Only a Few More Days to Vote!
The WISN A-List is a contest featuring more than 3,029 local businesses competing to be named best. YOUR votes determine the outcome.
Here are some comments we took from our Alist voters so far—thank you!
- Wonderful selection of NATURAL pet foods!
- WONDERFUL staff and treats for your pet!
- They have healthy food for even the most picky of eaters!
- Very knowledgeable, fun staff that takes their business of pets very seriously.
- I’ve been a customer of EOTL for almost 5 years. When it comes to any product they sell—especially foods—Susie does all the “homework” for you so you know you are getting absolutely the best for your furry loved ones! The whole staff is sincerely kind, knowledgeable, compassionate and friendly. Prices are excellent, selection is superb and they really do care about you and your pet! ~~Lots of <3 from the Slight household critter crew =^..^=
- Went there when I came back to Wisconsin for a visit. Wish I had a pet store like that here in CT!!!!
- A great pet supply store. I love their focus on enrichment and positive reinforcement for your pet.
- There is a reason they have won for the past 4 years.
- Awesome place to shop for your pets and the most friendly and knowledgeable staff.
- The service is outstanding! Awesome selection of products.
- Friendly, helpful and wonderful staff.
- Just keeps getting better!
- Just like the Cheers Bar, everybody knows my name! Friendly, helpful, fun staff with everything you could possibly want for your cat (or dog, if you’re not lucky enough to have a cat! :) My favorite store!
- End of the Leash is the best in every way!
Sweet (& Healthy) Holiday Treat
Front Porch Pets, based In Waukesha, creates a sweet treat that is a sweet gift!
They were recently featured by 12 News Wisconsin as a unique, local holiday gift item for your dog. Read more at www.wisn.com.
They have always been one of our most popular sellers so pick a bag up for the special pooch in your life today.
“Enzymes are life and when your dog is out of enzymes, he is out of life.”
—from “Enzymes And Your Dog” by Dogs Naturally on December 1, 2011
Enzymes are responsible for every metabolic reaction that takes place in your body, whether it is the blinking of your eye or the functioning of your liver. Of course, the same applies to your dog’s body.
The body also uses enzymes to digest and use food. There are two types of enzymes that do that: enzymes in the food itself, and digestive enzymes that reside in the digestive organs. The body can’t produce a finite supply of digestive enzymes – like a bank account, if you continuously make withdrawals without depositing money, you will soon be broke.
This is what happens when dogs eat processed pet foods. Cooking at temperatures above 118 o 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. Enzymes are life and when your dog is out of enzymes, he is out of life.
The best solution is to feed your dog foods that already have an abundance of enzymes. Whereas processed foods are ‘dead’, raw foods have an abundance of enzymes. In order to function optimally, enzymes work in close association with vitamins and minerals. Vitamins are known as co-enzymes and minerals are known as co-factors. Vitamins and minerals will also be found in abundance in raw foods.
Supplementing with enzymes is often a good idea. Enzymes are used up faster during some illnesses, extremes in weather or strenuous exercise. Older dogs will also benefit from enzyme supplementation as the amount of enzymes produced in the body declines with age and this is partly responsible for age-related illness and debilitation.
Enzyme supplements should be taken with meals – simply open up the capsule and sprinkle it on your dog’s food. Stay away from enzymes with an enteric coating as the enzymes will be released too late and the body will have already used its own enzymes to digest the food.
Animal Communicator Rebecca Moravec is here this Thursday, December 15th. She can tell you what your animal is thinking and feeling and help address behavior and health related issues.
Perhaps this will be the year kitty will leave the Christmas tree ornaments alone and puppy won’t steal the fruitcake off the table!
Call the store for rates and times available—262.363.3338.
Dreaming of a white Christmas yet? :)
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.