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Benefits for Dogs from 100% Real Mushroom Extracts

At Brookside Barkery and Bath, we’re all about the health and well-being of your dog – that’s why we carry Real Mushrooms, a line of 100% organic mushroom extracts with no added mycelium, grains, starch or fillers of any kind. Real Mushrooms are also verified for beta-glucans, the most researched beneficial mushroom compound, ensures potency and effectiveness.

Real Mushrooms offers 5 different mushroom varieties, plus a 6thwith combined herbs, both in pouch and capsule form for your convenience. Here are the benefits of each mushroom extract for your dog:

Lions Mane Extract:

  • Helps brain, eyes, and circulation in dogs.
  • Slows tumor growth – and reduces blood flow to tumors allowing them to reduce over time.
  • Anti-Inflammatory – Especially in digestive inflammation and other digestive issues in your dog.
  • Benefits blood sugar – it is also used to help treat diabetes.

Cordyceps M:

  • Adaptogen Herb – strengthen your dog’s health while helping them overcome stress.
  • Immune booster – this herb is effective at boosting immunity in dogs as the other mushrooms, but cordyceps also greatly strengthens and benefits your dog’s lungs and upper respiratory system.
  • Kidney Support – used in almost any kidney disorder, just add Organic Cordyceps Powder in your dog’s wet food.
  • Weakness, Fatigue, and Atrophy – Benefits your pet’s vitality.
  • Anti-Cancer – recommended in cancer treatments. Combine with Organic Reishi and Organic Turkey Tail.

Reishi Extract 415:

  • Anti-Inflammatory and Antioxidant
  • Helps cleanse and detox your dog’s liver
  • Benefits your dog’s circulation, heart function and blood pressure
  • Helps with Allergies
  • Natural antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal– making it helpful for infections, colds, flu, yeast infections, smelly ears, etc.
  • Anti-Cancer– reishi for our dog has been shown to be anti-tumor, immune boost, and antioxidant

Chaga Extract:

  • Scores among highest food Oxygen Radical Absorbent Capacity – meaning its scientifically one of the 5 best antioxidants on earth.
  • Immune boost – Directly aids in helping your dog fight diseases.
  • Anti-Cancer – anti tumor ability, strong antioxidant qualities, tumor reduction
  • Anti-Viral and Anti-Inflammatory.
  • Boosts Endurance – the health benefits extend past the immune system and keeps your dog full of energy.

Turkey Tail Extract:

  • Adaptogen Herb – stress fighting herb.
  • Immune system boost – Builds disease fighting aids such as leukocytes and t cells.
  • Aids in Digestion – Turkey Tail can help your dog’s digestion and absorption of nutrition.
  • Anti-Cancer – Research shows that Turkey Tail recognizes tumors in the body and helps fight them directly.

Stop in soon to learn more about Real Mushrooms – we’ll help you select what you need for you four-legged friend! Visit the Real Mushrooms website for more information.

5 Beneficial Uses of Sovereign Silver for Pets

If you are anything like us, your furry family members are just as important as your children. Even the healthiest of pets can get themselves into trouble with a cut snout or paw every now and again. Most of the time our pets are troopers while us loyal pet owners can tend to get a little paranoid. Before you jump to conclusions and call your local vet, consider looking into Sovereign Silver for Pets!

Sovereign Silver for Pets is a liquid antibiotic, anti-viral and anti-fungal that provides easy and safe immune support for your pet. It has been used to treat and prevent an assortment of conditions in animals. Take a look at these 5 beneficial uses of Sovereign Silver for Pets as seen in Dogs Naturally Magazine.

  1. Infection: Sovereign Silver is an all-around pathogen fighter for any disease – bacterial, fungal or viral in nature. It can also be used as a preventative when exposure to sick animals is unavoidable.
  2. Skin: Sovereign Silver for Pets can be used topically for skin infections to repair and sooth tissue damage such as wounds, burns and even ringworm.
  3. Ears: For a nasty and painful ear infection, Sovereign Silver for Pets can be directly dropped into the ears to help fight off yeast and bacteria while offering relief to your furry friend.
  4. Eyes: Treat your pet’s eye conditions including infections, inflammation, allergies and even tear staining. The best part? Sovereign Silver can be dropped directly into the eyes with no sting involved!
  5. Lungs: One of the most versatile natural immune system boosters – Sovereign Silver can be used as a mist with a nebulizer to treat a variety of respiratory problems including bronchitis and pneumonia.

Click here for more information on how to use Sovereign Silver for Pets. Be sure to stop by either of our Brookside or Lee’s Summit Barkery locations to speak with one of our pet experts and pick up your bottle of Sovereign Silver for Pets today!

Remember: Your Dog or Cat Is a Carnivore

When Deciding What to Feed Your Pet, Remember: Your Dog or Cat Is a Carnivore

First and foremost, it is important to remember when picking out your pet’s dog or cat food that your pet is a carnivore. His genetic make up and internal workings remain essentially the same as his wild carnivorous ancestors. All carnivores, including dogs and cats, have sharp, interlocking teeth designed for biting and swallowing, not chewing.

All carnivores, including dogs and cats, have very short digestive tracts compared to vegetarian animals. This is because nature designed carnivores to be able to eat foods that are heavily contaminated with pathogens. Wild dogs and cats don’t remove the colon or other bacteria-laden body parts from prey animals before they eat them. Their digestive tracts are designed to get food in and out quickly to limit exposure to pathogens.

Processed Pet Foods Have Created Generations of Nutritionally Deficient Dogs and Cats

Commercial pet food companies have mostly produced products using a base of corn, wheat, or rice. However, they are now recognizing the abundance of grains causes cancer and creates fat, diabetic animals. Companies have turned to grain-free dry foods, but the carb content is not species-appropriate, and creates nutritionally compromised animals. Processed Diets also contain synthetic vitamins and minerals to meet basic nutritional requirements. The food is heated to very high temperatures, which denatures proteins and decreases nutrient value, introducing carcinogens into your pets body on a daily basis.

Best-to-Worst Types of Pet Food

Click here to see Dr. Becker’s full list of best-to-worst types of pet food.

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The Baths of Brookside are Remodeled and Ready!

When it comes to giving your favorite four-legged friend a bath, we know it can be a real challenge – especially the cleaning up part! Brookside Barkery understands the struggle – and that’s why we’ve recently upgraded our self-serve bathing station with brand new, state of the art bathing equipment, new floor tile and even a fresh coat of paint!

Barkery groomingGone are the days of lifting a heavy, wet dog in and out of the tub. Yep, we’ve got brand new step ladders for your furry friend to climb right on in and then right on out – fresh as a daisy in spring! Bathe your best pal at the Barkery and you can forget about a house filled with the eye-watering aroma known to all as the dreaded, “wet dog” smell.

The Barkery also has brand new drying equipment with powerful warm (not hot) air dryers so there’s no chance of burning your pet’s skin! Our self-serve baths also include access to clean towels, silicone-free shampoos, and sanitized grooming tools.

With winter weather around the corner, also be sure to try our own Barkery paw balm to soothe paws that may become cracked from the cold, dry weather.

Click here to see Bath pricing, or better yet – stop by our Brookside location and check out our sparkling new bathing station for yourself! Your pet will leave looking and feeling like a Westminster Best in Show champ!

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5 Tips for Better Leash Manners

Do you feel like you are water skiing every single time you try to take your dog on a walk?! We’ve all been there, and it is exhausting. Even if you have a small dog, it is embarrassing to be tied around a tree, tangled up with another dog, or heaven forbid, the leash comes lose and you are chasing your dog down the block! Be ready to impress your friends next time you are out and about with your dog after trying these 5 tips for better leash behavior.

  • Adjust Your Attitude– First, ask yourself: “What would I like him or her to do differently?” Instead of teaching a dog to stop pulling, think of it as teaching your dog how to walk nicely beside you.Brookside Barkery
  • Train Your Dog to Go When You Say So– One thing that can help is to train your dog to “go potty” on command. If your dog has already gone before the walk begins, he won’t feel the need to frantically pull and sniff on the walk.
  • Walk Your Dog the Way You Drive your Car– As the driver, you are the one in control. As pack animals, dogs love to play follow the leader. If your dog pulls, keep the leash loose, calmly pivot, and start going the opposite direction. In a happy voice say “heel” or “let’s go” to teach your dog to follow you.
  • It’s All About Rewards– One of the easiest ways to get your dog’s attention and teach him to walk properly on a leash is to reward him. The trick is to use very special treats at first. When your dog walks calmly beside you, or looks up at you, encourage this behavior with rewards.

Your dog will love our special treats from Brookside Barkery and Bath. We proudly offer a wide variety of healthy and natural treats that are sure to make this learning process a fun and rewarding one for your dog.

  • Use the Right Tools– If your dog has developed an engrained habit of pulling on walks, switch things up by trying a different type of leash or collar. Consider trying a front clip harness or a slip collar. At Brookside Barkery and Bath we offer a huge selection of collars and leashes sure to fit your pet’s own unique taste and style.

Just remember, it takes time, patience and practice to teach your dog good leash manners. So celebrate each step in the right direction -and walk over to visit us at Brookside Barkery and Bath today!

*special thanks to Pet360 and ModernDog for these expert tips.