Winter Fun with Dogs

Thursday, 16 January 2014 14:04 by Dr. Sarah

It’s not just a typical winter when ‘polar vortex’ is the most popular weather phrase of the year. Even as we publish this post, the nation is on the brink of another bitter cold snap. While the thought of trekking around outside in frigid temps might instill a sense of dread for most people, your pup will likely be even more eager to explore the wintery landscape. In this episode of Pet Talk, Dr. Sarah offers several useful tips to ensure that ‘outdoor fun time’ remains safe throughout the harsh winter season. A bit of precaution and planning makes all the difference, so break out the hot cocoa and watch the latest webisode now.

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Heart Health for Humans and Pets

Thursday, 16 January 2014 14:03 by Dr. Jane

Heart Health Awareness Month is right around the corner, beginning February 1st. While technically concerned with human heart health, I think it’s vital that we expand the scope of the conversation to address canine and feline heart health, too.

Most people have a basic understanding of the risks of heart disease in humans, but when it comes to the heart health of our pet kids, that area remains a mystery to many. More...

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Foundation Award to Paws South Florida Rescue

Thursday, 16 January 2014 14:02 by Life's Abundance

Starting an animal rescue is a much bigger endeavor than most people think. Some groups lack the resources to make it through the first year of service. This is why, when a small, tight-knit group of people unite to not only create a functional rescue, but also demonstrate a willingness to tackle big problems, you know you have something special. More...

Beagle Finagles Her Way to Oven-Baked Goodies

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 06:39 by Life's Abundance

Lucy the beagle definitely knows her way around the kitchen.

This clever pup exhibits serious skill at claiming her next meal (apparently, a batch of chicken nuggets). Not content to move furniture at-will in order to leap up on kitchen countertops, she’s also proficient at removing pans from the toaster oven.

You’ll be amazed by how this dexterous pup pulls a reverse dine-and-dash, using her noodle to get the nuggets. We caution our canine viewers … do not try this at home. Oven, hot!

Lucy is the pet kid of Rodd Scheinerman, who originally uploaded the video last July. According to the proud pet parent’s YouTube comments, he wondered why paw prints kept appearing on the countertops. With a little detective work, he certainly got his answer!

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Surprisingly Simple Weight-Loss Tips

Friday, 20 December 2013 07:38 by Dr. Sarah

Would you be surprised to learn that 50% of the dogs and cats in America are overweight? Worse, these percentages, not to mention waist-sizes, are only going up.

The good news is that this serious health epidemic has more than one solution, and they are all easy to adopt. In this episode of Pet Talk, Dr. Sarah shares her veterinary tips for weight loss, including one which utilizes a simple tool in virtually every kitchen.

Be sure to share this episode of Pet Talk with other pet parents. Sending a video link could be the first step in the process toward a better life for overweight pet kids.

In fact, by employing a couple of Dr. Sarah’s easy-to-master tips, 2014 could be the healthiest year ever for dogs and cats!

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Holiday Message From Dr. Jane

Friday, 20 December 2013 07:36 by Dr. Jane

Merry Christmas

My Dear Friends,

If you have read my end of year letters in the past, you know that the holidays, for me, are a time of joy and reflection. A time to celebrate the courage and dedication of our families and friends. To fondly remember loved ones we’ve lost. To find inspiration and hope. To share with those less fortunate than ourselves. So much to be grateful for and so much to hold precious. More...

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NM Rescue Rewarded for Good Karma

Friday, 20 December 2013 07:33 by Life's Abundance

Beaumont
‘Beaumont (a.k.a. Beau) flourishing under
CARMA’s excellent care.’

This month’s featured grant recipient is Companion Animal Rescue & Medical Assistance Inc. (CARMA), a non-profit organization doing its utmost to alter the destiny of dogs and cats abandoned in New Mexico.

Just over a decade ago, many of the unwanted animals in the rural Albuquerque suburb of Village of Corrales faced almost certain euthanasia. Fortunately, this group of supremely dedicated volunteers came together in 1999, determined to make a big difference in the way abandoned animals are treated. Their efforts have been rewarded, effecting a much broader change, saving innumerable lives every year. More...

The Evolution of Modern Canines

Monday, 25 November 2013 07:04 by Dr. Jane

Hugging Dog

Along with the majority of our customers and Field Reps, I consider companion animals as family members. I believe that their diets should be as healthy and delicious as our own, which is why I have dedicated my life to researching the best foods and products for our pet kids. Although there are significant differences in nutritional requirements and taste preferences between dogs and humans, new compelling research published this year suggests that canine diets, and subsequent genetic profiles, evolved in order to cohabitate with humans. More...

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The Secrets of Cat Whispering

Monday, 25 November 2013 07:01 by Dr. Sarah

Some people just have a knack for attracting the affections of cats. Others, not so much. If you’re in the latter category, you should definitely watch this short episode of Pet Talk, where Dr. Sarah reveals the secrets to ‘cat whispering’. Joined by Alvis, her feline guest-host, our staff veterinarian presents an excellent tutorial for those interested in learning the proper way to pet a cat. Great for children or anyone with limited experience with felines.

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Smiles All Around for GRIN’s Work

Monday, 25 November 2013 06:59 by Life's Abundance

Missy

Even though the U.S. has seen a dramatic reduction in the annual number of dogs and cats euthanized – rates are one-quarter to one-fifth of those in decades past – an estimated 2.7 million still fail to be adopted every year. Given that 25-40% of rescue dogs are purebred, the need for specific-breed advocacy is vital. Championing the merits of a particular breed not only helps the breed in question, it also boosts the perception of all breeds. This month’s featured grant recipient has made significant inroads towards fighting canine homelessness through their tireless advocacy on behalf of Golden Retrievers. More...