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With a saddened heart after 18 years of serving the Charlotte pet community, we are closing PET Essentials on September 30, 2017. Thank you!
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Recent Blog Posts

  • Poisonous Plants for Pets

    May 1, 2017
    Pet owners take great care to feed their pets a healthy, nutritious diet (with an occasional treat, of course! But do you know there are many potentially toxic, even lethal, plants lurking around our homes that are dangerous to pets)
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  • How to Get Your Dog to Stop Eating Grass

    April 1, 2017
    Dogs eat grass for a variety of reasons. Some experts believe its either to get more fiber into their diets, your dog is trying to induce vomit, or it suffers from a condition called pica where your pet simply craves non-food items.
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  • How Often Should I Clean My Pet's Teeth?

    April 1, 2017
    Good dental care is essential to a pet's health, and cleaning their teeth at home is the first step to good oral hygiene for your dog or cat. But while you may brush your own teeth several times a day, how often should you be cleaning your pet's teeth?
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  • Pet Party Ideas

    March 1, 2017
    Our pets often become beloved family members, and it is natural to want to include them in family-oriented celebrations and parties. Unfortunately, most parties – with loud music, special foods, numerous guests and energetic entertainment – are not pet-friendly.
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  • Does Your Cat Need to Be Reminded to Eat

    March 1, 2017
    While many cats can be finicky eaters, most pets will come running at mealtime and some may even be insistent or aggressive at feeding time if their owners aren't dishing up fast enough.
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  • Healthy Dental Practices for Pets

    February 1, 2017
    February has been declared Pet Dental Month --and for good reason. The most common disease seen by veterinarians is dental disease. In fact, 75-85% of pets over the age of 2 have dental disease of some form.
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  • Giving Your Pet the Best Possible Care

    February 1, 2017
    A pet can quickly become a valued member of the family, and they deserve the best care their owners can provide.
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  • Separation Anxiety in Dogs

    January 1, 2017
    Every dog owner is familiar with their pet's emotions and moods from begging eagerly for a treat to excited to go for a walk to dramatic and fearful about a bath. There is one mood, however, that is often overlooked, simply because the owner is not around to see it – separation anxiety.
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  • Teach Your Cat Not To Beg

    January 1, 2017
    Once a pet has discovered that human food taste better than pet food, there’s no telling how far they will go just to get a piece of the action. This especially applies to cats as they are smaller and able to jump on high surfaces like your kitchen table.
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  • Which is Better for Your Dog: Leash vs. Harness

    December 1, 2016
    I get asked all the time, which is better for dogs: using a leash or using a collar? The simple answer is neither, let your dog run wild and free! All jokes aside the truth is that the right answer is whatever best suits the needs of your pup.
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