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Stop in or contact us to order a doggie cake for pick-up in the store. (We need three business days to bake and decorate a cake). We also have pet-ID tags and lots more items to see and purchase in the store, so come by Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Life with Cats

Embracing Love Your Pet Day (Feb. 20th)

On February 20th, pet owners around the world come together to celebrate a special bond that transcends words—Love Your Pet Day. This heartwarming occasion serves as a reminder to cherish and honor the beloved companions who bring joy, laughter, and unconditional love into our lives each and every day. Join us as we explore the significance of Love Your Pet Day and share creative ways to celebrate the furry friends who hold a special place in our hearts. The Heartbeat at Our Feet: Our pets are more than just animals; they're cherished members of our families, constant sources of comfort, and unwavering...

Protecting Our Furry Family: Observing Pet Theft Awareness Day (Feb. 14th)

In a world where our pets are cherished members of our families, the thought of them being taken from us is a nightmare no pet owner wants to face. Yet, pet theft is a reality that many pet owners must confront. Pet Theft Awareness Day, observed annually on February 14th, serves as a sobering reminder of the importance of safeguarding our furry companions and raising awareness about the prevalence of pet theft. Join us as we explore the significance of Pet Theft Awareness Day and share essential tips for protecting our beloved pets from this heartbreaking crime. Understanding Pet Theft: Pet theft...

Smiles and Whiskers: The Importance of Dental Care in Cats

When it comes to caring for our feline friends, dental health is often an overlooked aspect of their overall well-being. However, just like humans, cats can suffer from dental issues that can impact their quality of life if left untreated. From bad breath to gum disease, dental problems can affect not only your cat's mouth but also their overall health. Let's delve into why dental care is crucial for cats and how you can ensure your feline companion maintains a sparkling smile. 1. Prevents Dental Disease: Dental disease is one of the most common health problems in cats, affecting the majority...

DIY Catnip Toys to Delight Your Feline Friend

Materials Needed: Fabric scraps (such as felt or cotton) Catnip Sewing needle and thread Scissors Optional: bells, crinkle paper Instructions: Cut two identical shapes from your fabric scraps to create the body of the toy (such as a fish, mouse, or heart). Place the two fabric pieces together with the right sides facing inward. Sew around the edges, leaving a small opening. Fill the toy with catnip and any additional fillings such as bells or crinkle paper. Sew the opening closed, and trim any excess fabric. Present the toy to your cat and watch them enjoy hours of playtime! ...

Introducing Catnip to Your Cat

If you're introducing catnip to your cat for the first time, start with a small amount to gauge their reaction. Rubbing a pinch of dried catnip between your fingers and offering it to your cat or sprinkling it on their favorite toy can help pique their interest. It's important to note that while catnip is generally considered safe for cats, some cats may become overstimulated or agitated with excessive exposure. Monitor your cat's behavior during and after catnip play sessions and discontinue use if you notice any signs of discomfort or distress. In conclusion, catnip is a fascinating and enriching tool that...

Exploring the Mysteries of Catnip: Unraveling the Science Behind Feline Fascination

Catnip, with its magical allure and undeniable effect on cats, has long fascinated both pet owners and scientists alike. But what exactly is catnip, and why do cats go wild for it? In this blog, we'll delve into the fascinating world of catnip, exploring its effects on cats, the science behind its allure, and how cat owners can use it to enrich their feline companion's environment. Understanding Catnip: Catnip, scientifically known as Nepeta cataria, is a member of the mint family and contains a compound called nepetalactone. This compound is found in the leaves, stems, and seeds of the catnip plant and...

Pawsitive Play: The Importance of Interactive Play for Cats

As winter settles in and outdoor adventures become limited, it's crucial to remember that indoor cats still need plenty of opportunities for physical and mental stimulation. Interactive play isn't just a way to pass the time—it's essential for your cat's overall well-being. In this blog, we'll explore the myriad benefits of interactive play for cats. The Importance of Interactive Play: Physical Exercise: Just like humans, cats need regular exercise to stay healthy and maintain a healthy weight. Interactive play sessions provide an outlet for cats to burn off excess energy, stretch their muscles, and improve their agility and coordination. Mental Stimulation: Cats are...

Winter Care Tips for Keeping Your Feline Friend Cozy and Safe

As winter blankets the world in frosty hues, it's essential to remember that our feline companions need extra care and attention during the chilly months. While cats have built-in fur coats, they still require special considerations to stay warm, happy, and healthy throughout the winter season. Here are some winter care tips to keep your beloved cat safe and comfortable during the coldest time of the year: 1. Create a Warm and Cozy Indoor Environment: Ensure that your home provides a warm and cozy sanctuary for your cat during the winter months. Keep the indoor temperature comfortably regulated, especially in areas...

Time to Restock your Pet’s Emergency Preparedness Kit

During an emergency, whether it is localized to your family or extends to the wider community, you will want to ensure that your pets are taken care of and you’re prepared. A basic Pet’s Emergency Preparedness kit should include: Food and water for at least five days – don’t forget bowls and a manual can opener if you are packing canned pet food. Your pet needs approximately 1 ounce of water per pound (of pet) per day. For example if your pet is 8 pounds, you’ll need a cup a day. Medications and medical records  – consider storing a few days supply of medicine,...

World Pet Memorial Day

World Pet Memorial Day was created as a special day to memorialize beloved pets that have passed away. It is observed every year on the second Tuesday in June. Pets are only in our lives for a short time, they stay in our memories forever. A wonderful way to celebrate is plant a memorial garden. Reflect on the wonderful moments that you had and help yourself find peace in knowing how much you and your pet brought to one another’s lives. Memorial gardens can be as big or small as you want. You can plant flowers, plants, or trees in your own...

Hug Your Cat Day

National Hug your Cat Day is June 4,2021Quite simply, it is a day in which cat owners everywhere are encouraged to hug their cats.It’s an opportunity to give  back to all the cats in the world and shower them with love and attention. Warning! Not all cats will embrace this day as much as you  ...

10 Things to Know Before You Adopt your New Pur-fect Best Friend

June is Adopt A Cat Month. If you’ve been thinking of getting a cat or know someone who wants to, this is a great month to consider adopting one. Here are 10 helpful things to know before you do  This is a lifetime commitment – Cats can live up to 20 years. Have your cat neutered or spayed – Spaying and neutering will improve your cat’s health and behavior while reducing the health problems and cat pregnancies. It should be done as early as possible. Leave their claws on – Declawing a cat takes away its front line defense and is a painful operation for them. A...

5 Ways to Celebrate your Pet’s Gotcha Day

When you adopt a pet, you may not know their actual birthday, but you can celebrate their “Gotcha Day.” A “Gotcha Day” is the anniversary of your pet’s adoption day and a great way to acknowledge all the love and joy your fur-kid has brought you and your family. Bring home a special treat. Stop in your local barkery and bring home your furkid’s favorite treat. Commission a Pet Portrait. You can commission a portrait of your cat or dog, or head to your local portrait studio for a picture to be taken of you together. Host a playdate. If your pet has a particular buddy (furry...

Happy Hug your Cat Day

Who doesn’t love getting a hug? Well maybe your cat, instead of putting kitty in an uncomfortable snuggle consider other ways to interact with her and show her some appreciation on Hug Your Cat Day! Show kitty some love by brushing and petting her. Many cats love to be brushed and a good scratch on the back near the tail or under the chin are often favorite spots.  Wand toys with feathers, cat nip, etc. can be entertaining for both of you. Some cats even like to play fetch with a favorite toy. If you kitty loves a good cuddle, go for it...

Every Pet Owner should have a Pet First Aid Kit

I just learned that April is pet first aid awareness month. I started to think about what I could do be prepared if one of our fur kids needed some basic first aid.  I took a look in our first aid kit and quickly saw that it came up short. Everyone who owns a pet should have a first aid kit specifically for their pet. Now is the time to get it ready, before there is an emergency. Some suggest having one for home and one for traveling. One of the best places to store it would be with your human family’s kit....

National Hairball Awareness Day

  If you are a cat owner you don’t need any more awareness about hairballs.  I know I have seen more than I care to.  We all assume that hairballs are a natural part of being a cat.  Well, yes and no.  A cat does ingest its fur while grooming itself.  A hairball is a result of to much fur being swallowed.  Ingesting to much fur can cause medical issues, like constipation.     Regular grooming will help prevent hairballs. Get on a schedule for a brushing session with your kitty.  Take advantage of this time with your fur baby, and bond over a...