I have been kookoo for coconuts for over 3 years now and use it for everything, I mean EVERYTHING! I brush my teeth with it, remove makeup with it, eat it, drink it, slather it on my body, use on my kids and of course feed it to my dogs.Read More
At The Bone House, we love a good multi-use product. Especially one we can confidently use on ourselves, around the house, and on the dog! Which is why we are so excited to now carry Diatomaceous Earth.
What is Diatomaceous Earth?
DE is a 100% food grade, natural, non-toxic water sediment from freshwater sources. It's made from shells of prehistoric diatoms that have been crushed into a fine powder. While some industrial versions are harmful to humans and pets, food grade Diatomaceous Earth is safe and holds many benefits.
How do I use it on my dog?
DE can be used both internally and externally with your dog. It's especially helpful in the warmer months, when fleas and swims in the lake are so common. Sprinkle and rub DE into your dog's coat at the beginning of the season (refreshing after each swim or bath) to protect against fleas and ticks. It also has strong deodorizing properties to naturally keep them smelling fresh. DE can be mixed into dry, raw and wet foods or sprinkled into water easily. With daily use you'll see an improvement in their skin, coat, nails and teeth. DE also promotes healthy digestion, immunity and metabolism while eliminating worms and other digestive mites.
And I can use it around my home? Definitely! As previously stated, Diatomaceous Earth is a natural deodorizer. Sprinkle it on litter, compost, or any smelly space that needs to be neutralized. DE is highly porous and able to bind to even oils and other substances, making it an ideal cleaning solution. It absorbs moisture which eliminates mold and mildew inside or outside of your home. DE can also be used to get rid of bed bugs and as a natural pesticide in your garden.
What about human consumption?
Food grade Diatomaceous Earth has similar benefits for humans as for dogs. It can improve our teeth, nails and make our coat - er, hair - shinier. It can be used topically as a facial exfoliator, a coagulator on open wounds and to treat rashes.
This spring, beat the bugs and odours with Diatomaceous Earth! Pop by The Bone House to grab a bag today or visit the DE website for some more information on the product.
"Bob Barker reminding you to help control the pet population, have your pet spayed or neutered"- Bob Barker. Is it time to rethink this? I am sure if you have come in to ask questions about allergies, hotspots, raw feeding or supplements chances are we have talked about Dr.Karen Becker. If you haven't heard of her, check out her FB page https://www.facebook.com/doctor.karen.becker . She is a proactive and integrative wellness vet, definitely worth checking out.
Here is a very interesting video of hers on spaying and neutering. After watching feel free to leave a comment on our FB page, we'd love to know your thoughts.
Health & Happiness!
Here at The Bone House, we're regularly asked for recommendations on trustworthy dog walkers, boarders and trainers in the city. It's important to find someone who will slow down for ol' Buddy, keep Toby company or be able to keep up with Sparky.
That's why we're proud to announce our new and exciting partnership with A Leg Up Pet Services! We're joining together to bring your furry friend the best in exercise, training and play.
With their first location at Bathurst and Bloor, ALU is now moving into Leslieville at 932 Eastern Avenue. This new east end location will be opening in November and provide all of the same great services, including:
- Group or solo walking
- Kennel-free boarding: Homestay (in client's home), Home-style (in staff's home) or at A Leg Up North (Home-style at an acreage in Hockley Valley)
- Cat sitting
- Puppy visits
- Doggy day care
- Dog training (private in-home or group sessions)
- Workshops and courses
- Pick-up and drop-off
We always strive to be as educated as possible on dogs' health and well-being and are happy to share that philosophy with A Leg Up. Their staff provided us with a valuable training session on dog behaviour, including knowledge that we use every time a pup enters the store.
So get ready, Leslieville, because our friends at ALU are bringing all their love and wisdom to the entire neighbourhood!
To learn more about their services, locations and rates head over to their website now, or drop by The Bone House!