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HEADING BACK TO THE OFFICE? DON’T FORGET TO MAKE A PLAN FOR YOUR DOGS & CATS!

PETA offers tips to help them cope with loneliness and boredom

DIANA MENDOZA, companion animal program manager, PETA Los Angeles

BACKGROUND:

As more people get the COVID-19 vaccine and states re-open, many Americans will be heading back to work outside the home. That may be good news for humans eager to get back to their old routine, but it will be a painful adjustment for the dogs and cats who’ve grown used to having someone to keep them company at home.  The transition can be traumatic for them.

PETA, the largest animal rights organization in the world, has tips to help guardians ensure that life after lockdown isn’t a huge let down for dogs and cats who are, after all, members of our family. Some advice includes:

  • Take your dog for an extra-long walk before work. Don’t hurry him along, get him tired so he’ll nap better.
  • Never lock him in a crate, which adds to stress. Dogs aren’t things to be stored, and if there’s a fire or break in, they cannot escape.
  • Make sure your cat has a view, even if that means pulling a piece of furniture to the window.
  • Gradually increase the amount of time you spend away from the house, and don’t become a blur, arriving back, hurriedly walking him, and then disappearing again.
  • Slow down. Spend attentive, quality time with him before you leave and when you get home.
  • Provide interactive toys for while you’re away, such as a puzzle treat dispenser for dogs and catnip-filled items for cats.
  • Always give a kind word, make a fuss, and offer a treat before you walk out the door.
  • If you do not use doggie day care, always arrange for a trusted friend, relative, or recommended dog walker to let your dog out during the day; because dogs aren’t machines, they, like you, have to “go.”
  • Talk to your workplace about allowing dogs at work, or at least having a “Bring Your Dog to Work Day” once a week or month.

On May 26, Diana Mendoza will be available for interviews. She will tell your listeners the best way to help animals adapt to our absence, and offer helpful tips to ease the transition.

For more information please visit: www.PETA.org

More About Diana Mendoza:

Diana Mendoza is the companion animal program manager for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) in Los Angeles. She represents PETA at city government meetings and runs the organization's "Let’s Fix L.A.” program, which connects Angelenos with low-cost spay/neuter services so that they can comply with the city's mandatory spay/neuter law, help end the companion animal overpopulation crisis, and improve the lives of dogs and cats. 

Talking About Pets to Start the New Year
Dr. Susan Dalton to be featured on Florida-based radio show “Talkin’ Pets Radio this Saturday, January 6th 2017.
SANTA BARBARA, CA (January, 2017) – When it comes to dog training and canine nutrition, few people know as
much about the subjects as certified dog trainer, Dr. Susan Dalton. With over ten years of experience training
dogs using positive reinforcement techniques, Dr. Dalton has dedicated herself to educating owners on how to
promote good behaviors with their troubled dogs so they will be happier, healthier, and more loyal. This
weekend, Jon Patch of “Talkin’ Pets Radio” will host Dr. Susan Dalton to explore her signature training
methodology and the unique dog treats that make this training extremely productive.
The show will air on Saturday, January 7th at 6:35 PM EST (3:35 PM PST). Listeners can tune in live at
http://talkinpets.com/new/media-gallery/listen-live-2.html to learn about dog training tips and for a chance to
win a bag of Dr. Dalton’s Premium Treats.
Dr. Dalton developed her Em-Pet-Thetic™ training methodology after the difficult challenge of training her own
dog, Cassie. From this experience, she learned the importance of establishing trust and understanding between
shy and aggressive dogs and their owners. Without a strong foundational bond, a dog can be reluctant or afraid
to respond to training efforts. In 2009, Dr. Dalton founded the California School for Dogs and has since trained
dozens of dogs using the principles of positive reinforcement and her Em-Pet-Thetic training program.
Positive reinforcement involves prompting good behaviors and rewarding them when they occur. Just like when
parents give their child something special for receiving good grades, giving dogs treats encourages them to
repeat the behavior. According to the Humane Society, positive reinforcement is one of the most powerful ways
to shape or change a dog’s behavior.1 In addition, Dr. Dalton contends that positive reinforcement is the basis
for addressing such undesirable behaviors as barking, running out the door, and teaching the command “stay.”
One of the cornerstones of positive reinforcement training is the frequent use of treats. Unhappy with the
choices of dog treats available, Dr. Dalton developed her very own high-quality treats: Dr. Dalton’s Premium
Treats. Made with just meat, these signature treats are high in protein and contain no additives, chemicals, or
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preservatives, making them the ideal treat for training purposes. In fact, they are the only treat that Dr. Dalton
allows her clients to use during her Em-Pet-Thetic training sessions because they are nutritious and of high-value
to the dogs-in-training.
To find these special treats, go to www.drdalton.com.
About Dr. Susan Dalton and Dr. Daltons Premium Treats
Dr. Susan Dalton grew up surrounded by animals of all kinds - dogs, cats, chickens, snakes, and even salt water
fish. After receiving her Ph.D., she worked with troubled adolescents and served as both a university professor
and researcher. Dr. Dalton began training dogs after adopting Cassie, a 10-week old Border Collie who had been
rescued from under a car. Cassie was traumatized; fearful and aggressive. When Dr. Dalton consulted various
“experts” on how to best rehabilitate Cassie, all of the trainers she spoke with labeled the pup unworkable - a
hopeless case.
Drawing upon her decades of experience in behavior modification, Dr. Dalton began reading everything she
could about dog training, and personally developed a highly effective program based on positive reinforcement.
Using this philosophy, she founded the California School for Dogs Inc. in 2009. Since then, Dr. Dalton has trained
hundreds of dogs - specializing in frightened, aggressive and traumatized animals.
With healthy treats being a cornerstone of her training program, Dr. Dalton wasn’t satisfied with the dog treat
options available to her. She started making her own treats in 2012, using clean and simple ingredients like
chicken, beef, and pork. It was her clients who convinced her to make her treats available for purchase. Since
then, Dr. Dalton has mastered the creation of a dog treat that is both healthy and doggy-delicious.
All of Dr. Dalton’s Premium Pet treats are sourced, produced, and packaged in the USA. They can be purchased
at www.DrDaltons.com and come in three flavors – Simply Beef, Simply Chicken and Meat Medley (made from
beef, chicken, and pork).
For more information about Dr. Dalton’s Premium Treats, or to interview Dr. Susan Dalton, please contact Gillian
Christie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 805-969-3744. Visit www.DrDaltons.com.
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NEW! PROBIOTIC DOG TREATS FOR ALLERGY & IMMUNE SUPPORT

Animal Nutritionist Marc Ching & Rescue Pet Foods Deliver Delicious

Fourth generation herbalist and nutritionist Marc Ching and owner of the PetStaurant has teamed up with Rescue Pet Foods to create dog treats with supplemental support. Available in two varieties including Allergy Support and Immune Support, these probiotics are essential for a healthy lifestyle, and the snacks are both a supplement and a treat!

Both formulas feature USDA human grade, restaurant quality beef, venison, organic chicken or organic turkey fortified with heat stable probiotics and organic herbs. No wheat, corn, rice, potato, soy, sugars, salt, fillers, preservatives or other harmful ingredients. The treats are non-GMO and gluten free.

“We’ve added immune boosting properties specifically targeted at improving your dog's health and resistance to illness with delicious restaurant quality meats to create a savory probiotic infused treat and vigorously healthful snack,” says Marc.

Additionally, the treats have been formulated to improve your furry friend's skin. Each bag is infused with over 100 million CFU* of friendly beneficial bacteria as well as fully absorbable Omega 3 and 6. Recommended by Veterinarians and Animal Nutritionists across the U.S., probiotics work to boost the immune system and help fight off immune invaders that can cause inflammation and other health issues.

The first of their kind, these proven Probiotic Treats are perfect for picky eaters who have allergies and skin problems or need added immune boosting benefits.

Each bag retails for $11.95. For more information please visit www.rescuepetfoods.com

B & R Pet Treats acquired the pet treat product line developed by Penford Foods and later acquired by Ingredion Incorporated.

Early this year Ingredion decided to spin-off the pet treat segment it had acquired as part of it’s purchase of Penford Foods.

About June 1st, 2016 B & R acquired the pet treat business from Ingredion. B & R has been in the injection molding business since 1967, almost 50 years. For the last 20 years, B & R Pet Treats has molded pet treats for various pet treat marketers, starting with Aspen Pet Products in the late 1990’s.

B & R Pet Treats acquisition consisted of patents, trademarks, formulas and fixed assets. Including the asset purchase were the Indigenous and Pegetable Brands of pet treats. B & R has been the molder of these two brands as well as more than 6 other contract brands.

www.indigenouspet.com

FACTORY-DIRECT BULLY STICKS, PIG EARS & JERKY
In the heart of Ontario, Canada farm country you’ll find the charming hamlet of New Hamburg and Barnsdale Farms®.  It is here that Bullwrinkles® and our many other all natural dog treats have been produced since 1989.  The same U.S. and Canadian farmers, ranchers and CFIA / FDA inspected and approved butchers that supply our local grocery stores also supply the raw materials we process in our food-grade plant.  We ovenroast and slow-smoke our chews and treats to perfection.
Dogs of all ages and sizes LOVE Bullwrinkles® brand beef, chicken, duck and pork chews and treats because they are pure and natural, highly digestible and taste great!  Pet Parents LOVE Bullwrinkles® brand dog chews and treats because they come from a trusted local source and are made without additives or preservatives.  From teeth & gums to skin & coat and hip & joint, our treats have many wellness benefits.
At Bullwrinkles.com, making dogs happy is just naturally what we do. We have dogs, we love dogs, and we want every dog to live a long, active and happy life.  We’re proud to offer you high-quality pure and natural products that can be part of your dog’s healthy development and ongoing nutrition.  Bullwrinkles.com is designed to better serve our distinguished K-9 clientèle across Canada and the USA.
Bullwrinkles® – The Ultimate Treats for Dogs!™

SOFT ‘N TASTY CARU TREATS

Made With Real Meat Or Fish First, Carefully Selected Non-GMO Ingredients

VERO BEACH, Fla. New Bite sized Lamb, Salmon and Venison Soft ‘n Tasty treats join the Caru Pet Food selection of all natural dog products. The chewy, square inch baked treats are made with USDA inspected, antibiotic and hormone free meat or fish as the first ingredient, plus healthy blueberries and cranberries (with no ingredients from China).

Carefully prepared in small batches, each bite-sized snack is packed with U.S. sourced high-quality protein and fruits to help promote strong muscles and a healthy heart. And like all Caru products, these are formulated without grain, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, animal by-products, or GMO ingredients.

“A great pet treat should be palatable, so it’s highly rewarding, and supports a balanced diet when fed in moderation,” comments CEO & Co-Founder Adrian Pettyan. That’s why Caru treats are made up of 78 percent real meat or fish and are always low in calories. The new Bite varieties feature only 12 calories per treat, or less! These additions compliment the existing, all natural Beef, Chicken and Duck dog treats available in both Bar (measuring 4.5 inches in length, and only 50 calories per treat) and Bite varieties ($7.49 - $7.99).

To learn more about the Caru stews and the company’s award-winning treat line, please visit www.CaruPetFood.com.

About Caru

Caru Pet Food Company is operated by two Canadian medical professionals whose goal is to produce “the healthiest, tastiest and most carefully prepared recipes you can feed your pet.” Caru means “to love” in Welsh and is also the name of the founders’ beloved Golden Retriever, Karu. Working in close collaboration with a Ph.D. animal nutritionist, Adrian and Pamela Pettyan created a complete line of naturally healthy stews and treats for dogs that look, smell and taste like homemade. Caru Natural Stews are proudly made with 100 percent human grade ingredients and are produced with integrity in a human grade facility. Additionally, they are the first USA-made pet food to be packaged in Tetra Pak® cartons, which offer significant advantages for pet parents versus conventional cans. The healthful brand also offers a complete family of award-winning Caru Soft ‘n Tasty Treats available in Bar and Bite varieties. For the full story, visit www.CaruPetFood.com.

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It was the fall of 2012 when we came up with the idea of a healthy treat for our dogs that only had a single ingredient.  The frustration of going to a pet store looking for a treat that would not pile on the pounds, was good for them and that did not have a whole bunch of additives / fillers.  Toss in that it was not made in the USA and we knew we could not continue to buy these types of products for our best friends.  We went to work and after months of perfecting our first product we introduced our “Sweet Potato Chews”   We are selling our treats through distributors so if you’re here to buy our product we kindly as you to ask your local retailer or have them contact us and we will provide them with the information to get our product.

What makes our product different?  First we source only USA grown potatoes from familiar states like North Carolina and Louisiana.  Second we peel our product as mold can easily find its way on the peel of a sweet potato.  We dry it for hours bringing the moisture content down and making it more like rawhide then a potato.  Dogs can tell the difference and the benefits of our product are numerous.

We would love to hear from you and get your thoughts about our product.  Please email us @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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www.sittreats.com

 

Women Owned-and-Operated Company, Treat-ibles, Makes Pooches Feel Pleasant with CBD!

With cannabis in the daily news, people have grown accustomed to stories about legalization and medical cannabis. But few Americans hear stories about Cannabis and Hemp products saving the lives of dogs. 

Pet owners throughout California are learning that Treat-ibles' cannabidiol-infused (CBD) pet treats have a place in overall wellness. 

“I was going to bring my dog to the vet today for anesthesia,” said a crying customer. “I couldn’t bear to watch her suffer with the pain anymore! I had an appointment to do it at 11am - but I postponed it until 5pm. I needed more time with her. She couldn’t walk with her bow legs; and the pain had gotten so bad that she wouldn’t get up. My son, who works at a dispensary in Los Angeles, heard about the Treat-ibles and sent me four of them. Within an hour she stood up and even jumped up on the couch. I couldn’t believe it! I was literally preparing myself to let her go. Now, I feel like I have my best friend back.”

This story, and many others like it, inspire the small staff at Treat-ibles to continue baking their products in hopes of helping thousands of dogs throughout the state. While the FDA doesn’t have a position on the medical implications of CBD, pet owners everywhere are noticing a difference in their dog’s attitude and well-being. In fact, while many companies have received letters asking the manufacturers to remove medical claims from their promotions, Treat-ibles has simply deferred to the research and trusted the opinions of their customers.

“It’s hard to deny them,” said Julianna Carella, Founder of the Oakland, California-based company. “These people make me cry every time! Their emotions are overwhelming on the phone. It’s hard not to get choked up.” 

While few veterinarians understand cannabidiol, pet owners find confidence in the fact that CBD is nontoxic and plant-derived. Treat-ibles makes their proprietary blend of CBD extracts from a responsible hemp resource to ensure the whole-plant extract contains the subtle compounds also found in the plant. The company also follows a rigorous quality-assurance protocol instituted by CW Analytical Labs to ensure their products are held to high standards. These careful considerations have helped elevate Treat-ibles as a quality brand. While some other CBD pet products, independently tested by a third party, prove to contain very little CBD (merely a few milligrams in the entire bag!) the Treat-ibles consistently tested at 1mg of CBD per treat. 

Due to the lack of knowledge and regulations surrounding products infused with cannabidiol, the Treat-ibles team have engaged with CW Analytical Labs to help them maintain an elevated level of consistency, purity, and safety. “This industry is truly unique,” said Carella. “California has very few regulations surrounding cannabis production with THC - but nothing about CBD! We’ve turned to the health department and pet food regulators to maintain best practices.”

“Dogs are our best friends,” said Carella. “Treat-ibles is our way of showing them how much that bond means to us!”

 

Hi, we’re Jeff and Tommy Gay, co-founders of Big Creek Foods and creators of Look Who’s Happy treats. Dogs were always part of the family when we were growing up, including Pepper the Dalmatian, Fritz the Schnauzer and Toby the German Shepherd. Today, a Yellow Lab named Chessie is a much-loved member of Tommy’s family. In Jeff’s home, a perky Maltese named Toby is like his third son. Both of them are enthusiastic taste testers!

We also grew up in our family’s catfish and poultry processing business, providing high quality ingredients for well-known pet food brands. So what inspired us to open a natural treat company that caters exclusively to pets? Because we knew that only a handful of treats you see on the shelf are actually made by the companies that sell them.

We think caring pet parents like you deserve to know who’s making the food and treats that your dogs eat. That’s why we promise that every package of Look Who’s Happy treats is produced in small lots in our own state-of-the-art Gainesville, Georgia plant. Plus, we guarantee that every recipe is formulated to keep dogs healthy and happy. We think your dog will be grinning from nose to tail when you bring home these treats!

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www.lookwhoshappy.com

 

 

OLD MOTHER HUBBARD® NATURAL DOG TREATS ADDS

 

GOURMET OFFERINGS TO THE CUPBOARD

 

New Gourmet Goodies Line Brings Boutique Bakery Flavors to Heritage Brand

 

 

 

(Tewskbury, Mass. – January 27, 2014) Old Mother Hubbard® is going beyond biscuits and adding three new varieties of artisanal doggie delicacies to the treat mix. Old Mother Hubbard Crispers®, Soft Bakes® and Fruit’ins® combine a variety of tastes and textures that will turn every Fido into a foodie – without a trip to the doggie boutique bakery.

 

 

 

The Old Mother Hubbard Gourmet Goodies line delivers irresistible flavors made with natural ingredients pooches will love. With seven new options to choose from, every day can be a new canine culinary adventure.

 

 

 

Old Mother Hubbard Gourmet Goodies are available in 6 oz. resealable packages for $5.99 in the U.S. in the following varieties:

 

 

 

  • Crispers: Crunchy, cheesy and savory, Crispers are available in Cheddar, Chicken & Rosemary and Parmesan, Bacon & Tomato.

  • Soft Bakes: Moist cookies come in three varieties -- Peanut Butter & Carob, Applesauce Oatmeal and Carrot & Pumpkin.

  • Fruit’ins: Two delicious cookie and fruit layers are available in Honey, Oatmeal & Blueberries and Honey, Apple & Bacon.

 

 

 

Pet parents have trusted Old Mother Hubbard to give their best friends high-quality, natural dog biscuits, and now they can put that same trust into giving their pooches distinctive treats like those found in dog boutiques,” said Chanda Leary-Coutu, Marketing Communications Manager for Old Mother Hubbard.

 



 

Old Mother Hubbard natural dog snacks are available nationwide at pet specialty stores in nationwide and in Canada. To find an authorized retailer, visit http://www.oldmotherhubbard.com/store-locator.aspx.

 



 

Visit www.oldmotherhubbard.com to learn more. Find Old Mother Hubbard on Twitter - http://twitter.com/OMHdogsnacks. Join Old Mother Hubbard on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/OMHpetsnacks.

 



 

Old Mother Hubbard® – “Give ‘Em Some Snack Love®”

 

Since 1926, Old Mother Hubbard, a proud member of the WellPet family of brands, has used the same simple methods to bake our snacks for dogs. Each home-style recipe is carefully crafted from wholesome ingredients that allow dog owners to feel good about giving their dogs a reward that is healthy and heartfelt.

 

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