Category Archives: Green Pet Care

Recycle Your Old Dog Toys


Did you know some of your dog’s toys can be recycled when they are no longer suitable for playtime? carries a variety of toys and pet products that can be recycled at the end of their useful life. Learn more about how to recycle your dog’s toys from the list below.

1. All West Paw Design products carried by Pup’s Place – including Hurley, Tux, and Tizzi - can be recycled through the Join the Loop™ recycling program by mailing to.

Join the Loop™
West Paw Design
32050 E. Frontage Road
Bozeman, MT 59715

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How to Safely Clean Dog Bowls

how to clean a dog bowl Last week we covered how to safely clean dog toys, no surprise that cleaning your dog’s bowl would be just as easy – and important!

You don’t eat off the same dirty plate every day, and neither should your dog. Bacteria can easily build up in your dog’s bowls leading to serious health issues. Cleaning the dog bowls well on a regular basis will help keep your dog healthy. We don’t recommend the use of detergents to clean your dog’s bowls, cleaning can be done safely with good old vinegar. Continue reading

Fish Oil for Dog Allergies

emi-spotted-dog Emi has suffered from allergies all her life. Although the severe reactions such as vomiting are avoided as long as she is on a strict diet, she continues to suffer from chronic ear infections and itchy paws that she sometimes licks until they are almost raw. Perhaps you have heard me say this before but the poor dog is cursed!

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Natural Dog Toothpaste

February is National Pet Dental Care Month and brushing your pup’s teeth is one of the simplest ways to prevent dental disease in dogs.

Here is a quick video on how to brush your dog’s teeth in three easy steps.

Watch video on how to brush your dog’s teeth.

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Safe Pet Stain and Odor Remover

One of my favorite websites for getting to the bottom of a product’s greenness is the Environmental Working Group (EWG). Products are graded from A to F for potential health and environmental hazards.  toxicity ratings of pet sprays

After being a loyal user of Nature’s Miracle Stain and Odor Remover, I was disappointed to learn they only received a C by EWG. In fact, out of 23 Pet Stain Remover and Deoderizer products graded by EWG, only one brand received an A ranking and an alarming nine received an F!. Continue reading

Eco Friendly, Pet Friendly Salt for Ice

Although I’m a big fan of winter and playing in the snow, I’m not a big fan of slippery sidewalks or toxicice melters.

Ice melt, or salt, that is commonly used to clear ice from sidewalks and roadways can be harmful to dogs. The main ingredient in most of these thawing products is sodium chloride (salt) or calcium chloride, both of which can burn a dog’s paws or be harmful if ingested. Learn more about the how dangerous salt is for dogs at Continue reading

The Toughest Dog Chew Toy

Luca and Emi both love chewing on Elk Antlers and we love them because they last a REALLY long time!

Luca and Emi both love chewing on Elk Antlers and we love them because they last a REALLY long time!

I’m often asked what my all time favorite dog toy is, hands down the best toy I’ve found for my dogs is the Elk Antler and I often recommend it to others when they have a dog that’s a strong chewer. Chewing is an essential part of keeping a dog healthy but many common dog chews have hidden dangers. Continue reading

Top 10 Eco Friendly Stocking Stuffers For Dogs


Every good pup deserves a stocking stuffed with non-toxic, safe and earth friendly dog products! So deck the halls and hang the paw shaped stockings to get ready for Santa. If you’re lucky he’ll bring some of these eco-friendly gifts for the family dog to help to make this a very GREEN season.

Here’s our Top Ten List for Eco-friendly Dog Stocking Stuffers:

1. Hemp Geometric Dog Collar

Festive, Christmas collar for any stylish pup!

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