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Save a Life This Holiday Season…Adopt Don’t Buy A Pet!

pet for christmas, rescue a pet for christmas, pet rescue, no-kill pet rescue for christmasIs it time to add a new furry family member to your home this holiday season?

If so, please consider saving a worthy and precious life from your local shelter. Providing one, or maybe two of the thousands of animals who have been abandoned or saved from abuse really does reflect the spirit of the season. From puppies and kittens to older pets, there is always a variety to choose from.

Before you venture into one of these facilities, do a bit of research on different breeds, their special personalities and energy levels. Read more.

 

Happy and Safe Holidays for Your Pets

petsandholidaysThe holidays are here again… Humans decorate, wrap, party, and light the candles for that warm glow during these next couple of weeks. However, this is a time that we need to be careful of all those decorations, foods, and excitement in our homes to protect our furry family members.

There is so much going on that we forget that our pets are exposed to more hazards during the holidays than any other time of the year. Here are some tips for keeping your pets safe this holiday season. Read more.

 

Love Your Pets – And Avoid These People Foods!

pet food, rescue pets, no-kill pet rescueLooks of anticipation from our furry family members – so cute and endearing as we enjoy a meal or a snack is something that all pet owners – well, mostly dog parents, experience on a daily basis. We’re not excluding kitties, but they are usually more discerning about their foods and would rather not appear like they care at all!

Our love and willingness to add to the joy of our pets tempts us to hand over a morsel or allow them to devour the leftovers from a meal. However, we also have to be responsible about treating them. There are many foods that cause, at the least gastrointestinal distress and the worst that require immediate medical attention and/or death. Read more.

Non-Toxic Pet Clean Up Solutions

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Unfortunately, no matter how well-trained our furry family members may be, there can always be “accidents” that need taking care of. Toxic cleaners should never be used around your pets for obvious reasons. Of course they are also not good for the humans as well. So what natural and safe solutions or homemade alternatives can be used? Read more.

 

Pet Food Brands and Ingredients to Avoid

thEvery pet owner wants to care for them in the best way possible. This includes the foods and treats provided. Of course cost is, for most people, something to be considered. Most specialty brands with first ingredients being meats or fish are more expensive but just like for humans, the more nutritious the food, the less bulk is needed to satisfy appetite and nutritional needs. Read more.

 

 

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PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition Limited Recall Due to Metal Fragments

pedigree-recallFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 31, 2014 – 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 … Read more.

 

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

pet food recallsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 26, 2014 – (Manchester, CT) 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. Read more.