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Here are some of the latest blog post for the pet care.

15 Nov

Flea and Tick Control: Not just a summer problem

 Fleas and ticks don’t just cause uncomfortable itching for your dogs and cats; ticks in particular can cause serious diseases like Lyme disease or Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.  Even out here in the desert we have fleas (from the prairie dogs) and ticks, so it’s best to protect both your yard and your pet from disease causing insects like these.  And yes, fleas CAN survive inside during winter months, so use these tips to protect you and your pet year-round. For your yard, try to find an eco-friendly spray that will kill fleas and ticks.  Make sure that the spray […]

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How to introduce cats to each other
13 Oct

How To Introduce Cats to Each Other

When we decided to adopt cats, we knew we wanted two. They can play together and comfort each other when we’re away. To accomplish this, we did the easy thing and adopted a pair of sisters who had already been sharing space together at the store. We knew they got along and loved each other! However, if you have had a solitary cat and are adding a new kitty, or are adopting two cats who don’t know each other that well, follow our tips below on how to introduce cats to each other. Some kitty should always be under control. […]

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14 Sep

4 common behaviors you want to STOP

Even the best dog trainers don’t start out with perfect pets. Training a dog takes time and effort and with the four items mentioned below, sometimes it even takes extra equipment! First, if your dog is snooping in the garbage or getting into rooms he shouldn’t be in, there are a few possible easy fixes.  Try using a gate to keep the dog out of “off limits” rooms.  Try moving the trash can to a harder-to-reach place like under the sink or in a pantry closet with a secure door. If neither of those options works, you can try an […]

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Community Tank Inspiration
29 Aug

How do I control algae in my aquarium?

  •I have a lot of algae in my aquarium. What can I do to control it? First, know that algae is necessary for your aquarium and will always be present. Algae have several benefits: 1. Algae provide food for many animals in your aquarium; they provide nutrients and fiber. 2. Algae provide oxygen to the water and take up carbon dioxide. 3. It absorbs nitrates which are the final product of the nitrogen cycle. The nitrogen cycle is an important biological function and filtration process that occurs in the closed system of an aquarium. There are several colors of […]

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tips for removing pet odors and stains
12 Aug

Tips for Finding a Pet Sitter

Finding a pet sitter can be a daunting task; it’s almost as nerve-wracking as finding a baby sitter! You want to know that when you’re gone Fido and Mr. Whiskers are well taken care of. We totally get that! So, we’ve got a few tips for finding a pet sitter. 1. Ask your friends. Obviously the best place to go for advice is to your friends! Find out who your friends and co-workers use for pet sitting. Chances are if they like someone that person will at least be a starting point for you. 2. Ask on Facebook. Put the […]

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Vampire Shrimp Care
28 Jul

Vampire Shrimp Care

Vampire shrimp are a fun addition to your planted tanks. Native to Western Africa and South America, these guys are typically peaceful, tranquil and shy.  For that reason, adding plants and other “hiding places” like rocks and decorative pieces is a good idea. These shrimp tend to like some space, so at least a 20′ gallon tank (preferably horizontal so they have room to walk) is best. As filter feeders the shrimp will use their tiny “fanned” hands to grasp food as it floats by. That means they need a steady, oxygen rich current and floating food. The plants do […]

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02 Jul

Ease your pet’s fireworks anxiety

It’s 4th of July weekend and we all know what that means: fireworks. If your dogs are like many, they do NOT like loud noises! We’ve got five ways to help you ease your pet’s fireworks anxiety this holiday weekend. Calming Chews There are many CBD products out now that are designed specifically with your pet in mind. Some of the products we have, like the ones below, contain melatonin, lavender, and other natural calming aids. These can all help keep your pet calm during fireworks or even those desert monsoonal thunderstorms . (on sale thru July 4) Thunder Shirt […]

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14 Jun

Community Fish Tank Inspiration

In my opinion, community fish tanks are just plain fun. Seeing such varieties of fish happily sharing (ok, at least sharing) space in this microverse is fun to watch. At J&M Aquatics and Pet center, our team of fish specialists can help you put together a great tank! Remember, good things come to those who wait. Give your tank and plants time to grow and soon you’ll be inspiration for someone else! Community Fish Tank Inspiration: Compatibility One of the first things to consider with a community tank is compatibility. Using the chart below for saltwater fish, you can see […]

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Freshwater Fish Supplies in Grand Junction
31 May

Five Reasons to Get a Fish Tank

Are you trying to convince someone in your life that a fish tank is what you need? We can help! At J&M Aquatics and Pet Center we have LOTS of fish tanks, and many of them are filled with all sorts of fun fish.  Of course we have tanks you can take home and fill with whatever fish or other creatures you might want. So to strengthen your case about getting a fish, read our five reasons to get a fish tank. Variety Variety is the spice of life, right? Well you’ll never be bored with a fish tank! You […]

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