Has your pet been naughty or nice this year? If it's the latter, here are some great ideas for stocking stuffers!
For the pups in your life:
As always, if you have any questions or maybe need a more tailored gift for a picky pet, stop by the store or give us a call!
Brrr, it’s getting cold out there. Final countdown to Christmas and the start of a New Year. We could all benefit from a little ‘slow time’. What’s better than having a warm beverage on a cold day and sharing the experience with your favorite pet? If you haven’t already discovered how wonderful bone broth is, let us share with you why we, and our animals love it!
As the name implies, bone broth is a slow simmer process using bones. A good bone broth should be jiggly like jello. That’s how you know you’ve pulled all the beneficial ingredients out of the bones.
Here are just a few things we get from bone broth:
Minerals and Vitamins
Helps/prevents Leaky Gut Syndrome
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and helps give structure to bones, skin and connective tissue. Collagen contains very special biomolecules called glycosaminoglycans, which help to keep us and our pets moving. Some you might recognize are glucosamine, chondroiton, and hyaluronic acid.
Has your animal ever had allergies? Hot Spots? Gas? Diarrhea? Many of these symptoms can be traced back to a struggling gut. Leaky Gut Syndrome, which is exactly as it sounds, a condition where toxins are allowed to enter the blood stream through the digestive tract lining. The gelatin in bone broth helps heal this, and helps the digestive tract function better.
Many animals, especially cats, suffer with proper hydration. This leads to urinary tract problems, kidney problems and many other associated issues. Bone broth is an excellent way to increase hydration for both cats and dogs by adding it to their food or even a splash to their fresh water everyday to entice drinking.
Did we mention that it’s delicious! Most of our own dogs and cats lap it up just as it is!
Here are some of our favorite ways to incorporate broth into your pets diet:
*Simply pour on top of meals. Broth can be added to any diet.
*Warm on the stove top and serve plain as a treat
*Freeze in silicone shapes or bowl, and serve as a frozen treat
We have 3 amazing selections of broth:
Nuggets Healthy Eats offers a Chicken, Turkey, Beef or Bison Bone Broth in both pourable containers, and on the spot licks
Green Juju Kitchen just recently launched Bison Bone Broth to their selection of great, locally made health products.
The Honest Kitchen brings us Freeze Dried Bone Broth available in Chicken or Beef.
Oh beautiful, blustery Whidbey Island December!
The rain has set up residence again, but the sun still shows it’s shiny face and we get those beautiful crisp fall days. Perfect for hitting our wonderful network of trails, or strolling around our special little town!
This month, the store has lot’s going on:
*Holiday Dog Wash
*Red Ticket Event
HOLIDAY DOG WASH - don’t tell the dogs!
Every year since we opened we have held our holiday dog wash. We know things can get crazy and hectic over the holiday season, presents to buy, people to see, and places to go. Who has time to worry about washing the dog??? Every Wednesday and Sunday, starting on the 21st of November, and ending on the 23rd of December, all washes are HALF OFF. So mark your calendars, and that will be one less thing you have to worry about this season!
Red Ticket Event
This year we are happy to be one of the participating businesses in Coupeville handing out Red Tickets. This is a fantastic way to get out and support some great, locally owned Coupeville businesses this holiday season, and enter for a chance to win some cash!
For every $20 spent at participating business, from now until the 22nd of December, you receive one red ticket. On the 23rd of December, they have a little event and announce the winning tickets.
Check out Coupeville Historic Waterfront for more info!
For any questions about any of our upcoming events, feel free to stop by the store or give us a call: 360-678-1601