Our recently revamped pet section at Willy West has plenty of options to help you pamper your four-legged friends this Valentine’s Day! From supplements to rawhide, you are sure to find a new and exciting way to show your love for these loyal family members.
One of the best ways to keep your dog happy and healthy as they get older is to supplement their diet to ensure proper joint health and mobility. Healthy Motion from Green Dog Naturals has a great blend of ingredients to support the integrity of connective tissue, muscles, and joints, including Glucosamine, MSM and omega fatty acids. They source their Chondroitin from green-lipped mussels which are only found in New Zealand. Need proof that mussels are therapeutic? The native Maori peoples of New Zealand have been eating them for centuries and remained arthritis-free. Healthy Motion also has certified organic green foods to support overall good health and vitality. This supplement is only available at Willy West.
Another fun way to increase joint health is the Pet Aloe K-9 Crumbles from Pharm-Aloe. Great for all pets, this economical product can be used as treats or as a food topper, and contains alfalfa, aloe vera leaf juice, and other natural ingredients. Alfalfa, the first ingredient, has traditionally been one of the best herbal treatments for arthritis and other degenerative diseases. Aloe vera contains polysaccharides which help build a strong immune system, and is also known for anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial properties.
If you normally feed dry kibble to Fido or Fifi, try treating them with a dollop of irresistibly aromatic wet food on top. A few superior products we carry are Wellness, Castor & Pollux Organix, and Pet Guard. In addition to caring about the quality of their ingredients, Wellness shows their passion for animals and community with their Wellpet Foundation, which “supports organizations and activities that promote the power of natural nutrition and the benefits of healthy, active lifestyles.” The Castor & Pollux Organix line offers a great selection of USDA-certified organic ingredients for cats and dogs. Pet Guard’s canned cat food is rich with chelated minerals. These essential trace minerals are more easily absorbed, digested, and used by animals to help ensure healthy growth rates, reproduction, and immune responses.
Treats are often the easiest way to show love to your pet, and we have a selection of brands to help you do just that. Locally produced, Mrs. Beaster’s Biskits makes both dog and cat treats with many ingredients grown on her farm in Columbus, WI, and are free from chemicals, preservatives, and pesticides. Ingredients like elk, venison, fish, pumpkin, cranberry, and sweet potato are ideal for dogs that have sensitive stomachs or allergies. Mrs. Beaster’s also employs adults with developmental/brain injury disabilities.
Need a low-calorie option for doggies on a diet? Charlee Bear dog treats are only three calories per treat, and the perfect size for training. Tried and true for over 17 years, they are a crunchy option that are easy to throw in your pocket for a walk without worrying about grease or staining. We carry two tasty flavors—liver (available at both stores) and cheese & egg (available at West only). If you’re having a hard time getting your cat or dog to eat their food, entice their appetite with a crumbled sprinkle of Halo’s freeze-dried chicken breast or salmon “Liv-a-Littles” on top. These treats are high in protein and low in fat because they are chunks of real meat!