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 […]

Top 10 Reasons to Vote | Best Pet Supply Boston & Portland

Every spring, it’s like Oscar season in the world of reader polls.  Though it conjures up painful memories of being the last one standing in musical chairs, we go for these awards for a simple reason:  it helps us to grow by bringing in new customers, and that means we can continue to improve our […]

Tick Prevention for Dogs & Cats

We all know that ticks transmit Lyme’s Disease.  But did you know that Lyme’s is only one of several tick-borne illnesses?  Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Anaplasmosis and Ehrlichia for example are also passed via tick bites, and humans and pets can get them (cats can get Ehrlichia, and though they can test positive for Rocky Mountain Spotted […]

“My Dog (or Cat) Eats Better Than I Do”

We hear that all the time.  It’s not so far-fetched.  Especially if you feed a home-prepared or commercial raw diet, or a commercial freezed-dried or dehydrated diet, or canned supplemented with fresh vegetables. So how good is top-shelf, premium, all-natural, human grade ‘people food for pets’ anyway?  Is it as good as it looks?  And […]

Top 10 Reasons to Vote for Us

Every year, Boston A-List has a contest for Best of Boston shops, restaurants and so on.  Winners are chosen by number of votes cast.  Last year, we were super excited when we found out we won the #1 place for Best Pet Boutique! But, we know that winning last year doesn’t mean you should vote […]

Mothers Day: I’m A Good Dog, and Newborn Puppies Book Signings

We’re honored to host two celebrated authors this weekend in both stores (Portland and Boston):  Sat. 5/11 in Portland, and Sun. 5/12 in Boston.  Both signings are from 1-3 pm.  All proceeds will go to MSPCA and Lilly’s Fund (Boston) and Buddy Up Animal Society (Portland).  And we’ll have special guest Lilly the Hero Pit […]