24 Feb

Super Bowl Party – Not So Super for Dog?

Like many people, the other week I went to a friend’s house to watch the Super Bowl. Going to this friend’s house for the Super Bowl is an annual affair. It is generally a low-keyed affair, and sadly much more low keyed since all the kids (which used to number around 10) left for college. […]

8 Feb

Bored Cats May Be Unhealthy Cats

At Pet Camp, we’ve always believed that cats, like dogs, need to be active and have enriched days. We know that there are some people who think that cats can just be left alone all day with water, food and litter box; but we know better.   It’s nice to know that the folks at […]

11 Jan

Say it ain’t so: San Francisco a BAD City for Cats!

At the end of last year, OneVet released a survey that placed San Francisco as number 8 of the 10 WORST cities for a cat! We tried to find the actual survey on OneVet’s web page to no avail and then scoured the internet looking – also to no avail. So as much as we […]

28 Dec

Why Positive Reinforcement Dog Training?

I haven’t watched many animal television shows since Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom got cancelled. Really, what’s left to watch after Jim finished wrestling with the wild boar? According to the folks at Your Dog, it’s probably a good thing I stopped watching and perhaps you should too. Why should we use positive reinforcement to […]

21 Dec

Continuing Education at Pet Camp

Last month, Michelle and Mark attended a four day “pet boarding and daycare expo.” Like conferences from long ago (say 18 months to 2 years ago) this event was full of owners and managers of overnight care and doggie day care facilities from around the country, those thinking about getting into the pet care industry, […]

22 Nov

Short Days and Long Walks in San Francisco

Nope, this is not part of an online dating profile, it’s a warning about the months ahead: shorter days make longer walks with your dog harder. When it’s dark in the morning when you get up and dark by 4:30 at night, it’s really hard to get in a quality dog walk. But this is […]

20 Nov

5 Holiday Foods Your Pet Should Avoid

Less than a week till we get to stuff our faces with our favorite holiday foods! But these are not good for our furry friends. Check out our simple guideline of 5 common holiday foods your pet should avoid.

17 Nov

Rainy Days are Still Fun Days

It’s raining in San Francisco! We can breathe a sigh of relief that the fire season has ended, there’s the likelihood of a good ski season in the Sierras, and if we’re lucky, even enough water for showers next summer (if those folks in Los Angeles and Palm springs stop watering their golf courses for […]

10 Nov

Lack of Emergency Veterinary Care in San Francisco

Hopefully you’ve not needed an emergency veterinary appointment in San Francisco. If that’s the case, there are two reasons you should be thankful. First, this means that your pet has been well and second, sadly, if you needed emergency care for your pet, you’re not likely to have gotten it in San Francisco. The lack […]