Don't Miss Out On This Month's Specials!

February Specials, Upcoming Events & Pet Dental Article
Monthly Specials

Featured Brand  - Nature's Variety Frozen Raw

"We understand the power of raw nutrition. We believe it. And we know the good it can do. That's why we're committed to making raw accessible and simple for every pet and pet parent. Everything we do is inspired by our belief in the pure, real nutrition of raw and our commitment to unlocking every pet's potential to thrive. Explore our range of products to discover the right food for your dog."

For more information on Nature's Variety Raw, click on the following link:

For the Month of February, Save Big on Nature's Variety Frozen. See Below for All February Promos!

Coming Soon
Stella & Chewy's Wild Boar
Stella & Chewy's 12lb Value Pack in Chicken & Beef

February Specials

February is Pet Dental Month!  Save on the Following In-Stock Items
  • 20% Off All Petzlife Products
  • 20% Off Breathless Toothpaste Dental Chews
  • 15% All Tropiclean Products 

Nature's Variety
  • $3 Off 3lb Medallions
  • $5 Off 4lb Bites
  • $7 Off 6lb Patties & 7lb Bites
Stella & Chewy's
  • Dog- All 25oz Freeze-Dried Dinner Patties $39.99 (savings of $5 per bag)
  • Cat  - Freeze-Dried Dinner Morsels 20% Off (3.5oz only)

My Perfect Pet
  • $ 2 Off Per Bag - Attend Seminar on Feb 11th and Save $4 Per Bag (See Below for More Info)
Steve's Goat Milk Yogurt
  • Get a free 4oz Goat Milk Yogurt WithThe Purchase of Any Size Bag or Brand of Kibble
Vital Essentials 
  • Treats - Buy 1, Get 1 Half Off
  • New Cat Food - Get 2 Free Frozen 8oz Entrees with Mail-In Rebate
  • 1 Free Can with Small Bag Purchase
  • 2 Free Cans with Medium Bag Purchase
  • 3 Free Cans with Large Bag Purchase
Upcoming Events

Meet the Founder of My Perfect Pet and Receive $4 Off 
Join us on Saturday, February 11th from 11am-12pm for a chance to meet the owner and founder of My Perfect Pet pet food, Karen Neola. Her 2 dogs Boomer and Knight will also be with her.  She will be here to give the story behind the food and answer any questions you may have about it. AND For anyone that attends, you will receive $4 Off per bag.  

My Perfect Pet is formulated to be nutritionally complete for dogs, but made with the same fresh, whole foods that you trust for the rest of your family.  If you are interested in joining us, please call us at 817-656-2275 as space is limited.

Paint Your Pup 
Join us for our next Paint Your Pup on Saturday
February 25th from 7:00-9:30pm. We have such a great time at this event each month!  Our artist, Jayson Blondin is great to work with. Remember, you do not have to be an artist to attend!  The artist does all of the heavy lifting.  All you have to do is show up to paint the picture that he has already sketched from a picture of your choice. It is $45 and BYOB. Light snacks provided. Space is limited.   Call us at 817-656-2275 to reserve your spot.

Below is a link to a few pictures of one of previous Paint Your Pup Events
Dental Problems In Pets

Until recently, dental problems in cats and dogs were a neglected aspect of home pet care. These problems include the build up of tartar or scale on the teeth, gum inflammation or gingivitis and stomatitis, and serious periodontal disease and tooth-root abscesses. Not only do affected pets develop nauseating halitosis and find it painful to eat, the inflammation in their mouths can result in the spread of bacteria in their blood streams to internal organs, along with inflammatory substances called cytokines. These can damage the heart, causing serious and often fatal heart disease, as in humans with severe peridontitis, and also harm the kidneys, pancreas, liver, and other internal organs.

These inflammatory substances are also produced from body fat in overweight and obese animals, just as in humans. Obesity and dental problems are associated with highly processed manufactured pet foods**, especially those high in cereals, and can lead to heart, kidney, liver, and joint inflammation, pancreatic disease and related digestive problems, Type 11 diabetes, and other health problems, including increased susceptibility to infections and allergies because the animals' immune systems are impaired.

A few drops of  fish oil (1 teaspoon daily for a cat or 30 lb dog, 1 tablespoon for larger dogs) in the pet's food every day will help reduce any gum inflammation. Getting the animal used to having very strong organic green or black tea, or  some dry leaves rubbed nightly on the gums and between the teeth may help stop plaque accumulation and help in the treatment of canine and feline periodontal disease. Such treatment has been recommended for oral cancer in humans.

It is critically important, especially for older pets and toy breeds, to feed a wholesome diet, provide safe chew-toys, and get them used to regular tooth cleaning. Wrap a moist gauze bandage around your index finger and get your pet used to having teeth and gums rubbed. The oral gel  made by PetzLife Oral Care Products  is an excellent product that loosens scale/tartar, and helps reduce inflammation and infection. A spray is also available. Safe and effective dental health care products like PetzLife Oral Care products are the missing link in holistic pet health care, where good nutrition and safe chew-toys go hand in hand with dental health.  Together, dental problems and those related to what pets are fed, account for most of the serious diseases of cats and dogs today.

Safe chew-toys made of ideally organic rubber (most plastics contain toxic phthalates), knotted cotton ropes, raw beef marrow bones (some dogs chew too hard and damage teeth so only allow short 5-10 min chewings per day!), are good tooth cleaners, along with strips of scalded beef heart, shank beef, and raw chicken wing tips.  Cats enjoy chewing  on chicken wing tips, chicken or turkey gizzard strips or beef shank or heart slivers.

Maintaining  pets' dental hygiene, along with good nutrition-where highly processed   pet food ingredients, especially corn and soy glutens, leave micro-particles adhering to the teeth and foster dental disease-prevents much animal suffering. Dental problems, closely related to diet, are very common in dogs and cats and are often left untreated for too long, causing much suffering and long crippling, even fatal illness. These include kidney, liver and heart disease secondary to periodontal disease that afflicts, to varying degrees of severity, an estimated seventy five percent of the US dog population. This is the oral equivalent of AIDS that goes from halitosis to toxicosis, and can lead to similar symptoms of immune system impairment associated with chronic oral disease/dysbiosis.
Costly dental surgery under anesthesia, which can often result in fatalities in animals whose health is seriously compromised by bacterial infection and related problems originating from the oral cavity, can also be avoided.

To reiterate, when harmful bacteria proliferate under the gums and oral health is compromised as periodontal disease becomes established, the bacteria enter the bloodstream and as they are filtered out by the kidneys and liver, can cause micro-abscesses in these organs. Animals with periodontal disease can therefore develop secondary kidney disease-glomerulonephritis and interstitial nephritis, and also  hepatitis. When the bacteria lodge in the heart or respiratory system, heart disease- endocarditis and myocarditis, and chronic bronchitis and pulmonary fibrosis can develop.

In an article entitled Remove Malpractice Risk from Anesthetic Risk published in DVM Newsmagazine, June 1st, 2004, Dr. Christopher Allen, DVM, who is also an attorney, writes that "Clients who sue are shocked clients; they sue after they bring in a reasonably healthy looking pet but leave with their animal in a plastic bag. They sue when their high-risk pet dies under anesthesia and no one fully explained the concept of anesthetic risk. -calls taken-a disproportionate number involve pet deaths that have occurred while an animal was sedated or under anesthesia."

He asks veterinarians "Is putting this otherwise decently healthy dog under anesthetic something I really want to do?" Now that dental cleaning under general anesthesia seems to becoming an annual event promoted by veterinarians for both dogs and cats as young as 1-year of age, Dr. Allen's advice is indeed timely. Ensuring that dogs and cats are given foods that do not contribute to dental disease, and that they receive appropriate oral health care maintenance are responsibilities of  veterinarians, and pet owners who should be advised accordingly. Cleaning teeth on a regular basis under general anesthesia is a high-risk money-maker that can mean death for otherwise healthy animals.

Wellness therefore includes maintaining healthy oral cavities and bacterial populations in the entire digestive tract. And that entails vigilance and good nutrition to help maintain tissue health and vigorous populations of beneficial bacteria in all body cavities and surfaces. Good dental hygiene and good nutrition go hand in hand as the cornerstones of holistic pet health care maintenance.

Dr Will Falconer has written the e-book, "Vital Animals Don't Get Heartworms".  
It truly is a life-changing way to look at heartworm prevention.  Click on the following link to get your copy today:

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