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Make 2017 your pets happiest and healthiest year

 

Holiday pet gifts that give back to charity

 

5 easy ways to lower your dog's 'carbon paw print'

 

Stuff we love - Winter 2016 Modern Dog Staffers picks of the litter

To say I love Black Sheep Organics’ gentle, healthy, organic dog grooming products (from $12) is a huge understatement. Created from natural, biodegradable all-good ingredients, these earth-friendly products smell simply heavenly. If you’re like me you’re going to want the whole darn line!—Jennifer 

 

Greening Your Pet Care: Reduce Your Animal's Environmental Paw Print

When you care about the environment, you care about the footprint --- and, for that matter, the pawprint. You can minimize your pet's environmental impact: how it is fed, how it stays clean, and how it is housed. This book by journalist Darcy Matheson, a regular broadcaster and writer on animal care, examines the best practices to keep any pet environmentally friendly.

 

Why you need to take a close look at your dogs grooming products

Skin irritants, cancer causing ingredients... why you should make sure your dogs grooming products - as well as your own - are eco-friendly.
Nicole Rossmo-Rigets started preparing homemade dog food with organic ingredients for her Wheaten Terrier back in the 1980's and credits the wholesome diet for the pup's longevity. But one area that she couldn't go organic was her dogs grooming products because they didn't exist yet.

Nicole Rossmo-Rigets started preparing homemade dog food with organic ingredients for her Wheaton Terrier back in the 1980s, and credits the wholesome diet for the pup’s longevity. 

“Bailey, who lived to 14 years of age, was like a pup until the last seven months of her life,” she says. 

But one area that she couldn’t go organic was her dog’s grooming products because they didn’t exist yet. 

- See more at: http://moderndogmagazine.com/articles/why-you-need-take-close-look-your-dogs-grooming-products/91755#sthash.z8JDOGQI.dpuf

Nicole Rossmo-Rigets started preparing homemade dog food with organic ingredients for her Wheaton Terrier back in the 1980s, and credits the wholesome diet for the pup’s longevity. 

“Bailey, who lived to 14 years of age, was like a pup until the last seven months of her life,” she says. 

But one area that she couldn’t go organic was her dog’s grooming products because they didn’t exist yet. 

- See more at: http://moderndogmagazine.com/articles/why-you-need-take-close-look-your-dogs-grooming-products/91755#sthash.z8JDOGQI.dpuf

 

 

How to be a greener pet owner

The chemicals and synthetic colours and fragrances added to most dog shampoos and grooming products can contain pesticides and suspected carcinogens. These can cause major skin irritation and itchiness for your pup and pollute local waterways when they're washed down the drain.

 

Green Living: How to make your pet-care regimen more Earth-friendly

Green is the new black, as far as the majority of Vancouverites are concerned. Locally sourced, organic produce has become a dinnertime staple; recycling is a way of life; and composting is a well-respected pastime. And the mere mention of plastic water bottles is enough to elicit at least a few judgmental side eyes.

 

12 cool dog camping gear gadgets

Some of the best camping trips I’ve experienced in B.C. are the ones where I’ve brought my dogs along. From the joy of watching them bound through alpine meadows to the terror of them almost falling off a cliff while chasing a chipmunk, it’s never boring.With the camping season officially upon us, here’s some great gear to make camping with Fido easier, safer and just more comfortable.

Black Sheep Organics: Cruelty-free grooming products for your dog

Black Sheep Organics is a Vancouver company offering cruelty-free, natural, hand-crafted dog grooming products. The company uses organic, locally sourced ingredients, has adopted eco-friendly business practices and uses minimal and recyclable packaging. VHS interviewed proprietors Hilary Barchash and and Adam Coladipietro to find out more about their business.

Black Sheep Organics Peppermint Organic Toothpaste

Max has breath like poop and fish. Although it’s endearing, and I love it, when I heard that Max could have minty fresh breath like a hu-man, I thought like Steve Jobs and said, “Why not”? We found this round tub of organic peppermint organic toothpaste goodness silently sitting on a wooden table at Spa Dog Organic Dog Spa on Commercial Drive. He sat there, because he knew we were meant to meet.

 Daily Hive features Black Sheep Organics grooming products

Go Green for Grooming

The chemicals, synthetic colours and fragrances added to most dog shampoos, conditioners and grooming products can contain pesticides and suspected carcinogens. These can cause major skin irritation for your pup, including redness, painful hot spots, itchiness, and rashes. These chemicals also hurt local waterways when they’re flushed down the drain.