End of the Leash

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Aflatoxins & Salmonella in Pet Food

More and more, pet owners are hopping on the grain-free bandwagon.  And for good reason. Not only are grain-free diets species appropriate and will encourage your pet's best health potential, but by nixing the grains you also avoid potential pet food-related illnesses caused by ingredients that may be contaminated by salmonella or aflatoxins. These two contaminants are the culprits of many common pet food recalls.

 Aflatoxins are known to cause acute toxic illness and cancer in animals and humans, and are considered among the most carcinogenic substances on the planet. Cats and dogs are more sensitive to aflatoxins than many other animals. Aflatoxins are noxious metabolites produced by the Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus fungi, and are the most extensively researched mycotoxins in the world.

Aflatoxins are known to cause acute toxic illness and cancer in animals and humans, and are considered among the most carcinogenic substances on the planet. Cats and dogs are more sensitive to aflatoxins than many other animals. Aflatoxins are noxious metabolites produced by the Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus fungi, and are the most extensively researched mycotoxins in the world.

Dr. Becker has an excellent informative article that discusses these contaminants.  "The One Pet Food Ingredient I Strongly Suggest You Avoid" is what we feel is an extremely important read!

And for your pet's best health, at End of the Leash we will not stock foods that contain wheat, corn or soy and we carry a wide variety of grain-free foods and treats for your beloved pet. 

Stop in to discuss the benefits of feeding raw or ask for some dry food samples so your pet can tell you what their favorites are! 

 

Help out the WI Humane Society with your morning cuppa joe

Have you tried the amazing Grounds & Hounds coffee yet??  Grounds & Hounds donates 20% of all End of the Leash sales of their coffee to the Wisconsin Humane Society!  

Wake. Brew. Rescue. Repeat.

Find your favorite beans, and join us in changing the world one cup at a time!

 

THIS Saturday--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

 

Holistic Consultations and Spinal Manipulations with Dr. Witte

Dr. Deanna Witte of Witte's Natural Veterinary Care visits our Mukwonago store every other Wednesday to do consultations, cold laser therapy and/or spinal manipulations for your pet. Consultations include discussion of holistic options regarding nutrition, supplements and essential oils.  Please check our Store Events calendar for dates.

Appointments are for 20 minutes and include both consultation and adjustment. Call the store to reserve your spot: 262-363-3338.

In addition to coming to our Mukwonago store, Dr. Deanna Witte also offers phone consults during normal business hours at her clinic.  Call her at 262-736-1212 to schedule. Please be sure she has your pet's records to review beforehand.  Phone consultations are $45 to start; additional charges may be necessary for extended appointments.

 

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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Chunk and Favorite are 1-year-old orange tabby brothers. They do need to be adopted together since they have been together since they were young. If you are looking for "double the fun," this is the pair for you! 

Felix is a spunky 2-year-old Beagle mix! We would recommend him for homes with kids of any age. As with some hounds, he seems to have a high prey drive so he would not be good with cats. He prefers smaller dogs; big dogs intimidate him. This little boy will melt your heart! 

Don't forget to SPRING FORWARD your clocks this weekend!

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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