Newsletter - June 2017

Glacier Peak Holistics

June 2017 Newsletter

Hello and Welcome to Glacier Peak Holistics June Newsletter,

Hope you had a relaxing Memorial Day Weekend!
We have quite a lot going on this month and I’m excited to share it all with you.

First, a little “good news, bad news”. We are ending or reward points system from our previous site, that’s the bad news, but the good news is that in its place we are starting a new V.I.P. program which will reward you for your purchases. We will send you an email with details later this month.  We were not able to transfer your existing points to the new site, so please feel free to call the office and we will be happy to let you know what was left on your account and give you the credit on your next order.  We do however, ask that you use them in the next 60 days.  They will be erased on August 1, 2017.  Please feel free to give a call or drop an email if you’d like to know how many points you have remaining or have any questions.

Starting this month we will be offering an auto reorder option for you.  When you sign up for auto ship on any product you will automatically get a 10% discount on all auto ships.  Now you never have to run out of GPH products again.

We have a customer  testimonial to share with you from Joanie Spence about how Inflapotion and HerbAprin have helped her dog Madie be more active.  And we are proud to share with you two of  of our "HEROES!"  Meet Steve and Julie Johannes from Fresh Tracks Pet Shoppe.

To top it all off we have already begun receiving news that our Equine Stress Scan is helping horses with issues from years of eating and being exposed to things that are not allowing them to stay in balance. This makes my heart happy, as I know how many horses suffer from things we would normally not even consider as issues.  If you, or someone you know has a horse that just can’t quite balance, send them to our Equine Wellness Life Stress Scan page for more information. 

Happy Summer To You ~
Debe, Ellia, Kreiger and the entire GPH Team ~
As the seasons change, so do the needs of our pets. We like to use this time to remind you that it's a great time to boost your pet's immune system and get them ready for warmer weather.

A healthy immune system can create the perfect environment to ward off pesky parasites.
Peak Immune
Click here to read more and purchase.

Customer Testimonial

 We never grow tired of hearing how Inflapotion and  HerbAprin help pets live a healthier and more active lifestyle.

!Three cheers for Madie. Long may she run
In Oct of 2015 I adopted an 11 year old mutt named Madi. She had arthritis in both hips and both back knees plus an old knee injury that didn't't heal well. Needless to say she moved slowly and painfully and quite often she would lift her right hind leg and just move around that way. After getting xrays to confirm her issues my Western vet prescribed Rimadyl for the pain and inflammation. I accepted the drug as a temporary remedy as Madi was already taking Inflapotion which was recommended by my holistic vet but she really needed something more for pain. Then I read about HerbAprin. I ordered it right away and after a week or so of being on that and the Inflapotion together, Madi started spending less and less time on three legs. It's been almost a year now and Madi gets her dosage twice a day and she is never on three legs now... plus she chases the ball along with my 6 year old Chessie. It's such a blessing to find products like this that work and don't cause other health issues.

 Thank you Glacier Peak.

Fresh Tracks Pet Shoppe is located  in EagleVail, Colorado. Steve and Julie Johannes started Fresh Tracks as a way to help the local pet population by providing owner education and high-quality products.  Along with species appropriate food, they provide quality treats, toys and accessories made from natural materials, and mostly sourced from the USA. To help clean your buddy after adventures, They have two self-service pet wash tubs, and carry a variety of safe, effective and natural pet shampoos & cleaning products.  We are delighted to share with you their story.  If you are in the area, make sure to stop in and say hello!
Fresh Tracks Pet Shoppe

Why did you open up an Independent Pet Store?  Is it something you always wanted to do?

When we (Julie & Steve) were younger and raising our first dog together, we did what we saw done as children and what our vets recommended regarding feeding and medication. Our wonderful chocolate lab, Java, was the light of our lives and did not seem to mind the huge bags of dry kibble we fed him. Unfortunately, as he grew older, lick granulomas, renal failure, and eventually dementia and cancer made his life less than ideal. By the time Java was 12, we had another 6-year-old dog, Ouzo, and we started to change our thinking about how we were taking care of our furry friends. We read many books and started figuring out what info on the web was worth the pixels with which it was printed. Julie began supplementing with homemade real food, which Ouzo loved, and eventually moved to feeding only that. Soon, friends were asking for batches for their dogs. We “discovered” that real food is good for real dogs! This seemingly simple fact was not well known in our community and those that did know had trouble balancing the diet to provide everything their dog and/or cat needed. We realized an injection of real food information in our Colorado Rocky Mountain community was sorely needed. With that, Steve decided to leave his long-time job (later convincing Julie to do the same) and, in October 2014, Fresh Tracks Pet Shoppe was born.

Fresh Tracks Pet Shoppe - Holistic Pet Care
What do you feel is unique about your store?

We provide our customers with greater insight into their pets’ food needs by providing information on their Glacier Peak Stress tests that compare the results with the foods we carry.  It has given us the opportunity to provide a wide range of foods that accommodate even the most sensitive tummies.

While perhaps not uncommon in urban areas, our retail commitment to exclusively healthy and high quality foods and natural supplements, with an extensive frozen raw selection, is somewhat new to our rural mountain community. 

We also pat ourselves on the back for being consistently complimented on our very clean “spa-like” self-serve pet wash stations.

What seems to be the main concerns of the pet parents that walk into your store?

First time customers are often concerned with a pets’ lack of interest in existing food, loose stools, itchiness, or aches and pains from extreme exertion at high altitude. These folks come in because a friends’ dog has been helped by a natural supplement or a raw diet from our store and they are interested in getting similar results.

Do you have a success story to share about how the GPH Pet Wellness Life Stress Scan and/ or products have helped a dog or cat get back into balance?

We have a hard time picking one specific story to highlight as there are too many success stories to single out one.  We are thanked every single day by our customers for the positive changes that the Glacier Peak Stress tests have had in their pets’ lives.  Not only does it create happier and healthier pets but it is a plus to our customers’ wallets when they can make the switch to a food that keeps their pet strong and vital, thus lowering vet bills.

Do you have a Holistic Vet that you refer people to if needed?

Dr. Susan Klein with Alpine Meadows Animal Clinic of course!!  And her awesome and essential assistant Celina Suazo!

Do you work with any local animal charities?

Wild Animal Sanctuary, Team Leo Animal Rescue, Vail Valley Humane Society

What are your plans for the future?

We have many ideas in our heads, so one will just have to wait to hear about the very exciting story that unfolds next!

Alfalfa herb
Alfalfa herb: In Arabic, the name means ‘Father of all Foods”. Remains of alfalfa more than 6000 years old have been found in Iran. Thomas Jefferson and George Washington grew it and used it in their daily lives. It aids in healthy digestion, builds blood, supports urinary and bowel function and soothes nerve function. It has been shown to detoxify and purify the blood as well as build the immune system and has been used as a food source since ancient times. Because the roots grow into the earth as far as 68 feet, it is rich in vitamins A,D,K, and all B’s as well as biotin, calcium, folic acid, iron, magnesium, and potassium, and very high in protein.

Horse people know the value of alfalfa for their horse, but some horses just can’t eat it as a steady diet.  It is high in carbohydrates and can cause inflammation in some horses.  When used as a ‘supplement’ instead of a staple, the picture is very different. Alfalfa can be very nutritious when used synergistically with other herbs for full nutritional support.