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Beekeeping: is it for me?

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019
Aug
7
6:00 pm

Beekeeping: is it for me?

Join us for our “Beekeeping: is it for me?” seminar! It is a free event at 1501 Eastern Avenue on August 7, 2019, from 6-7:30 PM. Come by to see if beekeeping could potentially be a new hobby, interest, or business for you! Our guest speaker, Jessica Sullivan is an Agriculture Educator with UF IFAS Extension and is an avid backyard beekeeper. Her knowledge will be beneficial to you and your family. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and learn from an expert.

Some of the topics we’re discussing are startup costs, legal aspects, physical requirements, equipment, risks, and hive maintenance just to name a few. It’s important to really know what you’re getting into before you dive into the hive. Looking for supplies? No worries! We have a full stock of necessary products to get you started at the store. Stop by and browse our selection today. We are very excited to introduce beekeeping to our community.

Make plans to attend our “Beekeeping: is it for you?” seminar as soon as possible! RSVP below. Can’t wait to see what all the buzz is about, see you there!

1st Annual Pet Swap

Thursday, June 20th, 2019
Jul
13
9:00 am

1st Annual Pet SwapYou are invited to our 1st Annual Pet Swap at Kissimmee Valley Feed Store #2, located at 215 13th Street on July 13th from 9AM-12PM. This is an indoor event and completely free to attend. You may buy, sell, or trade animals. We are excited to host this event and see new relationships form! We are providing tables for your convenience.

The event is open to all breeds, species, or genders. If you are currently not in a position to house a pet any longer, we encourage you to bring any critters that you would like to find a re-home for. So many customers are anxiously awaiting to find their perfect match. Also, this is a great opportunity for anyone who is looking for a new companion, willing to adopt a new friend, or become a pet parent for the first time. The possibilities are endless! Not sure if you’re ready? You still have time to think it over or prepare a space in your home.

Remember to provide a carrier that’s comfortable for your pet. Packing their leashes and collars will help the day run more smoothly. All reptiles or amphibians must be in a container with a lid. Also, all transactions are based on the seller so come prepared with different payment methods.

Not sure what to expect? Stop by to see for yourself what all the excitement is about on Saturday! If you plan to attend this event, please RSVP by calling us at 407-892-4040 or signing up below.

We hope to see you at our 1st Annual Pet Swap!

Fourth of July Pet Safety Tips

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

Fourth of July Pet Safety Tips

For many people, nothing beats lounging in the backyard on the Fourth of July with good friends and family—including furry friends. While it may seem like a great idea to reward your pet with scraps from the grill and bring him along to watch fireworks, in reality, some festive foods and activities can be potentially hazardous to him. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center offers the following tips:

Fourth of July Pet Safety Tips

Never leave alcoholic drinks unattended where pets can reach them. Alcoholic beverages have the potential to poison pets. If ingested, the animal could become very intoxicated and weak, severely depressed or could go into a coma. Death from respiratory failure is also a possibility in severe cases.

Do not apply any sunscreen or insect repellent product to your pet that is not labeled specifically for use on animals. Ingestion of sunscreen products can result in drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, excessive thirst and lethargy. The misuse of insect repellent that contains DEET can lead to neurological problems.

Always keep matches and lighter fluid out of your pets’ reach. Certain types of matches contain chlorates, which could potentially damage blood cells and result in difficulty breathing—or even kidney disease in severe cases. Lighter fluid can be irritating to the skin, and if ingested can produce gastrointestinal irritation and central nervous system depression. If lighter fluid is inhaled, aspiration pneumonia and breathing problems could develop.

Keep your pets on their normal diet. Any change, even for one meal, can give your pet severe indigestion and diarrhea. This is particularly true for older animals who have more delicate digestive systems and nutritional requirements. And keep in mind that foods such as onions, chocolate, coffee, avocado, grapes, raisins, salt, and yeast dough can all be potentially toxic to companion animals.

Do not put glow jewelry on your pets, or allow them to play with it. While the luminescent substance contained in these products is not highly toxic, excessive drooling and gastrointestinal irritation could still result from ingestions, and intestinal blockage could occur from swallowing large pieces of the plastic containers.

Keep citronella candles, insect coils, and tiki torch oil products out of reach. Ingestion can produce stomach irritation and possibly even central nervous system depression. If inhaled, the oils could cause aspiration pneumonia in pets.

Never use fireworks around pets! While exposure to lit fireworks can potentially result in severe burns and/or trauma to the face and paws of curious pets, even unused fireworks can pose a danger. Many types contain potentially toxic substances, including potassium nitrate, arsenic, and other heavy metals.

Loud, crowded fireworks displays are no fun for pets, who can become frightened or disoriented by the sound. Please resist the urge to take them to Independence Day festivities, and opt instead to keep them safe from the noise in a quiet, sheltered and escape-proof area at home.

Be prepared in the event that your pet does escape by keeping your pets’ IDs up to date! It’s a good idea for all your animal companions—even indoor-only pets—to always wear a collar with an ID tag that includes your name, current phone number, and any relevant contact information. July 1 is National ID Your Pet Day, which serves as an annual check-in to make sure your pets’ identification tags and microchip information is up to date.

Content by ASPCA

Puppy Training Classes

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019
Jun
29
10:00 am
Jul
6
10:00 am
Jul
13
10:00 am

Puppy Training Classes

Kissimmee Valley Feed and All-Star Mutts are now hosting puppy training classes on Saturdays. Open to puppies between the ages of 8 and 20 weeks. Puppies must have proof of vaccinations and should arrive on a leash with a collar. Be sure to bring some of their favorite treats and an encouraging attitude!

The puppy training classes will focus on structured socialization, foundation behaviors, everyday life behaviors, confidence building, and making vet visits fun.

Class times are 10:00 am to 11:00 am on Saturdays. Cost is $10 per class. Sign up at the feed store. Classes are inside Kissimmee Valley Feed Companion Animal Center and space will be limited. Don’t hesitate to reserve your spot!

To find out more information please call the store at 407-892-4040. Store address: Kissimmee Valley Feed, 215 13th Street, St. Cloud, FL 34769.

 

 

Pet Dental Month Savings

Sunday, January 27th, 2019
FebFeb
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Check out the Pet Dental Month Savings at  Kissimmee Valley Feed  February 1-28, 2019. Save 10% off specials on all of our dental supplies for dogs and cats at our second store location.

Kissimmee Valley Feed
215 13th Street
St. Cloud, FL 34769
Phone: 407-892-4040

Some of the sale items include:

Tropiclean water additive
Nutri Vet Toothpaste and toothbrushes
Tropiclean Dental Chews
Whimzees

According to the AVMA, dental health is a very important part of your pet’s overall health, and dental problems can cause, or be caused by, other health problems. Your pet’s teeth and gums should be checked at least once a year by your veterinarian to check for early signs of a problem and to keep your pet’s mouth healthy.

Oral health in dogs and cats

Your pet’s teeth should be checked at least once a year by your veterinarian for early signs of a problem and to keep your pet’s mouth healthy.

Have your pet’s teeth checked sooner if you observe any of the following problems:

  • bad breath
  • broken or loose teeth
  • extra teeth or retained baby teeth
  • teeth that are discolored or covered in tartar
  • abnormal chewing, drooling, or dropping food from the mouth
  • reduced appetite or refusal to eat
  • pain in or around the mouth
  • bleeding from the mouth
  • swelling in the areas surrounding the mouth

Some pets become irritable when they have dental problems, and any changes in your pet’s behavior should prompt a visit to your veterinarian. Always be careful when evaluating your pet’s mouth, because a painful animal may bite.

Causes of pet dental problems

Although cavities are less common in pets than in people, they can have many of the same dental problems that people can develop:

  • broken teeth and roots
  • periodontal disease
  • abscesses or infected teeth
  • cysts or tumors in the mouth
  • malocclusion, or misalignment of the teeth and bite
  • broken (fractured) jaw
  • palate defects (such as cleft palate)

Find out more here. 

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