Many commonly used products found in our homes that we use everyday can pose a serious threat to the health of our pets. By nature, animals are very curious, especially puppies and kittens who use their mouths to discover the world. As responsible pet owners, it is up to us to be aware of harmful [...]
Archive for month: February, 2011
Sourced Truth About Pet Food Written By: Susan Thixton 2-28-2011 Contacts: Consumer Inquiries: (877) 227-9587 Media Inquiries: Claire Burke Hunter PR (212) 679-6600 WELLPET LLC VOLUNTARILY RECALLS CERTAIN LOTS OF CANNED CAT FOOD No Other Lots, Products or Dates Affected Tewksbury, MA (February 28, 2011) – WellPet LLC announced today it has voluntarily recalled certain [...]
Teaching your dog eye contact exercises are very effective for a) getting their attention if you are about to give them a cue and b) dogs do not naturally stare into each others eyes. This exercise helps to reinforce your dog for looking directly at you. The full set of DogSmith MTR cards can be [...]
Goal: To have your dog happily lie down when you ask it to. We don’t teach our dogs how to lie down since they already know how. Our goal is to have verbal control over the ‘down’ behavior. Resources: You will need to have some small yummy treats (about the size of your small fingernail) [...]
Does Your Dog Have Canine Entitlement Creep! Is it difficult to move them from a piece of furniture?
Teaching Your Dog ‘UP” & ‘OFF” The DogSmith way, easily, safely and making the training process a game. Does Your Dog Have Canine Entitlement Creep! Is it difficult to move them from a piece of furniture? Do you have difficulty with a simple task such as asking your dog to relinquish a chair for you? [...]
If you’re able to identify a seizure cycle in your pet, your vet can help you devise a plan to control these events, which should of course start with use of the most safe, natural treatment options available.
Dogs with incontinence that can’t be completely resolved can be fitted with dog bloomers or panties with absorbent pads — you can even use human disposable diapers and cut a hole for the tail. Just remember that urine is caustic and should not remain on your pet’s skin for long periods, so if you use diapers, be sure to change them frequently or remove them during times when your pet isn’t apt to be incontinent.
By Susan Thixton. The Truth About Pet Food More information regarding the denial to attend the Petfood Forum and follow up information on our Citizen Petition to the FDA. I take detailed notes when I speak with anyone in the pet food industry. I want to be sure, should I need to report on what [...]
They can be eccentric, slow afoot, even grouchy. But dogs live out their final days, says The Washington Post’s Gene Weingarten, with a humility and grace we all could learn from. Not long before his death, Harry and I headed out for a walk that proved eventful. He was nearly 13, old for a big [...]
By Ryan Karpusiewicz | February 15, 2011 7:00 AM Cats were cut short when it came to asking American pet owners if they thought declawing was an acceptable practice. According to a recent AP-Petside.com poll, the majority of pet owners (59 percent) including most cat owners (55 percent) say that it is OK for people [...]