The Importance of Flea and Tick Prevention

As pet lovers, we all aim for nothing but the best for our furry friends. With spring blooming around us, it also ushers in something a lot less pleasant: the “tick”ing time bomb of the flea and tick population. In the Sunshine state, flea and tick prevention is a year-round chore. Up north, as the thaw of spring sets in, these tiny pests wake up – kicking off their season of egg-laying and looking for hosts. These tiny parasites can

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Home delivery subscription pet food: as paw-some as it seems?

Subscription-based services have increased in popularity over the past several years. You can sign up for a bevy of things from workout classes to razors to wine, and you’ve likely even seen ads for subscription fresh pet food services. Like human food delivery services such as Hello Fresh or Blue Apron, you sign up for a plan, answer some questions about your pet, and these fresh pet foods are delivered in bulk to your home in large temperature-controlled boxes. Is fresh food something you should consider for your

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Safe Spring Cleaning with Pets Around

Get out the vinegar and buckets: it’s spring and the time for 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 – some

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Enjoy Easter with your pets – safely!

Easter is one of the most exciting holidays for pet and human parents. The opening of the baskets! The visiting of the bunny! The egg hunt! New toys! We hope you have a fun and meaningful holiday this Easter. We will be closed to allow our staff to enjoy the holiday with their friends and family. We wanted to remind our beloved community to take steps to keep their pets safe from the following hoppin’ holiday hazards: Easter baskets Children’s Easter baskets should

Tips for Hiring Trustworthy Care for Your Furry Friends

The first full week of March is National Professional Pet Sitter’s Week, recognizing professional pet sitters around the world and thanking them for their hard work and dedication during the past year. If you’re an overprotective pet parent like we are, or if you have a pet that requires significant expert care, trusted pet sitters can be lifesavers and become like extended family. Knowing your four-legged companions are getting the TLC they deserve makes it just a little bit easier

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February is National Pet Dental Health Month

There is much to celebrate in February, from glorious Florida weather, to Valentine’s Day, and more. February also happens to be National Pet Dental Health Month. Dental health is vital to a pet’s overall health, as mouth issues can lead to more serious secondary diseases, like heart or kidney disease. The American Veterinary Dental Society estimates that up to 80% of dogs and 70% of cats will develop some form of oral disease by age three. Read on to learn

Joy to the Last Morsel: Enrichment Feeders for Pets

Have you ever caught your furry friend inhaling their food like it’s the last kibble on Earth? Or maybe you’ve got an adventurer who’s constantly on the lookout for the next big thing (and hopefully that’s not your new curtains or the garbage can)? One of the most exciting additions to our inventory at Leo&Lucky’s is a range of enrichment feeders designed to provide your pets with mental and physical stimulation. Enrichment toys can build confidence, slow down a vacuum-eater,

Buckle Up Fido: Ensuring Safer Travels for Pets

Did you know that of American households, nearly 43.3 million include the delightful presence of pets? Among these families, around 84% choose to leave pets unrestrained during travel. This would be similar to not buckling our human loved ones in a car seat or seat belt — a decision most of us would never consider. Unrestrained pets endanger everyone in the car (and in cars around them). It’s easy to be lulled into a false sense of security if you’re just

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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6 Reasons why Kids are the PB to Pets’ Jelly

If you’re a parent you may be a little wary of the idea of adding two or more feet, claws, or paws to your household. Parenting can keep you busy enough without worrying about cleaning out bird cages or changing the kitty litter. Accepting the responsibility of caring for another life is a big decision, but let’s consider the paw-sitive results of saying yes to the pet! Did you know that having a pet at home could benefit you and your

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