What NOT to feed your pet on Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving comes food, and lots of it! While you can share some of the foods you eat with your pet, like certain fruits and veggies, there are other foods that can be dangerous. Here’s common Thanksgiving foods to never feed your pet!

Cooked Bones

When meaty bones are cooked they become brittle and are a choking hazard. They can splinter in your pet’s throat, stomach, or intestines- yikes! Instead, make homemade bone broth by slowly boiling leftover bones and veggies.


Although ham is one of the first foods most people think of when it comes to Thanksgiving, this is not healthy for your pet. It contains high amounts of sodium, and even small portions can cause pancreatitis in dogs and cats. If it contains salt, stay away!

Instead, stock up on freeze-dried pork heart from The Modern Pet! Organ meat keeps your pet’s heart healthy, and muscles strong!


Most people think corn is a vegetable, but did know that it is actually a very starchy grain? Corn is tasty, but contains no nutritional value for humans or pets. It is difficult to digest, making your furry companion’s organs work overtime. Also, corn usually has butter added, which contains high amounts of sodium!

Instead, choose unsalted Peas or green beans are a great alternative! Peas contain vitamins A, B, C, K, and fiber! Green beans have vitamins B6, A, C, K, iron, and calcium, all of which will nourish the body!


We love stuffing… and it’s probably because this Thanksgiving side contains loads of garlic, onions, bread, and sodium- all of which are toxic to dogs and cats. Feeding stuffing to your pet can cause an overproduction of yeast, pancreatitis, or organ failure. We recommend saving this dish for the humans instead!

While eating your stuffing, feed your pet plain pumpkin or sweet potato! Both of these healthy toppers contain vitamins A, C, potassium, and iron.

Gobble, Gobble!

We want your Holiday to be as stress-free as possible! Don’t hesitate to call or message us with any questions! We hope your Thanksgiving is one to remember!

By Courtney May

Two Drinks Your Pet Needs This Christmas!

Two Drinks Your Pet Needs This Christmas!

Eggnog for the Puppers

When you have your dessert, treat them too! One of our favorites, The Honest Kitchen, makes Eggnog for our fur puppies! Containing dehydrated goat’s milk, egg, honey, and cinnamon, this treat is full of tons of vitamins and minerals that your pup will love! The Goats Milk is a natural probiotic, while the egg is a great source of highly digestible protein! The honey is a powerful source of antioxidants, and also have anti-inflammatory and immune system benefits, wow! Cinnamon, which also contains anti-inflammatory properties, is known to slow and even stop bacteria growth! This treat would be perfect for overweight dogs who are at risk of contracting diabetes, as cinnamon helps to regulate blood sugar and raise insulin levels! As with all of Honest Kitchen Product, this Eggnog is free of artificial colors/flavors, fillers, wheat/soy, and GMO ingredients!

All you need to do is mix in some warm water with the eggnog powder, stir it, and your pup gets a nice dessert!

Eggnog for your doggo, by The Honest Kitchen

Pumpkin Latte

One of my personal favorites is the Pumpkin Latte from Super Snouts! This product is a wonderful blend of Goat milk, Pumpkin, Apple Pectin, Agave Inulin, and Ceylon Cinnamon, so it is very palatable! The goats milk is from free ranging, grass fed, antibiotic free goats. It is GMO free, without any added hormones. This would be an amazing treat to support the digestive system. Pumpkin is a great way to promote healthy stool, as it contains soluble fiber and essential vitamins and minerals. Apple pectin, which is a soluble fiber in apples, helps to prevent spikes in our dogs blood sugar. The Agave Inulin is a prebiotic, so that feeds the probiotic (Goats Milk) and helps to keep the gut healthy! The cinnamon adds a nice taste for your doggo, and is a common anti inflammatory and anti fungal.

Simply add in some water to the powder and you are all set!

Pumpkin Latte By Super Snouts

Where Can I Find These Products?

We carry both the Honest Kitchen Eggnog and Super Snouts Pumpkin Latte in our store at Lovin’ Arms Pet Center! Stop by and for more information, and we can show you some cute Holiday presents/treats for your babies!

By: Courtney May

Pumpkin Spice For Your Pet

Pumpkin Spice For Your Pet

Its pumpkin spice season and we are here to fill you in on the health benefits, and a few tips on how you can incorporate it into your furry friends’ diets. Canned pumpkin is a great source of fiber and can help digestive regularity. It can help clear up diarrhea or help constipation. Pumpkin is high in fiber which means it can aid in weight loss. Replacing a little of your dog’s regular food with canned pumpkin (a few tablespoons or up to half a cup depending on the size of your dog) can help your dog loose some excess weight. The fiber and water in pumpkin will help keep them full. Pumpkin also helps control parasites in the digestive system. High amounts of amino acids can be found in pumpkin, which is actually toxic to many common dog parasites. For this reason, it is sometimes used to expel worms in animals! 

Pumpkin Hydrates Skin & Coat

Pumpkin is a great way to add moisture back into a kibble diet, which has a very low moisture content! The high-water content found in pumpkin flesh contributes to supple skin and a lustrous coat. The added moisture from the pumpkin rejuvenates the skin to flake less. This means less hair on your carpets, furniture, and clothes! Pumpkin contains high concentrations of Vitamin A, which is essential for our furry friends eye health. Bonus! Pumpkin contains potassium, which regulates blood pressure, helps improves muscle health, and assists metabolism.

Pumpkin Boosts The Immune System

Other Nutrients that can be found in pumpkin are; Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Iron, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Zinc, and Folate, just to name a few. Vitamin C is integral for immune health all-around. When combined with Vitamin A, E and other antioxidants, pumpkin can help destroy free radicals in your pet’s immune system. Free radicals that build up in the immune system can contribute to cancers and damage of the body. Boosting fresh sources of antioxidants in your pet’s immune system is highly recommended. Experts say that pumpkin can even help prevent certain cancers from developing!

Spice Up Your Pumpkin

Cinnamon is filled with many nutrients. Potassium, Vitamin A, B, C, E and K, Magnesium, and Phosphorus can be found in cinnamon. It is rich in eugenol, an oily aromatic substance that contains remarkable anti-inflammatory and antiseptic action. With those properties, it also makes for an excellent muscle relaxant and pain reliever, relieving arthritis pain and combating symptoms of various inflammatory and infectious diseases. The antioxidant properties of cinnamon are effective to fight free radicals and cells damage. The high calcium content of cinnamon is beneficial in strengthening the immune system.

Ease Digestion With Cinnamon

Consumption of cinnamon improves digestion, can help with weight loss, and relieve stomach discomfort. In addition, its higher fiber content and its anti-inflammatory action helps improve intestinal transit. This prevents numerous gastrointestinal disorders such as vomiting, gas, and constipation. Cinnamon is also rich in bioflavonoids (also known as Vitamin P), which have an anticoagulant action. All this means is, when used in moderate doses, they can stimulate circulation and prevent formation of clots and some associated conditions such as thrombosis and certain vascular problems. 

Bake with Pumpkin And Cinnamon

Pumpkin Dog Waffles!

Even the pickiest of eaters love the “Pumpkin Waffles”! The waffles are incredibly easy to make too! All you need is a waffle maker, Garbanzo bean flour, 1/2 cup of “Firm Up”, 1 can of Pumpkin puree, 2 eggs, and 1 cup of Raw Goat Milk!

  • 1 1/2 cup Garbanzo Bean flour
  • 1/2 cup Firm Up
  • 1 can Pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup raw Goat Milk

Mix all of the ingredients together and bake it in the waffle maker! “Firm Up” is sold in our store, come check it out!

Pumpkin spice can be made easy, come see us for extra information and to see our pumpkin spice section!

By: Rebecca Gopie

Luca’s Favorites

Hey everyone! It’s Alli and I wanted to show you Luca’s six favorite things from our store. He is a year and a half old Lab/Rottweiler mix and weighs 70 pounds.

First, we have his favorite food of all time, Steve’s Real Food frozen raw. This company is my personal favorite in our store. They are small and have an office in northern Utah. Their meat is free range, and don’t have added antibiotics or hormones. Luca devours it and loves that it is soft and healthy for him.

His next two favorite things are from the brand Nulo. Their freeze-dried food is amazing as a topper and treats as well as a full meal. He loves going to grandma’s house because she is always stocked with it and is a sucker for his puppy face! The next is Nulo cans, he really loves every flavor and I enjoy incorporating them into his diet for some added versatility.

He definitely has the Rottweiler jaw so he is a chewer. This mammoth bone from Red Barn is affordable and long lasting! Whenever he goes in the backyard he has a chewing session.

Bully sticks are some of my favorite because they are clean and have the option for being odorless, so they are perfect for indoor use. Whenever I have had a long day and he still has some energy I let him chew on one to stimulate his brain and keep him quiet while I relax.

Finally, we have this Mammoth Flossy Chew, which is not only good for his teeth, but he loves to play tug of war and act like a big bad wolf by shaking it vigorously.

Overall, my pup is spoiled and loves everything mommy brings home for him. I am so lucky to have such an awesome job that helps me take care of him the best I can.

XX, Alli

National Dental Awareness Month

It’s February and that means love is in the air and there’s almost nothing we love more than kisses from our pets, especially around Valentine’s Day!

But a cute kiss can turn not so cute fast when your dog or cat has bad breath. Did you know bad breath can be a sign of a more serious dental issue?

In fact, almost 80% of dogs over the age of three have dental disease. By giving your dogs what they need, you can help prevent it with a healthier, more holistic approach.

Natural dog chews such as Raw Marrow Bones, Bully Sticks, Pig Ears, Elk Antlers, and Buffalo Horns are all biologically designed to help keep your dog’s teeth in tip-top shape.

Of course, you can try the ol’ classic toothbrush & paste method, but sometimes that’s harder than dressing a toddler.

If your dog isn’t much of a chewer or doesn’t like having their teeth brushed, we have other alternatives such as live enzymatic probiotics, water additives, oral gels, mouth sprays and so much more.

Stop by our shop or give us a call at 435.256.6767 and ask us about how you can put the “fresh” back in your dog’s breath.

P.S. Here’s a little Valentine’s Day Gift just for you!

The Raw Truth: Get the Inside Scoop on Feeding Raw

We aim to keep things short, sweet and to the point so we’ve hand picked several of our most frequently asked questions about feeding raw.

Isn’t raw food dangerous?

Myth. Raw food is the most biologically appropriate food for your dogs and cats. Their systems are designed to handle the bacteria both good and bad.

Will preparation take up all my time?

Preparation will only take a few more minutes than pouring kibble in a bowl would. Just like when you prepare meat for your human family you take the same precautions when feeding raw food to your pets.

How will I afford it?

The cost is actually pretty comparable to a premium kibble or canned food. Below Primal outlines how much raw you can feed for the price of a bag of kibble.

If you’re wondering how much it will cost to feed your pet, use Steve’s Real Food calculator.

Is it an all or nothing deal?

Not at all. Use freeze dried as a treat or a food topper, add goat’s milk to rehydrate kibble or as another treat, or feed partially raw if you’d like.

What raw options do you carry?

Freeze Dried

  • Sojos
  • Stella & Chewy’s
  • Nulo


  • Tucker’s


  • Steve’s Real Food
  • Primal

Other (goat milk, treats and more)

  • Answers
  • Orijen
  • Acana
  • Vital Essentials

Have more questions? Call or stop by and our pack members would love to answer them! Ready to start feeding raw? We’ll set you up for success!