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

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!”

“He is a horrible cribber…

“He is a horrible cribber, but your your product (Natural Plan Stomach Soother) has made a big difference in him!”

Kristen R. of West Nyack, New York wrote:

“This is the love of my life…Geoffrey!

Geoffrey's Cribbing was helped with Natural Plan Stomach Soother

Geoffrey’s Cribbing was helped with Natural Plan Stomach Soother

I bought him as a 3 year old and he came with the LOVELY cribbing issue!  I thought since he was young I could get rid of it.  WELL…he is a horrible cribber, but your product (Natural Plan Stomach Soother) has made a big difference in him!  I no longer hear the gurgling in his esophagus!  He is also more relaxed and comfortable!  Keep up the good work and keep the Natural Plan Stomach Soother coming!  Geoffrey and I BOTH thank you!”