anxious dog

Your Anxious Pet – What can you do to help?

We hear of this scenario often: a pet owner returns home from work or an errand to find that their bed has been “mistaken” for a litter box, or there are scratch marks on the door, or their favorite shoes have been destroyed. What’s going on with your pet? When it comes to behaviors like these, anxiety is often the most common denominator. Pets express these feelings in different ways, including destruction, vocalization, eliminating in the wrong places, and aggression.

Keep pets safe at Halloween

Pet Safety around Halloween Doesn’t Have to be Scary!

Halloween is such a fun time of year for humans and animals alike. While it’s fun to dress your four-legged friends up for the occasion, there are several concerns about safety when it comes to pets. The Pet Poison hotline says they receive a 12 percent increase in calls during Halloween. Read on to learn how to protect your pets! Safe Storage / Unsafe Foods Pet owners should store all candy in a safe place, well out of a dog’s reach, as

All About CBD Oil and Treats for Pets

(Click link above to open video) – Hemp products and in particular CBD can be beneficial for a number of conditions, but there is a lot to understand (and often misunderstand) about it. This video is a long one, but stick with it for some great information about these products for your pets.

Cat on a Leash

Can You Put a CAT on a LEASH?

In recent years, we have had an influx of cat owners inquiring about training their furry friends. From toilet training to fun tricks that people have been teaching dogs to do for ages, pet owners are embracing the idea that cats can be trained. Did you know that (many) cats can be trained to walk on a leash to safely enjoy the outdoors? The first step to leash training a cat is to obtain the right equipment. Owners should purchase a

pets stressed at back to school time

Why back to school season can be stressful for pets (and what you can do to help!)

It’s not the full moon, Mercury in retrograde, or your imagination: the end of the summer season can trigger behavior issues in pets. We often see an increase in training and behavioral questions from our customers right around when school is back in session. Pets get used to having their adult and kid owners around more often, and can act out when they head back to school and/or work. Most often, negative autumn behaviors manifest themselves in households that have children

Keep Pets Hydrated with Wet Food

Keep those Pets Hydrated in the Summer with Wet Food

We are always happy to answer questions and point you in the right direction for your particular pet. Nowadays, the variety of dog and cat food available makes the “what do I feed my pet?!” decision feel daunting, but it’s not as complicated as it seems. Many pet owners are opting to feed their pets a variety of foods to maintain a balanced diet that is closer to nature’s intention. When choosing the type of food(s) you want to feed your

Pets Plus Community

Pets Plus Cares about the Community

At Pets Plus, our owners are your neighbors. We are dedicated to serving the community, because it is also our community. A common misconception is that Pets Plus is part of a chain or franchise. We are actually an independent, Parrish family-owned pet store, offering services and products that are locally needed and desired by our customers. We host the following veterinary services in the community: Low Cost Vaccination Clinics: Twice a month, we offer low-cost vaccination clinics on Saturdays. A local

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Learn more about Pets Plus’s Second “C” – Convenience!

At Pets Plus, we love being your “just around the corner” independent pet store in eastern Manatee County. Every decision we make when expanding our offerings or making changes to the store is done with our customers’ convenience in mind. We know everyone is looking for ways to save time, but many still desire the quality, vetted pet supplies and the personal touch that shopping local provides. That’s why we have made some major updates to Pets Plus in the

Think the internet is cheaper? We beg to differ!

Think the Internet is Cheaper? We “Beg” to Differ!

It is a common notion that items from large online retailers are cheaper than items at an independent, brick-and-mortar store. It’s an understandable thought. Large virtual retailers probably have a huge warehouse, low overhead, and the ability to buy in bulk and extend the savings to the customer, right? Actually, that is not entirely true. Besides having such supportive customers over the years that have enabled us to purchase in larger quantities ourselves; there are also several “hidden” advantages that