Whenever I shop for my pets, I try to seek out products that are non-toxic, chemical-free, free of artificial ingredients, natural, and eco-friendly. The same holds true for holiday gift-giving. That can be a lot to ask for and sometimes a challenge to find, so I've compiled a list of some of our favorites that fit the bill. If you haven't yet shopped for your pets consider these green gifts:
Dogitalis Natural Dog Shampoo is a natural clarifying shampoo that will promote a healthy, shiny coat and sooth your dog's skin naturally. It is formulated with pure essential oils and gentle, natural cleansing agents. It is suitable for all breeds. The light citrus scent leaves your dog's coat smelling fresh and clean. Eco-friendly, this shampoo is made using only pure, natural ingredients–no paragons, sulfates, dyes, artificial fragrances or chemicals, and is made in the USA.
Digitalis Natural Dog Shampoo comes in a 16 oz recyclable PET bottle.
The AquaFarm is a three-gallon fish tank that makes a perfect home for a beta fish. It has a vegetable and herb grow-bed atop the tank that contributes to a closed-loop system. In other words, the waste from the fish provides nutrients for the plants, and the plants clean the water for the fish. No way! All you have to do is feed your fish!
Wheatgrass and basil seeds are included with your AquaFarm, but you can grow other leafy greens and herbs, as well.
For over fifteen years, SomaLife has been an all-natural, cutting edge nutraceutical company focusing on three specific fields: age management, athletic performance, and brain health. They have developed proprietary formulations based on years of clinical research and supported by indisputable body science that have proven so effective that they have received international patents.
The SomaPet supplement is a specific combination of amino acids formulated to optimize the health of your pet. The specific combination, when taken orally, is designed to support the release of Growth Hormone from the pituitary, which assists in cell repair and regeneration. SomaPet aids in the following:
• Improved immune function
• Improved nervous function
• Strengthened collagen and bone
• Increased healing
• Cellular energy promotion
• Minimize exercise damage
SomaLife/SomaPet is offering some holiday specials you can take advantage of. From December 19th through the 21st, you can save 30% on your entire order!
Forget those slippery plastic placemats! Bowsers Eco Placemat for Pets is manufactured from recycled rubber tires and microvelvet, which means it's both strong and comfortable, especially for pets who may benefit from eased stress on their feet, back, and joints. It can be used either as a placemat for food dishes or as a comfort mat. It repels dirt, spills, and moisture, making clean-up a snap. We love that the mat comes in eight different patterns, so you can be sure to find something stylish that suits your decor. The Eco Placemat also comes in two sizes, 10" x 20" or 15" x 27."
Bell Rock Growers Pet Greens Garden Grass Self Grow Kit is a great way to grow your own wheat grass for your pet. It is ideal for cats, dogs, birds, and reptiles. It is healthy, all-natural, and gluten free and is USDA certified organic. It is a great treat, and provides an alternative to eating possibly toxic houseplants or outdoor grasses.
All you have to do is add water, so it's super easy, and the grass grows full in just 7-10 days, so your pet won't have to wait long to enjoy!
The PetPals Recycled Paper Cat House comes in both one- and two-condo varieties. The sturdy cat tree is made of recycled paper and carpet. It features several sisal scratching posts, one or two condos, a cradle (two in the two-condo version), a hanging teaser toy, and a tunnel (single condo only). The six levels will allow one or multiple cats to relax, enjoy, and be entertained. The cat house is easy to assemble, so Fluffy won't have to wait long to live in the lap of eco-friendly luxury.
Product dimensions: 23" L x 17" W x 24" H (single condo) and 31" L x 23" W x 64" H (double condo).
The Eco Tosser Dog Toy from Honest Pet Products is a do-gooder's dream. Unlike tennis balls, the Eco Tosser is entirely safe and free from harmful chemicals. It is completely non-toxic and made from earth-friendly, sustainable help canvas stuffed with organic will. Play fetch in your backyard, or even the pool, because the Eco Tosser floats! The toy can be machine washed and dry for easy cleaning. It is squeaker-free, ultra durable, and available in two sizes.
What's even better, the Eco Tosser is made by disabled adults in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
This article, written by me, was originally published on Hybrid Rasta Mama, for which I create original content. It has been reprinted with minor changes with permission.