Hoofs, Pawz ‘n Claws
Natural healing & wellness for all animals

First Line Defense...The Natural Way
Combating Summertime Pests and Benefits of Chemical Free Cleaning

Contributing Editors
Cindy Phillips and Mary Ward-Farnham
Young Living Distributors/Members
June 2007, Vol 2

 Anyone who has animals is going to contend with fleas, ticks, lice, as well as intestinal parasites.  These buggers aren't just annoying; they can cause sores and infection, increase susceptibility to disease and cause digestive discomfort.   Unfortunately, many of the products developed to deal with pests use dangerous and toxic chemicals.  As a result, our animals are suffering with serious and inexplicable health problems.


Hyperthyroidism, cancer, liver & bladder damage associated with fleas collars and dips

For example, a flea collar is nothing but a poison necklace around your pet’s head. Some emit a constant toxic cloud from chlorpyrifos that your pet absorbs thru the skin, and inhales as you do every time you hug your pet. Toxic levels accumulate in our pet's body fat, as well as in our own. What about those insecticidal flea and tick shampoos and powders, sprays and dips?

Young Living therapeutic grade essential oils aid in ridding the body of parasites, inhibit the accumulation of toxins, discharge existing toxins, while supporting liver and kidney functions. Remember, what goes on your pet, also goes in your pet. Rather than toxic chemicals, use essential oils which are regenerating, oxygenating and immune boosting.

The Natural Way to Fight Pests
We know that as we watch animals, even the flesh-eating animals, they will always graze on the greens and the grasses and different plant varieties if they have a problem. You probably have been around a dog or cat.  If there is something wrong, they will start eating grass. Coumarins are one of the compounds found in grass.  They are natural hemostats which  are blood regulators and blood purifiers.  That may be one of the reasons that a dog or cat has a natural instinct to eat grass. 
Excerpt from Natural Animal Care with Essential Oils
By D. GARY YOUNG, N.D.Young Living Training Tape #49

Liquid chlorophyll is a good digestive aid for all animals.  DeSouza's is a brand which can be found at most health food stores.  Use occasionally, give 1/2-1cc orally. 

It’s important to have your veterinarian run a fecal test.  It is a starting point, so you know the type and number of parasites.  For large infestation, an initial chemical kill is probably needed, along with supporting the immune systems with therapeutic grade oils.  The oils can be used to create an internal environment where parasites can't live. 

Remedies for Intestinal Parasites
Most humans and animals have parasites in one form or another.  For the most part, they go entirely unnoticed until they begin to cause fatigue and unwellness. These suggestions need to be personalized for cats.  See “Those Special Cats”

Oral Applications
Any of these essential oils, or combinations, can be given in capsules -
Bergamont, DiGize, Roman Chamomile and Tarragon,  Small animal (dog, cat) 2-5 drops, large animal (horse, sheep) 10-12 drops.  Give for 7-14 days.

Put drops of the oils into an oral syringe with
Ningxia Red or a carrier oil, such as almond oil, olive oil or grapeseed oil. Any of the following essential oils can be used/rotated - Bergamont, Black Pepper, Caraway, Clove, Cypress, DiGize, Fennel, Myrtle, Neroli, Nutmeg, Oregano, Roman Chamomile, Rosewood, Tarragon, or Thyme. For large animal, give 15 cc's Ningxia Red or carrier oil and 5 to 6 drops of essential oil.  For small animals, 5 cc’s Ningxia Red or carrier oil and 1-2 drops of essential oil.   

Parafree is an anti-parasitic YL supplement which also supports digestive and immune systems. It contains essential oils of Cumin, Anise, Fennel, Bay Laurel, Vetiver, Nutmeg, Tea Tree, Clove, Idaho Tansy & Thyme Parafree is a soft gel capsule which is given orally to dogs and large animals.
can be applied to the bottom of the feet or rubbed inside the mouth on the gums of all animals.

           Those Special Cats
Some cats do well with oral applications.  Some do not.  Most tolerate an oil rubbed on gums from your finger.  Be prepared for salivating! No cat does well with Parafree directly into the mouth.  You can do the following:

- Extract
Parafree from gel cap and apply to spine or paws.

- Withdraw oil from Parafree gel cap, put half in an empty capsule and give orally; repeat daily for 7-14 days
- Blend a drop each of 
DiGize, Fennel, Melrose, and Roman Chamomile with Thieves Cleansing Soap  or Mineral Gel* .  Apply topically  to cat's belly or feet.

- Mineral Soaks* have proven to be a safe method for cats to receive all therapeutic grade oils, including
Raindrop Therapy.

- Put a small amount of
TenderTush on your finger and massage into the cat’s gums—good way to benefit from essential oils of Sandalwood, Roman Chamomile, Frankinsence and Cistus—some of the oils in TenderTush

-Use V-6 Mixing Oil if cat becomes agitated from the oils.

* Mineral Gel and Mineral Soaks-  See back for order information.

Raindrop Therapy
pplication of nine therapeutic oils to the spine, which affects every system in the body, providing structural and electrical alignment, promotes balance, clears toxins, and boost the immune system

Oils used in the raindrop can be customized with those that remove parasites and support the digestive system, such as DiGize, Fennel, Tarragon.  Refer to oils listed above in Oral Application.

Build Your Own Insect Spray
Start with the Foundation recipe and add the oils of your choice.  Rotate oils as you refill your spray.  Effective for flies, mosquitoes, lice and other annoying pests.  This spray is good for all animals.

Foundation recipe
32 oz water
2-4 Drops of any of the following: 
Lavendar Shampoo, Lemongrass Sage Shampoo or Thieves Cleaner
1 Drop  V-6 Carrier Oil Complex or Acme Beauty Serum can be added to enhance skin and coat.
6-10 Drops each of
Purification, Lemongrass, Lavender and Peppermint
Select/rotate any of the following:  Blue Cypress, Cedarwood, Eucalyptus Globulus, Geranium, Melrose, Patchouli, Pine, Rosemary, Sage, Spearmint, Thyme.  Citronella and Eucalyptus Citriodora can be ordered from Creer Labs 801-418-8870  (avoid citrus oils, they attract mosquitoes)

Topical Applications
Use before walking thru woods or tall grasses—drop oil in your hand and apply to animal body or collar —Lavender, Lemongrass, Purification.  Try blending with Thieves Cleaning Soap.   This is an easy way to ward off tics. It’s recommended you frequently look over your animals for pests.  For insect bites, apply Basil to alleviate any sting or pain.  Then one drop of Melrose or Purification.  Cover with Tender Tush
Ear Parasites
Place one drop of each oil in the palm of your hand— Peppermint, Melrose & Purification.  Dab a Q-Tip in the oil mixture.  Rub on the outside and inside of the ear.  Never drop oil directly into the ear. Ear tissue can be soothed by applying TenderTush. An overproduction of ear wax is often an indication of allergy. Dogs and cats are frequently allergic to grain and processed ingredients.    Horrors of Pet Food Ingredients

Other Considerations
Diatomaceous Earth – sprinkle on animal’s food for internal parasites. Use topically on animals and their surroundings. 
Buck Mountain Parasite Dust
Fly Traps—glass jars with raw meat, Hang nylon stocking  with chemical free bug bait, Blue light bug zapper


Animals Have A Natural Affinity To The Healing Influence Of The Oils.   They Are More Sensitive To The Oils Than Humans, One Drop Goes A Long Way.

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Cats & Tics We found a big tic on our cat this weekend, so we knew it had been there a while!  I immediately put a drop of Purification on the spot.  The tic did nothing.  So, after a couple calls to "our animal people", we dropped Melrose on the spot where the head was embedded.  Immediately, the tic backed out a bit and began to shrink.  Since he was in for a long time, we couldn't quite get the "bugger" out. We dropped one drop of each: Lemon, Thieves & Frankincense.  The tic kept shrinking and becoming looser, but not all the way out.  We isolated the cat and put one drop of Melrose on every 15 minutes.  About two hours from the start of the process, I was able to pull the tic out. Patience with a tic this size is helpful!  We are now using ImmuPower on his back paws (in case of infection/Lyme's Disease), and Melrose on the site.  Our cat was exhausted for one day, but now is his old self again!!  Lori M, Richfield

Less Flies After Using Purification - We own a pig farm and use Purification for summer flies.  I create a hand spray bottle with 16 oz water and 15 drops of Purification .  I spray the animals and their bedding.  We also diffuse Purification throughout our barn and flies are considerably less.    Cathy G, Juneau

Chemical Free Cleaning
In many cases, the reason for our animal's health problem is due to an overload of toxins entering the animal's body via his paws, breathing cleaning and other chemicals in your home or kennel,  from chemicals sprayed on your lawn, in parks, everywhere you take your animal there are toxic chemicals. 

Young Living offers a nontoxic, biodegradable, cleansing solution that uses therapeutic-grade essential oils as emulsifiers and germ-killers.  Thieves Household Cleaner contains Thieves Essential Oil Blend, which is documented to kill over 99.96% of bacteria it comes into contact with.  Use to clean floors, dishes, carpets, bedding, laundry and more.
Code 3743, Wholesale $21.50, Preferred $24.89, Retail $28.29


Avoid the Worst Household Chemicals

Young Living Products contribute to the solution, not the problem. They support the body's natural healing abilities. Here are some of the products mentioned in this newsletter.


MELROSE - Essential Oil Blend with antiseptic properties which make it excellent for cleansing and healing, but primarily for helping with tissue regeneration. Use for insert bites, tic removal, rashes, cuts, scrapes, or any infection.
: Melaleuca (alternifolia and quinquenervia),  Rosemary & Clove
Applications: Apply topically on site, on paws or hoof or claw, or on spine, as in Raindrop treatment.  May need to dilute  with carrier oil, such as YL's V6 mixing oil, grapeseed, almond or olive oil.
Code 3378, Wholesale $16.75, Preferred $19.39, Retail $22.04


PURIFICATION - Essential Oil Blend with powerful antiseptic, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and sanitizing properties.   Beneficial in neutralizing poison from insect bites, such as spiders, bees, hornets and wasps.
Ingredients: Citronella, Lemongrass, Rosemary, Melaleuca, Lavandin, Myrtle
Applications: Apply topically for insect bites.  Good for ear cleaning and dispelling parasites..  Can be irritating to sensitive skin, so always dilute with carrier oil, such as YL's V6 mixing oil, grapeseed, almond or olive oil.
Code 3399, Wholesale $14.75, Preferred $16.50, Retail $18.75

DI GIZE -  Essential Oil Blend which is helpful for improving the digestive function.  It has been found to aid in ridding animals and people of parasites.
Ingredients: Tarragon, Ginger, Peppermint, Juniper, Anise, Fennel, Lemongrass, Patchouli.
: Apply to bottom of foot or on tummy. Can be ingested orally in capsules .
Code 3324, Wholesale $30.00, Preferred $34.74, Retail $39.47

NINGXIA RED - a nutritional wolfberry juice,  which is a powerful antioxidant, immune boosting and liver supportive.
Ingredients: Whole Ningxia wolfberry, blueberry, pomegranate, apricot, raspberry, organic blue agave, dark grapes, ascorbic acid, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate and Essential Oils Lemon and Orange.
: Daily oral supplement
Code 3003, Wholesale $39.75, Preferred $46.03, Retail $52.30

RAINDROP KIT -  A collection of essential oils, when applied to the spine,  provides a revolutionary means for bringing balance and harmony to the body.
Kit Includes: Aroma Siez, Basil, Cypress, Marjoram, Oregano, Peppermint, Thyme, Valor, Wintergreen, Ortho Ease and V-6 Massage Oils, plus a instructional DVD and brochure..
: Apply to the spine or foot
Code 3137, Wholesale $89.50, Preferred $103.63, Retail $117.76


PARAFREE -  Soft gel capsules formulated with the strongest essential oils studied for their cleansing abilities. .
Ingredients: Cumin, Vetiver, Clove, Anise, Nutmeg, Thyme, Fennel, Melaleuca Alternifolia, Laurus Nobilis, Idaho Tansy
: Taken Orally. Can be applied to the spine or paws for animals.
Code 6201, Wholesale $37..50, Preferred $43.42, Retail $49.34


Mineral Gel and Mineral Soak products are obtained from www.m.farnham.naturerich.net



References and Links
Dr. Michael Fox- Animal Doctor
Mercola.com  Do Dogs & Cats Need Grain?
Abundant Health
www.youngliving.com/waterdownfarms (Mary’s web)
http://naturalhealth.younglivingworld.com (Cindy’s web)

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Black Pepper
—distilled from berries found in Egypt, India & Madagascar.  Properties include analgesic, antiseptic & anti-inflammatory.  Has high level of terpenes.  Supports digestive glands, endocrine system. Stimulates the nervous, circulatory & digestive systems. 

Code 3611, Wholesale $10.50, Preferred $12.16, Retail $13.82  

Pure is not always pure...Young Living Essential Oils are pure, organic therapeutic grade essential oils.  Producing the purest of oils can be costly because it may require several hundred pounds, or even several thousand pounds of plant material to extract one pound of pure essential oil.  The extraction of oil is a science that needs to be done precisely.  For those oils obtained with steam distillation, each oil varies in the amount of pressure, time and heat requirements to maintain all of the therapeutic qualities.  KNOW YOUR SOURCE  Oils obtained from stores are generally "fragrance quality".  They may be over-processed, chemical laden, highly adulterated & denatured products.  Remember, what you put ON your animal is going to the INSIDE of your animal too.  


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Cindy Phillips, YL 649850
Ofc 262 670 9515, Cell 262 305 7733
Email:  cindy@reindeergames-wi.com

Mary Ward-Farnham, YL 557780
Ofc 920 386-2450, Cell 920 210 0261
Email:  waterdown@powerweb.net

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