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I feel like I may have let a few of you down. I know some of you found out we closed by showing up at the store and seeing the dark, empty space. Know that I didn’t want it that way. I wanted to see all of you before I closed the doors. You are all like family to me and it was the hardest decision I have ever made. It continues to be hard as I work through the emotions of losing Immortal Dog and my favorite people and their pets. 

I should have written this sooner. I wanted all of you to have a seamless transition to another pet supply – with someone who cares abut you as much as I do. That did not happen. I am sorry. 

Your pets health is very important to me. I want you to get great customer service. I want you to enjoy shopping at your next pet store. 

If it is at all possible – I recommend you shop at Pioneer Pet with David. He is a great guy- with the same interest in your pets health as me. He is in a basement spot in Pioneer Square. Support the small business – just like Immortal Dog. I will be. 

Feel free to check in and say hi – my email is the same – it is after all Immortal Dog. 

Immortal Dog Has Closed

Immortal Dog has loved being your neighborhood pet supply for the lat 4 years. It is with the heaviest heart that I close the doors. Know that I held out as long as I could – that your continued support was my driving force. 

Many of you adopted your dog at Immortal Dog. Others let me guide you and help you as you trained a new puppy or rehabilitated a rescue dog. Some of you had sick pups that needed nutrition guidance and I felt so blessed to be a part of you and your pets journey. It has been my pleasure to help you with your pet and be a part of your life. 

Thank you for trusting me and supporting my small business. 

Our website and Facebook page will live on and I am still available to you as a resource and as a friend. 

Please feel free to reach out to me via email – immortaldog@mac.com

Lots of love

Nicole

Happy Thanksgiving!

We are so very thankful this year. We are especially thankful for you – our customers. Your continued patronage is what allows us to continue to be your neighborhood pet supply. 

Have a wonderful day with your loved ones!! 

We will be closing today at 6pm and closed on Thanksgiving. But regular hours Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 

Kitty Cups Are Here!

If you know us you know we love raw food for your pets. When it comes to feeding cats raw, they can be picky and trying to figure out what they want to eat this week can be hard. Also – most raw kitty food comes in containers or patties that have to be defrosted then measured.

Vital Essentials has come out with an amazing new product that solves many of the issues with feeding cats raw. Introducing Kitty Cups. 

These meals are conveniently packed in individual serving cups. This means you can thaw each meal as needed and then just put into the bowl. Each cup is a meal for an 8lb cat. Such an amazing idea! 

They come in 8 differant flavors ranging from all fowl (turkey/chicken/duck) to all fish and some fish and fowl mixes. You can buy individual meals, just like canned food or sleeves of 7 meals of the same flavor. They range from $1.60 – $1.80 per meal. 

We hope this new product will intice you to try raw for your kitty. If you are already adding in canned food this is an easy next step. If not, this product makes it so easy to try without the huge commitment. 

Fozzy Dog Leash

I love it when I get a call from someone who has made a really nice product and wants to come in person to see me and show it to me. These tiny companies hawking their wares in a way that could only be considered old fashioned in today’s fast paced electronic world. I love to support small businesses – heck I am one too! So when Cuyler the owner and designer of the Fozzy Dog Leash called, I said “come on it”. 
He calls the Fozzy Dog Leash the “Only leash you will ever need”. And he may be right for so many of you! 
Here is how it all started - 

One day while on a run with my dog Molly I had an idea….

What if instead of trying to run with a pocket full of treats, keys, phone, bags etc; I could stuff all of these things into my dog leash? The next day I set out to design a dog leash that could easily hold all these items at once, all while remaining streamlined and bulk-free. I incorporated reflective material in the design to keep you and your dog safe for extra visibility while walking or running at night. I used material that is extremely rugged and water resistant. The mesh pockets stretch, allowing any shaped item to be stored away. The integrated poop-bag dispenser doesn’t clip-on or bounce around like most others do. The molded handled is comfortable to hold and won’t crack or break. The result of that fateful jog with Molly is a leash that is durable, practical and great for running or walking your dog. Once you use it, we think you’ll agree that “it’s the only lead you need…”

I fell in love with the design. I have seen many leashes with pockets and some of them are great. But this is really wonderful. 

This 5′ leash in black or red has the following details:

  • Integrated waste bag dispenser
  • Rip-Stop Nylon pocket for phone keys, etc
  • 3M reflective material for night-time visibility
  • Crack resistant handle
  • Heavy duty double braided rope
  • Nickel plated swivel snap-shackel

This is a hearty leash – great for medium to larger dogs. It is $40.00. 

There is a thinner version coming out soon for smaller dogs. 

Stop in and see this amazing leash!!! 

Small Dog Play

Immortal Dog is excited to host Small Dog Play at the new Play Doggie Daycare in our neighborhood!

Come enjoy an hour of play with us – meet some small dog owners and hang with the crew from Immortal Dog. 

Geared for the 20lb and under dogs, we will have the place all to ourselves – creting a safe environment for your little pup.  

We hope you can make it as we bring our customers together and support a new small business in the neighborhood. 

Small Dog Play

Friday, November 16 

7:00 – 8:00 

$7.00

Play Doggie Daycare 

2765 E Cherry St

Seattle WA 98122

Corner of Martin Luther King and Cherry

Holiday Yappy Hour!!

Wow – the holidays are almost here. This year seemed to zoom by faster than ever. At Immortal Dog we have been searching high and low for all sorts of fun and exciting products for you and your pets this holiday season. 

Please join us for our annual Holiday Yappy Hour on November 9 from 6-9. The store will be decked out in its holiday finest and filled to the brim with new toys, treats, coats, sweaters and other great items for your pets! We will have goody bags for pets and product vendors here with samples. Refreshments will be served! 

In this economy thriving as a small business owner is diffiucult. We rely on your support to be here for you. We hope you will join us this evening to celebrate the beginning of another holiday season for Immortal Dog and pick up something fun and tasty for your pet!

Thanks so much for your continued support!!

Adding Oil

One of the daily supplements I add to our pets diet is oil. We move between salmon oil, coconut oil and sardine oil. There are a lot of benefits of adding oils to pets diets and all oils are different. What can oils do for your pet? Let’s take a look. 
Fish Oil 

Fish oil is probably the most important supplement you can add to your dog’s diet, regardless of what type of diet you feed. We carry a couple of varieties of salmon oil and a really great sardine oil. 

Sardine oil is a nice alternative to salmon oil. Most pet foods contain salmon oil and it is good to rotate in a pets diet. The Sardine Oil we carry is derived from harvested wild sardines. It contains more EPA and DHA than salmon oil and has naturally lower levels of environmental contaminants. Sardines do not have the heavy metal build-up often found in other fish eaten as food. This is due to the natural habitat of sardines, which is in colder waters found deeper below the surface. Also, they are a small, immature species with a short lifespan, so less time to accumulate toxins in their bodies.

Even when feeding food with fish or fish oil included, adding oil to your pets diet is important. The cooking of dogs food even at low temperatures can reduce the effectiveness of the included oils. EPA and DHA, the omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil, provide widespread benefits. 

Proven benefits from EPA and DHA include:

  • Improving the coat and skin.
  • Reducing inflammation due to conditions such as arthritis, allergies, and inflammatory bowel disease.
  • Regulating the immune system, boosting those that are suppressed and calming overactive immune systems for dogs with allergies or autoimmune diseases.
  • Aiding in mental development of fetuses and puppies, and improving cognitive function in older dogs.
  • Lowering blood pressure and triglycerides.
  • Providing support for dogs with kidney disease, heart disease, and cancer.
  • Promoting weight loss in overweight dogs.

Fish oil should be protected from light, heat, and air. Store liquid fish oil in dark bottles in the refrigerator. Purchase amounts that can be used within one or two months to avoid rancidity. 

The amount of EPA and DHA in various fish oil preparations varies. Look for concentrated forms when giving high doses so you use smaller amounts of oil.

Healthy dogs can be given 100 to 150 mg EPA and DHA per 10 pounds of body weight daily; dogs who have health problems can be given up to 300 mg per 10 pounds of body weight. Try not to be tempted to over feed – too much can be a bad thing. 

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil consists of more than 90% saturated fats, with traces of few unsaturated fatty acids, such as mono unsaturated fatty acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids. Most of the saturated fats in coconut oil are Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs). The main component (more than 40%) of MCTs is lauric acid, followed by capric acid, caprylic acid, myristic acid and palmitic. Coconut oil also contains about 2% linoleic acid (polyunsaturated fatty acids) and about 6% oleic acid (monounsaturated fatty acids).

Most of the coconut oil benefits come from the MCTs. For example, the lauric acid in coconut oil has antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal properties. 

In dogs, the MCTs in coconut oil balance the thyroid, helping overweight dogs lose weight and helping sedentary dogs feel energetic. Coconut oil gently elevates the metabolism, provides a higher level of energy and vitality, protects you from illness, and speeds healing. As a bonus, coconut oil improves any dog’s skin and coat, improves digestion, and reduces allergic reactions.

Fed regularly to pets, coconut oil may have multiple benefits:

Skin Conditions:

  • Clears up skin conditions such as eczema, flea allergies, contact dermatitis,and itchy skin
  • Reduces allergic reactions and improves skin health
  • Makes coats become sleek and glossy, and deodorizes doggy odor
  • Prevents and treats yeast and fungal infections, including candida
  • Disinfects cuts and promotes wound healing
  • Applied topically, promotes the healing of cuts, wounds, hot spots, dry skin and hair, bites and stings

Immune System, Metabolic Function, Bone Health:

  • Contains powerful antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal agents that prevent infection and disease
  • Regulates and balance insulin and promotes normal thyroid function
  • Helps prevent or control diabetes
  • Helps reduce weight, increases energy
  • Aids in arthritis or ligament problems

Start slow when adding coconut oil to your pets diet. The recommended dose is  1/4 teaspoon for every 10 pounds of body weight daily.

In conclusion – we think that your pet can benefit from an oil in their diet. Better coat and skin, reduced inflammation and increased energy? Sounds great to us. Stop in soon and lets talk about which supplement would be best for your pets!

Be Right Back

As many of you know our little Sophie broke her leg last week. This requires her to be in a crate for about 7 more weeks at least. No fun!

One of the great things about our two girls is that they are litter box trained. So we do not have to worry about letting them out during the day. But with Sophie in a crate while she heals she needs to get out once to potty. 

I wish I could afford a pet walker to stop by and do that but it is not in the budget. Luckily we live 1.5 miles from the store so I can run home and let her out real quick. 

Rest assured I will be as quick as possible and be right back directly. I plan to run home at 4pm each afternoon Tuesday – Friday for about 25 minutes. I hope this will not disrupt your shopping experience too much and thank you for working with me. 

Please let me know if I can be of any more help.

Nicole

 

New Ollydog Products

We love finding new products to share with you and your pet. We had been on the hunt for waterproof collars that were attractive and durable. We just brought in OllyDog collars and accessories. Started by friends that were frustrated with the quality of dog products on the market they have designed long lasting, functional and attractive dog products. All of their products are made in the USA. 

The Tilden collar is waterproof and vegan alternative to leather with classic town and country style-the Tildens handle field, stream, and street. A webbing core with a protective laminated coating to create strong and waterproof belting for collars. These are a great collar for dogs that swim and all this rainy weather we encounter here in Seattle. 

With fall here and the sun setting sooner it is nice to have a reflective collar for the evening walks. Dubbed the Nightlife II collar these are sturdy and reflective. 

Daytime style, Nighttime safety.

  • Strong nylon webbing with vibrant reflective tape.
  • Reflective tape laminated and stitched for durability and smooth look

We also have some of their dog bag holders and treat pouches. They have really fun fabric designs. 

Stop in soon to check out these awesome new additions to our lineup.