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Yappity-Yap! (Don't talk back!)

This article by Dr. Sophia Yin, veterinarian and animal behaviorist, sheds much light on why (and how!?) dogs excessively bark.  

This excerpt is just the tip of the iceberg of helping you truly understand your misunderstood pet.  Click here to read the full article at Dr. Yin's website, The Art & Science of Animal Behavior.

So how do you break a horrific barking habit before your pooch is up to epic nighttime arias? The simplest solution is to keep dogs inside if they bark only when they're out, and to increase their exercise if they're bored. Instead, many people reach for a behavioral band-aid such as citronella or an electronic anti-bark collar. Both can work wonders initially, but often the great response is short-lived. Furthermore they will do nothing for a serious underlying problem such as separation anxiety. Additionally, many savvy barkers learn to outsmart the devices. 


  Meet Veterinarian and Animal Behaviorist Dr. Sophia Yin   Dr. Sophia Yin knows what it’s like to have a problem pet and nowhere to turn for professional help. And she has witnessed countless fractured relationships between misunderstood pets and their frustrated humans companions.  As a result, her mission in life is to improve our understanding of animals and their behavior so that we can care for, appreciate and enjoy our time with them better.

Meet Veterinarian and Animal Behaviorist
Dr. Sophia Yin

Dr. Sophia Yin knows what it’s like to have a problem pet and nowhere to turn for professional help. And she has witnessed countless fractured relationships between misunderstood pets and their frustrated humans companions.

As a result, her mission in life is to improve our understanding of animals and their behavior so that we can care for, appreciate and enjoy our time with them better.

 

This Week's Adoptables from HAWS

The lucky family that adopts one of the pets 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.

 

Did you know that HAWS has one of the best (and largest) small animal adoption areas in the state?  HAWS’ volunteers care for many exotic species like geckos, chinchillas and degus.  They also care for more common species like turtles, rabbits, and gerbils.  Basically if you can own it, HAWS could have it and we are currently bursting at the seams with them! 

Considering these many species have a wide spectrum of needs we are sure you will find one that fits into your lifestyle.  We have a lower maintenance Leopard Gecko named Kenai and a pair of more time consuming chinchillas named Misty and Dawn. Stop by today to learn more about these critters.

 Kenai the Leopard Gecko.  

Kenai the Leopard Gecko.  

 Misty and Dawn, the Chinchillas!

Misty and Dawn, the Chinchillas!

 

Winter Safety Tips

The Humane Society of the United States offers up these tips for protecting your furry loved ones in the cold. 

 

Change in Nail Clinic dates--please note!

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THIS Saturday, January 18th 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.

The nail clinics are usually on the second Saturday of every month, however Kate had some date conflicts so February and March's will be on the 15th of the month.

 

Spinal Manipulation & Holistic Consultations

for your Pet at End of the Leash Mukwonago

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Dr. Deanna Witte comes to our Mukwonago store every Thursday to do consultations and/or spinal manipulations for your pet.

She is now offering cold laser therapy!  She says, “This is a great method of treating arthritis, soft tissue injuries, wounds, inflammation, and surgical incisions. I will be able to offer this not only at the clinic, but also when I am “on location” as well.”  (On location includes her visits to End of the Leash!)

You can also make an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Witte to discuss holistic options for your pet (nutrition, supplements, essential oils etc…).  Appointments are for 20 minutes and include a consultation and adjustment. Call the store to reserve your spot: 262-363-3338. 


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. House calls available upon request.

Visit Witte’s Natural Veterinary Care on Facebook for more information. 

 
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Lakeland Adoptables at Mukwonago EOTL

Looking to add to your furry family? 

Stop by the Mukwonago EOTL Friday, January 24th AND Saturday, January 25th between 11am-3pm to meet adoptables from Lakeland Animal Shelter!  

 

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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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