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How to get a puppy to stop biting

By Nancy Fedelem | Jun 17, 2020
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There are many effective ways to train your puppy not to nip!  Puppies have sharp teeth! Anyone that lives with a puppy knows that you need to train them not to nip, or your arms will be bruised. They’re like adorable little sharks.  There is a lot of advice out there on how to handle…

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Eliminating dog smells in the home. What works?

By Nancy Fedelem | Jun 9, 2020
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Did you notice a ‘doggie’ odor after being gone a few days? We always wash our pet’s bedding and make sure all the blankets get cleaned regularly, but it only helps in eliminating dog smells that day or for a few days. Using an air purifier is our best advice, and letting in the fresh…

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Lyme Disease: How To Get Rid of Ticks

By Nancy Fedelem | Jun 2, 2020
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Tick Season is Upon Us Illnesses from mosquito, tick and flea bites are on the rise in the United States, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Lyme disease is the most frequent tick-borne infection in America. Over 300,000 cases of Lyme Disease are estimated to occur in the…

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Mixed Chicken Flocks: Planning For Pullets

By Nancy Fedelem | May 27, 2020
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Combining pullets and chicks with full-grown chickens is a challenge. Because pecking order is a serious matter, it can be dangerous and risky no matter the circumstances. Having a mixed chicken flock keeps things lively though! There is no question that we were entertained throughout the process, and perhaps even some of the adult chickens…

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How to Switch Dog Food Safely

By Nancy Fedelem | May 27, 2020
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Our staff gets this question a lot; ‘How to Switch Dog Food Safely?’ While the answer can vary, there is a way to do this, so your dog doesn’t end up with an upset tummy. We like to refer to this as our 7-10 day transition, but this can also be extended into a more…

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Getting a Puppy: What You Should Know

By Nancy Fedelem | May 20, 2020
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What happens when you getting a puppy and your cat isn’t happy? Read this post.

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Why Do Cats and Dogs Fight?

By Nancy Fedelem | May 19, 2020
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When it comes to why dogs and cats fight, it’s pretty simple. We interviewed Dr. Katherine A. Houpt, VMD, Ph.D. at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine to learn what can be done. Tip #1: The main reason why cats and dogs fight is because the dog is a predator, and in the dog’s mind,…

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Raising Chickens in Portland: Meet the Experts

By Nancy Fedelem | May 12, 2020
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Chickens have been used to eat bugs for farmers for centuries. And there is nothing more entertaining than watching your chickens scratch and peck. Many say chickens are the gateway bird to other livestock but perhaps you’re just considering a few hens. Whether it’s three hens or ten, look no further! Chicken expert advice When…

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Pet Supply Home Delivery Service and Curbside Pickup Available

By Nancy Fedelem | May 7, 2020
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Salty’s Pet Supply and Fang! Pet & Garden Supply Partner with Cascadian Courier Collective Are you familiar with Portland’s Bicycle Food Delivery Service, Cascadian Courier Collective? They deliver lunch and dinner to their customers and now pet food and products from Salty’s Pet Supply and Fang! Pet & Garden Supply. We asked our customers what…

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