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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

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.

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

Spotlight- Liquid Glucosamine For Animals

In reviewing options to treat my aging Rottweiler I now administer a daily liquid glucosamine supplement. In researching, I came across two liquid supplements that address arthritic and joint care needs that are very similar in composition- ArthriMAXX and JointMAX .  I opted for Joint MAX Liquid but have used ArthriMAXX Soft Chews in the past. Price points and taste factor for my pet were my deciding factors

 Pet Health Solutions, the makers of Joint MAX® Liquid incorporates Glucosamine, Chondroitin and Vitamin C in liquid form. It contains Aloe Vera, MSM and Manganese for added joint support. Joint MAX Liquid is an excellent option for pets suffering from osteoarthritis, hip dysplasia, and other conditions affecting the joints.

Also comes in a Triple Strength Chew.  Joint MAX  produces a liquid version For Cats, Joint MAX® Sprinkle Caps for Cat as well as a horse version, Joint MAX®TS EQ.

  • Can be given alone or along with other meds like Rimadyl, Deramaxx .
  • Contains Chondroitin, Glucosamine, Manganese and Zinc.

For information on JointMAX visit their website: http://www.jointmax.com/faq.html

Animal Nutritional Products is the maker of ArthriMAXX for dogs & cats.  Their liquid formula is easy to use; just measure and pour over your pets food.
The liquid formula ensures both higher absorption and easier assimilation for full potency. Indications for
• Musculoskeletal disorders
• Hip dysplasia, Elbow dysplasia
• Stifle disorders
• Osteoarthritis
• Post-op orthopedic surgery
• Lameness
• Breed related musculoskeletal    disorders

They also produce a soft chew version. For information on ArthriMAXXs products visit their website: http://www.arthrimaxx.com/products.html , http://www.arthrimaxx.com/content/Dog_Brochure.pdf

Pet Summer Safety & Wellness

Summer Travel Season …. pet health and safety tips.

The ASPCA Store has put together a selection of pet safety items to help keep your pet happy and healthy at home, in the car and on water this summer. If you plan to do a lot of driving with your pet this summer check out some of the must have safety items:

Dog Car Safety Thermometer -don’t overlook the possible health hazards of leaving pets too long in a vehicle or enclosed area when it is it hot. Overheating and heat stroke  are serious health matters.

Car Seat Belt Harness

Pet Auto Barrier– Keep pets safely contained in back seat with this pet car seat barrier.

All net proceeds of your purchases on the ASPCA Store help support life-saving programs all over the country. For more info, visit the ASPCA Online Store

If you are an avid boater, be sure to have a life jacket for your dog as well.  A Dog Life Vest is an important summer accessory for :

  • Canoeing, Recreational paddling
  • Lake and Ocean swimming
  • Sailing and Boating
  • Dogs who are new to the water

If you are thinking about a personal flotation device-PFD  for your dog, talk to other boater/pet owners.  While size guidelines come with the jackets, based on Boat US experience they recommend that you take your dog in for “a  vest fitting if possible”  Pet shops and marine supply stores should allow you to bring your dog in and try the vests. Tips: Look at where the straps or other attachments contact the dog’s body. In the wrong spot, these can make the dog miserable and they may try to chew them off.  *BoatUS has a PDF on Canine Water Safety Vests –

http://www.boatus.com/foundation/findings/findingsdog.htm

*BoatU.S. Foundation is a national 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting safe and environmentally sensitive boating.

In addition to the links below from Only Natural Pet Store you can also search sites such as REI, Marine Sites for animal life jackets – floatation devices.


Ruff Wear Portage Float Coat Canine Life Jacket Small Orange for Dogs (SS)
Ideal for recreational use, great for calm water activities, or for dogs who are less buoyant and/or new to the water.

Ruff Wear Portage Float Coat Canine Life Jacket Small Green for Dogs (SS)
Ideal for recreational use, great for calm water activities, or for dogs who are less buoyant and/or new to the water.

Ruff Wear Portage Float Coat Canine Life Jacket Medium Orange for Dogs (SS)
Ideal for recreational use, great for calm water activities, or for dogs who are less buoyant and/or new to the water.

Not all dogs are not natural swimmers. Its best to introduce your dog to water very early, as a puppy if possible, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

A life jacket is one of the best safety investments you can make for your pets well being, if you plan to spend alot of time on the water with them.

TropiClean’s Best Pet Smile Contest

Who doesnt love a good contest and chance to win free goodies! This one is wrapping up soon but there is still time to enter your pet.

Company:  TropiClean

Share a photo of your smiling dog or cat and tell everyone why your pet has “TropiClean’s Best Smile.” You could win a $1,500 contribution to your favorite animal shelter plus a $500 VISA gift card and more for yourself – and there are new prize drawings every month!

All entries must be submitted by June 30, 2011 to be eligible for the Grand Prize! 

To enter the TropiClean Best Smile Contest, completely fill out their official entry form on their website–www.tropicleanbestsmile.com. Visitors to the website can also vote for their favorites.

NYC Pet Show Great Line Up

The NYC Pet Show is an event for the urban pet lover. The show provides attendees with an interactive experience comprised of activities, meet & greets, seminars and panel discussions. More than 75 exhibitors will provide dog and cat owners with products and services .

Some of the top natural pet food lines such as Blue Buffalo. Ark Naturals, Fresh Pet, Merrick,  Stella & Chewys will be exhibiting as well as smaller specialty companies that offer grooming products, treats, pet apparel, and of course pet food lines. Products will be available for purchase at the show.

Besides the expo   there will be informative sessions and special appearances by Victoria Stillwell, host of Animal Planet’s It’s Me or The Dog!, Rescue Ink and reality TV celebrities Doggie Moms. There will also be workshops scheduled on both days “Ask The Professionals” -Vet, Cat and Grooming questions.

Check out NYCPETSHOW Twitter Page for a Promotional Code to save on Advance Ticket Purchase http://twitter.com/NYCPetShow

NYC Pet Show

May 21, 2011 to May 22, 2011 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission: $20 in advance; $25 at door

Nikki Green Olive Grooming Product Line

Posh&Co is proud to launch additional shampoos to Nikki Green Olive Oil Dog Shampoo line for 2011.

Nikki Green “ LAVANDA”, “MANDARINO”, “ MELISSA”, “LIMONCELLO”, “ MENTA VERDE” & “ ROSEMARINO” Olive Oil Shampoo For Dogs.

Nikki Green is an Eco-Friendly line of dog shampoos made without harsh detergents, chemicals, artificial coloring or toxins that can harm and dull your dog’s precious coat.
Instead,  only the purest ingredients nature has to offer like 100% consumption-grade olive oil, Mediterranean Sea salt and essential oils from all over the world are used.
With Nikki Green, your four-legged friend will experience a clean so pure, his/her coat will radiate with a healthy glow that only Mother Nature can provide.

Nikki Green: For a pooch that’s naturally clean.

Comes in 8oz, 16oz and 1Gallon.

About Posh & Co

Posh&Co is a U.S based company that specializes in natural Olive Oil bath/spa products for humans and pets. For centuries, Olive Oil soaps have been valued for their moisturizing properties and gentle nature.

For more information about this topic, please visit their website @ www.poshandco.com or contact Jasmine Serdengecti 786.473.3115, or  jasmine@poshandco.com .

Informative Sites Pet Weight and Nutrition

What is Your Pets Ideal Weight?

Is your pet packing on the pounds, or just slowing down? Overweight people may nurture overweight pets. Lack of exercise, indoor living, eating calorie dense human food, out of control serving size or adding empty nutrient -calorie filled foods can all be causes.

Animal Cancers, Arthritis, Hip Dysplasia are just a few down sides of excess pet weight

Check out this handy reference list of ideal weight ranges for dogs and cats on the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention website

 http://www.petobesityprevention.com/ideal-weight-ranges/

Another interesting resource for nutritional information on petfood is GoodGuide.com. Their mission is to help consumers make purchasing decisions that reflect their preferences and values. They provide green product reviews and information. Good Guide has produced a video: How To Choose Healthy, Green Pet Food: GoodGuide’s Pet Food Ratings or visit their website under Best Pet Food Ratings

Novice Approach to Going Green with Your Pet

In honor of Earth Day here are a few tips you can easily incorporate into your life to become more environmentally aware. Not everyone embraces the green life 100% and that’s fine. These tips are easy for the average person to do. Just ADD one of these changes into your pet routine + ask a friend to do the same. It all starts with one person.

City Pet Owners– Stop using plastic grocery bags to pick up dogs waste. Plastic bags do not breakdown and only add to our polluted earth. Switch to Biodegradable poppy waste bags. 


Four Paws Biodegradable Doggie Doo Bags 25 Count for Dogs

Switch from grocery store treats to holistic- organic treats. Dogs treats made from antibiotic free, free range animal meat sources, natural produce ingredients…do the ingredients in your doggies biscuit come from the earth?

Homeowners with backyards– Plant a Tree for your pet to lay under for many summer days to come. Earthborn Holistic UPC for Trees program will plant a tree when you purchase products

Spring Clean Your Dog-Try a biodegradable and natural grooming product that’s gentle on our water system

Spring Clean Your Home donate gently used towels to local animal shelters

Recycle by Adopting from a crowded shelter vs. buying a pet.

Try a biodegradable kitty litter or switch to  biodegradable liner for your litter box.

Buy Bulk to cut down on package waste

Recycled Products Pet Bedding, Collars and toys made from recycled materials are just a few options.


Greener Pup Recycled Fill Pet Bed Rectangle X-Large Earth