We want the best for our animals—whether it be their food, accessories, puzzles, and toys, or add-ins to their grooming regimen. Regular grooming is important not only for our pet's appearance but also their health. By choosing natural grooming supplies, we can make sure that our pet has healthy skin and fur without worrying about the effects of dangerous chemicals.
Of course, you should still check the list of ingredients. Every animal is different. Cats and dogs, for example, often can't use the same products because their physiologies are unique to them. And some natural ingredients could be toxic to a cat even if it's safe for a dog. This is especially true in shampoos and deodorizers that may contain essential oils, which are potentially toxic for cats. It's a good idea to check the ingredients list against the ASPCA's toxic and non-toxic list to be sure or consult with your veterinarian.
A natural label also doesn't mean that the product was not processed. In many cases, it just means that the ingredients come from natural sources and that the product does not use known harsh chemicals like sulfates or parabens. Check the label to see what ingredients are in it and whether or not it's something you want to use for your pet. Harsh chemicals can irritate our pets or, worse, cause medical problems that we could avoid. Shop wisely, and your pets can look and feel great—from ears to tail—with pampering products that work naturally.
Let your puppy have fun in the dirt. You know that you can give him a bath with a shampoo that cares about his sensitive skin and conditions his furry coat. Safe and natural, this shampoo cleans away all the dirt and leaves behind softness.
Shop Now: Rocco & Roxie Shine Conditioning Dog Shampoo, $17, amazon.com
Free from chemicals and irritants like artificial fragrances, chemicals, parabens, phthalates, petrolatum or sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), this American-made shampoo provides soothing oatmeal and cleansing honey to get your dog's fur shiny and healthy. It smells nice, too!
Shop Now: Burt's Bees Waterless Shampoo for Cats, $7, amazon.com
Give your pup's paws some TLC with a natural balm that treats dryness on his paw pads. When your pet is exposed to the elements—like snow, winds, hot summer sun, ice melts and salt, protection is important. This moisturizer in a roll-on tube for instant relief on-the-go—good for dogs and cats alike.
Shop Now: Kin + Kind Nose Paw Moisturizer, $10, amazon.com
Did you know your pup's face folds and wrinkle pockets are super susceptible to infections, irritations, and bacteria buildup? This organic balm is a patented, all-natural healing balm specially formulated to treat and prevent skin conditions and discomfort in breeds like French Bulldogs.
Shop Now: Natural Dog Company Wrinkle Balm Tin, $15, amazon.com
Many dogs—notably White Bischons, Himalayan cats, and English Bulldogs—suffer from perpetual tear stains. This two-step package made with natural ingredients is also free of alcohol and sulfates, so it's gentle on your dog's eye area.
Shop Now: Eye Envy Dog Tear Stain Remover Starter Kit, $25, amazon.com
Formulated for both dogs and cats, gently clean your pet's ears according to the instructions. The natural anti-bacterial ingredients of tea tree oil with cleansing eucalyptus oil, and soothing aloe vera work against infection for a fast-acting clean.
Shop Now: Earth Vibes Advanced Natural Pet Ear Cleaner, $5, amazon.com