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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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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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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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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…

Quick and Easy Fall Festive Dog Treats Made from Whole Food Ingredients

Dogs are what they eat, just like humans. What we feed our dogs matters to their longevity, health, and happiness. We all want to keep our 4-legged friends around as long as possible and feeding them healthy dog food that is preferably human grade in nature will keep your bestie by your side longer. Human…

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…