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Official Grand Opening of Salty’s Pet Supply Online Store

By Nancy Fedelem | Jun 28, 2019
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Shop 24/7 When It’s Convenient Salty’s Pet Supply Customers Can Now Buy Products Online, Pick-up in Store (Staff Will Run Orders Out to You!)  Salty’s Pet Supply is offering customers a new alternative to shopping in-store for the days where errands are virtually impossible.  Now anyone can shop 24 hours a day, seven days a…

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Grow Your Own Chicken Treats (Herbs!)

By Nancy Fedelem | Jun 7, 2019
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Homemade treats for chickens One of the best projects for spring is growing healthy homemade treats for your chickens. You can try growing a number of herbs in pots covered with chicken wire and see which the ladies enjoy the most. In this post and video, we demonstrate growing rosemary as a homemade treat for…

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Feeding Cats a Raw Food Diet: is it Safe?

By Nancy Fedelem | Jun 6, 2019
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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 feeding cats a raw food diet if you’re ready to make the transition and it’s a great time if your cat is putting their nose…

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Adding Herbs To Your Flock’s Feed to Boost Immunity and Decrease Health Issues

By Nancy Fedelem | Jun 6, 2019
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We partnered with Scratch and Peck for this post as we sell their Cluckin’ Good Organic Herbs for chicken keepers. The ingredients include organic garlic, ginger, parsley, thyme, basil, oregano, nettle and my fave herb, calendula. These herbs go directly into the feed and the hens gobble them up!

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How to Care for a Blind Dog: Training Tips

By Nancy Fedelem | May 14, 2019
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Living with a blind dog requires time and patience. Whether your dog is a senior and lost his vision as he aged or your dog was born blind, there are many ways to help him navigate through life. Remember too that your dog’s nose is a very powerful tool and he’ll use this to determine…

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Topsoil and Fertilizer Tips – Everything You Need to Know to Get Your Beds Ready to Plant

By Nancy Fedelem | Apr 25, 2019
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It’s time to start prepping the soil for your raised beds and gardens. How many of you are already buying potatoes, dahlias, and herbs? Our staff has been busy fielding questions from customers and the most popular one yet is what’s important when purchasing soil and fertilizer? Where do I start? Here are some topsoil…

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Dog Enrichment: Will Dog Games Help Curb Destructive Behavior?

By Nancy Fedelem | Mar 29, 2019
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Dogs are meant to live active lives! Many studies, especially those conductedby zoos, have shown that enriching an animal’s environment improves thepsychological and physical well-being of animals. The co-authors of Beyond Squeaky Toys break down enrichment for animals into six different categories and there are games to consider that may be a good fit for…

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Does a Raw Diet Make Sense for Your Dog?

By Nancy Fedelem | Mar 19, 2019
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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! What about raw diets for dogs?  The staff…

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Feeding Cats a Raw Food Diet: Is it Safe?

By Nancy Fedelem | Mar 7, 2019
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Felines are obligate carnivores. Cats are super picky eaters, andsometimes it requires a lot of patience from cat owners when trying to find thefood their feline friends love to eat. We suggest feeding cats a raw food diet if you’re ready to make the transition and it’s a great time if your cat is putting…

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