Before You Adopt a Pet...
Have you asked yourself the hard questions before you bring a new pet into your family? Adopting a pet is one of the most significant commitments you will make in your lifetime. Accepting the responsibility of caring for another life — a creature that will be totally dependent on you — isn’t something to take lightly.
- Adopting a pet means making a significant commitment of time, energy and money for the lifetime of that animal.
- Many abandoned pets have mental and behavioral “baggage” that must be taken into account before, during and after the adoption is complete.
- Potential pet guardians should give careful consideration to the type of animal companion that would best suit their lifestyle (and vice versa).
Take a look at this article, "Before You Adopt a Pet, Make Sure You Can Say Yes to These 9 Things" by Dr. Karen Becker. She breaks down the hard questions, and helps you decide if adopting a new family member is appropriate at this time.
Know what's in your pet's dental products
According to a recent Packaged Facts report, U.S. sales of pet oral care products were expected to reach $775 million in 2015.1 A large chunk of that $775 million will come from the sale of oral care dog biscuits and treats.
On one hand, it's great news that pet parents are becoming more aware of the need to focus on their animal companion's oral health. But the not-so-great news is that the quality of mass marketed oral care dog biscuits and treats leaves a lot to be desired.
For example, Greenies are still very popular despite the fact that safety concerns have relegated sales of these products to pet stores and veterinary offices only.
In 2014, Pedigree Dentastix was the top-selling oral care dog treat. Newer products such as Milk Bone Brushing Chews and Purina Beneful Healthy Smile Dental Twists have also been flying off store shelves.
All three of the products I just named are remarkable for their lack of species-appropriate nutrients, as well as the sheer number of synthetic additives and preservatives that appear on the ingredient list.
---> Continue reading, "Pet Dental Products Can Contain Cancer-Causing Agents, but They Still Fly Off Store Shelves" on healthypets.mercola.com.
Saturday, March 12th--make your appointment with Carolee!
Animal Communicator Carolee Biddle of Animal Connections will be back in our Mukwonago store on Saturday, March 12th from 11am-3pm.
The cost is $50 for a 20-minute session. To schedule your appointment, please call us at 262-363-3338.
Curious about animal communication? Want to learn more? Visit Carolee's website at www.animal-connections.com for insight on this intimate, effective tool you can use to bond with your animal companion and communicate with them in a whole new way! You can also visit her Facebook page.
"Animals are more than just our companions. They can be our teachers. We should always show them gratitude and respect. And if we can learn to live as they do—from the heart—the world can experience true peace and serenity." www.animal-connections.com
Lakeland Adoptables at Mukwonago EOTL
Stop by the Mukwonago EOTL Saturday, March 19th between 11am-2pm to meet adoptables from Lakeland Animal Shelter!
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.
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.
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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.