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  1. What should I feed my dog with IBS?

    Question

    My Cocker Spaniel, Prince, 13 years old has IBS. He will no longer eat the Hills Prescription Diet WD formula even when adding white rice and boiled chicken to it. What other dog food do you recommend?

    Answer

    IBS is typically something our dogs can recover from, depending on the cause. If it’s due to a food sensitivity, simply changing diets can help (although some dogs are sensitive to so many ingredients that regular changes are needed). Many dogs experience IBS due to stress and see it fade as stress reduces. IBD, on the other hand, is a medical condition that requires veterinary care and, while aided by diet, typically requires medication. If your dog had IBS and has since recovered, a special diet may not be needed. Moving forward can be a bit of a guessing game. In general, dogs who have had IBS can be more prone to future attacks so sticking with a high fiber, highly digestible food is typically best. Raw (frozen/thawed or dehydrated/rehyd

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  2. Keeping Your Pets Active This Winter

    7 Doggie Boredom Busters

    Chase away the winter blues with activities and games.

    1. Teach your pet a new trick, like a spin or high-five. Start by guiding them into the behavior with an enticing treat. Then, use a marker word like “Yes!” to indicate when your pet did the action correctly.
    2. For extended entertainment, try long-lasting chews or freezing a bully stick, canned food or peanut butter in a Kong.
    3. Play scavenger hunt inside or outside by hiding treats or toys and telling your pet, “Go find it!”
    4. Try hide-and-seek with your pet. Start by telling them to wait while you hide. Then, call your pet over and offer praise or treats when you’re found.
    5. Add puzzle toys to your pet’s routine to make your cat or dog work for a reward. Find exciting options at any Chuck & Don’s.
    6. Join a doggie playgroup or indoor walking group. Many Chuck & Don’s stores host playtimes for puppies or for small dogs.
    7. Get o
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  3. Grateful & Giving Back

    This Thanksgiving, we're grateful for the healthy, happy pets in our life. To help pets in need stay healthy and happy, we're donating pet food to some great organizations. Just visit any Chuck & Don's location and we'll donate one pound of pet food for every person and two pounds for every pet. No purchase necessary, just tell a team member, "Count me in!" to trigger the donation. November 21 from 6-8 pm November 23 from 8-10 am   Donations go to: Colorado Pets of the Homeless Kansas Beauties & Beasts 11th Hour Rescue Minnesota/Wisconsin Second Harvest Heartland

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  4. Nutrisca Dog Food Recall

    Chuck & Don's is aware that Nutrisca has initiated a voluntary pet-product recall. This recall affects Nutrisca's chicken and chickpea dry dog food due to it containing elevated levels of vitamin D. Bags affected have a Best By Date code of February 25, 2020 through September 13, 2020. We're taking steps to remove and ensure that the specific products identified in this recall is NOT available in our stores. We'll be sending out an email to those customers who have their email listed with us who may have purchased the affected Nutrisca product.

    Questions?

    Please feel free to contact any of our stores to discuss this recall further.
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  5. Lending a Paw 2018

    Join us as we raise funds for local animal groups during our annual Paw Print Fundraiser. From Nov.16-Dec.31, 2018, donate any amount or round up your purchase. Your entire donation goes directly to these amazing organizations:

    Colorado

    Freedom Service Dogs Freedom Service Dogs Logo Freedom Service Dogs of America unleashes the potential of dogs by transforming them into custom-trained, life-changing assistance dogs for people in need. Clients include children, veterans and active-duty military, and other adults. Their disabilities include autism, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis and post-traumatic stress disorder
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  6. Catnip Innovation and Meowijuana

    Meowijuana believes that playtime for cats should be anything but boring. As a new kind of catnip company, Meowijuana is bringing passion and innovation to playtime. Everything from the products sold to the humorous brand itself stimulates the senses of cats and cat parents. Most importantly, Meowijuana comes with a hearty helping of quality and fun.

    The Ideal Blend

    meowijuana-catnip-blendOnly 70 percent of adult cats are effected by catnip. By creating a catnip blend with Valerian root or silver vine, Meowijuana's catnip blends create a spectrum of natural euphoria for the
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  7. 2018 Gift Guide for Four-Legged Friends

    Your perfect gift awaits. Whether you're spoiling your own four-legged friend or you're bringing a gift for a furry loved one, this 2018 gift guide makes shopping easy. Match your animal with their personality, and you'll find the ultimate gift.

    Born to Play

    The ears perk up, the wiggles start. It's playtime. From classic toys to new, funky friends, you'll find a toy to match the spunk, intensity, shape and preferences of your furry friend.

    fluff-and-tuff-toy
    Fluff & Tuff Holiday Bear

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    Meowijuana

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  8. Stella & Chewy's Kibble Difference

    raw-coated-stella-and-chewysStella & Chewy's focuses on making raw nutrition more available and convenient for pet parents. With new raw coated kibble, Stella & Chewy's is providing best-in-class solutions for pet parents looking for simple, less processed and highly palatable kibble.

    The Kibble Difference

    The Stella & Chewy's kibble difference happens in three steps.
    1. Find the good stuff for every batch of kibble. 65 to 70 percent of every Stella & Chewy's recipe is grass-fed red meats, cage-free poultry or wild-caught fish. Then, organic fruits and vegetables are added for vitamins and nutrients. Each recipe is potato, grain and gluten-free.
    2. Gently oven bake the kibble. By baking at a lowe
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  9. Arvada Grand Opening Paw-ty Nov. 17-18

    Join the paw-ty Nov. 17-18 at our newest Colorado store. Enjoy special Paw-ty Savings. Featuring:

    • Free Doggie Trail Mix bar and Cat Cuisine bar
    • Adoption meet & greet and Yappy Hour (Saturday only)
    • Round up for Rescue fundraiser (round up your purchase to help homeless animals)
    • Special treats for people and pets
    • Register to win a gift basket and a year of free pet food*
    • Free pet caricatures Saturday, 9:30am-1:30pm
    See the store, meet the team and celebrate our newest Colorado Chuck & Don's. Pets welcome. All events are while supplies last. Chuck & Don's reserves the right to change the events without notice. *Winner will be chosen by random drawing on 11/19/2018. No purchase necessary. Winner will receive one bag of dog or cat food of
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  10. Skijoring and the City of Lakes Loppet Ski Festival

    Skijoring is dog powered skiing! Bold athletes harness their dogs' energy to propel them through the snow. Whether you're a spectator or participant, skijoring adds excitement to winter. Chuck & Don's is proud to sponsor the Chuck & Don's Skijoring Loppet at the City of Lakes Loppet Jan. 31-Feb. 3, 2019. The Loppet is an urban cross-country ski festival that also features skiing, speedskating, the Luminary Loppet and fat tire bike racing. There are multiple ways to experience skijoring. The ultimate spectator event, skijoring races and sprints take place three days during the festival. See schedule below. If you're interested in participating, there are several learning opportunities before race weekend.

    How can I watch?

    City of Lakes Loppet: Thursday, Jan. 31-Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019
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