As a responsible dog owner, it’s crucial to know how to recognize and treat Hot Spots for your pet’s health. When your furry friend experiences Hot Spots, it’s a very painful and stressful situation for them.
Ticks are all over the news this year due to a sharp, exponential rise in their population. With this increase, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is predicting that this could be the “worst ever season for tick-borne illnesses.” Experts are calling for pet owners to be on the look-out for fleas & ticks as the weather gets warmer and to protect their pets all year round.
As a pet parent, it’s important to always be prepared for potential accidents that will require first aid care. Being equipped and ready to handle an unfortunate situation will prevent it from turning into a crisis.
Did you know that dogs can develop dental problems that can lead to other health problems? Without a dental care routine for your furry friend, dogs can experience oral issues like bad breath, tartar, plaque building, or gingivitis. When left untreated, bacteria introduced by the problem can enter your pet’s bloodstream and affect their heart, kidneys or liver.
The new year is the perfect time to start or enhance healthy routines for yourself, your family, and your four-legged friend. Having a healthy & happy pet is the ultimate goal we hear from pet parents all across the globe. A simple way to achieve this & kick off the year in a healthy way, is to improve your pet’s at-home grooming routine.
Our four-legged family members love us unconditionally all year long, so why wouldn’t we include them in the festivities this holiday season? If you are looking for ideas to spoil your furry friend this season, we have some ‘paw’fect gift ideas for you!
Thanksgiving is right around the corner and we can almost smell the turkey in the air, but we aren’t the only ones that love this delicious holiday... Our 4-legged family members love it just as much as we do! Unfortunately, not everything on the holiday table is good for our furry friends, especially after being seasoned.
November is National Pet Diabetes Awareness Month. Diabetes isn’t just a disease that affects people it affects our pets too, and it’s a growing problem for thousands of dogs and cats each year.
Senior dogs have different care requirements than those of a younger dog. This fact probably doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone. But how do you know when your dog is considered to be a senior?
Halloween is right around the corner and if you haven't picked out a costume for your pup yet, maybe one of these will inspire you!
All good pet owners love their furry family members and want to keep them healthy and happy! So below are some tips to help you keep your pet on the path to wellness...
October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month and there are so many lovable dogs out there who are in need of a forever home. People give up pets for a variety of reasons, including divorce, financial problems and the owner’s illness, none of which have anything to do with the dog’s temperament and health.
The "dog days" of summer are behind us, although in some areas it doesn’t feel like it, as Fall brings in the cooler weather many seem to think the flea & tick season is also behind us. In fact, the Fall season, in most areas, are the worst for fleas & ticks, so don’t put away that flea & tick protection just yet.
The alarm went off way too early. The sun was not up and I was already heading out of the driveway in south Orange County to the Lancaster State Prison to experience the Paws for Life graduation as one of Karma Rescues main sponsors with Pura Naturals Pet.
Have you been thinking about getting a dog? A dog really is man’s (and woman’s) best friend, but owning a dog isn’t a privilege-it’s a responsibility. Owning a dog takes a lot of time, money, and commitment. Making a decision to get a dog shouldn’t be taken lightly. Here are some simple questions you should ask yourself before making your decision.
More than 600,000 animals died during and after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, according to The Atlantic. As a result, awareness about vulnerable animals during disasters is rising, and the Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards Act was a direct result of the tragic aftermath of Katrina.
Have you been making healthy lifestyle changes lately? Maybe you’ve switched your diet, or started practicing yoga, or reading labels and swapping out products that contain un-needed toxins or chemicals or using herbal remedies as opposed to medications…
If you have been wondering: ‘Do I need to clean my cat’s ears?' The answer is YES. It is true that cats are naturally excellent self groomers, but they still need some help from time to time.
Pumpkin spiced foods are already hitting the shelves at your grocery store signaling the end of summer is near. Many parents are happily looking forward to the little ones heading back to school, but don’t be surprised if Fido isn’t too happy about it. Many pets go through a bit of separation anxiety when the kids go back to school, a once full house is now an empty house.
Our Organic Healing Balm is a ‘Must Have’ wellness item for your dog. Our balm can be used to soothe aches & pains or any stiffness your pet might have, and it is also perfect to have on hand to treat minor cuts, wounds or insect bites.
Today, lavender is one of the most popular essential oils in the world. Lavender oil comes from lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), an easy-to-grow, evergreen shrub that produces clumps of beautiful, scented flowers above green or silvery-gray foliage.
What is Rosemary Oil? Related to mint and looking like lavender, rosemary has leaves like flat pine needles touched with silver. It boasts of a woodsy, citrus-like fragrance that has become a feature of many kitchens, gardens, and apothecaries worldwide.
What are hemp seeds? Hemp seeds, or hemp hearts, are the seeds of the hemp plant, or Cannabis sativa. Although marijuana comes from the same plant, hemp seeds only contain a trace amount of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, and they will not get you high. In fact, hemp seeds are safe and very healthy to eat.
We are so excited to announce that Pura Naturals Pet™ is Leaping Bunny Certified! Our love and compassion doesn’t end with our pets, we love all animals and that is why we pledge to be cruelty-free.
Calendula is a plant that has been used for centuries for ornamental purposes, as well as culinary, cosmetic and medicinal reasons. Even if you’re not quite sure what it is, you probably are familiar with marigolds. This plant is in the same species as marigolds and often called by the alternative name pot marigold.
Summer is officially here! As we welcome back the warm weather and sunshine we thought it would be fun to share our favorite ‘Must Have’ Pura Naturals Pet summer picks that will keep your four-legged friend happy and comfortable all season long.
Memorial Day Weekend is the official kick off to summer! If you are like most Americans you probably have a weekend of barbecuing, hanging by the pool, the beach or out on the boat, and perhaps firework viewing planned.
Coconut oil, or copra oil, is an edible oil extracted from the kernel or meat of mature coconuts harvested from the coconut palm (Cocos nucifera). Coconut oil specifically contains a lot of medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs).
Our family just keeps on growing! You asked, we answered... All new products for our feline friends are here! This truly is the ‘PUR’-fect addition to Pura Naturals Pet family. We have added 4 new products for the kitties that we know you will just love!
Jojoba oil (pronounced ho-ho-ba) is the liquid that comes from the seed of the Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) plant, which is a shrub native to southern Arizona, southern California and northwestern Mexico. Although it is called an oil, it’s actually a liquid plant wax and has been used in folk medicine for a number of ailments.
Aloe Vera is a plant species of the genus Aloe. It grows wild in tropical climates around the world and is cultivated for agricultural and medicinal uses. Aloe Vera is most well-known for its moisturizing properties and can be found in plenty of skin and hair products. Aloe’s reputation for healing wounds starts as far back as 1935 when it was documented that the whole-leaf extract promoted complete regeneration of the skin. Research suggests that polysaccharides in the gel have anti-itching and anti-inflammatory that help with wound healing.
If you're a dog parent and love to hike, then we're sure you have plans for you and your four legged friend to be great trail buddies. Before you head out into the wilderness though there are some preparations and safety measures you should review first to ensure you and your pet have a fun and safe time.
Shea butter, aka "The Skin's Best Friend', comes from the nut of the karite shea tree that is indigenous to Africa. Raw, unrefined shea butter contains vitamins and minerals such as vitamins A and E, as well as essential fatty acids. It has a creamy color and a very distinct smell. It has been used for centuries for its moisturizing, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties.
April is Heartworm Disease Awareness and Prevention Month. In many North American regions April is the time of the year when veterinarians begin to check dogs and cats for exposure to heartworm organisms that may have occurred during the previous mosquito season.
Pura Naturals Pet™ shares the same passion to protect our planet as we do in creating products that are safe for our pets and our families. We are dedicated to creating a healthier planet by taking steps to recycle and reduce waste, as well as creating products that are safe and non-toxic.
Our family has grown! It was only one year ago Pura Naturals Pet™ first debuted at the Global Pet Expo in Orlando Florida in March 2016, and since then we have been very busy.
Pura Naturals Pet™ is heading back to Orlando Florida this year for the Global Pet Expo on March 22nd-24th at the Orange County Convention Center and we hope to see you there! We had an amazing time last year debuting our line, and this year we are excited to introduce to you some new products for both cats and dogs, as well as our new Equine Line.