August 11, 2017

Common Mistakes to Avoid If You’re Adopting a Dog for the First Time

Adopting a dog for the first time is, in some ways, like buying house, owning a car, or having a child for the first time. There’s a lot of fun involved - but you can make plenty of mistakes that make...

February 21, 2017

1) Buy in Bulk! Purchase chubs instead of patties or patties instead of medallions, nuggets, sliders, bites etc.  They have all sorts of names for these convenient little portion sized meat chunks but buying your raw in a bulk size will save you money.  IB Pet stocks K...

July 28, 2016

Fleas are a big problem during the summer months for many pet owners.  Follow these three steps and tips that I demonstrate in my video to effectively eliminate fleas from your pet, home and yard.  I've been using these practices and products for years with much succes...

April 1, 2016

Spring is a great time to start a flock of backyard baby chickens! Did you know that in the city of San Diego it is perfectly legal to have backyard chickens?  Chickens are wonderful pets and do surprising well with other animals once they are full-grown. They help out...

March 4, 2016

We believe that feeding a raw diet is one of the best choices you can make for your pets health.  However it can be a little pricey compared to dry food.  If you are a savy shopper you can do it without breaking the bank!  Here are a few tips:


  1. Purcha...

December 5, 2015


Did you know that adding fermented fish stock to your pets diet is an excellent way to boost their overall health?  


Answers Fermented Fish Stock is now available at IB Pet!  Simply thaw and serve to your pet in a bowl or use the stock to rehydrate dried pet food meal...

August 20, 2014

by Lori Blauert


1. Raw Green Tripe

Raw Green Tripe is the stomach of grass eating animals such as a cow, lamb or goat.  The stomach of these animals is packed full of gastric juices, amino acids and other digestive enzymes.  The "friendly" bacteria in green tripe is ess...

April 12, 2014

by Lori Blauert



With any level of flea infestation you will need to do a thorough cleaning of your home. You will also need to clean daily until the situation has been brought under control. Vacuum every corner of your home, along baseboards, under be...

April 8, 2014

If you are a pet owner living in IB, you are aware of the flea problem we have each summer. A little over a month ago, a customer came in the shop inquiring about beneficial nematodes. He said they get rid of fleas and wanted me to start carrying them at IB Pet. I fina...

March 20, 2014

by Lori Blauert

If you pay attention to health trends you have probably heard the buzz about the many benefits of coconut oil. But did you know that coconut oil is not only healthy for you but has many health benefits for your pets?

I recently read, Real Food For Healthy...

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