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Organic Monkey Toy

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Just4Pooches

This organic dog toy is safe from toxins and chemicals. It made of safe all natural organic fabric in a pure water organic dye process. Considering the time this little guy will spend in your pup’s mouth…. I vote for eco friendly!
Simply Fido Organic Plush 10-Inch Regular Pet Toy, Oscar Monkey

$17.39 at Amazon

Originally posted 2006-07-14 08:58:25.

What are Pet Pheromones?

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Pheromones are chemical communications among members of a given species. They modify the behavior of recipient in relation to the member producing them. Pet pheromones are those specific to pets and are used to modify the behavior of recipient pets as desired. They can either be natural or man-made. The former are produced by the body, naturally. These are received by the vomeronasal organ. This organ is located between the mouth and the nose. Pet pheromone can be applied to help induce certain behavior and solve certain problems in dogs, cats and other pets, either individually or as a group. Human beings also communicate through pheromones.

Pet pheromones come in form of sprays, collars and wipes, as well as plug-in diffusers. There are also essential oils and herbal products used to stimulate production of natural pheromones.

Types of Behaviors Targeted by Pheromones

Pet pheromones target at inducing certain types of behaviors in cats, dogs and other pets. They can help avoid aggression problems between cats. Sometimes, aggression in cats is caused by stress. Stress can also cause other behavioral problems in pets as can to humans, and use of pet pheromones is recommended to ease stress.

In dogs, pheromones can help ease separation anxiety and noise phobias. Such problems can occur in dogs as a result of traveling and noise from fireworks and storms. In cats, pheromones can help alleviate scratching problem and stress while traveling. Some cats are affected by stress when moved to new homes. Pheromones can help ease the cat response at the veterinarian office.

Pheromones have also been used to help avoid marking and spraying behaviors in pets, as observed when cats rub cheeks against surfaces to mark safe areas and when they spray surfaces. It is advisable to check whether behavioral problems in pet are as a result of medical problems as might occur sometimes. It is advisable to provide cure for these medical conditions rather than use pheromones only. For example, pets can be screened for medical problems before application of pheromones. In addition, pheromones are not advisable for easing aggression problems in dogs because they are ineffective.

Other examples of pheromones include those that help mother cats soothe their young ones. All man-made pheromones mimic natural pheromones produced by pets. Some products can also help induce production of the natural pheromones in pets, an example is the use of herbal blends to stimulate production of canine, a pheromone that help induce a feeling of well-being and safety in cats that are under stress.

Are Pet Pheromones Effective?

Various studies support the fact that, pet pheromones can ease behavioral problems. An example is the use of man-made pheromone collars that mimic calming pheromones used by mother cat to soothe their young ones, which has been demonstrated as effective. Other pheromones proved as effective include some of those that help ease stress and aggression, as well as those that help avoid marking and spraying in cats. Positive effects have been observed on application of some of the pheromones used in dogs for the purpose of eliminating or reducing separation anxiety and noise phobias.

Are Pheromones Safe?

There are no known side effects of pet pheromones. No side effects of pheromones on human beings have been recorded. They are recommended for sick pets, skittish and older pets.

Give a dog an organic bone made in USA

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

plush organic dog bone toy
Nice big plush Bone for your pup to play with. 100% certified organic dye free cotton – Stuffed with organic cotton, No synthetics or plastic fillers
Lined with heavy cotton denim
small $8.95 to large $19.95, with or without squeakers at Purrfect Play

Originally posted 2006-02-27 23:03:10.

Hair Ball with Organic Catnip

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Organic catnipA fun little hair ball filled with premium organic catnip. Easy for your cat to bat around the house and enjoy some play time. $4.95 at Natural Pet Market

 

 

Originally posted 2006-02-05 21:47:01.

Newman’s Own Organics Dog Treats

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Dog Bone

Peanut flavor, heart shaped, only the best human grade certified organic ingredients including chicken, carrots, apples, rolled oat and yes, of course, peanut butter.

$14.25 for a six pack of 10 oz. bags at Amazon

Originally posted 2006-10-11 21:32:31.

Eco-Bone

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Eco-Bone made out of Eco-Fleece
A vegetarian alternative to the real thing!! Eco-Fleece Bone …nice and soft and filled with eco-fill. I love the classic shape. Bring your dog a bone while keeping plastic out of the landfill.
$9.99 at DoctorDog

 

Originally posted 2006-01-10 20:37:14.

Go Green Dog Hoodie

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

How else can you spread the word that you – AND your pet – are Earth friendly? Let your pooch wear a recycled symbol and flaunt it!  This ‘Go Green’ dog hoodie is made from natural gray fleece with green stitching for contrast.  The short front sleeves and hood will protect against wind and rain in the fall and spring months.  Keep your dog warm and make a statement at the same time!

Go Green Dog Hoodie is available in many sizes for your dog species from The Haute Hound for $29.95.

Originally posted 2008-10-12 18:31:26.

What’s the green solution for getting rid of dog poop?

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

Pet waste in large cities has increasingly become a environmental problem. Dog poop not picked up often will find its way to a storm drain and eventually to pollute waterways. The idea of wrapping your dog poop twice or more a day in plastic and throwing it in the garbage and eventual landfill where hundreds of years from now, future excavators will be able to analysis what you feed your dog for breakfast back in 2007. There has to be a better way. San Fransisco has considered ways of converting dog waste into a methane fuel source. Some suggest special compositing solutions that will properly handle dog waste so the compost can be used germ free. Or you can compost your dog’s waste in your backyard with a biodegradable poop bag available in most grocery and pet stores. The resulting compost can either be left to further break down in the composter or used to feed non-edible plants and trees. Here is an article that discusses all the best ways to compost dog poop.Dog Waste Composter
The Doggie Dooley Pet Waste Digester System might be a great solution for someone really serious about their pet waste and have a garden that would benefit from this composter. 48.50 for the standard model and 68.50 for the deluxe (shown here)

If all of this is way to much and you just want to get rid of stuff then you might consider one of the flushable poop bags. These seem to be the best option in that the poop doesn’t go to the land fill and just goes to the same place yours does. This may work will for the small dog whose owner has no problem bringing the poop bag back inside the house (might not work as great in an apartment building elevator) but for large dogs, you may want to be sure your toilet will handle heavy loads. The bags will break down to harmless components in water.Flushable Dog Poop Bags

Naturally most people just use the grocery store plastic bag or lately the newspaper plastic bag, no shortages there. But hopefully someday soon, these bags will become less socially acceptable and we will have to start paying for grocery bags like they do in Ireland and other countries. I don’t want some futuristic egg-head poking around in my doggie’s private business!

Originally posted 2007-02-04 22:40:44.

Recycled Dog Bone

Monday, October 8th, 2012

Recycled plastic dog boneA peppermint scented, recycled plastic dog toy. You and your dog can support our planet one fetch at a time.
$10.75 at Home and Planet

 

Originally posted 2006-02-04 22:56:44.

Herbal Hairball Remedy

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

herbal cat hairball remedy

You love your cat dearly, except on those mornings when you wake up to find a nice little hairball hacked up on the floor. Grrr. To keep your cat from having these ‘episodes’, give them an all natural herbal hairball remedy. It is made from herbs such as yarrow, peppermint and oregano and help all digestion problems of felines. Thank goodness! You are just a few drops away from less puke on your carpet and floors.

Buy the Love My Pet Tummy Ease from Only Natural Pet Store for $19.99 a bottle.

Originally posted 2008-08-15 02:42:37.