Have you seen this hilarious video?
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Did you know that you should start your cat on a senior balanced diet starting at age 7?
According to a recent article from the ASPCA this will help to maintain a healthy weight, along with slowing or preventing the development of chronic disease. You will also minimize or improve clinical signs of diseases that may already be present.
Health issues that the article mentions may arise along the way:
The article goes on to discuss the importance of muscle mass and vitamin intake in order to maintain a healthy cat. You can read more about health and nutrition for your aging cat by clicking here, and as always, feel free to stop in and chat with a knowledgeable Barkery team member for expert advice.
The Whole Dog Journal is another great resource we use here at the Barkery. You can even sign up for their tip of the week newsletter, which is where we found a great excerpt taken from Pat Miller’s “Do Over Dogs” – a guide for rescued pet owners.
“You have adopted your Do-Over Dog, brought him home, helped him adjust to the new changes in his world, instituted necessary management procedures, and started on an appropriate training program. In the best of all worlds, that would be all you’d need. But most Do-Over Dogs were in shelters for a reason. There are often behavior challenges that go beyond the simple need for basic good manners training.
Pre-owned dogs are more often than not surrendered to or left unclaimed at shelters and rescue facilities because of one or more difficult behaviors that the prior owner wouldn’t, or couldn’t, manage or modify. Even when the reason for surrender is “moving” or “landlord issues,” there is often some underlying behavior challenge that prompted the owner to give his dog up rather than make the effort to find new living arrangements that could include the dog.
Some of the problem behaviors are “minor,” relatively insignificant, easy to manage or modify, and/or not even a problem at all for you. People have different tolerance levels for different dog behaviors and what may seem perfectly normal and acceptable to you may have been a deal-breaker for the prior owner. Some behaviors are major, requiring a long-term strong commitment to management and/or modification. Perhaps you were informed about difficult behaviors before you made the decision to adopt – and perhaps you’ve discovered one or more behavior challenges after the fact. Perhaps you’re still discovering.
I cannot give you a timetable or predict how long it will take for you to resolve your dog’s problem behaviors. There are many variables that enter into the equation, including your dog’s past history (which you may have little or no knowledge of), what his behavior issues are, how strong the genetic influence, how long he’s been practicing inappropriate behaviors, and how successful they’ve been for him, as well as your own skill and commitment to applying management and modification protocols and the resources you have at your disposal. Many canine behavior problems are related at least in part to stress – the more stress, the greater the likelihood of significant problems. Most Do-Over Dogs have had more than their share of stress in their lives, and behaviors that may have been mildly inappropriate at one time may have intensified with several rehomings or in a stressful shelter/kennel environment.”
If you’d like to read more from Pat Miller and the Whole Dog Journal, click here to order a copy of the book.
Have you checked out Dog Tipper? Husband and wife team Paris Permenter and John Bigley share awesome dog-lover tips, among many other four-legged friend topics, including adoption, pet product reviews, celebrity canines, and more.
If you are a traveler and love to bring you dog along, you’ll love their recent pet travel packing list:
Now that you’re fully equipped with everything your pet needs for a great trip, it’s time to start planning your next adventure!
We’ve all been there: Taking our dog for a walk when we see another pet owner coming our direction. There’s usually a bit of uncertainty, and maybe even anxiety involved, especially if you have a child with you. You’re probably thinking:
Thankfully, The Yellow Dog Project is a nonprofit global organization working to solve this very dilemma. Their concept is simple, really: If you own a dog that may have trouble with strangers, fear issues or even get overexcited when meeting new friends, you can simply tie a yellow ribbon on your dogs leash or collar to alert others to the situation in advance.
This technique can also help teach your children how to correctly approach a new animal, thus avoiding an incident or danger.
Please stop in and visit us today as we begin supporting this effort with our own yellow ribbons!
It’s a new year, and a great time to assess your pets’ health!
Stop in to The Barkery today, and we’ll help your pet have a great 2014!
If you’ve ever wanted to get your pets the benefits of raw food, there’s never been a better time!
If you happen to be a Lee’s Summit Barkery fan, you’ve probably noticed a nice new sign we’ve recently erected!
Now you (and your furry friend) can see the glowing sign from much further away – stop in today and check it out for yourself!
See you soon at The Barkery.
We’re so excited to share just how your donations this holiday season are making a difference for the lives of pets across the metro!
So far, thanks to your donations we have been able to deliver 2,800 pounds of food to KC Pet Project, Chain of Hope and Spay and Neuter Kansas City! The food will go to feed hundreds of homeless pets, and we hope that you will make their dream come true by adopting a new four-legged friend of your own!
But our work isn’t finished just yet – we still need to raise funds to feed even more animals! Please stop in and donate today.
From all of us at The Barkery, we thank you for giving to animals in need this holiday!
We’ve even beaten Wal-mart and the other usual big-box retail suspects.
Stop in today or order online now and take advantage of great savings on food your pet loves!