After I adopted Luna, I became more aware of the lab testing done on Beagles. Over the past few months, I have been making a personal effort to switch to some cruelty-free products. I now use Burt’s Bees Lip Balm instead of Chapstick, which is made by Pfizer, a major player in animal testing. Since switching, I have become a huge fan of Burt’s Bees products, so I was overjoyed when Fetch… for pets! asked Luna and I to review a few free samples of the brand new Burt’s Bees Natural Pet Care line, which was launched in April 2013.

Fetch… for pets! is licensing the Burt’s Bees logo and trademark for the Natural Pet Care line. These products uphold the high natural standards of all Burt’s Bees products with a minimum of 95% natural ingredients and are also cruelty-free.

Luna thinks our Burt's Bees Natural Pet Care samples smell good!

Luna thinks our Burt’s Bees Natural Pet Care samples smell good!

What else sets Burt’s Bees Natural Pet Care products apart from other pet care products? All packaging is designed for minimal impact on the environment by using Post-Consumer Recycled materials.

Plus, all products contain:
No Parabens
No Phthalates
No Petrochemicals
No Synthetic Fragrances
No Sulfates

More information can be found on Burt’s Bees Natural Pet Care’s FAQ page.

The Burt’s Bees Natural Pet Care line has 24 products including shampoo, conditioner, lotion, ear cleaner, spray, and dental care. Currently, only dog products are offered, but cat products are in the works. Luna and I picked out the Calming Shampoo, Waterless Shampoo, and Ear Cleaner to try. Take a look at this PDF for the rest of the Natural Pet Care line.

Luna hates bath time, so we have been working making the experience more relaxing for both of us. I picked the Calming and Waterless Shampoo to try to aid in this mission.

First we tried the Waterless Shampoo. I sprayed the shampoo onto Luna’s back and rubbed it in. Then I used a towel to remove the excess. After getting over the noise of the sprayer, Luna did not mind the waterless bath at all. She actually seemed to enjoy it as it seemed more like a massage than anything else.

Luna enjoys her bath with Burt's Bees Waterless Shampoo.

Luna enjoys her bath with Burt’s Bees Waterless Shampoo.

The Waterless Shampoo felt a little sticky on my hands, but left Luna’s back looking and smelling great. It was harder to thoroughly clean Luna’s entire coat without water, but was much faster and easier to use than setting up a traditional bath. This shampoo is excellent for spot cleaning or quick baths. We will be using bringing it on vacations and using it for muddy paws!

When I brushed Luna afterwards, barely any loose hair came off the newly washed area, so it also worked great at removing loose hair.

The Waterless Shampoo is 97% natural and contains Apple Extract and Honey. It comes in a 10oz bottle and sells for $11.99.

A few days later, we tried the Calming Shampoo. This shampoo features lavender because the scent often helps calm dogs. I set up the bath environment like we have done in the past, including treats and soothing music. I started the bath after letting Luna explore the bathroom for a few minutes. After Luna’s coat was wet, I lathered her coat with the Calming Shampoo. The bath process was not much different it was with other shampoos we have used. Luna was noticeably calmer. Is that a smile I see?

Luna smiles during her bath with Burt's Bees Calming Shampoo.

Luna smiles during her bath with Burt’s Bees Calming Shampoo.

While the Calming Shampoo scent seemed to be calming, the lack of synthetic fragrances gave it a more subtle smell. Luna did smell clean after the bath, but not artificially clean. It did not seem like her smell was being masked with a better scent. She was also so incredibly soft. I could not stop petting her. We will definitely use the Calming Shampoo again for its calming affects and her soft coat.

Luna is squeaky clean and super soft after her Calming bath.

Luna is squeaky clean and super soft after her Calming bath.

The Calming Shampoo is 97% natural and contains Green Tea Extract in addition to the Lavender Extract. It sells for $12.99 and comes in a 16oz bottle.

After both baths, we used the Ear Cleaner for Luna’s ears. It is important to clean your dog’s ears to prevent ear infections and possible hearing loss. Beagles are especially prone to these problems.

Once I was able to hold Luna, the Ear Cleaner was easy to use. I saw no adverse effects from the cleaner and other than having to be held down, Luna did not notice the Ear Cleaner at all.

Luna sits still for her ear cleaning with Burt's Bees Ear Cleaner.

Luna sits still for her ear cleaning with Burt’s Bees Ear Cleaner.

The Ear Cleaner is 99.8% natural and features Peppermint Oil, Witch Hazel, and Tea Tree. It sells for $9.99 in a 4oz bottle.

Burt’s Bees Natural Pet Care products are Zoomie worthy!

We will definitely be looking to try more Burt’s Bees Natural Pet Care products. Burt’s Bees Natural Pet Care products can be purchased at Petco, PetSmart, and other specialty pet stores. They are currently unavailable for purchase online.

More information about Burt’s Bees Natural Pet Care will be coming to soon!

If you are looking for more information on cruelty-free products, Leaping Bunny is a wonderful resource. My friend Christie from Life With Beagle also wrote a great series on where to find cruelty-free products.

Disclaimer: I received product free to review. I received no compensation or additional benefits for mentioning this product in this post. The opinions and ideas in this post are my own and are uninfluenced by any other person or business.

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Jessica Shipman
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