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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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Ten Signs of Dental Disease in Pets

By Nancy Fedelem | Feb 4, 2021
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February is Dental Health Month and we’re celebrating by giving you three reasons WHY you should take your animals to your Veterinarian for regular dental cleanings. You want that plague and tartar accumulation removed! This process does require general anesthesia for a comprehensive cleaning.

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Tis the Season: What To Do If Your Pet Eats Something Toxic

By Nancy Fedelem | Dec 4, 2020
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Pet Poison Prevention Week spotlights the importance of keeping pets safe from toxic substances. The holidays bring their share of problems including toxic plants and food that is often found around the house. Many items we consume and touch without a second thought can cause serious harm to our animals. From food to chemicals, we…

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Does a Raw Diet Make Sense for Your Dog?

By Nancy Fedelem | Nov 12, 2020
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The pet food industry continues to follow the latest trends and hopes to influence pet parents to buy certain brands. There have been so many food recalls over the past few years it’s now more important than ever to stay on top of what your dogs eat! Consider raw diets for dogs. What should you…

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How to Care for Senior Pets

By Nancy Fedelem | Nov 2, 2020
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Read these 13 Tips   We all know raising puppies is hard work! Yet taking care of senior dogs is even more challenging. If you have ever lived with a senior animal, then you know what I am talking about. Your dogs may have a few new medications or may need extra help getting onto…

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Healthy Dog Treats and DIY Recipes

By Nancy Fedelem | Oct 23, 2020
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What do most of us look for in a dog treat? Treats that are healthy. And due to allergies, some pet parents look for treats that are wheat, corn and soy free.

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COVID-Safe Holiday Pet Photos with Santa

By Nancy Fedelem | Oct 16, 2020
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What: Covid-safe Santa photos, a virtual event to benefit The Pongo Fund, and Brown Hope. Start getting your pets ready for this year’s COVID-friendly photos with Santa. Our event will look a little different this year as we are going virtual rather than in-person to keep you, Santa, and their elves healthy and safe.  Our…

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Fang! Pet & Garden Supply Fall Fest 2020 October 16 – 18

By Nancy Fedelem | Sep 30, 2020
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Join us for pumpkins, gords, and an online costume contest! This year’s celebration may look a little different and masks are required yet we’re celebrating for three days vs. just one.  The event’s raffle proceeds will benefit Mudbone Grown. Mudbone Grown is a black-owned farm enterprise that promotes inter-generational community-based farming that creates measurable and…

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