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Tips To Prepare Pets for Emergencies

By Nancy Fedelem | Sep 29, 2020
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From losing power to evacuating safely, there are many tips pet parents should know before the wildfire season starts here in the Pacific Northwest.  To ensure pet owners are prepared, FEMA established September as National Disaster Preparedness Month. Planning ahead of time is essential to making sure you and your animals get out safely when…

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What is the best cat litter?

By Nancy Fedelem | Sep 24, 2020
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Updated 09/24/2020 Get the Scoop on Cat Litter: In Order of Nancy’s Favorites Environmentally Friendly Options Do you suffer from kitty litter confusion? Frequently our customers ask us; What is the best cat litter” “>What is the best cat litter?” We pulled together the following resource guide to help clarify some common questions on what…

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What is the Best Dog Food in 2020, According to Staff

By Nancy Fedelem | Sep 1, 2020
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There are a lot of new types of dog food recently introduced and our staff managers compiled a list of their favorite brands. The list has a wide variety of choices for pet parents from raw diets to baked foods. These brands are approved by all of our dogs!  There are a few rules when…

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Do You Wash Your Pet’s Water Bowls?

By Nancy Fedelem | Aug 31, 2020
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Cleaning Pet Water Bowls Ever rub your fingers on the inside of your pet’s water bowl and you feel a slippery slime? A study done by NSF International found that pet food dishes are the 4th germiest product found in the average home. It’s time to clean your pet’s water bowl. There is a collection…

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Senior Pets

Senior Pets Are The Least Likely Candidates to Find Homes

By Nancy Fedelem | Aug 13, 2020
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Fortunately, during COVID, shelters are nearly empty. We know that many people have more time, and more time means saving an animal. Dogs, cats, chickens, and guinea pigs found homes and are living their best lives. What about senior animals? How many seniors are finding forever homes? There are many benefits to adopting seniors. Here are…

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Top Five Plants for your Medicinal Herb Garden

By Nancy Fedelem | Aug 5, 2020
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There are many amazing plants you can add to your medicinal herb garden, but we have five we’ve been growing for years. Two of the plants are lavender and calendula; both herbs take off during the summer months. According to The Chestnut Herbal School of Medicine, here are five of the top picks for your…

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Fall Crops: Everything You Need to Know

By Nancy Fedelem | Aug 2, 2020
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Do you have your August garden calendar ready? Now is a great time to plan your fall crops. While you enjoy your summer veggies and admire the dahlias blooming you should consider planting before the days get shorter again.  Your calendar should include some maintenance for your garden too. Fertilize cucumbers, summer squash, and broccoli…

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Cat Patio

A Catio will make the summer more enjoyable for your cat

By Nancy Fedelem | Jul 24, 2020
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Do you know about catios? You need one! What is a catio? This cat wants one! It is a cat enclosure or ‘cat patio’ that provides feline safety and enrichment outdoors. A summer staycation for cats! Catios will allow your cat to live their best life. Since it’s a natural instinct for a cat to…

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Top Five DIY Summer Dog Toys

By Nancy Fedelem | Jul 22, 2020
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When we think of summer, we always remember all our summer traditions like going to the Farmer’s Market, the coast, buying lemonade from the local lemonade stand, and corn dogs.  With that in mind, there are fewer activities lined up because of COVID this year. We went ahead and looked at Pinterest to see if…

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