Decoding Dog Gas — When Is It a Problem?

Have you ever been cuddling on the couch with your dog and heard strange rumbling sounds coming from his tummy? Dog gas has some seriously gross side effects. Some dogs belch and others have the opposite problem — their stinky gas can clear a room! “Gas is a normal byproduct of digestion,” explains Tracey Jensen, […]

Can Dogs Eat Bacon? Get the Facts About Dogs and Bacon

Dogs love human foods, but not all human foods are good for dogs. Bacon is a two-legged favorite, and also a trendy addition to many snacks and meals. From bacon donuts to bacon-wrapped appetizers, people eat a lot of bacon. In fact, it turns out that the average American eats nearly 18 pounds of bacon […]

Dogs Are Now Welcome in Virginia Tasting Rooms

As of July 1, wineries, breweries and distilleries in Virginia are allowed to welcome dogs into their tasting rooms, thanks to a bill signed into law by Governor Ralph Northam. The new law does not require all facilities to open their doors to dogs but gives them the option to do so if they so […]

Austin Pets Alive! What are APA! Constant Companions?

Constant Companions are generous monthly donors who support Austin’s most vulnerable pets! These consistent and planned gifts directly support APA!’s groundbreaking programs that save over 10,000 cats and dogs every year. We recently reached out to one of our Constant Companions, Shaina Singh, to see why she enjoys being a Constant Companion and why she […]

Austin Pets Alive! Granny’s Cushing’s Test

September 18, 2018 • Granny’s Cushing’s Test by Lindsey Picard • Posted in: Medical Chip-ins At 12 years old, sweet Granny is interested in the lazier things in life like hanging out, relaxing, and a furever home! She’s currently in a wonderful foster home, and the good news is that her foster is hoping to adopt her, […]

Schenck Process engineers tailor-made pet food processes

Schenck Process started out in the late 1800s by producing weighing equipment that allowed manufacturers to accurately measure production materials. From those early beginnings the company has grown and expanded its product offerings to cover multiple aspects of a manufacturing operation.   Today, it helps companies by designing the best possible production process—from inputs to distribution. […]

10 Signs Your Dog Wants to Go for a Walk

Most of us dog lovers also love walking dogs, but even the most canine-obsessed step counters among us have days when we are preoccupied with other things. Our dogs, though, are focused 100 percent of the time. They will not be distracted from their daily constitutional, and it only takes one look in their eyes […]

Austin Pets Alive! Padfoot’s New Lease on Life

September 17, 2018 • Padfoot’s New Lease on Life by Lindsey Picard • Posted in: General Padfoot, formerly known as Sodapop, arrived at Austin Pets Alive! this past May unfortunately suffering from a variety of health issues. This sweet senior dachshund mix, now about 11 and a half years old, had not seen a vet […]

Austin Pets Alive! Dolly’s Thyroid Panel – FUND COMPLETED!

September 17, 2018 • Dolly’s Thyroid Panel – FUND COMPLETED! by Lindsey Picard • Posted in: Medical Chip-ins Dolly is an adorable 4-month-old black kitten currently living in our Ringworm Cattery. Our vets would like to do a thyroid panel for her to evaluate if her thyroid is working properly, and if not, we’ll be able […]

Human food may offer clues for next big thing in pet food

Pet food trends don’t just follow human food trends; in some cases, they’re getting to market faster as pet owners seek quality, healthful aspects and what’s next for their pets’ food bowls. So said James Restivo, client director and pet lead for Nielsen, in a webinar on how human food trends are impacting pet food […]