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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

  • Things You Should Know About Sleeping With Your Pet

    September 1, 2015
    There are many things people should know about sleeping with their pet. Many want to know is it safe, does it affect my sleep, and will I get fleas?
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  • How to Choose the Right Food for Your Dog

    August 1, 2015
    Good food is the key to good health and a long life for your dog, but there are dozens of dog foods to choose from.
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  • Clipping Your Dog’s Nails

    August 1, 2015
    Clipping your dog’s nails is an important part of being a pet owner. If you let them grow too long, one could get caught and be ripped out. If you cut your dog’s nails too short you can make him bleed and leave him in pain.
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  • How To Tell When Your Dog Is Dehydrated

    July 1, 2015
    There are several different reasons dogs lose water from their body. A few ways this can happen is through panting, urinating, and evaporation through the feet and other body surfaces. Obviously, dogs replenish their fluids by drinking water or other liquids, and also by eating moist foods.
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  • Safety Tips For Camping With Your Pet

    July 1, 2015
    Camping is one of the best ways to get the whole family immersed in the great outdoors. Fortunately, it’s also an activity that can also be enjoyed by your beloved family pet.
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  • Summer Tips For Your Pet

    June 1, 2015
    We all love spending those long summer days outdoors with our pets. Let’s face it, they’re our furry companions and wherever we go, they go too. Keep in mind that like humans, not every pet can stand the heat.
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  • Keeping Your Pets Cool in Hot Weather

    June 1, 2015
    Summer weather is one of the best times to get outside and be active with your furry friend. However, you should keep in mind that your pet reacts differently to heat than you do.
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  • Outdoor Activities to Enjoy With Your Pet

    May 1, 2015
    Regular exercise is one of the main pre-requisites for health, longevity, and happiness for humans and house pets alike. There are boundless opportunities to enjoy quality time with your furry friend in the great outdoors while maximizing the accompanied health benefits.
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  • Dog Tricks: Four Steps For Teaching Your Dog To Fetch

    May 1, 2015
    Armed with just a few tennis balls, you can train your dog to fetch - an activity that’s fun for a day in the park or in your backyard. Here are some steps to teach your dog:1) Get your dog interestedGet your dog interested in the ball by teasing him a little bit with it.
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  • Tips for Taking Care of Your Dog's Paws

    April 1, 2015
    It's no surprise that your dog's paws take a beating every day – not only are they subject to different types of turf when the dog walks, runs or plays, but a dog also uses its paws for digging and itching.
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