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The Importance of Hydrating Your Pet 0

Why Hydration Is So Important For Your Pet

Keep It Fresh, Keep It Hydrated

  • Staying hydrated is important to being healthy, and it's just as important to your pet's health. When your pet gets dehydrated, you can't always tell. Panting can be a sign of many things, even if your dog or cat has water on the floor, they may choose not to drink it for a variety of reasons.

  • If your pet isn't staying hydrated, it can lead to health concerns if the problem goes unnoticed for some time. That's why it's important to stay on top of your pet's hydration.

How Do I Tell If My Pet is Dehydrated?

  • Loose, Flappy Skin - Generally, if you pinch the loose skin between their shoulder blades and it doesn't instantly snap back, that's a sign that your dog is dehydrated.
  • Loss of Energy/Lethargy- You may notice your cat or dog being less active at their usual active times of day, or not being as excited to greet you.
  • Dry Gums & Nose - Dry, tacky-feeling gums are a symptom of dehydration. Much like when we experience a dry mouth as a side effect of a medication.
  • Loss of Appetite - A lack of water leads to your pet not feeling as hungry and robbing them of the potential nutrients and water within their food as well.

"Did you know that as much as 80 percent of a pet’s body is water, compared to 55 to 60 percent in humans?"

Tips For Hydrating Your Pet!

  • Always bring water with you when you're taking your pet out of the house.
  • Be careful about letting them drink from water sources you find while on your travels.
  • Clean the water bowl. A clean bowl is equally as important as fresh water. Wash water bowls daily to prevent bacteria growth.
  • Consider adding wet food or supplementing with fresh raw fruits or vegetables for added water intake.

GoPure Pet Water Purifer!

Clip the GoPure Pod to the bottom of the protective shell and use the high strength suction cups to securely connect to your pets water bowl!

What We Suggest...

Cleans & Absorbs

The pod purifies water from any tap, absorbing impurities and eliminating odors to ensure clean, fresh and great-tasting water for your pet.


Each pod works continuously for 6 months with no filter to change

All Natural

Mineralizes and optimizes Ph for better pet health while restoring freshness, keeping the bowl clean of scum without washing

Quality is as Important as Quantity

Clean water and a constant supply of it are important to your dog's health, which is why having something like the Go Pure Pet Water Purifier can help improve your dog's health. If you don't drink the water out of your sink, don't let your dog either! Unfiltered water has a host of chemicals in it that can be detrimental to your dog's well being.
A pet water purifier will ensure that your dog has a steady supply of fresh water whenever they want it. If you notice that your pet isn't drinking as much as they should, check and make sure that your pet's water bowls are clean. If it has a build up of slimy film, it needs a good washing. You should always dump their water regularly and replace it with fresh because your dog is likely to get food particles and other junk into it with time.

View Our Water Purifiers & Other Grooming Goods Here!

The Advantages of Adding Probiotics to Your Dogs' Diet

The Advantages of Adding Probiotics to Your Dogs' Diet 0


Does your pet suffer from skin allergies or an upset stomach? You may want to consider adding Dog Probiotics to their diet to keep them happy and healthy! Dogs of any breed, size, or age can benefit from a probiotic supplement, and whether your pup needs allergy relief, healthier digestion, or immunity support, we have the perfect option for him. With powder that can be sprinkled on kibble, easy-to-use paste, or even yummy treat sticks, we have a dog probiotic that's right for both you and your pooch. Give your dog the all-natural health support he needs to thrive with our dog probiotics!


Probiotics refer to the “good kind” of gut-dwelling bacteria and yeasts. Millions and millions of probiotics exist in the gastrointestinal system of all animals, including us. Probiotics assist in the digestion of food, fighting off harmful microorganisms, generating nutrients and vitamins, and strengthening the immune system.

Probiotics also help support intestinal health and help maintain healthy intestinal flora.  When there is a lack of probiotics in an animal’s system they can suffer from diarrhea, inflammation of the intestine, intensified allergies, skin irritation and other uncomfortable effects. Has your pet ever obsessively scratched at their -paws or legs? Probiotics are designed to help conditions like these. Probiotics are all-natural supplements that groove right into your pets’ system, containing a source of live (viable) naturally occurring microorganisms to boost your animal’s overall health.

When your dog is experiencing dull fur, acne, greasy texture, rashes, allergies, digestive problems, struggling with stress or taking medications, this is your dog’s ways of telling us something. It’s a reaction to an internal situation. Healthy dog skin is the sign of a healthy digestive system and overall dog health. So what can you do as a dog parent?

Adding a structured diet that combines probiotics, living water, fruits, veggies, and fresh meats, the results will be quick and noticeable. Muscle, bone, and organs should be added to a raw diet for your dog for full effects. You will see your dog’s body thrive on its own. Check out our article on how to determine the best quality dog food for your pet, here

How To Identify The Highest Quality Food For Your Dog

How To Identify The Highest Quality Food For Your Dog 0

Looking for a dog food that's packed with nutrition and bursting with flavor? With 5-Star Smack Dog Food, you've found it! Available as both canned wet food and dehydrated raw chunks, this superior dog food is free from gluten, grain, hormones, and antibiotics. Smack Pet Food offers protein options like tuna, chicken, and salmon, your pup will be smacking his lips and begging for more at every meal. Each bag or can is chock-full of low-calorie and high-energy fuel that's perfect for dogs of every activity level. You can trust 5-Star Smack Dog Food to be the optimally nutritious and flavorful choice your pup craves!

Smack Dog Food has come up with the ultimate solutions. Both a raw dog food diet that has the convenience of kibble and a canned wet food diet. It also happens to be grain free dog food, that can even serve as treats for our furry friends. The nutritional value of such food is tremendous. Simply take a look at some of their ingredients. It is no wonder that the Dog Food Advisor rated it the ONLY and best raw dog food diet on the market. 


(How can you tell that this is the best possible choice for your pet? Here are some tips to identify the important distinctions that set this food apart.

  • You must rely on your pet food to always be GMO free, meaning there are no growth hormones or modified ingredients that could lead to digestion problems in your pet.
  • You should also always watch out for Gluten, Grain, and Antibiotic Free Food. By avoiding these you can almost guarantee a happy and healthy pet, inside and out!

 Other simple ways to identify the finest possible food for your dog is to see the specific ingredients included within it. If it includes a colorful menu of organic and all-natural strawberries, cranberries, blackberries like our 5-Star Smack Dog Food, you’re getting closer to seeing clearly how important the elements of your pet’s food are. If you see synthetic supplements listed, or long-named unidentifiable products then you know it’s something you and your pet won’t like.

A final factor to consider when checking to ensure that the brand your choosing is right for your pet is the amount of protein, fat, and water or moisture percentages of each bag. You can find this located on the ingredients list. Moisture is especially important to note since fresh meat is very high in moisture and protein with less fat while lower quality, older meats are low in moisture. It can be overwhelming at times to mill through the hundreds of dog food brands all proclaiming natural or organic ingredients. Knowing a few additional measures can help you set the healthiest choice and best possible option apart from its contenders. 

How to Transition Your Cat to a Raw Food Diet

How to Transition Your Cat to a Raw Food Diet 0

Changing the way your pet eats can be tricky but by following a few simple transitional steps, getting your cat the right diet for them is easy.
Celebrating the 2019 Pup Crawl with Pet Pal Animal Shelter

Celebrating the 2019 Pup Crawl with Pet Pal Animal Shelter 0

Take A Look At This Year's Pup Crawl 2019, Hosted By Our Friends at the St. Petersburg Pet Pal Animal Shelter! Find Out All About the Event and More!
Dog Food Recall Alert!

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Discover the Full List of Recalled Pet Foods for 2019 & Learn About Safe and Healthy Alternatives for Your Furry Family!