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Frozen Foods & Nature's Variety Raw Food on Sale!
During August & September Nature's Variety Raw Food will be on sale for $3 off 3#, $4 off 4# & $6 off 6# bags. All Frozen Foods in our freezers are 10% off every Friday. They are 15% off with a Larry's Bag!
Upcoming Events
8/1 Hartwood Acres Dog Days of Summer-Fun, games and a puppy pool, 6 pm.

8/15 North Park Dog Days of Summer-Fun, games and a puppy pool, 6-8 pm.
            
9/2  Labor Day - Larry's Laundromutt will be closed for the holiday.

The Scent of the Month  for August Baths 
is Orchard Peaches
                       
Making Sense of DCM and the FDA
Dilated Cardiomyopathy or DCM is a condition that weakens the heart muscle, causing heart disease in dogs. Certain breeds of dogs have a propensity for this condition including, Boxers, Golden Retrievers, Great Danes, Dobermans, Newfoundlands and St. Bernards. Recently DCM has developed in dogs of other breeds secondary to a taurine deficiency.  
The FDA began investigating the possible link between diet and DCM last summer. As of July 2019, the FDA has no scientific data on the cause of DCM and whether or not diet is involved. 

All of this can be extremely frightening and confusing to dog owners seeking answers. In an effort to put this situation into perspective, we are providing useful information and links for anxious owners. One of the areas most trusted holistic veterinarians, Dr. Doug Knueven has written about this subject and advocates a raw diet.  Click Here to read the article. In his book, The Holistic Health Guide, Dr. Knueven said,  "According to a survey published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, nutrition training in veterinary schools is inadequate and the quality of continuing education on nutrition is inferior." When you also consider that veterinary schools are funded by huge pet food corporations, it makes sense to listen a veterinarian who has a nutritional background.

First and foremost, don't panic. DCM is a serious but rare condition. There are over 70 million pet dogs in the United States. As of 2017 only 515 cases of DCM have been reported. At this time, the FDA is not recommending any dietary changes.
However, if you own a breed that is susceptible to DCM, consult with your breeder or holistic veterinarian about your dog's diet. 
 
Here are some links from a few of our vendors so that you can learn more about this issue:


Tips for the Dog Days of August

If it's too hot for you, imagine how your dog must feel! August can be brutal but there are some things that you can do to keep your dog comfortable.
-Make an inexpensive cooling wrap by throwing a towel into the freezer. There are also commercial cooling vests, collars and beds.

-Offer lots of fresh water and add ice.

-Freeze some goat's milk or plain yogurt with a little peanut butter.

-Your dog would rather be at home in front of a fan or in the air conditioning than in your hot car. If you leave your car running with the air conditioner on and it stalls, your dog could die!

-Set up a kiddie pool for your dog or take your dog swimming in a lake or stream.

-Take walks in the early morning or after the sun goes down and don't over exert your best friend.

-If the pavement or sand is hot, put dog boots or Musher's Secret on your dog's feet to protect the paw pads.

-If your dog has fur, don't shave it! Mother Nature gave him that coat for protection from the sun. Brush him daily.

-Just take it slow and relax, Fall will be here before you know it!


Center for Victims Canine Advocates
This month we will be donating $1 from every bath done at Larry's Laundromutt to the  Center for Victims Canine Advocates . These therapy dogs help children who have been victimized by easing their anxiety when they need to go into court or therapy. The dogs bond with the children right from the start at Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh. We are proud to support them and the noble work they do in our area. Please help us to help them by getting your dog a bath this month at Larry's Laundromutt! To learn more about the Center for Victims Canine Advocates,  click here.



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Larry's Laundromutt & Dog Spa
201 Ohio River Blvd.
Sewickley, PA 15143
412-534-4052
  
$1 Off a One Leg Up Ball! 


This coupon can be used for $1 Off of any One Leg Up Ball! Made in Erie, PA, it bounces, it floats and it can hold a ring of peanut butter! BPA, lead, latex & phthalate-free.
 
Offer Expires 8/31/2019