Bark Bark Blog

December 18, 2014

Holidays in Harmony: Introducing Kids to Pets

The holidays are a time for family. Often, that includes family that you don’t get to see too often, especially all together under one roof. The combination of strangers and crowds can be stressful on pets. And while we trust that Uncle Joe and Grandpa know to give Fluffy and Fido their space, children are another […]

September 30, 2014

Dog Shampoo: Rip-Off or Necessity?

I already have shampoo that’s good enough for humans to use. Do I really need to buy another shampoo to use on my dog? The short answer is: yes. While human shampoo isn’t going to kill Fido, the danger comes in disrupting the pH level of your dog’s skin. Both human and canine skins have what’s called […]

August 26, 2014

Pet Dental Health: More Important Than You Think!

When was the last time you checked in on your dog or cat’s dental health? Unlike people, pets rarely get cavities. But they are highly susceptible to periodontal or gum disease, which is the most common disease in dogs and cats! Affecting over 70% of both species over the age of 3, oral diseases show themselves […]

July 28, 2014

Paw Protection

You know you need to protect your pet’s paws from the cold, but what about the heat? As summer progresses, it’s important to keep an eye out for hot surfaces that can burn your pet’s paws.  Cats are less likely to be in danger, not only because they tend to stay inside, but because they’re […]

June 30, 2014

What’s in a (Pet) Name?

Fido, Fluffy, Rover, Spot - despite being thought of as stereotypes, have you actually met a pet with any of these names? What are people really naming their pets?  The most recent data, from 2013, lists the following as the top five dog and cat names for males/females. TOP NAMES FOR DOGS 1. Max / Bella 2. Charlie […]

June 16, 2014

A Quick & Easy Guide to Frozen Food

The Bark Bark Club is now selling frozen food from top-of-the-line brands Primal and Stella & Chewy’s! Frozen food was one of our top customer requests, but what’s making it so popular? Why is it worth the price? And the thawing – something must make it worth that, right? We have answers in our short […]

May 15, 2014

May Flowers: Poisonous for Pets?

May flowers are here! Hooray! But before you put a bouquet of tulips by the cat bed, or take your dog out for a stroll through the daffodils, make sure you know which plants are pet friendly and which are toxic. (Hint: both of those pretty flowers are poisonous to dogs and cats!) Last year […]

April 09, 2014

6 Helpful Tips for Keeping Your Dog & Home Clean This Spring!

It’s finally happening Bark Barkers! Warm weather is coming our way. But we pet people aren’t in the clear for summer fun yet. With April showers come muddy paws, messy dogs, and, if we’re being honest, wet dog smell. But that doesn’t mean you should keep Fido inside just as Spring is arriving! We carry products that will […]

March 20, 2014

10,000 Small Businesses in Chicago Featuring Bark Bark Club’s Brian Koester

Goldman Sachs featured our very own Brian Koester in their “10,000 Small Businesses in Chicago – Meet the Owners” video segment on their website and on YouTube. Brian loved participating in the program which helps small businesses “create jobs and economic opportunity by providing them with greater access to education, financial capital and business support […]

March 01, 2014

Does Daylight Savings Time Affect Your Pet?

Spring is here! Spring is here! Well, maybe the weather is not quite the spring we’d like right now, but meteorological spring is here and that means daylight savings time is here, too. While we love that it is still light outside at 5PM, we don’t love losing an hour of sleep – and neither […]