DOGZAR Reviews . . . Ecowelldog

EcowelldogThe Good:  Made in the USA, Eco friendly, cruelty free, all natural and herbal.  All herbs are ethically and organically grown and all bottles are made with recycled plastic. Manufactured in FDA approved laboratories and made with better than human grade ingredients. Ecowelldog products are designed for specific issues such as: itchy skin, dental solutions, eye and ear solutions, nervous dog solutions, older dog solutions, puppy solutions, outdoor dogs solutions and some products are made specifically for small and large size dogs.

The Bad: There is such a huge selection of products to choose from, it may get a little overwhelming, but Ecowelldog has created an easy solution.  On the website, they have a button you can click labeled, “Not sure what to order?”.  Just click on this button and it directs you to a page with six problem-solution categories.  Problem solved!

The Review: Ecowelldog is a newly merged company that was formed when Cain & Able and Happytails joined forces in 2011.  Ecowelldog now consists of five brands of high quality, all natural, eco-focused problem solving grooming and wellness products for dogs.

Sample of some of Ecowelldog's Product Line

The five brands are:

Cain & Able – Bath products and Spa Accessories
Happytails – Problem Solution Products
Kiss Able – All Natural Doggie Dental Items
Dirty & Hairy – For the Outdoor Dog
Dogmaceuticals – All Natural Line of Canine Cosmeceuticals

DOGZAR was able to review several of these products such as:

Flea the Scene a 3-in-1 spray which acts as an insect repellent, gentle emollient to sooth itchy skin and a UV protector with all natural sunscreen.

Itchin’ for Relief an all natural blend of ingredients designed with a unique “nozzler” that delivers exact application to your dogs skin to provide immediate relief of itchy skin.

Kiss Able Dental Wipes made with aloe, baking soda, peppermint, fennel and pomegranate extract to keep your dogs teeth clean, free of bacteria and their breath fresh.

Kiss Able Probiotic Anti-Plaque Spray helps prevent bad breath, reduces tartar build up and contains over 14 strains of probiotics.

We were extremely pleased with all of the products we sampled and reviewed.  All products had very pleasant scents that obviously reflected all of the ingredients accurately and beautifully.  Our dog, Bruce Lee has very sensitive skin and occasionally itches due to allergies.  When we applied Itchin’ for Relief, we found that it soothed his skin and stopped his urge to itch.  Living in Florida under the blazing hot sun, we were so excited to learn that Flea the Scene also provide UV protection.  So we now always do a quick spritz on our dogs before they head outside to protect them from fleas and mosquitoes and to keep their skin safe from the sun.  Thank you Ecowelldog for joining forces and developing such an amazing line of problem solving grooming and wellness products for our canines.  Thank you also for being so socially and ethically responsible by being carbon-neutral, using recycled plastic, using organically grown herbs and making all of your products and components in the USA!

Phone 1-866-364-7720

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DOGZAR Reviews . . . Vet’s Best Flea & Tick Products

Vet's Best Flea & Tick Products
Vet's Best Flea & Tick Products

The Good:  Made in the USA, affordable, all natural, made with safe, unique blend of peppermint and clove extracts, kills fleas, flea eggs, ticks, mosquitoes on contact!

The Bad: Vet’s Best is sold currently at only 6 stores nationwide, including Petco and The Vitamin Shoppe.  I found that when I called Petco, they didn’t have the complete line in stock, my recommendation would be to simply order online and have the products delivered right to your door.

The Review: We learned about Vet’s Best at the Global Pet Expo and had the opportunity to meet the representatives.  One thing we noticed at the Expo that out of the 900 vendor booths there were just a handful of booths that had all natural or organic products made in the USA.  We were ecstatic to learn more about all of the products from Vet’s Best.  We tested the Vet’s Best Flea & Tick product line which includes:

Flea & Tick Spray
Anti-Flea Easy Spray Shampoo
Flea & Tick Home Spray
Flea & Tick Yard and Kennel Spray

Our dogs, Bruce Lee and Rocco Jet, have been very lucky and haven’t had any real problems with fleas or ticks in the past.  We use Revolution, a monthly heartworm/flea & tick treatment combined with Perma-Guard and it has worked perfectly in the past at keeping the fleas and ticks at bay.  We recently relocated and moved into a new city and unfortunately found a FLEA on Bruce Lee! Luckily we had our Vet’s Best products. We grabbed the flea, put it in a ziplock bag and sprayed one small mist of the Flea & Tick Spray into the bag.  We tried this in the past with a flea, we put the flea in a bag and poured in a splash of rubbing alcohol and the flea would swim around for an hour then eventually die.  With Vet’s Best, the flea died in less than a minute!   The first thing you will immediately notice is the lovely fresh scent of peppermint oil and clove extracts.  We soaped up both Bruce Lee and Rocco Jet with the Spray Shampoo. We noticed a couple flea corpses floating in the soapy water.  The thought of any bug on my dogs is horrifying for me. I was so excited to see that this all natural, completely safe shampoo was working.

It is pointless if you remove the fleas from your dogs and do not remove the fleas from your house and surrounding environment.  So the next step is to wash all of the bedding, blankets, toys etc. Vacuum everything and immediately spray the Flea & Tick Home Spray all over EVERYTHING.  I found that you only need to spray a light mist and it works perfectly.  Don’t forget to immediately empty your vacuum outside.  I also sprayed the vacuum after I cleaned it just to make sure it killed any flea eggs that may have been trapped inside.  I also used the Yard & Kennel Spray all over my exterior courtyard and lawn. Which was very easy – when hooked up to the hose the spray misted a huge amount of product perfectly.  The lovely part of the Vet’s Best, is the incredible smell.  My yard, house and dogs all smelled like peppermint and cloves for days.

I continue to spray the Flea & Tick Spay on both of my dogs before they go outside a nighttime to protect them from mosquitoes and from any new fleas from jumping on them. The Vet’ Best Home Spray has become my favorite product.  If I could, I would wear it on a holster 24/7.  I am slightly horrified of spiders, and all bugs basically in general.  I sprayed the Home Spray on a gigantic spider on my courtyard and it curled up and died almost immediately!  In South Florida, we sometimes have these disgusting flying termites that take over at nighttime like a horror movie.  I, of course, sprayed the Home Spray on them and it stopped them in their tracks.  My courtyard was covered with thousands of little dead bugs.  It was great.

I absolutely LOVE this Vet’s Best Flea & Tick product line and you will too!  I cannot wait to try out more of all of the Vet’s Best products. Thank you Vet’s Best for providing us with an all natural, non toxic product that kills fleas, flea eggs, ticks and pretty much every other bug as well on contact!

Vet’s Best
Phone 1-800-272-6336

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DOGZAR Reviews . . . Drymate Waterproof Bath Mats

Eco Friendly Drymate Waterproof Bath Mats
Bruce Lee enjoying a bath on the NO SLIP Eco friendly Drymate bath mat.

The Good:  Made in the USA and made from over 50% recycled fiber, a combination of post consumer and post industrial.  Protects dogs from slipping in the bath plus it drys quickly!

The Bad: Drymate has several products available for dogs that are available in select stores and online, to purchase the Bath Mats, currently they are only available online on the Drymate website.

The Review:  Drymate products are made in the USA and made from over 50% recycled fiber, a combination of post consumer and post industrial. The pet mats feature Zorb-Tech anti-flow absorbency technology (absorbent, yet waterproof). Soft, stain resistant, felt-like fabric is coated on one side with a clear, durable, special bonded backing that prevents “soak-thru” from above or below. All Drymate Waterproof Products are machine washable and dryable. Drymate has a full line of dog products to choose from . . .  place mats, kennel pads, cargo liner/seat protectors and whelping mats.

Drymate Bath Mat
Bruce Lee all soapy, sitting and enjoying his bath!

Drymate recently launched their collection of unique bathmats for your dogs, made out of the same material, keeping your dog safe and secure while bathing.  Most dogs are not very fond of bath time, it’s usually slightly stressful and causes most dogs some anxiety.  Drymate bath mat is extremely helpful in helping make your dog feel more secure and comfortable during the bath.  The soft felt like fabric is easy for your dog to walk on without any chance of slipping.  Bruce Lee and Rocco Jet both like to walk around the tub during a bath and the secure bath mat made this easy for them.  Both of my dogs have had surgeries in the past that make us constantly worry about an accidental “slip”.  Bruce Lee recently had back surgery to repair disc problems and we are still in recovery until his back strengthens.  During baths he is usually very nervous and trembles, but when using the Drymate bath mat, he walked around a little, then just sat comfortably and enjoyed the massage!  The only problem I found was that we were having such a great time that I filled the tub a little too much (to give him the full bath experience) and the mat started to float.  So my advice is to make sure not to put too much water in the tub.

Another exciting option for the Drymate mats is that you can personalize them.  Upload your dogs image or whatever image you would like. These are great gifts!

RPM, Inc.
c/o Drymate
6665 West Highway 13
Savage, MN 55378
Phone 800-872-8201
Fax 952-808-2277

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DOGZAR Reviews . . . Dr. Rose’s Remedies Skin Treatment

Dr. Rose's Remedies Spray and Salve

The Good: Human grade elements, 100% natural ingredients, steroid and gluten free with no artificial coloring or preservatives, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, anti-fungal, antiseptic and anti-scarring, cools and nourishes the skin, heals burns, lacerations, surgical incisions, heals hot spots, tick and insect bites, dermatitis, itchy skin, allergies and dry skin plus it’s made in the USA!

The Bad: Only sold in select boutique stores which are listed on the Dr. Rose’s Remedies website.  The Salve and Spray are also available online at several online retailers and distributors.

The Review:   We met Tony DiLeva, the CFO and representative for Dr. Rose’s Remedies at the Global Pet Expo 2012 in Orlando, Florida.  Tony was extremely knowledgeable and quickly educated us on the wide range of skin problems that animals suffer from and how Dr. Rose’s Remedies Salve and Spray has helped heal all of these animals ranging from horses, rabbits, cows rodents, cats and yes . . . dogs.  He provided us with pre and post photos to show the healing results and it was amazing.  A little background on Dr. Rose DiLeva, the Veterinarian that developed the skin treatment.  She is a conventionally educated veterinarian with extensive training in complementary and alternative modalities.  She completed post-graduate studies in Veterinary Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Chinese Herbology.

It’s strange the way things work out, my dogs never get fleas – ever, because we treat our  house with Perma Guard Diatomaceous Earth. But we recently moved and unfortunately, we noticed that Bruce Lee was itching.  When we checked his skin the first thing we noticed was red patches on his skin where he was itching – he was having an allergic reaction to the flea bites!  After a bath and blow dry, we treated his skin with Dr. Rose’s Remedies Salve, applying directly to the red patches.  The next day, we went to apply more of the salve and we couldn’t even find the red patches! So we just applied the salve to the general area.  It was like a miracle!

It got me thinking . . . if it helped Brucie so quickly and with such great results, maybe it can work on my skin.  I had a blemish on my skin and thought, what’s the worse thing that can happen?  So I applied a light amount of the salve to my face and crossed my fingers!  The next day . . . the healing process was in full force.  It worked!  Dr. Rose DiLeva is a genius!  Needless to say, even though this skin treatment was developed to treat veterinary medical conditions, I will be using it as well.  The ingredients are safe and effective, consisting simply of: calendula oil, soybean oil, bees wax, shea butter, vitamin E, aloe vera oil, grape seed oil, eucalyptus oil, tea tree oil and rosemary oil extract.

Thank you Dr. Rose for  developing a magical combination of all natural ingredients that help heal skin conditions, helping our dogs and even human skin feel better and look beautiful!

Dr. Rose’s Remedies
Tony DiLeva, CFO
286 Wilmington West Chester Pike
Chadds Ford Pa 19317
Office:610 558 4610
Fax:610 558 9190

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DOGZAR Reviews . . . Premium Plus Skin and Coat by Doctors Foster & Smith


Doctors Foster and Smith Premium Plus Skin & Coat Omega Fatty Acid Supplement
Doctors Foster and Smith Premium Plus Skin & Coat Omega Fatty Acid Supplement

The Good:  Highly concentrated, contains a blend of essential linoleic acid (an Omega 6 fatty acid) plus Omega 3 fatty acids along with a blend of vitamins, zinc and antioxidant nutrients including Biotin for skin and coat health. Made in the USA.

The Bad:  Only sold online.

The Review:  I purchased Doctors Foster and Smith Premium Plus Skin & Coat Omega Fatty Acid Supplement several years ago.  I had purchased a very expensive comparable dietary supplement from my Veterinarian and I really liked the results, so I went on a search to find a similar product, only cheaper.  The reason I needed this supplement was because Rocco Jet had very dry skin and needed something to supplement his diet. His hair was brittle, itchy, he had dandruff and he seemed to be uncomfortable in his skin.  I noticed a difference after about a month of use.  Rocco Jets skin was definitely improving, less itchy and his hair was silky smooth.  It is very easy to use.  I use it once a day at dinner time, I spray one squirt of liquid into the food and Rocco Jet gobbles it right up!  Doctor Fosters and Smith offers three sizes to choose from: 12 oz./$14.99, 24 oz./$24.99 and 64 oz./$49.99.  These are all great prices compared to the Veterinary Clinic options, so any size is a good choice, but you can’t go wrong with the 64 oz. size.  With such an excellent price for such an excellent product – you will be happy you went with the largest size.

Doctors Foster and Smith
Item #36081
2253 Air Park Road
Rhinelander, WI 54501

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DOGZAR Reviews . . . ProBalance Canine Wellness Formula, Nutritional Supplement


ProBalance Canine Wellness Formula
ProBalance Canine Wellness Formula - Nutritional Supplement

The Good:  Highly concentrated, palatable blend of nutrients, unique protein blend, patented ingredients assist in the development of a strong immune system, healthy digestive tract and normal joint function. Supports a healthy weight, brain health, skin and coat, immune health, performance, cellular protection, eye health, digestive health, heart health and joint health.  Excellent for puppies, adult and senior dogs. Made in the USA.

The Bad:  Very hard to find and purchase.  Available at select Veterinary clinics at a premium price and also available online at veterinary supply companies at discounted prices.

The Review:  I purchased ProBalance from my Veterinarian about seven years ago for Rocco Jet and we have been using it every day ever since.  The reason we started using it was because Rocco had very dry skin and needed something to supplement his diet.  Once a day, I add one small scoop (approx. 1 teaspoon) to each of my dogs’ food.  I noticed that after about a month, his skin and coat both improved, his coat was smooth and shiny and his skin was improving.  Both of my dogs absolutely LOVE their ProBalance.  I add one teaspoon of water to the powder to create delicious gravy.  As soon as they hear me opening the ProBalance container, they both come running into the kitchen for their yummy treat.

Rocco Jet has had two MPL (luxating Patella) surgeries (due to trauma) and has also been battling a heart murmer and a leaky valve.  He is a healthy weight and his legs both function better than brand new (we call him our little bionic dog, he runs so fast that we named him Rocco JET).  Plus, he has lived well past the timeline our cardiologist gave Rocco.  Both of my dogs are extremely intelligent, people are always noticing and commenting on how extremely smart both Rocco Jet and Bruce Lee are.  I don’t know if it’s because they take this daily dietary supplement, or if it just because they are blessed, but they both love ProBalance and I have only witnessed positive results.  I would recommend this product for your dogs and also recommend purchasing online from a reputable veterinary supply company because the cost is significantly lower.

ProBalance – Canine Wellness Formula – Nutritional Supplement
AVN Global Sciences, Inc.
P.O. Box 2486
Temecula, CA 92593

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DOGZAR Reviews . . . VPI – Veterinary Pet Insurance

VPI Veterinary Pet Insurance
VPI Veterinary Pet Insurance

First, I’d like to start with a little background about both our dogs.  Rocco Jet is a nine year old Toy Rat Terrier that we rescued as a puppy from a puppy mill.  Rocco has had many medical problems ranging from MPL – luxating patella and a spinal cord injury to congenital heart disease.  Bruce Lee is a 4 year old Corgihuahua, he was found wandering the streets of Miami alone, hungry and left to die until the Humane Society of Greater Miami rescued him.  We adopted Bruce Lee when he was 4 months old.  Bruce Lee has had several of his own battles with health problems from malnutrition from being abandoned with little or no food, a fractured bone when he jumped off my bed during his first week at his new forever home, to a herniated disc that almost left his back legs paralyzed.  Thinking of all the health issues that we have lived through and all the stress that comes from a family member hurting or being sick, I’m the most grateful that during these difficult times, I never had to worry once about either or our canine son’s not having VPI pet insurance.  The same comforting feeling you have as a human to have health insurance, it’s the same feeling we have for our dogs.  The reassurance that there is financial help when you are in a crisis is priceless.

VPI makes it so simple; you just pick the plan that best works for you and your done.  Both our dogs have always been covered by VPI major medical plan.  VPI Pet Insurance created the pet insurance industry in the US in 1982.  VPI Pet Insurance offers zero co-pay and the best reimbursement stats of any other pet insurance policy on the market.  With 29 years of experience and excellence in the pet insurance industry I wouldn’t trust my dogs insurance to anyone else.

As I mentioned, both of our boy’s have had their fair share of medical problems, with every doctors appointment and every hospital stay, VPI Veterinary Pet Insurance has always been right there with us.  I asked the question, “Should your dog have health insurance?”  My answer is 100% YES.

Veterinary Pet Insurance
P.O. Box 2344
Brea, CA 92822-2344

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DOGZAR Reviews . . . Pure Pooch All Natural Dog Shampoo


Pure Pooch All Natural Dog Shampoo
Pure Pooch All Natural Dog Shampoo

The Good: All natural coconut-based cleansers, soap-free, tear-free, hypo-allergenic, safe for the environment, cruelty-free, made in the USA, smells great, lathers quickly and rinses easily.

The Bad: Not easily found in stores only at a few select boutiques found on their website.  You can purchase from their website which requires purchasing shipping or at local expo’s or trade shows.

The Review: Bath time isn’t always the most popular activity in our home, but I want Rocco Jet and Bruce Lee to enjoy the experience as much as possible, which is why in our home, I never push my dogs into the shower.  Instead I let them know that it’s bath time and ask them to join me in the bathroom, it doesn’t hurt to have a little treat handy to entice them.  Once they have arrived in the bathroom it’s amazing, but on their own will, they walk into the shower and sit down.

Bruce Lee Testing the Calm & Gentle Shampoo
Bruce Lee Testing the Calm & Gentle Shampoo

The first thing I noticed when I opened the bottle of Pure Pooch Calm & Gentle was the amazing smell.  The natural coconut-based cleaners not only smell amazing during their baths, but they both smell great several days later.  Pure Pooch lathered beautifully and created lots of suds as you can see by the adorable picture of Bruce Lee.  Pure Pooch rinsed clean easily and although I’m very careful not to get any shampoo into their eyes, with such extra-mild cleaners, I wasn’t at all worried about any tears.  When applying the shampoo, I always squeeze a line of soap down the full back of my dog and I sometimes add a little extra shampoo to areas like the chest, the tail, and the feet.

When I was towel drying Bruce Lee I could see right away a difference from the shampoo we have used in the past and Pure Pooch.  His coat was shinny and silky.  During his blow dry was when I could really see the difference.  His hair was stunning, super shinny with a gentle, lovely aroma.  I think Bruce Lee could also feel the difference by the way he was walking around so proud after his bath. With other shampoos, he would always be scratching at his fur, he seemed to always be “itchy” and with Pure Pooch I noticed there was absolutely NO scratching.  His skin didn’t have a reaction to the soap at all.

Bath time is such a special one-on-one time that we share together and I love seeing how happy he is when we are all done.   I’m happy that after the two baths that I’ve given Bruce Lee with Pure Pooch we have only used ¼ of the bottle.  I look forward to using Pure Pooch in the future and I strongly recommend this product for your dog.

Pure Pooch
1-866-981-PURE (7873)

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DOGZAR Reviews . . . Perma-Guard Natural Insecticide

Perma-Guard All Natural Flea and Tick Insecticide

The Good: All natural, no chemicals,  safe, effective, easy to use.

The Bad: Not easily found in stores, best way to purchase is to order from website which requires purchasing shipping.

The Review: Treat your dog and your home. It is important to first wash your dog thoroughly, hopefully washing away some of the fleas. After your dog is dry, use Perma-Guard Pet and Animal Powder. Perma-Guard is Diatomaceous Earth (all natural, non-toxic), which is a fossilized deposit of microscopic shells created by one celled plants called Diatoms. Perma-Guard’s insecticides kill by physical action, not chemical. First by being abrasive to the insects exoskeleton and absorbing its body fluids, thus posing no harm to warm-blooded life. Only use Pet and Animal approved DE powder, never use Diatomaceous Earth from a pool supply store, several toxic chemicals are added to pool DE that will seriously harm your dog if applied. You only need to apply a tiny amount (1 tsp) to your dogs coat, rub into several locations throughout the coat. DO NOT INHALE! Apply cautiously, not allowing you or your dog to breathe in any of the powder. Next, clean your carpets and pet beds -vacuum, vacuum and vacuum some more. After each time you vacuum, you MUST dispose of the vacuum bag (fleas and ticks can find their way out of the vacuum quickly). Also apply to carpet and dog beds.

I have two dogs, both are very active outdoors running through the grass and also playing with other dogs.  We have only had a couple issues with fleas in 9 years and that was before I purchased Perma-Guard.  Since using Perma-Guard there hasn’t been a single flea or tick issue.  I also discussed the use of Perma-Guard with a professional pest control company and they approved the use of this product for our dogs also.  They actually stated that the main ingredients are not only safe, but also some of the ingredients they use in homes with children and pets.

Perma-Guard, Inc.
Phone: 505-243-1460
Fax: 505-243-8878

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DOGZAR Reviews . . . PetzLife Oral Care Spray & Gel

Holistic, all natural, made in the USA.

The Good: Completely safe, effective, gentle on your dogs, easy to use, all natural, eliminates ever using risky anesthesia in order to clean your dogs teeth and made in the USA.

The Bad: Sometimes hard to find, not a lot of stores carry this product. I have found that purchasing from the PetzLife website is the easiest.

The Review: My little dog Rocco Jet is extremely tiny and moody and it is very difficult to clean his teeth.  I had to find tiny toothbrushes, finger brushes (rubber gloves that have bristles on them like a toothbrush) and dental sponges (plastic sticks with a sponge on the end) just to try and get in his mouth to clean his teeth.  Rocco likes to clench his teeth together and do everything he can to stop the cleaning process from happening, which makes it VERY difficult.  I have never wanted to put either one of my dogs under risky anesthesia unless it was needed for emergency purposes.  So, I eventually tried PetzLife Oral Care Spray & Gel.

I purchased one of everything just to see which product my dogs preferred.  The spray was just too shocking for both of my dogs, it freaked them out and upset them every time I tried to spray the product in their mouths.  But, when I smeared the oil on their teeth and gums, there wasn’t a bad reaction at all, just the standard licking – which was great.  I followed the instructions on the product and applied to their teeth accordingly and also brushed on the third day as instructed for best results.  I wish I had before and after images of my dogs teeth.  But take my word for it, on the third day after you brush your dogs teeth, you will see your dogs teeth getting cleaner, healthier and whiter. Petzlife removes plaque and tartar build up, controls bacteria and freshens breath.

Oral Care Spray, approx. 450+ sprays per 2.2 0z bottle is $24.95

Oral Care Gel, one 4 oz bottle will last 3+ months when used as directed or 6+ months if used for maintenance is $29.95.

I would recommend this dental cleaning product because it’s safe, it’s easy on your dog, it’s all natural, it cleans your dogs teeth and it’s a great price.

PetzLife Products, Inc.
P.O. Box 316
4264 Shoreline Drive
Spring Park, MN 55384
toll free: 888-453-4682

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