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

COVID-19 and BPE – May Update

May 15, 2020

From the entire BPE team, we hope that you and your family are staying well. It’s been a while since we last updated everyone on our situation. Since our last update in March, a lot has changed but a lot has stayed the same. The biggest change is probably… Read More

COVID-19 and BPE

March 21, 2020

From the entire BPE team, we hope that you and your family are staying well.   As a company, BPE is doing our best to try and stay abreast of the current situation we are all facing. We know that the entire Central Oregon community is facing this together. COVID-19’s… 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How to Protect Your Dog From Ticks

June 6, 2018

No matter how hard you try to avoid it, sometimes ticks happen. The first step in tick safety is prevention. You can try: Holistic Sprays Products such as Frontline Tick repellent clothing Adding garlic or apple… Read More