I’m a little late, but Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you had a wonderfully relaxing day and that you are still on a relaxation train as you’re reading this. I’m thankful for each and every one of my readers at Her Dog Blog. Thank you!
Today’s product review is on a new product from a company called Natural Paws.
EARoma thEARapy is an organic sprayable ear cleaner that aids in the removal of dirt and debris in your dog’s ears. It also boasts anti-inflammatory properties and…get this…it naturally aids in the determent of insects.
I jumped at the chance to give EARoma thEARapy a try when I heard about it because Teton often gets dirt and grime in his ears after hiking, playing at the beach, or just spending a few hours at the dog park. Teton has erect ears, which I’ve heard actually stay cleaner than dogs with longer, floppy ears (like Basset Hounds, for example), but he still gets his fair share of dirt in them from time to time.
Here’s the thing about Teton’s ears. I can’t really tell if they’re dirty most of the time.
See? I mean, even his ears are covered in hair!
Regardless, I clean his ears a minimum of once a month when he gets bathed and more than that if we go to the dog park, to the beach, or on a hike. It’s not until I clean them that I realize how dirty they really can be!
Prior to trying Natural Paws’ EARoma thEARapy, I used a generic Petco-brand ear cleaner.
The ear cleaner that I used was the kind that you squeeze into your dogs ear and then wipe out with a cotton ball or sanitary wipe. Teton hated it. I don’t blame him. It seems like it would be pretty much the worst day ever if someone poured a bunch of liquid into your ear and expected you to sit there patiently while they cleaned it out. I don’t know if dogs can physically close their ears but we got to a point where Teton tried his darnedest to do just that when I took the bottle of ear cleaner out.
EARoma thEARapy is easy to use and fairly easy on your dog (even if he/she is sensitive like Teton). You can either spray it into your dog’s ear(s), which was my preferred method, or you can dribble it in as you would with the type of cleaner that I mention above. Once you’ve spritzed the ear a few times, close your dog’s ear and give them a good ‘ol ear massage to get the organic blend of witch hazel, aloe vera, tea tree, and eucalyptus movin’ and groovin’ (and cleaning).
After a few seconds of massaging, wipe your dog’s ear(s) out with a cotton ball or sanitary wipe.
Hooray for clean ears!
If you don’t clean your dog’s ears on a regular basis, I recommend starting and sticking to a once-a-month schedule. Supplement additional cleanings if you have an active dog or one that seems prone to ear infections or consistently has dirty ears.
You know what they say…cleanliness is next to Godliness! Natural Paws sure embraces that idea. Check out their line of natural cleaning products as well as their recent YouTube video.
Thanks to Natural Paws for letting us try EARoma thEARapy cleaner in exchange for this review.
Did you see my recent Instagram of the necklace my sister made for me?
Crafty, ain’t she?
She also made Teton this bandana a few weeks ago.
Zap! Pow! Zoom! Captain Fuzzy Butt to the rescue!
Teton’s got this thing for freeze-dried treats. His first exposure to them was when Chewy.com sent us Orijen free-range bison treats. Then, a few weeks ago, we were lucky enough to receive another freeze-dried treat to test and review, Halo Liv-A-Littles!
Halo has a ton of great products ranging from treats to canned food to dry food to supplements. And, holy crap, Ellen is a co-owner. I’m sold!
Ok, but seriously. This is good stuff.
You know I love a short ingredient list.
There’s something to this whole freeze-dried thing. Teton can smell freeze-dried treats from a mile away and is glued to my side drooling for as long as it takes me to give him
I love that these treats are versatile. Yep, I went there. Who says treats can’t be versatile?
You can feed Halo Liv-A-Littles as-is, you can break them up into tiny training treats, you can put them in an interactive treat-toy, or you can easily break them into smaller shredded pieces and sprinkle them on top of your dog’s dry food.
Doesn’t it look like freshly cooked shredded chicken? (Teton picked all the Liv-A-Littles out and ate them first before eating his dry food.)
Liv-A-Littles come in three flavors – Chicken Breast, Wild Salmon, and Beef. We received the chicken from Chewy.com but I can pretty much guarantee that Teton would love all of the flavors.
Teton is a great chewer, but it’s on a whole different level with these treats.