Archive for April, 2018

  • Petland – The Puppy Finder

    Petland is the industry leader in the area of animal care.

    We know that finding a perfect puppy to compliment your home can be an arduous task at times, but it can also be a pleasant one. At Petland, we pride ourselves on being the premiere puppy finder for many reasons.

    We Say NO to Puppy Mills

    It’s not uncommon for customers to come into our store and ask, “Where do your puppies come from,” or “Do you get your puppies from puppy mills?” These are questions that you should be asking of a puppy finder and we applaud you. We are proud to say that our puppies come directly from commercial breeders and they DO NOT come from any  “puppy mills.”

    We take frequent trips to visit our breeders and work very hard to make sure we are getting the best puppies from the best breeders. As a responsible puppy finder, we ensure that our breeders meet the following qualifications:

    1. USDA licensed breeders and distributors with no direct violations on their latest inspection report. As of January 1, 2015, our policy extends to no direct violations in the previous 24 months. Inspection reports for federally licensed breeders are available free of charge on the USDA website.
    2. Hobby breeders as defined by the Animal Welfare Act. These are breeders who raise their dogs in a humane manner.
    3. Local adoption pets that are vet-checked. Additionally, another puppy finder source comes from local animal shelters or from members of the local community as part of Petland’s Adopt-A-Pet program. Hundreds of thousands of shelter and community animals have been placed with caring families.

    We provide ongoing staff training programs, in-store animal husbandry systems and community service programs aimed at placing homeless pets and curbing pet overpopulation in the community. The health and well-being of our pets comes first for all of us at Petland.

    At the corporate level, Petland is actively involved with other pet industry leaders and helps create and enforce standards for everyone in the pet care business. We also work to make sure our pets are cared for by licensed pet professionals who pay careful attention to their welfare and veterinary needs. The number one reason an individual becomes a Petland store owner is his or her love of pets, and that’s a fact we continue to be proud of each and every day.

     

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  • German Shepherd’s Shedding – There’s Help!

    On occasion, almost all dogs will shed their coats to some degree.

    However, ’tis true when they say that German Shepherd puppies are prolific shedders! This means they shed all year around. Sure, the weather plays a part of how much, but the shedding never really ends. The biggest factor that plays a role in slowing it down a bit is their diet. There’s help! Read on to learn 7 tips to regulate the shedding of German Shepherd puppies.

    • Feed German Shepherd puppies high quality diets.

    One of the most effective ways of reducing shedding is to provide a healthy diet. Inexpensive dog foods are primarily comprised of ingredients that are difficult for German Shepherd puppies, (and dogs in general) to digest, such as corn and grain. Find food that has meat as the main ingredient.

    • “Treat” your dog to human food occasionally.

    We’re using the word “treat” modestly, so don’t go overboard. Foods like bananas, sliced apples (without the seeds), cucumbers, and lean meats are all moisture rich foods that will help your German Shepherd puppies to stay hydrated. These foods also keep their coats shiny and smooth, thus reduces the shedding.

    • Add olive oil or flaxseed oil to your German Shepherd’s food.

    Begin by giving 1 tsp. (5 mL) per 10 pounds (4.5 kg.) of his body weight. These oils contain omega-3 fatty acids that helps to calm inflamed skin, decrease dandruff, and improve their overall coat texture.

    • Ensure your German Shepherd has access to clean, fresh drinking water at all times.

    As we’ve previously mentioned, moisture rich foods keep your pups hydrated. The same, obviously, goes for water. Dehydration can lead to dry skin, which can cause excessive shedding and also illnesses.

    • Prior to spring season, invest in and use deshedding tools.

    Before German Shepherd puppies have their winter coats fall off, deshed them. You want to do this in the fall, as well. Lest you forget, your furniture, carpets, and clothes won’t!

    • Every day is “brush” day.

    To truly stay on top of your pup’s incessant shedding, you must brush him every day. There are no exceptions. Grooming puppies daily removes excess and loose fur and redistributes your German Shepherd’s skin oils into its fur.

    • Give your German Shepherd regular baths.

    Typical adults usually only needs a bath three or four times a year, that is if you’re brushing him on a regular basis! His hair will fall off in the tub or bathing area and not on your floor or furniture! Be careful not give him too many baths, as this will defeat the purpose by drying out his skin, and thus causing more shedding.

     

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  • Buy A Pup For Sale From Petland – Set Your Mind At Ease

    For over 45 years, Petland has been the retail pet industry leader for animal care, always committed to animal welfare and to providing quality pets.

    When you purchase a pup for sale from us, you help to accomplish our mission of enhancing the enjoyment of the human animal bond. Here are five facts you should know about buying a pup for sale from Petland:

    Petland is committed to responsible pet sourcing.

    When a customer asks, “Where do Petland dogs come from?” we can answer with confidence. When purchasing a pup for sale from us, you can rest assured that all of Petland’s dogs come from three primary sources:

    1. USDA licensed breeders and distributors with no direct violations on their latest inspection report. The breeders have a veterinarian documented socialization and exercise program and follow the veterinarian’s protocol for skin, coat, nail, and dental hygiene.
    2. Hobby breeders as defined by the Animal Welfare Act, who raise their dogs in a humane manner, and
    3. Local adoption pets that are vet checked. Some of our puppies and kittens come from local animal shelters or from members of the local community as part of Petland’s Adopt-A- Pet Program.

    Our knowledgeable staff can answer any of your questions.

    The number one reason why an individual becomes a Petland franchise owner is their love for pets. We celebrate our love for animals and pride ourselves on being pet experts. If you’ve found the perfect pup for sale and want to take her home, any of our staff members can be a great resource if you. We firmly believe in sharing our knowledge with potential owners and the pet community.

    A Petland Pup For Sale Comes In A Wide Variety Of Breeds

    If you are in the market for a specific breed, chances are we have it! Our network of USDA licensed breeders provides us with a vast selection of puppies that are up-to-date on vaccinations and deworming and are microchipped. When you purchase a pup for sale from Petland you also receive the name and address of the puppy’s breeder and a written health warranty for the puppy.

    Select Petland locations offer financing.

    Buying a pup for sale doesn’t have to break the bank! Select locations offer pet financing. This is an affordable and ethical alternative to pet leasing. The application process is simple and approval decisions are made within minutes, so you can buy the pup for sale of your dreams today and pay later.

    You become part of the solution.

    When you purchase a dog from us, you join of community of happy pet owners bonded by their love for animals and dedicated to ending animal homelessness. By purchasing a Petland pup for sale, you support a company that donates to rescues and you become educated with the long term needs of your dog. This education and proper pet training decreases the number pet owners who give their dogs to rescues due to bad behavior and solves the problem of overpopulated shelters.

     

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  • 7 Things You Didn’t Know About The Blue Frenchie

    Fun Facts About The Blue Frenchie

     

    •  They AREN’T French!

    Say what? Contrary to their name, the Blue Frenchie doesn’t have French origins at all. This is always a surprising fact for many Blue Frenchie owners. They are actually the sisters to English Bulldogs, who hail from a small area in England called Nottingham. It’s widely unknown why or how they got their names, but it’s also widely agreed upon that they aren’t from France.

    •  They don’t do laps…but they’re lap dogs.

    The Blue Frenchie is not a good swimmer. They don’t do well in water at all and they don’t like it either. There are plenty of dogs that innately are great swimmers and love the water, but the Blue Frenchie isn’t one of them! They prefer the dry land, period.

    •  They aren’t recognized.

    The Blue Frenchie is not recognized by any dog breeder associations. You can not show or train a Blue Frenchie in any competitions, strictly because of their color. The only French Bulldogs allowed in shows are those with the color palettes of brindle, white, fawn, or a combination of white and brindle.

    • Blue Frenchies freeze!

    Because of their single coat, they can become cold very easily. You’ll notice a Blue Frenchie constantly curled up in a tight warm ball during the winter or when air conditioners are furiously running during the summer. Invest in some sweaters or t-shirts for these babies, as they’ll happily comfortably sport them all year ‘round!

    •  They are big time snorers!

    Upon one glance, you can notice their flat faces. Unfortunately, this means that they have very labored and audible breathing patterns. It’s called brachycephalic. The Blue Frenchie is not a quiet dog! You’ll often here them when they’re just being and breathing and certainly when they’re sleeping. Invest in some earplugs, because despite their small size, they are big snorters!

    •  They’re pretty and a pretty penny.

    The only difference between a regular French Bulldog and the Blue Frenchie is the color, which makes for the largest difference…the price! They are almost twice as much as the price of the “regular” French Bulldog. The Blue Frenchie is much more difficult to find. They cost a lot more money to maintain physically, because of their serious health issues, especially because of their allergies. They also have other neck and back issues, due to their short and curved spines. If they have an allergic reaction, a typical vet visit can run you anywhere from $300 – $700.

    •  They’re lazy.

    Blue Frenchies are not very active dogs, nor do they require it to be happy and healthy. They aren’t prone to obesity. They like to just chill, typically with you. They’ll enjoy a nice walk or a few moments outside, but then back to the couch to cuddle they go!

     

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  • 5 Tips To Feeding Your Rottie Puppy

    The Rottie puppy is a beauty.

    Their strong, muscular body and black and brown coat commands your attention. Beyond the surface of their stunning appearance, you want to keep proper care of their health, which in turn reflects how beautiful their coats radiate. We’ve compiled some 5 tips for you to incorporate when you’re feeding your Rottie puppy.

    Creature of Habit

    For starters, dogs are a creature of habit. They thrive best when a routine is part of their daily schedule. This means it’s necessary to stick to a routine when it comes to feeding them. For adult dogs, the best time for meals is during breakfast time in the morning and dinnertime at night.

    Proper Balance

    Your Rottie puppy should always have a proper balance of the six basic food nutrients. They are carbohydrates, minerals, proteins, water, fats, and vitamins. Your Rottie puppy will display signs of deficiency if these essential nutrients are not available. They can and should be fed 2 or 3 times a day to prevent bloat. Give your Rottweiler a ration of 4 or 5 small meals a day until she’s about a year old.

    Meals

    As a general rule of thumb, Rottie puppy food is changed to adult food when he has reached almost 90 of its body weight. As with any dog, this shift in diet should be gradual and carefully executed, to allow your Rottweiler’s digestive system to get used to the change of food. The change should take place over a span of five to seven days. Below, follow one of the two guidelines to gradually changing your Rottie puppy’s diet:

    • You want to begin with mixing very small amounts of the new food to the old one, over a period of five to seven days.

    OR

    • Try fasting your Rottie puppy for one meal. At the next meal, mix a quarter of the new food with a normal amount of old food. For the next five meals, increase the amount of the new dog food to one half of its normal consumption of the old dog food. Ultimately, you’ll fully and seamlessly transition from the old to new food.

    Meat Lovers

    Rottweilers are classified as carnivores, just like any other dogs. They absolutely love to consume meat. Should you decide to satisfy your Rottie puppy’s carnivorous desires, it is best to give him raw meat. Be sure that the meat is clean and not contaminated, to mitigate any resulting illnesses or diseases.

    Proper Diet

    You can always tell if you’re feeding your Rottie puppy a proper diet, based on their lustrous coat. Happy dogs are those that are active and have proper nutrition. Those without the aforementioned will get sick easily and disconnected with their surroundings. The Rottie puppy diet should include sufficient amounts of carbohydrate food sources like protein from meat, and cereals, together with salt, vegetables, animal oil, and other sources of vitamins and minerals.

     

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