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In years gone by, New Years was not a time of celebration for me. I owned several horses and lived near a city center in north Texas. When others were watching the fireworks in awe and excitement, I was standing watch over my horses. Panic ensued when the rockets’ red glare burst over my pasture, frightening not just my horses but my other pets as well. Fido tripped me up as he tremblingly tried to stay literally under my feet. Fluffy took to the closet and wouldn’t come out until the next day. Since then, I’ve learned some tips to …


There is little that can rival the excitement of seeing a box wiggle and squeak under the Christmas tree for kids and adults alike. To make it the best Christmas gift you’ve ever given (or received), take a few tips from us on how to make it successful. What is the lifestyle of the recipient? Apartment? House? Country or city? Work? School and other activities?  The considerations mentioned above are only a few of those you would think about when planning a pet present. If your lifestyle, time, and finances afford it, should you think about giving two animals? Take …


2020 has been a hard time for dog lovers. COVID has made it difficult to take care of them, be it getting to the vet for treatments or even adopting one in the first place. And the stress it’s putting on their owners isn’t great for them either. But for all of the disruptions, there’s still a great way to get a dog to love and support you. Service dogs have been considered an essential service by the federal government. This makes it fully possible to get a dog to help you through these trying times. Let’s take a look …


Over the last year, Petland has increased safety measures within our stores, which is especially important as we approach the Holiday season where we want to be with loved ones the most. As a family-owned and operated business, Petland Sarasota, strives to provide a clean and healthy environment for our pets, our employees, and customers […]


Did you know that over 50 million turkeys are served in the US for Thanksgiving every year? If you’ve had a dog before, or currently have a few now, then you’ll know the joys of feeding them some leftover turkey as a treat. But what if you want to get your pups more involved with […]


You and your family made the decision to bring a new puppy into your home, found the one that stole your heart, and now that puppy you dreamed about is a reality. And reality has hit home—hard! Perhaps you hadn’t realized that raising a puppy would be quite the task it’s turning out to be, and you wonder if there are easier ways to get it done. Well, take heart. There are! Here’s a list of the ten best hacks for living with a new pup. 1.  My puppy chews on everything! You’ve done the obvious and bought plenty of …


Today, November 1, 2020, is Go Cook For Your Pet Day. Here are a few great recipes to honor your BFFF (best four-footed friend) in the kitchen this year. Animals can have sensitive stomachs, so cooking for your pet challenges you to use healthy ingredients that your buddy will love while still maintaining his health. Drool-worthy recipes are abundant on the internet but keeping his preferences and needs balanced requires sifting through the lot. We’ve compiled three each for dogs and cats so you can make this special day truly that. Special considerations Remember NOT to include these ingredients in …


Among the most popular dog breeds of 2019 were golden retrievers, labradors, and german shepherds: all large dogs.  So, why doesn’t more dog apparel cater to larger breeds? While it’s easy to find a fashionable winter coat for small dogs, finding one for larger breeds might prove difficult.  From comfy sweaters to practical parkas, find […]


If you’re a proud dog owner, you probably treat your pooch as if they were another family member. And who doesn’t like to do some fun projects with their loved ones? Now that it’s fall, you can experience and celebrate the change in season with your puppy. Here are 5 fun DIY pet projects you […]


Fall is arguably the best season for outdoor activities. The crisp air and vibrant autumn leaves are practically begging you to come outside — and how can you resist? The temperatures are cool yet comfortable, providing the perfect weather for a hike, boat ride, or long drive with the windows down.  The only thing that […]


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