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100% Organically grown catnip Cats Balls

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

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.

Pawlitical Pooch Bumper Sticker – Bark Obama

September 30th, 2016


I know my dog, Zola wants Obama to win. He’s the more eco-friendly candidate!
$5.95 at Amazon

Originally posted 2008-09-16 23:22:23.

Variety of Cool Cat and Dog Hemp Collars and Leashes

September 30th, 2016

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Hannahs Hemporium.com various prices

A wonderfully unique assortment of artfully made Hemp dog and cat collars and leashes. Check them out!

Originally posted 2007-05-19 22:03:37.

Hemp Doggy Frisbee

September 30th, 2016

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100% hemp means no chemicals and nasty carcinogens! Its safe, it floats and it is machine washable! All is good!
$11.00 at Taraluna

Originally posted 2007-11-14 22:04:35.

Tough Recyclable Soccer Ball For Dogs

September 30th, 2016

If your kids get furious with your dog every time he runs off with the soccer ball and punctures it, then it’s about time he got his own. This Planet Dog Orbee-Tuff soccer ball lives up to its name and is tough enough for dogs to lick, chew and pounce on without too much damage. It has a 1 inch hole at one end to make it easy to grab hold of and when squashed just pops back into shape again. You can even pop dog treats inside for an even more fun game.

If your dog does eventually manage to destroy it, the ball is recyclable, so it scores on the eco-friendly side too. The ball can be popped  in the freezer in summer to help keep your dog cool at play time and it has a minty taste which appeals to most dogs.

Currently costs $14.06 from Amazon.com

Originally posted 2011-05-23 10:13:52.

Recycled Glass Songbird Feeder

September 30th, 2016

  Having your morning coffee while you watch the birds eat is a treat.  Make it even more enjoyable with the recycled songbird feeder from Eco Animal.  The Green Pillar songbird feeder is made of recycled glass and is 15″ tall.  Will hold sunflowers, millet, safflowers or corn for your favorite bird.  Brass bottom screws on for easy cleaning and refilling. 

Buy your recycled bird feeder from Eco Animal for $49.95.

Originally posted 2008-10-26 02:21:31.

Bella Dogga – Organic Dog Beds

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.

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The Pad Dog Bed

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

Catnip Kitty Cigar Toy

September 30th, 2016

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What do you buy your pampered “fat cat” who has everything? A nice cigar, that’s what. These toys are filled with premium catnip that will make your furry friend purr. They’re also 100% organic.

Catnip cigars cost $7.49 from Muttropolis.

Originally posted 2009-06-27 17:42:11.

Reading about Natural Pet Food alternatives

September 30th, 2016

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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.