The Pawstry Chef

The Pawstry Chef creates delicous dog biscuits for the – get this “expert whinemaker” in your house. Now, come on. How could you not get these for your dog after you see such clever wordsmithing? Whine Stoppers come in several fun flavours such as Barko Noir, Bonejolais, Shar-Peigne, Pinot Grrrigio and more. All use organic ingredients and come in resealable, recyclable bags. You can find Pawstry Chef biscuits at retailers across Canada, or online at K9Excel.

Scoopies

Scoopies may have the best tag line ever:

for environmentally responsible pet owners who love to pick up poo!

Nothing like telling like it is!
Scoopies are poop bags with an edge. Usually, pet owners will simply reuse plastic grocery bags for Fido’s unmentionables – but while this gets a +1 for reusing the bag, the non-biodegradeable plastic bag is still taken and ends up in the landfill. While the best answer would be to let it simply compost, every city dweller knows this isn’t a feasible – or legal – answer. Scoopies bags are big, durable, and made from Oxo-biodegradable plastics, which claim to degrade completely within two years without leaching toxins in to the soil. (I am not able to find anything that completely verifies or completely refutes this claim, so for now we’ll take it at face value). Scoopies come 30 to a box, are nice and long so that you can pull them over your hand, they are shaped with an opposable thumb to make it easier to pick up the poo, and are tough enough to handle the worst your dog can produce.

Scoopies are available at Bark and Fitz and other retailers across Canada. Bonus: These make awesome gifts for pet owners!

SimplyFido

Admit it, your dog owns you. Those puppy dog eyes, looking up at you? You know you’ll give him anything. And you want to make sure you’re giving him something safe and non toxic, considering everything in sight goes in to his mouth.

SimplyFido creates toys from organic cotton and dyes, meaning there’s no toxic chemicals for Fido to ingest. They create lots of toys, from plushies to squeakers, from blankets to t-shirts for the stylish dog. The whimsical designs include monkeys, lambs, bears, caterpillars and more. They’re even offering a special limited edition holiday bear and reindeer.

SimplyFido toys are available through various retailers across Canada including Bark And Fitz.

EarthBath

You and I aren’t the only ones demanding high quality, environmentally friendly products: Fido and Fluffy deserve the same consideration!

EarthBath creates a pile of pet care products including shampoo pints, shampoo bars, between bath spritzes and more, all using natural, biodegradeable ingredients. Their wide variety of formulas means you can find something perfect for your pooch’s sensitive skin. For example, their Oatmeal and Aloe itch relief shampoo addresses your pet’s dry midnight scratching, while their Eucalyptus and Peppermint shampoo cools down irritated, bug-bitten skin. Their products are so gentle they can be used on puppies, kittens – or even you!

The products smell heavenly, lather well, and rinse easily, leaving your slippery pet with a clean, fresh scent that isn’t overpowering – after using these products, Fido will smell like a clean dog, not a perfume counter. Plus, their fur is left clean, smooth and soft. Good dog!

EarthBath products can be purchased through various retailers, including your local Bark & Fitz. Arooooo!