Westminster Winners Week Day Two

Guess the year these dogs were winners, as pictured in these photos from the Westminster archives. Answers posted March 1st. Until next time, Good day, and good dog!

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The Perfect Bite for your Little Mites

The Perfect Bite for your Little Mites
The Perfect Bite for your Little Mites. Marmite has some delicious ways to keep the kids excited for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Below are some easy, step-by-step bites including Marmite Poached Eggs, Marmite Pizza Bagels and Marmite Spaghetti …
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Mites infesting bighorn sheep
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Westminster 2015: The Field for Best in Show

Here’s the line-up for the Best in Show competition, coming up in just minutes. Hound Group: Beagle, 15-inch ~ Tashtins Lookin for Trouble / Miss P Toy Group: Shih Tzu ~ Hallmark Jolei Rocket Power / Rocket Non-Sporting Group: Poodle, Standard ~ Dawin Hearts on Fire / Flame Herding Group: Old English Sheepdog ~ Bugaboo’s […]

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No need to flee 'snow fleas'

No need to flee 'snow fleas'
Tiny 'snow fleas,' or springtails, flick themselves up out of their winter hiding places and set off across the snowy world on warm days in search of tiny bits of organic matter to eat. Here, a group of them can be seen working their way up the side of
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Get your dog and cat vaccinated against fleas and…
Are you a pet owner? Do you have a cat or dog? If yes, then chances are that they will need to be vaccinated against fleas and ticks. This is especially true for people who live in rural, wooded areas and during the summer months when fleas and ticks
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Flea treatment is a price worth paying
Any experienced dog owners might be saying: “you don't get fleas at this time of year!” Perhaps in days of yore this may have been true. Back then we didn't have central heating, houses were draughty and fleas don't like the cold. So, reliably in
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Pet Food Recall: Limited Quantity of Nutrisca Dry Dog Food

Tuffy’s Pet Foods, Inc. has issued a recall of a limited amount of 4 pound bags of Nutrisca Chicken and Chick Pea Recipe Dry Dog Food.  The official FDA report is below and can also be found here.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 11, 2015 – Perham, MN – Tuffy’s Pet Foods, Inc. of Perham, MN is voluntarily recalling specific lots of 4 lb. bags of Nutrisca Chicken and Chick Pea Recipe Dry Dog Food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Tuffy’s manufactured the product for Nutrisca.nutrisca

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products. Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers. Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.  No Salmonella-related illnesses in people or animals have been reported to date in association with these products.

The recalled product was distributed in the 4 lb. bags nationwide to distributors, brokers, retail stores, and internet retailers. The recalled product is limited to Nutrisca Chicken and Chick Pea Recipe Dry Dog Food in 4 lb. bag sizes, bearing UPC Code “8 84244 12495 7″ (found on lower back of the bag). Products included in the recall are identified by the below first 5 digits of the Lot Code (found on upper back of the bag) and “Best by Dates” (found on upper back of the bag). No other bag sizes or other Nutrisca dog food, cat food, biscuits/treats, supplements or other products, are affected by this announcement.

First five digits of Lot Codes:
4G29P, 4G31P, 4H01P, 4H04P, 4H05P, 4H06P

Best By Dates:
Jul 28 16, Jul 30 16, Jul 31 16, Aug 03 16, Aug 04 16, Aug 05 16

The recall was initiated after a routine sampling program by the Ohio Department of Agriculture revealed the presence ofSalmonella in one 4 lb. bag of product. The company is coordinating this voluntary recall with the FDA, and is issuing the recall action out of an abundance of caution.

Consumers who purchased the 4 lb. bags of the dry dog food product subject to the voluntary recall (as identified above) should stop using the product, discard it in a safe manner (example, a securely covered trash receptacle), and contact Nutrisca at the number below for further information.

For consumer information or questions regarding this voluntary recall, please contact Nutrisca at 1-888-559-8833.

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Westminster 2015: And the winner is…

Congratulations to the 15-inch Beagle, The Divine Miss P, on winning Best in Show at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. And to Skye Terrier Charlie, who took Reserve Best in Show. The Beagle wins it! The Beagle wins it! Oh my God, the Beagle wins it!!! Thanks to everyone at WKC and […]

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Why I Love Stray Dogs

As our regular readers know, both Irie and Tiki are former stray dogs. Tiki was found by the shelter; she was sitting on the side of the road. Irie was running through town before being caught by a…

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Health Tip: How I Stay Hydrated

How I Keep Hydrated // Bubby and Bean

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and DripDrop®, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #DrinkDripDrop #DripDropHydrates http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV

I’ve been talking fairly often over the past year about my efforts to be health conscious in the everyday. My regular readers know that I’ve been consistent about eating well (most of the time, anyway) for many years, but that lately, I’ve also established a routine that incorporates things like regular exercise and intentional time for relaxation/mental clarity. There is one (very important) aspect of leading a healthy lifestyle, however, where I recently realized that I needed some major improvement – staying hydrated. Hydration has actually become quite a big deal in my house. In addition to keeping myself well hydrated, I also have to do the same for a toddler. And my husband also came to the conclusion that he could use a hydration boost beyond just the water he slams after a run.

Although staying properly hydrated seems like one of the easiest parts of staying healthy, it’s one area where my family has lacked motivation – and I think this holds true for a lot of us. I can’t tell you guys how many times I’ve made goals for myself to drink a certain number of glasses of water a day, and ended up getting too busy or simply forgetting. I’ve also tried just about every method for coercing my little one to drink more water, including all sorts of fun and fancy cups, with little success. (She is not a huge fan of plain water, but her mommy isn’t willing to give her sugar-filled drinks). Like me, my husband also gets busy or distracted and just forgets. We also tend to pay more attention to staying hydrated in the summer when we’re sweating and the loss of fluids is more obvious. But in truth, it’s just as easy to become dehydrated in the winter, when the air is dry and water-zapping illnesses tend to hit.

Since our regular attempts to drink more water as a family seemed to result in consistent failure, I decided to change things up a bit. About a month ago, I learned about a product called DripDrop, an ORS (oral rehydration solution; a treatment that is used by the World Health Organization and UNICEF throughout the world), that prevents dehydration in a natural way, without the calories or artificial extras of sport drinks – and with 2-3 times the electrolytes. The things that appealed most to me was that it contains no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives, and that it’s a safe, medical grade solution that everyone can use – from babies over 1 to seniors. So I decided that instead of trying to force water down our throats on the regular, which clearly wasn’t working, we’d try drinking DripDrop with our meals. I went to CVS, picked up a box of the Berry Flavor, and crossed my fingers.

It turns out, we all love DripDrop. It adds a subtle flavor to your water – just enough to perk it up without overpowering it. And adding it as our beverage of choice with our meals has been key, for all us of. It feels a little like we’re drinking something fancy with our meals rather than the plain old water we were used to, so it’s more fun than a chore. We’ve even started to incorporate it into our daily routines away from just meals. It’s a great way to naturally increase our energy by preventing the fatigue that comes with dehydration, so we’re no longer making pots of coffee in the late afternoon just to stay awake. And of course, it’s great after a workout. My daughter loves it too, which makes me the happiest of all. It has become our hydration solution, and an important part of our quest to stay healthy in the everyday.

If you’re in need of a hydration boost as well, and you’re interested in trying out DripDrop Hydration Powder for yourself, here is a digital coupon for $ 1.00 off the purchase of any one (1) box (available through 2/21/15, while supplies last). Just head over to your local CVS and pick up your box in the baby aisle.

Who else tends to put staying hydrated at the bottom of your list, unintentionally or otherwise? Have any of you tried DripDrop?

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