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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…

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…

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…

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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…