Sunday, July 31, 2011

Purina Cat Food Recall For Purina ONE Vibrant Maturity 7

Nestlé Purina Recalls Limited Number of Purina ONE Vibrant Maturity 7+ Dry Cat Food Bags Due to a Potential Health Risk

Nestlé Purina PetCare Company (NPPC) is voluntarily recalling a limited number of 3.5- and 7-pound bags of its Purina ONE Vibrant Maturity 7+ Dry Cat Food from a single production run and shipped to customers in 12 states in December 2010. This is being done because some bags of the product have been found to be contaminated with Salmonella. Only Purina ONE Vibrant Maturity 7+ Dry Cat Food with both the “Best By” date and the production code shown are included in this voluntary recall :

*”Best By” Date and Production Code are found on the back or bottom of the bag.

No additional Purina cat or dog products are involved in this voluntary recall. No other Purina ONE brand products are involved. Only Purina ONE Vibrant Maturity 7+ brand products which match the “Best By” dates and production code above are included in this recall.

Consumers who have purchased Purina ONE Vibrant Maturity 7+ Dry Cat Food products with these specific “Best By” Date and Production Codes should discontinue feeding the product and discard it.

Salmonella can affect animals eating the product, and there is a risk to humans from handling contaminated products. People handling contaminated dry pet food can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with surfaces exposed to this product. Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may exhibit decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If left untreated, pets may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If you pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

The product was distributed to customers located in California, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin, who may have further distributed the product to other states.

Nestlé Purina PetCare Company became aware of the contamination as a result of samples that had been collected in several retail stores.

At Nestlé Purina PetCare, the safety and efficacy of our products are our top priority. We apologize for any inconvenience due to this voluntary recall. For further information or to obtain a product refund, please call NPPC toll-free at 1-800-982-6559 or visit

Researches Find New Gene Pattern In Dog Bone Cancer Study

Dogs Help Researchers To Improve Their Understanding Of Bone Cancer

A team led by Dr. Jaime Modiano, a College of Veterinary Medicine and Masonic Cancer center expert in comparative medicine, discovered a gene pattern that distinguishes the more severe form of bone cancer from a less aggressive form in dogs. Dogs are the only other species besides humans that develops this disease spontaneously with any frequency.


"Our findings pave the way to develop laboratory tests that can predict the behavior of this tumor in dogs and children at the time of diagnosis," said Dr. Jaime Modiano, College of Veterinary Medicine and Masonic Cancer Center expert in comparative medicine. "This allows us to tailor individualized therapy to meet the patient's needs."
"Patients with less aggressive disease could be treated conservatively, reducing the side effects and the risks associated with treatment, while patients with more aggressive disease could be treated with more intense therapy," said Modiano.

A new University of Minnesota discovery may help bone cancer patients fight their disease more effectively, according to new research published in the September issue of Bone.

Bone cancer typically affects children; the course and aggressiveness of the disease can vary from patient to patient and is very difficult to predict. Some patients respond remarkably well to conventional therapies. Their disease shows less aggressive behavior and they can survive for decades without recurrence. Others respond poorly to treatment or their disease comes back rapidly. Often, these patients survive less than five years.

Recently, a team led by Dr. Jaime Modiano, a College of Veterinary Medicine and Masonic Cancer Center expert in comparative medicine, discovered a gene pattern that distinguishes the more severe form of bone cancer from a less aggressive form in dogs. Dogs are the only other species besides humans that develops this disease spontaneously with any frequency.

In fact, dogs are much more likely to develop bone cancer than humans, but according to Modiano - who specializes in the relationship between animal and human disease - human and canine forms of bone cancer are very similar and the gene pattern is an exact match. The discovery of this key differentiating signature may be beneficial in the treatment planning of human bone cancer patients.

"Our findings pave the way to develop laboratory tests that can predict the behavior of this tumor in dogs and children at the time of diagnosis," said Modiano. "This allows us to tailor individualized therapy to meet the patient's needs."

The downstream impact of the findings

University of Minnesota researchers hope to use their findings to develop practical and useful lab tests for humans and for companion animals that will help clinical care providers determine the type of cancer a patient faces, and how aggressive that cancer may be.

Then, depending on which type of cancer a patient has, clinicians could adjust interventions and treatment plans accordingly.

"Patients with less aggressive disease could be treated conservatively, reducing the side effects and the risks associated with treatment, while patients with more aggressive disease could be treated with more intense therapy," said Modiano.

The study was funded by the National Cancer Institute, the AKC Canine Health Foundation and the Kate Koogler Canine Cancer Fund.

Kelly O'Connor
University of Minnesota

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Chiquita's Friends PAL Honorees Awards For Three Special People

The Chiquita's Friends Pal awards is being held today at Rancho Chiquita in Malibu, CA to honor three special people for what they have done in their community on helping save the lives of dogs.

The Honorees for the event will be Linda Blair ( Linda Blair Worldheart Foundation ) Robert Cabral from ( Bound Angels ) and Dr. Lisa Newell from ( K9 connections). This should be a great night and hopefully these donations will help the lives of many more animals.

A Special Thanks goes out not only to these three but to all those who work on helping rescue animals so that they may find a new life. Thank you from the Dogman2.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Thieves Rob An Animal Shelter In Warwick, RI

You can tell that times are getting real bad when thieves have to rob an animal shelter called Care for Animals in Warwick, RI.

The owner of Care for Animals Dr. Annette Rauche said: It's disappointing for us, who all work very hard here to do a service for the community. We're very passionate about what we do, so it's a big setback for us.

Most of all the animal shelters though out the country are working on less funds and they are trying to do the best they can with what they have. Then you read something like this and it breaks your heart, knowing that they will have to struggle because some low life robs their money and meds that was for the animals.

Read the article by Alison Bologna here.

Royal Pets Market and Resort Grand Opening On August 6

Pet Owners Invited to a New Royal Wedding as Royal Pets Market and Resort Hosts its Grand Opening August 6

Tampa-area pet enthusiasts have a new one-stop retail and resort destination. Royal Pets Market and Resort hosts its grand opening on August 6, kicking off the festivities with a canine Royal Wedding and a $500-gift-card grand prize for each bride and groom.

Tampa-area pet enthusiasts have a new one-stop retail and resort destination. Royal Pets Market and Resort hosts its grand opening on August 6, kicking off the festivities with a canine Royal Wedding and a $500-gift-card grand prize for each bride and groom.

Pet owners still have time to post their submission to be selected as the King or Queen of the event. Visit Royal Pets’ Facebook page at to watch an animated Ryan Fleacrest and Mary Bark dish out the details. Contestants are also competing for a $250 gift card for second place, and a $100 gift card for third place.

Attendees can also win door prizes, and participate in a raffle for a TV, bicycle and barbecue grill, as well as receive discount certificates for products and services. Pet parents are invited to bring their pets to the grand opening event. Royal Pets Market and Resort is located at 16010 Mapledale Blvd in Carrollwood, where demographics show the average family owns two pets.

According to co-owner Denise Wolin-Gore, the store offers luxurious, first-class amenities at affordable prices. “Our customers can expect the most professional and attentive service here,” says Wolin-Gore. “To say we’re passionate about pets is an understatement. We’ve designed every detail of our store to truly give pets, and their parents, the royal treatment. The result is a warm, fun shopping experience guaranteed to impress both our four-legged and two-legged friends.”
The 17,000-square-foot emporium is the first of its kind in the pet industry and includes an air-conditioned indoor dog park, high-end grooming salon, “Barkery” with tempting pet treats, and a pet hotel that can accommodate up to 100 cats and dogs. Even non-four-legged shoppers can enjoy special amenities like gourmet coffee while they shop and watch the dogs playing in the park. The resort features a luxurious lobby, spacious suites with private play yards, plush bedding and flat screen TVs; 24-hour concierge service and staff on site; and pet cameras so owners can monitor their pets online. Cats will be housed in soundproofed rooms ensuring any barking from their canine neighbors isn’t audible. Nightly boarding fees range from $29 to $55.
Grooming services range from a special bathing system that combines water and oxygen with specially formulated shampoo, to cucumber facial scrubs and moisture therapy wraps. Royal Pets also offers a selection of premium, organic, natural, raw, freeze-dried and holistic dog and cat food. Taught by trainers using Master Kennel methods, behavior classes are available for all ages, including a free potty training seminar.
The Royal Pets Market & Resort will be open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Weekday grooming/hotel drop-off begins at 7 a.m. For more information, call 813-448-6744.

About Royal Pets Market and Resort
Give your pet the royal treatment. Located in Carrollwood, Florida, this 17,000-square-foot emporium is a one-stop pet retail and resort destination. The new store features luxurious hotel amenities, wall-to-wall choices in pet retail products, unique grooming services, behavior training, a “Barkery” of enticing treats, and an indoor dog park. For more information, call 813-448-6744 or visit

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Police Go To Make An Arrest And Find 38 Dogs

When the Hampton, GA police went to arrest a guy named Gerry Hobby for impersonating an officer they found thirty eight dogs living in horrible conditions in his home. Hobby has been charged with thirty eight charges of animal cruelty along with other charges.

Gerry Yoder from the Henry County Animal Shelter said: We weren’t expecting thirty eight in one day! Several of the dogs are emaciated and don’t have any teeth. Most of them though are ready to go to a new home.

Now the Henry County Animal Shelter is looking for your help on finding these poor dogs new home.

Read the article here.

Dog’s Domestication 33,000 years ago?

What the studies have come up with is that dogs became domesticated some thirty three thousand years ago or possibly more based on three independent radiocarbon dating facilities.

Susan Crockford who wrote Rhythms of Life said: The Razboinichya dog find demonstrates that the right wolf/human conditions suitable for getting domestication started were present at least 33,000 years ago. However, such conditions would have had to be present continuously stable for many wolf generations, perhaps twenty over about forty years for the domestication process to generate a true dog.

This is pretty amazing on how prehistoric dogs were around so long ago and who really knows how smart or how domesticated they were back then.I guess we will have to rely on research to answer that.

Read the article by Jennifer Viegas here.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Who Shot The Dog With A Crossbow At La Sierra University Today

Someone had shot a dog today with a crossbow at the La Sierra University in California and it had to be put down because of this lowlife.

Eileen Sanders a veterinary technician at the Western Riverside County/City Animal Shelter in Jurupa Valley said: He was bleeding from his nose and he was having difficulty breathing. His right-side lung was either filled with blood or had collapsed. No matter how much we try to help all the animals that come through here, there always seems to be someone purposely causing an animal to suffer for some sick reason, it’s disgusting.

So if anyone that might have any information about who might have shoot this poor dog you can call the animal shelter @ 951-358-7387. There might even be a reward for info on the sick’o that did this to the dog.

Read the article by Steven Barrie here.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Rescued Dogs, Dead Dogs, Dog Laws And A Special Dog

The Memphis Police have arrested Randall Lomax from N Memphis for animal cruelty when they found three pit bulls with no food or water. The sad part is that two of the dogs had to be put down and Randall Lomax is saying that the dogs weren’t even his.

I guess we will have to wait and see what the outcome is on the charges and maybe we will find out who really owns the dogs.

Read the article by Jason Miles here.

The Pennsylvania SPCA had one hell of a day when they found all kind of animals that were either dead or alive in a South Philly home.

A spokesman for the PSPCA named George Bengal said: This is an extremely bizarre case, this is a hoarder situation but I think that the individual who lives in here has every kind of species known to man.

The animal abuser had told the Philadelphia Police that he worked for the CIA. Ya right, this nut case was living with eight dead dogs and even a dead alligator. Now he is charged with animal cruelty for what he did to these animals.

Read the article by Dan Stamm here.

The state of Missouri have finally sent in the final version of their new dog breeding rules while the temporary rules will stay in affect to help stop the puppy mills. The state is finally getting down on the money making puppy mills they even hired two more inspectors and a vet.

Read the article by Dick Aldrich here.

A special seven year old child named Evan Moss who has epilepsy and seizures wanted his own service dog and after finding out how much they cost, he had taken matters into his own hands by writing a book call My Seizure Dog. Evan is hoping to sell enough of his books so that he can buy his own service dog from 4 Paws for Ability.

This just shows that the will is greater than the anything. You can get Evans book here.

Read the article by Tom Jackman here.

Ozzy Osbourne Paid How Much For That Rescue Dog

Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon had won the highest bid on a little Yorkshire terrier at the 13th Anniversary of DesignCare which benefits Autism. Their winning bid for the little rescue dog named Ozzy was ten grand that not only went to help the Holly Robinson Peete's HollyRod Foundation, a little dog was rescued too.

Sharon Osbourne wrote on her tweeter account: Attended HollyRod's 'DesignCare' charity event last nite w Ozzy. We had a brilliant nite Ozzy bought a rescue (Yorky) puppy. Quite fabulous (sic).

Read the article here.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Dogs Aren’t Suppose To Catch Hendra Virus

That seems to be the question for the Queensland authorities in Australia when an outbreak of the Hendra virus that has affected fourteen horses and now a dog.

The Queensland’s chief vet Dr Rick Symons said: We don't know how the dog contracted the virus or when it happened, it was the first time outside of a laboratory that an animal other than a flying fox, horse or human, had been confirmed with the virus.

So now the Queensland Biosecurity and the Queensland Health department are real concerned on how a dog was able to get this virus.

Read the article here.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Did Lake Decatur Kill A Labrador With Leptospirosis

That seems to be the question at this time on whether it was from the water or something else that had caused David Boys dog to die from Leptospirosis.

The veterinarian who treated David’s dog Buddy named Dr. Larry Baker said: Water is the most common place they can get it, but they can get it from moist soil or exposure to anyplace animals urinate.

While the director of water management Keith Alexander said: It's inconclusive as to whether it came from Lake Decatur or not, there is no way to tell with certainty whether the two dog deaths were related to contact with water or related to urine or blood contact with other animals on dry land.

David Boys has another dog who is a Golden Retriever and he said: I'm afraid to take him swimming, I'm terrified. I'm afraid it might be in my backyard. I'm still worried about myself, my girlfriend or my other dog might come down with it. It's gut-wrenching.

Signs and Symptoms in Pets

The clinical signs of leptospirosis vary and are nonspecific. Sometimes pets do not have any symptoms. Common clinical signs have been reported in dogs. These include:
• Fever
• Vomiting
• abdominal pain
• diarrhea
• refusal to eat
• severe weakness and depression
• stiffness
• severe muscle pain
• inability to have puppies
Generally younger animals are more seriously affected than older animals.
If you think your pet may have Leptospirosis, contact your veterinarian immediately. Your veterinarian can perform tests to determine whether or not your pet has the disease.

Article from the CDC

Read the article by Chris Lusvardi here.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

You Allowed My Dog To Bark To Death, Then Lied About It

You would think that an animal clinic would have been upfront on how a dog died, but no they tried to cover up the cause of death.

A woman named Marie Moore left her bulldog named Cowboy at an animal clinic in Manhattan, NY while she went away. After she received a call from her mom saying that her dog had died due to congestive heart failure, but after further review from an autopsy it showed that the poor dog had died from severe laryngeal edema and airway obstruction and not from congestive heart failure.

Now why would the Doctor Javier Ramos and their staff from the Riverside Animal Clinic lie about how the dog really died. I feel bad for Marie Moore on losing her dog that she love because of the neglect of this animal clinic.

Read the article by Dareh Gregorian and Helen Freund here.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Sick’o Kills 55 Of His Dogs In A Standoff

A sick’o named Peter Northcutt from Montana killed fifty five of his dogs while in a standoff with the police. I only wonder why the police stood there while this nut case was able to kill all these poor dogs and nobody stopped him.

This guy even shot at the officers at one point and now the Carbon County Attorney Alex Nixon only charged Peter Northcutt with two felony’s and one aggravated animal cruelty charge. Dam this guy killed fifty five dogs and he only gets one charge against him.

I hope that the ten huskies that survived from being a victim of Peter Northcutt nightmare are able to find a loving home.

Read the article by Zach Benoit & Clair Johnson here.

Who Said That Dogs Don't Like To Rock Climb

This dog Biscuit is pretty good at climbing the rocks in this video. I also read a few of the comments that were left on this video and a lot of people are worried that the dog might fall and die one day. By the looks of the knowledge this dog has on the way he climbs these rocks are a lot better them most rock climbers.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

American Humane Association Offers Free Pet Meets Baby Book Download

Free Book Helps Families Introduce Pets and Babies

Parents can get valuable information, and also win prizes from Victoria Stilwell, star of Animal Planet's "It's Me or the Dog"

A valuable book called Pet Meets Baby is available in a free download from American Humane Association ( to help families safely introduce a new baby or new child to a beloved pet, and a new pet to their children.

Too often, young families relinquish a pet when the first baby comes, fearing harm to an infant. But there are ways to prepare the pet for a safe introduction to children, and a gentle transition in a family's attention when a new child takes center stage.

Pet Meets Baby can help keep families and pets together with practical tips for how to prepare the pet's possible re-location to another room; how to encourage careful first introductions; how to understand when a pet becomes stressed; and what to do so that children and pets can grow up together and form strong bonds.

In addition to downloading a free booklet, American Humane Association invites readers to fill out a simple survey online to share how they integrated pets and children into their homes. People who fill out the short survey will automatically be entered into a sweepstakes to win one of several prize packages from Victoria Stilwell, the star of Animal Planet's "It's Me or The Dog," and a national ambassador for American Humane Association. The grand prize winner will receive a 30-minute private phone consultation with Ms. Stilwell to discuss her advice for particular pet challenges. Drawings for all prizes begin in August and continue through November. Entrants must be at least 18 and comply with rules posted on the website to be eligible for these prizes:

August and September drawings for a $75 value Prize Package of a Victoria Stilwell "Positively" T-shirt; an autographed copy of the book, It's Me or the Dog: How to Have the Perfect Pet, by Victoria Stilwell, and an autographed photo of Victoria Stilwell.
October drawing for a $140 value Deluxe Prize Package of a Victoria Stilwell "Positively" T-shirt; an autographed copy of the book, It's Me or the Dog: How to Have the Perfect Pet, by Victoria Stilwell; an autographed photo of Victoria Stilwell; and the "It's Me or the Dog: Season One" 4-disc DVD set.
November drawing for a $375 value Grand Prize Package of a Victoria Stilwell "Positively" T-shirt; an autographed copy of the book, It's Me or the Dog: How to Have the Perfect Pet, by Victoria Stilwell; an autographed photo of Victoria Stilwell; and a private 30-minute telephone consultation with Victoria Stilwell on pet behavior and training.

"Introducing a new baby to your family pet can be a beautiful thing," said Ms. Stilwell. "The bond that can develop between children and their pets is priceless if it is built on safe practices, mutual respect and love. Bringing home a new baby can be stressful for pets. If that process is not managed and successfully prepared for, the consequences can range from the mildly annoying to tragic. Pet Meets Baby is a great resource I recommend to my clients to make sure they know what to expect and how best to minimize the risks associated with introducing new family members – whether they have four legs or two."

American Humane Association encourages all pet owners to download as many free copies as they like at, or to order copies in packs of ten from Amazon at to distribute to PTA groups, friends, or veterinary clients. It's a great way to help American Humane Association strengthen the relationship between people and animals. Distribution of Pet Meets Baby is made possible through a grant to American Humane Association from The P&G Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation.

About American Humane Association

For the last 134 years, American Humane Association has been at the forefront of major advances that protect children, pets, and farm animals from cruelty, abuse, disasters, and neglect. Today we're also leading the way in understanding human-animal relationships and how they can best benefit both. As the nation's voice for the protection of children and animals, American Humane Association reaches millions of people every day through groundbreaking research, education, training and services that span a wide network of organizations, agencies and businesses. You can help make a difference, too. Visit American Humane Association at today.

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SOURCE American Humane Association

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Australian Judge Lets Cruel Dog Killer Off Easy

Can you even imagine anybody tying up their dog and beating it with a chair leg and then throwing the poor dog in the swimming pool. Well that’s what an animal abuser named Kenneth Williams Jenkins did to his Golden Retriever last year.

The worst part of this is that Magistrate Jacqui Payne only fined this animal abuser three grand and kept the charges off his record because of his job.

Who cares what kind of job this jerk had, he should have been treated like everyone else.

Kenneth Williams Jenkins lawyer William Crane said: Sometimes a good and decent man behaves in an inexplicable way. Mr. Jenkins behaved in such a way on that day.

Yes we all know that the injuries he did to his dog was unjustified and shows that he just another animal abuser. I don’t know who this guy works for but I wouldn’t have a lowlife like this working for me.

Read the article by Jasmin Lill here.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Fined For Using A Shock Collar On His Dog

A dog owner over in Wales has been fined for using a shock collar on his dog. This wasn’t the first time that Phillip Pook was warned about the use of these collars and now that it a law on banding them he has been fined L2,000 for the illegal use on his border collie.

David Prosser the Prosecutor said: This is the first prosecution under the regulations for this type of collar. It operates like an electric fence, and if the dog approaches the boundaries or tries to escape it sends a shock to the dog.

Nic De Celis the RSPCA inspector said: It's gratifying to see that this new legislation really works and is making a difference to animal welfare in Wales. I hope this case sends a strong message to all animal owners in Wales that the courts will not tolerate the use of these barbaric devices.

I have to agree with Nic De Celis that these shock collars are barbaric and cause the dogs a lot of harm. I have watched this dog trainer use them on his dogs which he has a lot of pride in how well his dogs are trained. Well from my point of view I only see that these dogs have been shocked so many times that they will do anything not to be shocked again.

They say that you can train any animal with these collars after awhile and I only wonder how much damage they really do to them. I tried one of these a few years back and after seeing one of my dogs get blasted by the shock I threw the dammed thing out. It didn’t take but one time to see what it did to the poor dog and I can only imagine what these things will do over time to a dog. I wish they would ban them here in the USA and in other countries too.

Read the article here.

Your Dogs Name Is What?

Veterinary Pet Insurance Reveals Top 10 Most Unusual Dog and Cat Names of 2011

Sorry Max, Some Pet Owners Pick Peculiarity Over Popularity

Although "Bella" and "Max" may lead the pack as the most popular names for pets, thousands of others are donning monikers of a less conventional form. For the fourth consecutive year, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation's oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance, is celebrating the most clever, creative and quirky pet names across the country. VPI employees selected 50 unusual dog names and 50 unusual cat names from the company's database of more than 485,000 insured pets and narrowed them down by voting for the 10 wackiest names in each category. Following are the 10 Most Unusual Dog and Cat Names for 2011:

Franco Furter
Stinkie Mcstinkerson
Sir Seamus McPoop
Audrey Shepburn
Dewey Decimell
Knuckles Capone
Beagle Lugosi
Shooter Mclovin
Uzi Duzi Du

Ozzy Pawsbourne
Mr. Meowgi
Corporal Cuddles
Cat Masterson
Tape W. Orm
Louisiana Purchase

"When we spoke with the pet owners from our Top Ten lists, we found that many had similar strategies for naming new furry family members," said Curtis Steinhoff, director of corporate communications for VPI. "Nearly every one attributed their creativity to an unusual behavior or characteristic that makes their pet unique. As you can imagine, there are some interesting stories and distinct personalities behind names like Sir Seamus Mcpoop and Ozzy Pawsbourne."

For the full lists of 50 unusual dog and cat names, pictures of pets that made the Top 10, and the stories behind their unusual names, visit

About Veterinary Pet Insurance

With more than 485,000 pets insured nationwide, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co./DVM Insurance Agency is the No. 1 veterinarian-recommended pet health insurance company and is a member of the Nationwide Insurance family of companies. Providing pet owners with peace of mind since 1982, the company is committed to being the trusted choice of America's pet lovers and an advocate of pet health education. VPI Pet Insurance plans cover dogs, cats, birds and exotic pets for multiple medical problems and conditions relating to accidents, illnesses and injuries. Optional CareGuard® is available for routine care.

Medical plans are available in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. More than 2,000 companies nationwide offer VPI Pet Insurance as an employee benefit. Policies are underwritten by Veterinary Pet Insurance Company in California and in all other states by National Casualty Company, an A+15 rated company in Madison, Wisconsin. Pet owners can find VPI Pet Insurance on Facebook or follow @VPI on Twitter. For more information about VPI Pet Insurance, call 800-USA-PETS (800-872-7387) or visit

SOURCE Veterinary Pet Insurance

There sure are some funny names in this list.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

I Didn’t Expect To See A Jaguarundi In My Yard Tonight

At first I wasn’t sure what I was looking for when my wife said that see heard a loud noise on the roof, but after looking around and finally looking on the roof myself I came face to face with a Jaguarundi.

Yes that was a little scary at first when I thought that it was a panther and then after a little research I found out that it was a Jaguarundi. Now I have to worry about this wild cat and the coyotes’ with my two little dogs. Not to forget about my fish in the pond.

I might even have to adopt a bigger dog to help protect my two little guys.

Friday, July 15, 2011

The San Jose Animal Care Center Is Calling It: The Chihuahua Crisis of 2011

I have read about some animal shelters being overwhelmed with animals but the San Jose Animal Care Center had turned into a crisis with three hundred and twenty nine dogs that were mostly Chihuahuas.

Julie St. Gregory from the San Jose Animal Care Center said: We're doubling, we're tripling and we're storing Chihuahuas in our cat cages at the moment. We got in seventy five animals on July sixth alone. They're not being picked up like they usually are, we don't know why.

Reading the article that was written by Linda Goldston I can feel her love for these dogs that nobody seems to care enough and claim their pets. Linda is also asking for the help of some of the well know Chihuahua lovers for their support.

I can only say that it’s real sad that these owners of these dogs are so cold that they won’t even come to the shelter and pick up their dogs. I wish I had all their names because I would post them so that others would know who they are. And maybe it would stop someone from selling them another pet, since they don’t care enough for the ones they just discarded.

Read the article by Linda Goldston here.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Animal Shelter Employees Take Matters In Their Own Hands

Could you imagine walking into to your job at an animal shelter and finding all the animals gone? Well that’s what happened at the Priest River Animal Rescue in Idaho this week. Apparently ten of the employees and four board members had quit their job and someone took nine dogs and sixty cats that were in the shelter to another shelter that was a no kill shelter.

I can only guess that the employees knew something was wrong and that maybe these animals were going to be killed or something. Why would anyone one do something like this if it wasn’t true. While no charges have been filed, I can only hope they animals are safe.

Read the article by Anthony Gomes here.

Hard Times, Old Age And Animal Abusers Don't Mix

It’s sad when you read about an eighty three year old woman and her sisters who is to be charged with animal cruelty when the Pennsylvania SPCA went to her home and rescued twenty cats and a dog who were in bad health.

But then to find out that they had a grave site in their front yard where they buried nineteen dead animals. I guess they were the caretakers for the dead animals that they found around town.

George Bengal from the Pennsylvania SPCA said: One sister would go out and pick up dead animals on the highway and bring them back and bury them and the ones that died inside she would bury too.

Read the article David Chang and Claudia Rivero here.

Then you have another sad seen where an eighty five year old person who had eighteen dogs in cages with no water or food in horrid conditions.

An employee at the Shawnee Animal Clinic in Ohio named Dean Vastine said: It was worse than a pig pen with 150 pigs, It's the worst thing I saw in my life, it makes you feel like crying.

Dave Gowdy from the Sierra's Haven animal shelter said: I don't know how she could breathe, It's a sad situation when people have no family. I think she relied on these animals to fulfill that empty gap. She thought she was doing the right thing but when you get right down to it, she was making these animals suffer more than she was doing for them.

Read the article by Bill Murray here.

Then you have another elderly guy who had nine dogs taken from him by the Siouxland Humane Society, IA due to not being able to take proper care of the dogs.

Hopefully these dogs will be able to be adopted out to loving homes.

Read the article by Molly Montag here.

Down in Memphis the Police have arrest Keith Webb and Gracie Keith-Webb on aggravated cruelty to animals when they found two dead dogs that were chained up outside.

A local landscaper named Justin Jones said: I never saw any food bowls, I never saw any big tubs of water for the dogs, to make sure they were getting plenty of water, but it did concern me in this heat, especially having dogs chained up in the back yard.

I always wondered why someone got a dog and just left it chained up outside. Why did you get the dog in the first place?

Read the article here.

I know times are bad, but why would you live in an animal shelter. That’s what a guy named Richard Huey and his family was doing at a closed animal shelter called Steve Courson Humane Society Animal Shelter in North Union Township, PA.

This is real sad to read when you think about what has been going on these last few years. Hopefully his wife and kid will be able to find a real place to live. And their dogs were taken to a vet by a shelter member.

Read the article here.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Someone Took All The Pet Food From The Des Moines Animal Shelter

Can you believe that some lowlife went and took all the pet food from an animal shelter in Carlisle, IA.

The shelter's director Martha Wittkowski said: We just opened it and everything was gone. It's like, who would take food from the animals? It was full. We had litter stacked all the way to the top, both kinds of litter and dog and cat food stacked almost all the way to the top. It's all prescription food. It's not like they can go sell it anywhere. The stuff we use because we're a special needs shelter a lot of special diets, prescription diets and the food we feed to the general population of the shelter can only be purchased from a vet.

Hopefully they catch who ever it was that took all this food from the shelter.

Read the article here.

You can help support them @
Animal Lifeline of Iowa
P.O. Box 12
Carlisle, IA 50047

Update: Animal Lifeline Has Been Getting A Lot Of Support With Donations

Smile for a Cure To Help Fight Against Canine Cancer

The National Canine Cancer Foundation Puts Pink Paw Seal of Approval on Inaugural “Smile for a Cure!”

The National Canine Cancer Foundation (NCCF) is partnering with over 55 featured pet photographers nationwide to launch “Smile for a Cure,” an exclusive program to raise awareness and funds in the fight against canine cancer.

During August and September 2011, exclusive Smile for a Cure pet photographers from across the country will donate 100% of their session fees to The National Canine Cancer Foundation, a non-profit, 501(C) 3 dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health issue in dogs. One in four dogs will be diagnosed with Cancer, and 50% of them will die from this terrible disease. Find out more at

Founded in 2009 by North Carolina pet photographer, Nunthany Johnson, Smile for a Cure is composed of a caring group of pet photographers dedicated to making a difference in the lives of dogs with cancer and the people who love them. Smile for a Cure is a direct result of cancer that hit home when Johnson’s Bichon Frise, Max, was diagnosed with hemangiosarcoma, a fatal cancer of the blood vessels.

“When someone you love has cancer, whether animal or human, it can be devastating,” says Johnson.

Her love for Max spurred her to be an active participant in finding a cure, and through her heartbreak her mission to help fight canine cancer was born. She is now joined by over 55 pet photographers across the US, working together for a cure. Smile for a Cure pet photographers are some of the top pet photographers in their regions. Photo sessions are designed to be fun and an opportunity to celebrate a client’s dog and what’s unique about him or her.

“By booking a session, you can make a tremendous difference in the lives of dogs as well as humans, making this all the more important. The National Institute of Health has gone on record to declare that much of the research on canine cancer applies to human cancer as well,” - Gary Nice, President and CEO of the NCCF.

Smile for a Cure is proudly supported by DogTime Media. Be sure to visit this August for exclusive information, photos and first hand accounts from editor Leslie Smith.

To find out more about Smile for a Cure and finding a participating photographer, visit

For additional inquiries please contact:
Chris Pike

The National Canine Cancer Foundation is a nationwide, contribution funded, 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to eliminating Cancer as a major health issue in dogs by funding grants directly to Cancer researchers who are working to save lives, find cures, better treatments and accurate, cost effective diagnostic methods in dealing with canine Cancer. The purpose of the Foundation’s Research Grant Program is to encourage and provide grant support for basic, pre-clinical and clinical research in high impact and innovative cancer research, which is intended to develop innovative approaches to a cure, treatment, diagnosis or prevention of cancers in dogs. The program fosters collaboration between basic and clinical scientists with the intent of enhancing the transfer of basic research findings to clinical usefulness.

Bark for Your Park 15 Finalist

PetSafe Announces 'Bark for Your Park' Finalists
Supporters can vote for favorite city to win $100,000 for a local dog park

PetSafe, a leading innovator in pet behavior and lifestyle products, has announced the 15 finalist cities in "Bark for Your Park," a national contest through which one U.S. community will be awarded $100,000 toward building a local dog park.

"We are impressed and overjoyed with the response to our Bark for Your Park contest," said Randy Boyd, president and CEO of PetSafe. "We received nominations from at least one city in each of the 48 eligible states. We encourage all the amazing cities and passionate individuals out there to keep working for pet friendly initiatives in your communities. No matter the outcome of this contest, we hope you'll continue to 'bark' for your park."

The 15 finalist cities are:

Allentown, Pennsylvania
Bullhead City, Arizona
Derby, Vermont
Fort Dodge, Iowa
Huntington, West Virginia
Kirkland, Washington
Lynchburg, Virginia
Mission Viejo, California
Mobile, Alabama
Montgomery, Alabama
Orland Park, Illinois
Pacifica, California
Plainfield, Indiana
Warsaw, Indiana
Westfield, Indiana

Now it's up to the public to "bark for your park." The finalists have each submitted a two-minute video featuring their community's commitment and enthusiasm for a dog park. City supporters and dog park enthusiasts can view the finalist videos and vote for their favorite city to win on and on PetSafe's Facebook page. From July 13-Aug. 3, each person can vote once per day per voting site.

At the end of the three-week voting stage, the finalist community with the most votes will receive $100,000 toward building a PetSafe dog park.

For more information about the PetSafe "Bark for Your Park" contest, visit or check out the PetSafe Facebook page. For more information about PetSafe and its innovative pet products, visit

About PetSafe®

Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, PetSafe leads the industry in the development of innovative pet behavior, containment, lifestyle product solutions and services. Visit:


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

They Left Their Dogs To Die

How could you just leave a small puppy to starve to death on his own?

Well an animal abuser named Cherika Alvarez from the Bronx, NY did just that to her little pit bull when she was evicted from her apartment back in November of two thousand and ten.

The poor dog was found dead with no body fat and it even had razorblades in its stomach. I only wonder why the landlord didn’t find the little pit bull after Alvarez was kicked out of the apartment. What a sad ending for this dog because nobody cared.

Read the article by Kirstan Conley here.

Then you have another animal abuser down in Martinez, GA who left five dogs to die in their home when they moved.

What is wrong with these people that do this to their once loved pets.

Now Mark Stephen Robinson has been charged with aggravated animal cruelty for what he did to his five dogs. The animal control field supervisor for Columbia County Daniel Mayne said: This is all out bar none the worst animal cruelty case we've seen. Extremely sad situation there's no need to put an animal through that kind of torment. Animals can't walk up to the tap and turn on the faucet for themselves. They rely on us to provide that care for them and whenever someone fails to do that they need to be held accountable for those actions.

Read the article by Katie Beasley here.

And to top it off you have a lowlife who took a little child with Down Syndrome named Joey Anderson from Carver, Mass. dog from their yard.

Why would anybody do something like this to a little child is beyond me, I only hope that the police find his dog and arrest the lowlife for what he did.

Read the article here.

The Memphis, Tenn. has put out a warrant for Demetria Hogan on two counts of animal cruelty for the ex employee of the Memphis animal shelter due to a missing pit bull she had taken from a home.

The authorities are thinking that Demetria Hogan who has a bad criminal history might have sold the dog instead of bringing it to the shelter.

There is even a reward out for the return of the pit bull named Kapone.

Read the article here.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Vitamin Water for Dogs?

Australian Company Launches New Vitamin Water for Dogs in the USA

Pet Pop Australia is launching a range of natural mineral water with added B complex vitamins for dogs after discovering that ready to use vitamins and dog beverages were missing in the market.

Pet Pop Australia is launching a range of natural mineral water with added B complex vitamins for dogs after discovering that ready to use vitamins and dog beverages were missing in the market.

Pet Pop Vitamin Plus is a professionally formulated, thirst quenching dog supplement containing essential Vitamin B Complex. It’s the best tasting and most nutritious vitamin water for dogs. It can be taken every day or as a treat. One bottle a day will provide those much needed extra nutrients for dogs. Suitable for all dog sizes, ages and breeds.

Recently launched exclusively at the USA Global Pet Expo in Orlando Florida , the buyers of large pet store chains, distributors and retailers have placed orders with the local Aussie firm and have shown great enthusiasm for the product. Other countries attending also placed orders and are waiting eagerly to get the product to market as they had not seen a product of this kind before.

Pet Pop Vitamin Plus can be sold straight off the shelf or from the fridge, and comes in a four pack or can be sold as single bottles. The packaging makes the product easily portable, so dog owners can refresh and revitalize their dog on the go. The product is appealing to both male and female pet owners aged 18+.

The bottles have screw top lids for convenience and are made from recycled glass. The packaging is also made from recycled cardboard. Each bottle is 330ml (11.1fl oz) with added Vitamin B Complex for your dog’s health and vitality.

There are 6 packs of 4 x 330ml (11.1fl oz) bottles in each carton. Pet Pop Vitamin Plus offers shipping to any country. All enquiries welcome.

For those pooches that prefer their water without sparkles, there's Pet Pop, a natural still mineral water in a range of colours, created with natural ingredients. Available in Luscious Lulu, Lemon Lola, Candy Pop and Betty Blu, Pet Pop's zingy colours will make a statement in your dog's water bowl.

According to the Australian Companion Animal Council, an estimated 63% of households in Australia owned a pet, with 53% owning a dog or cat and expenditure on pet care is increasing.

In America nearly 40% of households are dog owners and research shows that they're also good for us — for our health keeping us calm and balanced, and for our children keeping them active.

"Pets really are one of the family," says Pets Palace Australia spokesperson, Bonnie Senior "We treat them – and spoil them – as if they were our children. It's just as much fun to put a dog in a cute sweatshirt as it is a child."

The change is visible in our shopping centres. Pet stores are crowded with treats, toys and doggie fashion. Supermarket shelves are lined with premium foods boasting a high nutritional content and a range of ingredients that would tempt a human palate.

Pet Pop Vitamin Plus retails for AUD$13.95 for a box of four, plus delivery. Pet Pop Vitamin Plus is currently seeking distributors and retailers in Australia, USA and New Zealand.

Diane Costa,
Pet Pop Australia
Phone: +612 9565 2120 / +61 425214853

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Is There No Such Thing As Hypoallergenic And Non-Hypoallergenic Dogs

No Scientific Basis For Hypoallergenic Dogs Having Less Allergen

Contrary to popular belief, so-called hypoallergenic dogs do not have lower household allergen levels than other dogs.

That's the conclusion of a study by Henry Ford Hospital researchers who sought to evaluate whether hypoallergenic dogs have a lower dog allergen in the home than other dogs. Hypoallergenic dogs are believed to produce less dander and saliva and shed less fur.

The findings are to be published online this month in the American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy.

"We found no scientific basis to the claim hypoallergenic dogs have less allergen," says Christine Cole Johnson, Ph.D., MPH, chair of Henry Ford's Department of Public Health Sciences and senior author of the study.

"Based on previous allergy studies conducted here at Henry Ford, exposure to a dog early in life provides protection against dog allergy development. But the idea that you can buy a certain breed of dog and think it will cause less allergy problems for a person already dog-allergic is not borne out by our study."

This is believed to be the first time researchers measured environmental allergen associated with hypoallergenic dogs. Previous studies analyzed hair samples from only a handful of dogs in a small number of breeds.

Henry Ford researchers analyzed dust samples collected from 173 homes one month after a newborn was brought home. The dust samples were collected from the carpet or floor in the baby's bedroom and analyzed for the dog allergen Can f 1. Only homes with one dog were involved in the study. Sixty dog breeds were involved in the study, 11 of which are considered hypoallergenic dogs.

Based on public web site claims of hypoallergenic breeds, dogs were classified as hypoallergenic using one of four "schemes" based on their breed for comparing allergen levels. Scheme A compared purebred hypoallergenic dogs to purebred non-hypoallergenic dogs; Scheme B compared purebred and mixed breed dogs with at least one hypoallergenic parent to purebred non-hypoallergenic dogs; Scheme C compared purebred and mixed breed dogs with at least one hypoallergenic parent to purebred and mixed breed dogs with no known hypoallergenic component; Scheme D compared only purebred dogs identified as hypoallergenic by the American Kennel Club to all other dogs.

Researchers found that the four schemes yielded no significant differences in allergen levels between hypoallergenic dogs and non-hypoallergenic dogs. In homes where the dog was not allowed in the baby's bedroom, the allergen level for hypoallergenic dogs was slightly higher compared to allergen levels of non-hypoallergenic dogs.

While researchers acknowledged limitations in their study - the amount of time the dog spent in the baby's bedroom was not recorded and the size of its sample did not allow looking at specific breeds - they say parents should not rely on dog breeds classified as hypoallergenic.

David Olejarz
Henry Ford Health System

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Abandon & Wild Dogs

It’s so sad when the animal shelters have went way beyond their limit of animals in their shelters that they have to keep killing them to make room for more abandoned dogs.

The animal shelter in Charleston, SC just put down twenty dogs and cats while wondering if they will have to put down even more.

While a shelter in Port Isabel, TX that is a no kill shelter has been over whelmed that they might even have to start killing some of the animals. Now that heartbreaking to even think about but when so many people are just dumping their pets and the puppy mills just pumping out more and more dogs to make a buck, has become a realality of sadness for these animals.

Even in Fayetteville, NC due to people just abandoning their dogs they now have around one hundred and fifty dogs running around in packs. So where do you think these dogs are going to eat?

I only wonder why people are so cold hearted to just dump their pets off at a shelter or even just abandon them.
And those puppy mills that see and read about so many dogs being killed that have no homes just keep making more puppies for the money.

Why is all I ASK.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Could The HER2 Treatment By Advaxis Be The One For Canine Osteosarcoma

UPenn Initiates Canine Osteosarcoma Study With Advaxis HER2

Advaxis, Inc. (OTCBB: ADXS), a leader in developing the next generation of immunotherapies for cancer and infectious diseases, announces that the first dog has entered a dose-ranging in canine osteosarcoma at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.

Canine Osteosarcoma is a cancer of long (leg) bones that is a leading killer of large dogs over the age of 10 years. Standard treatment is amputation immediately after diagnosis, followed by chemotherapy. Invariably, however, the cancer metastasizes to the lungs. With chemotherapy, dogs survive about 18 months compared to 6-12 months, without treatment. The HER2 antigen is believed to be present in up to 50% of osteosarcoma. ADXS-HER2 creates an immune attack on cells expressing this antigen and has been developed to treat human breast cancer. The Company plans to file an IND later this year for this indication.

In 2010, Advaxis contracted with the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine to conduct a canine clinical program to determine the safety and efficacy of ADXS-HER2 in osteosarcoma. Positive results may lead to research in humans, as well.

"There is an especially high unmet need for safe, effective and reasonably priced cancer therapy in the companion animal market," commented Thomas A Moore, Chairman and CEO of Advaxis, Inc. "This early study gets us started."

About the Canine Osteosarcoma Trial

The study will be under the direction of Dr. Nicola Mason, an assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Only dogs with a histological diagnosis of osteosarcoma and evidence of expression of HER2/neu by malignant cells will be eligible for enrollment.

All dogs will receive 4 weeks of carboplatin therapy. Four weeks after the last carboplatin dose, dogs will receive ADXS-HER2 once every three weeks for a total of 3 doses. Group 1 (3 dogs) will receive 1x108 CFU per dose, Group 2 (3 dogs) will each receive 5x108 CFU per dose and Group 3 (3 dogs) will receive 1x109 CFU per dose. Additional dogs may be added to a Group to gather more data should if a potentially dose limiting toxicities, be observed. Therefore 9-18 dogs may be treated in the initial study.

University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
Advaxis Incorporated

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Did Colorado Put Out Bounties On Animal Abusers

Well it’s nice to read about at least one state willing to pay for information on animal abusers. Now that Denver Crime Stoppers has joined up with the Colorado Humane Society hopefully they will be able to put a big dent in the animal abuse in their state.

Rigo Neira from the Colorado Humane Society said: If you see something you feel doesn't look right, that's the appropriate time to call. The main way we get information about animal cruelty is through tips, from somebody who has seen something or heard something.

So Colorado all you have to do is call 720-913-7867 and you could make up to two thousand dollars and hopefully save an animal from being abused.

Read the article here.

Over in Lake County Indiana the local Sheriff’s and the Humane Society had their hands full when they rescued twenty dogs that were part of a dog fighting ring.

Looking at this video you can see how bad these dogs were from all the fighting they did and near the end you can still see that they are friendly and loveable even though they went through a hell of a life.

Hopefully now that Willie Hargrove, Clifton Harris, Sammie J. Jones and Brandon J. Peterson have been arrested they will get the maximum penalties for what they did to these dogs.

Read the article here.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Dog Survives Beating By A Deputy And Survives After Being Left For Dead

A Deputy from Ohio County, KY named Randy Taylor has been suspended from his job due to complaint that he beat a dog and buried the dog thinking that it was dead.

I don’t know about you but this is one sick cop that I hope gets charged for the animal abuse that he did to this poor dog which was able to survive after three long days before being found.

Read the article here.

On a good note, thanks to a micro chip a dog owner who lost his dog seven years ago will be getting his dog back. The current owner named Kim Rafter from Rogers, Ark. is a bit upset after having the dog for the last seven years and now she will have to part with the dog that had become part of her life.

My question is why it took so long before the micro chip wasn’t found to be a missing dog before. You would think that when you take your dog to a vet they always check to be sure that the animal is yours and not stolen. Maybe more vets should be checking all pets that come into their business to be safe. Who knows it just might be your pet that is missing.

Read the article here.

Do You Remember When PETA Put Out A Video About Animal Abuse In A Research Lab

Back in 2010 PETA had recorded a video of animal abuse at the Professional Laboratory and Research Services Inc. in Corapeake, NC which showed animal abuse from some of the employees at the lab.

Warning this video is graphic. This is very upsetting to watch again and see what these employees did to these animals.

Well now maybe some justice will be served now that the Gates County DA Frank Parrish has now charged Christine Clement and Tracy Small on two counts of cruelty to animals. And charged Jessica Detty and Mary Ramsey with five counts of cruelty to animals for what they did.

It’s nice that this horror shop was closed down and I wonder why the owner at the time Helen Sonenshine from Virginia was not charged too.

You can read the article and the whole story here at PETA.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

You Better Hope Your Dog Doesn’t Eat This Gum

Once again another dog dies from eating chewing gum called Icebreakers that are made by Hersey’s that contain Xylitol. The poor dog had gotten acute liver failure from eating this gum.

There are so many different things that will either kill or make your dog very ill. Another good article that tells what the top ten pet toxins were for 2010 by the ASPCA were: Human medications, insecticides, Rodenticides, different types of People Food, Veterinary Medications, Chocolate, Household Toxins, plants, herbicides and Outdoor Toxins.

We always need to be causes with all these types of items that might be deadly for our pets.

Read the article here.

Monday, July 4, 2011

I Hope You Enjoy Your 4th Of July

I hope that you are enjoying your 4th of July, but I'm still hiding from all the noise. See ya when it's over.....Woof...Woof..

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Finally America You Can Buy NRG Dog Food

NRG Dog Food -- No Gimmicks Required

In a competitive industry such as pet products, companies are constantly trying to find a way to win over consumers through the use of marketing, advertising and unique gimmicks. Sometimes people just want an excellent product. NRG pet products out of Canada, makers of NRG dog food and treats, have done just that. NRG's dehydrated whole foods dog food, Canada’s premier dehydrated dog food, is now available in the U.S.

In a competitive industry such as pet products, companies are constantly trying to find a way to win over consumers through the use of marketing, advertising and unique gimmicks. Sometimes people just want an excellent product. NRG pet products out of Canada, makers of NRG dog food and treats, have done just that. NRG's dehydrated whole foods dog food, Canada’s premier dehydrated dog food, is now available in the U.S. What is unique about NRG? NRG is based on the concept of using wholesome ingredients which gives the food a high palatability with dogs plus the only dog food that is balanced for all life stages using only bioavailable nutrition.

NRG is the original whole foods dehydrated dog food, manufactured for almost 15 years in Canada and now available here in the U.S. NRG is known for using only whole food ingredients consisting of fruits and vegetables purchased from the same suppliers that grocery stores buy from. All of the proteins are free range, hormone free and wild caught. NRG manufactures three unique diets Maxim, Vitality and Optimum. When asked about how they market NRG dog food they stated, “We let the dog food talk for itself. Once dogs try it they love it and the owners love the results. We do not need to eat the food ourselves, we are not dogs plus dogs have different nutritional requirements than humans, nor do we make ridiculous claims that NRG is a miracle food. It is just good wholesome food for dogs,” quoted Mr. Bachmann manager of their U.S. branch out of Washington State.

This is definitely a different approach than most manufacturers in the pet food industry if not any industry, but NRG is a unique dog food. Unlike commercial pet food companies who profit billions of dollars off of the sales of their dog food. NRG is an artisan dog food company that produces the dog food by hand. “NRG might be the only dog food brand in the market that uses such high quality ingredients and whose ingredients are recognizable. This is not a processed kibble by any means.”

If you are a dog owner who is looking for a new twist on an old product, NRG's dog products might be the right choice. NRG USA is the direct importer and distributor of NRG dog food, visit their website at

Friday, July 1, 2011

What’s It Take To Be A Responsible Pet Owner, Don’t Ask These People

With the hot weather season in Arizona the Pinal County Animal Care and Control were out rescuing seventeen pit bulls from an owner who left two of the dogs chained up outside with no water.

You have to wonder why anyone would just leave their dogs outside in this heat in the first place. My dogs don’t even like going out in this heat because they know it’s hot out there.

Read the article here.

I just loved this article about a news station who had confronted a dog owner who left his dog in the car for four hours.

When they confronted the dog’s owner they said: There are going to be people who see this and think maybe you don't love your animal. That's no way to treat a dog.

Their reply was: I completely agree, and I feel really bad. I'm obviously very concerned right now.

That sure makes me laugh how people will just lie to cover their abuse because they were too busy to car. I have confronted people about leaving their dogs and even leaving their kids in the car.

So hopefully when the animal control officer finds out where they live they will give them a fine that might just make them better dog owners and maybe save this dogs life.

Read the article here.

In other animal abuse news the abuser who left forty cats that were infested with fleas, sores and no food in Carrick, Indiana last month has been found.

Now the State Humane Officer Kathy Hecker is looking to make Joan Martinez pay for all the cat that was needed to the Animal Friends Rescue Shelter along with her being charged with sixty four counts of animal cruelty.

This is going to be one expensive lesson for Joan Martinez for what she did and I only wish that all the animal abusers had to pay the full cost for what they did to their pets.

Read the article here.

And now you got an animal abuser named Michael R. Fessler from PA who had thrown his dog so hard that it broke pelvis earlier this year was afraid to show up at court.

So if things go right at court for this animal abuser the way PETA is hoping Fessler will be getting more than a slap on the wrist.

The Director of PETA Martin Mersereau said: The viciousness shown in abusing this dog must not go unpunished.

I totally agree that it’s time that these animal abusers learn to pay for what they did to their pets.

Read the article by Joy Powell here.