Tip #4: Summer time should be all about fun and games, not itching and skin problems!
Ahhhhh summer is finally here, and for us Canadians (especially in Southern Ontario) it's kind of bittersweet: it's so great to be rid of all that snow and cold, be able to go outside in shorts and sandals and cook on the BBQ, but the allergy season has been so intense and the bugs are so hungry!!! For those who suffer from allergies, it's enough to make you almost want winter back so you can go outside without sneezing yourself into a snotty mess or needing to take a bath in calamine lotion to sooth the big, itchy bug bites. Sadly, these aren't just people problems, many pets suffer too!!
At the Amelia Biscuit Company store in Paris, we have some great, holistic, all-natural products that can help your pet through the summertime itchies and scratchies, and even help with skin issues year round.
First, we have OregaPet, a small company based in British Columbia that has a line of products powered by Oil of Oregano. There has been lots of research done in the last decade on the benefits of this oil for humans, and it turns out those extend to pets as well. Oil of Oregano is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, so it can be used internally and externally to for immune support and defence from all sorts of creepy crawlies that cause itching and discomfort. It's naturally anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral. This means it is perfect for the first-aid kit, for those scrapes and bug bites Fido or Mr. Whiskers get running around playing outdoors (and heck, you can use it too!), and it's also a good food supplement to help control yeast levels, bacteria and viral infections, and tummy troubles like food poisoning or drinking contaminated water from puddles or streams. It's also great for common skin problems like dandruff, dry skin, and other inflammatory skin conditions. Check out their website for further information and suggested uses for their products. We carry the Bed & Body Spray (120ml bottle), Oil of Oregano Drops (15ml bottle), Shampoo Therapy (240ml bottle) and First Aid Gel (2oz pot). Everything you need to naturally help support healthy skin inside and out ... and possibly a strong desire for Italian food too!!
Second, we have a food supplement called Grizzly Salmon Oil. ROOAARRR!! This salmon oil is made from wild Alaskan Salmon and it supports the immune system, healthy skin and coat, joints and the heart. Consider it both maintenance AND prevention for your pet's overall health. Fido and Mr. Whiskers will feel great, look great, and maintain excellent mobility into their senior years. It also has that wonderful, natural fish taste that your dog or cat will love. Grizzly Salmon Oil retains the natural balance of the fatty acids, antioxidants, and trace vitamins that naturally occur in the fish. It supplies a range of Omega-3 fatty acids, including long chain Omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, which are the essential building blocks of your dog or cat's metabolism and for the maintenance of the immune system. Check out their website for all the details and the science behind the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids for your pet. At the store, we stock this product in a convenient 500ml pump bottle.
So, come on into our Paris store today and grab some of these wonderful, all-natural products that will help support your pet's overall health and immunity, inside and out! And be sure and grab some of our yummy and healthy Treaty Bites or Bakery Treats too! What's summer without treats to go with those good times outside in the backyard or at the cottage?! Help make sure those summer days, and every day of the year, are happy, healthy and fun.
At Amelia Biscuit we bake the happy into healthy dog treats.