11th Anniversary Sale at It's Raining Cats and Dogs!
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After two years as a stray, Daisy was adopted by a British family who is committed to feeding her what they eat. Daisy's family attributes her longevity to her long walks in the countryside – and her refusal to eat dog food. Daisy has never had a tin of dog food in her life!
The anniversary of her adoption day became Daisy’s birthday and on February 21st, Daisy turned 22. Daisy’s favourite meal is roast chicken and mashed potatoes but she’ll happily eat anything. Her family told Susan Thixton (Truth about Pet Food) that she’s partial to a takeaway Chinese and loves homemade chili as long as it’s not too spicy. Daisy is believed to be the oldest dog alive in England at this time.
Pet First Aid Kit
Canine Friendly’s Pet First Aid Kit has arrived just in time for summer! The kit contains a useful Pet First Aid Manual giving you basic instructions on bleeding, CPR, shock or poisoning among others. The kit also includes exam gloves, first aid tape, antiseptic wipes, saline solution, gauze and bandages.
A must-have for any pet owner in the summer and your $35.00 will buy some peace of mind.
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Did you know?
Cat’s ears have 32 muscles. They act like miniature radar dishes and swivel independently of each other, rotate 180 degrees, and move up and down. Because of this, ear placement is an excellent mood evaluator – an alert and contented kitty’s ears are up and forward, or swiveling around listening to sounds but watch for flat ears. A fearful, agitated or aggressive cat’s ears start tight at first, then turn sideways and flatten right before a paw swipe.
Food from our oceans
With holistic pet nutrition, two banner supplements are usually referenced as enhancements to a healthy pet’s diet. In a previous newsletter, we looked at the importance of omegas through fish oil supplementation. Now let’s take a look at another standard – the algae, our oceans’ plants.
There are variables in the value of any ocean plant. For example, trace mineral and vitamin levels vary significantly, depending on the species, growing conditions, water temperature and exposure to air. As well, since they do absorb content from the ocean, the location where the kelp is harvested also plays a significant role. Kelp harvested from more polluted waters will have a tendency to have higher levels of contaminants such as heavy metals. Nova Scotia, Iceland and New Zealand are known for quality kelp since they are areas with unpolluted cold ocean water.
If the kelp is dried at ambient temperatures and finely ground, your pet can absorb the spectrum of vitamins and minerals this food from the sea can provide.
DID YOU KNOW?
Researchers from Tufts and the University of Guelph randomly tested various bully sticks and found that they contained from nine to 22 calories per inch, or 88 calories in the average 6 inch stick. Eighty-eight calories is equal to 9% of the daily calorie requirement for a 50 pound dog and 30% for a 10 pound dog.
Facts about pet foodWet food diets for cats are much healthier than dry food diets.Grain has no nutritional value for dogs.All dogs share virtually the same DNA and because of that, all breeds and sizes first and foremost require healthy food not specialized food.Real food, and in particular, raw food diets are the least heat processed pet food, followed by dehydrated foods, then canned food and finally, dry foods.Variety is the most important nutritional gift for your pet.Whole ingredient supplements or whole food vitamins, low-fat yogurt, fish oil, eggs, sardines can enhance your pet’s nutrition.Canned pet food tends to have more meat including organ meats in their ingredients.All ingredients in pet foods are important and are listed in descending order by weight.There is no perfect singular food for every dog – what may work well for one dog may not benefit another.Ingredients such as grain and corn are NOT healthy for cats.The vitamins and minerals listed on dry and canned pet foods are synthetic and added to the food after the heat processing to try to make that food complete.Dry pet food does not clean teeth.Real food – especially muscle & organ meats and ground bone – is a perfectly natural diet for pets.If fed an exclusive dry food diet, rotate the dry foods at least 3 to 4 times per year so your pet has access to different formulas and different levels of vitamins and minerals.
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