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Newsletter-May 2015

There are multiple health benefits to eating red raspberries, especially the Meeker variety. The first, and arguably most popular is prevention of some cancers, and even addressing a variety of cancers, but there are others. Studies on the ellagitannins raspberries provide and the ellagic acid derived from them shows antiviral and antibacterial properties.

I've had a personal and professional interest in this because dogs can eat only so many berries before they get sloppy stool (not to mention the cost of berries). That's why I looked at Meeker raspberry powder and how it might work for dogs. An amazing thing happened. People started emailing to say their dogs were having improved stool quality. At first I admit to thinking this couldn't be...but, it was true. Personal proof came by way of our Tori who developed poor stool quality for a while. The Antioxidant Booster was amazing for her, so I started looking at the possible reasons. I knew that tannins could be helpful, but there was so much more. It turns out that ellagitannins are connected to control of gastric inflammation. Here's a great read about it.

Sale: $3 off Antioxidant Booster and all Package Deals

That Include It! If you're a regular customer you know that we don't have sales very often, so take advantage of this one. Buy it for all the reasons above, and also because ellagitannis and elagic acid are not the same thing (don't be fooled - read this)

Access Dr. Dawn Martin

The Internal Medicine Specialist who saved Tori's life 5 times (yes five!) is now in Tampa Florida. There are no words to adequately express our gratitude to Dr. Martin, nor are there any to describe her to you in a way that does her justice. That doesn't stop me from trying. Dr. Martin is what every veterinarian should be. She is professional, compassionate, and looks at every animal as the individual they are rather than another textbook case of a certain disease. If I could clone her and give her to everyone, I would. As it is, Tampa has lucked out, and if you live a few hours away, the drive is well worth it. If your dog or cat needs a specialist who combines the art and science of medicine with a heart of gold, you just hit the jackpot.

Dr. Martin will be accepting new patients and available for consultations at Tampa Bay Veterinary Emergency Service in mid May. (238 E. Bearss Ave. Tampa, FL 33613) Please call 813-727-5890 or email for more information.

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