A Healthy outside starts from the inside
Why natural and non-toxic?
To lower the risk of health issues in our pets, we have to become more aware of the toxins our pets are exposed to on a daily basis.
Dry pet food, synthetic supplements, chemical shampoo, commonly used flea and tick treatments, traditional cleaning products, over-vaccination, cheap food bowls, candles, the list goes on!
All these things expose our pets to a hefty amount of toxins on a daily basis. The good news is that there are natural and safe alternatives to each of those items!
Prevention is always better than a cure. When we invest time and resources into preventing health issues before they arise, our pet's have a much better chance at a healthy and long life.
Natural Supplements matter
We believe in the power of whole food nutrition! When you feed whole-food supplements you provide your pet with the benefits of the entire plant and because it’s whole, the compounds all work synergistically together to provide optimum nutrition and benefits.
Our pet's body recognizes this as food, and the body doesn’t have to compensate for any missing elements because they are all there, just the way mother nature intended them to be. Whole food vitamins don’t leech the body of their missing co-factors and don’t cause a vitamin imbalance leading to disease.
A synthetic vitamin is just a fraction of what would be found in a naturally occurring vitamin or plant. They are chemical isolates and are missing the important co-factors that make it work. This means synthetic vitamins may not work effectively, are less bioavailable and often require larger doses. Synthetic vitamins and minerals can be unpredictable and may even cause an increased risk of cancer and other health issues.
Natural Flea and Tick treatment matters
Commony used conventional Flea and Tick Treatments contain hazardous insecticides with severe possible side effects. Data shows hundreds of pets have experienced diarrhea, vomiting, rashes, nerve damage, along with behavioural changes, breathing changes and seizures or even death by exposure to these pesticides. The FDA has issued a warning for pet owners.
The toxicity of these products is cumulative so your pet may not experience any visible effects after one time use, but the continued use of these products can lead to severe issues.
We ask ourselves, why would we put our pets in such severe danger, if there can be a much safer way to prevent fleas and ticks?
A holistic approach to medicine matters
Conventional medicine and antibiotics have their place in pet health, especially in emergency cases - but we challenge you to start looking into alternative treatments and preventative measures wherever possible!
Did you know that most ear infections and stomach upsets can be treated naturally? Are you aware that treating allergies with steroids and medication suppresses the symptoms, but doesn’t actually address the root cause of the problem and can make your pet more vulnerable to other health problems?
A holistic approach to medicine and pet health are designed to improve the body overall with a focus on sustainable longterm health, instead of only treating symptoms.
Most importantly, we strongly believe prevention is the best medicine! At PAWDEGA, it is our passion to find the most natural, gentle and effective solutions and preventions to some of the most common pet health issues!
Natural grooming products matter
The skin of our pets is much thinner than ours, making them much more vulnerable to toxins and chemicals that are often found in typical pet shampoos. The skin is our pets largest organ and the absorption of toxins into the skin can lead to itchy skin, organ toxicity, hormone disruption, cancer and much more.
Many of the commonly used ingredients in low-quality dog shampoos have actually been banned in human products. Be aware, of potentially harmful, self-proclaimed “natural” shampoos, because there are no established regulations when it comes to the grooming industry. Ingredients are not tested to determine if they are safe and free from contaminants that have known links to health issues.
The shampoos we offer do not contain any artificial or synthetic chemicals. They are free of parabens, sulfates, harmful preservatives, or other harmful ingredients that you find in traditional dog shampoo.
Switching your pet to certified organic, toxic-free and truly natural and safe pet shampoos is an easy switch to make, and your pet will thank you for it!
hold on and take a deep breath!
Don't freak out! This is a process! No one expects you to switch to an “all-natural” lifestyle from one day to another. It took us over a year to make adjustments to become an “almost” toxic-free home, and even today - we learn new things every day. It takes time. Place one foot in front of the other and have a look around you to see which changes you can implement easily, and which changes you can implement in the near future.
If you are currently using a pet product that you have purchased in a common pet store, and you are not sure if it is safe or not, feel free to send us a message and we will be happy to have a quick look and provide you with alternatives if necessary.
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