Sunday, August 16, 2009


Time surely flies by! Christmas has come and gone, in the blink of an eye. Go to my Sheltie Shop and get those Valentine gifts for your special dog loving friends. Even for non dog people you can send in a digital j-peg picture and I will put it on any item you wish. We have shirts, hats, mugs, journals, clocks, calendars and so many other great gifts. All I need is to have your picture emailed to me and I can create a design for you.I also have many Shelite graphics you can choose from. Click here to go to my Sheltie Shop. You will be amazed at the variety of gifts that we offer.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Organic garlic for your pet?

To use garlic as a supplement or not? Just had a discussion with a couple of breeders and they said they felt garlic was toxic to dogs and should not be used as a supplement.
I have been using Springtime organic garlic for several months for my dogs and have had no fleas, no ticks and other bugs seem to stay away. I had always believed that garlic was good for the immune system. Not wanting to cause illness in my dogs I contacted an herbalist and asked the question about garlic supplementation. . This herbalist said that garlic has been used for thousands of years to cure many ailments. Juliette Levy was one of the first to practice holistic medicine in animals and she often used garlic.
I did some research on quality dog food brands and many of them list garlic as an ingredient. So until I can do more research I will continue to supplement with garlic, but will use a smaller dose than recommended on the container. It has been wonderful not having any ticks on my dogs this year. If any of you have any experience with garlic supplementation with your animals please let me know the outcome.