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.

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8-Length Win w/ 10-1 odds? Bet On It If You’re On the Plan!

Natalie Glyshaw from Glyshaw Racing Stables tells us about “Unreachable Star”, her thoroughbred gelding bred in Indiana.  He was the 2009 Indiana Bred Horse of the Year to be exact.  He has won three stake races in the last two years, the Gus Grissom, the Brickyard, and the Wiliam Henry Harrison.  all three stake races were against other Indiana Breds.  Unreachable Star’s biggest and best race came at Churchill Downs, against much more accomplished and better bred horses on November 20th, 2009.  The Betting public made him 10 to 1 odds, the 3rd longest shot in the field.  What the public didn’t know was that Unreachable Star had been taking Natural Plan Stomach Soother, actually a little bit extra the closer we got to race day.  He had always been a picky eater with the bad habit of dunking his feed in his water bucket.  He has been on Stomach Soother for the last two years and has had nothing but success since.  He is now a good eater with a shiny, dappled out coat.  He still plays in his water bucket, but we think he just likes being messy.  Unreachable Star knows he gets his NPSS before feed time and will nicker and holler until he get his, sucking on the syringe till it is all gone, then stomping his foot for more.  He is quite the character.  Our whole barn is on Natural Plan Stomach Soother.  We haven’t found one horse yet that doesn’t love it.  Unreachable Star’s 8 length victory that fall day is enough to make anyone believe in the fact that the Natural Plan Stomach Soother is the way to go.

Cindy Goodrich also reports good results for her thoroughbred.  After 3 years of losing weight every winter, she began using Natural Plan for her horse.  He did not go off his feed and lose weight.  With just 2 oz. of top dressing with NPSS, her horse stayed healthy and at peak performance.  Not to mention the savings in vet bills and traditional ulcer treatments.

Lou Moga, a race horse trainer with over 30 years experience says that “Natural Plan Stomach Soother stimulated appetite and relieved digestive stress resulting from racing for all the horses under my care.  I have been training race horses for thirty years and found this to be a good alternative to expensive medications.”

Loren P. has a thoroughbred filly that was nervous and was suspected of having ulcers.  At her level of performance value, Loren didn’t think it practical to administer products such as Gastroguard due to its expense.  She searched for alternatives and found Stomach Soother and Voila! it works. Pure & simple.  Even better, Corrine loves the taste – even begs for it as her treat.  Every horse in her barn is now on the product.

All these people discovered how Natural Plan Stomach Soother could keep their thoroughbreds at peak performance.  You want a clean, simple product that you can trust.  Other products are expensive, have side-effects and shouldn’t be used long term.  With NPSS, you can trust it’s safe, it won’t test, and your horse will love it.

Arthritic &Finicky Eater Gets on the Plan – Eats Heartily, Maintains Weight with Stomach Soother

Natalie V. told us her story,

Dear Stomach Soother,

About nine years ago, my parents bought me my dream horse, a 16.0 hand, Thoroughbred gelding named Miller.  I gave him the show name of “My Alibi”.  Immediately his dressage and eventing was unmatched.  His ability and our bond grew as we went through the hardships and hurdles of teenage life together.  We were inseparable (hence his show name…).  However, a few years after we bought him horrible stifle arthritis began to develop – initiated by previous years on the track. 

He began to become a VERY finicky eater with tomach ulcers and was constantly in pain from the arthritis.  Countless cortisone shots later, we decided it was time to let him live a happy and long ife free of pain, but his eating never improved.  My mother, trainer and I researched and researched trying countless of eating supplements and spending thousands of dollars on weight gainers, but Miller refused to even consider the majority of them, choosing to not eat at all over eating his grain with a mysterious product.  I am now in college and recently went to a tack store (the English Horn in Washington, PA) and saw your product.  Something about it made me pick it up and think about my horse.  I decided to try it but was very skeptical it would turn out the same as the rest.  I gave the brochure to my trainer, who shard the “it’s too good to be true” feeling I had.  To our surprise, Miller LOVED it. 

I don’t know if you know how big of a compliment that is to your product, but just emphasize, he won’t eat without it and literally runs to his dish when he knows grain with Natural Plan Stomach Soother ™ is there.  This never, ever, happened before with another product.  I just wanted to send out a huge thank you to your company.  It broke my heart every day when I went to visit him and see he ws about 200 lbs. underweight and refusing to eat. 

Your product is bringing out the horse in him (physically and mentally) that I knew when I first purchased him years ago and I can’t thank you enough for that.  If anyone ever doubts this product or has skepticism like did, please share this story.  I would love to help another horse and owner like you helped me by sharing the power this product has.  Once again…thank you, thank you, thank you!

-Natalie V. and Miller (aka “My Alibi”)

EPM Horse w/ Pre-existing Ulcers benefits from Natural Plan Stomach Soother

Donna Bottner, an Eventer, Horse Trial Organizer & Pony Club mom recently recounted about her 10-year old thoroughbred who was diagnosed with EPM.  EPM is Equine protozoal myeloencephalitis, a disease caused by a protozoal infection of the central nervous system of a horse.  It may be hard to diagnose as the symptoms are sometimes general and/or subtle – such as lameness which can range in degree and cause.  It is estimated that 60-80% can be saved if it is caught early and treated.  Luckily, it can not be passed from horse to horse.

Once a horse is diagnosed, treatment begins.  However, as is often the case, there are sometimes side-effects to those treatments.  Donna explains, “(after my vet) diagnosed my horse with EPM, he chose treatment with Navigator (Idexx) and we began dosing the day after the diagnosis was confirmed by the lab (as well as previous and ongoing neurological examinations).  For the first 5 days everything was fine, as we only gave half a dose.  On day 6, the first day of the full dose, he developed symptoms of colic within one hour of medication  My horse had colic symptoms within 30-60 minutes for the next 11 days.  I tried everything, adding fat to his diet and experimenting with time of day and feeding before and after medication.  Nothing worked.  I was very discouraged and at wit’s end as to how to make it through this very difficult time.  I had gone through more Banamine than any horse should have to tolerate to keep him from colicking.”

She continues, “I spoke with a veterinarian (Dr. Stan Carroll, WV) who had done field trials with Navigator and had vast experience treating EPM horses.  Dr. Carroll recommended Natural Plan Stomach Soother (TM) because he said my horse most likely suffered from pre-existing ulcers and the medications (we found Banamine adds to ulcer distress in the long-term personally).  My vet also took a blood test and confirmed the results were consistent with a horse with ulcers. ”

“Within 36 hours of administering 60 cc of Stomach Soother ™, twice daily, we no longer had to worry about colic.  My horse began gaining his happy attitude back and was not suffering from the treatment.  that was an amazing turnaround!  I plan to continue to give him Natural Plan Stomach Soother daily. Post EPM treatment he is happy, healthy, sound and full of energy.  THere is no doubt in my mind that Stomach Soother made all the difference in how he tolerated the EPM treatment.  there are many good ulcer products on the market, but I like the fact that this is a natural digestive aid and is less than half the cost of Succeed or UlcerGard.”

“I believe any performance horse can benefit from this product.  We love our horses & treat them well, but we were blind to what was happening internally.  We keep them fit and active and now, thanks to Natural Plan Stomach Soother ™, much healthier and happier too!”

The Natural Plan for Digestive Ease after Stall Rest, Anti-Inflammatory Drugs

Navy Bird Maintains Weight w/Natural Plan Stomach Soother

You walk out to the barn to find your beloved thoroughbred breeding stallion is a three-legged lame.  The vet discovers a pebble under his sole, pressing on the coffin bone.  Ugh.  Following surgery, the horse must be on high doses of anti-inflammatory medications and antibiotics during a minimum of six weeks of stall rest.  You get the stallion home, and to top it all off, he looks at his food and refuses to eat. 

You are loathe to burden the horse with yet another pharmaceutical – not to mention burdening your budget.  You do some research and come across Natural Plan Stomach Soother™ (NPSS) and Presto!  One dose and the stallion eats.  Your cost of digestive distress treatment drops to around $50 a month versus what pharmaceuticals cost.  On top of that, your horse takes NPSS from the dosing syringe as if it were a treat.  Your horse is happy, you’re happy.

 This is what happened to Julia B. owner/manager of Nonesuch Farm inNokesville,Virginiaand her stallion “Navy Bird”.  After six weeks of recovery, he had not lost one pound.  “I recommend Natural Plan Stomach Soother™ to anyone with a horse on medication and stall confinement,” she says.

 Others have found NPSS useful for relieving stomach ulcers, stopping diarrhea, reducing cribbing, helping hard keepers gain weight, eliminating foal scours, easing weaning & restoring appetites.  The severe digestive problems associated with some of the newest EPM meds can be pre-empted if the horse is concurrently dosed with Natural Plan Stomach Soother.

 NPSS triggers a thickening of the mucous lining in the esophagus & stomach strengthening the natural defenses against excessive digestive acid.  It is this acid that may lead to ulcers.  This mucous thickening also protects the digestive system when exposed to harsh non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

 In addition, Natural Plan Stomach Soother™ has the enzyme papain which closely resembles our own digestive enzyme pepsin.  This permits a horse with a compromised digestive system build or maintain weight.  Papain also helps the horse break down its food more efficiently, and in the correct part of the gut for water absorption which helps stop diarrhea or the killing of “good” gut bacteria by antibiotics. 

Non-natural remedies have several drawbacks.  In addition to their high cost, the acid reducing drugs can lead to an over-population of “bad” bacteria, such as salmonella, which would normally be killed by normal acid levels.  This, in turn, sets the horse up for repeated bouts of colic.  The magnesium/calcium drugs can, over a long time, lead to metabolic imbalances and make the horse prone to azutoria (“tieing up”).  These drugs are also unpalatable which make giving them to your horse a chore, if not dangerous.  Horses love the thick consistency and sweet taste of Natural Plan Stomach Soother™ so much that it makes it an ideal medium for giving unpalatable meds. 

 For Julia B., Natural Plan Stomach Soother kept her stallion “Navy Bird” at his best even after 6 weeks of stall rest and for a fraction of the cost of traditional meds.  She’s on the plan and happy that she is.

 

From Weanling to Winner with Papaya for Horses – Foal Shipped & Crowned Futurity Filly Champion

Futurity Champion - Des Moines, IA

Shipped Well - Arrived Looking Great!

Tracy Keen of TC POA’s in Arcadia, FL sent in the following:

“I was introduced to Natural Plan Stomach Soother by an e-group friend who sells equine products.  I was looking to purchase a product of theirs for my weanlings that I was hauling to Iowa from SW Florida.  She recommended Natural Plan Stomach Soother instead.  My weanlings, particularly the filly TC, Lady of the House, were stressed from weaning and off their feed.  48 hours after being placed on Stomach Soother, they were both eating everything in sight…particularly the finicky filly who had two futurities to show in Des Moines, Iowa.  Wonder of wonders, she shipped well — even taking a nap when we did by laying down in her box stall on the trailer.  In Oct. 2010, after a 1,500 mile ride and after only being weaned for two weeks; she was crowned Midwest POA Futurity Filly Champion in Des Moines, Iowa.  I truly believe (Natural Plan) Stomach Soother ™ is what kept her eating and doing well for a whole 10 days on the road.  Thanks again for a great product that actually does what it says it is going to!”

Tracy touched upon several uses for Natural Plan Stomach Soother – easing foal scours from weaning, easing trailer & stall stress, travel anxiety, finicky eaters.  She could have also used it to administer any meds or supplements if needed.  It’s highly palatable so it’s easy to give.  Start your little foal off right – get them on the Plan.  Papaya for horses.  Why not start simple?  I understand that medications are sometimes in order, but why so many people seem to use a frying pan to squish a fly when a gentle “shoo” would be better, I don’t get.  Keep it simple.

Can I Use Something Other Than Pharmaceuticals to Prevent Gastric Ulcers? Answer: Papaya!

This was published by Carey Williams, Ph.D., Equine Extension Specialist, Rutgers Cooperative Extension and reviewed by Shari C. Silverman V.M.D., Senior Veterinarian, Division of Animal Health, New Jersey Department of Agriculture

Can I use something other than pharmaceuticals to prevent gastric ulcers?

My 20 year old horse has colicked 6 times over the last year. He has responded well to pharmaceutical treatment the last three times. We assume that his colic is due to ulcers and have since added oil, beet pulp, and lots of alfalfa to his diet and put him on a daily 1/4 tube of a pharmaceutical treatment. He seems to have bloomed both with muscle and coat since we’ve made the changes (and no more colic – fingers crossed). While I’m relieved and pleased with the results, the cost is killing me. Are there any other ways of dealing with his ulcer issues?

The cost of pharmaceutically treating and preventing ulcers is considerable! However, with some horses there is no alternative treatment. You might consider trying papaya supplementation, although there is no research supporting its efficacy against ulcers in horses. Some people feed papaya pills (the human variety) to their horses, others try the pulp, and some give a whole fruit a day.

Stress is a very common cause of ulcers. One management practice you can employ to reduce stress is to keep ulcer-prone horses outside as much as possible. This is the best way to decrease their stress. Some horses can develop ulcers as soon as 24 hours after being stalled if they are used to being kept outside.

Another cause of ulcers is excess gastric acid in the stomach. Unlike humans, horses produce gastric acid 24 hours a day, not just when eating. Feeding hay free choice will help buffer gastric acid. Alfalfa hay has been shown to have good buffering ability due to its high calcium content; however, you do not want to feed free choice alfalfa. Continue feeding “lots of alfalfa,” but make sure the rest of the hay in the diet is good quality grass hay. Try these management changes once the horse is clear of ulcers, as he might not want to consume free choice hay if he currently has ulcers.

Decreasing any other stressors affecting your horse would also help. Once you have taken steps to reduce his stress, try implementing some of these changes and see if they help with decreasing the severity or incidence of ulcers. These changes should be made after consulting with your veterinarian and discussing the risk factors in discontinuing the pharmaceutical treatment.

Answer provided by Carey Williams, Ph.D., Equine Extension Specialist, Rutgers Cooperative Extension and reviewed by Shari C. Silverman V.M.D., Senior Veterinarian, Division of Animal Health, New Jersey Department of Agriculture.

PapayaforHorses here – try natural before you try expensive meds!