In December 2011, my Golden Retriever was outside playing and cut the bottom of her paw. I was not aware of this until she began licking to heal what had already become infected. I took her to the veterinarian and they began her on a 28 day course of antibiotics. I cared for the paw by soaking it in epsom salts 2-3 times a day and applying antibiotic cream and a clean dressing. When the course of antibiotic was complete, we still had an infected paw. She was again put on a 14 day course of medication. At that point, I was not seeing any response from the antibiotic so I consulted our veterinarian. They decided to take a culture of the area. It came back as MRSA. I was panicked. My option was one, to put her on the only known dose of antibiotic that would treat the infection. I was warned that this could be deadly. I refused the treatment.

I stopped in at Natural Pet Essentials, and I am sure glad I did. The knowledge that Kim had was incredible. She asked me to try Coconut Oil, since it is known to heal. I thought about it for all of one second and knew a natural remedy would be great if it would actually work. Let me just say, "it worked." I was amazed in as little as 3-4 days that her paw was looking much better and beginning to heal. The veterinarian was amazed also. I am now a permanent user of Coconut Oil and Coconut Chips for both of our dogs. Rylee, my Golden Retriever, is now a healthy and very happy 3 year old Golden with a lot of spunk and willingness to play. If I had continued down the path of conventional veterinary medicine, I don't know if I would have my beautiful girl today. I am not saying that veterinary care is not good or important, I am just advising those with pets to look into other natural sources before giving in to medicine.

Owner of Natural Pet Essentials
Submitted by her customer, Rylee's mom