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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” for a period of time, just like humans? During this time, depending on breed, (larger breeds tend to have longer and later periods of adolescence), you might find your previously well-behaved pet exhibiting frustrating behaviors like chewing inappropriate items, eliminating indoors, and digging. Adolescent dogs are the age group most

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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 your pets, too. The following tips are easy to do, but get started NOW so you’ll be ready… just in case! Kennel: Keep in mind that some hurricane shelters may not allow you to bring your pets. However, if you must seek safety and higher ground with friends or relatives, we

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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 year. One that we are particularly excited about is the dwindling number of pets finding themselves homeless at the animal shelter. As we mentioned last month, many folks are visiting shelters or contacting rescues to adopt a pet during this time. We are delighted at the number of recently adopted pets

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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 such wonderful parents to your fur babies. Did you know that Saturday, May 9th is National Dog Mom’s Day? Here are five ways you can celebrate your favorite dog (or cat!) mom: 1. Send her flowers – from her pet! You can’t go wrong with sending flowers or a plant. There are

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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 ever. This is important for health, but inadvertently creates 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: Storing Cleaning Products Safely Pets are curious (and let’s

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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 pet to stay hydrated. Get the scoop on pet hydration from Rachel in this new series: “Learning with Leo & Lucky’s” and then tell us what you think! Posted by Leo & Lucky’s on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 Hydration is so critical to all living things, and we know how essential

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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 Stone Crab, so we called around to find some fresh ones (as well as being dog friendly). We headed out to Cortez. There was a wait of about 30 minutes, no biggie, it was a beautiful night. We were escorted to our table. Oh no… a high top. Rip wasn’t thrilled to

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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 their community. More people are fostering pets, which gives prospective adopters more information about how a pet will behave in a home, and increases the chances the pet will be adopted. These positive trends are leading to animal shelters finding themselves empty – GREAT news! It is telling that animal shelters

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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 home by necessity. Studies have shown that working around animals can lower stress levels and increase worker happiness. Simply spending some quality time with your pet can decrease loneliness, and increase physical activity, for both of you! Sharing office space and hours with your pets SOUNDS terrific in theory, but

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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 months, when there is a widespread overproduction of puppies, kittens, bunnies, and more. Many animal shelters experience an unmanageable increase in animal intake. Sadly, an estimated 4 to 6 million animals are euthanized annually, as the ever-growing pet population is just too much for the number of available homes. Spaying and neutering is the best way to