Severe Storm & Hurricane Preparedness for Pets

Storms are literally forces of nature, and there’s nothing we can do to stop them.  The key to weathering (and even enjoying) storms with pets is thinking ahead, and being organized.  Storm prep for pets isn’t time-consuming, difficult or expensive.  And assuming you’re in a dry, safe place, it means you can all relax and […]

Make a Raw Resolution

I love Primal’s Raw Resolution campaign.  The idea is to commit to trying adding even just a little raw to your pet’s diet and see the results.  To make it easier to take the risk, we’ve got coupons for $3 off freeze-dried or frozen raw diets for cats or dogs, free trial size of frozen raw, free […]

Stella & Chewy’s FROZEN MORSELS Recall

Stella & Chewy’s has just announced a limited recall of FROZEN Morsels…all the details can be found on their website here. The batches in the recall may have been exposed to Listeria. We’re emphasizing FROZEN because most of our Stella & Chewy’s customers are using their freeze-dried dinners.  None of the recalled product is in […]

Bravo! Recall Dec. 2015

Bravo! Pet Foods has recalled the following select chicken and turkey products for possible presence of salmonella: Bravo! Raw Chicken Blend 2lb, Best By Date 11/13/16 UPC 829546211028 Out of an abundance of caution, Bravo! is also voluntarily recalling products that did not test positive for salmonella, but that were manufactured the same day: Bravo Blend […]

RED Saturday Dec. 12/12 for Animals in Need

Black Friday is a kind of empty-feeling holiday for us.  We get the idea as retailers, but our inspiration to become a business was out of a desire to have an impact on animals & our communities.  So this year, as a response, we are throwing a RED Saturday on Dec. 12, when 20% of all […]

Merry Madness: Portland & Now Boston

Portland’s been lubricating the local small business Christmas shopping experience for 13 years with Merry Madness, the one-night-a-year mass shopping and sipping party that keeps the shops open & serving tastes of wine or cocoa till 10pm.  It’s a great idea that for some indiscernible reason the Newbury Street League has passed on, but it’s a natural […]

Pet Food Recall: Stella & Chewy’s July 4, 2015

Stella & Chewy’s has issued a recall of a batch of Freeze-dried Chicken Dinner Patties in the 15 oz size that was found by the Maryland Dept. of Agriculture to contain Listeria monocytogenes, a bacteria that can be dangerous especially to humans.  In addition Stella & Chewy’s proactively recalled other batches of both Freeze-dried and […]

Anxiety in Pets: Fireworks & Thunderstorms

Who doesn’t love fireworks?  Wild summer thunderstorms?  A lot of anxious pets, that’s who.  Anxiety in pets is a complex problem that usually requires some research, close observation of your pets, trial & error with possible remedies, and a whole lot of understanding and patience. Anxiety is a broad term that’s applied to any fearful, nervous emotional state.  But […]