Wednesday, December 26, 2012

New Years Eve Pet Safety Tips

Happy New Year
New Years Eve Pet Safety Tips

Whether staying at home to watch the ball drop or hosting a quiet or raucous party for friends, be sure you take some time to consider these pet safety tips.

I don’t know about your neighborhood but in my midtown Tucson neighborhood there are always some nut jobs setting off firecrackers or shooting off guns. And they don’t always wait until midnight either.

Loud noises scare most pets and some people. Take some precautions:
–Do not leave your pets outside on New Years Eve. If they get scared, they can jump the fence or wall or hurt themselves just trying to escape. If people are shooting off guns — bullets that go up, must come down.
–Loud noises scare pets causing them to escape and run as fast as they can, as far as they can. If your pet does not have a microchip, get one before Dec. 31.
–If you go outside at midnight to make a wish, to scream, to burn your fears, (whatever) whether on the street or in your yard — keep the pets inside.

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Holidays Come Early for Jeffie & Rudy!

Jeffie and Rudy were the very happy recipients of a box filled with dog treats the other day.

Jeffie was particularly thrilled since they arrived via USP and he loves to scare the heck out of that man in brown.

The very kind folks at Evanger's sent them a howling good Christmas present.

A whole box of natural dog treats to try just for fun and as a thank you for being such good taste testers.

No review or publicity was requested or expected. However, the boys were so happy, we decided to tell you about Evanger's dog treats.

Nothing But Natural Pheasant with Fruits and Vegetables Jerky Treats: natural pheasant, oat flour, potato flour, dried chicory rood, gelatin, vegetable glycerin, cultured whey, blueberries, cranberries, carrots, peas, sea salt, oil of garlic and vitamin E.

Nothing But Natural Buffalo with Fruits and Vegetables Jerky Treats: same ingredients as above except buffalo instead of pheasant.
Nothing But Natural Chicken Grain Free Jerky Treats: same ingredients as above except with organic chicken.

Beef Lungs Gently Dried Treats: pure beef lungs. A unique single-source protein rich in essential fatty acids.

Beef Liver Gently Dried Treats: pure beef liver (whole muscle meat). Gluten-free, grain-free; no additives or artificial ingredients.

Jeffie and Rudy love Evanger's and they thorougly enjoyed their Evanger's taste testing and review awhile back.

We like Evanger's food for dogs and cats, too, because they are natural products made right here in the United States.

Thank you, Evanger's from two very happy pups!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Tackle Pet Obesity With This Dog Pedometer

Pets have become increasingly important as companions and even family members, and keeping track of their health is top priority.

The Wandant dog pedometer, developed by electronics maker Fujitsu, is a specialized pedometer made to keep track of your pet’s health. It is the first of its kind in the pet care industry to utilize motion-tracking technology and an associated cloud service that supports health management.

With Wandant, the same tracking technologies developed for use in mobile phones are incorporated into a tag worn on the dog’s collar, which automatically measures and records the number of steps taken, shivering motions and temperature changes. The data is collected in the cloud and presented as a graphic on a website that reports trends in the dog’s activities.

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TESTIMONIAL: Grain Free Dry Food Helps Doberman with Allergies

Thank you for making a wonderful, quality food!!  I am thrilled with your product, and so is my 9-month old red Doberman with a host of allergies (grains, poultry).  After countless food trials, we switched to Evanger's Meat Lovers and didn't even have to slow transition... no digestion issues, itching, etc!  Good to know that an honest company producing a quality product still exists

~Shelli T. from Michigan

Monday, December 3, 2012

Pets: Top 10 Holiday-Related Medical Conditions

From snacking on human treats to biting colorful light bulbs, as the winter holiday season draws closer, pet owners must keep an even more watchful eye on their furry, four-legged friends. In 2011, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation's oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance, policyholders spent more than $22.8 million on medical conditions commonly associated with the holidays. The company recently sorted its database of more than 485,000 insured pets to determine the 10 most common holiday-related medical conditions last year. Below are the results:

Top Holiday-Related Medical Examples of Potential Holiday
Conditions of 2011 Hazards

1. Gastritis (Vomiting) Ingesting "people" food, holiday
plants (lilies, hollies and
mistletoe) and Christmas tree

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