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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

Last July, 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. Shortly after, the media began reporting the story without much detail, leading pet owners to believe that feeding any grain free diet could lead to their dog developing DCM. The story, however, is much more complicated than as presented in these news reports; no conclusive, causal evidence has been uncovered, and the facts about grain free diets, DCM and taurine in dog foods have led many to conclude that these concerns are unproven. 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. Doug Knueven of Beaver Animal Clinic that provides an excellent overview of the issue. 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 or legumes (peas, lentils or chickpeas) in lieu of grain. Although the news media has lumped diets not containing cereal grains all together, it is important to note that not all grain free diets are created equal – high quality grain free diets will contain mostly animal protein, with some potatoes or legumes used as binders and located further down the ingredient list. What is taurine? Taurine is an...
8th Annual Pet Photos with Santa

8th Annual Pet Photos with Santa

November 17 – Petagogy Greensburg December 1 – 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 14 (Greensburg) and November 28 (Shadyside) and we will try to accommodate them. Dogs must be on leashes (no retractable leashes, please). Cats and small animals must be in...
Petagogy Greensburg’s 3rd Annual Customer Appreciation PAWty & Pet Vendor Fair

Petagogy Greensburg’s 3rd Annual Customer Appreciation PAWty & Pet Vendor Fair

We love our Greensburg customers and we’re celebrating with our 3rd Annual Customer Appreciation PAWty & Pet Vendor Fair on Sunday, Sept. 30 from 12:00 to 4:00 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, Stella & Chewy’s, Zignature and many more! • Free pet bandana tie-dying • Pet costume contest (judging begins at 2:00 pm) • Dog treat decorating with Biskit’s Barkery • Food available onsite from Hoshi Food Truck • Prize raffle featuring pet gift baskets and gift certificates (all proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Westmoreland County) • Free doggie ice cream, samples and more! The event will be held in the parking lot in front of Petagogy Greensburg (across from Lakeview). *Excludes gift cards; cannot be combined with any other coupons or...
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...