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Pets | The Green Beagle - Part 2

Sentry Natural Flea and Tick Defense

It is that time of year again when you have to be extra careful with your pets! You must make sure they have some sort of tick control to prevent them from gettinb bitten. Everyone wants their pets to enjoy the warm weather with them but you have to make sure they are safe as well.

Sentry Flea and Tick Defense

Sentry is a natural plant based repellent. There are cat and dog versions of Sentrynatural repellent. You can now go natural and use less chemicals for your pets and feel just as save as when you might have used Frontline.

Sentry Natural Defense Natural Flea & Tick Squeeze-On kills fleas, ticks and mosquitoes for up to four weeks, yet it’s safe to use on your pets and around your family when applied as directed. Each carton contains three monthly applications that feature natural active ingredients such as peppermint oil, cinnamon oil, lemongrass oil and thyme oil.

How Does Natural Defense Work?
Certain plants contain compounds that give them the ability to defend themselves against insects. Natural Defense is a synergistic blend of botanical extracts including peppermint oil, cinnamon oil and lemongrass oil. This combination of oils significantly enhances the pesticidal activity of Natural Defense.

Pal Dog Organic Travel Set

Pal Dog Organic Gift Set

Pal Dog Organic Gift Set

Your One Stop Shop for Organic Pet Products!

Do you know anyone who has just gotten a do? Are you like me a pet nut who buys people and her own pets prezzies all of the time? Well then here is an inexpensive super adorable Pal Dog Gift Setthat any dog owner would appreciate. The Pal Dog Set uses organic ingredients in the shampoo, conditioner and freshen up spray! You can take the Pal Dog Set with you and your pup if you go to the beach or camping or even use the items as samples to test if you like the products for your own pup.

Product Info:

Set Contents:

(1) Calming Lavender Shampoo – 2 oz.
(1) Conditioner & Cream Rinse – 2 oz.
(1) Daily Formula Freshen-Up Spray – 2 oz.
(1) Convenient On-The-Go Soap – easy clean-up anywhere
(1) Natural wheat-free cookie treat

Ingredients:

Calming Lavender Shampoo
Plant-based cleansers (DEA/SLS/Paraben-free), organic aloe vera, extracts of organic calendula, chamomile, marshmallow, sweet almond, oat, white tea, lavender oil and pro-vitamin B5.

Lavender & Aloe Conditioner
Organic aloe vera, jojoba and sunflower seed oil, extracts of organic calendula, chamomile, sweet almond, oat, white tea, lavender, peppermint and rosemary essential oils, pro-vitamin B5, milk and plant-based proteins.Paraben-free (Not for use on cats due to stimulating essential oils).

Daily Formula Freshen-Up Spray
Deionized water, organic aloe vera, hydrolyzed oat and rice, extracts of organic calendula, chamomile, marshmallow, sweet almond, oat, white tea, lavender and rosemary essential oils and pro-vitamin B5. Paraben-free (Not for use on cats, due to stimulating essential oils).

www.organicpetboutique.com

Dog Gone Smart Mats

Dog Gone Smart Mat

Dog Gone Smart Mat

Your One Stop Shop for Organic Pet Products!

As much as I hate the idea of having to crate a dog sometimes it is very necessary. If they must be crated we should at least keep them as comfortable as possible. One of my dogs has horrible separation anxiety when we leave the house so we must crate her to keep her from hurting herself and our house. We usually put blankets in the crate to keep her comfy but when she gets mad she always flips her water bowl. Then she has to sit in water until we get back. That always makes me feel bad for her. I wanted to find something to keep her comfortable but to keep her from being wet as well and I have definitely found the answer, The Dog Gone Smart Mat. The mat is made from organic cotton and bamboo fabric, dyed with vegetable dyes and helps repel water and bacteria. It looks super comfy too!!

Product Description:

The Dog Gone Smart Mat is 100% organic cotton/bamboo fabric using all natural vegetable dyes. The Smart Mat provides a soft feel and durability. Generously filled with all natural kapok from the cotton tree
Kapok is bitter and naturally repels bacteria, microbes and dust mites*
Bamboo keeps your pet warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
Wash on gentle cycle with a small amount of detergent. Then dry on low heat. Without altering the fabric texture and feel, nanotechnology is impregnated producing a surface that repels liquids, dirt and coat oil. The Dog Gone Smart Matalso reduces the spread of bacteria which can cause “doggie” odor and minimizes bacterial infections and allergies!!
As an important part of the rainforest eco-system, the cotton tree is never destroyed during the harvesting period.

www.organicpetboutique.com

Brick Interactive Dog and Cat Game

Brick Interactive Dog and Cat Game

Brick Interactive Dog and Cat Game

I have a house full of animals who I love to play with! My puppy who is the size of a small pony and our newest addition of a kitten who weighs maybe 3lbs wrestle together all day long. Our two oldest pets a smaller dog and a cat which probably weigh the same amount prefer to play on their own. The Organic Pet Boutique’s  interactive game is great for multiple pets or even to play one on one with your fur-babies.
The interactive game can help you both stay active on bad weather days and keep your pet from being bored. It also helps you spend quality time with your pet. You can use the interactive game for dogs or cats or both!! I love the idea of being able to play more than just fetch with my animals. Keeping their minds stimulated keeps them happy rather than having them sleep all day. A stimulated mind will keep them active and increase their longevity. If you have ever tried this or another interactive game let us know. I would love to hear your thought on interactive pet games.

Product Description:
An activating rotating game for your dog/cat and you.
Hide treats in the depressions under the sliding discs, let your dog look for the goodies by trying to pull the discs to the side with its paw or nose.
Nina Ottosson’s range of durable interactive games have been designed to stimulate a dog’s brain while reinforcing his relationship with people. Suits dogs and cats of all ages and sizes.
The idea… Is for you and your dog/cat to have a pleasant and rewarding time together. The interactive game enhances your relationship with your dog. The dog/cat looks, listens and learns. Praise them when they do things right.

Suggestion:
Let the dog look for the treats by trying to lift or push away one block after the other with its nose or paw, in order to find the hidden treats. Tie a string through the holes in the blocks to make it easier for the smallest dogs and for cats to lift the blocks away.

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Pawz Pet Bio-Boots

 Pawz Biodegradable Dog Boots

Pawz Biodegradable Dog Boots

Save 5% on all orders over $60 at Only Natural Pet – Coupon Code LSFO

All of this snow here has made me really feel for our fur-babies. They love the snow but with all of the salt, sand and ice their poor feet must freeze. I remember when we lived in NYC people always put boots or lotions on dogs feet to keep them from freezing and cracking. When I saw the Pawz boots at Only Natural Pet Store I got excited for my dogs to be able to play in the snow all they want now. Fashion boots don’t work for all dogs and my dogs absolutely hate them. The major plus about these boots is they are biodegradable as well as reusable. The packages come with 12 pair of the rubber reusable boots which will last us for the rest of the winter. Pawz bio-boots run from xxs-xl and come in 6 different colors, which means there is no excuse not to use them. Pawz boots are good for the summer months as well if you take your pet hiking or swimming. This can protect their feet from many dangers even hot pavement in the summer. We sometimes forget that our pets are barefoot all of the time and you might not notice their discomfort. Keep your pups comfy and your mind at ease with these amazing rubber bio-boots!

Features:
Pawz are the world’s only disposable, natural rubber dog boots designed to go on easily and fit securely without zippers, velcro or straps. Great for dogs with Joint Problems, After Surgery, Inclement Weather, Wood Floors and much more! Fashionable and durable, Pawz offers serious paw protection! Pawz boots are made of natural rubber and are so thin your dog can feel the ground, providing a sense of security. They’re also waterproof, ensuring maximum protection in any weather. The sizing goes from XXS-XL.

Pawz protects against:
Snow
Ice
Mud
Clay
Lawn Chemicals
Fire Ants
Pool Liner Tears
Salt
Liquid Chloride
Pad Rashes
Post-Surgical Infection
Post-Grooming Dirt

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PetAlive Aggression Formula

Aggression Formula

Aggression Formula

Up to 60% Off Now at Only Natural Pet Store Coupon Code PETCLEARANCE

All of our pets are rescues, obviously! But with varying ages, breeds and rescue situations all 4 of our animals have tendencies to get aggressive for a number of reasons. I am not a fan of medicating animals just as much as I am not a fan of it in people. However I do believe sometimes we all need help for whatever issues we may have. I am very comfortable with homeopathic remedies. Vets and prescriptions can be expensive as well so why not try other alternatives before spending thousands, if you can help it. I am always willing to try a less chemical remedy if I can find one. PetAlive Aggression Formula is made with ingredients you have probably used yourself such as belladonna and chamomile. It is worth giving it a try!

Product Description:

PetAlive Aggression Formula contains a unique combination of specially selected herbal and homeopathic ingredients well known to calm anxious and highly strung animals and also to reduce aggression levels and related problem behavior in highly strung and nervous pets.   PetAlive Aggression Formula can be used regularly for the chronically aggressive and stressed animal or when needed when aggression and stress become a problem.
•Aggressive behavior in dogs can include biting, barking, snarling, snapping and raised fur along the back of the neck and along the ridge of the spine.
•Aggression in cats can include scratching, biting, excessive yowling, lunging, hissing, spitting and destructive behavior.
Use PetAlive Aggression Formula To:
•Reduce biting, scratching and aggression in animals
•Calm highly strung and stressed pets or those with a history of abuse
•Relax and calm your pet when a new baby or animal is introduced to the family
•Soothe anxiety, restlessness and agitation

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Lost Our Home Pet Foundation Needs Your Help

Lost Our Home Pet Foundation

Lost Our Home Pet Foundation

It’s not too late to get in your tax deduction for 2010 and help foreclosure pets.

This holiday season, please help us help abandoned animals! Lost Our Home Pet Foundation is funded entirely by the generous donations of people like you, and business sponsors. Without this help, our far reaching efforts wouldn’t be where they are today.

Your Gift Matters………………

2010 In Review
Year to Date for 2010, LOHPF has rescued 534 valley pet! In addition, we were able to feed over 4000 hungry cats and dogs with our Pet Food Bank. None of this would be possible without the help of our volunteers, our pet foster parents, adopters and our generous donors and business sponsors!

Please make an online donation and help us continue to help deserving pets, please go to http://www.lostourhome.org/donate/

There also other ways you can help make a difference.

Volunteer Opportunities
This organization wouldn’t be possible without the help of our loyal and dedicated volunteers.

Foster a Pet
Everyday, many pets are left to fend for themselves, abandoned by their owners due to financial distress. Without the help of loving foster parents, most of these pets would never be given a second chance.

Adopt a Pet
We have many loving pets that have previously been abandoned or neglected that are till waiting for their forever home.

Please visit our website to see our pets for adoption or fill out a volunteer or foster application.
www.LostOurHome.org

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Holiday Pet Prezzies

Your pets are just as much a part of your family as anyone else so on the holiday’s I know you love to treat them as well! Here are a couple practical/green items that would be great for the pets you love so much!

Fur Butter
Product Description:
Is ideal for dogs with dry, damaged or long coats
Leaves coat super silky and easy to brush through
Creates an intense shine
Helps combat itching and irritation
Has a fresh clean scent (Rosemary Peppermint)
Approved by the FDA
Click here to get this and other items from happytailsspa.com

Kitty Set
Product Description:
Pal Kitty Freshen-Up Foam – gentle detangling foam that can be used daily to comb out excess hair and dander that causes hairballs.
Organic Kitty Grass Growing Kit – features organic seeds from Renee’s Garden. Kitty Grass is easy to grow indoors and contains vitamins and enzymes that aid in digestion. Click here for more green pet gifts

Light Chew Toy
Product Description:
Holiday Bulbs have a fresh minty scent and a treat spot perfect for stuffing full of your pup’s favorite food or treats! For small breed dogs, try the new Lil’ Bulbs! Regular Holiday Bulbs measure 6.5″. Lil’ Holiday Bulbs measure 3.5″. Made in the U.S.A. Recyclable, non-toxic and rinses clean. 10% Sale Now at Only Natural Pet Store Coupon Code HOLIDAY
Cat Sitter

Product Description:
The Cat Sitter Videos are specially designed to stimulate and entertain your cat while you are away. They feature scene selections with a continuous loop so your cat can watch TV all day long without interruption. Each Cat Sitter Video is 60-minutes. Save 5% on your first order at Only Natural Pet – Coupon Code LS05

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Smart Cat Scratching Ramp

SmartCat Scratching Ramp


SmartCat Scratching Ramp

Recently we rescued the cutest little kitten ever! When we found her her little leg was broken but after some time and many a vet visit she is good as new. Now that she is fixed she is a high-speed scratching torpedo! My curtains, our furniture, nothing is safe! Our older cat may claw the carpets a bit but nothing major. This mini Freddy Kruger has us looking like we just came out of The New Nightmare! It was time this tiny terror got herself a scratching post! So here it is SmartCat Scratching Ramp. This scratching ramp uses cardboard inserts so when kitty is finished you can just recycle the inside!

Production Decsription:

The Inclined to Scratch angled cardboard scratching ramp has stable non-slip ends to hold firm against any surface without adhesives. The tear-away cover allows for maximum scratching area, and replaceable cardboard inserts make it reusable and even more economical. Ramp is 21.5″ tall x 7.5″ wide.

Kitty Training Tips:

•Place the scratching ramp in a room where the cat spends a lot of time. Cats often like to stretch and scratch when they wake up from a nap.
•To introduce the scratching ramp to your cat try using catnip as a lure. (For most cats a lure is unnecessary, but fun.) Rub catnip onto the sisal material and call the cat over to the scratching ramp.
•Scratch your nails along the surface of the material. This will attract the cat and at the same time teach him where to scratch.
•After your cat begins to scratch, praise him and give him a food treat. (Small kittens can be trained to climb the scratching ramp by showing them food treats and placing it at the top of the scratching ramp.
•If your cat has already been scratching a piece of furniture, place the scratching ramp directly in front of it.
•Temporarily cover the previously scratched areas with a few strips of double-sided carpet tape or clear double-sided tape strips that are designed for this purpose. This will help redirect your cat’s scratching activities to the scratching ramp.


Eco-Friendly Halloween Pet Costumes

Eco-Friendly Pet Costumes

Eco-Friendly Pet Costumes

I was on the hunt for eco-friendly Halloween Pet costumes and I didn’t realize that it is next to impossible to find but as the greenie I am I did find/come up with some decent alternatives!

Green Halloween
www.greenhalloween.org

This blog has dates for costume swaps in your area. You can start one in your neighborhood! Go to your local pet store, dog park or even neighbors and see if people would be interested in swapping their old dog costumes. You can even go to local schools or community centers. Fall is a great time for fairs see if they would be interested in hosting a swap! It’s a great way to get local pet owners to meet each other and even illustrate the importance of keeping their pets green!

Do-it-yourself!

If you have old clothes or fabric laying around why not make the costume you have always wanted for your pet? You can download patterns off the internet or just wing it. This can also be a group or community event. Ask people to bring old cloth, broken jewelry, pins odds and ends and everyone can swap and use what everyone brought! You can make this a tradition and collect donations year round. Another added bonus is asking people to bring donations for local shelters. Shelters always need old blankets, towels, toys and food for pets. Get your community involved and maybe you can make an impact on the retail world that is seriously lacking in this aspect of the market.