The Dog Days of Summer have arrived here at RanchDog Rescue in more ways than one!
We currently have a very full house with 5 fabulous canine rescue residents. Each and every one of these awesome dogs was actually scheduled for euthanasia in a shelter! We have made so many new contacts with other rescues, volunteers, and shelters in the past month. You can see Oakley, Teddy, Freckles, Trixie, and Mitzi at http://www.ranchdogrescue.com/ouravailabledogs.htm
We’re so excited to now be an official distributor of organic herbal remedies by Amber Technology! We had heard great things about these products and have had the opportunity to experience for ourselves how well they work. We have successfully brought several puppies through Parvovirus with these all natural remedies. One of these puppies had been at the vet for 8 days with no improvement before he came to stay with us for treatment. We had precious little Amos back home in 5 days! Truly amazing stuff!
We currently have in stock:
PARVAID - formulated to promote normalization of the digestive tract functions in the face of diarrhea, vomiting, gas, cramps, and other intestinal dysfunctions.
VIBACTRA PLUS –A natural antibiotic, antifungal, antiviral, antioxidant, and antiparasitic. Wow! This product will cure just about anything, and I will never be without it! I have taken it myself with excellent results.
ADIZONE - A special combination of herbs demonstrated to reduce inflamation, support upper respiratory and bowel conditions, ease muscle, joint and nerve pain.
LIFE CELL SUPPORT - designed to support the body’s ability to cleanse, to eliminate toxins & to regenerate damaged cells, ultimately to optimize organ function.
These great products may be purchased directly from us or through our RanchDog Rescue Store on our website
We’ve added a new page to our website! “How You Can Help” offers several ways that you can help us to help our rescue dogs. Included is our “Wish List” of items that we need ( new or used ), information for downloading our Fund-it Search Bar ( no cost or obligation whatsoever! ), and a new “Donations” button to easily and safely make a monetary donation right online. Our veterinarian, Dr. Craig Verwers of Ridglea West Animal Hospital ( in west Fort Worth ) has provided us with coupons to share with you as well. You will receive $30 off of your first visit, and at the same time RanchDog Rescue earns $30 credit on our account! If you live in the Fort Worth area, this is an awesome way to save some money, AND provide significant funding for RanchDog Rescue’s veterinary expenses! We have been so impressed with Dr. Verwers, and we think that you will be too! Just ask for a coupon and we’ll send you one – no charge!
We have decided to share a bit of helpful dog care information in each of our RanchDog Rescue updates and this time we’ll tell you a bit about the dreaded HEARTWORM.
Please note that I am not a veterinarian. I have, however spent much time over many years studying canine health & behavior. Some of my opinions may differ from those of your veterinarian. Keep in mind that veterinary education rarely includes “alternative” ( herbal, mineral, homeopathic, holistic, etc ) treatments, and is sponsored by the huge pharmaceutical companies and commercial pet food companies. It is my opinion that often times alternative treatments are not only less expensive for you, they can be more effective and much healthier for your dog.
First, and foremost, HEARTWORMS ARE NO CAUSE FOR PANIC! Do not let anyone convince you that your beloved dog could die immediately if you do not consent to ridiculously expensive and highly toxic treatment. While heartworms are surely not desirable, many, many dogs live with them for years. THERE IS A SAFE, RELIABLE AND CHEAP WAY TO TREAT HEARTWORMS! Ivermectin is the active ingredient in Heartguard heartworm preventative. I’m sure there are other brands as well that contain only ivermectin. By simply starting your dog on an ivermectin based heartworm preventative each month, you will prevent the younger heartworms from developing, and the mature ones will die off naturally. It can take a year or more to completely rid your dog of all heartworms, but you will not subject your dog to the ravaging effects of the highly toxic poisons used in traditional and expensive heartworm treatment. You also do not need to keep your dog confined for weeks to prevent embolisms from a massive die-off of heartworms. For those of you who feel comfortable calculating measurements you can even use ivermectin paste or liquid wormer sold for horses & cattle. It is far less expensive than Heartguard. Obviously care must be taken to administer the proper dosage. IMPORTANT NOTE ! Some breeds such as Australian Shepherds, Collies, Border Collies, and a few others can carry a gene that causes Ivermectin to be lethal to them. If you have one of the ivemectin sensitive breeds it is important to either NOT use ivermectin products at all, or have your dog tested at a veterinarian to see if he/she carries the gene. See http://www.vetmed.wsu.edu/depts-vcpl/breeds.aspx for more information about ivermectin sensitive breeds.
As always we want to thank our adopters, our supporters and all those who make it possible for us to do what we do. We love dogs and feel a need to help these amazing creatures who are truly “man’s best friend”. Don't forget, we love updates from our adopters too!