Sunday, 31 January 2021

Paws For Reaction is looking for guest bloggers

 Do you have a story to tell? Share your story on Paws For Reaction

Become a Paws For Reaction guest blogger

This year more than ever, I've been providing an outlet for people in the community to share their stories. I've teamed up with some wonderful and interesting guest bloggers, interviewed experts in their fields, and supported different organizations. I want to keep expanding upon that. That being said, Paws For Reaction is looking for new guest bloggers!

Thursday, 28 January 2021

Hanging with Hazel: Working from home dog

 Hanging with Hazel: The ups and downs of working from home

Hanging with Hazel the Saint Bernese dog: The ups and downs of working from home

You all know me- I'm Hazel. I'm having the best time being a big city dog. Mum is disappointed that the rona is still pretty bad. I pretend that it bothers me too, but I have a secret. The rona is the best thing that has ever happened to a big city dog like me. Before the rona mum used to leave me all day. She would go somewhere called 'work' and come back with all kinds of weird smells I didn't recognize. And I'm pretty sure she was eating food without sharing it with me! Since the rona got bad she is with me every day working from home! Now I'm not just a big city dog- I'm a big career dog! Mum and I work from home together, which is mostly great because mum doesn't eat any food without my strict oversight. But it does have its challenges. 

Wednesday, 27 January 2021

COVID-19 impacts how OSPCA celebrates National Cupcake Day on February 22, 2021

Frosted festivities: How to celebrate National Cupcake Day during the pandemic?  

COVID-19 impacts how OSPCA celebrates National Cupcake Day on February 22, 2021

How sweet it is to save animals! Heather Jobe, the Community Development Coordinator at the Ontario SPCA Renfrew County Animal Centre, wants you to "sprinkle the love for animals in need by participating in National Cupcake Day!" This year's frosted fundraiser culminates on February 22, 2021. Like everything else in the world, the celebration has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. But that's alright- Heather has some advice about how you can think outside the muffin tin to celebrate the sweetest day of the year.

Saturday, 23 January 2021

Pet food fraud: How the industry is using marketing ploys to trick you

The pet food industry's dirty secret: Ingredient splitting, "real" meat, all-natural, and a ban on by-products

Pet food fraud: How the industry is using marketing ploys & antidotal information to trick you

Do you think the concept of fake news is a recent thing? The retail pet food industry has been serving up its own brand of fake news for more than a decade. Today's pet owners are savvy and have a hunger for knowledge; much of the knowledge they seek is available at their fingertips. The tip of their paws, if you will. But like an all-caps tweet typed by Donald Trump on the toilet at 2:00 AM, most information dished by retail pet food companies will be found false once it's fact-checked. Much of the information is based on human diet trends that are influencing the industry. While conceptual and anecdotal information is pleasing to hear and easy to digest- and science is confusing and questioning- it's important to remember the fundamental rule of retail: you are being marketed to. 

Thursday, 21 January 2021