There is so much information available about health these days that it’s easy to feel confused and overwhelmed. Constantly updating news and conflicting reports can make you feel defeated in your quest to get healthy before you even start. That leads to creating excuses as to why you can’t take action to get healthier. Here are seven common excuses, and why you should stop those lies in their tracks!
You’ve probably heard about elk velvet antlers’ arthritis-fighting capabilities. But that’s not its only use. Did you know that it can also help your exercise routine at the gym? Elk velvet antler can bring several benefits to your gym routine and help you go that extra mile.
So how can CanEVA help you in the gym? [Read more…]
Sometimes winter can feel like it lasts forever. But eventually, we get to shed our winter coats and soak up that sun! Now that temperatures are warming up and the snow has all but disappeared, it’s the perfect time to take that exercise routine outside. (Or pick it up again, if you’re a winter hibernator!) Here are six low-impact exercises that will take you outside to enjoy the nice weather.
When you’re not feeling well, it’s easy for you to fix. You take vitamins and medicine, you drink some chicken soup, you visit the doctor. But unlike you, pets aren’t able to speak up when something isn’t right. So when pets experience pain from conditions such as arthritis, it isn’t always easy to tell. That’s why pet owners need to be alert, and able to recognize the signs of pet discomfort and illness.
So what should you watch for?
We are a small business here at CanEVA, and because of that, we appreciate each and every one of our wonderful customers. It’s easy to share studies and facts that support what we do. But when it comes down to it, our best endorsement is the kind words we receive from our customers.
So today we decided to share one of those wonderful real life success stories with you. Recently, longtime customers Pauline and Brian from Brantford were nice enough to reach out and let us know what they think of our products.
This week, March 19-25, is Animal Poison Prevention Week. At CanEVA, we believe it’s important to be educated on what is harmful to your pet. Many people cook for their pets or feed them scraps from the table. In doing this, it is easy to let harmful ingredients slip through. But with proper education, you can make your kitchen a safe place for your pet. Here are some foods that can make your pets sick if ingested.
Theobromine is a component of chocolate that is harmful to dogs and cats. They can’t metabolize it as quickly as humans do, so it can build up to toxic levels in their systems. In small doses, it can cause vomiting and diarrhea, but large quantities can cause seizures, internal bleeding, or even a heart attack. If you suspect your pet has ingested chocolate, induce vomiting and call your veterinarian immediately.
Xylitol is a sugar substitute used in gum, toothpaste, baking, and diet foods. It is a sugar alcohol that is low on the glycemic index, which is helpful for diabetics. For pets, however, it creates a rush of insulin from the pancreas. This brings on hypoglycemia and can cause liver failure, seizures, and even death. If you suspect your pet has ingested a product containing xylitol, contact your veterinarian immediately. Do not induce vomiting, as that can make the hypoglycemia worse.
Onions and Garlic
These everyday ingredients bring flavour to your favourite dishes. But as Rachael Ray learned, they can harmful for your pets. These ingredients cause gastrointestinal distress and damage your pets’ red blood cells. This is a bigger concern for cats than for dogs, but as with everything on this list, the severity depends on the quantity consumed. These vegetables are toxic in every form: raw, powdered, dehydrated, and cooked.
Grapes and Raisins
It isn’t known what component of grapes and raisins are harmful. What is known, is that even a small amount can cause kidney failure. Even foods that contain raisins or sultanas, like fruit cakes, can be dangerous. If your pet has ingested even a single grape or raisin, call your veterinarian immediately, and follow this guideline to help monitor your pet’s condition.
Fruits With Pits and Seeds
While the pulp of these fruits may not be directly harmful to your pet, they are still quite harmful to your pet. Larger pits can be a choking hazard, or even worse, can cause intestinal blockage. Even worse, the pits and seeds from fruits such as cherries, apples, plums, and peaches contain cyanide. It can cause breathing problems, difficulty walking or standing, coma, and even death. If ingested, call your veterinarian immediately. Do not induce vomiting unless your vet recommends it.
During Animal Poison Prevention Week, it is a perfect time to reevaluate what your pet has access to. Check ingredients on their food, keep scraps out of their reach, and make sure garbage cans are secure and curiosity-proof. Our list has several major harmful foods, but it is by no means a comprehensive list. We recommend doing some extra research to be sure your pet is the healthiest it can be!
You may have heard of specially trained dogs that visit senior’s homes or children’s hospitals or schools. This is because there is a direct link to improved health if there is a companion pet in your life, even if it does not live with you. There are many studies that indicate the benefits from reduced stress, better heart health and improved outlook on life and well being. [Read more…]
I wanted to share an email I received earlier this week.
Our customer wrote in to say she had bought a bottle of CanEVA-K9 “in August for my parent’s Airedale that is suffering extreme muscle atrophy in his hind quarter’s due to his heart medication. [Read more…]
This week I did another radio program on CFOS 560 AM about CanEVA. The host, Bob Durrant, who is very familiar with the product having used it himself and also for his old golden retriever, Dixie, was quite impressed by the word of mouth advertising we receive from our customers.
When a product works, people like to share the information and we have found that word of mouth is our best advertising. To help us utilize this on our website, we are asking customers to tell their story of how CanEVA has helped them and we will post it under the testimonials. [Read more…]
I had a call today from a holistic veterinarian in the mid-West USA. She had heard about CanEVA-K9 for pets from another veterinarian but wanted to learn more. Her practice focuses on nurturing health rather than combating disease. She was specifically interested in the fact that velvet antler works to repair the joint not just mask the pain. [Read more…]