This week we introduce the Bone & Biscuit in Fort McMurray (Thickwood Ave) to share their experience and local insight! 1. When did this location open?...
The French Bulldog: French Bulldogs, also known as the Frenchie, are playful, affectionate, active and intelligent. They are a muscular breed with heavy bones, short face with “bat” like ears, and medium to small compact structure. Their fine, smooth coats don’t require a lot of grooming making them great dogs for small living quarters. As their coats are soft and fine, ensure that you take care when going on long outdoor adventures – no long walks on beach during those hot summer days, and bundle them up on the cold ones. Snorting, snuffling, and flatulence comes with the territory of this short-faced breed. These people loving, active, affectionate dogs will gladly share in any family games or make great snuggle bugs. Ask your local Bone & Biscuit about our newest products specialized for short-faced breeds, hot summers, and holistic supplements to ensure the comfort of your pooch. (Photo courtesy: The Bone & Biscuit Co. Summerside featuring Ella)
Happy Mother's Day! To all the mothers, hope your day is Purr- fect !
Take a Hike! Canada is a beautiful country full of gorgeous hiking trails. If you’re planning to go for a hike with your dog, there are two main things to keep in mind: Finding a trail appropriate to the fitness of your dog and the length of the hike you will be undertaking; smaller dogs have to take many more steps to cover the same ground. Trail etiquette: Give dog-less hikers the right of way. When you meet others on the trail, put your dog on a leash, step out of the way, and command your dog to sit until the other hikers have passed. If you encounter a loose dog on the trail, put your own dog on a leash as now you can control the situation if needed. Preparation: Along with a your own hiking preparedness items and good pair of hiking boots, there are a few essential items you should bring for your dog; a leash, a collar which has your dog’s personal ID and dog license tags, water and a portal bowl, food and snacks, poop bags and a of course a doggie first-aid kit. Ask your local Bone & Biscuit store how they can assist you with a proper preparedness kit for a great hike with your pooch, we’re happy to help!
Happy Earth Day!! Celebrate Earth Day with your fur babies by showing your love for our beautiful planet all year round. Buy Green Do a little research to find and purchase eco-friendly pet products that are made by companies using sustainable practices and materials. This can go a long way to limit both your and your pet’s carbon footprint. Ask your local Bone&Biscuit what eco-friendly lines they have available. Make Spring Cleaning Count Instead of throwing out those gently used pet toys, blankets, leashes and beds, donate them to a local shelter or to a family or older neighbor who might not be able to afford new items. Not only will you be helping our furry friends and fellow animal lovers, but you’ll be keeping those items from ending up in our landfills. Consider a natural, holistic diet Ensure that the food your pet consumes contains no antibiotics or preservatives, and lends a hand to the environment by ensuring that no pesticides were used during production. You can also make an effort to support companies that engage in humane practices. Look for locally raised ingredients and avoid meats raised in factory farms. Walk for the cause Many cities host events for humans and their dogs that raise money for environmental efforts. These events are a great way for you and your canine companion to unplug for a few hours and get back to nature. No events near you? Take your dog on a stroll through the neighbourhood or a nearby trail. Bring a bag and some gloves and pick up litter as you go!
Happy National Pet Day!
The Bone & Biscuit Co. store in Port Moody is officially open! Congratulations Karen and Jason! You can find them at 265A Newport Drive.
The Mutt: The Heinz 57 of the canine word. What’s not to love about the common mutt! Mixed-breed dogs or mutts do not belong to one recognized breed and are not the results of intentional breeding standards. Mixed-breed dogs are not only beautiful but tend to have less health issues that can result from specific breeding’s. Considering a new family fur family member? No matter the choice, purebred or mixed breed, it's important to ensure that your new pooch fits your family’s lifestyle, needs and energy levels. Many adoption/rescue societies allow you to bring your pooch home for a period of time to see how they connect with your family. Do not be a saddened or ashamed it doesn’t work out, both you and the pooch deserve the right fit. At the Bone&Biscuit we believe ALL dogs (and cats!) deserve the very best, no matter the breed! Check out your local Bone&Biscuit for the latest fur babies innovations.
Happy National Puppy Day!
Champion Pet Lovers Letter
The Dachshund: Did someone say Wiener dog? Everyone recognizes this lovable breed with their low to the ground long bodies, short legs and friendly disposition. Dachshunds come in 12 colors and 3 coat types: smooth, wirehaired and longhaired. The Dachshund, which means “badger dog” in German, was developed to scent, chase, and flush out badgers and other burrow-dwelling animals. This small breed dog carries itself with confidence and an alert facial expression. They are playful companions that adapt easily to most living environments and require moderate exercise; though may require some supervision with children. These pooches are curious, upbeat and sometimes downright stubborn. Dachshunds are burrowers by nature and are likely to burrow in to blankets, be sure to appease their nature with soft snuggle blankets and beds. Here are some common Dachshunds breed health issues: hip dysplasia, eye, teeth and ear issues, obesity, Patella Luxation, other joint issues and intervertebral disc disease (back issues). At the Bone & Biscuit we believe that prevention and maintenance is key! Ensure you support your pooch’s spine when being held and discourage them from jumping off things. Maintain a healthy weight through regular exercise and high quality balanced foods, while boosting their diets with high quality supplements designed to support their joints. Natural ear solutions and oral care products should become part of your daily routine. Plus, don’t forget that play time with fun interactive toys is important in bonding and mental stimulation.
Happy Love Your Pet Day <3
2018 - The year of the dog. The Chinese zodiac rotates within a 12-year cycle, and those born in 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, and 2018 are known as Dogs. According to the Chinese astrology, your year of birth and the animal that represents that year determines a lot of your personality traits. The dog is the symbol of loyalty and honesty, and people who are born in this year are said to be faithful companions. Dogs are true friends and the most reliable partners. In China, it is still popular to name dogs Wàng Cái (旺财), meaning “prosperous wealth” which comes from dogs’ barking sounds (旺旺—wàng wàng). Legend has it, that the Jade Emperor decreed that animals would become part of the calendar, and that the first 12 who arrived to the celebration would be selected for the calendar; consequently the Dog is the eleventh of all zodiac animals. Loved by millions around the world, the dog comes in all shapes and sizes; from Great Danes to Chihuahua’s, to the beloved mutt, there is dog that fits your personality and life style needs. Whatever your choice, the Bone & Biscuit Co. understands that (wo)-man’s best friend deserves only the best. Check out your local Bone & Biscuit for the finest high quality foods, treats supplements and more, fitting your pup’s personality, lifestyle and breed specific needs.
February: Pet Dental Health Month. Dental health problems are one of the most frequently diagnosed health issues facing our pets today. According to the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, 80% of dogs and cats show signs of periodontal disease by age 3. Be sure to watch for the following signs: Bad breath, bleeding or inflamed gums, loosening of teeth, pain when chewing, lumps and bumps in the mouth or head shyness (your pet not wanting you to touch their head). Prevention is key and starting your pet’s oral care routine early in life is important. Here are a few ways to ensure healthy oral care: Brushing your pets teeth - Homemade or store bought just do it Raw bones - scraping, flossing and oral exercise these do it all! Low carb diets - sugars and simple carbohydrates provide rapidly available nutrition for oral bacteria. Natural oral care water additives - help maintain healthy teeth and gums Remember: dental treats are still treats so don't overdo it! Ask your local The Bone & Biscuit Co. about their assortment of raw bones, oral care supplements dental treats and toys. Your fur babies will live longer and healthier lives – show them pearly whites.
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Come in and check out our portable water dishes to keep your furry friend hydrated!