Grandma Lucy’s Affordable Freeze-dried Pet Food

Making Freeze-dried Pet Food Accessible Grandma Lucy’s makes accessibly-priced freeze-dried pet food. It costs about the same per day (about $3.50-$4.25 for an average 50lb dog) as our most popular kibble, Acana.  So should you consider switching or adding it to your food rotation?  Comparing kibble and freeze-dried foods is like comparing apples to oranges. But […]

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 […]

Brushing Pets Teeth and Oral Care Products

Any Amount Helps If it seems daunting, remember that any amount helps, it could add years to their lives, and you’ll save a lot of money.  Your vet has to remove calcified plaque, but by brushing even every other day, you can prevent calculus from forming…and that means a lot more time between vet visits. […]

Raw Bones for Dental Care

The First Thing We Talk About When We Talk About Dental Care Love your pet? (We know you do!)  The best way to express your fondness for your furry one is to love them from the inside out.  So don’t worry too much about buying the latest heart-shaped squeaky or catnip toy (unless it will […]

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. […]

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 […]