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.

Ecowelldog
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!

Ecowelldog
Phone 1-866-364-7720
Casey@Ecowelldog.com
www.Ecowelldog.com

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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
vetsbest@rpgdirect.com
www.vetsbest.com

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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
www.drrosesremedies.com

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DOGZAR Reviews . . . Terra Paws All Natural Pet Treats

Terra Paws
Terra Paws All Natural Beef Liver Freeze Dried Dog Treats

The Good: All natural, freeze dried, no fillers, no additives or preservatives, no corn, no wheat, no soy, no gluten or sugar, nothing artificial, all ingredients are produced to human grade standards in USDA certified facilities, all ingredients are USA sourced and based and operated in the USA, every batch is tested for coliform, salmonella and more, high in vitamins A, B and C also high in minerals and Retinol, Calcium, Potassium, Iron, Thiamin and more, high in antioxidants, freeze drying retains all of the natural nutrients, enzymes and amino acids and very easy to break apart – DOGS LOVE THEM!

The Bad: Only sold in select boutique stores, but all products are available online at the Terra Paws website.

The Review:  We met Terra Paws at a pet expo a short while back and found the representatives to be very friendly, professional and extremely knowledgeable about their natural pet treats and all of the health benefits associated with all of their products.  We tested Terra Paws freeze dried beef liver dog treats.  The first thing we noticed was that our taste testers, Bruce Lee and Rocco Jet, became crazy obsessed with the treats and started acting like police K9 search and rescue dogs. Let me explain, it was obvious right away that they immediately fell in love with the treats from the moment I opened the bag, they both started sniffing like crazy and couldn’t wait to start eating.  Once I gave them the treats, they couldn’t eat the treats fast enough, then after I sealed the bag and put the treats away, they both started sniffing and searching for the bag throughout the kitchen.  It actually got pretty intense, after we would distract them and bring them out of the kitchen, we would find Bruce Lee sitting and looking up at the cabinet with an intense stare – he used his keen animal senses to determine exactly which cabinet in the kitchen the Terra Paw treats were in and was just waiting for more!  Who knew I had such a detective in the family?! We finally had to put the Terra Paws bag in the refrigerator to keep the dogs from continuous searching and sniffing for the treats.  Needless to say – these are really great tasting treats and your dogs will absolutely LOVE them!

The Terra Paws treats are very versatile . . . you can simply give as a quick treat or place a treat in a small amount of water which makes them reconstitute and take on a whole new size and texture for a different experience or break apart and sprinkle on top of dog food for an extra pop of flavor and taste.  The treats are perfect for training, because you can easily break apart and give tiny little pieces for rewarding positive reinforcement without giving your dog a whole treat.  Its healthy and your dog will definitely be motivated during training!

We really love the fact that they make our dogs happy and that they are safe and healthy for them as well.  Rocco Jet is difficult to feed, he has such a tiny mouth and sometimes has a problem with treats and food being to large and difficult to eat.  The great thing about the Terra Paws treats is that they are easy to break apart and easy to chew.  Sometimes Rocco gets food or treats stuck in his back teeth in his gums and panics, but because of the Terra Paws texture, it’s not too soft – it’s not too crunchy, this has never happened.  Rocco just gobbles up the treat and begs for more.  I also love the fact that Terra Paws goes above and beyond to use human grade ingredients, produced in USDA certified facilities, sourced and manufactured in the USA, tests that the ingredients are safe and that they are all natural without any additives or preservatives.

Thank you Terra Paws for producing safe, healthy and delicious dog treats!

Terra Paws
150-A Dunbar Ave
Oldsmar, FL 34677
Phone: (727) 803-5035
www.terrapaws.com

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DOGZAR Reviews . . . No More Slymees

 

No More Slymees
YoMo Essentials ~ No More Slymees (Organic Dog Bowl Cleaner)

The Good: Organic, no detergents or chemicals, earth friendly, easy to use, simple easy spray bottle and contains only all natural ingredients.

The Bad: Only sold online at YoMo Essentials and at select Dog Boutiques in South Florida and New York.

The Review: This was an easy product to review because we clean our dog’s bowls after every meal. I found that in order to get my dogs bowl really clean, I had to scrub like crazy to remove the thick slyme that forms from my dogs saliva.  It has been a challenge to say the least.

I always try to avoid all harsh chemicals and only purchase all natural cleansers to use in my home, especially on products for my dogs.  When I learned about No More Slymees, I was so excited to use a product that is not only organic and all natural, but will make my job easier!  My first reaction was to wash the bowls first then use No More Slymees. After I pushed myself not to clean their dirty bowls by traditional methods, I followed the instructions for No More Slymees exactly.

Shake well,
Spray over the entire surface,
Wipe and rinse.

Just a few simple steps and the organic essentials oils are eating away the bacteria and my dogs bowl’s are clean and free of any harmful ingredients. Because our little dog Rocco Jet has so many medical issues he eats every couple of hours. What is awesome about No More Slymees is the easy clean up when we feed Rocco Jet on the road or away from home. This product is the perfect clean up for when you are in the car at a hotel or don’t have a sink or water available. I’m extremely excited about this product. I haven’t heard or seen anything else like this on the market. I highly recommend No More Slymees. You will be amazed how well it works.

YoMo Essentials
www.yomoessentials.com
yomoessentials@gmail.com
561-306-5061

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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)
www.purepooch.com

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DOGZAR Reviews . . . Perma-Guard Natural Insecticide

Perma-Guard
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
Email: permaguardnm@yahoo.com
www.perma-guard.com

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