The Trusted Regina team are very excited to announce our newest Trusted Regina partners The Bone & Biscuit Co.
Located on Quance Street behind the Victoria Square Mall, Regina this charming little Regina pet store has product lines for dogs and cats that include only the finest high quality raw, dry and canned foods. Find an abundant selection of natural treats, homeopathic supplements, unique artisan baked goods, clothing and comprehensive range of “boutique” toys and general care items for everyday use. The food is all free of wheat, corn or soy. Much of their product is Canadian – some even from here in Saskatchewan!
Owner Laur’Lei Silzer is an animal lover herself with three dogs and two cats, all of whom are rescues.
As she say's
"The only thing I love more than shoes (I have 151 pairs) is animals."
After she retired early from the government she decided to embark on a new adventure and Bone & Biscuit was a natural fit.
"I have never regretted my decision and I love coming to work every day. Everyone should have this much fun at their job!"
Behind every great business stands an exceptional team. Manager Stacie works with customers regarding nutrition and behavior. She has a diploma in Canine Nutrition and a Certificate in Nutrition and continues her studies in Canine Healthy Nutrition. She is currently enrolled in a Raw Nutrition course and has two Diploma's in Canine Behavior Coaching and is working on a more intense course via the UK. In addition, the support staff are also exceptionally knowledgeable and just love to help customers make decisions about what is right for their pet.
Their knowledge and willingness to help their customers really shows. When calling to ensure they were indeed trustworthy as part of the unique Trusted Regina verification process
the feedback from customers was exceptional. Here is what some of their clients had to say.
“I am very particular about what I feed my cat. Bone & Biscuit has everything I need. Their staff is very knowledgeable and they have a great selection of products including some that no one else carries. The prices are even better than I found online.” - Courtney Debreceni
“The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and they have high quality products you can’t find anywhere else. The really know their stuff.” – Steve John
“I have so many good things to say about Bone & Biscuit. My dog had been on medicated food from the Vet since he was a puppy, he is now 15. He no longer would eat any of the food from the vet and was very ill. With a heavy heart I had even contemplated euthanasia. Not wanting to give up I tried Bone & Biscuit and am happy to say that it has completely changed my pooch. He is on the mend and eating very well again. He is even able to jump up on his favorite spot by the window again because his arthritis has improved dramatically. Whatever is in that food is just awesome and it isn’t very expensive! I also love that they guarantee the food so if your dog doesn’t like it and you have the receipt you can return it and try something else. They also deliver. I love everything about them!” – Nancy Stoeber
We are confident that Bone & Biscuit are a great addition to the Trusted Regina directory of excellence and happily welcome them aboard.
Trusted share a helpful Trusted Tip on the REGINA DIRECTORY about caring for your New Kitten and Kitten Proofing your home!!!
Congratulations on your new kitten!
Your kitten will require a series of vaccines that will provide immunity against disease for about one year. Annual boosters are needed to keep this level of immunity high enough to protect your kitten from illness. If your pet is vaccinated at Lakewood Animal Hospital, you will receive reminders in the mail each year when your kitten is due for its annual vaccinations.
Your kitten should be fed a kitten food until he or she is about 6 to 12 months old. Then switch gradually to an adult food by mixing the old and the new foods together for about two weeks. This helps avoid intestinal upset from changing foods. Your pet will have a longer healthier life on a good quality diet such as Medi-cal or Orijen. Too many treats and snacks lead to fussy eating habits, obesity and digestive upsets. Give your pet praise and affection for rewards, not food! He'll love you just as much.
Spay or neuter your kitten. Altered pets live longer, are healthier in old age, have fewer behavioral problems and don't contribute to the pet overpopulation problem. We recommend spaying or neutering your kitten between 6-8 months of age.
Your kitten will soon have a full set of adult teeth. Good dental care is essential to your pet's well being. Regular brushing will slow plaque and tartar build-up as your kitten gets older. By the time they are two to five years old, however, they might have enough tartar build-up to begin needing annual dental cleanings here at the veterinary clinic. A cat that gets good dental care throughout its life will live an average of 15-20% longer than one that does not. Your pet will have fresher breath, less pain from periodontal disease and be healthier and more energetic.
Enjoy! Your kitten's boundless joy, love and energy are a precious thing to have.
- String, ribbon, yarn, sewing supplies and other small household items
- Paper clips, erasers, staples, rubber bands, plastic bags and twist ties
- Coins, small board game pieces, fragile keepsakes and ornaments
- Medication, vitamins, pill bottles, dental floss, razors and cotton balls
- Household and automotive chemicals ("pet-safe" antifreeze is available)
- Toxic houseplants, including philodendron, mistletoe and poinsettia Toxic garden plants, including lily, azalea, daffodil, tomato and hydrangea
- Provide kitten-safe toys to keep your kitten occupied
- Use covered trashcans in your house and garage
- Keep kitchen countertops clean and clear of food items to reduce temptation
- Store household chemicals and poisons in a locked cabinet
- Keep toilet lids down so your kitten can't fall in or drink from the bowl
- Keep electrical cords and wires out of sight or secured to walls
- Secure dangling blind and curtain cords out of reach
- In winter, rinse your cat's paws with warm water and towel dry after outings to rinse off snow and melting chemicals that irritate the footpads and mouth
- Keep your cat indoors and safe from extreme weather conditions year round
- Consider planting Timothy grass or fresh catnip in a stable pot indoors to entice your kitten and safeguard ornamental plants
We hope that your new kitten is well on its way to a long and happy life as a member of your family. To keep your kitten healthy for a lifetime will require on-going care. This list should help you to understand what health care needs your pet will have in the years to come.
Please call us with any questions or problems with your kitten. Most medical problems are less costly to your pet's well being and to your pocketbook if they are dealt with early. The same is true of behavioral problems. The earlier you contact us or your trainer regarding a problem behavior, the sooner you can solve it. Behaviors such as inappropriate urination, digging, running away, chewing, and aggression can almost always be changed if you ask for help.
Kitten Proofing Your Home
Playful and intelligent kittens investigate objects by touching, chewing and tasting them. Growing kittens love to explore, but need protection from household items that are dangerous if swallowed.
Dangerous Items to Keep Away From Your Kitten:
More Ways to Keep Your Kitten Safe:
Check out the Vets and Pets category on THE REGINA DIRECTORY directory of experts.
Here we share a helpful Trusted Tip on the REGINA DIRECTORY about the dangers of anti - Freeze and your pet
With the impending cold weather now and the corner, antifreeze poisoning is a concern. Most cases of antifreeze poisoning occur around the pet's own home and are usually due to improper storage or disposal. As a precaution, vehicle owners should practice safe usage, storage and disposal of antifreeze to help prevent accidental ingestion.
Ethylene glycol, the main ingredient in almost all major antifreeze brands, has an inviting aroma, a sweet flavor. Its appealing smell and taste often tempt animals and children to drink the highly poisonous substance. It only takes a few tablespoons of highly toxic antifreeze to seriously jeopardize an animal's life. Pet guardians need to know how to help keep antifreeze away from animals, as well as detect the early symptoms of antifreeze poisoning.
The following guidelines help pet owners avoid pet exposures to antifreeze.
- Always clean up antifreeze spills immediately.
- Check your car regularly for leaks.
- Always store antifreeze containers in clearly marked containers and in areas that are inaccessible to your pets.
- Never allow your pets to have access to the area when you are draining antifreeze from your car.
Clinical signs can start within 1 hour of ingestion. They include: vomiting, wobbly gait (ataxia), depression within 1-3 hours, increased drinking, fine muscle tremors and panting. During the next 12-24 hours: the initial signs may progress to seizures or coma or the animal may temporarily improve yet then go into acute kidney failure.
If you suspect your pet has ingested antifreeze, contact your veterinarian immediately!
Check out the listings here in the Vets and Pets category on THE REGINA DIRECTORY directory of experts.