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Team members from Pet Supplies Plus were on WXYZ TV with the latest in pet costumes for this Halloween.

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Choosing safe Halloween costumes for your pet

Funny dog dressed in alien costume for Halloween

In 2014, Americans spent an estimated $350 million on Halloween costumes for their pets.  (Source: National  Retail Federation)  That’s a lot of costumes.  But how do you know if you are choosing the RIGHT costume?

First of all, keep in mind that some pets are not comfortable in ANY type of costume.  Do not force your pet to wear a costume.  If he or she struggles and tries to get out, or looks stressed or unhappy, you are better off to look at some costume alternatives.  Be sure to follow my blog and watch for a future post on “Fun alternatives to Halloween pet costumes.”

If you think that your pet will tolerate a costume, then make sure that you do not choose one that may cause injury or discomfort.    For example:

  • Avoid any type of face or ear covering like masks that may confuse or disorient your pet.
  • Watch out for ties or decorations that hang down and could trip your pet — or get tangled in their legs..
  • Choose a costume in which your pet can easily stand and move.
  • Avoid costumes that have removable parts – that could fall off — or get chewed off — and potentially choke your pet. Or take off any removable pieces before you use the costume.
  • Avoid costumes that are restrictive in any area of your pet’s body, especially the neck. Always check to make sure you have a loose, comfortable fit around the neck, tail and legs.
  • Choose bright colors so that people can easily see your pet – especially if you are going to be in a crowded or dimly lit place.

See more tips on having a safe Halloween with your pet at http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/resources/tips/halloween-safety.html?referrer=https://www.google.com/

The Muse Natural Nirvana Tour is rolling into town

American staffordshire terrier dog playing with little kittenSunday, June 19th
12pm-4pm

Pet Supplies Plus – White Lake
6845 Highland Road

Interact with adoptable cats from Oakland County Animal Shelter as they experience their own Natural Nirvana, created just for them inside a glass-enclosed kitty playground.

Bliss out as you relax in the Muse Lounge

  • Visit the Muse Spa for a complimentary massage, temporary tattoo or nail art — featuring original cat illustrations!
  • Take home FREE Muse for your own cat.
  • Start earning FREE Muse goodies when you register for the Muse Rewards Program.

Pet Supplies Plus – White Lake

6845 Highland Road
­248.889.4131
Mon-Sat: 9am to 9pm • Sun: 9am to 6pm

Choosing safe Halloween costumes for your pet

Funny dog dressed in alien costume for Halloween

In 2014, Americans spent an estimated $350 million on Halloween costumes for their pets.  (Source: National  Retail Federation)  That’s a lot of costumes.  But how do you know if you are choosing the RIGHT costume?

First of all, keep in mind that some pets are not comfortable in ANY type of costume.  Do not force your pet to wear a costume.  If he or she struggles and tries to get out, or looks stressed or unhappy, you are better off to look at some costume alternatives.  Be sure to follow my blog and watch for a future post on “Fun alternatives to Halloween pet costumes.”

If you think that your pet will tolerate a costume, then make sure that you do not choose one that may cause injury or discomfort.    For example:

  • Avoid any type of face or ear covering like masks that may confuse or disorient your pet.
  • Watch out for ties or decorations that hang down and could trip your pet — or get tangled in their legs..
  • Choose a costume in which your pet can easily stand and move.
  • Avoid costumes that have removable parts – that could fall off — or get chewed off — and potentially choke your pet. Or take off any removable pieces before you use the costume.
  • Avoid costumes that are restrictive in any area of your pet’s body, especially the neck. Always check to make sure you have a loose, comfortable fit around the neck, tail and legs.
  • Choose bright colors so that people can easily see your pet – especially if you are going to be in a crowded or dimly lit place.

See more tips on having a safe Halloween with your pet at http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/resources/tips/halloween-safety.html?referrer=https://www.google.com/

Never ever give pets human medicines for pain.

Find out more about treating pain in pets at Pain doesn’t have to hurt, our Pawsitively Healthy workshop on November 19, 2015, at my White Lake (Highland Rd.) store

Pain doesn’t have to hurt will be held Thursday, November 19, 2015, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., at my White Lake store at 6845 Highland RdSpace is limited; advance registration required. Please remember to leave your pets at home.  Donation is $5 per workshop.  All proceeds go to Elizabeth Lake Animal Rescue.    Register at http://www.nootersclub.org/PSPworkshops.htm.

We hope that you can join us on Thursday, November 19 when Andrea Putt, DVM, of Commerce Village Veterinary Hospital will talk about spotting signs of pain in pets and options for treatment at the workshop, Pain doesn’t have to hurt, at my White Lake (Highland Rd.) store.

On the topic of pain in pets, there is one thing that all pet owners should know.

NEVER, EVER, NEVER give your dog or cat – or other pet — human medications.  Many human drugs are FATAL to pets, even in small dosages.

I am sure that Dr. Putt will talk more about this at the workshop.  If you think that your dog or cat might be in pain, it’s time to see your veterinarian.  Some sources of pain –like injuries – are more obvious. In other cases, it may be more difficult to determine what is causing your pet’s pain so some form of tests and diagnostics might be recommended.  Without determining the underlying reason for your pet’s pain it is difficult to treat.

So never try treating your pet’s pain yourself unless you are doing so under the direction of your veterinarian.  You could end up with an even sicker pet.  Or worse.

Be sure to check back for more Pawsitively Healthy workshops!  Upcoming topics include kidney disease, arthritis, thyroid disease and more.

 

Join the PARTY ANIMALS from Turtle Creek Farm on June 20 at my White Lake (Cooley Lake Rd.) Pet Supplies Plus store

If you like exotic pets, you’ll love the critters that will be part of the Neighbor Appreciation Block Party at my White Lake (8020 Cooley Lake Rd.) Pet Supplies Plus  store on June 20.

Have you ever heard of a giant hissing cockroach?  They can grow from two to three inches long and make a hissing noise to communicate with other cockroaches.   (Read more about the giant hissing cockroach at http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/bugs/madagascar-hissing-cockroach/ 

A snake and hissing cockroaches  from Turtle Creek Farm. Courtesy of Pet Supplies Plus
A snake and hissing cockroaches from Turtle Creek Farm. Courtesy of Pet Supplies Plus
Snake from Turtle Creek Farm. Courtesy of Pet Supplies Plus
Snake from Turtle Creek Farm. Courtesy of Pet Supplies Plus

See hissing cockroaches, along with snakes, reptiles and other exotic pets from noon to 5 p.m.  They are  all from Turtle Creek Farm, an educational farm and children’s nature camp in Waterford.  The farm is not open to the public, but is available for pre-arranged group tours, birthday parties and other events.  Read more about it at http://www.turtlecreekfarm.org/

turtle creek farm

Our block party will also feature special discounts (20% off everything in the store with the exception of clearance and sales items), free caricatures of pets and humans, free nail trims for pets and free hotdogs, popcorn, cotton candy and snow cones.

So come out and join the party animals.  You might even get hissed at.

For information on our Neighbor Appreciation Block Party – and on other upcoming events, go to www.petsuppliesplus.com/WHITELAKE13.

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Kitty-CitylogoSee adoptable cats in our Kitty City free-roaming adoption centers in White Lake (Highland Rd.) and Bloomfield Hills at https://www.facebook.com/pspkittycity

Kitty takeover month at Bloomfield Hills location

KITTY TAKEOVER MONTH!!
This weekend, it is all about the cats!
Our friends at Oakland County will be bringing in lots of cats that need forever homes.
Come to Pet Supplies Plus in Bloomfield Hills this weekend for a 3 day event from 10-6.

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