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Training Tips ~ Slow Down, Fido!

dog wash in EvergreenDoes your dog eat too fast? If so, this can be a problem for a variety of reasons. Your pooch could choke, or simply take in too much air when he gulps his food down, causing gas. It can even lead to bloat, a potentially deadly disease that is seen mostly in large, deep-chested breeds. Teaching your dog to eat slower is an important issue. A dog who eats more slowly is ultimately healthier and just plain feels better. So, how can you slow your furry friend down? Here are some things to try.

Provide a spot away from the hustle and bustle of your home. It is vital to provide a quiet environment in which the dog can eat peacefully and quietly. A quiet room, a secluded corner or even a crate may help the dog relax and feel less compelled to eat fast, especially a dog who lives in a multi-dog home.

If this doesn’t seem to help, you can hand-feed your dog one kibble at a time. Some owners have also found it beneficial to spread the food on the floor in a trail so the dog will have to eat a kibble every few steps. This, of course, doesn’t work with everyone’s lifestyle, but it can help your pooch feel calmer and slow down.

Another thing to try is adding large stones to your dog’s dish. Make sure they are FAR TOO BIG to swallow. Your dog will have to work around the stones, and the result will be eating slower. You can even purchase food bowls that teach your dog to eat slower, like these.

Keep trying different methods until you find something that works. You’ll have a happier dog as a result.

 
 

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Nature’s Logic®

dog wash in EvergreenAs loving pet-parents ourselves, we understand that you want to feed your pets only the very best. At Dogma™ we carry many healthful brands of food, one of which is Nature’s Logic® grain-free kibble. Nature’s Logic is committed to providing the highest quality and safest nutrition for the furry members of your family. They have created canned pet food with no chemically-synthesized ingredients. Nature’s Logic is the pioneer in developing truly 100% natural pet foods derived from nature…not chemistry. Their grain-free canned food contains nutrient dense muscle and organ meat with select fruits and vegetables.

Nature’s Logic provides your pet with essential and complete nutrition using only 100% natural ingredients. They never add chemically-synthesized vitamins, minerals or other trace nutrients, to ensure that your pet is not exposed to the potential toxicities associated with these man-made substances. You can feel confident and have peace of mind when feeding Nature’s Logic. Check here for this fabulous product as well as other great, nutritious foods for your pet.

 
 

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Expert Advice

dog wash in EvergreenSometimes, we’re just not sure what to feed our dog. We want the best for her, healthful food that will give her vitality and long life. But we also look for something that she’ll love to eat, something we don’t have to coax her to eat, and something that’s convenient and simple for us. so we can be consistent with it.

Then there are the times when our pooch has been eating great, and suddenly develops a finickiness that we can’t get her to shake. Or our pet is simply getting older or has gained some weight or is less active than before, and we’re not sure how or even if we should change her diet.

Craig and Angel at Dogma™ have years of experience and a deep understanding of canine nutrition. They are more than happy to answer your questions about what is best for your fur-kid to eat, how much you should feed, how to avoid allergies, and and how to offer your pet the most healthful, wholesome food possible in a way they will love. Come on down to Dogma™ – we’d love to chat.

 
 

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Mellow Mut® Treats

dog wash in EvergreenDo you have a high-energy dog, and are looking for a treat he’ll just love made with natural, wholesome ingredients? Mellow Mut ® eoncourages a happy, healthy lifestyle for your pooch. The key ingredients of this yummy dog treat are cage-free chicken breast and a Vitamin E supplement.

Here’s what one customer is saying: “Our bearded collie loves Mellow Mut. We first heard of MM from our veterinarian, who recommended it as a healthful, all natural product to calm our very high-energy ten-year-old puppy. It’s one of her favorite early morning treats – usually snacking on three or four chicken breast strips. By the time we leave for work, she really is a mellow mutt. A great product.”

Check here for Mellow Mut ®, and other healthful treats for your fur-kid.

 

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Mulligan Stew

Dogma Pet Supply is just as passionate about your pet’s health as you are. That’s why we offer a variety of healthful choices in our product line. For example, we carry several different varieties of dry kibble for your dog, one of which is Mulligan Stew.

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Mulligan Stew is a formula-driven pet food. Its patent-pending formula provides the benefits of detoxification,  antioxidant  production  and  optimal cellular health, helping your dog’s body gain balance and optimal functionality. The benefits of feeding your pooch this formula are evident within days, including a softer coat, increased energy, and brighter eyes. 

As is true with all the foods we carry, Mulligan Stew does not use synthetic vitamins, minerals or supplements. Instead, the Mulligan Stew Formula derives nutrients from clean food sources and plant or food-based supplements. This innovative formula was developed by a naturopathic practitioner, and increases the healthy enzymes that help build your pet’s immune system. Maybe Mulligan Stew is exactly what your pet has been needing to help him achieve optimal health. Check here to learn more about Mulligan Stew and the other wonderful brands of pet food we carry here at Dogma.

 
 
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Posted by on March 7, 2012 in Better Life, Friends For Life

 

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Rotational Diet

A rotational diet for your dog is based on the idea that more variety will provide better overall health for your pet. Unlike a conventional feeding plan where the same food is served at each meal, diet rotation involves varying a dog’s menu on a daily, weekly, or other periodic basis.

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You don’t eat the same thing day in and day out, so why should your dog? By varying the proteins, veggies and fruits your dog eats, he will receive a more diverse and complete micro-nutrient intake from his food.

There are several benefits to a rotational diet for your pet, including a variety of new flavors and textures, which makes your dog less finicky, and a decrease in the risk of allergies by regularly switching protein sources. A rotation diet reduces the risk of intolerances because any one specific protein is not being overfed so the body does not become sensitive.

There’s really no right or wrong way to implement a rotational diet. Just offer various proteins (e.g. beef, chicken, and salmon) and forms (raw, dry, cans and fresh) to your pet. All foods can be rotated daily, weekly or monthly, based on what’s most convenient for you. It’s all about giving your pet something different, instead of the same old thing. It’s easy to start. Just buy a few different foods (some raw, some canned, some dry, with different ingredients) and begin rotating. You can even add in fruits and veggies, like bananas and carrots.Your pooch will be excited about eating again!

 

 

 
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Posted by on March 2, 2012 in Better Life, Friends For Life

 

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50% Off “Wash Your Own Dog”

Reminder

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Today, from 9 A.M. till noon is 50% off in our “wash your own dog” dog wash at Dogma. Bring your pooch in, leave with him or her shiny and clean, and we’ll deal with the mess! Our facilities work for big and small dogs alike, and each wash station is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected between uses. We can’t wait to see you both!!

 

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