Kids and Dogs: Are You Ready For Both?

Let’s start with a little bit of background – a credibility check if you will. I am the proud father of 4 kids: 13 year-old triplets and an 11 year-old (two girls and two boys). These 50 years of child rearing doesn’t make me an expert by any stretch of imagination, but I’ve been around…

July 18, 2013

Doggie Day Care – Why Outdoor Play Space is Important

Whether it’s doggie day care or overnight care we think dogs need to play outside. We know that in San Francisco, and perhaps elsewhere, that there are pet care facilities providing both doggie day care and lodging (what used to be called dog boarding or a dog kennel) where the dogs never get to go…

July 9, 2013

What’s in a Name?

A friend from, Fit’N’Furry, another lodging facility, recently forwarded me a blog post (Disowning the Term “Pet Owner”) in which a veterinarian frets about what to call herself vis-a-vis her relationship with her pet. She explains why she has rejected owner, guardian, and mother and settled on “care giver.” At Pet Camp we too moved away from “owner”…

June 4, 2013

Dogs & Cats Caught in the Middle of a Regulatory Battle

Dogs, cats, families, pet parents and veterinarians are getting caught in the middle of a fight between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the makers of mouse and rat poison (rodenticides). Here’s why: In 2008 EPA issued final risk mitigation reforms addressing rodenticides.  The changes, which were enacted in 2011, called for changes in the…

May 30, 2013