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I have four dogs.
That means that everything potentially icky about having a furry family member is multiplied by like 1,000. That’s new math. But seriously, doggy odor seems to increase exponentially the more dogs you have, not to mention shedding! I vacuum constantly even though it is pretty much futile because the floor is covered with hair within minutes of wrapping up the cord.
But the truth is, they are worth it.
Meet my dogs:
This is Rex. Rex and his sister Cally are almost two-year-old golden retrievers and are relatively new members of our family but they fit right in rather quickly. Rex is big and clumsy and the furriest of the bunch. He has this way of making you feel like your sole purpose in life is to scratch him behind the ears, and like it. His hair is beautiful. Long and flowing and just everywhere. It doesn’t matter how often I brush him, the fur just does not stop falling off. He also tends to be the stinkiest of the bunch. Not sure if that has to do with the length of his hair, but in the dictionary under “what’s that smell?” you will find his picture. Could be the drool too.
This is Cally. Cally is the queen boss lady. When you call one of the other dogs, Cally is there first claiming whatever it is you were going to give them whether it is food or attention or a toy. She is not shy about taking toys from the other dogs, and most of the time they let her. She is always in the middle of everything and always knows what is going on. Cally has the absolute best way of laying, she channels her inner Superman. Cally has more typical golden retriever hair, not quite as long as Rex but still as prone to shedding. She is super sweet and wants nothing more than to be scratched on the top of her head.
This is Toby. Toby is a five-year-old terrier of some sort and is like the Cowardly Lion. His bark merely masks his insecurity. And boy does he bark. At anything. Especially the UPS truck. Toby is a bit of a stinker and is always chewing on his front feet. He’s also a bit of a shedder, but when you compare him to one of the goldens, his shedding seems mild at worst. Underneath his abrasive exterior, Toby is a lover and I really think he would be the dog defending my kids from an alligator or rattlesnake while the golden retrievers run away screaming.
This is Sadie. Sadie is such a sweet and gentle girl. She is a a hound mix and there is nothing she likes more than chasing critters. Birds, bunnies, cats. Nothing is safe in my yard. She has come a long way from when she arrived here at 9 months old never having lived in a house (she is two-years-old now). While she still suffers from some anxiety, she really has the sweetest temperament. If only Toby hadn’t taught her to bark at the UPS guy. Sadie sheds like crazy. While her hair is very short, it comes off her constantly even as she walks through the house. She also has some stinky issues but that’s mostly because when she is in the yard she spends her time rolling around in the grass and dirt. And my garden, which is a battle I seem to be losing.
My dogs really are family members and despite the free time I would gain without them here, I couldn’t imagine spending a single day without them. It means I will never go to the bathroom alone again. It means that will continue to find dog hair in my food. It means my feet will get stepped on about 400 times a day. It means that “what’s that smell?” will remain a permanent part of my daily dialog with myself. But none of that comes even close to not being worth the unconditional love they offer in return.
This is why it is important for me to take care of them like I take care of my human kids. This means high quality food and treats, exercise, lots of love and affection and using only pure and natural products whenever possible. Many pet care products (human products as well) contain ingredients like these:
- Mineral Oil
- Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
I know you probably don’t know what half of those are but these ingredients include synthetic chemicals and are potentially harmful and irritating to both human and animal skin, not to mention the potential impact of some of these irritants being absorbed through the skin into the body. So why risk it? Especially when you have options!
I am so super excited to introduce you to a company that understands the love we have for our furry family members. Pet Caress products are a pet skin care line with only pure and natural human quality ingredients. They believe that the products we use on our pets should be as gentle and effective as the products you would use on your own skin.
Pet Caress has Shampoo, Soothing Balm for itches, an Odor Control Mist, Shed Control Formula and more. Their products help all sorts of skin and fur issues including shedding, itching, sensitive skin and odors. And all of their products are pure and natural! I also love that Pet Caress gives back with every purchase! Their Humanimal™ advocacy program supports the humane treatment of animals because they donate a percentage of their profits.
I am so excited to start using Pet Caress products as part of our care routine with our dogs. I am most excited about the odor control and the shed control. I brush all of my dogs every other day and each time I get a pile of hair that looks like this:
The other half of that pile ends up on my carpet!
You can shop online for Pet Caress products and I’ll be back in the coming months to report my feedback with the products.
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