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How to Get Rid Of Tear Stains

We thought we would share a natural remedy we found for getting rid of tear stains permanently!

Reddish coloured tear stains can be found on some dogs and it is most obvious in light fur coated dogs. The most common cause for reddish tear stains is eye irritation from:

Ingrown eye lash

Eye Infection

Poor diet

Plastic food bowls (believe or not)

Inverted eye lid

Glaucoma

Stress

What can you do to reduce or prevent this from staining your dog's fur? 

We do not encourage you to use products such as Angel Eyes as they contain antibiotics and you should never allow your dog to be on long term antibiotics.

A more holistic and natural approach will be to use Raw Organic Coconut Oil and Pure Corn Flour to apply on the areas where tear stains are prone.

In the attached picture below, the top pic is a bulldog with bad rusty colours tear stains. Duke was like this before we found this very effective and natural remedy. We tried all ways through food and water but nothing helped much. The bottom pic is Duke 4 weeks after using the natural treatment.

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Here's what we did. After every bath, we will apply organic coconut oil onto his folds and then using fingers, we dab with pure corn flour. Everyday for 2 weeks, we would dab with corn flour and only apply coconut oil after his weekly bath. After the 2 weeks, the stain had lessen by so much that we only did maintenance of weekly applications of coconut oil and corn flour after his bath.

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Why would this combination work?

Organic coconut oil has antibacterial and antifungal properties

Corn Flour is a great inhibitor of moisture 

Combined, the 2 products are highly effective to get rid of any fungal or bacterial growth in the moist region where the stains are. The corn flour helps to absorb the excess moisture to prevent more bacteria and fungus from growing. 

It is the perfect 2-pronged approach and it worked beautifully on Duke!

We hope you get the same results of this tried and tested recipe!

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Why You Should Give Your Dog Coconut Oil

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Today we would like to share with you the benefits of Coconut Oil - The Super Food for Dogs!

We are talking about “Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Coconut Oil” , this is the ONLY type of coconut oil you should take for health benefits, NOT the highly refined and processed ones that have gone through high heat and chemical treatment.

If you are not already taking coconut oil for your own health benefits, do remember that the same benefits apply to humans, animals and even reptiles! Best of all, most dogs love the taste of unrefined coconut oil making it a breeze to add to their daily meals.

Coconut oil has now replaced fish oil as the oil of choice when dogs start training activities. It improves the brain function and helps Fido learn faster. Why coconut oil vs other oils? Coconut oil contains the same fatty acids found in breast milk which makes it easily utilised for energy unlike other kinds of oil (olive oil included) where the organs need to work harder to break it down.

It can be taken internally or applied externally.

When taken internally:
- balances thyroid functions to maintain healthy weight and keep energy levels up
- improves skin and coat
- improves digestion and better absorption of nutrients
- reduces doggy odour
- minimises allergic reactions
- assists in formation of red blood cells
- anti-inflammatory
- antioxidant
- anti-bacterial

When applied externally:
- moisturises the skin and coat
- heal hot spots and cracked foot pads
- kills fleas and parasite eggs
- relieves inflammation and itchy skin

Duke gets 1 tablespoon of coconut oil mixed in daily with his food. It keeps the bumps away and also the redness in the folds of his skin. It helps him maintain a healthy weight as bulldogs are prone to weight problems which may lead to breathing issues for short nosed dogs. Even the cats get a dose of coconut oil every day!

How much to give your 4 legged friend? 1 tablespoon for every 30lbs of weight. Go slow at first with 1/2 teaspoon and then build to full dose. This is because coconut oil is a great detox and can lead to loose stools if full dose is given to a dog the first time. For humans, take up to 3 tablespoons a day before meals.

This is another great healthy food that you and Fido can share. Try some today and see the results for yourself!

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Dehydrated Treats That Are Killing Dogs

Not all dehydrated jerkys are the same. Why do some jerkys make dogs sick or even kill them as in the case of the China jerkys? The difference is in the way they are processed.

Jerky is made from raw meat. For us humans, we handle raw meat with a lot of care...making sure we do not contaminate cooked food or our cutlery etc. Why? Because raw meat carries bacteria and parasites. So why should we be any less careful when it comes to feeding a dog raw meat?

In order to correctly process dehydrated treats for your beloved pooches, we, at The Snoring Dog, make sure we freeze our meat for a minimum of 2 weeks before we dehydrate. This is to ensure the bacteria and parasites are killed by the deep freeze so they do not get into your dog's system. We then package them in BPA free bags with oxygen absorbers to reduce bacteria and parasite growth : NO OXYGEN = NO LIVING ORGANISM. That is The Snoring Dog quality and promise!

Be careful when you purchase raw dehydrated treats. Ask about their process and treatment before you buy!

Share this information with your friends so they know what to ask and how to buy dehydrated treats that are made the right way.
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