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Dig This Deal: Enjoy $4 Off Mutt Munchers in May!

Mutt Munchers Dog TreatsIt’s that time again, time to enjoy whooper savings on our very own, much loved Mutt Munchers dog treats! For the whole month of May we’ll be offering $4 off every bag, reducing the regular price of $11.99 to $7.99. Mutt Munchers are a must try, they’re delicious, nutritious, grain-free, and made fresh locally in Southern California.

Available in a variety of flavors, there are Mutt Munchers to please every pup’s preferences and complement their dietary needs. Our assortment includes Peanut Butter Poppers, Blueberry, Granny Ginger’s Snappers, Salmon Snappers, Bacon Bites, Liver Lovers, and Meatball. All flavors are grain-free and include only all-natural, human-grade ingredients. Garbonzo beans take the place of grains, resulting in a tasty treat packed full of protein and dietary fiber.

Grain FreeGrain-free is the way to be! If your pup isn’t currently on a grain-free diet it is worth considering. Grains are a common allergy in dogs and can cause itchiness and other uncomfortable symptoms. Because grains take much longer to break down in the stomach, dogs often have trouble digesting them. Sticking with food and treats that are grain-free will make a positive impact on any pup’s health.

One of our loyal Muttropolis customers described her and her pup’s happiness with the Bacon Bites Mutt Munchers as such:

These treats are amazing! I have a very picky Chihuahua and I struggle with finding a treat that’s healthy, not too expensive, and that she’ll eat. Not only does she eat Mutt Munchers, but she LOVES them! I love to see her little tail wiggling with excitement everytime I bring a bag home! They are crunchy, which gives her something to work on, but still easy enough to break in half so I can make them last. I just love Mutt Munchers, and so do my dogs!

Delicious, nutritious and cost efficient, Mutt Munchers make a great addition to any dog’s diet! Visit us online or in one of our Southern California store locations to enjoy these May savings! Online customers can redeem their discount by entering MOREMUNCH at checkout.

Cannot be combined with other offers. Expires 05/31/2014.

Ways to Reduce Carbon Pawprints

Puppy WorldHappy Earth Day everyone! Here at Muttropolis we strive to have a pulse on what’s innovative, and eco-friendly pet products are just that! Organic dog toys, collars and leashes, biodegradable poop bags, and eco-friendly pet beds, are just a few of the many planet friendly pet products we are proud to carry. In celebration of Earth Day, we’d like to take it a step further and share some of our favorite eco-friendly pet practices. It's our hope that you and your pets will join us in reducing carbon pawprints by adopting some of these practices, not only on Earth Day, but everyday!

100% NaturalGet rid of pet junk food. Since nutrition is essential for optimum pet health, it's important to look for natural and organic pet food and treats, free of artificial and genetically engineered ingredients and additives. Look for meat sources that are raised in sustainable, humane conditions. Many pet food brands include reconstituted animal by-products, essentially low-grade wastes that humans wouldn’t touch, let alone eat. At Muttropolis, we carry a large variety of safe, All Natural Dog Food, All Natural Dog Treats, Natural Dog Supplements, and a small assortment of All Natural Cat Food and Treats as well.

PoopbagsPick up poop the biodegradable way. 
Use biodegradable bags to pick up your pet’s poop so that it doesn’t live in a plastic bag at the bottom of a landfill, lasting for hundreds of years to come. We carry eco-friendly poop pick-up bags, some more so than others, with White Compostable Pick-up Bags at the top of the environmentally friendly list. They are made from 100% renewable resources, protecting the environment by degrading in as little as 40 days.

Spoil your pet with sustainable products. Saving the planet can be fun for your pets too! Choose products that are made from recycled materials or sustainable fibers. Hemp is a great choice, as it is one of the most abundantly occurring crops in nature and makes super-strong fabric. Check out our Hemp Star Dog Collar and Leash set that was seen on the CBS Early Show, or the popular Eco Nap Recycled Fleece Dog Mat, made from 85% recycled plastic soda bottles! Our sustainable product assortment doesn’t stop there, with many more toys and beds that are made from recyclable fibers, or made to be recycled.

Eco Nap Recycled Fleece Dog MatChoose natural pet care and cleaning products. We carry quite a few grooming products that are all natural and free of harsh chemicals, such as Richard’s Organics Deodorant Dog Shampoo and Petkin’s Eco Bamboo Pet Wipes and Eye Wipes, all gentle on your pet and the planet. Steer clear of those brands that produce chemical laced grooming products.

Make sure your pet always wears a tag. Losing a pet can be trying both emotionally and environmentally. Printing posters and driving around town in search of your missing four-legged friend has an environmental impact that could be avoided if you were alerted quickly that they were found. Whether you choose an electronic ID chip or a hang tag, the important thing is that your contact information is easily accessible. Our large Engravable Pet Tag assortment can be found at Muttropolis.com,  Large Chrome Bone Engravable Dog Tagand includes Chrome Pet Tags in a variety of shapes, Stainless Steel Pet Tags with different image and color options, and Decorate Metal Pet Tags. There is a style and size suitable for every pet!

ChickadeeProtect native wildlife. Believe it or not, domestic cats are one of the biggest bird predators. In fact, many neighborhoods require owners to attach a bell to their cat’s collar so that birds are less likely to fall victim. Unlike wild predators, house cats tend to be well taken care of and in great shape, making them ready to pounce at the chance to hunt. If you have an outdoor cat, consider a bell or keeping them in an enclosure.

Use birth control. Many of you probably haven’t thought of spaying and neutering as an eco-conscious decision, but the overpopulation of pets is a big problem and has a significant effect on the environment. Dogs and cats are carnivores and it takes a lot of land to provide them food. It makes you think differently about an accidental litter, doesn’t it? An added bonus, spaying and neutering can lead to longer, healthier lives by lessening and/or eliminating the possibility of certain cancers and disease.

Adopt from a shelter. If you’re in the market for a four-legged addition to your family, we urge you to consider adoption. Instead of diving into the adoption topic in this post, please head over to our adoption post where you can learn more about adoptions and our point of view on the matter.

Adoption

Now is as good a time as ever to start reducing your pet’s carbon pawprints! Visit us online or in one of our three Southern California store locations to shop our eco-friendly collection and learn more about planet friendly pet practices.

Dig This Deal: Save 20% All Month on Cloud Star Dog Treats

Beef Grain Free Soft Buddy Biscuit Dog Treats

All April long we’re offering 20% off Cloud Star Buddy Biscuits and Dynamo Dog Functional Treats as our Treat of the Month! Whether your pup benefits from a flavorful formula made specifically to supplement, or simply a delicious grain free, meaty and chewy treat, Cloud Star has what your dog needs.

Chicken Soft Buddy Biscuit Cat TreatsBuddy Biscuits, a customer favorite, are 100% grain free, gluten free and made in the USA. Providing an excellent single animal protein source, Buddy Biscuits are a great choice for dogs on grain free diets or dogs that struggle with sensitivities. We carry beef, chicken and peanut butter Buddy Biscuits, each flavor is soft, chewy, and made with wholesome, easily digestible ingredients. And for those of you with feline friends, we carry chicken flavor cat Buddy Biscuits too!

For those dogs that benefit from treats that target a specific function, Cloud Star Dynamo Dog Functional Treats are an excellent choice. Available in three varieties including Hip & Joint, Skin & Coat and Tummy, these treats offer the benefits of a supplement and treat in one. Each variety is all-natural, grain free, gluten free, free of wheat, corn and soy, with no artificial flavors or byproducts, and made in the USA.

Dynamo Dog Functional Dog Treats

Hip & Joint treats are available in chicken or bacon and cheese flavor and are packed full of glucosamine, chondroitin, and selected fruits, vegetables and herbs, providing a fun and delicious way to help support an active lifestyle and specific needs for daily vitamins. Skin & Coat treats are salmon flavored and packed full of salmon oil, vitamin E supplement, and specially selected fruits, vegetables and herbs, helping to keep skin and coats looking their best. Tummy treats are pumpkin and ginger flavored and are packed full of probiotics, ginger and fiber from pumpkin, and specially selected fruits, vegetables and herbs to ease digestion.

Cloud Star Buddy BiscuitOur Treat of the Month promotion on Cloud Star Buddy Biscuits and Dynamo Dog Functional Treats is only valid from April 1st through April 30th, or until supplies last. Customers can enjoy these savings at all three of our Southern California store locations and online. Online customers must enter code DYNABUD at checkout to redeem their 20% off savings*

*Cannot be combined with other discounts.

Dig This Deal: 20% Off All-Natural Zuke’s Dog Treats in March

Zuke's Dog Treat of the Month

It’s March, which means it’s time for a new Treat of the Month at Muttropolis. This month we are offering 20% off our entire Zuke’s assortment. Choose from chewy, meaty or vegetarian varieties, treats or bones or both. There is something delectable for every dog, and cat too. Lip-licking Zuke's treats are all-natural and USA made!

For carnivorous canines that crave explosive flavor, we have Zuke's Z Filet Dog Treats and Lil Links Dog Treats. Z Filets, available in beef, chicken and venison, are grain-free, packed full of pure USA or New Zealand protein, and include antioxidant-rich herbs. Lil Links, available in chicken, pork and rabbit, are also grain-free and packed full of pure protein and antioxidant-rich herbs, but with the addition of delicious apples, potatoes and carrots. Zuke’s Z Filets and Lil Links contain no mystery meats, by products, artificial colors or flavors, or added animal fat.

Zuke's Dog Treats

If your pup prefers veggie treats, Zuke’s Vegetarian Super Dog Treats are an excellent choice. Packed full of naturally powerful nutrients and antioxidant super foods including berries, betas and greens, Vegetarian Supers promote a supercharged, healthy lifestyle. Available in three flavor combinations: tasty greens, yummy berry and yummy betas. Zuke’s Vegetarian Supers contain no animal products or byproducts, and no artificial colors or flavors.

Zuke's Apple Crisp Z-BoneIt’s about time your dog tries a Zuke’s Z-Bone, if they’re not already hooked. Available in apple crisp, carrot crunch and cherry berry, these all-natural bones are as delicious as they sound, but more importantly loaded with powerful breath freshening herbs and healthy whole food antioxidants. The chewy, grain-free formula is easily digestible and helps to scrap and clean teeth. Available in three sizes to accommodate all breeds.

Zuke's Mini NaturalsHave a pup in training? Zuke’s small and soft Mini Natural Dog Treats are great for that process. Tender and free of preservatives, wheat, corn, added animal fat, and artificial colors or flavors, Mini Naturals provide your pup with a healthy size, high quality reward. Choose from peanut butter or chicken, both highly recommended by our customers.

For our feline customers we carry Zuke’s Purrz Natural Cat Treats. Available in chicken or salmon, these treats provide the nutritious benefits of chicken or salmon, spelt, soy, malted barley and fish oil. Purrz Naturals contain no artificial colors or flavors, BHA, or added tallow or by-products.

Our Treat of the Month promotion on Zuke’s is only valid March 1st through March 31st, or until supplies last. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to add some new flavor to your pet’s life! Customers can enjoy these savings at all three Southern California store locations and online. Online customers must enter code ZUKES at checkout to redeem their 20% off savings. Cannot be combined with other discounts.

Zuke's Fuel the Love

Can’t Wag Without

An insider’s look at what Muttropolis dogs can’t wag without.

 

Meet Gatsby, a Boxer rescue, and his proud Mama Ria, a member of the Muttropolis pack. Gatsby was adopted in July of last year weighing in at a measly 57 pounds and suffering from pnemonia. Ria came to Gatsby’s rescue and now he is a very healthy and happy 71 pounds. He is spoiled with the luxuries of being a Muttropolis pup, acting as a “product tester” of sorts, but Ria can attest that if she really wants to get Gatsby’s tail wagging, she must turn to a few of his favorite things.

Gatsby + Ria

Plato Thinkers + Tucker’s Chicken Breast with Bacon

Plato Thinkers Dog Treat SticksGatsby is hooked on the ginkgo baloba in these so called “Smart Dog Snacks,” the Duck variety being his favorite. Plato Thinkers are made from only all-natural and organic ingredients, they are fortified with antioxidant vitamins, a great source of iron, and with ginkgo biloba they even nourish brain function. Watch out Ria, Gatsby may start outsmarting you with these in his daily diet!

Tucker’s Chicken Breast Dog Treats also get Gatsby’s tail wagging. Gatsby gets to enjoy these when he deserves something decadent, and according to Ria that’s more often than not! His favorite flavor is made with just two simple ingredients, human grade chicken wrapped in bacon. Yum yum.

Fleece Stick Animals + Talking Toys

Being a big boy, Gatsby generally gravitates towards larger dog toys. Currently he can’t get enough of his Huge Monkey Stick Dog Toy. Fun to carry around and cuddle up with, Gatsby’s monkey is never far from him, even when he’s playing outside. Gatsby also gets a kick out of talking toys. When Ria gives them a sound activating squeeze, Gatsby perks up and leaps to play.

Huge Monkey Stick Dog Toy

The One & Only Katie Puff Bed

Plush Companion Katie Puff Dog BedAt the end of each day, or simply when Ria is away, Gatsby loves to cuddle up in his Animals Matter Plush Companion Katie Puff Dog Bed. Generously overstuffed with down-like fiberfill and covered in lavish chenille, Katie Puff dog beds bring luxury to a whole new level and lucky Gatsby agrees. Ria enjoys the easily removable cover. All she needs to do is unzip to clean in cold water and hang dry.

Luxury Leather Collars

Gatsby is short haired and has sensitive skin so Ria keeps him in leather dog collars of the highest quality, often handcrafted. Collars are a great way to highlight a pup’s personality, but they’re often also representative of the owner’s preferences. Ria is a huge fan of decorated leather collars, so Gatsby is always adorned in turquoise stones or metal embellishments, making him all the more handsome.

Turquoise on Chocolate Leather Dog Collar

Belmont Raised Bowl

Belmont Elevated Dog BowlIf you haven’t noticed already, Gatsby is living a life of luxury, so of course he dines in style too. Since he’s taller in stature, Ria knew the importance of investing in an elevated dog feeder. Raised feeders are recommended by veterinarians to help prevent pups from gulping down their food, which reduces air intake and the possibility of bloat and gas. Being a sophisticated pup, Gatsby dines in a Belmont Elevated Dog Bowl.

What keeps your pup wagging?

All products mentioned can be found in Muttropolis stores or at Muttropolis.com

Wag Worthy Ways to Show Your Pup Some Love

Valentine's Day

Just one week ‘til Valentine’s Day, do you have something prepared for your pup? Whether you answered yes or no, here are a few excellent ideas to show your forever friend their special place in your heart.

Take a scenic walk. How does that saying go…variety is the spice of life! Instead of taking your usual stroll, cruise around your neighborhood in a different direction with your four-legged friend, or jump in the car and explore a new park, beach or trail. Your pup will enjoy the change of scenery and additional quality time with you.

Arrange a play date. Catching up with a friend over a cup of Joe, afternoon stroll, or evening on the town always leaves you feeling happier, right? Well pups love time with friends too! If your dog plays nicely with other dogs, invite another friendly pup over for a play date or set up a walk together. Socialization is great for dogs, especially with the additional exercise that comes with playtime.

Dog Play Date

Make them a new toy. If your pup loves playtime then adding new toys to their collection is a great way to keep them entertained. But another, environmentally friendly option is to make a new tug and toss worthy toy with old scraps of fabric. Old clothes, sheets, towels, whatever you have that can be saved from landing in the trash will work. Simply cut your fabric into strips, braid together and tie a knot at each end. Voila, your pup gets a new toy and you get green points!

All NaturalUpgrade their diet. Just like us, our pups can feel the effects of different foods. Reading labels is a great habit to make. Foods with little to no chemical preservatives and fewer processed ingredients are without a doubt going to provide your pup with better digestion and overall health. This doesn’t mean sacrificing taste, as many all-natural dog foods are not only nutritious, but delightfully delicious! Remember that any diet change should be introduced gradually to allow the digestive system to adjust.

Update their furnishings. Sleeping and eating are staples in every dog’s daily routine. Let’s start with the latter. Meal time may be most dogs’ favorite time of the day, so show your pup some love by letting them dine in style! A new bowl, feeder or treat jar would all fit the bill. But second to dining, or maybe even more enjoyed, is snoozing. There are an abundance of dog bed options on the market, so rest assured with our tips on how to pick the perfect dog bed for your pup.

Dog Sleeping

Give them a massage. Pamper your pup with a good massage, it will promote healing and bonding! It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, and an easy internet search will provide some tips on technique. Canine massage has been shown to increase circulation, reduce stress levels, and decrease muscle pain. Just stay aware of signs of discomfort and non-compliance to ensure it is an enjoyable experience for your four-legged friend.

Lavish them in green grooming. Clean is a great feeling, whether you’re furry or not. Have you ever seen a pup run around with glee after getting a bath? They love the refreshing feeling, but sometimes they aren’t so fond of the process. Many dogs have dry skin and allergies, so selecting gentle grooming products that are free of harsh chemicals is a must. Whether you are your pup’s groomer or you drop them off at the spa, be sure the products applied are safe and health friendly.

Dog Grooming

Ensure their safety. Saying goodbye to someone you love is hard, and in some cases, canine especially, can be avoided. Your pup should always wear a dog collar and ID tag, that way in the unfortunate event that they get lost the finder can reunite them with you. Many pet owners like to take their safety processions a step further and get their dog micro chipped. Part of loving your pup is keeping them safe!

Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your furry friends from Muttropolis!

Dig This Deal: Save 20% on Select Bulk Chews During the Month of February!

February Treat of the MonthDoes your dog love bullies, well then they are in luck! Our Muttropolis Treat of the Month promotion for February is 20% off all Redbarn bulk chews. Available in a variety of shapes and sizes, we have chews perfect for all discerning pups’ preferences.

Bully Spring Dog Chews, Bully Ring Dog Chews, Mini Bully Barbells and Braided Bully Stick Dog Chews are all excellent, healthy and highly palatable chews for your pup to enjoy. These chews are made from 100% all-natural free-range grass fed beef, allowing for easy digestion. They also promote healthy teeth and gums. No bleaches or chemicals are used in the manufacturing process. We suggest that you supervise while your dog enjoys these chews, just as we do for any other treat or toy.

Red Barn Dog ChewsTime to fill those chew jars! This Treat of the Month promotion on Red Barn bulk chews is only valid from February 1st through February 28th, or until supplies last. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to stock up and save. Customers can enjoy these savings at all three Southern California Muttropolis store locations and online. Online customers must enter code CHEWMORE at checkout to redeem their 20% off savings.

Dig This Deal: 20% Off The Honest Kitchen Food & Treats in January

The Honest KitchenWhat better way to start the New Year for your pup then to provide them with a delicious and nutritious all-natural raw food diet? We’re here to help you start with savings by offering 20% off all The Honest Kitchen food and treats for the whole month of January. The Honest Kitchen’s products are 100% guaranteed human-grade from farm to bowl.

100% Human-Grade ProductionLucy, the founder of The Honest Kitchen, describes the origination and vision behind the brand very simply by saying “I began making a raw diet for my own dog, Mosi, but wanted to find a way for it to be more convenient to prepare. That’s where the idea for dehydration came from: just removing the moisture and leaving all the whole food goodness in place, for a nutrient-rich diet that expands into a healthy meal when water is added.”

The Honest Kitchen Pet FoodThere are a lot of choices when searching for the proper diet for your pet. The Honest Kitchen takes the guess work out of that process by only producing the healthiest food possible. Like raw home cooked meals, The Honest Kitchen recipes are made from real, whole food ingredients that offer a fresh, minimally processed pet food option. Healthy, nutritionally balanced meals just need the addition of water before serving, making life much easier for you.

Pet Food Comparison Chart

As Lucy mentioned, dehydration removes only the moisture from the ingredients, eliminating the need for cooking or canning so much more of the natural nutrition (vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients) is maintained. For more information about the benefits, ingredients, and the dehydration process, visit The Honest Kitchen’s website. They’re even committed to reducing their environmental paw-print!

The Honest Kitchen Dog and Cat TreatsOur Treat of the Month promotion on The Honest Kitchen runs from January 1st to January 31st, so shop our wide selection online or in one of our Southern California store locations to enjoy these sizzling savings! Online customers can redeem this special 20% offer by using the code HONEST at checkout.

Tips To Keep Your Pets Safe This New Years Eve

Happy New Year

We’d like to wish you and your pets a very Happy New Year! With celebrations right around the corner, we wanted to share a few tips and suggested precautions to help keep your furry friends and family members safe and sound for the holiday.

Small Chrome Bone Engravable Pet TagCheck your pet’s ID. Be sure your dog is wearing an up-to-date and visible ID tag on their collar at all times. This way, in the unfortunate event that they get lost, they can be returned to you promptly!If you find a lost pet, check their tag first and contact their owner, but if they don’t have a tag, we recommend that you take them to your local animal shelter, where they will have the best chance of being reunited with their owners. Each year, animal shelters across the country are prepared for receiving “New Years dogs” that run off during fireworks celebrations.

Peanut Butter MunchersKeep your pets on their normal diet. Human food and drinks should be out of reach of pets. Any change in a pet’s diet can result in indigestion and diarrhea. Foods and drinks such as alcohol, onions, chocolate, coffee, avocado, grapes & raisins, salt and yeast dough are especially harmful and can be potentially toxic to animals. Ingestion of alcohol may cause intoxication and weakness that could lead to a coma and/or respiratory failure. Keeping dog treats on hand will allow guests who want to give your dog food a healthy and safe alternative.

Always keep matches and lighter fluid out of pets’ reach. Many types of matches contain chlorates, which if ingested can damage blood cells and lead to difficulty breathing, in the most severe cases it can result in kidney disease. Lighter fluid is also very harmful. It can cause skin irritation and if ingested, gastrointestinal irritation and central nervous system depression. If inhaled, aspiration pneumonia and breathing problems could develop.

Never use fireworks around pets. When curious pets get too close to fireworks, whether activated or unused, there is the potential for severe burns and/or trauma. Many types of fireworks contain toxic substances including arsenic, potassium nitrate and other heavy metals. Also, the noise and sight of fireworks displays can spook pets, leading to anxiety and distress. Most pets will try to get away from the noise so it is best to them in a safe and secure place, preferably at home.

If needed, take additional precautions to keep your pet calm. Even well-adjusted pets can get anxious during out-of-the-ordinary events. If your pet is prone to anxiety, please consider consulting with your veterinarian on ways to alleviate their fear and anxiety prior to the New Years festivities.  ThundershirtThere are many natural calming products that may help. We also recommend exercising your dog early in the day, whether they are prone to anxiety or not. Make sure that any off-leash time is securely fenced and any walks have a good leash as some people may set off fireworks before dark.

We hope these tips are helpful, and wish you and your pets a safe and  Happy New Year!

Happy Holidays from Muttropolis

Merry Christmas

We, the Mutt family, would like to wish you and your family, furry members included, a wonderful and safe holiday!

Thank you for choosing us to help meet the needs and desires of your pets, keeping them healthy, safe, stylish and spoiled all year long!

While we realize your Christmas shopping has come to a close, we do have a couple of not-to-be-missed promotions left to finish out the year. If you haven’t taken advantage of it yet, or if you’d like to again, our Treat of the Month for December includes ALL treats. Yes that’s right, we are offering 20% off all cat and dog treats all December long. Singing Penguin Dog ToyOnline customers can redeem this special 20% offer at Muttropolis.com by using the code TREATME at checkout. And for those bargain hunters, starting today, all items in our Holiday Shop are an additional 50% off. Both of these promotions are also being offered at all three of our Southern California store locations. So keep the shopping spirit alive and enjoy these savings!

Happy Holidays!