HOMEOPATHIC/NATURAL ITEMS WE KEEP ON-HAND AT ALL TIMES
1. MELALEUCA GEL: An alternative to normal antibiotic cream
2. NEEM OIL: good for skin abrasions, hot spots, ear treatments, insect repellent
3. PLAIN PUMPKIN: settles digestive issues (mainly caused by stress or anxiety)
4. WITCH HAZEL: good disinfectant flush for foot pads, happy tail, etc.
5. rescue remedy: for anxiety
6. thunder shirts: a swaddling, elastic material wrap for campers afraid of thunder
[On the rare occasion these items need to be used, owners will be informed. There are no extra fees for treatments. these are gentle remedies meant to alleviate simple discomforts and in NO WAY are meant to substitute proper veterinary care.]
NATURAL BUG /YARD TREATMENTS APPLIED AT THE
WHITE MOUNTAIN K-9 CAMP
CAMPERS ARE NEVER EXPOSED TO CHEMICAL HERBICIDES, PESTICIDES, OR INSECTICIDES WHILE THEY VACATION WITH US. WE CARE ABOUT THE QUALITY AND LONGEVITY OF OUR CAMPERS' LIVES, AND WANT NOTHING MORE THAN TO RETURN THEM TO YOU IN THE SAME (IF NOT BETTER) CONDITION THAN THEY ARRIVED. THOUGH NOTHING CAN BE PROVEN DEFINITIVELY ABOUT THE CONNECTION BETWEEN CHEMICAL LAWN/SOIL TREATMENTS AND CANCER, WE CHOOSE TO BE CAUTIOUS. AT THE SAME TIME, IT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO GUARD OUR FACILITY AGAINST FLEA, TICK, AND OTHER HAZARDOUS VERMIN...
1. DIATOMACEOUS EARTH: A natural soil treatment that comes in powder form. It serves to dehydrate bugs' exoskeletons, and otherwise irritate ants, flies, moths, spiders, etc. It should not be sprinkled excessively indoors without proper ventilation, as the powder is very fine and should not be inhaled. We use it in all play yards, the outdoor runs, as well as the indoor kennels. And yes, it works!
2. DIATOMACEOUS EARTH + MINT/ORANGE OIL: A natural rodent repellent, as rodents are irritated by pungent oils like mint and orange (the diatomaceous earth helps make those oils last longer...instead of spraying the office every other day with an oil-water mix, it's more like twice a week when D.E. is added to that same mix).
3. WEEDING BY HAND: Nothing says "I love you" more than sweat, and an investment of time in order to make our facility safe for our campers. 95% of our weeds are pulled from the ground by their roots, which is about as organic as landscaping/yard care gets. On the rare occasion of our play yards becoming overgrown (which has been known to happen in late august), we quarantine the specific yard, spray it, remove the plant remains, and dog feet are prohibited from touching that ground for two weeks or more.