Most people are of the belief that feeding a good quality dry food is good for their pet. But in reality, this can be the furthest from the truth. Yes, there are different qualities of dry food and if you have to feed a dry food, choosing higher quality is definitely the best option over feeding a low-quality grocery store brand.But keep this in mind; if you have to feed a dry dog or cat food, there are things you can do to make your pet’s diet better. First, let’s talk about what is wrong......
Now that we have entered Phase 2 of the State’s Safe Start Program, we can begin grooming and nail trim operations. We will be operating with limited capacity per guidelines. Please be patient with our grooming staff while calling to schedule appointments.Those who had appointments that we had to cancel when we stopped operations will be given first spots. We will be calling those in line going through our list.If you don’t have an appointment, please call and get the latest updates. 360-574-6400, #2We will be practicing safe operations, sanitizing regularly, asking......
After Petco’s failed attempt to keep vital grooming services in operation for their customers because of the governor’s ruling, we have also decided to suspend grooming services as well. We view grooming services as an essential service as everyone knows that excessive length in dogs’ nails can cause serious problems. Also expressing anal glands is vital to help prevent infection. Many dogs’ coats can become matted and cause skin irritation or infections. Most modern-day pets require these services on an ongoing basis. We have many customers pleading with us to get their......
New things are coming your way. We are in the process of setting up on our web-page two new buying options.1. You can order online and pick-up from the store2. You can order online and have your ordered delivered.These are actually two separate programs. When you order for pick-up it is only what we carry in the store. When you order for delivery, it actually pulls from a much larger selection of items, even if we don’t carry them in our store typically.We ask that you are patient in our development of this and would welcome feedback......
Due to recent events with the Coronavirus, we are seeing changes on a daily basis.As a small business we are doing what we can to accommodate our customers with supplying food and services in the grooming department. Our employees are taking extra precautions to wipe down counter-tops, doors, handles, etc. on a regular basis during the day.Please be patient with us as sometimes decision and changes are made on a daily basis. Here is some specific information for you as of today. Yes we are open, but hours may change. We are not taking walk-in......
So now that we are all on high-alert for Emergency Preparedness, have you planned for your pets as well?Beastie Boutique would like to assist you with that. So we have brought in and are continuing to bring in items that could help you. 1. Food and water: Have an emergency bag ready to go with non-perishable food. If you can, try to provide food they are used to so as to avoid stomach upsets. Ensure that you have enough safe drinking water for your pet in addition to the water you need for your family (remember an......
Natural Immune Boosters for your PetPart Two Here are two supplements you can give to your pet to help boost their immune system. If I had to pick one, probiotics would be the easiest to give and something almost all our pets need in their diet. If you find that your pet’s immune system needs a boost, medicinal mushrooms can be very beneficial and easy to add to their diet. PROBIOTICS:About 80% of your pet’s immune system comes from his gut. Probiotics are beneficial bacteria such as bifidobacteria and L. acidophilus. These good bugs act......
Your dogs and cat’s immune system starts with their diet and environment. There are supplements and herbs that can support their immune system, but diet should be looked at first.Is your pet eating a biological appropriate food? If you are only feeding a dry food, even of the highest quality, this is not a good diet for your pet. Dry food is cooked at 460 degrees. It keeps your pet in a constant state of dehydration and has two known carcinogens that can cause cancer. So, I understand that there are situations when you need to feed......
Alternative Supplements for Fish OilAs a follow-up to my last newsletter, here are better alternatives to using fish oil. If you missed the last article “Fish Oil for Dogs – Four Reasons to STOP Using It.” You can find it on our web page https://beastieboutique.com/fish-oil-for-dogs-four-reasons-to-stop-using-it/ ANSWERS FERMENTED FISH STOCKAnswers Fish stock is made from 85% bone broth that is made from fluke and sole bone fillets that are wild caught in the north Atlantic. They make the bone broth over 24 hours (they also use apple cider vinegar) then once it has cooled, we......
After receiving my Advanced Canine Nutrition Certificate and continuing with my ongoing education about pet nutrition through Dog Naturally University and Royal Animal Health University, one constant I have found is that INFORMATION CHANGES. We have all been told that Fish Oil is great for our dogs and possible your cat as well. And yes, Omega 3’s are critical for your pet’s health, but there are better ways to get them for your pets without using fish oil. First, most dogs get too many omega-6 fats in their diet. And feeding higher amounts of omega-6 fats......