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Welcome to the Only Natural Pet Store monthly email newsletter! Your source for up-to-date news, articles, photos, tips, and helpful information on the world of natural & holistic pet care!

No Matter Your Breed, Only Natural Pet Has What They Need!

In this issue

Dr. Jean's
Natural Pet Corner

Trusted advice from our resident expert.

Holistic Healthcare Library
Peruse informative articles on pet health!

Puzzler & Trivia
Test your trivia and do a fun puzzle!

New Products
Enjoy the latest and greatest in natural pet health with these featured products.

Are you a Dog Person, Cat Person or Both?
We often send out emails specific to cat or dog products and conditions, so please take a moment to let us know!

 

Of course breeds are unique; that's the point! This month we're shining a light on some specific breeds and what you may or many not know about them. Dr. Jean Hofve makes some keen observations related to particular breed's personality traits and health considerations. We'll be including this spotlight in various emails each month, and we'd love to hear your questions and stories! Please contact us at the email below. And of course, regardless of your breed, we have healthy products for all! So browse around, enjoy the info, and let us know how we can be of assistance!

Dr. Jean's Natural Pet Corner
Meet Dr. Jean Hofve, Holistic veterinarian and author Dr. Jean has 18 years' experience in conventional and alternative veterinary medicine. She has a passion for feline health and nutrition; she has intensively studied and researched pet nutrition and the pet food industry since the early 1990s.

Yorkshire Terriors
Yorkies are typical terriers. Small though they may be, their personalities are big and bold. Their long silky coats are blue and tan. Yorkshire Terriers were bred in Yorkshire, England, and were used as ratters in textile mills. But eventually the tiny dogs left their working days behind them and ascended into high society as popular lapdogs.

Read more About Yorkshire Terriers

Bengal
Bengals are a man-made breed, developed in the U.S. in the 1980s by out-crossing domestic cats to Asian wildcats. The F4 generation or further out make the best pets. This wild heritage makes the Bengal a unique and challenging pet!

Bengals retain many of their wild characteristics, including their large size, muscular frames, stunning coat patterns, as well as a great need for strenuous exercise and mental stimulation.

Read More About Bengals

The Boxer
The beautiful and athletic Boxer is a friendly, intelligent, mid-sized dog. They come in fawn and brindle colors. Boxers were developed to catch and hold large wild game. Boxers are patient and affectionate as well as instinctively protective. Their short coats require little maintenance.

Read More About the Boxer

Holistic Healthcare Library
Common Myths About Fleas

Myth# 1: A healthy pet won't get fleas - While not a guarantee, it is true that a healthy animal is a much less attractive host for fleas. That's one of many good reasons to feed a high quality diet of natural food. However, even a healthy pet can get fleas in heavily infested regions, so keep a watchful eye out and use a natural flea repellent on all at-risk pets.


Myth #2: Fleas live on pets, not in the houses - Fleas usually enter the house on pets, as stated above, but they can quickly find refuge in the house. Carpets, bedding, pet beds, and upholstered furniture make cozy homes for fleas, flea eggs, and flea larvae. If you find fleas in the house, you must take quick action to eliminate them there (as well as on your pet, and even in your yard).


Myth #3: Keeping the house clean will prevent fleas - Unfortunately, fleas can infest even the most spotless home. Fleas usually enter the house on your pets, but they can also hitch a ride on clothing, and have even been seen to jump right into the house on their own. Hard-surfaced floors are no protection, either; fleas can live in the cracks and around the edges of wood, laminate, or tile floors. They can also take refuge in furniture, bedding, and area rugs. If you live in an area with fleas, it is important to protect your pets at all times. It's also important to get rid of fleas in your yard. Creating a flea-free buffer all around the house is a great way to prevent infestation.

Read More About Common Myths About Fleas

When it comes to food, how much is enough? Feeding guidelines are very inconsistent and for the more high-energy and larger cats and dogs, it's hard to tell how much you really should feed.

It depends on the animal: age, breed, activity level, and many other individual aspects; as well as environmental factors such as season. Understand that the animal's needs will vary over time and with different circumstances. For instance, if you take your relatively sedentary dog for a 5-mile hike, the dog will need more food at dinner that day to make up for the unusually large amount of calories burned.

I generally recommend feeding in timed meals, where you put out a little more food than you think they will eat, and pick up leftovers after 30-60 minutes. Most animals learn that schedule pretty quickly and will eat enough to meet their needs. As long as the animal is maintaining a healthy weight, then you're doing okay; otherwise adjust up or down accordingly. Following label recommendations, which are typically too high, in most cases will lead to weight gain.

Thanks for asking!

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Pet Puzzler & Trivia!

Presidential Trivia
What was the name of Abraham Lincoln's dog?
Email the correct answer to promo@onlynaturalpet.com for your chance to win a $25 Only Natural Pet Store certificate!


Breed Trivia
This featured breed is named after the county in England where it was first bred.


Word Jumble
Unscramble the letters below to reveal our featured cat breed; a hybrid created from Asian wild cats and domestic cats.
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SmartCat Tiger Mobile Cat Toy (SS)
Keep you cat spinning and playing for hours with this unique, battery operated, door hanging mobile!
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Simply Fido Gary Alligator Plush
Adorable and oh-so soft plush toys. Made from all-natural and organic fabrics, these are too cute to resist!
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Catty Stacks Cat Houses
Cats love boxes, so why not let them play in these colorful, stylish and customizable ones!
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Imperial Cat Door Hanger Cat Scratchers
Give your cat a place to scratch anywhere in the house with these great door hanging cat scratchers!
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