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Hello everyone CEO Olivia here.

HuMom was asked the other day, “Why the black pepper in the Golden Paste?” We thought what a pawsome question.

For those who may not be familiar with the wagnificent health benefits of Golden Paste I will briefly dogscribe to you what they are.

JOINTS 🐾 anti-inflammatory 🐾Tumeric aids with arthritic conditions

INTESTINES & STOMACH 🐾 high in Iron, Fiber, Vit. K, Potassium & Zinc 🐾 Black Pepper aids digestion while Tumeric aids bacterial infections

PANCREAS, SPLEEN & LIVER 🐾 Tumeric enhances overall function while Black Pepper increases enzyme secretions of the pancreas which aids digestion

HEART 🐾 heart & circulatory function is increased with Tumeric

Pawsitively simple yet packed with good health for us good dog’s & their humans.

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Have a wooftastic week,

CEO Olivia💜

Why Is That Pumpkin Purple?

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The Purple Pumpkin Project began in the fall of 2012. It was founded by Ron Lamontagne who was searching for ideas on how to spread epilepsy awareness. Ron’s youngest son was diagnosed with epilepsy in 2009 at the age of four. The local pumpkin patch provided the solution. Since kids would soon be carving & decorating pumpkins, he thought why not make one purple & tell people about epilepsy when asked, “Why is your pumpkin purple?”

Ron has seen how epilepsy impacted his son. Although he appears like an average kid on the surface, his son has experienced major challenges academically, physically & socially. Additionally, there is much misconceptions & fear about epilepsy.

Although Ron has been outspoken about the challenges his son faces, many people still choose to keep their seizures private. By raising awareness, Ron hopes to support those people & increase overall awareness of epilepsy.

Ron started the Purple Pumpkin Project  Facebook page on September 2, 2012. Within two days, the page had likes in all 50 states; it reached more than 500 likes in the first three days. Ten days later, the page surpassed 1,000 likes, & photos of purple pumpkins started pouring in. Almost two years later, the PPP Facebook page has grown expediently & purple pumpkins are appearing globally.

Why is that pumpkin purple?…to initiate dialog & to spread awareness of epilepsy. 1 in 26 Americans will be diagnosed with Epilepsy at some point in their life. Epilepsy is also one of the most common neurological diseases in dogs, some studies estimate up to 4% of all dogs are affected.  Our CEO Olivia was diagnosed with idiopathic epilepsy before her 1st birthday.  As a Canine Epilepsy Ambassador she spreads awareness globally.

This Halloween, on the eve of Epilepsy Awareness Month, turn one of your pumpkins purple & encourage others to do the same. Host a purple pumpkin decorating or carving event at your home, school or workplace & help your community get seizure smart.

CEO Olivia ❤

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Bonding With Your New Good Dog

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Wonderful, you’ve decided to bring home a new dog; hopefully adopted from a shelter or rescue. That’s great! Since all dogs are capable of forming a loving bond with you regardless of age, a puppy doesn’t have to be your only choice. Welcoming a new dog into your home is rewarding but will require an adjustment for all concerned.

It’s important to establish trust & a sense of safety. Give the new dog the opportunity to explore his/her surroundings safely & discover any new roommates on his/her own terms.  Our experience has been that meeting outside in a neutral zone is best form most dogs.

Be patient, your new family member has a lot to learn, such as house rules, his/her place in your “pack”, as well as new commands & routines. It can all be a little overwhelming so give your new dog time to adjust.

Learn to read your dog’s body language. Make eye contact often. It’s important to recognize signs if your dog is frightened or feeling nervous. Remember to create confidence & not enforce anxious behavior.  Also learn the dog’s likes & dislike. For example, not all dogs like to be held close. When I first came to live with my huMom I preferred to lean on her rather than be hugged.  I love to be hugged now. Take time to learn what games your dog prefers & their favorite toys.

Spend as much time together as you can. Play time & walks are excellent for bonding as is daily training. Exploring the neighborhood is a good way for your dog to feel comfortable in his/her new surroundings.

Be consistent, be patient & in a short time, your new dog will be a solid member of your family.

CEO Olivia ❤

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