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Petagogy Shadyside’s 8th Anniversary PAWty & Pet Vendor Fair

Petagogy Shadyside’s 8th Anniversary PAWty & Pet Vendor Fair

Petagogy Shadyside is turning eight, and we’re celebrating with our annual Anniversary PAWty & Pet Vendor Fair on Sunday, June 2 from 12:00 to 3:00 pm! Bring your pup and enjoy activities, samples, giveaways, raffles and more! Plus, get 10% off your entire purchase at Petagogy Shadyside (on top of special deals on select pet food brands)*! • Representatives from natural pet food and treat companies • Pet photo booth with Bark & Gold Photography • $10 nail trims by Courtney from Steel City Pack Leader • Locally-made collars & recycled apparel from Scout Dog and PupCycled for sale • Prize raffle featuring pet gift baskets and gift certificates–all proceeds benefit Humane Animal Rescue • Free doggie ice cream, samples, giveaways and more! The event will take place in the parking lot across the street from Petagogy (adjacent to Kozloff & Meaders Antiques). Both metered and residential street parking in Shadyside is free on Sundays! Take advantage of these special pet food deals during the event: (Shadyside location only) • Earthborn Holistic & Venture: $2 off 4.5 and 5 lb bags, $3 off 12.5 and 14 lb bags, $5 off 25 and 28 lb bags • Farmina: $2 off all 3.3 and 5.5 lb bags, $3 off all 15.4 lb bags, $5 off all 26.4 lb bags • Fromm: $4 off all 2, 4 and 5 lb bags, $7 off all 12 and 15 lb bags, $10 off all 26, 30 and 33 lb bags • Fussie Cat: $2 off all 2 lb bags, $3 off all 4 lb bags, $5 off all 10 lb bags • Open Farm: 20% off all foods and treats...
Grain Free Diets, Taurine & Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Grain Free Diets, Taurine & Dilated Cardiomyopathy

In July 2018, the FDA released a statement about a possible link between the development of Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs and grain free diets, specifically those diets containing high levels of legumes and potatoes. At this time, the FDA called upon consumers and veterinarians to self report any possible cases of DCM in dogs that were only eating grain free diets. On June 27, 2019, the FDA released a follow-up report stating that they have not found any causal link between diet and Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs. Although they are continuing to investigate the cause of DCM, the agency believes the connection between diet and DCM is a complex scientific issue involving multiple factors. Currently, DCM impacts less than 1% of U.S. dogs, with .000007% being possibly related to diet and and others possibly caused by genetic predispositions. Read the full FDA statement. Please read our FAQ below for more information about taurine, grain free diets and DCM. We have also included links to information from veterinarians and pet food manufacturers on the subject, including this piece by Dr. Ryan Yamka, PhD, who is board certified in companion animal nutrition by the American College of Animal Sciences and a fellow with the American College of Nutrition. Dr. Yamka’s article debunks many of the rumors that have been circulating since the FDA released their statement in June. What are grain free diets? Grain Free diets refer to any pet food diet that does not contain cereal grains (wheat, corn, soy, rice, barley, oats). As dry pet food (“kibble”) requires a form of starch as a binding agent, many grain free diets contain potatoes...
9th Annual Pet Photos with Santa

9th Annual Pet Photos with Santa

November 9 – Petagogy Greensburg November 23 – Petagogy Shadyside 11:00 am to 5:00 pm Bring your pets to Petagogy for photos with Santa taken by expert local pet photographer Jessica Wasik of Bark & Gold Photography! Jessica will take a free digital photo of your pet(s) sitting on Santa’s lap and provide options for ordering prints, holiday cards and more! Pets will be seen on a first come, first served basis and must be comfortable around other animals and people. If your pet is unable to be around other animals but would still like to be photographed on Santa’s lap, please email info@petagogy.com by November 6 (Greensburg) and November 20 (Shadyside) and we will try to accommodate them (space is limited). Dogs must be on leashes (no retractable leashes, please). Cats and small animals must be in carriers. *Free photo will be downloadable from Bark & Gold Photography’s Facebook page within a week after the event and will be low resolution. Digital images, high resolution prints, holiday cards and other items will also be available for...
Petagogy Greensburg’s 4th Annual Customer Appreciation PAWty & Pet Vendor Fair

Petagogy Greensburg’s 4th Annual Customer Appreciation PAWty & Pet Vendor Fair

We love our Greensburg customers and we’re celebrating with our 4th Annual Customer Appreciation PAWty & Pet Vendor Fair! Join us for our biggest PAWty yet on Sunday, Sept. 8 from 12:00 to 3:00 pm! Bring your pet and enjoy activities, samples, giveaways, raffles and more. Plus, get 10% off your entire purchase at Petagogy Greensburg (on top of special deals on select pet food brands)*! • Representatives from natural pet food and treat companies including Acana, Earthborn Holistic, Fromm, Fussie Cat, Orijen, Primal Pet Foods, RAWZ, Stella & Chewy’s, Taste of the Wild, Victor, Zignature and many more! • Pet photo booth with Bark & Gold Photography • Dog treat decorating with Biskit’s Barkery • $10 nail trims by Steel City Pack Leader & Gone to the Dogs Grooming Salon • Locally-made collars & recycled apparel from Scout Dog & PupCycled for sale • Food available onsite from Ask&Kris Kitchen Food Truck • Raffle featuring pet gift baskets (all proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Westmoreland County) • Free doggie ice cream, samples and more! Take advantage of these special pet food deals during the event (Greensburg location only. Cannot be combined with any other store or manufacturer coupons. No rain checks.): Earthborn Holistic & Venture: $3 off 4.5 and 5 lb bags, $6 off 12.5 and 14 lb bags, $10 off 25 and 28 lb bags Farmina: 20% off all foods Fromm: $4 off all 2, 4 and 5 lb bags, $7 off all 12 and 15 lb bags, $10 off all 26, 30 and 33 lb bags Fussie Cat: $2 off all 2 lb bags, $3 off all 4 lb bags, $5 off...
February is Pet Dental Health Month!

February is Pet Dental Health Month!

Save 20% on teeth cleaning and dental products during the month of February! (Excluding all bones, animal parts and chews.) February is pet dental health month! Good dental health is an important part of your pet’s overall health and wellbeing. Too much plaque and tarter can erode your pet’s gums, creating pockets for bacterial infections. These infections can cause tooth and bone decay, sometimes leading to more serious health issues. Many times, bad breath is a sign of too much plaque and tarter. It’s best to help control plaque and tarter before it builds up. Although brushing your pet’s teeth regularly is optimal, we understand that some pets are unwilling to allow their humans to do it. Check out a few of our favorite dental hygiene products that help keep your pet’s teeth clean without brushing: Raw bones and chews – One of the best ways to keep your dog’s teeth healthy is by regularly giving him things to chew on like raw meaty bones, natural rawhide, bully sticks or sweet potato chews made by reputable companies like Primal, Vital Essentials, Wholesome Hide, Barkworthies, Earth Animal, Sam’s Yams and Snook’s. Regular chewing helps polish and scrape teeth as the dog crunches and gnaws. Ark Naturals’ Brushless Toothpaste – Brushless Toothpaste is a highly digestible dental chew made with breath-freshening ingredients like chlorophyll, cinnamon, vanilla and clove, and ridges that provide effective teeth scrubbing and support healthy gums. On the inside is a patented toothpaste center that provides three bacteriostats to inhibit the growth of plaque-forming bacteria and assist with bad breath, tartar and plaque build-up. Earthbath Tooth & Gum Wipes –Tooth...