10 things you didn’t know we had- Cat Edition

It’s often hard to see everything that’s in the general store so here are some items that maybe you didn’t know existed.

This is a kitty cat edition:

IMG_2363Precious Cat Long haired cat litter is designed to help greatly reduce hair ball issues.

Made from Silica

Low tracking to avoid getting caught in cat’s fur

Herbal attractant to encourage litter box use




IMG_2356Verus Lamb Pumpkin and New Zealand Green Mussel wet cat food

Green lipped mussel is excellent to sustain healthy joints

pumpkin to help digestion





IMG_2367Aroma Paws Odor Neutralizing Candles:

These come in 4 soft pleasing scents made from soy candles that last for 90 hours.

Perfect to put into the bathroom or area where the litter box is.





In Clover Dental treats

Made just for picky kitty cats

Help your furry friend keep their teeth and gums healthy and keep your vet bills low.

A simple treat





Lotus Low Fat Chicken Recipe

Designed to help keep the weight off of less active and indoor cats.  This oven baked food is also very low in ash which many cats need and most dry foods can’t provide.

Oven Baked for better nutrition





Pioneer Pet active food dish:

To help those low active indoor kitties this food dish will get your cat to have to work for it’s food.  You put their dry food on the inside and they have to reach in a grab the food to eat it.

Cats actually love playing with their food so this bowl is super helpful in creating a game and providing activity.




RC Pets Breakaway collars:

Made especially so if by chance your kitty gets caught on something the clasp with break so they aren’t trapped.

We carry 8 different styles of this collar





IMG_2362Auburn Leathercrafters Catnip toys

In mouse and cat face styles, these leather catnip toys stand up to heavy play time.  And when the catnip isn’t potent anymore you can refill these toys.






From the Field Catnip refresher spray

Better than any other brand we’ve tried.  This spray can be used to refresh any toy you have for longer playtime.







Weruva Hinoki Wood Cat Litter

Made by the best brand that understands cats: Weruva

Hindi wood and green tea have super odor eliminating qualities.  They absorb liquids quickly and the litter lasts and lasts and lasts.

Try some today. You’ll be pleasantly surprised




IMG_2351Soft Suade Cat Cube

Study yet beautiful, this cube has generous openings for kitties to sleep inside and a fleece top to sleep in a sun drenched spot.


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Bone Broth

Bone broth contains minerals that support the immune system.  It also contains collagen to support joint health.

There are many companies that now produce excellent quality bone broth for our pets. They come in wet food formulations and in dehydrated styles.  Bone broth is an excellent way to boost your pets food.  Try adding in freeze dried pet food toppers then mix in bone broth and then add your regular kibble.  I guarantee you, your pet will love you for it.

  • supports immune system
  • helps maintain healthy joints
  • great to feed rescue pets to boost their nutritional level
  • excellent addition for picky eaters
  • mix medication into the bone broth for ease of dosing.
  • helps pets heal quicker after surgery

Doing just a couple things, like adding bone broth into your pet’s meal can help to add years to their lifespan.


Honest Kitchen Bone Broth


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Itching Dogs and Grooming

The number one reason dogs go to the vet is for itchy skin problems.  This is also the number one signal for me that there may be an allergy issue, an environmental toxin or missing nutrition.

Lucky for me, as a nutritionist for pets, most of the issues that I deal with can be solved relatively easily.  When I customer of mine has itchy skin I always recommend an analysis of the food and a good grooming.  Lots of people are confused by the grooming recommendation.  As we often are told, if our skin in dry, flaky and itchy then a bath will make it worse.  That is not always the case at all.  A bath and groom with herbal remedies can actually help to soothe the skin.  Think of it this way.  A diet change helps from the inside and a bath helps from the outside.

However, not all baths and not all shampoos and conditioners are the same.  Just as with the human market you can purchase products full of chemicals and you can purchase products that are holistic helpful and natural.  In our salon we strive the have product that help to nourish the skin and coat, keep proper ph balance and heal wounds, stars and eliminate over produced yeast and bacteria.

I have tried a bunch of products.  The big sellers that claim to be herbal and organic generally aren’t.  They tell you your dog will smell tropical and will be clean but actually the ingredients are no better than the “big celebrity named shampoos” with chemicals and sulphates.

I have chosen to go with a couple of companies that work hard to produce only the best for your pet.  Remember that you don’t need to ph balance an ingredient like aloe vera.  It doesn’t force a ph change like a chemically produced fragrance does. These natural ingredients will soothe, heal and scent your pet naturally and will last longer than the chemicals do.

So when you go to the salon with your dog, demand only the best.  If the salon doesn’t carry natural products insist that they use the shampoo and conditioner your provide them.  If they won’t then find another salon.


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Back in Stock: FINALLY 9/2/16

Finally we got Tuscan Naturals Ocean Extreme back in stock.



Tuscan Naturals has been in our store for almost two years now.  When they first came into the market we already knew what a quality product this was and how great the company is so it was a no brainer to add this to our growing product lines.

More abut Olive Oil:

Like magic, olive oil actually promotes protein absorption. That means your pet is getting much more out of every bite. In scientific terms, it actually increases pancreatic enzymes, giving your pets the ability to access and use more of the nutrients and protein in their food. This results in a far better metabolism and an impressive increase in energy.

Olive oil also serves as an essential source of antioxidants, reducing the risk of cancer and diabetes. Add to that, it’s so darn delicious; pets go absolutely bananas for it!

An incredible full 15oz bottle in every 30lb bag!


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Back in Stock- 09/01/2016

Two brands of treats are back in stock!

Choovio Jerky dog treats: all 14 flavors.  Remember The Furry Nation brought this treat to you first and we are the only store that carries all 14 flavors. Made right here in Brooklyn Heights, purchasing Choovio helps grow Cleveland’s manufacturing community and supports local business.

Ingredients: Meat(varies depending on flavor), Fish oil, Glycerin, Molasses, Salt, Mixed Tocopherols, Hickory Powder

Those are the ingredients of all the flavors.  Simple, easy to feed as a whole strip jerky or cut apart for training treats.  Your dogs will love these! Guaranteed

Polkadog Bakery Fish strips and Duck training treats:

Fresh from the Boston harbor Polkadog Bakery first came to Cleveland when we found these treats at Global Pet Expo in March.  The cod and haddock skins were an instant hit.  They are made with- cod and haddock skins.  That’s it!

Polkadog Bakery also makes a Sfizi’s treat.  Sfizi’s means to satisfy a craving.  And these do.  Great training treats in a pocket sized package that you can slip right into your pocket for no mess training while you are out walking.  These come in chicken and grain free duck flavors and your dog will be doing tricks everywhere for these treats!


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New Product Alert

Another new product has come into the store today.  We just had Wild Meadow Farms Gibson”s Dog Treats arrive.  They look exactly like bacon without the grease!

And they clearly taste like bacon too.  The dogs that have been in the store are loving them.

We have three flavors right now, Bacon, Turkey and Chicken.

Come by today and try them.  We have samples in both stores or if your ordering online, trust me, you won’t be disappointed.


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Going to the Vet? Wait come here first

Going to the Vet? Wait come here first.

We are sometimes the first people to tell you if your pup needs to go to the vet.  We recommend it all the time.  But when your pup as a little stomach upset or cold and diarrhea then maybe you don’t need to go to the vet yet.

The most recommended course of action by vets for stomach upset is Chicken & Rice or Lamb & Rice.  At The Furry Nation we always carry Precise Foundation canned food in stock.  This food is simple and easy to feed.  The ingredients are: Chicken (Lamb), Chicken Broth (Lamb Broth), Chicken Liver (Lamb Liver), Brown Rice, Oat Bran and Carrots.  The only other ingredient is the vitamin pack to make sure this is a complete balanced diet.

So instead of rushing off to the vet and paying $4 can for Chicken & Rice, come pick up the same product for less than half the price. Many people even feed this food as their pups regular diet.

Remember there are times that the vet is the place you need to go.  If your pup has a fever or has diarrhea for several days or if their gums are dry and sticky then you need to see a vet.


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