Let’s Talk Toxicity in Toys

As they represent a good percentage of classic dog toys, we'll use tennis balls as our example--electric green, slightly furry, and a favorite of many dogs, tennis balls are not as benign and friendly as they seem. The "made for sport" kind can be problematic, but the truly spooky thing is that many balls and…

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Summer BBQ Safety For You And Your Dog

With summer upon us, we're here to answer all of your questions around barbecuing with your pup. While summer holidays and BBQ go hand-in-hand, it's best not to let those go hand-in-paw. Read on to learn more! But dogs eat meat, surely BBQ is okay?! Well, here's the thing--it's really best to avoid giving BBQ…

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Preparing For Post-Quarantine Separation Anxiety

For months now, many of us have been lucky to be quarantined at home, thick as thieves with our pets, but as states cautiously lift stay at home orders put in place due to coronavirus, this extra time may be coming to an end. As we gradually ease ourselves back into our new normal, now…

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Solutions For Attention-Seeking Behaviors

Your pup has plenty of tricks of their sleeve to get your attention, and counter-surfing and attention-seeking barking are two big ones that can be tricky to solve. If your pup is displaying behaviors that aren't so tremendously wonderful, and you're at your wit's end to find a solution--follow these creative and easy tips to…

Flea and Tick Prevention

Fleas and ticks are no fun for our pups. These little devils come to life in abundance in the spring and summer heat. Ticks can carry diseases, and can cause some pretty serious health issues for you and your pets, and fleas can wreak havoc on your pup's sensitive skin! Prevention is the best course…

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Gardening? Creating A Dog-Safe Green Space

Howdy Friends! Spring is in the air, the birds are singing, the flowers are a-blooming, and you've got your pup by your side - all around it's a fantastic time to find an outside hobby and what better hobby to invest time into than gardening? We love to dig in fresh soil, start new plant…

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Treating Yourself And Your Pup To The Best Mother’s Day

A Happy Mother's Day to all dog moms! Whip out the champagne and bone-broth mocktails, because we've got some super sweet ideas to help you celebrate with your beloved pup! Breakfast in Bed Honestly, we don't see any reason why not. Make yourself something special-- fancy coffee/tea and fresh banana-blueberry pancakes? Absolutely! Pop some blueberries…

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After Pug Tests Positive, What Does Coronavirus Mean for Pets?

Howdy friends! We hope you are safe and well, and making the best out of a weird time. There are certainly some spooky things going on, and there is a lot of information out there that may seem a little sensational, wacky, and downright dangerous! In light of all of the confusion and ineffective 'home…

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My Dog Eats Grass–Is That Okay??

Dogs are known as opportunistic omnivores--that is, they are largely carnivorous (mostly well-suited to pull nutrients from meat), but are able to benefit from a smaller amount of nutrients from plant matter. This is the reason why some pups love a good fruit or veggie treat like apples or carrots! But what about other plants…

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Staying Safe on Hikes With Your Pup (A Guide For Normal Times, and During COVID)

@Taika_the_Corgi insists that you consider these guidelines for your best hike ever! **COVID-19 Exclusive: Guidlines For Hiking In The Time of Social Distancing We know that this whole Social Distancing and Quarantine situation has been 'ruff,' and we totally get that you and your pup might be yearning to get after some physical activity and…

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How to Prepare a COVID-19 Emergency Kit for Your Pup

You can never be too prepared, and even though you're staying clear of other people and remaining mostly in quarantine, this virus IS extremely infectious among humans. So what if you, or someone in your household contracts the virus? Who will care for your pet if you are unwell? It's always a solid move to…

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How Stay Sane At Home With Your Pet

In this strange time of quarantines and social distancing, maximizing good health at home isn’t just about what we eat or how often we exercise. Our pups play a big role! The laughter and joy our dogs provide us are a fantastic source of stress relief to get us through these challenging times. “In many…

Foods That Help Fight Inflammation In Dogs

Everyone experiences inflammation of some kind, whether it’s from an injury, a rolled ankle or sprained wrist, or a health condition like arthritis. Natural-born athletes, dogs love adventure and sometimes experience injury and inflammation just like we do.  But did you know that inflammation can also be caused by diet? Truth. Due to how inflammation…

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Coronavirus: Fact, Fiction, & Your Furry Family

With coronavirus, or COVID-19, dominating the headlines, we wanted to address the question that is undoubtedly on all pet parents' minds: "How does all of this affect me and my pet?" This truth is there's still a great deal unknown about this novel virus, and many of you have probably already heard reports and rumors…

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What's Bioavailability? The Secret to Making Every Food a Superfood.

Could your pup be eating the right ingredients, but not actually getting all of the nutrients his or her body needs? It's possible depending on the cooking method used to prepare his or her food. Beyond what our pups eat, bioavailability matters greatly in ensuring our pups receive the nutrition they need to thrive. Put…

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Probiotics And Their Pals–Understanding Prebiotics, Probiotics, and Postbiotics.

Biotics this! Biotics that! Pre and Pro and Post, but what does it all mean? Probiotics tend to be the topic we all know at least a little bit about —microscopic bacteria that is friendly to the gut, and plays an important role in GI health. Right! But what are prebiotics, and what the heck…

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Why Meat is the Best Protein Source for Dogs

Proteins are complex molecules made up of amino acids, the building blocks of cell growth, maintenance and repair. Proteins are made up of 20 amino acids. While dogs produce about half of these amino acids internally, the other half, termed “essential amino acids,” need to be provided by the diet. We often tend to treat…

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Aromatherapy Around Dogs—Safe or Not Safe?

In recent years, essential oils have become more and more popular. They are often advertised as natural treatment options or even alternatives to traditional medicine, treating everything from anxiety to skin conditions. What’s not to love about natural essential oils providing these benefits? Potentially a lot if you have pets in your home. Read on…

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❤️Valentines-Pup!❤️

This lovely holiday, celebrate how smashingly lucky you are to have pups in your life! ❤️Honestly, the best date you’ll ever have is squeaking a toy at you right now.❤️ We love our pups like 1000% more than the rest of humanity, so why not celebrate this day of love with your canine main squeeze,…

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The Common Reasons Why Your Dog Isn’t Eating

If you have a dog, you know how much man’s best friend enjoys eating. They will practically whine, beg, and stalk you while you’re eating something they want a taste of. A dog’s love for food is so obvious that it’s worrisome to see your dog without a healthy appetite. There are some common reasons…

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Healthy Pup Highlight: Hyperkeratosis

Howdy Y’all!  Today we’re investigating a little known health issue that can affect many pups, often without their people noticing something amiss.  Hyperkeratosis is thickening of skin due to an excess of keratin produced by the body.  Many dismiss it as mere ‘dryness’ or ‘chapped’ skin, but if your pup has cracked skin on his/her…

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Easy Ways to Go Green With Your Best Bud

Howdy Y’all! Happy 2020! One of our Resolutions is finding ways to reduce our carbon footprint. To help with that, we came up with some epic ways in to be eco-friendly with our doggos, and we wanted to share! Throughout the year (and beyond!), we’ll be scouring the internet for tips on how to remain…

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Grocery Pup’s ULTIMATE Gift Guide!

Howdy, Pup-Fans! The Howlidays are a comin', and we can't help but feel that festive tingle--twinkley-lights are up, fireplaces are making homes cozy, cats are destroying decorations... That Howliday Spirit has possessed us! Heck Yay!! So to help celebrate, to suit all of your gift-giving needs, we put our best team together to curate the…

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Bugs Biting In The Dog Days Of Summer? Find Safe Bug Remedies Here!

Those pesky mosquitoes been bothering you? They can bug pups, too! While summer is a delight for pups and people, bugs love it too--don't let bites or stings get in the way of having a blast this summer! Mosquitoes aren't the only ones out for a bite, fleas, ticks, and no-see-ums of all descriptions are…

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Life Jackets–A Summer Necessity

It’s summer!! Time for swimming and splashing around in the water!! Yahoo! While playing with your pup in and around water can be an absolute blast and a half, water activities add a level of concern, and as dog parents, we need to prepare for any possibility, just in case. While many dogs enjoy water…

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A Quick Guide to Collagen for Dogs

Collagen is an important ingredient in your pup’s dish, read on to find out why dogs need collagen too. Collagen is your body's glue! No, we don't mean the kind of glue your elementary school teachers told you not to eat, but the name does come from the Greek word for glue, “kólla” (1). Collagen comes…

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How a healthy lifestyle can extend your dog’s life by almost 2 years

Welcome 2019! Ringing in a new year signifies new beginnings. It’s a time to embark on resolutions to achieve self-fulfillment and well-being: eat better, exercise more, be more productive, finally take that vacation you’ve always dreamed about. But how about making some changes that will benefit your dog too? Done right, these resolutions can get…

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Is Grain-Free Dog Food Really Healthier?

Grain-free dog food has become increasing popular over the years. More and more dog owners are reaching for these diets because they are billed as more natural for dogs and less likely to cause health problems and allergies. It all sounds lovely to a dog parent… except that it’s not true. Just because a food is…

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Why Sous-Vide Is the Most Nutrient Rich Way to Cook Dog Food.

Sous-vide is a cooking method that is most well known for its use by high-end chefs around the world. Adventurous home cooks have also picked it up from top chefs including the French Laundry’s Thomas Keller, who popularized sous-vide with his 2008 book “Under Pressure,” praising the “explosive flavor” one can achieve. What Is Sous-Vide? Sous…

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3 Tips for Transitioning Your Dog to Fresh Food

If your dog has primarily eaten kibble his or her whole life, you want to be particularly careful as you transition to a fresh foods diet. Kibble is heavily processed and not as rich in meat as the packaging may indicate. As a result, moving towards a more meat rich diet like Grocery Pup requires…

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How We Develop Recipes for Optimal Nutrition

Want the benefits of homemade meals for your pup without the hassle of shopping, washing, chopping, blending, packing, freezing, and thawing the food? Well, look no further. Our human-grade, sous-vide meals are as fresh as homemade, but without the headache of all of the above. Each of our recipes has been developed under the watchful…

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Human Grade Dog Food Vs. Feed Grade

You love your dog and want to provide them the very best. That should include meeting their food needs with healthy options. The most beneficial food for your dog is a healthy dog food that is crafted from fresh, whole food. If it is human grade dog food, all the better. The differences between human…

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The Benefits of Sous-Vide Dog Food

What's the difference between sous-vide dog food and shelf-stable dog food?...Just about everything. From our farm fresh whole foods to our sous-vide cooking process, our dog food is as close to homemade as it gets without the hassle of making it yourself. Farm Fresh Ingredients All of our meats, whole vegetables and fruits are non-GMO, pesticide…

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How Freshly Cooked Dog Food Stacks Up Against Raw Food and Kibble

Just like with human food, we know that whole foods made with real ingredients can be better than commercially processed kibble in quality, digestibility and bioavailability. As a result we're going to focus this article on how Grocery Pup's freshly cooked food stacks up against raw food. Since raw diets are often marketed as fresh…

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Why Does My Dog Fart So Much?

You’re sitting around the table and a potent odor fills the room. You look around at your family and you immediately realize, there’s no one to blame but your pup. The unmistakable smell leaves you asking “why does my dog fart so much?” If you own a boxer, bulldog, or pug unfortunately, those adorable smushy…

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Why Rawhides Can Be Dangerous for Pups

Rawhides are one of the most popular treats with dog owners. Dogs can chew on them for hours on end and they seem to last forever.  So how can they be dangerous? The reason they can be dangerous is because of the chemical-laden way in which they are manufactured. Contrary to popular belief, rawhides are…

Bringing Home A New (Furry) Family Member

It's Springtime! And while COVID has made things difficult, we can still find joy! For one thing, dogs are benefiting big time! Yes, people and their dogs get plenty of wonderful time together while staying at home, but what about the people who are social distancing alone, without family or pets? This weird isolation and…