"R" sends her love XOXO She is doing really good. I also send another person to you that is going through the same thing with her male Rottie" DC in Nevada photos provided by DC.
Autoimmune conditions are one of the most challenging issues that we assist the body in. Ideally we like to start supporting them early into the condition or veterinary (or doctor) diagnosis. R got to the point where she could not work her jaw to eat. Quite scary of course. Thankfully she responded well to herbal support and has an excellent caring owner that followed her herb plan well. Here are before and after photos about 4 months apart. Don't let crazy diagnoses get you down, instead plug in quickly to give the body it's best shot and turning the condition around. Contact us today for consultations to help with your or your family member's wellness condition as well as your fur and feathered family members. BLESSINGS EVERY ONE OF YOU!
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Say "HI" to Poppy! Other than the wheelchair and some of her related health struggles, she is a happy and spoiled goat! Her owner in the US gave me permission to share about her.
Poppy was born with her back legs paralyzed. Her owner adopted her at the tender age of three days old, determined to help her because she was so sweet and happy. The owner enlisted university vet school help to get her set up with her wheelchair and leg issues. Besides her paralysis she has dealt with weight issues (underweight)- which is common when the lower spine is affected as the GI won't always work correctly in those cases and her legs being stiff from chronic/recurrent infections. I'm also going to add that because she has to pull herself forward with only her front legs, rather than doing an upright walk and bouncing with four legs, that the shoulder assembly and front legs are going to experience more wear and tear than normal. And their is always going to be the watch that she doesn't get any pressure injuries (bed sores). Her owner found me and already this cuddly goat is putting on weight just a few days after starting her whole herb program. Because of the amount of herbs she is using we started her on a graduated approach. It is quite evident that she has had great care by looking at her shiny healthy coat, nose, eyes and attitude.
She is taking DWA™ which is standard for any livestock or pet animal that could be exposed to minute moving creatures in their environment which often are ingested.
GI Soother™ will be used 2x daily until she is at normal weight for her size. Then at a lessor rate because they live in an area that is humid which exposes them to additional risks of ingesting things that can severely damage the gi tract.
AKing Joint™ support is awesome for anything that wants swelling support.
HerBiotic ™ herb support is what I use when facing wellness challenges that are active. It's a must have product to keep on hand, especially during the colder and wetter weather months of fall/winter/spring. This is helping to support her body so that her leg joints have the support they need to keep themselves healthier.
BetterDaze ™ Herb mix is something we use as a daily wellness formula. It's ideal for challenged, young, old, breeding or stressed animals. I like to use it daily for the life of my animals. I consider it extremely important to allow my youngstock to have the best opportunity to reach their genetic potential, whether that be puppies when we raised them, poultry, our livestock and our mares and foals.
Wounderful!™ Salve Is wonderful support for any skin or tissue having issues or needing support to help the body be it's strongest. In Poppy's case that is anywhere that may show signs of stress from her equipment, as well as any joints needing support in helping them to health themselves to have the best chance at gaining flexibility and strength over time. I use this product frequently on myself- both on areas where an old injury may flair up or with new injuries. I try to avoid injuries to myself, but well, I have a farm and livestock and like to work out so they happen!
May you all be abundantly blessed and be as smiley, well loved and happy as Poppy :)
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We are! And you can be too! While EMF's (electromagnetic Frequencies) have been around for a long time now - since electricity started being used, they are becoming more and more frequent and bombarding to our bodies. And 5G comes with severe health warnings for people that are installing the systems. Microwaves, digital items, HD TV's, things that send or receive signals (radios, tv's, cell phones, smart meters, routers) and electronics in cars, at work, in stores, and in everyone's purses or pockets has our systems completely surrounded- even in the country! Our pets and livestock are exposed as well to these invisible wellness challenges. They are tough on the nervous system, tough on the adrenals, damaging to dna, and tough on mental wellness, increases cancer risk and can exacerbate or create chronic pain among other problems. I remember as a child that the tv always making me feel edgy and headachey and somewhat nauseated whenever it was on- and this was in the 60's and 70's with the OLD weak technology. Remember- before remote controls (which also give signals!) when you actually had to get up and pull the knob on or push it off to turn your tv on or off?!? LOL.
So what do I do about all of this assault on my, my familie's and our pet's wellness? I use EMF shields or more correctly reformatters. The EMF products that we carry are in a vegetable resin base and are encoded with over 240 resonant frequencies which allows your body to REBALANCE the frequencies coming at it to harmonize with your system rather than damage it. These products are good for life as long as you have the product (even if you accidentally wash it!). We have collars for your fur babies including small livestock and I love the keychain tags for my horse halters (and for my husband's pocket since I can't get him to wear a dog tag necklace). I wear a necklace and we have the house plugs for our house, gararge and barn which takes care of anything that is plugged into the walls that doesn't send a signal. We also have them for our router, our cell phones (to protect others since we already have wearables) and our microwave. Microwaves are another story, but I do use ours to warm up my heat packs. The wearables, such as the necklaces, also make a caring meaningful gift for friends and family.
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Blessings, wellness and abundance to you and yours!
MW in TX writes:, "Hi Katherine!
Two things I wanted you to know.
- I took a goat fecal sample into our rural vet. He raved that it was the cleanest sample he had checked in thirty years. This is after one year of DWA and GI Soother cookies every Tuesday. I told him I used herbs. Of course he rolled his eyes and said "yah that will work until it doesn't". ha ha! I want to take in another sample just to prove it still works but I can't see spending the money just to prove what I already know. Thanks Fir Meadows!
- I have a tip for one of my uses of Wounderful. I had a new doe with really bad hooves so I trimmed her frequently and then rubbed Wounderful all over her hooves and in between the toes. It wasn't long until they were wonderful. Now with every goat hoof trim I finish up with a good thorough coating of Wounderful."
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Thank you MW for sharing your story so that you can be an encouragement to others that they aren't 'stepping off of the deep end" when they decide to use nurturing whole herbs instead of chemicals for their fur babies big and small :). Many Blessings :) K
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Blessed birthings and best babies yet everyone!!!!
I did personally look up Dr. Sharif. He is presenting some sound currently known facts on Corona Virus and things you can do to avoid, and things you can check to see if you need to get further information on you or a loved one. Remember we have excellent Master of Herbology developed alternative support available that can be taken proactively to put your body in a better place before possible exposure at :
Subject: Coronavirus (Stanford Hospital Board)
On behalf of Dr. Sharif, please see the relevant message below.
STANFORD HOSPITAL BOARD INTERNAL MESSAGE:
Read and understand
The new Coronavirus may not show sign of infection for many days. How can one know if he/she is infected? By the time they have fever and/or cough and go to the hospital, the lung is usually 50% Fibrosis and it's too late. Taiwan experts provide a simple self-check that we can do every morning. Take a deep breath and hold your breath for more than 10 seconds. If you complete it successfully without coughing, without discomfort, stiffness or tightness, etc., it proves there is no Fibrosis in the lungs, basically indicates no infection. In critical time, please self-check every morning in an environment with clean air.
Serious excellent advice by Japanese doctors treating COVID-19 cases: Everyone should ensure your mouth & throat are moist, never dry. Take a few sips of water every 15 minutes at least. Why? Even if the virus gets into your mouth, drinking water or other liquids will wash them down through your throat and into the stomach. Once there, your stomach acid will kill all the virus. If you don't drink enough water more regularly, the virus can enter your windpipe and into the lungs. That's very dangerous. Please send and share this with family and friends. Take care everyone and may the world recover from this Coronavirus soon.
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT - CORONAVIRUS
1. If you have a runny nose and sputum, you have a common cold 2. Coronavirus pneumonia is a dry cough with no runny nose.
3. This new virus is not heat-resistant and will be killed by a temperature of just 79/80 degrees F. It hates the Sun.
4. If someone sneezes with it, it takes about 10 feet before it drops to the ground and is no longer airborne.
5. If it drops on a metal surface it will live for at least 12 hours - so if you come into contact with any metal surface - wash your hands as soon as you can with a bacterial soap.
6. On fabric it can survive for 6-12 hours. normal laundry detergent will kill it.
7. Drinking warm water is effective for all viruses. Try not to drink liquids with ice.
8. Wash your hands frequently as the virus can only live on your hands for 5-10 minutes, but - a lot can happen during that time - you can rub your eyes, pick your nose unwittingly and so on.
9. You should also gargle as a prevention. A simple solution of salt in warm water will suffice.
10. Can't emphasis enough - drink plenty of water!
1. It will first infect the throat, so you'll have a sore throat lasting 3/4 days 2. The virus then blends into a nasal fluid that enters the trachea and then the lungs, causing pneumonia. This takes about 5/6 days further.
3. With the pneumonia comes high fever and difficulty in breathing.
4. The nasal congestion is not like the normal kind. You feel like you're drowning. It's imperative you then seek immediate attention.
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Every year we have bacterial issues and viral flus and colds going around. Some years we get a new one ("novel") that is in a form that human systems have not been exposed to so therefore do not have previous immunity to them. Here is a practical guide for ways I help my body have a greater opportunity to avoid these problems.
Some considerations first are that pathogens can incubate in a person for as little as 3 days to an overall average of 2 to 4 weeks before a person comes down with symptoms of the viral problem. Also note that not everyone has symptoms because their immune system is humming along doing what it was created to do- protect you. Some people may have mild symptoms and not recognize that they are actually ill with something of significance. While a person is infected, whether they are incubating (the viral agent is replicating in the system), have symptoms or do not have symptoms they are contagious the entire time with the ability to spread viral activity as they cough, sneeze, touch things after touching their mouth, etc. Also note that some pathogens live an average of 9 days in the environment. Those can be things like door handles, your steering wheel, counter surfaces, bathrooms, money- bills and change, shopping carts or baskets, the keypads on debit/credit card payment machines, fuel pumps, etc. Remember that even if a person (or you) has already had whatever it is going around, when you are exposed again (assuming it hasn't mutated)- you may not get it again but you will be carrying it and able to spread it around. I know you didn't want to hear that. But in light of protecting the fragile and wellness compromised people that may be in our homes that we have regular contact with it's good to be aware of these things.
Here are practical things I do to reduce my need in having to deal with pathogens. I do this every fall and winter reguardless of anything 'new' is going around.
First I avoid crowded public situations when I can. The less time one spends around groups of people obviously the less exposure. Plus I prefer the quieter less crowded times and shorter lines that come from going during the least busy timeframes. I extend the amount of time between grocery store and feedstore outings as much as possible. I bank online rather than exposing myself to tellers who get exposed to everything a community has to offer via close contact to handling paper and coin money all day long.
When I do go out if something is active, I wear latex gloves. My gloves can touch everything (and I pay attention to NOT touch my face or my things) and once I leave the store I can take them off (I strip them off carefully only touching the inside of them) and dump them in the trash. When I'm at the gym I can use their sanitizing wipes on my gloves all I want without concerning myself with the carcinogens in the wipe soaking into me, as well as using it on the equipment before and after I use it.
I also like to use homemade hand sanitizer- I add three drops of antiviral types essential oil to a tablespoon of aloe gel (I prefer scraping the gel from my own plant as there aren't additives). Mix that up and you have your own hand sanitizer. I keep some in the car and some at home. You can get very high quality essential oils here from my other website, (I am an internationally certified aromatherapist) : https://www.Essential Oils (discountdrchristopher.com)
If you have children under six years old stick to using lavender and tea tree oil. If they are six or older and don't have liver conditions then you can use the other choices but double dilute the amounts until they are 100 lbs (add two tablespoons of gel to the three drops of eo). Favorite oils for these types of things with me are basil, cinnamon, clove,eucalyptus, lavender, peppermint, oregano, tea tree and Thyme linalool essential oils. Remember if you have cats keep essential oil use away from them.
Face masks- do they work? Yes and No. Well that's not so much help! This of course is a very controversial topic but I give you the master of herbology side of this. Yes, if you are sick, wear one to protect others as you cough or sneeze or exhale viral vapor to reduce the amount of airspace these things and if you are sick the best place for you anyways is home resting and taking your herbs so that you get well and stronger quicker as well as keeping the germs at home. If you are not sick then wearing one won't protect your eyes from receiving microbial vapor which is always airborne among people as they exhale. Also a mask needs to be medical grade and seal tightly to reduce the amount of microbes getting access to your nose and mouth. HOWEVER, one can put a drop of one of the above essential oils onto a face mask for additional support as you inhale that goodness for your respiratory and circulatory systems. This is what I do to help my body avoid inhaling microbes when I'm required to wear a mask. It also reduces the amount of pathogens that can replicate themselves on my mask as I exhale hot moist air through it. As always if you can take fresh air and sunshine walks away from the public in fresh air that is ALWAYS going to give your body a boost mentally, physically and spiritually.
At home, you can put a drop or two of an oil into a stainless or glass container and pour very hot water (remember to keep out of reach of children and pets and not around cats!) over it to get the vapor into the air to inhale it's goodness and reduce microbial possibilities in the air. If you have permission at work to use a diffuser those work nicely there. If you don't you can open an essential oil bottle and draw one long breathe with each nostril- before arriving and upon leaving work (and again at lunch if you are able). REMEMBER to also clear your air as you are recovering and after you are well along with disinfecting surfaces, door handles, toilet handles, faucet handles etc around your house. In my house I use a small squirt of liquid soap mixed with about 60 drops of one of the above essential oils in a quart (2 lbs) of water and 1 cup of vinegar, shaken real well.
I also support my body with herbs every single day during these time periods to give my body some tools to try to avoid these types of problems and to also try to keep my body from harboring and thus spreading these types of things to others. Some of my favorites include taking Super Immune Garlic formula (which has more than garlic!) both before and after I am in public areas (and in between if I'm gone six or more hours) as well as three times a day if I am just working a long at home.
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I also like Respiratory Support Syrup (
Herbal C which is a wonderful whole herb form of plants with traditionally high values of Vitamin C (rather than the chemical ascorbic acid) and the amazing Lung and Bronchial support can all be found on these page Human Supplements & Teas (discountdrchristopher.com)
Wishing you much health and happiness and wisdom!
I am. Are you? I hope you are! I am one of those proactive people. Not an alarmist, but contemplative and watchful and I like to be prepared ahead of needing things. I trust my own family including my dear sweet mom and husband to the quality of these products. No filler, Vegan capsules, synergestic and Master of Herbology formulated from a background in pharmacognosy and phytochemistry. THE BEST.
note- you can click on the images above to go to that area of our website so you can get products on their way to you ASAP! Please note that per the FDA I am limited in what I can say specifically about products, I'm not intentionally trying to be vague but our freedom of speech is limited and more so about every year.
Here are some things you may want to consider. I like to keep my body well nourished!!! As my cells replicate healthier and healthier because they have all of the herbal goodness available to them it's extremely rare my hubby or I get sick even though we are close to and one into what is consider 'senior years'. We also aren't on any medications, work out at the gym and eat (mostly!) quite healthy with lots of raw fruits and vegetables in the diet. But Vitalerbs helps me make sure I don't have any gaps in my diet and truly is helping us to get stronger and stronger internally. We take ours twice a day and have for years..... but if you are new to whole herb nutrition you may want to let your cells have access to it three times per day .
I also keep in mind that when issues are going around humanity that they are usually contagious for 14 to 28 days BEFORE any symptoms to alert the person or creature that they have in fact been contagious and spreading things for weeks, and in turn the people /creatures that have been exposed are also now spreading things for weeks before they in turn realize they have something going. That's why these things can blow up exponentially.
INF(tm) now renamed as INFX(tm) formula is available in capsules and in herbs and definately something to be taking before a problem arrives. If it does arrive then I personally would be downing this every waking hours- literally at acute dosage. The herbs in this product have been used for millenia to pack powerful support.
Cold Season Formula(tm) is another great supporter and one can be on these for support before it would be needed. I also love Herbal C, Respiratory syrup, Lung and Bronchial capsules and Immune system capsules to support those areas of the body.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE Super Immune Garlic(tm) extract!!! It is a rich combo of power punching herbs. I ALWAYS have this on hand always. And I always try to remember to take it before I go to church, after I come back, before the gym, running to town etc and once I get back during times of the year when things are going around.
For children we also have Kid-E-Well(tm) and Kid-E-Mune(tm) extracts- in a glycerate base so they are easy to give and don't contain alcohol. I also like these for small pets.
Of course for our pets, poultry, livestock and my ponies we have HerBiotic(tm) which is also a blend of power punching herbs for support during issues.
BetterDaze(tm) herb mix is a rich blend of herbs that I personally like to support nutrients in creatures.
BreatheDeeplee(tm) is a great animal support herb blend for supporting lungs and upper respiratory tissue.
Please consider adding some of these to your family herb chest and always keeping them on hand. You never know when you may want to have immediate access to them.
Many Blessings and Abundant Wellness to you and yours!!!
Katherine (products can be found by clicking on the above photos or at www.firmeadowllc.com)
Please note that per the FDA these statements are not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease. They are here for educational purposes.
Should you or a loved one become seriously ill do not hesitate to obtain medical intervention.
Timbrel (Fir Meadow) is such a love. And she has been for nearly 16 years! We adore her. She loves to give kisses and then exhibit flehmen (top photo) just to be silly. She will back into you to get her back and rump scratched or chase you down the barn for a scratchin'. she's still quite mobile even though the tendons were torn from her patella when she was 5 years old after a doe slammed into her. That leg healed stiff due to the splint, but heal it did (I LOVE ReBuilld herb mix and Wounderful! Salve) and she trucks around pretty good. Thankfully she earned her GCH before then (best placing was a reserve champion over 52! other goats) and her highest LA is a 90. She measures in at the minimum size for LaManchas but that didn't stop her from finishing on the west coast where LM's tend to be giant.
Ok... so now on for the topic of how we care for this spoiled but sweetheart of a gem :).
She has her own stall at this point so that younger and more agile goats don't push her around or push her away from feed, but she can reach through the panel and they can reach through to her to say hi and visit so she isn't alone. She also gets turnout time when we are doing chores so she can hang out with us. She has deep straw bedding and at night she gets her fleece jammies on- a square piece of fleece folded in half that is sown 1/3 of the way from the bottom for her neck and the rear 1/4 has 1" wide elastic straps sewn on to slip through her rear legs. This keeps her warm at night and is easy to toss in the washer. No hemming required :). The elastic needs to be 1" wide and smaller elastic can wrap around legs fairly easy and cut off circulation.
Her meal plan... She gets hot water brought to her every morning and if it's cold also in the evening so she can tank up on all she wants. Her feed dish twice a day gets cut banana with peel, some cut apples in small pieces, a bit of mandarin orange with peel. Sometimes some cabbage cut up or broccoli stem cut up small or shredded carrot or all of them. At this age what they have left for teeth are pretty worthless, so I keep things in smaller pieces so it's easier to swallow and for the rumen to handle. I add black strap molasses 1-2 tbsp and 2 tbsp of olive oil to this (you have to work them up to the larger doses, if you have miniature goats or kids start 1/3 to 1/4 of the smaller amount and increase by another increment each week).
For grain she gets rolled or flaked barley and the same with her oats. We also mix her kelp with herbs (Fir Meadow products of course) and she gets 1/2 cup of BOSS (black oiled sunflower seeds) remembering to start at a much smaller dose and then work them up to where you want them by weekly increments.
For hay she gets grass hay (our local- very local as it's our own) and she gets very high quality fine stemmed leafy alfalfa hay. I also pick or cut brush from our trees, berries (wild and domestic), herbs and roses so she can have a brush bouquet every day to keep her rumen very happy.
She is the goat we have had the longest. Born with us and living through at least now. Our previous oldest have been two making it to 14 and one making it to 13. Those three all kidded their last year with us and produced milk before I dried them up early.
Wishing you all some delightful 'Timmies' in your herds :) Blessings :)
I just returned from Mexico and am taking this available on our websites under human supplements. https://www.firmeadowllc.com/store/p926/VF_Syrup_Dr._C__4_oz_%28for_foreign_matter_in_the_intestines%29.html
One- I enjoyed some sushi (which is raw fish of which a percentage carry parasites that can cause problems for humans)
Two- While I was walking barefoot on the beach my foot all of the sudden started itching on the sole. I had this happen before 24 years ago. When I got back to my room I found a raised small bump area with a dark color to it inside. Pressing on it didn't cause a pain like a splinter would so I seriously suspect I picked up a hookworm which comes from dog and human waste. People regularly walk their dogs on that beach and unfortunately as clean as it is, not everyone picks up after their pet. I had that diagnosed all those years ago from a dermatologist who used to see it in the southern US in children that walked around barefoot.
Thankfully I have herbs for the rescue and we keep this in stock all of the time. Missionaries and those with family on the mission field have also ordered this for us to give proactive support to their family.
I know this topic isn't so 'palatable' but it's important to address for abundant wellness :)
DA from Ohio wrote: " I swear it is evening out if I didt know it looks close to my other dry does." and before that wrote: "She seems like she is doing well and feeling good
Her udder is at the point where my other dry does are except even dry the right teat is a little lower but dry and sucked up"
DA is using MammarEaze(tm) and GlandAide(tm) salves alternated (one in the morning and one in the evening) as well as keeping her on BetterDaze(tm) herb mix. She came to me wanting help with a doe that kidded this year with a previous owner with dead triplets and a grossly deformed udder. Her goals are to get some daughters out of her and hopefully be able to show her again which will require a normal mammary again. The PERFECT time to work on damaged mammaries is during the dry period as their bodies concentrate on mammary cell renewal during this period and slough and replace a higher amount of mammary tissue.
Other products being used or have been used for this situation are Herbiotic(tm) herb mix and Bal-Nce(tm) herb mix. She also has them on DWA(tm), Kop-Sel(tm) and GISoother(tm). All of these sustainable natural products are available at www.firmeadowllc.com under the products tab.
Wishing everyone happy and healthy creatures!!!
Yearling Nubian rescue doeling - 8 months behind on growth & currently
This Kentucky goat owner writes, "I had a consultation with you back in July about our new Nubian who was the size of a four month old but is a year.
Thank you so much for your knowledge and help with our sweet baby girl. 😉 Her horns have grown twice the size from when we got her in May, and she has grown 2 inches in one month and no longer looks emaciated! She is not out of the woods quite yet, but she is definitely on the long road to recovery and responding so well to the herbs and clean food! It is so exciting to see her jumping around like a young goat (she never did that as a baby- she was too sick and weak) as well as running and having fun!
Thank you again so much!!! You are a blessing to our entire family!!!"
Don't give up hope! While you have your beloved creature there may be still time to do something beneficial for him or her! their DNA always wants to repair back to it's blueprint if it's given what it's needed to do so :). This is true in both humans and animals! I have an extensive education and background in alternative education including a Master's Degree in Herbalism. Our consultations may be the next step you need to gain traction on your issue! Why wait? Contact us TODAY :).
It's a hot one out there today!
Be sure your animals have access to plenty of fresh cool water during the heat. some of them like our alpacas and guardian dogs like to lie in kiddie pools or splash. I also have a mare that likes to splash.
Other things- you can give NONlactating animals peppermint tea in their drinking water, or Animals at least one years old you can dilute 1 - 3 drops -depending on size of animal- peppermint essential oil - again non lactating and not for feline use, in a spray bottle and spritz it on them (avoid eyes and body openings) or mix with 1 tsp of peppermint eo and put on them. If they are lactating substitute with Eucaplyptus globulus essential oil. I like animals to be at least 4 months old when I use that, but in an emergency will use it younger diulted more. Not for feline use. We have essential oils at https://www.firmeadowllc.com/essential-oils-new.html
Shaving/clipping hair on animal bellies with a ten blade on the clippers also helps them to shed more heat and is nice to do for animals living in hot climates or for unusually hot days.
If you would like to top of their electrolytes I'm a big fan of coconut water for that. One can also use the fancier (More expensive) cactus waters and home juiced grapefruit juice works well too. IF your animal is on medications skip using grapefruit as it may make the medications ineffective. I use 1/4 cup for 150 lbs of animal or human that is otherwise healthy. More if they are having a heat episode (and cool quickly starting at their feet with cold water or ice water) and working up the legs to the body while keeping them in the shade or making shade over them (such as holding a tarp over them). When helping animals be sure you watch the humans too- a red face or worse purple indicates a very overheated person- cool them NOW. Don't wait that long. Stay on water and electrolytes well before then and out of the sun if possible.
Misters placed in the air helps reduce air temperature feel by about 5 degrees Fahrenheit and using inexpensive box fans in barns also helps reduce heat issues. Be sure than any electrical chords are unable to be reached by animals and watch for tripping hazards when stretching cords across aisleways. Access to shade goes without saying.
Stressed animals from the heat? Take a look at our MMUNE(tm) Herb Mix to help their immune systems deal with the stress: https://www.firmeadowllc.com/store/p874/Herb_Mix_MMune_%28tm%29__immune_system_support__8_oz.html
Getting ready to breed? LOVE using BetterDaze(tm) herb mix to keep bodies topped off: https://www.firmeadowllc.com/store/p418/Herb_Mix_BetterDaze%E2%84%A2__8_oz.html
BEES are getting to be boogers this time of year. At our family camp two kids got nailed just two hours apart by wasps. And one was a neck sting that started swelling because neck and head stings react faster due to blood supply. In those situations I use cayenne internally for any potential shocky types of issues and DBUG salve. it was amazing how fast both stings quit hurting the kids and how fast the swelling started receding- making it impossible to see where they were stung a few hours later. GREAT to keep on hand for pets, people and your barnyard.
DBug(tm) Salve: https://www.firmeadowllc.com/store/p384/Salve_DBug%E2%84%A2_4_oz.html
Blessings All! K
Here is an interview I had the opportunity to give on wellness for your favorite feline.
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Facing a tough challenge or just want to do even better for your cat? We also have wellness consultations available with our Master of Herbology. Order those here: https://www.firmeadowllc.com/store/c9/Wellness_Consultations.html
Beautiful American Guinea Hogs photo used by permission from AC.
What a beautiful picture of these heritage breed pastured pigs. Even pastured pigs and heritage breeds while traditionally healthier have some challenges too. The nice thing about these products is they are whole herb (nothing toxic for your meat!) and there is no meat or milk (or egg for poultry) withdrawal :).
Consider using MMune(tm) herb mix to support any hogs that you have just purchased, are exhibiting them or are getting ready to sell to help support their immune system that will be getting challenged or is being challenged to allow them to have a smoother home transition. You can purchase that here if you like: https://www.firmeadowllc.com/store/p874/Herb_Mix_MMune_%28tm%29__immune_system_support__8_oz.html
BetterDaze(tm) is another popular herb mix to help support boars and sows used for breeding, young or old stock or those being exhibited to help support their body's towards their genetic potential. Mixing it into piglet supplemental feed helps support those fast growing bodies. https://www.firmeadowllc.com/store/p418/Herb_Mix_BetterDaze%E2%84%A2__8_oz.html
Another popular product for lactating sows is MilkMaid(tm) https://www.firmeadowllc.com/store/p885/Herb_Mix_MilkMaid_%28tm%29__8_oz.html
For injuries, including joint issues, Wounderful! Salve is a lifesaver. https://www.firmeadowllc.com/store/p93/Salve_Wounderful%21%E2%84%A2_4_oz_damaged_muscle%2C_skin%2C_bone%2C_tendon_support.html
Also joint problems benefit from inflammation support with A-King Joint (tm) support https://www.firmeadowllc.com/store/p882/Aking_Joint_Support_%28tm%29__8_oz_Herb_Mix.html
And for those concerned with moving matter that can mature in the GI Tract we love DWA(tm) herb mix. Especially for new hogs, breeding stock, those in smaller pens or pens that are 'well loved" that will likely have infected grounds and knowing that no matter how clean pigs are kept, they are known to eat feces which may have ovum in them. See DWA here: https://www.firmeadowllc.com/store/p818/DWA_%28tm%29__-_16_oz__supports_body_in_foreign_matter_removal.html
For those wanting diarrhea support we love GI Soother(tm) https://www.firmeadowllc.com/store/p811/GI_Soother%E2%84%A2_Digestive_System_Support_16_oz.html
Hogs that subcomb to wellness challenges besides giving them BetterDaze(tm) for nutritional support we love HerBiotic(tm) for wellness support https://www.firmeadowllc.com/store/p812/Herb_Mix_HerBiotic%E2%84%A2_Wellness_Support_4_oz.html.
Happy Healthy Hogs make Happy Owners!