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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…

Litter Box Issues?

There are many reasons why your cat may not be using their litter box. Location and privacy are key. Try putting the litter box someplace quieter and safer. Maybe that…

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…

New Year’s Resolutions for your Pets

If you’re on social media, brace yourselves: it’s time for “new year, new me” messages to take over your feed. A New Year is a nice, clean slate that can…

Housetraining Tips for Dogs and Cats

The key to training your pet to eliminate where you want them to is to prevent accidents, and reward success. Never punish, yell, or rub a pet’s nose in an…

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…

The First 30 Days with a Newly Adopted Dog

New dogs are incredibly exciting additions to a household. The first month that a new pet is home is important for setting up structure and expectations. Here are some tips…

Welcome, New Puppy to the Leo&Lucky’s Family

by Rachel McGinnis Mourning the loss of a pet takes a toll on all of us. When are you ready to add to your family? Will you ever be ready?…

Cat & Dog Body Language 101

Body language is something that ALL species utilize, human and pets alike. Since our pets can’t speak (well, some pet owners may disagree there!), we have to rely on their…

Pet Safety around Halloween Doesn’t Have to be Scary!

Halloween is such a fun time of year for humans and animals alike. While it’s fun to dress your four-legged friends up for the occasion, there are several concerns about…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…