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Deaf or not, bully breed dogs occupy a special place in my heart. They are the most passionate, loyal, affectionate and hilariously funny dogs in the whole wide entire world. They are lovable clowns who want nothing more than to sit in your lap, lay on your head and lick the inner workings of your ear. Oh, and rocks. They love rocks.
Living with a bully dog is different than living with other dogs. Their brain works differently. They have quirks. They’re both special and “special”.
For one thing, they’re very verbal, especially during play. That bass voice rumbles and thunders and every once in a while erupts into a bark. Their spinning and body slamming is punctuated by lip pulling and ear nibbles. Play time is noisy, it’s rambunctious and it cracks me up.
Bullies also love to run- usually head-first into something. Shrubs, trees, fences, walls, doors, my husband’s knee; these are not obstacles but rather challenges to meet, and my money is on the dog.
The downside here is an endless parade of minor cuts, bruises and superficial lacerations that appear out of nowhere. Literally. I can walk into the kitchen for another glass of “juice” and return to an injured yet smiling dog. Every week, it seems, at least one of them has a minor injury of unknown cause.
Two weeks ago, I noticed an injury under Foster’s left front leg. It was red, slightly inflamed and scabbed over. Nothing major and nothing unusual here at Deaf Dog Central. Fortunately, I had a jar of Dr. Harvey’s Organic Healing Cream waiting for an opportunity to test it, so I did.
Here is a photograph of the injury the night I discovered it.
Normally, I would clean an injury with chlorohexidine before applying a cream or ointment, but I wanted to see just how effective Dr. Harvey’s Organic Healing Cream was at being a natural first-aid cream. I applied the ointment twice a day, every day for 5 days. I did not clean it with chlorhexidine or any other anitmicrobial cleanser.
Here is a photo after 5 days.
As a pet parent and deaf dog blogger who integrates a holistic approach to wellness, I try to support my dogs and their medical needs naturally. Having a company like Dr. Harvey’s available helps me achieve and maintain good health for my dogs in a completely natural way. The results were incredible but I looked deeper at the ingredients to understand why it worked.
The Organic Healing Cream includes:
- Organic Shea Butter. The base of Dr. Harvey’s Organic Healing Cream is Shea butter, which is rich in Vitamins A, E and F.
- Organic Aloe Vera Extract is used in lots of human products and offers the same benefits to dogs. It’s natural, cooling, soothing and healing.
- Vegetable-sourced Polysorbate
- Organic Calendula Extract is an excellent anti-inflammatory that also has antifungal and antibacterial properties.
- Propolis Extract is harvested from beehives and provides anti-inflammatory and antibacterial benefits.
- Organic Thyme Extract is a wonderful naturally occurring antiseptic which is important in promoting healing.
- Tea Tree Oil is another natural antiseptic that also offers pain relief
- Organic Rosemary Extract is another good antiseptic and pain reliever.
- It also contains Organic Goldenseal Extract, Organic Chamomile Extract, Organic Comfrey Extract and Stillingia Extract
My new favorite way to treat minor bully dog “brotherly love scars” is with Dr. Harvey’s Organic Healing Cream. It’s an all-purpose first-aid cream that is safe for both dogs and cats. It’s made of ten all natural, organic plants and herbs in a base of Shea butter. It provides pain relief, reduces itching and promotes healing, and I swear by this stuff!
So Who Is Dr. Harvey’s, You Ask?
Dr. Harvey’s has been a pioneer in providing holistic, organic and all-natural food, treats, herbal supplements and grooming products for the dogs and cats we adore for over 30 years. Their products are created with a commitment to providing healthy, holistic organic products with no added chemicals, no chemical preservatives, additives or coloring agents.
Dr. Harvey’s also makes education an important part of their mission and business. They, like me, understand that if you provide pet parents with honest, complete information about health and wellness that pet parents are better able to make food and supplement choices that make sense for their dog’s well-being.
For more information, please read Dr. Harvey’s Educational Mission page here. It will give you a good idea of how special Dr. Harvey’s is and what some of their core values are. Dr. Harvey’s also offers a free online dictionary of the products they use. You can look up each ingredient and get more information about the health benefits it provides and why it is included. You really MUST use this dictionary. It’s full of such useful, practical information.
Have you tried any of the Dr. Harvey’s line of holistic products? Which is your favorite? Have you heard about Dr. Harvey’s campaign to help the indigenous Potcake dogs of the Bahamas?