Earth-friendly Dog Grooming Products, Waste Management + Accessories

I've always been happiest in nature. The joy + comfort when the sun shines on your face and the clean, fresh air fills your lungs has instilled in me a passionate desire to preserve and care for the earth.

Zeus + Blu kind of started by accident. I simply wanted a dog shampoo that had a long lasting scent and I couldn't find one. My bathroom was filled with half full plastic dog shampoo bottles reminding me of the waste. (side note: bathroom plastic is the least recycled) And my dogs still smelled like wet dogs.

So with a background in chemistry, I created the Shampoo Paw.

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Using Nature to keep your Dog and the Earth Happy + Healthy

I decided to combine my passion for saving the earth and my desire for a great smelling dog to start a company focused on reducing the environmental impact created by dogs.

Zeus + Blu is built on four core values:

1) Bring eco-friendly, all natural, healthy, cruelty-free, and effective products for dogs to market.

2) Protect the environment.

3) Partner with like-minded businesses to make a bigger impact.

4) Be a positive change in the world.  

As I developed the Shampoo Paw, it became apparent that many of the products widely used in dog shampoos to deter insects, whiten coats, etc. are full of  toxic chemicals that not only expose your dog but anyone in contact with them, and, of course, they were packaged in single-use plastic!

So I did more research, consulted with veterinarians and entomologists and the Shampoo Paw was born. Created with all natural, plant-based ingredients, essential oils and NO PLASTIC!

We only use therapeutic grade essential oils and follow the guidelines from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for minimum risk pesticides and veterinarian guidance on the best, most effective essential oils for dogs.

With the shampoo paw you wet your dog first then massage until the paw dissolves.  The massage calms your dog and the soap rinses easily so you actually stay dry!! Check it out here.

The Shampoo Paw

Flea + Tick Medication: Is it safe?

When Zeus was a pup and I took him to get his vaccinations the vet suggested I start him on oral flea & tick medication so I filled the prescription and started him on a regular shcedule. I didn't even stop to think about it. I assumed it was safe. But was it?

I'm not sure why, but I think it was the scientist in me, I starte dthinking about it one day. And then I did some research. There was no way, I was going to continue to give that to my sweet Zeus. This all happened when I was developing the shampoo paw. It just made sense sp our very first scent was Stop Bugging Me.

Have you ever thought about how or asked your veterinarian how flea and tick medication works? It literally causes your dog to secrete poisonous toxins through their skin to kill bugs. And it's not safe. Some studies blame it for the fact that the average American dog today lives half the time they used to 20 years ago.

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Soy Ink + Compostable Packaging: RPI Graphic Data Solutions

Being good stewards of the planet is the driving force behind our business. This passion for the environment led us to RPI Graphic Solutions of Cincinnati, Ohio, a women-led business and commercial printer dedicated to sustainability.  They designed the folding boxes for our shampoo paws without the need for toxic glue!  RPI also built the boxes with a compostable substrate and printed in soy inks so that our packaging is not only biodegradable but compostable as it contains no toxic chemicals!

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Manufacturing Partners: Grace & Miss Mouse Soaps

In accordance with our mission, to promote and work with other small, woman owned, minority, LGBT, and veteran owned businesses we are proud to have partnered with Grace & Miss Mouse Soaps! This is their story. Grace & Miss Mouse manufacturers our products by hand in small batches in Vermont. Like Zeus + Blu, they believe in creating opportunities for those in the community so have partnered with Bellows Falls Union High School Flexible Pathways program. They employ developmentally challenged students to build real-world job experience and a paycheck. (They are working on Zeus and Blu! 🥰  )They are also committed to environmentally sustainable business practices and actively promote reduction of plastic, reduce, reuse, and recycle programs.

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Thank you for supporting us, sharing our vision and most importantly, choosing Zeus 🐾   + Blu 🐾