Let your dog rest in comfort and style

Your dog can rest in comfort and style with our fantastic beds, with styles and prices to match every household!

QuietTime® e’Sensuals® Orthopedic Nesting Beds

“Your pet’s quiet time has never been so well supported as this – because nothing supports your pet’s body as well as our Quiet Time® e’Sensuals® Orthopedic Nesting Beds. It’s their fully researched orthopedic design that does the trick – with foam molded in that remarkably cushioning, protective convoluted “egg crate” configuration.

Besides the incredible support they provide, these ingenious nesting beds come in enough sizes and colors to complement pretty much any décor. They’re easy to keep looking good, too, since their covers can be unzipped, removed, and safely machine washed and dried.”

  • Feature orthopedic, convoluted, “egg crate” foam support
  • Include 2-inch-thick foam bolster and cozy liner
  • Full-coverage synthetic sheepskin and corduroy covering material
  • Seven attractive colors: Navy, Sage, Tan, Burgundy, Rose, Tan Designer Script Print, or Blue Designer Script Print
  • Cover is zippered, easily removable, and safely machine washable/machine dryable

Available in 5 sizes and 5 colors.

Bowsers Beds

“Our team of in-house designers ensure our beds reflect the latest trends in home decor. Our original, stylish and practical designs have become the gold standard in the industry. Bowsers beds are manufactured in Canada, allowing us to maintain a superior standard for quality and workmanship. Our beds are designed with zippered covers for easy care. We use only the highest quality

 

materials, such as YKK zippers used in the luggage industry, high memory virgin polyester fibre and Eco-Tex Certified upholstery grade fabrics.”

If you do not see one you like in the store, check out their fabric and style book – they can custom make your bed and ship it out fast! And with tons of beautiful fabrics, patterns, and styles of beds, you will find just the right one to fit your home!

Cleaning your cat and dog’s ears to prevent infections

The importance of clean ears

It’s one part of our dog’s grooming routine that we frequently forget – what with bathing and nail trims – is cleaning out their ears. Cleaning your pup’s ears on a regular basis will help prevent serious problems down the road. Over cleaning their ears can also be a problem, as it can disrupt the natural balance, leading to irritation and infections. Usually cleaning once a week is sufficient to keep them healthy – but your vet can recommend how often would be best for your particular dog.

Even though we keep mentioning dogs, all of this also applies to cats, and although cats rarely have ear infections, it’s still possible. A regular schedule of examination and routine cleaning will help keep them free from pain and problems.

All dogs build up wax and dirt in their ears, but for dogs with floppy or hairy ears (as this allows moisture to accumulate in their ear), or dogs that spend a lot of time in the water, this can lead to further problems. Diet and allergies can also play a part in infections; allergies lead to inflammation of the intestines, which throws off the entire body’s immune system. Some dogs are more sensitive to any yeast products (like brewer’s yeast), or from diets high in starchy ingredients, which support yeast growth. 

If you see any of the following in your dog’s ears, it indicates an infection and they should be seen by their vet immediately:

  • Swelling or inflammation (ears are hot to the touch)
  • Off-color discharge
  • Foul odor
  • Noticeable signs of pain when the ears are touched
  • Excessive scratching at ears, constant head shaking, and even vocalization can also indicate a problem

Never attempt to treat an infection on your own; infections can be very painful, and if not treated properly can lead to permanent damage and hearing loss.

Inspect the ears first, looking for wax and dirt buildup, like in the picture. Use cotton balls to clean their ears; Just like with us, do not use a Q-tip inside the ear canal, only on the external , as it can both push debris further down into the ear canal, or even puncture the ear drum.

Homemade cleaners made with 50% water and 50% vinegar or hydrogen peroxide are very effective for dogs that have chronic yeast or bacterial infections. If you’re looking for something a little stronger while still being effective and gentle, check out our top products:

Vet’s Best makes two excellent ear cleaning formulas. Their Dog Ear Relief Wash uses carefully formulated, natural ingredients (chamomile, yucca, and clove oil) to control odor, itching, and discomfort. Vet’s Best Dry Dog Ear Relief liquid solution turns into a soft powder when dry, and uses unique, carefully formulated, natural ingredients (calendula, aloe vera, and clove oil) to control odor, itching, and discomfort in between your dog’s baths. Ear dry is great for dogs known to be predisposed to ear infections (like those with floppy ears), to help keep them dry and infection free. Both formulas are alcohol-free and non-stinging.

ZYMOX® Ear Cleanser provides an effective, non-toxic way to manage dirty ears. The addition of Lacoperoxidase, Lactoferrin and Lysozyme, which have natural bio-active properties for mild microbe control, plus gentle cleaning surfactants, makes ZYMOX® Ear Cleanser perfect for cleaning dirty ears. Does not contain harsh chemicals or cleaners to irritate sensitive ears. Leaves ears smelling fresh. Zymox ear solution is an over the counter remedy for treating mild ear infections, using the same ingredients as the wash, but with a glycerin base to soften debris and 0.5% hydrocortisone to reduce inflammation.

How to clean their ears.

Clean your dog’s ears in a mud room, outside, or a bathroom. They’ll most likely shake their head, and you want a space easy to clean. Place a small amount of your preferred cleaning solution in your dog’s ears and massage the base. Let them shake, as this will help loosen debris. Wipe the ear out with a cotton ball, repeating as often to remove the cleaner.

You can make ear cleaning even easier by using an ear cleaning wipe instead of applying a cleaning solution and removing it. Our favorite products are:

Nootie Ear Wipes gently removes daily dirt & odor when used for routine ear cleaning in a healthy ear. Helps eliminate ear odor. It may be used for dogs and cats of any age. It is infused with the delicate scent of Sweet Pea and Vanilla. Ingredients: Purified Water, Propylene Glycol, DOSS, Benzoic Acid, Salicylic Acid,

Pro·Sense Plus Ear Cleansing wipes help maintain clean ears and reduce irritation by providing a gentle, soothing Aloe Vera formula. These wipes are suitable for dogs of all sizes and the enzymatic formula helps Remove Dirt, Debris and Wax

While cleaning ears is really a simple task for most people, it’s important enough that, if you cannot do it yourself, they be taken to their vet or favorite groomer to have it done there.

Butcher shop treats that will make your dog go wild!

Our newest treats from Stella & Chewy’s! Help your dog thrive by feeding him a wholesome diet similar to what his ancestors enjoyed in the wild.

These Stella & Chewy’s Wild Weenies Freeze-Dried Raw Dog Treats are made with real meats right here in the USA and contain zero grains, gluten or artificial ingredients. Each tasty treat is made up of 97% muscle and organ meat and serves as a high-protein reward that will have your canine companion drooling with delight. So, give your pal a treat that you both can feel good about with the wholesome ingredients that Stella& Chewy’s has to offer!

Available in 6 tasty and protein rich flavors:

Grass-Fed Beef Recipe
Cage-Free Chicken Recipe
Cage-Free Duck Recipe
Grass-Fed Lamb Recipe
Red Meat Recipe
Game Bird Recip

Dogs deserve real food – even in their snacks!

Bocce takes the ingredients for their treats seriously. They are made with simple, limited,real ingredients in small batches without preservatives or fillers, from foods sourced and produced in the US.

That means that dogs just love the flavors and you can feel good about feeding them

Small batch treats:

Beef Bourguignon – Move over Julia Child, Beef Bourguignon has gone to the dogs …sans the wine!

Premium beef (our favorite NYC butcher: Pat La Frieda) roasted with sweet carrots and parsley in true beef bourguignon fashion.
Low in fat. Perfect for pups with sensitive bellies or trying to maintain weight.

Ingredients: Organic Rye Flour, Hormone- free Beef, Carrots, Parsley

Chicken Cordon Blue –

Antibiotic-free, local USA roasted chicken, lean nitrate-free turkey bacon, all topped with plenty of fresh cheese. The chicken is from Bell & Evans. 100% USA of course, humanely-raised with no antibiotics…ever!

Ingredients: Organic Barley Flour, Hormone-free Chicken, Nitrate-free Turkey Bacon, Cheese

Green Juice – Imagine a green juice…but for your pup! This hard working little biscuit packs a healthy and breath-freshning punch.

They’ve combined their favorite nutrient & vitamin-packed greens into a delicious biscuit. Spinach, kale, sweet apples, spirulina, omega-3 packed flax seeds and a bit of mint for a clean breath.

Did you know spirulina helps boost immunity and has over 100 nutrients? It is easily digestible and is packed with beta-carotene, antioxidants and probiotics.

Ingredients: Organic Barley Flour, Organic Spinach, Kale, Apples, Organic Spirulina, Flax Seeds, Organic Mint

Everyday biscuits: Say ‘hello’ to their newest limited ingredient biscuits! You can count the ingredients on 1 paw. All-natural, wheat-free, single protein.

Breath Aid – Oat Flour, Apple, Mint
Belly Aid – Oat Flour, Pumpkin, Ginger, Bone Charcoal
Hip Aid – Oat Flour, Peanut Butter, Glucosamine
Cheese – Oat Flour, Cheese
Chicken – Oat Flour, Chicken, Pumpkin, Rosemary
Duck – Oat Flour, Duck, Cranberry, Beet
PB& Banana – Oat Flour, Peanut Butter, Banana
Salmon – Oat Flour, Salmon, Sweet Potato, Parsley

That’s it!

The big stink about tripe

The big stink about tripe

What is tripe?

Tripe is, basically, the stomach lining from ruminant animals like cattle, pigs, sheep or lamb, and goats. It’s not new, as it has been a popular dish consumed by numerous cultures around the world, and is now gaining popularity as a healthy food for cats and dogs.

The tripe we feed our cats and dogs is different than the tripe you’ll see in grocery stores. That product is white because it has been bleached and boiled. Green tripe, the type we sell, is called green not because of the color but because it is untreated, so it contains all the natural benefits that cooking strips away.

Why feed tripe?

It does sound disgusting, but there are numerous reasons you want to offer it to your cats and dogs:

Probiotics – Tripe is heavy in the beneficial bacteria that are an important part of both the digestive and immune systems. Poor diet, stress, and illness can wreck the biome in the intestines, leading to further health problems. Probiotics like lactobacillus acidophilus help prevent bad bacteria, like e-coli, listeria, and salmonella, from taking hold in the intestines. Adding probiotics back to the system helps keep the gut biome healthy and vigorous, promoting good digestion and optimal nutrient absorption.

Natural vitamins and minerals – Green tripe contains a perfect ratio of calcium to phosphorous. It is high in omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids and heart-healthy unsaturated fats. It also contains partially-digested greens, making their micronutrients available to your dog or cat.

Protein – Tripe is high in protein with 7 essential amino acids, vital in building muscle and the function of the immune system.

Enzymes – Digestive enzymes begin the digestive process, breaking up foods to make the locked up nutrients more available during digestion. The more enzymes, the more nutrition your pet will get from their food. This is important for animals on highly processed diets that may be lacking in these vital elements – and it’ll help you get the most out of those foods.

Benefits

One of the first thing you’ll notice when you open a can of tripe is the smell. It is powerful, the smell has a personality of its own! But as foul as we find it, dogs and cats LOVE it! This means it’s great to feed when your pet is off their food, turning their nose up at everything you offer, or when your pet needs to gain weight from illness or injury. Picky eaters love tripe, and mixing it with another food keeps them chowing down. Many animals lose their sense of smell as they age; one sign is not being interested in their food any more, and tripe is great to get older dogs and cats to eat again.

Because of the enzymes, probiotics, and high protein content, tripe is a great option for dogs and cats with sensitive stomachs. Tripe is easily digested and can help ease symptoms of diarrhea, gas, and acid reflux. The enzyme content also make it great for dogs that are eating poop; coprophagia is thought to be a response to the need for more nutrients and enzymes.

Tripe does so much more: The dense nutrition makes it great for pregnant and lactating mothers. They rubbery, chewy texture is perfect for them to chew on, helping improve dental health. It‘s also a nice change, to add some variety and extra nutrition to even a healthy dog or cat’s diet!

Few natural foods have so many benefits for our pets in a form so attractive to them!