How Pets Choose Their Favorite Pet Parent

Pet Sitting by PetWatch 916Have you ever wondered why some of your pets bond with you and some do not?

I found some answers when I stumbled upon these two fun articles from Petpav.com

I think you will not only find them interesting, but you may also learn some new tips on how to improve your bond with your pet.  Enjoy!

http://petpav.com/how-dogs-choose-their-favorite-pet-parent

http://petpav.com/why-do-some-cats-choose-a-favorite-person

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Are Grain-Free Pet Foods Really Healthier?

We do the best we can to keep our pets happy and healthy so they can live as long of life as possible.  One way to achieve that goal is to feed our pets the best food we can, and meet their nutritional needs for optimum health.

When it comes to shopping for pet food there are so many products on the market to choose from that it can be overwhelming at times.  Good luck with reading the ingredient labels too!

The pet food industry has given corn and soy a bad reputation.  Some people consider corn and soy as “fillers,” meaning they zero nutritional value.

The Washington Post recently published a great article to find out if grain-free pet foods are healthier.  I think you will find their research interesting just as I did.  Enjoy!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/animalia/wp/2017/08/15/grain-free-pet-foods-are-no-healthier-vets-say-focus-on-this-nutrition-issue-instead

P.S.  Our friends from Reviews.com also conducted research on the Best Dog Food of 2017:  http://www.reviews.com/dog-food

Hurricane Harvey Donations

Photo credit: cnn.com

If you have been watching the news lately, you might have seen the devastation that Hurricane Harvey has caused in Texas and parts of Louisiana.  Every day the news media shares new photos and information on the lives that have been affected by this natural disaster.

It is amazing how many people would not leave their homes without their pets.  Some people did not have the luxury of taking their pets for many reasons, and they called upon any help to return to their residences to save their pets.

One of the rescue groups that has helped so many pets was the Austin Pets Alive! (APA!) pet rescue group.  APA! immediately jumped into action by opening their doors to incoming stray and lost pets, and provided rescue mission efforts by going in small boats to flooded residential areas to save stranded and missing pets.

We supported a fellow animal rescuer in making a donation to her fundraising campaign for the APA! rescue group, which is also a 501c3 nonprofit organization so donations are tax deductible.

We would like to ask for your support in making a donation to the campaign as well.  You don’t need to send a $25,000 donation like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson!  No amount is ever too small and every $1 helps.  If you can’t donate, then would you please share this fundraising campaign?  The Texas pets thank you!

Click here to make a donation:  https://www.facebook.com/donate/336404263473115/

Kick Off 2012 with Project 365

After reading the Kick Off 2012 with Project 365 blog, it it made me wonder if I could really accomplish this.  If it was called Project 52 (once a week) that would be much easier!  I am always up for a challenge though, so why not give it a go?  The worst that could happen is I miss a day, slip and fall off the wagon.  When that happens, I usually laugh, pick myself up, dust myself off and move forward.

The answer to what I would blog about is a no brainer… PETS!  I read pet articles daily, have my pets at home, my clients pets I visit with, and the pets I visit with at the animal shelter every week.  Pets are all around me, so this would make it easy to accomplish.

Have you made any resolutions for 2012?  Pet related or not, I would love to hear what they are!

Have a safe and fun New Year’s Eve celebration!!!