Choosing the Right Large Breed Puppy Food

July 15, 2020

The TL;DR 01 If your dog is expected to be over 70 lbs as an adult, you technically have a large breed dog. 02 Almost any food can be a large breed puppy food, but you’ll need to check the calcium levels on the bag to be sure. Read More

Corn Has No Place In Pet Food

July 8, 2020

The TL;DR 01 At BPE we prioritize quality and providing foods that will help your pet thrive. Not inexpensive products designed simply to help keep your pet alive. 02 Corn is high on the glycemic index, it does not provide any unique nutrients, it’s not highly bioavailable,… Read More

How Much Can My Dog Carry In Their Backpack?

July 7, 2020

In Justin's article, he makes the statement that we often overestimate how much our dogs can carry, and we absolutely agree! The general rule of thumb for an active, adult dog is that they can carry no more than 25% of their body weight. Read More

5 Ways to Keep Your Pets Stimulated While Social Distancing

March 24, 2020

Sometimes it is easy to forget that we humans are not the only ones affected by the Covid-19 quarantine. Pets get bored too. If walks and play dates are canceled, our active furry ones can feel the pinch. Here are a few ideas to keep your pet active and stimulated… Read More

24 Deliciously Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Bend

February 29, 2020

Bend has been voted the most dog-friendly town in America which is no surprise to any local. Just take a look around, and you’ll see dogs and their owners all over town. On the other hand, finding a dog-friendly restaurant can be difficult if you’re not in the… Read More

Christmas Presents Your Dog Will Love

December 5, 2019

Of course, you want to spoil your dog for the holidays and we don’t blame you. Your pet is an important part of your life. So if you’re wondering what to get your dog for Christmas, these treats, recommended by our staff, will make him wag his tail with joy… Read More

4 Ways to Help Prevent Cancer in Your Dog

November 16, 2019

Unfortunately, dogs don’t live as long as we’d like them to. In fact, the lifespan for dogs has decreased by an average of six years in the last four decades. A whopping 90% of that is due to environmental factors, so what can you do to help your dog live… Read More

Sit, Stay, Heal! Westside Pet Wellness Fair

September 26, 2019

Join us on Sunday, October 6 for the Sit, Stay, Heal! Westside Pet Wellness Fair. Bring your family, friends and leashed dogs to our Westside parking lot (133 SW Century Drive) to visit some of your favorite vendors including:   Primal Pet Foods The Honest Kitchen Stella & Chewy’s Pet… Read More

Camping Essentials for Your Dog

August 4, 2019

Are you going camping with your dog? There’s nothing like days of hiking, sitting by the campfire and sleeping under the stars with your best friend Fido. Of course you want to make sure he gets plenty of food and water, but what else can you… Read More

2 Minute Read – Pig Ears, Salmonella, and You

August 2, 2019

This recall makes sense, but we aren’t pulling our pig ears off the shelves. Here’s the lowdown; two HUGE companies (Pet Supplies Plus and Lennox Intl, Inc) have been selling pig ears that are contaminated with salmonella. In fact, roughly 100 people across the country are sick because of it. Read More

Pet Fire Safety in Central Oregon

July 12, 2019

Every year thousands of pets are hurt or killed during fires. It’s not fun to think about, but fire is a part of life in Central Oregon. We know you care about your family and pets, so follow these simple steps to prevent and prepare for fire related… Read More

What the FDA Actually Said: Are Boutique Foods to Blame?

July 5, 2019

On 27 June 2019, the FDA updated their investigation into a potential link between certain diets and canine DCM. The update is about 14 pages long and has been updated to include charts and name brands. We dug into it and pulled out 5 things that the FDA… Read More

What the FDA Actually Said: Are DCM Rates on the Rise?

July 3, 2019

On 27 June 2019, the FDA updated their investigation into a potential link between certain diets and canine DCM. The update is about 14 pages long and has been updated to include charts and name brands. We dug into it and pulled out 5 things that the FDA… Read More

Why Tethering is Bad for Dogs

April 25, 2019

Tethering can cause physical and emotional damage to dogs. Dogs are social animals. They need to engage with humans and other animals for their mental health. They need regular exercise for their physical well being. Tethering leaves a dog unable to get away from humans or animals that intend to… Read More

Moving to Bend: Pet Safety Tips for Central Oregon

March 28, 2019

You love being outdoors with your pets. In fact, that is one of the reasons you moved to Bend. But if you moved here from a city there are probably some hazards you haven’t thought of. So let’s talk about how to keep your pets purrfectly safe in Central… Read More