February is Pet Dental Health Month

Healthy teeth are just as important for pets as humans. From toothbrushes, sprays, pet dental wipes, chews and oral health kits, there  are a variety of tools pet owners can use to fight bad breathe, plague and improve overall dental health.  EntirelyPets.com is offering a discount in the month of February. They carry brands such as PetzLife, C.E.T Oral Hygeine, Ora Fresh, Eartbath and Petrodex. You can shop on their website and take advantage of the discount offer this month.

Winter Products For Dogs

Puppy_Dog_Walking_Nyack_NY_RocklandDogWalksWhat should pet owners consider when thinking of their dogs health during the winter months? Winter can be tough on pets just as with humans. Seasonal issues can include dry itchy skin from indoor heat, damage to paws or gastro disturbances from outdoor rock salt products. Dogs with arthritis can experience worsening joint stiffness from cold floors. Outdoor dogs- can suffer from the cold elements. Water dishes left in colder temperatures can freeze over leaving your pet with no access to water.
For more tips on winter skin and paw protection see ASPCA article. http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/top-ten-winter-skin-paw-care-tips

E-commerce site like Entirely Pets and Only Natural Pet Store sell items specifically for the cold weather. I personally hate to see a dog with hurt paws from stepping on rock salt. Some winter items for dogs include:

Winter Bundle Pack for Dogs -! Winter Bundle Pack for Dogs Wondering what’s the best way to keep your dog warm this winter season? That’s Easy! Check out the Winter Bundle Pack for Dogs that comes with everything you need to keep your dog warm and comfortable. From a heated bed and easy drinking heated bowl to protection from the elements outside, we’ve got you covered! Take advantage of this bundle kit at this great price! Includes: 1) Orthopedic Heated Bed (30 x 40) 2) Pawz Dog Boots (Medium) 3) Allied Heated Pet Bowl – 5 Quart / 50 watts

Pawz Biodegradable Natural Dog Boots
Pawz are the world’s first disposable latex rubber dog boots designed to go on easily and fit securely without using zippers or straps.

K&H Lectro Soft Heated Pet Bed (19″ x 24″) – $59.99

This heated dog bed is perfect for outdoor dogs. Provides soft, comfortable warmth, even in sub-zero temperatures! Thermostatically controlled to warm to your pet’s normal body temperature, keeping them warm in any conditions. Ideal for doghouses, basements, garages, barns, sheds, porches and other outdoor shelters. The super soft PVC exterior won’t absorb moisture and stay wet like a fabric bed. Steel-wrapped, chew resistant cord. Comes with a removable, washable cover. Not recommended for destructive dogs. Product Features Provides soft, comfortable warmth, even in sub-zero temperatures Thermostatically controlled to warm to your pet’s normal body temperature Ideal for doghouses, basements, garages and other outdoor shelters PVC exterior won’t absorb moisture Steel-wrapped, chew resistant cord

Spotlight: MAXOTA RAW and URBAN WOLF NY

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For pet owners in Rockland   County, NY there   is a new specialty pet store in town- Urban Wolf.  What makes this Nyack pet shop stand out from others is their own small batch brand of all natural raw dog food called MAXOTA RAW.

Urban Wolf co-owner Gunner Williams was introduced to the concept of raw by his vet, a raw diet advocate.

“Nutrition is the key to your pet experiencing increased energy, improved skin and coat health, and better smelling breath. This is achievable by transitioning your dog to an all-natural raw food, such as MAXOTA RAW. A dog’s digestive system is built to utilize more nutrients out of a raw natural diet.”

Gunners has a background in preventative & holistic health practices. After seeing the benefits of a raw diet first hand with his own dog, he was motivated to make his own natural, fresh, wholesome dog food.

“At MAXOTA RAW, we produce, package and freeze all our all natural raw pet formulas in small batches and use only the finest, freshest, human-grade USA ingredients available. All our products are grain-free and contain zero additives, preservatives, hormones, steroids, antibiotics or fillers.”

If you are in Rockland County, URBAN WOLF is having its Grand Opening on January 29th, in Nyack, New York. The special event will include educational information about adopting a raw food diet for your pet.

 

ABOUT URBAN WOLF and MAXOTA RAW

Co-owner Gunner Williams, received a BS in Nutritional Sciences, has a background in preventative & holistic health practices and was a registered sanitarian and environmental health specialist.   While working at Canyon Ranch he was exposed to holistic health practices and alternative forms of preventive medicine.

URBAN WOLF is a specialty pet boutique in Nyack NY, specializing in healthy, all natural food and treats and featuring MAXOTA RAW, a small batch raw dog food formula.

MAXOTA RAW is currently available for purchase in-store or safely shipped frozen via UPS.  to local New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Vermont areas
http://www.maxotaraw.com/

Cat Product Spotlight: Swheat Scoop Natural Wheat Litter

If you think a scoopable litter has to be loaded with clay and chemicals to clump and control odor, you’re in for a surprise! Swheat Scoop litter is made from naturally processed wheat, which means its clay free, chemical free, fragrance free and biodegradable.

  • Clumps firmly for easy scooping.
  • Safely digestible-the granules can be licked during grooming or digested without serious health consequences.

Take advantage of Only Natural Pet Store shipping discounts on their website and have a few bags shipped directly to your door!  In addition save an additional 10% when using their auto delivery program

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Swheat Scoop Natural Wheat Litter 14 lb.
Price: 16.99

100% biodegradable, 100% compostable.

Also available in multi-cat formula

Spotlight: shoo!TAG flea and tick tag

shoo!TAG is an innovative non-toxic alternative to applied flea and tick treatments and conventional insect repellents for mosquitoes, chiggers and flies.  shoo!TAG  uses no sprays, lotions or liquids of any kind.

So how does it work?

The shoo!TAG® is a lightweight plastic card that has a magnetic strip that works off the body’s bio-energetic field. Every living creature has an energy field around it and that energy activates the frequency within the strip that blocks mosquitoes, flies, fleas, chiggers or ticks. The frequency helps deter them away. Simple attach the tag to your pets collar.

Tags will last up to 4 months once they are properly attached to a pet or person’s energy field.

The companies vision was to create a bug repellent that was safe, non-toxic, green, lasted for more than a day, had no liquids, sprays or gels or require the label to read “Caution Hazardous Chemicals Inside”.

Owner Stacey Lemire distributes the product to veterinarians, retail and online. “We designed shoo!TAG® to produce a strong barrier around the animal. While no solution is perfect, ours has seen terrific results in reducing the number of fleas, ticks and flies on your dog or cat.” As consumers become more aware of “green” products shoo!TAG is leading the way by promoting ecologically responsible alternatives to protect our four legged friends from toxic chemicals.

“At least 1,600 pet deaths related to spot on treatments with pyrethroids were reported to the EPA over the last five years…” 1

About Shoo!TAG – Products are available for dogs, cats, horses and people, offering protection from biting insects by creating a chemical free barrier. For information or to order visit   www.GenuineShooTag.com

1 According to the Humane Society’s website, quoting The Center for Public Integrity

Small dogs can win big- Royal Canin Treatment Sweepstakes

Free dog food sweepstakes , Royal Canin® Treatment Sweepstakes

To celebrate the launch of the Royal Canin X-SMALL line, the company is kicking off a sweepstakes called The Royal Canin Treatment. The nationwide promotion will award one lucky pet owner free dog food, grooming, along with an accessory shopping spree to pamper their extra small dog*. The Royal Canin Treatment Sweepstakes begins February 24 and runs through June 1, 2012.

Royal Canin X-SMALL food is designed for dogs under 8 pounds. It is available for puppy, adult, mature and aging life stages

Learn more and enter to win at www.RoyalCaninTreatment.com

About Royal Canin- Royal Canin USA is a forerunner of nutritional and technological advancement in dog and cat food.A health conscience dog and cat food line that includes breed specific diets, size specific nutrition and veterinary diets for all life stages

GreenPaws Fight on Toxic Flea and Tick Products

Spring is almost here and so will flea and tick season. While researching some natural flea repellant products I came across the Green Paws website and NRDC’s efforts to get the EPA to protect consumers from toxic pesticides in pet flea collars.

Flea and tick products with certain chemicals can leave residues on fur that can lead to damage of the brain and nervous systems- not just dogs and cats–but people, too.

Check out the NRDC’s Green Paws campaign that helps consumers find the safest flea-control products on the market. The Green Paws product guide is an excellent resource for anyone that is worried about commercial flea and tick medications.

See if your flea and tick product is safe download http://www.simplesteps.org/greenpaws-products

About: Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is an environmental action group, combining the grassroots power of 1.3 million members and online activists with the courtroom clout and expertise of more than 350 lawyers, scientists and other professionals. Since NRDC’s flagship report, Poison on Pets, was released in 2000 with a list of dangerous chemicals contained in flea and tick products, they have helped to get almost all of them banned.

Pet Dental Health Care

February 2012 is National Pet Dental Health Month

Do you brush your dog’s teeth on a regular basis? Doing so may add years to your dog’s life (and improve their breath when they shower you with lots of kisses is just another added bonus).

Here is a round up of some  dental hygiene products for cat and dogs.

HappyTails Spa These gentle wipes are perfect for the dog who resists brushing, they clean the front and the back of the teeth at the same time, Thru 2/10/12  they re offering 2 for the price of 1 (enter the Promo Code FREEDENTALWIPES at check out)


KissAble Dental Wipes

Price: 12.99
KissAble Doggie Dental Wipes

Only Natural Pet Store is offering 15% off their all natural dental products all month in February see their website for pricing and promotional details. Some items include natural supplements, oral sprays for dogs or cats or tasty dental chews.

No time to brush or in-between dental grooming try Greenies Dental Chews or Ark Naturals Breath-Less Brushless-Toothpaste


Ark Naturals Breath-Less Brushless-Toothpaste Dog & Cat Grooming Small / Medium

Price: 13.99
Breath freshening outside & real toothpaste inside. These chews are highly digestible & breathlessly yummy for proven teeth scrubbing.

TrueBlue Fast & Fresh Dental Swipes


TrueBlue Fast & Fresh Dental Swipes Dog Grooming 50 Count

Price: 13.49
Pre-moistened pads with an all-natural, botanical solution for a healthy mouth & fresh breath. With peppermint, parsley, and baking soda!

Triple Pet EZDOG Pet Dental Kit


Triple Pet EZDOG Pet Dental Kit for Large Breed Dogs

Price: 12.99
Gentle Nylon Bristles, three flexible heads, tongue cleaner and natural vanilla flavor. Total clean in one convenient kit.

Triple Pet EZDOG Pet Dental Kit for Small Breed Dog and Cat

Price: 12.99
Gentle Nylon Bristles, three flexible heads, tongue cleaner and natural vanilla flavor. Total clean in one convenient kit.

PetzLife Oral Care Dog & Cat Dental Products


PetzLife Oral Care Dog & Cat Supplement Dental Gel with Salmon Oil 4 oz

Price: 27.99
Oral Care products specially formulated to end plaque & tartar build-up, and the all natural ingredients kill bacteria.

Newton Homeopathics Doggy Breath addresses bad breath and poor digestion


Newton Homeopathics Doggy Breath Dog & Cat 1 oz

Relieve or prevent bad breath, stomach pain, gas, and bloating from acid build up and poor digestion in cats and dogs.

Is Your Horse Green

Pet Care Company ArcaNatura Releases Natural, Eco-Friendly Horse Product for horses with equine scratches or Mud Fever.

Among their line of exclusive products, ArcaNatura now features a natural solution to heal your horse: a revolutionary, topical cream for equine scratches called Scratches Less™. Scratches, also referred to as “Mud Fever” or “Equine Pastern Dermatitis,” is a progressive, chronic infection caused by bacteria, irritation and wet conditions like a muddy pasture. If left untreated, Scratches can cause a horse to become lame

Read More via Is Your Horse Green.

Loving Pets All Natural Gourmet Meat Sticks

Loving Pets Gourmet Meat Sticks are made with pure meat without any chemical additives, fillers or by-products… just a little all natural sweet potato added for softness.  All of their gourmet treats contain glucosamine & chondroitin to help keep your dog’s joints happy and healthy

They offer meat strips, meat sticks , meat wraps, biscuit wraps ,Vitahide brand Joint Formula & Heart Formula and their Vegitopia treats, that come in fruit and veggie flavours such as apple, banana , carrot, sweet potato and include Vitamin C , antioxidants, trace nutrients such as potassium

I sampled the Duck Flavoured meat sticks flavoured with sweet potato. My carnivore- potato loving senior pooch enjoyed them. He seemed to find the texture very chewy or he  just flavourful, based on how fast he chomped down on them.  It is a softer chew, and made of duck fillet meat.

About Loving Pets focuses on its own brand of high quality, all natural pet treats.  Their website mission statement “Loving Pets Corporation continues to focus its efforts on healthier, all natural pet treat options incorporating vitamins and supplements that are beneficial to the growing number of health-conscience pet owners.”

Find a local store carrying Loving Pets http://www.lovingpetsproducts.com/store-locator