Dental Chews for Dogs

Dogs in the Wild Didn’t Eat Dental Chews Domesticated dogs are prone to gum disease and tooth decay just like people are.  Their ancestors of course didn’t eat dental chews.  But they didn’t eat kibble, milk bones or any other processed foods either.  Dogs in the wild subsisted on a diet of raw, whole prey that […]

Brushing Pets Teeth and Oral Care Products

Any Amount Helps If it seems daunting, remember that any amount helps, it could add years to their lives, and you’ll save a lot of money.  Your vet has to remove calcified plaque, but by brushing even every other day, you can prevent calculus from forming…and that means a lot more time between vet visits. […]

Raw Bones for Dental Care

The First Thing We Talk About When We Talk About Dental Care Love your pet? (We know you do!)  The best way to express your fondness for your furry one is to love them from the inside out.  So don’t worry too much about buying the latest heart-shaped squeaky or catnip toy (unless it will […]

Paw Protection for Dogs: 5 Simple Tips

The Bare Necessities of Paw Protection Even the toughest dogs are prone to frost bite, burns from hot pavement, the sting of rock salt, or cuts from sharp rocks or broken shells.  The good news is that paw protection is simple if you plan ahead. 1. Just the Wax, M’am Paw waxes and balms like Musher’s […]

Stockings for Shelter Animals

Want to bring purrs & woofs of joy to our local shelter animals? Team up with us & together we’ll deliver 90 Christmas stockings stuffed with toys, treats & chews to our local shelter kitties & pups.  For just $5, you can donate a stuffed kitty stocking, and for $10, you can donate a stuffed stocking for […]

Rapamycin: Can Dogs Live Longer?

If you knew you could extend the life of your pet…would you? Rapamycin, also known as Sirolimus, is a drug developed to minimize rejection of organ transplants in humans, based on research into the make up of the volcanic soil on Easter Island.  It first became news a few years ago when test mice were shown to live up to 60% longer due to an […]

Treats: Goodness Gracious

Give a handful of treats to the pet you love, and a heart full of hope to another in need… One of our favorite dog treats has a particular place in our hearts because of their commitment to supporting local animal welfare groups.  We’re talking about Goodness Gracious, located right in Marblehead, MA.  Founder Amy […]

What is it like to experience the world like your pets?

Is it possible to ‘blur the species barrier’? That’s what Being A Beast attempts to find out.  For weeks at a time, veterinarian/lawyer/naturalist Charles Foster lived as a badger, an otter, a fox…in their habitat, approximating their movements & habits (dumpster diving in London, eating earthworms…).  This is radical nature-writing, and it’s witty, deep and humble. […]