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Going Green For Your Pet: Natural Pet Lifestyle Tips from Arcanatura®

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today we have a blog post by Lindsay Rubin of Arcanatura natural pet products about the importance of going green with your pets!  Thanks for an excellent guest blog post, Lindsay!

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If you already live an active, green lifestyle, going green for your pet may be easier than you think. Most traditional pet products have endless lists of chemicals that are hard to pronounce and harder on your pet’s body. These chemicals build up in our environment, polluting its sensitive waters while also causing greater problems for your pet like itching, paw licking, or overall sensitive skin. 

Dr. Serge Martinod, a veterinarian founder of Arcanatura natural pet products, specializes in herbal and functional veterinary medicine and allergies in dogs. Certain dog breeds, including the Golden Retriever and American Cocker Spaniel, are more prone to Canine Atopic dermatitis (itching and scratching). If your dog is itching, going green can be the simple solution.  Although the perfect green shampoo does not exist, it is our duty to the environment and to our loving pets to treat them both with care and respect. 

Your dog’s skin is different than human skin and therefore needs natural, pet-specific shampoo with specially balanced pH. Natural, unscented products are important to your dog’s sensitive skin and nose (a dog’s sense of smell is up to 10,000 more sensitive than a human’s), and for preventing negative environmental impact. Harsh chemicals from consumer products are constantly leached into our sensitive oceans, making it important for us to follow a green regime, even when it comes to our canine, feline or equine companions. Arcanatura’s Resolution-3®  shampoo system is scientifically proven to soothe your dog’s sensitive skin and allergies while maintaining a natural ingredient list of organic plant extracts and other environmentally sustainable ingredients.

By combining a green human lifestyle with a green pet lifestyle, you are not only treating your pet’s sensitive body right, but also reducing your own carbon footprint and environmental impact.

Dr. Martinod’s Simple Green Pet Tips: 

1. Go Au-Natural…avoid all common pet and house products with long lists of chemical ingredients (especially pet shampoos and harsh chemical house cleaners or air sprays.). Living at ground level, your pet’s small lungs are ultra-sensitive to allergens and chemicals. Click here to see a list of bad shampoo ingredients, like sodium Lauryl sulfate, and beneficial shampoo ingredients like castile soap (coco and olive oil) and vitamins A, C and E. 

2. Detox…feed your dog right with organic, natural meals including probiotic foods and liver-detoxifying plant extracts. For an easy dinner, chop together organic chicken or turkey, brown rice, steamed carrots and peas for a delicious, healthy canine meal. 

3. Exercise…Daily exercise is proven to reduce pet stress levels as well as stress-triggered allergens.  Try bringing your dog on a hike or to a sandy beach. Pet agility training classes are also available at many pet boarding centers to get your pet’s brain and blood pumping. 

4. More natural…include fresh, organic carrots and other vegetables as well as  algal Omega-3 DHA supplement in your dog food.  Also, use recycled shopping or other recyclable bags to pick up dog waste instead of purchasing pricey, non-sustainable ones. 

For more on Arcanatura’s natural, environmentally sustainable products, please visit our website. Arcanatura: Love your pet, Naturally™