March


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Happy March! We hope your weekend was wonderful, and you found time to spend outside in between the rain showers. The last month has been so much fun for us. Brenda and I have enjoyed getting to know more of our clients (both human and canine). We want to thank you for all of your support and dedication as we continue to grow the business. We are here for you, our clients. If there is a service you would like to see offered, please let us know. We are open to tailoring services to fit your needs. 

 

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March pet of the Month

WICKET

Wicket is the friendly giant Golden-Doodle that will win your heart over.He’s named after an Ewok from Star Wars as he looked so much like one as a puppy. Wicket is the sweetest, happiest 90lb lap dog.  There’s nothing more he loves than meeting new people, he never misses an opportunity to say hello and lean in for cuddles and he has a smile that charms most! He is always ready to go and will have you jumping in every puddle along your journey.  He will end up going from white to black in a matter of seconds all for the love of FUN! I would call him our "dog of wanderlust." Every dog that he meets is a special friend right off the bat.  He doesn't have a mean bone in his body.  He only has eyes for sticks, buddies, and puddles!

We love Wickets big heart and his sense of adventure! This is why Wicket is our Pet Of the Month for March ♡

 

 

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Spring is right around the corner and with the transition to warmer weather comes some hidden dangers for your pets. When the weather starts getting nice, I find myself spending more and more time in my garden. Make sure to keep fertilizers in places where your pets can’t come into contact with them. It is also important to be watchful for biting and stinging insects. It is always a good idea to keep Benadryl on hand just in case a reaction occurs. Vet offices see an increase in visits around the Easter holiday. Check out this great article written by, Jason Nicholas, BVetMed at preventivevet.com. http://www.preventivevet.com/cats/easter-fun-with-fido-and-fluffy-keeping-your-pets-safe-and-healthy-during-the-holiday-

       

 

PLATINUM

LEASH FUN...

 

Platinum Leash group training

classes

  • Group Puppy/Beginner Foundations Class Starting April 2nd @ 10am.
  • Email info@platinumleash.com directly for more information or go to our Contact Us page!

***Our May excursion is starting to fill up. If you’d like to have your pup included on our day excursion, let us know!

We will be going to Angel's Rest, which is about 4.8 miles round trip. We will pick up and drop off your pooch, email a set of pictures from our hike, they will receive a special treat, and an exclusive Platinum leash excursions bandanna! 

This is a great opportunity for your dog to receive one on one training and socialization with other dogs in a unique setting. The training is included in your price already! The cost for this excursion is $100.

 

 


Fermented Foods

It seems like fermentation is the next big health trend. Kombucha is almost considered mainstream. Fermented food aren’t just for people. Many believe animals can benefit from fermented foods as well. Some benefits of fermented foods include;

  • · Leaky gut
  •   Lactose intolerance
  •  Diabetes
  •  Tooth decay and gum disease
  • ·Yeast infections·        
  • Hypothyroidism

https://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/fermented-foods-for-dogs/

Studies have found that building good gut flora can have many benefits beyond what is listed above. What are some ways we can include fermented food into our pets diet? You can ferment your own veggies for your pup or you can purchase pre made fermented foods. Talk to your vet before changing your pet’s diet. If making fermented dog food just isn't for you, you can always start by picking up a simple pet probiotic. There are always risks that go along with fermentation, so be sure to do your research. For more information check out the following links;

  • https://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/fermented-foods-for-dogs/
  • http://www.thehonestkitchen.com/blog/benefits-of-probiotics-in-pets/

I personally love Answers Brand Additional- Raw Goats Milk for Dogs and Cats (http://www.answerspetfood.com/additional.html). Last year my Havanese was skin and bones. She would get gastrointestinal upset and each episode would only exasperate the weight loss. Each time we would try different supplements and diets but Ritzy would not gain weight. One day I was checking out a pet supply store called The Filling Station. The awesome staff was showing me around and I explained my situation with Ritzy. The store manager suggested the goats milk . Within four days Ritzy was putting on weight and acting like her old self again. I now use it for my cats as well. I can't say enough great things about this product. Just a word of warning...use sparingly when trying to prevent weight gain.