“MY DOG IS MY BABY — I AM HAPPY WHEN I KNOW HE IS FEELING GREAT”

We love receiving letters and pictures telling us how your pets are doing. Here’s a letter we received from Evie Deaton that we thought you’d love, too!

Dear Halo

I had to write to you because I am so happy and almost in disbelief. I have a 4 1/2 year old 5.2 pound toy poodle. I live in a small town and the best food I could find for him was [store brand] for small and toy breeds. He would eat this food and I thought he was getting enough. However, I did throw a great deal away because he did not eat it and I like to keep fresh food out. He was always licking his feet, always (about every 3 months) having some type of digestion problem and I had to take him to the vet to get injections and put on antibiotics.

Also, he is black but coat was not as bright and shiny as I felt it should have been. I asked my vet (he really is great) if he thought maybe food allergies and he just did not feel strongly that that was a problem. After seeing my baby just not as healthy as I felt he should be I went to PETCO and searched myself for the best food I felt for him.

After looking for an hour at least, I found HALO, Spot’s Stew Chicken (dry) food for toy breed. It was unreal. I brought it for him, slowly mixing in with old food and he began only eating the HALO. I started feeding him total of about 1/3 to 1/2 cup daily, moistened with little warm water and he literally licks the bowl. I have never seen him eat like this. His coat has changed, he is dark black, shiny, hair that had come out of back of legs from licking has grown back, his eyes are brighter, his stool is normal, he has not had a single digestive problem since starting the HALO, and I have not had to throw one ounce away.

Thank you for making a wonderful product. My dog is my baby. I am 50, have no children. I am happy when I know he is feeling great. I feel so guilty knowing that he went too long without this but now he has the best.

Thank you, thank you, thank you,
Evie Deaton

Thank you Evie for sharing your story with us and we are so happy to hear that little Simon is doing so well!

Halo

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Smart cat snack paw down

Friends cat trained to eye which hand the treat is in, AWSUM cat, excellent to watch.

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Dog Obedience Training: Train your dog the smart way (Dog Training)

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JWOW – Mouth

On this episode of Miss Hannah MInx’s JWOW (Japanese word of the week), our word is “kuchi,” which means “mouth.” Please leave a video response using the word “kuchi.” =^.^= Follow Miss Hannah Minx on Facebook and Twitter!! twitter.com www.facebook.com

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Chilly Dog Wool Cable Sweaters 100% Wool Xlarge Red

Chilly Dog Wool Cable Sweaters 100% wool XLarge Red

Our sweaters are hand-knit and 100% wool. The dyes we use for our wool come from plants and are natural. The sheep who provide the wool live great lives and are mostly free range. Because our natural wool is not treated with chemicals they are both warm and dogs love them on their bodies.

* No wasteful, useless plastic packaging, ever.
* No electricity is used to knit our sweaters.

Small things do make a difference.

Chilly Dog Sweaters is the original Eco -friendy hand-knit dog sweaters.
Don’t let your dog be left out in the cold! Chilly Dog HANDMADE WOOL Dog Swe
ater

Size Back Lenght Inch Weight Back Lenght in Cm
XXSmall 8-9 2-6lb 20-22.5
XSmall 12-13 5-10Lb 30.5-33
Small 15-17 9-18Lb 38-43
Medium 19-21 17-29Lb 48-53
Large 23-25 28-40lb 58-63.5
XLarge 27-29 40-60Lb 68.5-73.5
XXLarge 30-33 60-80Lb 76-83.5

For the customer’s safety This item can not be returned or Exchanged Please make sure to measure yor dog

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Barfy Scorpion Opens Skate Workshop

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Nice Denta photos

A few nice denta images I found:

Denta: Entrance.
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Denta: Seafood.
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Reader Request: Chick Update!

You asked, so here they are, more chicken photos!

Last week we introduced them to their new coop. Around the coop is an enclosed pen, but we have to keep a watchful eye out for hawks while they are in the enclosure. I have already spotted a Cooper’s hawk swooping into our yard trying to get to the chickens (luckily they were in the coop at the time and safe). For this purpose, we bought a fake owl. Yes, an owl. Can’t miss it, it is like they Eye of Sauron! ;) Check this thing out:


They are supposed to deter hawks, as long as I keep moving it around every few days so the hawk doesn’t figure out it isn’t real.

The chickens are loving their new home! At night we cover the coop with a blanket for warmth, though since it is summer here it doesn’t get that cold at night.

When we are outside, we let them free range and they love to eat the bugs in the yard and slurp up blades of grass like spaghetti! I am hoping they eat all the nasty spiders.

Well, I won’t make you wait any longer- here is a gallery of the chickens, they are getting BIG though they still chirp like babies ;) Click on the first thumbnail to view the whole gallery.

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Can I Train My Dog to Protect My House and Play with Dogs and People Outside?

He is a 2 year old male German shepherd, and he is very playful both inside and outside, but here's the problem – He doesn't really bark at strangers (unless they have dogs with them) and tends to pull the leash when I walk him near other dogs, so I'm afraid to let him loose in the dog park…

Anyway my question is can I train him to be friendly to other dogs and people but still protect my house from potential thieves by barking instead of licking them to death?

Suggestion:

Its unusual for a male gsd not to be at least a bit territorial on his own property. But some lines of the gsd can be slow to mature and don`t start to bark at strangers until 2 and a half years old. Your gsd is obviously quite a confident natured dog if he is friendly to people and other dogs which is better than having a gsd who is afraid and nervous of people.
Even so, no dog however much it barks is going to 100% protect your house against intruders without specialised training which is quite costly. The mere presence of a gsd will in most cases be enough to deter most thieves.
You could try and contact a professional ppd trainer who can assess your dogs temperament and advise you if the dog has a suitable temperament to be trained to protect. This does not come cheap. Do not attempt this yourself as you could ruin your dog for life.
Firstly though, it would help if you enrolled in a good dog obedience club as basic training is the foundations to all other types of training and needs to be done first.
Hope this helps a bit.

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