The Truth – Pet Foods

113039_310x459Who has seen more problems and helped more animals than the AKC breed rescue groups?  My friend and AKC judge, Barbara Davis has helped so many people with her knowledge of nutrition. She knows what has worked for the dogs that she brings in with her Sheltie rescue.

I found a very powerful documentary on Net Flix called Pet Fooled.  It is definitely worth viewing as it brings to light the reason the Pet Food industry (large corporation types) do not have your dog’s best interest at heart.  It was heartbreaking to watch people breaking out in tears talking about their dog dying from chicken jerky treats from China.  I believe this movie is a wake up call to start reading labels before offering food to your pet.  On a cellular level, good food is hugely important to the health and longevity of your pet. Equally important are the chemicals that you use around your animals.  Natural alternatives are usually available that won’t put you or your pet at risk.

Another great resource is

Here is a link to the 2018 Best and Worst  Foods:

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Healing Music- Wholetones

I recently listened to the “Truth About Cancer Pet Docu-Series” where they interviewed Michael Tyrrell about the healing power of music for pets.  They played his healing tones music in the shelters and it calmed down the dogs and helped them to relax. There are multiple testimonials on his website about how his music helped people too. I love his Wholetones to Go device that you can play for the dogs while you are out of the house.

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Pocket on The Go Guide

576x768bb   Life Science Publishers has a great little app for your   iphone or android for $7.95.  Ilene Gottlieb gifted me with one and I love it. Check it out at

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Doggie Teeth Cleaning





I have been asked to do a doggie teeth cleaning demonstration for the Orlando Poodle Club.  A video will be available so feel free to contact me if you would like to view it.

The electric teeth scaling device above is called a piezo electric but cavitron type scalers are equally effective on tough dental deposits. I like the water reservoir on top of the units as it eliminates the need for a water hookup.

The hand tool is from American Eagle called the XP and it doesn’t require sharpening. It is adequate for light deposits of calculus (tarter).  Below is the handout that I created for the event.  Feel free to email me if you have questions.  This information is for education and not medical advise.

Tawnya Bobst, AKC Breeder of Merit,

Doggie Dental Care
Tips and Demo by Tawnya Ann Bobst, RDH, BS
General Health-
Just as in humans, gum disease and bacteria in the mouth can affect the organs and well being of the animal. Bacteria in the mouth can enter the bloodstream and travel to all the organs. Routine dental care can extend your pets life, improve fertility and allow them to chew their food properly aiding in proper digestion and nutrient absorption.
Warning signs – gum disease doesn’t happen over night. Weekly exams will insure that the teeth are not being neglected. Gums should be pink and free of swelling, redness and deposits. Teeth should not be loose. Teeth that are not properly aligned can increase the chance of gum disease. Puppy teeth should be checked frequently when they are being shed to insure that they are removed when necessary.  Bad breath can be a sign of gum problems.
Emotional support – If you make teeth checking and cleaning a relaxed bonding time with your pet, it can be less of a chore. Calm, assertive energy is a must. Soft music and aromatherapy can help to set the stage for a easy procedure. Pick a time when the dog is a little tired to work on the teeth.
Some people use a little benadryl or ace to help calm the dog. If you are not calm, the dog can feel it so take a few breaths before beginning.
Daily routine: Using a gentle colgate sensitive compact head toothbrush or child sonicare, gently brush the teeth at the gumline with a 45 degree angle into the gum sulcus area.  Dry brush first and follow with a baking soda and water paste. If gum disease is present, you can add one drop of thieves or lavender essential oil to a baking soda solution.  Use in very tiny amounts.
Avoid commercial toothpaste as they contain fluoride which is toxic.
Tooth brushing should start at an early age in short intervals with tons of praise to get the dog used to the feeling of the brush.
Tools needed for the cleaning
1. Dental hand scaler- American Eagle H6/7 XP sickle tool.
2.  2 X 2  gauze sponges or  soft thin wash cloth
3.  Ultrasonic scaler like a cavitron is necessary for heavy deposits
4. Large towel to wrap dog in and smaller towel under the head
5. Alcohol to sterilize the tools.
Benadryl liquid– May be used to help make the dog sleepy.
Thieves essential oil – contains eucalyptus,lemon, rosemary,clove and cinnamon. Used in ancient times against the plague. May have antibacterial properties.
The thieves toothpaste without xylitol can be used in tiny amounts. Do not use xylitol in dogs.
Orange essential oil – lowers cortisol levels and helps with anxiety.
Diffuse in the room while working or place on a cotton ball near the work area.
Lavender essential oil – anti-anxiety and calming properties. Diffuse,rub on your wrists, or pet the dog with a drop before working on the dog. Lowers cortisol.
Thyme – This single essential oil has been used successfully as a mouth rinse and for sore throats in people. One drop in a glass of water used to gargle and spit out.  It is a hot spice oil so topical use is to be avoided.








































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Tuna Pasta Salad Recipe with Veggies

5583This recipe was given to me years ago by a Chef.   It is delicious and full of veggies.  If you are anti-pasta, try the gluten free variety.  I chose GMO free Hodgson Mill veggie spirals for this recipe but you can experiment. The veggie spirals add color but you can use the plain ones if you want.  Al dente pasta has a lower glycemic index.


Pasta spiral (Rotini) noodles – 2 Boxes-  For other options:

Mayo Mix: 1 cup mayo (she used Hellman’s), 1 t. lemon juice, 1 clove garlic mashed, 1 t. salt  & pepper, 2 t. basil ( use a drop of Young Living Vitality basil oil if you don’t have fresh), Dash Oregano (a toothpick dipped in Young Living Vitality Oregano oil is an option), Dash horseradish

Broccoli flowers and carrot slices. Green pepper, tomato, 1/4 c. celery, 2 t. onion

2 cans tuna drained (I use skip-jack from Aldi- smaller fish less mercury)

Boil Pasta. Add cut broccoli florets and carrot slices to boiling water four minutes before done.  Drain all into a colander. Put Pasta and veggies in a big bowl. Mix mayo mixture over pasta to coat. If not wet enough, add 1 T. of Italian dressing. Add chopped green pepper, tomatoe, organic celery, onion and tuna. Mix well.

Eat immediately and refrigerate leftovers to enjoy later. Enjoy!!



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The Healing Power of Sound

poodles_christmas_caroling_cards-r894ab1fec7bc4deab1303b360236ff98_xvuat_8byvr_512There has been alot of research and documentation on the power of sound to help people on many levels. Jonathan Goldman and Dr Jeff Thompson are two experts in the field.

Since the quality of sound vibration can effect us in positive or negative ways, it makes sense to choose music to benefit your health.

Essential oils also have vibration and megahurtz. Rose oil is the highest at 320 MHz although I recently read that Idaho Blue Spruce was listed at 428 MHz.

To learn more about using sound to benefit you on a mind/body/spirit level check out these websites:  website for  Dr Jeffery Thompson  website for  Jonathan Goldman  –  Sounds True specials

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GI Doctor, Free Podcasts

3288While driving to Palmetto today, we discovered a series of podcasts featuring a GI doctor and top Holistic Nutritionist speaking on topics concerning health, wellness and nutrition. There is a wealth of valuable information there including how a healthy gut is responsible for much of your immune system and proper digestion. Her partner, Tina, gives tips on replacing favorite junk foods with nutritious and delicious alternatives. The podcasts are about 15 minutes long and very easy to follow.

Dr Liz Cruz is an MD who uses holistic methods as well as conventional. She really loves probiotics and Enzymes.  I love the Young Living enzymes (Allerzyme and Detoxzyme are my favorites).

Here is the link to her podcast.  Enjoy!!

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With Thanksgiving just days away, consider keeping a daily Gratitude journal. Many health benefits have been reported by doing this simple practice. Also, upon awakening try to think of a few things that you are grateful for. Start the day on a positive note.  See this article for more tips on making a gratitude journal.

Gratitude essential oil from Young Living contains Frankincense, Geranium, Myrrh, Ylang Ylang, Northern Lights Black Spruce, Vetiver, Bergamot, Coriander and Balsam Canada oil. Apply a few drops topically or in a diffuser. For external use only.

“When asked, What thing about humanity surprises you the most?, the Dalai Lama answered: Man… because he sacrifices health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”

If this is true for you, I would invite you to read Dr Libby Weaver’s book “Rushing Woman’s Sydrome“.  I am grateful to the many free online summits that have pointed me to authors like Dr Libby. Gifting people with their time and knowledge, many life changing natural health tips have been shared by world renowed experts.




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Want Energy?

3064A friend told me yesterday that she had no energy.   I looked to Google and found a couple of articles from Dr Oz and Food Matters.  The supplements that they recommend sounded familiar to me. Many are found in Ningxia Nitro that I take every day along with Ningxia red. Unlike many energy boosters, Nitro is not a sugary caffeine drink. It contains herbs and supplements that you wouldn’t normally get in a multi-vitamin including D-Ribose (recommended by Dr Stephen Sinatra the cardiologist), Green tea extract, Mulberry leaf extract, Korean ginseng extract, Choline, Nitro Alert™ oil blend: Vanilla oil, Chocolate oil, Yerba mate oil, Spearmint oil, Peppermint oil, Nutmeg  oil, Black Pepper oil, Wolfberry seed oil. Other Ingredients: Purified water, Nitro juice blend concentrate: (Cherry, Kiwi, Blueberry, Acerola, Billberry, Black currant, Raspberry, Strawberry, Cranberry), Coconut nectar, Natural flavors, Pectin, Xanthan gum


For a fun refreshing drink try:

2 oz Ningxia Red, 1 tube Ningxia Nitro, 2 drops of Vitality lime essential oil. Add ice and water.

You might also want to try  En R Gee essential oil.

Check out these articles for more tips on boosting your energy.

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How to Heal Toxic Thoughts

450_walkinginlight-boookcover-hiresI love listening to the free online summits that cover subjects like anxiety, gut health, natural health, immune defense and many other topics. I recently listened to the Immune Defense Summit and a Shamanism summit. A gut health summit is coming soon with Dr Michael Murray, ND. All the supplements in the world won’t be of full benefit in a stressed individual. The mind is a powerful tool.  A favorite of mine from the Shamanism summit was Sandra Ingerman. I love her book, “How to Heal from Toxic Thoughts”.

She is amazing. I invite you to inhale your favorite essential oil while reading her books. Frankincense, Stress Away and Peppermint essential oils to name a few…  She has free material on her website. She is amazing.

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