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Dog Owners: Beware of Toxic Blue-Green Algae

For many, a day at the lake is the perfect way to spend a hot summer day. Tragically, this recently hasn’t been the case for an increasing number of dog owners. The alert over toxic blue-green algae is spreading after multiple dogs in the U.S. have died suddenly after going for swims. Toxic blue-green algae […]

Poisonous Plants for Cats – What to Avoid

Flowers and plants are often used to bring added life into homes. As all cat owners know, cats love to climb, explore and chew on plants – but did you know some plants are toxic to cats? If you want to keep plants in your home, it’s important to know which are poisonous to your […]

Choosing the Right Brush for Your Pet

Whether pet hair is driving you crazy this summer or you’re just looking for a great way to bond with your pet – brushing them regularly is both a great way to keep your home free of hair and to spend a little quality time with your furry friend. You might not know that different […]

Why You Should Never Store Pet Food in a Plastic Container

It’s easy to see why so many pet owners purchase plastic food containers for their pets’ food. They’re convenient, there is an assumption the food will stay fresh longer, and there’s typically a pour spot to make food distribution easier. Plus, plastic pet food containers are available at pet stores, big box stores and of […]

Why Do Cats Love Cardboard Boxes?

No matter how extravagant the cat toy, it’s a known fact that cats are more interested in one thing – the cardboard box it came in. But, why is this? The cat lovers at Brookside Barkery have gotten to the bottom of why our feline friends are drawn to their cardboard castles. Safety For cats, […]

Be Informed: The Truth Behind the FDA Investigation into DCM and Grain-Free Diets for Dogs

The FDA continues to investigate a potential dietary link between canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and dogs eating certain grain-free dog foods, despite any solid conclusions. On June 27, 2019, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) issued an update on its investigation connecting certain canine diets and Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM), a type of canine heart disease, to […]

The Benefits of Probiotics for Your Pet

Probiotic supplements are everywhere – you may even be taking one yourself! Just like us humans, probiotics have many benefits for your pet as well. Probiotics are nutritional supplements containing live microorganisms (bacteria and/or yeast) which aid digestion and regulate the immune system. When a probiotic is ingested by your pet, it boosts the number […]