Sunday, 18 May 2014

Pet Food Recall: May 2014

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Pet food recall: May
 2014

Bravo® Issues Nationwide Recall of Pet Food for Dogs and Cats
PRESS RELEASE- May 17, 2014
Bravo is recalling select lots and product(s) of Bravo Pet Food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women...



Thursday, 8 May 2014

CAT FACT!

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Cats respond better to women versus men- mostly due to the fact that women generally speak in a higher pitched voice.


#CatFact

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Safe summer hiking with your dog

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Safe summer hiking with your dog

Featured on Examiner.com

Hiking can be a great way to bond with your dog and stay in shape. Parks and trails are very stimulating for a dog and hiking is a great way to get back to nature together. But precautions must be taken so that your pooch does not hurt himself or any other wildlife you may encounter along the way.

Start with the basics. First you must determine that your dog is physically capable of taking the hike. If you have any worries or doubts about your pet consult your veterinarian. It is not recommended that you take a puppy under 18 months out for this type of activity. Secondly and most importantly be sure your pet is up to date on all vaccinations and medication to prevent fleas, ticks, ear mites, worms and all other parasites. Thirdly make sure your dog has proper identification- whether its tags or microchip- just in case the two of you get separated. It’s better to prepare for emergencies ahead of time and be aware of your surroundings at all times.


Thursday, 1 May 2014

Paws For Reaction wants to feature your pet!

Real pets, real people, real stories

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Do you love your pet? Guess what- we love you for it! We are looking for pets to feature on Paws For Reaction! Is your pet worth a feature! TELL US WHY! 

Thanks to some wonderful readers we have told the world about Nova the loving cat who helped her owner get over her grief. We shared the story of Teddy- a remarkable rescue dog given a second chance at a happy life. We were able to get Keira the rescue dog votes in a fantastic contest!

Send us some information about why your pet deserves his or her own feature and some pictures and we will let the whole world know how special your pet is! Contact us and tell us why your dog, cat or other critter is EXTRAORDINARY! We would love to feature them for the world to see. 


Paws For Reaction: Real pets, real people, real stories. 

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