Sat 03.26.11

As Opal and Dixie age, I try to remain aware that despite how vibrant and healthy they are, there comes a time in every pet's life when things slow down and life changes.  It's simply part of the aging process.  As much as we would like for our puppies and kitties to remain young and healthy forever, youth and health are fleeting.  Arthritis may creep in and affect their joints.  Some may develop skin and coat problems.  Others may sleep more throughout the day (Opal... Read more

Wed 03.23.11

As a supporter of animal rights and The Humane Society of the United States, I feel a duty to share a heartbreaking and horrifying truth with you. You may find this difficult, if not impossible to read, just as I have found it deeply, deeply painful to write. If you can't bring yourself to read past the first few words, all you need to do is click on the following link and take a few seconds to sign the petition. You can trust that you DO support the cause: Stop the... Read more

Tue 02.22.11

Today is the 17th Annual Spay Day, with critical spay/neuter events taking place across the nation and abroad. More than 50,000 animals were reported spayed or neutered in 2010, and we vow to increase that number by the millions.

Help support the hundreds of organizations helping to fight pet overpopulation this year as part of Spay Day 2011!

Sun 02.20.11

Whether or not you live in San Francisco, if you’re a dog owner or dog lover you can empathize with how devastating “no dogs on beaches,” and “no off-leash dog walking” rulings would be to Bay Area dog owners. If the Golden Gate National Recreational Area (GGNRA) has its way, dogs will be banned entirely from all Bay Area beaches or be forced to remain on-leash at all times.

Please help us save off-leash dog walking in San Francisco by submitting your online... Read more

Sun 02.20.11

Did you hear that we’re making news these days?  Well, we are!  I just received a copy of this February’s Natural Health Magazine, and lo and behold, there’s Opie & Dixie featured as Editor’s Pick on the Vital Pets page located on page 26.  How incredibly awesome is that?  Pretty doggone awesome indeed!

The write up featured pictures of two of our products, the Oatmeal Almond Shampoo and our Healing Paw Balm (a favorite among Opie & Dixie fans) as well... Read more

Wed 02.16.11

After 3 days of residing in limbo, the Opie & Dixie site is finally back up. Due to a technical domain issue that I have yet to make sense of, poor disappeared from view for three long, dreadful days. Anyone attempting to type in Opie & Dixie’s URL wound up with an ugly, “Site under Construction” message glaring at them. I am happy to say that the days of the evil message are over. The issue has been resolved, and peace has been restored in... Read more

Wed 02.02.11

For some reason I have a hard time convincing folks that a good diet is essential to a healthier and longer life for their pet. Opal and Dixie are 9 years old and, knock on wood, they are as healthy as ever. They’re energetic, active, and their weight is well-maintained. Their vet visits are restricted to annual check-ups, the rare emergency (thank you, Dixie) and regular chiropractic adjustments to keep their long bodies in check.  Diet, diet, diet, I say! If it's... Read more

Mon 01.24.11

Are you stumped because you don’t know what to give your four legged friend for Valentine’s Day? Why not treat your furry sweetheart to a day of pampering complete with Opie & Dixie products? Not only will your valentine love the extra attention, but you can rest assured that all of our products are made from natural ingredients. That means you won’t have a thing to worry about when you’re using them on your favorite feline or canine.


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Fri 12.31.10

Struggling to squeeze into our favorite jeans after too much holiday indulging isn’t exactly a pleasant experience. Thankfully, once the holidays pass we can take control of our lives, get back into our normal routines and snap back into shape. Unfortunately, when our pets are fat, “taking control of their lives” isn’t really an option.

According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, more than 50 percent of dogs and cats are overweight or obese. (The... Read more

Mon 12.27.10

This holiday break has been all about the girls -- long walks on the beach, hours of playtime at the park and nursing Dixie back to recovery.

Well, I’m no good to them if I’m not good to myself, so today was MY day… a decadently long snooze, a 2-hr massage at Therapeia, a luxurious bubble bath, and dinner at Gamine. My day, my night. YEAH, BABY!