5 Ways to be an Eco-Friendly Pet Parent

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The environment needs our help and one of the ways you can help is by being an eco-friendly pet parent. You might already recycle or use all natural cleansers, but you can continue the green trend in how you care for your pets. It’s easy, makes your pets healthier, and may even save you money. […]

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

Recently we were asked: “earthbath is all-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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5 Eco-Friendly Ways to "Green" Up Your Pets

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For a while now, “green” has been the new “black” for style and environmentally-conscious people. If you want to ensure that your pets are living an environmentally-friendly life, (we’re all responsible, earth-loving pet parents, right?), here are five easy ways to ensure your dogs are leaving a minimal carbon paw-print (plus one can’t-miss tip for the cats)!

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A 4-step guide to DIY dog grooming

You can always pay a professional groomer to do the “dirty work” but if you’re keen on saving some dollars and also spending some more quality time with your dog, you can take on the task yourself. Here is our four-step guide to DIY dog grooming, to help you (and your dog) get in and out of the shower as easily as possible, and back onto the couch for some squeaky-clean snuggle time!

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What makes a quality dog shampoo?

Over the years, we’ve gotten a lot of questions about what exactly makes earthbath a high-quality shampoo and what differentiates earthbath from the other brands on the market. When we started, we were asking these questions too, because we wanted to ensure we created the best product possible. A high-quality pet shampoo and conditioner must always have a few vitally important components. Read on to find out the four key things to look for in a top-quality pet shampoo.

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Why you love earthbath!

Recently we ran a contest on our Facebook page, in celebration of our 15th anniversary, where we asked our fans to tell us why they love earthbath, in 15 words or less. Here are the top 15 responses (and accompanying photos), as voted by total “Likes!” on our Facebook page. We agree with 100% of the responses we received!! Thanks again to all who entered!

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Grooming Puppies and earthbath Wipes

As a new puppy (actually, puppies) owner (yes, those are my lil’ furbabies), the following items are indispensable to me: 1) Tons of tiny training treats in a variety of flavors and textures (puppies want to learn, are food-motivated, and get bored easily) 2) lots and lots of old rags and towels 3) white vinegar […]

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To protect your health, avoid these four ingredients in your cosmetics!

As a company that is passionate about making safe, natural products for you, your pets, and the environment, we thought we’d share some information on the “Campaign for Safe Cosmetics” – a great effort launched in 2004 to secure regulatory and legislative reforms to eliminate dangerous chemicals from cosmetics and personal care products. We tend to forget about what we put ON our bodies as much as we obsess about what we put IN them. But in the same way that our bodies absorb and process nutrients ingested internally, our skin cells are also a conduit to (and from) our internal organs. Here are four key (and sometimes sneaky) ingredients lurking in your bath and beauty products which you would do well to keep an eye out for, and avoid.

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Hair and Fur to Clean Up the Oil Spill: Really? YES!!!

Fido and Fluffy are wearing a very valuable eco-resource. Fur and hair are among the most effective tools to help clean up oil spills. Hair clippings are a low-tech, yet remarkably effective method to sop up oil. Hair and fur donations can be made into into oil-absorbing hair mats or stuffed, sausage-like, into nylon pantyhose (also donated) to create absorbent “hairbooms.” Just one pound of hair can absorb one quart of oil in one minute, and hair mats can be wrung out and reused up to 100 times. Matter of Trust, a San Francisco nonprofit organization, is asking petowners and groomers to gather up tufts of fur that would normally be thrown away and send them in to be made into oil-busting mats. Post-grooming discarded hair and fur can be sent to Matter of Trust’s headquarters following a simple signup process via their free Excess Access program. Donations are pouring in from every state in the country to aid the clean up process. The mats are then being made locally on beaches and marshes along the Gulf Coast to be deployed into the waters.

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Happy Earth Day: 7 easy ways to ensure your pet is living an eco-friendly life!

An October, 2009 study published in the New Scientist that raised a lot of eyebrows (to put it mildly) as well as not a small amount of indignation among dog owners, suggested that owning a dog could actually be worse for the environment than driving an SUV. Two New Zealand architects who specialize in sustainable building tried to calculate the carbon cost involved in owning dog. For all of the innumerable benefits our pets bring to our lives, as responsible, earth-loving pet parents, as we think about ways to green-up our own lives this Earth Day, it makes sense to educate ourselves a bit more about how to make our pets “greener” too. Read on for 7 easy tips to ensure your dog or cat is eco-friendly!

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Easy ways to save water – including waterless grooming for pets!

Recently, we received some great tips and comments from our fans about our waterless grooming foams on our Facebook page. This got us to thinking about other ways we could cut down on unnecessary water use in our day to day lives, to honor the recently passed World Water Day, and in consideration and celebration of the 40th annual Earth Day which is right around the corner (April 22). Read on for some great, simple tips to save water and energy!

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