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What to Plant in Spring

By Nancy Fedelem | Apr 3, 2020
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Veggie plants you can start in April and May in Oregon It’s April, so start your seeds now! Our garden experts know that everyone is itching to get in their gardens this weekend. Some of you are planning containers, and others are hoping to get veggies started. So this is a primer on what to plant…

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Weeds With Benefits

By Nancy Fedelem | Mar 30, 2020
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Expert Advice from Granville Goff, Nursery Department Head, Fang! Pet & Garden Supply Weeds are great when they’re planted in the right place. When we typically talk about weeds we talk about “invasive plants” and we thought we should flip the coin and look at the many weeds with benefits instead! Everything you read talks…

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Cat In Box

Stressed Cat: How to Calm One Down

By Nancy Fedelem | Mar 24, 2020
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Cats Are Skilled At Social Distancing, Yet They Still Need Enrichment  Cats and particularly a stressed cat are masters at social distancing. We should all follow their lead, but cats that are bored or without enrichment can take out their energy on cat and dog siblings. Experts say that cats lacking enrichment can become reclusive…

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Garden Center

Garden Center Opens at Fang! Pet & Garden Supply

By Nancy Fedelem | Feb 20, 2020
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Join us for the Fang! Garden Center Opening Celebration March 7 from 12-5 p.m.  Are you hoping to manage your garden and landscaping successfully but need some advice? Do you want to reduce the impact of invasive species in your yard? Us too! Healthy living through gardening We’re here to increase community awareness of healthy…

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Cat Eating

Is My Cat Too Skinny?

By Nancy Fedelem | Feb 18, 2020
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If your cat is losing weight, there may be a medical reason and you should take her into your vet for a visit. There are also ways to put weight on your cat safely with high-quality canned food brands and supplements.  Petmd.com confirms that some of the main reasons for weight loss are anxiety, cancer,…

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Anniversary

Salty’s 15th Anniversary Celebration

By Nancy Fedelem | Feb 5, 2020
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When: Friday, February 14, 2020, at 5-7 p.m. 15 years ago Salty’s Pet Supply opened on N. Mississippi Ave. Come celebrate this special anniversary with our staff on Valentine’s Day. We’ll be raffling off a pinata full of prizes. A percentage of proceeds from the raffle will go to the Pixie Project.  “I feel pretty…

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Vitamins

Best Vitamins for Dogs and Cats

By Nancy Fedelem | Feb 5, 2020
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Keep your aging pets healthy with a ‘senior’ vitamin  Our dogs are both seniors, and we give them a daily multivitamin. Given they’re on a GI specific kibble with canned soft food, I feel a multivitamin is a wonderful way to ensure they’re getting the nutrients they need.  Even though quality pet food has the…

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Salty's

Pet Supply Home Delivery Service Launches this Month

By Nancy Fedelem | Jan 20, 2020
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Salty’s Pet Supply Partners 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! We asked our customers what service they’d love to see in 2020, and now Pet Supply home…

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Cat Food

What’s the Best Food for Cats?

By Nancy Fedelem | Dec 17, 2019
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Cats are carnivorous creatures by nature and need protein to survive and to thrive.  As obligate carnivores, cats need protein from meat or fish, amino acids like taurine and arginine (from meat or fish), fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, and water. If you were making your cat a homemade diet the best food for cats includes…

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