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2012 Brings Awesome Changes for Daisy Paw

The Christmas gifts are unwrapped and 2012 is fast approaching. With the new year brings great changes for us.

As you can see with this blog entry, we have a new and improved website that we really dig. Many of you asked for a website that gave a better understanding of how are products work and a user friendly feel. Well, we listened and hope we achieved what customers expected.

Other great happenings in 2012; we will be adding more jewelry selections....did someone say designer... and “How To” videos on using essential oils for aromatherapy with pets. This is some of the many exciting changes taking place at Daisy Paw in 2012.

We are even pushing Daisy to Blog more.....let’s see how that goes!

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Happy 2012 to all our friends...may you ALL have awesome changes too.

Positive Association is essential when using Aromatherapy with Your Pets

An article our Founder wrote that will appear in the May/June issue of Dogs Naturally magazine:

Aromatherapy, a wonderful alternative and compliment to traditional medicine, uses essential oils of plants to enhance and stimulate psychological and physical well-being in pets and people. By inhaling these essential oil aromas, there is a hard-wired effect linked to our limbic system, which is the part of our brain responsible for mood, emotion, and memories. Thus, it is essential when introducing aromatherapy to our pets, that a positive environment is created so they will have the best possible memory associated with that aroma.

As humans, we can communicate verbally and explain to each other why we’d use a particular essential oil and the beneficial outcome expected. With pets, we need to create a positive association through our introduction to the aroma and our actions. We are responsible for their positive associations and when introducing anything new, we need to make their experience as pleasurable as possible.

Take for instance using aromatherapy to help alleviate the fear of thunderstorms. With a person, we can say “I would like you to use this aromatherapy every time you feel stress from the thunderstorm. As you breathe in the aroma, you will feel the calming effects of the oil”. Because you were told this information, your brain forms a positive association or memory to the essential oil; thus, allowing the calming effects to take hold. Due to our inability to communicate in the same manner with our animals, if you were to introduce essential oils during a thunderstorm to an animal, the association would be made referencing the scary thunderstorm, which would significantly reduce any receptiveness to the aroma.

As mentioned earlier, aromatherapy should be introduced in a positive environment. Take the oil, go to a quiet, happy place you and your animal enjoy and slowly introduce the oil while playing, having fun, and relaxing. Over time, they will associate this aroma with a positive experience; then, if you know there is a thunderstorm on its way, or something your animal perceives as a negative, you can use the oil as a means to help them relax in a given situation.

Aromatherapy with animals is not an overnight cure, but is a tool that when introduced over time can assist in a number of psychological and physical issues. As their sense of smell is much greater than humans, it is essential to go slow, use a little, and watch their reactions closely while introducing the aromas. A little bit of essential oils and a whole lot of positive memories can go a long way when using aromatherapy with animals.

By: Wendy England

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Daisy & Wendy making positive memories any chance they can get.

Collar Companions are easy to fill with our Daisy’s Blends essential oils.

Daisy’s BlendsTM essential oils are blended in a 1 dram vial with dropper. We chose this type of bottle instead of the typical orifice reducer essential oil bottle so that you could utilize every drop of our incredible blends in the Collar Companion without making a mess.

So much to talk about!

WOW...what a whirlwind this past three months has been. Hope you have a few minutes because this blog entry could take awhile.

Let’s see, where do I start......how about what products are new, and there is a whole slew of them. In regard to Collar Companions we have added over 24 pieces to our Hip Disc collection, just launched a seasonal line, and a couple weeks ago we came out with a “Helpin to save the Hoo Has” line with 10% of the proceeds going to breast cancer research. For our feline friends we came out with a “Cat Companion”. It is basically a Collar Companion without the strap, because cats process essential oils differently and they need the ability to move away from it when ready. Wait...we didn’t just stop at the felines....we also have a line for humans called “Collar Companions for Dog’s Best Friend” which offer a selection of 12 different Tagua nut necklaces to choose from and the capability to turn any Collar Companion for dogs into a bracelet for humans. Now both felines and humans can share in the wonderful aromatherapy of our Daisy’s Blends essential oils. Speaking of Daisy’s Blends, we have added two amazing blends to our repertoire. Although anyone can share in our four original blends with their pets, we have added a blend just for humans. It is a sassy amore blend for both men and women that is called “Hanky Panky”.....it is suitable yet spicy! Our other addition was created out of love for our seniors. It is a combination of Grapefruit, Carrot Seed, and Ginger to help keep them young at heart. The bottle is real easy to spot too because we call it “Keep on Truckin” which is what we intended to help them do.

On to the next topic.....Daisy Paw products are easier to get your hands on. Although you can still purchase items from our website we have expanded into retail store across Colorado and recently expanded nationally into places like Maryland, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Illinois. We are in some really amazing shops and are looking forward to being in many more.

Finally, our summer was packed full of amazing festivals and markets. We traveled across the front range of Colorado, in the Mountains, and just last week attend the HH Backer 44th Annual Pet Industry Christmas show in Chicago. We met so many incredible pets, pet owners, and retailers over the summer. It is very rewarding to see how well our products are received.

I think we have pretty much got you up to speed with what is going on at Daisy Paw to date. Moving forward, we will continue to create the best quality products we can. We are passionate about providing a natural alternative for pets and people to use while at the same time provide a unique and innovative piece that fits any style. We like to think of our Collar Companions as “Bling with a Purpose”!

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