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The Warepa Collie Club
would like to acknowledge the support of
the following sponsors of our recent
Dog Trial competitions, held in April.
Lawlor Family • Phoenix Aviation Ltd
HQ Dipping • A & T Burnett Partnership
R & S MacDonald • FMG
Lister Helicopters • Southern Bailing
M and H Silage • CRT Farmlands
HeliSouth • Awakiki Perendales
Clinton Waipahi Holdings
PGG Wrightson • GWS
Canterbury Meat Packers
THE Family of the house
fire would sincerely like to
thank all the wonderful
people and organisations
who helped them get
through this hard time.
Words can not express
how much. Thank you all
so much. Aroha Tino Nui
SOUTH Otago Town &
Country Club Mothers
Day buffet lunch 12th May,
$35 pp. Bookings essential
PHONE 03 418 1115
FAX 03 418 1173
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AT THE ROSIE!
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Phone (03) 419 0021
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TO PLACE YOUR ADVERT
for your pets
Healthy herb: Rosehip, above, is a top herb to give dogs. Make a tonic by steeping rosehip granules
in boiling water, leaving to steep until cold.
Natural flea remedy: Send fleas packing from
your cat or dog by using herbs such as tansy,
rosemary, above, fennel and pennyroyal.
Natural ways to stay healthy
Pampering pets is big business. Each
year, according to pet industry
statistics, we spend more and more
on food, accessories, toys, and, for
some of us, herbs for health. Jackie Rive,
owner of Auckland-based Brookby Herbs,
whose ''patients'' consist largely of horses
and dogs, says herbs for pets are
increasingly popular, despite the downturn
Then again, herbs are cheap and easy to
grow, and many of the herbs we consume
ourselves are suitable for our pets too. Just
as we might drink rosehip tea for its
vitamin C, for example, our pet pooch also
benefits from its nutritional value.
''Rosehip is a lovely herb to give dogs,'' says
''It's high in vitamin C and has been found
to be far more readily absorbed than
artificial vitamin C.''
Jackie says you can either buy the rosehip
granules, or pick your own rosehips, dry
them, then grind them up. Make a tonic by
steeping 2 dessertspoons of rosehip
granules in a litre of boiling water, leaving
to steep until cold.
''Add the granules, which would be
softened, into the dog's food if you wish,
then pour some tea over the top.''
Camomile tea is a great tonic for calming
cats and dogs -- and it's a great cleanser and
toner for their digestive track too.
''Dogs that are hyperactive or are nervous
often have an unbalanced system,'' says
''This sometimes has an effect on the skin,
behaviour and digestion.
''You can use calming herbs such as
chamomile, scullcap and vervain to help de-
sensitise the nervous system. These herbs
reduce the anxiety or excitability that your
dog may be experiencing.''
Make a chamomile tea from tea bags bought
from a health store or supermarket, or pick
your own chamomile flowers in summer
and dry and store them for later use. Add 1
tablespoon of chamomile (Matricaria
recutita) tea to your cat's food; use up to 3
tablespoons for dogs.
Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) works
wonders on calming frazzled pet nerves too.
It's the dried roots that are used, so prepare
a tea by infusing about 2 teaspoons of
valerian root to 2 cups of warm water. Let it
stand for a while then add 3-4 drops to your
pet's food or drink bowl.
Send fleas packing by using herbs such as
tansy, rosemary, fennel and pennyroyal.
Rub a handful of fresh bruised tansy leaves
over your pet, or make a natural flea
powder by mixing together 1 teaspoon dried
rosemary, 1 teaspoon dried fennel seeds,
crushed, 1 teaspoon dried wormwood and 1
teaspoon dried rue. Sprinkle onto your pet's
coat and comb in.
Or Jackie suggests using this herbal rinse
''Make a tea rinse of herbs by covering the
mixture with boiling water and allowing to
stand until cooled. You can also add 6-10
drops of bitter orange essential oil for extra
strength to each 8 ounces of rinse. You
need: 1 part feverfew flowers, 1 part mullein
flowers, 1 part yarrow flowers, leaves and
stems, 1 part celery seeds (freshly ground), 3
parts calendula flowers.
For more information see brookbyherbs.co.nz
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