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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

  • Signs Your Dog May Be Sick

    December 1, 2016
    As a dog owner, you need to see when there’s something wrong with your dog so you know when you need to bring him to your veterinarian. Here are some tips from Registered Veterinary Technician Jenna Stregowski of About.
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  • What We Can Do to Help With Feline UTIs

    November 1, 2016
    Urinary tract infections can be painful, dangerous or even fatal for your cat, but what can you do to help them avoid or overcome these conditions? Does My Cat Have a UTI? There are several symptoms to watch for that could indicate a urinary tract infection in your feline friend.
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  • Training Your Pets Not to Get on the Furniture

    November 1, 2016
    Pets and furniture don't always mix, and pet owners have many reasons they may not want their furry family members to make themselves comfortable on a recliner, sofa or chair.
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  • How to Prevent Kidney Disease in Cats

    October 1, 2016
    Kidney disease is leading cause of death in cats. Give yourself a second to let that sink in. There is still a lot to learn about kidney failure and how it affects our felines.
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  • Benefits Of Pumpkin In Your Dogs Treats And Foods

    October 1, 2016
    With fall right around the corner, it’s only a matter of time before pumpkin becomes a part of our diet. However, did you know there are a number of benefits for using pumpkin in your dogs’ treats and foods?
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  • Dietary Supplements for Pets

    September 1, 2016
    Dietary Supplements are not mandatory for all pets. Yet, by definition of any dietary supplement, that bottle of vitamins and minerals are there to do just that – supplement your pets’ diet. Supplementation should not be confused with feeding your dog a full meal by any means.
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  • Raw Pet Food Safety Tips

    September 1, 2016
    There’s a lot of speculation out there about whether or not it’s safe for your pet to eat raw foods or not. Many would argue that as a pet owner you are putting your animal at risk of catching foodborne illnesses such as Salmonella or Listeria Monocytogenes.
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  • Giving Cats a Good Indoor Life

    August 1, 2016
    Pet owners who keep their cats indoors not only protect their local wildlife, but also protect their favorite feline. Even if a cat is used to being outdoors, it is still easy to give them a fantastic life indoors. Why Keep Cats Indoors?
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  • Cat Leash Training

    August 1, 2016
    It might seem unusual to see a cat walking peacefully at the end of a leash, but with patience and perseverance, it is possible to leash train a cat. But why should cat owners bother? Why Try Leash Training? Walking on a leash can be a great experience for a cat.
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  • Pet Care During a Weather Emergency

    July 1, 2016
    Severe weather can be a stressful, frightening time, especially for a pet that has only ever known good care and a loving, friendly home.
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