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If you doggie has diarrhea or digestive issues, you may want to stop by the Hydrant for some Slippery Elm or Flora4.

Slippery elm is the ideal herb for treating dogs with a nervous stomach. While it soothes and protects the digestive tract, it is astringent and can reduce inflammation at the same time. Therefore, it can be used in cases of diarrhea, colitis, stomach ulcers, and so on. The mucilage also lubricates the digestive tract to help in the elimination of waste.

While slippery elm benefits dogs suffering from diarrhea, this herb also helps constipated dogs. In cases of constipation, this herb helps and relaxes the muscles to facilitate elimination of waste.

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You can also use Flora4 whenever your pet needs supplemental enzymes and probiotics for a wide range of issues:

  • During and after treatment with antibiotics
  • To correct intermittent diarrhea and soft stools
  • To aid digestion when transitioning to a new food.


Carna4’s Flora4 Ground Sprouted Seeds Food Topper simplifies the chore of learning how to supplement effectively to add the live probiotics, plant enzymes, phytonutrients and whole food vitamins & minerals that are lacking in an all-meat diet.

Flora4 contains only 100% raw organic sprouted seeds (a blend of barley seed, flaxseed, and lentils), ground into a fine powder.

You can add Flora4 to every meal to supply all your dog’s non-meat nutritional requirements. Or if you already mix foods like tripe, green leafy & root vegetables into your dog’s raw diet, try using Flora4 every couple of days to “fill in the gaps”. That way, you can be sure that you’re not missing any essential vitamins & minerals with your homemade recipes.

Your cat can also benefit from the intense nutrition in Flora4. Be sure to add healthy sources of taurine such as organ meat – pork liver and duck liver are 2 excellent examples.

Flora4 is extremely versatile. It can be sprinkled into raw, home-cooked food or commercial kibble to boost nutrition and complete the diet. If your main pet food contains vitamin/mineral additives (kibbles and canned foods), then you should consider supplementing the diet with doses of Flora4 every day or two, to make sure your pet is getting really bio-available nutrients from food – not just synthetics. Our testing has shown that dogs and cats love the mix of flavors from meat + our sprouted seed blend. Flora4 gives Raw feeders the convenient whole food supplement they’ve been waiting for — no need to use bottled synthetic products again!

Flora4 contains guaranteed levels of live probiotics (18 billion cfu/kg) and enzymes (1 million U/kg); effective doses of 26 essential vitamins & minerals; and high levels of Omega 6 & 3 fatty acids – all from raw food – that combine to provide a variety of health benefits for dogs and cats

the Hydrant is a busy, little shop!

We cannot say thank you enough to all of our amazing customers.  2016 has been our busiest year so far and we have so many exciting plans for next year!  Our retail area is expanding each month with new products that are perfect to keep your pets healthy and happy.  Please let us know if there is anything you wish you could purchase at the Hydrant.  Our knowledgeable staff wants to talk to you about your pet’s nutrition needs!

What’s new on our shelves?  Have a look…

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New Acana Coming Soon

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ACANA Heritage

ACANA Heritage foods are Champion’s original Biologically Appropriate recipes that celebrate their 25-year tradition of featuring fresh regional ingredients grown close to home by farmers, ranchers and fishermen they know and trust.

ACANA Heritage foods are brimming with free-run poultry and nest-laid eggs from local farms, freshwater fish from regional waters and heritage meats from Appalachian ranches — all delivered in fresh WholePrey ratios to nourish completely.

Prepared in their new Kentucky DogStar® kitchens from America’s best and freshest ingredients, these unique and Biologically Appropriate foods are a delicious way to keep your dog healthy, happy, and strong.

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12 oz. trial size bags are available NOW for $3.99 so you can try them out.

Stop by the Hydrant today!

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What’s New?

Here’s a little peek at what’s new at the Hydrant…

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treats your dogs will love, perfect for Thanksgiving time!

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New from Party Animal… CocoLicious Grain-Free canned foods for Dogs


cute and warm sweaters for your hounds

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Vital Essential cat treats… can be used as dog treats too

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Dirty Dog Doormat is an amazingly thick and thirsty little rug!

Give the gift of health

This Holiday season, why not give your pets the gift of health.  Make the commitment to your pet that you will feed them grain free, low carb, high-quality protein foods for the upcoming year.  We are pretty confident that you will see a dramatic change in your pet’s vitality as well as their skin and coat after feeding a better diet.

Excellent food is a gift that can decrease vet visits while extending the quality of life for your pet.  The Hydrant carefully selects the best grain-free kibble, canned, and raw diets and stocks their shelves only with foods that they would (and do) feed to their own pets.  For optimal health, we also recommend adding a little freeze-dried raw to your pet’s diet.  Everything you need to give the gift of health to your pet is available at the Hydrant!


Now let’s talk about treats.  Give your pet treats and chews that are made only in the USA, are quality controlled, and are not full of chemicals or things that are not appropriate for them.  Yep, that describes ALL of the treats sold at the Hydrant – safe and healthy!

Pico (pictured above) had his eyes on some Dr. Woofers biscuits while visiting the Hydrant for his holiday grooming appointment.  Dr. Woofers are one of the best selling dog treats at our shop.  Not only are they available in a variety of fun flavors, these American made biscuits are grain-free AND potato-free!

Happy Holidays!

Kickstart your kibble with Meal Mixers

Stella & Chewy’s Meal Mixers are an easy way to add raw food nutrition into any diet. 


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This month, we’ll be talking more about the importance of adding some Raw food to your pet’s diet.  Look for future Blog posts about Raw Diets here on our website.

Stella & Chewy’s Meal Mixers are a great addition to our selection of Raw products because we know how convenient they’ll be for folks trying out a freeze-dried Raw product for the first time – Just add a scoop (or even half a scoop) to your kibble and Serve!  Introducing Raw Food to your pet as treats is another great way to get the much needed natural nutrients and enzymes into your pet’s body.  Meal Mixers are small sized pieces perfect for treats!

If you have a picky eater at your house, Meal Mixers can get your dogs eating and most will be licking their bowls clean! 

In an independent taste study at a leading university…

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Is raw food safe?  Yes!

On every Stella & Chewy’s package, you’ll find a seal that states that the product has gone through their SecureByNature food safety process. Every batch is tested by an independent laboratory for harmful bacteria before packaging. Stella & Chewy’s is so confident in the quality and safety of their products, the test results are posted on their website!