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Green Pawz
(Maple Village Shopping Center)
211 North Maple
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103
Tel: 734.222.9622

Store Hours:
Monday- Saturday: 10am-8pm
Sunday: 11am-6pm

Closed Christmas, New Years Day,
Thanksgiving and 4th of July.

Open Christmas Eve 10am-3pm.

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The Importance of Moisture and Fresh Whole Foods in Your Pets Diet

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Did You Know?
Your Dog or Cat needs about 70-80% moisture in their daily diet.  Most kibble ranges from about 7-10% moisture. This leaves most pets who are fed exclusively kibble chronically dehydrated. The solution? Adding a food topper of some sort can make a huge difference! Fresh meats, fruits or vegetables are a great start along with broths, commercially made frozen raw foods and canned foods. Doing this on a daily basis can significantly improve your pets quality and even quantity of life.
This feeding method has even been proven to significantly lower the chances of cancer in pets! Moisture and fresh whole foods are so essential to all life and our carnivore friends just don’t absorb water as well from the tap as they do from the fresh foods they consume.
So, ask us how to incorporate more moisture and fresh foods the next time you’re at Green Pawz Pet Supply!
 

Small Business Saturday

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Get up, get out and #ShopSmall on Nov 26. Celebrate #SmallBizSat with us!

custom_social-post-1This Nov 26, we want to celebrate Small Business Saturday(R) with you! It’s a special holiday created so communities can show love for small businesses like ours. And it wouldn’t be a celebration without customers like you joining us! You’ll receive 2x American Express rewards for shopping with us and also be able to take advantage of special store wide sales!

So mark your calendars for Nov 26, the Saturday after Thanksgiving, and get ready to Shop Small(R) with us. Stop by GREEN PAWZ PET SUPPLY between the hours of 10am to 8pm.

And please don’t forget to share your favorite Small Business Saturday moments on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with #ShopSmall.

Thanks for your support. See you Saturday, Nov 26!
GREEN PAWZ PET SUPPLY

The Benefits of Using Hemp Oil for Your Pets

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Green Pawz Pet Supply now carries CBD hemp oil made by PetReleaf. Pet Releaf CBD hemp oil is produced from organic European hemp plants. Their proprietary method of extracting the CBD hemp oil uses carbon dioxide under extraordinarily high pressure and low temperatures. It is 100% neutral and safe for your pets. It contains no psychoactive properties. It works by activating the endocannabinoid system in mammals. This system is involved in almost every function in your pets body; Cardiovascular, digestion, relaxation and even cognitive and memory functions. CBD basically works with receptors in the brain and body to help create communication between the mammals various body systems. CBD hemp oil has been shown to;

  • Ease aches and pains, such as hip dysplasia, arthritis and chronic pain.
  • Helps soothe anxiety
  • Helps combat inflammatory disorders
  • Suppress seizure activity
  • Reduce nausea and vomiting

Our store cat here at Green Pawz started using hemp oil as soon as it arrived. For the first time in six months his eye pressure from secondary glaucoma was normal! We think the product is incredible and we believe you will to!12733991_10153465945136915_6056674779968407265_n

Let’s talk about a very important aspect of your pets diet-MOISTURE!

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All mammals need a high moisture diet. Dogs and cats evolved on fresh food and prey that was more than 70% moisture. Moisture content not only improves digestion but it also supports healthy organ function. Feeding our pets a diet of solely dry kibble, while balanced and convenient, can lead to dehydration and health issues. Providing lots of fresh water is important but is not enough.

Here at Green Pawz Pet Supply, we offer a variety of high quality kibble options, however, we believe these dry foods should not be the pets sole diet. Table scraps? Yes! You should provide your dog with real, fresh foods. Making vegetables for dinner? Make a little extra for fido! Top kibble with some canned food. Maybe venture into raw food options, even if it’s only for a couple of meals a week. Some fresh, wholes foods is better than none.

Cats being strict carnivores, can benefit in so many ways from a raw diet. Cats, by nature, are not big water drinkers. Cats fed only dry food cannot compensate for the lack of moisture in their diet. This can lead to many issues including; diabetes, kidney disease, urinary problems, hairballs and dental disease.

Don’t want to feed raw food? Canned food is a great alternative! Green Pawz Pet Supply carries a large selection of both raw and canned foods. With a little thought into our pets diets, we can provide them with years of of health! A healthy pet is a happy pet!

Wondercide Natural Flea and Tick Prevention That Works!

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Wondercide Flea and Tick

The Michigan weather has finally took a turn for the better. With that burst of sunshine and warmth, comes the hatching of billions of new insects, many of which can be harmful to you and your pets. Some (like ticks) can even spread disease. Most of the commercially made insect repellents and killers available on the market consist of harmful chemicals, pesticides and toxins. Some even say they are “Natural” and are far from it. These products come in drops, sprays, shampoos, powders, you name it and most are absorbed through the skin one way or another. This constant exposure to the skin can be extremely harmful to you and your pets if used on a regular basis. With most products recommending year long and 24/7 use…this can lead to many harsh toxins constantly being introduced into you and your pets body. Over time this can have extremely harmful effects.

What most people don’t know, is that these sort of products are NOT their only effective option. In fact, with so many people becoming more health conscious for not just themselves and their families but also their pets, many companies have listened and have created safe, natural and effective insect repellents and killers.

We recommend Wondercide (Featured recently on the tv series SHARK TANK) a pretty awesome company with products to keep you and your pets protected against; Fleas, Ticks, Mites, Mosquitoes, Ants, Chiggers, Flies, No-see-ums and more, naturally without using any harmful ingredients.

Wondercide…

-Replaces pesticide flea & tick drops, pills, powders, bombs and dips
-Recommended by holistic veterinarians
-Safe for pets of all ages and nursing mothers
-Kills fleas, eggs, larvae & pupae on pets and bedding
-Child-safe
-Repellent & contact kill
-Human food-grade ingredients
-Natural & organic

The active ingredient in Wondercide Flea & Tick products is cedar oil, which has been used for centuries to protect from pests. Cedar oil works by blocking octopamine, which is necessary to regulate heart rate, movement, and metabolism in “bad bugs” like fleas and ticks. When cedar oil is present in the area, pests are repelled. When contacted by cedar oil, pests die.

GREEN PAWZ PET SUPPLY carries WONDERCIDE and highly recommends it. Protect you and your pets today! Come by and talk to us about getting Wondercide for your home 🙂

Visit Wondercide.com for more information!

Protecting Paws

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The snow is here and with that…all of the salt needed to keep the ice at bay.  Did you know that most salts used for the sidewalks and roads not only damage concrete but also your dogs feet? The harsh ingredients of most rock salts can really hurt your dogs pads. Dogs not only limp or pick up there paws because of the cold but also because of the discomfort from the salts. If you salt your walks and driveways at home, then these safe, non-toxic and pain-free alternatives are a MUST. We carry both of the brands shown above.

Another alternative and must have are doggy boots! We carry these three options shown below…

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ULTRA PAWS

All of these boots are great for keeping salt and wetness off the feet.  Come by and we can help your dog get fitted for a set today!

New items!

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At Green Pawz Pet Supply we are continuously bringing in new items, especially when we are phasing out other products.  We like to make sure there is always something for everyone and try to keep all those furry family members happy and healthy.  We are going to give a little preview of some new items we are carrying and will soon be carrying.

New foods to look for:

-Petcurean brand GO! and Now Fresh…NOW AVAILABLE!

-Lotus brand canned dog and cat food…NOW AVAILABLE!

-Evangers brand Signature series canned dog and cat food…NOW AVAILABLE!

-Zignature brand Kangaroo canned and dry dog food…NOW AVAILABLE!

-Nature’s Logic brand dry and canned diets for dogs and cats….COMING IN SEPTEMBER 2015

-RedBarn brand canned dog food….COMING SOON.

 

New treats to look for:

-Spot Farms brand Turkey and Chicken treats for dogs…NOW AVAILABLE!

-Primal brand “Nibs”, “Munchies”, “Snaps” and “Chips” for dogs and cats….NOW AVAILABLE!

-Etta Says brand “Little Bitz”, “Yumms”, Jerky and Chews for dogs and cats…NOW AVAILABLE!

-Sojos brand Simply Lamb, Simply Turkey and Simply Beef treats for dogs and cats…NOW AVAILABLE!

-Earth Animal brand “No-Hide” Chicken Rawhide Chews for dogs…NOW AVAILABLE!

Try one of these new foods or treats for your dog or cat today! Variety in the diet is essential and trying one of these will offer that extra switch your dog or cat has been craving! Hope to see you soon here at Green Pawz Pet Supply where we love keeping your furry family healthy and happy!

Have questions? Please feel free to ask us! Call, email, contact us via Facebook or come on by! We are always here to assist you.

Out with the old and in with the new!

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We are always making improvements here at Green Pawz Pet Supply.  Striving to keep our inventory loaded with only the best of the best for your furry family members.  We try to make sure all of our products are sourced from safe and reputable companies who put the health and wellness of the pets they supply to first!

Unfortunately some companies get a little too big for what they can handle and sell out to big companies.  Often this means losing the original quality and usually also means sourcing from places that are no longer (going by our standard) considered healthy and safe for the pets.

We often have some customers who are a little unhappy about us getting rid of their cat or dogs long time favorites, but please know we only make these decisions when it’s in the best interest for your pet.  Most companies once bought out by the big guys…lose their quality standards.

At times we also have to remove product due to low sales on that item. Being an independent small business we have to make smart choices on what products we do and don’t sell to keep business thriving and successful.  This way we can continue offering you and your pets the best the industry has to offer.

We are here to help you have happy, healthy pets.  Shopping with us at Green Pawz Pet Supply you can always be confident you’re buying a product that has been put under scrutiny before allowed to be sold in our store and given to your pets.

 

“Out with the old” Recent companies being discontinued in our store due to such circumstances, effective immediately:

-MERRICK (all cat and dog products) Bought out by Nestle and Purina

-Solid Gold (all cat) low sales

-California Natural (dog cans) low sales, owned by Procter & Gamble

-EVO (all dog cans) low sales, owned by Procter & Gamble

-Greenies (all pill pockets) low quality ingredients

-Natural Planet Organics (cat food) low sales

-Canidae (all dog products) low sales, high cost

-Wellness Core Cat (all products) low sales, high cost

-Wellness Cat (3oz canned Chicken&Herring, Beef&Chicken and Trout&Salmon and 12.5oz canned Beef&Salmon, Trout&Salmon and Chicken&Lobster) low sales, high cost

-Wellness Healthy Indulgence Pouches (all) low sales, high cost

-Chicken Soup (canned dog) low sales

“In with the new” New products in store now and coming soon:

In store now…

-Petcurean Brand “GO!” and “Now Fresh” (dog and cat food) Canadian sourced and made high quality dry kibble and canned food.

-Orijen Brand “Tundra” (dog food) Canadian sourced and made high quality dry kibble

-Pill Buddy Naturals (soft treats to conceal medicine) a natural pill pocket that are wheat, corn and soy free. Vet approved

-Lotus Brand (canned cat food) USA sourced and hand packed in California.  Grain-free.  Pate and shredded versions available.

Coming soon…

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Dry Kibble For Dogs and Cats…

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Highly palatable and nutrient dense meat based dry foods with concentrates of select fruits and vegetables, containing no wheat, corn, rice, soy, pea, potato or chemically synthesized vitamins, minerals, or trace nutrients. Each dry diet is specially coated with digestive enzymes and plasma protein containing high levels of natural vitamins, minerals, and albumin and globulin proteins. Absolutely NO China sourced ingredients.
•Over 55% Animal Ingredients
•Gluten Free
•Probiotics
•Enzymes
•100% Natural
•No Synthetic Vitamins or Minerals
Available in 4.4 lb, 15.4 lb and 26.4 lb sizes

 

Canned Food for Dogs and Cats…

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Highly palatable and nutrient dense muscle meat and organ meat based can foods with concentrates of select fruits and vegetables and containing no wheat, corn, rice, soy, potato or chemically synthesized vitamins, minerals, or trace nutrients. Each can diet contains a unique source of highly digestible natural eggshell calcium and animal plasma containing high levels of natural vitamins, minerals, and albumin and globulin proteins. Absolutely No China sourced ingredients.
•Over 90% Animal Ingredients
•Low Carbohydrates
•Gluten Free
•All Natural Whole Food Formula
•No Synthetic Vitamins or Minerals

Tips For Safe Summertime Play

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The warm weather has finally come and seems to be here to stay. It’s a great time to get outdoors and play. You and your furry friends can take advantage of these warm sunny days to have fun outside. But make sure to take some of these tips into consideration to ensure your pet stays happy and healthy during the warmer months of play.

 

1. Know the details. Keep in mind not all breeds are built for the heat. Breeds like Boxers, Bulldogs, Boston Terriers, Pugs and the like aren’t able to pant as  efficiently with those smushy faces. Because of that these breeds are more likely to overheat.

2. Beat the sun. Our pets are smarter than we usually give them credit for and often seek out the cool spots in the house or outdoors without being told. If it’s a hotter day, they may be willing to go along with you wherever…But be mindful of the heat and take breaks in the shade. Another way is to go out earlier in the day or later in the evening when the sun isn’t as intense.

3. Mind the heat. Our pets don’t wear shoes and won’t always let us know when the pavement is too hot. Their paws can easily be burned by the hot cement so be aware of where you walk. Your best bet is having them walk on the grass during the hottest parts of the day. If you can’t avoid pavement on your route then wait for a cooler part of the day to avoid burns.

4. Stay at home. Sometimes even when Fido or Fifi really wants to tag along they are better off staying at home. Some days are just too hot for our furry friends. Especially if you are running errands and they have to be in the car. Never leave your pet unattended in a hot vehicle. Even short runs into the store can cause a car to heat up quickly, causing a pet to overheat and get hyperthermia.

5. H2O wherever we go. It’s always a good thing for you and your pet alike to have water ready and on hand. Using a “water rover” or collapsible bowl can make sharing water with your pet easy so they stay hydrated.

6. To trim or not to trim. There have been many opinions on dog and cat coats and whether shaving them in the hotter months is helpful. Trimming a long haired animal is helpful but often shaving them completely, can actually make matters worse. Our pets fur is for more than warmth, it also protects them from sun burning and insulating them from the heat. So, usually it’s best to leave their coat alone 🙂

We hope these tips can help you and your pets stay safe and have a fun summer!

Making Room and Making Improvements

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Due to sales, cost and quality the following items will be phased out of our store as supply runs out.

-All Wellness Core
-3oz Wellness Canned Chicken&Herring, Beef&Chicken and Trout&Salmon
-12.5oz Wellness Canned Beef&Salmon, Trout&Salmon and Chicken&Lobster
-Wellness Healthy Indulgence Pouches
-All Canidae
-EVO Dog Canned
-Greenies Pill Pockets
-Chicken Soup Dog Canned
-California Natural Dog Canned
-Natural Planet Organics Cat Dry Food

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause but fortunately all of these products are easily replaced with other products that we are continuing to carry. Please ask for assistance in switching to a different product, we are more than happy to help 🙂

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