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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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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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Study shows dogs forgive one another after conflicts

From Lassie to Old Yeller to Scooby Doo, the proof is in our popular culture: dogs are an integral part of the human experience. A quick search for “dog” on the Internet Movie Database returns 13,989 results. Have you ever thought about why we love dogs so much? When people are asked what they adore most about their dogs, one of the most common responses is that they provide unconditional love. We know that even if we are frazzled or agitated or raise our voice

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Pet Ownership Shows Benefit to Children at Risk of Allergies

We’ve always known that pets are the BEST “medicine,” but now we’ve got the study to back it up. A recent study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology showed a striking finding when babies from homes with furry pets (dogs, cats, rabbits) were compared with babies in pet-free homes. The babies selected for the study were at-risk for allergies. When they were allergy tested at six months old, 19% of the babies displayed a reaction. NONE of

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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 few treats thrown in!) This is essentially how most people feed their pets, not realizing there is a different way to handle their furry friends’ nutritional needs. “Rotation feeding” or “feeding a rotational diet” is all about offering a variety of foods in a manner that won’t upset a pet’s system. Varying both proteins (chicken, beef, bison,

Keep Pets Hydrated with Wet Food

Keep those Pets Hydrated in the Summer with Wet Food

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 “what do I feed my pet?!” 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 type of food(s) you want to feed your

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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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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