End of the Leash

natural, healthy, and thoughtfully-sourced pet foods, treats, and supplies

The Latest at EOTL

Adoptables & Discounts – Saturday, August 13th

This Saturday, August 13th Lakeland Animal Shelter will be at the store from 11am-3pm featuring adoptable dogs & cats!

We will also have Dawn from Nature’s Variety here from 10am-2pm to hand out coupons for all sorts of deals and discounts on food, treats and bones.

Hey, that means you can adopt an animal AND get a great deal on food & treats at the same time!

 

Ten Reasons to Add Coconut Oil to Your Dog’s Diet

End of the Leash recommends and sells Organic, cold pressed Coconut Oil. Here is a great article taken from DOGSTER.com, 8/3/2011.

Living With Dogs, Dog Life & Style Tips by Julia Szabo

With more and more Americans appreciating the fantastic flavor and health benefits of coconut oil, there are many excellent brands out there. Choose one that is made from certified organic coconuts that have not been treated with chemicals or fertilizers. Plus, it comes in a generously-proportioned glass bottle (which I much prefer to plastic) so I always have enough to share with my beloved five-pack of dogs!

My K9s get a loving spoonful of the stuff at every meal - a teaspoonful, to be precise, straight from the bottle - and I do all my cooking with it (coconut oil makes the best-ever stir-fries). I even give a bottle to my neighborhood falafel place; trust me, chickpea balls are out of this world when they’re bathed in hot coconut oil.

Fed regularly to pets, coconut oil can have many health benefits – for their skin, digestive and immune systems, metabolic function, even their bone and brain health! Here are the top 10 reasons to add coconut oil to your dog’s diet:

1. Coconut oil improves overall skin health, and clears up skin conditions such as eczema, flea allergies, contact dermatitis, and itchy skin.

2. Incredibly emollient, coconut oil helps moisturize the dryest K9 skin and makes a dog’s coat gleam with health – whether you add it to her diet, her shampoo, or both!

3. Applied topically to the skin, coconut oil promotes the healing of cuts, wounds, hot spots, bites, and stings.

4. The antibacterial and antifungal properties of coconut oil help reduce doggy odor, and its pleasantly tropical aroma imparts a delightful scent to a dog’s skin and coat.

5. Coconut oil prevents and treats yeast infections, including candida. Its antiviral agents also help dogs recover quickly from kennel cough.

6. Digestion and nutrient absorption are improved by the addition of coconut oil to a dog’s diet. It can, however, cause stool to loosen; if that happens, just add a few spoonfuls of canned pumpkin to your dog’s diet.

7. Coconut oil reduces – and sometimes eliminates – doggy breath. Some dog lovers even brush their pets’ teeth with the stuff! Which makes sense, as dogs love the taste of coconut oil, and that makes the chore less arduous for brusher and brushee.

8. Like cinnamon, coconut oil helps prevent diabetes by regulating and balancing insulin. It also promotes normal thyroid function, and helps prevent infection and heart disease.

9. Helping to reduce weight and increase energy, coconut oil also promotes mobility in dogs with arthritis and other joint issues.

10. Again like cinnamon, coconut oil is excellent for brain health; it’s being used to stave off dementia in humans, and it’s a must to keep senior dogs’ minds from becoming cloudy.

 

HP Healing Cream – 20% Blog Discount!

Just for our blog subscribers, use the code HPBLOG when you order the Homeopet HP Healing Cream off our website and we’ll give you 20% OFF!

This is a one use offer, can be used on up to two tubes of cream and is valid until August 31st. This cream can be used on any animal – including the human kind!

  • Cream seals in moisture.
  • Homeopathic effect is transferred over the entire wound.
  • No steroidal or other anti-inflammatory effect thus speeding healing.
  • May be mixed with conventional antibiotic therapy to enhance its effect.
  • Cream acts as barricade under which cell regeneration can go unhindered and speed the closure and bridging of wounds.
  • Cream can be used externally on open or bandaged wounds (liberal application is recommended under bandages).
  • Cream has been shown in clinical use to be effective on previously unresponsive wounds and ulcerations.
  • Cream works with patient’s healing mechanisms by enhancing and balancing them.

A First Aid Anti-Infective Healing Cream

  • Anti-infective
  • First Aid
  • Healing
  • Wounds
  • Burns
  • Bites

 

Have a great week!

Your Friends at End of the Leash

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

© Copyright 2009-2018, End of the Leash, LLC.  All rights reserved.