The Petsguide Blog

The Petsguide Blog is full of useful, fun, weird, and just plain cool pet stuff, from the newest toys to the oldest tricks!

A Special Look

At Puppy Shop Boys, good grooming is essential to a healthy pet. Learn what kind of pampering this Costa Mesa-based pet boutique lavishes on pets sitting in their groomers’ chairs.

Fetch This!

Summer/fall Petsguide is here! In this issue, we focus on the power and benefits of play – conventional and unusual ways to bond with your pet, and why the mainstreaming of the creative and adventurous has helped play has evolved into something more meaningful, and, ultimately mutually healthy for you both. Writer Steve Lowery offers some ideas for you to consider.

Magnolia Animal Hospital Open House

Saturday, June 12: Check out the newly renovated hospital and new boarding facility at Magnolia Animal Hospital. Meet the doctors and staff, enjoy refreshments, receive goodie bags and enter the raffle for great pet prizes.

True Blue

Talk about a new spin on the phrase “true blue” friend! “Canine Colors” author Letitia Fox and canine expert Penny Scott-Fox pooled their backgrounds pooled their backgrounds in canine behavior and canine behavior and personality temperament to create a color-based personality system for pets and pet-owners.

Fur-no-menal Ideas

It’s a fur-no-menal spring! Inside is a taste of The Scoop’s latest issue, in which you will find helpful tips from an expert on how to pick the best doggy daycare and overnight boarding facilities. Also featured: Foxy, an adoptable under the care of German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County; pet-friendly events to keep you busy in April and May; and the popular Dig-gable Web Finds.

A Tail-Thumpin’ Good Time

Featured Sponsor: America’s Family Pet Expo

The world’s largest consumer pet expo returns to Orange County on April 16-18! Grander than ever, the public event boasts family-friendly entertainment, educational demonstrations, pet shows, and the debut of its Equine Entertainment & Attractions. Gain some important insights into the companion pet industry as you meet and learn about all things pet from product manufacturers and retailers, veterinarians, groomers, and humane rescue organizations.

Can You Over-Walk Your Dog?

Dog walking is a healthy, daily ritual with physical and mental benefits. However, what’s good for a full-grown German Shepherd isn’t necessarily ideal for a Pomeranian or a puppy. We spoke with American Kennel Club spokeswoman and pet advice columnist Lisa Peterson about dog- and puppy-walking in the city, at the beach and why age actually matters.

Cool Giveaway – March Contest

We’ve gone mad….with safety! Share your pet safety tips and/or favorite pet products for Petsguide’s March Contest. Up for grabs is your very own BatziBelt, the veterinarian-recommended seat belt for pets.

Cool Giveaway – January Contest

Think your furry baby is fit to be a pin-up dog? Send in your pet photos to enter in this month’s giveaway. The prize: a self-contained gallery of canine portraits, the 2010 Page-A-Day DOG Calendar.

Pet Smarts: Do-It-Yourself Pet Care

In this episode of Petsguide, in this time of our country and economy, we thought it a good idea to get back to basics. How to wash a dog. How to brush their teeth. How to take care of this and that.

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