Is Bravecto Safe?

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While sniffing around the internet I came across contradicting reports about a newer flea & tick medication called, Bravecto. This product seems to have some serious controversy around it. On the one hand the American FDA says it’s safe but there are many people claiming it can cause serious harm including blindness, kidney damage & even death.

There is a Facebook page called, “Does Bravecto Kill Dogs“that has close to 17,000 members. There is also a petition through change.org asking that Bravecto be removed from the market.

While doing my sniffing about I could not come to any clear conclusion about this product. But I did see this, the European Medicine Agency reported in June of this year that besides multiple general short lived side effects, there have been approximately 2000 serious cases of adverse reactions from Bravecto such as seizures, renal failure, liver damage, etc, including 470 deaths.

Before giving your good dog any medication be sure to do your due diligence. Consult your vet, ask lots of questions & look online for reports & recalls.

CEO Olivia

Turmeric for Good Dogs

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The turmeric herb is a member of the ginger family & is used for cooking, herbal medicine & dyes. Native to the Middle East & Southeast Asia, it has been a staple in cooking for thousands of years. Today it is a key ingredient in most curry dishes as well as Thai, Indian, & Persian meals.

But guess what? It’s good for dogs too. It’s an antioxidant so it can help fight cancer. It is also an anti-inflammatory & turmeric boosts the liver’s ability to metabolize fat & remove waste from the body. It’s high in fiber & rich in vitamins & minerals. Turmeric also helps with stomach ailments, digestive disorders, & reduces gas & bloating.

The suggested dosage is approximately 15 to 20 mg per pound of body weight in dogs, 150-200 mg for cats. A simpler way of looking at it is an 1/8 to a 1/4 teaspoon per day, for every 10lbs of dog weight. Sprinkle it right on top of your pet’s food & mix or if you home cook, add it to the recipe. Turmeric is a binding agent, so ensure that your pet has lots of water to reduce the likelihood of constipation.

Turmeric powder is commonly available in supermarkets. The quality may vary so read the label, it may be grown using pesticides & herbicides. This can lower the potency, so if possible, try to get high quality, organic turmeric. Be sure to store it in a tightly sealed container, kept in a cool, dark and dry place.

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