Wednesday, 27 February 2013

#Understanding the #Pet #Food #Industry

The pet food industry: the basics in understanding the pet foods on the market today

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Choosing a food for your dog or cat can be an overwhelming and confusing experience. The pet food industry can seem complicated. Knowing your pet and watching how it reacts to different foods is just a part of selecting the right food. It is also important to know about the different types of pet foods on the market. The advantages to using a higher-grade pet food include easier clean-up, healthier skin and coat and over all immune health.



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#OSPCA #Cupcake #Day #Raised #Money for less fortunate #Pets

OSPCA cupcake party was fun, delicious and charitable

Photo by Stacey Gonzalez Copyright©

My OSPCA Cupcake Day party was amazing!  I raised over $150 and I still have until March 18 to raise money so expect a lot more to come. I sold over 50 cupcakes- and ate a few too- to customers of PetValu and many other people who were coming through the Pembroke Mall.

Sunday, 24 February 2013

#OSPCA #National #Cupcake #Day Prep

The OSPCA National Cupcake Day is tomorrow and my cupcakes look great!

Tomorrow, February 25th is the Ontario SPCA's National Cupcake Day and I have spent the day preparing to sell cupcakes at PetValu in Pembroke to raise funds to support the local animal shelter. After a day of shopping, baking and cupcake decorating I have some tasty cupcakes and some fantastic photos. Check out my cupcakes and please support me by donation online. every dollar counts!

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After a fun trip to Bulk Barn- or as I like to call it 'candy heaven' we head home to start baking.

Friday, 22 February 2013

#Pet #Food #Recall: #February 2013 *#IMPORTANT #UPDATES*

Pet Food Recall: February 2013 UPDATED

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Hy-Vee issues voluntary recall of certain dog food products
Routine testing identifies higher-than-normal contaminant levels in select products

WEST DES MOINES, IA – Hy-Vee, Inc. today issued a voluntary recall of certain bags of Hy-Vee dog food due to elevated levels of a chemical contaminant commonly found in corn.

Routine random tests conducted by the Iowa Department of Agriculture indicated higher-than-normal levels of aflatoxin in some samples of Hy-Vee dog food produced at a Kansas City plant operated by Pro-Pet, LLC.


Monday, 18 February 2013

#Tips on #How #To #Brush your #Pets #Teeth

Tips and tricks: how to get your pet excited for teeth cleaning
Photo by John Morton CC BY-SA

Brushing your cat or dogs teeth daily is the number one thing you can do to prevent future tooth and gum disease. But how to start? Here are some tips and tricks on how to make brushing your pet’s teeth a good experience for all those involved.


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#Valentine's Day #Chocolate #Deadly for #Dogs

Valentine's Day chocolates are tasty treats for humans- not dogs
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With Valentine’s Day just past concerned pet owners are hiding their chocolates in a safe place far away from their animals. It is a bad idea to give just about any animal chocolate but when it comes to chocolate and dogs the combination can be deadly.


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Sunday, 17 February 2013

#Pet #Food #Recall: February 2013 *UPDATED*

Pet Food Recall: February 2013 UPDATED

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Kaytee Products, Inc., is recalling several of its bird food products due to a possible Salmonella contamination. The possible Salmonella contamination is from the parsley flakes used in the bird food products. The parsley flakes come from Kaytee’s supplier, Specialty Commodities Inc. Kaytee stated it had no positive Salmonella results on its finished products to suggest possible contamination, but the company is initiating a recall in accordance with FDA guidelines. Kaytee has reported no cases of Salmonella contamination from its consumers.


Photo by Stacey Gonzalez Copyright©
The Lionhead rabbit has longer fur around the cheeks and neck that is mane-like; hence the name Lionhead.


Photo by Stacey Gonzalez Copyright©