15 Aug

Pet Sitters vs. Pet Lodging: Which is Right for Your Dog?

When you’re unable to care for your dog, there are two main options:  you can bring your pet to a pet care facility or a pet sitter can come to your home.   At Pet Camp we understand that there is no single pet care services solution that is perfect for every dog.  Here are some […]


31 Jul

Update: Pet Camp Welcomes Our First Ambass-a-Dog!

The San Francisco Animal Care & Control (SF/ACC) is sure tossing homeless dogs around the city a bone with the introduction of their new WOOF, Ambass-a-Dogs, & Special Forces pilot program! Pet Camp is delighted to welcome our first Ambass-a-Dog – Sheba! Sheba was chosen to kick off the pilot program because she is extremely […]


19 Jul

WTF? Really, the cost of a dog bite is over $38,000?

According to StateFarm, California is number one — in dog bites.  The insurance company paid over $20 million in claims for 527 dog bites in California in 2011, averaging over $38,000 per claim. According to the New York TImes, the nationwide average is a bit lower at $29,000 per claim. I’m not belittling dog bites.  I’ve been […]


17 Jul

Walmart: Will you save money? Will your pet live better?

Last year we wrote about a proposed federal law that would require veterinarians to provide all pet owners with written information about off-site (read non-veterinarian) options to fill pet prescriptions (we’ve included the text of that blog below). The bill is still working its way through Congress but it has gotten new attention with the […]


10 Jul

Top Ten Reasons to Visit the Veterinarian

It’s true – this list is not nearly as entertaining as David Letterman’s, but it’s still pretty interesting. Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. has released its Top Ten reasons dogs and cats visited a veterinarian in 2011: Dogs Ear Infection Skin Allergies Skin Infection Noncancerous Skin Growth Upset Stomach Diarhea Arthritis Urinary Tract Infection Bruise or Contusion […]


5 Jul

MSNBC Catches Up To Pet Camp

Last year we posted a blog about hypoallergenic dogs. Our post, in addition to divulging some weird information about Mark being allergic to dogs, reviewed a study that concluded that there was no such thing as a hypoallergenic dog (we’ve included that post below) – well MSNBC just reached the same conclusion! Needless to say […]


3 Jul

When Your Dog is a Victim of Discrimination

The folks at 1800-PetMeds have asked that we share their views on a topic that is very important to us – breed specific legislation. So today we are featuring a guest blog post from Jackie Roberts of 1-800-PetMeds about this issue.  Of course, the views expressed by our guest bloggers do not necessarily reflect the views […]


19 Jun

Size Really Does Matter – or Does It?

Splash and I were at the Yerba Buena Ice Rink this weekend. We live there during hockey season but hadn’t been there in a few months. When you think about it – what’s not to love at an ice rink for a Newfoundland: soft rubberized floors (to protect the skates but perfect for napping on) […]


6 Jun

Bordetella, the "kennel cough": Preventing Dog Colds

There was recently a story on the news about an outbreak of Bordetella in the East Bay. Let’s start by clarifying one important thing: unfortunately, Bordetella is sometimes and inaccurately referred to as “kennel cough”, it is important to remember that Bordetella is an airborne virus that can be contracted anywhere dogs are in close […]


1 Jun

Chihuahuas Party On

Animal shelters in San Francisco used to be overflowing with pit bulls.  Now it’s chihuahuas. Saturday, June 2, The Whole EnChichuahua Fesitival celebrates these small dogs from noon to 4pm in Dolores Park, San Francisco.  Started as a means to encourage the parents of Chihuahuas to spay or neuter their pets – the festival is fun.  How could it not be with […]