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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.

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.

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

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

Dogswell Happy Hips Treat Review

Thors Review:  Dogswell Happy Hips Biscuits

Dogswell Happy Hips line of dog treats come in a variety of flavors such as Chicken, Beef, Lamb & Rice, Sweet Potatoes and Bacon & White Cheddar which I supplied to my test subject- Thor , a 105 lb Rottweiler with aging hip issues and arthritis onset. The biscuit line touts “Helps Maintain Healthy Hips & Joints with Glucosamine & Chondroitin”.

I try to include healthy natural dog food and treats, in addition to natural supplements, in Thors diet to ease his aches and pains.  These treats were well received.  I like that the biscuits add to his daily Glucosamine & Chondroitin supplement intake  and are made  from all natural ingredients that nutritonally make sense. DOGSWELL® products are made from natural meat and poultry with absolutely no added hormones, processed gluten, and no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives

The only comment I will make on Thors behalf-  “what about a bigger biscuit?” I top off his meals with one-two of these tiny tasty biscuits at each meal time and he like s finding the added treat in his bowl.  For large breeds a larger biscuit version would be a nice option.

Key Ingredients= Chicken – cage-free chickens raised without added growth hormones or  steroids. Bacon– They use real bacon, not synthetic bacon flavor. White Cheddar– Bacon and White Cheddar biscuits contain real white cheddar, not artificial cheese flavoring. Oats – healthy whole grains that supply B-complex vitamins, fiber and complex carbohydrates. Glucosamine & Chondroitin – Natural sources of glucosamine hydrochloride and chondroitin sulfate help maintain joint mobility.

Buy Dogswell Happy Hips Functional Dog Treats


Dogswell Happy Hips Functional Dog Treats Happy Hips Chicken 32 oz

Free ADWORDS Coupons for Pet Business Websites

In honor of Mayors Alliance for Animals,  I Love NYC Pet Month I have a few freebie $ 100 Adword Vouchers to give away to small pet biz websites  #WoofWednesday

Adwords vouchers are a great way to try PPC for free and valid for 1st time advertisers only. Additional terms set by Google. Expire March 2011.

email info@angelabustamante.com Mention $100/Pets

Support Your Local Pet Rescue Shelters!

http://www.animalalliancenyc.org/ilovenycpets/2011/

Hello world!

Coming Soon:  a Local -National Green Pet Directory 

A green directory of pet services and product reviews. We plan to offer a national guide but will also highlight LOCAL  pet services in major cities as well.

 The online shop will be dedicated to healthy eco- pet products. From organic food, all natural pet food , pet treats, chew toys, animal shampoos, personal care products and bedding that are all natural, healthy, organic and geared towards a healthy pet lifestyle.

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If you are a pet product manufacturer and would like to introduce your green pet product -please tell me about your company. Send me a press release or company bio .  If it is appropriate, I am  happy to feature your product in an upcoming blog.