What makes them purrrfect?

Anybody who has ever lived with a vocal cat surely has asked themselves this question. What is my cat thinking as she meows at your sleeping face in the morning or weaves her way through your legs? The majority of the in-the-wild feline sounds—hissing, spitting, growling, or that high-pitched screaming cats do when fighting or […]

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Tips for Flying with Pets

6 Tips for Flying with Pets It’s always fun to visit family and friends or take a vacation, but it can be difficult to take your pets aboard the plane.  Especially, if you don’t prepare for it. So for those of you getting ready to take a little trip on an airplane, here are five […]

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How to help your pet learn their name

Teaching a pet to respond to his name is no small feat.  Most importantly before teaching him to respond to his name you have to pick a good one. Recently a friend welcomed home a shelter cat with one leg missing. They were considering dozens of names but decided to go with the name Nemo, […]

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How Cats Show Their Love

We know how much you love your pets, but have you ever noticed the little signs they give to show how much they love you back.  Cats are very affectionate and show their love in many ways so we’ve decided to list five ways that your cat shows it’s love for you. Rubbing against you […]

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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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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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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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Gift ideas for a pampered pet this holiday season

dog gets christmas gift

As Andy Rooney famously said, “There’s no doubt about it. Dogs are nicer than people.” This means that the dogs (and cats) in your life should have a place firmly on Santa’s “nice” list. And what does this mean for you, dear pet parent? Well, it means this is the time of year for showing your pets your love and gratitude for their unconditional companionship and love. If you’re considering shopping for your pets this holiday season, then you’d be in the more than 80% of pet owners who are planning to buy their pets a little something special this holiday season.

You might be thinking along the lines of a new toy, a yummy chewie, or special holiday-themed pet sweater but if you’re the type to really go over the top with spoiling your pets this holiday season, we’ve pulled together this selection of the most stylish, beautiful, and, frankly, outrageous we’ve seen (among some feasible and fun items too):

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Top six (preventable!) pet health problems

The importance of this is confirmed in the 2011 “State of Pet Health” Report, a 40 page comprehensive summary of research conducted by Banfield Pet Hospital, a nationwide network of veterinary hospitals. Compiled from medical data from more than 2.1 million dogs and 450,000 cats, the report lists the most common diagnoses in dogs and cats, and details six specific and preventable health conditions that are increasingly affecting our pets:

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Understanding our cat's (manipulative?) meows!

If you have a cat, you’re probably all too familiar with the meows, chirps, and purrs your feline friends make. Cat owners are just as adamant as dog owners with their understanding of just what their cats are “saying.” In fact, more cat owners than dog owners claim to talk to their cats, and in fact, say they have entire “conversations” with their cats. According to Dr. Nicholas Nicastro, who wrote his PhD thesis in psychology at Cornell University on humans’ ability to understand the meows of cats, we understand meows meaning more clearly than we might think. Read on to find out more…!

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Give thanks for (and to!) your pet with our top 3 Thanksgiving treats!

This Thanksgiving, as you gather round the table with loved ones, friends, and family, we know you won’t forget to give thanks for your furry family members! After all, who loves you unconditionally, doesn’t ever talk back, is always happy to see you, and can be counted on to cheer you up no matter how dark your mood? Even though your perfect Thanksgiving may consist of gorging yourself to the gills before collapsing in front of the TV, don’t make the mistake of indulging your dog or cat in the same way. Remember, your pet might know something special is going on, with the increase in company and holiday hubbub in your house, but he doesn’t need excess food, especially not the rich holiday treats or sweets that are toxic to his sensitive stomach, irrespective of season. However, there are some great pet-safe Thanksgiving treats that are guaranteed to make your furry family member feel extra-thankful for such a loving pet parent. Here are our three favorites (with corresponding DON’Ts)!

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