How to Evaluate the Health of Your Pet

When your pet isn’t acting like themselves, and you aren’t quite sure what’s wrong or what to do, there are three vital signs that you can easily assess at home.  If you feel you need to contact the veterinarian for help, having this information could help them determine the status of your pet and the…

Heartworm Disease: What You Need to Know

Heartworm disease is far more prevalent in the southeast United States than it is in Arizona. However, heartworm infections are on the rise throughout the US and have been reported in all 50 states, affecting both cats and dogs. But how does your pet get infected? This serious disease is actually spread by mosquitos. Any…

Staying Happy, Healthy & Out of the Heat!

This time of year, the rising temperatures can keep both you and your pet indoors more than usual.   While you may use this time to binge watch Netflix or finish up those projects you never got around to, don’t forget that your pet is also feeling a little stir crazy.  Having the right items on…

Strep Zoo Disease in Tucson: What You Need to Know

Strep Zoo (Streptococcus Zooepidemicus) has been making its way around the country.  Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) of Tucson is currently working to eliminate a case of Strep Zoo that made its way into their facility earlier this month.  While Strep Zoo has come and gone before, often making its debut in shelters and other…

Grand Opening of Central Pet Play

Central Pet is opening the doors to their new facility on June 4th , 2018.  Located at 1900 W. Grant Rd., our new addition boasts a spacious new daycare area with 5 indoor play floors and multiple outdoor yards.  We’ve also added a new treadmill & fitness room, a larger salon & spa with separate…

Summer Snacks: Homemade Frozen Treats to Beat the Heat

Nothing beats the heat of the warm summer sun like an ice-cold treat.  Making snacks for your pups is not only affordable, but it’s easy, too!  Try out a few of our favorite recipes to keep your pup cool this summer. PB&J Pops This fresh summer snack is a healthy, low-calorie treat for your peanut-butter-loving…

Sneak Peek & Summer Time Tips

You may have heard some of the hustle & bustle around Central Pet this past month.  In case you’ve missed it, we’re officially announcing that a third location is underway!  Thanks to your loyal support, we’re growing and expanding.  Our newest addition is conveniently located next to our Tucson store on Grant Rd. but offers…

Ditch The Itch – Handling Allergy Season in Arizona

Spring in Arizona brings with it a slew of allergens that can be rough on our four-legged friends.  If you’ve noticed your pet is scratching more often, has red or watery eyes, or a runny nose, your pet may be suffering from allergies.  Just like human allergies, our pets immune system is triggered by allergens,…

Lodge & Learn: Dog Training That Works!

Dog training is a vital part of having a positive and long-lasting relationship with your pup.  Oftentimes, these relationships can be strained by unwanted behaviors that affect your everyday lives.  While we offer a wide variety of training classes, covering everything from Basic Obedience to Agility and Canine Good Citizen, not everyone has the flexibility…

Paw Waxing for Pups

If you’re not familiar with dog paw waxing, it may sound a little strange at first.  Believe it or not, paw waxing has been around for years and comes with multiple benefits for your four-legged friend.  Most paw waxes are made from a combination of bees wax, plant or vegetable oils, and plant or leaf…