July 3, 2019

‘Tis the season for dog walking. While many die-hard Wisconsinites brave the winter cold with year-round walking, the vast majority of dog owners prefer to walk in more favorable weather, heading out for an early morning stroll to start the day or a post-work walk to w...

July 3, 2019

Anyone who has watched a cat play has experienced the intriguing beauty of the feline frolic:  the art of stalking their prey, the seemingly spontaneous pounce, the incredible speed and agility of the chase. Cats are incredibly majestic and intriguing creatures whose m...

September 4, 2016

Traveling can mean fun for the whole family, including your pets! Whether you travel by plane, or take everyone on a long road trip, here is a basic checklist to keep travel as comfortable, fun, and stress-free as possible!


Whether you are on the roa...

July 21, 2016

Not Even For Ten Minutes.  Not Even Once.

Take a moment.  Pretend for this moment you are going through your morning routine.  The first thing you do is look at the weather for the day to see if any summer thunderstorms will surprise us,  or if you need to wear a tank t...

After this brutal Milwaukee winter, I dreaded my dog’s vet appointment in April, mainly for the fact she would have to get on a scale. This was what I worried about all winter: my dog’s weight.

When the winter gets bad, it’s not unlike people and pets alike to put on a...

June 1, 2016


Keep Them Calm This Summer

May 29, 2016


Here we are, Memorial Day weekend. As we honor those who have given their lives for American freedom, we also see this as the kick-off of summer. We bask in warmer temperatures outside, prepare the grill for three months of cooki...

September 3, 2015

 True or False?: Cats Need to Chew Too!

September 3, 2015


We are always talking about our dog’s dental health, and what’s the best way to clean their teeth. From tartar and plaque supplements, raw bones, smoked bones, antlers, brushing their teeth, and scheduling the ve...

September 2, 2014




Proper growth is important for all breeds, but especially for large breeds. So many owners and breeders want to make their large breed puppy very large very fast. Unfortunately, that is one of the worse things we can do! Until everyone understands that, sadly, we as...

August 1, 2014


Super Snout Joint Power with Green Lipped Mussel: A Reveiw

August 1, 2014


My Australian Shepherd “Chaos” was at one point a very active dog but I knew with the way he was built that age would soon change that.  He hasn’t really played like he used to for about a year,...

July 5, 2014

 Many pet owners have experienced the trials of food allergies with their pets. Food allergies can exhibit many different symptoms: scratching, itching, incessant licking or grooming, diarrhea, etc. When we see this happening with our dogs and cats, we know to look at...

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Our Wisconsin roots are strong. Michael and Carrie Marble were born here in Milwaukee and both graduated from James Madison High school. Michael operated a entry door and window store from 1989 until we opened our doors in September 2006. Our Mission is to offer Wisonsinites afforadable healthy pet diets and supplies while giving back to our local communtiy.

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