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The Most Adorable Beds for Dogs and Cats

Bowsers Eco Buttercup beds exemplify the word cute! There’s nothing more adorable than seeing your furry babies cuddled up in a cushion that hugs them in and makes them look like they’re the center of a flower! Does anyone remember the Anne Geddes flower baby portraits? I’ll give you a reminder:

Photo credit: Anne Geddes

Photo credit: Anne Geddes

Photo credit: Anne Geddes

Photo credit: Anne Geddes

This bed make me think of these pictures! I almost can’t handle the cuteness. The material of these beds is also incredibly soft. I sort of wish there was a giant sized Eco Buttercup that I could cuddle into! It’s great that it’s machine washable and dry-able, which is a nice convenience for easy cleaning.

The Eco Buttercup Bed has a great adjusting feature so it can be used flat as a lounging mat or the string/toggle can be pulled to adjust the size of the opening.

The Eco Buttercup Bed has a great adjusting feature so it can be used flat as a lounging mat or the toggle string can be pulled to adjust the size of the opening.

At Eco Dogs and Cats, we appreciate Bowsers’ environmentally friendly principles. Here is a quote from their website:

“Our fabrics are Made in the USA and are certified yearly by Oeko-Tex, an environmental association that tests and certifies that textile products do not contain nor are they produced using harmful substances and/or chemicals. Our Eco Berber fabrics, and Eco High-Memory Fill are made using recycled soda bottles. We also offer a natural hemp fabric, a stylish yet highly sustainable fabric. Hemp can also be grown in near drought conditions, which reduces the drain on precious water resources.”

The Eco Buttercup is made of Eco-Tech Fleece with faux leather piping, and stuffed with “Super-Loft” recycled fibre. The Eco Tech fleece is made from recycled plastic soda bottles. No cows died to comfort our nonhuman animal family, and our planet doesn’t have to suffer as much either. That’s true comfort we can all feel good about!

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Woofs and Purrs,

Sara

Eco Dogs and Cats

Ethical Dog Beds Handmade in the USA by West Paw

 

Here at Eco Dogs and Cats, some of our favorite dog beds are made by West Paw. All of West Paw’s products are handmade in the USA, safe, and environmentally conscious. We love their selection of high quality vegan products. We also love their business practices, because we know our money is paying for living wages and benefits for employees.

The beds are made using 100% recycled IntelliLoft® polyfill (recycled plastic bottles), which uses up to 8 times less energy than it takes to manufacture the same material new and keeps plastic bottles out of landfills. They also use chemical-free renewable hemp.

Practically speaking, these beds are odor resistant, antimicrobial, machine washable and dryer safe. The more you wash them, the softer they get.

Give your dog the love that they selflessly give to you with an ethical, eco friendly, high quality handmade bed!

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Woofs and Purrs,

Sara

Eco Dogs and Cats

 

 

 

One of a Kind Vegan Ceramic Dishes

 

Who knew that most ceramics aren’t vegan? We certainly didn’t. Most know that bone china contains burned animal bones, but ceramics contain animal parts as well. Many glazes contain bone ash from chickens and horses, for example. At Eco Dogs and Cats, we offer locally made ceramics that are entirely vegan (clay, glaze and tools). They are also nontoxic and lead free, so they are safe for everyone.

We offer these dishes for dogs, cats, and their humans! All one of a kind – chopstick holders, bowls, plates, and saucers.

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In this civilization built on the exploitation of nonhuman animals, it seems impossible to free ourselves from possessions that involved cruelty somewhere down the line. Tires, pharmaceuticals, batteries, glue – we’re surrounded by products made from parts of animals. All that matters is that we do our best to not inflict harm on others, and to try to change the system that creates speciesist exploitation in the first place. We can talk about it over a delicious vegan meal using our vegan ceramic dishes!

 

Woofs and Purrs,

Sara

Eco Dogs and Cats

Eco Friendly Ball Launcher – Planet Dog Wood Chuck

 

Finally an eco friendly ball launcher! Instead of environmentally harmful plastic, the Planet Dog Wood Chuck is made from sustainable bamboo with a handle made of reused cork scraps. The cork handle is ergonomic, comfortable, and grip-able. The four pronged claw will pick up your dog’s potentially slobbery Orbee-Tuff® RecycleBall® and then let it fly!

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No plastic means no BPAs, and no toxic chemicals leaching out on hot days. This is a natural, safe and fun toy for our furry family members.

Check out this video review of the Planet Dog Wood Chuck. At Eco Dogs and Cats, we sell the Wood Chuck solo, and also offer it with the Orbee-Tuff® RecycleBall®. You can find them both at the link: here.

 

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Woofs and Purrs,

Sara

Eco Dogs and Cats

A Bed Your Cat Needs to Knead

 

The West Paw Nature Nap for Cats is a bed your cat needs to knead! These beds are soft and cushiony. They are the exact material that the cats in my life love to knead more than anything.

Thick recycled poly batting is sewn inside for extra comfort and top-stitching eliminates bunching, while creating a raised edge for added support. They measure 19″ x 15″ x 2″ and are perfect for traveling, placing in a corner, or in the particular small spot that your cat has already claimed as their own.

West Paw Nature Nap for Cats are machine washable for easy cleaning! Just wash on cold and dry on low heat (or for best results tumble dry with no heat).

At Eco Dogs and Cats, we love that they are made of Organic Cotton. That means no toxic pesticides and no synthetic fertilizers, which means safer for your kitty and safer for the planet we all share.

We’re also excited that all West Paw Design products are handmade in the USA. To us, this means a lower impact on the environment from shipping nearby to us, and a workforce that aligns with our ethics because the employees are offered generous wages and benefits at West Paw Design.

The more we think about it, the more it sounds like a bed we all need! We’ll let the cats do all the kneading, though!

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Woofs and Purrs,

Sara

Eco Dogs and Cats

The Only Vegan Cat Treats – Cat Chums – at Eco Dogs and Cats

 

It’s impossible to find vegan cat treats. The only cat treats in stores and online are made with animal ingredients from abused and unnecessarily killed animals. If we don’t need to hurt and kill an animal for the benefit of the animals we share our homes with, why would we? Most cat treats are made with animal by-products, which include grease, blood, feathers, offal, and entire carcasses that are from a variety of sources including animals shelters (source: epa.gov on Meat Rendering Plants). That’s not a treat for anyone involved!

We’re thrilled to announce that we sell the only vegan cat treats available! We purchase Cat Chums from a family owned and operated wholesale business located in our neighboring County, Los Angeles. These homemade treats are baked without artificial ingredients, salt, sugar, meat and meat-by products, chocolate, chemicals or unnecessary fats and oils. We love the simple, easily recognizable ingredients.

There are four different Cat Chums flavors: Cheddar Cheese, Rye, Catnip Cookies, and Low Fat Kitty Treats. Our best sellers at Eco Dogs and Cats are the Cheddar Cheese and Catnip Cookies. The Rye and Low Fat Kitty Treats also contain catnip, which is a sure-fire cat pleaser!

We also carry wonderful Organically Grown Catnip by PetGuard, for an extra fun time for your feline friends. We hope you consider giving vegan treats a try for the furry friends in your family!

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Woofs and Purrs,

Sara

Eco Dogs and Cats

Evolution Diet Brand Now Certified Non GMO

 

If you’re like we are, here at Eco Dogs and Cats, you treat your dogs and cats as if they were your own children. We only sell products that we trust are healthy and safe for our fur babies. The kibbles and wet food we provide contain all essential nutrients necessary to keep dogs and cats in vibrant health and to give them a long lifespan. One concern we have for our own diets, and those of our furry family members, is risky GMOs and making sure we avoid them whenever possible.

If you’re out of the loop on GMOs here are some GMO Facts from the Non-GMO Project to get you up to speed. Most developed nations do not consider GMOs to be safe and many have outright bans or restrictions on growing and selling them. GMOs are also detrimental to the environment and threaten farmers.

We pride ourselves on making the most ethical decisions possible and always do our best to consider everyone in the world around us, and the earth itself, in regard to our personal and business decisions. That’s why we sell Evolution Diet dog and cat food!

Evolution Diet is an entirely vegan company based in the USA. They have won many awards and accreditations for their company and their meticulously created kibbles and wet food. We are so excited that they are now only using ingredients that are all certified Non-GMO! We believe that they have the most affordable dog and cat food that is ethical, healthy and certified non-GMO.

We have heard complaints about a couple other companies causing health issues, but Evolution, and all other kibble and wet food we sell, is formulated to avoid those issues. It doesn’t contain any ingredients (like spinach, meat, and eggs) that can cause urinary tract issues and bladder stones. We are confident in all of the ingredients and vitamins used.

Another exciting feature is that when water is added to the dry cat or dog kibble, the kibble becomes a wet food! This means easier digestion, better hydration, and less kibble used. At Eco Dogs and Cats, we recommend adding water to kibbles because we believe it is best for ideal health. We always add supplements like Cranimals and Pet Kelp for an extra healthy boost, and mixing them in with water is an easy way to combine as well!

Have your dogs or cats tried Evolution Diet dog kibbles, cat kibbles, canned cat food, or canned dog food? Did your furry family enjoy them? Let us know what you and your companion animals think about Evolution Diet in the “Leave a Reply” section below this post. We loving hearing your comments and questions!

 

Woofs and Purrs,

Sara

Eco Dogs and Cats

Firework Fear Remedies for Dogs and Cats

 

The 4th of July is fast approaching, and the festivities are no fun for our companion animals. With loud noises from partying people and scary fireworks igniting continuously, it must sound like a war is going on all around them! Growing up, I always felt helpless and sad for my dogs. I couldn’t communicate to them that everything was fine. No matter what I did, they were beside themselves, cowering in fear all day and night.

I am so happy to announce that there are natural, holistic remedies to combat that fear and give our furry friends some relief!

homeopet-anxiety-tflnHomePet Anxiety TFLN Thunder Fireworks Loud Noises is made for these sort of occasions. It comes in drops which you can apply directly into the mouth, or add to water if you will be out of the house. It’s great for a day like the 4th, because it may be given every 15 minutes and up to 4 times, if needed, before and after fireworks. We recommend you give at least one dose beforehand, because cats’ and dogs’ sharp hearing picks up these frightful noises before we, as humans, are able to detect them.

spirit-essence-stress-stopper-jackson-galaxySpirit Essence’s Stress Stopper is another remedy perfectly suited for fireworks and loud noises. It also comes with a liquid dropper so you can apply directly in the mouth or in water, like the HomeoPet remedy. Alternatively, you can put a few drops in your hands and apply to the coat. Make sure you tap the bottom of the bottle 5 to 10 times first to activate the properties!

Both remedies are completely natural, safe, and made in the USA. I have seen and heard from many about fantastic results with both of these companies, and have found them to be very effective. We recommend both here at Eco Dogs and Cats.

In addition to using helpful supplements, you can keep your dog or cat in a room with the lights on and windows covered, if possible. Make sure you keep your companion animals safe indoors. You can even put on some music, which may help to distract them. Just remember, loud noises of any kind may be unpleasant for their sensitive ears, even if you’re just turning the tunes up to drown out the outside noise! Try to keep music at a level that won’t be too loud for them.

The Eco Dogs and Cats team wishes you the best of luck comforting your furry companions this 4th of July, and on all noisy occasions! You can leave a reply at the bottom of this post or you can always privately contact us by selecting the Contact Us link at the bottom of the page. We are happy to answer any questions and we love your feedback!

 

Woofs and Purrs,

Sara

Eco Dogs and Cats

Handling Flea Season without the Toxins

 

While most of us get excited for the warm days of summer, our furry friends at home have the season they most dread upon them! It’s about that time again. The time when fleas take summer vacation in your dog and cats fur, and have a feast!

Thankfully, here at Eco Dogs and Cats, we offer a variety of natural and healthy solutions for your companion’s flea treatment needs. No toxic chemicals and animal tested products here! We love our PetGuard Flea Comb for catching the fleas and removing flea dirt. We also love our flea repellant products, like PetGuard’s herbal collars For Dogs and For Cats, PetZLife Neem Spray/Dropz, PetZLife Complete Coat, and the TickZ powder that can be added to food or treats to repell. Spirit Essence’s Para-Outta-Site is a preventative remedy that our long-time customers rave about. I just gave my pup Sebastian a bath with Bobbi Panter’s Charlie Dog flea repellant shampoo made in the USA.

For skin relief when those bug bites are getting irritating for your dog or cat, we have the incredibly effective HomeoPet Skin & Itch Relief and HomeoPet Bug Bites, which helped my calico cat, Bella, immensely and immediately. Spirit Essence’s Skin Soother helps with anxiety to solve the symptom of itching from the inside out. We also have the Bobbi Panter shampoos, Itchy Dog and Scratchy Cat to help to sooth their skin while simultaneously getting them beautifully clean.

Everything we sell is vegan, natural, nontoxic and never from China. You can’t get better, safer, higher quality ingredients anywhere else!

As a small business, we are grateful for all of our customers’ support and happy to provide 100% vegan, eco friendly, natural, and safe products to help your loved ones get through flea season!

Woofs and Purrs,

Sara

Eco Dogs and Cats