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Rotate For Their Health!

 Photo courtesy of Steve Brown at  www.darwinspet.com .

Photo courtesy of Steve Brown at www.darwinspet.com.

We are great advocates of rotating foods, and here is a great article on why it is so important!

Steve Brown is a staunch advocate of feeding raw, which we agree is the healthiest way for most pets to eat.  

However, the benefits of rotating apply to whatever form you feed your pet in--raw, canned or dry.

Click here to read Steve's article, "Why Rotate Dog Food" at darwinspet.com.

 

Fall Safety Tips for your Pet

As a pet guardian, you know that each holiday, celebration, change of season, and memorable event in the lives of humans comes with a list of potential hazards for furry family members. And you know that it's important to be prepared to insure your pet gets to enjoy special occasions right along with the rest of your family.

The change of season from summer to fall presents certain risks for pets, such as back-to-school purchases including those colorful piles of brand new school supplies on your kitchen or dining room table. And if you've indulged your kids with fruit-scented pencils and erasers, they can attract pets (especially dogs) like moths to a flame.

PetMD compiled a list of the 10 most commonly used school supplies that present a potential choking hazard for pets:1

  • Erasers
  • Glue sticks/bottled glue
  • Coins
  • Action figures/small dolls
  • Bouncy balls
  • Crayons
  • Markers
  • Pencils (even small splinters can get lodged in the mouth and esophagus)
  • Pens (watch out especially for pen caps)
  • Paperclips

According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), fortunately these items are considered "low toxicity" to pets. This means they probably won't cause your dog or cat serious problems unless large amounts are ingested.2

However, there is the potential for GI upset and even a blockage, so be sure the kiddos keep their school supplies out of reach of your pet.  Read more...

Click here to read the entire article.  Excerpted courtesy of healthypets.mercola.com.

 

Save the date--September 24th

Fromm PetFest--we will be there!

 

Communicate with your animal in a whole new way

Animal Communicator Carolee Biddle of Animal Connections will be back in our Mukwonago store on Saturday, September 10th from 11am-1pm.  

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 atwww.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."   

 

Holistic Consultations and Spinal Manipulations with Dr. Witte

Dr. Deanna Witte of Witte's Natural Veterinary Care will be visiting our Mukwonago store on Wednesday, September 14th & 28th, for consultations, cold laser therapy and/or spinal manipulations for your pet. Consultations include discussion of holistic options regarding nutrition, supplements and essential oils.  Appointments are for 20 minutes and include both consultation and adjustment. Call 262-736-1212 to schedule an appointment at our Mukwonago store.

 

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.

 Angel and Sweetie are a pair of very gentle and peaceful Ring-neck Doves. They are quite easily handled and are very gentle and peaceful birds. They are not loud, and make gentle cooing and funny laughing sounds. Don't forget about our FREE Avian Extravaganza, held at HAWS on 9/11/16 from 1-4pm! 

Angel and Sweetie are a pair of very gentle and peaceful Ring-neck Doves. They are quite easily handled and are very gentle and peaceful birds. They are not loud, and make gentle cooing and funny laughing sounds. Don't forget about our FREE Avian Extravaganza, held at HAWS on 9/11/16 from 1-4pm! 

 Zoey is 8 years old and hasn't been at a shelter before--she is very shy and scared here. Even though HAWS makes her as comfortable as possible, it is not the same as being in her own home. She wants you to know that once you spend enough time with her she is very affectionate.  

Zoey is 8 years old and hasn't been at a shelter before--she is very shy and scared here. Even though HAWS makes her as comfortable as possible, it is not the same as being in her own home. She wants you to know that once you spend enough time with her she is very affectionate.  

Hope you're having a PAWsome week!

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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