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11.6.11

We are all struggling to meet our financial obligations so I understand folks looking for the best price on furry children’s food and toys. Something to consider when comparing a single independent store to a company that has a few stores, a company that has many stores and to big box stores. Every place we buy our product from has a minimum for them to ship, a minimum to ship for free and a dollar amount to meet before you can get a discount. The dollar amount is generally high and very difficult for a single store to meet. If you have multiple stores you can also go to the manufacture directly to buy their product or food where the single store has to use a distributor that marks up the products to cover their costs. The prices in a single independent store will be a little higher in many cases because we paid a higher price for the item we didn’t price it higher because we want to make more profit than the multiple store business. As with anything if you buy enough of it you can negotiate a better price just because of the sheer volume. If the prices are the same in a single store compared to the others it could be that it is one of the few manufactures that don’t offer additional discounts for volume or the item is priced at manufacture recommended price regardless of the cost. I am so grateful to my customers that shop with me even though they have to pay a few dollars more they understand the importance of supporting very small business and shopping local thank for the joy of helping you and letting me live my dream.

2.5.11

Are you watching the Superbowl? Or did you not realize the Superbowl was today? If you can admire the time and effort these men took to get into the best physical shape to play a game of their lifetime I hope you can look at your pet with a critical eye. Is your pet carrying extra weight? Does it have a waist line or can you feel their ribs when you pet their side? Being over weight is one of the top issues facing dogs and cats. As a responsible pet owner you need to evaluate what you are feeding, how much and how much exercise are they getting. Yes they are adorable and know how to beg or look real hungry but you need to show the restraint your pet isn’t able. If you can’t resist over treating your pet then cut back at meal time. You can consider getting a treat dispenser for their kibble so your pet has to work for it and it takes longer for them to get their meal. Not only is it mentally stimulating but it slows down their eating making them feel satisfied with the reduced amount of dinner. Make sure what you are feeding is not full of filler or empty calories that add to the waistline. Meat should be the first ingredient on their food and not by products or grains.

FYI – We finally have the ACANA Classic line in stock. There are 2 single protein food – Duck and Bartlett Pear & Lamb and Okanagan Apple. There is also the low gycemic Chicken and Burbank Potato which has a single grain North Alberta Oats. This food is biologically appropriate – protein rich with limited carbohydrates and is made with fresh ingredients that are never frozen.