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Petagogy Shadyside’s 7th Anniversary PAWty

Petagogy Shadyside is turning seven, and we’re celebrating with our annual Anniversary PAWty & Pet Vendor Fair on Sunday, June 3 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 Shadyside (on top of special deals on select pet food brands)*! • Representatives from natural pet food and treat companies including Primal Pet Foods, Sojos, Zignature, Fromm, Blackwood, Stella & Chewy’s and many more! • Pet photo booth with Bark & Gold Photography • Free pet bandana tie-dying • Pet costume contest (judging begins at 2:00 pm) • Locally-made collars from Scout Dog for sale • Prize raffle featuring pet gift baskets and gift certificates–all proceeds benefit Humane Animal Rescue • Free doggie ice cream, samples and more! The event will be held 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! *Excludes gift cards; cannot be combined with any other coupons or...

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...

Are Your Pets Winter Ready?

Snow is here and many dogs love to play in it! But, with snow comes ice and salt, which can be both painful and harmful to dogs that come in contact with it. Make your winter outings with your dog safer and more enjoyable with these winter weather products (available at both Petagogy locations): GroundWorks Natural Icemelter – The chemicals used in traditional road salt and ice melt can cause dryness, cracking and even burns to a dog’s pads. GroundWorks is a premium fertilizer-based product designed specifically to melt ice and snow effectively, while being completely eco-friendly and pet safe. It safely works to -23°C (-9°F), melting ice and snow even in the toughest winter conditions. You should always wash and dry your dog’s paws and pads after walks to remove any ice and salt, as well as check for cracked pads or redness in between the toes. Pawz Rubber Dog Boots – These disposable-reusable boots will protect your dog’s paws from harmful and painful rock salt and icemelter. Each pack comes with twelve biodegradable rubber booties that will last many wearings; simply replace individual boots when needed. We get asked about other rubber-soled boots, but we like Pawz because they are the most natural-feeling boots your dog can wear, allowing your dog to feel the ground and providing a needed sense of stability. Musher’s Secret – A good alternative for dogs that dislike wearing boots, Musher’s Secret is a dense barrier wax that forms a breathable bond with your dog’s paws. Developed in Canada for use with sledding dogs, it provides pad and paw protection in extreme weather conditions. It’s made from a blend of...

Fireworks and Pet Noise Anxiety

July 4 is upon us, which means picnics, barbeques, and … fireworks. Fireworks are exciting for us, but our pets may not understand what is happening and can be overtaken by anxiety and fear because of the loud noises. If you know that there will be fireworks nearby, it is best to try to prevent noise anxiety before it occurs. The Thundershirt is a great non-medicinal product that uses gentle pressure to ease a dog’s anxiety. There are also several treats and supplements available to help calm an anxious dog or cat; a few of our favorites are Rescue Remedy, Pet Naturals of Vermont Calming treats, Aroma Dog Chill Out and Cat Nap, and Comfort Zone with DAP and Feliway sprays and diffusers. If fireworks make your pet anxious, be wary of his or her ability to run away during a bout of noise anxiety. Make sure all doors and gates are closed. If your dog is on a leash or harness, make sure you are holding the leash tight and that he or she can’t slip their collar (if they can, it may be time to try a martingale-style collar, which has an extra non-slip loop). Even if you have a pet that would not normally run away, if their anxiety takes over they may act on their instinct to run for safety. More pets are lost over the Independence Day holiday than any other time of year; take precautions to keep your pets safe during July 4th...

Happy Birthday to our Paws Club Pets!

Happy birthday or adoption day to all the party animals celebrating during the month of May! Abbie, Abby, Abi, Abu, Ada, Adalie, Aggie, Albie, Alexis, Algernon, Alice, Allie, Alta, Alvar, Anais, Andy, Annabella, Annie, Apollo, Apolo, Apple, Archer, Aristo, Arnie, Arthel, Ashby, Auggie, Aurora, Autum Rose, Azuma, Bacardi, Bailey, Bandit, Bartleby, Basil, Baxter, Bay, Bear, Beatrice, Beau, Bella, Belly, Benji, Bentley, Beowulf, Bettis, Bibi, Bigby, Billie, Bing, Blue, Bogart, Bone, Bonnie, Boomer, Boomps, Boone, Boris, Bosco, Bowzer, Brandy, Brian, Brick, Brock, Brodie, Brook, Bru, Bruce, Bruiser, Bruno, Brutus, Buckwheat, Buddy, Bug, Bug Bug, Burnie, Burton, Buster, Butch, Butters, Buzzi, Callie, Cam, Camaro, Carcosa, Carlos, Cash, Cashew, Cassius, Catunkey, Cecilia, Chance, Chandler, Charlie, Che, Chelsea, Chewy (Fran), Chief, Chiper, Chiquita, Chloe, Chopper, Cinci, Claire, Clarissa Marie, Clark, Cleetus, Clementine, Cleo, Cleopatra, Clinger, Clovis, Clyde, Coco, CoCo, Colbie, Colby, Cole, Coope, Cooper, Corey, Cosmo, Crimson, Cutie, Daisy, Dakota, Dale JV, Demi, Dez, Diablo, Diesel, Digby, Dinah, Dixie, Doc, Dodge, Dolce, Domino, Donkey Mermaid, Dottie, Doug, Douglas, Dude, Dunkie, Eason, Ed, Eddie, Egg, El Roy, Eleanor, Eleanor Rigby, Ella, Ellie, Elm, Elsa, Elsie, Elvis, Ember, Emma, Emmerson, Emmet, Emmy, Enzo, Ernie, Eva, Evo, Ezzy, Farfel, Fern, Ferro, Fin, Finley, Finn, Finnegan, Fiona, Fleury, Foo, Frank, Frankie, Frankie Lee, Franklin, Freddy, Fuji, Fuss, Gabby, Gabriella, Gambler, Gander, Geno, Gia, Gigi, Ginger, Ginger Lee, Glory, Gordon, Grace, Graci, Gracie, Grady, Grant, Greenie, Grendel, Greta, Gryphon, Guido, Gunny, Gus, Haiku, Hailey, Hamlet, Hannah, Harlan, Harley, Harper, Harrison, Harry, Harvey, Havana, Heena, Heidi, Heinz, Henry, Hester, Hex, Hida, Higgins, Hiro, Holly, Hooch Binzley Sherman, Hope, Hugo, Hunter, Iggy, Inky, Ira Glass, Isabella, Izzie, Jack, Jack Chi,...

The Many Wonders of Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has many uses—as a cooking oil, skin moisturizer, hair conditioner, the list goes on and on—but did you know that it can also be beneficial for your pets?