Top 10 Reasons to Vote | Best Pet Supply Boston & Portland

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Every spring, it’s like Oscar season in the world of reader polls.  Though it conjures up painful memories of being the last one standing in musical chairs, we go for these awards for a simple reason:  it helps us to grow by bringing in new customers, and that means we can continue to improve our […]

Tick Prevention for Dogs & Cats

Did You Know? Pug

We all know that ticks transmit Lyme’s Disease.  But did you know that Lyme’s is only one of several tick-borne illnesses?  Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Anaplasmosis and Ehrlichia for example are also passed via tick bites, and humans and pets can get them (cats can get Ehrlichia, and though they can test positive for Rocky Mountain Spotted […]

Bravo Issues Recall on Specific Batches of Frozen Raw Diets

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Bravo issued a voluntary recall today for select lots of their Frozen Raw Diets due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, a strain of bacteria that can cause very serious illness in young children, elderly and others with weakened immune systems.  It is however rarely harmful to animals.  For full details, including batch dates and Consumer Return Form, […]

Top Ten Reasons to Vote for Us in Heck Any Old Poll

Best of Boston Readers Poll 2014

                                       It’s voting time again!  And yes we are campaigning for votes.  Why?  Truly what gets our tails wagging every morning isn’t the awards, it’s the animals and animal-loving humans that we enjoy building relationships with…plus the […]

Nelson Mandela


In memory of Nelson Mandela.  May we have moments of the courage, conviction, vision, compassion, commitment to justice that he held onto tightly for 95 years. Listen to this speech, given on April 20, 1964 during his trial just prior to his 27 year imprisonment.    

TODAY! Christmas Photos to Benefit The Common Canine 2013

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Some time slots are still available between 3:30 and 6 pm TODAY.  Call to reserve (857.753.4176).  Walk-ins accepted on first-come, first-serve basis. Looking for a great way to deck the halls with your favorite companion?  No we’re not talking about the tufts of dog hair decorating your baseboards! It’s time for our annual Holiday Photo […]

What Zip Thinks About Dressing Up

Zip the Pug in Devil outfit

I’m a serious dog. In a previous life, I believe I probably was a cowboy, quietly squinting at very distant but important elements in my landscape, like fire hydrants and construction cones, as I wrangled herds of bacon and took naps under peanut butter bushes.  I like a little space around me…definitely not a lap […]

“My Dog (or Cat) Eats Better Than I Do”

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We hear that all the time.  It’s not so far-fetched.  Especially if you feed a home-prepared or commercial raw diet, or a commercial freezed-dried or dehydrated diet, or canned supplemented with fresh vegetables. So how good is top-shelf, premium, all-natural, human grade ‘people food for pets’ anyway?  Is it as good as it looks?  And […]