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  • Petland West Wichita Celebrates First Anniversary

    Wichita, KS, November 20, 2018–  Petland West Wichita celebrated its 1 year anniversary and in doing so, wanted to give back to the community in a special way.   “Our birthday was special and we wanted to show our gratitude in a special way.  We love Wichita and we have been blessed by the community’s […]

    December 13, 2018
  • Dog Days of Summer – Tips to beat the heat with your dog

    Access to Shade & Fresh Water Be sure the water is kept in the shade so that it is kept as cool as possible.  Also make sure your dog has access to a nice breeze, as this is an important way for him to keep cool. Adjust your walking schedule Change your daily walks to […]

    August 15, 2018
  • Keep your doggy cool with a Raw Goat Milk Snow Cone!

    Your dog can enjoy a cool summer treat with the rest of the family! All you need is shaved ice and Primal Pet Food Raw Goat Milk! If you don’t have shaved ice, don’t worry! All you need to do is pour some goat milk into a shallow dish and put in the freezer for 25-30 […]

    August 8, 2018
  • How to Keep your Dog Calm during the 4th of July

    Independence Day is a great holiday. Lots of food, family, fun and fireworks.  While you might enjoy the explosions and bright flashes, most dogs are not used to this. The whole experience can be very stressful and overwhelming for them. More pets run away on the 4th of July than on any other day. Running […]

    June 21, 2018
  • A Message from the owner of Petland West Wichita

    The joy that a pet can bring to a family is a big reason why I opened my Petland store on Maize road, and I want to make sure that every family is matched with their perfect pet.  Every pet is different, just like every family and forever home is different. One of the most […]

    April 13, 2018
  • 3 Reasons why you should buy a puppy for Spring Break

    Your kids will be there to train the puppy about potty time. Our pet counselors will instruct you on the steps necessary to bring a puppy home, but it will take someone at home to make sure that training occurs. What better time to train the puppy where to go potty than when the kids […]

    March 9, 2018
  • How to Handle a Cockatiel

    Becky Hertel, owner of Petland West Wichita, demonstrates the proper way to pick up and handle a cockatiel. Remember that birds will only step up, they will not step down, so remember when you’re picking them up to give them a stepping-up point. Approach them calmy, let them know you’re there. Place your hand chest-high […]

    March 1, 2018
  • How to Handle Birds Correctly Using a Perch

    It’s important to know that birds will not step down, they will only step up, so whenever you hand-taming them, be sure to keep your perch above their claws so that they can step up to your perch. The best way to start hand-taming a bird is to use a perch, which can be anything […]

    February 28, 2018
  • How to handle a puppy correctly

    At Petland West Wichita, we love when people come in to play with puppies.  We are proud of our one-of-a-kind interactive pet store environment, and we want everyone to enjoy this experience, whether they’re human, furry, scaly or feathered! Puppies are the most popular cuddle partners, so it might help to know how to handle […]

    February 27, 2018
  • How to handle a hamster correctly

    Handling a hamster correctly is pretty easy.  Make sure you approach them conspicuously enough that they know you’re coming. Pet them a little before picking them up. Scoop up your hamster, making sure you never squeeze them. Handle them with open hands. They will get a kick out of walking on your hands, so make […]

    February 27, 2018