17 Jan

Dog Flu in the Bay Area

Last week the story broke about dog flu, or canine influenza virus (CIV), affecting 2 dogs in the South Bay. Since then, more cases of suspected (but so far not confirmed) dog flu have been reported.  Of course, we’re relieved that the vast majority of the impacted dogs seem to be on their way to […]


4 Jan

The Price of Loyalty

Last month one of the counselors went to put fuel in one of the Pet Camp Express Vehicles.  Unfortunately, she put regular gasoline into our diesel vehicle and then proceeded to drive it to do all her morning pick-ups and drop offs.  The damage was extensive – $8,000 extensive!  The question then became what to […]


19 Dec

Have A Pet Safe Holiday Season!

The winter holidays are a wonderful time of year, filled with family, friends, festive decorations, and amazing food.  Sadly, not everything that makes the holidays so wonderful for us is good for our pets.  We know that Pet Camp is all set up to be pet-safe for the holidays, but just in case your camper […]


15 Dec

5 Toxic Holiday Plants!

It’s the time of year when we decorate our homes with all sorts of wonderful plants.  These plants bring color and fragrance to our homes making a joyous time of year even more wonderful.  That said, some of the most common holiday plants are not so wonderful for your pet. There are 5 common holiday plants […]


5 Dec

Tufts Says Leave Your Dog at Home – We Say Have Fun!

Your Dog, the monthly newsletter from the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, recently had an article suggesting that we (meaning pet parents) are taking our dogs to too many places and that our dogs would be better off if we just left them at home.  The crux of the article was that […]


27 Nov

The Ethics of Enrichment

I was reading this month’s DVM360 magazine’s front page article entitled “The Ethics of Enrichment” wondering the entire time, “yeah, so this is news?”  The premise of the article was that companion animals (which you and I might even call our pets) deserve more than merely the absence of pain, more than merely access to […]


21 Nov

Happy Thanksgiving from Pet Camp

Two short days till we get to stuff our faces with all our favorite holiday foods.  If your camper is spending the holiday at Pet Camp, no doubt they’ll be enjoying our pet friendly holiday meals (turkey, mashed potatoes and green beans for dogs and salmon pate for cats).  But if your camper is spending […]


15 Nov

My Takeaways from the Feline Science Symposium

After spending 10 plus years of observing cats in veterinary hospitals, I was very confident in my cat knowledge – but some continuing education refreshers never hurt. With that in mind I attended the Feline Science Symposium presented by the San Francisco SPCA. Sure I walked away thinking about some things, but more importantly, I […]


13 Nov

FTC Gets Involved in Veterinary Care

For some time we’ve been posting about the amount of equity capital getting into pet care and both the consolidation and corporatization of pet care.   While this issue was resonating on our radar, we assumed this was just the wandering thoughts of a small business believer. Turns out that others were watching too. The Federal […]


10 Nov

National Shelter Appreciation Week

This week Pet Camp is celebrating National Shelter Appreciation week with our amazing friends at the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA. Take a moment, grab a cup of coffee or tea (and maybe a tissue if you tend to be the teary-eyed type) and listen to Ken White, President of PHS & SPCA, explain the […]