Archive for the 'Dog Health' Category

CocoTherapy Organic Coconut Products for Pets

July 31st, 2012 at 11:40 am

If you haven’t heard of CocoTherapy already, then you’ve been missing out! CocoTherapy offers human-grade 100% USDA Organic virgin coconut oil and coconut chips for your furry friends (dogs, cats, birds, hamsters…etc!). “What’s so great about coconuts?” you may ask. Well, the coconut serves many health benefits, and when taken regularly can support and improve overall health.

Skin Conditions

  • Supports and maintains healthy skin
  • Maintains normal, healthy levels of skin defense mechanisms
  • Supports healthy, shiny coats
  • Applied topically, soothes and moisturizes skin with cuts, wounds, hot spots, bites and stings
  • Considered a hypo-allergenic product
  • Great for dogs with allergies
Gastrointestinal Health
  • Supports healthy gastrointestinal function
  • Supports healthy digestion
  • Supports healthy breath and oral health
Healthy Immune System, Metabolic function, and Bone Health
  • Provides antioxidant support for healthy cell function
  • Supports healthy immune response to foreign microbes
  • Supports healthy thyroid function
  • Supports bone and joint health
  • Supports healthy weight
  • Provides a quick, easily digested source of energy
  • Supports healthy brain and nervous system function
WOW! That’s a lot of health benefits! Aren’t coconuts are great? Whether you’re just looking for a healthy dog or cat treat or you’re looking to holistic pet health, CocoTherapy Organic Virgin Coconut Oil and Organic Coconut Chips are an excellent choice. Learn more about each product by clicking on the links above.


 As always, before giving any new treat or supplement, talk to your holistic veterinarian about incorporating coconut oil and coconut chips in your pets’ diet.


Pet Dental Care – Dental Disease Prevention

January 31st, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Pet Dental Care, Dog Dental Care

According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, more than 80% of dogs suffer from periodontal disease by the age of two. A large part of your pet’s dental health relies on you, the owner. Help your dog or cat ward off bad breath, gum disease, infections, and heart disease by practicing regular at-home dental care. With preventative care, your pet will keep a happy, healthy mouth and you will avoid costly trips to the vet.

When tartar buildup accumulates in your pet’s mouth, it can cause a number of issues, some of which require a trip to the veterinarian:

Bad Breath – caused by plaque forming bacteria or an infection.
Gingivitis – gum inflammation from bacteria, plaque or tartar buildup. Symptoms include bad breath, visible plaque and/or tartar; red, swollen, or bleeding gums. Pet gingivitis is reversible with proper dental care.
Periodontal Disease – an infection between the tooth and gum. Symptoms include bad breath, visible plaque and/or tartar, gum inflammation, loose teeth, pain, sneezing, and nasal discharge.

*If you pet has symptoms of periodontal disease, it is best to first visit with your vet before starting any at-home treatments. Treatments for periodontal disease may include antibiotics, cleaning, tooth extractions, and tests to rule out heart disease.

Regular at-home dental care is the first step in prevention of dental disease in your dog or cat. There are many options and one is sure to fit your lifestyle and pet’s preference.

Brushing with a pet toothbrush or finger brush, along with pet toothpaste helps remove plaque and tartar, while freshening breath. For small pets or pets with sensitive gums, try dental wipes.
Pet Mouthwashes include easy to use sprays, gels and water additives that reduce/kill plaque causing bacteria while freshening breath. A great alternative for pets that dislike brushing.
Dog Chews, like natural rawhides, bully sticks, and pig ears; or natural rubber dog toys will massage gums, scrape away tartar and make teeth strong. It also keeps them happy and entertained!
Diet – Avoid table scraps. Feed your cat or dog a treat that is specially formulated to reduce bad breath and keep teeth healthy.

Follow these simple tips and your pet will have happy, healthy pearly whites!


Treat of the Month – Dogswell

May 17th, 2011 at 8:20 am

This May, only at Funny Fur, take 20% off all Dogswell Dog treats and jerky. Made with premium, all natural ingredients, Dogswell treats are available in a variety of functional formulas specific to your dogs needs.
Treat of the Month Sale

Happy Hips helps maintain healthy hips and joints with glucosamine and chondroitin.
Vitality helps maintain eyes, skin and coat with flaxseed and vitamins.
Shape Up is low in fat and calories with L-Carnitine to help maintain a healthy weight.
Breathies contain mint and parsley for fresh breath and healthy teeth.
Happy Heart helps maintain a happy, healthy heart with flaxseed and Taurine.
Mellow Mut helps maintain a peaceful lifestyle with added Vitamin E.

Why we love Dogswell:

  • Cage-free and farm raised animals fed wholesome diets without antibiotics, added growth hormones or added steroids
  • Products are free of wheat, corn, soy, and flour
  • NO added hormones, processed gluten, and no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives
  • Added vitamins, minerals and supplements
  • Delicious whole pieces of fruits and vegetables
  • Dogs love them!!

If you haven’t tried Dogswell dog treats, now is the perfect time to try them out at 20% off, otherwise it’s a great time to stock up! You’re dog will love you for it!


“Dog” days of summer, Part 1…

May 26th, 2009 at 8:00 am

So summer is coming and that means my dog, Jack, has special needs that I have to deal with – especially with his fur and skin.  I’m sure any doggie parent with a small fluffy dog can relate!  I always struggle with keeping his fur from getting matted, but grass and sticker burrs are constantly attaching themselves to him during the summer months.  I love using Isle of Dog products…their products are very gentle on my dog’s skin and it smells great.  During the winter, I usually use the No. 16 to keep him bright white.  But during the summer, I like to switch to the Detangle Shampoo No. 30 – his fur gets super soft and I don’t have to brush him as often.  I love the fact that it saves me time!

It’s also really important to me to keep Jack hydrated too – it gets extremely hot here in Texas.  I always carry a portable water bottle with me for made especially for dogs to help prevent dangerous overheating.  And I know this seems silly, but I discovered a new product – Pet Sunscreen by Doggles.  It’s made specifically for dogs (non-toxic!) and his poor nose won’t get sunburned like it did the first summer we got him.

Everyone is so concerned these days about sun damage.  But we never seem to think about our dogs suffering from sun damage or from heat stroke.  But if you think about it, it’s imperative to keep our pets cool and healthy during the summer too.  It’s not as if they can speak up and complain about a sunburn on their noses or that they’re getting too hot, so it’s important to take preventive action.