Our Promise To You

  As we near our 10-year mark in this store front, I wanted to take the time to let our clients know that we still stand for what we stood for 10 years ago.
  Our mission at All Is Well in Summerville SC, is to inform pet owners of the benefits of holistic pet care. Holistic pet care is attention to the overall health of your pet in mind, body and spirit. Pet food, pet grooming supplies, lifestyle, and emotional well-being all play a part in your pet's complete health and wellness
  The staff at All Is Well has over 30 years of experience in the pet industry. As certified pet nutritionists, we can help you make informed decisions regarding your pet's dietary needs. We offer free skin and coat evaluations to help determine the best nutritional products for your pet. We're here to help educate you on pet products that will enhance the lives of both you and your pet.
   Unlike other pet stores that carry natural products, we carry only human grade, corn and wheat free, no dye, nothing artificial products from trusted companies with extremely high standards of quality control. We research each company to ensure what we recommend for your pet is the best, truly natural product using human grade ingredients. So many franchises are claiming to be "natural" pet stores. Some even use it in their name. As an independent, mom and pop pet store with over 30 years’ experience in the pet industry, we pride ourselves on standing up for what we believe in and only carrying products from trusted likeminded companies.
   Our promise to you is to continue to help pets with their nutritional needs, help problem solve allergy issues and work hand in hand with your veterinarian to ensure we meet your dog’s medical needs naturally.

  Customer service is the backbone of our business because our clients are family to us!

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Probiotics and Your Pet

Probiotic

 

It has been reported that 90% of chronic diseases are caused from an unhealthy intestinal system.

Has your pet recently been on antibiotics? Does your pet have digestion problems, diarrhea, skin problems, food intolerances, or other chronic health problems? There is a connection between imbalance in the intestines and the following: Arthritis, Candida/yeasty ears and skin, runny eyes, food allergies, skin issues, low immune system, excessive gas, loose stool and over active intestinal tract.

Many things can destroy the intestinal bacterial balance in a pet's gut. Overuse of antibiotics destroys good bacteria as well as bad. Also, stress, poor diet, pollutants, environmental changes, and prescription drugs can deplete beneficial bacteria.

Other killers of good bacteria include chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and soil sterilizers in agriculture which damage the soil ecosystem and the natural flow of bacteria found in the food chain. These chemicals, as well as chemicals in the water supply, reduce the good bacteria in the gut. This allows harmful bacteria to multiply and produce large amounts of toxins and carcinogenic agents. These toxins inhibit the normal function of the digestive system and increase the demands placed on the liver and kidneys and digestion problems.

Supplement with a high quality pet probiotic to restore his/her healthy gut, and chances are you will improve your pet's over-all health.

Pets with large amounts of beneficial bacteria are better equipped to fight the growth of unhealthy organisms. So, if pets are to maintain a healthy body, they need large quantities of friendly bacteria.

Probiotic Max by Nature’s Farmacy is effective in helping the canine body rid itself of invading pathogens, calm the digestive tract, and help sooth an overactive immune system. Built to support the dog’s body during hard work, stress, illness, growth, compromised immune systems, old age difficulties, pregnancy, and more. We suggest this both as a daily supplement and a “fix” to many problems areas for dogs.

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Coconut Oil and Pollen Season

Coconut Oil Benefits For Your Dog and Cat

Coconut oil is a great to help boost the immune system and help prevent skin conditions caused by allergies. As pollen season approaches, coconut oil is a great addition to their diet!

Skin Conditions

  • Clears up skin conditions such as eczema, flea allergies, contact dermatitis, and itchy skin

  • Reduces allergic reactions and improves skin health

  • Makes coats become sleek and glossy, and deodorizes doggy odor

  • Prevents and treats yeast and fungal infections, including candida

  • Disinfects cuts and promotes wound healing

  • Applied topically, promotes the healing of cuts, wounds, hot spots, dry skin and hair, bites and stings

    Digestion

  • Improves digestion and nutrient absorption

  • Aids healing of digestive disorders like inflammatory bowel syndrome and colitis

  • Reduces or eliminates bad breath in dogs

  • Aids in elimination of hairballs and coughing

    Immune System, Metabolic Function, Bone Health

  • Contains powerful antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal agents that prevent infection and disease

  • Regulates and balance insulin and promotes normal thyroid function

  • Helps prevent or control diabetes

  • Helps reduce weight, increases energy

  • Aids in arthritis or ligament problems

    Integrative Veterinarian and Naturopathic Doctor, Dr. Karen Becker, says “Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) have been shown to improve brain energy metabolism and decrease the amyloid protein buildup that results in brain lesions in older dogs. Coconut oil is a rich source of MCTs.

    We recommend 1/2 teaspoon for every 15 pounds of body weight daily for a better overall health for your pet!

    Please stop by to get more information and to see the organic coconut oil we carry by Nature’s Farmacy. A great value in an easy to use container!

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Puppies, Allergies and the Immune System

Allergies are a direct reflection of the immune system. The stronger the immune system, the less allergies. Puppies need proper nutrition as well as some important boost to help that immune system get off to the right start. Always feed a high quality, wheat and corn free puppy food. Corn and wheat are high allergens for dogs. The more they are exposed to an allergen the more likely they will develop a sensitivity to it. Try to find a food that is rice, oat and barley based and one that is a multi-protien. This allows the body to digest and build an immunity rather than to be overloaded with one ingredient thus causing the immune system to take notice. You can supplement the 5 week old puppy with organic coconut oil. Coconut oil builds the immune system, fights yeast, and contains omegas to help the skin, coat, and joints. Use ½ teaspoon per 15 pounds of dog. Most puppies will need only drops in their food. Coconut oil is a solid unless 75 degrees or above. You can run hot water on the outside of the glass jar for a minute or so to liquify it . I then pour it into an oil and vinegar bottle for easy warming and pouring Always use half the recommended amount for the first week to be sure it does not cause loose stool. You can also use Animal Essentials OL Immune drops directly into the mouth. It is a blend of herbs that has been proven to build the immune system. I begin these at about 6 weeks of age. Again, being sure to dose appropriately.

Once, the first shots are given, grass time should be limited. Just as with food, outdoor allergens in high dose will cause the immune system to take notice. You can wipe the feet off with a wet wash cloth to remove the allergens when returning inside.

As for bathing puppies, you want to use a non detergent shampoo that is easy on the skin so not to dry out the skin and coat. I recommend our Groomer's Secret Silk Shampoo, but if that is not available, try Johnson's Baby Shampoo. It does contain die and fragrance but at least will not strip the skin and coat of the natural oils. Bathing often with the right products is not harmful. If bathing frequently, using our Silk Solutions Conditioner is a good idea to ensure the natural proteins are being replaced. As always, be careful not to get water directly into the ear canal. A spray of water goes much deeper than a dog naturally swimming.

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Buck - Then and Now

When I first adopted Buck, a young black lab/hound mix puppy, in November of 2013 he was in rough shape. He had mange, bald spots, was underweight, and was itchy and miserable. My friends Annette and Christina at All is Well provided me with wonderful information about how the right shampoo and conditioner, food, and supplements along with the treatment he was getting from the vet could help to turn my puppy's life around. At their suggestion, I began feeding him Fromm Gold - one of the many great brands of dog food they carry in All is Well. I also began supplementing his food with Grizzly Salmon Oil and bathing him in their Groomer's Secret Nature's Remedy Shampoo and conditioner. As the months progressed, my itchy, bald patched puppy began to blossom! His coat grew in 10x softer and shinier than before, and the itchiness that had been causing him so much suffering was gone. Today, Buck is happy, healthy, sporting a beautiful shiny coat, and is itch free! I cannot thank Annette, Christina, and the rest of the knowledgable staff at All is Well for helping me provide the best possible care for Buck. I truly believe he would not be where he is today without their constant help and guidance as well as providing wonderful food and products to keep him happy and healthy! Thank you All is Well!

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The Positive Effects Of Tea Tree Oil For Your Dog

Over the years we have been asked how we can use tea tree oil in our Groomer's Secret Nature's Remedy Shampoo without it causing harm to dogs. Tea tree oil can be toxic to both humans and animals if used full strength. I would like to explain the benefits as well as the dangers of tea tree oil.

Tea tree oil when used properly in dogs can heal dry, damaged skin, kill yeast, kill fleas and scabies, and soothe the itchy skin caused by airborne allergens. We have used tea tree oil in our shampoo since 2004 with only positive results. When diluted properly and mixed with the correct ingredients, tea tree oil has a medicinal use.

Tea tree oil when used incorrectly full strength, improperly diluted or mixed with things that can cause a reaction can be fatal, or temporally paralyze a dog or cat. We recommend that tea tree oil never be used on cats. They clean themselves and cats are hyper sensitive to many essential oils. We also recommend that you never use tea tree oil on your dog unless it has been mixed by a professional and only in a product that is made for use on a dog.

I am sure you are asking yourself how something so dangerous can be trusted in a product that claims to be helpful? Full strength essential oils compared to cyan peppers....if used full strength the effects can be harmful, if diluted and used as an additive, the effects are amazing! Not all things are better if used full strength.

We have seen over the years of bathing and grooming tens of thousands of dogs, only positive results using our Nature's Remedy. We also have many testimonials on our products website listed below.

http://www.groomerssecret.com/gstestimonials.htm

 

Please see the article linked below written by veterinarians about tea tree oil.

http://www.petcarenaturally.com/handouts/tea-tree-oil.pdf

written by Steve Marsden, DVM ND MSOM LAc DiplCH AHG,

Shawn Messonnier, DVM and Cheryl Yuill, DVM, MSc, CVH.

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