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Are Dogs Becoming Allergic to Life?

This may sound a bit crazy, but this great article from Dogs Naturally Magazine explains why.  (We carry Dogs Naturally Magazine so stop by for a hard copy any time.)

Why I Don’t Vaccinate My Dogs At All
by Catherine O’Driscoll on February 24, 2012

Click here to read the full article.Our dogs are in the midst of an epidemic. It’s not an epidemic of viral disease, but of chronic ill health. They’re besieged with itchy, pus-laden, scabby skin; vomit and diarrhea are the norm. One in every hundred dogs suffers from epilepsy, and an even higher number lives with painful arthritis. Allergies are also reaching epidemic proportions: dogs are becoming allergic to life.

We also seem to have a tremendous number of dogs with behavioral problems, largely due to over-vaccination and processed pet food. Vaccines are known to cause inflammation of the brain, as well as lesions throughout the brain and central nervous system. The medical term for this is ‘encephalitis’, and vaccine’s role is acknowledged in the Merck Manual. Merck is a vaccine manufacturer.

Click here for the rest of this article…


Pet Care Guides from Oxbow

Who needs hay and who doesn’t?
Who needs Vitamin C added to their diet?
Can you give a hamster treats?

Check out the Oxbow Pet Care Guides!

This link has beautiful .pdfs to help you take the best care of your small animal friends including:

  • Chinchillas
  • Gerbils & Hamsters
  • Guinea Pigs
  • Rabbits
  • Rats


See if your dog or cat can be a Therapy Pet—

Click on the image to see the full-size flyer!Love Your Pet—Share Your Pet.

Learn what Therapy Pet programs are all about and find out how to get involved.

FREE informative session with Laura Hey, founder of Health Heelers and Therapy Dog expert, Saturday, March 3rd at 10am and then FREE screenings of your pet available afterward.

Registration is required by calling Health Heelers at 262-442-9633 or info@healthheelers.com.




Chiropractic Adjustments & Holistic Consultations for your dog

This Thursday, March 1st, Dr. Deanna Witte with Witte’s Natural Veterinary Care will be at the store to do consultations and chiropractic adjustments for your dog.

You can also make an appointment for a holistic 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.


Solid Gold Downsizing

Click on this letter from Solid Gold to consumers explaining why your bag of Solid Gold may feel a bit lighter soon.

They will be downsizing from 33lb. bags to 28.5lb. bags.


Happy Leap 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.

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