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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.
We believe feeding your pets is feeding your family. As pet caregivers, we have to choose wisely for those we love because our domesticated friends don't have that choice. What they intake has a direct effect on their behavior, coat, energy level and much more. So, if you think feeding your pets should be as easy as scooping dry kibble from a bag and pouring it into a bowl, you may want to think again—and, think outside the bag.
At Pussy & Pooch, we are passionate about healthy pet nutrition year-round,…Continue
What a thrill! We are delighted to be nominated in TWO categories for the Los Angeles Downtown News’ annual Best of Downtown 2013 Readers Choice for Best Pet Grooming AND Best Pet Supplies/Boutique.
Voting starts May 4th, remember to cast YOUR vote and support ALL your favorite Downtown LA establishments!
Have you heard that GREEN is the new BLACK? Indeed, our fav colors no doubt, but more importantly, the messaging that ‘going green’ is really about our daily lifestyle choices to lessen our carbon imprint on the earth, our city, our beach, our neighborhood…the very space we occupy with our pets. Earth Day may be celebrated on April 22, but we like to celebrate earthiness all-month long! Not only do we dig out our favorite ‘Go Green’ recycled store display each spring to inspire our neighborhood’s consciousness toward reducing carbon paw prints, but we value featuring solid pet brands with a commitment toward good.
It has never been easier to choose wisely and to respect the environment with the myriad of eco-friendly, sustainable, or organic options now available in pet products.…Continue
Furlicious and human friends, family, visitors and locals all came to Downtown Long Beach to celebrate our Grand Opening & special green Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with the Vice Mayor of Long Beach, Robert Garcia and his pooch Anakin earlier this month. It was a day packed with stylish pups ready to party and chow down on our most popular meaty mutt-tinis and nibbles from the Pawbar, while their human companions sipped signature cocktails & nibbled from our signature green treat bar. All shoppers were treated to instant discounts with an easy spin-of-the-wheel and lots of lucky guests won raffle prizes from our fantastic neighbors and product vendors including Nature's Variety, Halo, Wooftidoo, PreFurred Pet Care, Congregation, Dolly's and More! –…Continue
625 Pound Kibble Donation Unveil to Take Place on April 25th at the DTLA Pussy & Pooch Meow Mingle -- YOU"RE INVITED to Celebrate!
Feral cats and rescue kitties at Kitty Bungalow Charm School for Wayward Cats in Los Angeles will be meowing on fuller bellies and feeling more feline fabulous thanks to Ellen DeGeneres and a 16-year-old girl named Mimi Ausland.
DeGeneres, who co-owns Halo, Purely for Pets, and Ausland, who founded Freekibble.com when she was just 11 years old, are honoring…Continue
We’ve got something exciting to share and its Shiny, New & Green… we're growing and have expanded into Downtown Long Beach!
Ready, set, SHOP… located at 222 E. Broadway at the New Promenade in the Pacifica Building, Pussy & Pooch is just a short jaunt from a pocket park and a dog run
The new store is a streamlined version of our Pethouse Boutique, Pawbar, and Meat Market, all stocked with loads of everyday pet essentials including an array of premium pet foods and treats, basics for walking, training, and pet care, plus plenty of fun toys for playful pooches and puss cats. We are super excited to join the growing neighborhood and provide a much- needed amenity for the downtown community.
Come celebrate with us! We’ll be hosting Grand Opening Festivities April 1st to 7th which include a week-long enter-to-win raffle, our ‘Lucky Wheel’ daily deals, pet treat…Continue
There's lots of ways you can shower your furry ones with your love, time, and attention, not just on Valentine's Day, but anytime throughout the year. We've got fun list of ideas and activities that you can do to reward their unconditional love.. Undoubtedly resulting in more wags, licks, purrs, and meows for YOU- their human BFF!
1. Go for a Walk
2. Cook a fresh & meaty Meal
3. Play, Play, Play
4. Go on an Adventure Hike
5. Bake fresh Treats
6. Splurge on a…
Minxx is one of the original P&P feline Mascots, just shy of her 17th birthday. She is in excellent health for a cat her age with exception to a recent diagnosis of Feline Hyperthyroidism. Fortunately we caught the disease in its very early stages due to her preventive wellness exams, and it's a treatable/manageable condition. We felt it was important to share her story to emphasize the importance of routine wellness exams for your pets, especially for animals aged 7yrs or older. Minxx's lab work was normal in April 2012, and abnormal in November 2012-- within just six months, we were faced with the need to treat her for a primary diagnosis of Hyperthyroidism with underlying Hypertension, Heart Murmur, possible Kidney…Continue
Our animals enrich our lives in so many great ways. The positive impact from our dedicated time and attention towards them strengthens our human-animal bond and results in both better companions and caregivers -- what's not to love about that?
It’s never too late to start a training routine! According to the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), the month of January is dedicated to bringing awareness to the idea of training and socialization with your pet while creating a fun bonding experience. The APDT offers free Webinars and Facebook…Continue
Happy New Year!!!
As we welcome 2013, we would like to thank you for your support, and wish you & your furbies a very happy & healthy new year.
2012 was an exciting year for Pussy & Pooch.