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Category Archives: Food & Nutrition

Finley’s Barkery: The Warmest Kitchen Around

[Update: Finley’s is on Indiegogo! Show ’em some ruv.] At Sidewalk Dog, we not only wag for the companies that welcome pooches on the premises, we also have special ruv for orgs with doggy in their DNA. And we found one with a tail-thumper of an employment model, too: Finley’s Barkery. Creators and owners Angie Gamades and Kyle Gallus filled … Read More

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Bone Up on Thanksgiving Safety for Your Dog

[Editor’s note: While we’re yappin’ holidays, check out our MN Maker Howliday Boxes! Fab, funny, and ONLY available through Sunday 11/20.] Our all-American holiday is just around the corner, and ‘tis a time for family and friends, food and fellowship, and gratitude for our blessings. Atop that list? Our furry four-legged pals. As we celebrate … Read More

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How Dogs Can Set an Example for Body Respect in Kids

When we came across this fab image on the interwebs, we couldn’t wait to share it. Dogs being used to spread the woof to kids that they should love and accept their bodies, no matter what size or shape? Pup yeah. As The Moderation Movement, who created this image, puts it: “One way you can explain … Read More

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VIPs: Veggies Ideal (for) Pups

Halfway through August and we’re realizing just how many chips, ice cream treats, and the like we’ve packed away this summer. That goes for pups, too — whether snacks were sneaked under the table or stolen outright, they tend to get a few more than usual thanks to backyard BBQs and cabin weekends. Fortunately, summer’s … Read More

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Sa-weet! Fruit you can Feed your Furry Friend

In honor of National Watermelon Day, we’ll be sharing slices with our dogs. Yup, watermelon is one fruit that is not only safe to feed Fido, its high water content and hefty helpings of nutrients like potassium and vitamins A and C make it a wag-alicious choice for hot summer days like today. A couple caveats: … Read More

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Bikini Ready: Meet the Dogs of Minnesota’s Weight Loss Challenge

Spring has sprung, and that means dogs who might have been cooped up all winter are finally getting a chance to spend some solid time outdoors — which is great news for the four chubby dogs selected for this spring’s Weight Loss Challenge, hosted by Sojos and Grand Avenue Veterinary Center. We’re also getting some … Read More

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Mystery Solved: This is Why Your Dog Eats Poop

The poopscicle is to dogs what Girl Scout cookies are to humans. We wait all year for them to be “in season” and then binge on them for weeks at a time, desperate to eat as many as they can before the weather changes and the supply diminishes. But the difference is that, well, eating … Read More

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Consumer-Funded Pet Food Testing Reveals High Risk Contaminants

[Editor’s Note: Published in full below is the press release distributed by the Association for Truth in Pet Food on their recent consumer-funded, in-depth pet food test. Rather than risk leaving something out by summarizing, we wanted you to have access to the full release — and results, linked at the bottom. We have also … Read More

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Help Keep Dogs in Their Own Homes this Holiday

We all love our dogs. Period. And even knowing, little though we like to think about it, that there are people in our community who need to give up their pets because they can no longer afford food or care chills us to the bone. We can’t imagine having to give up our furry friends that … Read More

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6 Thanksgiving Foods You Can Share With Your Dog

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on all you’re grateful for, which for pet owners, means being thankful for our furriest friends. It’s also that time of year when we’re allowed encouraged to shove turkey, sweet potatoes, green beans, bread rolls, mashed potatoes, cranberries, pumpkin pie, pecan pie, apple pie, and every other type of pie … Read More

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