Chewy.com Blogs

By Michelle Miller, Charity Coordinator on July 11th, 2012

One of the things we enjoy the most at MrChewy.com is our Shelter & Rescue Network, where we partner with non-profit, no-kill rescues throughout the country that work so hard to take care of animals in need. We are also heavily involved in our local community and donate pet food to nearby non-profit, no-kill shelters. If there’s one thing we know, it’s pet food, and we love delivering food to help keep those furry bellies full.

Ahoy, matey! It’s hot out here. The beach is right at the end of our street. The Atlantic Ocean, aqua-blue and brimming with sea life, greets us as we scamper down the dune. My bully mix, Mac, prefers excavating the wet sand for crabs while I dip in the calm water. I put Mac’s life vest on and coax him in until a gentle swell lifts his feet and he paddles back to shore.

Few things in life bring more joy to dogs than chomping down on a nice crunchy treat. But with so many options available, picking a new treat for your little buddy can be quite a challenge. We’re here to help. Here’s our list of the top three crunchy treats guaranteed to make tails wag:

From Blue Buffalo to Taste of the Wild to Natural Balance, MrChewy.com provides pet owners with just about every kind of pet food any dog would relish. We know all about the sophisticated palates of pampered pets. But when it comes to delicious vittles, no one does it quite like celebrity chefs.

By Michelle Miller, Charity Coordinator on June 23rd, 2012

As the director of Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary in St. Pauls, NC, Alana Miller—along with a small group of staff and volunteers—provides a safe haven for blind cats that are often considered unadoptable by many animal shelters. If it wasn’t for her team, most—if not all—of these cats would have been euthanized already.

Things are a-changin’ in the pet food world. Now, more than ever, options abound. Grain-free formulas continue to be a very popular choice, but many pet parents still have many questions. Why grain free? How will my pet benefit? Are these diets really healthy?

Love is in the air—which means it’s time for my annual cat sex rant. Countless kitties became mothers or fathers this year, and shelters and rescues already swamped with kittens are struggling to stem the furry tide.

It’s no news to some cat owners, but occasionally their pets just won’t eat their usual food. For cats with sensitive stomachs, allergies, other dietary restrictions, or just a dislike for the way certain meats taste, it’s not as easy as switching one can of food for another. Before switching flavors and risking upset stomachs, Blue Buffalo offers a simpler solution, change the texture.

By Amy Robinson, Certified Dog Trainer on June 12th, 2012

Patriotic Americans in fireworks-friendly states can’t wait for July 4th. My dog Mac loves a good barbeque as much as the next hound, but when the pop, pop, pop of firecrackers begin, his tail tucks between his legs and he hurries to a hiding place. Noise phobias are common among dogs of all breeds.

June is the perfect time to celebrate all-things-cats. It’s Adopt-A-Cat Month (sponsored by the American Humane Association) and National Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month (sponsored by the ASPCA). But how do you choose the right cat? Or does the cat choose you?

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