Our Commitment to Earth, Animals and the People who Live Here

At Animal Essentials, we believe that all life on Earth is interconnected by a system of wellness that has been here since the beginning of the planet itself. From this perspective, holistic health cannot be achieved through diet, exercise or natural supplements alone. It requires real inclusiveness in the system, beginning with recognition and respect of the circle of life; the system of wellness that we are all a part of. The medicinal plants that we use in the formulation of our products stand as fundamental components of “Earth’s health care system”, and our goal is to bring them into the lives of animals in a sustainable manner that also supports the wellness of the ecosystems in which they live. Therefore, our bigger goal is not just with healing animals, but also with healing the natural environment that sustains all life on Earth. To learn more about how we are working to accomplish this, please check out our affiliations and supply chain partners:

 

 

 

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Certified Organic

With few exceptions, we use Certified Organic herbs that are sourced from within the USA in almost all of our herbal products.  In cases where "USA certified organic" is not an option, such as with myrrh gum (Commiphora myrrha), a component of our Healthy Gums formula which is wild-harvested in Northeastern Africa, we purchase only from sustainable and socially responsible sources that are transparent of their practices.  Whether the certifying body is USDA, OCIA, Oregon Tilth or another well known entity, the designation of "certified organic" means that the herb or other material has been produced by standards which prohibit pesticides, herbicides, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or synthetic chemical fertilizers.

 

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 Certified Plastic Neutral 

Animal Essentials is removing as much plastic from the environment as we put in, while at the same time supporting dozens of families and the communities they live in.  To learn more, please Click Here.

 

 

 

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  Roundtable for Sustainable Palm oil

  We use vegetable glycerin, a derivative of palm or coconut oil, in all of our tincture products.    Sustaining and protecting the rainforests in areas where it is cultivated  is very important to       us.  Read more...

 

 

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Friend of the Sea

Our fish oil, kelp and Seaweed Calcium are all sustainably harvested from the cold, clean waters of Iceland, the most sustainably managed fishery in the world.   We support the mission of Friend of the Sea, as do our suppliers.

 

 

 

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Pet Sustainability Coalition

We are proud to be an accredited member of the Pet Sustainability Coalition, a pet industry stakeholder organization whos mission is to advance business through profitable environmental and social practices.  Read More