Monthly Archive:: September 2013

Mutt Tested & Approved: Liquid Health K9 Glucosamine

We always
love to share the exciting, adorable and just plain fun products with you, but
sometimes we have to get a little serious when it comes to our pets' health.
There are so many nutritional products out there, it's hard to know which ones
to trust. You may have noticed that our Natural Dog Supplements department doesn't
take up aisles and aisles of floor space and there's a reason for that – we
only pick the best! 

Labs Running

Limited
mobility was a common problem we heard from our customers as their dogs grew
older, so we sought out to find the best solution to keep those pups playing
long into the later years of life. Did you know that roughly 25% of all dogs
develop joint mobility issues over their lifetime? It’s a very unfortunate
occurrence, but we knew there had to be something out there to help. So we
started researching and that's when we found Liquid Health K9 Glucosamine, an
liquid all-natural vitamin supplement formulated to help your dog continue
to enjoy an active lifestyle while managing their joint problems.

Compared
to some of it's competitors, we liked that K-9 Glucosamine contained no sugar,
starch, wheat, gluten, yeast, milk, corn, or soy derivatives and because it is
in liquid form, your pup is able to absorb the nutrients quickly and
efficiently, offering much quicker results than tablets. Active ingredients include
glucosamine, chondroitin sulfate, MSM, manganese chelate, and hyaluronic acid.
Inactive ingredients include 100% pure aloe vera juice, citric acid, potassium
sorbate, purified water, sodium benzoate, stevia, and vegetable glycerin. For
more specific nutrition facts, you can refer to the K9 Glucosamine product description on Muttropolis.com.

Liquid Health K9 Glucosamine
Liquid Health 5000
The
manufacturer suggests it's best to include K9 Glucosamine in your pup’s regime
at a young age rather than waiting until they are experiencing joint problems.
They say starting early
is highly beneficial as the glucosamine and chondroitin are both easily
absorbed natural substances that may stimulate the production of proteoglycans
which help maintain health and resiliency of joints and connective
tissues. We've tested this out with our
own dogs over the past few years and so far there haven't been any major joint
issues as they age.

Liquid Health K9 Glucosamine
is sold in 8oz and 32oz sizes, each with
specific dosing instructions included on the packaging. Doses should be
administered during or after your dog has eaten to reduce incidence of
gastrointestinal upset. Refrigeration is required after opening, and please
keep in mind that as with any natural product, color and taste may vary and
some settling is normal so shake well before administering.  

We have
found Liquid Health to be the most comprehensive line of liquid
nutritional supplements available for people and animals. The company filled a
niche back in 1991 with their liquid formulas as they are not only a solution
for those who have a problem swallowing pills or digesting tablets, they also
provide quicker, more efficient absorption.


Liquid Health Logo
If you
think you may need a more powerful version of K9 Glucosamine, the
same manufacturer offers Liquid Health 5000 which is a stronger
formula. Or, if you are interested in an all-natural multivitamin for
your pup, they also make Liquid Health Fido Nutrients, which is packed
with a balance if healthy vitamins and minerals. You can find any of these
products online at Muttropolis.com or in one of our three Southern
California Muttropolis store locations.

It’s Almost Time for Trick-or-Treating! Is Your Pup Prepared?

Our Halloween
Boo-tique
is filled with costumes to suit all canine personalities! Your
four-legged friend could be a golfer, monkey, flapper, or even a tootsie roll,
to name a few. Halloween is just over a month away, and some styles are selling
fast, so act fast for the best selection. Costumes aren’t all we have in our boo-tique,
we also carry funny and festive toys, adorable accessories, and darling
Halloween dresses!

Halloween Bou-tique
The Halloween Treats Dog Dress was designed
specially for those furry fashionistas who are always looking fabulous! Featuring
an extra fluffy ruffled double layered underskirt, decorative trim and polka
dot ribbon details, it’s a sure head-turner. The equally adorable, festive and
feminine Ribbon Pumpkin Dog Dress is
also a great choice for furry fashionistas with a striped ruffled skirt,
puffed sleeves, embroidered pumpkins and ribbon details. Both are cute costume alternatives!

Halloween Treats Dog Dress
Ribbon Pumpkin Dog Dress

For the
male pups, or females that don’t want to wear a dress, we have the Jolly Roger Dog Sweater with a skull
and cross bones on the back, a trendy choice that can be worn again when
Halloween is over! The Halloween Argyle
Dog Bowtie
is also a cute choice for dapper doggies. And probably the
easiest, fun way to let your pup get dressed up for the holiday would be with our
Candy Corn and Dots or Bats Dog Bandanas, both reversible!

Candy Corn and Dots Dog Bandana
Jolly Roger Dog Sweater
Halloween Argyle Dog Bowtie

We’ll be
hosting Howl-o-ween parties at all three of our Southern California store
location
s, so don’t forget to mark your Calender with the party nearest you. Stop
by our Solana Beach Muttropolis store on Saturday, October 19th at 6PM,
our La Jolla Muttropolis store on Friday, October 25th at 6PM, or our
Newport Beach Muttropolis store on Friday, October 25th at 7PM.

Stay tuned
for tips to stay safe while you and your pup are out-and-about on
a dark Halloween night.

Fetchingly Fresh: Homecoming Collection

Its football season, is your happy hound ready to rumble? Our Homecoming Collection is packed full of fun, funny, and fashionable styles to gear up, with stripes in abundance!

Homecoming Collection

What comes with football season? The dreaded decline in temperatures, but not to worry we’re prepared to help you keep your pups warm with snuggly sweaters and happenin’ hoodies. Two of our brand new sporty styles, the Puppia Stars Dog Sweater and Puppia Striped Dog Hoodie, are featured on the adorable pugs in the image above. However, if your pup prefers to stay apparel free, we have classic striped collar and leash sets and a brand new easy to use Active Go Bone Dog Harness.

Navy and Green Stripe Dog Collar
Active Go Bone Dog Harness
Stripe Dog Scarf
To keep the collection playful, we’ve included the Orbee-Tuff Football Dog Toy, pictured above and made of recyclable non-toxic Orbee-Tuff compound, and the Knit Football Dog Toy, handmade with cotton thread. With either, you can now toss the pigskin with your pup! And for some humor, or simply to cheers with you pup, you must grab one of our beer toys. Choose between Heiniesniff’n, Dogs Equis, or our newest additions Blue Cats Trippin and Pissness.

 
Heiniesniffin' Beer Dog Toy
Blue Cats Trippin Beer Dog Toy
Pissness Beer Dog Toy

We’ve even included a brand new carrier, the Sports Bag Dog Carrier. A great choice for those little ones who are constantly on the go with you, featuring dual mesh panels on each side, providing ample air circulation and canine comfort!

Check out the rest of our Homecoming Collection at Muttropolis.com or in one of our Southern California store locations.

Our Halloween Shop is Now Open and it’s Spooktacular!

Halloween Shop

Fall is
fast approaching and the first holiday on the docket is Halloween! In
anticipation for this fun-filled time of year and all of the festivities that
surround it, we’ve already opened our spooktacular Halloween Boo-tique in
stores and online. It’s filled with adorable get-ups for your little
tricksters!

Skull Dog ToyShaggy Spider Dog Toy

Our buying
team has sniffed out this season’s hottest Halloween pet costumes, tantalizing
toys, apparel and accessories to ensure that all of our four-legged customers
are pawsitively the best dressed pooches! The Headless Horseman, Golfer,
Mexican Zarape and Flapper dog costumes are just a few of our favorites this
year, so act fast to get the best selection. It’s never too soon to prepare our
pups for the season!

 
Flapper Dog CostumeHeadless Horseman Dog Costume

Also, mark your
calendars because as we near the holiday we’ll be hosting Halloween parties with
costume contests and more
at all three of our Southern
California store locations. To take part in the fun, stop
by our Solana Beach Muttropolis store on Saturday, October 19th at 6PM,
our La Jolla Muttropolis store on Friday, October 25th at 6PM, or our
Newport Beach Muttropolis store on Friday, October 25th at 7PM.

We hope to
help you and your hounds prepare for a very Happy Halloween!

Join Us at Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon on Saturday, September 8th

Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon

We’re
excited to announce our attendance at the 8th Annual Surf Dog
Surf-A-Thon + Beach Day
on Sunday, September 8th at the Del Mar
Dog Beach! This event is primarily a surf competition for dogs that raises
funds for orphaned animals
at Helen
Woodward Animal
Center, but there will
also be bunches of other activities for all attendees to participate in. Festivities
kick-off at 8AM and run until 2PM.

Surf Dog is
a fantastic opportunity for friends, family and dogs to come together for a day
of fun, sun and surf, all to benefit beloved animals. Two-legged and
four-legged attendees can choose to either hit the waves and participate in the
surf competition or watch the action from the beach where there will be games,
a costume contest, food and more. There is a $35 fee for dogs to participate in
the surf competition and $35 fee for people. To participate in the Beach Bum
Costume Contest there is a $10 donation.

Judy
Fridono, a Top Surf Dog Fundraiser shared that “Although some see this event as
a competition, the animals awaiting their fate see us as their last chance at
survival… It’s as easy as asking your family, friends, and co-workers to donate
at least a buck. It’s as easy as posting a request on Facebook, Twitter and
other social media!” For more information about Surf Dog and the ways to get
involved, visit www.surfdog.kintera.org.

We’ll be
partnering with Ruffwear at the event, selling performance dog gear
built to enhance outdoor adventures for dogs and humans. On Saturday September
7th, the day before Surf Dog, Ruffwear will also be visiting our Solana Beach
store where they’ll be showcasing their merchandise from 10AM – 4PM.

RuffwearDogs Surfing

Surf Dog
Surf-A-Thon is presented by Helen
Woodward Animal
Center and Blue Buffalo. Helen Woodward
Animal Center
is a private, non-profit located in Rancho Santa Fe, CA where people help
animals and animals help people
, and Blue Buffalo is a leading manufacturer
of all-natural dog and cat products.

We hope to
see you and your four-legged friends over the weekend!

Dig This Deal: Save 20% on Primal, a no-fuss way to feed raw!

We’re
kicking off September with a scrumptious sale! Our Treat of the Month
includes all Primal Freeze Dried Treats and Food, yes you heard us right food is
included in this months offer! So, for the whole month of September you can
enjoy 20% off on Primal formulas.

Treat of the Month - Primal

Primal Freeze
Dried Food
formulas for both dogs and cats are produced using only the
freshest, human-grade ingredients. All formulas are antibiotic and steroid free
without any added hormones. Certified organic produce, minerals, and unrefined
vitamins are incorporated in each formula to provide a complete balanced diet.
The ingredients are carefully chosen to provide optimum levels of amino acids
(protein), essential fatty acids, natural occurring enzymes, and necessary
vitamins and minerals, providing pets with the building blocks for healthy
biological functions. Every ingredient comes from ranches and farms throughout
the United States and New Zealand
Primal Freeze Dried Dog Foodthat take pride in producing wholesome raw foods through natural, sustainable
agriculture. These freeze dried formulas not only offer a well-balanced, safe
and wholesome raw-food diet for pets, they also provide convenience for pet
parents. Choosing Primal really does offer a no-fuss way to feed raw by doing the
grinding, chopping, measuring and mixing for you! We carry Chicken, Duck, Beef
and Lamb formulas for dogs and a Beef & Salmon or Chicken & Salmon formulas
for cats. 

We also
carry a variety of Primal Dog and Cat Treats including dry roasted varieties,
freeze dried munchies and jerky choices. Primal Dry Roasted Chicken Shredders,
Dry Roasted Buffalo Liver Chunks and Jerky Chicken Chips are all made from USA raised
protein sources without any antibiotics or added hormones. They are all single-source,
high protein, gluten and grain free choices. Primal Freeze Dried Turkey Liver
Munchies
and Jerky Chicken Nibs are unique because they are suitable for dogs
and cats. Like the other Primal treat options they are gluten and grain free
and made from USA
raised protein sources without any antibiotics or added hormones. Further information
on each of these products, including guaranteed analyses, can be found on at
Muttropolis.com

Primal Jerky Chicken Nibs Dog Treats
Primal Freeze Dried Turkey Liver Munchies Dog TreatsPrimal Dry Roasted Buffalo Liver Chunks Dog Treats 

Our Treat
of the Month
promotion on Primal Freeze Dried Food and Treats runs from September
1st through September 30th, so act fast and visit us
online or in stores to enjoy these savings! Online customers can redeem
this special 20% offer at Muttropolis.com by using the code PRIMAL20 during checkout.