Episode 16: Uncovering What’s in Your Dog’s Bowl with Carly Paryluk

Do you really know what is in your dog’s bowl? Are you feeding them the equivalent of “fast food” or a healthy, nutritious diet?

In this Episode of the Muttz with Mannerz™ Canine Academy Podcast, host Corey McCusker interviews Carly Paryluk, the owner of House of Paws Pet Boutique in Regina, Saskatchewan who is a self-proclaimed pet nutrition junkie. Her mission is to extend the lives of animals through nutrition.

Carly provides us with some eye-opening information and easy-to-implement tips to improve our pet’s nutrition right in our very own kitchen. We know so much more now than we once did and Carly spends a great deal of time researching, learning, and sharing her knowledge with others.

In this episode Corey and Carly share: 

  • What inspired Carly to open the House of Paws Boutique.
  • Why Carly wanted to have unbiased knowledge about pet nutrition and how that led to her certifications in pet nutrition.
  • The long history of kibble – why it was invented 80 years ago – it isn’t what you might think!
  • What you should know about the kibble you are feeding your dog today.
  • The benefits of choosing a premium kibble – even though it may appear to be more expensive.
  • How to grade your kibble and what ingredients to look for and look out for! Including Carly’s tool – What Grade is My Kibble?
  • What the fresh food movement is and Carly’s 5 ways to level up your dog’s food bowl to reduce carbs, waste, and save you money.
  • How Carly and her team at House with Paws are passionate about providing unbiased information and education to pet parents (primarily on TikTok).

Download Carly’s tool What Grade is My Kibble? here.

For more information about Carly and House of Paws Boutique please visit their website at https://thehouseofpaws.ca/. Also, check them out on TikTok – https://www.tiktok.com/discover/House-of-paws

You can also email Carly at houseofpawsboutique@gmail.com

Special Guest:
Carly Patryluk 

Carly is the owner of House of Paws Pet Boutique in Regina, Saskatchewan Canada. For over 20 years, she acted as a corporate facilitator in the telecommunications industry where she spent 25 years of her life. As many entrepreneurs do, Carly determined that her passion was being stifled in the corporate world and she knew it was time to take the plunge and fulfill a lifelong dream of being her own boss. What she didn’t know was her dream would be fulfilled by owning her own pet store! In October of 2019, the doors of House of Paws opened and was immediately a different breed of pet store. 

House of Paws is on a mission to extend the lives of pets through nutrition and is focused on providing premium nutrition for cats and dogs as well as creating transparency in the pet food industry for pet parents. The House of Paws mission requires in depth conversations with customers to educate them on what is actually in their bowl. In order to empower pet parents, the House of Paws team must always share up to date and relevant information. Prior to opening her store, Carly certified in Pet Nutrition and Raw Nutrition and now considers herself a bit of pet nutrition junkie as she spends a great deal of time researching, learning and sharing her knowledge with her team and customers.

Pet nutrition can truly be classified as the new politics! It can be a very polarizing topic in some circles. Carly believes, when we know better, we can do better! We used to smoke on planes, we know better now and smoking on planes is part of the past! Pet nutrition is no different, we know so much more now than we once did. Carly regularly uses her skills as a former facilitator to help educate and empower pet parents on knowing what’s in their pet’s bowl and gives them easy to implement tips on how they can improve their pet’s nutrition right in their very own kitchen! If you have an interest in doing the very best for your furry family and want to talk pet nutrition, Carly is happy to share what she knows with anyone who will listen ☺

Your Host:

Corey McCusker, Canine Coach
Corey’s passion for helping humans and dogs excel led her to take a leap of faith after 22 years working in the Financial Industry to leave her corporate job in 2006 and start two companies. Corey is a Coach at heart and works with business leaders and high-performance teams, but her true passion has always been canines. She now has created a career that supports both.

Corey founded Muttz with Mannerz in 2006. Her foundation of knowledge which includes being a Senior Manager, Dog Trainer, Vet Assistant, World Tour Lead, and Mental Performance Coach helped her to launch the Canine Academy. The purpose of the academy is to assist pet parents build the foundation for their pups to be with them for life.

Corey believes in giving back to the community. Over many years she has volunteered at the Toronto Humane Society and the OSPCA and is also proud to be an evaluator for St. John Ambulance Dog Therapy Program. She held the position of Director of Communications on the board for the Canadian Association for Women Entrepreneurs and Executives from 2017-2019. She has been active with Markham Fair and been a Team Captain and on the Executive for Stouffville Ladies Floor Hockey League for over 15 years.

Corey has made Stouffville her home for the last 18 years and shares it with Mike, her partner, two stepdaughters, Karla and Alison, and their two energetic kittens, Dino and Demi. Over the years Corey has been fortunate to be blessed to share her life with 6 wonderful canines, Tilley ( Miniature Dachshund), Tiny, Kira (Great Danes), Fred(Maltese), Charlie(Morkie), and Cleo(Miniature Poodle). Corey and Mike welcomed their new puppy, Skye, a rescue Muttz from Manitoba reserves into their home in June. 2021. They have big hopes for her and look forward to Skye filling their lives with joy and being an active member of Team Muttz.


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Corey’s Email – corey@muttzwithmannerz.com

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