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7 Natural Health Tips To Transform Your Dog's And Your Health

Today, I am bringing you a monthly "smorgasbord" of the most important articles, videos, and news of the month that you may not want to miss!

So buckle up and get ready 
for the health, well-being, and longevity news!

Holistic Health and Iridology

The month started with an interview with British animal lover, educator, and healer Catherine Edwards. I love her down-to-earth yet very grounded and intelligent approach to healing that is inspired by nature. We talked about animal iridology, pharmacognosy, and other hot topics in holistic healing. 

Rapamycin and Dogs

    Dr. Kevin Toman is a true pioneer, unafraid of challenging the norm and staying true to his promise of always being there for his patients. The center of our discussion was the use of Rapamycin, a drug that appears to have the ability to make cancer cells die and repair DNA. I have written on the use of Rapamycin before and have successfully used it in the treatment of a mast cell tumour of my friend's dog. Almost three years later, he is still going strong!

    Spring Cleanse and Detox

    Celebrating the arrival of spring as a symbol of renewal, HairQ Test® has been a hot item to ensure that your dog is getting a balanced diet and establishing heavy metal levels. LiverTune® is another great ally in the cleansing process.  

    In my clinical observations, I discovered that LiverTune is invaluable in the treatment of allergies, chronic ear conditions, skin problems, digestive issues, autoimmune disease and cancer in both dogs and people. See the ingredient list here.

    My personal experience with LiverTune is better sleep, feeling more refreshed and less puffy in the morning. 

    There are two versions of LiverTune - one for you and one for your dog. 

    Note: I originally recommended LiverTune twice a year, but now , I catch myself adding it to Pax's and my diet more often. LiverTune has adaptogens, which help us get through a stressful day.

    FleaHex & TickHex - your dogs' great allies  

      The risk of using conventional flea and tick products continues to be a concern, with frequent reports of seizures, toxicity, and even fatalities. This is why I am so grateful to be able to offer a safe, natural alternative. 

      Here is an important update on how to use FleaHex and TickHex most effectively:


      • If no fleas are present and you want to prevent them, spraying FleaHex or TickHex spray once a week should suffice. 


      • Use both FleaHex Wash and Spray for a month and then transition to once a week using spray only 


          Neighbouring households, feral cats or dog parks, and other animals may be sources of ongoing infestations. In such cases, you may need to continue with FleaHex Wash and Spray throughout the flea season.


          • Use TickHex up to once per day during the tick season before walks, especially in tick-heavy areas such as forests and long grasses.

          Note: TickHex spray can be used for both fleas and ticks

          As always, Canadian friends can order these products from our US store. The Canadian authorities continue to make the sale of safe products difficult while they allow toxic and sometimes lethal products on Canadian shelves.

          Here is your opportunity to get FleaHex and TickHex

          FleaHex and TickHex all natural flea and tick repellent and control

          March Videos

          Despite being super busy in the past month, preparing for the launch of JointButter®, the new joint and mobility formula, we still managed to record a few videos.

          Here is your March "PetFlix" Selection:

          Getting the Most From Your Vitamins


          How to Prioritize Your Health and Build a Strong Future


          Why Dogs Eat Grass


          The First Treatment to REVERSE Heart Disease in Dogs



          JointButter Update

          Some of you may wonder when the new, highly anticipated product will launch. We are finishing the final touches to ensure everything is as it should be. 

          I am counting the days and holding my breath, because this will be the most comprehensive joint and mobility supplement formula available. JointButter is made from 15+ natural, organic, and fermented ingredients, each carefully selected for its potential to support joint health and mobility. It is packaged in glass and formulated to keep your dog happy and mobile for many years to come. 

          Check out the new product page with ingredients and the science behind JointButter.

          This months Focus- Dementia, Omega-3, and DHA

          Dementia in dogs and people is on the rise, and DHA is a scientifically proven nutrient to protect the brain and the integrity of the blood-brain barrier and prevent dementia

          NOTE: Some of you may be surprised that I take six FeelGood Omega H+ capsules (6000 mg of calamari oil), which equals 3000 mg of EPA/DHA. 

          Pax gets about 1.5 tsp of FeelGood Omega ®, which equals 2000mg EPA/DHA, because the most current research suggests that higher doses are much more effective. 

          INTERESTING FACT: Squid (calamari) oil has double the DHA of any other natural Omega 3 source, and it is also certified sustainable by Friends of the Sea. 

          About the author

          Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM is an Integrative veterinarian, nutritionist and creator of natural supplements for dogs and people. Helping you and your dog prevent disease, treat nutritional deficiencies, and enjoy happier, healthier, and longer lives together.

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          Dog Health

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            Criticism can hurt a brand, but constructive feedback can help it grow. In this blog Dr. Dobias talks about the differences between these approaches, and how to handle the power of influence and opinion with care. 
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            Are you worried that your and your dog's diet is missing something? Maybe you're worried about toxin levels in food, the environment, or flea and tick products. Let's face it; we can't remove ourselves entirely from our toxin-filled world, but we can do things to reduce our exposure to harmful substances. 

          Human health

          • Dr. Dobias with Pax
            How do you navigate the seas of life? How do you deal with disappointment? Whatever life throws at us, we can always rely on our dogs to bring joy into our days. In this blog I share my thoughts on the support our dogs provide during the difficult moments in life. 
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            Learn more about the alarming prevalence of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) affecting 1 in 4 Americans. Discover its main risk factors, diagnosis methods, and treatment options to better manage or prevent this silent yet severe condition. 
          • A new perspective on brain health, memory loss, Alzheimer's Disease, and dementia in people and dogs
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          News, stories and good life

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