Post from August, 2013

The Benefits of Elk Velvet Antlers

Tuesday, 27. August 2013 5:50

The name Wapiti is from the Shawnee and Cree word waapiti, meaning “white rump” deer, which is an elk. The elk or wapiti is one of the largest species of deer in the world, and one of the largest land mammals in North America. Male elk grow and shed their antlers annually.  The antlers are a fast growing and biologically active tissue loaded with components that have demonstrated exceptional therapeutic value.  Elk Velvet Antler (EVA) has been used in Traditional Eastern Medicine for over 2000 years.


Some of the many benefits of Elk Velvet Antler:

  • Relieve joint stiffness
  • Support positive kidney function
  • Increase bone density
  • Boost energy levels
  • Aid muscle recovery
  • Stimulate and strengthen immune system
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Increase red blood cell production and circulation
  • Aid in treatment of arthritis
  • Enhance ability to cope with stress – physical, emotional and chemical
Craig Wylie, the owner of Wapiti Labs Inc, purchased a 160 acre farm in northern Minnesota about 10 years ago and started his own elk ranch.  Wolf Creek Ranch is managed and operated by Craig’s son Klint who cares for a herd of about 200 elk.  Only the best genetics are selected for the bulls & cows to breed the healthiest, most promising stock.  The elk are raised in a completely pollution-free, natural environment.  All animals are certified by the MN Board of Animal Health and routine health checks & inventory programs keep the elk in optimal health.  Wolf Creek Ranch has been Chronic Wasting Disease and Tuberculosis free for over ten years.
Wapiti Labs Inc. manufactures & sells supplements made from EVA for dogs, cats and humans.  They use a no heat, proprietary extraction process to produce our supplements which include the EVA and Eastern herbs.  Premium elk antler chews for dogs round out the Wapiti Labs line.

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Preventing Seizures – Natural Dog Remedies Can Out-Do Drugs

Monday, 19. August 2013 3:16

ZorraWe have a dog that has idiopathic epilepsy and has been on Zanicimide for years. Dr. Jennifer Rammelmeier here in our area recently also recommended homeopathics as an alternative which we are planning on exploring, especially as our Zorra ages.

The article below from Natural Awakenings Magazine details some of these alternative therapies for use in treating seizures.

Preventing Seizures – Natural Dog Remedies Can Out-Do Drugs.





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Chevy Equinox is one sweet ride

Wednesday, 14. August 2013 9:23

I have the privilege periodically to drive a new car from General Motors and this summer I picked the Chevy Equinox, GM’s new crossover SUV. I chose the Equinox because we were heading out to Rehoboth Beach, DE and I thought it would be a great test to take it on the road and see how it handled on a mini-vacation with all of our gear, the new pup, etc.

I have to say that from the first drive over to our store, The Big Bad Woof, I was enamored with the vehicle. It has a great interior that is well laid out with all the amenities and was very roomy for not only me, but our General Manager who is an athletic build and requires more space in a car. After he showed me some of the hidden niceties (like plugs for the Iphone etc) I started getting together the gear for our trip.

The back of the car had a very good sized storage area for bags and food to take to the beach with a very roomy back seat for Atticus to relax in during the 3 hour drive. We connected the Bluetooth and settles in for great sound with the Sirius Radio and Pandora.

Aren't we packed yet?

The car handled extremely well in both good and rainy road conditions, and felt like a solid machine with some weight to handle an accident. The Collision aversion is a nice feature also, with several different settings to warn us if we were too close to other cars. It felt very safe and the adjustable seats left me felling good after being in the car for an extended period of time.

I also was impressed with the gas mileage for a car of this size, averaging 20MPG in City and Highway overall. This is definitely a winner in my opinion and worth a test drive for anyone considering a new SUV.

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