• Destroy Mystery Odors!

    Posted on April 24th, 2019
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    Trying to search out a bad stink? Sometimes odors appear out of nowhere and it is hard to find out where exactly the odor source is.

    Our Odor Remover Bag works wonders to eliminate mystery odors. Since it doesn’t have to come in direct contact with the odor source, you can hang the bag wherever the odor is the strongest and your odor will disappear within 24 hours!

    • Hang 2 bags in every room you smell the odor.  If the room is larger than 100 square feet add an additional bag for every 100 square feet. 
    • If you think the odor is in the carpet or on furniture, sprinkle the Earth Care granules on the carpet and or furniture, leave down 24 hours and vacuum up. 

    Check out some of our tips to eliminating various odors:

    Dead animal odors such as a rodent in the wall: Simply hang the bag near the odor and in 24 hours the odor will be gone. Earth Care acts like a magnet by attracting and neutralizing smells. If you can get a bag into the attic that is also ideal.

    Dog and cat urine odors: Just sprinkle our Cat Urine Odor Remover granules on top of the carpet leave on overnight and vacuum in the morning and the odor is completely eliminated. Works well on all surfaces pulling the odors out of tile and concrete. Will completely eliminate odors from your litter box as well – no one will know you have a litter box in the house!

    Earth Care is an all natural odor remover,  is non toxic and biodegradable and safe for Planet Earth. It is also safe around children and pets. Earth Care absorbs dead animal odors rather than masking them with a fragrance.

  • New To The Dog World?

    Posted on March 11th, 2019
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    Dogs make the best companions and can bring so much joy to you and your family. If you are looking to adopt a dog, please check out these helpful tips for new dog owners:

    • Make Sure Your Dog Gets Enough Exercise: Dogs need exercise to burn calories, stimulate their minds, and stay healthy. Individual exercise needs vary based on breed or breed mix, sex, age and level of health. Exercise also tends to help dogs avoid boredom, which can lead to destructive behaviors. Supervised fun and games will satisfy many of your pet’s instinctual urges to dig, herd, chew, retrieve and chase. From the ASPCA.
    • Make Sure Your Dog Can Be Found If Lost: Every pet should always wear a collar that sports an identification tag with your name, telephone number and address. It is a fact of life that dogs can sometimes get out of their houses or yards, and may need a little help getting back home. If your dog’s got some sort of identification, it will greatly increase the chances that he will be returned safely to you.
      Source: DogTime
    • Regular Vet Visits: Preventive care is important because a vet can help detect and sometimes prevent a disease or life-threatening illness from reaching an advanced stage, saving you and your pet from needless suffering and a larger financial burden.  Take your dog to the vet for a full check-up, vaccines, and a heartworm test every year. At the annual exam, your vet will also take a fecal sample to check for intestinal parasites, and give a deworming medication if necessary. Your vet should also prescribe you a heartworm prevention medication that is generally administered by mouth once a month. Source: FidosFavorites

    Check FidosFavorites for the ultimate guide to basic dog care!

  • Springtime Activities With Your Pup!

    Posted on March 5th, 2019
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    Looking for some fun activities to do outside this springtime? Here are some great suggestions:

    Go swimming – Many dogs love spending time in the water. This is the perfect activity for a hot spring day. Whether you are near the beach or near a river, you can spend quality time splashing around with your dog. We always recommend having your dog wear a life jacket for his/her protection!

    Become running partners – Workouts are a no-brainer. If you love to go out for a run, then you can make your dog to be your running partner also. On the other side, if you have a tough time getting up and going out than you can use your pet friend as a motivation. This will be beneficial for both you and your dog’s health. It doesn’t have to be a run; fast-paced walking is as good, just find some nice shoes for you and a quality harness that it is comfortable for your dog and you are good to go.

    Find a new park – Free afternoons or weekends in the spring are meant for exploring. Make a point to divert from your usual route and find a new park full of sticks, trees and grass to explore.

    Enjoy date night – If your local bar or favorite restaurant allows it, let your pup tag along for date night and take a seat outside to enjoy the scene. Your dog will be thrilled to keep you company as you eat and won’t need anything more than a fresh bowl of water, and maybe a treat every now and again, to enjoy people watching on the street.

    Do some spring cleaning – If you haven’t already started this year’s spring cleaning, take those old raggedy shirts out from the bottom of your dressers and tie them together for a giant tug-toy! Go out and have an epic game of tug-of-war with your pup.

  • Keep Pets Safe This New Year’s Eve!

    Posted on December 26th, 2018
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    New Year’s can be fun for all family members!

    Check out some helpful tips from the ASPCA about celebrating New Year’s safely with your pets:

    Keep an Eye on the Alcohol (and Other Substances) – New Year’s Eve is a unique holiday, and it’s one time of year when a large number of pets get into alcohol. Alcohol ingestion in pets can lead to depression, unsteady walking, vomiting, and in severe cases, a serious drop in blood pressure and body temperature. Just one mixed drink can be fatal for a small dog. What’s more, pets (dogs in particular) love to sniff out seasonal chocolates that may be filled with alcohol—so be sure to keep any and all alcoholic substances safely out of paws’ reach.

    Be careful of fireworks – While the Fourth of July is biggest holiday for fireworks, the APCC does receive a large number of calls about these potentially frightening noisemakers on New Year’s Eve. Not only will you want to ensure that your pet has a safe, comfortable place to find sanctuary away from the booming sounds of fireworks, but you should also remember that dogs will eat anything—even if does not seem like it would taste good! Be sure to monitor poppers, noisemakers and explosives before, during and after displays, and always keep a close eye on your pet to prevent any potential problems.  

    Don’t be Taken by Surprise – You may be planning a night out with family and friends to celebrate the oncoming New Year, which means that your pet might be home alone with loud, confusing noises coming from outside. Before you go out, do a quick double check around the house to make sure that all exits are secured, and do what you can to make your pet feel comfortable and safe in your home. Don’t Forget to Have Fun! 

    While we want you to be prepared for any potential dangers, we also want to make sure you have fun with your favorite furry friends as you wave goodbye to 2017 and say hello to 2018. Below is a list of activities you can try with your pet for a fun celebration:

    • Don your dapper apparel. Dress up with your pet to make for a very Instagram-worthy New Year’s Eve. 
    • Cuddle up for a movie marathon. This is the perfect activity for those looking for a comfortable night in. 
    • Have a baking party. Invite some of your friends and their furry friends over and have fun baking some pet-friendly treats. 
    • Watch the ball drop together! What better way to ring in the New Year than with kisses from your favorite furry friend? 

    Stay safe this holiday season, and if you fear that your pet has ingested a potentially dangerous ingredient or object, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at (888)-426-4435 right away.

    Credit: ASPCA

  • Holiday Dog Treat Recipes

    Posted on December 3rd, 2018
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    Want to make your pet something yummy for the Holidays?

    Check out these great holiday treat recipe collections for your pets. Want to go above and beyond this holiday season? Why not make up some treats for your local shelter and deliver them this holiday season.

    Apple Mint Christmas Dog Bones – Tasty apple treats with mint added to them to freshen breath and add in your pets digestion.

    Candy Cane Dog Treats – A couple extra steps to make the candy cane shape, these cute and festive dog treats are sure to be a hit!

    Gingerbread Pup Cookies – Super simple recipe that you can double or triple easily for multiple pets or other four legged friends who also deserve a treat! These cookies can even be frosted with yogurt chips.

    Nutty Bacon Dog Treats – Who doesn’t love bacon?? We’re sure your pup will love these bacon and peanut butter filled treats. Simple and easy to follow recipe, so make sure to check the out!

    Note! Most of these recipes do not contain preservatives so make sure to keep them refrigerated and toss out any old cookies as to not make your pets sick.

  • Colder Weather Pet Safety Tips

    Posted on November 2nd, 2018
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    The colder weather is upon us, Clear The Air would like to share some cold weather safety tips for your pets from the ASPCA.

    Exposure to winter’s dry, cold air and chilly rain, sleet and snow can cause chapped paws and itchy, flaking skin, but these aren’t the only discomforts pets can suffer.

    Winter walks can even be dangerous from exposure to ice-melting agents if they are licked off bare paws.

    Here are some helpful tips for keeping your pets safe this winter from the ASPCA:

    • Repeatedly coming out of the cold into the dry heat of your home can cause itchy, flaking skin. Keep your home humidified and towel dry your pet as soon as he comes inside, paying special attention to his feet and in-between the toes. Remove any snow balls from between his foot pads.
    • Never shave your dog down to the skin in winter, as a longer coat will provide more warmth. If your dog is long-haired, simply trim him to minimize the clinging ice balls, salt crystals and de-icing chemicals that can dry his skin, and don’t neglect the hair between his toes. If your dog is short-haired, consider getting him a coat or sweater with a high collar or turtleneck with coverage from the base of the tail to the belly. For many dogs, this is regulation winter wear.
    • Bring a towel on long walks to clean off stinging, irritated paws. After each walk, wash and dry your pet’s feet and stomach to remove ice, salt and chemicals—and check for cracks in paw pads or redness between the toes.
    • Bathe your pets as little as possible during cold spells. Washing too often can remove essential oils and increase the chance of developing dry, flaky skin. If your pooch must be bathed, ask your vet to recommend a moisturizing shampoo and/or rinse.
    • Massaging petroleum jelly or other paw protectants into paw pads before going outside can help protect from salt and chemical agents. Booties provide even more coverage and can also prevent sand and salt from getting lodged between bare toes and causing irritation. Use pet-friendly ice melts whenever possible.
    • Like coolant, antifreeze is a lethal poison for dogs and cats. Be sure to thoroughly clean up any spills from your vehicle, and consider using products that contain propylene glycol rather than ethylene glycol.
    • Pets burn extra energy by trying to stay warm in wintertime. Feeding your pet a little bit more during the cold weather months can provide much-needed calories, and making sure she has plenty of water to drink will help keep her well-hydrated and her skin less dry.
    • Make sure your companion animal has a warm place to sleep, off the floor and away from all drafts. A cozy dog or cat bed with a warm blanket or pillow is perfect.
    • Remember, if it’s too cold for you, it’s probably too cold for your pet, so keep your animals inside. If left outdoors, pets can freeze, become disoriented, lost, stolen, injured or killed. In addition, don’t leave pets alone in a car during cold weather, as cars can act as refrigerators that hold in the cold and cause animals to freeze to death.

    Information provided by ASPCA: Cold Weather Pet Safety Tips

  • Ever Wondered If Dogs Dream?

    Posted on September 5th, 2018
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    Have you ever watched your dog while they’re sleeping?

    There are certain behaviors that resemble things they might do while they’re awake such as whining, twitching noses, paddling legs and wagging tails.

    According to MIT News, Matthew Wilson, a professor of neuroscience at MIT, and Kenway Louie, a graduate student in 2001,  have studied the relationships between memory, sleep and dreams. They found that when rats were trained to run along a circular track for food rewards, their brains created a distinctive firing pattern of neurons (brain cells). The researchers repeated the brain monitoring while the rats were sleeping. Low and behold, they observed the same signature brain activity pattern associated with running whether the rats were awake or asleep. In fact, the memories played at approximately the same speed during sleep as when the rats were awake” – Pet Health Network

    Most human dreams occur in REM sleep. Dogs also experience REM sleep during which their breathing usually becomes irregular and shallow. Muscle twitching is normal during this time and if you look closely at your dog while he is in REM sleep, you will see rapid eye movements behind his eye lids. This is when normal awake behaviors can be observed such as whining, twitching and leg movement.

    What do you think your dog dreams about? Comment on our post!

  • Pets And Fires – Keeping Your Pets Safe

    Posted on August 6th, 2018
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    With all the recent fires in California, we wanted to share some tips for keeping your pets safe if evacuation is ever needed.

    These tips are from the American Red Cross. Please remember to always have a plan in place for evacuation for you, your family and four legged babies!

    In order to help firefighters find your pets, The Red Cross suggests the following:

     

    • Keep pets near entrances when away from home. Keep collars on pets and leashes at the ready in case firefighters need to rescue your pet. When leaving pets home alone, keep them in areas or rooms near entrances where firefighters can easily find them.
    • Affix a pet alert window cling and write down the number of pets inside your house and attach the static cling to a front window. This critical information saves rescuers time when locating your pets. Make sure to keep the number of pets listed on them updated.

     

    Listening to evacuation orders is crucial. It is smart to practice what you would do in an evacuation with these helpful tips:

     

    • The best way to protect your pets from the effects of a fire is to include them in your family plan. This includes having their own disaster supplies kit as well as arranging in advance for a safe place for them to stay if you need to leave your home.
    • When you practice your escape plan, practice taking your pets with you. Train them to come to you when you call.
    • In the event of a disaster, if you must evacuate, the most important thing you can do to protect your pets is to evacuate them, too. But remember: never delay escape or endanger yourself or family to rescue a family pet.

    Check The American Red Cross for other helpful fire tips.

     

     

  • Top 5 Tips To Keep Your Pet Cool

    Posted on July 13th, 2018
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    It has been HOT! Clear The Air is concerned about your pets and we want to make sure they are safe during the hot summer months.

    Here are a few tips to keep your pets cool during the heat waves we are experiencing:

    1. Make sure your pets have access to shade (if you do not keep them indoors) and plenty of water. Watch for symptoms of heat exhaustion such as excessive panting or labored breathing, increased heart rate and drooling.
    2. Your pets are smart! If there is cool concrete or tile to lay on, they will! Make sure to limit outdoor time to early morning or evening when it is still cool out.
    3. If you are out with your pet during the hot day, make sure to keep them out of direct sunlight. Do not take your dog for walks on hot pavement! Their pads can easily be burned by walking across hot sand or asphalt.
    4. Don’t take your pets in the car when it’s hot out. As much as they may love riding in the car and spending time with you, the worst thing you can do is leave them alone in the car even if you run into the store for a couple minutes. You will be surprised at how fast your car will heat up! The safest thing is to leave your pets at home where it is safe and cool.
    5. Provide plenty of fresh, clean water for your pets. When your pet pants, it effectively allows them to cool down because it helps evaporate fluids from the respiratory tract. By providing fresh water, you help replace these fluids and prevent dehydration.

     

  • Do You Know Our Story?

    Posted on June 25th, 2018
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    While we distribute around the world, we truly are a small business and pride ourselves on carrying the highest quality odor eliminating products that are safe for our environment and 100% made in the USA!

    We would like to share our story with you about how Earth Care Products was born:

    Hello, I am Bill Vaughan founder and owner of Clear the Air, Earth Care Products. Over 20 years ago I was working in corporate America as an engineer/marketing executive when the trend of corporate downsizing was in full swing. Three times I had a comfortable job making good money for a good company. Three times those companies were bought out or merged, making my job and many others either redundant or unnecessary. But I hold no grudges; instead I took my lesson to the streets and went into business for myself.

    A friend of mine told me about a small company that had a “miracle” product for removing odors. I was so impressed with the way the product removed odors I decided to buy into the company. Over 16 years ago Earth Care Products was born which manufactures and sells odor eliminating products through pet stores (PetCo), on line, and pest control distributors. One of the things that I like best about our product is that it is all natural and non toxic. It will not hurt mother earth and it is safe even if you or your pet eats it.

    We do all our manufacturing and packaging in the USA . Product assembly and shipping is done at Partnership With Industry (PWI). PWI provides job preparation, job placement and ongoing workplace support for adults with disabilities. PWI assists their clients to find meaningful work, earn a paycheck and achieve the pride and independence that employment brings. I feel this is a great opportunity for our company to serve our community.

    I invite you to try our products, I know you will find they work better than any other product you have tried for removing odors. We offer a 100% money back guarantee if you are not completely satisfied. Just call us if you have any questions.

    If you are interested in distributing our products please contact me.  bvaughan@cleartheair.com