Q & A – How often should I clean my dog’s teeth?

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Cleaning your dog’s teeth is an important part of maintaining their overall health and preventing dental issues such as gum disease and tooth decay. 4 Paws Pantry & Spa have some general guidelines for how often you should clean your dog’s teeth:   Daily Brushing: Ideally, you should aim to brush your dog’s teeth every day. (Twice a day if …

Q&A – What should I look for when it comes to ingredients for my pet’s food?

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What should I look for when it comes to ingredients for my pet’s food?   When choosing pet food, here at 4 Paws Pantry & Spa, we feel it is essential to pay attention to the ingredients listed on the packaging. Start by prioritizing high-quality protein sources, such as named meats (e.g., chicken, salmon) over generic terms like “meat by-products.” …

Q&A – Is it harmful for cats to eat dog food?

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While an occasional small amount of dog food is unlikely to harm a cat, it is not a suitable or balanced diet for them. Cats have specific nutritional requirements that are different from those of dogs. Cats are obligate carnivores, meaning they require nutrients found in animal tissues to thrive. Unlike dogs, they need certain nutrients like taurine, arachidonic acid, …

Q&A – When should I switch my puppy to adult food?

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When should I switch my puppy to adult food?   You adopted a puppy, and are preparing yourself to transition them into adult food as they grow up. Typically, puppies should transition from puppy food to adult food between 12 to 18 months of age. However, this can vary depending on the breed and size of your puppy. Larger breeds …

Q&A – How often should you bathe your dog?

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How often should you bathe your dog? There are several factors to consider when deciding the frequency of bathing your dog. Age, breed, and activity level are some of the things we look at in our Olathe Pet Shop. Most dogs can go months between baths but there are some dogs that require more frequent baths. —————————— At 4 Paws …

Q&A – How do I switch my dog to a new brand of kibble?

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How do I switch my dog to a new brand of kibble? Switching to a new brand of dog food doesn’t need to be scary. Just by being patient and following an easy transition schedule should help eliminate any potential digestive issues. Here are some steps to follow to help your pup: —————————— 1. Choose the New Food: Select a …

Employee Product Pick: Dehydrated Duck Feet!

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Dehydrated Duck Feet! If you’re looking for an alternative for cleaner teeth and a tasty treat, look no further! Duck feet are digestible, high protein and low-fat source, suitable for active and growing dogs, and are nutritious as natural dog treats. Jiji here belongs to one of our staff at 4 Paws Pantry & Spa. (Stacey) Jiji has loved her …

Feeding a Rotational Diet

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Most people would get bored eating the same thing every day for the rest of their lives, so why is that how many people feed their pets? Starting a rotational feeding routine for your pet can not only keep your picky eaters interested but be an overall benefit to their health. Rotational feeding is the practice of rotating your pet’s …

Whole Food Supplements Help Round Out Your Doggies’ Diet

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Think about the food you feed your dog or cat.  It’s balanced as to their basic nutritional needs.  Some diets even elevate those basics to optimum levels, like raw food diets.  Why then should you consider supplementing that diet? Well, sometimes basic or optimal isn’t enough.  We live in a world with toxic chemicals, poor air quality, soil depletion, factory …