Infographic: Where millennials shop for pet food

The largest pet-owning demographic group in the United States, the millennials, buys pet food in different ways and from different retailers than previous generations. Data collected by GFK reflects the changing pet food retail trends influenced by millennials, said Natasha Davis, client service manager for GfK and self-identified millennial, during her presentation at Petfood Forum […]

Austin Pets Alive! Sky’s Bilateral Cruciate Rupture

May 22, 2018 • Sky’s Bilateral Cruciate Rupture by Lindsey Picard • Posted in: Medical Chip-ins Sky is a sweet three-year old who wants nothing more than to run and play pain-free! Unfortunately, this young lady is suffering from a bilateral cruciate rupture, which means that she will need surgery in both of her knees. […]

Austin Pets Alive! Sephora’s Surgery – Austin Pets Alive!

May 22, 2018 • Sephora’s Surgery by Lindsey Picard • Posted in: Medical Chip-ins Sephora is a sweet young thing, who loves nothing more than to shower her humans with affection! Unfortunately, this friendly, fun loving girl arrived at APA! after healing very poorly from a pelvis, spine and femur fraction. The APA! Clinic team […]

Pet food company donates to California humane society

Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food, a superpremium pet food company, donated 2,525 pounds of their kitten food to help feed rescue animals at A-PAL Humane Society in Jackson, California. The donation is part of the pet food company’s Fill A Bowl… Feed A Soul (FABFAS) program, a US campaign targeting the donation of […]

4 Tips for Finding a Good Playmate for Your Dog

Dog parks may offer suitable exercise and socialization for some dogs, but they also promote unwanted behavior like jumping up on people, blowing off recall cues, pulling on leash to enter the park, and mobbing or bullying other dogs. They also may be stressful and dangerous for dogs and their people. All too often, dogs […]

6 Things to Remember When You Have a Fearful Dog

My dog Mayzie was rescued by Second Chance Animal Rescue in Colorado. At the time, she was approximately two years old and had spent her entire life at the end of a rope in someone’s backyard. She had little food and water and only the frame of a drawer for shelter. To our knowledge, she […]

Dogs and Fireworks — Stop Your Dog from Being Scared

My wedding anniversary falls on July 4th weekend. My husband and I used to celebrate with a short trip, but not anymore. Not since our pet cam showed my dog, Tampa Bay, shivering and hiding in the closet with my other dog, Justice, standing guard in front of it, constantly barking because of the random […]

When It Comes to Military Dogs, These 5 Breeds Are Military Heroes

When we think about military dogs, we probably picture the Belgian Malinois working with U.S. Navy SEALs, or the Labrador Retriever detecting explosives. Below, we will hear from one such celebrated breed (my own Shepherd, Zoey, insisted I include the German Shepherd Dog on this list). But we’ll also hear from some lesser-known military dog […]

Pet food trends at Interzoo center on sustainability

From comparisons of the carbon footprint of pet food protein sources to compostable bags, packaging label claims, alternative processing methods and research and fundraising efforts, pet food sustainability was a hot topic at Interzoo 2018, held May 8-11 in Nuremberg, Germany. As one example of sustainability related claims, a new “gentle baked” line from Sunday […]

Tea Sandwiches to Share With Your Dog

Teatime is a lovely way to spend the afternoon with your dog! Whether it’s a picnic in the park or a formal indoor event, these doggie (and human) tea sandwiches will delight! What you’ll need: Bread – Choose a basic white or whole wheat. Avoid anything with added sugars, nuts, seeds or fruit, as those […]