Archive for November, 2016

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Nov
16

Life’s Abundance-safe and healthy products for your pet!

Redline Canine  Training Center and Behavioral Consultation recently became a field representative for Life’s Abundance products for cats and dogs! Life’s Abundance is an employee-owned company based in Florida that distributes a wide variety of product from soft/hard food, treats and supplements, to products for pet care and grooming. This brand ensures quality of product by using as many natural ingredients as possible and creating formulas based on scientifically proven evidence in the natural environment. For example, they offer grain-free products, as well as specialized vitamin formulas to encourage optimal potential of performance.

The staff at Healing Hands and Paws are proud to be working in conjunction with Redline Canine Center because we believe in the quality of life for all animals and see that this directly correlates with the products our pets use on a daily basis.

To see a few of the products we offer and learn more about the difference from Life’s Abundance to the product your pet currently uses, please visit us at Healing Hands Therapy Center, LLC. where we have set-up a display of product. The staff at HHTC are happy to educate you on these products and assist you in transitioning your pet’s diet as well as placing orders for these products-shipped right to your door. We guarantee that it will be difficult to find SUCH high-quality pet products anywhere else and look forward to representing you!

It is significant to mention that a portion of the profits from Life’s Abundance are donated to the Dr. Jane Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting is rescue of neglected and unwanted animals.

Thank you to Life’s Abundance, Dr. Jane Foundation and Redline Canine Training Center and Behavioral Consultation for doing continually doing everything possible to make our world a healthier place for animals to grow!

By: Danica Nikezic

01
Nov
16

Happy Halloween!

 

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Xylitol is a sugar alcohol commonly used as an artificial sweetener in a variety of foods and products that we use today. It is a sugarless crystalline powder that resembles real sugar, but contains fewer calories and produces different effects on the human body. Because small amounts of xylitol are found in fruits and vegetables, the corporations that use this ingredient have found it quite safe for human consumption. This ingredient is found in some brands of chewing gum, candy, peanut butter and even toothpaste. In this post, we wish to address xylitol toxicity to dogs, gain insight on reading ingredient labeling on product and provide resourceful information for emergency pet care. 

Collectively, it’s safe for us to agree that having excess Halloween candy floating around the home or office isn’t the worst thing that can happen to us. As humans, there are times that we all feel that craving in our sweet tooth. With this, we wish to bring awareness to the fact that xylitol is known to be very dangerous, and even fatal when consumed by a dog. The reason for this outcome is because once dog’s body absorbs xylitol in the bloodstream, they experience a release of insulin from the pancreas which can result in hypoglycemia, also know as low blood sugar. It only takes about 15-30 minutes after consumption that you may observe intense symptoms in your pet. The signs to look out for include in coordination, vomiting, weakness, tremors, seizures, depression and lethargy. 

For safety precautions, consider and discuss with your family a proper way to store Halloween candy away from your pet. If you observe any odd behavior in your dog and suspect they have been exposed to xylitol, the pet poison helpline is a great 24-hour poison control resource for pet care. The contact information for this nationwide help line is: (800) 213-6680. For anyone seeking in-person emergency animal assistance in the Milwaukee and metro-Milwaukee area, there is one  24-hour clinic located in Greenfield, Wis. The contact information for the Milwaukee Emergency Center for Animals is (414) 543-7387. 

Although we may not have easy access to ingredient labels on loose candy that we’ve gathered from every house in our neighborhood or subdivision, we do want to especially note the importance of checking for xylitol on the ingredient labels of dental hygiene products. The best way to keep your dog’s safety in mind is by monitoring the ingredients found in the products you bring into your home, or always remembering to keep the products in a safe place away from your pet. 

The staff at Healing Hands and Paws are wishing you a VERY HAPPY and SAFE Halloween! 

By: Danica Nikezic