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Vote for Pets Plus in the 2018 People’s Choice Awards!

Pets Plus is once again in the running for Best Pet Shop and Best Groomer in the Bradenton Herald People’s Choice Awards! Please help us win these two categories again this year by taking a few minutes to vote for Pets Plus. Between January 16 and January 30, 2018, visit www.bradenton.com/peoples-choice and vote for Pets Plus in the Best Pet Shop AND Best Groomer categories. Thank you for shopping local with Pets Plus!

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Being More Active with your Dog

Many people aim to start exercising more often at the beginning of the year, but few maintain their New Year’s resolution longer than a couple of weeks. It takes consistency to turn an activity into a habit, so why not get your best furry friend involved to help you stay motivated? Having an exercise partner can dramatically increase your chances of sustaining your goals. Here’s how to get started with your dog on an exercise regimen: Start slowly and build up

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Home Aquariums For Beginners

There are many popular movies and shows featuring wildlife found in our oceans and seas. If Finding Nemo (or Dory!) has inspired you to have a fish tank in your own home, here are some hints to help you be successful. Best Fish For Beginners
 When visiting the fish area at Pets Plus, ask which fish make the best pets for beginners. The answers will depend on the size of tank you are thinking of, where you plan to keep the tank

Why a Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Shop local and save! Slightly smaller bag sizes can give the false impression that others’ prices are better, when they actually are not! Check out the actual cost comparison below. Don’t forget, we also offer a FREQUENCY PROGRAM and PETS + REWARD$ on all of our products!

Pet Safety around the Holidays

It’s soon to be the most wonderful time of the year! As a pet owner, when you’re gathering with family and friends during the holiday season, nothing can ruin the moment quite like a trip to the emergency vet. Fortunately, there are many precautions you can take to help ensure that your furry, scaly, and feathered friends stay safe during the holidays. Traveling Concerns Are you going away for the holiday? Whether you’re planning to bring your pet along or board them,

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Just A Walk In The Park

It’s a beautiful day — take your dog and head to the closest park for some sunshine and exercise. Studies show that your dog is a great stand-in for an expensive personal trainer, helping you reap the benefits of exercise for both of you. The incentive provided by your enthusiastic dog may be just what you need to get off the couch and out into the spring sunshine. What you’ll need: Collar or Harness and Leash. Most parks require that dogs

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Is your dog being destructive? Maybe he needs a job!

A vast amount of behavioral problems in dogs can be traced back to one common enemy: boredom. Dogs that have to spend a lot of time in a crate and don’t get enough exercise or stimulation are often the dogs that end up needing expensive, time consuming sessions at a trainer. Sadly, many dogs in this situation may find themselves in a shelter or rescue. Remember, though they are domesticated, our four-legged friends are still animals. Even dogs of the

Why is your cat such a jerk?

We hate to break it to you, but there’s something we just can’t deny any longer. Your cat is a total jerk. If you’re a cat owner and proclaimed cat lover, we have a sneaking suspicion that this thought has crossed your mind once or twice (or 100 times). But, why? They’re so cute and cuddly… right? Your cat is a jerk because they just can’t help it! It’s science. YOUR CAT KNOCKS THINGS OFF THE TABLE Even our resident fish guy (and all

Something’s Fishy This February!

Here at Pets Plus, we are gearing up for a BIG February coming your way! Not only do we have our Customer Appreciation Day on February 11, but we are also bringing you a whole month of #FishyFebruary specials. It couldn’t be better timing, either. Are you expecting a little kickback from your tax return? Invest that extra dough into starting or adding to your aquaria hobby. Looking to get started? We’ve got you covered! For the entire month of February, we

Is Your Dog Jealous?

Jealousy may seem like an emotion that is unique to humans. But, feeling green with envy may also lend itself to our canine friends. Research indicates that dogs can be quite possessive when it comes to being the focus of their owners’ attention. A recent study from University of California, San Diego, studied the reactions of 36 dogs when their owners focused their attention elsewhere to determine if dogs were capable of being jealous. The study participants ignored their own dogs while