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If you want something for your pet — from food to beds to toys — you'll find what you need at a pet store. But the quality of pet stores and their products varies greatly. Know what to look for and what to avoid.

When you go looking for bakery items for your dog or cat, you want to use the same standards you'd apply to your own treats. Ask when the items were made, and if an ingredient list isn't readily available, ask for the information. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Wes G. of Anderson, Ind.)

Pet Bakeries

Pet bakeries have emerged as a significant market force in the pet industry, as companies capitalize on the attention many owners lavish on their dogs and cats. How do you know who's making the best treats?

dog with a snowy nose
Animal Boarding Kennels, Animal Training, Pet Stores, Animal & House Sitting

Just like you, your pet may pack on extra weight over winter. But that's not the only health concern to watch for in winter. Here's how to keep your dog safe and happy despite the cold.

Dr. Natalie Antinoff of the Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists in Houston, Texas, checks the vitals of an iguana named Mischief with the help of assistant Daniella Inman. (Photo by Chris Curry)
Pet Stores

Though unusual, scaly and slimy animals like lizards, snakes and turtles provide stress relief and educational entertainment, but require a long-term commitment from their families.

You know how good you feel when you eat quality, nutritious foods and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Your pet should feel the same way. (Photo courtesy of Angie's Lsit member Regina W. of St. Louis.)
Pet Bakeries, Pet Stores

More and more pet food companies are promoting organic and natural pet foods. Should you make the switch? Check out these tips on organic pet food.

There are several new products available that are safe for both your dog and your family. Ask your vet for recommendations. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Lauren G.)
Pet Stores, Pest Control/Exterminating

Does your dog have fleas? You can control fleas in your home and on your pet without using dangerous chemicals. Get tips on green flea control for dogs.

Angie's Answers

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The first answer is pretty thorough but I would like to add a few points. 

First.. the type of food you are feeding your dog may be the key.  If you are using a food that is grain, rice or corn based in the first three ingredients, please change to a food that is meat or chicken based.  Many dogs are allergic to grain, rice, wheat and corn and these things are used as primary ingredients in many well known, name brand dog foods.  Secondly, all treats that have these ingredients should be cut out.  It takes weeks to months before a food change can show results so you must be patient.  Jumping from one food to another will be counter-productive. 

Some dogs are so allergic to flea or other insect bites that one or two bites can cause a severe reaction.  Once the itching/scratching cycle begins, it is hard to stop it.  Benadryl is good but I suggest liquid form.  You can get it inexpensively at one of the dollar stores.  The pills take time to break down in the digestive system so you get better and faster results with the liquid.One tsp= 5cc and most dogs of average size can tolerate that much and more if the dog is a larger breed.  

Allergy testing is very expensive and most dogs will test positive to some things.  That does not mean that the itching is coming from those things as many things in the environment can trigger positive test results.  Breaking the cycle of itching is primary and that can be done with prednisone ( short term and last resort after benadryl and bathing), allergy shots( same deal, last resort after easier methods).   This spring and summer have been particularly hard, weather-wise.

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Pet Store reviews in Windham

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I found them because they came to my door offering their services. I am a new member to Angies List and when
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showed me their Angie's A Grade I decided to try them out. I signed up for the quarterly service which came in below other competitors prices. They came out and treated the yard and the home. I have a cemetery of dead bugs on my porch every morning!
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- Joseph B.
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I found this company through a Facebook posting from a local dog shelter asking for donations of dog beds. I looked them up and found the beds are high quality and are guaranteed. I ordered a bed to go outside for my 80lb hound and it arrived at my home in 5 days! Assembly was challenging and took both my husband and I to get it together properly but I can already see it is stronger than those cheap beds from the local pet stores. It is reinforced with metal piping! (XL and XXL sizes). Will update this review after a few weeks/months of use to see how it stands up to my dog and the weather.
- Stephanie E E.
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I had a negative experience in dealing with the owner of this particular franchise. The concept of
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is a good one and they offer a lot of interesting classes such as tricks and agility. Some of the trainers are very friendly and knowledgeable. It is unfortunate that the owner is so unfriendly and unprofessional. I wrote a kind letter asking for a response to an issue I had with the lack of explanation of payment for classes. Regrettably, the owner could not be bothered to respond. A huge disappointment since it is convenient to my home and I very much appreciated most of the employees.
- JoMarie R.
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In terms of price, quality, responsiveness, and punctuality, I cannot say enough good things about Dawn and the individuals she hires. My partner and I travel a lot, sometimes for weeks, and what I want, what everyone wants in a pet sitter, is someone you can trust to care for your home, love your pets while you are away, and have the good sense and resourcefulness to act intelligently should a crisis arise. Dawn and her crew have all of that in abundance.
What I liked best about
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is that you see what you get. Dawn has a shop in the neighborhood so you can meet her and her crew first hand. When you walk into the store they ask you how you AND YOUR PETS are by name, and that in itself is so comforting. It is obvious that Dawn attracts and hires the best quality people--mostly young, college-educated women--who are well-spoken, well-groomed, and well-mannered. So, I knew first hand that they know my animals and that they are taking good care of them. My cats were always happy and relaxed when I returned from a trip, the place was clean, and I could just pop around the corner to pay my bill. No worries.
One of Dawn's other comforting and priceless qualities is her resourcefulness and common sense. Once we were overseas on vacation and our key did not work. Dawn texted us immediately, I contacted my neighbor and gave Dawn their contact info. Within a very short time, Dawn had contacted the neighbors and was inside our place with a new set of keys. She sent a picture of my cats to give me extra piece of mind. So, she is super resourceful and able to work things out. It really was like having another me back home to do things the way I want them done.
She and her crew really love the animals in their charge and enjoy taking care of them. As for the shop, when my cat needed high fiber food, she special ordered it. When I recommended a litter, she started carrying it. My only problem with the merchandise is that a lot of it is made in China. It would have been nice to see more American-made stuff. It is out there.
I love to keep it local. Despite the fact that I can get pet supplies more cheaply at Target or Petco, I went out of my way to shop at her store because I value small businesses and what they bring to a community. I love that Dawn is a small business owner, that she is not a subsidiary of a big impersonal corporation, and that she is not just a shop, but a valued member of our community who just happens to do what she does better than Petco ever could. She brings the personal touch.
Sadly, Dawn repaid my loyalty with gossip, pettiness, backstabbing, and a show of such ingratitude as I have never experienced before. She turned on me and my family in the most unneighborly fashion and flew her psycho-flag just long enough for me to reconsider my loyalty and to take my business elsewhere. I had overlooked her gossip and backhanded comments about others and laughed it off as one of her eccentricities--we all have them. Then I found myself on the receiving end of her sorority-girl brand of mean and, well, it's a shame. Apparently she doesn't need my business and is doing quite well without it. So, more power to her. I hope this is an isolated incident because I would hate to see Petco's Unleashed as the only option in the South End.
- Jeanne S.
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I have had
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for 1.5 years now. They always call to schedule my visit and arrive exactly as they say they will. I'm very pleased with this company and have nothing bad to report.
- Kevin L.
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On 4/18/2014 I purchased dog training and grooming equipment. They called to confirm part of the order and I requested that they remove the personalization. They said they'd refund the amount for the personalization. - never happened. In May, I contacted them stating I hadn't received the full order. (e-mail) people don't answer the phone there. First hint this is a problem company. I received an e-mail stating that the shipper had made an error, a new label had been generated and the package was on the way. Blaminng the shipper? They never sent me a tracking number. One week later, I contacted them again asking where the package was. Their phone number is a 503 -
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area code. I'm in WA. It doesn't take that long to get here from OR. I stated that in my e-mail, They responded that they were in NC and it took a lot longer to get to WA.Another week went by. and now it's June 3. No package. I leave an extremely irate message on their phone (message of course as no one answers their phone) and send even more irate e-mail. I receive a response indicating that the order is cancelled, they've contacted the shipper for a return and they are refunding my money. I called the credit card company and the refund had not been applied so I filed a dispute.
- Cornelia J.
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We have been using
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since summer of last year, and they are great! Whenever we have a pest issue, they are happy to schedule as early as possible to ensure the pest stay onder control. Sometimes we have ants and wasp trying to move in, but
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's treatments ensure they are taken care of quickly (one year we had quite a few ants and their ant formula eliminated the ants around our whole house). Their prices are also fair and we even had a special promotion with them which they have continued to honor. We recommend
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to all of our friends for pest control!
- Aaron G.

All Pet Food Supply Stores in Windham, CT

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1320 Waterbury Rd
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Winsted Feed & Supply

240 New Hartford Rd Rt 44
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