Black Friday & Small Business Saturday
As we celebrate Thanksgiving week, all of us at End of the Leash want to show our appreciation to you for supporting us and your local businesses.
Black Friday and Small Business Saturday are a great opportunity for us to do just that--and for you to get some of the best deals of the year on all your favorite products!
Our sales are for normally stocked items only and are good for Friday, November 25th and Saturday, November 26th. (Of course we are closed on Thursday, November 24th on Thanksgiving Day.)
Stop in and get:
FREE products with special purchases!
Up to 30% off select products
Up to $10 off select dry food
Up to $5 off select frozen food
Sharing Thanksgiving with our pets
What would a holiday be without being able to share some of our yummy food with our best furry friends?
Dr. Becker compiled a list of 15 foods that are safe to share with your dogs and kitties.
15 Thanksgiving Foods and Snacks Safe to Share with Your Dog or Cat
(excerpted from healthypets.mercola.com. Click the link for the entire article!)
Most of these foods will be more popular with dogs than cats, but they're safe for both. They should be served plain (no sugar, salt, or spices, butter, or other additives), in moderation, and in small portions.
As an added bonus, even conventionally grown broccoli is one of the cleanest (most pesticide-free) foods you can buy. Your pet may prefer broccoli steamed.
Beneficial gut bacteria provided by probiotics break down and eliminate heavy metals and other toxins from the body, and perform a number of other important functions.
- Apples. Apples contain powerful antioxidants and vitamin C. Serve apple slices to your pet, but never the core or seeds.
- Blueberries. Fresh or frozen, blueberries are loaded with phytochemicals, and their deep blue hue is the result of anthocyanidins, which are powerful antioxidants. Blueberries are also a good source of healthy fiber, manganese, and vitamins C and E. Introduce blueberries slowly to your pet – too much, too soon can cause a digestive upset.
- Carrots. Carrots are low in calories and high in fiber and vitamins. Many dogs enjoy snacking on a fresh crunchy carrot.
- Broccoli. Broccoli supports detoxification processes in your pet's body; contains healthy fiber to aid digestion; is rich in beneficial nutrients like potassium, calcium, protein, and vitamin C; has anti-inflammatory properties; supports eye health; helps repair skin damage; and supports heart health.
- Kale. This dark green cruciferous vegetable is loaded with vitamins (especially vitamins K, A, and C), iron, and antioxidants. It helps with liver detoxification and also has anti-inflammatory properties.
- Fermented vegetables. If you happen to be serving fermented veggiesas part of your Thanksgiving feast, definitely offer some to your pet. Fermented foods are potent detoxifiers and contain much higher levels of probiotics and vitamin K2 than supplements can provide.
- Raw pumpkin seeds. Pepitas, or raw pumpkin seeds, are a rich source of minerals, vitamin K, and phytosterols. They also contain L-tryptophan and are a good source of zinc, vitamin E, and B vitamins. Research suggests pumpkin seeds can prevent calcium oxalate kidney stones, reduce inflammation caused by arthritis, and support prostate health.
- Sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes are rich in beta-carotene and antioxidants, and are also high in vitamins A and C. Sweet potatoes with purple flesh have potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that may lower the risk from heavy metals and oxygen radicals.
- Green beans. Fresh, locally grown green beans are a source of vitamins A, C, and K. They also provide calcium, copper, fiber, folic acid, iron, niacin, manganese, potassium, riboflavin, and thiamin, as well as beta-carotene.
- Spinach. This green leafy vegetable has anti-inflammatory properties and can help support heart health.
- Asparagus. Asparagus is an excellent source of vitamin K, A, B1, B2, C, and E, along with the folate, iron, copper, fiber, manganese, and potassium.
- Pumpkin. Pumpkin is a great source of fiber, vitamin A, and antioxidants. It can help alleviate both diarrhea and constipation. Make sure to feed your pet either fresh pumpkin or 100 percent canned pumpkin – not pumpkin pie filling.
- Yogurt. Plain organic yogurt is high in protein and calcium, and most pets love it.
- Cottage cheese. Like yogurt, plain organic cottage cheese is high in calcium and protein.
- Raw almonds, cashews, and Brazil nuts. These nuts, served in moderation and very small portions, are safe for dogs. Many nuts are not – especially tree nuts – so stick with these three to be on the safe side.
If you're in the mood to prepare some special homemade treats for your animal companion over the holidays, be sure to request my free e-book Homemade Treats for Healthy Pets, which contains nutritious, easy-to-prepare recipes for both cats and dogs.
HAWS Pets of the Week
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.
We hope to see you this weekend! Have a happy, beautiful Thanksgiving!
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.