House Training Your Puppy-One Method

in Uncategorized March 16, 2021

All puppies have different personalities, social skills, and learning abilities thus training “rules” don’t necessarily apply in every case.   However, in general we believe the best method to house train a puppy is to “crate-train” them.   Puppies have a “den” instinct and do not eliminate in the crate Puppies are safe in the crate and […]

Feeding Your New Puppy!

in Uncategorized March 16, 2021

We get questions frequently about feeding puppies.      Feeding your new puppy is really quite simple…In general, a measured amount of high quality food at regular intervals will best serve your puppy’s nutritional needs as well as your housetraining effort!   This also helps you to know your pet’s appetite and reinforces bonding with your puppy.   A […]

DCM Update

in Uncategorized March 5, 2021

In 2018 and 2019 we were inundated with the media reports that the FDA had issued a public alert regarding the feeding of grain free diets to dogs.   Some veterinarians had put together anecdotal evidence linking the feeding of grain-free diets and dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM).    You probably won’t hear it on any news outlets now […]

FROMM Family Foods

in Uncategorized June 24, 2020

Fromm Family Foods: 50,000 Foxes Can’t Be Wrong Fromm Family Foods has its origins in 1904, when the Fromm family began a company in Wisconsin that offered a variety of products and services. Then in the 1940s, Fromm began looking into producing dog food, inventing the first granular dog food. By 1949, Fromm began manufacturing Fromm […]

Ice Melter and Pets

in Uncategorized January 11, 2020

What is really safe for your pets to use as an ice melter compound? The experts recommend avoiding products containing chloride salts, urea (can cause vomiting and diarrhea in pets), ethylene glycol (deadly to pets), and propylene glyclol (potentially damaging to red blood cells in cats). We carry Safe Paw. This product has an unlimited […]

Nulo Introduces New Product Lines

in Uncategorized January 9, 2020

We now have the “Challenger” line from Nulo in stock. If you are looking for a HIGH protein, low carb, no traditional grains and NO vegetable proteins (lentils, potatoes, etc) these diets might be for your dog! Comparable in nutrition to many Orijen or Acana formulas. 5 new formulas now available!

Dog Coat Condition and Nutrition

in Uncategorized December 16, 2019

Dog Nutrition for a Healthy CoatCheck your dog’s coat…is it smooth and silky with lustrous fur? Or rough and brittle with dry flaky skin under? Dogs are a pleasure to pet, especially when they’re blessed with healthy skin and lustrous fur. But some dogs are plagued with itchy, flaking skin and lackluster coats. What can […]

“Safe” Food Recommendations

in Uncategorized December 1, 2019

Some of our customers have been telling us their pet health care providers are saying the only safe foods are the ones they are selling. Here is some history on those ‘safe’ foods: Purina….  An FDA investigation in 2013 found “above the allowable level” of cyanuric acid and melamine in one of their lines of […]

DCM Keeping some Perspective

in Uncategorized July 2, 2019

I could literally write pages about the new scare thrust upon us regarding grain-free pet foods and dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM).   We do have several old posts on our website dating back almost 18 months related to the subject.    There are many downright falsehoods and misconceptions being perpetuated our there by the media and social media […]

Champion Pet Foods on DCM and FDA

in Uncategorized June 28, 2019

June 28, 2019 CHAMPION PETFOODS UPDATE ON DILATED CARDIOMYOPATHY  To Champion Petfoods Distributors and Retailers: From: John Frierott, Interim CEO and COO   Dear Trusted Partner,   I am writing today to provide you with an update on the important issue of Dilated Cardiomyopathy, or DCM, in dogs. On June 27, 2019 the U.S. Food […]