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Seasonal Pet Poisons to Avoid This Summer

Monday, June 22, 2015

Summer is one of the best times of the year to get outside and play alongside your pets, but the hot season also brings with it a myriad of hazards, including toxins that can harm your animal friends.   READ MORE




5 Reasons to Send your Pup to Pawderosa Puppy Preschool in Oakland, CA

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Got a new puppy in your household? Oh boy, congrats! It's an exciting and wild ride helping your pup adapt to everyday routine and learn the ropes, isn't it? If you live in the East Bay, in Oakland, CA or nearby, you have a unique option available to you for puppy care. The Pawderosa Puppy Preschool offers the best in training, pet care, socialization and supervision for your little furry friend while you're away at work. But there's more…here are 5 reasons to send your puppy to preschool and leave the hard work to the experts!   READ MORE




The Surprising Reasons Why Cats Purr

Friday, May 22, 2015

Some cats have a raspy purr, like an old boat motor, and others have a smooth and steady purr like the constant buzzing of a ceiling fan or a bumble bee. No matter what the unique tone, chances are you fall a bit more in love with your kitty when they're curled on your lap, purring away. That simple sound is just so soothing! But there's a lot more mystery to it than you may have realized. We'll tell you why.   READ MORE




Pet Got the Itch? California Drought Causes Surge in Fleas

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Have you noticed your pet acting a bit strangely lately? Maybe they're rubbing themselves against trees or furniture to scratch their irritating bites. Or you notice them biting at their skin, attempting to get rid of the tiny critters living in their fur. If your pet is struggling, they wouldn't be the only one. California is experiencing a major flea infestation due to the changing climate and a rise in temperatures.   READ MORE




East Bay Hikes & Resources for the Adventurous Pet Owner

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

As the weather begins to brighten, it's time to plan some weekend trips and get outdoors with your favorite furry friend! Want to take a wine tour? A hike in the East Bay? How about a little overnight trip to a dog-friendly Bed and Breakfast? Sure, why not!?   READ MORE




iCPooch Soothes Separation Anxiety in Pets & Owners

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Every few months we like to cover a product that we think is going to make a big impact. iCPooch was recently funded successfully through Kickstarter.com and is going to change the ways we interact with our pets when we're away. It's a modern twist on Apple's Face Time, and we're pretty certain you aren't the only one who will love it!   READ MORE




How to Ease the Impact of Hip Dysplasia

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Does your dog or cat wobble and limp? Has it gotten worse as they age? If so, your pet may have hip dysplasia, a disorder that causes cats and dogs to have abnormally formed hip joints. Although hip dysplasia is often much more noticeable in aging pets, it actually onsets in early age and worsens over time. Here's an overview on what to do, how to help your pet and why they're struggling.   READ MORE




Adopting a Second Pet? Here’s What You Need to Know

Friday, March 06, 2015

Many parents choose to have more than one child because they worry that an only child would be lonesome without a sibling to play with. There are also many important social skills and aspects of development that siblings benefit from. Naturally, pet owners often think that having more than one pet would be as equally as beneficial in preventing an animal from experiencing loneliness. But there are a lot of things to consider before adopting an additional pet.   READ MORE




How You Know When Your Family Is Ready for a Pet

Monday, February 16, 2015

Adopting a pet can be a wonderfully transformative experience for your entire family…if they're ready, that is. It's a big decision to add a furry member of the family to your home! So how can you tell when the time is right to bring home that adorable kitty or puppy? Here are some great mileposts to check off before you dive into being a pet parent, inspired by www.care.com and their article 10 Signs Your Family is Ready for a Pet.   READ MORE




The Do’s and Dont’s of Bringing Your Pet to Work

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Did you know that June 24 is Take Your Dog to Work Day? As it turns out that isn't the only day you can bring your four-legged pal to the office; in fact, many days can be furry friendly: "According to a recent study by the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association, one in five U.S. companies allows employees to bring their pets to work."   READ MORE






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