Wellness Recall March 18, 2017

Wellpet, maker of Wellness, has issued a limited recall due to possible elevated levels of beef thyroid hormone.  The recall is limited to one canned formula, Wellness 95% Beef Canned Dog Food.  Any pet parents with this product in their pantry should check on the bottom of the can for the following ‘best by’ dates.  If any […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Merry Madness: Portland & Now Boston

Portland’s been lubricating the local small business Christmas shopping experience for 13 years with Merry Madness, the one-night-a-year mass shopping and sipping party that keeps the shops open & serving tastes of wine or cocoa till 10pm.  It’s a great idea that for some indiscernible reason the Newbury Street League has passed on, but it’s a natural […]

Fashion Friday: Zip the Pug Sports a Bow Tie

We’re an impassioned group of animal lovers.  We take the business of choosing & providing supplies to our customers very very seriously.  So why do we carry so much dog apparel each winter?  Doesn’t that make us less serious? Actually, not at all!  First of all, some apparel is unquestionably functional, sometimes necessary.  It’s a […]