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Understanding Toxicity Levels of Natural Cures

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When it comes to our pets, we want natural treatments that work. Dogs and cats are notoriously difficult to treat with Western medicine as there is the potential for so many side effects. Oftentimes, when treating one condition, we find ourselves ultimately treating a myriad of conditions. And so, we seek out natural treatments.

Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation occurring in the field of natural pet care.

The most important message we want to get across to you is that many natural cures can easily become natural toxins when used incorrectly.

Natural remedies, such as essential oils and supplements, are incredibly powerful and a misuse could result in your pets experiencing tremors, organ damage, or death. We support you in seeking out natural cures for your pets, but we also want you to be educated while doing so.

Oftentimes, well-meaning pet parents take it too far. Today, we’re looking at a few terms you should be familiar with and why it’s so important to understand toxicity levels.

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Eww, that Smell! How to De-Skunk Your Pets Safely and Naturally

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There are few things more definitive in nature than the smell of a skunk. And once a dog gets into a skunk, you can rest assured they will continue to do so. Growing up, we had one solution: Tomato sauce. Thankfully, we are part of a rapidly growing industry and we have progressed in our ability to humanely and effectively eliminate odor from those pets who insist on finding skunky friends.

First, a little about skunks and the "thiols" that make their spray so unbearable...

There are many types of skunks in the world. In fact, four different species of skunk reside in Arizona, a hostile environment even in the winter.  This means that chances are good - no matter where you live - you or your pet have had at least one run-in with these cute characters.

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Pet PawNatural Products and Living a Greener Lifestyle

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While I like to think of myself as “active”, the truth is – I’m really not. Active to me means going out for a weekend hike with the dogs, or teaching my cats agility, or committing to an evening walk. It’s not a lot, but it’s something. But, I wanted to do more – and I wanted to make a difference while I do it.

So this year, I incorporated something a little easier: a green lifestyle and (mostly) sustainable living for my family and my pets.

If you look up “going green”, you’ll see it is a term rife with trendy words and consumer messages that mean very little. I adapted a “baby steps” approach and defined the term on my own.

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Only Natural Pet #PawNatural Probiotic Blend

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As you know, we’ve been taking a look at Only Natural Pet products this month. This week, we were asked to review a product from their very extensive product line.

Last week, we talked about Going Green with our pets. This week, we’re talking about the Only Natural Pet Probiotics available at Pet360.
Brock and Bree are the highest maintenance dogs we’ve ever had in our lives. While Cheiss is content to grow old with grace and good health, Brock and Bree are the ones with a vast selection of health problems – most of which are due to being abandoned on a doorstep in the middle of winter at only a day old, being naturally lactose intolerant and allergic to puppy formula while we were bottle-feeding them, and I’m sure at least a little in-breeding on the part of the previous owners. These things have resulted in challenges as they grow to adulthood.

Nevertheless, thanks to a very high-quality diet and regular checkups, we have seen them grow into wonderful, healthy animals. With just a few quirks… So we were quite pleased when we had the chance to try out the new Probiotic Blend from Only Natural Pet through Pet360’s new online store.

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Interview with ONP's Boulder Store PawNatural Manager: Alyse Stark

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Those who love animals, generally love the great outdoors. Living an active lifestyle is part of owning a pet, because our pets need to remain as active as we do. We enjoy nutritious, natural food and seek out companies who are able to provide items that are natural, nutritious and made in the USA.

That’s one of the things we like most about Only Natural Pet Store.  Like those in Boulder, residents in our neck of the woods (Arizona) are also blessed with temperate conditions for most of the year. This allows us to spend a lot of time outdoors with our pets. This quality of life is reflected in the high quality of products they choose to carry at Only Natural Pets.

We recently had the opportunity to speak with Alyse Stark, Store Manager at Only Natural Pet in Boulder, Colorado. As an Only Natural Pet Nutrition Consultant, she is committed to helping you find the right natural pet food.

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