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Holiday Gift Ideas for the Pets in Your Life

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 cute and useful gifts for pets – fill their stockings with things they’ll love. Dogs Our most faithful companions are usually fairly easy to shop for, since we know the way to their hearts is through food, and fun! A reasonable amount of treats can be given throughout the day without disrupting a balanced diet, and mini-treats

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How to treat a dog-gone tummy ache at home

‘Tis almost the season for mischievous mutts to taste the turkey, meddle with the mashed potatoes, and gobble the gravy. (Jokes aside, table scraps are almost always a bad idea and can even lead to health emergencies like pancreatitis!) After episodes of indiscriminate eating or holiday stress, otherwise healthy dogs can experience an occasional episode of loose stool or diarrhea that resolves within 12 to 24 hours. Usually, these tummy troubles can be resolved at home. During gastrointestinal episodes, you can

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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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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 cat aged 11 and older, is considered a senior. To keep your senior pets vibrant into old age, consider the following steps: Fine tune their dietEvery pet needs a wholesome diet, but aging pets need more care than youthful ones. Elderly pets need more protein than younger pets. The more digestible

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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

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Are you making these pet food storage mistakes?

Whether your purpose is for organizing or aesthetics, there’s a container for everything. Lost are the days where our cereal risked getting stale in its original box or we found dreaded ants in our unsealed bag of sugar. There’s even a store whose primary focus is containers! With so many options at our disposal, it’s no surprise that you might seek out a “better” option for storing your pets’ food. We’re all familiar with the pitter-patter of paws on the floor

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​Staying cool … some quick tips to keep your dog comfortable!

Portions of this article originally appeared on NexPet. It’s a warm one out there! Here are some ideas to keep your dog comfortable in these summer months: Stay indoors with the AC… always an option. Wait til cooler parts of the day to walk your dog. Take water with you on your walk, for both of you. After a walk, a bowl of ice cubes will help your dog cool off without gulping water. Reflective mesh tarps deflect heat and create a breezy,

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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 is closest to your home or offers the cheapest prices, it’s important to take time to select the right vet for your pets. Like the family doctor, this is a crucial relationship that will help your pet live a long and healthy life. Make sure the vet is knowledgeable about your

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Diets Rich in Moisture are Better for Florida Pets

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 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 types of foods you want to feed your pets (dry, wet, freeze dried, raw…)

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Safe Spring Cleaning with Pets Around

Get out the vinegar and buckets: it’s April and the time for spring cleaning is here! While necessary to maintain a home, that rejuvenating feeling of a thorough deep clean can inadvertently create a potential hazard to our furry family members. The ingredients that make disinfectants effective make them toxic to pets. With this in mind, there are measures you can take to help keep your pets safer while sprucing: Storing Cleaning Products Safely Pets are curious (and let’s face it –

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