From our ace groomer, Reba… KEEP EARS CLEAN – Get rid of bacteria from lakes and streams with our essential oil ear cleaners. DON’T SHAVE DOUBLE COATED BREEDS – the coat keeps them cool and protects them from intense sunlight, we’ll de-shed or thin their coat for you instead. TAKE CARE OF FEET – Keep nails short so they walk on their pads and don’t break their nails. We do nail care on a walk-in basis. Pads need moisturizing during hot weather so come see us for paw products. BRUSH THAT COAT -Brush, de-shed and comb out at least 2-3 times a week so they don’t mat. If they get wet, brush them out right away so they don’t tangle. COME SEE US FOR GROOMING – We offer in-store and mobile service but we fill up quickly so don’t wait to make your appointment for your dog or cat!
Be prepared for summer with our “tried and true” solutions for thunderstorms. Choose from safe blends of flower essences, herbs, homeopathic remedies or essential oils and you’ll soon see a difference in your pet’s behavior. These remedies are easy to use and resolve such issues as severe anxiety from storms, road or air travel, fear of crowds, fireworks or even a change in home life (kids at home from school, vacationing visitors, etc.). Come see us and find out what will be best for your pets this summer!
Insects are out in full force – are you prepared? Our all-natural, chemical-free products will keep your pets and your family safe! Choose from Wholistic Pet diatomaceous earth, Wondercide sprays (citronella, lavender/rosemary or cedar), Earth Animal herbal shampoos/sprays, Pops Organics product and more. We’ve even got a stock of Young Living Essential Oils should you wish to make your own combinations. And, for those who are looking for easy to use monthly applications, we offer Natural Defense Spot On. Wondercide also makes a great mosquito repellents that are safe to use for your pets and for your family. And for heartworm, we do have several options for internal cleansing to create an environment where they won’t want to live. But if you are in a wetland area, please check with your holistic vet for the best options for prevention.
Take a morning walk with your friends, family and dogs and raise funds for the Charlottesville/Albemarle SPCA. Then enjoy booths, refreshments, music and fun for all provided by area pet businesses. Register online at caspca.org or at Lee Park before the event. We’ll be there with lots of healthy treats and yummy goodies for all walkers to take home. And a groovy gift basket you can register to win!
Itchy skin? Rough paws? Shedding? Just plain scruffy? Try our NEW expanded pet grooming services! Book a regular appointment (bath, nails, ears, scissoring) with our new stylist, Reba Priscilla… and you’ll get your choice of de-shedding, dry skin care, rough paw & elbow scrub, flea and tick treatment or teeth brushing FREE. All natural products, stress-free and gentle! WE NOW DO CATS TOO! This special offer goes through April 15 but we are booking fast so don’t wait to make your appointment for your pets! (PS – stay tuned… we’ll be offering mobile services soon!)
You’re invited to our “Treat Tasting Party” EVERY SATURDAY from 1:00 – 3:00 to see what’s new for dogs AND cats! Our weekly tasting table features a variety of in stock favorites and new products we’re considering adding to our line up of healthy choices. Try ’em in the store and take home a sample to share with your furry friends. If you love ’em, get 10% OFF on a bag to take home! You can also register to help us try out other new toys and products – we value your opinions and want to make sure we have the very best pet products around!
One of our “finds” from the Pacific Northwest! Koda Treats are made in northern California with 100% USA sourced ingredients and are grain/corn/soy/wheat/gluten free! Made from responsibly raised bison, chicken, salmon and great superfoods like quinoa, chia, amaranth, pumpkin, ginger, blueberries and pomegranate. Perfect for training or to stuff in interactive toys for dogs and cats. Come by for a sample!
You can save on dental care by feeding better food! Many dry foods are filled with sugars that cling to teeth and gums so choose instead a good dehydrated food (Honest Kitchen, SoJos) or frozen raw food (Primal, Bravo, K9Kraving, Stella & Chewy) with high amounts of unprocessed enzymes. If you prefer a kibble, go with high protein choices like Orijen or Acana but remember, crunching on kibble is not a substitute for teeth cleaning. For added protection, try our dental care products — Now 20% OFF through February! Your dogs and cats will love our highly digestible, enzyme filled treats that clean teeth, freshen breath and come in great flavors like bacon, chicken, carrot fish and parsley/mint. We also have water additives, toothbrushes and sprays that are easy to use and very effective.
Snow is finally looming in the forecast… we’ve got Safe Paw ice melt ready and waiting! Muttluks Boots are available by special order so let us know if your dog needs to be fitted. Cracked, dry paws can be an issue with winter weather so be prepared with Musher’s Secret and Blissful Dog Paw Balm. If your dogs and cats are itchy, keep a humidifier going to keep them more hydrated. Also consider changing the food to one with more whitefish and salmon, like Orijen or Acana, Fromm or Annamet or even add some of our Grizzly Salmon or Pollock oil to your raw food. The extra omega 3 and 6 fatty acids can decrease scaly, dry skin, hair loss and just plain dull hair coat.
Launching in January 2016 is Acana’s “Heritage Recipes” featuring fresh regional ingredients grown close to home by farmers, ranchers and fishermen they know and trust. They are brimming with free-run poultry and nest-laid eggs from local farms, freshwater fish from regional waters and heritage meats from Appalachian ranches — all delivered in fresh WholePrey™ ratios to nourish completely. Prepared in Champion’s new Kentucky DogStar® kitchens from America’s best and freshest ingredients, these unique and Biologically Appropriate™ foods are a delicious way to keep your pets healthy, happy, and strong. We will have plenty of samples available!