Next Nail Trim! May 9th, Friday.

Our next nail trim is going to be Friday, May 9th. Our Friday trims are from 4-5pm. 

As always, please bring dogs on a leash, and cats in a carrier for everyone’s safety. 
The cost is just $7, and you’ll pay Barbara. Please try to bring cash, but we can make change if needed.

 

The following nail trim will be Saturday, May 24th. 
That will be from 11am – 1pm. 

$7 Nail Trim: April 26th!

Our next nail trim will be next Saturday, from 11am-1pm. We welcome anyone to come by with their dogs or cats. No appointments needed, just show up!

Please bring dogs on a leash, and cat’s in a carrier, for everyone’s safety!

You will pay the groomer, so having cash ready is appreciated.

See ya then!

The Litter Difference!

What makes some litters so different? Sodium Bentonite and Crystalline Silica Dust.

Clumping litters provide convenience to cat owners, but the cheaper ones come at a cost. They have been known to cause diseases and even deaths. Plus, Sodium Bentonite is NOT flushable. SB can swell at about 15% of it’s normal size, therefore clogs your pipes. It’s well known in sealing, grouting & plugging materials. Not exactly something you want your cats to be using.

The dust from these ingredients gets on your cats, and as cat owners know, cats will notoriously clean themselves and lick their fur. Then it gets into their system. If enough got into them, it would expand as well when mixed with the moisture in the cats system.

Crystalline Silica Dust is a known carcinogenic for animals and humans alike. According to OSHA.gov, “Crystalline silica has been classified as a human lung carcinogen. Additionally, breathing crystalline silica dust can cause silicosis, which in severe cases can be disabling, or even fatal. The silica dust enters the lungs and causes the formation of scar tissue, thus reducing the lungs’ ability to take in oxygen.”

There are plenty of options for you, safer, healthier & environmentally friendly litters.
The ones we carry are: Precious Cat 40lb, World Best Cat Litter & Swheat Scoop (flushable).

Stop in today and see the difference!
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Don’t Do Beggin’ Strips!!!

From our friends at Parker’s in Chicago, here’s a bit of information on WHY your dog should not be Beggin’ for Beggin’ Strips! A great read, well written & on point!

“Since we highlighted an unfortunate food with cute packaging, let’s take a look at some popular treats with cute packaging, but bad ingredients:

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Ground wheat, corn gluten meal, wheat flour, ground yellow corn, water, sugar,glycerin, meathydrogenated starch hydrolysate,soybean meal, bacon fat preserved with BHA, salt, sorbic acid (a preservative), artificial smoke flavorcalcium propionate (a preservative), glyceryl monostearate, phosphoric acid, choline chloride,added color (red 40, blue 1, yellow 5, yellow 6).

 

I highlighted the scary ingredients.  Corn gluten meal and ground yellow corn are not biologically appropriate ingredients- they are common allergens and are unnecessary in pet food or treats.  Corn is simply sugar, something your dog doesn’t need in it’s diet.  Sugar is also completely unnecessary in a pet treat- dogs have no biological need for sugar.  The ingredient “meat” is especially scary.  What kind of meat??  It could be anything!  Hydrogenated Starch Hydrosylate is just another form of sugar.  Soybeans, like corn, are not a natural part of a dogs’ diet and do not have any place in pet food.  Bacon fat itself is not a terrible ingredient, it’s the preservative- BHA.  BHA is a preservative that has shown to have negative side effects, including being carcinogenic.  It’s inexpensive, which is why lower quality foods and treats use it. Salt is another unnecessary ingredient.  It’s just used here as a flavor enhancer.  Artifical smoke flavor includes MSG, which is a common allergen, plus has been shown to have negative side effects.  Calcium propionate is considered “slightly toxic” and is yet ANOTHER preservative. Colorants are also completely unnecessary in pet food and treats- dogs can’t see that Beggin’ Strips are supposed to be bacon colored!  Added colors just cause tear stains and are thought to cause hyperactivity, amongst other things.

 

So, what do we have that is bacon flavored but with not so scary ingredients?

Buddy Biscuits Soft & Chewy: Bacon & Cheese Flavor
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Ingredients: Pork, unbleached wheat flour, tapioca starch, maple syrup, glycerin, rice flour, bacon, cheddar cheese, gelatin, natural flavor, salt, natural smoke flavor, phosphoric acid, sorbic acid, mixed tocopherols (natural preservative).

 

Nothing scary to report!  Just bacon and cheese flavors brought about by actual bacon and actual cheese!  Stop by to get a sample! ”

As you see, the treats are scary and just right for your dogs diet. We have samples in store for Buddy Biscuits, stop in & try some today!