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Do You Know What's in Your Pet's Treats?

Another reason to read labels! Dr. Becker speaks out about the growing toxic pet treat crisis.

The Growing Toxic Pet Treat Crisis

Story at-a-glance…

  • Recently Arthur Dogswell LLC voluntarily recalled 1,000 cartons of Catswell brand VitaKitty Chicken Breast with Flaxseed and Vitamins for potential contamination with high levels of propylene glycol.
  • The FDA has banned the use of propylene glycol, closely related to ethylene glycol (antifreeze), in cat food because it can cause a serious blood disease known as Heinz body anemia. The symptoms of Heinz body anemia include fever, sudden weakness, loss of appetite, dark colored urine, pale mucus membranes in the mouth, and skin discoloration.
  • Propylene glycol is approved for use in dog food, however, we highly recommend pet owners avoid any product containing this compound.
  • If you’ve purchased the recalled product, you can return it for a full refund.
  • If you’re looking for a safe treat for your kitty, freeze bite-sized bits of a high quality canned cat food with a strong aroma. Let the treats thaw to a chewy consistency before offering them to your cat.

Click here to read Dr. Becker’s full article and commentary at www.healthypets.mercola.com.


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.  The next two visits are: Thursday, September 27th and Thursday, October 11th.

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!



This Week’s Adoptable Pet

The lucky family that adopts this pet featured here on our blog will receive a coupon from Lakeland good for a “congratulations” gift bag from End of the Leash!

To learn more about how to adopt through Lakeland, please visit their adoption page.  You may also give them a call at 262.723.1000.

Gwen from Lakeland is featured here today.

Gwen arrived at the shelter in December of 2009 as a stray.

Gwen is a very sweet girl!  Also, if you can see, one of her pupils is larger than the other. Nothing is really wrong with her—she can see just fine. She has been examined by a vet and though the cause is unknown due to her “stray” status, it is possible she was hit in the head abruptly.

Gwen enjoys the company of other cats and also likes dogs. Come to Lakeland and meet Gwen today!


Talk to Your Pet

Rebecca Moravec, Animal Communicator. Click the photo to visit her website and learn more about Animal Communication!Animal Communicator Rebecca Moravec will be here at EOTL Mukwonago on Wednesday, October 3rd from noon-4pm.

Find out what your animal is thinking and feeling and work through any behavior issues you may be experiencing. Bring your animal with you or bring in a photograph.

Rebecca can also communicate with your animal friends that have crossed the Rainbow Bridge.

Twenty minute and half hour consultations are available—call the store for rates and to schedule your appointment at 262-363-3338.



October Dates for Lakeland Adoptables at EOTL

Lakeland will be visiting End of the Leash Mukwonago 3 times in October with adoptable doggies and kitties!

Friday, October 12th from 1-5pm
Saturday, October 13th from 11-3pm or
Friday, October 26th from 1-5pm

Come and meet these great animals in need of homes from Lakeland Animal Shelter!


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.

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