Making Bath Time Fun

When it comes to bathing your dog, it can either be an exciting and fun event or a stressful and chaotic one. Some dogs really struggle in the tub. They react nervously or lash out in anger. Either way, it’s important to help your dog feel comfortable so you can give him a good scrubbing. […]

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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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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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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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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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The importance of winter grooming: follow our four tips!

a happy winter dog is a healthy groomed winter dog

There’s a common misconception that dogs don’t need to be groomed, or only groomed minimally, over the winter months. The (erroneous) belief is that a dog’s winter coat comes in and should be allowed to grow long to protect and warm the dog. In addition, because dogs, like humans, often follow a more sedentary and inside routine in the winter, many people feel that their dogs aren’t getting dirty enough to warrant bathing. But this is simply not true. In fact, in many ways, grooming over the winter months becomes even more important to the health of your dog than at any other time of the year. Long, wet, matted hair easily makes a cold, wet, and infection-susceptible dog. Simply follow these four grooming rituals through the winter to combat these winter pitfalls, and ensure that your dog stays comfortable, dry, and healthy!

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Why is my dog itching? — Identifying and Preventing Pet Allergies

Your dog is scratching constantly, rolling around in the dirt more than usual, licking its paws, and/or sitting abruptly and turning to bite itself. It’s clear he’s uncomfortable and itchy, but why? It’s probably dog allergies. But is it due to pollen, food, dust mites … or your other pets? There are nearly endless possibilities. We help you narrow it down to the likeliest ones. Once you know what’s causing your dog to itch, you can take action to provide your dog with some much-needed relief. Also: have you noticed an increase in allergies this summer? How do you deal with them? Share your tips with us! If you leave a comment below and post it to Facebook, you may receive a little earthbath surprise from us!

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A DIY How-To Guide on Doggy Bathtime

A dog groomer may just be your (and your clean bathroom’s) best friend, but if you’re more inclined to suds-up yourself, either to save money, to bond with your dog, or because entrusting your furbaby to a stranger simply seems to be more stress than you (or he) can bear, we’ll walk you through the steps guaranteed to ensure the experience is as painless (and maybe even fun!) as possible!

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Shedding woes, part 1: What does "blowing coat" mean?

In this two-part series over the next two weeks, we describe the seasonal insanity that is “blowing coat” and then, detail the best way to manage this massive shedding! Some dog owners may never come across this dreaded two-word phrase (Looking at you, you single-coated breed owners, you!), but those of us who have the […]

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