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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

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...

Let’s Celebrate World Cat Day – Aug. 8th

Happy World Cat Day! World Cat-Day, also known as International Cat-Day, was first celebrated in 2002 by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and other animal rights groups. Despite being solitary, cats are a social and use a variety of vocalizations, pheromones and body language for communication. These include meowing, purring, trilling, hissing, growling, and grunting. Interactions with cats may improve health and reduce physical responses to stress: for example the presence of cats may moderate increased blood pressure. Cat ownership may also improve psychological health by providing emotional support and dispelling feelings of depression, anxiety and loneliness. Their ability to...

Just in case you Forgot – June is Adopt a Cat Month

  Things to consider before you adopt a cat Cats need to be fed once to twice a day, more often in the case of kittens, and need a constant supply of fresh water. A responsible pet parent should spend at least one hour per day giving direct attention to his or her cat. This may include training, exercising, grooming, and playing or may just be lap time on the couch. A cat with an abundance of energy needs more time to exercise and interactive toys to keep them entertained. Cats with long coats need 20 minutes...

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...

The Cat Gardener – Safe Plants for Your Kitty to Enjoy

Thousands of cats will join the millions of cats already in shelters across the country this summer.. That means your local shelter has tons of cute, cuddly kittens, mellow, older cats and everything in between.  If you are looking to add a loving pet to your life, think about a cat. The must have is catnip.  I always plant a few, but it is a hardy plant and does spread. You can fill in your garden with a great number of choices.  Wheat or barley grass is an important one to include, it is great or your cat to nibble on to...