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Grass Ball for the birds and bunnys

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Grass Ball for BunnysGrass Ball, From The Busy Bunny. Edible toy treat for rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, chinchillas. Inside is a big ball of grass for nesting or playing or eating!
$6.00 at For Other Living Things

Originally posted 2005-12-15 02:34:47.

Organic cotton car seat cover

Friday, September 30th, 2016

car seat cover
Organic Cotton Quilted Car Seat Cover $68.00 at earthdoggy.com
My dog loves a good romp through mud puddles, rolling in a choice spot with just the right scent, and digging holes to “bury” her ball. When its time to head home she’ll leap up into the back seat with never a care about my nice upholstery – not her job! My dirty car seats would be much cleaner if I used this car seat cover from EarthDoggy. It not only protects the car seats but helps protect the earth by not using chemicals, it’s 100% organic, azo-free-dyed cotton. It has an adjustable quick-release straps that attach to the seat. Lightly padded. Machine Washable. Size 50″ x 54″. Available in tan and dove grey.

Originally posted 2007-04-02 21:27:26.

100% Organically grown catnip Cats Balls

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Your cat will love to chase this ball all over the house. These balls are bigger than a golf ball, but smaller than a tennis ball. Because they are soft, your cat can grab them with his claws, bunny kick them and rub his or her face on them until s/he just can’t take anymore.
Yeowww My Cats Balls, 3-Pack $11.97
at Amazon

Originally posted 2006-06-21 20:31:41.

Hand Made Organic Catnip Mice

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Catnip from Organic FarmThese mice are BIG (8 inches with 20″ long tails). They are soft and colorful and made by hand with 100% organic catinip. Only the best for kitty!
$12.75 for 1 mouse or $35.00 for all 3 mice at Catnip Farm

 

 

Originally posted 2005-12-20 02:48:08.

Bella Dogga – Organic Dog Beds

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Organic Dog Bed
The Alfresco Dog Bed from BellaDogga.com starting from $160.00

Groovy organic dog beds, stylishly designed and hand crafted. Made with all organic cotton denim. If you like happy new age designer words and phrases like dignity, joy and huckleberry Love then this is the bed for you.
However, if this happy people talk turns you off like it does me then a more traditional 60’s abstract flower type design seen in the Pad Dog Bed may be more to your taste.

Pad Dog Bed
The Pad Dog Bed

Originally posted 2007-05-31 22:32:33.

Reading about Natural Pet Food alternatives

Friday, September 30th, 2016

foods pets die for

Since the latest recall by Menu Foods of many dog and cat wet foods due to toxicity in it’s wheat gluten many pet owners are upset and are now considering alternative, natural diets for their pets. Today, the New York Times has a great article on this concern The article talks about all the people rushing to find books on healthy pet nutrition and pet cookbooks for wholesome natural foods.

Perhaps, the best book to start with would be the highly acclaimed book.
Food Pets Die For: Shocking Facts About Pet Food by Ann Martin, December 2002 – 2nd edit. The author warn us that the pet food industry often puts outrageously foul ingredients into pet food to maximize profits. The FDA doesn’t really regulate the pet food industry instead compliance with the minimal regulations is voluntary. The list of ingredients permitted in pet food includes rendered road kill, euthanized pets from animal shelters and vet clinics, and other animal waste; processed poultry and cow feces collected from large agri-business operations; mercury-contaminated seafood which has been judged unfit for human consumption. They then give this a vaguely healthy sounding name, like animal by-products and the like.

Many times Veterinarians don’t question mainstream pet food company ingredients and diets as many veterinary students learn nutrition from elective classes influenced and paid for by pet food companies. The book also discusses issues about how pet food can be made at home using safe and human-quality ingredients, and she provides recipes and suggestions for supplements.

Pitcairn's New Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats
Another popular and great book is Dr. Pitcairn’s New Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats This book is the definitive guide to a natural lifestyle for dogs and cats. Veterinarian Richard H. Pitcairn and his wife Susan Hubble Pitcairn, noted specialists in chemical-free nutrition and natural healing for pets, show dog and cat owners how to provide the very best in companionship and lifelong care. the new edition now covers environmental matters, including pollutants both inside the home and out. They’ve updated dozens of recipes for delicious and healthful pet food and treats. With a guide to handling emergencies and an in-depth Quick Reference section, they give specific instructions for preventing, diagnosing, and treating a wide range of animal diseases and disorders with special attention to homeopathic, herbal, and nutritional remedies. (from the publisher’s blurb on Amazon)

There are several cookbooks for dogs available that seem quite good, have colorful happy graphics and talk about how cooking your pets food is vastly healthier and more natural. This can certainly be true, but be careful, many pet food cookbooks writers are perhaps more interested in selling you their book than in giving you sound nutritional advice. One book’s recipe had onions, bullion cubes called for in the recipe (many dogs can have a bad reaction to onions and bullion can be way too salty)
I suggest that if you buy a book from Amazon to read the reviews first to see if there might be any red flags.

One excellent source of information is the Whole Dog Journal.com This month they have an article on Home-Prepared Dog Food that might be worthwhile read. It’s an actual magazine subscription but can also be read online and they have a free 14 day trial if you like it, for $20.00 you get the 13 issues of Whole Dog Journal, as well as continued complete access to Whole-Dog-Journal.com. To see if this be something that interests you, check out their free sample article on “How to Chose Dog Food”

Originally posted 2007-04-03 21:08:30.

Organic Kitty Bat Balls

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Cat Organic Bat Balls

Delightful and artful hand made earth friendly bat balls are not only green fun for you kitty but are a visual delight for both kitty and owner. Shown here are organic, dye-free wool and contains a safely enclosed bell in the center. washable.

Organic Cat Bat Balls ($4.95 sm. and 7.95 lg. http://www.purrfectplay.com/ also has organic balls for Dogs as well.

a video that shows off a variety of cat bat balls

Originally posted 2007-02-16 22:53:07.

West Paw Organic Cotton Bumper Bed

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Dog Bone

This is a great dog bed with superior construction and 100% organic cotton cover. The inside is stuffed with premium comfiness from recycled plastic soda bottles. Easy to fluff up and lasts a long time!

$109.00 for small, $149.99 for medium an d$199.99 for large at Pup Life

Originally posted 2006-10-26 20:05:59.

Organic Hemp Fabric Leash and Collars

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Dog Bone

Lots of great styles and fabrics available in eco friendly hemp fabric. Strong and lightweight these are available it two widths: 1″ and 3/4″.

$15.99 to $18.99

at The Good Dog Company

Originally posted 2006-09-28 19:04:12.

Dogswell – a new breed of natural pet food

Friday, September 30th, 2016
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My dog Zola was fortunate enough to get a generous box of goodies from Dogswell for testing and tasting purposes. She happily gobbled up every morsel! First there were cookies which Dogswell calls “Biscuits with Benefits” because they are not only cookies but they contain extra ingredients for fresh breath, happy hips or vitality. They are all wheat-free and corn-free. Theses biscuits are the perfect size for when your dog needs a bit of a treat and you need to give your dog some love! Dogswell also has a line of chew-like treats called “Jerky Treats” that were a big hit with Zola…(Zola is a big fan of chewy treats like pigs ears …and I think pig ears are disgusting so Dogswell may provide a compromise for the two of us) I feel better giving her these chicken breast jerky chews since they are fortified with added vitamins and supplements and they are made from all-natural, cage-free chicken breast. They come in a ton of different flavors.

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Dogswell also has a full line of dry dog food and canned dog food. Zola tried both and loved the canned food. (Zola rarely gets canned food and it is always a treat for her) The flavors sound yummy such as: Lamb & Sweet Potato Stew, and Duck & Sweet Potato Stew which contains cage-free, human-grade duck and Antioxidents, Super-Fruits & Omega 3’s & 6’s.
The full line of Dogswell, biscuits, jerky treats, canned food and dry food is available at Dogswell and Amazon

Originally posted 2009-03-22 18:38:51.