A Slow Learner

This is a very slow learning process.  Good thing I have a patient dog.

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Animal Rescue: Dogs are susceptible to several types of allergies

Animal Rescue: Dogs are susceptible to several types of allergies
Allergies are just as miserable for pets as they are for humans. The constant itching, scratching, paw licking, chewing, skin rashes or chronic ear infections that come with allergies can make life uncomfortable for canines. Treatment options can
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We all worry about losing our dogs, and thankfully technology is making it easier than ever to keep track of our dogs if they should become separated from us. We just learned about a new product…



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Couple warned that fines for lost dog flyers could cost $750,000

LOST DOG: OLLIE Is this government gone wild or lawmakers with too much time on their hands? Or is there a serious misunderstanding? WRC-TV,Channel 4 NBC reported: In Washington, DC, Roger Horowitz and his wife Annemarie were walking their dog Ollie when he was frightened by a car backfire and bolted. Ollie is a rescue dog who had been abused by his previous owners. He still has over 20 pellets in his back from having…
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Pet Food Recall: Primal Pet Food Cat Food

Primal Pet Food has voluntarily recalled a single lot of raw frozen cat food.  The official press release by the FDA is below, and it can be found here.  PetistUSA first saw news of this recall at Truth About Pet Food.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 13, 2015 – Primal Pet Foods is voluntarily recalling a single batch production code of Feline Turkey Raw Frozen Formula 3-pound bag. FDA tested product in response to a single consumer complaint. Primal Pet Foods was alerted by FDA that the testing of two bags of this lot resulted in a low thiamine level. Neither FDA nor Primal have received any other reports concerning Thiamine in Primal products. No other product manufactured by Primal Pet Foods is involved in this voluntary recall.Primal Pet Food

Only the product with the following Best By date and production code is included in the voluntary recall.  It is best to check the production code on the back of the bag to determine if the product has been recalled or not.

The lot involved in this voluntary recall is:

Primal Pet Foods Feline Turkey Raw Frozen Formula 3-pound bag (UPC# 8 50334-00414 0) with Best By date 060815 B22

Primal takes very seriously, the need for adequate Thiamine levels in our feline diets. We include Organic Quinoa Sprout Powder as a natural B-Complex supplement to ensure that adequate levels of Thiamine are met. Additionally, Thiamine occurs naturally in other ingredients contained in our Feline Turkey Formula such as: Turkey Muscle Meat (including heart), Turkey Liver, Organic Sunflower Seeds, Dried Organic Kelp, Organic Collard Greens and Organic Squash.

Consumers who still have bags of cat food from this lot should stop feeding it to their cats and call us at (866) 566-4652 Monday through Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm PST. Consumers with further questions should visit our website atwww.primalpetfoods.com or call us at this same number.

Cats fed only diets low in thiamine for several weeks may be at risk for developing a thiamine deficiency. Thiamine is essential for cats. Symptoms of deficiency displayed by an affected cat can be gastrointestinal or neurological in nature. Early signs of thiamine deficiency may include decreased appetite, salivation, vomiting, and weight loss. In advanced cases, neurologic signs can develop, which may include ventriflexion (bending towards the floor) of the neck, wobbly walking, circling, falling, and seizures. If your cat has consumed the recalled lot and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian. If treated promptly, thiamine deficiency is typically reversible.

 


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Scott Walker's "Aversion" to Dogs Proves He's Human After All

Scott Walker's "Aversion" to Dogs Proves He's Human After All
How large? How hairy? How oblivious about the concept of personal space? I know what it's like to be caught unaware in an invisible prison of dog dander, to feel that creeping itch in your eyes and a scratch in the back of your throat and finally—if
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Company offers chance to 'rent' a bunny as test run for pet ownership
About a dozen children and their parents came out to a STEM Bunnies event in Bloomington on Tuesday to learn about rabbits and touch and pet the animals. Markus Bachman, a 15-year-old volunteer, spoke to the kids about the commitment of owning a …
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Dog Training – It’s All About the Relationship

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Your dog’s behavior doesn’t exist in a vacuum. Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase (or seen it written here): “The dog is always right”? The reason is that dogs are simply responding to what is happening in their environment. And, specifically, how their environment makes them feel.

Whatever your dog is doing, it is ALL about the relationship that you have with your dog. And the relationship that you have with the significant people in your life. And the relationship that you have with yourself.

The obvious relationship that matters here is how you are with your dog. Are you nervous? Rigid? Harsh? Grounded? What are you communicating with your body language? What is your emotional state communicating to your pup? 99% of the time, what your dog is doing is “right” – meaning that your dog is simply taking in all of the information that you’re giving (and primarily the physical and emotional information – NOT the intellectual or conceptual information) and doing what makes the most sense to a canine under the circumstances.

Guess who else’s behavior doesn’t exist in a vacuum? YOURS! You are affected by your self-image and beliefs, and the relationships that you’re having with those around you. One of the biggest challenges that I’ve had over the past 10+ years of working with people and their dogs has been helping the PEOPLE change their habits. I would see, over and over again, how the emotional atmosphere of a person’s life – their stress at work, or in their primary relationships, or their view of themselves – was affecting how they lived their lives. Their habits. And this is important, because…

Your habits are creating your dog’s habits.

A little over 5 years ago I decided to branch out and get some training, as a coach, from the Robbins-Madanes Institute for Strategic Intervention. For me it was an opportunity to not only focus on shifting my own habits of being, but to also develop more skills at facilitating change for the humans with whom I was working. In the time since then, it has truly been an honor to not only be helping people with their dogs, but also to be helping them with the overall quality of their lives.

During that time, it became a passion of mine to work with people on improving their romantic relationships. You may notice that my original site (yes, this existed BEFORE Naturaldogblog) www.neilsattin.com has been revived. There’s a lot of great content there, and more in the works, that’s focused specifically on improving relationships. I’m also about to launch a podcast, called Relationship Alive, focused on helping you have amazing relationships (or easeful breakups – should that be the path that you choose). So stay tuned for more information on that.

In the meantime – think about it this way. Your dog is an emotional creature, picking up on everything that’s happening in the environment and responding from a place of heart – not head. What’s going on in your world? Where is the stress? Where is the tension? Where is the anger? Where is the love? Now look at your dog’s behavior, and ask yourself “how is my dog giving a voice to everything that’s happening in our world together?” I look forward to hearing what insights you uncover.

Dog Training – It’s All About the Relationship is a post from: Natural Dog Blog – Training and More

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Welcome New Pet Sitters

Welcome to new pet sitters!  Don’t forget the discount to www.petsitllc.com!  Also, we’ll soon be bringing back PocketSuite for online booking!  Online booking isn’t for everyone, so we decided to make it an option, instead of appearing on every listing for pet sitters.  We hope you will take advantage of the option when it returns!


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Harleigh, A Puppy Mill Survivor | Video

Harleigh, a scared little Chihuahua with floppy ears, was rescued from a puppy mill by the Nation Mill Dog Rescue, in September 2013. She spent her life

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Shelter Sunday: Second Chance Dogs / Fredericksburg, VA

Meet Earl! Earl is an adult Shih-Tzu, currently living in foster care in Fredericksburg, Virginia with Second Chance Dog Rescue. Here’s what he tells us about himself on their website: Hello my name is Earl. My foster mom rescued me after I lost my way. I was found wondering the streets very confused. You see […]


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