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Addiction Pet Foods July 16 2015

We've just added the full line of Addiction Pet Foods for both cats and dogs online and at our retail store My Pet Naturally in Los Angeles.  Addiction Pet Foods is made in New Zealand at their own manufacturing plant and come in dry kibble, raw dehydrated, cans, and delicious treats.

Addiction Pet Foods are:

1. Hypoallergenic

2. Made with unique meats - novel and premium proteins

3. Grain-Free

4. Eco-sustainable, Earth-Friendly

5. Free-range

6. Supports a rotational diet

We carry the following Addiction Pet Foods formulas:

Addiction Dog Dry Kibble:  Salmon Bleu; Viva La Venison; Le Lamb; Wild Kangaroo & Apples; La Porchetta; Viva La Venison Puppy; Salmon Bleu Puppy; Wishbone Pasture; Wishbone Lake; Wishbone Ocean

Addiction Cat Dry Kibble:  Salmon Bleu; Viva La Venison

Addiction Dog Raw Dehydrated Food:  Outback Kangaroo Feast; Fig'licious Venison Feast; Perfect Summer Brushtail; Homestyle Venison & Cranberry Dinner; New Zealand Forest Delicacies; Herbed Lamb & Potatoes; Steakhouse Beef & Zucchini Entree; Country Chicken & Apricot Dinner

Addiction Cat Raw Dehydrated Food:  Wild Brushtail & Berries Entree 

Addiction Dog Cans:  Black Forest Rabbit & Blueberries Entree; Safari Buffalo Meatloaf; Herbed Duck Confit & Sweet Potatoes Entree; Hunter's Venison Stew; Turkey with Apples & Cranberries Entree; New Zealand Brushtail & Vegetables Entree; New Zealand Venison & Apples Entree; Unagi & Seaweed Entree; King Salmon & Potatoes Entree

Addiction Cat Cans:  Black Forest Rabbit & Blueberries Entree; Safari Buffalo Meatloaf; Herbed Duck Confit & Sweet Potatoes Entree; Hunter's Venison Stew; Turkey with Cranberries & Apples Entree; New Zealand Brushtail & Vegetable Entree; New Zealand Venison & Apples Entree; Unagi & Seaweed Entree; King Salmon & Potatoes Entree

Addiction Dog Treats:  Meaty Bites Venison; Meaty Bites Brushtail; Meaty Bites Beef; Meaty Bites Chicken


World's 1st Eco-Conscious Treat March 03 2015

Introducing an amazing new treat for cats & dogs: "Awesome Possum!"

* World's 1st eco-conscious dog & cat treat
* Grain-free, all natural
* GMO-free
* Excellent source of protein to manage food allergies

Great alternative protein
* High in Omega-3s, great for skin & coat
* Made in New Zealand

The Brushtail Possum is considered a major agricultural pest in New Zealand as they are found in millions with no known predators and they destroy native flora and fauna and endanger wildlife. By feeding this treat, pet owners will have a responsible food option by helping to conserve animal and plant life and at the same time providing their pets with a nutritionally superior and delicious treat.

New Zealand Brushtail and the American Possum

Despite the likeness in names, the New Zealand Brushtail should not be confused with the North American Opossum (Didelphis Virginiana), which belongs to a different marsupial family, from a very different part of the world..

New Zealand Brushtail – An Unmatched Source of Omega 3 & 6

Brushtail Possums eat only the finest food, including a variety of leaves, fresh shoots, berries and grasses. Brushtail Possum meat contain higher levels of Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids than other red meats. Omega 3 & 6 have important anti-inflammatory effects and are extremely beneficial in the management of allergies and inflammatory skin conditions.

Hypoallergenic

Our Holistic and Hypoallergenic Formula uses only the freshest vegetables and premium meat. Every possible care has been taken in formulation and production to ensure minimum instance of allergic reactions.

Naturally Irresistible Taste

The Brushtail Possum on its own is highly palatable and unlike most pet foods which use artificial flavorings to enhance the taste of their foods, Awesome Possum’s Treats is an all-natural and delicious solution with an irresistible taste that appeals to even the fussiest eater.


Activated Charcoal February 05 2015

Activated Charcoal is commonly used for the treatment of certain poisoning and drug overdoses.  It also helps to essentially "capture" or bind-up unwanted materials, toxins, and gas in the stomach and intestines and pass them through the body without allowing them to be absorbed into the body of the pet.  The toxins are then eliminated through the animal vomiting or having a bowel movement.  Often the feces will be black. Comes in a capsule as well as a powder form.  Always check with your veterinarian or the animal poison control center hotline if your pet may have accidentally received or been given an overdose of the medication.

The Pros of Probiotics & Digestive Enzymes December 04 2014

Just as probiotics and digestive enzymes can be beneficial for people, they can be just as helpful for cats & dogs.

 

Pets that may benefit from adding either probiotics and/or digestive enzymes to their diet can have symptoms like:

 * Digestive upset

 * Mild stomach infections

 * Gas

 * Vomiting

 * Diarrhea

 * Loss of Appetite

Probiotics are a group of healthy bacteria that should be at 4-6 billion live cultures to be effective and should come from a non-dairy source like plants; but can also come in vegan varieties as well.  They can be added to your pet's diet as a supplement of beneficial bacteria in powder, capsule or liquid form.  Probiotics help to balance out the stomach flora which allows the stomach to function normally.  By incorporating probiotics into your pet's diet, they can also help to keep the walls of the stomach from being irritated after breaking down kibble.

 

Digestive Enzymes aid in digestive support.  They assist in breaking down and digesting foods to make it easier on the animal to assimilate carbohydrates, starches, and grains which are often found in kibble.  Also, by adding the digestive enzymes, there is less poop as more is broken down and not passed as stool.

 


Benefits of Calcium In Your Pet's Diet November 13 2014

Calcium is a great supplement and can have many wonderful benefits by adding it to your dog or cat's diet.

Calcium can help with combating irritation, inflammation and infection in the body of the animal.  It can also aid in injuries that can be caused by physical activity like running, jumping, going upstairs or for muscles that may have atrophied.  In addition, calcium can aid in getting fractures and breaks to heal more quickly.

Some signs that a dog or cat may be calcium deficient are inflammation in the joints, stomach, ears, and eyes.

When selecting a calcium supplement for your pet, there are several different sources of calcium that can be added:

1)  Calcium from cow bone (bovine calcium) - most natural source

 

2)  Calcium from eggshell

 

3)  Seaweed calcium - this type of calcium doesn't actually come from seaweed, but from calcified coral beds 

 


Grooming 101 September 25 2014

What are the number one and number two reasons that dogs get groomed?  

1) To look good

2) To smell good

 

However, there are a lot more important reasons to routinely give fido a regular bath or groom.

Hair:  Long-haired dogs especially need to be groomed as skin issues can result from matted coats.  Also, waiting to groom a dog with a severely matted coat can literally tear the skin right off the dog and cause terrible bleeding.  Yet, if you invest in a good quality grooming brush and regularly brush a long-haired dog, you will mostly likely be able to avoid hair that gets matted and spare the dog the pain of detangling between grooming appointments. 

Fleas:  Keeping fleas at bay is another reason to visit your groomer.  Fleabite dermatitis can start from just one flea bite and can create a raw hot spot that can be both irritating, uncomfortable, and a persistent problem for your dog.  Also, untreated fleas can lead to worms.  The importance of natural sprays, dips, and shampoos to treat the fleas along with products like boric acid, diatomaceous earth, and cedar chips work to safely and naturally kill the fleas on the dog and the areas that your dog frequents in the household.

Nails:  Routinely trimming a dog's nails is often overlooked.  Leaving a dog's nails long can cause discomfort when walking, can catch on things, and cause torn toes.  Nails can grow back into the skin which can cause an infection and often times need to be surgically removed therefore creating more pain for the pet.

Eyes and ears:  Stains around the eye area often a result of bacteria may cause an infection and if left untreated may become difficult to remove.  Keeping your dog's ears clean is very important as the ears can become easily inflamed and infected.  Plus, not regularly treating your dog's ears can create a foul smell.

In general, finding a reputable groomer that you trust will help to not only keep your dog looking good and smelling good, but will also help with the overall health and well being of your dog. 

 

 

 

 


What are the signs of an ear infection? August 13 2014

If your pets ear smells really bad and they tilt their head or if they continoulsy shake their head and try to scratch their ears all the time.

What would cause an ear infection?

Foregin debris, foxtails,bacteria,yeast/candida can all cause infections. If it is just debris it could be removed by your vet but if the infection is caused by bacteria or yeast/candida it can be flushed out with a ear rinse that we sell called "Herbal Ear Rinse" from Animals' Apawthecary.

Natural Relief for Hotspots July 29 2014

There is no quick fix.You need patience, persistence, and perseverance. A natural diet along with vitamins will work beautifully to bring relief and healing of the skin.There's a topical treatment you can use called "Redicare Cream" to help relieve the burn or stinging that is caused by the hotspot,so your dog/cat won't feel the need to lick it and make it worse.