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CAN YOUR CAT AND YOUR CAT ALLERGEN SENSITIVITIES LIVE IN HARMONY WHILE SPENDING SO MUCH TIME AT HOME?
CAT ALLERGENS WHILE HOME
DR. KURT VENATOR, DVM – Chief Veterinary Officer, Purina
As millions of Americans continue to spend unprecedented amounts of time at home, it also means spending unprecedented amounts of time with their pets – including cat owners with cat allergen sensitivities. Perhaps dealing with cat allergens wasn’t a big problem when they were only home a few hours a day. But now, being in close proximity 24/7 is creating challenges. Luckily, a team of innovative scientists at Purina have developed a new way to manage allergens through cat food! When combined with other allergen management strategies, this new approach can help cat owners better handle their current situations and be closer together with the cats they love.
Purina’s Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr. Kurt Venator is available on Wednesday, June 24th to share the science behind this breakthrough as well as offer tips for bonding with your cat while managing cat allergens at home.
TIPS FOR MANAGING CAT ALLERGENS AT HOME:
● If you have cat allergen sensitivities, there are ways to help manage cat allergens indoors such as using HEPA air purifiers throughout the home to help catch dander and filter the air you’re breathing in.
● Clean more frequently than you might usually do to remove dust, dander and cat hair, and wash any furnishings or home decor frequented by your cat like couch covers, pillows and bedding. Soft upholstery can make for a comfortable resting place for cats and the softness can trap dander.
● While these methods help manage allergens in the environment, there is a new option that helps manage cat allergens at the source. Purina Pro Plan LiveClear is the first and only cat food that has been shown to reduce allergens in cat hair and dander. Many people think that cat hair is the problem, but it’s actually what’s on it – the major cat allergen called Fel d 1, which cats produce naturally in their saliva. When cats eat this new formula, it neutralizes the Fel d 1 in their mouth. By reducing active Fel d 1 in the cat’s saliva, it reduces the allergen that is transferred to the cat’s hair and dander when they groom, ultimately reducing the allergen in the environment.
TIPS FOR BONDING WITH YOUR CAT AT HOME:
● Try to keep your cat’s routine as normal as possible. While you both are experiencing a new living dynamic, food and play times should stay as normal as possible.
● Cats can also get a little stir-crazy when stuck inside with their owners – given it’s a big change from the routine they’re used to – and may be susceptible to stress. It’s important to keep an eye on them in case they start exhibiting destructive and/or anxious behavior. Increasing enriching activities and play time will help combat this.
For more information, please visit –www.proplanliveclear.com
MORE ABOUT DR. KURT VENATOR:
Kurt Venator is Purina’s Chief Veterinary Officer and directs the Purina Advisory Council, a 19-member group of world-renowned veterinarians from various medical specialties who help advance pet nutrition, health and wellness around the globe. Dr. Venator is an esteemed speaker across North America on the topics of small animal nutrition and veterinary medicine. He works closely with U.S. Veterinary Schools to provide nutrition education and professional development for the veterinarians of tomorrow. His team also works actively with veterinary clinics across the country to advance the role of nutrition in clinical practice and help pets live long, healthy lives.
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WOODROW WEAR MAKES DONATION AFTER CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES
West Coast Company Provides Healing Tools To Pets In Need
SAN JOSE, Calif. – After the devastation of the Paradise Camp Fire and the other destructive wildfires this season, California-based pet accessory brand Woodrow Wear donated over 500 sets of paw protecting Power Paws to dogs and cats in need of comfort and healing. The brand also implemented a GoFundMe page to help fund further donations to pets statewide.
“Woodrow Wear was started to help people and pets. We’re deeply grateful to be able to keep injured paws safe, to provide comfort, and to help with healing,” says Lorraine Walston, CEO and Founder of Woodrow Wear. “The many organizations that we’ve sent Power Paws to are doing incredible work for the pets and animals who need them now more than ever.”
Power Paws non-slip pet socks help keep wounds clean, while also providing warmth and traction to senior pets and those with mobility issues. Further, Power Paws protect from adverse weather – both extreme cold and hot – and allergens.
The GoFundMe page’s goal is to raise $2,500 to send more Power Paws to pets injured in the Woolsey Fire, Hill Fire and Camp Fire. Veterinarians and shelter workers plan to use the soft, warm socks to help heal burns and wounds, as well as to provide traction on slippery surfaces for older dogs or those who have paw bandages limiting traction. Once the fundraising goal is met, Woodrow Wear will have donated and shipped over 1,000 pairs of Power Paws to California cats and dogs.
ABOUT WOODROW WEAR
Inspired by a senior dog named Woodrow, Walston’s mission was to provide a higher quality of life for pets who need a little extra help. Power Paws pet socks come in 13 sizes, numerous fashionable designs and two foot shapes including a line specifically for greyhounds. For the full story, visit www.woodrowwear.com.
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Many years later, I was visiting friends. They had just gotten a Rottweiler puppy from the people at the bottom of the hill, and she sure was cute!! After hearing me say so, our friends took us to visit the puppies. It wasn’t my intention to get a dog. I had never even considered owning a dog. Yet when I sat down to play with the puppies, one leaped into my lap and chose me. Repeatedly, he returned to my lap, even when he was put with the other puppies. And so, Woodrow was mine. And I was his.
- If you treat dogs like family, they believe they are.
- Dogs are good judges of character. Their reactions to strangers at the door should be taken seriously.
- Stereotypes don’t necessarily apply. Rottweilers are only mean dogs if you raise them to be mean dogs. But not Woodrow; he loved the mailman, the vet, kids, and dressing up for Halloween!
- Dogs teach us life-changing lessons: the meaning of unconditional love, how to greet someone with enthusiasm, and how to enjoy simple pleasures such as the sights, sounds, and relaxation that can be found in the back yard or a walk down the street.
- 13 total sizes
- 2 distinct foot shapes
- a reinforced toe product (Power Paws Advanced)
- a reinforced whole foot product (Power Paws Reinforced Foot)
- a non-drug allergy solution
- a stretchable, breathable, comfortable product that dogs don’t mind wearing
Woodrow Wear, LLC
Talkin' Pets News
Host - Jon Patch
Co-Host - Jer Miller - SuperPet
Producer - Lexi Lapp
Network Producer - Quin McCarthy
Executive Producer - Bob Page
Special Guests - Author Bob Bennett will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 4/8/2017 at 5pm EST to discuss and give away his book "Guide to Raising Rabbits"
Gina Dial, VP of Sales & Marketing, John Paul Pet, will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 4/8/2017 at 630pm ET to discuss and give away their new Lavender Mint Products
NEW Moso Natural Air Purifying Bags Remove Unwanted Air Impurities
Moso Bags Use Bamboo Charcoal to Absorb Harmful Pollutants, Odors, Bacteria and Allergens
Oakhurst, NJ – Fall 2012 – When unpleasant odors permeate a room, it is inevitable for most to reach for a common air freshening spray in order to neutralize the smell. Most of these remedies do not attack the odors, but rather cover them up with additional scents. Fortunately, Moso Natural has produced air purifying bags that absorb and filter out not only odors, but also harmful pollutants, allergens, bacteria and dehumidifies to prevent mildew, mold and moisture. Made from 100% bamboo charcoal, Moso Bags are a fragrance free, non-toxic, and eco-friendly air purifier which will work to remove impurities in the air for up to two years.
Known throughout the Far East as a natural healing property, the bamboo charcoal helps remove microscopic airborne bacteria and allergens by trapping the impurities inside its porous structure, reducing excessive moisture to prevent mold and mildew. Place a Moso Bag anywhere odors, bacteria, harmful pollutants, allergens, mold, mildew or moisture may accumulate including closets, bathrooms, pet areas, and cars. Rejuvenate the Moso Bag by leaving it in direct sunlight for at least one hour per month. What is more, once the Moso Bag is no longer useful in living areas, cut the bag open and spread the bamboo charcoal into your garden!
Moso Bags are available in three natural colors and two separate sizes, perfect for every room in the home. The 200g Moso Bag (MSRP $9.95) is ideal for smaller areas covering approximately 90 square feet while the 500g Moso Bag (MSRP $ 22.95) is ideal for larger living covering areas approximately 250 square feet.
Consumers who want to filter out odors to breathe only fresh, clean air can purchase Moso Natural at retailers such as The Container Store. For more information about Moso Natural and to find a retailer in a certain area, visit www.MosoNatural.com.
About Moso Natural
Moso Natural is the creator and manufacturer of the Moso Bag which are made from 100% bamboo charcoal. Known for its healing properties, it is renowned for ecologically friendly purification properties. The Moso Bag is self-activated and can work for up to 2 years as long as it is rejuvenated once a month. The Moso Bag has been scientifically proven to reduce the amount of formaldehyde, ammonia, benzene, and chloroform gases that are emitted from everyday items such as paint, carpeting, furniture, air fresheners, cleaners, rubbers, and plastics. The Moso Bag is all natural, making it safe to use around pets and children.
Ithaca, NY Company, Bionexus, Introduces First Natural Skin Care Lotion for Dogs Containing Standardized Nigella sativa Extracts
Bionexus® launches DogsBestFriend™, an all natural, lotion for hot spots, insect bites, allergies, calluses, and itchy or dry skin, formulated with the first supercritical fluid extract of Nigella sativa and standardized thymoquinone content.
Ithaca, NY April 17, 2012 – Dr. Linda M. Pacioretty, Bionexus CEO, today announced the national market launch of the Company’s first canine product, DogsBestFriend™. This innovative, all natural, skin-care lotion for dogs combines one of the oldest traditional medicines, Nigella sativa seed oils, with the newest extraction technology, supercritical fluid extraction. The result is a breakthrough, natural replacement for hydrocortisone, antihistamines and topical antibiotics powerful enough to help combat dermal inflammation, itching, bacterial and fungal infections and pain, yet safe enough to use on dogs of all ages.
Bionexus’ patent-pending, GellX™ extraction technology and proprietary combination process, produces a healing, moisturizing lotion that contains a unique, hypoallergenic, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory combination of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, thymoquinone, retinoids, and mixed tocopherols without the use of toxic chemicals.
“DogsBestFriend is the result of seven years of laboratory studies with thymoquinone and N. sativa extracts,” added Dr. John G. Babish, Bionexus’ Chairman and Chief Science Officer.
Bionexus became interested in N. sativa while characterizing the anti-inflammatory activity of thymoquinone in several cell-culture systems. In the laboratory, however, commercial sources of N. sativa oil did not reproduce the anti-inflammatory effects of thymoquinone. This inconsistency led to a five-year search for an extraction process that would produce reliably potent, anti-inflammatory extracts from N. sativa seeds. Bionexus’ GellX™ patent-pending, nontoxic extraction and recombination technology represents the cumulative efforts of this work.
The national launch of DogsBestFriend follows four-months of test marketing in the northeast. Describing this period, Dr. Pacioretty noted, “Our early clinical testing suggested hot-spot remission could be seen in as little as one day. While this result seemed too good to be expected commercially, our test market customers also noticed the surprisingly rapid relief offered by DogsBestFriend was unlike any product they had previously used.” Typical customer comments regarding hot spots included, “…after only two applications, the hot spot was completely dried up,” and “My dog has never had a hot spot that she didn’t need oral antibiotics to clear up … THRILLED with this product.”
Dog owners also praised DogsBestFriend’s anti-itch and moisturizing qualities: “I put it on my girl who had scratched herself raw and it soothed her skin. In a few days her skin was healed up. We love this product.”
Contact Bionexus’ pet marketing division Brookton Labs at www.brooktonlabs.com for purchasing information and LIKE us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/DogsBestFriendLotion).
Bionexus® Ltd. utilizes a product development model similar to that of the pharmaceutical industry, with a focus on natural ingredients and commercial products for eczema, osteoarthritis, obesity and type 2 diabetes in humans and pets.