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…

November 14, 2013

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…

November 7, 2013

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,…

November 2, 2013

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…

October 29, 2013