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!

Three Things To Remember

The growing pet industry, along with its luxury and holistic product niches, is an indication of how much we dote on our furry children. Pet expert Arden Moore has a friendly reminder for pet parents who love to spoil.

Pet Dining and Health, All Natural

Natural pet care products are My Hanks Depot’s specialty, while their expertise is the best application of holistic care. This one-stop online shop features a variety of all-natural food, vitamin and dental products for dogs, cats and horses.

A Good Deed, Indeed

It seemed only natural that Drew Grendell’s Eagle Scout project would lead him back to German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County. After all, his family already has several ties with the rescue group. What did the 17-year-old give back? A good night’s sleep for the rescue’s resident adoptees.

A Leg Up For Your Pet

Does your pet need a helping paw? Pet Ramps USA has just the thing for the small, elderly or post-surgery pet that has trouble accessing high places like your bed, the car or the sofa.

Sit! Stay! Say ‘Cheese!’

The cajoling, the firm commands to “Sit!” and the toy-waggling – anything to make your pet hold that pose while you maneuver your camera to capture the perfect shot! If you’re a pet owner, you know how challenging it can be to get a beloved pet to sit still when their mind is on anything but obliging you. We got some tips for the photographically inclined from Chicago-based photographer David Sutton, the creative mind behind the annual Dog Days calendar.

Where Are You Going?

Oh, the places you and your dog can go! Tired of the same ol’ trail, or looking to get away for the afternoon? Put away that map and try ours! We’re sharing one of our favorite finds with you yet – Southern California’s dog-friendliest beaches, parks and trails. Perfect for these dog days of summer and great year-round, the Petsguide Dog-Friendly Map also includes must-know details such as hours, leash rules, hiking levels for man and pooch, and more.

Who says Traveling Has To Be ‘Ruff’ On Your Pet?

Oh, my, what creature comforts! DSPY Dog has the active pet and pet-owner in mind when it comes to its fantastic product line of functional yet ├╝ber-comfortable beds, clothing and stylish harnesses.

Now, That’s Heavy: Pet Obesity

Pet obesity, especially among dogs and cats, has been steadily paralleling human obesity. Veterinarians and animal health experts said human behavior and lifestyles are partly responsible for fat cats and pudgy pooches ? they most likely eat how their owners eat, and exercise as much as their owners exercise. In the United States, more than 44 percent of dogs and 57 percent of cats are either overweight or obese, according to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention.

A Little Definition

The pet food industry is vast, but one segment of its market has seen tremendous growth in the last few years: high-end, premium products. Several factors have helped propel this particular segment to the fore, from competition within the market, to the disposable income. Perhaps the strongest driving force is the anthropomorphism of pets ? that they are now, more than ever, considered as family members. Why shouldn’t they dine as such?

The Mysterious World of Pet Nutrition

When we asked six pet food industry experts to give us the inside scoop on pet food, they told us everything we ever wanted to know (and some things we didn’t!).