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New Book is an Essential Guide to Dog Ownership in Exceptional Times
(Lomira, WI, JAN 11, 2021) – If there’s any upside to the pandemic of 2020, it’s that American families from coast to coast have been welcoming new canine companions into their lives at an unprecedented rate, making the most of their unexpected extra time at home.
There’s no denying the joy of adding a playful pup to the family. But are you prepared to train, raise, and care for a puppy? What will happen when the kids return to school and you go back to work?
“Becoming a dog owner in the midst of a global pandemic brings special challenges,” writes veterinarian Dr. Marty Greer, author of Your Pandemic Puppy: Finding and Raising a Well-Adjusted Dog During COVID-19 (Revodana Publishing, November 2020). “All of us are left wondering just what dog ownership will look like in the future.”
Your Pandemic Puppy is an indispensable guide to finding, rearing, and owning a well-adjusted dog at a time of restrictions on everything from veterinary appointments and dog-training classes to puppy play dates.
The 178-page paperback offers up-to-the-minute information on every aspect of a pup’s physical and mental well-being. Dr. Greer explores topics such as selecting a puppy, what items you will need, housebreaking and crate training, socialization, commands, traveling, feeding and grooming, veterinary care, and medical emergencies.
Your Pandemic Puppy makes an especially suitable gift for anyone considering adopting or fostering a dog during the holiday season. It is the latest release from Revodana Publishing LLC, a specialty house focusing on fine dog books.
Marty Greer, DVM, JD, is co-founder of Veterinary Village, a veterinary practice in Brownsville, Wisconsin, and director of veterinary services for Revival Animal Health. She specializes in canine pediatrics and reproduction and advocates for “Fear Free” practices.
Your Pandemic Puppy is available from Amazon.  

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Furry Travelers’ To Go Bowl Provides Drinking Solution for Pets on the Go

DELRAY BEACH, FL – A solution to safe and splash-free drinking and snacking on the road, the To Go Bowl is perfect for long road trips or everyday travel with your pets.

The To Go Bowl is a plastic water bowl that holds up to a liter of water and fits snugly into a car’s console cup holder, allowing pets to drink at their own leisure throughout the trip. The To Go Bowl even has a splash-guard to prevent spills and a removable cup holder base to store your dog’s favorite treats! Not only is the To Go Bowl perfect for cars, but also boats, RV’s and even golf carts.

The To Go Bowl features a flexible sleeve to hold the bowl securely in place in cup holders 3 – 4 inches wide. When the cup holder base is removed, the bowl sits flat on the floor to easily transition from the car to the hotel room, ground or wherever your destination may be. A lid is supplied for both the bowl and the cup holder base to keep both water and treats fresh.

The To Go Bowl is available in several colors, it is dishwasher safe, and made in the U.S.A!

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Furry Travelers, Inc. ® is a family owned and operated company committed to creating innovative solutions to make traveling with pets safe and convenient. Founded by Nancy Cribb, FurryTravelers.com is a one stop shop for all pet travel necessities. Nancy, President of Furry Travelers, is also the inventor of the To Go Bowl, the convenient food and water bowl for pets that fits into any vehicle’s cup holder.


(THE COMFY SOFA, My House, Annapolis, Maryland) August 7, 2013—Around this time of the year many of you humans are getting ready for your annual vacation. I understand this is something you bipeds look forward to, but frequently, when you leave, you are unable—or choose not to—take your cat with you.

Why anyone would choose to leave their cats behind confounds me, because I can’t imagine anything wonderful happening when a cat is not around, nor can I imagine looking forward to something that does not involve cats. But I also don’t understand why you would eat anything other than tuna if you were able to do so—to each his own, I suppose.

In the hopes that I can help you find ways to include your cats in your travel plans, I have amassed the following list of tips to help you bring your cats with you when you travel this year.

1.  Get your cat to the veterinarian—Ensure your cats are up to date on all of their vaccinations and also that they are on the appropriate preventative medications and best diets for their age, lifestyle and health status.

2.  Get your cats used to their carriers—However you are traveling, you will want to be sure your cats like their carriers.  I know some people think that this is impossible, but I love mine. It’s easy to show your cats how wonderful their carriers can be--watch this video to see how. We cats can get spooked when traveling; there are lots of new noises, smells and sights for us to take in and it can be a bit much. Your cats will be much happier if they are somewhere they feel safe and are surrounded by soft blankets or pillows that smell like home.

3.  Proper identification is important—Prior to travel, you will want to double check to be sure that the information listed on your cat’s collar tags and registered with your microchip company is up to date. If you don’t have either of those identification forms for your cat, it’s in your and your cat’s best interest to have both. Microchips have helped reunite millions of lost pets with their people and a collar with tags visually tells others that your cat has a home and belongs somewhere if it gets out when you are traveling.

4.  Find pet-friendly accommodations—More and more hotels, rentals and resorts are becoming pet friendly. Call ahead to make sure your vacation destination is somewhere that allows your feline friends to come along.

5.  Pack for your cat, too—Make your home away from home as comfortable as possible. Bring your cats’ favorite blankets and toys to ensure they feel at ease at your vacation spot. Be sure to pack enough of your cat’s food to last through the time you will be away, as sometimes it can be hard to find the same food your cats are used to and vacation is no time for upset tummies.

6.  Find the nearest emergency veterinary hospital—Make sure you know where the closest clinic and emergency hospital are located prior to leaving so you’re prepared in the event of an emergency. It’s also a good idea to pack your cat’s veterinary records so that you can be sure to give the best information to the veterinarian seeing your cat.

7.  Give your cat some time to acclimate to its new surroundings—After traveling, your cat may be a little leery of its vacation house, so just give it some time and space to get used to things. While I hate to admit it, I have been known to hide out under a bed for a couple hours after being introduced to a new location. It’s normal, and if you take time to get your cat to love its carrier, it will have a ready-made, safe and familiar place to hide out while getting used to things.

Vacation should be for the whole family, so if possible, be sure to bring your cat along.  If not, there are many options for you to ensure your cat is having a great time while you’re away. Many veterinary offices also offer boarding, so check with your veterinarian to see if they offer this service. You can also look into dedicated boarding facilities.

If I can’t go along on vacation, my next favorite option is to have a pet sitter come and take care of me in my home. Your veterinarian may be able to recommend a service, or friends or family may be able to recommend someone local. Pet Sitters International, an organization that offers a list of certified pet sitters, is another resource.

Ideally your pet sitter will also spend some time in the house, playing with your cats and giving them a good scratch behind the ears. I particularly like talking with my sitter about what I saw out the window that day as she brushes my fur. Because your pet sitter will be in your house—and caring for your most loved companion--I would recommend asking for references prior to hiring someone for the first time. Your cats will let you know what they thought of the sitter when you come home.


The CATalyst Council is a national organization which includes a wide variety of animal health and welfare organizations as well as corporate members of the animal health industry that are working together to improve the health and welfare of America’s  favorite pet.  It was founded in response to  troubling statistics released by the American Veterinary Medical Association that indicate an increase in our nation’s pet cat population coupled with a decline in veterinary care for those cats.  More information about the CATalyst Council is available at www.catalystcouncil.org.


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NEW YORK, NY, March 5, 2013 --- Lindblad Expeditions, the U.S.-based small ship expedition company which partners with the National Geographic Society for expedition cruising, has announced that Orion Expedition Cruises will become part of Lindblad’s existing fleet starting with March 2014 itineraries, offering Orion past and future guests access to expeditions around the globe.

“We are extremely excited about the opportunity to offer global expedition cruising to Australians and we intend to bring the full weight of our experience and that of National Geographic to the Orion organization and the ship”, said Sven Lindblad, President and Founder of Lindblad Expeditions.

Lindblad Expeditions owns five ships: the National Geographic Explorer, the National Geographic Endeavour, the National Geographic Sea Bird, the National Geographic Sea Lion and the National Geographic Islander. In addition, Lindblad charters five ships – the Delfin II, the Lord of the Glens, the Oceanic Discoverer, the Jahan, and the Sea Cloud for seasonal expeditions.

Destinations include Arctic Svalbard, Antarctica, Alaska, Baja California, Central America, Galapagos, the Amazon, New Zealand, Africa, British Isles, Egypt, Europe, the Mediterranean, the Pacific Northwest and South America.

Trey Byus, Lindblad’s Chief Expedition Officer, said “The geographies that Orion has explored in the past are well known to us through the decades, but I was very much impressed with the knowledge of the Orion team. It has been a joy working with them to develop compelling ideas for the future.”

Lindblad Expeditions has a strong affinity with the environment with the belief that a traveler’s own, individual experience can be life-changing – leading to greater understanding, appreciation and stewardship of the planet. (www.expeditions.com)

Sarina Bratton, the founder of Orion, will leave the business on completion of her current contract on April 19.

“The move is both amicable and timely,” she said. “I will welcome a break in which to travel and work on my golf handicap.”

Orion Expedition Cruises pioneered and defined five-star small ship expedition cruising in the Australasian market. It has taken thousands of people to The Kimberley, Antarctica, Papua New Guinea, Borneo and explored the far reaches of the Russian Far East, Japan and SE Asia introducing guests to five-star adventure and creating unsurpassed travel memories.

In addition to the awards won by the company, Sarina herself was named Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year, Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year (Services) and Travel Innovator of the Year.

“Sarina has created something quite wonderful in her 9 years at the helm of Orion Expedition Cruises” says Sven Lindblad. “We respect both her and her team immensely for what they have accomplished. It is our job now to ensure that travelers on the Orion continue to receive remarkable travel experiences, both on Orion and our other ships. After all, it is their full faith and confidence that is the essence of this enterprise.”

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Eitan Nordman flat design

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My bio
My Name is Eitan Nordman. Inventor of bowldog™ - pet travel bowl
Mastered Cognitive psychology [1998] and worked as a Man-Machine interface [MMI] designer and consultant. Through my work as an MMI designer, I got acquainted with the fascinating world of product design which triggered me to focus on product development.
In the past 7 yrs., I’ve been focusing on product design, development and consultation through my own studio - flat design.
At 2005, me and two of my associates developed the vazu™ - the patented flat magic vase that opens from flat to a regular stable medium sized vase [www.vazu.biz ].
This revolutionary product gained popularity selling millions of units worldwide, through retailers like IKEA and Target, to name few…
This gave me the inspiration to invent the bowldog™ - foldable pet travel bowl. Through the extensive experience I gained with the technology and market knowhow, I developed bowldog™ - an innovative pet travel bowl for pets’ on-the-go, providing, what evidently is a perfect solution for a real need – limited pet outdoor and travel feeding solutions
While studying the problem, I came across numerous solutions, none of which offered what bowldog™ has in a single product:
 Functionality - suits all dog , light weight, flat, flexible, washable and re-usable
 Design - endless variety of designs printed on the bowl, suiting all tastes and forms
 Material – using unique laminates that suit the outdoor usage environment [ease of cleaning, dirt doesn’t stick etc.]
 Low cost
bowldog™ was introduced to the market during 2009, and ever since has gained popularity worldwide, selling in most European countries, USA, Australia, New-Zealand, Japan, Southern America and Israel, of course.
 PPN [Pet Product News] - article on July 2011 issue
 Swiss In-flight magazine [May 2011 issue] - attacehd.
 OnlineshipTV.com
 Various Israeli TV shows and newspapers
Eitan Nordman flat design
ISRAEL email: // This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. site: // www.bowldog.biz
1. bowldog™ is:
 foldable dog travel and outdoor bowl
 Flat
 Flexible
 Stable
 High quality
 Safe – BPA free
 Re- usable
 Cost effective
 Useful
 Practical
 Designed
 Lightweight
 Foldable
 Fits to the pocket, bag or glove compartment
 Easy to use
 Washable
2. bowldog™’s functionality:
 Opens into a convenient, re-usable bowl, by simply adding water or food
 Allowing dog owners feed and water their dogs on all outdoor activities: traveling, picnics, daily walks etc.
 Enabling dog owner monitor/provide adequate liquids /food to their dogs
 Lowering chances of dehydration
3. Why bowldog™?
 Every dog owner faces the problem of feeding your dog outdoor – bowldog™ is the solution
 Trendy and fashionable designs - to encourage users to carry it wherever they go
 Practical solution for all outdoor activities
 Cool and fun
 Safe – BPA free
 Re- usable
 Cost effective
 Useful
 Designed
 Lightweight
 Foldable
 Fits to the pocket, bag or glove compartment
 Easy to use
4. bowldog™ is different than than other products because it’s -
 Flat
 flexible
 Light weight
 Hygienic - easily washed
Eitan Nordman flat design
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 Integrated zipper to ensure no drips of leftovers
 Elegant use - can be sealed with zipper immediately after use and easily washed later
 practical solution
 variety of graphic designs - Turns it to a fashionable item to carry around
 perfect combination of the above providing the best solution for an apparent problem
5. What kind of results will I see using bowldog™?
 Raising Dogs owners’ awareness to dehydration and feeding issues
 Natural use - owners’ increasing willingness to take dogs along provided an elegant solution for dogs feeding issues
6. This is how you use bowldog™:
 Open bowldog [detach zipper sideways]
 Manually straighten bowl to shape
 Place on a flat surface
 Add water or food
 Contains about 1.3 liters/ 5.5 cups
 When done –
 pour out leftovers
 flatten bowldog
 Seal bowldog™ with the designated zipper
 When folded or unused you may attach it to the leash [designated hole in some versions], put in your pocket or conveniently place in the glove compartment
7. What problem does your product solve?
Based on my accumulated experience in product development and specifically in this industry, I came up with a solution that I knew is right - simple, elegant and cheap.
bowldog™ - A foldable travel bowl.
bowldog™ is a bowl that -
 Won’t take any place while unused
 Opens to a regular sized bowl when needed
 May be used over and over again.
 Improvising is over – Whenever you’re outdoor, no need for cut plastic bottles, inconvenient rigid bowl or using your hand as a bucket.
bowldog™ has it all
 flat
 flexible
 light
 Opens into a 5.5 cups/ 1.3 liters bowl for food or water.

-- Nearly 600 RDO Day Events Will Be Hosted Nationwide This September; Also Participate Online During Virtual AKC RDO Days --


New York, NY— Dogs are often viewed as members of the family, but it’s important to know what kind of commitment a canine companion requires. To help spread the word, AKC is proud to host AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Days (RDO Days) sponsored by Motel 6, with a Flagship Event in Raleigh, North Carolina, a celebration on Facebook and more than 580 events planned across the nation this September. 


“We encourage families and pet lovers, along with their dog, to find an event to visit in their community,” said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. “Pick up dog training tips, meet many of our AKC breeds and have your dog take the Canine Good Citizen® test. Hundreds of our clubs are also offering microchipping at their RDO Days. With the recent rise in reports of pet theft, we encourage you to get your dog microchipped and enrolled in a pet recovery service like AKC Companion Animal Recovery


To join in the celebration:


1)     Find an Event in Your Area: Dog lovers everywhere will attend more than 580 events hosted in local communities by AKC-affiliated clubs, dog trainers, CGC® evaluators, shelters and other dog organizations.

Find an AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day event in your area at http://www.akc.org/clubs/rdod/events/.


Each AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day event is unique but many include obedience/agility/rally demonstrations, Canine Good Citizen® testing, low-cost microchipping clinics, breed rescue information, therapy dog/service dog/police dog demonstrations, safety around dogs for kids presentations, giveaways and other entertaining and educational activities.  Attendees can speak one-on-one with experienced dog breeders and trainers that are active in AKC shows, clubs, and rescue groups. 


2)         Use Social Media to Celebrate Online: We’ll be hosting the second annual Virtual AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Days on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. To participate, share an “Act of Responsible Dog Ownership” with us on any of these pages via your smart phone, tablet or home computer during the month of September. Volunteer at the local dog park or give your dog a good grooming? Tell us on Facebook or tweet about it. You can also “Like” the AKC’s Daily Act of Responsible Dog Ownership, which will be posted on Facebook, and sign the AKC Responsible Dog Owner Pet Promise at http://www.gopetition.com/online/9290.html.   


AKC’s Flagship Event will take place on Saturday, September 24 from 10 am to 2 pm at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, NC. In addition to all the festivities mentioned above, nearly 30 different AKC-recognized breeds will be on hand for “AKC Meet the Breeds®,” including rare breeds such as the Azawakh, Spanish Mastiff and Cirneco dell’Etna.


AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Days are sponsored by Motel 6. Motel 6 will highlight its commitment to responsible dog ownership this September by working with event-hosting organizations across the country to provide resources and information for pet owners and participating in our flagship Raleigh event.  





The American Kennel Club (AKC) proudly celebrated its 125th Anniversary in 2009. Since 1884 the not-for-profit organization has maintained the largest registry of purebred dogs in the world, and today its rules govern more than 20,000 canine competitions each year. The AKC is dedicated to upholding the integrity of its registry, promoting the sport of purebred dogs and breeding for type and function. Along with its nearly 5,000 licensed and member clubs and its affiliated organizations, the AKC advocates for the purebred dog as a family companion, advances canine health and well-being, works to protect the rights of all dog owners and promotes responsible dog ownership. Affiliate AKC organizations include the AKC Humane Fund, AKC Canine Health Foundation, AKC Companion Animal Recovery and the AKC Museum of the Dog. For more information, visit www.akc.org.


AKC, American Kennel Club, the American Kennel Club seal and design, and all associated marks and logos are trademarks, registered trademarks and service marks of The American Kennel Club, Inc.


To become a fan of the AKC on Facebook, go to http://www.facebook.com/americankennelclub. To follow the AKC on Twitter, go to http://www.twitter.com/akcdoglovers.




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