Author Archives: Kate Sheofsky

About Kate Sheofsky

Kate Sheofsky is a member of the Marketing team at Banfield. Originally from San Francisco (Go Giants!), she now lives in Portland, Oregon with her dogs, Riley and Pico. ← Older posts

Protect Your Pets from Heartworm Infection

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A couple weeks ago my mom asked me if I had my two dogs on heartworm preventive. She recently added a second dog to her household and her veterinarian had recommended starting him a monthly oral pill to protect him … Continue reading

Flea Power

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I remember the first time I saw a flea in my apartment. I was curled up on the couch and saw it jump from the cushion onto my sock. I was able to trap it against my foot and kill … Continue reading

Guinea Pigs Make Great Pets

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Popcorn. That was the name of the guinea pig and official class mascot at my pre-school. Popcorn technically belonged to one of the teachers, but she came to school every day and once a week a lucky kid got to … Continue reading

Bad Breath is a Sign

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When I went to an Oregon Dog Rescue adoption event last October looking for a second dog to add to my home, the first thing I noticed was a ragamuffin Terrier mix with mischievous eyes and a happy tail. The … Continue reading

5 Ways to Keep Your Dog Active

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My dog Riley loves to go for walks. If for some reason I start my day by doing something other than clipping his leash on him so we can go for our early morning stroll, he gets mad. Running, however, is … Continue reading

How to Keep your Cat Active

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Most dogs love to go on walks– just get close to the leash and they’ll start to go crazy. If you need a jogging partner, many dogs are game. But how do you keep a cat active? I had a … Continue reading

Train Yourself to Train Your Dog

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The other morning I was walking my dog, Riley, before work. Across the street, a woman was standing on her front lawn in her pajamas while her two little dogs were tending to their business. When the dogs noticed Riley … Continue reading

New Year’s Promises to my Dogs

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The new year is here and that means it’s time to reflect on myself and my life and think about the improvements I could make. Drink more water; eat less ice cream; remember to actually take my reusable grocery bags … Continue reading

Top Posts of 2012

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2012 is coming to a close so it’s the perfect time to take a look back at the most popular posts from our Sit and Stay blog. We covered a lot of great pet topics this year, but here are … Continue reading

Obedience School Dropout

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When I was a kid, I was always excited to start a new school year. It was a time filled with best intentions and infinite potential. I loved getting fresh notebooks for diligent note taking and folders that were sure … Continue reading

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