Tear Staining: What Is It?

"Tear staining is usually caused by epiphora, which is the technical word for excessive tear production. The tearstains themselves are reddish-brown streaks under a dog’s (or cat’s) eyes. The condition is much more prevalent in certain breeds (for example, the Maltese, the Lhasa Apso, and the Shih Tzu), and is much more obvious in animals with light-colored coats. While tear staining is typically no more than a minor annoyance, it can also be a symptom of a serious eye health problem." --Dr. Karen Becker, healthypets.mercola.com

Dr. Becker goes on to talk about several other causes of tearstaining that can require treatment. In addition, the FDA has sent warning letters to several companies, including the makers of Angels’ Eyes, Angels’ Glow, Pets’ Spark, and two exported products, Glow Groom and Health Glow because they contain the antibiotic tylosin tartrate.  Dr. Becker says, "I can’t imagine how these over-the-counter products containing tylosin tartrate have been sold under the radar for so long, especially since it is widely acknowledged that antibiotics are overused in the U.S., and antibiotic-resistant bacteria is a serious public health concern."

Click here to read the article in full--The Hidden Message Behind Your Pet's Tear Stains--for much more information and about how to treat tearstains safely and effectively!

 

Still looking for a Mom's Day gift?

Stop in at our Mukwonago store to check out the awesome deals on some great gift items for Mother's Day!

 

Keep your kitty's pearly whites healthy!

Trixie's got the right idea :)

Trixie's got the right idea :)

Animal Wellness Magazine has a helpful article all about how to keep your cat's teeth and gums healthy.  Doing so can help her have a higher quality lifespan and reduce discomfort and other health issues that may arise from tooth decay and infections.

Click here for the full article! ---> Feline Dental Health Made Simple <---

 

Coming in May...

 

Mukwonago Nail Clinic

Nails to Tails will be at our Mukwonago store Saturday, May 7th, from 10am-2pm.  No appointment necessary.  Nails will be done on a first come, first served basis. Cost is $10 per dog.

 

Carolee Biddle of Animal Connections

Animal Communicator Carolee Biddle of Animal Connections will be back in our Mukwonago store on Saturday, May 14th from 11am-3pm.  The cost is $50 for a 20-minute session.  To schedule your appointment, please call us at 262-363-3338. 

 

Pewaukee Nail Clinic

Pewaukee's May nail clinic will be Saturday the 23rd from 10am-2pm.  The service is provided by Klips by Kate and it is first come, first served.

 

HAWS Pets of the Week

The lucky family that adopts one of the pets featured here on our blog will receive a coupon from HAWS good for a “congratulations” gift bag from End of the Leash!

To learn more about how to adopt through HAWS, please visit their adoption page.  You may also give them a call at 262.542.8851.

Kidda is a beautiful Calico, almost 3 years old. She will snuggle with you but would prefer it be on her terms as she is not a big fan of being picked up.  Kidda is also on the shy side so a home with older children would be best. She will take a while to acclimate to her new home.  If you have the patience she would be the perfect cat for you!  

Kidda is a beautiful Calico, almost 3 years old. She will snuggle with you but would prefer it be on her terms as she is not a big fan of being picked up.  Kidda is also on the shy side so a home with older children would be best. She will take a while to acclimate to her new home.  If you have the patience she would be the perfect cat for you!  

Lulu is a 1 year old Hound Mix from Alabama.  She is not real sure of her new surroundings. With that being said she is looking for a home with no cats and potentially a small, quiet dog. Lulu love to be outside, she has her nose to the ground the entire time. 

Lulu is a 1 year old Hound Mix from Alabama.  She is not real sure of her new surroundings. With that being said she is looking for a home with no cats and potentially a small, quiet dog. Lulu love to be outside, she has her nose to the ground the entire time. 

Thanks for stopping by our blog!

Your Friends at End of the Leash

Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians and no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable and professional advice of your veterinarian.

#EOTLSale

Have you seen our Facebook Flash sales?  Just type in the hashtag #EOTLSale in the search bar on your Facebook account to see them!  And of course, to be sure you're not missing out, turn on the Notifications from EOTL's page so you can see announcements as they are posted!

And speaking of shopping, Mother's Day is just around the corner.  Here are a few popular items she'd love--stop in to check out these and much more in-store or on www.endoftheleash.com!

 

Coming in May...

 

Mukwonago Nail Clinic

Nails to Tails will be at our Mukwonago store Saturday, May 7th, from 10am-2pm.  No appointment necessary.  Nails will be done on a first come, first served basis. Cost is $10 per dog.

 

Carolee Biddle of Animal Connections

Animal Communicator Carolee Biddle of Animal Connections will be back in our Mukwonago store on Saturday, May 14th from 11am-3pm.  The cost is $50 for a 20-minute session.  To schedule your appointment, please call us at 262-363-3338. 

 

Pewaukee Nail Clinic

Pewaukee's May nail clinic will be Saturday the 23rd from 10am-2pm.  The service is provided by Klips by Kate and it is first come, first served.

 

HAWS Pets of the Week

The lucky family that adopts one of the pets featured here on our blog will receive a coupon from HAWS good for a “congratulations” gift bag from End of the Leash!

To learn more about how to adopt through HAWS, please visit their adoption page.  You may also give them a call at 262.542.8851.

Gus is a young mouse, just a tiny fellow. He is very social and loves to scamper on your hand while he is being held. 

Gus is a young mouse, just a tiny fellow. He is very social and loves to scamper on your hand while he is being held. 

Bun Bun is a beautiful adult rabbit. She has a very plush velvety coat. She will enjoy loving pets and her lucky new owner will enjoy petting her too! 

Bun Bun is a beautiful adult rabbit. She has a very plush velvety coat. She will enjoy loving pets and her lucky new owner will enjoy petting her too! 

Have an excellent rest of your week!

Your Friends at End of the Leash

Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians and no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable and professional advice of your veterinarian.

Shop for Mother's Day

As our tagline says...we're naturally the best for pets AND their people!  We have tons of unique gifts for moms who are pet lovers--clothing, jewelry, pottery/mugs, artwork, picture frames and more--check out our website at endoftheleash.com or visit our Mukwonago or Pewaukee brick and mortar locations.  Here are just a FEW of the many fun items we have available!

 

Spring Checkup--does your pet really need that vaccine?

We want to share these two extremely informative articles regarding vaccinations for your pet. Not only might you be shelling out a lot of money every year for possibly unnecessary vaccinations, but it's important to consider what's healthiest for your animal companions. More and more research is coming out on this subject and we feel strongly that everyone should consider the options.

What Every Vet (And Pet Owner) Should Know About Vaccines from dogsnaturallymagazine.com

2013 AND 2014 FELINE VACCINATION PROTOCOL - W. JEAN DODDS, DVM from Dr. Jean Dodds' Pet Resource Blog

 

Communicate with your animal in a whole new way

Animal Communicator Carolee Biddle of Animal Connections will be back in our Mukwonago store on Saturday, May 14th from 11am-3pm.  

The cost is $50 for a 20-minute session.  To schedule your appointment, please call us at 262-363-3338. 

Curious about animal communication? Want to learn more?  Visit Carolee's website at www.animal-connections.com for insight on this intimate, effective tool you can use to bond with your animal companion and communicate with them in a whole new way! You can also visit her Facebook page.

"Animals are more than just our companions. They can be our teachers. We should always show them gratitude and respect. And if we can learn to live as they do—from the heart—the world can experience true peace and serenity."   

 

Holistic Consultations and Spinal Manipulations with Dr. Witte

Dr. Deanna Witte of Witte's Natural Veterinary Care will be visiting our Mukwonago store on Wednesday, May 4th & 18th, for consultations, cold laser therapy and/or spinal manipulations for your pet. Consultations include discussion of holistic options regarding nutrition, supplements and essential oils.  Please check our Store Events calendar for dates.

Appointments are for 20 minutes and include both consultation and adjustment. Call the store to reserve your spot: 262-363-3338.

In addition to coming to our Mukwonago store, Dr. Witte also offers phone consults during normal business hours at her clinic.  Call her at 262-736-1212 to schedule. Please be sure she has your pet's records to review beforehand.  Phone consultations are $45 to start; additional charges may be necessary for extended appointments.

 

HAWS Pets of the Week

The lucky family that adopts one of the pets featured here on our blog will receive a coupon from HAWS good for a “congratulations” gift bag from End of the Leash!

To learn more about how to adopt through HAWS, please visit their adoption page.  You may also give them a call at 262.542.8851.

Zel is a beautiful senior gal, she is about 10 years old. She is a very nice quiet cat. Playing with her stuffed mice and laying on top of sofa looking out the window are a few of her favorite things to do! 

Zel is a beautiful senior gal, she is about 10 years old. She is a very nice quiet cat. Playing with her stuffed mice and laying on top of sofa looking out the window are a few of her favorite things to do! 

Hercules is a 3 year old Rottweiler Mix.  He likes to play, especially with toys. This boy also loves to snuggle--he thinks he is a lap dog. You may even get a smile out of him!  He will submissively grin when he is really happy!

Hercules is a 3 year old Rottweiler Mix.  He likes to play, especially with toys. This boy also loves to snuggle--he thinks he is a lap dog. You may even get a smile out of him!  He will submissively grin when he is really happy!

Thanks for visiting our blog :)

Your Friends at End of the Leash

Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians and no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable and professional advice of your veterinarian.

No More Jingly Tags!

Silidog Tags now at End of the Leash!

~ Silent ~ Never fades ~ Donates to charity ~ Glow-in-the-dark ~

~ Many different colors ~ Durable ~

Check out the awesome Silidog tags, "One Nation Under Dog" products, and lots of new other items arriving DAILY at both of our stores!

 

Pewaukee Nail Clinic

Pewaukee's April nail clinic is THIS Saturday, April 16th, from 10am-2pm. The service is provided by Klips by Kate and it is first come, first served. 

For future Pewaukee Nail Clinic dates, please refer to our Store Events Calendar or call us at 262.696.6052.  We will be having them monthly, just on varying Saturdays.

 

Communicate with your animal in a whole new way

Animal Communicator Carolee Biddle of Animal Connections will be back in our Mukwonago store on Saturday, May 14th from 11am-3pm.  

The cost is $50 for a 20-minute session.  To schedule your appointment, please call us at 262-363-3338. 

Curious about animal communication? Want to learn more?  Visit Carolee's website at www.animal-connections.com for insight on this intimate, effective tool you can use to bond with your animal companion and communicate with them in a whole new way! You can also visit her Facebook page.

"Animals are more than just our companions. They can be our teachers. We should always show them gratitude and respect. And if we can learn to live as they do—from the heart—the world can experience true peace and serenity."  www.animal-connections.com

 

Holistic Consultations and Spinal Manipulations with Dr. Witte

Dr. Deanna Witte of Witte's Natural Veterinary Care will be visiting our Mukwonago store on Wednesday, May 4th & 18th, for consultations, cold laser therapy and/or spinal manipulations for your pet. Consultations include discussion of holistic options regarding nutrition, supplements and essential oils.  Please check our Store Events calendar for dates.

Appointments are for 20 minutes and include both consultation and adjustment. Call the store to reserve your spot: 262-363-3338.

In addition to coming to our Mukwonago store, Dr. Witte also offers phone consults during normal business hours at her clinic.  Call her at 262-736-1212 to schedule. Please be sure she has your pet's records to review beforehand.  Phone consultations are $45 to start; additional charges may be necessary for extended appointments.

 

HAWS Pets of the Week

The lucky family that adopts one of the pets featured here on our blog will receive a coupon from HAWS good for a “congratulations” gift bag from End of the Leash!

To learn more about how to adopt through HAWS, please visit their adoption page.  You may also give them a call at 262.542.8851.

Bella is a 5-year-old Puggle (Pug/Beagle Mix). She is a shy gal looking for someone who is willing to take it slow with her. She tends to be wary of new people; her new family must be willing to learn her signals in order to be her voice. Once she warms up to you, she is super sweet and loving!

Spongie is approximately 1 year old. She is very friendly and affectionate. She would love to be the Queen of your castle. Spongie does not like other cats so she would need to be the only cat in your life. Once you meet her, you will never want another cat! 

 

Thanks for visiting our blog :)

Your Friends at End of the Leash

Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians and no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable and professional advice of your veterinarian.

Eat Dirt and...

Does your dog eat dirt?  Now that spring is here, the dirt eating may commence!  There are more explanations for this seemingly strange phenomenon than simply, "My dog is weird!"  In fact, it could range anywhere from boredom to a nutrient deficiency.  

Dogs Naturally Magazine published a super informative article on 5 Reasons Dogs Eat Dirt. Check it out--you might be surprised! 

 

100 Trillion Reasons Your Dog Needs Probiotics

You may not realize that there are several very common--and a few not-so-well-known--factors that are reducing your dog's healthy gut flora.  

The folks at Dogs Naturally Magazine put together a list of some of the things that cause a decline in these healthy bacteria and also what you can do to to remedy the situation.

Click here to read the full article -->  Why Probiotics Are Important for Dogs

 

This Saturday!

 

Adoptables from Lakeland

Stop by the Mukwonago EOTL Saturday, April 9th between 11am-2pm to meet adoptables from Lakeland Animal Shelter!

 

Carolee Biddle of Animal Connections

Animal Communicator Carolee Biddle of Animal Connections will be back in our Mukwonago store on Saturday, April 9th from 11am-3pm.  The cost is $50 for a 20-minute session.  To schedule your appointment, please call us at 262-363-3338. 

 

HAWS Pets of the Week

The lucky family that adopts one of the pets featured here on our blog will receive a coupon from HAWS good for a “congratulations” gift bag from End of the Leash!

To learn more about how to adopt through HAWS, please visit their adoption page.  You may also give them a call at 262.542.8851.

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Wanda, Eclipse and Pandora are a trio of rats! They must be adopted as a group. Wanda is the mother, she is 8 months old and the other two are her babies and they are 2 months old. They are sweet but shy. With time and daily snuggles they will soon come out of their shells and blossom! 

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Moose is a 4 year old Guinea Pig. Contrary to her name she is a shy, pretty girl.  She would love to snuggle in your lap and receive gentle loving pets. She would love a quiet and calm forever loving home.

Thanks for visiting our blog :)

Your Friends at End of the Leash

Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians and no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable and professional advice of your veterinarian.

New Items for Spring

Have you liked us on Facebook?  Be sure to turn on notifications for our posts so you don't miss a thing--we have tons of new products coming in and we'll be announcing them there!

First up--the WACKYwalk'r and URBANwalk'r leashes!

Are you tired of getting Jerked Around?  It's time for you to try A Better Dog Leash that guarantees a more enjoyable walk for both you and your pooch.  The WACKYwalk'r stretches when your pup pulls which lessens the impact on your shoulder and arm.  This revolutionary concept reduces your dog's pulling power by 50% and the stretching also provides gentle resistance encouraging dogs to Stop Pulling on Leash.  WACKYwalk'r is a veterinarian and certified dog trainer endorsed solution for dogs that pull on leash.  When your dog starts to pull just stop, hold your ground, and let the leash do the rest.  You'll be amazed at how fast your dog learns to stop pulling. 

 

Coming up in April...

 

Dr. Witte at Mukwonago EOTL

Dr. Deanna Witte of Witte's Natural Veterinary Care will be available for appointments at our Mukwonago store on Wednesday, April 6th.  See our Store Events for her scheduled visits. Appointments are for 20 minutes and include both consultation and spinal manipulation. Call the store to reserve your spot: 262-363-3338.

 

Adoptables from Lakeland

Stop by the Mukwonago EOTL Saturday, April 9th between 11am-2pm to meet adoptables from Lakeland Animal Shelter!

 

Carolee Biddle of Animal Connections

Animal Communicator Carolee Biddle of Animal Connections will be back in our Mukwonago store on Saturday, April 9th from 11am-3pm.  The cost is $50 for a 20-minute session.  To schedule your appointment, please call us at 262-363-3338. 

 

HAWS Pets of the Week

The lucky family that adopts one of the pets featured here on our blog will receive a coupon from HAWS good for a “congratulations” gift bag from End of the Leash!

To learn more about how to adopt through HAWS, please visit their adoption page.  You may also give them a call at 262.542.8851.

Toni and Mai Tai are a 9-year-old bonded pair that have been at HAWS since October 2015! They are a sweet pair and are looking for their forever home. These cats give you the best of both worlds. Tony is the character, but he also loves attention, while Mai Tai is sweet and gentle and will lie beside you to be pet. 

Bailey is a 10-year-old Cocker Spaniel. She is good with cats and dogs. We are recommending children of any age, but if there are children younger than 10 in the home we would require that the family would meet with our trainer to discuss handling and reading her body language.  She is a very sweet, confident and energetic senior! 

Have a fantastic week!!

Your Friends at End of the Leash

Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians and no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable and professional advice of your veterinarian.

Traveling With Your Pet

And so begins another season of travel with upcoming holidays and spring break!  Why leave your fellow furry friends at home when they can enjoy the traveling, too?  

Dr. Becker has compiled an excellent list of resources to help you plan your next trip with your pet, including how to find pet-friendly accommodations, activities and restaurants!

Read the full article here:  Why Leave Fido at Home When You Can Take Him Along?

Story at-a-glance courtesy of healthypets.mercola.com:

  • If you’re like a lot of pet owners, you want to bring your furry companion along with you when you head out the door to run errands, get away for the weekend, or take a vacation.
  • The growing popularity of traveling with pets (primarily dogs) has created a wealth of pet-friendly travel resources that provide all the information pet owners need, whether they’re taking their companion across town or across the country.
  • Here we present just a small sampling of resources we think you’ll find helpful as you plan your next day trip, weekend getaway or vacation with your four-legged family member.

And if you're from our home state of Wisconsin, here's a link you'll want to check out: http://www.travelwisconsin.com/trip-ideas/pets-welcome

 

Easter and Springtime Hazards for Dogs and Cats

There are 4 main things that are potential hazards to your pets as spring begins and during Easter celebration--lily plants, Easter grass, chocolate, and xylitol.

Janet Tobiassen Crosby, DVM, wrote a quick article at about.com's veterinary medicine site that can fill you in on keeping your pets safe...and saving you a trip to the emergency vet!

Click here to read her article: Easter and Springtime Hazards for Dogs and Cats.

 

Wild Calling Demo at EOTL Mukwonago

Our friends from Wild Calling will be in-store on Friday, March 25th from 3-6pm.  They will be excited to answer any questions you have on their lines of grain-free pet food!

 

Coming up in April...

Dr. Witte at Mukwonago EOTL

Dr. Deanna Witte of Witte's Natural Veterinary Care will be available again for appointments at our Mukwonago store on Wednesday, April 6th.  See our Store Events to see her scheduled visits. Appointments are for 20 minutes and include both consultation and spinal manipulation. Call the store to reserve your spot: 262-363-3338.

Adoptables from Lakeland

Stop by the Mukwonago EOTL Saturday, April 9th between 11am-2pm to meet adoptables from Lakeland Animal Shelter!

 

HAWS Pets of the Week

The lucky family that adopts one of the pets featured here on our blog will receive a coupon from HAWS good for a “congratulations” gift bag from End of the Leash!

To learn more about how to adopt through HAWS, please visit their adoption page.  You may also give them a call at 262.542.8851.

Gus is a sweet, social mouse. He has been at HAWS since December! If you are looking for a relatively low maintenance pet, a mouse may be for you. They make wonderful little companions and they don't take up a lot of space so are great for those people who cannot have larger animals.

 

Gnar is a 10-year-old Spitz Mix who came to HAWS as a stray.  Since being at the shelter he is good with cats and dogs. We believe that he may have poor hearing. He will also need an owner that will give him a balanced diet and exercise program as he is overweight.

Easter Weekend Hours

Both of our stores will be closed on Sunday, March 27th in observance of the Easter holiday. We'll reopen at 9am on Monday morning.  

Have a beautiful weekend!

Your Friends at End of the Leash

Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians and no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable and professional advice of your veterinarian.

They're Baa-aaack!

Oh, yes. Some of us are finding them on our furry friends already this year!  Spring seems to be in full swing here in southeastern Wisconsin, and with that, flea and tick season begins.

At End of the Leash we have several different types of natural, safe and effective products to meet your needs for fighting fleas and ticks!  Swing by one of our locations and talk to one of our knowledgeable staff about which products are best for you and your pet.

We also pulled up a few informative articles that help educate about the traditional chemical flea and tick treatments, as well as help you sort out and understand some of the options out there for natural treatments.

EPA Alerts Pet Owners to Dangers of Flea/Tick Products by Dr. Karen Becker

FLEAS and TICKS: the battle rages on and your fears are spot-on by Dr. Deva Khalsa DVM

 

This Saturday...

Adoptables from Lakeland

Stop by the Mukwonago EOTL Saturday, March 19th between 11am-2pm to meet adoptables from Lakeland Animal Shelter!

Pewaukee Nail Clinic

Pewaukee's March nail clinic will be this Saturday the 19th from 10am-2pm.  The service is provided by Klips by Kate and it is first come, first served.

 

Dr. Witte at Mukwonago EOTL

Dr. Deanna Witte of Witte's Natural Veterinary Care will be available again for appointments at our Mukwonago store on Wednesday, April 6th.  See our Store Events to see her scheduled visits. Appointments are for 20 minutes and include both consultation and spinal manipulation. Call the store to reserve your spot: 262-363-3338.

 

HAWS Pets of the Week

The lucky family that adopts one of the pets featured here on our blog will receive a coupon from HAWS good for a “congratulations” gift bag from End of the Leash!

To learn more about how to adopt through HAWS, please visit their adoption page.  You may also give them a call at 262.542.8851.

Charlie is a 8 year old Pit Bull Mix. He is very strong and also jumps up to give kisses, and may knock a child down or accidentally bop them in the face with his muzzle. He may not get along with all dogs. He is very forward, and other dogs may not tolerate his energy along with his sheer size. Sweet boy and very friendly dog. His new owner will have to work on his diet and exercise program as well. 

Ogg is a 3 year old Domestic Shorthair. He came to HAWS after he was transferred from another shelter. He is a VERY loving and affectionate young man!  Ogg is also very talkative--he would love to have a long conversation with you.  The only way to describe this cat is that he is AWESOME! 

Have a PAWsome week!!

Your Friends at End of the Leash

Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians and no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable and professional advice of your veterinarian.

Aflatoxins & Salmonella in Pet Food

More and more, pet owners are hopping on the grain-free bandwagon.  And for good reason. Not only are grain-free diets species appropriate and will encourage your pet's best health potential, but by nixing the grains you also avoid potential pet food-related illnesses caused by ingredients that may be contaminated by salmonella or aflatoxins. These two contaminants are the culprits of many common pet food recalls.

Aflatoxins are known to cause acute toxic illness and cancer in animals and humans, and are considered among the most carcinogenic substances on the planet. Cats and dogs are more sensitive to aflatoxins than many other animals. Aflatoxins are noxious metabolites produced by the Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus fungi, and are the most extensively researched mycotoxins in the world.

Aflatoxins are known to cause acute toxic illness and cancer in animals and humans, and are considered among the most carcinogenic substances on the planet. Cats and dogs are more sensitive to aflatoxins than many other animals. Aflatoxins are noxious metabolites produced by the Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus fungi, and are the most extensively researched mycotoxins in the world.

Dr. Becker has an excellent informative article that discusses these contaminants.  "The One Pet Food Ingredient I Strongly Suggest You Avoid" is what we feel is an extremely important read!

And for your pet's best health, at End of the Leash we will not stock foods that contain wheat, corn or soy and we carry a wide variety of grain-free foods and treats for your beloved pet. 

Stop in to discuss the benefits of feeding raw or ask for some dry food samples so your pet can tell you what their favorites are! 

 

Help out the WI Humane Society with your morning cuppa joe

Have you tried the amazing Grounds & Hounds coffee yet??  Grounds & Hounds donates 20% of all End of the Leash sales of their coffee to the Wisconsin Humane Society!  

Wake. Brew. Rescue. Repeat.

Find your favorite beans, and join us in changing the world one cup at a time!

 

THIS Saturday--make your appointment with Carolee!

Animal Communicator Carolee Biddle of Animal Connections will be back in our Mukwonago store on Saturday, March 12th from 11am-3pm.  

The cost is $50 for a 20-minute session.  To schedule your appointment, please call us at 262-363-3338. 

Curious about animal communication? Want to learn more?  Visit Carolee's website at www.animal-connections.com for insight on this intimate, effective tool you can use to bond with your animal companion and communicate with them in a whole new way! You can also visit her Facebook page.

"Animals are more than just our companions. They can be our teachers. We should always show them gratitude and respect. And if we can learn to live as they do—from the heart—the world can experience true peace and serenity."  www.animal-connections.com

 

Holistic Consultations and Spinal Manipulations with Dr. Witte

Dr. Deanna Witte of Witte's Natural Veterinary Care visits our Mukwonago store every other Wednesday to do consultations, cold laser therapy and/or spinal manipulations for your pet. Consultations include discussion of holistic options regarding nutrition, supplements and essential oils.  Please check our Store Events calendar for dates.

Appointments are for 20 minutes and include both consultation and adjustment. Call the store to reserve your spot: 262-363-3338.

In addition to coming to our Mukwonago store, Dr. Deanna Witte also offers phone consults during normal business hours at her clinic.  Call her at 262-736-1212 to schedule. Please be sure she has your pet's records to review beforehand.  Phone consultations are $45 to start; additional charges may be necessary for extended appointments.

 

HAWS Pets of the Week

The lucky family that adopts one of the pets featured here on our blog will receive a coupon from HAWS good for a “congratulations” gift bag from End of the Leash!

To learn more about how to adopt through HAWS, please visit their adoption page.  You may also give them a call at 262.542.8851.

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Chunk and Favorite are 1-year-old orange tabby brothers. They do need to be adopted together since they have been together since they were young. If you are looking for "double the fun," this is the pair for you! 

Felix is a spunky 2-year-old Beagle mix! We would recommend him for homes with kids of any age. As with some hounds, he seems to have a high prey drive so he would not be good with cats. He prefers smaller dogs; big dogs intimidate him. This little boy will melt your heart! 

Don't forget to SPRING FORWARD your clocks this weekend!

Your Friends at End of the Leash

Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians and no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable and professional advice of your veterinarian.

Before You Adopt a Pet...

Have you asked yourself the hard questions before you bring a new pet into your family? Adopting a pet is one of the most significant commitments you will make in your lifetime. Accepting the responsibility of caring for another life — a creature that will be totally dependent on you — isn’t something to take lightly. 

  • Adopting a pet means making a significant commitment of time, energy and money for the lifetime of that animal.
  • Many abandoned pets have mental and behavioral “baggage” that must be taken into account before, during and after the adoption is complete.
  • Potential pet guardians should give careful consideration to the type of animal companion that would best suit their lifestyle (and vice versa).

Take a look at this article, "Before You Adopt a Pet, Make Sure You Can Say Yes to These 9 Things" by Dr. Karen Becker.  She breaks down the hard questions, and helps you decide if adopting a new family member is appropriate at this time.

 

Know what's in your pet's dental products

By Dr. Becker

According to a recent Packaged Facts report, U.S. sales of pet oral care products were expected to reach $775 million in 2015.1 A large chunk of that $775 million will come from the sale of oral care dog biscuits and treats.

On one hand, it's great news that pet parents are becoming more aware of the need to focus on their animal companion's oral health. But the not-so-great news is that the quality of mass marketed oral care dog biscuits and treats leaves a lot to be desired.

For example, Greenies are still very popular despite the fact that safety concerns have relegated sales of these products to pet stores and veterinary offices only.

In 2014, Pedigree Dentastix was the top-selling oral care dog treat. Newer products such as Milk Bone Brushing Chews and Purina Beneful Healthy Smile Dental Twists have also been flying off store shelves.

All three of the products I just named are remarkable for their lack of species-appropriate nutrients, as well as the sheer number of synthetic additives and preservatives that appear on the ingredient list.

---> Continue reading, "Pet Dental Products Can Contain Cancer-Causing Agents, but They Still Fly Off Store Shelves" on healthypets.mercola.com.

 

Saturday, March 12th--make your appointment with Carolee!

Animal Communicator Carolee Biddle of Animal Connections will be back in our Mukwonago store on Saturday, March 12th from 11am-3pm.  

The cost is $50 for a 20-minute session.  To schedule your appointment, please call us at 262-363-3338. 

Curious about animal communication? Want to learn more?  Visit Carolee's website at www.animal-connections.com for insight on this intimate, effective tool you can use to bond with your animal companion and communicate with them in a whole new way! You can also visit her Facebook page.

"Animals are more than just our companions. They can be our teachers. We should always show them gratitude and respect. And if we can learn to live as they do—from the heart—the world can experience true peace and serenity."  www.animal-connections.com

 

Lakeland Adoptables at Mukwonago EOTL

Stop by the Mukwonago EOTL Saturday, March 19th between 11am-2pm to meet adoptables from Lakeland Animal Shelter!

Did you know that Lakeland Animal Shelter cares for over 2,500 animals every year in the SE Wisconsin area?  At any given time, they house 40-60 dogs and 150-400 cats, and do not limit their intake based on the ages, temperament or health of the animals. There is also no time limit for each animal's stay.  Each individual is treated with respect and compassion, and is given the treatments and training he/she needs to reach their full potential for adoption. Read more about Lakeland's Mission and Philosophy.

 

HAWS Pets of the Week

The lucky family that adopts one of the pets featured here on our blog will receive a coupon from HAWS good for a “congratulations” gift bag from End of the Leash!

To learn more about how to adopt through HAWS, please visit their adoption page.  You may also give them a call at 262.542.8851.

Suzie and Rosie are a bonded pair of Guinea Pigs. They are almost 2 years old. They enjoy green leafy salads and snuggling in nice cozy laps enjoying gentle pets. 

Suzie and Rosie are a bonded pair of Guinea Pigs. They are almost 2 years old. They enjoy green leafy salads and snuggling in nice cozy laps enjoying gentle pets. 

Achilles is a one year old Pit Bull Terrier Mix. He is a sweet, loving and SMART boy! He does jump up frequently, and is quite powerful when he attempts to give kisses. He is a very sweet dog, and has tons of energy. Bonds quickly to people, and loves to play with toys. We are restricting him to family with children who are teens and older due to energy level and exuberance. 

Achilles is a one year old Pit Bull Terrier Mix. He is a sweet, loving and SMART boy! He does jump up frequently, and is quite powerful when he attempts to give kisses. He is a very sweet dog, and has tons of energy. Bonds quickly to people, and loves to play with toys. We are restricting him to family with children who are teens and older due to energy level and exuberance. 

 

Thanks for stopping by our blog!

Your Friends at End of the Leash

Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians and no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable and professional advice of your veterinarian.

Time to March Into Next Month!

Watch your email next week for our monthly newsletter--you don't want to miss our Fromm sale and our Fish Fry Friday specials!

Not signed up?  Simply enter your email address in the box above the "Subscribe to our Newsletter" button (in the upper right-hand column of our blog) and click!

 

EOTL's March calendar

Carolee Biddle of Animal Connections

Carolee visits our Mukwonago store monthly!  She is next available for appointments on Saturday, March 12th from 11am-3pm.

The cost is $50 for a 20 minute animal communication session. To schedule your appointment, please call us at 262-363-3338. 

 

Lakeland Adoptables

Stop by the Mukwonago EOTL Saturday, March 19th between 11am-2pm to meet adoptables from Lakeland Animal Shelter!

Dr. Witte at Mukwonago EOTL

Dr. Deanna Witte of Witte's Natural Veterinary Care is available for appointments for her next visit to our Mukwonago store on Wednesday, March 2nd.  See our Store Events to see when she'll be here. Appointments are for 20 minutes and include both consultation and spinal manipulation. Call the store to reserve your spot: 262-363-3338.

 

Mukwonago's Nail Clinic

Nails to Tails will be at our Mukwonago store Saturday, March 5th, from 10am-2pm.

No appointment necessary.  Nails will be done on a first come, first served basis. Cost is $10 per dog.

 

HAWS Pets of the Week

The lucky family that adopts one of the pets featured here on our blog will receive a coupon from HAWS good for a “congratulations” gift bag from End of the Leash!

To learn more about how to adopt through HAWS, please visit their adoption page.  You may also give them a call at 262.542.8851.

Cherry is a 4-year-old Beagle mix who came to HAWS as a stray. She is highly independent yet friendly. She does not have a great recall so this is something her family have to work. Cherry likes to play and has a lot of energy! We highly recommend a training class and an active family for her.

Daisy is a 10-year-old Domestic Shorthair who was surrender because her owner was sick and couldn't care for her any longer. Daisy is a mellow lady, she would love to spend the day in your lap. She cant wait to meet her forever family! 

Hope you're holding onto your hats today! (It's WINDY here in Wisconsin!)

Your Friends at End of the Leash

Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians and no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable and professional advice of your veterinarian.




Do You Have a Chubby Kitty?

Dr. Karen Becker says that 9 out of 10 pet owners don't realize when their cats are overweight.

She says, "Our animal companions have much shorter lifespans than we do. Depending on her breed and other factors, your kitty’s life is compressed into a short 12 to 20 years. And just as her lifespan is accelerated compared to yours, so too is the damage done to her body when she is forced [by us humans!] to carry too much weight."

Story at-a-glance (read the full article here!):

  • According to current statistics, 58 percent of cats in the U.S. are overweight, and 28 percent are obese
  • There are no fat felines in the wild, so the painful truth is that humans are creating an epidemic of obesity and unnecessary suffering in pet cats
  • Overweight cats are at greatly increased risk for shortened lifespans, diseases affecting mobility, and numerous disorders involving major organ systems
  • There are many things you can do as a cat parent to help your pet achieve and maintain a healthy weight, including feeding the species-appropriate nutrition in the right portions, and encouraging her to be physically active
  • Overweight cats must lose weight very slowly, so work with your veterinarian to develop a weight loss plan customized for your pet’s individual needs

Below is a video of one of the excellent products we have to help get Fluffy a little more exercise while getting some food at the same time!  Click this link to see the product on our website: PetSafe Slim Cat Interactive Feeder Ball for Cats

 

Mark your calendar...

 

Dr. Witte at Mukwonago EOTL

Dr. Deanna Witte of Witte's Natural Veterinary Care is available for appointments for her next visit to our Mukwonago store on Wednesday, February 17th.  She will be back again on March 2nd. See our Store Events to see her scheduled days. Appointments are for 20 minutes and include both consultation and spinal manipulation. Call the store to reserve your spot: 262-363-3338.

 

Carolee Biddle of Animal Connections

Carolee visits our Mukwonago store monthly!  She is next available for appointments on Saturday, March 12th from 11am-3pm.  

The cost is $50 for a 20 minute animal communication session. To schedule your appointment, please call us at 262-363-3338. 

 

HAWS Pets of the Week

The lucky family that adopts one of the pets featured here on our blog will receive a coupon from HAWS good for a “congratulations” gift bag from End of the Leash!

To learn more about how to adopt through HAWS, please visit their adoption page.  You may also give them a call at 262.542.8851.

Bun Bun is a beautiful adult rabbit. She has a very plush velvety coat.

She will enjoy loving pets and her lucky new owner will enjoy petting her too! 

Snow and Brownie are an absolutely adorable little couple! They very tightly bonded and must be adopted together. They will make you smile every day as they snuggle up together and groom each other. Bonded bunnies are twice the joy and fun! 

Thanks for stopping by our blog!

Your Friends at End of the Leash

Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians and no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable and professional advice of your veterinarian.



Don't Forget Your Valentine!

We have a unique and fun selection of gifts for your human AND 4-legged Valentines! Swing by and check out our variety of treats, toys, dishes, clothes, jewelry and more!

 

Gotta food monster?

Earlier this week Dr. Karen Becker posted an excellent article on how to slow down that super voracious eater!  Her suggestions work well for all types of food.  

Here are some links to products we have that can help!

Here's the Story-at-a-glance...but be sure to read the full article for all the great advice!

  • Most dogs are motivated by food, which is one of the reasons many canine companions eat very fast – sometimes too fast
  • Food gulpers run the risk of choking, regurgitating, or developing the condition known as bloat, which can be life threatening
  • There are a number of ways to slow the speed at which your dog eats, including the use of puzzle and treat-release toys and slow-feeder bowls
  • Dogs can also drink too much water too fast, which can result in a dangerous condition called hyponatremia.

---> Click here for the full article, "What If Your Dog Attacks His Food Like It's His Last Meal on Earth?"

 

In the next week...

 

Dr. Witte at Mukwonago EOTL

Dr. Deanna Witte of Witte's Natural Veterinary Care is available for appointments for her next visit to our Mukwonago store on Wednesday, February 17th.  See our Store Events to see when she'll be here. Appointments are for 20 minutes and include both consultation and spinal manipulation. Call the store to reserve your spot: 262-363-3338.

 

Carolee Biddle of Animal Connections

Carolee visits our Mukwonago store monthly!  She is next available for appointments on Saturday, February 13th from 11am-3pm.  

The cost is $50 for a 20 minute animal communication session. To schedule your appointment, please call us at 262-363-3338. 

 

HAWS Pets of the Week

The lucky family that adopts one of the pets featured here on our blog will receive a coupon from HAWS good for a “congratulations” gift bag from End of the Leash!

To learn more about how to adopt through HAWS, please visit their adoption page.  You may also give them a call at 262.542.8851.

Bun Bun is a beautiful adult rabbit. She has a very plush velvety coat.

She will enjoy loving pets and her lucky new owner will enjoy petting her too! 

Snow and Brownie are an absolutely adorable little couple! They very tightly bonded and must be adopted together. They will make you smile every day as they snuggle up together and groom each other. Bonded bunnies are twice the joy and fun! 

We hope you have an amazing week!

Your Friends at End of the Leash

Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians and no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable and professional advice of your veterinarian.

Get Those Pearly Whites

 

We're sure you've heard by now that February is Dental Health month for your pets!  Did you know that what you feed your dog can greatly enhance the health of her teeth and gums?

Canadian Dogs offers a great article called, "Foods For Your Dog’s Dental Health"--check it out for a list of mouth-friendly foods and a recipe for Dental Delights!

Our February newsletter (publishing soon!) will include more on dental health and some awesome savings on select dental products!  If you are not a subscriber, signing up is easy. Simply enter your email address in the field above the "Subscribe to our Newsletter" button (in the upper right-hand column of our blog) and click!

 

Mark your calendar for February

Lakeland Adoptables

Stop by the Mukwonago EOTL THIS Saturday, February 6th between 11am-2pm to meet adoptables from Lakeland Animal Shelter!

 

Mukwonago's Nail Clinic

Nails to Tails will be at our Mukwonago store THIS Saturday, February 6th, from 10am-2pm.

No appointment necessary.  Nails will be done on a first come, first served basis. Cost is $10 per dog.

Carolee Biddle of Animal Connections

Carolee visits our Mukwonago store monthly!  She is next available for appointments on Saturday, February 13th from 11am-3pm.

The cost is $50 for a 20 minute animal communication session. To schedule your appointment, please call us at 262-363-3338. 

Dr. Witte at Mukwonago EOTL

Dr. Deanna Witte of Witte's Natural Veterinary Care is available for appointments for her next visit to our Mukwonago store on Wednesday, February 17th.  See our Store Events to see when she'll be here. Appointments are for 20 minutes and include both consultation and spinal manipulation. Call the store to reserve your spot: 262-363-3338.

 

HAWS Pets of the Week

The lucky family that adopts one of the pets featured here on our blog will receive a coupon from HAWS good for a “congratulations” gift bag from End of the Leash!

To learn more about how to adopt through HAWS, please visit their adoption page.  You may also give them a call at 262.542.8851.

Johnny and June are a sweet bonded pair! They are 9 years old and must go home together. June is front paw declawed and Johnny has claws on all 4 feet. They would love to snuggle up next to you and get lots of loving! 

Johnny and June are a sweet bonded pair! They are 9 years old and must go home together. June is front paw declawed and Johnny has claws on all 4 feet. They would love to snuggle up next to you and get lots of loving! 

Leo and Stashie are a bonded pair of young boys. They love to lay around but thier favorite thing is to play with wand toys! 

Leo and Stashie are a bonded pair of young boys. They love to lay around but thier favorite thing is to play with wand toys! 

We hope you have an amazing week!

Your Friends at End of the Leash

Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians and no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable and professional advice of your veterinarian.

One of the Greatest Mysteries About Cats Explained

Do you have a fussy feline when it comes to meal time? Well Dr. Karen Becker has a fascinating explanation!  Check out her article, "One of the Greatest Mysteries About Cats Explained".  She also includes some excellent tips on encouraging your fussy kitties to eat!

Story at-a-glance (courtesy of healthypets.mercola.com):

  • Cats are obligate carnivores who thrive on meat-based, not plant-based diets
  • Recent research reveals cats have taste receptors for bitter flavors, which were assumed to be of use only to herbivores as a way to detect toxins in plant matter
  • It could be that bitter taste receptors help cats detect toxins in or on prey animals. They may also help protect against internal toxins
  • It’s important that cats eat regularly, so even finicky kitties should always be encouraged to eat

Click ---> here <--- to read the full article!

 

Keeping away the chill this winter!

With the winter season still going strong here in Wisconsin, here at End of the Leash we have an excellent selection of jackets for dogs of all breeds and sizes!

Here's one we love--Gold Paw Stretch Fleece Jacket!  We have it in several colors and sizes.  Check it out on our website, endoftheleash.com, or stop in and see for yourself.

 

Holistic Consultations and Spinal Manipulations with Dr. Witte

Dr. Deanna Witte of Witte's Natural Veterinary Care visits our Mukwonago store every other Wednesday to do consultations, cold laser therapy and/or spinal manipulations for your pet. Consultations include discussion of holistic options regarding nutrition, supplements and essential oils.  Please check our Store Events calendar for dates.

Appointments are for 20 minutes and include both consultation and adjustment. Call the store to reserve your spot: 262-363-3338.

In addition to coming to our Mukwonago store, Dr. Deanna Witte also offers phone consults during normal business hours at her clinic.  Call her at 262-736-1212 to schedule. Please be sure she has your pet's records to review beforehand.  Phone consultations are $45 to start; additional charges may be necessary for extended appointments.

 

Mukwonago's Nail Clinic

Nails to Tails will be at our Mukwonago store Saturday, February 6th, from 10am-2pm.

No appointment necessary.  Nails will be done on a first come, first served basis. Cost is $10 per dog.

Mark your calendars--they will be here the 1st Saturday of every month!  The next clinic will be Saturday, March 5th.

 

HAWS Pets of the Week

The lucky family that adopts one of the pets featured here on our blog will receive a coupon from HAWS good for a “congratulations” gift bag from End of the Leash!

To learn more about how to adopt through HAWS, please visit their adoption page.  You may also give them a call at 262.542.8851.

Greta is an adult female Lop. She came to HAWS after she was abandoned by her previous owner. She is a very nice gal who loves gentle pets!

Maggie is a female Red Eared Slider who has been at HAWS since the end of November. She would love to get her forever home soon! 

 

Thanks for visiting our blog!

Your Friends at End of the Leash

Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians and no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable and professional advice of your veterinarian.

New Shipment in of animalEO!

We are pleased to announce we just received a new shipment of animalEO essential oils! 

If you are not familiar with these essential oils created especially for animals by Dr. Melissa Shelton, stop in to chat with one of our staff members OR check out this great chat between Dr. Becker and Dr. Shelton! 

 

Holistic Consultations and Spinal Manipulations with Dr. Witte

Dr. Deanna Witte of Witte's Natural Veterinary Care visits our Mukwonago store every other Wednesday to do consultations, cold laser therapy and/or spinal manipulations for your pet. Consultations include discussion of holistic options regarding nutrition, supplements and essential oils.  Please check our Store Events calendar for dates.

Appointments are for 20 minutes and include both consultation and adjustment. Call the store to reserve your spot: 262-363-3338.

In addition to coming to our Mukwonago store, Dr. Deanna Witte also offers phone consults during normal business hours at her clinic.  Call her at 262-736-1212 to schedule. Please be sure she has your pet's records to review beforehand.  Phone consultations are $45 to start; additional charges may be necessary for extended appointments.

 

HAWS Pets of the Week

The lucky family that adopts one of the pets featured here on our blog will receive a coupon from HAWS good for a “congratulations” gift bag from End of the Leash!

To learn more about how to adopt through HAWS, please visit their adoption page.  You may also give them a call at 262.542.8851.

Beau is a 4-year-old hound mix. He is a fun and active young boy. He would prefer to play with other dogs or a puppy over a toy. Beau also enjoys snuggling up next to his person! As with most hounds, his nose can get him in trouble. If there is food within smelling distance, he will find it! Due to his love of food, we would recommend a home with older children. 

Beau is a 4-year-old hound mix. He is a fun and active young boy. He would prefer to play with other dogs or a puppy over a toy. Beau also enjoys snuggling up next to his person! As with most hounds, his nose can get him in trouble. If there is food within smelling distance, he will find it! Due to his love of food, we would recommend a home with older children. 

Whiskers is an 11-month-old lop-eared girl transferred from another shelter. She hopes to find a forever loving home. She is a bit cautious at first but once she feels comfortable with you she will enjoy loving pets from you! She loves to explore and hop about so she will need the space to do that. A favorite part of her day is eating her green salad which she will share with you!

Whiskers is an 11-month-old lop-eared girl transferred from another shelter. She hopes to find a forever loving home. She is a bit cautious at first but once she feels comfortable with you she will enjoy loving pets from you! She loves to explore and hop about so she will need the space to do that. A favorite part of her day is eating her green salad which she will share with you!

Hope you're staying cozy warm!

Your Friends at End of the Leash

Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians and no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable and professional advice of your veterinarian.

Cold Weather Boredom Busters

Keep your house-bound dog busy and happy with entertaining thinking games until the weather warms.  Here's our latest--the Triple Treater Totter!

When cabin fever sets in, try The Triple Treater Totter.™ "It isn't just a serious tongue twister. This interactive, treat-dispensing game features 3 treat basins, 1 treat-loading compartment & engaging teeter-totter action that your pup is gonna love!"

When cabin fever sets in, try The Triple Treater Totter.™ "It isn't just a serious tongue twister. This interactive, treat-dispensing game features 3 treat basins, 1 treat-loading compartment & engaging teeter-totter action that your pup is gonna love!"

Stop in at either of our stores to check out the many varieties of puzzle toys we have that we think your dog will love!

 

HAWS Winter Symposium--THIS Saturday, January 16th

For five years End of the Leash has been one of the sponsors for the HAWS Winter Symposium. (All the proceeds from the event benefit the HAWS Behavior Department.) What a great way to learn from some wonderful speakers and support HAWS at the same time! End of the Leash will again have a booth at the event, and 10% of sales at our booth will also be donated to the Behavior Department.

WHAT: HAWS 5th Annual Winter Symposium

WHEN: Saturday, January 16, 2015, 9am-3pm (registration at 8:30am)

WHERE: Lily Works Conference Center, 505 Northview Rd, Waukesha WI

Dr. Melissa Shelton, founder of animalEO and owner of Crow River Animal Hospital & Dental Clinic in Howard Lake, MN, is an internationally recognized holistic veterinarian who specializes in using medical grade essential oils for complete and natural care of all animals.

Dr. Melissa Shelton, founder of animalEO and owner of Crow River Animal Hospital & Dental Clinic in Howard Lake, MN, is an internationally recognized holistic veterinarian who specializes in using medical grade essential oils for complete and natural care of all animals.

REGISTER: www.hawspets.org/winter-symposium


As many of you know, End of the Leash is now carrying the animalEO line of essential oils. Dr. Melissa Shelton, founder of animalEO, will be one of three speakers at this event.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about using essential oils with all the animals in your life!

 

Saturday, January 16th--make your appointment with Carolee!

Animal Communicator Carolee Biddle of Animal Connections will be back in our Mukwonago store on Saturday, January 16th from 11am-2pm.  

The cost is $50 for a 20-minute session.  To schedule your appointment, please call us at 262-363-3338. 

Curious about animal communication? Want to learn more?  Visit Carolee's website at www.animal-connections.com for insight on this intimate, effective tool you can use to bond with your animal companion and communicate with them in a whole new way! You can also visit her Facebook page.

"Animals are more than just our companions. They can be our teachers. We should always show them gratitude and respect. And if we can learn to live as they do—from the heart—the world can experience true peace and serenity."  www.animal-connections.com

 

Professional Dog Training with Canine Home School

Debbie Karnes, owner of Canine Home School in Delafield, Wisconsin, will be offering individual training sessions to help you with your specific needs on a monthly basis in our Mukwonago store! 

Debbie's next visit will be on Tuesday, January 19th from 3-6:30pm.  

Call our store at 262.363.3338 to schedule a half hour session for you and your dog to work on the problem of your choice with Debbie--for only $30!  

From her website:

"I will provide you with the knowledge that you will need to form a long-lasting relationship with your best friend.  Using force free,  positive reinforcement training methods you will see how quickly your dog wants to learn."  

 

HAWS Pets of the Week

The lucky family that adopts one of the pets featured here on our blog will receive a coupon from HAWS good for a “congratulations” gift bag from End of the Leash!

To learn more about how to adopt through HAWS, please visit their adoption page.  You may also give them a call at 262.542.8851.

Alfonso is a 2-year-old Cattle Dog Mix. He was transferred to HAWS from a shelter in Alabama. He is a very sweet boy but unsure in the shelter environment. We are recommending homes with kids age 12 and older since he can be overwhelmed easily. He seem to be good with cats and dogs.  He's very friendly when he warms up to you, but it may take him some time. 

Alfonso is a 2-year-old Cattle Dog Mix. He was transferred to HAWS from a shelter in Alabama. He is a very sweet boy but unsure in the shelter environment. We are recommending homes with kids age 12 and older since he can be overwhelmed easily. He seem to be good with cats and dogs.  He's very friendly when he warms up to you, but it may take him some time. 

Beau is a 4-year-old Hound Mix. He is a curious, friendly dog. If children are in the home we would require they be 10 or older due to size and potential to guard the food dish. We are unsure how he is with cats. He has been good with other dogs here at the shelter. He also has a very sweet and gentle demeanor.  

Beau is a 4-year-old Hound Mix. He is a curious, friendly dog. If children are in the home we would require they be 10 or older due to size and potential to guard the food dish. We are unsure how he is with cats. He has been good with other dogs here at the shelter. He also has a very sweet and gentle demeanor.  

Hope you're staying cozy warm!

Your Friends at End of the Leash

Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians and no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable and professional advice of your veterinarian.

Preparing For a Power Outage When You Have Pets

 

It's WINTER in many parts of the U.S. and the world.  Winter storms many times bring power outages...sometimes for hours, or worse, for days.  Take action now to be prepared.  

Whether you have dogs, cats, pocket pets, fish or birds, this article by Dr. Karen Becker gives excellent prep tips as well as what to do during the outage to help ensure the safety of your pet!

Click here for the full article: --->  Pet Owner Alert: Preparing for a Power Outage

 

Special on Victor grain-free dog food

Through January 31st, receive $5.00 off ALL SIZES of in-stock Victor dog food!  

ALL Victor formulas share these qualities :

  • Free from Corn, Wheat, Soy, Gluten, Grain By-Products
  • All Naturally Formulated with no artificial preservatives, flavors or colors
  • Contains scientifically advanced additives from Alltech that works to support excellent digestion and immune system health
  • Selenium Yeast as the sole source of added Selenium in all formulas!

If you haven't tried this great, grain-free food, now is the perfect time!

 

Lakeland Adoptables at Mukwonago EOTL this Saturday

Stop by the Mukwonago EOTL this Saturday, January 9th between 11am-2pm to meet adoptables from Lakeland Animal Shelter!

Did you know that Lakeland Animal Shelter cares for over 2,500 animals every year in the SE Wisconsin area?  At any given time, they house 40-60 dogs and 150-400 cats, and do not limit their intake based on the ages, temperament or health of the animals.  There is also no time limit for each animal's stay.  Each individual is treated with respect and compassion, and is given the treatments and training he/she needs to reach their full potential for adoption. Read more about Lakeland's Mission and Philosophy.

 

Saturday, January 16th--make your appointment with Carolee!

Animal Communicator Carolee Biddle of Animal Connections will be back in our Mukwonago store on Saturday, January 16th from 11am-2pm.  

The cost is $50 for a 20-minute session.  To schedule your appointment, please call us at 262-363-3338. 

Curious about animal communication? Want to learn more?  Visit Carolee's website at www.animal-connections.com for insight on this intimate, effective tool you can use to bond with your animal companion and communicate with them in a whole new way! You can also visit her Facebook page.

"Animals are more than just our companions. They can be our teachers. We should always show them gratitude and respect. And if we can learn to live as they do—from the heart—the world can experience true peace and serenity."  www.animal-connections.com

 

Dr. Witte schedule change--PLEASE NOTE!

Until further notice, Dr. Deanna Witte will visit our Mukwonago store EVERY OTHER Wednesday to do consultations, cold laser therapy and/or spinal manipulations for your pet. Consultations include discussion of holistic options regarding nutrition, supplements and essential oils.  Please check our Store Events calendar for dates.

Appointments are for 20 minutes and include both consultation and adjustment. Call the store to reserve your spot: 262-363-3338.

In addition to coming to our Mukwonago store, Dr. Deanna Witte also offers phone consults during normal business hours at her clinic.  Call her at 262-736-1212 to schedule. Please be sure she has your pet's records to review beforehand.  Phone consultations are $45 to start; additional charges may be necessary for extended appointments.

 

Need help training your dog?

Debbie Karnes, owner of Canine Home School in Delafield, Wisconsin, will be offering individual training sessions to help you with your specific needs on a monthly basis in our Mukwonago store! 

Debbie's next visit will be on Tuesday, January 19th from 3-6:30pm.  

Call our store at 262.363.3338 to schedule a half hour session for you and your dog to work on the problem of your choice with Debbie--for only $30!  

From her website:

"I will provide you with the knowledge that you will need to form a long-lasting relationship with your best friend.  Using force free,  positive reinforcement training methods you will see how quickly your dog wants to learn."  

 

Happy 2016!

Your Friends at End of the Leash

Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians and no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable and professional advice of your veterinarian.

What is animalEO?

For five years End of the Leash has been one of the sponsors for the HAWS Winter Symposium. (All the proceeds from the event benefit the HAWS Behavior Department.) What a great way to learn from some wonderful speakers and support HAWS at the same time! End of the Leash will again have a booth at the event, and 10% of sales at our booth will also be donated to the Behavior Department.

WHAT: HAWS 5th Annual Winter Symposium

WHEN: Saturday, January 16, 2015, 9am-3pm (registration at 8:30am)

WHERE: Lily Works Conference Center, 505 Northview Rd, Waukesha WI

REGISTER: www.hawspets.org/winter-symposium

 

As many of you know, End of the Leash is now carrying the animalEO line of essential oils. Dr. Melissa Shelton, founder of animalEO, will be one of three speakers at this event. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about using essential oils with all the animals in your life!

Dr. Melissa Shelton, founder of animalEO and owner of Crow River Animal Hospital & Dental Clinic in Howard Lake, MN, is an internationally recognized holistic veterinarian who specializes in using medical grade essential oils for complete and natural care of all animals.

Dr. Melissa Shelton, founder of animalEO and owner of Crow River Animal Hospital & Dental Clinic in Howard Lake, MN, is an internationally recognized holistic veterinarian who specializes in using medical grade essential oils for complete and natural care of all animals.

Here is some info from Dr. Shelton’s Website regarding animalEO:

What is animalEO?

Our Mission for Animals - A Message from Dr. Melissa Shelton...

I have been involved with Essential Oils for animals for many years.  And even before my introduction into the aromatherapy world, there has been a level of controversy regarding the use of essential oils with animals, especially cats.  It became my passion and mission to truly figure out if essential oils were harmful or helpful.  Through the work in my holistic veterinary clinic, I collected any data I could on toxicity reports, and also on cases that had proven beneficial results.  To me, the results could not be ignored.  Truly wonderful things could come by the proper use of high quality essential oils.

I have always felt protective of my patients.  Only wanting the best for them.  When I would recommend the use of essential oils for an animal, it always came with a level of caution.  What if the animal caregiver used a poor quality oil along with my recommendation?  What if an animal was harmed?  Over the years, I felt comfortable with just recommending one brand of essential oils, in an attempt to remedy this potential situation. But, the honest truth is, I could never monitor every essential oil released by any company.  And, there would always be essential oil singles and blends, that being created with humans in mind, were just not appropriate to use with animals, unless strict instructions and guidelines were followed.

animalEO remedies all of these issues.  Every essential oil single that goes into an animalEO product is personally evaluated by myself, to ensure that every property is as perfect as it can be.  Year to year, essential oils are harvested and distilled. Have you ever made a loaf of bread, and then made it again but it was slightly different?  This is natural variation.  However, it can mean that with essential oils, one distillation and harvest can yield a beautiful result - while the following year - the next harvest results in "a loaf of bread destined for the garbage..."  I have evolved to feeling the most reassured when people use my recommendations for animals - with the fact that I have evaluated the very essential oil they are going to use!  Once the oil has been in my hands - held, smelled, used, and approved - This just feels right!

The next major concern that animalEO addresses, is the fact that using human-intended essential oil singles and blends, have no instructions for the proper use regarding animals.  Being able to provide a product that will actually carry the proper use recommendations for cats, dogs, horses, cows, exotics, or any animal - is of huge importance.  It is true that not every animal should use every animalEO product.  Just because the products are "for animals", does not mean that the same product intended for dogs, should be used with birds.  Being able to have accurate recommendations for the animals that the product is intended for - will advance animal aromatherapy greatly - and keep animals everywhere, safer and healthier!

For more information and to register for the event please visit the HAWS website at www.hawspets.org/winter-symposium.

 

Mukwonago's Nail Clinic THIS Saturday 

Nails to Tails will be at our Mukwonago store this Saturday, January 2nd from 10am-2pm.

No appointment necessary.  Nails will be done on a first come, first served basis. Cost is $10 per dog.

Mark your calendars--they will be here the 1st Saturday of every month!  The next clinic will be Saturday, February 6th.

 

Happy New Year!

Wishing you a safe and happy New Year's holiday and 2016!  Don't forget to Like us and Share on Facebook... be on the lookout for lots of exciting giveaways in the upcoming year!

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End of the Leash hours for both locations:

New Year's Eve: 9am-4pm
New Year's Day: CLOSED

 

Thanks for a PAWsome year!!

Your Friends at End of the Leash

Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians and no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable and professional advice of your veterinarian.

Merry Christmas!

From all of us here at End of the Leash--we wish you a beautiful Christmas with family and friends and a prosperous new year!!

Our hours for the holidays are:

Christmas Eve: 9am-4pm
Christmas Day: CLOSED

New Year's Eve: 9am-4pm
New Year's Day: CLOSED

 

Orijen & Acana price changes

We just received notice from Orijen and Acana that they will have a price increase after the first of the year.  This means there is only ONE WEEK LEFT of their current pricing.

This is a mandatory increase that we are required to institute as they set the price range we have to follow for selling their products. 

So be sure to stock up before the end of the year before the increase goes into effect!

 

January Nail Clinics

Mukwonago Nail Clinic

Nails to Tails will be at our Mukwonago store Saturday, January 2nd from 10am-2pm.

No appointment necessary.  Nails will be done on a first come, first served basis. Cost is $10 per dog.

Pewaukee Nail Clinic

Pewaukee's January nail clinic will be Saturday the 16th from 10am-2pm.  The service is provided by Klips by Kate and it is first come, first served.

 

HAWS Pets of the Week

The lucky family that adopts one of the pets featured here on our blog will receive a coupon from HAWS good for a “congratulations” gift bag from End of the Leash!

To learn more about how to adopt through HAWS, please visit their adoption page.  You may also give them a call at 262.542.8851.

Mandy is a sweet, gentle 7 year old Pug/Beagle mix.  We would recommend a home for her that has children older than 6, due to her age. From what we can tell here, she would be okay in a home with a cat or dog. However, Mandy would prefer a lower energy dog that is appropriate. You will get the best of both worlds with her. She is independent, but will seek and accept attention! 

Mandy is a sweet, gentle 7 year old Pug/Beagle mix.  We would recommend a home for her that has children older than 6, due to her age. From what we can tell here, she would be okay in a home with a cat or dog. However, Mandy would prefer a lower energy dog that is appropriate. You will get the best of both worlds with her. She is independent, but will seek and accept attention! 

Jordan is a nice little gerbil who loves to dig around in his deep bedding making tunnels and comfy places to sleep! He loves wood chews, cardboard tubes and small boxes that he chews up and shreds! He also loves jogging in his wheel for long distances! 

Jordan is a nice little gerbil who loves to dig around in his deep bedding making tunnels and comfy places to sleep! He loves wood chews, cardboard tubes and small boxes that he chews up and shreds! He also loves jogging in his wheel for long distances! 

Many blessings to you this Christmas! Have a safe and happy holiday.

Your Friends at End of the Leash

Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians and no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable and professional advice of your veterinarian.