If you’re a regular reader of Holistic House, you know I’m an animal lover. I have three beautiful bichon frises: G.G., Ellie and Tuffy, and my husband Frank and I consider them a part of the family. That’s why when I talk about the importance of a healthy home, I want our homes to be healthy for all of us who live there: human and animal.
My last blog post gave some ideas about creating a home that fits our dogs and cats as well as our human loved ones. This month, let’s take a look at what our pets put in their mouths. Their chew toys and favorite stuffed playthings need to be as carefully chosen as their food.
A toxic toy was recently removed from the shelves of a national pet store chain, after it was found to contain Trimethyl Benzene, Arsenic, Cadmium and Lead, along with Naphthalene, the main ingredient in mothballs. The toy, “Snuggling Furry Friend,” was sold under the store’s private label.
There are safer choices. One of my favorite places to shop is Simply Fido. They believe in the same things I do: the value of an eco-conscious home, environmental responsibility, and protecting the health of our pets. You can purchase their products online, or in Westport, Connecticut, at one of my favorite stores, Earth Animal.
For more information on natural animal care and nutrition offered at Earth Animal, see this post.