Bark Bark Blog

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 […]

February 13, 2014

Keep Your Furry Valentine Safe with Pet Theft Awareness Day

Not only is tomorrow, February 14th Valentine’s Day, it is also Pet Theft Awareness Day. Started by Last Chance for Animals, Pet Theft Awareness Day reminds owners to take the necessary steps to keep pets safe and out of the hands of thieves. Last Chance Animals offers a number of suggestions for protecting your pet. […]

January 09, 2014

Chiberia – Keeping Pets Safe in Extreme Cold Weather

Our extreme cold (aka “Chiberia”) reminded us to remind all of you about how to keep your pets safe during this bitter cold spell. Unfortunately, as much as we would like spring to start tomorrow, we don’t think it’s coming any time soon (but temperatures in the 30s are and that will feel balmy after […]