How having a dog can actually protect you from sneezing fits!

dog allergies

We already know that pets calm and soothe us, helping to reduce stress levels, lower our blood pressure, and also keep us in good shape (as long as we d0n’t keep couch-potatoes). As if passionate pet owners need additional convincing that dogs are good for our health, new research has found even more evidence that dogs contribute to better physical health, in the form of protection from asthma and other kinds of respiratory viruses.

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Don't forget to protect your pets on the 4th of July!

The Fourth of July holiday is right around the corner, and in all of the excitement and people-hubbub, it’s easy to forget about pets.

Fireworks can be terrifying for some cats and dogs, according to the Humane Society. Dogs and cats tend to have super-sensitive ears, and the sounds of fireworks going off can make them feel like they are under attack. They respond by retreating, hiding and worse, running away. According to Humane Society CEO Beth Ward, more dogs run away on the Fourth of July than on any other day. The Humane Society of the United States reports that animal shelters across the country are used to receiving “July 4th Dogs:” dogs who run off during fireworks celebrations and are rescued by animal control officers or helpful citizens who take them to the safety of a local shelter. To prevent your dogs from panic, we’ve compiled this list of precautions to protect your pet this Fourth of July, so everyone in your family can enjoy a fun and safe holiday!

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Top 5 cool earthbath refreshers for hot dogs

If your dog is looking a little “hangdog” from the heat, we’ve got some solutions for you… that don’t involve putting him on ice! Keep your favorite Fido fresh in the blistering summer weather with our top five choices for the summer months, designed to tame itchies, soothe hot spots, moisturize, deodorize, clean, and refresh!

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earthbath Spring Cleaning Contest Winners!

earthbath contest winners

Last week we ran our annual “Spring Cleaning” contest for our earthbath fans on Facebook — we asked our fans to get earthbathing and share the evidence with us!

Our fans posted photos of their dogs in their earthbath, post-earthbath with their favorite product, getting a wipe-down with the wipes, or a spritz-shower on the earthbath facebook fan page and the winner won $100 of earthbath goodies, and both photos from the grand prize winner and runner up are featured here – Congratulations to the winners!

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Peee-Yewww! Tips on reducing doggy gas!

bulldog sleeping dog farts

t’s a Friday night, you’re all curled up with your sweetheart on the couch, engrossed in the latest DVD new release, sharing a glass of wine, when out of nowhere… OH. MY. GOD. A certain SMELL hits your nostrils. Sound familiar? We tackle the problem of doggy gas so you’ll be spared in the future. You can thank us later.

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Enter our Facebook "Spring Cleaning" grooming contest to win $100 worth of earthbath!

It’s Spring Cleaning time! In addition to cleaning out the closets and scrubbing down your house, now is the time to do some doggie-deodorizing and cat-cleansing with earthbath!
Share a video or photo on facebook of your dog or cat either getting an earthbath (with your favorite earthbath shampoo or waterless grooming foam), or a wipe- or spritz-down with our wipes or spritzes for a chance to win a basket of earthbath goodies worth $100 and a chance to be featured on our website. Read on for full contest rules!

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What does the USDA Organic Seal mean on grooming products? You'll be surprised!

Recently we were asked: “earthbath is natural, so why doesn’t earthbath have the USDA Organic Seal?” It’s a question that occasionally comes across our desk, and it’s a great one that we’re only too happy to answer! Even though we love to buy and eat organic produce, and we use the most natural ingredients we can find in our products, we don’t want the USDA Organic Seal (as it stands now) for our grooming products and neither should you. Huh? How can this be, you ask? Well, it’s a bit counter-intuitive but to the best of our knowledge, in order for a grooming product to have the USDA Organic Seal, the grooming solution must contain 100% organic SOAP.

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Spring Shedding = 'Tis Grooming Season!

grooming shedding blowing coat

Are you noticing a lot more pet hair clinging to your clothes or tufting around the corners of your rooms? Don’t worry: you’re not alone! This just means spring is here! And hand in hand with the rising temperatures comes the shedding of those winter coats. It may surprise you to learn that short-haired dogs like labradors and pugs actually shed the most often and most continuously! And dogs with double coats, like a Siberian husky or Alaskan malamute usually shed once a year in the springtime (and sometimes also in the autumn) by “blowing” their coat with nature’s anticipation of the changing temperatures, which means that their fur will come out in huge chunks. We’ve combed through (pun intended!) our library of grooming tips to help you get a handle on the flying fur this season. Read on to find out how:

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Does waterless grooming really work?

earthbath waterless grooming foam

earthbath Natural Grooming Foams contain natural ingredients that are paraben-free, phosphate free, biodegradable and pH-balanced for sensitive skin. They contain gentle cleansers that whisk away dander and dirt, without the need for water, simply leaving the coat with a plush, show-quality shine. Just rub in, and towel off! Good stuff like shea butter, colloidal oatmeal, meadow foam seed oil and aloe vera condition and nourish both coats and skin. Another extra benefit is that the waterless nature of our grooming foams means that the natural oils in the skin are retained, making this a great product for dogs with sensitive skin!

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Stress-busters for dogs

Destructive stress based behavior in dogs

In a recent post, we wrote about the most commonly observed symptoms of stress in dogs, to which you might rightly be thinking: “Yeah… thanks for leaving me hanging. So now that I’ve identified that my dog is a bona fide stress-case, what do I do about it?!” And right on cue, we’ve got a follow-up to answer this very question, in order to address the more important issue here: how you can help soothe the anxiety in your little furry worrywart! Read on for the most common stress-inducers, and how to relieve them!

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