Natural Plan Stomach Soother reviewed by Horse Journal in 2005 & 2012

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What a long way we’ve come!  The prestigious Horse Journal in March of 2005 published an article about horse ulcers.  At that time, there was still much debate as to whether or not all horses even had ulcers in the general horse community.  The Horse Journal article did a lot to explain and educate people on the symptoms, signs and  treatments  of horse ulcers and stomach issues.  At that time, they reviewed 19 products, Natural Plan Stomach Soother being one of them.

Their bottom line was that they preferred U-gard Solution.  However, they found “similar rapid results were obtained with (Natural Plan) Stomach Soother”.  Their point of difference at the time was that U-gard was less expensive.  We’d like to point out however, that the cost is negligible when you consider that you may have to use 4 oz. per dose as opposed to 2 oz..  Also, considering that long-term use of calcium & magnesium (the other guy’s active ingredients) has negative side effects, while NPSS has none, the choice is clear.

At that time, in 2005, the Horse Journal listed 19 remedies.  When they published an update on this subject, in June of 2012, only 12 were listed.  And of these 12, only 3 are from the original 19 remedies that were listed back in 2005.  Natural Plan Stomach Soother is one of them (the others being the Pro-CMC & U-gard).  Entering our 10th year of business, we feel blessed to be one of oldest branded alternative digestive remedy on the market.  Our customers find rapid relief for their horses from the discomfort of ulcers, diarrhea, weaning and more.  They appreciate the fact that they can mix other medications like Bute into our tasty Natural Plan Stomach Soother and not have their horse spit out the medication or suffer side effects such as digestive discomfort from antibiotics.

We love the fact that so many horses (and some owners!) have tried our product and have found it useful.  They’ve informed us about uses beyond our initial scope – such as using it for dogs, cats, llamas and alpacas.  Our customers have told us that it’s made their horse calmer or happier.  Travel weary customers have tried it on themselves and let us know how good it made their stomach feel.

 

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Finicky Fillys Love Natural Plan Stomach Soother

TC Rain on the House by TracySweetKeenNatural Plan Stomach Soother will keep ’em from painting the stalls!”

I was kinda horrified when I found out what “painting the stalls” meant.  I had never heard it put that way.  But whatever you call it, diarrhea is a terrible thing.  Not only is it messy and gross, but it causes a lot of other problems, everything from dehydration to the scalding of their hind legs.

Foal scours brought on by weaning are especially vexing ’cause you know it’s coming.  When mama’s milk changes, the hormones cause mama to begin weaning the foal and it’s these hormones that cause the diarrhea.  Natural Plan Stomach Soother may help stop this cycle.  About a week before, begin the foal on NPSS, or if that’s not practical, dose at the first sign of loose stools.

Ghost Returns to Glory with Natural Plan Stomach Soother

“”Ghost” is a five-year-old off the track thoroughbred by the popular thoroughbred race stallion, “Two-Punch”.

Stomach Soother helped this horse

Ghost loves Natural Plan Stomach Soother

When Ghost was finished racing his owner decide she wanted to see if Ghost could be retrained to be a rideable horse that she could pleasure ride and occasionally horse show.  Ghost was fresh off the track, and initially we thought that his short attention span, extreme sensitivity to leg pressure, and his rearing & bucking were all due to his level of fitness.  We introduced him to turn-out time in lush pastures, and set very small daily goals.  After a month or two, it became obvious that Ghost had completely adjusted to his new barn life and turn out schedule, but his personality under tack seemed to indicate he was unhappy about something.  We suspected ulcers, and so we talked to the owner about starting him on Natural Plan Stomach Soother.  Not only did Ghost love the taste of the product, within one week we noticed a huge difference under tack.  Ghost seemed to be able to tolerate longer training sessions, and all the bucking & rearing stopped.  Much to our delight, Ghost participated in a horse show that was held at the farm where we was boarded and he placed in all three of the classes he was entered in.  Needless to say, we couldn’t have been any happier than if we were at the racetrack watching him win a race!  Natural Plan Stomach Soother is a great product, not only because it is affordable and horses love it… but it works!  Ghost says “Thank You!”

Many times, horses that seem to be grumpy or disagreeable are actually just expressing discomfort.  Think of a time your stomach hurt – you probably weren’t at your best, most charming self.  Same for horses.  Owners report having happier horses – many call it the “Happy Juice”.  We agree.

Papaya may help the horse’s digestive system get back on track because of its enzymes.  These enzymes are what helps a horse digest their food, form better stools and get relief from gas, digestive issues and diarrhea.  Natural Plan Stomach Soother has helped thousands of horses feel better, act better and perform better.

MiniHorseFeathers & Natural Plan Stomach Soother – Similar Values are Shared by both Companies

mini horse feathers Loves Stomach SootherMarsha Hamilton from MiniHorseFeathers.com is passionate about a lot of things.  Mini-horses, horses, and business are just some of them.  Which obviously is why she runs MiniHorseFeathers.com which is a specialty tack & supply online retailer.  We were speaking the other day and she was telling me about their new “Show Shammie”, which helps keep mini-horses warm and not catch a chill, and that the idea came to her from seeing a little horse shiver at a show & realizing that they are athletes and athletes have specialized fabrics and construction to help wick sweat, regulate temperature, etc.

The reason I’m telling you is that to me, it’s another example of looking past “how things have always been done” and doing something new.  She was enthused to come up with a solution to a problem.  She’s representative of a lot of Natural Plan Stomach Soother customers.  Usually when horses get ulcers – medications are purchased and used, and side-effects dealt with.  But our customers sought out something new – and in Natural Plan Stomach Soother’s case, something old & new!  Old, because papaya has been used for centuries as a digestive aid and new, because thinking outside the box is what got us to think about using papaya for horses.

Marsha also does what a lot of our customers do, she tells other people and shares what she’s learned.  Imagine if all new ideas were not shared – boo.  She was telling me about how she told her trainer about NPSS and that she used it when trailering her mini’s – either to a new home or to a show.  She also told me she know of several riders who drink it themselves when they’re nervous at a show or just not feeling that great after traveling.  In fact, she tells us, she tells EVERYONE about our product.  We of course love it, because it’s our customers’ testimonials that have kept us soothing stomachs since 2004.

When we started out, we focused solely on horses.  It’s been our customers that have helped us branch out to the canine, feline, bovine, and camelid market.  (Camelid – fancy for llamas & alpacas – and I would imagine camels………)  They’ve told us that not only did Stomach Soother help with ulcer and digestive issues – it was also helpful in giving meds.  Some have gotten their horses NOT to be afraid of syringes with it.  Others have told us they use it as a “happy juice” when their horse seems off – whether to grief, stress or new surroundings.

Marsha Hamilton from MiniHorseFeathers.com was the one to tell me about mini’s particular needs.  She ought to know – she and her sister joined forces and talents to establish a very special store offering the best in miniature horse and miniature donkey tack and supplies.  They carry unique products and you will discover new possibilities, all creatively designed and customized by people who love mini horses and everything about them.  That’s why Natural Plan Stomach Soother is so happy when we can get such kind words from such knowledgeable people.

 

Here Are Just Some of the Comments About Natural Plan Stomach Soother

“…I do know that horses who tend to stay on the Natural Plan Stomach Soother for 6 to 8 weeks no longer exhibit signs associated with ulcers.”

Donald Kiefer, DVM from Virginia

Natural Plan Stomach Soother

Papaya For Horses – Great for Digestion

Natural Plan Stomach Soother is very palatable and effective in horses with mild to moderate gastric ulcer / digestive upset symptoms consisting of poor appetite for grain, mild depression or irritability and sporadic belching or toothing grinding.  Documented rapid relief within three to five days.

Horse Journal magazine article: “Ulcers:  Weighing Risks v. Over-the-Counter Treatments”

“I ended up talking again to the girl at the tack/feed store I go to about how it might be an ulcer and getting more Ulcergard.  She talked about how it is so expensive and suggested that I try this (Natural Plan) Stomach Soother and that she had good reports from people that were using it for horses on the track.  Thanks for a great product – it worked!”

Kathy W. by email

Natural Plan Stomach Soother has been a HUGE part of our racing stable since I discovered your product while working at the Breeder’s Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs.  The first morning I gave it to her, she was drinking better after she galloped, cleaned up her lunch, and cleaned up her supper…. She put on weight, filled out, dappled out, and was a picture of health.

Danielle G. from Indiana

We recommend Natural Plan Stomach Soother for both large and small animal patients when they have digestive disturbances, stomach upset.”

Judith Shoemaker, DVM

Natural Plan Stomach Soother has always been a good seller ever since we discovered it back in 2004!  Customers like having a natural alternative to ulcer meds and they keep coming back for more.”

Ronnie Zito, Tri-County Tack store in Virginia

Natural Plan Stomach Soother Gets Positive Reviews – Helps All Kinds of Stomach Issues

Have you ever Googled yourself?  Kind of a scary moment, when you hit “Enter” and then wait to see what the court of public opinion has to say about you.  Well, we recently checked out what people were saying about Natural Plan Stomach Soother and we are glad we did.  There were a lot of stories where people spoke of how well it worked and a couple of stories where people weren’t sure, but they DID know that the horses loved the taste of Natural Plan Stomach Soother.  There were also some comments on the price – half thought it was inexpensive and half thought it was expensive.  Our comment on that is this, a single tube of omoparazole is well over $30, $40 and is $13 really too expensive for 8 days of digestive treatment?

We’ve taken some of the comments we’ve found online about Natural Plan Stomach Soother and how it helped their horses.  Read on to see how it might help your horse.

“I tried Stomach Soother on my young mare who wasn’t putting on weight months post foaling/weaning and was stressing over her turnout with older horses. I bought 2 months worth and only needed 1 month of it, as she finally turned the corner. She eats well now and always liked the taste of it. I’d been trying to tempt her appetite for months and doing things like shutting her in a stall with her hay. Mine come in for grain 2x a day.”   From: The Heartland

  “I have used Stomach Soother for a TB mare that had ulcer symptoms. Her appetite picked up and she seemed happier with the world. I probably kept her on it for 6 months. I ordered a new case and it is sitting unopened because she seems to be eating fine at the moment. I had to feed it to her in a dose syringe at first because I couldn’t depend on her to eat her feed. After about a week I could put it on the feed and she would start eating. She seems to like it. I also use it when the horses are stressed. It is a pain to go get it out of the refrigerator twice a day.”   From Houston, TX

 “I used it on an older horse with chronic diarrhea and it definitely helped. It isn’t quite as affordable as I’d have liked – you saw it on a shelf somewhere? I thought it was only available by mail order.”   From: Seargantvilles, NJ

“Love, love, love the (Natural Plan) Stomach Soother.   Old horse suffers from bad NTWs so much that he ulcers and goes off his feed and drops a ton of weight. So this summer, as he was getting itchy – and dewormed for the critters, I started the Stomach Soother. And presto! He kept eating and eating and eating.   Now I use for my fox-hunter/eventer. One day he just started weaving and being stupid. After adding the SS – back to his ol’ calm self.  Not sure if it is the most economical tummy ache med, but it has worked for me so I always make sure there is some in the fridge. ”  From:  Sunny, SC

It’s gratifying to read what’s been read – it was generally positive.  Just a couple of points I’d like to make – – understand it may be a pain to get it out of the fridge, but Natural Plan Stomach Soother has no preservatives so the 32 oz. bottle has to be refrigerated after opening.  We have a 2 oz. size that is available if refrigeration is not an option.  It is more convenient because it'[s a pre-measured dose.  Yes, it is more expensive, but it’s mostly because of the packaging.  Our products are available online at http://www.stomachsoother.com and increasingly, at a local tack or pet store near you.  We get new stores signed up every week.  And about the price, $13 gets you 16 doses for a full sized horse.  Sounds like a deal to me.

We appreciate all the comments and posting that people do because that is how this company has grown – by word of mouth.  It’s the most valuable advertising a company can have.

Natural Plan Stomach Soother Soothes Cribbing, Saves a Horse

We are always humbled when a customer writes or tells us how Natural Plan Stomach Soother has helped their horse.  These are living beings, and if NPSS has played even a small role in their well-being, we are proud to have done so.

Candy G. wrote to tell us how Natural Plan Stomach Soother helped “Zak”.

Papaya for Horses does a Stomach Good!

Papaya for Horses does a Stomach Good!

“”Zak” is an AQHA, 13-year old gelding who has been a serious cribber most of his life.  I bought him when he was 4 years old, he is now 13.  He came with a cribbing collar, but he cribbed anyway and I think they are brutal, so I stopped using it.  Hew was an awesome show horse, but we sold in in June of 2002.  During his stay with us, he suffered acute kidney failure, which we brought him through.  With his new owners, he suffered a serious suspensory ligament tear.  We got him back in February of 2008 and was cribbing worse than ever.  We sold him again to what thought was an excellent home in June, 2008.

On October 23, 2009, we was dumped here at 9 pm.  He was horribly thin and his top incisors were gone from cribbing.  We were going to put him down.  I decided to try the Natural Plan Stomach Soother ™.  In two to three days, he had stopped cribbing except for about 2 cribs right after he ate his grain.  Now, three weeks into treatment, he has stopped cribbing completely.

For the first time since I met Zak, he can stand quietly in a stall or pen and be at rest, not hooked to a board, gate or his grain dish.  He is relaxed.

This horse used to crib while he ate, after eating, and all the time in between.  Thank you Natural Plan Stomach Soother!  Zak thanks you too!”