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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, there are many precautions you can take to help ensure that your furry friends stay safe during the holidays. The easiest way to avoid these issues is an ounce of prevention. Have your vet’s information handy, as well as the number and location of an emergency vet that will be open

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Do you have a dog with special food needs? Ask us about Square Pet VFS

If you currently feed “prescription” food for weight, skin, kidney, joint, or digestive issues, or if your veterinarian has suggested that your dog be on a special diet for medical concerns, we encourage you to ask us if Square Pet’s VFS formulas could be right for your dog. VFS has been developed by SquarePet’s team of veterinary professionals including a board certified veterinary nutritionist and PhD animal nutritionists to provide a collection of premium solutions based nutritional options to help

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Shelter Pets can be the Best “Breed” for Kids

November is almost upon us, and during this month of giving thanks, we can’t forget to show gratitude toward the pets that provide so much in our lives. If you’re considering bringing a pet into your family soon, consider all of the reasons why shelter pets are a wonderful choice for families with kids. Shelter pets have been vetted – in more ways than one! Pet adoption counselors want a placement to be successful. They will be able to guide you

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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 safety when it comes to pets. The Pet Poison hotline says they receive a 12 percent increase in calls during Halloween. Read on to learn how to protect your pets! Safe Storage / Unsafe FoodsPet owners should store all candy in a safe place, well out of a dog’s

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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 outward appearance to determine what they’re trying to tell us. While some pets are easier to “read” than others, here are some general helpful hints about cat and dog body language. Cats: Body orientation and context are the first things to consider when determining a cat’s mood. Cats will

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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 to date on vaccinations are among key elements to being a pet parent, but it’s also vital to keep their physical safety in mind.  In 2019 the American Humane Association stated that “approximately 10 million pets are lost in the United States, and millions of those end up in the nation’s animal shelters.” Their report detailed

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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 – what’s the deal? It’s not your imagination: this season can trigger behavioral issues. We often see an increase in training and behavioral questions from our customers right around when school is back in session. When children suddenly aren’t around to shower their favorite furry friend with attention, pets can feel lonely

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 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

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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 like to dogs and cats who have much more sensitive hearing than ours. Many folks opt to purchase fireworks to set off at home. This is bad news for pets, as the booms are just down the street rather than over the water at a local park or beach. A

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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 ID on your dog will go miles towards getting him back. When finding a lost pet, the first place most people will look is the collar for a tag or embroidered information. We have a brand-new machine that will make a tag while you wait, with many fun styles to choose from.

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