Pet Health & Wellbeing

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 […]

Did You Know: Hairballs

Everyone who lives with a cat knows what it’s like to step on a hairball…gross! It’s not fun for the cat either. But did you know that you can minimize or stop hairballs naturally with a couple of easy changes to your kitty’s diet & grooming? Hairballs are wads of fur that accumulate in your […]

Tick Talk with Back Bay Vet

In February, Zippy suddenly started walking very, very slowly & with obvious stiffness.  I took him right over to our friends at Back Bay Vet for tests, and it turns out he had Erhlichia, a tick-borne bacterial infection that can cause arthritis-like symptoms.  I was shocked; it had been a cold winter and there was snow […]

Do You Have a DINOS?

….or do you know what it’s like to be approached by a MDIF? DINOS are Dogs In Need Of Space…good dogs who for any of a number of good reasons (fear, training, health, aggression are just a few) should not be approached without an ok from their human.  And MDIFs, well they are the well-meaning […]

Nature’s Variety Announces Recall on Organic Chicken

Nature’s Variety has recalled a batch of Instinct Raw Frozen Organic Chicken Medallions and Patties because the batch has been found to contain small pieces of clear plastic, which could cause choking or injury.  The company reports that no animals have been harmed from the recalled product.  Because Nature’s Variety has moved quickly to respond to […]

Got Free Pet Food? Enter our Free Pet Food Sweeps!

  You might say I got into the world of pet supplies through the kitchen door.  I grew up in restaurants, and eventually started one of my own with a couple of friends.  That cemented a fondness for tasty, healthy food and local independent business.  Which naturally led to opening Fetch in 2000, believing in […]

Dogurt

Today was HOT.   I kept thinking of Eddie Murphy in the SNL James Brown’s Celebrity Hot Tub skit.  At least that got me laughing.  Zip didn’t have many options for fun today though.  We couldn’t walk more than about 5 minutes; the heat was too oppressive.  And the air conditioning inside our apartment is […]

How to Beat the Heat, Part 1

Here’s Zip geared up for a hot summer commute into work.  We walk in from the South End, so it’s about 30 minutes at pug pace to get to the store on Newbury Street.  That’s too long without packing water, at a minimum.  Today we’re trying out the summer gear:  Ruffwear‘s Swamp Cooler Jacket, and […]