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Why pawTree?


I have been a part of the pet industry for as long as I can remember. From fostering kittens and volunteering starting in middle school, working at Petsmart, working in dog day care, being a vet tech, owning my own pet sitting and animal behavior businesses and even working for a veterinary supply company I have done a bit of everything in the industry. I love learning and being a resource for my clients as well. When I was approached about the pawTree opportunity about 3.5 years ago I told the person who introduced me to the brand that I needed to do some research. I did my research on the company, the CEO, the products, and even attended an in home presentation about the products. The more I learned about everything, the more I knew I wanted to be a part of it and share it with my clients.

With pawTree I had found a brand that I could represent that I knew had never had a recall, never used corn or wheat or soy in their products, was made in the US, and had one of the most genuine people I had ever met as the founder and CEO. I have learned a lot about the pet food industry over the past decade and a half since I started in it professionally and I will say that there are more opinions and school of thoughts that anyone can keep up with when it comes to what to feed your pet. What I really liked about the pawTree brand was it wasn’t just some guy who decided to start a pet food line- this guy had some major experience in the industry and recruited veterinarians, a veterinary nutritionist, and top product specialists to help him create the brand and continue its growth.

pawTree guaranteeNow I know that traditional kibble or even pawTree food is not for every pet or pet parent- and that is OK! I am not the person that wants to pressure anyone to change, but I do want to make sure the pet parents in my circle are educated about food and supplements. Have you ever read the bag of food you feed your pets? Does it have a lot of corn in it? Why? What does corn really do for any of us? What is the medication that is in your pets ‘prescription food’? Do you know what your pet should really be avoiding or having added into their diet if they do have a medical concern? Where are your pets treats made? Some questions that I would ask each pet parent to think about.

Supplements are another big part of the pawTree brand. I am a huge believer in supplements, I mean you should see my daily regimen! But really, supplements are a great preventative for a lot of issues such as joint and bladder problems. They can also help if a problem has already started and you are wanting to get better control of it without using traditional medication. I should make it clear that there is nothing wrong with traditional medications when warranted, but I would personally rather my pet be on a natural supplement for the rest of their life as opposed to a harsh prescription that can do a lot of damage to things like their liver. Medications have their place, but supplements are typically much safer for pets and even people.

pawTree Superfood Seasoning

Besides food and supplements, pawTree also offers a line of treats and superfood seasoning for pets. What I love most about these products is they are so limited ingredient that if I am working with a pet that has allergies I don’t have to worry about what fillers or additives might be added in. I use the treats a lot for training clients and the seasoning if a pet is hesitant to eat when their parents are out of town. These products are so simple, yet such a great benefit to my business and my clients. I know my clients appreciate knowing that their pets are always getting top notch treats when they visit with me!

I use the pawTree brand to offer products to my clients that I know I can stand behind and I believe in because I have seen the results with my own pets as well as my customers testimonials. A really amazing policy that pawTree has is a 90 day satisfaction guarantee- if you don’t like it you can get your money back with no hassle, so its worth a try for everyone! I am very grateful that I am able to incorporate pawTree into my businesses and my own pets lives and I encourage pet parents to just take a look- there’s nothing to lose!

As always, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me at [email protected]

cat at vet

5 Tips for Better Vet Visits [Pet Expert]

5 tips for Better Vet Visits for everyone!

Working at a veterinary clinic I saw many cats who did not want to be at the office and heard too many stories from owners of how much of a fight it was to just get the cat in the carrier.  Taking our cats to the vet is something that people loathe doing because its such a hassle so often times people only take them in when there is a serious issue.

Cats are missing their regular check-ups because the pet parents do not want to fight them and that can cause medical issues to be missed early on or even prevented.  There are ways to make vet visits easier for everyone and that starts right at home.

  1. Don’t just bring out the carrier when its time to go to the vet. Typically, a cats carrier lives in the closet or garage and comes out minutes before you are ready to leave for the vet clinic.  This is a big mistake that pet parents make because the cat has only associated that carrier with the terrifying place that they are about to head off to.  Instead, leave the carrier out and allow the cat to get comfortable with it and even use it as an extra bed
  2. To build up the positive association, even more, you can use feeding time and treats near and in the carrier to make it a good place to be.
    Use Feliway. Feliway mimics natural feline facial pheromones which can help to calm your cat.  You can spray Feliway inside the carrier and even ask your veterinarian if they have a Feliway diffuer in their cat room and/or can spray it on their exam table.  You can purchase Feliway here
  3.  Visit a Fear Free vet clinic. Veterinary professionals that are Fear Free certified have gone above and beyond to make the clinic experience comfortable for all pets.  They reduce stress as much as possible in pets by doing a few simple things that you may not see in many practices such as using non slip mats on their exam tables, using low-stress handling techniques, using pheromones in their lobby and exam rooms, ushering pets into exam rooms as quickly as possible to reduce any possible confrontations with other animals in the waiting room, and so much more! Fear Free is a newer movement in the veterinary world and if you vet clinic isn’t on board yet ask them if they have heard of the program and would be willing to implement some techniques to make the visits more comfortable for your cat.  You can learn more about the Fear Free mission at
  4. Handle your cat at home. Use positive reinforcement to reward you cat while at home for being handled like she would be a the vet clinic.  Rubbing her paws, touching her mouth and ears, and handling her all over will help to make being handled at the vet a less terrifying experience. Remember to pair the handling with a reward to make it an experience she learns to enjoy.
  5. Go to the vet on a regular basis. Having positive experiences at the vet will help your cat to learn that the clinic is a pretty great place to go! Regular vet visits can also prevent and help to detect illness and diseases early on which will keep your cat happy and healthy for many years to come!

If you need any more tips on how to make a visit to the vet easier for your cat please reach out for a phone consultation!  I am also happy to speak with you or your veterinarian about the Fear Free initiative if you would like more information.