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Dog Anxiety During Summertime – Top Techniques

By Nancy Fedelem | Jun 8, 2021
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July 4th Fireworks Are Around the Corner According to Chinese medicine, some dogs during summer may feel out of balance! For example, flowers are blooming now that may cause allergies, spring storms (although not as prevalent this summer so far), holidays with fireworks occur, and many dogs are plain hot and uncomfortable on regular walks.…

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What to do with baby wildlife found in your backyard?

By Nancy Fedelem | May 26, 2021
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Or near your house or in a nearby green space? What if a baby animal is in your yard and is injured or orphaned? Or what if a bird shows up and lays eggs in your hanging basket? There are some rules and tips so you can decide what action to take if this happens.…

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Oregon Native Plants You Can Grow including SW Washington

By Nancy Fedelem | May 14, 2021
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There are many beautiful native plants that are easy to grow in the region Important pollinators help our fruit and nuts grow  Consider planting wildflowers native to the region  Invasive plants compete for space with our native plants  Gardeners love the month of May. Our staff pulled together a list of native plants, plants that…

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Get Help From a Professional Pet Sitter

By Nancy Fedelem | May 10, 2021
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We all deserve and need vacation time, but it can be stressful deciding on care for your pets while you’re gone. Boarding facilities can be a fantastic option – but the best ones are understandably often booked far in advance. A professional pet sitter can be a lifesaver and give you peace of mind when…

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How to Hydrate a Cat

By Nancy Fedelem | Apr 30, 2021
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Cats drink little or no water by nature as they are from dry regions of the world Water is essential for a healthy cat There are five hacks to encourage cats to drink more often Keep Your Cats Hydrated Cats need one ounce of water per pound of body weight each day, and typically, felines…

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Dog Sports are a Wonderful Activity for All Canines

By Nancy Fedelem | Apr 30, 2021
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● Dog sports are an excellent activity for active dogs and puppies. ● There are various sports for every type of dog, and even if your dog is reactive with other canines, these are viable options. ● Some of these are team dog sports, and other dog sports are strictly one handler and one canine.…

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Flea and Tick Prevention

Flea and Tick Prevention for Dogs and Cats

By Nancy Fedelem | Apr 15, 2021
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Five Ways to Get Rid of Fleas and Ticks on Pets Naturally Dogs and cats may benefit from a natural or more holistic approach to flea and tick prevention when the weather gets warmer. Many flea and tick products are dangerous. April is the prevention of Lyme disease month, and ticks carry Lyme! If your…

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Pet Food Recall – Top Five Reasons

By Nancy Fedelem | Mar 6, 2021
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Pet parents need to know the top reasons for a pet food recall. Many issues include low-quality ingredients, contamination, and mold issues. Why are pet foods recalled? There are five different reasons for a pet food recall. Unfortunately, many pet parents may not realize their animal is sick from eating a particular food or diet…

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Winter Houseplants: Top 10 Low-Maintenance Varieties

By Nancy Fedelem | Feb 17, 2021
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Winter houseplants help keep the house from feeling dreary and depressing. It is easy to find a handful of low-maintenance winter houseplants to add to your collection at our garden center, and our staff can help explain the best care and maintenance for new greenery. There are also ways to make your winter houseplants thrive…

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