6 May

Tufts Veterinary School Would Love Our Pet Lodging Services!

I’m an avid reader of trade magazines. Every month I read a host of materials from various veterinary schools, veterinary magazines, grooming magazines (you could call that my personal fashion fix), and of course magazines for the pet lodging industry.  I rarely think of these articles as an advertisement for Pet Camp – but that’s […]

29 Apr

San Francisco Housing Crisis Impacts Pet-Friendly Housing, Too

It’s hard to have a conversation with anyone in San Francisco these days without two things coming up: tech and the cost of housing. For most San Franciscans it comes down to there being too much tech (you know the Google buses and $5.00 toast) and not enough housing (which of course drives up the […]

22 Apr

Dog Food Facts and Fiction

We see all kinds of dog food at Pet Camp, from what is perceived as ultra high end to supermarket brands to raw diet to homemade. The mix of what we see changes and what is “in” can be as fickle as fashion. Gone are the days of simply asking if the protein source is […]

16 Apr

Pay More for Pet Food to Provide Low Cost Spay and Neuter?

We all know that spay and neuter programs are essential to keeping the dog and cat population under control.  In San Francisco we are fortunate to have a host of low cost spay and neuter programs; in fact for many years Pet Camp was proud to host the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA’s free mobile spay/neuter clinic […]

25 Mar

Running With Fido: Why Running With Dogs is a Great Idea

This is a guest post by Ryann Lannan, Front Desk Counselor Almost a year ago, I rescued my very first dog to be my running partner. Some may think that to be torture for both human and animal, but running was actually what made her transition so easy. My dog is a spook (unless we […]

26 Feb

Bittering Agent Not Preventing Dogs From Ingesting Antifreeze

Almost two years ago we wrote with excitement that a bittering agent was being added to antifreeze to protect dogs (and kids too) who were being poisoned by drinking the previously sweet product. We, and we suspect many others, hoped and thought that by making antifreeze less tasty we would see a decrease in the number of […]

18 Feb

Big Business Gobbling Up Pet Care Providers

San Francisco prides itself on its quirkiness. One of the ways San Francisco tries to keep its “differentness” is by preserving small locally owned businesses by keeping out “formula retail” (what everyone else calls “chains”). But while San Francisco is doing its best to preserve small businesses, pet care providers are seeing more consolidation as bigger […]

11 Feb

Help Find the Cause of Why Dogs Bloat

Most pet parents of barrel chested dogs are way too familiar with bloat, but for you other pet parents… bloat is a very (and we mean very) serious condition where the dog’s stomach fills with gas and many times then twists on its axis. This condition is extremely life threatening because once the stomach flips is it […]

30 Jan

Say Goodbye to the Dominatrix

Yes it’s true and for many of you this may be very sad – but it may be very good for your dog! For many years dominance has been a key term in dog training: you need to be the dominant one if your dog is going to respect you. Well without a safe word […]