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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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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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Coming Soon

One of Dogma‘s passions is making sure your fur-kid eats well. We have a variety of raw, grain-free, freeze-dried, and canned food for your pets, all made with wholesome ingredients that your pet is made to eat. Check back throughout the month of March for practical advice on food and diet for your furry friend. We’ll also be sharing some effective training tips as well as great exercise ideas you can try out with your fur-kid.

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Another excellent way to connect with Dogma is through our facebook page. Have you considered becoming a fan? There’s no time like the present to *like* us. We frequently run specials and deals available only to our facebook fans, and some great ones are coming in March!

 

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A Gift for Your Fur-Kid

 

For humans a well-balanced diet of natural and wholesome ingredients is essential for optimal health. The same couldn’t be truer for our four legged companions. Most commercial grade pet foods are designed to keep your pet reasonably healthy at the lowest cost possible. These products usually lack a variety of fresh, natural, and wholesome ingredients. Instead low grade meats, fillers, and byproducts are used with hardly any nutritional value.

At Dogma™ we carry the best diets available for pets. You will find these all-natural and raw foods at our store. Come in and buy a case of canned dog food, or a bag of food, and receive a free buffalo shin bone as our gift to your fur-kid. Dogs love to chew, and it seems they can smell a real meat bone a mile away. The problem with tossing your dog a bone from the table scraps is that many bones tend to splinter and can actually be dangerous for your pet. Buffalo shin bones are made entirely in the USA with free range, grass fed buffalo (American Bison). They are good for big and small dogs alike, and they will not splinter! 

If you’re not sure what the best diet is for you dog, we’d love to talk to you about it. We are here to educate you and offer you the tools to give your dog the best, most fulfilling life possible.

 

 
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Posted by on November 14, 2011 in Better Life, Friends For Life, Loyalty

 

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Banana Pupcakes

This easy recipe is sure to tempt your pup’s tastebuds!

Banana Pupcakes (Recipe courtesy of 3 Dog Bakery)

Ingredients:

2 c. water

2 bananas (mashed)

1/2 tsp vanilla

3 c. whole wheat flour

1/2 tbsp baking powder

1 egg

2 tbsp honey

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the water, mashed bananas, vanilla, egg and honey.  Add the flour and baking powder.  Mix it well.

Pour batter into a muffin tin that has either been lightly sprayed with nonstick cooking spray or lined with paper cups.

Bake for 20 min. or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of one of your pupcakes comes out clean.

Cool & Serve.

Enjoy!

 

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Sweet Potato Dog Chews

Sweet potatoes are a vegetable your pooch will love. These make a nutritious snack that are fun for your dog, too.

 

Sweet Potato Dog Chew

Wash and dry one large sweet potato.

Preheat oven to 250° F

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Cut the sweet potato into 1/3″ slices, no smaller than 1/4″.

Place them on the prepared baking sheet.

Bake for 3 hours, turning half way through.

Cool completely on a wire rack.

Storing – Although these treats are dried, you will want to keep them in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks. You can freeze them for up to 4 months.

 
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Posted by on October 20, 2011 in Better Life, Friends For Life, Loyalty

 

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