Why Supplement with Enzymes?

Excerpt from "Enzymes and Your Dog" from dogsnaturallymagazine.com:

This is what happens when dogs eat processed pet foods.

Cooking at temperatures above 118°F destroys the naturally occurring enzymes in food. This means your dog’s body has to produce all of the enzymes necessary to digest the food and sooner or later, this limited supply will be used up.

If the body is constantly producing enzymes for digestion, it can’t produce the enzymes needed for maintaining healthy tissue and cleaning up toxins in the body. This places strain on the pancreas as it must be constantly producing digestive enzymes instead of its normal work as part of the immune system.

This strain leads to ill health, chronic disease such as diabetes, arthritis and allergies, and a shortened lifespan.

To read more about what digestive enzymes are, how they function in the diet, and why they are so important for good health, click here for the full article.

End of the Leash carries a variety of digestive enzymes for dogs and cats! Click the photos above to learn more.

 

Don't forget about Fromm's specials for January!

Through the entire month of January, we have special Fromm Flavors of the Month!

These sales apply to in-stock items only at both of our locations, while supplies last, through January 31st, 2017.

Fromm Flavors of the Month:

  • $5.00 Off 26 lb Bag Dog GF Salmon Tunalini
  • $5.00 Off 30 lb Bag Dog Salmon a la Veg
  • $3.00 Off 12 lb Bag Dog GF Salmon Tunalini
  • $3.00 Off 15 lb Bag Dog Salmon a la Veg
  • $2.00 Off 5 lb Bag Cat GF Salmon Tunachovy
  • $2.00 Off 4 lb Bag Dog GF Salmon Tunalini
  • $2.00 Off 5 lb Bag Dog Salmon a la Veg
 

January Nail Clinic

Did you miss our Mukwonago nail clinic earlier this month?  Nails by Jamie will be back again on Saturday, January 21st, from 10am-2pm.  Bring your pooch OR kitty! The cost is $10 per pet and is first come, first served.

 

Interested in PureVita or Natural Planet foods?

On Saturday, January 21st, a PureVita/Natural Planet foods rep will be at our Mukwonago store!  Stop in between 10am-2pm to learn more about these excellent foods for your animal friends.

 

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.

Winter Supplies--We've Got 'Em!

Click on the photo to go to our website and check out our whole line of Ultra Paws :)

Click on the photo to go to our website and check out our whole line of Ultra Paws :)

We just received a new shipment of Ultra Paws boots--our best selling all-around dog boot!

The Durable sole is pliable, super grippy, and ideal to prevent slipping on floors and light duty outdoors--plus they stay on your dog's paws. 

Taffy, one of our store dogs, had some high-stepping fun testing out a pair!!

And to keep everyone safe from slick winter outdoor surfaces as well as protect your pets' paws from harsh chemicals, we carry Pestell Paw Thaw.  

We love it because:

  • It's environmentally friendly--less harmful to grass, trees and other vegetation
  • It will not damage carpets, flooring, or footwear
  • It's non-corrosive and forms a protective coating on concrete
  • Best of all--safe for your pets' paws!
 

Cheer on the PACKERS!!

We've got team spirit--how about you??  Deck out your pooch in official Packers gear available at End of the Leash!

 

January Store Events

Mukwonago

Wednesday, January 11th & 25th: Appointments with Dr. Deanna Witte. Call 262-736-1212 to schedule an appointment. 

Saturday, January 14th: Carolee of Animal Connections. Animal communication appointments available between 11am-1pm; to schedule your appointment, please call us at 262-363-3338. 

Saturday, January 21st: Nails by Jamie/Mukwonago Nail Clinic. Bring your pooch OR kitty from 10am-2pm. The cost is $10 per pet and is first come, first served.

 

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.

Betsy is 2 year old Pit mix. In August she came to WI from Alabama along with her 8 puppies! All of the puppies have found their forever homes--now its her turn! She has bundles of energy and is really playful. Her perfect home would be with someone who is active and would be able to wear her out! She wouldn't mind having another dog friend, but no cats--they aren’t her thing.

Betsy is 2 year old Pit mix. In August she came to WI from Alabama along with her 8 puppies! All of the puppies have found their forever homes--now its her turn! She has bundles of energy and is really playful. Her perfect home would be with someone who is active and would be able to wear her out! She wouldn't mind having another dog friend, but no cats--they aren’t her thing.

Marge came to HAWS as a stray. We believe she is a young gal approximately a year and a half old. She is a sweet girl and is very interactive!  She also enjoys relaxing on your lap while she is being petted. 

Marge came to HAWS as a stray. We believe she is a young gal approximately a year and a half old. She is a sweet girl and is very interactive!  She also enjoys relaxing on your lap while she is being petted. 

Hope your new year is PAWsome!
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.

Food Allergy or Intolerance?

 

Dr. Karen Becker of pets.mercola.com posted an excellent article a few days ago entitled, "Does Your Pet Have Allergies or Is It Something Else?"  

Many times it is actually the specific protein we are feeding our pet that is the culprit.  In addition, a true "allergy" isn't the cause, but instead an intolerance (sensitivity) to a particular protein.

Dr. Becker lays out the basics on understanding allergy vs. intolerance, and then gives instructions on how to figure out what protein may be causing reactions in your pet.

----> Click here for the entire insightful article!

 
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January Food Sales!!

Through the entire month of January, we have special Fromm Flavors of the Month as well as select PureVita for cats ON SALE!  

These sales apply to in-stock items only at both of our locations, while supplies last, through January 31st, 2017.

 

PureVita Chicken for Cats

  • $2.00 OFF 6 lb Bag!
  • $4.00 OFF 15 lb Bag!
     

Fromm Flavors of the Month:

  • $5.00 Off 26 lb Bag Dog GF Salmon Tunalini
  • $5.00 Off 30 lb Bag Dog Salmon a la Veg
  • $3.00 Off 12 lb Bag Dog GF Salmon Tunalini
  • $3.00 Off 15 lb Bag Dog Salmon a la Veg
  • $2.00 Off 5 lb Bag Cat GF Salmon Tunachovy
  • $2.00 Off 4 lb Bag Dog GF Salmon Tunalini
  • $2.00 Off 5 lb Bag Dog Salmon a la Veg
 

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.

BJ and Racoona are a wonderful bonded pair of young cats! They are mother and daughter. Racoona is the more outgoing of the two, but as soon as BJ (the black & white kitty) sees her getting attention she runs right over to get her share of petting, too. They are both playful and love wand toys and chasing each other! 

BJ and Racoona are a wonderful bonded pair of young cats! They are mother and daughter. Racoona is the more outgoing of the two, but as soon as BJ (the black & white kitty) sees her getting attention she runs right over to get her share of petting, too. They are both playful and love wand toys and chasing each other! 

Molly is the definition of a sweet senior! She is a 13-year-old Dachshund/Terrier mix, looking for her retirement home. Molly is a great on her leash and knows her basic commands. She would prefer to snuggle on the couch over playing with toys.   

Molly is the definition of a sweet senior! She is a 13-year-old Dachshund/Terrier mix, looking for her retirement home. Molly is a great on her leash and knows her basic commands. She would prefer to snuggle on the couch over playing with toys.   

Wishing you the best in 2017!

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 New Year!!

 

We're grateful for a fun and successful 2016...
and look forward to making 2017 our best year yet!!  Happy New Year!

In celebration of the New Year, both our Mukwonago and Pewaukee stores will be closed on New Year's Day, Sunday, January 1st.  We will have NORMAL HOURS on New Year's Eve (9am-4pm) and reopen for normal hours on Monday, January 2nd.

 

Christmas Toy Sale

Take advantage of 50% off all Christmas toys and collars now through January 9th!

Available on in-stock items only, while supplies last.

 

Fromm January Flavors-of-the-Month Sale

Check out what Fromm products are on sale in January...

  • Salmon ala Veg for dog
  • Salmon Tunalini for dog
  • Salmon Tunachovy for cat
  • $4 off 26-30#
  • $3 off 12-15#
  • $2 off 4-5# cat or dog
 

January Store Events

Mukwonago

Saturday, January 7th: Nails by Jamie/Mukwonago Nail Clinic. Bring your pooch OR kitty from 10am-2pm. The cost is $10 per pet and is first come, first served.

Wednesday, January 11th & 25th: Appointments with Dr. Deanna Witte. Call 262-736-1212 to schedule an appointment. 

Saturday, January 14th: Carolee of Animal Connections. Animal communication appointments available between 11am-1pm; 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.

Blu is a young Iguana, about 2 years old. He can be resistant to being handled so can be very difficult to hold. He tends to be a bit on the wild side and needs a very large enclosure. He is about 2 feet long from snout to tip of tail. He is not a pet for everyone, so please make sure to do your research before adopting!

Blu is a young Iguana, about 2 years old. He can be resistant to being handled so can be very difficult to hold. He tends to be a bit on the wild side and needs a very large enclosure. He is about 2 feet long from snout to tip of tail. He is not a pet for everyone, so please make sure to do your research before adopting!

Ross is a sweet and friendly little fellow. He is a Dumbo rat and just a baby. After a rough start to life he is looking for a loving forever home. He is looking forward to spending lost of time with his human companion(s). 

Ross is a sweet and friendly little fellow. He is a Dumbo rat and just a baby. After a rough start to life he is looking for a loving forever home. He is looking forward to spending lost of time with his human companion(s). 

 

We wish you a safe and happy New Year!!

Your Friends at End of the Leash

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

Make Meal Time Fun for Fido!

We have two cool NEW products that we love for meal time!  Both are by PAW5 and turn feeding into an enrichment experience!  Read and watch on for more all the details...

From PAW5:
An entirely unique experience, Wooly engages dogs’ powerful sense of smell as they snuffle, snort, and sniff their way through dinner or treat time. Built to stimulate a dog’s natural foraging instincts by mimicking the hunt for food in grass and fields, Wooly feeds both their belly and their brain. This means you are giving your dog a fuller, more active and more rewarding day, every day! Well done, you! 

 

From PAW5:
The PAW5 Rock 'N Bowl is a great way to turn meal time into an enriching and rewarding challenge for your dog! What looks like a standard bowl is actually a unique puzzle feeder that will have your dog thinking, problem solving and having fun all at once. By adding environmental enrichment to mealtime, you turn a routine part of the day into a fun brainteaser. With our Simply Challenging design, just pour food directly into the top (as easy as a normal bowl), the food runs through a hidden compartment, and your dog has to paw, nudge, and play her way through mealtime (that’s the challenging part!).

 

Another SALE!!  Through December 31st

In addition to our HOT sale on KOHA canned food and Pure Ayre odor eliminator (see last week's blog for details!), we are also marking down select bags of Fromm!

Now through December 31st, while supplies last:

  • $2 off 4# Salmon Tunalini and 5# Chicken Ala Veg for dog
  • $3 off 5# Salmon Tunachovi for cat
  • $3 off 12# Salmon Tunalini and 15# Chicken Ala Veg for dog
  • $5 off 26# Salmon Tunalini and 30# Chicken Ala Veg for 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.

Marge came to HAWS as a stray. We believe she is a young gal approximately a year and a half old. She is a sweet girl and is very interactive!  She also enjoys relaxing on your lap while she is being petted. 

Marge came to HAWS as a stray. We believe she is a young gal approximately a year and a half old. She is a sweet girl and is very interactive!  She also enjoys relaxing on your lap while she is being petted. 

Betsy is 2 year old Pit mix. In August she came to WI from Alabama along with her 8 puppies! All of the puppies have found their forever homes--now its her turn! She has bundles of energy and is really playful. Her perfect home would be with someone who is active and would be able to wear her out! She wouldn't mind having another dog friend, but no cats--they aren’t her thing.

Betsy is 2 year old Pit mix. In August she came to WI from Alabama along with her 8 puppies! All of the puppies have found their forever homes--now its her turn! She has bundles of energy and is really playful. Her perfect home would be with someone who is active and would be able to wear her out! She wouldn't mind having another dog friend, but no cats--they aren’t her thing.

 

Holiday Hours

In celebration of Christmas, both our Mukwonago and Pewaukee stores will be closed on Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25th.  We will have NORMAL HOURS on Christmas Eve (9am-4pm) and reopen for normal hours on Monday, December 26th.

Merry Christmas from all of us 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.

Sale Through December 31st

 

Stop in both our stores now through December 31st and stock up on these items while the prices are HOT! (We're doing our best to offset the freezing temps here in Wisconsin!)

KOHA canned food--ALL FLAVORS--on sale through Dec 31

  • Buy two 5.5oz cat cans, get 1 free
  • $1 off 12.7oz dog cans


PureAyre on sale through Dec 31

  • $5 off gallon
  • $1 off 22oz spray
  • $.50 off 4oz spray
 

Can't decide what to buy?

An End of the Leash gift card is the PERFECT gift for your pet-loving friends! 

An End of the Leash gift card is the PERFECT gift for your pet-loving friends! 

 

Store events for the rest of December

Mukwonago

Saturday, December 17th (moved to a week later because of Midnight Magic!): Nails by Jamie. Bring your pooch OR kitty from 10am-2pm. The cost is $10 per pet and is first come, first served.

Wednesday, December 21st: Appointments with Dr. Deanna Witte. Call 262-736-1212 to schedule an appointment. 

Saturday, December 17th: Lakeland Animal Shelter at our Mukwonago store. Stop by between 10am-2pm to check out the sweet adoptables! 

Sunday, December 25th: CLOSED 

Sunday, January 1st: CLOSED

Pewaukee

Sunday, December 25th: CLOSED 

Sunday, January 1st: CLOSED

 

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.

Betsy is 2 year old Pit mix. In August she came to WI from Alabama along with her 8 puppies! All of the puppies have found their forever homes--now its her turn! She has bundles of energy and is really playful. Her perfect home would be with someone who is active and would be able to wear her out! She wouldn't mind having another dog friend, but no cats--they aren’t her thing.

Betsy is 2 year old Pit mix. In August she came to WI from Alabama along with her 8 puppies! All of the puppies have found their forever homes--now its her turn! She has bundles of energy and is really playful. Her perfect home would be with someone who is active and would be able to wear her out! She wouldn't mind having another dog friend, but no cats--they aren’t her thing.

Marge came to HAWS as a stray. We believe she is a young gal approximately a year and a half old. She is a sweet girl and is very interactive!  She also enjoys relaxing on your lap while she is being petted. 

Marge came to HAWS as a stray. We believe she is a young gal approximately a year and a half old. She is a sweet girl and is very interactive!  She also enjoys relaxing on your lap while she is being petted. 

Stay warm!

Your Friends at End of the Leash

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

Thank You!

 
Dave (and Mary) were our Midnight Magic 40" Vizio TV winners!

Dave (and Mary) were our Midnight Magic 40" Vizio TV winners!

Congratulations to the 23 winners from our Midnight Magic drawing!! Especially Dave and Mary, who won the TV (compliments of Earthborn Holistic and End of the Leash). 

And a GREAT BIG THANK YOU to all our vendors, demos, shelters, rescues, Eric Darnell for ending the day with live music, and most of all--YOU--our fantastic customers!

Now that the excitement of Midnight Magic is over, if there's anything else left on your shopping list for your best furry friend (or human furry friend lover!) we have got you covered.  Check out the goods below...of course you know we have this and much more!

 

Store events for the rest of December

Mukwonago

Saturday, December 10th (moved to a week later because of Midnight Magic!) and 17th: Nails by Jamie. Bring your pooch OR kitty from 10am-2pm. The cost is $10 per pet and is first come, first served.

Wednesday, December 21st: Appointments with Dr. Deanna Witte. Call 262-736-1212 to schedule an appointment. 

Saturday, December 17th: Lakeland Animal Shelter at our Mukwonago store. Stop by between 10am-2pm to check out the sweet adoptables! 

Pewaukee

Saturday, December 10th: Klips by Kate. Bring your dog in between 10am-2pm for a clip. The cost is $10 per dog and 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.

Ginger is 2 years old. She is beautiful solid white with striking eyes! Her ideal home would have many windows for her to watch the birds. She is a friendly young girl. She doesn't mind petting or sitting on a lap every now and then; however, she would prefer to explore her surroundings. Ginger is eagerly waiting to go home with you! 

Ginger is 2 years old. She is beautiful solid white with striking eyes! Her ideal home would have many windows for her to watch the birds. She is a friendly young girl. She doesn't mind petting or sitting on a lap every now and then; however, she would prefer to explore her surroundings. Ginger is eagerly waiting to go home with you! 

Charlie is an older gal--she is 10 years old--but don't let that fool you. She is very playful and enjoys long walks! Toys are her favorite thing, especially the stuffed squeaky kind. Her ideal home would not have a cat or small children as they seem to scare her. Dogs may be okay depending on how she feels about the other dog.  Come and meet Charlie today!

Charlie is an older gal--she is 10 years old--but don't let that fool you. She is very playful and enjoys long walks! Toys are her favorite thing, especially the stuffed squeaky kind. Her ideal home would not have a cat or small children as they seem to scare her. Dogs may be okay depending on how she feels about the other dog.  Come and meet Charlie today!

Have a super great 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.

Oh Ho, Ho, It's Magic, You Know...

 

THIS SATURDAY, December 3rd--
Mukwonago's 12th Annual Midnight Magic!  

We hope you will join us for the festivities, sales, music, memories and fun!

Please CLICK HERE for our newsletter listing all the events and amazing sales.

Please note:
All sales are available at both the Pewaukee and Mukwonago locations.
Raffles and live music by Eric Darnell are at the Mukwonago store only.
Store hours: Pewaukee 9am-4pm & Mukwonago 9am-10pm

Some of the many unique yummies and items we will have at our Midnight Magic celebration!

Some of the many unique yummies and items we will have at our Midnight Magic celebration!

Don't miss our HUGE Door Buster Sales!!  
In-stock items only while supplies last. No rain checks.

$6 off 5-6.6#, $10 off $15#, and $15 off 25# Pure Vita and Natural Planet
$15 off 25# Pro Pac Ultimates Lamb, Fish and Chicken only
$10 off 28# Horizon Pulsar

(Blog title song reference: Magic, performed by Pilot in 1975.)

 

December happenings...

Mukwonago

Saturday, December 3rd: Mukwonago's 12th Annual Midnight Magic. Mukwonago will be open from 9am-10pm (Pewaukee from 9am-4pm) with many adoptables, demos, raffles, sales and live music!

Sunday, December 4th: Carolee of Animal Connections. Animal communication appointments available between 11am-1pm; to schedule your appointment, please call us at 262-363-3338. 

Wednesday, December 7th & 21st: Appointments with Dr. Deanna Witte. Call 262-736-1212 to schedule an appointment. 

Saturday, December 10th (moved to a week later because of Midnight Magic!): Nails by Jamie. Bring your pooch OR kitty from 10am-2pm. The cost is $10 per pet and is first come, first served.

NEW! Saturday, December 17th: Lakeland Animal Shelter at our Mukwonago store. Stop by between 10am-2pm to check out the sweet adoptables! 

Pewaukee

Saturday, December 10th: Klips by Kate. Bring your dog in between 10am-2pm for a clip. The cost is $10 per dog and 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.

Ms. Wisconsin is a 7-month-old New Zealand bunny. She came to HAWS all the way from Alabama. Along with her came her babies who are currently in foster care. Ms. Wisconsin wasn't too fond of being a mom, as she is so young herself. She really would love a home where she can just relax and figure life out on her own. 

Ms. Wisconsin is a 7-month-old New Zealand bunny. She came to HAWS all the way from Alabama. Along with her came her babies who are currently in foster care. Ms. Wisconsin wasn't too fond of being a mom, as she is so young herself. She really would love a home where she can just relax and figure life out on her own. 

Slink is a wonderful boy that was a stray before coming to HAWS. He is a real character--he will have you laughing all day long. He constantly seeks out human attention and seems to be lonely without another ferret friend to scamper about and play with.

Slink is a wonderful boy that was a stray before coming to HAWS. He is a real character--he will have you laughing all day long. He constantly seeks out human attention and seems to be lonely without another ferret friend to scamper about and play with.

See you Saturday at Midnight Magic!

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.

Black Friday & Small Business Saturday

As we celebrate Thanksgiving week, all of us at End of the Leash want to show our appreciation to you for supporting us and your local businesses.  

Black Friday and Small Business Saturday are a great opportunity for us to do just that--and for you to get some of the best deals of the year on all your favorite products!

Our sales are for normally stocked items only and are good for Friday, November 25th and Saturday, November 26th.  (Of course we are closed on Thursday, November 24th on Thanksgiving Day.)

Stop in and get: 

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FREE products with special purchases!

Up to 30% off select products

Up to $10 off select dry food

Up to $5 off select frozen food

 

Sharing Thanksgiving with our pets

At EOTL, we recommend serving up some dessert for your doggie--a dollop of pumpkin topped with some of the Bear and the Rat Frozen Yogurt!  

At EOTL, we recommend serving up some dessert for your doggie--a dollop of pumpkin topped with some of the Bear and the Rat Frozen Yogurt!  

What would a holiday be without being able to share some of our yummy food with our best furry friends?
Dr. Becker compiled a list of 15 foods that are safe to share with your dogs and kitties.  

15 Thanksgiving Foods and Snacks Safe to Share with Your Dog or Cat
(excerpted from healthypets.mercola.com.  Click the link for the entire article!)

Most of these foods will be more popular with dogs than cats, but they're safe for both. They should be served plain (no sugar, salt, or spices, butter, or other additives), in moderation, and in small portions.

As an added bonus, even conventionally grown broccoli is one of the cleanest (most pesticide-free) foods you can buy. Your pet may prefer broccoli steamed.

Beneficial gut bacteria provided by probiotics break down and eliminate heavy metals and other toxins from the body, and perform a number of other important functions.

  1. Apples. Apples contain powerful antioxidants and vitamin C. Serve apple slices to your pet, but never the core or seeds.
  2. Blueberries. Fresh or frozen, blueberries are loaded with phytochemicals, and their deep blue hue is the result of anthocyanidins, which are powerful antioxidants. Blueberries are also a good source of healthy fiber, manganese, and vitamins C and E. Introduce blueberries slowly to your pet – too much, too soon can cause a digestive upset.
  3. Carrots. Carrots are low in calories and high in fiber and vitamins. Many dogs enjoy snacking on a fresh crunchy carrot.
  4. Broccoli. Broccoli supports detoxification processes in your pet's body; contains healthy fiber to aid digestion; is rich in beneficial nutrients like potassium, calcium, protein, and vitamin C; has anti-inflammatory properties; supports eye health; helps repair skin damage; and supports heart health.
  5. Kale. This dark green cruciferous vegetable is loaded with vitamins (especially vitamins K, A, and C), iron, and antioxidants. It helps with liver detoxification and also has anti-inflammatory properties.
  6. Fermented vegetables. If you happen to be serving fermented veggiesas part of your Thanksgiving feast, definitely offer some to your pet. Fermented foods are potent detoxifiers and contain much higher levels of probiotics and vitamin K2 than supplements can provide.
  7. Raw pumpkin seeds. Pepitas, or raw pumpkin seeds, are a rich source of minerals, vitamin K, and phytosterols. They also contain L-tryptophan and are a good source of zinc, vitamin E, and B vitamins. Research suggests pumpkin seeds can prevent calcium oxalate kidney stones, reduce inflammation caused by arthritis, and support prostate health.
  8. Sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes are rich in beta-carotene and antioxidants, and are also high in vitamins A and C. Sweet potatoes with purple flesh have potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that may lower the risk from heavy metals and oxygen radicals.
  9. Green beans. Fresh, locally grown green beans are a source of vitamins A, C, and K. They also provide calcium, copper, fiber, folic acid, iron, niacin, manganese, potassium, riboflavin, and thiamin, as well as beta-carotene.
  10. Spinach. This green leafy vegetable has anti-inflammatory properties and can help support heart health.
  11. Asparagus. Asparagus is an excellent source of vitamin K, A, B1, B2, C, and E, along with the folate, iron, copper, fiber, manganese, and potassium.
  12. Pumpkin. Pumpkin is a great source of fiber, vitamin A, and antioxidants. It can help alleviate both diarrhea and constipation. Make sure to feed your pet either fresh pumpkin or 100 percent canned pumpkin – not pumpkin pie filling.
  13. Yogurt. Plain organic yogurt is high in protein and calcium, and most pets love it.
  14. Cottage cheese. Like yogurt, plain organic cottage cheese is high in calcium and protein.
  15. Raw almonds, cashews, and Brazil nuts. These nuts, served in moderation and very small portions, are safe for dogs. Many nuts are not – especially tree nuts – so stick with these three to be on the safe side.

If you're in the mood to prepare some special homemade treats for your animal companion over the holidays, be sure to request my free e-book Homemade Treats for Healthy Pets, which contains nutritious, easy-to-prepare recipes for both cats and dogs.

 

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.

Scarlet and Ruby are a beautiful pair of bonded bunnies. They are very friendly and love to hang out with their human friends. Having a pair of rabbits is a wonderful experience as they share everything and snuggle together, groom each other and even share the same piece of lettuce! They will make you smile every day! 

Scarlet and Ruby are a beautiful pair of bonded bunnies. They are very friendly and love to hang out with their human friends. Having a pair of rabbits is a wonderful experience as they share everything and snuggle together, groom each other and even share the same piece of lettuce! They will make you smile every day! 

Buzz is about a year old. He is a little on they shy side, he was one of the many cats that came to HAWS from a hoarding situation in October. His new family will have to be sure to go slow with him until he is able to feel comfortable with his people. He would be forever grateful to a home of his own.

Buzz is about a year old. He is a little on they shy side, he was one of the many cats that came to HAWS from a hoarding situation in October. His new family will have to be sure to go slow with him until he is able to feel comfortable with his people. He would be forever grateful to a home of his own.

We hope to see you this weekend!  Have a happy, beautiful Thanksgiving!

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.

Getting To Know Your Animals

 

End of the Leash has had an animal communicator available for appointments in-store for many years now!  We love to offer a variety of ways for you to improve the relationship between you and your animal companions, and an animal communicator is a fascinating and unique way to do this.  In many cases, it can be the missing piece to a behavioral or health issue that was otherwise difficult to pinpoint or understand.

Carolee Biddle of Animal Connections.

Carolee Biddle of Animal Connections.

Carolee Biddle of Animal Connections in New Berlin, Wisconsin, comes to our Mukwonago store monthly for appointments. You can check out our Store Events page for the dates!  Her next visit is Sunday, December 4th from 11am-2pm.  Please call the store at 262.363.3338 to schedule your appointment. Cost is $50 for a 20 minute session.

In the following video, Dr. Karen Becker chats with animal communicator Jen Ortman.  If you've ever wanted to learn more about this beautiful and effective way of connecting with your animals, take the time to watch this interview!  

Prefer to read it?  Click HERE for the .pdf transcript.  You may also visit healthypets.mercola.com for the original article and video.

 

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Yep, Christmas is only a few short weeks away!  We're getting in all sorts of goodies to stuff stockings and give your pets something to shred open and enjoy. Here are a few of our favorites so far!

 

Still happening this month, and a peek into December...

Mukwonago

TODAY! Wednesday, November 16th: Appointments with Dr. Deanna Witte. Call 262-736-1212 to schedule an appointment. 

Saturday, November 19th: Nails by Jamie. Bring your pooch OR kitty from 10am-2pm. The cost is $10 per pet and is first come, first served.

Saturday, November 19th: Lakeland Animal Shelter at our Mukwonago store. Stop by between 10am-2pm to check out the sweet adoptables! 

NEW! Saturday, December 3rd: Mukwonago's 12th Annual Midnight Magic.  We will be open from 9am-10pm with many adoptables, demos, raffles, sales and live music!

NEW! Sunday, December 4th: Carolee of Animal Connections. Animal communication appointments available between 11am-1pm; 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.

Lovey is a beautiful one-year old cat and truly lives up to her name! Lovey is just that--a gentle sweetheart. She loves to watch outside at all of the comings and goings of the birds and squirrels. Anyone would be lucky to have her!

Lovey is a beautiful one-year old cat and truly lives up to her name! Lovey is just that--a gentle sweetheart. She loves to watch outside at all of the comings and goings of the birds and squirrels. Anyone would be lucky to have her!

Gladys is a sweet 8-year-old Bluetick Coonhound who has been at HAWS since the end of August. She is looking for a family where she would be your one and only pet! However, she seems to really enjoy being around children and is gentle and very appropriate while on leash.

Gladys is a sweet 8-year-old Bluetick Coonhound who has been at HAWS since the end of August. She is looking for a family where she would be your one and only pet! However, she seems to really enjoy being around children and is gentle and very appropriate while on leash.

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.

Enjoying Fall

 

Last Sunday was a beautifully perfect Fall weather day for the Alaskan Malamute Club of Wisconsin's All-Breed Weight Pull at our Mukwonago store parking lot.

Here are a few shots of the event for you to enjoy.  Thanks to all who came out and supported the Club as well as the Illinois Malamute Rescue!

 

More good stuff comin' in...

An awesome view of our Mukwonago store!  Come visit and check out our latest new products :)

An awesome view of our Mukwonago store!  Come visit and check out our latest new products :)

We just had MORE new products arrive this week!  Have you liked our Facebook page?  It's the perfect way to keep on top of our ever-growing inventory of awesome goodness for you and your pet!

 

Coming up this month...

Mukwonago

NEW! Saturday, November 12th: Born Free demo at our Mukwonago location.  Stop by between 10am-2pm to speak to the representative and find out more about their lines of pet food.

Saturday, November 12th: Carolee of Animal Connections. Animal communication appointments available between 11am-1pm; to schedule your appointment, please call us at 262-363-3338. 

Wednesday, November 16th: Appointments with Dr. Deanna Witte. Call 262-736-1212 to schedule an appointment. 

Saturday, November 19th: Nails by Jamie. Bring your pooch OR kitty from 10am-2pm. The cost is $10 per pet and is first come, first served.

NEW! Saturday, November 19th: Lakeland Animal Shelter at our Mukwonago store. Stop by between 10am-2pm to check out the sweet adoptables! 

Pewaukee

Saturday, November 12th: Klips by Kate. Bring your dog in between 10am-2pm for a clip. The cost is $10 per dog and 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.

Henny and Penny are a pair of chickens looking for a place to roost. They were found as strays and brought to HAWS. If you or anyone you know is looking to add a few nice chickens to your flock please stop in and see them today! 

Henny and Penny are a pair of chickens looking for a place to roost. They were found as strays and brought to HAWS. If you or anyone you know is looking to add a few nice chickens to your flock please stop in and see them today! 

Atticus is a 1.5 year old Pit Bull who is a very spunky, rambunctious boy! He tends to jump quite frequently and intensely so if there are children in the home, they would have to be teens or older. Atticus is a fun-loving, energetic boy who is looking for someone to dedicate their time to his exercise and training needs. He also hopes that he is the only animal in your life!

Atticus is a 1.5 year old Pit Bull who is a very spunky, rambunctious boy! He tends to jump quite frequently and intensely so if there are children in the home, they would have to be teens or older. Atticus is a fun-loving, energetic boy who is looking for someone to dedicate their time to his exercise and training needs. He also hopes that he is the only animal in your life!

We hope you are having a spectacular Fall!  Stop in and see us 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.

One Day Only Sales!

 

THIS SUNDAY!

The Alaskan Malamute Club of Wisconsin will be having their all-breed weight pull outside our Mukwonago store on Sunday, November 6th.  Registration and weigh-ins start at 9:00 am, with pulls starting at 11:00. The event is expected to conclude around 3:00 p.m.
 
Come to admire these hard-pulling canines or sign your dog up to show how strong they are!  Open to dogs at least one year of age, and weighing at least 30 lbs. Some pull harnesses will be available from the Club for dogs who want to participate but don't have one. There will also be people on hand to talk to owners whose dogs have never pulled.

The Illinois Malamute Rescue will also be selling food and beverages for the event.  For more information on the Club or the weight pulls, check out their website at amcw.org.  

 
Take advantage of our ONE DAY ONLY Sales! 

In-Stock Items--Sunday, November 6, 2016 

  • PRO PAC - $5.00 Off 28 lb Chicken, Fish or Lamb! 
  • BORN FREE - $2.00 Off 4 lb or 12 lb bags (Mukwonago Only)! 
  • 20% Off In-Stock Winter Apparel for Dogs (excluding Gold Paw Fleece)!
  • 20% Off any In-Stock Bed (excluding crate pads and blankets)!
  • $1.00 Off 40 lb Pestell Easy Clean Cat Litter!
  • $1.00 Off any Cloud Star Crunchy Tricky Trainers 8 oz Bags - Liver, Salmon or Cheese Flavors!  

 

Time for a trim?

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Nails by Jamie will be at our Mukwonago location twice this month!  Bring your pooch OR kitty Saturday, November 5th or 19th, from 10am-2pm. The cost is $10 per pet and is first come, first served.

 

What is your animal companion thinking and feeling?

Animal Communicator Carolee Biddle of Animal Connections will be back in our Mukwonago store on Saturday, November 12th 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."   

 

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.

Frisco, Elvis and Cornelius are a timid trio that was transferred here from another shelter after being left by a dumpster with 21 other rats. They are quite shy, most likely because of their previous situation.  With lots of daily interactions and snuggle time, they will become confident and trusting of their human family. 

Frisco, Elvis and Cornelius are a timid trio that was transferred here from another shelter after being left by a dumpster with 21 other rats. They are quite shy, most likely because of their previous situation.  With lots of daily interactions and snuggle time, they will become confident and trusting of their human family. 

Carmelo and Coco are a fun pair of best buddies! They love hanging out together and being with one another. Exploring is one of their favorite things to do as long as they can do it together. They also enjoy sitting in their human friends' laps!

Carmelo and Coco are a fun pair of best buddies! They love hanging out together and being with one another. Exploring is one of their favorite things to do as long as they can do it together. They also enjoy sitting in their human friends' laps!

Stop in and see us 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.

All-Breed Weight Pull at EOTL Mukwonago

 

Save the date for the All-Breed Weight Pull!

The Alaskan Malamute Club of Wisconsin will be having their all-breed weight pull outside our Mukwonago store on Sunday, November 6th.  Registration and weigh-ins start at 9:00 am, with pulls starting at 11:00. The event is expected to conclude around 3:00 p.m.
 
Come to admire these hard-pulling canines or sign your dog up to show how strong they are!  Open to dogs at least one year of age, and weighing at least 30 lbs. Some pull harnesses will be available from the Club for dogs who want to participate but don't have one. There will also be people on hand to talk to owners whose dogs have never pulled.
 
Take advantage of our One Day Only Sales!  The Illinois Malamute Rescue will also be selling food and beverages for the event.  For more information on the Club or the weight pulls, check out their website at amcw.org.  

 

We'd love your A-List vote!

Voting for WISN’s A-List has begun! We'd love your vote for this prestigious honor.  CLICK HERE to hop over to the City Voter site to show your support!

 

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.

Izzy came to HAWS as a stray. We estimate her to be approximately 2 years old. She is calm and good-natured. She is an observer and adores the window and all that goes on outside! She will allow you to pet her but not for long.  She also enjoys treats and will take them gently from your hand. 

Meet Quincy! He was found wandering around in a store in downtown Waukesha. He is a California Quail--not a native species to Wisconsin. He cannot live in the wild in Wisconsin.  He sure would appreciate a loving and safe home.

 

Help Fido and Fluffy have a happy Halloween!

This comprehensive article from The Humane Society of the United States is a must-read if you celebrate Halloween. While some pets have laid-back personalities and don't mind being dressed up or seeing strange "people" come to the door, other pets need a quiet room away from all the human fun. Please give your furry companion a safe and secure place to be while you celebrate.

Photo credit to Kristi Fredricksen.

Photo credit to Kristi Fredricksen.

Here's an overview to get you started-- read the article for lots of great suggestions to keep Halloween safe and fun for everyone!

  • Keep Halloween happenings on the down-low
  • Stow treats out of pets' reach
  • Steer your pets away from dangerous decorations
  • Be cautious with pet costumes
  • Protect your pets from outdoor perils
  • ---> click here for more!

Happy HOWLoween!

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.

Fall Fun with Fido!

 
Jim Byrnes Memorial Park, East Troy, WI. Fall of 2014.

Jim Byrnes Memorial Park, East Troy, WI. Fall of 2014.

Pepper the mini Aussie enjoying a day of hiking!  What a great way to burn some of that herding dog energy!

Pepper the mini Aussie enjoying a day of hiking!  What a great way to burn some of that herding dog energy!

It's here...beautiful, crisp, almost bug-less Fall! Get out and enjoy it while the leaves are golden and crimson...and take your best doggie friend with you :)  

Here in Wisconsin, we have tons of walking trails that are dog-friendly.  BringFido.com compiled a list of dog-friendly hiking trails all over the state.  Check it out!

 

We'd love your A-List vote!

Voting for WISN’s A-List has begun! We'd love your vote for this prestigious honor.  CLICK HERE to hop over to the City Voter site to show your support!

 

Spinal Manipulations and Consultations for your pet

Dr. Deanna Witte of Witte's Natural Veterinary Care will be visiting our Mukwonago store on Wednesday, November 2nd & 16th 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 262-736-1212 to schedule an appointment at our Mukwonago store.

In addition to coming to our Mukwonago store, Dr. Witte also offers nutritional consults via telephone 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.  Nutritional phone consultations are $45 to start; additional charges may be necessary for extended appointments.

 

Save the date for the All-Breed Weight Pull!

The Alaskan Malamute Club of Wisconsin will be having their all-breed weight pull outside our Mukwonago store on Sunday, November 6th.  Registration and weigh-ins start at 9:00 am, with pulls starting at 11:00. The event is expected to conclude around 3:00 p.m.
 
Come to admire these hard-pulling canines or sign your dog up to show how strong they are!  Open to dogs at least one year of age, and weighing at least 30 lbs. Some pull harnesses will be available from the Club for dogs who want to participate but don't have one. There will also be people on hand to talk to owners whose dogs have never pulled.
 
Take advantage of our One Day Only Sales!  The Illinois Malamute Rescue will also be selling food and beverages for the event.  For more information on the Club or the weight pulls, check out their website at amcw.org.  

 

More November dates to save

Mukwonago

Wednesday, November 2nd & 16th: Appointments with Dr. Deanna Witte. Call 262-736-1212 to schedule an appointment. 

Saturday, November 5th & 19th: Nails by Jamie. Bring your pooch OR kitty from 10am-2pm. The cost is $10 per pet and is first come, first served.

Saturday, November 12th: Carolee of Animal Connections. Animal communication appointments available between 11am-1pm; to schedule your appointment, please call us at 262-363-3338. 

Pewaukee

Saturday, November 12th: Klips by Kate. Bring your dog in between 10am-2pm for a clip. The cost is $10 per dog and 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.

As in her name, this is Ms. Piggy and she a sweet little Guinea Pig. She is a fun little girl!  She enjoys exploring and being cuddled by her human companions. When she is snuggling she makes cute little piggy noises! 

As in her name, this is Ms. Piggy and she a sweet little Guinea Pig. She is a fun little girl!  She enjoys exploring and being cuddled by her human companions. When she is snuggling she makes cute little piggy noises! 

Kitty is one of our older guys, he is 8 years young. He is an elegant, mature cat more reserved than outgoing. Kitty will come to people on his terms. He does enjoy being petted, but we believe he would do best in a quieter home without children. 

Kitty is one of our older guys, he is 8 years young. He is an elegant, mature cat more reserved than outgoing. Kitty will come to people on his terms. He does enjoy being petted, but we believe he would do best in a quieter home without children. 

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.

Movers for Mutts to Benefit HAWS of Waukesha

Each year, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK holds a donation drive in the fall to benefit the community. This year, they are hosting a “Movers for Mutts” campaign, in which they deliver donation boxes to pet friendly places of business and collect items to benefits dogs in need.

This year’s campaign will benefit HAWS of Waukesha County, a full service volunteer based, no kill shelter. HAWS offers pet adoption and re-homing, dog training, kids camps, spay and neutering programs, education and so much more. 

The drive will run September 19 through October 21, 2016. 

They are seeking items such as:

• Baby food – meat varieties
• Soft dog treats
• Canned/dry dog food – any brand, grain-free preferred
• Canned/dry puppy food
• Limited slip/Martingale collars
• Kong toys – medium, large, XL
• Pill Pockets
• Kitten feeding bottles
• Heating pads (without auto shut off)

Several donation sites across Waukesha Counties will accept items including:

• Animal World Adventures
• End of the Leash
• Hooves and Paws Pet and Equine Supply
• Petilicious Pet Spa and Dog Bakery
• Pet Supplies Plus
• The Doggy Bag
• Two Men and a Truck

Full information including a wish list from HAWS of Waukesha County and a regularly updated list of donation sites can be found on their website:

twomenandatruck.com/locations/wi/waukesha/community

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the largest franchised moving company both in the United States and internationally. The company operates 260 locations and 1,600 trucks. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® has performed more than six million moves since its inception in 1985. Each location is independently owned and operated.

 

Store Events THIS WEEK!

Mukwonago

Wednesday, October 12th: Appointments with Dr. Deanna Witte. Call 262-736-1212 to schedule an appointment.  She will be back on October 26th. 

Saturday, October 15th: Nails by Jamie. Bring your pooch OR kitty from 10am-2pm. The cost is $10 per pet and is first come, first served.

Saturday, October 15th: Carolee of Animal Connections. Animal communication appointments available between 11am-1pm; to schedule your appointment, please call us at 262-363-3338. 

Pewaukee

Saturday, October 15th: Klips by Kate. Bring your dog in between 10am-2pm for a clip. The cost is $10 per dog and 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.

Hank is a 11 month old Blue Heeler/Border Collie mix. He is a highly intelligent boy that needs a family that is very active and will expend his energy. Hank loves to play with his toys and is very food motivated. He will do just about anything for a treat, so positive reinforcement comes easy to him. 

Hank is a 11 month old Blue Heeler/Border Collie mix. He is a highly intelligent boy that needs a family that is very active and will expend his energy. Hank loves to play with his toys and is very food motivated. He will do just about anything for a treat, so positive reinforcement comes easy to him. 

Humphrey is a sweet 10 year old boy. He enjoys watching the birds and soft gentle pets. He is our oldest cat available for adoption. If you are looking for a napping or snuggling buddy, he is it.  Don't forget about our $14.92 adoption special all month long. 

Humphrey is a sweet 10 year old boy. He enjoys watching the birds and soft gentle pets. He is our oldest cat available for adoption. If you are looking for a napping or snuggling buddy, he is it.  Don't forget about our $14.92 adoption special all month long. 

Thanks for visiting our blog!  Have a spectacular 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.

October Sales--Fromm Flavors of the Month

Our October newsletter announced the Fromm flavors of the month on sale!  Stop in either of our stores between October 1st-31st and grab yourself some deals...

$5.00 Off 26 lb Bag Dog GF Pork and Peas
$5.00 Off 30 lb Bag Dog Salmon a la Veg
$3.00 Off 12 lb Bag of Dog GF Pork and Peas
$3.00 Off 15 lb Bag of Dog Salmon a la Veg
$3.00 Off 5 lb Bag of Cat GF Hasen Duckenpfeffer
$2.00 Off 4 lb Bag of Dog GF Pork and Peas
$2.00 Off 5 lb Bag of Dog Salmon a la Veg
 

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Peek-a-boo!

This cute little guy is just one of many new toys (along with lots of other new products) coming into our stores lately!  Bring your pup and stop in for a visit.

 

Coming up in October

 

Dr. Witte's October Dates

Dr. Deanna Witte of Witte's Natural Veterinary Care will be visiting our Mukwonago store on Wednesday, October 12th & 26th 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 262-736-1212 to schedule an appointment at our Mukwonago store.

In addition to coming to our Mukwonago store, Dr. Witte also offers nutritional consults via telephone 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.  Nutritional phone consultations are $45 to start; additional charges may be necessary for extended appointments.

 

October Nail Clinics

Did you miss our Mukwonago nail clinic last weekend?  Nails by Jamie will be back again for a second time this month!  Bring your pooch OR kitty Saturday, October 15th, from 10am-2pm. The cost is $10 per pet and is first come, first served.

Closer to Pewaukee?  Klips by Kate will be at the Pewaukee End of the Leash on Saturday, October 15 from 10am-2pm.  (Doggies only with Kate!)

 

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.

Josephina is a beautiful, sweet young lady. She came to us as a stray with three kittens.  All of her babies have found a home and now it is her turn! We estimate her age to be approximately one year old.  If you are looking for a loving cat, she is your gal.  

Josephina is a beautiful, sweet young lady. She came to us as a stray with three kittens.  All of her babies have found a home and now it is her turn! We estimate her age to be approximately one year old.  If you are looking for a loving cat, she is your gal.  

Frank is a 10 year old pit mix. He came to HAWS as a stray. He is a gentle giant! He LOVES to play with tennis balls, play tug, or just about any toy you give him. However, he is not fond of cats, but may tolerate another dog. If you are looking for a stellar senior pet, he is your guy! 

Frank is a 10 year old pit mix. He came to HAWS as a stray. He is a gentle giant! He LOVES to play with tennis balls, play tug, or just about any toy you give him. However, he is not fond of cats, but may tolerate another dog. If you are looking for a stellar senior pet, he is your guy! 

Happy Autumn!

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 Thanks

 

Thank you to everyone who stopped by to see us at Petfest!!

 

Mukwonago Nail Clinic

Nails by Jamie will be at our Mukwonago store on Saturday, October 1st, from 10am-2pm.  No appointment necessary. Nails will be done on a first come, first served basis. Cost is $10 per dog.  She also will clip cats' nails as well!

 

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, September 28th 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 262-736-1212 to schedule an appointment at our Mukwonago store.

In addition to coming to our Mukwonago store, Dr. Witte also offers nutritional consults via telephone 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.  Nutritional 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.

Randy came to HAWS as a stray--a nice person found him under a car and brought him here. He is a little over a year old and as sweet as can be! He would love for you to pet him all day long!  

Randy came to HAWS as a stray--a nice person found him under a car and brought him here. He is a little over a year old and as sweet as can be! He would love for you to pet him all day long!  

Remmi is a two year old Beagle mix. She needs a home that will give her lots of opportunity to expend her energy. Going for walks, playing with toys, and treat puzzles would be great outlets for her. She is a very vocal dog so we would not recommend she not live in an apartment or condo. If you are looking for love Remmi is for you--she is very friendly and sweet!

Remmi is a two year old Beagle mix. She needs a home that will give her lots of opportunity to expend her energy. Going for walks, playing with toys, and treat puzzles would be great outlets for her. She is a very vocal dog so we would not recommend she not live in an apartment or condo. If you are looking for love Remmi is for you--she is very friendly and sweet!

Enjoy your 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.

See You Saturday at Petfest!

 

This Saturday, September 24th, is the Fromm Petfest in Milwaukee from 10am-6pm at the Henry Maier Festival Grounds.  Come and visit us at the End of the Leash Express trailer and see all the goodies we brought! 

 

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, September 28th 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 262-736-1212 to schedule an appointment at our Mukwonago store.

In addition to coming to our Mukwonago store, Dr. Witte also offers nutritional consults via telephone 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.  Nutritional phone consultations are $45 to start; additional charges may be necessary for extended appointments.

 

Mukwonago Nail Clinic

Nails by Jamie (formerly Nails to Tails) will be at our Mukwonago store on Saturday, October 1st, from 10am-2pm.  No appointment necessary. Nails will be done on a first come, first served basis. Cost is $10 per dog.

 

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, October 15th 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."   

 

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.

Meet Cornelius! He is an adorable, young Syrian Hamster. He is very friendly and quite handle-able and would love a home to call his own! Hamsters are easily cared for and make great pets.

Meet Cornelius! He is an adorable, young Syrian Hamster. He is very friendly and quite handle-able and would love a home to call his own! Hamsters are easily cared for and make great pets.

Timmy, Indy, Speckle and Sunny are a foursome of fun and happy parakeets! They love being together so they would love to be adopted as a group or in pairs--they would be very unhappy if they had to live as a single bird. You will be entertained with their funny cage antics! 

Timmy, Indy, Speckle and Sunny are a foursome of fun and happy parakeets! They love being together so they would love to be adopted as a group or in pairs--they would be very unhappy if they had to live as a single bird. You will be entertained with their funny cage antics! 

See you this Saturday at Petfest :)

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.

Emergency Care & CPR for Your Pet

What symptoms demand a visit to the vet and what can you safely treat at home?  

We are sharing two excellent resources with you via Dr. Karen Becker and the AVMA (American Veterinarian Medical Association). They cover almost 2 dozen symptoms and conditions that should be tended to by your veterinarian immediately, as well as at-home first aid tips for the easy-to-treat situation, and two videos--one demonstrating the ABCs of pet CPR, and the other showing you how to do a physical exam on your pet at home.

We have included the videos below, but be sure to click on the link for Dr. Becker's full article to get the rest of the important information!

---> Dr Becker's article, "Veterinary Care: Signs of True Medical Emergencies"

 

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, September 14th & 28th, 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 262-736-1212 to schedule an appointment at our Mukwonago store.

In addition to coming to our Mukwonago store, Dr. Witte also offers nutritional consults via telephone 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.  Nutritional phone consultations are $45 to start; additional charges may be necessary for extended appointments.

 

Save the date--September 24th

Fromm PetFest--we will be there!

 

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.

Sophie is a beautiful 2 year old Calico. She made her way to HAWS all the way from Alabama! She has had lots of changes in her life in the past couple of months. We can tell that she is not a fan of being picked up and would prefer that you would played with her toys instead. 

Sophie is a beautiful 2 year old Calico. She made her way to HAWS all the way from Alabama! She has had lots of changes in her life in the past couple of months. We can tell that she is not a fan of being picked up and would prefer that you would played with her toys instead. 

Nell is a little over a year old.  She has not quite mastered all of her manners so her new family will have to have patience with helping her learn. A home without a cat would be best as she is too intense with them. Having another dog to play with would not be out of the question but she LOVES to play with her toys.  

Nell is a little over a year old.  She has not quite mastered all of her manners so her new family will have to have patience with helping her learn. A home without a cat would be best as she is too intense with them. Having another dog to play with would not be out of the question but she LOVES to play with her toys.  

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.

Rotate For Their Health!

Photo courtesy of Steve Brown at www.darwinspet.com.

Photo courtesy of Steve Brown at www.darwinspet.com.

We are great advocates of rotating foods, and here is a great article on why it is so important!

Steve Brown is a staunch advocate of feeding raw, which we agree is the healthiest way for most pets to eat.  

However, the benefits of rotating apply to whatever form you feed your pet in--raw, canned or dry.

Click here to read Steve's article, "Why Rotate Dog Food" at darwinspet.com.

 

Fall Safety Tips for your Pet

As a pet guardian, you know that each holiday, celebration, change of season, and memorable event in the lives of humans comes with a list of potential hazards for furry family members. And you know that it's important to be prepared to insure your pet gets to enjoy special occasions right along with the rest of your family.

The change of season from summer to fall presents certain risks for pets, such as back-to-school purchases including those colorful piles of brand new school supplies on your kitchen or dining room table. And if you've indulged your kids with fruit-scented pencils and erasers, they can attract pets (especially dogs) like moths to a flame.

PetMD compiled a list of the 10 most commonly used school supplies that present a potential choking hazard for pets:1

  • Erasers
  • Glue sticks/bottled glue
  • Coins
  • Action figures/small dolls
  • Bouncy balls
  • Crayons
  • Markers
  • Pencils (even small splinters can get lodged in the mouth and esophagus)
  • Pens (watch out especially for pen caps)
  • Paperclips

According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), fortunately these items are considered "low toxicity" to pets. This means they probably won't cause your dog or cat serious problems unless large amounts are ingested.2

However, there is the potential for GI upset and even a blockage, so be sure the kiddos keep their school supplies out of reach of your pet.  Read more...

Click here to read the entire article.  Excerpted courtesy of healthypets.mercola.com.

 

Save the date--September 24th

Fromm PetFest--we will be there!

 

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, September 10th 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, September 14th & 28th, 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 262-736-1212 to schedule an appointment at our Mukwonago store.

 

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.

Angel and Sweetie are a pair of very gentle and peaceful Ring-neck Doves. They are quite easily handled and are very gentle and peaceful birds. They are not loud, and make gentle cooing and funny laughing sounds. Don't forget about our FREE Avian Extravaganza, held at HAWS on 9/11/16 from 1-4pm! 

Angel and Sweetie are a pair of very gentle and peaceful Ring-neck Doves. They are quite easily handled and are very gentle and peaceful birds. They are not loud, and make gentle cooing and funny laughing sounds. Don't forget about our FREE Avian Extravaganza, held at HAWS on 9/11/16 from 1-4pm! 

Zoey is 8 years old and hasn't been at a shelter before--she is very shy and scared here. Even though HAWS makes her as comfortable as possible, it is not the same as being in her own home. She wants you to know that once you spend enough time with her she is very affectionate.  

Zoey is 8 years old and hasn't been at a shelter before--she is very shy and scared here. Even though HAWS makes her as comfortable as possible, it is not the same as being in her own home. She wants you to know that once you spend enough time with her she is very affectionate.  

Hope you're having 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.