Six Ways Your Dog Can be Green on St. Patrick’s Day
by Katie Allan (www.agirlandherhusky.com)
Next Friday is St. Patrick’s Day! Get your dog ready with some of our green products:
1. Lupine’s ECO green leash and collar
This matching leash and collar set is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day or any time of the year. Lupine’s ECO products are made from recycled water bottles, so they are green in more ways than one! Lupine also guarantees their products even if they are chewed. The Puppy Pantry also carries the Lupine ECO line in coral pink, sunshine yellow, berry red, pumpkin orange, tropical sea blue, granite gray, lilac, and mountain lake blue in addition to the moss green. The collar and leash are sold separately.
2. Tail Trends bow tie scarf
This green and brow scarf is perfect for the dapper boy dog in your life this St. Patrick’s Day. We also have other styles available from this Tail Trends line.
3. West Paw Design’s Zogoflex Toys
These toys are non toxic & latex-free, dishwasher safe, and 100% recyclable. They are also guaranteed tough for the strong chewers. If your dog chews up this tough toy, West Paw Designs will replace it (see West Paw Design’s site for more details.) The West Paw Design’s Zogoflex toys come in several different forms for your dog to tug, chase, and play with, along with different sizes for small, medium, and large dogs.
4. Green treats
The Puppy Pantry has several options for healthy and naturally green treats for your dog. Green tripe contains good bacteria and amino acids that help boost your dog’s immune system and help support their digestive system. We offer Green Tripe Sticks from Barkworthies as a natural chew treat for your dog and Vital Essentials Beef Tripe Freeze-Dried training treats for a small snack or training tool.
Other than green tripe, we also carry Earth Animal’s Wholesome Wraps Organic Turkey and Kale. The kale gives these treats a natural green color. These are also a protein rich, low fat treat option for your dog. None of the treats at The Puppy Pantry contain any corn, wheat, soy, artificial colors, or artificial preservatives.
5. Green food toppers
Make St. Patrick’s Day special for your pup by adding a little something green to their food! K9 Naturals Lamb Green Tripe toppers are a great option as a food topper. Not only will it entice a picky eater to eat their food, but K9 Naturals food toppers are great for your dog’s health. Packed with 90% lamb meat, 5% eggs and New Zealand green lipped mussels, and 5% vegetables, fruit, essential vitamins, minerals, and oils!
You can also boost your dog’s food with a traditional Irish stew…made for dogs! Merrick’s Kiss Me I’m Irish Stew is made with beef, Yukon Gold Potatoes, and Carrots in Gravy. A high quality canned food is easier for a dog to digest than a dry kibble, so adding some to your dog’s kibble will help with your dog’s digestion of their food.
6. Green Supplements
Steve’s Real Food Enhance CarnaForage freeze dried goat milk gets it’s distinct green color from combining kale, spinach, and parsley with goat milk. CarnaForage also contains milk thistle and spirulina to strengthen and protect the liver. This supplement is like a green super smoothie for your dog!
Pet Kelp can be used as a vitamin supplement to support your pet’s general health. They offer two different options- Probiotic with added prebiotics and probiotics and Digestive with added pumpkin to support digestion.
Ark Naturals Breath-Less Brushless-ToothPaste has a hard ridged outside made with alfalfa, cinnamon, vanilla and clove to freshen breath and a soft inside filled with Ark’s patented toothpaste to fight plaque, tartar, and bacteria. This dental treat is different from a lot of the dental treats you will see out there because it also contains the plaque, tartar, and bacteria fighting toothpaste, where as the majority of treats have just the ridges and breath freshening ingredients.
You can find these products at our three stores in Flowery Branch, Braselton, and Hamilton Mill.