March 13, 2012
Green Finds for Dog Owners
Posted by Sarah Engler
After my fiancé and I decided we were going to adopt a retired racing greyhound, I went a little crazy scouring the market for eco-friendly and organic dog supplies. (I can't help it. It's my job.) Here are some of our—and his—favorite finds so far. Anyone else out there have suggestions for items to check out?
1 Felix (racing name "Strike Techno") lounging on his recycled PET dog mat.
2 This limited-ingredient dog food turned out to be the best for his sensitive stomach. Our vet also told us that venison is the most gentle protein.
3 We turned an old flea-market crate into an elevated dog feeder by cutting out two holes for bowls.
4 Doggie probiotics help build up his good bacteria. We especially needed this after he completed a round of antibiotics for a parasite he picked up off the city streets.
5 His favorite treats. Wheat- and grain-free and the perfect size for training.
6 Perhaps our most excessive purchase: aromatherapeutic, lavender-and-oatmeal pet shampoo.
1. Eco Nap, from $29, West Paw Design
2. Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Diet
3. Crate purchased at Brooklyn Flea
4. Gentle Digest, $18 for 3 bottles, Amazon.com
5. Wellness Pure Rewards
6. Spa Lavish Pet comfort bath shampoo
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