Frequently Asked Questions

What is food rotation, and should I do it?

  • Food rotation ​is the practice of feeding your pet something different on a schedule. There are multiple variations of this practice, and here are a few of our favorites:

    • 2 weeks of Brand 1, Flavor A; 2 weeks of Brand 1, Flavor B; 2 weeks of Brand 1, Flavor C; etc

    • 2 weeks of Brand 1, Flavor A; 2 weeks of Brand 2, Flavor A; 2 weeks of Brand 1, Flavor B; 2 weeks of Brand 2, Flavor B; etc

    • Brand 1, Flavor A for breakfast; Brand 2, Flavor A for dinner; etc

  • If and how you rotate are your choice, ​but there are multiple reasons for rotation. Some of the reasons to rotate your pet's food include, but are not limited to:

    • Reducing food boredom

    • Improving appetite

    • Improving the balance of nutrients (best accomplished by feeding multiple brands of foods)

    • Reducing build-ups of individual ingredients in your pet's body (best accomplished by feeding multiple brands of foods)

    • Reduces the impact of any potential food quality issues

Should I be feeding a grain-free diet?

  • The honest answer is that you should be feeding whatever your pet does best with. Some pets do just fine with a diet that includes grains, and some do not. Additionally, sometimes a pet might have issue with one specific grain, but not another one.​

I heard that grain-free diets are causing medical issues?

  • This is false information, and is primarily derived from the misleading title of a news article ​in July 2018.

  • Here is the actual information that the article was referring to:

    • "The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting pet owners and veterinary professionals about reports of canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs eating foods containing peas, lentils, other legume seeds, or potatoes as main ingredients."

    • "Diets in cases reported to the FDA frequently list potatoes or multiple legumes such as peas, lentils, other “pulses” (seeds of legumes), and their protein, starch and fiber derivatives early in the ingredient list, indicating that they are main ingredients."

    • "High levels of legumes or potatoes appear to be more common in diets labeled as “grain-free,” but it is not yet known how these ingredients are linked to cases of DCM."

  • No related recalls were issued as of the time of the FDA article's date of release, and the products that we carry have not been affected by any recalls since the article's date of release.

  • As it turns out, most high quality pet foods focus on meat, fish, and/or fowl as the main ingredients; we still have a lot of great options for your pet.

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What is the best food for my pet?

  • This is not an easy question to answer in few words, but we're here to help; so we'll give it a try.

    • The best food for your pet may very likely be different than the food that your (neighbor / family / friend / barber / vet / co-worker / etc) uses, even if their pet is the exact same breed, age, weight, gender, etc.

    • We try to ask a variety of questions at Treat Your Pet to help narrow down the choices.

      • Do they have any medical issues (underweight, overweight, disease, cancer, etc)?​

      • Do they have any allergies?

      • Are they ​​a puppy, adult, or senior?

      • What is their activity level like (hyper, average, relaxed)?

      • In your experience with them, do they do better with grain-inclusive, or grain-free foods?

      • In your experience with them, do they do better or worse with any specific proteins?

    • Once you have determined an answer to these questions, come in to speak with us about the options.


When can my dog go on the beach?

  • While we like to think that we're on top of all updates to this topic, we do recommend that you check for updated information on this topic. Source:

    • Horry County: Any animal on the beach must be on a hand-held leash not to exceed seven feet in length and under the control of the person having custody of the animal. Animals are not allowed on the beach from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. May 1 - Labor Day. It is unlawful to ride a horse or other animal on the public beach or within public marsh areas within the county limits March 1 - Oct. 31.

    • Myrtle Beach: Dogs in public must be on a leash at all times. Dogs are permitted on the beach anytime from Labor Day - April 30. No dogs are allowed on the beach 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. May 1 - Labor Day. Horses are not permitted in the City of Myrtle Beach.

    • North Myrtle Beach: Dogs in public must be on a leash at all times. No dogs are allowed on the beach from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. May 15 - Sept. 15.

    • Surfside Beach Dogs are not allowed on the beach at any time May 15 - Sept. 15. Riding horses on the beach is prohibited.


Where can I exercise my dog?

  • Barc Parc North (about 2.5 miles South of Treat Your Pet)

    • ​​5000 Claire Chapin Epps Dr. Myrtle Beach, SC

  • Bark Park South (near Market Commons)

    • ​670 Mallard Lake Dr. Myrtle Beach, SC

  • North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex​​

    • 150 Citizens Circle, Little River, SC 29566

  • ​Surfside Beach Bark Park

    • ​761 Pendergrass Ave. Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Our business hours

M-F: 9a - 7p

Sat: 10a - 7p

Sun: 12p - 7p

We will be closed

• Monday, September 7 (Labor Day)

• Thursday, November 26 (Thanksgiving)

• Friday, December 25 (Christmas)

Contact us


960 Cipriana Dr, B5

Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

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