Four Muddy Paws Hosts The Pet Health & Wellness Fair

Four Muddy Paws is hosting their annual Pet Health & Wellness Fair again this year on Saturday, May 11 from 11 AM – 3 PM in Lafayette Square (1711 Park Avenue). This is their biggest Pet Health event of the season. In fact, it’s so big it takes place on the Fountain Plaza across from SqWires restaurant.

You are what you eat and so is your pet. In fact, it’s even more important to make sure your pet is getting a natural species-appropriate diet. The Pet Health and Wellness Fair is a great opportunity to meet many experts in dog and cat nutrition all in one location and to discover new natural diets, treats and holistic supplements that can help your pet thrive. There are many health concerns that can be directly addressed with proper nutrition.

This pet-friendly event will feature raw food brands like Bravo Raw Foods, Primal Pet Foods, Stella & Chewy’s Raw Diets & OC Raw plus Orijen, Acana, Fromm Family Foods and numerous other natural diet options. You’ll also get the opportunity to learn about herbal Chinese therapies with Herbsmith, a natural dog and cat supplement line created by a holistic veterinarian in Wisconsin. You’ll have the opportunity to learn more about each product line and ask questions relevant to your pet’s needs plus get free samples to try at home.

There will be talks every half hour on pet nutrition and positive training by the experts. Check out www.fourmuddypaws.com for the show schedule.

Gateway Pet Guardians will be hosting a low-cost Microchip Clinic with 100% of the proceeds benefiting Gateway Pet Guardians and they’ll be hosting an adoption event on the patio at the shop.

Discover the benefits of alternative pet therapies with Canine Corrective Bodywork and Reiki Treatments. You’ll be amazed at how this can help your pet, naturally.

Learn more about modern force-free training techniques with the skilled trainers from the Greater St Louis Training Club. Using learning theory and a clicker you can better communicate with your pet in learning new behaviors and working on eliminating unwanted behaviors.

There will be dog games, raffles and drawings for great prizes like gift baskets, free food and more.

Four Muddy Paws is also offering special one-day savings on all food, treats and supplements for the day.

So come out to learn more about your pet’s nutrition options and have lunch on one of the dog-friendly patios at one of the great restaurants in Lafayette Square.
For more information please call 314-773-7297 or visit www.fourmuddypaws.com.

Tips for Your Senior Dog
Did you know that a dog as young as six years old can begin exhibiting senior dog symptoms? Here’s a couple quick tips to remember.

  • Exercise their mind and body – use puzzle toys at either feeding time or play time – puzzle toys can be very beneficial in keeping their mind challenged. Go for interesting walks full of the sights and, most importantly, the smells your dog loves.
  • Help their senses – if their eyesight is not quite what it used to be you can leave a night light on to help them navigate and If their eyesight is really poor, use scent to help them navigate your home or other sensory markers outdoors to help them find their way.