petsincomiN1 The Big Bad Woof, 6960 Maple Street Northwest, Washington D.C., DC (2023)

The Big Bad Woof

The Big Bad Woof Best of DC pet supply store offering local delivery, dog, cat, small mammal, poultry & bird supplies.

Operating as usual

๐Ÿˆ Raw cat food MUST include taurine-rich organs like heart and liver to meet our feline friend's requirements for taurin...
01/27/2023

๐Ÿˆ Raw cat food MUST include taurine-rich organs like heart and liver to meet our feline friend's requirements for taurine.

๐Ÿ›‘ DON'T miss this week's webinars! This is such a great topic for winter when we can't do a lot of our regular activitie...
01/23/2023

๐Ÿ›‘ DON'T miss this week's webinars! This is such a great topic for winter when we can't do a lot of our regular activities. Register here https://bit.ly/3jPIkda

Feeding one protein a pet's entire life leaves them prone to intolerances, and it's impossible for one protein (no matte...
01/20/2023

Feeding one protein a pet's entire life leaves them prone to intolerances, and it's impossible for one protein (no matter how good) to provide all of the nutrients needed for pets to truly thrive. A variety of proteins provides a variety of nutrients to create balance in all the essentials over time.
Tips for rotational feeding:
๐Ÿพ We suggest to rotate whenever you restock on food.
๐Ÿพ If you have a picky/sensitive eater, mix a little of the new protein with the old protein, gradually increasing the amount each day until they are switched over.
๐Ÿพ If you feed multiple times a day, you could feed one protein in the morning and another at night.
๐Ÿพ If your pet can only tolerate a single protein, try adding in toppers such as fruits, vegetables, bone broth, raw goat milk, or eggs.

I think all fresh and raw feeders can relate ๐Ÿ˜„
01/18/2023

I think all fresh and raw feeders can relate ๐Ÿ˜„

๐Ÿฎ ๐ŸŒฟ There are several reasons to choose 100% grass-fed, grass-finished meats when choosing a pet food, including a numbe...
01/16/2023

๐Ÿฎ ๐ŸŒฟ There are several reasons to choose 100% grass-fed, grass-finished meats when choosing a pet food, including a number of significant health benefits for the cow and those consuming the meat.

Most everyone has heard of PRObiotics and maybe even PREbiotics, but have you ever heard of POSTbiotics? Checkout this b...
01/13/2023
Prebiotics, Probiotics, and Postbiotics for Dogs and Cats - Steves Real Food

Most everyone has heard of PRObiotics and maybe even PREbiotics, but have you ever heard of POSTbiotics? Checkout this blog to learn how all 3 work together to create a healthy microbiome

When we talk about the benefits of adding probiotics and prebiotics to your pet's diet, weโ€™re often actually talking about the benefits of creating postbiotics!

Update via Tim Hall with petfoodindustry.com: The FDA stated it had insufficient data to establish causality among DCM c...
01/12/2023

Update via Tim Hall with petfoodindustry.com:

The FDA stated it had insufficient data to establish causality among DCM case reports and pet food products eaten by the afflicted dogs.

In 2022, the United States Food and Drug Administration continued investigating cases of non-hereditary canine dilated cardiomyopathy, including correlations with certain dog foods and ingredients. However, after declining case reports, the agency plans to end routine updates on the investigation.

The FDA received far fewer reports of DCM cases from 2020 to 2022 compared to the preceding two years. In total, the FDA received 1,382 reports of DCM from Jan. 1, 2014 to Nov. 1, 2022...

Although the FDA investigation caused upheaval in the pet food industry, scientists and other involved with the pet food industry have pointed out the lack of direct evidence connecting those grain-free dog foods to DCM, since the first FDA announcement...

FDA continues to encourage research and collaboration by academia, veterinarians, and industry. FDA reviews all reports received as part of our ongoing surveillance efforts related to pet food safety. However, due to resource constraints the agency is not able to follow up or provide updates on each report.

"...Legumes, including pulse ingredients, have been used in pet foods for many years, with no evidence to indicate they are inherently dangerous, but analysis of data reported to CVM indicates that pulse ingredients are used in many โ€œgrain-freeโ€ diets in greater proportion than in most grain-containing formulas. FDA has asked pet food manufacturers to provide diet formulations so we can further understand the proportions of ingredients in commercially-available diets and possible relationships with non-hereditary DCM.

The FDA does not know the specific connection between these diets and cases of non-hereditary DCM and is continuing to explore the role of genetics, underlying medical conditions, and/or other factors."

Full article here: https://www.petfoodindustry.com/articles/11862-fda-ends-dcm-updates-no-causality-data-with-dog-foods

What do you look for in a quality pet food?๐Ÿ‘‡Share Your Must-Haves in the Comments๐Ÿ‘‡
01/11/2023

What do you look for in a quality pet food?
๐Ÿ‘‡Share Your Must-Haves in the Comments๐Ÿ‘‡

Caption this photo of Smidge in the comments and youโ€™ll have a chance to win some treats for your pet!
01/11/2023

Caption this photo of Smidge in the comments and youโ€™ll have a chance to win some treats for your pet!

01/09/2023

Attention: The Big Bad Woof will be closed on Thursday, January 12th for inventory. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please try to plan your curbside and delivery orders accordingly. We are going to do our best to be able to open from 4pm - 7pm, however, this is dependent on completing full store inventory.

01/09/2023

Attention: The Big Bad Woof will be closed on Thursday, January 12th for inventory. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please try to plan your curbside and delivery orders accordingly. We are going to do our best to be able to open from 4pm - 7pm, however, this is dependent on completing full store inventory.

If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we woul...
01/09/2023

If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have the safest way to health.โ€ โ€“ Hippocrates

01/06/2023

Start 2023 on the right paw - Sign up for this free webinar hosted by Steve's Real Food to learn about using food to improve your pet's overall well-being! Topics we will cover include:
๐Ÿ’ฉ Digestive Health
๐Ÿคง Allergy Symptoms
๐Ÿฅฉ Species-Appropriate Diet
๐Ÿฑ Understanding "Picky" Cats
Register here https://bit.ly/3vxZ7E3

How many dogs do you have right now? Let's just say I'm above average ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿถ
01/04/2023

How many dogs do you have right now? Let's just say I'm above average ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿถ

โ˜ƒ๏ธ In some areas it's getting too cold to spend on long walks with our dogs, so here are some great indoor activities fo...
01/03/2023

โ˜ƒ๏ธ In some areas it's getting too cold to spend on long walks with our dogs, so here are some great indoor activities for winter.

Happy New Year from The Big Bad Woof!๐ŸฅณTo start 2023 off right, now through Feb 28th get 10% off a one-time purchase In-S...
01/02/2023

Happy New Year from The Big Bad Woof!๐Ÿฅณ

To start 2023 off right, now through Feb 28th get 10% off a one-time purchase In-Stores and Online! If you have an account with us, the coupon is already attached! For new members - create an account online and use promo code TBBW2023 OR create an account, go in-store and say Iโ€™m using the New Years Discount!

Happy Shopping! ๐Ÿ›’

Happy New Year ๐Ÿพ My dog's resolution... Eat fewer neighbors unless necessary ๐Ÿ˜„
12/30/2022

Happy New Year ๐Ÿพ My dog's resolution... Eat fewer neighbors unless necessary ๐Ÿ˜„

We know it's cold, but here is why you should let your dog sniff while out walking or taking them out:๐Ÿ• It's mentally an...
12/28/2022

We know it's cold, but here is why you should let your dog sniff while out walking or taking them out:
๐Ÿ• It's mentally and physically stimulating
๐Ÿ• Decreases heart rate
๐Ÿ• Decreases stress level
๐Ÿ• Improves and gives insight into their behavior
๐Ÿ• It brings them joy

Winter is coming! So be prepared with these tips on walking your dog in the cold.โ„๏ธPlease keep in mind your dogs age, br...
12/27/2022

Winter is coming! So be prepared with these tips on walking your dog in the cold.โ„๏ธ

Please keep in mind your dogs age, breed, and coat and keep an eye on their body language while out in the cold. Don't forget to stock up on booties to protect their paws from harmful ice melt.

Here are some better alternatives to rawhides:๐Ÿถ Bully Sticks: single-ingredient chew, softer than most bones๐Ÿถ No-Hides: ...
12/26/2022

Here are some better alternatives to rawhides:
๐Ÿถ Bully Sticks: single-ingredient chew, softer than most bones
๐Ÿถ No-Hides: like a raw hide, but without the toxic ingredients
๐Ÿถ Himalayan Cheese Chews: long-lasting, limited ingredient chew
๐Ÿถ Sweet Potato Chews: plant-based, medium-lasting chew

12/25/2022

From all of us at the woof, we wish you a Merry Christmas!๐ŸŽ…

We hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday and thank you for your continued support of our small business as we head into our 18th year of business! Thank you also to our terrific staff, we are so appreciative that you are here to help people take the best care of their pets!

What's on your list? ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿพ
12/24/2022

What's on your list? ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿพ

๐Ÿถ Was your dog naughty this year? Here are some great tips to get them on the nice list from
12/23/2022

๐Ÿถ Was your dog naughty this year? Here are some great tips to get them on the nice list from

Congratulations to the winner of our Santa Shark contest, ! ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป๐ŸฆˆThank you to all who participated and Happy Howlidays!๐ŸŽ  ...
12/22/2022

Congratulations to the winner of our Santa Shark contest, ! ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป๐Ÿฆˆ

Thank you to all who participated and Happy Howlidays!๐ŸŽ

Fermented veggies can be beneficial in keeping pets healthy, thanks in large part to their probiotic effect. Beneficial ...
12/21/2022
Fermented foods and why theyโ€™re so beneficial for dogs and cats! - Steves Real Food

Fermented veggies can be beneficial in keeping pets healthy, thanks in large part to their probiotic effect. Beneficial gut bacteria play a critical role in managing digestive issues and a wide range of other health problems in dogs and cats. This boosts your pet's overall immunity because a healthy gut means a healthy pet.

Learn about the power of fermented foods for dogs and cats, probiotics, & about our new freeze-dried dog treats and freeze-dried cat treats.

๐Ÿˆ Could your cat's food be contributing to urinary issues? Quest is a prey model raw cat food by Steve's Real Food. The ...
12/19/2022

๐Ÿˆ Could your cat's food be contributing to urinary issues? Quest is a prey model raw cat food by Steve's Real Food. The naturally high moisture of a fresh food diet will help to support your kitty's health. Quest is available in Beef, Pork, Chicken, and White Fish

Check out our upcoming Holiday Hours!โฐ๐ŸŽ„
12/19/2022

Check out our upcoming Holiday Hours!โฐ๐ŸŽ„

As your menorah glows with light, may all eight days be warm and bright! Happy Hanukkah from your friends at the Woof!๐Ÿ•Ž
12/18/2022

As your menorah glows with light, may all eight days be warm and bright! Happy Hanukkah from your friends at the Woof!๐Ÿ•Ž

โค๏ธ๏ธ Shop local independent pet supply stores for the best products! You'll help support a small business, keep money in ...
12/16/2022

โค๏ธ๏ธ Shop local independent pet supply stores for the best products! You'll help support a small business, keep money in your community, and get advice from a knowledgeable employee who is passionate about learning how to best support pet health.

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12/14/2022

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With the Holidays quickly approaching - here are some safe foods for your pet this season (as well as some to avoid)!๐Ÿฝ๏ธ
12/14/2022

With the Holidays quickly approaching - here are some safe foods for your pet this season (as well as some to avoid)!๐Ÿฝ๏ธ

๐Ÿ’™ White Fish is an excellent source of protein to help support healthy body functions in your pet.
12/12/2022

๐Ÿ’™ White Fish is an excellent source of protein to help support healthy body functions in your pet.

No judgment ๐ŸŽโค๏ธ
12/09/2022

No judgment ๐ŸŽโค๏ธ

Caption this photo of Smidge in the comments below and youโ€™ll have a chance to win some treats for your pet!
12/08/2022

Caption this photo of Smidge in the comments below and youโ€™ll have a chance to win some treats for your pet!

๐Ÿ˜น How do you keep your tree safe with cats?
12/07/2022

๐Ÿ˜น How do you keep your tree safe with cats?

At The Woof we were one of the participants in the DC Cat Count and the data revealed some interesting information on ca...
12/06/2022
New Research Shows Where D.C.'s Cats Are Most Deadly To Native Wildlife

At The Woof we were one of the participants in the DC Cat Count and the data revealed some interesting information on cats and the neighborhoods around the city.

New research shows where in D.C. cats are most likely to harm native wildlife, and suggests what can be done about it.

At The Woof we were one of the participants in the DC Cat Count and the data revealed some interesting information on ca...
12/06/2022
New Research Shows Where D.C.'s Cats Are Most Deadly To Native Wildlife

At The Woof we were one of the participants in the DC Cat Count and the data revealed some interesting information on cats and the neighborhoods around the city.

New research shows where in D.C. cats are most likely to harm native wildlife, and suggests what can be done about it.

Holiday toys are IN! Grab yours in-store and online while you can!๐ŸŽShop here: www.thebigbadwoof.com ๐Ÿ›’
12/06/2022

Holiday toys are IN! Grab yours in-store and online while you can!๐ŸŽ

Shop here: www.thebigbadwoof.com ๐Ÿ›’

Steve's Real Food original diet can be fed to both dogs and cats. Providing your cats with a diet that is modeled on wha...
12/05/2022

Steve's Real Food original diet can be fed to both dogs and cats. Providing your cats with a diet that is modeled on what they would eat in the wild has many benefits for your cat:
๐Ÿ˜ป Improved digestion
๐Ÿ˜ป Greatly reduced stool odor and volume
๐Ÿ˜ป Healthy coat, less shedding, fewer hairballs
๐Ÿ˜ป Increased energy
๐Ÿ˜ป Weight management
๐Ÿ˜ป Better dental health
๐Ÿ˜ป Better urinary health

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6960 Maple Street Northwest
Washington D.C., DC
20012

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 7pm
Tuesday 9am - 7pm
Wednesday 9am - 7pm
Thursday 9am - 7pm
Friday 9am - 7pm
Saturday 9am - 7pm
Sunday 10am - 6pm

Telephone

+12022912404

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โญ๏ธNeighborhood Pet Store Spotlight: The Big Bad Woof in Washington D.C.โญ๏ธ Julie Paez and Pennye Jones-Napier are partners in life and business. This married couple founded the Big Bad Woof 16 years ago and they built an impressive business on their values: Good food ๐Ÿฅฉ, reducing their carbon pawprint ๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿพ, and supporting local economies ๐Ÿ›

Julie and Pennyeโ€™s diabetic dog Artemis started their journey into pet nutrition and wellness. After discovering that raw, natural food worked best for her, they were inspired to open a store that merged green living with pet supplies. They carry products that arenโ€™t just healthy, but also come from sustainable, transparent brands. Instinct is proud that The Big Bad Woof carries our products, including our Raw Longevity line. Julie and Pennye said, โ€œWe are excited to be carrying Longevity as it provides newest innovation in raw nutrition with life stage specific products.โ€

The Big Bad Woofโ€™s sustainability efforts include thoughtful ways to reduce-reuse-recycle, like delivering orders in reused boxes, using micro-fiber towels instead of paper towels, and installing 100 solar panels โ˜€๏ธ to help power their freezers. They are also a Certified Gold Member of Green America and have been recognized by the Pet Sustainability Coalition

They also believe that local business is the backbone of our economy (we agree!). Among many efforts to support their community, they carry many locally made products and work closely with other businesses, schools, and non-profits to create internships, entry-level jobs, and community building.

Thank you Julie and Pennye for your commitment to providing the best products for pets and taking sustainability and community to heart โ€“ what an inspiration! ๐Ÿ‘
Lucky Dog's Holiday Donation Drive is going strong and thereโ€™s still time for you to share the spirit of the season. Support homeless dogs and cats by shopping our Amazon Wish List at the link in the comments or participating in our donation drive by delivering needed supplies to our office (5159 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22207). We are so grateful to the members of our community who are hosting donation boxes and have been collecting lifesaving supplies throughout the holiday season for at-risk dogs and cats. Elysiem Friendship Hospital for Animals Palisades Vet Clinic Dogma Bakery The Big Bad Woof Bone Jour, Inc. Chien de Luxe Palisades Vet Clinic
Many happy returns of the day Pennye!๐Ÿถ๐Ÿฑ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽ‰
๐ŸŽ‰ We did it! ๐ŸŽ‰

The Dog Days of Summer was a success. With the help of the The Big Bad Woof and all of you, Z Family Law has raised $6400 for the Montgomery County Humane Society, Inc., Rockville, MD.

This donation will help provide vaccinations, tests, spay/neutering costs, and surgeries and treatments for all of our furry friends.

Congratulations to Maria L. winner of our $50 gift card to The Big Bad Woof.

Thank you all for your continued support and a special shout out to Sonia Vee's Cupcakes - these are not only amazing but yummy!
As part of the Dog Days of Summer Fundraiser Event, Z Family Law wants to help raise funds for the Montgomery County Humane Society, Inc., Rockville, MD and bring awareness of your legal rights for your furbabies.

Courtnie & Amanda, Z Family Law Attorneys, discuss domestic violence and keeping you and your pets safe.

Join us in supporting the last two days of the Dog Days of Summer Fundraiser.

Purchase anything from The Big Bad Woof, who will donate 15% of the profits to the Montgomery County Humane Society. (And Z Family Law will match it, up to $2500.) https://zfamilylaw.com/dog-days-of-summer/

๐Ÿ”นOR๐Ÿ”น

Donate directly to the humane society and email your receipt to hello@zfamilylaw.com, and Z Family Law will enter you into a drawing for a $50 gift card to The Big Bad Woof. https://www.mchumane.org/donate/
Meet Roxie, an 8-month Coonhound, Black and Tan/Mix

Roxie is an adorable and highly energetic young girl who is searching for her forever home. She is a very vocal girl with a loud "Hound" bark, so my next adopter has to consider that if you live in an apartment. She does enjoy the company of other dogs as long as they can tolerate my puppy energy. She would do best in a home with dog-savvy children of all ages. If she sounds like an excellent fit for your home, please fill out an application. https://buff.ly/3Aiav7s

Z Family is partnering with the Big Bad Woof and the Montgomery County Humane Society for the Dog Days of Summer Fundraiser Event to help the Montgomery County Humane Society. To learn more, go to https://buff.ly/3jDc6Op

Montgomery County Humane Society, Inc., Rockville, MD
The Big Bad Woof
As part of the Dog Days of Summer Fundraiser Event, Z Family Law wants to help raise funds for the Montgomery County Humane Society, Inc., Rockville, MD and wants to educate on your legal rights for pet custody.

Courtnie & Christy, two of the attorneys at Z Family Law, answer the common questions about pet custody.

Join us in supporting the Dog Days of Summer Fundraiser.

Purchase anything from The Big Bad Woof, who will donate 15% of the profits to the Montgomery County Humane Society. (And Z Family Law will match it, up to $2500.) https://zfamilylaw.com/dog-days-of-summer/

OR

Donate directly to the humane society and email your receipt to hello@zfamilylaw.com, and Z Family Law will enter you into a drawing for a $50 gift card to The Big Bad Woof. https://www.mchumane.org/donate/
Exciting update to the Dog Days of Summer Fundraiser! The Big Bad Woof is now donating 15% of ALL sales to MCHS! Just enter promo code โ€œzfamilyโ€ to receive a discount and free shipping, all while helping animals in need. ๐Ÿฅฐ

https://www.thebigbadwoof.com/products/shop/

Thanks, Z Family Law, LLC and The Big Bad Woof!

What better way to celebrate than by participating in the Dog Days of Summer Fundraiser! Adoptable Sugar thinks itโ€™s a great idea! Details in the link below. ๐Ÿถ๐ŸŽ‰

https://zfamilylaw.com/dog-days-of-summer/

Thanks, Z Family Law, LLC and The Big Bad Woof!

Nestled in Washington, D.C.โ€™s Takoma neighborhood is a one-of-a-kind pet store. The Big Bad Woof merges green living ethics with pet supplies.
Local Takoma Park Edition ๐Ÿ’™

Takoma Park is home to a thriving, diverse community of educated working professionals. The community is dedicated to the upkeep of its trees and greenery and has a vibrant music and art scene. If you're looking for a small-town vibe with big city sophistication, you'll love Takoma Park!

Have we convinced you to spend some time there? Check out our local recommendations:

โ€ข Grab a coffee and breakfast treat from Spring Mill Bread Company or Lost Sock Roasters
โ€ข Visit the Takoma Park Farmers Market, open all year round on Sundays from 10:00
โ€ข Walk around the city and enjoy the beautiful parks and architecture!
โ€ข Shop around at Tabletop Takoma, Spice Suite, and The Big Bad Woof
โ€ข Make an appointment to treat yourself at TheStillpoint Mindbody, Scissor & Comb Salon, or Georgies Barber
โ€ข Dine and at one of the many delicious restaurants, like Republic, Olive Lounge & Grill, Mark's Kitchen, or ROSCOE'S Neapolitan Pizzeria
โ€ข Toast to a wonderful day (and neighborhood) at Takoma Bev Co. or The Girl and The Vine

What do you enjoy in Takoma Park?
Looking for h**p bedding?
See our friends at The Big Bad Woof.
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