Hi, Jenn, I have two dogs that both enjoy the outdoors. One dog is 45lbs and the other is 60lbs. I am often on rocky surfaces, rough pavement as well as side roads that are full of small gravel bits, salt and sometimes snow. I know that I need some paw protection as I love to run and mountain bike several times a weed with my dogs beside me. I have looked at several different brands of dog booties and was wondering if you had any experience with a favorite style or brand and could advise me on further prior to my purchase. What about paw pad moisturizer like Mushers Secret in a jar? Do you think it’s worth the money and even necessary? I look forward to your advice.
As far as a pad moisturizer, I recommend looking at the Mushers Secret or my personal line of choice, The Natural Dog, and ordering up their organic, “Paw Protector” wax barrier that comes in a simple roll up stick for perfect application. These products work so well, I use them each night on my own cuticles with great success!!
Jenn! I am desperately looking for a natural, organic if possible remedy to ward off fleas and ticks that does not include me having to go to the store and buy a bunch of ingredients. Is there anything on the market that you suggest? I believe I will need to order something online because I am only near small towns usually carry more of what I am looking for. Each time I apply a chemical-based topical to my pets skin for protection I have terrible results. I need a safe, alternative solution.
Thank you, Yasmine
JENN: I certainly understand and respect your need and desire for a more natural flea and tick remedy. I, too, have experienced trouble with synthetic topicals. Mad About Organics is a natural, safe and effective organic company located in Eugene, Oregon that puts pets needs on the top of their priority list. You can call Ben directly at 541–996-2164. On their website, www.MadAboutOrganics.com you will learn how to treat your home and pets- horses, dogs, cats and more!- for fleas naturally and effectively. They have an herbal flea and tick topical concentrate that is completely organic and safe, EPA approved for pets for weeks and older. Quick tip!..While you’re on their site, look at their amazing holistic dental care line up! Another natural pet product made by Mutt Knows Best is called “U. Tick Me Off” and is a three in one conditioning shampoo that helps keep your dog flea and tick free, naturally and without any harsh chemicals. Crisp Citrus Mint fragrance is mild and effective even on a pet with sensitive skin or allergies. I know a number of people who all of these products use this on their dogs and cats to effectively ward off fleas, ticks and lice and feel switching to organic has been successful and does not seem to bother the animal adversely as many synthetic topical treatments. Remember that if you do opt for a medicated treatment, be sure to acquire it from your vet, as grocery store brands are even more dangerous than prescription brands.