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Pewaukee Nail Clinic & Mukwonago Lakeland Visits This Weekend!

Pewaukee Nail Clinic
Saturday, October 13th

This Saturday is the monthly Pewaukee Nail Clinic!  Stop by the store between 10am-2pm.  Klips by Kate from New Berlin will be providing the nail service for October’s clinic.

The nail clinics are on the second Saturday of every month, so our next one will be November 10th.


Lakeland Adoptables at EOTL Mukwonago

Adoptable dogs and cats will be at the store THIS Friday, October 12th from 1-5pm AND this Saturday, October 13th from 10am-2pm.

Come and meet these cuddly animals in need of homes!  You may just find your forever friend :)


“Pet foods…the only FDA approved non-drug drug.”

The FDA is very clear, food is not a drug. Food cannot make claims it treats or prevents a disease. That is, unless it is pet food.

According to federal regulations, “articles intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease in man or other animals” is a drug. While some would argue food can treat or prevent disease, the FDA only considers drugs as the ‘thing’ that can actually cure or prevent disease. Drugs are subject to FDA approval through a lengthy and costly process. Drugs.com states “It takes on average 12 years and over $350 million to get a new drug from the laboratory onto the pharmacy shelf.”

But…we’re talking about pet food…which has its own set of rules. The FDA has just announced another of their (not so popular) Compliance Policies, this one in reference to “Labeling and Marketing of Nutritional Products Intended for Use to Diagnose, Cure, Mitigate, Treat or Prevent Disease in Dogs and Cats.” The Draft Compliance Policy isn’t favorable to pets.

Read the whole article from Dogs Naturally Magazine here: Another Pet Food Exception.


This Week’s Adoptable Pet

The lucky family that adopts this pet 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.

Is Kane from HAWS your buddy for life? Call HAWS today at 262-542-8851 or log onto hawspets.org for more information on Kane and all his adoptable buddies at HAWS!Kane from HAWS is featured here today:

I am a 7-year-old Lab mix looking for a home without another dog, although cats would be fine.

I was adopted and then brought back to the shelter because I am VERY HAPPY and super ENTHUSIASTIC about life…which came across as me lacking manners and self-control. But I just need time to show you what a great dog I really am! I really, really need a home that understands me and a owner that will take the time to train me and realize that I am just strong and ACTIVE.

An active home with a biker or runner would be great…because a tired dog is a good dog! I’m ready for a game of football, tag, Frisbee, whatever! Teenagers who want to play with me would be the best, but I have been known to knock over younger kids with my enthusiasm so I should probably not live with them.


Spinal Manipulation & Holistic Consultations
for your pet at End of the Leash

Dr. Deanna Witte with Witte’s Natural Veterinary Care will be at the Mukwonago store twice a month to do consultations and/or spinal manipulations for your pet.  She comes the 2nd and 4th Thursdays. 

PLEASE NOTE: Dr. Witte WILL NOT be here on her normal 2nd Thursday, October 11th.  Her next visit will be Thursday, October 25th.

You can also make an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Witte to discuss holistic options for your pet (nutrition, supplements, essential oils etc…).

About Witte’s Veterinary Care:

Veterinary service providing traditional and alternative treatment options for your pets. Services include spinal manipulative therapy, wellness exams with individualized vaccination schedules, medical treatment, aromatherapy/therapeutic oils, western herbs, nutrition counseling, and whole food supplementation.

Appointments are for 20 minutes and include a consultation and adjustment. Call the store to reserve your spot: 262-363-3338.


Talk to Dr. Claudeen Mc Auliffe About Pet Behavioral Issues

Dr. Claudeen working with a trainee :)Dr. Claudeen Mc Auliffe from HAWS will be in Mukwonago every third Thursday of the month to answer your questions on behavioral issues and offer techniques and supplement suggestions that may help.  She will also be in Pewaukee every fourth Thursday. 

Her next visits are: 

Thursday, October 18th, 4:30-6:30pm

Thursday, September 27th, 4:30-6:30pm
Thursday, October 25th, 4:30-6:30pm

Dr. Claudeen Mc Auliffe, Ph.D., M.Ed., CAP-2, CDBC, manages the Behavior Department at the Humane Animal Welfare Society in Waukesha, WI and is an adjunct faculty member in the Biology Department at Carroll University, Waukesha, WI. She is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (IAABC) and a certified Level 2 Tellington TTouch® practitioner for companion animals.

The adorable Clarice! Photo property of Vision Photography.Ho, Ho, Ho! A Christmas Card Idea for You!

Would you like to send out a Christmas card featuring your favorite furry friend? 

Lori from Vision Photography will be at EOTL Mukwonago on Saturday October 27th to take your pet’s picture! 

Photos will be fully photo shopped and cropped, and you will receive a CD with a minimum of 5 shots (more if your pet loves to pose!).

Call us at 262-363-3338 to schedule your appointment!


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.

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