Bringing Up Puppies & Kittens

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Puppies and kittens are so darned cute! And ornery!  And while their playful and silly antics are immensely entertaining, this age is prime time to teach them the ropes of how to coexist with the humans in their lives and in our human surroundings.

If you think about it, we really do ask quite a lot of our animal companions when it comes to "minding their manners"...so being sure to clearly and appropriately show them what is acceptable and what is not is paramount for a happy, harmonious household!

Got a puppy?  Check out The Whole Dog Journal's article, "Take Control of Puppy Chewing: 6 Steps to Teaching Your Pup the Trade Game."  

Got a kitten?  The Humane Society of the United States published an article called, "Teach Your Kitten How to Play Nice."

 

June Sales

Take advantage of June sales before they are gone!  Save on Dr. Elsey's Precious Cat Litter, Dogs Love Kale treats, Stella and Chewy's Meal mixers, and Fromm Flavor of the Month

Stop in before June 30 and save!

 

2nd Annual Customer Appreciation Day

Mark your calendars and reserve July 23rd from 10am-3pm!  Our Mukwonago location will be hosting our 2nd Annual Summer Customer Appreciation Day (last year we called it Summer Fun Day) featuring the Pier Pups dock diving tank!!!

Brought to you by American Natural Premium, Bichon and Little Buddies Rescue/For Pets Sake/ Groom N Time, Born Free, Earthborn, Fromm, Lotus, NutriSource, OC Raw, Stella & Chewys, World’s Best Cat Litter and End of the Leash.

Watch our Facebook page, blog and newsletter for more information on the many booths and huge sales coming up that day only!

 

More dates to save in July...

 

Carolee Biddle of Animal Connections

Animal Communicator Carolee Biddle of Animal Connections will be back in our Mukwonago store on Saturday, July 9th from 11am-1pm.  The cost is $50 for a 20-minute session.  To schedule your appointment, please call us at 262-363-3338. 

 

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, July 6th & 20th, for 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.

 

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.

Mai, Tai, Powder and Puff are sweet baby rats. They must be adopted in pairs or all together. They are very friendly and handle-able and enjoy snuggling on your shoulder!

Mai, Tai, Powder and Puff are sweet baby rats. They must be adopted in pairs or all together. They are very friendly and handle-able and enjoy snuggling on your shoulder!

Lili is a 9-month -ld Terrier Mix. She is a busy, spunky girl that will need to have something to do. She has lots of energy that needs to be worked out!  Interactive play with soft squeaky toys is one of her favorite things. 

Lili is a 9-month -ld Terrier Mix. She is a busy, spunky girl that will need to have something to do. She has lots of energy that needs to be worked out!  Interactive play with soft squeaky toys is one of her favorite things. 

 

July 4th Holiday Hours

Both our Pewaukee and Mukwonago store locations will be CLOSED on Monday, July 4th to celebrate the Independence Day holiday. We will reopen on Tuesday, July 5th, at 9am sharp!  

 

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.

2nd Annual Customer Appreciation Day--Saturday, July 23rd

 

Mark your calendars and reserve July 23rd from 10am-3pm!

Our Mukwonago location will be hosting our 2nd Annual Summer Customer Appreciation Day (last year we called it Summer Fun Day) featuring the Pier Pups dock diving tank!!!

Brought to you by American Natural Premium, Bichon and Little Buddies Rescue/For Pets Sake/ Groom N Time, Born Free, Earthborn, Fromm, Lotus, NutriSource, OC Raw, Stella & Chewys, World’s Best Cat Litter and End of the Leash.

Watch our Facebook page, blog and newsletter for more information on the many booths and huge sales coming up that day only!

 

Stayin' cool

Have you tried any of these tips to help your dog beat the heat? 

  • Frozen Raw bones
  • Doggie Ice Cream (our store dogs LOVE the Bear and the Rat brand!)
  • Kong stuffed with canned pumpkin or canned dog food and frozen
  • Treats and chews frozen in a block of ice

What other things have you tried?  Let us know on Facebook!

 

Dr. Witte is here TODAY!

Dr. Deanna Witte of Witte's Natural Veterinary Care will be visiting our Mukwonago store TODAY, Wednesday, June 15th, for 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.

 

Lakeland Adoptables at Mukwonago EOTL

Stop by the Mukwonago EOTL Saturday, June 18th 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.

These two are a sweet pair of best buddies and must be adopted together. McFluffer is a bit of an unusual guinea pig, he is called a Trexel because of his long curly hair. He will need special care as he will need his curly flowing locks trimmed up so they do not drag along the ground and get matted by bedding. Porkchop is a smooth coated pig so he does not need any special care.

Oatmeal is a happy and busy little gerbil. Some of his favorite things to do are to dig tunnels in his bedding and run in his wheel! He also enjoys gnawing on his cardboard tubes. He is sure fun to watch scamper about! 

Stay cool!!

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.

Storm Season Has Arrived

Ah, spring and summer. We've waited long winter months for green, rain and warm sun!  While we're thankful for our gardens growing, our pets may be experiencing stress from the rumbles and cracks of the season's thunderstorms.  

The Humane Society of the United States compiled a helpful article talking about what you can do--and what you SHOULDN'T do, which is equally as important!--if your pet has a fear of storms or other loud noises.  Check out their article here --> Fear of Thunder and Other Loud Noises: You can help make sounds less scary to your dog

In addition, at End of the Leash we have several aids you can try to help your pet feel safe and calm during storms.  Here are 3 of our most popular products!  Click on the photos for more details.

 

This Saturday!  Come and see Carolee

Animal Communicator Carolee Biddle of Animal Connections will be back in our Mukwonago store on Saturday, June 11th from 11am-1pm. The cost is $50 for a 20-minute session.  To schedule your appointment, please call us at 262-363-3338. 

 

Lakeland Adoptables at Mukwonago EOTL

Stop by the Mukwonago EOTL Saturday, June 18th 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.

Bunny is a 2 year old Lop. He is a handsome, sweet, sensitive boy. He would do best in a quiet home. He was surrendered because the dog he lived with stressed him greatly. Bunny does like to explore and is inquisitive of his surroundings. He is quite the catch! 

Bunny is a 2 year old Lop. He is a handsome, sweet, sensitive boy. He would do best in a quiet home. He was surrendered because the dog he lived with stressed him greatly. Bunny does like to explore and is inquisitive of his surroundings. He is quite the catch! 

If you are looking for a special cat, Buddy is your guy! He has been with HAWS for over 5 months! June is adopt-a-cat month--wouldn't that be perfect timing for him to get his forever home?!  He is a little over 6 years old and has decided that he wants to be the only cat. He does seem to get along fine with dogs. Remember when we said he was special? He is also on a grain-free duck diet! Buddy would love to meet you and show you how WONDERFUL he is! 

If you are looking for a special cat, Buddy is your guy! He has been with HAWS for over 5 months! June is adopt-a-cat month--wouldn't that be perfect timing for him to get his forever home?!  He is a little over 6 years old and has decided that he wants to be the only cat. He does seem to get along fine with dogs. Remember when we said he was special? He is also on a grain-free duck diet! Buddy would love to meet you and show you how WONDERFUL he is! 

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.

5 Common Mistakes Cat Owners Make

 

Most cat guardians do their best to make their feline companion's life happy, comfortable and healthy.  But even the most caring of us don't always qualify as Pet Parent of the Year! ;) 

Here's a list of 5 common mistakes a cat owner might make--some great reminders of what we should be diligent about when we bring felines into our families!  

Thank you as always, Dr. Becker!

 

 

Mark your calendars for June!

 

Carolee Biddle of Animal Connections

Animal Communicator Carolee Biddle of Animal Connections will be back in our Mukwonago store on Saturday, June 11th from 11am-1pm. The cost is $50 for a 20-minute session.  To schedule your appointment, please call us at 262-363-3338. 

 

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, June 1st & 15th, for 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.

 

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.

Louie and Nesta are a sweet pair of bonded rats! They are both very social, loving, and gentle. They love to have their heads pet and enjoy interacting with you. They will bring lots of happiness to your home and will become your constant companions! 

Louie and Nesta are a sweet pair of bonded rats! They are both very social, loving, and gentle. They love to have their heads pet and enjoy interacting with you. They will bring lots of happiness to your home and will become your constant companions! 

Reba is a year-and-a-half old Hound Mix who came to HAWS from Alabama. We are recommending a quieter home with kids age 10 and older. We may raise or lower this recommendation as she begins to show more personality here. She is a little selective with dogs and if adopters have cats we would do a free roaming cat test for her. Reba is a little shy at first, but such a love when she warms up to you!

Reba is a year-and-a-half old Hound Mix who came to HAWS from Alabama. We are recommending a quieter home with kids age 10 and older. We may raise or lower this recommendation as she begins to show more personality here. She is a little selective with dogs and if adopters have cats we would do a free roaming cat test for her. Reba is a little shy at first, but such a love when she warms up to you!

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.

Wondercide Works for Fleas & Ticks!

End of the Leash carries several non-chemical products for flea and tick season! Wondercide Flea & Tick Control is one of them!  We have all 3 formulations, which are each 10% cedar oil.  (The cedar does have a strong scent--a few hours will take the edge off!)  Watch the video below for their story, or check out this FAQ sheet for more details!

End of the Leash Customer testimonial:  We have been using Wondercide on our two dogs who are exposed to a very tick-heavy area 1-2 hours a day.  It has so far worked better than any other natural product! When applied regularly--every day or two--we have had little to no ticks! At first, between the 2 dogs we would find maybe 1 or 2 ticks a week, but that has gone down to zero lately as we have found the right frequency for application and amount to apply for our dogs and particular exposure.  The scent is somewhat strong when first applied, but we let them run outside right after so it wears off quickly and they are left with a mild cedar/lemongrass scent that we enjoy.  Because of the hydrated silica base, their fur appears "oily" at first but absorbs within a few hours. It has never stained any furniture, clothing or bedding--in fact we spray their bedding with it, too!  We love Wondercide and completely recommend!  ~A Happy EOTL Customer

 

Holiday Weekend Hours

Just a reminder both of our locations will be CLOSED on Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day.  We will resume our normal hours on Tuesday, May 31st at 9am!  Enjoy the long weekend!

 

Send us your best pet photos!!

We'd love to feature your awesome furry friends on our Facebook page and Instagram! Share your photos with us on our Facebook wall or email them to us at waggingtails@wi.rr.com, and be sure to follow us on Instagram, too--we are endoftheleashllc.

Tripp & Pepper snoozing after a hard play session!

Tripp & Pepper snoozing after a hard play session!

17-year-old Cali still loves her cat tree :)

17-year-old Cali still loves her cat tree :)

 

Coming in June...

 

Carolee Biddle of Animal Connections

Animal Communicator Carolee Biddle of Animal Connections will be back in our Mukwonago store on Saturday, June 11th from 11am-1pm.  The cost is $50 for a 20-minute session.  To schedule your appointment, please call us at 262-363-3338. 

 

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, June 1st & 15th, for 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.

 

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.

Reggie is a 5-year-old Border Collie/Lab Mix. He is a character, and knows many tricks. From what we have seen here, he is good with dogs and cats. He is playful with his toys but will relax as well.  Come in today and see if he will show off with all of his fun tricks! 

Princess is a 2-year-old Guinea Pig. Her name suits her well--she is a little princess for sure! Not only is she a very nice pig, she is beautiful! She also enjoys gentle loving pets and being snuggled in a cozy lap.  

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.

Learn the Truth About Vaccinating Your Pet

Save the date!

What: Dr. Ronald Schultz speaking on Canine Vaccination & Immunization

When: Saturday, June 4th, 2016 from 9am-1pm

Where: Think Pawsitive Dog Training, 2485 S Commerce Dr, New Berlin, WI

Cost: $40 and limited to 150 attendees. Click here to register.

Are you over-vaccinating your pet? Would you know if you were? Do you know about the possible vaccine reactions of every shot? Do you know how long each vaccine’s immunity lasts? Learn the truth about vaccinating in 2016 from world renowned expert, Dr. Ronald Schultz.

Dr. Schultz has more than 45 years of experience in the field of immunology and has been a driving force behind many of the recent changes in vaccine recommendations made by the American Animal Hospital Association.

This seminar will explain when, how and which vaccines should be given to puppies and adult dogs. Moreover, Dr. Schultz will explain why his recommendations are correct based on his and others’ research. This is a terrific seminar if you breed, own a dog, and/or are a veterinarian or technician. This version of the seminar will be geared toward the informed dog owner but is still detailed enough for veterinarians and vet techs.

 

9 Tips for starting your puppy on a raw diet

Have a puppy in your household or planning on adding to the family?  Get her started off right with a raw diet full of balanced nutrients and protein!

This article by Dogs Naturally Magazine is packed full of great advice on how to start feeding your puppy a raw diet--how to balance nutrients, how fast to go and how much to feed.  And it's a lot easier than you'd think!

Check it out --> 9 Tips for Starting Your Puppy on a Raw Diet

 

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, June 11th from 11am-1pm.  

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 atwww.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 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.

 

Pewaukee Nail Clinic

Pewaukee's May nail clinic is THIS Saturday, May 21st, 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.

 

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.

Oreo is five years young!  He has many years of happiness to bring to the family that adopts him. He is very people oriented and loves to sit on laps and snuggle with his humans. He enjoys a good brushing with a soft brush. He has beautiful long hair which should be kept clean and neat. Even though he loves to be with be people he can amuse himself if you are busy.

Oreo is five years young!  He has many years of happiness to bring to the family that adopts him. He is very people oriented and loves to sit on laps and snuggle with his humans. He enjoys a good brushing with a soft brush. He has beautiful long hair which should be kept clean and neat. Even though he loves to be with be people he can amuse himself if you are busy.

Pichu is a young male Hooded Rat and is a very nice little guy. Pichu tends to be a little sensitive so he will need a gentle new human companion who will help him mature into a confident adult. He loves head and ear massages and snuggling in his cozy sack. 

Pichu is a young male Hooded Rat and is a very nice little guy. Pichu tends to be a little sensitive so he will need a gentle new human companion who will help him mature into a confident adult. He loves head and ear massages and snuggling in his cozy sack. 

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.

Aging Gracefully

It is always our hope that our beloved furry companions live to a ripe, old age with few ailments. Recognizing when they are entering their senior years is an important point to knowing when we should start re-evaluating their diets to be sure they are continually nourished for optimum health!

Dr. Karen Becker wrote two articles that are jam-packed full of the latest advice for keeping your senior pet purring or woofing right along!  These are both must-reads.  And remember, it's never too late to improve your companion's quality of life.  Slow and gradual changes work best!  We love Dr. Becker and sincerely appreciate her generous sharing of her many years of experience.

For kitties: Even Vets Are Changing Their Feeding Advice for Cats Over 7

For dogs: Why 84% of Pet Owners Don't Know What to Feed Their Aging Pets

 

Save the date for our 2nd Annual Customer Appreciation Day!

Mark your calendars and reserve July 23rd for us!  

Our Mukwonago location will be hosting our 2nd Annual Summer Customer Appreciation Day (last year we called it Summer Fun Day) featuring the Pier Pups dock diving tank!!!

Stay tuned to our Facebook page, blog and newsletter for more lots more details soon! 

 

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-1pm.  

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 atwww.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 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.

Beep, Buttons and Bits are a jovial trio of little Zebra Finches! They are approximately 2 years old and love to fly about their cage and 'beep' to each other all day long! They are very relaxing to watch and soothing to listen to! 

Buddy is sweet, loving 6 year old Domestic Shorthair! He came to HAWS after his owner passed away. While inthe care of a HAWS foster home we found that he is not a fan of other cats but doesn't mind sharing his company with dogs. 

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.

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-1pm.  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-1pm.  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-1pm.  

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-1pm.  

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. 

 

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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!

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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.