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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

Beat the heat with your pet this summer

Beat the Summer Heat with your Pet

This won’t be news to any Floridian: our summer weather is downright brutal. It’s hot, humid, sunny, and oppressive. While we get to enjoy a mild winter climate, we pay for it in spades when summertime rolls around. From May to October, karma delivers a ruthless punch for all of those pictures you sent your family up north in January. Read on to see what can you do to make sure your pet is safe during the summer’s hottest months. Stay

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How to Find a Pet: Adoption is Always Best!

Considering adding a new furry member to your family? We chatted with Jessica Bowers, shelter manager for the Humane Society of Manatee County, to learn the tips and tricks for a successful adoption. Here is what she shared with us! Household Harmony When looking to adopt a new pet dog or cat, we always ask if they have other animals, or two-legged kids and their ages, etc. It is essential that everyone is excited to adopt a pet, and that no one

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Keeping an Old Dog Young with Diet

Thanks to a variety of factors, dogs are living longer than ever before. The canine senior years have been extended, and it’s wonderful to enjoy more time with our best furry friends. This shift toward better wellness and longer life also creates different challenges for owners as we try to take steps to keep our senior dogs happy, healthy, and comfortable throughout the golden years. Dietary Changes It is important to discuss with your vet the best dietary options for your senior

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Bargain Pet Food Brands Recalled Due to Findings of Euthanasia Drug

Recently, a national supplier of bargain pet foods issued a recall of dog food following the FDA’s investigation of claims that pentobarbital, a drug used in the euthanasia of pets, was present in the food. At least 31 varieties of dog food owned by Smucker’s were removed from shelves. The brands include Gravy Train, Kibbles ‘N Bits, Skippy, and Ol’ Roy. Read the entire story here. Your pets’ wellbeing is our number one priority at Pets Plus, and

What to Do About Pet Skin Issues

The condition that is often referred to as “dandruff” by pet owners, is highly common in dogs and cats. Most often, scaly skin has fairly benign origins and is not a big deal, but excessive cases of scaly skin / dandruff can point to an underlying cause. There are numerous reasons a pet can be experiencing skin issues, so tests must be done to determine the specific cause and the proper treatment. Here are some common causes: Primary or Secondary Infections Infections

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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

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