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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…Continue
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.
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…Continue
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…
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…Continue
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
We’re putting a little swagger in your pets step come March 1st – visit Pussy Pooch for an exclusive look at the Limited Edition “Neon Swagger” Buddy Belt! This fashion-forward beauty was custom made exclusively for Pussy & Pooch customers – we have limited quantities, with matching leads too!
One of our premier product partners since opening our first location in DTLA in 2007, Buddy Belt continues to be a customer favorite with their amazing products, stylish colors and patterns.
To celebrate our unique relationship, and the fantastic Neon Swagger custom collection, we’re giving everyone a chance to WIN a Buddy Belt for your pooch, or puss! For the entire month of March, every customer with a total…Continue
We’ve been buzzing around getting ready for the start of Spring (a little rain hasn’t stopped us!) and have transformed our Pethouse Boutique into a FRESH new farm-chic Farmers Market with fun and tasty products including our new PLAY and Planet Dog fruit and veggie toys and barnyard buddies, as well as USA-sourced/made jerky by Wild Meadow Farms, and much more!
Our philosophy is Fresh is Best for our pets, and our Farmers Market showcases all that’s beneficial for healthy pet nutrition and wellness. Get to know more about your pets food and treats – our Pet Experts are happy to help with recommendations for healthy additional or alternatives – to best accommodate…Continue
Oh what a night! In celebrating the grand opening of our Pet Lifestyle Center in Beverly Hills, we hosted Beast Friends: A Fur Affair, dedicated to our Animal Welfare Superheroes – NKLA/Best Friends, Kitty Bungalow and Fix Nation. Our very special Super Pooch and Super Pussy lead the P&P team of Super Pet Experts in raising awareness about the perils facing pets today including homelessness, overpopulation, cancer, obesity, and more.
WATCH THE FUN VIDEO!! http://media.pussyandpooch.com/video/beast-friends-a-fur-affair-grand-opening
SEE MORE PIX!! …Continue
Hello 2014… We hope the New Year is off to a great start for you & your furbies, and we wish you very healthy and happy New Year.
Not sure about you, but, we’re still in a bit of denial that 2013 is over – so much happened, how can it be over? In case you missed any of it, here’s a recap about us:
Punk Santa, Lime Green Santas, Santa Dogs, and the Vice Mayor… it was quite a night!
Late last week we brought festive to the dogs with our Open (pet) House and first annual Twinkle Holiday Mutt Mingle at our new flagship located in the heart of Beverly Hills – the evening featured a special ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open our doors and the first ceremonial meal at the Pawbar with the Vice Mayor and other dignitaries feeding a few lucky hounds. It was a wonderful night of celebrating, mingling, and lots of tail waggin’.
Thank you to all of our wonderful Pussy & Pooch clients and supporters for sharing with us near and far – we look forward to showing you around the…Continue