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Hurricane Season: Prepare your Pets!

Hurricane season is here! For years, Pets Plus has been advising pet owners on the best ways to prepare for a hurricane when pets are involved. The following tips are simple and easy to do, but get started NOW so you’ll be ready… just in case! Dogs / Cats Kennel: Keep in mind that most hurricane shelters will not allow you to bring your pets. However, if you must seek safety and higher ground with friends or relatives, we recommend that you

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Summer is coming… Sunshine, Picnics, Baseball, Swimming, and FLEAS!

Ugh, fleas. They make pets’ lives miserable, and their human parents begin to itch just at the thought of them. Pet consultants are often asked what method of treatment works best to eradicate a flea problem. The true answer is that there is no “magic bullet” that will make your entire problem go away overnight. However, the good news is that with a little understanding of your foe and their characteristics, along with carefully following a few key steps, your

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Freezer Foods are super healthy for pets!

Pet owners: have you heard the term “BARF”? This acronym stands for Bones And Raw Food, and is a feeding method that is highly recommended by many veterinarians and pet care professionals. This diet is supposed to mimic how an animal would consume food in the wild, providing pets with a diet that closely resembles their natural eating habits. Raw food formulas are species-appropriate, and highly digestible, which allows for easy absorption of essential nutrients. Believe it or not, raw foods are easy to feed! Many come ready-to-serve,

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Does your pet have allergies?

Here’s what you can do to help It’s that time of year again: the spring breakers are here, and so is the oak pollen. It’s not your imagination; your pet may be showing signs of an allergy, too. Scratching is one of the most common signs that your furry friend may be experiencing allergies. Itching can be a sign of other problems, though; so it’s important to get a diagnosis from a veterinarian. If your pet, indeed, is found to have

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February is National Pet Dental Health Month

There is much to celebrate in February, from glorious Florida weather, to Valentine’s Day, to Customer Appreciation Day (February 16th at Pets Plus! Join us!) February also happens to be National Pet Dental Health Month. Dental health is vital to a pet’s overall health, as mouth issues can lead to more serious secondary diseases, like heart or kidney disease. The American Veterinary Dental Society estimates that up to 80% of dogs and 70% of cats will develop some form of

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Lost Pet: Return to Sender!

Gate left open?  Bolted after squirrel? Spooked by fireworks? Wandered off to see the neighbors barbecue? There are lots of reasons that your pet goes missing. Keeping some sort of ID on your dog will go miles towards getting him back. When finding a lost pet, the first place most people will look is the collar for a tag or embroidered information. We have a brand-new machine that will make a tag while you wait, with many fun styles to choose from.

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Is Your Pet’s Food Counterfeit?

If you’re an online shopper, you’ve likely noticed that in recent years the major e-retailers have been utilizing third-party sellers to increase their offerings without increasing their inventory or staffing needs. While this seems like a good idea for the retail giants, what many consumers don’t know is that there is real danger in ordering from third-party sellers: counterfeit goods. According to the Government Accountability Office’s WatchBlog, Customs and the Postal Service are having a hard time keeping up with inspections

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Holiday Gift Ideas for the Pets in Your Life

Unbelievably, it’s that time of year again. While you’re making your holiday list, and checking it twice, don’t forget your furry friends! There are so many options for cute and useful gifts for pets. Fill their stockings with things they’ll love! Dogs Our most faithful companions are usually fairly easy to shop for, since we know the way to their hearts is through food, and fun! Mini treats can be given throughout the day without disrupting a balanced diet, and can also

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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.