Fetch Gets A Brand New Look

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  Seeing as April is Fetch’s 13th anniversary, we thought the end of March would be the perfect time to close for a week,remodel, and re-open with gleaming floors & freshly painted walls.  When we reopen, we’ll not only be looking spiffier, we’ll also be called ‘The Fish & Bone‘ (which is our trademarked name).  […]

Nature’s Variety Recall, February 15 2013

Nature’s Variety has recalled a batch of Instinct Raw Frozen Organic Chicken Medallions and Patties because the batch has been found to contain small pieces of clear plastic, which could cause choking or injury. The company reports that no animals have been harmed from the recalled product. Because Nature’s Variety has moved quickly to respond […]

The Puppy Diaries: Etta has her 15 minutes of fame!

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Check out Etta getting her moment to shine as we talk about raw food in this recent News story that aired on WGME. Click the link under the pic to watch the whole story! WGME on Raw Food    

Recall: Taste of the Wild, Others Made by Diamond Pet Foods

Late on Friday night, Diamond Pet Foods issued a voluntary recall on dry dog foods manufactured in their South Carolina plant with ‘best by’ dates of December 9, 2012 through April 7, 2013. Several other brands have since issued preventative recalls as well.  The reason for the recalls is contamination by salmonella. 14 people so far, including one person as close as […]

Pottenger’s Cats

To Cook or Not to Cook?

I’m a fan of Timothy Ferriss.    He’s a radical self-experimenter with a sense of humor and a basher of popular assumptions.  Some people can’t stand the guy but I think they must just be envious; who wouldn’t be?  Regardless I wouldn’t have expected to come across Pottenger‘s cat study in his new book. Pottenger studied […]

Probiotics & Enzymes…do I need to add them to a raw diet?

Living foods, from plants or animal sources, contain enzymes (but they are wiped out by heat beginning at 110 degrees…so cooked food does not contain active enzymes) .  The body, human or animal, manufactures enzymes.  But as we age, our store of them and our ability to make them gets depleted.  And they’re important not […]

Get a Raw Deal from Fetch

Where are the frites?

Every month at both stores (Portland and Boston, Fetch and Fish & Bone) we pick a brand of pet food to discount by 10%.  The idea is, encourage customers to experiment, or move what we have an overstock of, or just give a good deal because it’s fun.  Who doesn’t like a bargain? This month […]

Natura, the Newest P & G Acquisition

They’re at the purchase agreement stage but signs look like they’re pointing toward the sale.  Natura lines include California Natural, Evo and Healthwise.  Proctor and Gamble owns Eukanuba/Iams.  Changes are bound to come.  My immediate concern is quality of ingredients, with a sudden interruption in ease of digestion for dogs and cats on Natura foods.  […]

Old Mother Hubbard Goes to Hollywood

There’s a story on the front page of the The Globe today on the growth of natural pet foods since 2005.  It’s essentially a story on Wellness, who launched a new marketing campaign at this year’s Golden Globes with an opening party at an LA venue called the Buddha Bark Celebrity and Canine Lounge.  That’s […]

February, Choose Anything Raw for Your Food of the Month

The subject of feeding raw diets to pets continues to polarize.  I won’t get into the controversy here.  I’m a raw food believer.  I’ve been feeding Zip a raw diet for most of his 9 years.  I’ve witnessed over time the impact:  lean body mass, bright clear eyes (except during allergy season), calm demeanor (I […]