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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…

How to Clean More Safely Around Pets

How to Clean More Safely Around Pets In the midst of the pandemic, cleaning products are flying off shelves, and people are scrubbing and disinfecting their homes more seriously than…

Why Moisture in Your Pet’s Diet is Important

Why Moisture in Your Pet’s Diet is Important Learning with Leo & Lucky’s: Hydration With Florida temps already on the rise, it’s more important than ever for you AND your…

Riptide’s Accomplishments: An Update from Rachel

Riptide’s Accomplishments: An Update from Rachel Riptide’s accomplishments: Patrick’s and my anniversary was the middle of November, about two weeks after we got Riptide. I had a hankering for some…

Five Reasons Why Pets are Good for our Emotional Well-Being

As more folks find themselves isolated at home during this challenging time, many are turning to animal shelters for furry companionship, or to find a way to give back to…

Work from Home Tips for Pet Parents

Remote working has been on the rise for years as technology allows us to connect without ever leaving our homes, but now, many folks are quickly transitioning to working from…

Your Pet, the Super Hero!

We have always known pets can be super heroes – from search and rescue dogs, to therapy pets, to seeing eye dogs, and the list goes on. Have you ever…

Shop Local, Support Local!

Thank you for your continued support of Leo&Lucky’s! We are working to continue to offer a wide variety of shopping options for you and your fur babies. Call 941-776-0770 to…

Love is in the air (good thing it’s National Spay and Neuter Month!)

February is the Humane Society’s National Spay and Neuter Month. The purpose of this awareness event is to encourage people to have their pets sterilized before the spring and summer…

Pets Plus Renames to Leo&Lucky’s to Offer Franchises and Launch Expansion

Manatee County’s Favorite Locally Owned Pet Store Expanding with Franchise Offering Parrish, FL: Pets Plus, Parrish’s locally-owned neighborhood pet supply store, today announced its new name, Leo&Lucky’s. In addition to…

5 Ways to Find the Perfect Veterinarian

All pets need to be seen by a veterinarian at least once a year for their check-up and vaccines. While it can be tempting to choose the vet’s office that…