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Oh give me just one day to free my mind,to create to listen, to walk, to quiet my soul,to cool down,to carry on~ My photographs and other artworks are inspired by the wonder, simplicity and quietude of every day life. In every photograph,sketch, painting or textile piece, I hope to capture the spirit, the mood, the song of my subjects. I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. My creative spirit awakened when I moved to Northwest Montana where there was plenty of room to roam with my camera and places to be alone with nature and its inhabitants. All my photographs are professionally printed by acclaimed Bozeman, MT artist/ photographer Rob Outlaw on archival quality fine art paper. My frames are custom built by artist Richard Moore of Wind and Snow Art Gallery in Polson, MT.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

.~Glacier Peak Holistics To The Rescue.~



This past summer was a bit "ruff" for Cowboy.
Day after day I noticed new symptom's manifesting:
Scratching
Licking
Weepy left eye
Rash under his back legs
Dry nose
Back leg tremors
Swollen knee joints
Limping
He looked miserable and I could tell he was in great discomfort.

Next step?
A trip to the vet's office.

My vet - who I value and highly respect - wanted to address his back leg tremors and swelling first. 
Cowboy's sister, Cowgirl, passed away two years ago from bone cancer and the vet wanted to get that ruled out. To my relief the X-Ray showed no signs of bone cancer.
But what it did show was severe arthritis.
(Cowgirl is the beautiful dog in the upper left hand corner.
I miss her so ~)
So what to do now?
My vet said that there was three things that she could suggest to help Cowboy:
Operation
Glucosimine
Rimadyl
An operation was out of the question.  He was far to old to put him through that.
I did purchase the Glucosamine she recommended.
Reluctantly, I also purchased the Rimadyl.

Why reluctantly?
Have you ever read the possible side effects of Rimadyl?
This is straight from the Rimadyl Side Effects Website
Potential Side Effects Of Rimadyl Include:
  • A loss of appetite and unwillingness to drink
  • Changes in urination patterns: sweet smelling urine,
  •  blood in the urine, and/or urinating far more than usual
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Vomit or stools containing blood
  • Changes in skin, including scabs, redness, itching
  • Change in normal temperament: lethargy, drowsiness, restlessness, aggressiveness, hyperactivity
  • Stumbling, staggering, partial or full paralysis
  • Seizures
  • Dizziness
  • Jaundice: yellow whites of the eyes, skin, and mucous membranes
  • Death
Fortunately for me, on the very same day,  I went to Heaven's Peak Organics,
 my local health food store, and asked about any known herbal remedies for dogs and arthritis.

Heather, the owner of the store got a BIG SMILE on her face and said," YES! Inflapotion!
 Inflapotion is the answer!"

I thought to myself, "what do I have to lose?"
 I purchased it and began mixing it in Cowboy's food right away.
 I saw a difference in just 24 hours.
Within 48 hours, Cowboy was acting like a puppy again.
He loves the taste of the Inflapotion.
So much so, he dances around his food bowl when I give it to him.

The story gets better... .

So now that I had Cowboy's arthritis in check, I needed to get to the bottom of his
 scratching, licking, weepy eyes and rash.

My next purchase from GPH was the
Pet Wellness Life Stress Scan

The Pet Wellness Life Stress Scan results showed that Cowboy
 has stressors to the  following:
  Beef and Salmon.
Also to all grains.
Yams
Sweet Potato's
Gluten
Canola oil
Wood Smoke
Fescue
Pesticides
Herbicides'
Spiders

The energetic imbalance panel showed his immune system was compromised.

Interestingly, I was feeding him a diet that had those exact food ingredients.
We do heat our house with wood.
We did recently have a spider outbreak in our house.
My husband had just sprayed for weeds around our property
which has fescue all around which Cowboy eats often.

I immediately switched his food and eliminated the foods highlighted as stressors.
Cowboy's itching and scratching decreased right away and within 3 weeks time stopped all together.

The rash?  That went away almost immediately.

As for addressing the environmental issues, some of them were out of my control like the grasses, pollens, trees... .  But I learned by boosting his immune system he would be able tolerate those things better.  As for the things I could control like cleaning products and laundry detergent, I simply chose more environmentally friendly products.

I started giving him Peak Immune which
is designed  to "Super Charge" the performance of the immune system.

After three cycles of the Peak Immune, I will give him Daily Defense
 which is a daily nutritional supplement that once he gets healthy will keep him healthy!

GPH also suggested I give Cowboy an enzyme and a pro-biotic because I feed him kibble.
 Cowboy now gets  Enzymedica Digest Basics and Pro-Bio mixed in his food too.

I bet you think I am making this all up.
I'm not.
This is a true story.

 Cowboy is not scratching and not itching.
He does not have a rash any longer.
What he does have is energy and he can go on walks again!

Want to know the happiest ending of all?
Not only is my best friend Cowboy feeling 100% better,
but Glacier Peak Holistics was looking for a Sales Representative.
I applied for the job and got it!

Now I spend Monday through Friday helping pets across the globe find their way back into balance.
Not a day goes by that I do not hear praises from our customers about how
 Glacier Peak Holistics
helped their cat, their dog or their horse be happier and healthier.

Thank you Glacier Peak Holistics for all you do for the felines, canines and equines of the world.
I am especially grateful for the help you have given Cowboy.

I can clearly see why the GPH tag line is...
"Glacier Peak Holistics making miracles happen...naturally."

You've helped him and so many other cats, dogs and horses
 get their "quality of life back with out compromising their longevity."


Cowboy and I are eternally grateful!
.~ox ~.





To learn more about Glacier Peak Holistics please visit their website:
www.glacierpeakholistcs.com