Pet parents are known as a generous bunch. We spend $50 billion on our pets every year — $5 billion on pet holiday gifts alone! This Holiday Season, Only Natural Pet is making it easy to shop for your pets and help out an animal in need. For the second year, Only Natural Pet is proud to partner with BlogPaws Be the Change for Pets to make life a little better for the 7.6 million pets who enter shelters across the United States every year.
For every purchase of a toy, treat, bed or accessory, Only Natural Pet will donate 5% of the purchase value to pets in need. Five lucky shelters will split the final donation.
Here’s how you can nominate your local shelter! Share or mention the #IMAGINE5 hashtag on Facebook, Twitter, in a blog post, or post to any other social media. Then register your local shelter using this link and your shelter will be entered to win one of 5 grand prizes. There is no limit to the number of shares, but only one entry per person. So spread the word – and the holiday spirit—by shopping early and often to help give back to pets in need.
“The EPA is committed to better protecting the health and safety of pets and families in all communities across our nation,” said Steve Owens, assistant administrator of EPA’s Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances. “New restrictions will be placed on these products, and pet owners need to carefully read and follow all labeling before exposing your pet to a pesticide.”
From the ASPCA on this issue;
“The ASPCA supports the EPA’s focus on clear labeling to distinguish dog products from cat products,” says Dr. Steven Hansen, ASPCA veterinary toxicologist and Senior Vice President Animal Health Services. “This alone could save cats’ lives. Improving the precision of the amount applied will also increase the margin of safety for very small pets.”
Not all growls are alike to dogs, especially “My Bone” growls, according to a new study published in the journal Animal Behavior.
Comments :No surprise to dog lovers; we’ve always known our dogs had an extensive vocabulary. One thing though, the article makes reference to a “freshly cooked, meaty and juicy large calf bone in a bowl.” We would not suggest using cooked bones with your dogs, as they can splinter. Raw meaty bones are a great treat because they do not splinter and they are great for cleaning the teeth and providing extra nutrients, but they should not be cooked.
A wireless dog collar set to hit the market this year is just one of a plethora of new devices the telephone company hopes will catch on with U.S. consumers.
The collar could send text messages or emails to the owner of a pet when it strays outside a certain area, or the device could allow continuous tracking of the pet.
Comments : What do you think? Are you ready to get text messages from your wayward pup?