or when your pet has eaten something which does not agree with him/her. It will also help to:

  • Maintain healthy digestive functioning
  • Support the health of the digestive tract
  • Promote the health of the digestive mucosa
  • Naturally detox the digestive system
  • Soothe gastric mucus membranes
  • Support energy and general well-being
  • Soothe and promote the comfort of the digestive tract
  • Promote routine absorption of nutrition

We also suggest you combine this with our human remedy for kidney health which has been used very successfully in animals Ė Kidney Supportwhich is a 100% herbal remedy containing herbs known for their ability to support the functioning of both healthy and diseased kidneys and act as a tonic for the entire urinary system. The dose for your cat would be 2-3 drops, 2-3 times daily.

Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with.

Warm Regards,

The PetAlive Team

If you have a question for Michele, or any of our other experts please visit Ask Our Experts on the PetAlive website.

FAQs, Testimonials & Articles

We also have other resources available to help keep you informed on interesting health issues. You can check out our Frequently Asked Questions and Customer Testimonials. And, browse our articles index for more pet related health information. There is something for everybody and we are continually adding new selections!

We Want Your Feedback

We want your feedbackThis is a new addition to our newsletter, as we really want your feedback. We would love to know what you think about the stories we’ve written - whether you agree with our writers, or emphatically disagree it still matters to us. Even if you just want to comment on the topic we have chosen, please send us an email at editor@nativeremedies.com and we will try to include your comments in the next edition.

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