Keeping Your Fur Babies Safe

Keeping Your Fur Babies Safe

by Terri Bonin


There are so many products that we use daily that can be toxic to our fur babies. Obviously, no one wants to poison their animal, but you don’t know what you don’t know right? Some things are more obvious such as using bleach or heavy cleaners that have the skull and crossbones on them, but other things are more subtle. In a world where some of the things we’re using to help ourselves get healthier are poisonous to our fur babies ~ sometimes we need help!

For instance, did you know…


Keeping Your Fur Babies Safe


That xylitol is poisonous to dogs? Xylitol is a low-calorie sweetener that many people use in their baking to help them lose weight. If, however, you have a dog in the house then you should NOT use xylitol. Even just a little can cause your pup to go into liver failure. Xylitol is not something I recommend using for any reason as it can have a (ahem) cleansing effect.

Carpet cleaners can also be dangerous to your pets and they seem to stick in the carpet and then stick to their paws. Cats especially like to clean their paws so when chemicals get on them and they ingest it…yikes! A safer alternative is Thieves Household Cleaner which is completely non-toxic and safe for pets. Double win!

Fleas and ticks can be problematic but the flea sprays you buy at pet stores can be lethal and ineffective at best. There are essential oils that can help with that but unless you know what’s pure and safe it’s a risky game. Cats, for instance, lack an enzyme in their liver to process certain toxins, which is why even many over-the-counter medications that can be given to dogs, cannot be given to cats. This is why purity is of UTMOST importance when choosing oils to use on and around your kitty friends! Their bodies cannot process the synthetic yuck in all of those cheap oils you see popping up everywhere else and they could get very sick, indeed. That missing enzyme also means that kitties need to stay away from certain oils especially those high in phenol.

When using the right products on your animal friends, you can boost their immune system, soothe skin irritations, help calm them down naturally, etc. But it’s so important to know what’s safe and what isn’t.

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~ Terri


ps… If you’re looking for more “Dr. Mom” wisdom then just text HEALTH to my number 281-747-8467 and I’ll walk you through my favorite tips on natural living for optimal health and wellness for the whole family!


Hi Friend… I’m married to my hubs who also happens to be my favorite dentist! Brace yourself for this next part: We have eleven amazing kiddos, on purpose! Said kids are growing up fast and multiplying now, too! So our family is basically the size of a small city!

I’ve home-schooled our children for 25 years and have several more to go until we graduate our youngest who is nine. I was crunchy before it was cool and used essential oils before it became a fad. Therefore I fill this space with thoughts on marriage, mom hacks, wellness tips, and peeks into our crazy, messy, beautiful life. I hope you find this space happy and helpful!

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