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DIY Frozen Treats for Your Pup

WOWZA!  It is warm out there.

The perfect addition to any hot day is a cool frozen treat for your pup.

All you need to create a delicious and healthy DIY frozen treat for your pups is one of our fun molds and some pantry staples.

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Our favorite frozen dog treat molds are in-stock and ready for you! Give us a call at 269-353-3332 or stop in to shop today.

Here are a few of our favorite DIY Frozen Treat recipes that you can use in your new molds!


3 Different Treat Variations in One Recipe!

Frozen Dog Bone Treats with Yogurt, Peanut Butter, and Fruit

Ingredients & Supplies

  • Your Favorite Mold
  • 2 Cup Glass Measuring Cup
  • Blender
  • Unsweetened Frozen Blueberries
  • Unsweetened Frozen Strawberries
  • Plain non-fat yogurt
  • Peanut Butter (be sure it does not use xylitol or other artificial sweeteners)
  • Water

Instructions

First Treat Option : Yogurt Treats

  1. Whisk together 4oz yogurt and 4 oz water
  2. Pour into the wells, leaving room for blueberries
  3. Add blueberries to each well until almost filled

Second Treat Option : Peanut Butter Goodness

  1. Add 4oz of peanut butter to your clean measuring cup
  2. Add 3oz of water and 2oz of yogurt to reach 9oz
  3. Whisk or blend
  4. Pour into your mold

Third Treat Option : Strawberry Yogurt Treats

  1. Add handful of frozen strawberries to your blender
  2. Add 2oz yogurt and 2oz water
  3. Blend
  4. Spoon batter into your mold

Freeze until frozen & Serve!

Source : https://www.rover.com/blog/easy-frozen-homemade-dog-treats-can-make-today/

Like this recipe? Here are a few other fun DIY options to try ;

 

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4th of July Pet Safety & Comfort

Independence Day is a time for celebration, but it can be scary for many of our pets. From fireworks with loud booms and disorienting flashing lights to holiday foods that are strange and potentially dangerous for animals and hot weather, it can combine to a stressful time for our pets.

Here are a few things to consider before Independence Day;

Identification

Be sure that your pet has updated identification on him or her. If your pet has a microchip, now is a great time to confirm that your microchip lists your current contact information.

Take updated pictures of all of your animals. If your animals are lost, this is extremely helpful when reaching out to friends, family, and your community to help you find them.

Check your property

Take a walk around your fencing, pastures, coops, or runs to ensure that they are all properly enclosed. This will help you to confirm that your animals will remain contained. If you find that an area is compromised, you will have time to consider your options and remedy it before the holiday.

Keep them safely contained within fenced in areas.

Keep Pets at Home

Are you heading to a relative or friends home for holiday celebrations? It may be best to keep your pets contained safely at home. Not only can it be additional stress for them to be in new surroundings with new people, but when you add in fireworks, heat, and an unfamiliar environment, it can be very scary for them and it is more likely that they could become frightened and run away.

If you do plan to take your pets with you, be sure to find a safe and secure location that they can stay in during fireworks or other potentially frightening activities.

Be sure to use only sunscreen or insect repellent designed for pets on your pets. Human sunscreen or insect repellent can contain ingredients that are dangerous to pets.

Consider boarding your pets instead of taking them with you.

Be sure to not put glow jewelry on your pets or allow them to play with it. The liquid contained in the jewelry, while not toxic, could cause gastrointestinal issues for your pets. Instead, we stock several types of reflective or light up collars and leashes that are safe for your pet to wear while increasing their visibility to others.

Calming Products and Tools

Does your pet suffer from anxiety or fear during holiday celebrations? We stock a variety of calming aids for any type of pet. These could be treats with calming aids, pheromone supplements, or gear for your pet designed to keep them calm. We’re here to help!

Food Safety

During the holidays, we typically enjoy different and richer food. While we love to include our pet in a lot of what we do, it’s best to skip sharing table scraps. Check out this list of common toxic foods from the AVMA.

Also, be careful to keep pets away from hot grills or smokers while they are in use. This is a potential for injury.

Be sure to keep alcoholic beverages away from pets.

Hot Weather Dangers

Heat also causes stress and potentially dangerous situations for pets.

Never leave a pet unattended in a vehicle for any amount of time during warm or hot weather. The interior of a vehicle heats up much faster and hotter than the outdoors. Even on a warm day, this can be deadly.

Humidity is also dangerous to pets. Consider both heat and humidity and how they could impact your pets. Be sure that they always have access to shade and water. For animals in barns, consider air circulation and adding a fan to cool them down. Don’t leave pets outside for extended periods of time without access to these items.

Clean Up after the Fun

Be sure to clean up all firework debris after your celebrations. Walk your property and ensure that all small chunks of fireworks or paper is picked up. If eaten by your animals, this could be dangerous for their health.

Check your fencing and pastures to ensure that they are still in good condition after the holidays.

We’re here to help!

We are ready to help you care for your pets this 4th of July. Please reach out (visit us, call us, message us). We hope you have safe and happy holiday celebrations!

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Pet Salon Pick Up & Drop Off : COVID Changes

Grooming Clients!! We’ve missed you! We are beyond excited to be able to serve your pets again, beginning on Friday May 29th.

To keep everyone as safe and as comfortable as possible, we will be making the following changes to our pick-up/drop off process (starting May 29):

Drop Off

  • All pick-up and drop offs will be made via curbside.
  • The front side walk will have color coded cones with your groomers name, at your appointment time. Your Groomer will meet you at your assigned cone where we will place our leash on your pet and you can take your leash and collar home.

Pick Up

  • All pick-up and drop offs will be made via curbside.
  • We will call you once your pet’s grooming is finished.
  • When you arrive, please call to let us know you are here and we will bring your freshly groomed pooch back out to you.

Payment

  • Payment can be made by cash, check or card upon arrival or at pickup.
  • We can also add any pet supplies that you would like to purchase from the store to your order and bring them to your vehicle.

Safety

  • Masks will be worn by employees during all customer contact as well as extra cleaning in between appointments.

24Hour Cancellation Notice Required

  • To ensure every pet is done in a timely manner, we will be requiring a 24hour cancellation notice. If we do not have proper notice or you are more than 15 minutes late there will be a $20 fee added to your next appointment.

Special Note

  • At this time, we will not be allowing any human clients back in the salon or accepting any walk-in appointments or inquiries. If you have a question for a groomer or would like an appointment, please give us a call at 269-353-3332 ext 2.

We are working as fast as we can to get through these phone calls but unfortunately, we are working with a limited staff so please continue to be patient with us as we try to get everyone back in the books.

We appreciate you ALL so much and can’t wait to see you all real soon.

Ways to Shop with Us

As an essential provider of pet food and supplies, we are open to serve you!

Here are a few ways to shop with us. 

We are working hard to provide you with a variety of options to safely shop and get the supplies that you need to care for your animals.

In Store :

    • We are open to serve you Monday-Friday 9am-6pm and Saturday 9am-5pm.  We are carefully cleaning and sanitizing, have added a plexiglass shield at checkout, and are wearing masks while maintaining social distancing to provide you with safe in-store shopping.

Call us for Drive Thru or Curbside Pick-Up :

    • Call us at (269) 353-3332 to place your order and pay over the phone. Call us once you arrive and we will bring your order to your vehicle for you. Contactless service with a smile!
    • We are also available through our contact form or Facebook Messenger.

Order Online :

    • Place your order with this online order form.  We will call you to confirm your order, take payment over the phone, and set a pick-up time.  Call us once you arrive and we will bring your over to your vehicle – or pick-up in-store.
    • Here is our Online Order Form

We are here to help you care for your pets during this challenging time.  Please reach out with how we can serve you!

 

We are OPEN : COVID Changes & Updates

Updated : 5/28/20

ATTENTION CUSTOMERS!

Due to the Governor’s order, Oak Ridge Feed will remain open for pet essentials like food. Our Pet Grooming Salon will re-open on Friday, May 29th.

Store Hours

Store hours will change from 9-6 M-F, and 9-5 on Saturday. We will not be open late on Wednesday, and will remain closed on Sundays.

Shopping Options

  • In Store Shopping :
    • We are taking precautions to keep things clean and sanitized and will be open for shopping in-store. We have added acrylic panels at checkout, are wearing masks, and sanitizing throughout the day.
  • Phone Ordering and Carry Out :
    • If you would like us to bring out your food to your car as opposed to coming in, please give us a call (269-353-3332) when you arrive and we will gladly take payment over the phone and bring your purchases to you.
  • Online Ordering :
    • You can place your order online too! Complete this order form; we will then call you for over the phone payment and to set up pick-up (in-store or curbside with a smile).

Grooming Customers

We are thrilled to announce that we are re-opening on Friday, May 29th!

  • If you have a yearly set of appointments, please keep your next one to ease with scheduling.
  • We will be contacting everyone who has had cancelled appointments due to COVID once we are certain of an opening date.  We will be doing our best to schedule in the order of pets who have not been to see us for the longest amount of time.  We know it won’t be perfect, but we are are working hard to serve you and your pets to the best of our ability.  Thank you so much for your love, support, and patience!
  • Please see our new Pet Grooming Drop Off / Pick Up Process.

Our team will be picking up extra days to serve your pets.  We are beyond excited to see your pets soon!

We are here for YOU!

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Nominate a Local Pet Charity!

We want to hear from you!

We are so excited to select 3 local animal related charity organizations to support during 2020.

How to nominate a charity organization

The details

  • Charities must be animal related
  • Registered as a non-profit organization
  • Local organization located within 15 miles of Oak Ridge Feed & Pet Salon
  • Three organizations will be selected for support during 2020
  • You can nominate charity organizations both on our Facebook page and in-store
  • Nominations close on Friday, February 21st, 2020 at 11:59pmET
  • Charity organizations will be drawn live on Facebook on Saturday 2/22/2020

 

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Happy Birthday to Your Pet! Join our Oak Ridge Pet Birthday Club

Have you heard about our Oak Ridge Pet Birthday Club?

We have so much fun celebrating birthdays for our Oak Ridge Feed Friends!

So what is the Oak Ridge Pet Birthday Club?

  • Every year during your pet’s birthday month, we’ll send you a postcard for a free birthday treat.
  • Bring in your pet for their treat and we’ll take a fun birthday photo and post it on our social media.
  • You can share it with all of your social media friends and download to print it!

What pets can sign up?

The Oak Ridge Pet Birthday Club is open for dogs, cats, and horses right now, but we are looking to expand for more types of pets in the future!

Let us know here what other types of pets you would like to see added!  We’d love to hear from you.

How do I sign up my pets?

  1. Visit us in-store at Oak Ridge Feed & Pet Salon.  We have a quick sign up sheet to learn a little more about your pet, then you’ll see their birthday greeting heading to your mailbox!
  2. We are also making sign-up available online for a limited time (due to COVID-19 Stay At Home Orders). Our Birthday Club is open to local customers.

Click here to complete the Online Birthday Club Sign Up Form

 

We can’t wait to celebrate your pets!

 

 

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Small Business Saturday 2019!

This Nov 30, we want to share Small Business Saturday with you! It’s a holiday shopping tradition that celebrates small businesses like ours. And it wouldn’t be a celebration without customers like you joining us.

So mark your calendar for Nov 30th and get ready to Shop Small® with us. Grab a friend or family member and come by Oak Ridge Feed & Pet Salon between 9am-5pm on the big day.

You can help get the word out and celebrate Small Business Saturday by using #ShopSmall on Facebook, Instagram, and all your social networks.

Thank you for all your support, and we’ll see you Saturday, Nov 30th 2019!

Tell us that you’ll be here! RSVP on our Facebook page.

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Pet Photos with Santa 2019!

Santa Claus is coming to town!

Saturday, December 7th, 2018 : 11am-2pm

Pet Photos with Santa is one of our favorite events of the year. We hope you can join us!

Bring your pet to see Santa and snag a photo with him too.

Photo includes a fun holiday gift bag for your pet(s).

Both printed and digital (with print rights release) photo with gift bag full of holiday cheer for only $10.

Tell us that you’ll be there! RSVP on our Facebook page

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Annual Halloween Pet Costume Contest 2019

It’s our HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST!
Anytime during October, bring your pet to trick or treat in costume and be entered to win a $50 Oak Ridge Feed gift card!
  • Each costumed pet will get a free Halloween treat for trick or treating with us!
  • We will add photos of costumed pets to our Facebook page.
  • Our First Place Winner : The pet with the most likes or shares at NoonET on Friday, November 1st will win a $50 Oak Ridge Feed gift card!
  • New this year! We will draw a Second Chance Winner for a $25 Oak Ridge Feed Gift Card. The winner will be randomly selected from all entries (excluding the First Place winner)
  • We will announce the winner on our Facebook page.
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Our Birthday Bonanza : Join us!

Help us celebrate YOU, our amazing customers!

* 20% off EVERYTHING! (excludes grooming services)
* canine agility course from Tip Top Tails Training
* 2nd annual ORFPS Cornhole Tournament : Sign up your team and WIN a $50 ORFPS Gift Card! Register Here
* Beltz Barnyard Petting Zoo
* pet photography
* pet contests and games
* $5 nail trims from Oak Ridge Pet Salon
* giveaways
* vendor friends
* VIP Pet Care Clinic (1:00-2:30pm)
* yard games
* free tie-dye pet bandana craft
* free kids face painting
* food & fun
* MORE FUN added to this event soon!!

Bring your pets to try the agility course, pose for our pet photographer, and get a nail trim.

We are so thankful to you for your continued support of our local family owned and operated business!

Let’s have some fun and celebrate!

Birthday Bonanza 2019 Flyer

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