“To avoid the use of harsh chemicals, we use powerful natural remedies.”
In today’s modern world our dogs are routinely exposed to chemicals, medicines and other harmful substances, including additives and preservatives in their food, antibiotics, steroids, flea and worm treatments, pesticides and dangerous household chemicals! At Bellvalley we aim to avoid unnecessarily exposing our beloved Beagles to such chemicals. Instead, we use natural, non-toxic therapies and herbal supplement to support the dog’s body as a whole. We believe that prevention is better than the cure and we aim to accomplish this through our Beagles’ nutrition and lifestyle by supporting health and preventing disease.
We try our best to avoid using artificial parasite treatments where possible as they are very strong chemicals which can produce subtle but nasty side effects. When using these treatments you have to remember you are putting a harsh pesticide on the back of your dog’s neck or inside your dog’s tummy. I ask you to consider how these products work. You put the pesticide on your dog’s skin or you give your dog the tablet version, the pesticides in these products now get into your dog’s blood stream (where it will be present for up to three months) ready to kill parasites when they bite your dog. The scary thing for me is that you would have just poisoned your dog’s blood stream with a harsh chemical. This is why we use natural remedies where possible.
At Bellvalley we use many different powerful herbs as alternatives to using chemical treatments. For external parasites such as fleas, ticks and mites we use a ready mixed herbal supplement called ‘Billy No Mates’ by CSJ. We have found this supplement to be very effective in repelling external parasites and are yet to find a flea on our Beagles while we are feeding this! We also recommend a herbal product called ‘Verm-X’ for internal parasite control. In our dog’s daily food we add a variety of beneficial herbs for overall health and wellbeing, including neem, kelp, rosemary, seaweed, turmeric and coconut oil.
Below are a few links to helpful herbal websites and products.