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?...
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.
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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.
Happy National Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day. Where today is all about understanding your cat’s behaviors, as who doesn’t love a happy kitty! Why do you get so upset when I don’t go potty in the litter box? Have you seen my litter box? I like things clean. Many owners do not clean their cats litter box as often as they should. Have your seen the size of my litter box? I would like enough room to turn around in my bathroom. If I don't use it, there's a reason why. I could also not be feeling well and just couldn’t make it to the litter box. Check out our selection of litter and litter boxes: covered uncovered, corned unit self-cleaning we got it all. We are sure to have the kitty bathroom of your dreams! Why do you keep petting me when I’m telling you to stop it? I know I'm irresistible and do love being pet, but I have limits. Some cats do have “petting limits”. When your kitty has hit its limit will most likely displaying some sort of body language letting know. Aggressive tail swishing from side to side is a great example of “I’ve had enough”. Know you limits, “pet” within it. Why am I not I allowed on top of the refrigerator? I love to be up high as this is how I observe and supervise my domain. If you don't want me on top of the refrigerator, can you give me some other high places to perch? Gone are the days of the ugly cat trees. Look for stylish cat accessories that will complement your home styles at your local Bone & Biscuit.
Winter is here! The days are getting colder, the nights longer. Time to snuggle in your family and furry baby. Here are our top 10 winter pet Safety tips 1. Keep your pets warm in all your outdoor winter wonderland adventures. Dress for the weather! There are a wide selection of great outwear and booties available for every size and shape at your local Bone & Biscuit. 2. Keep your pets away from winter puddles as you do not know what that melt water contains. Antifreeze ingestion can be fatal. Icing your own driveway or stairway? Ask about pet friendly de-icers – we’ve got you covered! 3. Wipe your pet’s paws and underbelly after being outside. Salt, sand and ice can irritate and burn. Paw protectors and wax can be a great alternative to booties. 4. If traveling prepare an emergency pet survival kit as your local Bone & Biscuit what this kit should consist of. 5. Be aware of cats seeking warmth under vehicles. Walk around your vehicle and knock on the hood before starting your engine. 6. Never leave your cat or dog alone in a cold vehicles. Vehicles hold in the cold and can act as refrigerators- BURRRRR. 7. A warm place to sleep. Ensure yours pets have a cozy bed and blanket away from any draft and off cold floors. 8. Holiday plants, such as poinsettia and mistletoe, bring colour into your home during these white winter months. However, beautiful they are toxic or irritants for cats and dogs if ingested. Never leave your pets unattended around these holiday plants. 9. Sparkly tinsel, brightly colored garland, twinkling lights and delicate ornaments – how can you not love holiday decorations? Decorations, especially tinsel is very attractive to animals, especially your feline friend. Chewing tinsel, which is metallic, can cut up the esophagus and intestinal walls. 10. Winter time means holiday foods and candies. Take care not to leave any unattended foods such as chocolates, raisins and grapes around your four-legged family member. Artificial sweetener Xylitol is deadly to dogs and cats. Xylitol is found in sugar free gum and some candies.
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Black Cat Day - Nothing is quite as elegant as a black cat—like a miniature Amazonian jaguar, they doze atop the highest point in the area, waking for several hours daily to prowl around hunting for a tasty morsel. But black cats and kittens are often overlooked when animal shelters are looking for new homes, and can be at the shelter much longer than they should be. If you have a black cat, today is the day to make it feel extra special. – Simply give them some extra cuddles, toys and treats or 15 minutes of playtime. Considering of adopting a cat? Studies show black cats are less likely to be adopted than other cats. Remember that they’re just as lovable and loving as colorful cats. When thinking of adoption, be sure to consider: How much time will you have available to take care of your new furry baby? A kitten as compared to an older cat needs different levels of care. Be sure to check with your local Rescue Society and find the cat which fits your personality and needs.
What's the weather like where you are? Keep your pets comfortable and warm during the colder season.
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Come in and check out our portable water dishes to keep your furry friend hydrated!