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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?

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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Poisonous Plants for Dogs and Cats

By Nancy Fedelem | Apr 28, 2020
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Here are the top 15 Spring showers make spring flowers! But be mindful of the top poisonous plants for dogs and cats! Dogs dig under all plants so many of the flowers in your yard may be an issue. You may not even realize it. The bulb family of plants is dangerous for our pets…

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How to Stop a Destructive Dog

How to Stop a Destructive Dog: Will Dog Games Help?

By Nancy Fedelem | Apr 23, 2020
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Dogs are meant to live active lives! Many studies, especially those conducted by zoos, have shown that enriching an animal’s environment improves the psychological and physical well-being of animals which can help stop a dog from being destructive. The co-authors of Beyond Squeaky Toys break down enrichment for animals into six different categories and there…

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Raw Food Diet for Cats

By Nancy Fedelem | Apr 16, 2020
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Felines are obligate carnivores. Cats are super picky eaters, and sometimes it requires a lot of patience from cat owners when trying to find the food their feline friends love to eat. We suggest a raw food diet for cats if you’re ready to make the transition. If your cat is putting their nose up…

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Raw Diets for Dogs: Does a Raw Diet Make Sense for Your Dog?

By Nancy Fedelem | Apr 8, 2020
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The pet food industry continues to follow the latest trends and hopes to influence pet parents to buy certain brands. There have been so many food recalls over the past few years it’s now more important than ever to stay on top of what your dogs eat! Consider raw diets for dogs. What about raw…

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