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Stressed Cat? How to Calm Them 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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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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High Quality Dog Food

How Do You Choose the Best Dog Food?

By Nancy Fedelem | Dec 6, 2019
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According to the Washington Post,  “Americans spend about $75 billion annually on their pets, covering food, toys, clothing, and veterinary care. The typical dog owner can expect to pour well over $10,000 into the care, feeding, and entertainment of their pet over its lifetime.” Pet parents are always asking what they should feed and what…

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Fetch Coffee

Welcome, Fetch Coffee Roasters! Four Roasts Available for Sale Through the Holiday Season at all 3 Stores!

By Nancy Fedelem | Nov 15, 2019
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Our staff cannot wait for the holidays! Have you heard of Fetch Coffee Roasters? Fetch Coffee is a woman-owned roasting company, run by Sarah Witter. Sarah has a background in business, with a long-standing passion for both domestic dog behavior, coffee, and animal-based charities and organizations.  We love coffee of course but what do we…

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Santa Pics

Pet Photos with Santa: Coming Back this Month

By Nancy Fedelem | Nov 6, 2019
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‘Pet Photos’ with Santa is back this month! 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 ensure you had dates well in advance for this photo shoot at all three of our stores. A new festive backdrop will be…

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Grubs

Why Are My Chickens Losing All Their Feathers?

By Nancy Fedelem | Nov 4, 2019
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When Do Chickens Molt? Expert Janet Garman, author of “50 Do-It-Yourself Projects for Keeping Chickens” tells us that as daylight begins to shorten, it’s time for molting season. The chickens may lose feathers!  That is certainly the case with our chickens. I have one silver-laced Wyandotte that is going through a hard molt. I feel…

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Fall Fest

Pet Event: Fang! Pet & Garden Supply Fall Fest 2019! & 7th Anniversary Party

By Nancy Fedelem | Oct 11, 2019
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When: Saturday, October 19, 2019, from 12 PM – 5 PM Help us celebrate seven years in the Kenton Neighborhood at this pet event at Fang! First, we have a huge raffle of amazing pet and garden-related prizes.  All the proceeds will be split between our friends at ‘Oregon Wild & One Tail At A…

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Salty’s Pet Supply and Fang! Pet & Garden Supply New Website

By Nancy Fedelem | Sep 28, 2019
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Staff at all stores are excited to launch a new platform for this family of pet supply stores owned by Nancy Fedelem. To make it easier for customers, we’ve curated a look and feel that reflects all three brands and neighborhoods, and we cannot wait for feedback! The site structure remains the same as the…

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