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The Hydrant is the official social network and blog of Pussy & Pooch! Join our interactive community and share stories, photos and videos of your pets.  Read about our favorite pet products, receive alerts about our upcoming in-store pet events in Los Angeles and Long Beach, as well as info about special in-store and online sales for pet essentials, healthy pet nutrition and wellness, important happenings and the latest trends in pet lifestyle, and much, much more!

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Got Meat? It's time for our 6th Annual 'What's in Their Bowl?' Pet Nutrition Spotlight

Posted by Pussy & Pooch on July 2, 2014 at 6:03pm 0 Comments

All Pet Food is Not Created Equal.

Feeding your pets is a lot like feeding your family – what they intake has a direct effect on their health, behavior, skin and coat, energy level, and so much more. As the saying goes, 'what you don't know won't hurt you'... well not totally so when it comes to choices in pet food. Do you really know what goes into pet food and how it's actually made? You might be shocked to learn the truth. Choosing the ‘best’ pet foods is not as easy as it seems. The quality and source of ingredients, the food manufacturing practices, and your animal’s individual lifestyle needs should all be considered when determining the right diet. If you are like most dog and cat guardians you may think feeding your pets should be as easy as scooping dry kibble from a bag and pouring it into a bowl, however you may want to think again—and, think outside the bag for a healthier alternative.

Let Them Eat Meat – Go…

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Road Trip or Jet Set – Pet Friendly Travel Tips

Posted by Pussy & Pooch on June 19, 2014 at 6:34pm 0 Comments

Pet friendly travel is a fast-growing segment of the travel industry and hot trend within the booming pet industry. According to a recent study by AAA and Best Western International, more than half of U.S. pet owners take their cats and dogs with them when they travel. While dogs remain the most popular travel companion (58%), a survey by PetRelocation.com shows that a growing number of people are now traveling with their cat companions too and account for 22% of pet travel.

 

If you are planning a family vacation, weekend excursion, or packing-up for a day trip to the beach, mountains, or beyond, there are a growing number of pet friendly accommodations, amenities, and pet-friendly destinations/activities for you. There are also now more…

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Doggie Street Festival - Los Angeles 2014

Posted by Jude Artenstein on May 14, 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

3rd Annual Doggie Street Festival- Los Angeles

Join us at the ultimate dog lovers' family fun event that increases dog & cat adoption countrywide. Meet authors at or Pet Book Pavilion!

Enjoy music, prizes & special  guests. Canines and their "Peeps" can shop for unique pet products and much more.

YOU might even find your nw (BFF) Best Furry Friend! Become A Sponsor- Vendor- Volunteer- Like us on FB.

www.doggiestreetfestival.org

SUNDAY, JULY 20,2014

11AM TO 5PM

Westfield Century City Mall

10250 Santa Monica Blvd

Los Angeles, Ca 90067…

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Summer is Coming— Defeating Pesky Pests

Posted by Pussy & Pooch on May 8, 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

Warmer weather marks more than just the beginning of summer fun...it's when combatting fleas, ticks, and pesky mosquitoes is in full-effect for most pet guardians. Sunny So-Cal weather and the sometimes difficulty in effective parasite control typically make pest prevention a year-round battle for most of us, especially with regard to increasingly resistant “super” fleas. The pursuit of great outdoor pleasures, travel, and frolicking fun times with our pets demands that we are prepared for the best and worst scenarios unwarranted critters can bring. To get ready, the three most important aspects to consider are your pet, your environment, and your lifestyle; determine what prevention and/or treatment measures are the best/safest for your individual situation and to ensure…

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Spring is the Season of "Wood"

Posted by Pussy & Pooch on April 28, 2014 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

Written By: Dr. Rhiannon Fenton,  Holistic Veterinarian - Beverly Hills location

Spring is here! Did you know that Spring is the season of the Wood constitution in Chinese Medicine? The Wood constitution is characterized as that being ruled by the Liver and Gallbladder. The Liver is the wife, and the Gallbladder is the husband, so-to-speak. They have a balancing relationship with one another. Liver is Yin; Gallbladder is Yang. Yin seeks to cool and nourish whereas the Yang seeks to warm and is concerned with anatomy. The functions of the Liver are to store Blood, maintain smooth flow of Qi (energy), nourish tendon/ligaments and is responsible for eye health. Qi is what provides our life force; it is the invisible, electric energy that is responsible for physiological functions of our body and keeps us alive.

 

The Wood constitution in its balanced state is…

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Love your Pets and your Mother Earth—Bark & Meow for GREEN!

Posted by Pussy & Pooch on April 6, 2014 at 3:30am 0 Comments

Have you noticed that GREEN is the new BLACK? Helping to protect Mother Earth is something we all inspire to incorporate more of in our daily lives – but, what considerations do we make to reduce our pets’ carbon pawprint?

As we gear-up for Earth Day (April 22th) we are reminded that our lifestyle choices to lessen our imprint on the earth, our city, our beach, our neighborhood…the very space we occupy with our pets...do have a cumulative effect on the planet AND our very own four-legged friends.

 

It has never been easier to choose wisely and to respect the environment with the myriad of eco-friendly, sustainable, or natural options now available in pet products. From eco-chic toys, bedding and scratchers, to apparel, accessories, and naturally, earth-friendly litters and pet waste cleanup, as well as healthy foods, treats, and supplements that are organic, or otherwise naturally…

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Gluten-Free Chicken & Quinoa Rounds Recipe featuring Honest Kitchen

Posted by Pussy & Pooch on April 2, 2014 at 12:13pm 0 Comments

Gluten-Free Chicken & Quinoa Rounds

These treats are quick and easy to make and are suitable for pets with sensitivities to gluten and common grains. Quinoa isn’t a true grain and because it’s not commonly used in most pet foods, it remains very well tolerated even by grain-allergic pets.

 

Ingredients

1 cup Honest Kitchen Thrive™ dehydrated dog food

1 cup canned (unsweetened) pumpkin

½ cup ground/shredded chicken

¼ cup instant quinoa

1 free range egg

 

What to do

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Mix the Thrive™ and canned pumpkin together in a medium sized mixing bowl. Add in…

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Anesthesia Free Dental Cleaning: The Facts

Posted by Pussy & Pooch on March 20, 2014 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

By Dr. Audra MacCorkle, Wellness Director – Beverly Hills

Anesthesia Free Dental Cleaning, or Non-Anesthetic Dental Cleaning – is quite an impressive term, and a slightly scary one at that. But, it shouldn’t be. It’s safe, relaxing and the preferred dental cleaning method for our canine and feline family members.

To shed a little light and put your mind at ease, let’s look at the facts and importance of regular dental maintenance:

  • A proper dental cleaning consists of a dental exam with a charting of the findings, as well as dental scaling which includes scaling beneath the gum line, and a dental polishing.  

  • A complete dental cleaning is not only possible without anesthesia or sedation but is in fact preferred, as it spares patients the trauma of anesthesia, as well as from the potential damage to their kidneys and liver…

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The Importance of Canine/Feline Dental Care

Posted by Pussy & Pooch on March 20, 2014 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

By Dr. Audra MacCorkle, Wellness Director - Beverly Hills

Fresh breath, pearly whites, happy and healthy pets – dental health is so important for overall health and wellness of our fur family members. The bacteria that adhere to the tooth base and under the gum line in small pockets from gingival recession have direct access to the blood stream, and, just as with human medicine, dental disease and gingivitis can lead to serious medical issues for our pets with the heart, kidneys, liver, urinary tract, and immune system. Basically, the overall health of the body can be viewed by looking at an individuals, and fur family members, dental health.

 

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), dental disease (calculus & gingivitis), is often associated with a damp heat build up in the body or a Qi (energy) stagnation for at least one of a variety of reasons. In Southern California, we are living in a desert which is very Yang in…

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Jorge Bendersky Book Signing and West Coast Launch Event at Pussy & Pooch in Beverly Hills on April 8th

Posted by Pussy & Pooch on March 19, 2014 at 11:30am 0 Comments

 

Proceeds of Book Sales to Benefit the Forgotten Dog Foundation

Beverly Hills, CA – March 18, 2014 – Celebrity dog groomer, Jorge Bendersky, is excited to bring his new book, ‘DIY Dog Grooming, From Puppy Cuts to Best in Show’ and pet grooming expertise to the west coast with an appearance and book signing at Pussy & Pooch in Beverly Hills!

 

When:                                     Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

5:00pm – 7:00pm

 

Where:                 Pussy & Pooch Pet Lifestyle Center

9388 S.…

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