Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Natura Pet Products Has A Recall Of Certain Dry Cat And Dry Ferret Food

Natura Pet Recalls 5 Lots of Dry Cat and Dry Ferret Food due to Vitamin Insufficienc

Natura Pet Products has initiated a limited, voluntary recall of certain dry cat and dry ferret food lots produced in its Fremont, Nebraska facility. Due to a formulation error, these products contain insufficient levels of vitamins and excess minerals.

Pets can become ill if they lack vitamins for prolonged periods. Early signs of vitamin deficiency may include decreased appetite, lethargy, vomiting and weight loss. If treated promptly, vitamin deficiency can be successfully reversed. The presence of excess minerals in these products poses no health concern.
There have been no reports of animal health concerns to date, but these lots do not meet our quality standards and should not be consumed by pets. No other EVO® products or lots are affected by this issue.
The affected product and lot codes are:
EVO® Grain Free Turkey & Chicken Formula dry cat & kitten food
15.4 LB
5148 541400
EVO® Grain Free Turkey & Chicken Formula dry cat & kitten food
2.2 LB
5148 541402
EVO® Grain Free Turkey & Chicken Formula dry cat & kitten food
2.2 LB
5148 541402
EVO® Grain Free Turkey & Chicken Formula dry cat & kitten food
2.2 LB
5148 541402
EVO® Grain Free Ferret Food
6.6 LB
5148 542101
The problem was discovered during the investigation of an ingredient inventory discrepancy. Only these 5 lots are affected. These lots were distributed through independent retailers in CA, GA, MI, MN, NV, PA, TX, VT and Canada, as well as online. No other Natura products are affected.
Retailers have been contacted and are instructed to immediately withdraw these lots from store shelves. Consumers who purchased the product should discontinue feeding the product immediately and discard as normal household waste. We apologize for the inconvenience caused by this incident. We are taking immediate corrective action as a result of our investigation.
For more information, consumers can reach Natura Consumer Relations at 1-855-206-8297, Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST or visit

Monday, September 29, 2014

Apache Junction, AZ Animal Hospital Veterinarian Eva DeCozio Receives The 2014 Hero Veterinarian Award

 VCA Veterinarian Eva DeCozio Honored at American Humane Association's Gala with Inaugural ‘Hero Veterinarian’ Award

 Eva DeCozio, DVM of VCA Apache Junction Animal Hospital was recognized at the American Humane Association’s (AHA) Hero Dog Awards Gala with the 2014 Hero Veterinarian award sponsored by Zoetis

 Eva DeCozio, DVM of VCA Apache Junction Animal Hospital was recognized at the American Humane Association’s (AHA) Hero Dog Awards Gala with the 2014 Hero Veterinarian award, sponsored by Zoetis. Held on September 28 in Beverly Hills, California, this year’s popular event that celebrates American heroes on both ends of the leash featured hosts Terry Bradshaw and Beth Sterns.



 Recognized as a Hero Veterinarian, Dr. DeCozio embodies the qualities of a caring professional in the veterinary community. As medical director of VCA Apache Junction Animal Hospital which is located at the edge of a low-income Arizona neighborhood, Dr. DeCozio treats seriously ill pets on a daily basis. While many of her clients have scarce resources to pay for the necessary care, Dr. DeCozio refuses to turn them away because her mission is to help as many creatures as possible. Her dedication and commitment to improving the lives of pets with expert and compassionate veterinary services is what makes Dr. DeCozio a partner in care and real life hero among her peers.
“We congratulate Dr. DeCozio on being recognized with this special honor for the work she does on behalf of VCA along with her ongoing animal welfare efforts,” said Art Antin, Chief Operating Officer and Co-founder of VCA Animal Hospitals. “Eva is a caring and compassionate industry role model who exemplifies our mission that a pet’s health is our top priority.”
In addition to Dr. DeCozio’s dedication to caring for pets at VCA, she is co-founder of Panacea Animal Wellness Sanctuary (PAWS) where she has brought in hundreds of animals who might have been euthanized in other shelters, treats them, and helps them find forever homes. PAWS is a non-profit animal welfare organization that “exists to create a community in which there is no unnecessary animal euthanasia.” As a testament to Dr. DeCozio’s efforts, more than 800 animals have been given a second chance at life.
“I am overwhelmed and humbled by this huge honor,” said Dr. DeCozio. “This award is a credit to my family, my community, my clients, my patients, and of course, my technicians. I want to dedicate this award to everyone involved in our rescue group who helped make this dream of creating a non-profit a reality.”
About VCA
VCA operates more than 600 animal hospitals in 41 U.S. states and 4 Canadian provinces. These hospitals are staffed by more than 3,000 fully qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians to give your pet the very best in medical care. Over 400 of our doctors are board-certified specialists who are experts in areas such as Oncology, Cardiology, Emergency & Critical Care, and Surgery for animals. VCA provides a full range of general practice services to keep your pet well and specialized treatments for when your pet is ill. For more information on VCA Animal Hospitals, please visit

Friday, September 26, 2014

Bravo Pet Food Recall For Possible Salmonella

Bravo Recalls Select Chicken and Turkey Pet Foods Because of PossibleSalmonella Health Risk

 Bravo of Manchester, CT is recalling select lots of Bravo Turkey and Chicken pet foods for dogs and cats because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. 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 be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
The recalled product was distributed nationwide beginning on November 14, 2013 to distributors, retail stores, internet retailers and directly to consumers. The product can be identified by the batch ID code (best used by date) printed on the side of the plastic tube.
1) These products are being recalled because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
Product Number: 31-102
Size: 2 lb. (32 OZ) plastic tubes
Best used by date: 11-05-15
UPC: 829546311025
Keep Frozen
Bravo! Blends All Natural Chicken Blend diet for dogs & cats
Product Number: 21-102
Size: 2 lb. (32 OZ) plastic tubes 
Best used by date: 08-11-16 
UPC: 829546211028
Keep Frozen
2) These products are being recalled out of an abundance of caution because they were manufactured in the same manufacturing facility or on the same day as products that tested positive.
Premium Turkey Formula BRAVO Balance RAW DIET
Product Number: 31-405 
Size: 5 lb. (80 OZ) 2.3KG plastic tubes
Best used by date: 11-05-15
UPC: 829546314057
Keep Frozen
Bravo! Blends All Natural Chicken Blend diet for dogs & cats
Product Number: 21-105 
Size: 5 lb. (80 OZ) 2.3KG plastic tubes
Best used by date: 08-11-16
UPC: 829546211059
Keep Frozen
The recall was initiated after routine testing by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture revealed the presence of Salmonella in two lots of product. This batch tested negative by a third party independent laboratory prior to release for distribution to consumers.
No additional products affected by this recall. The company has received no reports of illness in either people or animals associated with these products to date.
In addition to the voluntary recall of the above products, Bravo has chosen to voluntarily withdraw the following poultry products from the marketplace to provide its customers with the certainty of safety. Those products include all sizes (2 lb., 5 lb. and 10 lb.) of Bravo Chicken Blend(s), Bravo Turkey Blend(s), Bravo Balance Chicken Balance and Bravo Balance Premium Turkey Formula frozen raw diet products with best used by dates between June 20, 2016 and September 18, 2016. This is being done out of an abundance of caution despite no evidence of any manufacturing defect or distribution problem. None of these products are known to have tested positive for the presence of pathogens. This market withdrawal has NOT been requested by the FDA, but is being done voluntarily by Bravo.
The recalled product should not be sold or fed to pets. Pet owners who have the affected product at home should dispose of this product in a safe manner (example, a securely covered trash receptacle). Customers who have purchased the recalled pet food can return to the store where purchased and submit the Product Recall Claim Form available on the Bravo websitewww.bravopetfoods.comdisclaimer icon for a full refund or store credit. More information on the Bravo recall can also be found atwww.bravopetfoods.comdisclaimer icon, or call toll free (866) 922-9222 Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (EST).

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Another Recall By PEDIGREE For Their Adult Complete Nutrition Dry Dog Food

 PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition Limited Recall Due to Metal Fragments

At PEDIGREE®, we care about all dogs and their safety and well-being is extremely important to us, and to our mission – to make a Better World for Pets. For that reason, we have announced the extension of a previous voluntary recall of PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food products due to the possible presence of a foreign material. The voluntary recall still affects 22 bags shipped to Dollar General across four U.S. states, but it now is being expanded to 55-pound bags of PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food products sold in Sam's Club in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.
This recall is being expanded to Sam's Club in the U.S. because some of the affected production lot was originally said to be held in inventory but was instead released to consumers, which has necessitated the expansion of the recall. We are confident no other packages or retailers are affected by this recall.
Bags may contain small metal fragments, which could have entered the packages during the production process. The foreign material is not embedded in the food itself, but may present a risk of injury if consumed.
We encourage consumers who have purchased affected product to discard the food or return it to the retailer for a full refund or exchange. We have not received any reports of injury or illness associated with the affected product. The lot codes indicated below should not be sold or consumed.
At Mars Petcare, we take our responsibility to pets and their owners seriously. We sincerely apologize for this situation and encourage you to reach out to us at 1-800-305-5206 from 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. CST if you have questions.
This voluntary recall affects two packages sold in the United States only. No other PEDIGREE® products are affected, including any other variety of dry dog food, wet dog food or dog treats. The affected packages are:
  • 55-pound bags of PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food sold at Sam's Club will have the lot code432E1KKM03 printed on the back of the bag near the UPC and a Best Before date of 8/7/15. See below for a list of Sam's Club stores.
  • 15-pound bags of PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food sold at Dollar General stores will have the lot code432C1KKM03 printed on the back of the bag near the UPC and a Best Before date of 8/5/15. See below for a list of Dollar General stores.
23100 10944PEDIGREE® Brand Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food in 15 pound bags
23100 10731PEDIGREE® Brand Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food in 55 pound bags
Dollar General
Affected 15-pound bags were sold between August 18 and August 30 at Dollar General stores in:
  • Arkansas:
    • Perryville
    • Cabot
  • Louisiana
    • Baton Rouge
    • Calhoun
    • Hineston
    • Jonesville
    • Pineville
    • Slaughter
  • Mississippi
    • Magnolia
    • Vicksburg
  • Tennessee
    • Memphis
Sam's Club Affected 55-pound bags were sold between August 14 and August 30 at Sam's Club in:
  • Michigan:
    • Comstock Park
    • Muskegon
    • Jackson
    • Roseville
    • Saginaw
  • Saginaw
    • Kokomo
  • Ohio
    • Dayton
    • Holland
    • Lima

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

22 Bags of PEDIGREE Recalled In Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee And Louisiana

 Mars Petcare US Announces Voluntary Recall of 22 Bags of PEDIGREE® Brand Adult Complete Nutrition for Dogs Sold at Dollar General in Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee and Louisiana  

Mars Petcare US announced a voluntary recall of 22 bags of PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food products due to the possible presence of a foreign material. The bags were produced in one manufacturing facility, and shipped to one retail customer. The facility production line has been shut down until this issue is resolved.
Affected bags, which were sold between August 18 and August 25 in 12 Dollar General stores* in Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee and Louisiana, may contain small metal fragments, which could have entered the packages during the production process. The foreign material is not embedded in the food itself, but may present a risk of injury if consumed. We encourage consumers who have purchased affected product to discard the food or return it to the retailer for a full refund or exchange. We have not received any reports of injury or illness associated with the affected product. The lot codes indicated below should not be sold or consumed.
Mars Petcare US is working with Dollar General to ensure that the recalled products are no longer sold and are removed from inventory.
Recalled Pet Food
Only 15-pound bags of PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food sold at Dollar General in Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee and Louisiana with the production code shown below are included in this voluntary recall. Each product will have a lot code printed on the back of the bag near the UPC code that reads 432C1KKM03 and a Best Before date of 8/5/15. No other PEDIGREE® products are affected, including any other variety of dry dog food, wet dog food or dog treats.
23100 10944PEDIGREE® Brand Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food in 15 pound bags
At Mars Petcare US, we take our responsibility to pets and their owners seriously. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused by this recall. Pet owners who have questions about the recall should call 1-800-305-5206 or visit
*Affected product would only have been sold in Dollar General Stores in these cities:
  • Arkansas:
    • Perryville
    • cabot
  • Louisiana
    • Baton Rouge
    • Calhoun
    • Hineston
    • Jonesville
    • Pineville
    • Slaughter
  • Mississippi
    • Magnolia
    • Vicksburg
  • Tennessee
    • Memphis

Would You Want This CEO Named Desmond Hague Watching Your Dog

So you ask your friend who is a CEO named Desmond Hague who runs a company called Centerplate in Stamford, Conn. to watch your dog thinking he should be a nice guy to have take care of your dog.
Until you see this video.

Video by Globe News

I sure wouldn't want this lowlife to be my friend who likes to abuse dogs. The video was report to the BC SPCA who then went with a search warrant to find the dog named Sade who was stuck in his crate that was disgusting to say,

And now the company Centerplate has offered a mer hundred grand to a create a foundation in the name of Sade and they gave Desmond Hague

a thousand hours community service.

So that's how these companies hold these animal abusers for their wrongs with just trying to give out a little money and push it under the rug.

Read the main article by Yuliya Talmazan here.

Read the poor apology article by Lauren McNabb here,

Read the updated article by Yuliya Talmazan & Marlisse Silver Sweeney here.

 Here is the full press release on Tweeter.  


Centerplate’s board of directors announces the resignation of Desmond Hague.

Read it here by Daniel Roberts.

 The dog lovers have spoken...Woof...Woof..

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Surfer Dog Ricochet To Be The Ambassador For Life Rolls On, They Will Surf Again For People With Disabilities


Ricochet was surprised with the perfect anniversary gift today!! She was asked to become an an ambassador for Life Rolls On, They Will Surf Again (TWSA) program for people with disabilities.


Ricochet has been supporting Life Rolls On for the last five years But, this new role gives her the opportunity to surf with participants and be part of the mission. It’s a perfect collaboration that embodies the same purpose of inspiring, bringing people together and changing lives.


 Ricochet was named an Ambassador for Life Rolls On by Founder and Executive Director, Jesse Billauer. “It's an honor and a privilege to have Ricochet as an ambassador for Life Rolls On. The pure joy that she brings to the beach is everything that we stand for. The inspiration that she provides is truly a priceless experience for not only our adaptive surfers, but for all of our volunteers as well. Welcome to the LROhana Ricochet!!!” said Billauer.

 When Billauer was 17 and on the verge of becoming a professional surfer, he was pushed headfirst into a shallow sandbar, fracturing his neck. Billauer sustained a C-6 complete spinal cord injury, which resulted in quadriplegia. He lost the ability to walk and had limited mobility of his arms and hands. Billauer left the hospital and immediately knew two things: he had to surf again and he had to help others be inspired to follow their passions.

 With that, Life Rolls On was born with a mission to improve the quality of life for young people affected by spinal cord injury. Their signature program, TWSA is a series of bi-coastal events that empowers paraplegics and quadriplegics to experience the freedom of mobility by riding a wave with the assistance of adaptive equipment and the support of hard working volunteers.

As a Life Rolls On Ambassador, Ricochet will attend events and be another form of assistance to participants in and out of the water, while providing a unique and powerful kinship. She will also work to raise more awareness of spinal cord injuries, the TWSA program and adaptive surfing. She will focus her outreach on her large platform of social media followers in an effort to garner more support for Life Rolls On activities and mission. She will also fundraise from time to time in an effort to fulfill a specific need.

 “Being asked if Ricochet could serve as a Life Roll’s On TWSA Ambassaor is truly an honor,” said Judy Fridono, Ricochet’s guardian. “The chance to make a greater difference in the lives of those with disabilities is not an opportunity that everyone is given and is one I have no intention of taking lightly. Helping others is something so inextricably linked with who Ricochet is, so deeply engrained in her soul and rooted in my heart that I can’t imagine an opportunity more exciting. I’m eager to see how Ricochet’s distinctive abilities will impact the lives of those she surfs and interacts with, as she is nurtured by the loving environment of Life Rolls On.”

 To see this transformational program for yourself, please check out this video

Today is the 5th anniversary of Ricochet becoming a SURFice dog©!!
Join the pawty at & win prizes!

If you'd like to celebrate with a donation to help Patrick, the first boy she ever surfed with, please go to

Will Your Nonprofit Animal Organization Be One Of The Four Vetericyn Loves Animals Charity Giveaway Winners

Help Your Favorite Animal Nonprofit Win a Year's Supply of Vetericyn

Nominations Open Today for Innovacyn’s Fourth Annual “Vetericyn Loves Animals” Charity Giveaway

Six lucky animal nonprofit organizations will win prizes, including a year’s supply of Vetericyn Wound and Skin Care products, thanks to Innovacyn’s fourth annual “Vetericyn Loves Animals” charity giveaway. Innovacyn announced that the nomination period for the online contest opens today and runs through September 21. To nominate an organization, go to theVetericyn website or submit via Twitter or Instagram – simply snap a photo and post it with the charity name, city, and hashtag #VetericynLovesCharity. Voting will take place on the Vetericyn Facebook page and Vetericyn website from September 24 through October 15, with winners announced on October 17.

In 2013, the 129 nominated groups received more than 32,000 votes. Innovacyn donated Vetericyn products to every nominated group. “Our goal is to support and raise awareness of the amazing organizations and volunteers who work tirelessly to improve the lives and health of homeless animals,” said Tabitha Cromer, marketing communications manager for Innovacyn.
In addition to receiving Vetericyn products, the winning organizations will also be awarded prizes from contest supporters Clinton Anderson’s Downunder Horsemanship, Cesar Millan, Bio-Groom, Whimzees, Three Dog Bakery, Thunderworks, Tuggo, Cavalor, “I and love and you” Total Pet Care and New Age Pet. The first person to nominate each winning organization will also receive a prize package.
To be eligible for participation, nominated charities must serve animals and be located in a country where Vetericyn products are available (United States, Canada, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, UK, Ireland, Denmark, Turkey, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Spain, Russia, Finland, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia). Anyone can nominate an organization by going to the Vetericyn website during the nomination period and providing basic information about the group they support. A complete list of rules can be found here.
Organizations are divided into two categories – those that primarily serve small animals (cats, dogs, exotics, etc.) and those that serve large animals (horses, donkeys, etc.). At the end of the voting period, the three “large animal” and three “small animal” organizations with the most votes will be announced as winners on October 17.
Last year’s winners were Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue (Tehachapi, Calif.), The Joplin Humane Society (Joplin, Mo.), Suncoast Basset Rescue (Gainesville, Fla.), Beauty’s Haven Farm and Equine Rescue (Morriston, Fla.), RVR Horse Rescue (Riverview, Fla.), and Central Virginia Horse Rescue (Brodnax, Va.).
“So many of the dogs that come into the shelter are injured or at the very least have wounds generated from life on the streets. Vetericyn is the perfect treatment because it helps them heal, which makes them more adoptable,” said Zach Skow, founder of Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue. “Our rescue, our shelter, and our fosters use Vetericyn regularly, and it has made a huge difference in the lives of countless animals.”
About Vetericyn:
Vetericyn provides immediate-acting, one-step wound and skin care products for animals. The sprays and gels are non-toxic, steroid-free, antibiotic-free, and do not contain alcohol or tea tree oils. Vetericyn doesn’t harm healthy tissue and is safe for use on all animal species of all ages.
Vetericyn products are available in pet stores nationwide, including Petco; at feed and tack stores, including Tractor Supply Co.; via licensed veterinarians; and through the company’s network of distributors.
About Innovacyn Inc.:
Based in Rialto, Calif., Innovacyn Inc. is a privately held company that provides premier human and animal healthcare products based on advanced scientific research. To learn more about Innovacyn’s products for the human market, visit, and for animals, visit All Innovacyn products are made in the U.S.A.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Vintage Dogs Will Buy Your Golden Retriever, Poodle or Wire Terriers If It's Over 15 Years Old

Vintage Dogs Announces $2000 Family Dog Buyback

Vintage Dogs is offering $2000 for any family dog that is 15 years old or older.

 Dogs are wonderful however they are expensive and can be a financial drain on a family. Now, for dog owners that have had their dog for a minimum of 15 years there is a solution. Vintage Dogs is currently offering $2000 each for Golden Retrievers, Poodles, and Wire Terriers that meet these requirements. Interested parties can contact Vintage Dogs at vintagedogshop(at)gmail(dot)com. This offer is on until the end of September.

Currently Vintage Dogs is only looking for those three types of dogs, however, the company is expanding and will be looking for other types of dogs soon. For all enquiries, please send an email with a photo of the dog, its age, breed, sex, and a brief description of it.
About Vintage Dogs
Vintage Dogs is an E-commerce Pet Store with a difference. It only sells dogs and it only sells old ones. All of the dogs sold by Vintage Dogs are 15 years old or older. Older dogs are far better better behaved than younger ones. They are much cleaner. They no longer tend to “rub up against” house guests legs. By 15 they no longer usually urinate or defecate in the house. They are also much less likely to bite children. These dogs are “Vintage Dogs” and they are the future of pet owner luxury.

 They even had a Chihuahua with an asking price of $5000.
I have a Chihuahua that will be going on nineteen years old and I wouldn't even sell my buddy for any amount. 

Monday, August 4, 2014

Is Trifexis Deadly For Some Dogs

After reading an article by Jim Strickland today
 this has got me worried about the use of Trifexis on my dogs after 965 dogs have died from using this product.

Yes some dog owners have said that it didn't harm their pets but there is no way I'm going to take that chance with my buddies.



 Make sure you watch the video and see for yourself.

It's A Pig, No It's A Dog

I came across this video today and thought that it was pretty cool watching this dog play in the mud.

Video by Moasanjun

I sure hate to be the one to wash this dog...LOL... 

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Basil Gets His Halo For The Blind With The Help From The Pet Business

Muffins Halo with Basil the blind rescue dog receives publicity thanks to the Mail online and ITV Yorkshire

 Basil, the blind dog, has been featured across media in the UK and Europe and the Muffins Halo guide for blind and visually impaired dogs is spreading across the world to benefit blind dogs.

Basil, the blind rescue dog, with West Yorkshire dog rescue has helped to spread the word about how Muffins Halo can help blind and visually impaired dogs. He has become the poster boy for blind dogs and an incredible ambassador for those dogs who go blind at a young age. Basil was fitted with a Halo by The Pet Business and this has transformed his life. He is now able to enjoy life to the full without the risk of injury.


Basil is still looking for his forever home with another dog for company. He is confident, outgoing and very loving and playful. He will be a great companion for the right family.


 Blind dogs like people deal with the onset of blindness differently, some are able to cope in their own homes as they are familiar surroundings and they know them, others are unable to do this and struggle to adapt. Muffins halo can help by ensuring the confident dog in their own home can still explore the outside world without risking injury. It can also help the dog who struggles and becomes depressed and anxious and unwilling to move.
Muffins Halo is designed to give dogs confidence to explore the world and to protect them from injury and to ensure that they are safe. It allows the dog to continue with daily life and whilst wearing it they can carry out daily activities including sleeping without the need to remove the halo.
Muffins Halo is lightweight comfortable and easy fit with adjustable Velcro straps. The halo helps the dog in the transition period to adapt to their blindness and to be safe and confident.
The halo is being recommended by veterinary ophthalmologists from around the world.
The halo comes in a number of designs it is available in white, red, blue and the new Quarterback and Butterfly designs.

Blind Dog Rescue Sites  

Blind Dog Rescue Alliance 
Blind Dog Rescue UK

Blind Cat Rescue Sites

Friday, July 25, 2014

Little Mason Needs Your Help On Getting A Service Dog


 Dear Family & Friends,

As most of you may know our precious Mason was diagnosed with a non curable diease at a very young age. When Mason was just 15 months old the doctors told us he had Juvinelle Type One Diabetes. On that day we all aboarded this journey knowing that this is something that will affect his life forever. As he is growing up and his body is growing each and every day, there are a lot of new bumps in this crazy road we are begining to stumble upon. Each day living with Type One Diabetes is a struggle for mason and the people around him. His blood sugar number changes every minute of the day. At one point he can be perfect and minutes later he can drop as low as being in the 30's and spike as high as being in the 300's. Every night putting him to sleep is a nightmare for our family, throughout the night we are setting our alarms around the clock checking his sugar levels just to make sure he doesn't drop. Our biggest fear is throughout the night he blood sugars levels dropping so low that he goes into a diabetic coma and doesn't wake up the next morning. People who don't know to much about Type One Diabetes don't understand the seriousness and the fear we have to live with each day. If we were not on top him and checking his bood suagr constantantly there is a lot of medical issuses that he could have to deal with, like going into a diabetic coma, kidney failure, blindness, etc. We are setting up this site to start raising money for Mason to provide him with a Service Dog through the ENNP foundation. Having this opportunity to give Mason everything we could possibly do to have him life a confortable worry free life is our main goal. Receiving this dog for Mason would be such a relief to him and our family, knowing that we will be alerted when his blood sugar drops and spikes is more than what we could ever ask for. I cant THANK YOU ALL enough for your love an support.


If this doesn't break your heart, lets show some support.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

A Mother Dog Shows Her Love And Brings Love To Others

Even though this video is a little old I had just came across it which shows a dog named Lilica who was abandoned as a puppy in a junkyard in Brazil that has a heart of gold.


As Lilica had traveled miles to feed her puppies, Lilica didn't give up helping to feed the other animals back home on her quest. So during the years she brought the hearts of two people together which only shows the joy of love.

Thanks to Tribalistnyc for posting this video.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Some times all a dog wants to do is wind surf.


 Ok I know some people aren't going to like this but some dogs can do anything.
 But this dog looks like it's loving it.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

It's Harmful To Shave Your Dog For The Summer?

Tips on Keeping Dogs Cool in The Summer Heat from Royal Flush Havanese

Royal Flush Havanese shares some important information regarding how to keep one's dog cool in the summer heat.

Now that the summer weather has arrived in full force, the intense heat drives many dog owners to book their pooch an appointment at the grooming salon. One of the biggest misconceptions about long haired and double-coated dogs is that they can easily overheat with their longer coats intact through the summer months. Due to this misinformation, many owners choose to shave their dogs. Royal Flush Havanese shares with readers how shaving a dog’s coat can actually do more harm than good.

The Havanese breed has a double-coat, which is believed to have developed as a result of living in the tropics. This means that evolution has allowed for a coat that provides both heat retention in the winter, and cooling effects in the summer. This double-coat, although appearing dense and heavy, is actually light and silky. The first layer of hair, known as the undercoat, is composed of fine, short, and wavy hairs. This layer is used primarily for trapping air and insulation. The second layer of the coat, the topcoat, is composed of tougher hairs that protect the dog from bug bites and sunburn. By shaving off the topcoat, a dog is more prone to both side effects of insect bites and sunburn, as well as loss of hair growth, bald patches, cowlicks, and hyperpigmentation of the skin.
Double-coated dogs with fur shed their undercoat twice a year, which is why it is so important to consistently brush these breeds. In the spring, dogs shed out the dense winter undercoat, which is then replaced with a lighter undercoat meant for summer weather. It is important that owners do not think of a dog’s coat as similar to that of humans wearing a coat in the summer. Dogs do not sweat from their skin– they pant as a means of cooling down and occasionally sweat through the pads of their feet. Contrarily, the Havanese is considered to be a non-shedding breed, as they posses a coat of hair, rather than fur. This means that they shed much less than dogs with fur– a type of shedding that is easily comparable to the shedding of human hair. If the Havanese coat is not brushed consistently, they will develop mats in their coat. Because the Havanese still possesses a double-coat, they still should not be shaved.
Although shaving a dog for the summertime is not a viable method of keeping him/her cool, there are plenty of other ways to do so. For more information, check out a previous article from Royal Flush Havanese, which is titled Tips on Keeping Dogs Cool in the Summer Heat.

 Royal Flush Havanese recognizes that summer is an ideal time for dogs to be outside enjoying the weather; however, extreme temperatures and overexposure to the sun can be detrimental to any dog’s health. Following some simple guidelines during the hot days of the year will keep both pet owners and their companions happy and healthy throughout the “dog days” of summer.
        Fresh water is the single most important resource a pet and his owner can have! Drinking water for any dog should be kept at room temperature or slightly cooler. Keeping dogs properly hydrated is the key to maintaining their good health - especially during the hot summer months. If a dog will not drink from his bowl very often, get creative! There are many different recipes for dog treats that will hydrate while providing entertainment. Ice pops made with frozen chicken or beef broth are one of most simple and tasty options! These also work well to help cool off an already hot dog. Outdoor showers, hoses, or even sprinklers can be used to keep a dog cool as well and provide playtime. When running cold water on a dog,Royal Flush Havanese suggests pouring the water over the dogs’ paws first, working up to his back and head. If a dog does not like the feel of water, cloths can be dampened with cool water and placed on a dog’s fur, specifically in areas such as the neck, armpits, and on the pads of his feet.
    One of the most common and potentially catastrophic mistakes a dog owner can make is leaving his dog in the car during a hot day. Even if it is just for a few minutes, and regardless of whether the windows are left down, a car can heat up just like the inside of an oven. If the outside temperature is 85°, the inside of a car can heat up to 120° in only 30 minutes! If a trip in warm weather will involve leaving a dog in the car, it is far better to leave him home in a cool place.
    Another danger in hot weather for dogs is heatstroke. Symptoms of heatstroke include panting, drooling, vomiting, dark red tongue with pale gums, disorientation and lethargy. Dogs with short noses and those that are very old or very young are most susceptible. If a dog is exposed to especially warm conditions, it is very important to be vigilant and check for any of these symptoms. If he is showing signs of stress due to heat, call a local veterinarian and try to keep the dog cool by employing the methods described above. However, never use ice or ice water as this can make the heat stroke worse.
    There are several other simple preventative measures dog owners can take to keep their pets cool and protected from the sun throughout the summer. Dogs with darker coloring absorb more heat than dogs of a lighter color, and may be less tolerant to sun exposure. Longhaired dogs can also retain more heat within their coat. Giving long-haired dogs a summer ‘haircut’ will help keep them cool. An ideal trim will leave a dog’s coat length no shorter than one inch, as anything under this length can result in sunburn.
    Finally, always try to walk dogs during the cooler parts of the day, such as after sunset and early morning when air and surface temperatures are lower. Beyond quickly capturing and radiating heat, sand and pavement can burn the paw pads of any dog. While doggie boots are available specifically to guard against burns, walks during cooler parts of the day are a better alternative, as well as allowing the dog to walk on grass.
    Despite all the potential dangers posed by heat – especially in the summer, the warm weather is a perfect opportunity for all dog owners to get outdoors and spend quality time with their canine companions. Activities such as swimming are a smart way to combine exercise with keeping cool in the heat, as well as providing a fulfilling bonding experience between dogs and their owners. Understanding and knowing how to minimize the risks summer heat poses to dogs allows for a happy and rewarding summer for all.

OK So After The Fire Works Head Over To Petco For National Adoption Weekend

 Petco Hosts National Adoption Weekend July 5-6

Future stars available at National Adoption Weekend events taking place at Petco and Unleashed by Petco locations nationwide, July 5-6, 2014, help find shelter pets new homes

Petco will host a National Adoption Weekend at stores nationwide July 5-6, 2014, where animal lovers can find their future best friend and very own potential star. Many famous four-legged silver screen and social media pet stars were once housed in a shelter; but through pet adoption, these amazing animals found their fairy tale ending in a forever home.
Here's a list of some famous pups and cats that were adopted before the world knew their name:
  • Benji: The first dog to play Benji was a shelter dog named Higgins who was adopted from the Burbank Animal Shelter. The movie "Benji," released in 1974, is the first film in a series of nine about the golden mixed breed dog with an uncanny knack for being in the right place at the right time.
  • Grumpy Cat: Arguably one of the most famous cats on the Internet, Grumpy Cat, whose real name is actually Tardar Sauce, has over five million Facebook friends and more than 300,000 Instagram followers.
  • Uggie: Born in 2002, Uggie is a Jack Russell Terrier famous for his roles in "Water for Elephants" and "The Artist." Before his big screen debut, Uggie was rejected by his first two owners for being "too wild."
  • Tuna Melts My Heart: Left abandoned on a San Diego road, Tuna was found by a rescuer, traumatized and afraid. The rescuer brought him to a local farmer's market and Courtney Dasher adopted him. Now Tuna has almost 800,000 Instagram followers and is an advocate for pet adoption.
  • Baxter: Before playing Will Ferrell's dog in "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy," Baxter, whose real name was Peanut, was adopted from the Los Angeles Animal Services East Valley Shelter. An animal trainer rescued Peanut after his life of abuse, injury and neglect, and turned him into one of Hollywood's funniest pet sidekicks.
For those ready to welcome their very own pet star into their life, Petco and Unleashed by Petco locations nationwide will be hosting adoption events the weekend of July 5-6, 2014Pet adoption times may vary, so it's recommended to contact the nearest location for adoption hours. For more information on adoption events in your area, visit

 About Petco and the Petco Foundation
Petco is a leading pet specialty retailer that focuses on nurturing powerful relationships between people and pets. We do this by providing the products, services, advice and experiences that keep pets physically fit, mentally alert, socially engaged and emotionally happy. Everything we do is guided by our vision for Healthier Pets. Happier People. Better World. We operate more than 1,300 Petco locations across the U.S., Mexico and Puerto Rico, including more than 100 Unleashed by Petco locations, a smaller format neighborhood shop; 10 Pooch Hotel destinations for pet daycare, boarding and spa services; and The Petco Foundation, an independent nonprofit organization, has raised more than $125 million since it was created in 1999 to help promote and improve the welfare of companion animals. In conjunction with the Foundation, we work with and support thousands of local animal welfare groups across the country and, through in-store adoption events, help find homes for more than 400,000 animals every year.