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.

 

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.

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.

 

LikeYouOnlyPrettier Gets Her Good Looks from the Inside Out with Natural Plan Stomach Soother

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LikeYouOnlyPrettier Gets Her Good Looks from the Inside Out with Natural Plan Stomach Soother

LikeYouOnlyPrettier was drinking better after she galloped, cleaned up her lunch and cleaned up her supper. Thank you for such a great product (Natural Plan Stomach Soother).

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.

Older Horses Benefit from Natural Plan Stomach Soother

Mary T. wrote to us recently about her friend, a Quarterhorse named Fred.  He’s a lucky old guy, and not just because he was rescued, but because he was rescued by someone who truly cared about him and would work until she found the right solutions for her horse’s issues.  Below is the letter she sent us, telling us about Fred and Natural Plan Stomach Soother.

Natural Plan Stomach Soother has Older Horses Feeling Great

Older horses sometimes have stomach issues – they can be helped with Natural Plan Stomach Soother – papaya for horses

“It is past time for me to write about how Stomach Soother has helped my QH horse Fred. Fred is 30 or 31, was rescued in 2007 from a starvation situation and clearly has had abuse in his past. I adopted him in the fall of 2008. In the summer of 2009 he started having excess water in his stools and what I named “wet farts” – where he sprayed watery poo into his tail and down his buttocks. A lot of work to keep him clean and comfortable. It was episodic, but became worse in 2010. I tried a lot of different products – including four weeks of Gastrogard – but nothing really stopped the problem permanently. (I also switched alfalfa pellets to grass pellets – the alfalfa seems to aggravate the problem.)

I learned about Stomach Soother and started him on it mid-2012, twice a day in his mash. His issues cleared up in four weeks! I decided a few weeks ago to take him off and see if it made any difference. In three days of no Stomach Soother, his appetite was down and there was suddenly a lot of undigested hay fiber in his manure. That did it. He will be on Stomach Soother for life, it clearly helps him in many ways. (PS: He has Cushings syndrome, diagnosed in 2010, and is on Prascend – but no one thinks he looks like a Cushings horse, including the vet, he feels good, and keeps up with an 11-year-old warmblood during turnout.)

Thanks for making such a great product!”

Thanks Mary for telling us how Natural Plan Stomach Soother helped your Quarterhorse friend, Fred.

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!”

Natural Plan Stomach Soother Helps Quarter Horse with Diarrhea

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Natural Plan Stomach Soother Helps Quarter Horse with Diarrhea

Natural Plan Stomach Soother helped Bailey, an 11 year old Quarter Horse with her runny stools. It also made her coat shimmer and help her gain weight.

Help Gas Colic, All-over Gassiness with Natural Plan Stomach Soother

Gas colic is a very common reason for horses to show signs of abdominal pain.  They may be grumpy, bloated, and not eager to be under tack.  While some people may not consider gas colic a “serious” condition, it can be very problematic on a daily basis.

Although it is often extremely difficult to pinpoint the cause for the gas colic; limited turn out time, stress, and any number of other reasons have been found to add to the gas colic.  You might be tempted to reach for a pharmaceutical – like an acid stopper or blocker, but then you also get side effects.  It’s like trading one problem for another.

Catherine K. sent us an email telling us her story with her horse and gas colic.

Catherine Ki.'s Thoroughbred Horse & Dog Love Natural Plan Stomach Soother

Natural Plan Stomach Soother works for equine & canine stomachs

 

“This stuff is amazing!  My 24-year-old Thoroughbred is down with gas colic several times during the winter/spring season change.  She just simply stops drinking water when the days are warm but the nights are still very cold (below 30 degrees).  Since I’ve been using Natural Plan Stomach Soother ™, the hasn’t been down once, and we are still having 65-70 degree days and freezing nights.  I started giving it to my 26-year-old Appaloosa, too, as she has gas problems all the time, although she has never been down with colic.  Since she’s been on it, I’ve noticed a great change in the amount of gas she is passing – almost none, which tells me her digestive system is working more efficiently.  This stuff is great!  I’m ordering more today.  I’ve told all my horse-owner friends about it and they are amazed at the difference it has made in my horses.  I will continue to sing your praises as long as you keep making this stuff.”

Many times the symptoms of gas pain and ulcer pain are the same – stomach issues, attitude issues, weight issues.  Remember it’s called a digestive system – when one part of the digestive tract is in trouble, it often shows up as a variety of symptoms – diarrhea, lack of appetite, gassiness, grouchiness, etc.  It’s important to be able to find a product that is natural and treats both the symptoms and the underlying cause – all with no side effects.

Lindsay B. of Feather Oaks Farms in Tallahassee, Florida wrote to tell us:

“Hey there Natural Plan Stomach Soother!  I have a 7 year old Dutch Warmblood mare named Kimber located in Tallahassee, Florida.  I got her when she was 5 and was told that she was an easy keeper.  That was the understatement of the century!  Not only is she not an easy keeper, but she was a cribber, frequent colic patient, multiple stomach problems, and well on her way to major ulcers.  After taking her to the vet and having her stomach scoped they told me that the acid in her stomach was not emptying fast enough.  My only option according to the vet was an expensive course of a prescription drug that they use to treat ulcers.  At $1,500.00 a month, this was NOT an option for me.

After many long hours of research, I came across your product in a feed store in Ocala, Florida.  The sales clerk saw me reading every stomach product label and she approached me about Natural Plan Stomach Soother.  I bought my first 10 bottles right there and then.

After about 3 days on Natural Plan Stomach Soother, my horse quit cribbing, and she went from a once a week colic to feeling wonderful!  Her energy level went up and her working drive went through the roof.  She was getting along with horses in the pasture, licked her feed bucket clean everyday, and was loving life!

I am a firm believer that Natural Plan Stomach Soother not only saved my wallet, but saved my horse’s life!  Thank you for all that you do.  I would not still have her today if it wasn’t for the affordable and miraculous option you offer!

Here are some videos from the first show after Kimber was on Natural Plan Stomach Soother!  We won EVERY class…dressage, jumping, high point!  What an amazing day!”

Natural Plan Stomach Soother Has Been a HUGE Part of Our Racing Stable…

Papaya for Horses

Natural Plan Stomach Soother does a stomach good!

Danielle G.-B. wrote to tell us how Natural Plan Stomach Soother has helped her and her horse.  She writes,

“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 last November.  I work for Bob Baffert when he comes to the Midwest to run horses and they had been given a tub of samples of different products.  I told him I had a problem horse that was a cribber, a bad eater, and just overall a nervous filly.  He said, “Well, take the sample of Natural Plan Stomach Soother that’s in the tub and try it out.” The first morning I gave it to her, she was drinking better after she galloped, cleaned up her lunch, and cleaned up her supper.  I was SHOCKED to say the least.  She put on weight, filled out, dappled out, and was a picture of health.  She didn’t make it to the races last year because I wasted so much time trying to get her healthy, when all I had to do was give her your product!  We just started training again in preparation for the Spring Meet at Indiana Downs and Churchill.  I am going to order a case of (Natural Plan) Stomach Soother and give it to all our horses.  Thank you so much for a great product.  Attached is a photo of me galloping the filly you helped.  She is a 3 year old thoroughbred named LikeYouOnlyPrettier.  Watch for her this year at the track!”