Last Chance for August Food Specials

THROUGH AUGUST ONLY!  Now is your last chance to take advantage of:

  • Purchase any 15# or 28# bag of Orijen or Acana dog foods, and take a 6 ounce bag of Orijen Freeze Dried formula free! Available in Adult, Regional or Tundra varieties.
  • Save $5.00 off any size bag of Wild Calling Dry Dog Food AND Buy One, Get One Free any flavor Wild Calling Dry Cat Food.
  • 20% off all varieties of Nature's Variety RAW food.

AND, don't forget, any Fromm purchases before Sept. 1st benefit Lakeland and Elmbrook through the Fromm Feeding Friends program.

 

Toxic Treats? 

NONE of the edibles in our store will ever be sourced from or made in China. 

We have multiple chew options for your pet that are sourced from the USA or a country with the same or stricter standards.

In her article from today, Dr. Karen Becker of healthypets.mercola.com reminds us why we should watch where our pet's treats are coming from!

  • In this latest update on the toxic jerky pet treat debacle, we share up-to-date news on a tragic situation that is 7 years old and no closer to resolution than it was in 2007.
  • In May of this year, news headlines announced that in addition to thousands of sick and dead dogs and a couple dozen sick cats, three people had also fallen ill after ingesting jerky pet treats. Two were toddlers.

---> Click HERE to read the full article.

 

Lakeland Adoptables at Mukwonago EOTL

Stop by the Mukwonago EOTL on Friday, September 5th between 1-4pm to meet adoptables from Lakeland Animal Shelter.  

Your new FURever friend may just be waiting here for you!

 

This Week's Adoptables from HAWS

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.

This week as our small animal room is bursting at the seams we highlight two of our special residents.  Doug and Skeeter are 2 baby male guinea pigs who are the best of friends!  Guinea pigs love the company of a friend and these two are looking for a home that will love both of them.  

This week as our small animal room is bursting at the seams we highlight two of our special residents.  Doug and Skeeter are 2 baby male guinea pigs who are the best of friends!  Guinea pigs love the company of a friend and these two are looking for a home that will love both of them.  

Alessandro is a just a young fellow at about 6 months old. He still has a lot of growing up to do and will end up being a pretty big boy!  He came from a home with way too many bunnies to care for and for some reason he has some notches cut out of his ear, but they do not cause any issues!  He is a fun guy and loves to explore and sometimes gets into trouble so he will keep you on your toes! To learn how to care for house rabbits go to www.rabbit.org.

Alessandro is a just a young fellow at about 6 months old. He still has a lot of growing up to do and will end up being a pretty big boy!  He came from a home with way too many bunnies to care for and for some reason he has some notches cut out of his ear, but they do not cause any issues!  He is a fun guy and loves to explore and sometimes gets into trouble so he will keep you on your toes! To learn how to care for house rabbits go to www.rabbit.org.

 

Thanks for stopping by :)

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.

Horns or Halo?

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"Raising a good canine citizen doesn't come naturally to every dog guardian, which is one of the reasons so many unlucky pups are relinquished to animal shelters each year. Many people don't realize that molding a puppy or adopted adult dog into a balanced canine companion requires a considerable investment of time and energy.

And while everyone recognizes the difference between a well-mannered dog and one that is unpredictable and out-of-control, often dog owners develop bad habits without realizing it, and are left feeling confused and frustrated with their dog's uncooperative behavior."

---> Click here for the full article.

 

Kitty Missing the Box?

More wise advice from Dr. Becker--this time about our feline friends. Her article, "Inappropriate Elimination: The #1 Reason Cats are Surrendered to Shelters" may help you track down the reason your cat "goes" in the wrong place.

 

Talk to Your Pet on a Whole New Level! 

Not sure about animal communication?  Visit Rebecca's website and read some FAQs to give you a better idea of what it is and how it can help you and your pet!

Not sure about animal communication?  Visit Rebecca's website and read some FAQs to give you a better idea of what it is and how it can help you and your pet!

Animal Communicator Rebecca Moravec will be here at EOTL Mukwonago on Sunday, September 14th from 10am-2pm.

Find out what your animal is thinking and feeling and work through any behavior issues you may be experiencing. Bring your animal with you or bring in a photograph.

Rebecca can also communicate with your animal friends that have crossed the Rainbow Bridge.

Twenty minute and half hour consultations are available—call the store for rates and to schedule your appointment at 262-363-3338.

 

This Week's Adoptables from HAWS

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.

These little guys are a trio of bonded degus and must be adopted together. They are friendly and can be easily handled once they get to know you. They need a large cage with lots of space to scamper about with running wheels. To learn how to care for them go to http://www.degutopia.co.uk/index.htm.

These little guys are a trio of bonded degus and must be adopted together. They are friendly and can be easily handled once they get to know you. They need a large cage with lots of space to scamper about with running wheels. To learn how to care for them go to http://www.degutopia.co.uk/index.htm.

This year at Kids ‘n Critters Camp Chato was a kids favorite.  They taught him so much and he was a stellar student!  He was easy to train and eager to please.  Chato is a young male pit bull mix that is looking for a forever home today so stop by HAWS today to meet this obedience superstar!

This year at Kids ‘n Critters Camp Chato was a kids favorite.  They taught him so much and he was a stellar student!  He was easy to train and eager to please.  Chato is a young male pit bull mix that is looking for a forever home today so stop by HAWS today to meet this obedience superstar!

 

Have a paw-some 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.

Our Mukwonago Store Is Moving!

Soon to be our new Mukwonago location--we are moving!  On December 1st, 2014, we will open the doors to this location at 325 Bay View Road in Mukwonago, Wisconsin.

Soon to be our new Mukwonago location--we are moving!  On December 1st, 2014, we will open the doors to this location at 325 Bay View Road in Mukwonago, Wisconsin.

Yes, exciting news!! Our Mukwonago store is MOVING!

Susie just signed a lease on a new space at 325 Bay View Road, Mukwonago, in the Chelsey Lynn Shopping Center. It's almost double the size of our current location, with lots of convenient PARKING (Yay!), and of course we will offer the same quality products and customer service you've come to expect.

We will open our doors in the new space on December 1st, just in time to have our 10th Midnight Magic in the new, larger location!

We could not have done it without all of you! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for your support, your patronage, your referrals, and for being the best customers around! We are so very grateful to have you all as part of the End of the Leash family.

 

Fromm Feeding Friends

Don't forget, folks, through the end of August you can help Lakeland Animal Shelter and Elmbrook Humane Society with every purchase of Fromm from End of the Leash! 

Fromm will donate 6% of all purchases made at our Mukwonago store to Lakeland Animal Shelter, and 6% of all purchases made at our Pewaukee store to Elmbrook Humane Society!  What an easy way to help 2 great organizations and all the animals waiting for their forever homes.

 

Tick Check!

Does your skin crawl when you even hear the word?  Ticks have been bad in our area this season. 

Here's Dr. Becker's advice on why tick checks are so important.  Her article, "No Longer an Innocent Pest, Ticks Can Now Infect Your Pet with Multiple Diseases" talks about how blacklegged ticks can transmit more than one disease in a single bite.  

Checking your dog for ticks and having his blood checked regularly for the presence of infection is Dr. Becker's recommended approach to keeping your pet safe from potentially devastating tick-borne diseases.

---> Click here to read the whole article.

 

This Week's Adoptables from HAWS

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.

Jackie has been at HAWS for a long time now and is really hoping for a new family soon.  She is very sweet and loves her people.  She is a little under confident and would do best in an only pet household.  She needs a family with lots of love but otherwise is pretty low maintenance.  Please stop by HAWS today to meet this sweet girl.

Jackie has been at HAWS for a long time now and is really hoping for a new family soon.  She is very sweet and loves her people.  She is a little under confident and would do best in an only pet household.  She needs a family with lots of love but otherwise is pretty low maintenance.  Please stop by HAWS today to meet this sweet girl.

Marcus is an adorable young male kitty who is still full of kitten!  He is a ball of fun and would bring love and life to any home. He is currently being housed at Petsmart in Pewaukee so please be sure to stop in to meet him today!

Marcus is an adorable young male kitty who is still full of kitten!  He is a ball of fun and would bring love and life to any home. He is currently being housed at Petsmart in Pewaukee so please be sure to stop in to meet him today!

 

Hope you are enjoying your summer!

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.

The Scoop...on Poop!

No one ever seems to want to talk about dog poop, yet elimination is an important part of digestion and one you should pay attention to.  Being on "poop patrol" when your dog does his biz is imperative when monitoring your pet's health.

In their article, The Poop On Dog Diet And DigestionDogs Naturally Magazine shares how important it is to monitor your pet's "output", and how it can give you a glimpse of what is going on inside your pet.

--> Click here to get the scoop on poop!

 

The Raw Truth On Feeding Your Feline

The Feline Nutrition Education Society shared a great article on getting your cat transitioned over to a raw diet.  Cats are true carnivores and thrive the best on a raw diet.

Entitled, Beginner's Luck: Where Do I Start?, the article discusses the steps to getting your Boo ready for the switch and information you'll need to know to do so, as well as ideas for the actual food transition and what you can expect once he is consistently chowing down that raw food (including LESS in the litterbox, silky fur, and more energy!)!

 

This Week's Adoptables from HAWS

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.

Princess is a wonderful senior kitty at 14 years of age.  Like wine, she has just gotten better with age.  She is super sweet and would love an owner to grow old with.  Stop by HAWS today to meet her :)

Princess is a wonderful senior kitty at 14 years of age.  Like wine, she has just gotten better with age.  She is super sweet and would love an owner to grow old with.  Stop by HAWS today to meet her :)

This lovely young gal is not quite full grown. She was found outside all alone and homeless. She is very sweet. She has lovely pink eyes and a beautiful white fur coat!  That's why they call her Candy Cane. Please come in and visit with her.  To learn about house rabbits as companions go to www.rabbit.org.

This lovely young gal is not quite full grown. She was found outside all alone and homeless. She is very sweet. She has lovely pink eyes and a beautiful white fur coat!  That's why they call her Candy Cane. Please come in and visit with her.  To learn about house rabbits as companions go to www.rabbit.org.

 

Stay in the Loop!

Our Facebook page has had some great giveaways lately, and our monthly newsletter has three great sales running this month! 

Are you friends with us on Facebook and receiving our newsletter, The Other End of the Leash

You don't want to miss out! 

 

Have a paw-some day!!

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.

Help Them "Flea" the Scene Holistically

 

Animal Wellness Magazine shared some great tips on helping keep fleas at bay naturally.  

Here at End of the Leash we have a variety of natural products that can be used!   Stop in to discuss your options with one of our awesome, knowledgeable staff.

Here's an excerpt from the article, "Fight Dog Fleas Holistically":

Keep your dog itch-free by taking a well-rounded holistic approach to flea and tick control.

Have you ever heard the term “integrated pest management”? It sounds rather dry and intimidating, but it’s actually a holistic strategy for dealing with the threat of insects and diseases in plants. It operates on the tenet that healthy plants are rarely targeted by pests, and takes into account the entire well-being of the plant and everything it needs for optimal growth – soil, water, light and nutrition. Any controls required are applied with minimal impact to the environment.

Of course, dogs aren’t plants. But when it comes to flea and tick control, we can draw inspiration from the integrated pest management concept. By taking a fully-rounded holistic approach that goes far beyond what is offered by conventional fl ea prevention medications, you can not only help keep pest populations down, but also ensure your dog is so healthy he won’t suffer from the few bites he might get.

----> Click here to read more...

 

Facebook Giveaways!

Have you been following us on Facebook?  We've had 3 different give-a-ways recently, and the possibility of more in the future! 

Plus, it is the best way to get the most up to date news on events, specials, and pet care advice.  Like us today and invite your friends, too!

 

Lakeland Adoptables at Mukwonago EOTL

Stop by the Mukwonago EOTL tomorrow, Friday, August 1st between 1-4pm to meet adoptables from Lakeland Animal Shelter.  

Your new FURever friend may just be waiting here for you!

 

This Week's Adoptables from HAWS

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.

Iggy is a young Iguana who is quite small at the moment, but will be almost 5 foot long from nose to tail tip when he is all grown up! He is easily handled and loves his fruits and veggies. Please go to http://www.anapsid.org/iguana/ to learn about caring for Iguanas. If you adopt Iggy you will receive a free copy of Iguanas for Dummies, a great reference book.

Iggy is a young Iguana who is quite small at the moment, but will be almost 5 foot long from nose to tail tip when he is all grown up! He is easily handled and loves his fruits and veggies. Please go to http://www.anapsid.org/iguana/ to learn about caring for Iguanas. If you adopt Iggy you will receive a free copy of Iguanas for Dummies, a great reference book.

Pretty Milli is a sweet little 2 year old female who is looking for a new home.  She is very friendly and loves to snuggle.  She is part of a special program HAWS has with Petsmart in Pewaukee and currently resides there.  She invites you to come out to Petsmart to fall in love with her and buy her some real fun toys before you take her home!

Pretty Milli is a sweet little 2 year old female who is looking for a new home.  She is very friendly and loves to snuggle.  She is part of a special program HAWS has with Petsmart in Pewaukee and currently resides there.  She invites you to come out to Petsmart to fall in love with her and buy her some real fun toys before you take her home!

 

Thanks for stopping by :)

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.

Hear It First in Our Newsletter!

Sign up for our newsletter under the Stay Connected section in the upper right of our blog site.

Sign up for our newsletter under the Stay Connected section in the upper right of our blog site.

 

August Preview

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It's easy to sign up!  Just enter your email address and click the Subscribe button. That's it!

You won't believe the sales and things we have coming in August.  You don't want to miss it!
 

 

A Guide to Less Chemicals in your Dog's Bath

Dogs Naturally Magazine has a very informative article on the ingredients you want to steer clear of for Rover's bath time.  Check it out! 

--->  Keeping Bath Time Safe for Your Dog <---

 

Book signing at EOTL Pewaukee this Friday!

Mary Gover Gray, the author of Dixie Doodle the Helper Poodle will be in our Pewaukee store on July 25th from 4:30-7pm to autograph copies of her book!

Make sure you stop by to say, "Hi!" and get a signed copy of your own!

 

This Week's Adoptables from HAWS

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.

 

It’s kitten season at HAWS and unfortunately that means wonderful adult cats sometimes get looked over.  This we are featuring 2 of these wonderful cats that would make any home a lot happier.

Emerald is a sweet little girl that loves visitors.  She will rub on the front of the cage until you take her out.  Emerald is 2 years old, just old enough to have lost those naughty kitten habits.

Emerald is a sweet little girl that loves visitors.  She will rub on the front of the cage until you take her out.  Emerald is 2 years old, just old enough to have lost those naughty kitten habits.

Echo is a more mature 7 year old boy how knows how to get what he wants.  He is very sweet and loves to snuggle.  Stop by HAWS today to meet both of these great adoption candidates.

Echo is a more mature 7 year old boy how knows how to get what he wants.  He is very sweet and loves to snuggle.  Stop by HAWS today to meet both of these great adoption candidates.

 

Have an awesome 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.

Dr. Becker Tips, Sales, and More


Fire Safety Tips

Did you know that pets inadvertently start over 1,000 house fires a year?

Dr. Becker has an informative article on things you can do to safeguard your pets in case of a fire AND how to pet-proof your home against potential fire hazards.

Read all about it HERE at healthypets.mercola.com.

 

High Hopes Meaty Bites ON SALE!

Our Mukwonago store has all flavors of the High Hopes Meaty Bites treats on sale!

 

WHILE SUPPLIES LAST ONLY.

 

Stop in before they are gone!  

 

Do You Follow Us?

Follow us on Facebook for the most up to date information on what's going on at our two locations and online store.

You'll be the first to hear about new product arrivals, sales, events (like the upcoming Bark for Life) and more!  

 

This Week's Adoptables from HAWS

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.

This very sweet and gentle little Dutch girl is Oreo. She enjoys gentle pets and sharing a green leafy salad with her human friends. She loves to explore and do bunny 500's and binkies of joy!  If you adopt her or any of the rabbits at Haws you will receive a free copy of HOUSE RABBIT HANDBOOK:HOW TO LIVE WITH AN URBAN RABBIT and RABBITS.GENTLE HEARTS.VALIANT SPIRITS.

This very sweet and gentle little Dutch girl is Oreo. She enjoys gentle pets and sharing a green leafy salad with her human friends. She loves to explore and do bunny 500's and binkies of joy!  If you adopt her or any of the rabbits at Haws you will receive a free copy of HOUSE RABBIT HANDBOOK:HOW TO LIVE WITH AN URBAN RABBIT and RABBITS.GENTLE HEARTS.VALIANT SPIRITS.

Pebbles and Bam Bam are a bonded pair of 2 year old kitties that would love to find a home together.  They are not picky and promise to be wonderful companions.  Stop by our Kitty Kastle at HAWS to meet this pretty pair.

Pebbles and Bam Bam are a bonded pair of 2 year old kitties that would love to find a home together.  They are not picky and promise to be wonderful companions.  Stop by our Kitty Kastle at HAWS to meet this pretty pair.

 

Dixie Doodle the Helper Poodle book signing at EOTL Mukwonago!

Mary Gover Gray, the author of Dixie Doodle the Helper Poodle will be in our Mukwonago store on July 25th from 4:30-7pm to autograph copies of her book!

Make sure you stop by to say, "Hi!" and get a signed copy of your own!

 

Have an awesome 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.

What's New?

Stay in the loop with our latest additions by clicking the NEW tab on our webstore menu.

Stay in the loop with our latest additions by clicking the NEW tab on our webstore menu.

 

Have you noticed the "New" tab on our webstore menu?

Caru Tetra Pak Dog Food, Caru Treats, "Happy Together" and "I Choose the Dog" T-shirts, and embroidered totes are just a few of our new items.

Check it out! http://www.endoftheleash.com/new/

 

New Dog Food Flavors

If you missed it on Facebook, the two new flavors of Holistic Select are now in stock in Mukwonago.  Stop in before they are gone to take advantage of the sale! 

 

Reminder....if you can't adopt, you can still help! 

The Lakeland kitties are asking for your help!  Please click the photo for the details about items they are in need of.  Thank you in advance for your kindness!

The Lakeland kitties are asking for your help!  Please click the photo for the details about items they are in need of.  Thank you in advance for your kindness!

We saw recently that Lakeland Animal Shelter's kitties were posting a plea on Facebook for bleach and kitty food.  We know that all the local shelters rely heavily on your support to care for their charges. 

If you don't have the ability to adopt a new family member, you can still help with your donations and by spreading the word!

 

This Week's Adoptables from HAWS

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.

Boo Peep is a sweet “little” female tortie looking for a forever home.  She is currently residing at the Petco in Waukesha  greeting all of the shoppers!  Next time you are out and about be sure to stop by to say hi!

Boo Peep is a sweet “little” female tortie looking for a forever home.  She is currently residing at the Petco in Waukesha  greeting all of the shoppers!  Next time you are out and about be sure to stop by to say hi!

At 5.5 years, this Pit Bull/Labrador mix is definitely in her prime and ready to play - she still loves soft squeaky toys like a pup!  Jackie is wonderful on a leash and would make an excellent walking or jogging partner. Eager to please & extremely smart, this girl knows "sit", "down", "give paw", "wait" and many others! She LOVES to be touched and to be close to her human friends. But, she also prefers to be an "only" - a household without other dogs or cats will be her best match!   If you are looking for an absolute loyal companion and best buddy, look no further. Please take the time to meet her! 

At 5.5 years, this Pit Bull/Labrador mix is definitely in her prime and ready to play - she still loves soft squeaky toys like a pup!  Jackie is wonderful on a leash and would make an excellent walking or jogging partner. Eager to please & extremely smart, this girl knows "sit", "down", "give paw", "wait" and many others! She LOVES to be touched and to be close to her human friends. But, she also prefers to be an "only" - a household without other dogs or cats will be her best match!   If you are looking for an absolute loyal companion and best buddy, look no further. Please take the time to meet her! 

 

Thanks for stopping by :)

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.

Happy 4th of July!

 

Both of our locations will be closed on July 4th to celebrate the holiday!

 

We will reopen with normal business hours on Saturday, July 5th. 

 

Have a safe and happy 4th, everyone! 

 

Keep your dog safe this July 4th

 

Dixie Doodle the Helper Poodle book signing at EOTL Mukwonago!

Mary Gover Gray, the author of Dixie Doodle the Helper Poodle will be in our Mukwonago store on July 25th from 4:30-7pm to autograph copies of her book!

Make sure you stop by to say, "Hi!" and get a signed copy of your own!  

 

This Week's Adoptables from HAWS

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.

Gunner is a 4 year old lab who is a wonderful laid back boy.  He loves to fetch, as any good retriever does, and also loves to snuggle.  He is mild mannered and very affectionate.  Please stop by HAWS today to meet this sweetie!

Gunner is a 4 year old lab who is a wonderful laid back boy.  He loves to fetch, as any good retriever does, and also loves to snuggle.  He is mild mannered and very affectionate.  Please stop by HAWS today to meet this sweetie!

Medusa is a 5 year old long haired beauty.  She loves to rub on your legs and be petted.  She would love a window with a bird feeder on the outside so she can watch her birdies.  She is front declawed and would just love an owner that would dote on her all day!

Medusa is a 5 year old long haired beauty.  She loves to rub on your legs and be petted.  She would love a window with a bird feeder on the outside so she can watch her birdies.  She is front declawed and would just love an owner that would dote on her all day!

 

Have a fantastic holiday 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.

No Carbs Needed


Dogs and Cats Have No Nutritional Requirement for Carbohydrates

How many of you have heard us at EOTL repeat that statement?  Dr. Karen Becker states this very eloquently in a review of a "white paper" from Champion Pet foods (Orijen and Acana).

While she does not recommend any one brand of food over the other, she gives you the tools to read labels and decide for yourself. 

You can read the entire article here:  Don’t Feed This to Your Pets – It Can Make Them Obese and Sick

 
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Solid Gold on Sale!  

Now through Sunday, June 29th select bags of Solid Gold dog food and treats are on sale.

Stop in either of our locations and save!

 

Lakeland Adoptables at Mukwonago EOTL

Stop by the Mukwonago EOTL tomorrow, Friday, June 27th between 1-4pm and Saturday, June 28th between 11am-2pm to meet adoptables from Lakeland Animal Shelter.  

Your new FURever friend may just be waiting here for you!

 

This Week's Adoptables from HAWS

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.

It’s that time again and here at HAWS it is raining kittens.  Join us Saturday, June 28th from 11am-3pm for our 3rd Annual Kitten Shower!  There will be cake, kittens and more!  The first 30 felines that go home that weekend will receive a special starter kit valued at over $50.  Check out www.hawspets.org for more info!

It’s that time again and here at HAWS it is raining kittens.  Join us Saturday, June 28th from 11am-3pm for our 3rd Annual Kitten Shower!  There will be cake, kittens and more!  The first 30 felines that go home that weekend will receive a special starter kit valued at over $50.  Check out www.hawspets.org for more info!

Diesel is a Shepherd/Malamute mix. At 6 years of age, he is done growing...but there's over 100 pounds of him to love!  Diesel came to HAWS earlier this spring, and has successfully recovered from a bout of kennel sniffles. In the meantime, he's been working with our Behavior and Training folks to be a gentle giant. Diesel is a happy boy who may be content to just hang with his humans and soak up the love all by himself.

Diesel is a Shepherd/Malamute mix. At 6 years of age, he is done growing...but there's over 100 pounds of him to love!  Diesel came to HAWS earlier this spring, and has successfully recovered from a bout of kennel sniffles. In the meantime, he's been working with our Behavior and Training folks to be a gentle giant. Diesel is a happy boy who may be content to just hang with his humans and soak up the love all by himself.

 

Happy Summer!!

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.

Calm Your Pet for the 4th

Is the 4th of July not a party for your pets?  We have a few products that can help them feel more calm and relaxed during fireworks (and thunderstorm) season! 

Also, Dr. Becker has some sage advice on how to help your dogs with storm phobias: Do Summer Thunderstorms Send Your Dog Into a Panic?

  • HomeoPet Anxiety TFLN
    • Homeopathic remedy provides relief from fear of: Thunderstorms, Fireworks, Wind, Loud Noises, Gunshots. Restless, anxious and unwanted behavior can be helped with this fast acting, non-sedating liquid.
  • Pet Naturals Calming Chews
    • Separation anxiety? Nervousness?? Pacing?!? Chill dog.
      CALMING has high potency natural ingredients that are properly formulated for optimal results. It’s the natural way to help your hound mellow out.
  • ThunderShirts
    • ThunderShirt uses gentle hugging to calm your dog or cat. With its patented design, ThunderShirt’s gentle, constant pressure has a dramatic calming effect for most dogs and cats if they are anxious, fearful or overexcited.
  • Pet Essences Flower Essences--Anxiety/Fear
    • Trips to the vet, new situations, thunder and storms, getting adjusted to new people and animals, mistreated in past, competition, anxiety attacks, fearful cowering and hiding.
 

It's a Family Affair for Animals!

Lakeland Animal Shelter invites you to the first ever Affair for Animals on June 21st, 2013 from 10:00am until 4:00pm at the Walworth County Fairgrounds. 

This free event offers lots of activites for kids, families and dogs! There will be events for the dogs, bouncy houses and other activities for the kids and over 30 local vendors with lots of great products for people and their pets.

Attendees can visit with some of the many adoptable Lakeland shelter dogs or purchase some Lakeland logo gear.

In addition to the other activities, there will be music, a cookout, raffle drawings and silent auction items.

For more information, check out Lakeland's Event page or watch this video from TMJ4!

 

This Week's Adoptables from HAWS

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.

Lillian

Lillian

Harvey

Harvey

Harvey and Lillian were lost out in the cold. They were both very happy when a kind human found them and brought them to HAWS for shelter! These Florida White rabbits are still a bit shy around humans, but they are willing to give a gentle, kind person a chance. It will take a bit of patience, but once they feel safe and secure Harvey and Lillian will be great little friends to their new caretakers.  Harvey had some minor health issues due to being outdoors, but he has received a clean bill of health and is ready for his new home. And, like many house rabbits, both Lillian and Harvey are litter box trained! 

They aren't an official "bonded pair" so they can be adopted separately.  To learn more about house rabbits, please go to www.rabbit.org. Then stop by HAWS to meet one of our many lovely rabbit pals available for adoption!

 

New Products Added Weekly! 

Have you visited our website at www.endoftheleash.com?  We are continually adding new products so check back often!  

Visit endoftheleash.com for these and tons of other gifts and pet supplies.  Naturally the best for pets and their people!

Visit endoftheleash.com for these and tons of other gifts and pet supplies.  Naturally the best for pets and their people!

 

Hope to see you soon :)

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.

Homemade Summer Treats for Your Pet!

Fill empty center bones with canned dog food and freeze for a cooling, long-lasting treat for Fido!

Fill empty center bones with canned dog food and freeze for a cooling, long-lasting treat for Fido!

Used for freezing AND baking, these silicone trays work great for treats all year round.

Used for freezing AND baking, these silicone trays work great for treats all year round.

Looking for creative ways to treat your furry friend this summer? Try these ideas to keep them cool all summer long.

Take a center bone (one that is an appropriate size for your dog) and fill it with your favorite canned dog food. A snack bag with the corner cut off works well for this step. Then, once filled, put the stuffed bone into another snack bag and put it in the freezer. Leave the treat in the freezer until it is completely frozen, then serve to your happy dog!

Another great idea can be made using our Treat Trays. These silicone trays can be used for freezing or baking. For cool summer treats, use these trays to fill with canned dog food or the prepackaged Freezy Pup mix. Also try freezing some fruit (pet-friendly ones!) for those hot summer days.

 

A Couple Pet Safety Tips...

As always, Dr. Becker has excellent reminders for us when it comes to our pet's safety. Here are two helpful articles--one for kitty owners and one for dog owners.

Consider this if you use lawn chemicals:  The Signs of Toxic Exposure That Every Indoor Cat Owner Needs to Know (This hazard applies to your dog, too!)

What kind of leash do you use? Dr. Becker: Why I Don't Recommend Retractable Leashes

 

This Week's Adoptables from HAWS

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.

Poor Stuart is still waiting for his new “people” to come pick him up!  Stuart is a very outgoing 2 year old kitty who is the best of both worlds.  He loves to snuggle and purrs like a lion.  He even likes to ride on your shoulders.  At the same time he LOVES to play.  He loves to play so much that sometimes he gets carried away and starts to use his mouth to nibble, so we wouldn’t recommend small children but a playful feline friend would be perfect!  Please stop by HAWS today to meet Stuart!

Poor Stuart is still waiting for his new “people” to come pick him up!  Stuart is a very outgoing 2 year old kitty who is the best of both worlds.  He loves to snuggle and purrs like a lion.  He even likes to ride on your shoulders.  At the same time he LOVES to play.  He loves to play so much that sometimes he gets carried away and starts to use his mouth to nibble, so we wouldn’t recommend small children but a playful feline friend would be perfect!  Please stop by HAWS today to meet Stuart!

Willy is such a sweet little boy and full of life.  With the right amount of exercise and mental stimulation he will flourish in your household.  He has spent 5 weeks in the shelter and is really ready for a mom and/or dad who can dote on him like he deserves!

Willy is such a sweet little boy and full of life.  With the right amount of exercise and mental stimulation he will flourish in your household.  He has spent 5 weeks in the shelter and is really ready for a mom and/or dad who can dote on him like he deserves!

 

Lakeland's 10th Annual Adopt-a-thon--THIS WEEKEND

  • Friday, June 13th from 4-8pm
  • Saturday, June 14th from 11am-6pm

Lakeland Animal Shelter, 3551 State Road 67, Delavan, WI 53115

From Lakeland's website:

Are you looking for a furry friend or two?  We currently have more than 300 homeless animals in our care with at least 150 of them currently available for adoption. Our Adopt-a-thon event might be your perfect opportunity to find a new companion to add to your family.  Come join us on Friday, June 13th from 4pm to 8pm or Saturday, June 14th from  11am to 6pm to meet some of our many adoptable animals.  This include kittens, cats, puppies and dogs as well a few bunnies too!  We will be offering $25 off regular adoption fees from now until the June 14th as well as “name your own fee” adoption fees for all cats that are 3 years of age and older. 

If you love animals but can’t adopt at this time we still love to have you visit us and perhaps bring one of the much needed items of our wish list.  Your monetary donation would also be appreciated and don’t forget the option to support us by sponsoring an animal as well.

Please note that in order to be eligible for the reduced adoption fees you must have an adopter profile submitted no later that Friday June 13th. 

 

ALSO--can't make it to Lakeland this weekend?  Stop by EOTL Mukwonago on Saturday, June 14th between 11am-2pm to meet some of their adoptabes!

 

Hope your week has been paws-itively great!

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.

FREE SHIPPING on $49 or more

Come see what's new at our online store!

Come see what's new at our online store!

Have you visited our online store? :)  Go to www.endoftheleash.com or simply click the Shop link at the top of this blog!

We are constantly adding more products to our online selection. Visit us at www.endoftheleash.com and get FREE SHIPPING every day on orders of $49 or more!

 

Top 10 Pet Poisons

Dr. Karen Becker shared a very informative article about household toxins that are dangerous to your dogs and cats.  The lists were compiled by the Pet Poison Helpline.

Check out the article at healthypets.mercola.com to find out what foods, plants and household items you should keep away from Rover and Fluffy!

 

This Week's Adoptables from HAWS

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.

Mindy is a 7 year old Japanese Chin who thinks she is royalty.  Mindy is an absolute delight but can be a little stubborn.  An owner who knows how to turn things into Mindy’s idea would be perfect.  We believe she would do well in an adult only home and possibly with a dog friend or two.

Mindy is a 7 year old Japanese Chin who thinks she is royalty.  Mindy is an absolute delight but can be a little stubborn.  An owner who knows how to turn things into Mindy’s idea would be perfect.  We believe she would do well in an adult only home and possibly with a dog friend or two.

Holly is a senior cat--but don't let that deter you! At age 10 she knows what she wants...and that is companionship from a loving human, and maybe a cat sibling, too!  Holly is watching her figure, so she's on a special diet. She is sweet and loving and will enjoy your brushing her beautiful calico coat. Holly is also front-paw declawed.  You can stop in to meet 'n greet with Holly any day--she's got her own condo in our lobby and is ready to say "Hello!" whenever you arrive!

Holly is a senior cat--but don't let that deter you! At age 10 she knows what she wants...and that is companionship from a loving human, and maybe a cat sibling, too!  Holly is watching her figure, so she's on a special diet. She is sweet and loving and will enjoy your brushing her beautiful calico coat. Holly is also front-paw declawed.  You can stop in to meet 'n greet with Holly any day--she's got her own condo in our lobby and is ready to say "Hello!" whenever you arrive!

 

Spinal Manipulation & Holistic Consultations for Your Pet

Dr. Witte comes to our Mukwonago store every 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.

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 every Wednesday, 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 before hand.  Phone consultations are $45 to start; additional charges may be necessary for extended appointments.

About Witte’s Veterinary Care:

Veterinary service providing traditional and alternative treatment options for your pets. Services include spinal manipulative therapy, cold laser therapy, wellness exams with individualized vaccination schedules, medical treatment, aromatherapy/therapeutic oils, Western herbs, nutrition counseling, and whole food supplementation. House calls available upon request.

Visit Witte’s Natural Veterinary Care on Facebook for more information. 

 

Lakeland Adoptables at Mukwonago EOTL

Stop by the Mukwonago EOTL Friday, June 6th between 1-4pm to meet adoptables from Lakeland Animal Shelter.  Check out our Store Events calendar to see upcoming Lakeland visits.

Your new FURever friend may just be waiting here for you!

 

Have a purrrfect 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.

Where's the...Salt?

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The first thing you can do for your pet's health is read your labels. 

Dogs Naturally magazine has a great tip for evaluating what is really in your pet's food--check out their article, "The Salt Divider."  (Hint--it's not really about the salt!)

The moral of the story is: read your labels and do some research. Do not allow the visual on the package or the perception of certain ingredients determine your overall purchasing decision.

 

Five More Health Tips!

Visit healthypets.mercola.com--Dr. Becker's article shares the top 5 ways to avoid pointless veterinary expenses.

Story at-a-glance

Once again, skin allergies and ear infections topped the list of reasons pets saw their vets in 2013. However, those weren’t the most expensive to treat of last year’s top 10 most common disorders.

Many of the illnesses and diseases on last year’s list can be partially or entirely prevented by pet owners who incorporate a few common-sense tips into the care they provide their dog or cat.

These tips include feeding biologically appropriate nutrition, keeping your pet lean and well-exercised, brushing his teeth, avoiding unnecessary vaccinations, and keeping up with both at-home and veterinary wellness exams.

Many of the most common canine accidents reported in 2013 can be prevented by insuring your four-legged companion is physically fit and under your constant supervision in any situation in which she could be injured.

 

This Week's Adoptables from HAWS

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.

 

(Please click the links to see photos!)

Togo the Terrier mix

Togo is an eight year old terrier mix.  He is very cute but has big dog mentality and does not like to be picked up.  He is a real dog, you know--no purses for him.  He prefers an adult only home that knows how to treat him well!

Jane the Green-Eyed Beauty

Jane is a beautiful 12 year old kitty that is hoping to find a home that will love her the rest of her retirement.  She has been on special food for the last 5 years and it works very well for her and has had no problems since she started it.  She promises to greet you as you enter the shelter so come by today to say hi to Jane!

 

Lakeland Adoptables at Mukwonago EOTL

Stop by the Mukwonago EOTL Friday, June 6th between 1-4pm to meet adoptables from Lakeland Animal Shelter.  Check out our Store Events calendar to see upcoming Lakeland visits.

Your new FURever friend may just be waiting here for you!

 

Spinal Manipulation & Holistic Consultations for Your Pet

Dr. Witte comes to our Mukwonago store every 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.

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 every Wednesday, 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 before hand.  Phone consultations are $45 to start; additional charges may be necessary for extended appointments.

About Witte’s Veterinary Care:

Veterinary service providing traditional and alternative treatment options for your pets. Services include spinal manipulative therapy, cold laser therapy, wellness exams with individualized vaccination schedules, medical treatment, aromatherapy/therapeutic oils, Western herbs, nutrition counseling, and whole food supplementation. House calls available upon request.

Visit Witte’s Natural Veterinary Care on Facebook for more information. 

 

Thanks for stopping by!

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.

It's Allergy Season--for Your Pets, Too

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See what Dr. Becker has to say about allergies in your kitties or dogs in this informative article, "If Your Dog is Itchy or Your Cat is Wheezy, You Need to Read This."

Here's a snippet...click here to read the article in full on healthypets.mercola.com.

Did you know your dog or cat can suffer from seasonal allergies just as you do?

According to a survey conducted by Novartis Animal Health, over half of pet owners aren't aware their fuzzy family members can also spend the spring season feeling miserable thanks to pollens and other environmental allergens.

Two Categories of Pet Allergies

There are primarily two types of allergies: food allergies and environmental allergies. If your pet gets itchy during spring, summer or fall, she's probably reacting to seasonal, environmental allergens. But if her symptoms continue year-round, it's more likely her sensitivity is to something more constant in her environment, or to something in her diet.

There are a couple of exceptions to this rule, however. If you live in an area that doesn't have a hard freeze in the winter, environmental allergens can build up and cause year-round issues for your pet. In addition, seasonal allergies can progress to year-round allergies, which I'll discuss shortly.

 

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Coconut Oil or Fish Oil??

How about both!

Your pet will reap the benefits of daily doses of both coconut oil and fish oil.

Health Benefits of coconut oil for dogs

Health Benefits of fish or krill oil for pets

Just a reminder:  Be sure to slowly work up to the recommended dosages if your pet is not used to having these added to their food.

 

This Week's Adoptables from HAWS

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.

 

(Please click the links to see photos!)

Young Female Mice!

HAWS currently has many pocket pets looking for homes including these female mice.  These girls are very social and definitely enjoy each other’s company.  We hope they will get adopted in pairs (or more if you please).  They are so cute and fun to watch.  Stop by HAWS today to meet this young gals!

Lily the dog

Lily found her way to HAWS because her owner was no longer able to care for her.  She is very sweet and filled with life.  She loves tennis balls and taking walks with all of her favorite dog walkers.  We believe she would do best in an adult home because she just doesn’t realize how strong she is.  Summer is a great time to add a new dog to your home so be sure to stop by HAWS today to meet this pretty Lily.

 

Have a safe and fun holiday 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.

And the Thunder Rolls...

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Is your dog scared of storms?  We have a few products that can help them weather the scary weather! 

  • HomeoPet Anxiety TFLN
    • Homeopathic remedy provides relief from fear of: Thunderstorms, Fireworks, Wind, Loud Noises, Gunshots. Restless, anxious and unwanted behavior can be helped with this fast acting, non-sedating liquid.
  • Pet Naturals Calming Chews
    • Separation anxiety? Nervousness?? Pacing?!? Chill dog.
      CALMING has high potency natural ingredients that are properly formulated for optimal results. It’s the natural way to help your hound mellow out.
  • ThunderShirts
    • ThunderShirt uses gentle hugging to calm your dog or cat. With its patented design, ThunderShirt’s gentle, constant pressure has a dramatic calming effect for most dogs and cats if they are anxious, fearful or overexcited.
  • Pet Essences Flower Essences--Anxiety/Fear
    • Trips to the vet, new situations, thunder and storms, getting adjusted to new people and animals, mistreated in past, competition, anxiety attacks, fearful cowering and hiding.
 

Ordering from endoftheleash.com?

We now offer free standard shipping to US addresses for orders over $49!  Now that's something to bark about!!

 

This Week's Adoptables from HAWS

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.

 

(Please click the links to see photos!)

Piggy the dog

Piggy is a very special soul.  He came from a home that did not socialize him with the outside world.  He is afraid of everything but he is NEVER sassy.  He just needs a special home that has time and patience to acclimate him to the “good life”.   If you have lots of love to give to a creature that is so in need, please consider Piggy.

Stuart the kitty

Stuart is a very outgoing kitty.  He is a 2 year old male kitty who is the best of both worlds.  He loves to snuggle and purrs like a lion.  He even likes to ride on your shoulder.  At the same time he LOVES to play.  He loves to play so much that sometimes he gets carried away and starts to use his mouth to nibble so we wouldn’t recommend small children.  Please stop by HAWS today to meet Stuart!

 

Lakeland Adoptables at Mukwonago EOTL

Stop by the Mukwonago EOTL Friday, May 16 between 1-4pm AND Saturday, May 17th between 11am-2pm to meet adoptables from Lakeland Animal Shelter. (Please note--these times have been changed since our last blog post.)

Your new FURever friend may just be waiting here for you!

 

Spinal Manipulation & Holistic Consultations for Your Pet

Dr. Witte comes to our Mukwonago store every 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.

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 every Wednesday, 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 before hand.  Phone consultations are $45 to start; additional charges may be necessary for extended appointments.

About Witte’s Veterinary Care:

Veterinary service providing traditional and alternative treatment options for your pets. Services include spinal manipulative therapy, cold laser therapy, wellness exams with individualized vaccination schedules, medical treatment, aromatherapy/therapeutic oils, Western herbs, nutrition counseling, and whole food supplementation. House calls available upon request.

Visit Witte’s Natural Veterinary Care on Facebook for more information. 

 

Thanks for stopping by--hope to see you in store soon!

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.

Part Two on Chews

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Here is part 2 of Dr. Becker's article on safe bones and chews for your pet.  As always, End of the Leash only stocks USA (or safer) sourced and produced edibles in our stores!  

To read the transcript, click here for the article page.

 

Litter Box Blues?


A helpful article for any kitty owner: "How to Eliminate Cat Urine Stains and Smells" by Dr. Karen Becker. Read the summary below, or click here for the full article.

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

  • When a cat suddenly starts peeing outside the litter box, the first order of business is to find out why. It could be that your cat doesn’t like the type or location of his litter box, or the litter. He could also have a medical condition, so it’s important before you do anything else to get your pet evaluated by your veterinarian.
  • The next thing you need to do is get rid of kitty urine odors in your home so your cat won’t return to those spots and pee. A black light can be very useful in locating all the urine spots you’ll need to treat.
  • If your cat has soiled hard surfaces like wood flooring or baseboards, you can probably use a natural cleaner to remove stains and odors. But for urine marks on carpets or other absorbent materials, you’ll need a special enzyme-based cleaner like Nature’s Miracle or Urine Off.
  • It’s important to clean dried urine spots on carpet or upholstery in a step-by-step manner that allows for complete resolution of both stains and smells. Prepare to re-treat older spots, never use a traditional carpet or upholstery cleaner on a pet stain, and resist the urge to scrub a stain, as this can destroy the texture of your carpet or rug.

Have a kitty exhibiting litter box avoidance?  See what Dr. Becker has to say in this companion article, "Inappropriate Elimination: The #1 Reason Cats are Surrendered to Shelters."

 

Spinal Manipulation & Holistic Consultations for Your Pet

Dr. Witte comes to our Mukwonago store every 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.

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 every Wednesday, 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 before hand.  Phone consultations are $45 to start; additional charges may be necessary for extended appointments.

 

About Witte’s Veterinary Care:

Veterinary service providing traditional and alternative treatment options for your pets. Services include spinal manipulative therapy, cold laser therapy, wellness exams with individualized vaccination schedules, medical treatment, aromatherapy/therapeutic oils, Western herbs, nutrition counseling, and whole food supplementation. House calls available upon request.

Visit Witte’s Natural Veterinary Care on Facebook for more information. 

 

Lakeland Adoptables at Mukwonago EOTL

Stop by the Mukwonago EOTL Friday AND Saturday, May 16th & 17th, between 11am-3pm to meet adoptables from Lakeland Animal Shelter.

Your new FURever friend may just be waiting here for you!

 

Understand Your Pet on a Whole New Level

Animal Communicator Rebecca Moravec will be here at EOTL Mukwonago on Sunday, May 18th from 10am-2pm.  Don't wait--be sure to make your appointment before they're gone!

Find out what your animal is thinking and feeling and work through any behavior issues you may be experiencing. Bring your animal with you or bring in a photograph.

Rebecca can also communicate with your animal friends that have crossed the Rainbow Bridge.

Twenty minute and half hour consultations are available—call the store at 262-363-3338 for rates and to schedule your appointment.

 

Happy MEOW-thers Day!

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.

Treats and Bones and Chews--Oh My!


Chewing is a favorite way to spend time for many a dog, and can help prevent plaque build up on their teeth.  How do you know what is safe for them to chew and what isn't?  Are chews different than treats?

Here are 2 great links to help you decide!  Dr. Becker walks you through choosing the best chewing option for your dog.  Click here for the written article.

This article from Natural News offers some shocking results from tests on heavy metals in certain pet treats.

Click here for the article:  Pet treats found contaminated with heavy metals - Health Ranger releases shocking data on lead, mercury and cadmium in dog and cat treats

As always, any edibles in our stores will only be sourced and made in the USA or countries with even stricter standards than ours, such as Canada.

 

Mother's Day is just around the corner

Stop in to check out the numerous pet themed gifts we have in stock!  (The chimes are not on the website--stop in store to see them.)

 

Have a (Hair)-ball?

If your cat suffers from hairballs, something as basic as a diet change can make a huge difference in her health (and decrease the danger of stepping on something nasty during the night). 

Conscious Cat has a great article on the subject of hairballs and the benefits of a raw or grain-free canned food diet.  Click here to read the article!

 

This Week's Adoptables from HAWS

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.

Sandie is a wonderful 8 year old female kitty who is easy going and takes life how it comes.  She is used to having multiple feline friends and would do well in just about any home.  Sandie is a beautiful pastel tortie and her markings are stunning!

Sandie is a wonderful 8 year old female kitty who is easy going and takes life how it comes.  She is used to having multiple feline friends and would do well in just about any home.  Sandie is a beautiful pastel tortie and her markings are stunning!

HAWS currently has many pocket pets looking for homes including these male mice.  These boys would prefer a home all to themselves but if it is a pair of pocket pets you are after be sure to visit are female mice who are more social with others. 

HAWS currently has many pocket pets looking for homes including these male mice.  These boys would prefer a home all to themselves but if it is a pair of pocket pets you are after be sure to visit are female mice who are more social with others. 

 

Lakeland Adoptables at Mukwonago EOTL

Stop by the Mukwonago EOTL THIS Friday AND Saturday, May 2nd & 3rd, between 11am-3pm to meet adoptables from Lakeland Animal Shelter.

Your new FURever friend may just be waiting here for you!

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Dr. Witte here on Wednesdays

Due to a schedule change, Dr. Witte will be holding clinic in Mukwonago on WEDNESDAYS ONLY until further notice. 

If you have any questions, or wish to schedule an appointment, please call us at 262-363-3338.

 

Good for you if you made it this far! :) 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.

Perfect Gifts for the Pet-Loving Mom

 

Mother's Day is just around the corner!  Shop early for the best selection for the pet-loving Mom in your life.  Check out our Carruth Studio's sculptures, handmade ceramic mugs, pet-themed clothing and much more.

Click the photos for prices and descriptions on our website. Order online or stop in store!

 

Time is running out for Fromm's Feeding Friends!

April is almost over!  

For every bag of Stella & Chewy's products purchased in the month of April, 6% of the proceeds will be donated to a local shelter.

Donations earned at our Mukwonago store will benefit Lakeland Animal Shelter.

Donations earned at our Pewaukee store will benefit Elmbrook Humane Society.

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Dr. Witte here on Wednesdays

Due to a schedule change, starting TODAY (April 23rd) Dr. Witte will be holding clinic in Mukwonago on WEDNESDAYS ONLY until further notice. 

If you have any questions, or wish to schedule an appointment, please call us at 262-363-3338.

 

Lakeland Adoptables at Mukwonago EOTL

Stop by the Mukwonago EOTL THIS Friday AND Saturday, April 25th & 26th, between 11am-3pm to meet adoptables from Lakeland Animal Shelter.

Your new FURever friend may just be waiting here for you!

 

This Week's Adoptables from HAWS

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.

Anna and Elsa are a pair of rats that really love people and would love someone to teach them some tricks.  Rats are very smart and can be trained, you know!  They spend most of their day exploring their cage and enjoy riding on the volunteers' shoulders.  Stop by today to meet these little ones.

Anna and Elsa are a pair of rats that really love people and would love someone to teach them some tricks.  Rats are very smart and can be trained, you know!  They spend most of their day exploring their cage and enjoy riding on the volunteers' shoulders.  Stop by today to meet these little ones.

  Buju is an 8 year old Bichon mix.  Buju enjoys walks in the sunshine and needs a nice quiet home to come home to.  He promises to be a wonderful companion to anyone that adopts him.  He hopes his new owner will take him to a  dog training class so he can really get to know them and gain a little confidence!

 

Buju is an 8 year old Bichon mix.  Buju enjoys walks in the sunshine and needs a nice quiet home to come home to.  He promises to be a wonderful companion to anyone that adopts him.  He hopes his new owner will take him to a  dog training class so he can really get to know them and gain a little confidence!

 

Have a great 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.

Hoppy Easter!

 

Both of our store locations will be closed in observance of Easter on Sunday, April 20th.  

We will return to regular store hours on Monday, opening at 9am.

Hoppy Easter, everyone!

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Dr. Witte here on Wednesdays

Due to a schedule change, starting next week (April 23rd) Dr. Witte will be holding clinic in Mukwonago on WEDNESDAYS ONLY until further notice. 

If you have any questions, or wish to schedule an appointment, please call us at 262-363-3338.

 

Separation Anxiety--could you be making it worse?

Here's an excerpt from an excellent article from Animal Wellness Magazine on separation anxiety.  Click here to read the full article.

Photo courtesy of Animal Wellness Magazine.

Photo courtesy of Animal Wellness Magazine.

You may be contributing to your dog's fear without even realizing it.

Wendy adopted a collie mix recently. He soon developed separation anxiety, and she didn’t know why. Then a trainer told her it was because of the way she acted whenever she left the house. “I hated leaving him alone and always made a big fuss of him, telling him over and over that I’d be home soon,” Wendy says. “I was as worried about leaving him as he was to be left, and it was making him anxious.”

As this example shows, separation anxiety isn’t always just about the dog. I have found over the years, when working to solve this issue, that there are several ways people can unintentionally trigger separation anxiety in their dogs. By watching out for these relationship errors, you can avoid or more quickly stop separation anxiety before it becomes a severe problem.

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This Week's Adoptables from HAWS

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.

Piggy is a very special soul.  He came from a home that did not socialize him with the outside world.  He is afraid of everything but he is NEVER sassy.  He just needs a special home that has time and patience to acclimate him to the “good life”.   If you have lots of love to give to a creature that is so in need please consider Piggy.

Piggy is a very special soul.  He came from a home that did not socialize him with the outside world.  He is afraid of everything but he is NEVER sassy.  He just needs a special home that has time and patience to acclimate him to the “good life”.   If you have lots of love to give to a creature that is so in need please consider Piggy.

Scout is a beautiful 6 year old male kitty that loves life and he takes it as it comes.  He is very cuddly and loves his people.  Currently Scout is living at the Petco in Delafield as part of a special program that Petco has to help homeless pets find homes first!

Scout is a beautiful 6 year old male kitty that loves life and he takes it as it comes.  He is very cuddly and loves his people.  Currently Scout is living at the Petco in Delafield as part of a special program that Petco has to help homeless pets find homes first!

 

Have a wonderful 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.