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Pets “back to stressing” over back to school? Try these tips

 As summer break winds down, vacation suitcases are unpacked, and the kids start stuffing their backpacks with supplies for a new year, you may notice your pet acting differently –…

Summertime Tips from Rachel

Now that we’re in the middle of summer, we wanted to corral some of our “summer time tips” videos in one place! Whether you are a Florida native or a…

Keeping fireworks from ruining your pet’s holiday

Measuring around 150 decibels, fireworks are louder than gunfire (140 decibels) and even many planes at takeoff (120 decibels). If you think fireworks are loud, think of what they sound…

Lost Pet: Return to Sender!

Gate left open?  Bolted after squirrel? Spooked by fireworks? Wandered off to see the neighbors barbecue? There are lots of reasons that your pet goes missing. Keeping some sort of…

Beat the summer heat with your pet

This won’t be news to any Floridian: our summer weather is downright brutal. It’s hot, humid, sunny, and oppressive. While we get to enjoy a mild winter climate, we pay…

DO teach an old dog new tricks – 7 ways to keep your senior pet in tip-top shape

All pets age differently, depending on size, breed, lifestyle choices, diet, and environment. Even though she may seem young in your eyes, your dog aged 7 and older, or your…

Working from home with pets

Leo&Lucky’s note: this article is written by Dr. Judy Morgan of Naturally Healthy Pets Staying Focused With Your Dog By Your Desk Around 41.8% of Americans are currently working remotely, and…

6 reasons why kids are the PB to pets’ jelly

If you’re a parent you may be a little wary of the idea of adding two or more feet, claws, or paws to your household. Parenting can keep you busy…

The un-fur-tunate dozen: these foods should absolutely not be given to cats

Tomato sauce, cheese, spices… in retrospect, Garfield really shouldn’t have eaten that lasagna. Do you find it hard to sit down to a nice meal without a cat rubbing up…

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…

How you can help animals in need

Rescue pets are big on our hearts at Leo&Lucky’s. There are so many lovable pets in need of homes. Unfortunately, the number of potential adopters doesn’t always match the number…

Show your pet how much you love them this Valentine’s Day and beyond

Our pets hold such a special place in our heart and are an important part of our family. Pets provide us emotional fulfillment, a furry shoulder to cry on or…

Leo&Lucky’s in the news: Pet supply company starts franchising efforts

Leo&Lucky’s flagship store is in Parrish in Manatee County.  by Grier Ferguson, Business Observer Amid the pandemic, pet-related businesses have flourished, as more people become pet owners and existing pet…

Leo&Lucky’s 2020 Community Support Year in Review

Thank you for helping us give back to the local community in 2020. Due to your patronage and generosity, we were able to donate to the following organizations/causes this year:…

How to use Leo&Lucky’s Buy 10, Get 1 Free Frequent Buyer Program to feed your pets a rotational diet

Rotational diets can vary in proteins (chicken, beef, bison, etc.) and food forms (raw, frozen, wet/canned, dry/kibble, freeze-dried). Rotational feeding gives your pet a healthy range of essential nutrients and…

Holiday Gift Ideas for the Pets in Your Life

Unbelievably, it’s that time of year again. While you’re making your holiday list, and checking it twice, don’t forget your furry friends! There are so many options for cute and…

Pet Safety around the Holidays

It’s soon to be the most wonderful time of the year! As a pet owner, nothing can ruin the holiday moment quite like a trip to the emergency vet. Fortunately,…

Microchips and ID Tags are Essential for Pet Safety

Once you’ve decided to give a pet their fur-ever home, it’s important to provide them with everything they’ll need to live their best lives. Food, water, toys, and staying up…

Study shows dogs forgive one another after conflicts

From Lassie to Old Yeller to Scooby Doo, the proof is in our popular culture: dogs are an integral part of the human experience. A quick search for “dog” on…

Pet Ownership Shows Benefit to Children at Risk of Allergies

We’ve always known that pets are the BEST “medicine,” but now we’ve got the study to back it up. A recent study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical…

What kind of cat litter is best?

There is no one right answer to this question – the best kind of cat litter is the one that your cat likes using, and that you are happy with!…

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…

Riptide Update – “Riley”- and the “Teenage Years”

This is a follow up to this blog article, and proof it’s a thing! By Rachel McGinnis – We are Riptide’s fourth (and forever!) family. When we picked Riptide up…

Keep those Pets Hydrated in the Summer with Wet Food

We are always happy to answer questions and point you in the right direction for your particular pet. Nowadays, the variety of dog and cat food available makes the “what…

Canine Adolescence can be a Trying Time for Dog Parents

If you find yourself with a 6-18 month old puppy who seems to be regressing in housebreaking and behavior, it’s not your imagination. Did you know that dogs are “teenagers”…

You Are Probably Feeding Your Cat “Wrong” – and Here’s Why

Most cat owners feed their kitties from bowls, and many allow their felines to graze all day on dry food that is continually filled when they let us know it…

Hurricane Season: Prepare your Pets!

Hurricane season is here! We know, not what anyone wants to hear, but it’s part of life here in Florida. When preparing for hurricane season, don’t forget to prepare for…

Thank you for supporting Southeastern Guide Dogs!

Thank you to our wonderful customers for helping us help Southeastern Guide Dogs. Your “round up” donations totaled $1390.09 in the month of April 2020. Pictured is Vicky Cox with…

5 Things to Know When Adopting a Shelter Pet

Pictured: Our Lucky, Riptide, and Penny – all rescued! -Rachel & Patrick A handful of highly positive things have come out of the situation we’ve all found ourselves in this…

5 Ways to Celebrate Pet Moms on Mother’s Day

At Leo&Lucky’s, we love to celebrate our pet parents! Moms of all species will receive a carnation at Leo&Lucky’s on Mother’s Day – just a little “thank you” for being…

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