Milo, a gentle yellow Lab, quilled by a porcupine, was still in pain and limped after surgery due to a hidden quill. Tasha, a Bichon Frise, had painful cysts on her back that recurred after surgeries to remove them. Yum Yum, a Snowshoe Siamese cat, suffered from severe asthma.
At the Wednesday Portland Farmer’s Market in Monument Square last week, a Phoenix staff member almost ate some good looking dog biscuits, made with a cookie cutter to resemble, well, cookies, and dusted with a little white flour.
One of the best ways to keep your pet clean after hikes and romps and trips to the beach this summer is the self-serve wash, Dog Wash, which has a grooming tub and assortment of Green Groom and Bio Groom brand shampoos, ear and eye wipes, scent bath colognes, super absorbent towels and an air dryer. Plus they will trim your pet’s nails for an additional $8.
This Saturday the circus is coming to town — the cat circus, that is. Acro-cats is a Chicago-based troupe of 14 cats and three foster kittens, which travels the country in a bus whose hood is painted to resemble a large kitten, proving to sold-out crowds that, yes, cats can be trained. Sort of.
What do Google, Ben & Jerry’s, Amazon, ClifBar and the Portland Downtown District have in common? They all let employees bring dogs to work.(Full disclosure, the Phoenix is a dog-friendly office. How would we get a newspaper out without Ina's enthusiastic wagging while staring, encouraging us at every moment to produce a fantastic lead, multi-issue contract and/or biscuit?)
In a buy-local farm-to-table foodie town like Portland, it’s only natural to question what is in those kibbles and cans we are feeding our pets.For the shop local crowd, stores like Fish & Bone and The Dog Wash sell a variety of high quality pet food. But what, really, is the difference?