THE BEST PAWSIBLE CARE

For ailing pets, alternative therapies are on the rise

Female veterinarian treating dog with acupuncture.

STORY: Laura J. Moss

When Dr. Julia Brugliera’s 12-year-old Weimaraner, Hannah Belle, began having hip trouble and lower back pain in 2012, the Atlanta veterinarian considered every available option to treat her beloved pet. She even looked into alternative therapies such as acupuncture and herbal medicine that can be used in […]

BOARDING IN BUCKHEAD

WHILE YOU’RE AWAY, HERE’S WHERE YOUR PET CAN STAY AND PLAY

Your summer travel plans may not include the family pet, but no doubt you want your canine companion or feline friend to receive the best “pawsible” care while you’re away. Some travelers opt to leave their pets with a friend or neighbor, while others hire sitters. However, many owners— 30 million annually, according to PetMD—board their […]

BRING OUT THE ADVENTURER IN YOUR CAT

FROM LEASH TRAINING TO PET STROLLERS, DISCOVER SAFE WAYS TO GIVE YOUR INDOOR KITTY A TASTE OF THE GREAT OUTDOORS

When Sandy Springs resident Charlotte Simons takes her pet, McKinley, for a walk, her furry companion often catches the eyes of passersby. After all, it’s not every day you see someone walking a cat. And McKinley doesn’t just explore the neighborhood; he also joins Simons for hikes […]

PETS ON PARADE

BUCKHEAD KITTIES AND CANINES ARE TAKING OVER INSTAGRAM

Lucy & Holly

From Tuna, the Chiweenie with an overbite and a best-selling book, to Grumpy Cat, the furry sourpuss that boasts more merchandising deals than most human celebrities, there’s no shortage of prominent pets on the Internet. And because these famous felines and canines often get their starts on social media, the next four-legged star could […]

FOUR-LEGGED HIKES

HOW TO HIT THE TRAIL WITH MAN’S BEST FRIEND

Happy dogs and their companions on a hike in forest

It’s a great time of year to hit the numerous trails in and around Atlanta. But instead of going it alone, have you considered bringing your furry friend along? Veterinarian Alissa Stephens of The Village Vets in Buckhead loves to hike with her four dogs. “I […]

DOGSCAPE YOUR YARD

PLAN AN OUTDOOR AREA BOTH YOU AND YOUR PET WILL LOVE

Duchess the Doberman may be a digger, or perhaps Hank the Labrador likes to sprint through the grass day after day. Dogs will be dogs, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a beautiful backyard that can both survive and celebrate their habits. We caught up with Buckhead dogscaping (definition: landscaping for dogs) experts for their […]

BARKING B&Bs

PET-SITTING SERVICES OFFER LOVING HOMESTAYS

DogVacay began when its two founders were sick of leaving their dog at the kennel. Today, dog sitters open up their homes to local pets through their online service.

DogVacay began when its two founders were sick of leaving their dog at the kennel. Today, dog sitters open up their homes to local pets through their online service.

With the […]

BLESSED BARKS & MEOWS

Credit Dan Murphy _ Cathedral of St. Philip 1

Local churches welcome pets for Feast of St. Francis.

Once a year, several of Buckhead’s most beautiful churches fling open their sanctuary doors for members of the congregation who typically stay home for service: the four-legged, fluffy, scaly, barking or meowing. We caught up with Rev. Wallace Marsh from The Cathedral of St. Philip to learn more about […]

FINDING FIDO

ATLANTA PET DETECTIVES TO THE RESCUE

Boy hugging his dog

Boy hugging his dog

Can’t find your darling dog or your favorite feline friend? If you have ever lost a pet, you know what a terrifying and heartbreaking experience it can be. After you have exhausted the sign posting to no avail, and you need more help, the following pet detectives and psychic can work to […]

HIGH TECH PETS

THE COOLEST PET GADGETS IN BUCKHEAD

Tech Savy Pets

Pet products have surely advanced with the upswing of technology. Our loyal friends’ safety and playtime can benefit from investing in state-of-the-art products. Here are some of the coolest pet tech tools to play with.

pDSP1-20518889v750Fido the Filmmaker

If you love making home movies, now you can get your dog […]