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Shop Local and Support the Community With Our Stocking Stuffer, 2019 Pet Calendar

By Nancy Fedelem | Dec 12, 2018
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We are thrilled to support the local community with this 2019 pet calendar available now in our store! The below pics are from the calendar contest we kicked off in November with our friends at other like-minded, local pet supply stores. Every month represents a different store’s winning pic! Including the feature cover of the…

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Learn to Live in the Moment: Like Our Dogs!

By Nancy Fedelem | Dec 4, 2018
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Dogs teach us so many lessons. The most important one may be to learn to live in the moment.Patience is another!An article on PsychCentral.com tells us, “When we give ourselves permission to just be, we can take our time and explore new things, like the dog who sniffs every tree and bush on the block.…

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Be your dog’s advocate and help boost their immune system this winter with supplements!

By Nancy Fedelem | Nov 21, 2018
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The number one job as a pet parent is to promote your dog’s physical AND emotional well-being.Winter can be stressful, and we wanted to share a few ways you can support your dog’s immune system now that the colder temps and rain are here.Some dogs are stressed with guests in their homes during the holidays…

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Mixed Chicken Flocks: Planning Ahead Goes A Long Way!

By Nancy Fedelem | Nov 8, 2018
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Combining pullets and chicks with full-grown chickens is a challenge. Because pecking order is a serious matter, it can be dangerous and risky no matter the circumstances. Having a mixed chicken flock keeps things lively though! There is no question that we were entertained throughout the process, and perhaps even some of the adult chickens…

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4 Adoptable Animals for Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month

By Nancy Fedelem | Oct 31, 2018
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We are celebrating Adopt-a-Shelter dog month! According to the ASPCA, “approximately 3.3 million dogs enter shelters every year. When these abandoned and often abused animals find their way to a shelter, each one needs a forever home and their potential is limitless. Some of the benefits of adoption are often hidden. Human and canine both…

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Pet Photos with Santa: Coming Back in November & Benefits Pongo Fund

By Nancy Fedelem | Oct 28, 2018
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Pet Photos with Santa are back in November! Do you have a holiday scarf picked out for your dog or cat?We’re already planning for the holiday season, so we wanted to make sure you had dates well in advance for this photo shoot at all three of our stores. Salty’s Pet Supply, November 17, 11-2…

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Organizing Dog Gear: How to Declutter on a Budget

By Nancy Fedelem | Sep 29, 2018
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We are days away from October and the rain hasn’t really come back yet. Before it does, it is time for folks to consider a mudroom makeover. Or if you don’t have a mudroom then creating something to help organize all the dog gear you’ve accumulated over the last year must be on the list…

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Chicken DIY Projects: Fermenting Chicken Feed

By Nancy Fedelem | Sep 20, 2018
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Why Do People Ferment Chicken Feed? My hens and rooster love their feed. When the chicks were introduced to the grown-up chickens about six weeks ago, we changed from layer feed to Scratch and Peck’s organic starter feed since the chicks needed to stay on that until about eight weeks. That’s when we’ll put them…

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Top 5 Dog Tips for Back-to-School

By Nancy Fedelem | Sep 7, 2018
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Can you believe it is September? Fall is in the air! We have some suggestions for Autumn flavors to spice up meals and how to keep bored dogs happy now that everyone is back to school and busy!Also, we want your four-legged fur friends to be fall-ready with rain gear, and winter coats so read…

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