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Feeding for the CureMichigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine is a recognized leader in canine and feline cancer research and treatment. Drs. Foster and Smith wants to support Michigan State University (MSU) in their efforts in these areas. The goal? An Annual Donation of at least $50,000!!! Read More Here

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tree-standing A couple of years ago the large oak tree in our front yard came down and landed on my car. It was a sad day for both my car and our yard. The tree had made it through being struck by lightening multiple times, although it bore the scars of it. It provided shade in the summer as well.

When my friends chopped down what was left of the tree, I asked for them to save me a piece of the tree so I could perhaps make a sign or something along those lines. The piece of tree has been resting on my front porch since. Recently, I started noticing that there was wood shavings randomly showing up on the floor. I was a little perplexed, as it has never shed much of anything before.

Potatoe loves spending her time on the screened-in front porch. She’s a porch kitty as much as I can allow, and she has apparently decided that the piece of wood is the perfect scratcher. Although I never intended this use for it I decided that if it makes her happy, she can have it. I also prefer she uses this over choosing a piece of furniture.

The tree on my car
Potatoe’s new favorite scratcher!

Has your pet ever claimed something you had a plan for?


Itchy Puppy!

by Melissa R. July 21, 2014

Just last week my pup, Emme, starting SCRATCHING! Scratching her legs, feet, sides. Itch, itch, itch! I started to feel really bad for her, she seemed to be itching non-stop. Previous to this, she had never had any issues like this, so I started wondering what was up. She had been in the lake several […]

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CLOSED GIVEAWAY: Ecoxotic E-Series Full Spectrum LED Light Fixture

by Aquatics July 16, 2014

GIVEAWAY CLOSED! Congrats Juan N. for winner. We have contacted him through email. Thanks to everyone for playing. We are so excited about these NEW LED’s from Ecoxotic we wanted to give somebody the chance to WIN ONE! To help spread the word about these NEW Ecoxotic E-Series Full Spectrum LED Light Fixtures, we are […]

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My Dog Takes Prozac & It Has Changed Our Lives

by Melissa R. July 14, 2014

Yes, my dog is on Prozac (Fluoxetine). She has been for over six months, and our lives have changed dramatically because of it. I urge all pet owners who have extreme behavior problems (reactive, anxiety, etc., ruling out health issues first) with their dogs to consider medication as early as possible. The thought of it […]

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Pond Tours: An Enthusiast’s Description

by Cherie R. July 10, 2014

Learn about pond tours from the point of view of a photographer.

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When Do You Add Another Pet After a Loss?

by Melissa R. July 7, 2014

This past winter, we unexpectedly lost our much-adored Bengal kitty, Cosmo. He was young: only 1.5 years old. Though we had not had him long, he took a piece of our hearts with him when he left. I’m not sure that hole will ever be filled. So now I ask myself nearly every day: when […]

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Drs. Foster and Smith Summer Sale: 5 Deals for the Pet on the Go!

by Claire H. July 4, 2014

Our Summer Sale is on! What does that mean to you? Great savings on your favorite products here at Drs. Foster and Smith! Come on over and check out these 5 great deals for the dog on the go:

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Puppy’s First Agility Trial

by Melissa R. June 30, 2014

Emme, our Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, is now 19 months old. This means she is finally old enough to compete in some agility competitions. We have been training for agility since Day 1, learning to be comfortable on new things and starting out with the right training. So I was really looking forward to […]

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Enjoy the 4th of July with Your Pet SAFELY in Hot Weather!

by Melissa R. June 27, 2014

The 4th of July can be a fun time for you and your pets! Family, friends, cookouts, playtime and fun in the sun. But please remember to BE SAFE with your pets during hot weather.

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Thank You CFLAS for Voting LiveAquaria.com Best Online Store!

by Aquatics June 23, 2014

We were recently notified that the Central Florida Aquarium Society had voted LiveAquaria.com as their #1 online store! Thank you CFLAS for this award. It means a lot to us to have a group of aquarists like this come together and say we are the best. We truly appreciate this and it is a great […]

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The Drs. Foster and Smith Story

by Drs. Foster and Smith June 20, 2014

A person does not think of pet supplies when they think of great American success stories, but perhaps they should. Drs. Foster and Smith pet supplies is one of those stories. Begun over thirty years ago in the northwoods of Wisconsin as a way to help veterinary clients obtain pet products, veterinarians Dr. Race Foster […]

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How to Help Dogs Scared of Fireworks

by Holly Nash, DVM, MS June 20, 2014

Fear of loud noises (like fireworks) is not fun for you or your pet. Dr. Holly Nash explains how she helped her dog through the stress of fireworks.

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A visit to Bloomberg TV with LiveAquaria.com Director Kevin Kohen

by Aquatics June 16, 2014

Recently we were contacted by Bloomberg TV asking if we would like to do a segment with their nightly show, “Taking Stock with Pimm Fox“. They were interested in doing a piece about our LiveAquaria.com website and some of the high-priced fish that we have sold. So LiveAquaria.com Director Kevin Kohen headed out to New […]

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