Spring his here, which makes us and our fur babies excited but it means its also that time of year to start treating your dogs/cats in order to prevent them from getting bugs such as fleas, flies, mosquitoes, ticks, and other biting insects.
If you think your dog may have lice or to know what to look for, check out this article about Canine Lice: https://www.dogbreedinfo.com/articles/caninelice.htm
Muddy season is nearly upon us which means grooming your dog can be an interesting task, especially if bathing an already matted dog! Here's a video that will help give you some tips and techniques on brushing your dog.
We now carry LubriSyn HA, a Hyaluronic Acid Joint Supplement for dogs and cats that helps to ease pain, acts as a shock absorber for better mobility, and is faster and more effective than a pill or powder. Stop into the store to learn more or to purchase.
February is Dental Health Month!
What better way to celebrate than by helping your dog or cat get shiny teeth and healthy gums, without paying big bucks to get their teeth professionally cleaned? That’s right: there’s an easy way to improve your pet’s oral health that is safe, natural, and effective — raw meaty bones.
Raw meaty bones (by that, I mean raw bones that still have meat on them) contain a lot of different nutrients, but they are primarily comprised of calcium and phosphorous. Calcium in particular is essential for strong teeth and bones, not to mention muscle contraction (for example, the pumping of the heart), blood clotting, nerve impulse transmission, and more.
(Article courtesy of Dogtime.com)
Enlightened veterinarians and pet parents have become increasingly wary of the health risks, and lack of benefits, associated with repeatedly vaccinating dogs after their initial "puppy shots."
Is titer testing the solution to over-vaccination?
An article from "Dogs Naturally Magazine" gives a crash course to help you muddle through the mire of misinformation surrounding this simple blood test, and to help you decide whether or not to test your dog's antibody titers.
(Article courtesy of Dogs Naturally Magazine)
Dogs Naturally Magazine is a great resource for helpful information for the natural health and care of dogs.
We highly recommend watching the "Pet Fooled" documentary on Netflix.
With commentary by two prominent veterinarians, the film looks at the unregulated pet food industry and its negative impact on animals' health, as well as what they should be fed for optimal health.
Salt Can Be Horrible on Your Dog's Paws This Winter
Depending on where you live, the rough, sharp shards called rock salt are often mingled with various chemicals and sand to melt snow and ice, and provide friction for cars zooming by. Unfortunately for dogs walking those same streets, the experience is far from pleasant.
Whether your dog loves to play in the snow and wile away the winter hours outdoors, or hates the cold weather and wants to go back inside as quickly as possible, caring for your dog’s paws is a vital consideration.
Road and sidewalk salt can cause serious damage to your canine pals paw pads. Here are a few things that can help:
Did you know we carry Paw Wax in our store?
Stop in to pick some up for only $11.99
Why Are These A Great Idea?
According to the PetSafe website, over 19 million dogs wear collars every day, and more than 26,000 collar related injuries happen each year. There are 71 incidents a day and over 50% of pet professionals have experienced a collar related incident.
Stop in to check it out or visit the link below for more details.
LubriSynHA is an all natural, fast acting liquid oral joint supplement with hyaluronic acid (HA) for dogs and horses.
HA is the main component of the synovial fluid within all joints. As we age or with injury this fluid begins to breakdown causing pain and inflammation. LubriSynHA works to replenish the fluid in the joint to reduce the symptoms of arthritis, with users seeing results in 7-10 days.
Stop in to talk to us about it or check out the link below for more details.
Back to School Advise from your Dog (who wishes you'd just stay home)
Let’s be real. Going back to school after a nice long summer can be ruff. Sure there are plenty of eager-beavers ready to go back, but there are also plenty of people who aren’t. We like to think that are our dogs could give some pretty compelling advice on the topic, but they don’t seem so anxious for their tiny hoomans to catch the school bus.
Read the rest of the article to check out their words of wisdom...
(Article courtesy of Bark Post)