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SORRIDI, DIO TI AMA…DIFFONDI IL VERBO. (LEGGIMI! NON MUORI!!!) Buonanotte a tutti! In questo video racconterò una storia molto particolare, di cui molti…

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Pet Food Recall: The Robert Abady Dog Food Co., LLC

The Robert Abady Dog Food Co., LLC is recalling select boxes of Abady Highest Quality Maintenance & Growth Formula for Cats.  The recall is due the risk of salmonella.  The products are described in the FDA recall statement.  “The product comes in a 2 lb, 5 lb & 15 lb, corrugated boxes with plastic liners marked with lot # 14029/21 stamped on the right side top of the box.”

There have not been any illnesses reported so far.  The official FDA statement can be found here.


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Is This Thing On?

Over the course of the next three weeks I’ll be road testing some new technologies to incorporate and use to maximize interactivity with Walk 2: The West Coast.

This is our walk, all of our walk, and we’ll broadcast it to as many and as loudly we can…
CANCER.TOUCHES.EVERYONE.

WEST COAST WALK

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Nice Treat photos

Check out these treat images:

Trick or Treat! … Or Trap?
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Image by Bricknave
This is why you don’t go Trick-or-Treating alone.

Trick Or Treat?
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Image by Joriel “Joz” Jimenez
109/365 Friday 31st October 2008

Kaiyodo Yamaguchi Revoltech Rodimus Series No.047

Now I’ve never really done the Halloween thing, but how appropriate was it for my most orange Transformer toy to be ‘scheduled’ for today’s 365 project photo (On Black)…

It’s a Treat.

You’re In For A Real Treat
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Image by pennuja

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TRACIE HOTCHNER: HOUSE TRAINING A PUPPY MEANS BEING A HELICOPTERING PET PARENT

puppy1A fundamental rule of house training a puppy successfully and quickly is that you should know at all times exactly where your puppy is – which isn’t difficult, since there are really only three places the puppy should ever be during the house-training period. First, she can be in her crate (resting after playing or waiting for you to take her out). Second, she can be outside with you relieving herself. Third, she might be eating (Halo Spot’s Stew for Puppies is tip top!) – while you watch, waiting to take her right outside when she finishes.

The best way to know the puppy’s whereabouts at all times is to plan to keep her with you. The “house rule” needs to be that when the puppy is out of her crate, she cannot be left unattended. Not even for a second.. Keep the puppy’s leash tied to your belt or loop it around your wrist. You go to the bathroom, she goes with you. You sit down to eat or read the paper, she’s right there on her leash beside your chair— and when she’s not with you, she’s in her crate.

There has to be a basic, inviolate rule about how to utilize the crate for house-training: the puppy NEVER roams free in the house. No Exceptions. None. She is in that crate unless your full attention is on her, and full attention means just that—a totally focused “quality time” of playing, grooming, feeding and/or taking her for a walk. In humans, we are critical of that kind of helicopter parenting, but with puppies it is a necessary element of succssful housetraining.

Here’s the perspective: anytime she is not under your direct control and she eliminates in the house, she has practiced (and therefore reinforced) that behavior. You have set back your house-training progress. This cannot happen if the puppy is in her crate or under close supervision. It’s cruel to a puppy to be inconsistent – you are setting her up for failure by giving her a freedom she can’t yet handle. By keeping her right at your side you remove the opportunity to pee anywhere, and you have gone a long way to developing house-training habits.

Take the pup out to her potty area frequently and give her generous praise and an especially delicious treat immediately after she has relieved herself. A puppy’s accomplishment in relieving herself outdoors should be the cause of celebration and congratulatory treats. Halo’s Liv-a-Little freeze-dried protein treats fall into the category of Super Dooper “high value” treats and should be part of your toolbox in raising the best puppy you possibly can.

Tracie Hotchner is the author of THE DOG BIBLE: Everything Your Dog Wants You to Know and THE CAT BIBLE: Everything Your Cat Expects You to Know. She is also a renowned pet radio host and producer, having spent 7 years on the Martha Stewart Channel of Sirius/XM with CAT CHAT® and even longer with her award-winning NPR radio show DOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) that continues to broadcast in the Hamptons and the Berkshires. Her most recent accomplishment is the pet talk radio network she has created on the Internet called The Radio Pet Lady Network.

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My Favorite Jeans for Spring

The Best Jeans for Spring 2014 // Bubby and Bean

Want to know a secret?  I haven’t worn a pair of jeans since before I got pregnant (which was over a year ago), aside from one pair of maternity jeans that I wore less times than I can count on one hand.  Maybe I’m being a little dramatic in calling it a secret, but really, it’s kind of odd that something that was once a wardrobe staple for me has become nonexistent in my closet.  These days you can usually find me in either a dress or an oversized tee and leggings.  (I may have gotten just a little too comfortable in the leggings uniform during the pregnancy, as it’s sort of stuck.)  I had a couple of pairs of trusty skinnies that I wore constantly before getting pregnant, but alas, they just don’t fit me the same now that I’ve had a baby.  So jean-less I have become.

Now that spring is here, I’m feeling an urge to get back into a good pair.  I’m envisioning a soft white tee, layered necklaces, loads of rings on my fingers, a brown floppy hat or grey beanie, some simple strappy sandals, and a great pair of denim jeans.  I have it in my head and I’m determined to make it happen. So I’ve set out on a search for the pair that will become my go-to’s.  The styles you see above are my favorite finds so far.  The cuts, fits, washes are different (as are the price points), but they each have the potential to become my new wardrobe staple pair, perfect for springtime.   I’m especially a fan of #1 from True Religion Brand Jeans and #6 from J.Crew.  Both are equal parts casual and chic, and perfect for springtime.

Do you have a favorite pair of jeans for spring (or any time of the year)?  Which of the pairs above do you think I should get? 

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RDH=Road (to) Dental (professional) Happiness

RDH=Road (to) Dental (professional) Happiness
How did I get here from my career start as a dental assistant/plaque control therapist in 1972 to a licensed dental hygienist in 1995 and a Mayo Clinic Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist in 2014? RDH seal. It was my career goal to become a dental …
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Dental school students treat patients
As part of the curriculum, a class of 100 second-year dental students treats patients at greatly reduced costs. Some of the patients had waited a year and drove several hundred miles to seek treatment at a Lakewood Ranch dental practice. Others were
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Shrewsbury dentists' treatment failed their patients
Patients were given inappropriate treatment for years at a Shropshire dental practice, the profession's ruling body has revealed. SHREWS 9DENTIST Monkmoor Dental Practice from where two dentists have admitted charges relating to the treatment of …
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Adoptable Dog of the Day: Jeannie in New Jersey

Jeannie is an adult female Siberian Husky who is in the care of Husky House in Bridgewater, NJ. Jeannie is a loving, gentle dog and was surrendered when her previous owner found that she is diabetic….



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In Memoriam

I like this Latin phrase because it means ‘Into Memory’.  Not ‘for the’ or ‘because of’…

It presupposes motion.

This is the reason I’ve bound Murphy’s and Malcolm’s ashes together for the necklace I’ll wear on Walk 2.  The Mobius Strip has been much on my mind and that’s the inspiration. 

The West Coast Walk will not only commemorate but commence with and memorialize our loved ones touched by cancer. Their story is this story.  Like the Austin to Boston Walk, I will wear a Memorial shirt though unlike it there will only be two shirts not six.  

According to Red, ‘When you make a $ 30 donation in honor of or in memory of a person or dog we will recognize your donation to them here on our Memorial Wall, add their name to the Memorial Shirt that Luke will wear on Walk 2.  We will also send you the 2 Million Dogs BLUE pack of Toki Poki Pet Trading Cards includes pets that have had or currently have cancer. The unique packaging includes a topper and heart-shaped confetti that are made of seeded paper. Use them to plant and grow wildflowers in honor or remembrance of someone touched by cancer.’

And if you make that donation by April 23rd, you’ll be on my first Memorial Shirt.  

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YBD’s Notes 1:  I want to thank all of those on my Memorial shirt in walk 1.  At the time of the final mile I think we had 500 or more.  We walked with angels.  

YBD’s Notes 2:  I’ve now got a Red and an Ed in my life and am awaiting a Fred or a Jed to complete the trifecta.  

WEST COAST WALK

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ASK-THE-VET: MINI POM WITH A VERY BAD TUMMY

Pomeranian 3Question: My dog is on science diet ID, I want her off! Her breath smells awful on this food! She weighs 6 lbs. And is a mini pom with a very bad tummy. She gets the poo’s very easy! She only likes can food. I would like her to eat some dry but can’t get her to. She was very abused so I want the best for her any advice? The Vet keeps pushing the ID.

Answer: Thanks for your question. If you are not thrilled with the i/d diet, my suggestion would be to speak to your vet about the characteristics of the diet he wants your dog on.

Dogs prone to digestive disturbances can often do very well on a natural diet that contains a highly digestible protein source, are low to moderate in fat content, and have added fiber (a blend of both soluble and insoluble).

Natural diets that contain no artificial preservatives or dyes can help minimize adverse reactions. A high quality probiotic is often very helpful at maintaining gastrointestinal health as well.

Hope this information helps.
Dr. Donna Spector

Answers provided to pet owners by Dr. Donna Spector should be considered information and not specific advice. Answers are to be used for general information purposes only and not as a substitute for in-person evaluation or specific professional advice from your veterinarian. Communications on this site are very limited and should never be used in possible cases of emergency.

Halo, Purely for Pets will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on any information or content contained in a blog or article post. If you have consulted your veterinarian and if you are still concerned about your pet’s condition or if your pet has chronic, complicated or undiagnosed problems, Dr. Spector can offer consultations for you and your veterinarian via www.SpectorDVM.com.

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