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

How to Succeed When Adding a Puppy to the Family

March 9, 2019

As we work our way through National Puppy Month, BPE is here to help you get off on the right foot with your fresh new puppins. Now, if you are just starting to consider adding a puppy to the family, we want you to know up front that this will… Read More

5 Ways to Prevent Pet Poisoning

March 6, 2019

In 1961, Congress designated the week of March 16-22 as National Poison Prevention Week. Since then, the pet loving community has adopted the idea and expanded it to be Pet Poison Awareness Month. So we’re focused on passing along as much information as we can to keep your pets safe… Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Moving to Bend With Your Dog

March 4, 2019

Bend is as pet friendly as it gets. So much so that Dog Fancy Magazine named Bend the most dog-friendly city in the country! Almost half of our residents are dog owners, and it’s no wonder why, Bendites have big hearts. When you move here, expect to see dogs everywhere… Read More

How to Crate Train Your Puppy or Dog

February 11, 2019

With proper training a crate will become your dog’s den. Not only will it nurture his natural instinct as a den animal, but it will give him a cozy place to sleep, help you with house training and give him a safe, comfortable place when you’re not home. Before you… Read More

So you adopted a dog! Now what?

January 7, 2019

Congratulations on being a new a dog parent. Welcoming a dog into your life and home can be one of the most rewarding of life’s experiences. It’s a special time full of love, hopes and dreams for that precious little furball in your arms. Because there are so many things… Read More

12 Ways to Go Green With Your Pet

October 31, 2018

Have you ever wondered how to be a more Earth friendly pet owner? If you’re like most of us, we spend a lot of time trying to reduce our environmental footprint. Well, here are 12 easy ways to become a green pet owner by reducing your pets’ environmental pawprint! 1. Read More

8 Things You Didn’t Know About CBD Oil for Dogs

October 30, 2018

The researchers have been paying attention and testing this herb and the results are in; they’re finding that there is a lot to like about CBD in helping dogs, just as it has helped humans with its health-boosting (even life-saving) benefits. Here are 8 things that you might not know… Read More

Three Marketing Phrases that May Not Mean What You Think

September 28, 2018

The pet food industry has changed a LOT over the years and today it is probably harder than ever to figure out what is and isn’t good for your pets. We see the market leaders come up with a new idea and then over time the rest of the market… Read More

Does My Dog Need Grain Free Kibble?

September 28, 2018

In light of the FDA’s investigation on certain grain free foods and DCM, it feels like a good time to think about why you’re feeding grain free in the first place. Quality grain free kibble can be an absolute life saver for those dogs that have an allergy but it… Read More

9 Tips for Moving with Your Pet [Curated]

September 13, 2018

By Justin Chaplin via apartmentlist.com While moving to a new home is an exciting chapter in you and your pet’s life, there are some steps you should take and things you should know before embarking on this journey. We’ve compiled a list of the… Read More

Why You Should Add Mixers to Your Dog or Cat Kibble

September 6, 2018

Do you add anything to your pet food? Most people do. In fact, a large number of people add something to their dog or cat food even if it’s simply water. We call them mixers. So why add mixers? Mixers can benefit the overall health of… Read More

The FDA's Investigation into DCM

August 15, 2018

We will be constantly updating this post with our most recent information regarding the investigation along with any context that we can provide. Update 1: August 21, 2018 The FDA has not come forward with anything new but there is more and more commentary about this being published. Read More

Grain Free Diets

August 7, 2018

A few weeks ago, the FDA came forward and made a statement that they were “concerned about reports of heart disease in dogs that ate certain pet foods containing peas, lentils, other legumes or potatoes as their main ingredients.” In that same press release, they went on to… Read More