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!

Sun 12.26.10

"Dogs love company. They place it first in their short list of needs." (J. R. Ackerley) Give your pets the best holiday gift ever and spend lots and lots and lots of time with them during your time off this holiday season! Opal and Dixie haven’t left my side in days, and I have no intention of leaving theirs. Throughout these rainy, stormy and chilly San Francisco days we’ve being staying warm 'n cozy indoors and watching our favorite movie, “A Charlie Brown... Read more

Fri 12.24.10

Well, the "little" glucosamine overdose wasn’t so little after all. By mid-morning on Sunday, while Opal was doing fine, Dixie was still unusually lethargic, so I decided to do what I should have done the night before. I called ASPCA Poison Control. I regret saying that I wasn’t all that surprised when they told me to rush both girls to the emergency room. Lo-and-behold, Dixie had suffered glucosamine toxicity, and her liver had taken quite a hit.

None of the... Read more

Sun 12.19.10

I buy Opal and Dixie’s Glucosamine/Chondroitin/MSM supplements in bulk – 240 Joint Max or Synovi G3 chews in a tub. I make sure they get a chew a day because they’re short-legged, long-backed doggies and I want to ensure that their joints and connective tissues get the support they need. I always take out a small portion of chews and fill a jar that I leave in the pantry; I stash the bulk in a closet. WELL… last night I must have forgotten to fully close the closet... Read more

Mon 12.13.10

If you’re looking for a great gift to give someone this holiday season, a good one may be a copy of Allen and Linda Anderson’s book, Dogs & the Women Who Love Them: Extraordinary True Stories of Loyalty, Healing & Inspiration.  This book contains personal tales about remarkable canines like Kate who was rescued from a rooftop in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, and Beau, a service dog with a public relations background.  Although they choke me up, I... Read more