NEWSLETTER The Family Pet
Improving the life of pets
Volume I, Issue II March 2012
Nature’s Variety In- The Family Pet is pleased to share our newsletter with you.
stinct Kibble Sharing valuable information about pet health and life en-
$2 off richment is our goal. We hope you enjoy this and many is-
Large Bags sues to come.
Grain-Free St Patty’s Day SPECIAL
$1 off Small/Med
$2 off Large
FREE U-Wash Day
Saturday, March 3rd
FREE Canine Waste
Grooming ISN’T Fertilizer
Kearney Business The Family Pet proudly pre- yard poop scooped, pet sup-
Group Expo sents Creature Comforts plies delivered or your pet
Home Pet Care located in transported anywhere, Crea-
March 3rd 9-4pm
our shop at 907 W Hwy 92 in ture Comforts will provide
Kearney. you with the best care
Come to the Kearney Busi-
ness Group Expo to visit Car- CONSULTATION &
ol Facklam Owner & Profes- FIRST VISIT FREE
sional Pet Sitter. She has years
of experience and glowing Visit the website at
Annunciation Hall What’s Inside
reviews from her often repeat www.creaturecomfortskc.com
705 N. Jefferson St
customers. Pet Insurance 101 2
Kearney, MO 64060 or call us at 816-645-8713. Or
just drop by The Family Pet. What to Look for in 3
If you need pet sitting in your Dog Food
home, your dog walked, your
Page 2 The Family Pet
By Carol Facklam,
Creature Comforts Home Pet Care
Pet insurance is still a relatively new concept.
As we become more attached to our furry
friends and have begun to consider them fami-
ly we know how important it to keep them
happy and healthy. Along with everything else
the price of pet care has gone up over the years and has presented us with sometimes difficult decisions regarding our
pets’ health care; do we treat or put down. The best time to think about pet insurance is when your pet is young and
beginning his/her life with you. Some insurance will cover well care including those costly puppy shots and cover con-
genital defects in some cases. There are pet insurances that cover a more wide range of holistic services including al-
ternative treatments by holistic doctors and chiropractors, laser therapy, nail clipping and anal glands to name a few.
Insurer Plan Mthly rate Features
Dogs & Pup- Pays up to 90% of veterinary bill for any accident or illness,
Healthy Paws 18.89+
pies including hereditary and congenital conditions. Customizable.
Covers all accidents, injuries & illnesses inc. hereditary condi-
tions for the life of the pet. $200 deductible, 80% claims reim-
Pet Plan Bronze $7.70+
bursement (100% reimbursement available for additional premi-
$200 annual deductible, 20% coinsurance, $10,000 annual maxi-
mum, no per incidence limits. Covers accidents & illnesses, ge-
Creme de la
Embrace $43.75+ netic & chronic conditions, prescription drugs and wellness.
Covers holistic and alternative treatments, plus wellness. Does
not pay for supplements Does not cover dental illness.
Checklist for Selecting a Pet Insurance Plan
• Check to see if your insurer excludes or charges a higher premium for your breed.
• Review any age limits for coverage. Some insurers require the pet to be 8 weeks old, some don't cover pets
over a certain age and some have no age limit.
• If you have more than one pet, ask your insurer if they offer a multiple-pet discount.
• Make sure you understand what you are buying. Some policies cover only accidents, most cover accidents &
illness, and a few offer comprehensive coverage, including preventive care (checkups, vaccinations, neutering,
etc.) along with accident and illness coverage.
• Review the deductibles, co-pays and caps on coverage. For example, some insurers will pay 80% of the costs for
treating your pet's illness, others will pay 100%. Make sure you select an insurer that provides the coverage you
• Check to see if the insurer excludes any genetic or hereditary conditions for your pet.
• Review any optional extra coverage that may be available. Some insurers cover items such as wellness, drug,
dental, cancer treatment, etc. only if you pay extra.
Read more on our website at www.thefamilypetkc.com, come by and pick up a copy of the complete article or come
see us at the Kearney Business Group Expo on March 3rd from 9am—4pm (see front pg).
Volume I, Issue II Page 3
What to Look for In Dog Food
By Carol Facklam, Creature Comforts Home Pet Care
The Whole Dog Journal, a monthly guide to natural dog care and
training, publishes guidelines to follow when selecting dry dog food.
The foods that are carried by The Family Pet are mentioned in a
list the WDJ publishes each year of the dry dog foods that follow the guidelines. Below
are the foods and highlights of each one. For an entire list of ingredients and more in-
formation about each product visit our store. We’ll be happy to fill you in on the rest.
Canidae Has Grain-Free products including pureEL-
They have two puppy formulas with DHA (a "An animal's
natural omega-3 fatty acid that is essential in the
Taste of the Wild
development of the brain and nervous system in
eyes have the
puppies.) power to
The company tests each batch for contaminants speak a great
Natural Balance and makes the rest results available on its web-
site. language." ~
Fourth-generation family-owned and operated Martin Buber
Introduced a grain-free food with alternative
carbs and single source proteins to create con-
California Natural, Evo & Innova
sistent fat levels to ease <
with protein rotation in different varieties.
Offers frozen raw and canned foods to comple-
ment the dry food lines they have.
Launched a new grain-free & gluten-free varie-
ty; added new ingredients such as tapioca.
Blue Buffalo uses only whole grains in their
Adds the combination of anchovies, sardines
and salmon to every variety of kibble they have.
Eagle Pack Holistic Select
These are all a natural source of vitamin E
which help skin and coat health.
What You DO Want
• Lots of animal protein at the top of the ingredients list
• A named animal protein For more on the articles
• Whole vegetables, fruits, and grains in our newsletter go to
• "Good bacteria" from the natural cultures of lactobacillus www.thefamilypetkc.com
• A “best by” date that’s at least six months away
or come by our store at
What You DON’T Want
907 W Hwy 92 in
• Meat by-products or poultry by-products Kearney, MO
• A “generic” fat source
• Added sweeteners
• Artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives (i.e., BHA, BHT, ethoxyquin)
Improving the life of pets
At The Family Pet we strive to improve the quality of life for
you and your pet every day. We carry a variety of healthy pet
foods, provide top notch grooming services and offer boarding services
giving your pet a comfortable and secure place to stay with us overnight
or just for the day.
Grooming ♦ U-Wash ♦ Pet Food
Daycare ♦ Boarding
THE FAMILY PET
907 W Route 92
Kearney, MO 64060
Phone: 816-903-DOGS (3647) )
Join Us Saturday, March 10th
Come out and join us in welcoming Enter our FREE Pet Grooming and Pet
Creature Comforts to our family and Sitting/Dog Walking GIVE AWAY!
learn more about our Holistic Pet
Foods. We’ll have treats for pets and For more info call 816-903-DOGS or
pet parents alike. Bring your family to
The Family Pet our store at 907 W Route 92 in
Kearney, MO from 10am until 5pm on
Saturday March 10th.