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Probiotics: The Good, Friendly Bacteria Probiotics are live micro-organisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host. In other words they are good, friendly bacteria that are used to combat the bad, harmful bacteria. They are used to restore the normal balance of bacteria in the GI (gastrointestinal) tract in humans and our pets alike. There are many different reasons that your pets GI tract can have an over grown of harmful bacteria such as: antibiotic or steroid use, dietary changes or feeding a poor quality food, exposure to pathogenic viruses or bacteria, exposure to pollutants or allergens, inflammation of the GI tract and stress The benefits of probiotics are not lost on us humans as we regularly see TV commercials and newspaper ads advertising the many benefits of ingesting this good bacteria. But did you know it is just as beneficial for your cat and dog and the list of benefits for your pet is just as long as those for humans. In particular it can benefit such things as inflammatory bowel disease, GI conditions, alleviate diarrhea, relieve constipation, eliminate infected ears, regulate bowel movements, improve digestion, alleviate allergies, control gas, strengthen the immune system, control yeast and Candida While many foods on the market advertise a probiotic content in them, the manufacturing, extrusion and drying process of the food make it almost impossible for the added beneficial bacteria to survive. Since probiotics are a heat-sensitive supplement studies have shown that the bacteria cannot survive the process in which dog food goes through. Many companies opt to add the bacteria after the food has been cooked and dried but less than 60% of the probiotic bacteria remain viable when applied in this manner and the viability reduces by another 25% after the food sits on store shelves and further once the product is open. This is why it is a great idea to add your probiotic supplement to your pet’s food at each feeding. Check out our new Kazooticals Probiotic Complex that combines 8 of the most powerful strains of beneficial bacteria, a prebiotic/fibre, digestive enzymes, herbs and nutrients to give your pet the most out of a probiotic supplement. Kazooticals Probiotic Complex provides 1.6 billion live cells, is manufactured under strict GMP standards in Toronto and contains no artificial colours, dairy, yeast, corn or wheat/gluten. Treat your pet’s GI tract to a great probiotic supplement today.

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JW Arachnoid Ball Dog Toy

If you can get your hands on these before our cat Jack steals them all your cat will love them.

This dog toy is a squeaky, freaky ball and what better time of year to feature it than Halloween.

These cat toys come two to a pack and have a fancy feather on them and are filled with organic catnip.

A flexible rubber “spider’s” web encases a squeaky ball that bounces every which way that dogs love to play with.

Check out these and this months treat features in store all month 10909 YONGE STREET, RICHMOND HILL, ON

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October 2010 [PET

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How many dogs does it take to change a light bulb? Border Collie: Just one. Then I'll replace any wiring that's not up to code. Rottweiler: Make me! Lab: Oh, me, me! Pleeease let me change the light bulb! Can I? Huh? Huh? Dachshund: You know I can't reach that stupid lamp! Malamute: Let the Border Collie do it. You can feed me while he's busy. Jack Russell Terrier: I'll just pop it in while I'm bouncing off the walls. Greyhound: It isn't moving. Who cares? Cocker Spaniel: Why change it? I can still pee on the carpet in the dark. Mastiff: Change it yourself! I'm not afraid of the dark... Doberman: While it's out, I'll just take a nap on the couch. Boxer: Who needs light? I can still play with my squeaky toys in the dark. Pointer: I see it, there it is, there it is, right there! Chihuahua: Yo quiero Taco Bulb? Australian Shepherd: First, I'll put all the light bulbs in a little circle... Old English Sheep dog: Light bulb? That thing I just ate was a light bulb? Basset Hound: Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz... Westie: Dogs do not change light bulbs -- people change light bulbs. I am not one of THEM so the question is, how long before I can expect my light again? Poodle: I'll just blow in the Border Collie's ear and he'll do it. By the time he finishes rewiring the house, my nails will be dry. Golden Retriever: The sun is shining, the day is young, we've got our whole lives ahead of us, and you're inside worrying about a stupid burned-out bulb?

We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals- Immanuel Kant 10909 YONGE STREET, RICHMOND HILL, ON

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