April is here, and with it comes sunny days, warmer weather and of course, the backyard BBQ. As the weather is getting warmer and you’re itching to break out the grill, make sure to keep these 5 easy tips in mind to keep your pets safe!
Secure The Perimeter – Pets are social animals – gathering around the grill might be an open invitation for your dog to come investigate. Keep an eye out for any hot coals that might fall on the ground or any open flames. Remember that grills stay hot well after you’re finished cooking.
Minimize Foods With Bones - We all love a good chicken wing, ribs or T-bone steak. So do your pets – bones can splinter and cause internal issues, choking, and digestion issues. If you are cooking with bones, take extra care to keep them out of reach.
Try To Avoid People Food – Visitors may want to reward your dog with some food off their plate, but barbecued and greasy foods can do a number on your dogs stomach. Be sure to keep an eye on food tables and children.
Remember the shade - Make sure that there’s ample shade or access to inside your house to prevent your pup from overheating. Watch out for signs of heatstroke (restlessness or agitation with vigorous panting or bright-red gums) and have plenty of water on hand.
Keep citronella candles & insect repellents well out of reach – Keeping the bugs away is great, but a trip to the vet might be in order if your dog gets a hold of repellants
Most of all, have fun and soak up the sun with your best friend!
Wet Noses opened its doors in 1998 with a very simple idea at its foundation – if you wouldn’t eat it, don’t give it to your dog. Nearly 20 years later, quality and a commitment to providing the highest-quality treats have defined and established the Wet Noses Standard. Our standard of quality surpasses the better part of the pet food world with a USDA-Certified Organic line of products that contains
- No Corn
– No Wheat
– No Soy
– No Chemicals
– No Artificial Colors
– No Animal By-Products
– No Preservatives
Developing our standard was simple – we want to offer only the highest-quality all-organic treats that have been made with responsibly sourced human-grade ingredients. That means not even considering any artificial colors or flavors, chemicals or preservatives, and eliminating ingredients that are known to cause common problems like corn, wheat, or soy.
Wet Noses produces over a dozen varieties of treats that are made right here in the USA at our facility in Monroe, WA (outside Seattle), with some unique flavor options. Our Peanut Butter & Molasses treat is what Wet Noses was founded on (literally, it was our original formula), and we’ve expanded to include innovative ingredients like Agave, Hemp Seed, Carob and Flaxseed. We even produce three grain-free varieties so that virtually any dog can enjoy our treats!
Why do we hold ourselves to such a high standard? Wouldn’t it be easier to just pump out the same low-quality products that permeate the market and make a quick buck? Sure, but that would be a disservice to our customers – the dogs. They deserve better than the bare minimum, and we want pet parents to be confident in the treats the buy, without worrying about any fine print.
The bottom line goes back to our founding principle: if you wouldn’t eat it, don’t give it to your dog.
Believe it or not, but the first big show of the year is in the books! Global Pet Expo 2015 was held earlier this month at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Global has become regarded as one of the biggest shows of the year worldwide, with every continent represented (aside from Antarctica…) and overflowing with hustle & bustle from Wednesday morning until the lights shut off Friday evening.
It’s hard to fathom, but nearly every product in the Wet Noses line was on display in our 20’x20’ booth, from the original Wet Noses Dog Treats to Big Bones, Little Stars, Dogg Cookies and Pocket Pony horse treats! Making their triumphant debut at Global was Wet Noses’ newest addition – Wet Noses Bars! These new bars are 100% USDA Certified Organic, just like our original treats, and are currently available in four flavors – Pumpkin Power, Apple Attack, Berry Blast, and Almond Action. Packaged individually, these bars are popular with the on-the-go and outdoorsy pet guardians looking for an easy treat that can be tossed in a backpack, purse, or pocket as you head out the door. Keep an eye out for more information on our Bars soon!
Hello all! Well the Wet Noses sales team is back in the office after a tour de force that included stops in Anaheim, California, Newark New Jersey, Orlando, Florida and Chicago Illinois. Ok, we were only in Newark and Chicago on layovers but we were there. You would think that we might have visited one of the nearby theme parks but I can tell you this selling organic dog treats is a full time gig! But it wasn’t all work and no play as can be witnessed by the photos below. Come see our continued travels next week.
See you next week…..