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Let’s talk Raw Bones
You’ve probably given your dog smoked or steamed bones to chew on. They’re a great choice for avid chewers – they don’t break easily and they keep the dog busy. But have you ever given your dog a raw bone? With the meat on, uncooked, and frozen? Raw bones are actually beneficial to your dog’s […] ...
Kosher Certified Dog & Cat Foods For Passover
Passover: One of our goals at The Feed Bag Pet Supply is to assist our shoppers in any way we can. Looking ahead to Passover right around the corner, I’d like to share with you a list of both Dog and Cat foods that have been certified as Kosher for Passover. Many of our other […] ...
The Walmart Lesson
The editor of the Ozaukee Press certainly nailed it with this editorial. If you like a particular business, you need to support it whole-heartedly. Wouldn’t you rather have your money support the people you know, rather than add to a millionaire’s portfolio? Connie Roller, Manager The Feed Bag Pet Supply. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ The Walmart Lesson Written […] ...
Don’t Let Fear Stand in Your Pet’s Way
By Connie Roller, Manager People have a tendency to fear what they do not understand. Many pets have never had a change in diet because the old myth of ‘you should never change your pet’s food’. “Why shouldn’t you switch it up?” is my question of the day. It’s just plain old fear. And it’s […] ...
Why Swim Your Dog?
Exercise is very important to the health of every dog. Unfortunately, in our climate there are many days of the year that are too cold, icy or hot to take long walks with a dog. The average puppy and adult dog really should have an opportunity for some running time; the faster the better. Unless […] ...
Are There Alternatives to Prescription Diets?
At The Feed Bag, we are continuously striving to learn more, so that we can give you the best possible advice for keeping your pet healthy and happy. After recently attending a nutritional summit with lectures given by Holistic Veterinarians, we have summarized the findings and are happy to share the information with you. Connie […] ...
You Might Want To SKIP This Dog!
Is a Jack Russell Terrier right for me? So you saw the movie My Dog Skip, and now you want one. You might name it Skip, or Eddie, or Wishbone. You and your puppy will live happily ever after, and he will charm you forever with his intelligence and antics. Right?  Think again.  Read more… […] ...
How To Become A Vet Tech
By Natalie Voss My childhood cat, Tom Kitten, was generally a nice guy. He considered himself my home tutor (evidenced by his tendency to sit on textbooks) and happily cuddled on the couch with me in the evenings. That’s what we told everyone at the veterinarian’s office where he was unwillingly examined each year. Despite […] ...
Supporting Local Businesses
At The Feed Bag Pet Supply, we pride ourselves on our success as an independently, locally owned  business,given the numerous big box, chains and outlet stores that consumers have to choose from. The attached article is from the website of the American Independent Business Alliance. I find it an interesting way to look at ‘how’ […] ...
The Best Food To Feed A Dog
By T. J. Dunn, Jr., DVM “What is the best food to feed a dog?” Every day veterinarians are asked that question by dog owners. It’s a sincere question because most dog owners want to feed the very best to their furry friends. Good health begins with proper nutrition, regardless of price or convenience of […] ...
What your Cat is Really Saying
Your cat has many ways of silent communication, if you just pay attention and watch closely. This is a great article from the website of Cats International, a group that knows cats and cat behavior like no other. Read more… Share this post -- ...
The Definitive Guide to Saving Your Couch from Your Cat
Compliments of Cats International This is not “rocket science” and yet I am continually surprised by the number of feline behaviorists that have successfully kept kitty from urinating on the carpet, from biting the house guests, and cruising the countertops but when it comes to saving the couch, they go blank. On the contrary, the […] ...
Sorting out Supplements
By Laura Scott and Elizabeth Pask Has Fido’s coat lost its youthful luster? Or is he having trouble negotiating the step up to the couch because his back is stiff? For many of us, our dogs are cherished members of our family and, as such, we strive to give them the best life possible. We […] ...
Food and Jerky Treat Recalls, What to Believe?
The newspapers, television and especially the Internet have been bombarding us with information regarding the recalls of certain products. Being informed of anything regarding our pets safety is great, but sometimes less-legitimate websites feed us false information and produce hysteria. Read more… Share this post -- ...
Canine Cancer Diet
Because the diagnosis of cancer has been so prevalent in the past few years, I see many people struggling with the issue of what to feed their pets. Having been through it myself, I know it can be a matter of trial and error as the pet’s appetite changes. Read more… Share this post -- ...
Anatomy of a Tick Removal
Teenage Daughter yells for help. I have been called Hey, Hey You, Hey Mom by this child. But when “MOMMY” is screeched, I know there is a problem. Apparently, she tried to brush what she thought was an M&M off the dog’s throat. This dog is known far and wide for thievery, so it was […] ...
Who’s Rescuing Who?
I watched a dear friend struggle with the end of life issues that every pet owner eventually faces. But the more I saw Lidia agonize over the end of Ludwig’s life, I also saw pictures of all of her other pets crowded around her, offering comfort as only they can. Lidia is an American Sign […] ...
Sifting through the Choices
As a successful pet food retailer, we are approached almost weekly by food manufacturers that would like us to carry their foods. On top of scrutinizing the ingredients and the company itself, I always do one more test that I know most of my customers would…I Google it. Read more… Share this post -- ...
Fromm Family Tradition
Read this article about the Fromm Family business, written for Pet Business Magazine in June 2011. View here. Share this post -- ...
Feeding a Diabetic Cat
We have at least one customer per week seeking help with what to feed a diabetic cat. I have found an excellent book on all matters of feline health care, “Your Cat” written by Feline Veterinarian Elizabeth Hodgkins, DVM. Below are some excerpts from her website www.yourdiabeticcat.com. Dr. Hodgkins is one of the few veterinarians […] ...
Choosing a Dog Breeder
Written by Connie Roller If you are planning to purchase a purebred puppy after doing all your research on the breed you have chosen, the next step is to find a responsible, reputable breeder. What do you look for? What questions do you ask, and what situations should you avoid? Read more… Share this post […] ...
Supporting Local Businesses
At The Feed Bag Pet Supply, we pride ourselves on our success as an independently, locally owned business, given the numerous big box, chains and outlet stores that consumers have to choose from. The following article is from the website of the American Independent Business Alliance. I find it an interesting way to look at […] ...
Striving for Puppy Wellness: Are Early Socialization and Infectious Disease Prevention Incompatible?
by Jennifer Messer, BA Psych (Hons.), DVM “One of the dilemmas in the pursuit of puppy wellness is balancing the need for early socialization with the need for protection from infectious disease.” What is Puppy Wellness? Wellness is more than simply freedom from disease; it is an overall state of physical and mental well-being. Puppy […] ...
The Third Way Dog Training
This stuff really works! Mary exclaimed. The other seminar participants also felt her excitement and relief. They had witnessed the light bulb going on for her and her dog, Swinger. THE THIRD WAY helps people give dogs accurate information about their behavior which makes teaching skills much faster and easier. Mary had been working a […] ...
The Benefits of Fats in Your Dog’s Diet
Fats are necessary for the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins. They also provide protection from cold and protect the nerve fibers in the body. They provide more calories per gram than carbohydrates or protein, and improve flavor and palatability of the dog’s food. While many commercial dog food brands offer low fat diet to dogs for […] ...
How Well Do You Know a Cat’s Body?
Compliments of Cats International Whiskers Whiskers are extensions of the skin and not special hairs. Each whisker is an intricate receptor designed to detect even the most minute changes in the environment: tiny movements, air currents, changes in air pressure, temperature, or wind direction. They help the cat to navigate at night, acting as radar. […] ...
Sharing the Turf – Scent Messages
Compliments of Cats International It is essential to understand the importance and function of feline scent marking if we wish to control it. All cat owners have observed rubbing behaviors performed by their cats for the purpose of marking objects or individuals in their territory. Cats have greatly enlarged sebaceous glands around the mouth, on […] ...
Research Into Deadly Cancer In Dogs May Also Have Human Applications
A new study jointly conducted by Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine and the Oregon Health & Science University Cancer Institute may one day help not only our canine friends with cancer, but also people with the human form of the disease. Read more… Share this post -- ...