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. […]

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 […]