14 Nov

Service Dog Abuse

You’re in a restaurant or walking through a store, you see someone walking about with a dog and you think to yourself – “hey, I didn’t know dogs were allowed in here.”  Well, turns out you’re right.  Dogs aren’t allowed, but service animals are! The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) dictates that service animals can accompany people […]

7 Nov

Whole Foods Markets: Not So Conscious Capitalism

Here in San Francisco, Whole Foods Markets are popping everywhere.  Whole Foods prides itself on selling healthy food and practicing Conscious Capitalism, ideals that San Franciscans love.  Well while Whole Foods might have convinced San Francisco’s consumers about their stellar practices, they haven’t convinced the folks at the California Department of Pesticide Regulation who recently sued […]

2 Nov

FDA Proposes Rules to Regulate Pet Food

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed rules to regulate the manufacture of pet food and animal feed. This is the first time that the FDA has proposed regulating these industries. The proposed regulations for pet food are designed to help prevent food-borne illness in animals as well as people since, according to the FDA, […]

29 Oct

Running Laps Past Obesity at San Francisco’s Pet Camp

Garfield and his enormous orange belly have been making us chuckle for years, but what was once just comic page fodder has become an epidemic in San Francisco and across the country. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, more than half of the pets in this country are overweight — a growing trend […]

25 Oct

Join our Costume Contest Tomorrow, 10/26

Halloween is around the corner and things are getting spooky around here as we gear up for the annual Pet Camp costume contest. We’re holding everyone’s favorite costume contest that’s just for pets (well, technically there’s one for kids too right before, but who’s keeping track…) at the Noe Valley Harvest Festival on Saturday, October […]

3 Oct

When Small Dogs Fly

Most of you know that while I love all dogs, my personal dogs have always tended to the larger breeds.  In fact that smallest dog that I’ve ever regarded as “mine” was a 65 pound Labrador Retriever – all the other dogs have been in  the 120 pound range.  Needless to say these are not […]

30 Sep

Government ClosedPet Camp Open

The last time the federal government shut down Virginia and Mark were both working at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  Then the issue was “The Contract With America” (better known in San Francisco as “The Contract On America”) – we’re a bit hazy on what the real issue is this time. But never mind the […]

26 Sep

I Hate Hot Spots!

I hate hot spots! When my dog gets a hot spot I take it as almost a personal attack: why is my dog so stupid that she keeps chewing on herself? What caused it? Is it something I did or didn’t do? So what is a hot spot? A hot spot, which is technically referred […]

16 Sep

Obama Supports Pit Bulls

The last few weeks have been pretty hectic for the policy makers within the Obama administration.  As if trying to decide how to respond to Edward Snowden or chemical weapons in Syria wasn’t enough for these pundits, the President also got involved in the controversy associated with Breed Specific Legislation!  We at Pet Camp are […]

12 Sep

Single No More – You Have a Dog!

While families still make up the majority of pet parents in the United States, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association, the gap between families and singles has narrowed greatly over the past 5 years. From 2006 to 2011 the percentage of singles with pets (primarily dogs) increased almost 17% from 46.9% to 54.7% while the […]