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Red Bud Isle Re-Opens After Most Recent Algae Testing

Red Bud Isle will reopen to the public on November 22, 2019 at noon. Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) made the decision after City scientists did not find any visible signs of floating blue-green algae mats in the vicinity of Red Bud Isle.

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Safe Swimming Spots for your Pets

This summer has been a hot one, and it looks like the beginning of fall is no different. Due to the rise in water temperature from the heat, a harmful algal bloom has affected the popular, central swimming holes for your dogs. We put together a list of safe, pet-friendly swimming holes in the Austin and surrounding areas. 
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Top 10 Essentials for Bark-To-School

School is almost back in session, which means it’s time to start shopping for your essentials. Did you know all dogs and cats enjoy back-2-school shopping, too? It’s true – they told us. Check out our top 10 picks for your dog and cat.
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Fourth of July Tips for Pet Parents

Red, white, and BOOM! 💥For Americans, the Fourth of July is a day of celebration of our home, sweet home. For pets, it can be a terrifying day after dusk. We've put together July 4th tips for pet parents. 

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Interactive Tips for Pets During Busy Schedule

As summer comes to an end (be gone heat!), many households are preparing for back to school. Unfortunately for your dogs and cats, the house becomes a little quiet and lonely. Fight the bark-to-school blues with our interactive tips to keep...

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Dog-friendly Popsicle Recipe

A human favorite with a twist - this summer treat is made with your pup in mind! Looking to make a cold, yet healthy treat for your dog during this HOT week? Check out our Ruff, Wags, & Bark Pupsicles...

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Fleas Leave Us Alone

The April showers have passed (hopefully), and summer is in sight! We’re thriving… but so are fleas and ticks. Should they pounce onto your pet, these pesky insects can cause mild irritation, like constant scratching, or serious health issues, such...

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Pets + Pollen Allergies

Spring in Central Texas brings bluebonnets, beautiful weather… and pollen that coats everything in a lovely shade of yellow and gives us all the sniffles--often, including our pets. But, how do you know if your pet is suffering from a...

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The Low-Down on Limited Ingredient Diets

If you or a loved one has a food sensitivity, you're careful to avoid the offending ingredient: no peanut butter nearby, dairy be darned, and gluten be gone! Like humans, pets have food sensitivities. However, they are unable to communicate...

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