Sunday, October 23, 2016

Grumpy Cat Makes Broadway Debut in "Cats"

Internet phenom, Grumpy Cat (whose real name is Tardar Sauce) made her debut on Broadway in the hit musical Cats on Friday, September 30th. She was the first “real” cat to perform in the show. Grumpy Cat went viral in 2012 and has since been featured in a Lifetime movie "Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever" and has had other merchandise modeled after her. To find out more visit her website Grumpy Cat

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Three Excuses For Not Walking Your Dog and How To Overcome Them

1.  Too tired after coming home from work and just want to relax

Tip:  Taking even a short walk can re-energize you and help you leave work behind for the evening.  You will feel better if you get it out of the way right when you walk in the door.  Have the leash and shoes waiting and just do it!  Or try walking before work if that is possible.  A little walk in the morning always helps make a day brighter.

2.  No time--too busy!

Tip:  Each week take a look at your schedule.  Ask yourself "when could I squeeze in a 15 minute walk?".  Put a few walks on your calendar:   Date with Buddy.  C'mon you can do it!

3.  My dog gets plenty of exercise in the yard all day.

Tip:  When a dog is left in the yard, most of the time all they do is sleep.  Dogs are pack animals and want to be with you.  Going for a walk is a lot more than exercise for a dog.  Think of it as "reading the newspaper".  Dogs love to cruise the neighborhood, sniff all around and mark their territory.  It's also special bonding time with you that they may not get any other time of the day. 

Monday, October 3, 2016

National Walk Your Dog Week Is A Great Time to Get Fit

This week is National Walk Your Dog Week.  It's a great time to enjoy the fall weather and get in shape with your dog.  Now that the hot weather is almost behind us, your pooch is ready to go.  Walking your dog has so many advantages for you and your dog.  It's a GREAT way to meet your neighbors, make new friends and build up strength. Even if your dog is old or has arthritis, a walk down the street can do wonders for your dog. 

Helping Rescued Senior Dogs

Have you ever shared your bed with your beloved pet only to realize you were on the very edge and they had all the covers?  Now multiply that by seven and you can picture what Chris and Mariesa Hughes were facing every night sharing a bed with their seven rescue dogs.  After nights of couch sleeping the Hughes’ came up with a solution that made everyone happy…they created the Megabed!

The Megabed measures just under 14' x 7' with added steps so the senior dogs do not need to jump up
Chris and Mariesa Hughes are founders of The Mr. Mo Project, a nonprofit with a mission to rescue elderly and sick dogs from shelters (saving them from possible euthanasia) and placing them in homes to live the rest of their life in a home filled with love.  Mr. Mo Project also covers the dog’s medical and living expenses. 

Sunday, October 2, 2016

USC Hires Professor Beauregard Tirebiter

Gus Ruelas, USC
University of Southern California is the first university, in the country, to hire a canine as a full-time facility dog. USC hired a 2-year-old Goldendoodle, Professor Beauregard Tirebiter, whose goal is to provide a sense of community and to be a therapeutic companion for students. He holds regular office hours on the second floor of the student health center. 

How To Help Prevent Cat-Scratch Fever

This month the Centers for DiseaseControl and Prevention (CDC) has released results from a study that shows an increase in serious complications from “cat-scratch” disease (also known as cat-scratch fever). It is a disease spread through contact (usually scratches or bites)with infected cats or cat fleas (carrier of the disease) However, it important to note that the bacterium causing the disease, called Bartonella henselae, is not present in most cats.

According to the report approximately 12,000 people were diagnosed with cat-scratch disease during the study period, of which 500 required hospitalizations. Young children, those with compromised immune systems and the elderly seem to be at higher risk of having complications.

Good hygiene is the key here.  The CDC advises people to wash hands thoroughly after playing with their cats and to treat cat scratches (or bites) promptly to avoid infection. If you notice swelling or redness seek medical attention. The disease can be treated with antibiotics.

Sources:,usa today, cdc 

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Fall Coupon Savings Ask Ariel

Happy Fall!  Save $5 on orders over $50 through Monday October 3rd.  Just visit  and select your favorite pet supplements to keep your pet happy and healthy!  Use coupon code fall at checkout.  The coupon code box is located directly below the items in your cart.  Any questions? Email us at