About Nicole Apostle

Nicole Apostle is the marketing director at Leo&Lucky's.

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Why Some Raw Food is Better than None for Pets

If you’re thinking about switching your pets to a raw diet, did you know it doesn’t have to be all or nothing? It’s pawistively true: your pet can be fed any number of ways, and any amount of raw food is a step in the right direction for your pets’ diet (no bones about it!) The benefits of raw food are so significant, incorporating just one extra item to add to your pet’s meals can make a difference in their

Summertime Tips from Rachel

Now that we’re nearing summer, we wanted to corral some of our “summer time tips” videos in one place! Whether you are a Florida native or a newbie to the area, pets need special care in our long summer months. Hurricane Preparedness This is an important topic in our area – did you know many hurricane shelters are not pet friendly? Do you have a hurricane plan that includes your pets? Car Safety Taking a road trip with your pets or

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Home delivery subscription pet food: as paw-some as it seems?

Subscription-based services have increased in popularity over the past several years. You can sign up for a bevy of things from workout classes to razors to wine, and you’ve likely even seen ads for subscription fresh pet food services. Like human food delivery services such as Hello Fresh or Blue Apron, you sign up for a plan, answer some questions about your pet, and these fresh pet foods are delivered in bulk to your home in large temperature-controlled boxes. Is fresh food something you should consider for your

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5 Things to Know When Adopting a Shelter Pet

Pictured: Our Lucky, Riptide, and Penny – all rescued! -Rachel & Patrick Are you ready to bring some extra love and joy into your life? Adopting a pet from a shelter can be a wonderful way to do just that! Not only will you be giving an animal in need a second chance at a happy life, you’ll also be gaining a loyal and loving companion who will brighten up your days. Adopting a shelter pet can be a truly rewarding

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Enjoy Easter with your pets – safely!

Easter is one of the most exciting holidays for pet and human parents. The opening of the baskets! The visiting of the bunny! The egg hunt! New toys! We hope you have a fun and meaningful holiday this April 17th. We will be closed to allow our staff to enjoy the holiday with their friends and family. We wanted to remind our beloved community to take steps to keep their pets safe from the following hoppin’ holiday hazards: Easter baskets Children’s Easter baskets


Making feline friends feel loved: a guide for cat owners

Meow! Whether they’re napping in a sunbeam or chasing a piece of string, our kitty friends never fail to brighten our days with their adorable antics and purrfect companionship. Cats are independent creatures that often like to do their own thing, but they still love and need attention from their humans. It’s important to show your cat how much you care for them. Here are seven tips to make your cat feel loved: Set up a comfortable home for kittiesCats love

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How to help itchy pets ditch those annoying pests

Scratch… scratch… scratch. Do you have an itchy pet? Sometimes, allergies and skin conditions can be to blame, but it is often the tiniest little pest that creates the biggest problem for households with pets. Fleas can cause intense itching, skin infections, intestinal parasites, and are a total drag. Without a yearly hard freeze to mitigate their numbers each year, fleas are rampant among wildlife, farm animals, and domestic pets in our area. Immune challenged, older, and sick pets will

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February is National Pet Dental Health Month

There is much to celebrate in February, from glorious Florida weather, to Valentine’s Day, and more. February also happens to be National Pet Dental Health Month. Dental health is vital to a pet’s overall health, as mouth issues can lead to more serious secondary diseases, like heart or kidney disease. The American Veterinary Dental Society estimates that up to 80% of dogs and 70% of cats will develop some form of oral disease by age three. Read on to learn

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Leo&Lucky’s Recommends Feeding a Rotational Diet

Most people would get very tired of eating the same food day in and day out. Imagine having to eat the same exact food your entire life (maybe with a few treats thrown in!) This is essentially how most people feed their pets, not realizing there is a different way to handle their furry friends’ nutritional needs. “Rotation feeding” or “feeding a rotational diet” is all about offering a variety of foods in a manner that won’t upset a pet’s system. Varying both proteins (chicken, beef, bison,

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