Pet Obesity Reality Check

Arielle West Articles, Cats, Dogs, Nutrition & Health

Pet obesity is a very serious health concern for our furry family members. Obesity can result in serious adverse health effects, such as reducing the lifespan of your pet. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP), in 2014, an estimated 53 percent of dogs and 58 percent of cats in the U.S. were overweight or obese. Most dogs …

New Encouraging News Regarding Rabies Vaccinations for Dogs and Cats

Arielle West Articles, Cats, Dogs, Nutrition & Health

Results of a study performed by Kansas State University recently released are favorable for supporters and leaders of the charge against over-vaccinating pets. The study results show that most pets are protected against rabies from their initial rabies vaccinations, and that boosters are not necessary. A fact that has a big impact on how pets with out-of-date vaccinations that are …

Vaccination Guide from Dogs Naturally

Arielle West Articles, Dogs, Nutrition & Health

According to Dogs Naturally Magazine, 60% of vets are vaccinating more than three times more often than their associations recommend. And thousands more are vaccinating less often than that, but still more often than the associations recommend. They’ve developed a comprehensive guide to help protect your dog from over-vaccination. This guide will show you: The breakthrough research that can save your …

Storing Dry Pet Food

Arielle West Articles, Cats, Dogs, Nutrition & Health

Dogs Naturally Magazine published a very informative article about how and how not to store dry pet foods that we definitely feel is worth sharing. To start, the expert in the article advises a bag of kibble, once opened retains the full nutritional value for TWO WEEKS, TOPS, thanks to the oxidation process. Tips On How To Enhance The Life Of …

12 Things Humans Do That Annoy Dogs

Arielle West Articles, Dogs

We’d all have to admit that at some time our dogs have done something to embarrass or annoy us. So, we just couldn’t resist sharing this reciprocal view published by moderndog on things we humans do to annoy our dogs. Are you guilty of any of these dog crimes? By Steve Duno | Illustration by Kim Smith Despite our love …

Deborah Pack – Friend of Those With Four Paws

Arielle West Articles, Dogs

Stanley, the English Bulldog, is slated to have his surgery this month to correct damage to his sinus area and his teeth, caused by a bilateral cleft pallet. Deborah Pack and her family have given a home to Stanley and his sibling Ollie (who is deaf) so that they could be given all the care they need during their lifetime. …

Why LID Diets May Be Your Pets’ Best Friend

Arielle West Allergies, Articles, Cats, Digestive, Dogs, Nutrition & Health

Many times a week we are visited by pet owners, concerned about their pooches various health issues. The most common ailments consist of paw chewing and licking, skin rashes and hair loss, gut issues, diarrhea, vomiting, gas and yeast overgrowth. These symptoms may be caused by a number of things, but diet is always one concern. Here we will discuss …

Compassion for Pets

Arielle West Articles, News

Thanks to our very generous distributor, ADMC, and their animal welfare foundation, Compassion for Pets, Four Paws Pantry and Spa has been able to donate $1,090 so far this year.  The foundation donates dollars to the animal charity of our choice based on our level of spending with ADMC!  We are happy to spend, spend, spend! We have chosen Missouri German Shepherd …

Got a Skunky Dog?

Arielle West Articles, Bathing & Grooming, Dogs, Featured Products

Come in and get de-skunked! Our special Hydrogen Peroxide mixture works great on getting rid of the odor. Caution, please do not bathe or rinse off your pooch prior to bringing them in as that just spreads the stinky stuff everywhere and the mixture won’t be as effective). Already bathed your stinky dog?  Come in anyway. A product called One …