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First Aid Tips for Pet Owners

Recently at Leo&Lucky’s, our groomers and many staff members took a pet CPR course and first aid training. We learned a lot, and wanted to share some tips with our customers. When a pet is hurt or sick, you can help keep them safe before bringing them to a veterinarian. Basic First Aid Always have a first aid kit on hand. Include the number for animal poison control (888-426-4435 or 24/7 – 855-886-7965), your vet’s phone number, an emergency vet’s phone number, a

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Why Moisture in Your Pet’s Diet is Important

Hydration is so critical to all living things, and we know how essential it is to drink plenty of fluids throughout the day. Keeping pets well-hydrated is just as important for their health as it is for humans. Since we can’t simply tell our pets that they should be drinking more water, we as pet owners have to get creative to ensure they receive adequate hydration. Why is keeping pets hydrated so important? Dehydration causes a host of physiological issues, including urinary tract infections (especially common for cats),

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Is Grain-Free Food Safe for Dogs?

On July 12, 2018, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued a brief stating they are investigating recent case reports of a type of canine heart disease known as dilated cardiomyopathy, or DCM, in dogs not genetically predisposed to the disease. The brief cited a theory that some dogs with DCM may have been fed certain types of diets, and that further research was being undertaken to determine if that theory had merit. That research is expected to take

How to Transition to a New Pet Food

Food Transitioning If you’ve decided to change your pets’ food today, be sure to take the time to properly transition your pet(s) from the old food to the new food to avoid upset stomach and bowel issues. This is especially important if you’re making a drastic change, such as from a conventional food to a raw diet. The transition period should last up to ten days. Start with mixing 75% old food with 25% of the new food for 2-3 days.If this

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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,

Local Delivery FAQ’s

What is considered “local” / what areas does Leo&Lucky’s Delivery service? Check your local store to see your delivery zone. Is there a minimum order required? What is the minimum order for free delivery? The order must meet or exceed $49.00 before tax to qualify for the free delivery. If the order is less than this amount, there will be a minimal delivery fee of $4.95. Is there a hidden delivery fee / are delivered items more expensive? Absolutely not. We do not

Leo&Luckys’ Position on Recent FDA Study

Stewardship to the pets of our community is one of our company’s core values, and something that we take very seriously. As such, we have been monitoring the FDA’s studies on grain free dog foods quite closely. On June 27, 2019, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration posted an update on a condition in dogs known as Dilated Cardio Myopathy (DCM) which included reports it has received regarding pets with DCM. The update listed a few pet food brands by name as foods that some pets

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Cats Can’t be Vegetarian – Here’s Why

We love animals at Leo&Lucky’s (of course!) and understand why many people choose to be vegetarian or vegan for ethical, and/or health reasons.  Unfortunately, a vegetarian diet goes against nature for our feline friends. Meat-free diets are dangerous and unhealthy for cats, and here’s why. Cats are obligate carnivores. Both wild and domestic, cats must eat meat and organs to meet their nutritional needs as the main component of their diet. Cats can eat small quantities of plant-based foods, but true carnivores simply aren’t

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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 do I feed my pet?!” decision feel daunting, but it’s not as complicated as it seems. Many pet owners are opting to feed their pets a variety of foods to maintain a balanced diet that is closer to nature’s intention. When choosing the type of food(s) you want to feed your

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Our 3Cs: Why Choose Leo&Lucky’s over the Internet?

At Leo&Lucky’s, we are proud to be your locally owned pet store. We know that today’s consumer would like to spend money with a locally owned business, but we believe that they should not have to spend more or be inconvenienced by doing so. With that in mind, we have been working hard over the past several years to implement programs and incentives to help our neighbors choose to shop locally with us instead of with virtual competitors. These objectives