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Join us for our Christmas Open House – Saturday, Dec 10th


Deck the halls with furry photos.

Join us for our Christmas Open House
at our Bloomfield Hills location!

Saturday, December 10
12pm to 4pm

Come enjoy cookies, hot cocoa and coffee. Stop by our Christmas Photo set to get your pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

  • 4×6 photo: $5 donation
  • Thumb drive: $10 Donation

Boo-wow! Do you have a Frankenstein Canine – or a Scaredy Cat?

Costume-wearing pets and kids are invited to participate in our Scary Tails Trick-or-Treat, from noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, October 29 at my White Lake Pet Supplies Plus at 6845 Highland Rd. and Sunday, October 30 at my Bloomfield Twp. Pet Supplies Plus store at 2057 S. Telegraph Rd.  There is no charge to participate in the event.

Best pet costumes will win $50, $20 and $10 Pet Supplies Plus gift cards for first, second and third place at each store.    

All kinds of pets are invited to Scary Tails Trick-or-Treat, but they must be kept from getting loose.  Large pets must be on a maximum six-foot leash;  smaller pets can be paraded in wagons, pet strollers and pet carriers, which can also be part of the pet’s costume

For more information, call the White Lake store at 248-889-4131 and Bloomfield Twp. store at 248-333-7545.

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Some basics to consider BEFORE you get a pet BIRD

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Just like with any pet, getting one should NEVER be an impulse, but rather should be a carefully considered decision that takes into account the pet’s nutritional needs, habitat requirements, health issues and longevity.  Do your homework BEFORE you bring home that new addition to your family.

In the case of birds, because they are small, some people might think, how much care can they need?  The answer is that they need JUST as much – if not more – care than a dog, cat, rabbit or any other type of pet.

In deciding if a pet bird is right for your family, consider that:

  • Birds typically eliminate (poop and pee) just about every 20 minutes or so. This means that the cage in which your bird resides will have to be cleaned continuously.
  • Certain species of bird can be loud and relentless about chirping and cawing. If you are someone who values quiet time, a bird might not be the best choice for a pet.
  • Many birds tend to form strong bond with ONE living creature. This could be you – OR  – if you have another bird – your bird might choose the other bird as his or her soul mate.  In fact, there is a great likelihood of your bird bonding with another bird and not with you.  If a bird is not bonded to you, the result can be cage aggression toward its owner.
  • It’s not good for any bird to be alone in a cage all day. When lonely or bored, some birds will start self destructive habits like picking at themselves or plucking out all their feathers. If birds do not get along with each other, an option is to give each one his or her own bird cage and put them next to each other.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Keep in mind that most birds have a long lifespan.  In fact, your pet bird may end up out-living you!  Keep this mind as you are choosing a pet.

Sample bird  life spans

Finches – 15 years                   Canaries – 15 years                         Budgies – 15 years
Cockatiels – 20 years             Lovebirds – 20 years                      Conures – 30 years
Amazons – 50 years-plus     African Greys – 50 years-plus    Cockatoos – 65 years-plus
Macaws – 60 years-plus

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Next VIP Petcare Clinic 8/20/2016

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