Pets & Animals

Baby Chicks Are Hatching!

Baby Chicks Are Hatching!

Spring is on the way and with it comes baby chickens. If you’re looking for a variety of new chicks for your backyard flock, look no further than your local Zamzows! All 13 Zamzows locations have a variety of baby chickens on the way. Zamzows only orders “pullets” so you’re almost guaranteed to get a laying hen! Don’t get tricked by a “straight run.” Straight Runs have a 50% chance of being a rooster, which you may not be able to keep!
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Preparing Your Chicken Coop for Winter

Preparing Your Chicken Coop for Winter

It’s getting cold outside, and your backyard flock is going to need your help in order to have a successful and productive winter. Zamzows has everything you need to keep your chickens happy and healthy. Here are a few tips on how to properly winterize your setup.

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Winter Safety For Dogs and Cats

Winter Safety For Dogs and Cats

Winter can be a stressful time for our dogs and cats. Especially when they need to stay outside for awhile. Keeping them comfortable when the temperatures drop presents some specific challenges we should address.
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Overwintering Your Pond

Overwintering Your Pond

Throughout the summer, debris in various forms builds up in your pond. The sources of this debris could be falling leaves, decaying plants, fish waste, and algae. This organic matter greatly reduces water quality and increases stress to both your pond fish and pond plants during the long winter months.
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Spooky Animals That Make Great Pets!

Spooky Animals That Make Great Pets!

Snakes, rats, and spiders are among some of the most feared and disliked animals, and they are often featured this time of year as “spooky”, but once you get to know them, they actually all make fantastic pets!
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Bringing Home a New Cat: Essential Tips for a Smooth Transition

Bringing Home a New Cat: Essential Tips for a Smooth Transition

Bringing home a new cat is an incredibly rewarding experience, and it's essential to be aware of the challenges faced by cats that end up in shelters, eagerly awaiting their forever homes. In Idaho's Treasure Valley, several compassionate organizations, including Pet Haven and the Idaho Humane Society, work tirelessly to find loving homes for these deserving animals. Zamzows, continues to lend their unwavering support to these efforts.
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Keeping Your Pets Hydrated During Extreme Heat

Keeping Your Pets Hydrated During Extreme Heat

We have officially survived the hottest July on record!  Between long stretches of triple-digit temperatures, dry weather, and wildfires everywhere, we have all talked a lot about water this summer: drought, dry lawns, struggling plants, irrigation being shut off early, conserving water, drinking enough water, “Water, Water, Everywhere!”
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Treasure Valley Wild Birds

Treasure Valley Wild Birds

Spring flowers and baby birds hatching make this a wonderful time to bird watch in the Treasure Valley! Zamzows has a few tips to make your wild bird hobby even better!
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Making Your Backyard Summer Safe.

Making Your Backyard Summer Safe.

As summer heats up we need to re-evaluate what type of environment our dog needs in the heat. Many of us leave our pets outside during the day so here are some simple tips to making your backyard summer safe...
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Fourth of July Pet Safety

Fourth of July Pet Safety

The weeknights leading up to the Fourth of July are full of neighborhood firework displays. During these weeks, our local humane societies often get twice as many reports of lost and missing pets. Keeping this statistic in mind, here are some ways to keep your pet safe while providing anxiety relief.
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Get Ready to Hike & Camp With Your Dog

Get Ready to Hike & Camp With Your Dog

The Idaho wilderness is full of beautiful and remote locations to visit. From a short backpacking hike to a quick jaunt in the hills, there are hundreds of trailheads to enjoy. Having your best four-legged friend come along seems like no brainer. If you’re not prepared though, your hike can turn into headache.

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Spring Pond Start-Up

Spring Pond Start-Up

When Spring starts to bring in the warmer weather, this is time to get outside and begin enjoying the water gardening season. Your pond has been dormant all winter and needs a little care to make it beautiful. Follow these ten simple steps to prepare your pond for success.
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