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Why You Should Use Only All-Natural Cleaning Products in Your Home

Why You Should Use Only All-Natural Cleaning Products in Your Home

Did you know that the majority of popular household cleaning products are toxic to your pets? Because our pets spend most of their time on or near the floor, they are breathing in and absorbing numerous toxins and other harmful chemicals through their skin and paw pads, leaving them at a particularly higher risk for cancer, anemia, liver and kidney damage, and breathing problems, to name a few.

All-natural household cleaning products provide a much safer alternative for your pets. So how do you know if a product really is all-natural? When purchasing household cleaning products, a great rule of thumb is to read the ingredient label. Keep in mind that even though the product label may read “natural” or “all-natural” the product may still contain natural chemicals that are harmful to your pets. Here’s a list of the most commonly found ingredients to avoid when purchasing cleaning products:
• Ammonia
• Bleach
• Phthalates
• Glycol Ethers
• Formaldehyde
• 1,4-dioxane
• Chlorine
• Phenols
• Perchloroethylene

Try to look for household cleaning products that are enzyme-free, plant-based, mineral-based, or vegetable-based, which commonly contain these ingredients:
• Baking Soda
• Apple Cider Vinegar
• White Vinegar
• Olive Oil
• Lemon
• Mineral Oil

Petwell Supply carries a variety of plant-based and vegetable-based household cleaners from Skout’s Honor, which are safe for floors, carpets, and even your pet’s bowls, toys, and litter box. Most of Skout’s Honor products use “BioKore,” which is their specially formulated vegetable-based detergent that absorbs and breaks down stains at an industrial level.

Check out the Skout’s Honor products that we carry here. Happy cleaning!


  • Vanessa Rances
DIY Pill Hiders

DIY Pill Hiders

Need a little help getting your dog to take his pills or supplements? Try this recipe for all-natural pill hiders!

What You'll Need:

  • 2 tbsp goat's milk
  • 1/4 cup chickpea flour
  • 2 tbsp creamy peanut butter
  • Chopstick (or other similar tool to make holes)

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients and mix well
  2. Roll dough into small balls
  3. Create holes with chopstick or other tool
  4. Refrigerate for up to two weeks

Not a DIY person? We carry Pillbuddy's all natural duck flavored and peanut butter and banana flavored pill hiders both in store and online. 

  • Vanessa Rances
Anti-Anxiety Wrap Hack

Anti-Anxiety Wrap Hack

If your pet's anxiety is triggered by certain situations, try calming them with an ace bandage wrap that hits key pressure points for fast and effective relief.

What You'll Need: 

  • Ace bandage

Directions:

  1. Place center of bandage at your pet's chest
  2. Cross ends over pet's shoulder blades
  3. Cross ends under pet's belly
  4. Tie ends away from spine

Not a DIY person? Check out our great selection of products made especially for pets with anxiety.

  • Vanessa Rances
How to Keep Your Pet Calm During Fireworks

How to Keep Your Pet Calm During Fireworks

New Year’s Eve is around the corner, and we’re all excited to celebrate, but with every New Year’s celebration comes fireworks, and your pet may be less excited for that. If your pet hates fireworks and other loud noises, you may notice that they hide, shake, bark, pace and pant, drool excessively, and even try to escape to safety. If your pet expresses any of these symptoms, check out our top recommended remedies that will help your pet stay calm during fireworks and other loud noises/events!

Homeopet FireworksThis fast-acting homeopathic remedy promotes relaxation during any event where loud noises and events would otherwise put your pet in distress.

Ideal for: immediate calming before a triggering situation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

iCalm Canine Noise Phobia: FireworksThis CD comes with a training booklet that will guide you in teaching your dog to associate positive feelings with fireworks, gradually reducing their fear when exposed to these sounds.

Ideal for: associative training outside of a triggering event

 

 

 

July Third - Herbsmith’s July Third is a great as-needed supplement for dogs. This blend of calming herbs will promote relaxation and emotional balance immediately after consumption.

Ideal for: immediate calming before or during a triggering situation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Melatonin - Unlike melatonin for humans, this specially designed melatonin for dogs will not cause drowsiness, and acts as a calming agent by helping your dog with normal cortisol production

Ideal for: routine maintenance or keeping stress levels low before a triggering situation.

 

 

 

 

 

CBD (only available in store): Kurapet’s CBD tincture is a fast-acting, long-lasting, and non-habit-forming remedy for your pet’s anxiety, regardless of the situation. While it is often administered regularly for routine maintenance of stress levels, it is also a great as-needed remedy for times when your pet is either expectedly or unexpectedly triggered.

Ideal for routine maintenance or use before or during a triggering situation for pets who have very high levels of anxiety.

 

 

 

Learn more about these products and others in store or online.

Also check out our DIY anti-anxiety wrap hack!


  • Vanessa Rances