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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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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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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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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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Housetraining Tips for Dogs and Cats

The key to training your pet to eliminate where you want them to is to prevent accidents, and reward success. Never punish, yell, or rub a pet’s nose in an accident. This doesn’t teach them anything, and may make them afraid of eliminating in front of you at all. Positive reinforcement works best for pets. Dogs Young puppies can be particularly difficult to train, as they have small bladders and lack bowel control. To encourage good habits, take your pet’s age in months and

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First Aid Tips for Pet Owners

Recently at Leo&Lucky’s, our groomers and many staff members took a pet CPR course and first aid training. We learned a lot, and wanted to share some tips with our customers. When a pet is hurt or sick, you can help keep them safe before bringing them to a veterinarian. Basic First Aid Always have a first aid kit on hand. Include the number for animal poison control (888-426-4435 or 24/7 – 855-886-7965), your vet’s phone number, an emergency vet’s phone number, a

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