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Are your houseplants toxic for pets?

Are your houseplants toxic for pets?

Plants are a great interior addition, they can really spruce up a space. Most plants are great for homes with pets; they can promote a healthy lifestyle while also cleaning the air and producing oxygen. However, there are some houseplants that don’t mix well with animals, they can make them sick if eaten or their pollen inhaled. Here’s a run down of some plants that are great for pet households and some to avoid. 

We know a lot of dogs like to eat everything they can get their mouths on. So give them something else to chew on besides your favorite pair of shoes. Pet Grass can be a great addition to any home! It’s great for the digestive system of both dogs and can help cats with hairballs. The great thing about Pet Grass is you don’t have to worry about the ingredients as you’ll watch it sprout right before your eyes! Check out our Pet Greens Self Grow Mix online or in store!

Some other safe house plants include:

  • Christmas cactus
  • Catnip
  • Mint
  • Lace flower vine
  • Moth orchid
  • Some succulents (stay away from Jade)
  • Spider Plant
  • Parlor Palm

While there are some safe houseplants for homes with pets, make sure whatever plant you're bringing into your home is safe. Here are some houseplants that could be considered toxic for pets:

  • Lilies can be extremely toxic if even breathed in and can cause severe kidney damage. 
  • All parts of oleander are toxic and can cause cardiac issues and hypothermia
  • Tulips and rhododendrons can cause heart and nervous system problems if ingested. 
  • Sago palms seeds can cause liver failure and seizures 
  • English Ivy if eaten can cause diarrhea, abdominal pain, and vomiting
  • Pothos can cause internal swelling and irritation

There are a lot more plants that are considered toxic to animals, but also loads more that are perfectly fine! Make sure to do research on any plant you bring into your home to keep your pets happy and healthy. 

Learn more about poisonous plants

Learn more about safe houseplants

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Has Your Pet Tried CBD?

Has Your Pet Tried CBD?

There are a lot of products on the market to address all types of anxiety in pets from separation anxiety to anxiety of going new places.

A new and fast growing product gaining traction to address anxiety in dogs and cats is CBD, or Cannabidiol

There is some discord against CBD, as weed and other products associated with it are still not 100% integrated into normal day society. Most of the debate is around THC, as THC is what causes the feelings of euphoria. However CBD is much different than THC. THC binds tightly with CB1 receptors in the brain, which causes the feeling of being ‘high’, but CBD cannot. Instead, CBD just alters the reaction to serotonin, turning the rush of the chemical from fear and apprehension into calm and relaxation. Giving CBD to your dog won’t make them loopy or ‘high’, as it physically cannot.

There are also some great benefits to taking CBD, for both pets and humans. CBD has anti-inflammatory and pain suppressing properties. It’s been found to help motor ability, seizures, joint pain, and digestive problems, although it is most commonly given to pets with anxiety.

CBD can be easily administered to your pet and is typically found in oil form in dropper bottles or infused chews. To administer the oil, simply add to your pet's food, or drop it in a bowl for them to lick up. 

When using CBD to assist with a pet's anxiety, consider the timing of dosing your pet as it may take up to an hour before your pet begins feeling its effects. When dosed in the proper frequency and amount for your pet, the CBD should kick in before the anxiety hits or gets too bad, and your pet should stay calm and collected through normally high anxiety experiences. We also highly recommend integrating training methods specific to your pet's anxiety while using the CBD for longer-lasting effects.

Try out our Super Snouts Hemp Chews or let us know if you have any questions about CBD for your pet through our email info@petwellsupply.com, over the phone at 617-741-3104 or in store!

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Proposal for Doggy Daycare at Petwell Supply!

Proposal for Doggy Daycare at Petwell Supply!

We’re excited to announce that we’re in the process of getting permitted for doggy daycare! As a next step, we will presenting our plans during a virtual neighborhood meeting on May 12th at 7pm, hosted by the Ward 5 City Councilor, Mark Niedergang.

During the meeting, Emily Lagasse, owner of Petwell Supply, will be going over the plans for the space as well as day-to-day doggy daycare operations. The meeting will also be an opportunity to ask any questions about the plans.

Join the meeting on May 12th at 7pm at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9408212780 or dial in by phone at 929-205-6099 with the meeting ID 9408212780.

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Happy Dog Birthday Shopping to You!

Happy Dog Birthday Shopping to You!

Here at Petwell Supply, we know you love to celebrate your pets. Whether that be a birthday, a gotcha day, or even just for being the best pet you could ask for. So, we have products made just for those special occasions so your pet can feel like the life of the party!

Grab some super fun matching party attire for you and your pet with the Huxley & Kent Dog party hats. They come in both small and large dog sizes so any dog can be a part of the party fun. Choose between either stars or unicorns to make any party stellar! 

We also have some adorable accessories for your furry friend. Find matching Worthy Dog bowties and bandanas in the dozens of colors and patterns we carry in-store. Dress your pet super snazzy for their special day!

How about a toy? We’ve got a few birthday-themed toys just for your dog's big day. Try out our Multipet Musical Birthday Cake, the HuggleHounds Birthday Cupcake, or the Jax & Bones Birthday Gift. Just you wait to see how happy your pup will be with their very own birthday present they can chew to their hearts delight.

Now, for your pet's favorite part of the day, party treats! There are a lot of options in the store for tasty snacks. Try out the Puppy Cake Mix or the Puppy Scoops Ice Cream created especially for your dog and super easy to make! Just add the allotted ingredients and viola! You’ve got a tasty treat for the special occasion. We also carry pre-made cakes and cookies made specifically for your pups and decorated to match the occasion.

If you’re thinking of a more low-key celebration, check out all of our other products! Grab a tasty snack pack from our bulk bin mix and match the treat bar. Or try any toy from the Jax & Bones rope toys to Nina Ottoson Puzzle Toys. Splurge on super tasty high value treats like freeze dried minnows or even pig's ears! Treat your dog with anything they could dream of for their special day, shop in store or online for free local delivery.

 

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