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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

Natures Variety Grain Free Instinct Dog Food

Natures Variety  Instinct Grain-Free Nutrition for Dogs

Site description: Grain-free and gluten-free, perfect for satisfying your dog’s carnivorous cravings and nutritional needs. Instinct is also highly digestible and nutritionally dense.

 Instinct Dry Kibble

70% pure animal- 30% vegetable and fruit source and 0% grain/gluten /potato. The product line indicates a grain free diet may :

    • Provide relief from most food allergy symptoms
    • Helps your dog reach and maintain an ideal weight
    • Exclusive freeze dried raw coating for great taste and nutrition
    • Specially formulated for rotation feeding ( see below)
    • Complete and balanced for all life stages and all breeds

            I recently offered Nature’s Variety Instinct Rabbit Meal Formula to my test dog who always eats dry kibble- standard commercial brands- with grain.  I chose rabbit to add a little flavor variety. I incorporated some of the higher protein- grain free Natures Variety kibble in to his regular food.  Top ingredients in the Rabbit Meal dry kibble:  Rabbit Meal, Salmon Meal, Tapioca, Chicken Fat, Tomato Pomace,Pumpkinseeds, and more…

http://www.naturesvariety.com/Instinct/dog/kibble/rabbit

My Results- the kibble was well received by my test pooch and he enjoy it very much. Later that day his poop texture was different but I was expecting this.  Nature Variety’s website  indicates their foods are formulated to make rotating easy.  Rotation diet is based on the premise that variety will provide better overall health. This is accomplished thru rotating both protein sources and food types ( kibble, canned, raw or a combo).

If you are interested in incorporating a grain free product or more protein sources their website has a resource and video that explains the benefits of a Rotation Diet http://www.naturesvariety.com/learning/rotation

Those looking for a grain free regime may want to look into the product line..

ABOUT Nature’s Variety – a small, independent pet food company that believe the best nutrition comes from healthy, natural ingredients. Their foods are 100% free of corn, wheat, soy, chemicals, and artificial colors & preservatives.  Each diet is rich in meat, poultry or fish proteins. Brands: Instinct Raw Frozen Diets, Instinct Grain-free kibble ,  Instinct Grain –free Cans, Prairie kibble and cans.

This blog  is not an endorsement of any specifc product or company but provides informational reviews on a variety of natural pet  products available in the marketplace.

Natural Tick Prevention for Dogs

Two years ago my dog  Thor came down with Lyme Disease. The symptoms came on fast and it was very scary to see him become lame and unable to eat.  The vet helped but it took two rounds of antibiotics over many weeks.  I have learned to be more diligent with him, our home and being on the defense every day. That includes monthly topical, natural preventatives, visual inspections and stepped up grooming for the spring-fall months.

WHAT IS LYME DISEASE IN DOGS?

Lyme disease is an infectious tick-borne disease. It is caused by a type of bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi. The most common initial symptoms of Lyme disease in dogs include fever, joint swelling, limping, lameness and lethargy. Infection typically occurs after the Borrelia-carrying tick has been attached to the dog for at least 18 hours.

WHAT TO DO TO TREAT YOUR DOG TO PREVENT FLEA & TICKS

Have a discussion with your vet – especially if you live in a high prone state.

TREAT Monthly topical tick treatments such as K9Advantix, Sentry, and others. Very effective but some owners worry about harsh side effects. There are natural treatments  you can do alone or ideally in conjunction with vet approved preventative measurements

GROOMING:  Spring is a good time to revaluate grooming. Just as humans switch over regimes for winter and summer you should treat your dogs coat as it relates to the season.  NATURAL FLEA AND TICK SHAMPOOS there are many all natural, gentle formulations on the market to choose from. UP THE BRUSHING- you may need to switch to daily brushing if your dog is very active outdoors. GET A FLEA COMB. Use this comb only after you have thoroughly combed your pet’s coat with a regular grooming comb.

INSPECT  Pets should also be inspected for ticks after walks, especially this time of year, if you live in a densely brush area or lyme disease zone such as NY/CT. ALERT: Learn how to properly remove a tick from the skin to avoid infection


Doc Ackerman’s Botanical Citronella Pet Spray for Dogs and Cats

Price: 12.49
Designed to provide a highly effective, all natural alternative to chemical laden products.

Doc Ackerman’s Botanical Citronella Shampoo for Dogs and Cats

Price: 11.99
With Green Tea extract and aloe vera, this herbal shampoo is designed to help your pet with flea and tick problems.

GO NATURAL INGREDIENTS such as citronella like in Doc Ackerman’s line to repel.  Sentry Natural Defense Natural Flea & Tick Spray contains natural ingredients such as peppermint oil, cinnamon oil, lemongrass oil, clove oil and thyme oil. Herbal Flea Collars  from Natural Research People has active essential oils blended into the plastic are another natural defensive tool.

HOME PROTECT Sentry Natural Defense Natural Flea & Tick Household Spray kills fleas, ticks and mosquitoes. Using botanical active ingredients made from tree and plant oils it reaches fleas and other pests hidden in carpets, drapes, upholstery, pet bedding, and floor cracks. Protects your home from reinfestation and flea buildup.


Sentry Natural Defense Squeeze-On for Cats

Price: 12.99

Sentry Natural Defense Flea & Tick Squeeze-On for Dogs up to 15 lbs

Price: 13.99

Sentry Natural Defense Flea & Tick Household Spray 12 oz

Price: 16.99

Sentry Natural Defense Flea & Tick Spray Cat 8 oz

Price: 13.99

Sentry Natural Defense Flea & Tick Spray Dog 8 oz

Price: 13.99

Sentry Natural Dental Care Kit for Dogs

Price: 7.49

Sentry Natural Defense Flea & Tick Squeeze-On for Dogs 15 – 40 lbs.

Price: 13.99

Sentry Natural Defense Flea & Tick Squeeze-On for Dogs 40 lbs. +

Price: 13.99

To read customer reviews on any of these natural tick and flea products you can shop online at Only Natural Pet Store

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 .

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.

Sign up to stay informed of our Spring 2011 launch, promotions and sample offers.

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.