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Extend the Life of Your Pet

Posted on November 21, 2019 in Uncategorized

Pet products may be hazardous to your pets

There are few events more distressing than the injury or death of a pet. Psychologists have likened it to the death of a family member.

After the recent pet food contamination that killed some pets and made many others sick, worldwide attention focused on making sure pet products are SAFE. Can you honestly trust most manufactures to do that for you?

Products we normally use on our pets – shampoos, odor eliminators, etc. – may create health concerns for our pets just as they can impact our health. Toxic synthetic chemicals used in personal care products are also used in pet care formulas. When scientific studies show these ingredients cause cancer, heart disease, hormone disruption and other aging diseases in humans, the tests on animals generally have the same results.

We need to be aware that chemical ingredients cost pennies and profits are huge, so incentives to inform consumers may be missing. Our pets’ lives are more important than that. I, for one, am willing to spend more to protect my pets and extend the quality of their lives.

Living on a ranch presents a host of unique problems every day. Our horses, dogs and cats are exposed to more things that require greater care than you can imagine. So, I have had the opportunity to identify a variety of solutions for these four-legged loved ones. That includes protecting them from various problems in the environment, small critters and the irresponsible actions of two-legged creatures as well.

Here is what I have learned:

Shampooing is a major effort that can be very messy. Putting your dog in the bathtub or shower isn’t exactly fun for them or you. I recommend using a safe, ToxicFree® pet shampoo. Remember, you are applying it all over their body and most of the time it is not all rinsed out of their hair. So you’ll want one without harmful ingredients or drying agents that will irritate their skin. Find a natural, organic shampoo without synthetic chemicals that can affect your pet’s overall health. It may cost a few pennies more per application, but the safety of our pets is worth it.

Can you imagine having your pet sprayed by a skunk? It’s the worst smell and it lingers for days! Our dogs have greeted us with this unpleasant odor and it nearly drives us out of the house. We use an oxygen-based odor eliminator to neutralize the worst pet odors safely. I recommend you look for products with NO artificial fragrance. Synthetic fragrance is toxic for pets and humans. These petroleum-based ingredients settle and hover about 12″ off the floor where pets and babies (if you have any) spend a lot of time – walking and crawling through non-biodegradable toxins!

As an informed consumer, you can make effective, healthy choices -for yourself AND your pets. I recommend you avoid the following at all cost:

· Sodium laureth sulfate: ethoxylated cleanser found in most shampoos – may contain dioxane, which is banned by the California Safe Cosmetic Act.

· DEA (diethanolamine): carcinogenic foaming agent; significant risk to children (National Toxicology Program; FDA Office of Cosmetic Fact Sheets)

· Propylene glycol: can cause brain, liver and kidney abnormalities (Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry)

· Parabens (methyl, propyl, butyl, ethyl): xeno-estrogens which may contribute to sterility and hormone imbalances (Brunel University)

· Fragrance (usually contain phthalates): highly toxic; can affect central nervous system (Environmental Health Network; FDA Office of cosmetics Fact Sheet).

I sincerely hope this information is helpful. We all love our pets. Now you can protect your little friends and feel confident you are making the very best choices for them. Extend your pet’s life…now.

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Pet Shampoo – Saving Money by Buying Wholesale!

Posted on November 20, 2019 in Uncategorized

We all love our pets, but love can get expensive. If you’ve been to a pet store recently, you will notice aisles filled with expensive bath and body products ranging from dog nail polish to fancy spa treatments for your canine. While some of the products can be kitschy fun, oftentimes they are a waste of money. When looking for a pet shampoo, it is also important to be an aware consumer.

When most people go to the beauty supply store, they look a shampoo that will best handle their hair-type, protect against sun damage and leave it clean and smooth. I’ve found that people will spend ridiculous amounts of money on hair care product without even looking at the ingredients. Most of the time, you can find exact same formulas for less than half the cost of a high end salon-type product. So why spend $40 on a product you can get for $5? I challenge everyone to keep all their receipts for their bath and body products and see just how much money is spent on things like haircare and lotions. You will be amazed at how much you COULD be saving.

Now back to pet care. Why should you be spending so much money on a luxury pet shampoo that you can get for half the price? Why not purchase your product wholesale? Your pet will always need to be cleaned, so instead of buying small bottles, buy by the gallon and save your money. If you want a more luxurious product, try adding an essential oil or fragrance oil to your wholesale pet shampoo and it will customize the product and people will think your pet just left the spa!

There is currently a debate about the best type of pet shampoo for your animal. The ‘soapless’ trend is a widespread debate on the Internet, and many people are turning to all-natural or organic products, which may not be the best for your pet. It’s most important to look at the ingredients and research ANY product you are using that could be harmful to your pet’s health. All-natural is certainly a plus when it comes to any bath and body product, and particularly pet shampoo. However, 100% organic may be harmful to your pets health, depending on the hair type and animal type.

The point is, pet shampoo is something that consumers need to research. Every animal owner will need it, so it doesn’t make sense to by small quantities or expensive product that is harmful to your pet’s health. Furthermore, it’s important to look at your spending in this economy and figure out every possible venue to save money. Pet care supplies are an area most people overlook when trying to budget for the month. Get creative, get thrifty and save your money to treat yourself!

How to Make Dog Shampoo

Posted on November 19, 2019 in Uncategorized

With easy to follow steps you can make dog shampoo at home with more ease, than you can imagine! A large percentage of pet owners are unacquainted with the know-how on making it at home. It is not that they are ignorant, but they don’t know the immense benefits of knowing how to make it at home. Besides the fact that it offers you the opportunity to reduce the amount of money that you spend on your pet on monthly basis, but it also adds you more skills on how you should take care of your lovely German Shepherd Dog.

The underlying principle behind every dog shampoo is to make sure it is able to eliminate bad smell from your dog, give a clean luster to the hair and to a large extend eliminate stains of a wide range. The major reason that most pet owners feel the need to purchase a pet shampoo is the ability of the commercial shampoo to eliminate the skin parasites. So does that make the commercial pet shampoo superior to the homemade shampoos? Utterly NO! as you will find out here.

The best homemade shampoos are made of simple procedure and ordinary available ingredients at home. Ingredients and directions for homemade dog shampoo. The availability of most of these dog shampoo ingredients makes it the ideal way of salvaging a situation where you do not have a shampoo for any reason.

The ingredients of the shampoo include one cup of white vinegar what is commonly referred to as apple cider vinegar, half a liter of anti bacteria soap, water in similar proportions and quarter a liter of glycerin.

The procedure is simple: add the water in the mixing bowl is added vinegar, antibacterial soap and glycerin and the mixer is turn on. You can make a better mixture where you use a centrifuge.

The homemade pet shampoo is now ready to be used to clean your pet. The parasites killing effect of the homemade pet shampoo is analogous to the commercial ones. The only difference could be in the potency and the residual activity.

You will be surprised to see how effective the homemade dog shampoo can be in cleaning your lovely dog. On the other hand this does not mean you should skeptical about the purchase of shampoo.

I would like to highlight the pros and the cons of the commercial dog shampoos. This will be a topic for the next Ezine. Engage me in any questions that may arise regarding this topic.

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