Product Review: K9 Sport Sack Dog Backpack Carrier

Dog Backpack Carrier in Action My pug Zip is, as many of you know, over 17 years old now.  He’s a pretty independent guy, a cowboy pretty much, but we both would prefer to do just about everything together.  At his age, his range for walks is really limited.  I’ve got a couple of great […]

Winter Dog Coats that are Really Hot Right Now

Ruffwear Powder Hound Small dogs don’t have enough mass to stay warm in New England winters.  Bigger dogs are hardier, but they also generally stay outside for long periods of time, so their exposure to extreme temperature, precipitation of all kinds, and wind is higher.  Plus, the bigger the dog, the more snow, water, mud, salt […]

Finding Homes for All Shelter Dogs

Boston and Portland’s own Amy Sutherland has a new book out, and if you love dogs, please buy it and read it…you will be glad you did.   In writing Rescuing ‘Penny Jane: One Shelter Volunteer, Countless Dogs, and the Quest to Find Them All Homes, Sutherland spent a year ‘doggedly’ researching homeless animal shelters across […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bravo Issues Recall on Specific Batches of Frozen Raw Diets

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, […]