By Green Dog Pet Supply The 4th of July is a bad time for many pets around the country, but in places like Portland where people seem to be very big fans of the larger illegal fireworks that are so easy to get, it’s often a complete nightmare for people whose pets are terrified of… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Pet Safety
A Discussion About Chews For Dogs (And a Few For Cats)!
This is a two part article written for our newsletter for February, dental health month. This first part discusses the pros and cons of some of the chews we carry. There are certainly a lot of safety considerations to be made when you’re choosing any dog chew. You have to factor in how tenacious and… Read more »
Have You Heard Of A Catio?
By Christine Mallar The Feral Cat catio tour in Portland has sold out again this year! What’s a catio? It’s an enclosed outdoor space for kitties that keeps them safe from harm’s way and protects much of the wildlife that is harmed by outdoor cats every year. Between 2-4 billion birds a and 7 -20… Read more »
Beware of Foxtails
In spring and summer, especially on the West Coast (and most especially in California), be on the lookout for foxtails and be aware of their tremendous potential to seriously harm your pet. Dogs do encounter them in Oregon, and the problem will likely increase as weather patterns are shifting. Foxtails are a kind of… Read more »
Should I Shave My Fluffy Dog in the Summer?
I just saw a little rant online from some well-intentioned woman begging dog owners to shave their poor dogs in the summer, as she felt so bad for them. I thought it might be helpful to address that question here. Actually, shaving some breeds of dogs can actually make them quite a bit hotter. Shaving… Read more »
Our Take on the Orijen/Acana Class Action Lawsuit
I’m sure you have started to hear some things about a class action lawsuit filed against Champion Pet Foods, the makers of Acana and Orijen pet foods. We believe the claims asserted in the lawsuit are merit-less and Champion Pet Foods does intend to vigorously defend itself in the litigation. The Class Action Complaint makes… Read more »
A Discussion Of FDA Disparity in Raw vs. Dry Pet Food Safety
This week we had to tell our customers about another voluntary recall of raw pet food. The Rad Cat Company was notified by the FDA and the Ohio Department of Agriculture after several tubs of multiple varieties of Rad Cat Raw Diet were purchased and tested. All samples tested negative for E. Coli and Salmonella… Read more »
Halloween Safety Tips
By Green Dog Pet Supply Happy Halloween! Halloween can be fun, but there are a few important things to keep in mind to help keep pets safe. Beware of Toxic Things on Halloween Don’t forget to be on guard for dogs getting into that Halloween Candy stash! Chocolate isn’t the only thing that’s toxic to… Read more »
Caution! Hot Pavement!
Safety Tip For Dogs in Summertime: Please remember, if you bring your dogs outdoors during a hot summer day, as the day gets hotter pavement heats up much more than the air. Today it’s almost 100 degrees – we measured the pavement temperature and it was 141 degrees! This temperature can easily cause pain and… Read more »
Giardia Recovery Tips
Friendly Reminder: spring is Giardia season! It’s important to try and prevent dogs from drinking from puddles and slow moving water. Giardia and other diseases that can be transmitted through contact with animal feces are prevalent this time of year (snow and ice is melting, releasing accumulated deposits, and the rain rinses fecal matter down… Read more »