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WE ARE ON THE ROAD AGAIN!

Rescue is at the core of who we are at NMDR, and during COVID-19, we had been forced to take a pause on rescue. We are thrilled to announce that our Rescue Team is back on the road this week! 

National Rescue Dog Day is on Wednesday, May 20th, but at National Mill Dog Rescue, we are celebrating all week long! #NationalRescueDogDay brings awareness to all the PAWsome pups that are waiting to be adopted into loving forever homes. A rescued dog has overcome many obstacles, but can often bounce back into the most loyal pet; providing comfort, friendship, and unconditional love.

Giving each and every pup a chance to live their best life means the world to us. But we can’t do it without you! Every dollar helps us rescue more dogs and care for the ones we have. Text RESCUEDOG to 44-321 or click a link below to give today!

If you're able to support NMDR in other ways, please consider sharing this email with your friends and family, starting a fundraiser, or asking your employer to add NMDR to their corporate philanthropy program.

THANK YOU for your ongoing support of National Mill Dog Rescue! 
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National Mill Dog Rescue
PO Box 88468
Colorado Springs, CO 80908
719-445-6787
 

National Mill Dog Rescue | PO Box 88468, Colorado Springs, CO 80908

Talkin' Pets News May 16, 2020 Host - Jon Patch Co-Host - Jillyn Sidlo - Celestial Custom Dog Services Producer - Zach Budin Network Producer - Darian Sims Social Media - Bob Page Special Guests - Laura Stinchfield, Pet Psychic and author of "Stormy's Words of Wisdom" & "Voices of the Animals" will join Jon & Talkin' Pets 5/16/20 at 5pm ET to discuss and give away her books NEW BOOK ‘ANIMALKIND’ EXPLORES AWE-INSPIRING FACTS ABOUT ANIMALS’ EMOTIONAL LIVES AND REVOLUTIONARY NEW WAYS TO SHOW COMPASSION PETA Founder Ingrid Newkirk joins Jon & Talkin' Pets 5/16/20 at 630pm ET to discuss her book 2020 BEVERLY HILLS DOG SHOW TO AIR ON SUNDAY, MAY 17 - David Frei Host of the show & long time friend of Talkin' Pets will join Jon & Talkin' Pets 5/16/20 at 720pm ET to discuss the show

NEW BOOK ‘ANIMALKIND’ EXPLORES AWE-INSPIRING FACTS ABOUT ANIMALS’ EMOTIONAL LIVES AND REVOLUTIONARY NEW WAYS TO SHOW COMPASSION

 

PETA Founder Ingrid Newkirk discusses her latest book and the remarkable advancements in our society’s awareness about animals over the years

 

AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEW:

INGRID NEWKIRK, author and PETA founder

BACKGROUND:

Since Ingrid Newkirk founded PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) 40 years ago, it has become an unstoppable force and the largest animal rights organization in the world. Now, Ingrid has published, along with bestselling author Gene Stone, ANIMALKIND, an exploration of the richness of animal lives, their talents, emotions, and intelligence, and the many exciting ways all of us can act to prevent harm to animals. This latest book highlights some of the wonders of animal life and offers tools for living kindly toward our neighbors on our shared planet.

Ingrid Newkirk  discusses in her latest book, share fun animal facts, and explore exciting new tools that allow humans to create a better world for animals—such as substituting apple or grape leather for animal hide, synthetic frog models to replace the real ones used for years in school classrooms, advances in meat and dairy tastes-a-likes and plant-base nutrition, and virtual reality animal tours that replace circus shows.

 

DID YOU KNOW THESE FUN ANIMAL FACTS?

●       Birds have been found to be far more devoted to their romantic partners than humans. While the divorce rate in the U.S. is around 40 to 45 percent, swans, for instance, have a 95 percent rate of staying together for a lifetime.

●       Oinks, grunts, and squeals aren’t just arbitrary noises made by pigs. More than twenty of these sounds have been identified with specific circumstances, from wooing mates to expressing distress and joy.

●       Cows communicate with each other using subtle changes in facial expression; rhinos use a breath language; and frogs have learned to combat street noise by using drain pipes to amplify their calls.

●       Chickens form complex pecking orders in which each bird not only understands her ranking, but can recall the faces and ranks of more than one hundred other birds.   

For more information please visit: www.PETA.org

 

More About Ingrid Newkirk:

Ingrid Newkirk is the founder of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) and the acclaimed author of Save the Animals! 101 Things You Can Do, Kids Can Save the Animals, and The Compassionate Cook. She currently resides in Washington, DC.

Produced for: PETA

Our Story

My mother, Pearl, sparked my life-long commitment to protect our Planet Earth. Among all of Earth’s natural beauties, water has always enchanted me the most. Betsy and I live with our daughter, Pearl, on a beautiful pond. Looking out our living room window, I witnessed the environmental damage up close. As I investigated the problem on our little pond, it became clear that lawns (and lawn care) were a primary culprit. The deeper I dug, the more compelling case for change became. So, I set out on an eight year journey to save our pond and in the process found a solution to save our waters and save you money, too!

We Americans love our lawns but we are addicted to high maintenance lawn care. Protecting our waters depends critically on changing how we care for our lawns. With input from independent grass seed scientists, I tested thousands of seed mixes to create a truly low maintenance, patent-pending solution. Once established, Pearl’s Premium rarely, or never, needs watering; grows very slowly and thrives without chemicals. The secret: roots that grow very deep, tapping into naturally-occurring moisture and nutrients to produce a healthy, barefoot soft lawn.

I pledge that Pearl’s Premium will transform your lawn – as it has thousands of lawns. I encourage you to take the Pearl’s Premium pledge to save time, money, water and our Earth!

Jackson Madnick

Founder

An organic organic approach to lawn care is over-due for so many reasons:

  • Lawns are depleting our groundwater supplies:  Some estimates indicate that lawn care uses 50% of our county’s potable water. Lawn irrigation, particularly in-ground watering systems, increase summer water use to levels three to five times higher than winter water use. Use of nitrogen-rich chemical fertilizers and fast-growing shallow-rooted grasses exacerbates the problem. Water shortages from your neighbors lawn care lead to increased water prices for everyone, water bans and enforced conservation.  Many of the non-native lawn seeds from Europe or Kentucky, with very shallow roots, are naturally adapted to environments that are wetter than ours.  In New England, and most of North America, these foreign, shallow root, high maintenance grasses leads to a pattern of frequent watering and frequent mowing, particularly if chemical fertilizer is used.
  • Wasting energy and adding to greenhouse gases:  Watering lawns with water that is filtered for human consumption and pumped to our homes wastes huge amounts of energy. Producing commercial fertilizers from petroleum is energy intensive, and costs are rising as oil prices rise. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, running a typical lawn mower for an hour is eleven times more polluting than running a mid-size car full of people and luggage for an hour. So, the energy-intensive fertilizer, water from the town and lawn mower pollution in a standard lawn greatly increases your family's carbon foot print.
  • Run off and unnecessary health risks: A stagering amount of chemicals are used every year on lawns. Between 50% and 80% of lawn care chemicals run off lawns with the rain and into storm drains, ending up in the watershed or local ponds, causing algal blooms and feeding the invasive weeds out of control. Again, the majority of lawn chemicals is feeding the invasive weeds in our ponds, not on your lawn! Then, local communities use expensive herbicides to get rid of the invasive weeds in the ponds and low levels of both the fertilizer, pesticides and the herbicide may end up in your drinking water.  Use of pesticides and fertilizer in urban and suburban communities contributes significantly to contamination of our drinking water and other surface water supplies.  This also increases health risks to children, pets and the elderly and increases school department budgets from learning and behavioral disorders caused by the lawn care chemicals. So, chemicals put on your lawn impact the whole community in many ways, including finances, clean up, invasive weeds and health.  
  • What ends up in our homes affects children, animals and others: Lawn care chemicals and pesticides get carried indoors into homes on shoes, paws and air currents. Once inside, pesticides linger in carpets, dust, on toys and in the air we breathe. These chemicals normally break down outside over time with sunlight. However, away from sunlight and water, pesticides persist for many months, resulting in longer exposure to these chemicals indoors. According to health experts at the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection prolonged exposure to the pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers in lawn care chemicals is responsible for an alarming increase in the risk of learning and behavioral disorders in children and increased risk in adults for asthma, Parkinsons's disease, cancer and a number of other ailments. The increased health risks are much higher for children, the elderly and our pets. According to Dr. Margo Roman, a veterinary expert, "50 years ago, only 5% of dogs got cancer. Today, over 46% of dogs get cancer, and there is evidence suggesting this alarming rate is caused by the widespread use of lawn care fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides." In response to these concerns, "a new era in pesticide use has begun in Quebec with the banning of many domestic products that have chemicals considered toxic to humans and the environment." Read the report from the Organic Consumers Association.

Purchase and use Organic Fertilizers and other organic lawn products. 

Wouldn't it be great if your lawn could lower your carbon footprint? Well, it can!

Pearl's Premium patent pending grass seed blends enable an ultra low maintenance approach to lawn care that can save you time and money:

Saving Time with Pearl's Premium   Saving Money with Pearl's Premium
Mow 1 week a month, relax the other 3 Mowing Pay less often
Water much less or never again Watering Cut your water bill
Spread organic fertilizer or compost 1-2 times a year Treating  

To capture the full benefit of ultra low maintenance lawn care, plant Pearl's Premium and closely follow our low maintenance lawn care instructions.

Other Key Benefits:

For People & Pets For The Planet
Lush, barefoot soft grass Native and adaptive (not genetically-modified) seed
Greener year-round, even in winter Cut your carbon footprint
Using organic lawn care prodcuts reduces chemicals on lawns, paws and feet Protects lakes and rivers from chemical run-off

What's the Secret? Its in the roots!

For more information visit www.pearlspremium.com

 

This week we are diving into our videos with Dachshunds. Learn what makes a Dachshund a Dachshund, see 2020 judging and more.
Best of Breed Minute
 
Did you know that the Dachshund was originally bred to hunt underground? Learn more about this very popular Hound breed in the Westminster Best of Breed Minute.
Wirehaired Dachshunds at the 2020 WKC Dog Show
 
Watch the Wirehaired Dachshund breed competition and the other Dachshund varieties compete for Best of Breed at the 144th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on our YouTube channel. 
From the Road to WKC
 
Professional Handlers, Maddie and Adam Peterson are on their #RoadtoWKC. What is it like to work and travel together across the country to dog shows?
Throwback to the Dachshund National Specialty
 
A “National” is an annual event where handlers of the same breed bring their dogs to compete. What is it like to win at a National? We caught Randy right after her big win. ‬
Conversations with Veterinarian, Deneice L. Van Hook 
 
Keeping your dog at a healthy weight is the key to a long and happy life. We spoke with Deneice L. Van Hook DVM to learn tips to keeping your dog healthy.
Want more videos?
Check out the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show YouTube Channel.
WESTMINSTER. There's Only One. ®
To see and learn more go to: westminsterkennelclub.org
Pet retail facilities taking advantage of “essential services” designation and using it to peddle unhealthy dogs to unsuspecting consumers
 
LANCASTER, PA – Animal Wellness Action, a national animal protection group promoting legal standards against cruelty, conducted a survey, conducted between April 13-20th, of nearly 40 stores in Pennsylvania that sell dogs obtained from puppy mills and found that 30 percent of stores have been selling dogs during the COVID-19 crisis. Animal Wellness sent a letter to Governor Tom Wolf, urging him to clarify that the sale of puppies from puppy mills is not an essential service, halt the transport of puppies for retail sale in the state, strengthen laws and regulations to protect dogs and consumers, and increase enforcement of the current law. Rather than buy puppies from a pet store, the public should be encouraged to adopt an animal from a shelter or rescue instead.
 
Nearly all puppies sold in pet stores come from puppy mills -- large, commercial dog breeding operations that sell dogs at stores and over the internet. Hundreds of puppy mills operate within Pennsylvania, and thousands of puppies are transported into the state each year from puppy mills located in the Midwest, despite a pullback on business activities to encourage social distancing during the crisis. While pet supply stores have been deemed essential, that designation was almost certainly driven by the need to provide food and other goods for proper pet care and not as a means to continue a live-animal sales activity that undermines animal welfare.
 
“We agree pet supply stores are essential, but only for the sale of food and other necessities for our pets, not for the purpose of continuing the trade in inhumanely produced, often sick animals,” said Michele Patterson, national puppy mill committee chair for Animal Wellness Action and a resident of Lancaster County.  “Given that Pennsylvania has often referred to as the ‘Puppy Mill Capital’ of the east coast, we must be especially vigilant and prevent the industry from doing more harm to dogs and consumers.”
 
Current federal and state standards for the care of mother dogs kept in mills are barely adequate for survival, loopholes allow violators to continue renewing their licenses, and fail to adequately address the fraud and deception of puppy mills. Puppies often become sick due to the poor breeding, unsanitary conditions of mills, and long-distance transport to pet stores. Families are devastated after their new puppy dies of illness, and according to a 2019 CDC investigation, the ill puppies have passed dangerous diseases onto people, such as campylobacter, a bacterial infection.
 
While Pennsylvania has made some progress in regulating puppy mills, major gaps in the law still exist.  AWA and other groups support Victoria’s Law, introduced by State Senators Tom Killion (R-9) and Andrew Dinniman (D-19), to ban the sale of puppy mill dogs in pet stores. Over 300 localities across the nation have adopted legislation restricting the sale of puppies in pet stores, and numerous state legislatures are taking up the issue.
 
In Congress, the PetFax Act (H.R. 5715), recently introduced by U.S. Reps. Charlie Crist (D-FL) and Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA) – and modeled after CarFax reports -- would mandate honesty and transparency in the sales of dogs and cats. It would require that sellers of dogs and cats disclose certain information to a customer about the animals, including information identifying the dealer who bred the animals, the number of dogs and cats bred and sold by that dealer over the past two years, a listing of any violations the dealer has had in the past two years, and health information about the animals.
 
The Animal Wellness Foundation (Foundation) is a Los Angeles-based private charitable organization with a mission of helping animals by making veterinary care available to everyone with a pet, regardless of economic ability. We organize rescue efforts and medical services for dogs and cats in need and help homeless pets find a loving caregiver. We are advocates for getting veterinarians to the front lines of the animal welfare movement; promoting responsible pet ownership; and vaccinating animals against infectious diseases such as distemper. We also support policies that prevent animal cruelty and that alleviate suffering. We believe helping animals helps us all.
Animal Wellness Action (Action) is a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)(4) organization with a mission of helping animals by promoting legal standards forbidding cruelty. We champion causes that alleviate the suffering of companion animals, farm animals, and wildlife. We advocate for policies to stop dogfighting and cockfighting and other forms of malicious cruelty and to confront factory farming and other systemic forms of animal exploitation. To prevent cruelty, we promote enacting good public policies and we work to enforce those policies. To enact good laws, we must elect good lawmakers, and that’s why we remind voters which candidates care about our issues and which ones don’t. We believe helping animals helps us all.
 

Tickless is a non-toxic, environmentally friendly tick&flea repellent that works without releasing any chemicals or odors.

Evidence-based, non-toxic products for the freedom in nature and at home.

Tickless emits a high-frequency sound that distracts ticks and fleas as well making them harmless to people and pets. If you have Tickless, then you can have a safe and effective solution to prevent tick bites and tick-borne illnesses.


Our manufacturing company was established in 2010, with the aim to provide a non-toxic solution against parasites. We focus on evidence-based solutions that are harmless for any user and also to nature. Our product within the Tickless ® and Miteless® brands feature the newest technology and provide the best solution against parasites such as ticks, fleas, and mites.
Today we are Europe’s No.1. non-toxic parasite repeller, stretching over 42 countries in five continents.
Our future plan is to become the world’s leading non-toxic parasite repellent provider.
We at Tickless have thought of everything and everyone; cats and all sizes of dogs, horses, home care, hunters, military, campers, hikers, babies, children, and adults. It is a complete solution to the flea and tick problem for all members of our families and communities.
Protect your loved ones with Tickless!

 

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oxoplasma gondii: a risk for people and wildlife

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Keeping cats indoors is safer for cats, people, and wildlife. ABC has numerous resources to help pet owners transition their cats to full-time indoor living, including enrichment activities, literature, and more. Photo by Nikita Starichenko/Shutterstock

(Washington, D.C., April 14, 2020) As the COVID-19 pandemic tragically continues to threaten the lives and livelihoods of people across the globe, evidence is mounting that domestic cats and other felines may also be at risk of contracting the disease. Professional organizations and new research suggest keeping pet cats indoors to manage infection risks.

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) this week recommended that people who are self-isolating or have COVID-19 symptoms keep their cats indoors. According to BVA, it is possible that outdoor cats may carry the virus on their fur, just as the virus can live on other surfaces.

The American Veterinary Medical Association's standing policy is that pet cats be kept indoors. Their policy states that “keeping owned cats confined, such as housing them in an enriched indoor environment, in an outdoor enclosure, or exercising leash-acclimated cats, can minimize the risks to the cats, wildlife, humans, and the environment.”

For people wanting to respond to these concerns by transitioning their cats from the outdoors to indoors, whether temporarily or permanently, American Bird Conservancy (ABC) offers a range of helpful solutions on its website that were developed over years of consultation with veterinarians and pet owners.

New studies from researchers in China, where the virus was first identified, evaluated SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, to determine host susceptibilities and to better understand how the virus may move through the environment. These studies (Luan et al. 2020Shi et al. 2020Sun et al. preprintZhang et al. preprint), taken together, concluded that domestic cats are susceptible to infection, that infections have occurred both in experimental trials and outside the laboratory, and that infected domestic cats may transmit the virus to uninfected domestic cats.

Domestic cat infections have also been recently reported in Belgium and Hong Kong. Two Malayan Tigers, two Amur Tigers, and three Lions at the Bronx Zoo in New York have also shown symptoms of infection, and the only tiger to be tested came back positive for COVID-19. It's suspected that people exposed these felines to the virus. So far, the disease does not appear to be fatal to cats, and there is no evidence that the disease has passed from cats to people.

“Keeping pet cats safely contained indoors, on a leash, or in a catio is always a great choice to protect cats, birds, and people,” said Grant Sizemore, Director of Invasive Species Programs at ABC. “At this point, it appears that keeping pet cats indoors is also the safer alternative to ensure the virus isn't accidentally picked up or transferred by the cat.”

As well as being at risk from diseases, cars, and other threats, outdoor cats kill an estimated 2.4 billion wild birds each year in the U.S. alone.

Since 1997, ABC's Cats Indoors program has supported responsible cat ownership that not only protects birds and other wildlife but also supports long, healthy lives for pet cats. Cat owners interested in bringing their cats indoors, or providing safe outdoor time for their pets, can find resources on the Cats Indoors website.

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American Bird Conservancy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving birds and their habitats throughout the Americas. With an emphasis on achieving results and working in partnership, we take on the greatest problems facing birds today, innovating and building on rapid advancements in science to halt extinctions, protect habitats, eliminate threats, and build capacity for bird conservation. Find us on abcbirds.orgFacebookInstagram, and Twitter (@ABCbirds).

This week we are diving into all of our videos with Boxers. Learn what makes a Boxer a Boxer, see 2020 judging and more.
Best of Breed Minute
 
Get to know the Boxer with Gail Miller Bisher in our Westminster Kennel Club Best of Breed Minute.
Boxers at the 2020 WKC Dog Show
 
Watch over 40 Boxers compete for Best of Breed at the 144th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.
From the Road to WKC
 
Professional Handler and long time Boxer breeder, Wendy Bettis won Best Junior Handler at the WKC Dog Show in 1986. She has some valuable advice for any up and coming Junior Handler looking to be involved in Dog Shows. 
From The WKC Archives
 
Meet Biff, a Boxer, and the winner of the 1994 Working Group at the WKC Dog Show. In "Life Stories: Profiles from The New Yorker," Biff was described as "...very, very personable. He has a je ne sais quoi that's really special."
That Group One Feeling
 
 Professional Handler Diego Garcia and his Boxer, Devlin, won the Working Group at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Find out why winning the group at the WKC Dog Show was so special to Diego. 
Want more videos?
Check out the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Youtube Channel.
WESTMINSTER. There's Only One. ®
To see and learn more go to: westminsterkennelclub.org

Our History

Founded in 1991, EQyss Grooming Products manufactures Premium quality grooming products using Scientifically Superior ingredients, formulations, and manufacturing processes. Our brands include Micro-Tek®, Premier, Mega-Tek®, Flea-Bite®, and Avocado Mist®. Our commitment to Clean Technology includes using solar energy, purified water, and the highest manufacturing standards. Made in the USA and 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed.

Our Team

EQyss Grooming Products was founded in 1991 by compassionate pet owners who wanted a better quality grooming product for their family pets. EQyss Grooming Products manufactures cutting edge equine grooming products using Scientifically Superior ingredients, formulations, and manufacturing processes. Our brands include Micro-Tek®, Premier, Mega-Tek® and Avocado Mist® to name a few. We manufacture all of our products in our own facility located in Vista, California using only U.S. sourced raw materials. Our commitment to Clean Technology includes using solar energy, purified water, and FDA manufacturing standards to ensure the highest quality for all of our products. EQyss Scientifically Superior.

You can easily recognize us on the shelf. EQyss is the ORIGINAL product in the black bottle.

Quote from Kayla who uses EQyss Pet Shampoo

My two-year-old Golden Retriever/Labrador mix, Miya, has broken out on her belly numerous times. She has seen a vet about the issue, and I was told she could be allergic to chicken, so I stopped feeding her food with chicken in it. As time went on, Miya’s belly kept getting worse, so the vet prescribed a medicine for her to take with her food, and wipes to clean the area with daily. These medicines and wipes did not help, and I concluded that she was possibly just allergic to the weeds she would run around in at home in the yard. I started giving her foods with chicken in it and she seemed to be fine and the rash did not break out worse. I was given EQyss Micro-Tek Shampoo by Talkin’ Pets to try and after the first bath with the new shampoo. Miya’s belly had become clear. I would 100% recommend this shampoo to any animal caretaker who is having trouble with their animals’ skin!

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