Sunday, 30 June 2013

Canada Day Dogs

Celebrate Canada Day with these patriotic dogs
Happy Canada Day!
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Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Pet Food Recall: June 2013

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

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JUNE 18, 2013

(800) 224-6123
Jason Taylor
(513) 622-1111

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - June 18, 2013 - Natura Pet Products is voluntarily recalling specific lots of dry pet food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Nestlé Purina buys Petfinder

Nestlé Purina to buy leading pet adoption website Petfinder
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June 9, 2013- he popular pet adoption website Petfinder- owned by Discovery Communications LLC of Silver Spring, Md. - is to be purchased by Nestlé Purina PetCare Co. Although the price of the website has not been disclosed to the public the transaction was announced today and the deal is expected to be completed sometime in July. The change is taking place because Discovery Communications LLC is focusing mainly on non-fiction media but the company will continue to support the website through the Petfinder Foundation and advertising with Nestlé Purina PetCare Co.

Friday, 7 June 2013


In Ventura County, California, cats and dogs are not allowed to have sexual relations without a permit. It’s the law! 

#dogfact #catfact

Monday, 3 June 2013

Pet Related Holidays in June

June brings sunshine and love for pets of the past and present
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June 3, 2013- The month of June not only brings sunshine and summertime but it also raises awareness for shelter cats and celebrates our animal companions- living and dead.

June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month and is intended to raise awareness about the joy of rescuing a cat from a shelter. There are so many loving, affectionate cats in shelters right now just waiting to find a forever home...

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Giant Dog Breed Profile: Saint Bernard history and dog breed information

Gentle Giant: Saint Bernard was once a hospice dog but is now a giant companion

Saint Bernard dog breed info
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The gentle and quiet Saint Bernard may not have had an official name until the 1880s, but it's now one of the most popular giant dog breeds. The Saint's droopy face has drooled its way into the hearts of pet owners worldwide. 

Saint Bernard is the dog definition of a gentle giant. On average this decedent of the Mastiff weighs 110 pounds- but both males and females have been known to weigh in at 200 pounds. Hazel's mother, a purebred Saint Bernard names Noisette, which means Hazelnut in French weighed around 150lbs. This gigantic pet belongs to the working group of dogs and like its Bernese Mountain Dog neighbor, it was used for draft work in the past. Saint Bernard is most known for its work as a search and rescue dog. It has a sacred past- which is how the breed finally got its official name in 1880.