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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

Celebrate National Pet Month in May

National Pet Month, celebrated in May (in the U.S), aims to support pet adoption; make people aware of the mutual benefits of pets for people and people for pets; increase public awareness of services available from professionals who work with animals; and raise awareness of the role, value and contribution to society of working companion animals. Check out more information on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s page Healthy Pets, Healthy People. ...

May is Chip Your Pet Month

May is Chip Your Pet Month, which is officially recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) and was made to educate responsible pet parents on the importance of microchipping your furry kid. What is a Pet Microchip? A pet microchip is a tiny device, about the size of a grain of rice, that is implanted into an animal’s neck, just below the skin surface. The purpose of a microchip is to give your pet a unique identifier in the event they get lost. Microchips have helped bring pets back to their owners for years. When an animal has a microchip, it increases the chance of the owner being...

Summer Hazards for Your Pet

Warm, sunny days of summer are prefect reason to spend even more time with your pet.  Here are just a few things to be aware of to make those days a little safer. 1. Heat and sun exposure Dogs and cats become dehydrated quickly, so make sure they have access to plenty of fresh water and shade when outdoors. The American Kennel Club (AKC) recommends filling up an inflatable pool for your pooch if he or she is spending the day outside. If it’s over 80 degrees and/or humid, avoid long walks and asphalt or other hot surfaces, which can burn paw...

It is OK for the Dog and Cat to share your Ice Cream?

Ice Cream, you scream we all bark or meow for ice cream!  Lets face it we like to think our furkids deserve the saI lean more towards no.me treats we give ourselves.  Many online articles say that a lick or to is just fine, but not a whole bowl of their own.  Many dogs and cats are lactose intolerant and that small ice cream cup can be big potty trouble later.  If you most share (because those sad eyes are to irresistible), for the first time give them a small scoop and see how they react.  Also be...

Make Spring Cleaning Pet Safe

Spring is all about making a fresh start. Rituals to clear out the old and make room for the new as winter weather fades away. It’s important to recognize the potential toxic effects household cleaning products may have on our pets. Our cats, dogs and other companion animals live in a shared environment with us and are exposed toxic substances we use inside and outside our homes. Residues from cleaning products can end up in their skin, coat, eyes, nose, and throat. Ingestion of or contact with cleaning products can cause a variety of clinical signs in pets, including: Sneezing Coughing Nasal and ocular (eye) discharge Ptyalism (salivation) Emesis (vomiting) Diarrhea Anorexia...

Can you give your dog ice water?

 I am sure that you have  read on the internet that  ice water can cause  bloating or stomach  spasms in your dog.  Don’t believe everything  you read on the internet. According to Dr. Tina Wismer, medical director at the ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center, the information is false. “This is not true,” said Dr. Wismer. “Dogs do not bloat from drinking ice water on hot days… They can be given as treats or put in the water bowl. Some behaviorists even recommend freezing toys or treats in ice for dogs to chew on.” Bloat is most commonly seen in deep-chested large-breed dogs, Wismer...

DIY Dry Dog Shampoo

DIY Dry Dog Shampoo is a great way to keep you pooch smelling good and avoid over bathing. Over bathing can dry out their skin and leave them itchy. Recipe:1 Cup of Arrowroot powder1/2 Cup of Baking powder3 to 4 Drops of Lavender oil Mix ingredients together in a mason jar. Place lid on jar, poke several hole into lid. Shake shampoo on to dog, rub or brush into fur. Hug able Dogs! ...

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....

5 Tips to Help Settle your Dog’s Upset Tummy

You know that it is bound to happen sooner or later, your doggie kid will get an upset stomach. It usually only last for a short amount of time, but as parents you want to help ease their tummy. Here are 5 easy tips Fast your dog. Remove their food bowl and limit their access to food. Let their stomach settle. This does not mean starve, but if the are vomiting everything you give them, give them a chance to rest. If they can not hold any food past 12 hours, consult your veterinarian. Try some plain boiled rice and chicken, no spices...

10 Cancer Warning Signs in Your Pet

Cancer is the leading cause of death in cats and dogs. Early detection and treatment can increase their chance for survival. Ten possible warning signs include: Lumps and Bumps – Not every lump is cancerous. It you notice a lump consult with your veterinarian. Monitor it for changes in size and color, you and your veterinarian can determine if a biopsy should be performed. Abnormal Odors – Certain cancers, such as mouth, nose, and colon can produce foul and unusual odors. Abnormal Discharges – Blood, pus,and prolonged vomit or diarrhea need to be check out by your veterinarian. Wounds that Don’t Heal – Any wound that will not heal...

Dog Days of Summer – Keep your Dog Cool

August is know as the “Dog days of Summer”.  Don’t forget your fur keeps need your help in keeping cool. Keep water ready available for your pets.  Make sure there water bowls are full and easily accessible.  Try adding ice cubes to outside bowls to keep them cooler longer. Take walks during cooler hours.  If you have to go out during the peak heat time, take a shorter walk. Move playtime to the shade and take lots of breaks to cool down. Go for a swim. ...

Does your Dog get a New Do for the Summer?

This summer has brought a lot of hot, scorching days.  Many of us wanting to be good doggie parents will get our long haired fur kid a a short cut. I know that we would not be happy in a fur coat on a 90 degree day, but a dog’s coat is their insulation from the sun. Dog’s fur have several layers, each layer working as a system to help you dog from overheating.  Their fur also protects from sunburn. Trim your long haired dogs fur, but try to stay clear of the buzz cut. ...

Dogs get Sunburn, Too

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The Growing Waistlines of Our Pets

Like many Americans, many of our pets have an expanding waistline.  A survey conducted by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) show some scary statics.  54% of the nation’s pets are overweight or obese.  This equals 93 million pets.  Crazy as that is, apparently we not notice our pets unhealthy weight.  22% of dog owners and 15% of cat owners think their pet is normal weight, while a veterinarian would classify their pet as overweight. These overweight pets are developing more and more health problems, including osteoarthritis, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, breathing problems, kidney disease ans shortened life spans. It is our responsible to take care of...

Can Dogs Eat Fruit?

Like most things in your dogs diet, everything has exceptions.  Most fruits are fine, but should only be given as treats and in moderation.  Remember what happens to your stomach, if you eat too much fruit? The same goes for your dog. There are a fine fruits that should never be fed to your four-legged friends.  Grapes and raisins are the ones, most know about.  Even a small amount can cause you dog or cat kidney failure.  Signs to look for if your pet is having a reaction to eating grapes, is repeated vomiting and being lethargic. The tomato is OK for your dog, however if you like...

New Guidelines for Pet CPR

Science blog reported new guidelines for pet CPR that every fur family should be aware of. Recommended Practices: Perform 100-120 chest compressions per minute of one-third to one-half of the chest width, with the animal lying on its side. Ventilate intubated dogs and cats at a rate of 10 breaths per minute, or at a compression to ventilation ratio of 30 to 2 for mouth-to-snout ventilation. Perform CPR in 2-minute cycles, switching the “compressor” each cycle. Administer vasopressors every 3–5 minutes during CPR. Chest compression techniques for medium, large, and giant breed dogs. (A) For most dogs, it is reasonable to do chest compressions over the...