Pet Obesity Dog On Scale

What to Do If Your Pet Is Overweight | Pet Obesity Part One Articles, Cats, Dogs, News, Nutrition & Health, Weight

With the holidays over, it’s time to turn a critical eye to body shapes. No not ours, our pets! The APOP (Association for Pet Obesity Prevention) reported in 2016 that over half the dog and cat populations are overweight. Obesity is defined as a body weight of 10 – 20% above the ideal weight. When checking your pet, a good …

Four Paws Chosen as Best Pet Store in KC

Arielle West Articles, Bathing & Grooming, News

A big thank you to the readers and editors of 435 Magazine for choosing us as Kansas City’s best pet supplies store in their 2016 “Best of” roundup. Don’t forget to check out all of the other great businesses featured!   “You’ll always find a parade of eager pooches dragging their owners to Four Paws Pantry in Olathe. Owner Debra …

Why You Shouldn’t Shave Your Dog In Summer

Arielle West Bathing & Grooming, Dogs, News, Shedding

Holistic Care/ By Julia Henrigues  It’s hot and sticky across most of North America at this time of year. I have two Samoyeds and they would far prefer the temperatures to be at the other end of the spectrum. Anything over 40° is hotter than they’d like. Winter is definitely “their season.”  So yes, they do feel the heat in …

We Can’t Feed the World But…..

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As you snuggle with your favorite pooch or kitty this winter season, think about those pets that don’t have a snuggle buddy….. or shelter, or food, or basic medical care. This year we are collecting funds for The Rescue Project, a 501 (c) 3, that helps abandoned, neglected and forgotten animals in KC and surrounding areas. By providing basic survival items such …

Join Our Team

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We are seeking dog loving people for openings in our bathing area. Experience with bathing dogs and doing nail trims is preferred, but not mandatory. You will earn a competitive wage, get store discounts and access to free baths for your pet. We are seeking individuals that can work varied shifts. To apply you can come by the store and …

Community bands together to help a special dog

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The Kansas City Star ran an article about the fundraising effort we joined to help Stanley, a 6-month old English Bulldog that needed expensive surgery to fix a bilateral cleft lip that left him with tooth problems and holes in his sinus passages.  Read Full Article Thanks so much to all of our caring and generous customers who contributed to Stanley’s …

2014 Holiday Hours

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Please see our extended holiday hours for your shopping convenience.


Arielle West Cats, Dogs, News, Nutrition & Health, Pet Food, Recalls

Bravo of Manchester, CT is recalling select lots of Bravo Turkey and Chicken pet foods for dogs and cats because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with …

Kong Aussie Sticks Recall

Arielle West Cats, News, Nutrition & Health, Recalls, Toys & Gifts, Treats

Kong Aussie Sticks dog treats have been recalled by the product manufacturer due to possible contamination with mold. The products being recalled have the following item numbers: Item 75559 Item 75560 And these “Best Before” dates: 1/30/16 1/31/16 The recalled product is reported to have only been for sale at PetSmart. More Information, and what to do if you have …

Ciao Bow Wow 2014

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We are thrilled to be partnering with SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza on Ciao Bow Wow 2014 for a great cause! Enjoy pizza with your pup(s) on the SPIN! patio while you help raise money for our friends at Unleashed Pet Rescue and Adoption. We just learned that this event is sold out for all seating times! Thank you to everyone for your support …