Can’t Miss Places to Wine and Dine With Your Dog in Texas

 15 Dog Friendly Restaurants in Texas: Banger's Sausage House and Beer Garden (Austin)- located on the famous Rainey street in Austin, Bangers serves a huge array or beers (for you, not your dog) and brats. Their outdoor patio has plenty of space for you and your pup. Maybe they'll even get a bite of your…

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Fostering pregnant doggies and mommies

Few things are sweeter than a mommy doggy nursing her puppies. But because of irresponsible breeding and failure to spay and neuter, many pregnant and nursing dogs end up in shelters that don't have the resources to care for them. In most cases, these dogs end up on the euthanasia list and puppies become sick…

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Guide to Keeping Your Dog Cool in the Texas Heat

Everyone knows Texas summers can be sweltering. Luckily, us humans have the capability to sweat to keep us from overheating easily.  Unfortunately, dogs aren't as efficient at cooling down. This poses risks during hot weather, ranging from heat stress and heat exhaustion to heat stroke. Finding other ways to keep them cool is very important…

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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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How Fostering a Dog Saves More Dogs Than Just That Dog

Austin has made incredible strides in becoming the largest no-kill city in the nation, thanks to many dedicated rescue groups and their volunteers. The Austin community has also played a major part in this development as residents have opened their hearts and homes to dogs needing temporary foster care. Rescue groups in Austin are overcrowded…

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Dog Accessories We’re Eyeing This Spring

Can you smell it? Spring is in the air! And it's time to make sure our pups are ready for it. Here are our top picks for accessories this season. Wagwellies Dog Boots From WagWear Typically it doesn't rain too much in Austin, but with how rainy this past winter was you can never be…

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The Surprising Risks of Raw Dog Food

Over the past four weeks, there have been SEVEN raw dog food brands recalled due to Salmonella and Listeria contamination. The recalls began in February after six pets died or became ill, including a kitten, and two children got sick, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Raws for Paws - Ground Turkey, Feb 8th  Darwin's…

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Ask the Trainer: How Do I Get My Doggy to Stop Humping his Buddies?

Tell me if you’ve heard this one before. The company for which you work for is hosting a dog walk fundraiser for charity, and everyone in the office brings their pooch to strut their stuff. One of your co-workers – let’s call him Greg – brings his fluffy Bichon Frisee who is the cutest thing…

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An Interview With Penny the Luck Dragon and Her Lucky Mom

Believe it or not, Penny the Luck Dragon -- this cute little fluff ball -- came from a pitbull rescue group. Penny's mom, Emily, tells us there was a vet tech (also named Emily) who would go to kill shelters around the San Antonio area to find and save pitbull-type dogs before euthanasia to then…

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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…

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An Interview with April, Bessie, and Mom: A Canine Rags to Riches Story

April and Bessie are two very lucky pups. April was found as a pregnant stray in California, and Bessie, a sick puppy right here in Austin. They were both adopted by Vanessa and Justin, who live in Austin, TX. Vanessa first found out about Bessie through her mom – Instagram followers may know her as…

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An Interview with Wyatt, The Most Dapper Dog in Austin, and his Ma

If you have an Instagram account, you’ve no doubt seen the super cute face that belongs to Wyatt the Great Pitty. Sadly, the first few months of Wyatt’s life weren’t ideal. But, when his “Ma” and “Pops” adopted him, that all changed. Wyatt now spends his days surrounded by love, lounging around on lazy Sundays…

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Holiday Gifts for Dogs and Dog Lovers

Leading up to the Thanksgiving week, we thought we'd kick off the holiday season appropriately by compiling the holy grail list of coveted gifts for pups and their humans.  Because let's be honest, we love to spoil our furbabies and it never hurts to get a jump start on holiday gift buying. Some of our…

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Dog Friendly Events Happening in Austin This November

Barkitecture - Saturday, November 4th    12:00PM - 4:00PM This is an event that Grocery Pup will sponsor and we are mega excited about it. Barkitecture 2017 presented by Concierge Auctions is a custom doghouse design show, contest, silent auction and, most importantly, a fundraiser! From its inception in 2005, Barkitecture has become an Austin favorite and…

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Why Does Your Dog Eat Your Socks?

The sock thief, an elusive and crafty pup who thinks it can fool its humans by stealing only half a pair. Whether it's "helping" you with folding your laundry or pilfering through your dirty laundry, the canine sock snatching game is strong. If you've been puzzled by why your pup opts for dirty, sweaty socks…

Pup Got Allergies? Check Out How Fresh Food Can Reduce the Sniffles

After a long day at work, nothing beats coming home to your fluffy companion. Immediately after opening the door, you hear the familiar sound of paws scratching the floor and suddenly you're greeted with the fluffiest, friendliest….achoo! It’s not unusual for pet parents to believe their dog is suffering from “allergies” when in reality the…