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Pura Naturals Pet's Holiday Gift Ideas

Our pets love us unconditionally and snuggle with us all throughout the year, so of course we want to include them in the festivities when the holiday season comes around. If you are looking for ideas to spoil your pet this season, we have the perfect gifts to show your furry friend how much you love them!

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Our Peppermint Shampoo is perfect for the holiday season, not only does it smell fabulous, but it’s USDA Certified Organic, 100% chemical free and no artificial fragrances. Instead our shampoos are made with essential oils and herbs which are safe for your furry friend. After their bath dry them off with our eco-friendly drying gloves, which are more absorbent than towels and cut down on drying time. Your pet will love bath time with this All-Natural Bathing Starter Kit!

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Keep your dog happy and comfortable this holiday season with the Pampered Pet Pouch. This wellness kit has just what you need to pamper your pet this winter season with safe, organic, natural products. This kit includes; Certified Organic Paw Rescue, Certified Organic Button Nose Butter and 30 Reusable Pura-Tips™!

Perfect Pet Pad

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Give the gift of comfort! Whether it’s in your pet’s crate, the car or anywhere they might choose to snooze, make your dog comfortable with the Perfect Pet Pad. This tufted pad is made with bio-based foam and a cooling gel layer. It's extra-cushioned for comfort, as well as antimicrobial and machine washable. This pet pad comes in five sizes and lots of colors!

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Dry Powder Shampoo dry-shampoo

Perfect gift for the pet that hates the bath, especially during the winter season. Our Organic Dry Powder Shampoo is perfect for these colder months. The Organic Powder absorbs excess oil leaving fur feeling soft and bouncing without ever having to get your pet wet, and for that your pet will love you more!

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Snow and ice in the winter can be rough on our pet’s paws, so treat your pet to a paw massage with our Organic Paw Rescue. This balm will soothe, moisturize and protect dry or cracked paws and can even help treat wounds, scratches or sores. The organic ingredients are free of chemicals, paraben and fragrance, with no synthetic dyes or perfumes. Keep your pet's paws happy and healthy all winter long!

Nose Butternose-butter

Another treat for your pet during the cold winter months. Just like your pet’s paws winter can also be harsh on their little noses, so give them something this holiday season that will protect that button nose! Our Organic Nose Butter is perfect, made with organic oils it helps to soothe and heal dry cracked noses.

7 Awesome Pet Friendly Thanksgiving Recipes

Dogs love Thanksgiving, but sharing our meal with them is a big “no no!” People food, especially after being seasoned, isn’t always the best for our four legged friends. To err on the side of caution we made a fun list of pet friendly Thanksgiving recipes so that you can safely include your furry friend in the festivities!

Turkey and Sweet Potato Meatball Dog Treats

The best thing about Thanksgiving is the Turkey! Did you know fresh meat – chicken or turkey, and occasionally beef without added salts and preservatives can actually make a fantastic replacement for your pet’s commercial food? All the more reason to treat your pup to this delicious meal. See the full recipe here. Recipe and picture via Petcouponsavings.com petcouponsavings-com

Turkey Dog Treats

Not a fan, or your dog isn’t a fan of sweet potatoes, try this turkey treat for Thanksgiving. Get full recipe here. Recipe and picture via dogvills.com dogvills-com

Wheat Free Dog Treats with Turkey

Have a dog that is sensitive or allergic to wheat? Here is the perfect Thanksgiving treat for them! Get full recipe here. Recipe and picture via dogtreatkitchen.com dogtreatkitchen-com    

Apple & Cranberry Dog Treats

The taste of fall! Your pup will absolutely love this thanksgiving treat. Get the full recipe here. Recipe and picture via gooddogsco.com gooddogsco-com    

Homemade Grain-free Apple, Cinnamon and Pumpkin Dog Cookie

Here’s a healthy treat, which is grain and gluten free and can actually help improve the condition of your dog’s skin and coat. Get the full recipe here. Recipe and picture via K9instict.com k9instict-com

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Dog Treats

Pumpkin is a fall favorite and apparently it’s also very healthy for our furry friends as well. Pumpkin is a great source of fiber, good for digestion, and high in healthy fatty acids and antioxidants. Get full recipe here. Recipe and picture via crayonsandcollars.com crayonsandcollars-com

Carrot and Banana Dog Cupcakes

Everybody loves cupcakes and there is no reason why your dog can’t enjoy a “pupcake” on Thanksgiving! Get full recipe here. Recipe and picture via petguide.com petguide-com

Pet Paw Care: Wintertime Tips

As the days and nights get a little chillier we are reminded the winter season is just around the corner. When the temperatures drop the surfaces we walk on outside get very cold and, at times, covered with ice and snow making it important for pet owners to protect their dog’s paws. Would you walk barefoot across snow and ice? Probably not, and although our pet's paws are a little bit tougher than our own feet, they are still vulnerable and need to be taken care of. Here are some tips to keeping your dog’s paws happy and healthy this winter:

Prep Your Dog’s Paws

Good grooming is essential for healthy winter feet. Did you know long nails force the paw to splay out and make it more likely that snow and ice will accumulate between the paw pads? That is why it is especially important to clip those nails 26365918 - human hand cutting dog toenails isolated on white backgroundin the winter months. You also want to keep hair around paws trimmed, this will prevent ice balls from forming between and around paw pads which can be painful and result in trauma. Once you have clipped nails and trimmed hair you want to apply a moisturizer on your pet's paws. Exposure to cold weather can cause paws to dry out and this will lead to chapping and cracking, to prevent this you want to moisturize. It's important to never use a lotion meant for humans on your pet's paws, these lotions could soften the pads too much and lead to other issues. Instead, use a pet moisturizer such as our Certified Organic Paw Rescue which is perfect for healing and restoring cracked pads. Our paw rescue is made from food grade Shea Butter and safe for your pet if accidentally licked.

Salt and Ice Melt Can Be Toxic

Salt and ice melt can be toxic to our four legged friends. When you take your dog out for a walk try to keep him/her away from roads and sidewalks that have been heavily treated with salt and chemical de-icers. The salt pieces or pellets will stick to their paws. When the ice begins to melt this heat can cause burning and irritation to the pads of their feet. Dogs can also ingest too much salt because they may eat snow instead of drinking water, or they may drink from puddled water where ice has melted and the salt products are present. Dogs can also ingest salt if it sticks to the hairs of their feet creating ice balls that your dog will later lick and chew off his feet, another reason to keep the hair around paws trimmed. After each walk always wipe down or rinse your pet's paws with warm water to wash away any chemicals they may have picked up. Another alternative is to slather the dog’s paws with Vaseline before a walk, which will keep salt from getting on the pads, but you will still need to wash the paws after their walk to prevent ingesting any salt. Keep in mind there are pet friendly de-icers that you can purchase to treat your own sidewalk and driveway. It wouldn't be a bad idea to share this information with your neighbors in hopes to encourage them to use pet friendly de-icers as well.

Dog Boots

Another good option to protect your dog’s paws is dog boots, that is if you can actually get your dog to wear them. These boots are made by various manufacturers and can be easily found online and in pet stores. They consist of a sock like boot with a Velcro strap to help keep them in place. Some have soles which provide the additional benefit of adding traction. These boots protect the paw by helping them stay dry and preventing exposure to salt and de-icers. Remember dogs are susceptible to frostbite and hypothermia just like us. Be aware of how long you are out for and use common sense, if you see your dog shivering it's too cold! Winter can be rough on our pup's paws but good grooming and protection, with moisturizers or pet booties, will go a long way to keeping your dog's feet healthy.