Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Paws For Reaction Blog Goes .com!

Thank you Paws For Reaction readers!
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I want to say thank you very much to all of those amazing readers and dedicated pet parents who have joined me for this crazy ride on Paws For Reaction Blog. Thanks to all of your sharing with people I feel I am doing what I set out to do- make a world of better pet parents. I get asked so many pet questions in my line of work and I'll admit that I don't always have the answers. That's how this all got started. Being a journalist I felt that all though my research helped me with my job, what good did it do if I didn't share it with others and educate people while I educated myself. Researching, sourcing material, writing and posting for all of you has come natural and I have enjoyed every second of it. Thanks to my amazing readers I have been able to move Paws For Reaction to my very own domain www.pawsforreaction.com

This allows me to have more control over the content and advertisements displayed and ensures that all visitors of www.pawsforreaction.com are getting only the most premium content and trusted affiliates. I will continue the blog for all the fun stuff and to link back to articles but for the most part all researched, educational material will appear on the web site. Special shout out to all of my readers in the USA, Canada, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, Japan, France and Australia. Your shares and views have helped the Paws For Reaction brand sail around the world.

I want to say a very special thank you to Blogger.com The platform is amazing and I am excited to keep working with it to be a blog for the site. Foter.com has amazing free stock photography for journalists- I hope you all will check it out. Any photos not taken by myself have been provided by Foter.com so thank you so much for doing what you do Of course how could I be a publisher without thanking Google.ca and of course the amazing Google AdSense. I wasn't too sure what I was doing in the beginning and the amazing people at Google put up with my rookie publishing mistakes ("Do not anger the Google" is a phrase I use often now) and Google has been the driving force of my page views so thank you Google. I will continue to not anger the Google.

www.pawsforreaction.com is almost done construction and I am proud to say it has continued on the path that the blog was taking me on. Thank you so much to all of my readers! You are amazing people! I am so proud to be connected to all of these great animal lovers who want the best for their pets. Please continue to read the blog and come visit me on my new site- its getting better every day!


Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Pet Food Recall: April 2013 UPDATED

Pet Food Recall: April 2013 UPDATED

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April 2013- Research

Natura Pet Expands Voluntary Recall of Dry Pet Foods Due to Possible Health Risk

Contact: Natura Pet Consumer Relations – 800-224-6123

FREMONT, NEBRASKA, April 19, 2013 –Natura Pet Products is voluntarily expanding its March 29, 2013 recall of dry pet foods because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The expanded recall now includes all dry pet food products and treats with expiration dates prior to and including March 24, 2014. Please see the table below


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Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Photos: Cute Dogs Celebrate Springtime

Adorable dogs celebrate spring in full bloom

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Rats cannot vomit. Rats have an extremely strong esophagus and stomach valve that make vomiting very unlikely. But they also lack the neural connections between the viscera and the brain stem that would coordinate their muscles and allow their tiny bodies to throw up.



Monday, 15 April 2013

April is National Pet Month

The month of April promotes pet awareness and love for animals
By Stacey Gonzalez

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The month of April is National Pet Month and is full of holidays that remind pet parents why we love our animals and how important it is to give them the best care. April is also Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month so you will find a lot of pet stores....


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Sunday, 14 April 2013


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It is in a dog’s nature to travel. Saint Christopher is the patron saint of travelers. In artwork created in early Christian times he was sometimes depicted with a dog’s head. Man’s best friend on the road!



Summer Activity Guide: Swimming with your Dog

Summer activity guide: what you need to know before swimming with your dog
By Stacey Gonzalez

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With the summer months soon approaching pet parents are getting excited for some fun in the sun with their canine companions. When the weather gets hot you may be tempted to take a dip with your dog but before you take the plunge make sure you know your safety rules- and know your pet.

Swimming and other water play with your dog can be a bonding experience for you both. It can also keep both you and your dog in shape and provide relief from the hot summer sun. Whether you go to a swimming destination or are just swimming in the backyard pool it’s better to be safe than sorry.
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Saturday, 13 April 2013


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Sir Isaac Newton, who discovered the principles of gravity, also invented the cat door. Knock, knock!



Friday, 12 April 2013


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In Palding, Ohio police officers are permitted by law to bite a dog to quiet it.



Dog Breed of the Month: Bernese Mountain Dog- April 2013

Resilient companion: once facing extinction the Bernese Mountain Dog lives on
By Stacey Gonzalez

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The sweet but powerful Bernese Mountain Dog- also known as the Berner Sennenhund- is one of four Swiss mountain dogs. But the Berner stands apart from the other Swiss canines in that it is the only one with a long, silky and flowing coat. It also almost didn’t make it out of the 19th century alive.

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Thursday, 11 April 2013


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Cats can make over 100 vocal sounds. Dogs can only make 10. Who’s laughing meow?



Guinea pig fact
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If your guinea pig jumps straight up and down don’t be alarmed- it is a move called “popcorning.” Guinea pigs only do this move if they are really excited or happy. So next time you catch your guinea pig “popcorning” get excited and popcorn with him!

Wednesday, 3 April 2013


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Have you ever seen your cat walk up to you with its tail quivering?  This is the greatest expression of love your cat can give you.



Tuesday, 2 April 2013


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Robust and regal, Great Danes and Mastiffs are as tough as they look. In the middle ages these big breeds were sometimes suited with armour and spiked collars and were brought into battle. Some even suited up to guard supply caravans!



Monday, 1 April 2013

Summer Activity Guide: Hiking with Your Dog

Summer activity guide: what you need to know before hiking with your dog
 By Stacey Gonzalez

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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.

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