Fitness Together


Your Partner in Achieving a Healthier Lifestyle

It’s that time of year once again to make resolutions for 2018. In fact, an estimated 58% of Americans routinely or occasionally make New Year’s resolutions.

So what are the top resolutions we make? Four out of 10 of the most common resolutions involve health and fitness. This is probably of little surprise to many of us who are becoming increasingly more aware of our nation’s growing health crisis. Sadly, more Americans die each year from the unhealthy impact of sedentary lifestyles than from many other higher profile health related problems, including smoking. While these annual New Year’s resolutions might signal our growing awareness of the need for a healthier lifestyle, sadly, only 8% of those who make resolutions actually achieve them.


Few of us have the self-discipline or the expertise needed to create the well-thought out strategies required to succeed in our goals for improved health, greater flexibility and mobility, and enhanced longevity. Success in attaining your optimum healthy lifestyle has a greater potential for success when you combine the talents of those dedicated professionals, including your family physician and personal trainer, to help you succeed where perhaps you have failed in the past.


Fitness Together is a proprietary system that combines “1 Client. 1 Trainer. 1 Goal.” Fitness Together offers a truly customized approach to fitness for each of their clients. They provide and combine the nutritional counseling, fitness routine, and motivation that are needed for your success and that are often missing from most other programs.

In this issue of Everything Knoxville, we are excited to share with you our recent interview with Fitness Together owners, Andrew Henderson and Shea Sims.

EK: Tell our readers how the concept of Fitness Together came about.

Andrew: Fitness Together was originally created to provide a place where people who were not into the “big gym” setting could go to exercise in private. While personal training as we know it has been around since the 1980s, Fitness Together’s unique and proprietary fitness model of fully equipped, private training suites adds the extra privacy and focus on the client that is difficult to find elsewhere.

EK: How does Fitness Together differ from the other weight loss or fitness programs that our readers may have tried in the past?

Shea: At Fitness Together, we take a very comprehensive approach to our clients’ health. We start each new client off with a full fitness, postural, and nutritional assessment in order to create a customized fitness program designed to help them to achieve their individual goals. We combine sound, scientifically based exercise, and nutrition principles to enhance our clients’ potential for success. Finally, we help guide each of our clients to establish ambitious but realistic expectations. We don’t push supplements or fad diets, and we know that most people don’t have (or want to spend) two hours a day and six days a week at the gym. We create fitness programs designed to blend into each client’s everyday lifestyle.

EK: Why is it so important that each client is partnered with his or her own personal trainer?

Andrew: Our clients’ success is based largely on accountability to their personal trainer and to themselves. Establishing that personal accountability and that relationship with the trainers is crucial! At Fitness Together, we go one step further by taking a “team” approach with our clients, providing them with the opportunity for them to work with a variety of trainers, each possessing unique skills designed to enhance your personal experience.

EK: Describe the level of training that your Fitness Together personal trainers possess.

Shea: Each of our personal trainers are certified through well-respected national organizations such as NASM, ACSM, and ACE, and all of our trainers are required to obtain advanced certifications as well. Almost all of our trainers hold bachelor level degrees in an exercise related field, and five trainers have earned master’s degrees. Because we understand that education is an ongoing process, our trainers meet every week to discuss new research findings and applied techniques for exercise designed to offer you the best possible outcome. In addition, we also invite a physical therapist to our staff training sessions monthly to help us better understand how to train clients with physical limitations and injuries.

EK: Do you offer no-cost, no-obligation consultations to potential new clients?

Andrew: Yes, we do! During your initial consultation, we will help to identify those main areas of concern you wish to address, make recommendations for what type of training is best for you to enhance your potential for success, and encourage you to participate in a light session before any decisions are made!

EK: Tell our readers what they should expect as a new Fitness Together client.

Shea: You should expect a great experience every time you enter the doors of one of our four conveniently located Fitness Together locations. You should expect to be greeted by a personal trainer who identifies you by name and with a smile, a fresh towel, and a chilled bottle of water. You should also expect an exciting, fun, scientifically-based training sessions that uses your time efficiently and effectively in a clean, motivating, and upbeat studio environment. Our expectation is to make the 45 minutes you invest at Fitness Together the BEST part of your day EVERY time!

EK: How affordable is Fitness Together?

Andrew: While personal training is certainly not your least expensive fitness option, at Fitness Together, we strive to deliver you the best possible value and fitness outcome for your investment. We also offer PACK Small Group Training and semi-private training (2-on-1) options at lower price points to help you manage your fitness dollar. Also, at Fitness Together, you will discover that there are no additional fees or hidden charges for anything. In fact, you can even come in and use our cardio equipment at your convenience at no additional charge.

EK: How can our readers learn more about the Fitness Together experience?

Shea: Simply contact one of the studios below or visit www.KnoxFT.com to learn more and request your free consultation!

EK: In closing, is there anything else you would like to say to our readers?

Andrew: I would like to express our appreciation to our many loyal clients we have had the privilege of working with for the past 10 years. Helping them to achieve their full potential, regardless of age or personal obstacles, has been a truly rewarding experience for our team. In 2018, we look forward to helping many others, perhaps someone like yourself that may have failed to succeed with your past fitness resolutions, to achieve a healthier, fuller, and longer life.

Fitness Together

Bearden
6513 Kingston Pike, Suite 112
865.212.2322

Farragut
11521 Kingston Pike
865.671.2022

Hardin Valley
10752 Hardin Valley Road
865.249.7630

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Simple Tasks for a Better Financial 2018


By Rick Moore Macc of Financial Partners of TN, LLC

With every new year our thoughts routinely turn to potential enhancements we might make improve both our personal long- and short-term financial plans. Here are four recommendations that you may wish to consider that could positively impact your finances in 2018.

1. Define Your Goals
We all have financial objectives that we would like to act on, such as paying off debt, increasing our savings, and investing more of our income. But in the absence of well-defined and written goals, you’re left with little more than good intentions. The key to success is to establish written goals and to hold yourself accountable. Create a budget and begin tracking your expenses. Decide which debts you would like to pay down or eliminate, and then allocate the necessary resources to accomplish your objective. Finally, establish a target savings amount needed to provide for your future retirement.

2. Create an Emergency Fund
Life is full of surprises and unplanned events such as unforeseen medical emergencies, unplanned home maintenance, or costly auto repairs. To avoid taking on new debt or facing penalties from withdrawing needed funds from your retirement account, create an emergency fund. A good rule of thumb is to set aside between three to six months of expenses for your emergency fund.

3. Take Advantage of Free Money
While most of us take advantage of employers matching 401(k) programs at work, there may also be other incentivized savings programs available that you can take advantage of. Talk to your human resources department at work about Flex Spending Accounts or Health Savings Accounts. Both types of accounts allow you to save money for health expenses with the added benefit of tax deductibility.

4. Understand Your Own Human Nature
We are continually being bombarded by marketers trying to entice us into the investing our hard earned money into the “best opportunity of a lifetime” or other “ground floor” opportunities. Avoid the temptation to listen to the investment advice from family, friends, or news reports. And, most importantly, avoid the temptation to experience immediate gratification by tapping into your retirement savings. Stick to your plan.

Following these four steps can provide you with the financial peace of mind that evades many of us during our lifetimes. It’s your decision.

For more information on this and other financial topics, contact Financial Partners of TN, LLC at 865-558-8182.

Financial Partners of TN, LLC
2100 White Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37916
865.558.8182
www.financialpartnerstn.com

Securities and advisory services offered through LPL Financial, a Registered Investment Advisor, member FINRA/SIPC. Insurance products offered through LPL Financial or its Licensed affiliates.

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Success in Buying and Selling a Home Begins with Your REALTOR®


By Jesse C. Boling, REALTOR® at Exit Real Estate Professionals Network

Some people wear two hats out of necessity, but I wear three hats out of personal choice. I’ve been blessed in many ways, particularly as an entrepreneur. At a very early age, I was introduced to the world of self-employment by my mother and father. It was a fascinating, fast-paced experience for which I became enamored with. My first venture as an adult, CH Interiors & Gifts, was launched in 2013, followed by my second business, Knox Graphics & Designs, in 2017.

I learned early on first to successfully differentiate myself from the competition and secondly, to find like-minded staff who shared my vision to provide a high level of personal service often lacking in today’s business world – a level of service that meets needs and fosters trusting, lasting relationships. More recently, after having made a personal inventory of the most positive characteristics I’ve been successful at developing during my time as a self-employed entrepreneur, I came to the conclusion, along with the concurrence of several trusted mentors, that these skills would serve me well in the real estate marketplace as a REALTOR®. In fact, I recently joined Exit Real Estate Professionals Network in Knoxville.


I am committed to using my hard earned skills to offer each of my clients a level of service and expertise that you might have thought no longer existed today. By listening carefully and relying on the exceptional resources of Exit Real Estate Professionals Network, I look forward to helping both buyers and sellers achieve their individual goals. At the same time, I look forward to forging the lasting relationships that I have come to enjoy during my hears in business – an experience that has led to the creation of thousands of business contacts that I am confident will serve both myself and my real estate clients well in the future.

Thanks entirely to my outstanding associates at CH Interiors & Gifts and Knox Graphics & Design, you will continue to enjoy the exceptional service that you have come to expect, even as I pursue my real estate career. If in the New Year you are considering buying or selling a home, I hope you will consider asking me to represent you. Give me a call at Exit Real Estate Professionals Network at 865-383-3948 or my cell at 865-335-7270. I look forward to the opportunity to serve you and to exceed your expectations.

Jesse C. Boling, REALTOR®
Exit Real Estate Professionals Network

865.383.3948 office
865.335.7270 cell
Jesse.FindKnoxvilleHouses.com

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Moving is a Good Time to Organize


By Chris McKenry

A new home makes life a little busy and stressful, but staying organized in the process and at the new home sure helps. The “to-do” list becomes more like an activity booklet during a move. You may still need to find a moving company or get everything packed, but work, family responsibilities, and other commitments have not slowed.

A professional organizer can guide you through these tasks. During the packing process, boxes should be labeled to the new house destination. This makes unpacking much easier. Even before the move, take time to think about how to be more organized. Unpack things where they will be used, not necessarily in the same area they were in the old house.

Does the new home storage meet your needs? Unpacking will be much easier if the pantry, closets, even the laundry room and garage have storage systems that work for you. Don’t think of a closet as just a place to keep “stuff” behind a door but as a good storage design and place to showcase your collections in a way that brings you joy.

When unpacking, sort by category in every room and then start placing. In closets, use uniform hangers so everything will hang at the same level and clothes will not be playing hide and seek.

Utilize walls for vertical storage. Open wall space works well for ties and belts in closets or pots and pans in the pantry.

Line a wall with shelves if you need storage in a garage or basement. I love the beauty of stylish design and architecture, and there is something appealing about a wall of modern shelves organized into zones. A slat wall is also a fun way to organize a work space.

The best and most important moving tip is to de-clutter before you pack the old house. There is a lot of junk hiding in our homes that is no longer important. With the clutter gone, all that is left to organize is what will enhance your new home and life.

Chris McKenry provides custom closet design and professional organizing services to unpack your home.

Closets by McKenry
865.249.6382
www.ClosetsByMcKenry.com

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Happy New Year and Happy Savings!


January is a great time to reassess your winter wardrobe. There is finally time to go through all of the pieces hanging in your closet that haven’t been worn yet this year and either donate them or take them to your nearest consignment shop. Whichever you choose, you’ve begun the process of updating your own winter wardrobe while selections are still great and on sale!

At The Lily Pad, our sales are huge semi-annual events which take place in January and July. Our winter merchandise is now 25% off, and on Saturday, January 20th, at 10:00 am, every piece that’s left goes to 50% off! We’ve found this method to be quite effective to not only clear out the store, but also to pass tremendous savings on to our customers.

As the winter merchandise goes on sale, our “La Sale Boutique” (the big room in the rear of the store) goes to 70% off! Thus, the clearing out begins as we ready ourselves and the store for a brand new season! Spring fashions have been ordered, new, fresh looks are arriving and the holiday decorations have been put away for another year.

We’ll look forward to seeing so many of our customers and friends during our unbelievable sale days. If you’ve ever spent a day at Filene’s Basement in Boston, The Lily Pad is almost as wild on the first days of our sale! Plan to spend some time with us as you visit with friends and neighbors, every arm loaded with bargains and having the time of our lives! What a fun day during a not-so-fun month… it’s a social event you won’t want to miss!

At The Lily Pad, we reflect on how blessed we have been this year to again be a part of your lives. We truly appreciate the vote of confidence you place in us to be your fashion headquarters! Our most sincere wishes from the entire Lily Pad staff for a happy and healthy 2018!

The Lily Pad Boutique
209 N. Main Street
Sweetwater, TN 37874
423.337.5537
www.sweetwaterlilypad.com

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Knoxville’s Learn Bridge in a Day®


Did you know that an estimated 25 million Americans, including Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, play bridge? They play because it’s fun and it’s exciting. They play because of the mental and social stimulation. But, most importantly, they play because of friendships they have formed throughout the years.

If you want to see why bridge is so appealing, come to Knoxville’s Learn Bridge in a Day® seminar on January 20. You will be introduced to the basics of playing contract bridge. This seminar is for you if you have never played or have played in the past and are looking for a refresher course.

Pre-registration is not required but is highly recommended. Register online at www.knoxbridge.org/LBIAD or call 865-539-4150 today to reserve your seat. The cost is $30. Check-in time is 12:30 pm, and the seminar begins at 1 pm.

Kevin Wilson, a Knoxvillian and nationally recognized bridge teacher and professional, will conduct this Learn Bridge in a Day® seminar at the Knoxville Bridge Center. Our previous seminars have been a huge success! Many past participants continue to play bridge and develop their bridge skills and have formed many new friendships.

Current players will be on hand to help with the seminar and to answer your questions. Bring a friend or come by yourself. Your new best friend just might be waiting to meet you!

Seminar participants will be also able to attend a Beginning Bridge class on each of the next two Tuesdays at no additional charge. Beginning with the third class, there will be a $5 charge per person. The follow-up bridge lessons will be held every Tuesday evening at 6 pm at the Knoxville Bridge Center beginning January 23.

The Knoxville Bridge Club is located at 7400 Deane Hill Drive. For a map or additional information about the club, visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pg/knoxvillebridge/about or on the web at www.knoxbridge.org.

Knoxville Bridge Club
7400 Deane Hill Drive in Knoxville
www.knoxbridge.org

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GO! Contemporary Dance Works Presents ALICE


GO! Contemporary Dance Works will present ALICE, a full-length revolutionary contemporary ballet based on the Lewis Carroll novel Alice in Wonderland. The ballet will run February 10th and 11th with three performances at Knoxville’s historic Bijou Theatre.

Lisa Hall McKee, Artistic Director, describes GO!’s version “exciting and daring, animated and wildly intense with a whirling atmosphere.” This immensely popular story combines classical, contemporary, and aerial dance with powerful sets and vibrant costumes. A diverse selection of classical and contemporary music combined with supreme technical feats, both in the air and on the ground, will delight audiences of all ages. A collaboration of the works of six choreographers, the enchanting story of Alice is rediscovered with bravado and brimming with wit and versatility.
 
Harper Addison, professional dancer new to Knoxville from San Francisco, will be dancing the lead role of Alice. She has worked with notable organizations, including Robert Moses’ KIN, Davidson College, and SAFEhouse Arts, among others. Addison, with her endearing yet unyielding athletic and contemporary style, leads the audience through Alice’s adventures, meeting with metamorphic creatures such as smoking caterpillars, a spinning Cheshire, and flipping cards.  Exceptional pre-professional soloists demonstrate daring athleticism and technical excellence. Visits from character dancers in the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party bring great humor and charisma to this infamous scene that is guaranteed not to disappoint!    

ALICE will also integrate projected images onto the stage and onto the dancers.  

“It is exciting to use projection and integrate it into the choreography,” said McKee. “It will enhance the darker and lighter elements, truly defining the story.  This is an ALICE no one should miss!”

Show times are Saturday, February 10, at 2 and 7:30 pm and Sunday, February 11, at 3 pm.  There will be a Mad Hatter’s High Tea event prior to the Saturday matinee performance in the Bijou’s upstairs gallery.  Meet Alice and friends, enjoy fanciful “Drink-Me” potions and “Eat-Me” cakes, with much more pre-show entertainment.  GO! is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Tickets may be purchased by calling STUDIO ARTS for dancers at 865-539-2475 or online at www.gocontemporarydance.com.

GO! Contemporary Dance Works
865.539.2475
www.gocontemporarydance.com

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Acts of Kindness


By Tom Irmen

Recently, while fueling up at Costco, I witnessed the Costco fuel attendant coming to the assistance of an elderly couple having difficulty navigating the self-serve features of the fuel pump. Their experience was made even more difficult because their automobile’s fuel cap was on the opposite side of the fuel pump. This attendant went well above and beyond by not only helping them relocate their vehicle, but also by offering his arm as support for the husband, who was having difficulty walking. And this same attendant remained with them until their transaction was completed.

Today we seem to witness fewer displays of kindness, likely the result of our increasingly societal polarization. But hopefully this single random act of kindness witnessed by multiple Costco customers will encourage others, regardless of what might separate us, to extend a helping hand to a person in need. In our society, these displays of kindness are not demonstrated as often as they should or could be.

Regardless of the size company you own, whether you employ hundreds, dozens, or just yourself, I would encourage you to add one more resolution to your list of resolutions for 2018, and that would be to commit to performing random acts of kindness within your community. Perhaps you can come to the assistance of an elderly individual having difficulty loading their car outside of a store. Maybe you can help an unemployed veteran find a job. Or perhaps you could donate food store gift cards to your church, who in turn can gift them to a needy families within your community. Commit yourself to performing these random acts of kindness – not for the purpose of self-edification, but because what we do when no one is looking defines who we are as a person.


As small business owners, we often come into contact with numerous people throughout our day. Why not use this opportunity to display random acts of kindness and perhaps inspire your associates to do the same – not just during the holiday season, but every day of the year? Consider adding just one more item to the growing list of products and services your small business already offers, and add random acts of kindness. Their impact might amaze you.

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Heritage Family Dentistry


When Jonathan Bradshaw was growing up in Mississippi, little could he have imagined that so many of his childhood experiences would lead to the entrepreneurial lifestyle that he now pursues. His father’s hardware store was a second home to both Jonathan and his younger sister. They used to head directly to the store immediately after school to either complete their homework assignments or work alongside their father, which was often the case. Jonathan later discovered that working in the family’s second enterprise, a quick oil change business, further helped him to understand the need to work together as a team member and to provide the highest level of customer service possible in order to successfully differentiate their family owned company from the competition.

After completing his education in dentistry at Louisiana State University’s School of Dentistry in 2007, Jonathan completed his General Practice Residency at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in 2009 and continued at UT as an instructor in the school’s hospital residency program. Applying many of the same success principles he learned early on from his father, Jonathan launched his successful medical practice, Heritage Family Dentistry, first in Lenoir City and then in Farragut in 2017. The Heritage Family Dentistry team of medical professionals has earned a reputation for excellence by offering their patients the highest level of experienced and compassionate care combined with today’s state-of-the-art technology, honesty, and integrity.

Everything Knoxville is excited to present this recent interview with Dr. Jonathan Bradshaw, DDS.

EK: I’m sure many of our readers are interested in just what led you to pursue a career in family dentistry.

Jonathan: Growing up I was always interested in the medical field but wasn’t sure which area of medicine I wanted to pursue. After shadowing many different types of physicians, dentists, and surgeons, it became apparent that dentistry provided all of the things I was interested in for my career. As a dentist, I am able to build and maintain patient relationships, I utilize daily my clinical and surgical skills as I care for my patients, and there are many opportunities for me to serve those in need within the community and in the mission field. Family dentistry was the perfect fit.

EK: How have your personal experiences in your father’s family businesses helped prepare you to launch and operate your medical practice?

Jonathan: In dental school, we are not prepared and taught how to be business owners. We are superbly trained to be clinicians, but there are no classes on how to manage associates or provide the highest levels of customer service. Having grown up watching my father run his own small businesses, I saw firsthand the sacrifices, hard work, and dedication it took to own and operate a customer service-oriented business. I witnessed the day-to-day demands and satisfactions of managing employees, caring for clients, and meeting the needs of the public, all of which helped to equip me to build a patient-focused, family dental practice, where the highest levels of service and quality care are our first priorities.

EK: How has being a husband and father of four youngsters better prepared you to succeed in the field of family dentistry?

Jonathan: My family is a priority to me. It is a value instilled in me by my parents and one that my wife, Casey, and I aspire to every day. We have four children ranging from 4 to 10 years old. Understanding the family dynamic helps me to better relate to the various people that come into our practice. Each person in a family is an individual. Just as each relationship within a family requires getting to know that person and his or her needs, we are committed to listening to and understanding each and every patient. There is no successful cookie-cutter system for caring for people. At Heritage Family Dentistry, our goal is to build genuine relationships with each patient, addressing their individual needs and desires.

EK: Describe briefly the services you offer at Heritage Family Dentistry in Farragut.

Jonathan: We offer all aspects of general dentistry, ranging from dental implants and cosmetic dentistry to fillings, crowns, dentures, routine cleanings, and treatment for gum disease. We also provide sedation dentistry for patients who have anxiety regarding dental treatment. As a family practice, we see patients of all ages.

EK: Patients that are new to Heritage Family Dentistry frequently offer positive comments on your friendly and attentive team of dental care providers. Just how important is your team to the patient’s experience?

Jonathan: I couldn’t do what I do without my team. Each team member exemplifies the values that are important to making this practice successful. Every one of them truly cares about our patients and seeks to make them feel at home while providing the highest quality of personalized care.

EK: One area of dentistry that you specialize in is the partial or full replacement of teeth resulting from injury, dental abnormalities, disease, or decay. What options do you offer patients that are experiencing one or more of these challenges?

Jonathan: I offer a multitude of services to provide restorations, including partial dentures, crowns, and bridges. However, dental implants are one of the most effective ways to restore a patient’s smile and quality of life. Implants are the closest thing that man has developed that is capable of replacing our God-given natural teeth.

EK: Can these alternatives that you’ve outlined be used for aesthetic purposes as well?

Jonathan: Absolutely! Dental implants and the other restoration techniques we offer can be used to restore and enhance a patient’s smile.

EK: Tell us a little more about dental implants. Why are they regarded as superior to dentures?

Jonathan: Dental implantation is a process where teeth are securely fastened in the mouth by anchoring them to the jawbone. Implants are superior because they provide greater stability and comfort in chewing, speaking, and smiling and offer a higher level of confidence that you most likely will not experience with traditional, removable dentures.

EK: How can our readers best determine if they are a candidate for dental implants or the other options you offer?

Jonathan: Patients can determine if they are a candidate by scheduling a consultation at our office.  During this process, we will evaluate their overall health, perform an exam of their mouth, and evaluate the quality of their jaw bones with our state-of-the-art 3D CT x-ray.

EK: Heritage Family Dentistry also offers patients several other exciting opportunities to take full advantage of the full range of services you offer. Tell our readers about your Dentistry Membership Club for those of us who might not have dental insurance and the special financing options available for more patient involved dental procedures.

Jonathan: Heritage Family Dentistry offers a loyalty membership program where patients pay for their routine, preventative care via low monthly payments. As a member, they receive a 15% loyalty discount on all procedures. We also offer low-interest and interest-free payment options via Care Credit and Lending Club.

EK: How can our readers learn more about Heritage Family Dentistry?

Jonathan: Readers can always visit our website at www.hfdsmiles.com. We would also love for them to come by for a tour of our practice and meet our team.

EK: In closing, is there anything else you would like to add?

Jonathan: I am truly blessed to be able to care for many wonderful patients, and I look forward to many more years of building relationships within our community.

Heritage Family Dentistry
11121 Kingston Pike, Suite C
Farragut, TN 37934
865.816.9211
www.hfdsmiles.com

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Make Sure Fido is on Santa’s List, Too!


Our pets want to be included in our family Christmas fun. Dog toys have many benefits besides entertainment to deter pent-up energy. Toys alleviate the temptation to damage household items and reduce stress, helping to prevent behavioral problems. Safety in toy selection should be your top priority.

In selecting the best toy for your dog, dimensions are important. If it’s too big, your dog will have trouble holding it in their mouth and paws. If it’s too small, the toy may become a choking hazard. Next, consider the materials and construction of the toy. If your dog is one to cuddle his toys, a stuffed toy may be the perfect complement to their personality. If your dog likes to roughhouse, look for durable materials that will stand up to their rough-and-tumble playing. Keep in mind that all dogs are different. Fido may prefer a simple ball, while Rex requires a complex puzzle to keep him engaged. It’s also a great idea to have several different toys for your dog’s enjoyment, as boredom is less likely to set in.

Dogs are “pack animals.” The bonding and socialization process is accomplished through playtime. Treats come into play also. Assure the safest, most nutritious ingredients are in your treats. Homemade treats are your best option. Only homemade, healthy treats are served to guests at Ms. C’s. Through proper playtime and treat dispersion, your dog will develop a deeper bond with you and be a happy member of your family. There is simply no substitute for companionship.

Play smart, play safe, provide nourishing treats, and above all, love your pets like family! Merry Christmas to one and all!

Ms. C’s Bed & Biscuits
2145 Beals Chapel Road
Lenoir City, TN 37772
865.986.6325
www.MsCsBedandBiscuits.com

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