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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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Pet Health Care

Creating Calm: Tips for Reducing Stress in Your Dog

Our furry companions bring boundless joy and love into our lives, but just like us, they can experience stress and anxiety. Whether it's due to loud noises, changes in routine, or unfamiliar environments, understanding how to alleviate your dog's stress is essential for their well-being. We'll explore effective strategies to help reduce stress in your beloved canine companion, fostering a happier and more relaxed bond between you both. 1. Establish a Safe Haven: Create a designated safe space in your home where your dog can retreat when feeling overwhelmed. This could be a cozy corner with their bed or a crate...

Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Canine Heart

Regular Veterinary Check-ups: Schedule routine wellness exams for your dog, including comprehensive heart screenings. Early detection of heart problems can significantly improve outcomes. Balanced Diet: Feed your dog a high-quality, balanced diet appropriate for their age, breed, and size. Consider incorporating foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which support heart health. Regular Exercise: Keep your dog active with regular exercise, but tailor the intensity to their age and fitness level. Exercise helps maintain a healthy weight and strengthens the heart muscles. Maintain a Healthy Weight: Obesity can strain the heart and exacerbate existing heart conditions. Ensure your dog maintains a healthy weight through...

Recognizing Symptoms of Heart Problems in Dogs

Being vigilant about the signs of heart issues in your dog can help catch problems early. Look out for the following symptoms: Coughing, especially at night or after exercise Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath Fatigue or reluctance to exercise Fainting or collapsing episodes Abdominal distension or fluid accumulation (seen as a swollen belly) If you notice any of these signs, it's crucial to consult your veterinarian promptly for evaluation and appropriate management. ...

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...

Understanding Common Heart Conditions in Dogs

As February unfolds and we recognize American Heart Month, it's not just our own cardiovascular health that deserves attention; our furry companions' heart health is equally important. Just like humans, dogs can also suffer from a range of heart conditions that require awareness, monitoring, and preventive measures. We'll delve into the realm of dog heart health and discuss common conditions. Common Heart Conditions in Dogs Mitral Valve Disease (MVD): This is one of the most common heart conditions in dogs, particularly in small breeds like Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. MVD occurs when the mitral valve degenerates, leading to improper blood flow and...

Healthy Winter Diet: Nutrition Tips for Dogs in January

As the winter season settles in, it's essential to pay extra attention to your dog's diet to ensure they remain healthy and happy throughout the colder months. Just like humans, dogs may have different nutritional needs during winter, and adjusting their diet accordingly can help support their immune system, maintain energy levels, and keep them in optimal condition. Let's explore some nutrition tips to keep your canine companion thriving this January. 1. Maintain a Balanced Diet: Regardless of the season, a balanced diet is key to your dog's overall health and well-being. Ensure their meals include a mix of high-quality protein, healthy...

Why Do Dogs Lick the Air? Exploring the Quirky Behavior of Canine Air Licking

If you've ever caught your dog licking the air seemingly out of nowhere, you're not alone. This curious behavior, while amusing to watch, often leaves pet owners puzzled and wondering about its underlying cause. In this blog post, we'll delve into the intriguing world of canine behavior and explore the reasons why dogs engage in the peculiar habit of air licking. 1. Sensory Exploration: One possible explanation for why dogs lick the air is that they are engaging in sensory exploration. Dogs rely heavily on their sense of smell to interpret the world around them, and licking the air may be a...

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...

The Psychology of Winter: How Seasonal Changes Affect Your Dog’s Mood

As the seasons shift and winter settles in, humans aren't the only ones affected by the changes in weather and daylight. Our canine companions also experience shifts in mood and behavior in response to the colder temperatures, shorter days, and other seasonal factors. Understanding the psychology of winter and its impact on your dog's mood can help you provide the support and care they need to thrive during the colder months. In this blog post, we'll explore how seasonal changes affect your dog's mood and what you can do to help them stay happy and healthy throughout the winter season. 1....

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...

Grooming Essentials for Dogs in January: Keeping Coats Clean and Skin Healthy

As January unfolds with its chilly temperatures and occasional snowfall, it's essential to pay extra attention to your dog's grooming routine to ensure they stay comfortable and healthy throughout the winter season. The combination of cold weather, dry indoor air, and potentially harsh outdoor conditions can take a toll on your dog's skin and coat. In this blog post, we'll explore grooming essentials for dogs in January, focusing on keeping their coats clean and their skin healthy despite the winter elements. 1. Brushing and Detangling: Regular brushing is essential year-round, but it becomes even more critical during the winter months when your...

Houseplant Appreciation Day – January 10th

Today is THE day to get back to tending to, and loving your houseplants. And, it’s also a day to appreciate just how special and important they are. They are therapeutic, lifting your mood and outlook. They add warmth and a calming effect. If you are a gardener, they give you an opportunity to play in the dirt, until spring arrives in the far, distant future. Better yet if you don’t have a houseplant go get one. The following plants are non-toxic to both cats and dogs: 1. Blue Echeveria2. Bamboo3. Areca or Golden Palm4. Burro’s Tail or Lamb’s Tail5. Christmas Cactus6. Cliff Brake or Button Fern7. Hens and Chicken8. Pearl...

Healthy Winter Diet: Nutrition Tips for Dogs in January

As the winter season settles in, it's essential to pay extra attention to your dog's diet to ensure they remain healthy and happy throughout the colder months. Just like humans, dogs may have different nutritional needs during winter, and adjusting their diet accordingly can help support their immune system, maintain energy levels, and keep them in optimal condition. Let's explore some nutrition tips to keep your canine companion thriving this January. 1. Maintain a Balanced Diet: Regardless of the season, a balanced diet is key to your dog's overall health and well-being. Ensure their meals include a mix of high-quality protein, healthy...

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...

Purr-fect Resolutions: New Year’s Goals for Cat Owners

As we bid farewell to the old year and embrace the new, it's the perfect time to reflect on ways we can enhance the lives of our beloved feline companions. New Year's resolutions aren't just for us humans; they can also benefit our whiskered friends. So, if you're a cat owner looking to make positive changes in 2024, here are some purr-fect resolutions to consider: 1. Prioritize Regular Veterinary Check-ups: Just like us, cats need regular health check-ups to ensure they're in optimal condition. Make a commitment to schedule annual vet visits for your feline friend. These check-ups not only help...

Winter Wellness: Keeping Your Dog Healthy and Happy in January

As the chill of January settles in, it's essential to ensure that our furry companions remain healthy and content despite the cold weather. Just like humans, dogs can be affected by the winter season, requiring special care and attention to thrive during these months. Let's delve into some tips and tricks for maintaining your dog's winter wellness. 1. Embrace Indoor Activities With shorter daylight hours and potentially harsh weather conditions, outdoor activities may become limited for your pup. However, this doesn't mean they have to sacrifice exercise and mental stimulation. Get creative with indoor activities such as puzzle toys, hide-and-seek games, or...

3 Tips to Protect your Pet from Heartworms

1. Preventative Medicine The American Heartworm Society and many veterinarians recommend year-round preventative medication. Medications can be administered orally or topically, and prevention is far more effective and less costly than treatment if your dog is diagnosed with heartworm. But, remember that preventives are not used to kill the adult worm and some can cause severe problems if given to animals with adult heartworms. You should follow the recommendations of your veterinarian prior to giving the preventive product. 2. Keep Your Home & Yard Mosquito Free It may not be top of mind, but mosquitos can also be a threat in and around your own...

Is Ice Cream OK for my Dog?

With the summer approaching fast and bring in the heat, the local ice cream shop becomes the your favorite hang out. You might be wondering if it’s okay to buy your dog their own scoop.Ice cream isn’t a healthy snack  for dogs. While the occasional small amount of vanilla ice cream probably won’t send your dog to the vet, ice cream shouldn’t be a regular treat for your dog. Most adult dogs can really handle lactose. This inability to deal with dairy can lead to bloating, gas, diarrhea, and vomiting. In most cases, your dog will probably just be a bit gassy.Dogs...

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,...