Top 10 Benefits of Natural and Holistic Pet Care

Written by Mariangie Gonzalez


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6) Faster healing- Holistic treatment of existing conditions by use of natural products will promote faster healing as natural ingredients are generally absorbed better by your pet and thus speedsrepparttar healing process.

7) Human safety- another reason for using natural pet products isrepparttar 125737 reduction in human exposure to toxins. Most pets are in frequent contact with people, especially children. Contact with a pet can mean risk of exposure to whatever is on your pet, whereas natural treatments avoid these risks.

8) Protectsrepparttar 125738 environment- also, natural products breakdown and are absorbed intorepparttar 125739 environment better than chemical agents and, consequently, are more earth friendly.

9) Saves time- you won't be wasting your time dragging your pets torepparttar 125740 vet's office to treat different illnesses asrepparttar 125741 holistic approach targetsrepparttar 125742 individual as a whole entity, treating existing conditions from their source, not just their symptoms, and preventing new ones from developing.

10) Saves money- you won't be wasting your money on cheaper products that ultimately can be a contributor to declining health in your pets and thereby creating more vet visit and bills.

Mariangie Gonzalez is an Agronomist with a major in Animal Science & Pre-Veterinary and runs the day-to-day operations of her home-based business and website which carries pet aromatherapy, pet natural remedies, pet herbal supplements and much more. She can also help you start your own home-based 100% natural pet supplies business, you can visit online at: http://www.MindBodyAndPaw.com


Round Pen: The Great Equalizer

Written by Jeffrey Rolo


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Even worse, as a colt develops into a mature stallion they often can become very "nippy." This one was no different at first. Just as he did with his mother, he would sneak tiny bites and nips when you weren't watching, and although there wasn't mean intent behind them let's face it they hurt!

Anytime a horse strikes at you (and a nip should be considered a strike) it's important that you retaliate with conviction so they think twice about doing so again. But when I would give this colt a fairly light slap he would almost smirk to himself and try to nip me again! Was he being mean-spirited? No! This colt grew up with no significant discipline from his mother and no fear of humans we imprinted him from birth and thus he trusted us. Since he did not fear me, he thought I was engaging in some horseplay as any other colt would do.

A slap, as harsh as it sounds to us, is not always about force. It generally does not cause a horse much pain, but rather it is intended as a shock technique for a horse that already recognizes you as an alpha. Since this colt saw me as a playmate and equal, he possessed no fear of my slaps my choice was to either escalaterepparttar physical force (which is generally not my first choice) or establish my dominance in a gentle way viarepparttar 125736 round pen.

Once I established that slaps or verbal growls would not have any effect on this colt, anytime he would nip at me or try my patience with his rebellious ways we would march straight torepparttar 125737 round pen or enclosed paddock. While this colt foundrepparttar 125738 notion amusing forrepparttar 125739 first five minutes or so, eventuallyrepparttar 125740 round pen will drainrepparttar 125741 "oats" from nearly any horse and he was no different.

With consistent round pen work, this colt soon learned that I wasn't a simple playmate I was his leader. Although we could still enjoy each other's company, it had to be on terms that were agreeable torepparttar 125742 both of us (no more black and blues!). Due to consistent round pen work,repparttar 125743 leading, nipping and general disrespect issues became a thing ofrepparttar 125744 past.

I hope my example of this young colt showedrepparttar 125745 folly of depending upon physical force to achieve your goals "outgunning" a horse is not easy, practical or desirable. Never accept poor behavior and do not feel your authority is measured solely by your raw strength; both are mistakes that are all too commonly committed by horse owners. Instead considerrepparttar 125746 use of a round pen (or in a pinch you can use a longe line) and find out how easy training and discipline can be when usingrepparttar 125747 Great Equalizer.

Jeffrey Rolo, owner of AlphaHorse and an experienced horse trainer and breeder, is the author of the above article. You will find many other informational articles dealing with horse training and care as well as games and other horse fun on his website: http://www.alphahorse.com.

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