Dr. Witte Speaks on the Canine Flu Virus
A message from Dr. Deanna Witte of Witte's Natural Veterinary Care in Sharon, WI, regarding the canine influenza outbreak:
I have been getting many questions regarding the canine influenza virus outbreak. Yes, there is a vaccine available. It is a series of two vaccinations given 3 weeks apart. After EACH vaccination your dog's immune system will be compromised for about a week--meaning more susceptible to disease at that time. If you are traveling to Chicago, or any highly populated area where your dog may be exposed, vaccinating right before you go is not the best idea. My recommendations are if you don't have to travel with your dog right now, don't. If you do, or if your dog is very social and goes to highly dog populated areas, your best bet is to help boost your dog's immune system to be able to fight off disease more readily. This means:
- Feed a balanced, species-appropriate diet.
- Avoid unnecessary vaccinations and overuse of veterinary drugs and chemical parasite and pest preventives.
- Reduce the environmental toxins your dog is exposed to, which will in turn lessen his toxic burden and biological stress.
- Talk to your holistic vet about natural immune boosters, herbs and essential oils to support the immune system.
Every Wednesday, Dr. Deanna Witte of Witte’s Natural Veterinary Care visits our Mukwonago store. She provides holistic options consultation services as well as spinal manipulation and cold laser therapy for your pet!
Appointments are 20 minutes and include consult and adjustment.
Please call 262.363.3338 to reserve your appointment.
Here's more information regarding the strain of virus as posted by Cornell University on April 12th, 2015: Midwest Canine Influenza outbreak caused by new strain of virus
FREE By Nature Cat & Dog Food with purchase
Don't forget to take advantage of the free By Nature food advertised in our April newsletter!
Purchase 1 large bag, any flavor, of By Nature Dry Dog food--take a 3.8# bag free! (Up to $17.99 value! Available in Mukwonago location only.)
Purchase 1 bag, any size, World's Best Cat Litter--take a 1.8# bag of By Nature Cat Food free! (Up to $8.99 value!)
While supplies last, until April 30, 2015.
Pewaukee Nail Clinic this Saturday
For future Pewaukee Nail Clinic dates, please refer to our Store Events Calendar or call us at 262.696.6052. We will still have them monthly, just on varying Saturdays.
April's nail clinic will be Saturday the 18th from 10am-2pm. The service is provided by
Lakeland Adoptables at Mukwonago EOTL
Stop by the Mukwonago EOTL to meet adoptables from Lakeland Animal Shelter!
- Friday, May 1st from 2pm-5pm
- Saturday, May 2nd from 11am-2pm
Did you know that Lakeland Animal Shelter cares for over 2,500 animals every year in the SE Wisconsin area? At any given time, they house 40-60 dogs and 150-400 cats, and do not limit their intake based on the ages, temperament or health of the animals. There is also no time limit for each animal's stay. Each individual is treated with respect and compassion, and is given the treatments and training he/she needs to reach their full potential for adoption. Read more about Lakeland's Mission and Philosophy.
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.
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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.