DStreet Receives Additional Industry Acclaim: Recently Rebranded PR Firm Wins Both Platinum and Gold at 2012 MarCom Awards


Denver (PRWEB) November 09, 2012

DStreet, a Denver-based boutique communications consultancy, was named the winner of two international awards?a MarCom Platinum Award and a MarCom Gold Award. The awards recognize outstanding creative achievement by marketing and communication professionals and draw entries from across the globe.

Earlier in the year DStreet was awarded the Gold PEAK and Silver PEAK awards from the Colorado American Marketing Association, as well as a Gold Pick and a Silver Pick from the Colorado Public Relations Society of America. In 2011 the firm received the Hermes Creative Award for its work.

“We are always proud to be acknowledged by professional judging panels and national organizations for our work,” said Jennifer Dulles, APR, president of DStreet. “But the best compliment we ever receive is from our clients. The firm has grown by those people who have worked with us sharing their experiences and referring others our direction. That, for us, is the most gratifying experience of all.”

About DStreet

Downing Street is a boutique consultancy that helps clients create defining moments through modern communications. Our all-senior-level team partners closely with clients to help them deliver new products, services and ideas to their markets, to establish thought leadership positions, and to create the communications programs that help them succeed. For more information, visit our new website at http://www.dstreetpr.com or join us on Facebook at Facebook.com/DStreetPR or on Twitter at @dstreettweet.

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Yep, doubled sister’s check and added $100 to my own!

My efforts in December paid off. My sister’s small check (normally $ 50) doubled to $ 100, which was my whole goal! But because I have a downline, somehow, my efforts added $ 100 to my own check! Nice!

I could tell that new blog articles made a huge difference. In fact, take a look at the stats from my pet food blog:

But we also did it with Christmas cards and thank you letters on new orders.

So far this month, I’ve added two new customers for one friend and six new customers for my sister. If I will be sure to write new articles for my blog at least three times per week — on the hot topics (such as pet food recalls, ingredients, and health issues that can be resolved through nutrition) — I’m confident we can keep attracting loyal new customers.

But this business only brings in modest money with customers. You really need to build a network of distributors under you. So I will figure out how to do that online, next.

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Much of disease treatment relies on a simple principle: find out what agents in the body are causing a problem and eliminate them. People can employ very broad-sweeping measures to eliminate these problems. A good example of this is the use of
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HALLoween tricks and treats for Milwaukee children
“A lot of kids in the Milwaukee area don't have a safe place to trick-or-treat,” Smart said. “So we have sort of taken on that role, to provide a safe trick-or-treat environment, in the residence halls for people in the Milwaukee – and especially the
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Treat yourself with pink products that promise to pay it forward
Smart Barre kicks off its second annual "Work Your TuTu to Save Your TaTas" program this month. As part of the program, the popular Fort Worth exercise studio will donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of pink-ribbon-themed socks and headbands
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Don’t Forget Pet Donations at Food Bank

Here is a reminder that we need to remember our furry friends as well as our human friends when we find ourselves in a position to donate and make life a little easier for those in need.

According to Fox News in Houston Texas, ten trailers full of dog food and cat food have just been donated to Rescue Bank, a local food bank for pets. But Rescue Bank had to foot most of the bill for the trucking.

“We try to maintain a modest budget for freight payments in opportunities like this,” says Rescue Bank co-founder John Kane. “And that usually means if we have a chance to get a truck, we can pay for it. We now find ourselves having to pay for eight trucks – $ 13,000 – and that’s quite a bill for us to pay.”

“For every dollar in freight we’re probably going to be able to distribute somewhere in the neighborhood of 20-25 dollars worth of high quality pet food.”

“It has really had an impact on individual pet owners and families who now find that it’s very, very difficult to care for their pets the way that they used to. So we see more and more of those families turning in their pets to shelters and rescue groups. So this has worked a hardship not only in the family because it’s like giving up a member of your family. And it’s also working a hardship on all the rescue groups that we work with.”

To donate, contact your local food bank.

Source: http://www.myfoxhouston.com/dpp/news/local/101108-local-food-bank-feeds-4-legged-friends

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Major Concerns with a Border Terrier



If you want to have a small but sturdy pet dog, then the Border terrier might be for you. This pet is no delicate lapdog. The Border terrier pet dog is full of fun for the whole family.

Before getting a Border terrier pet dog, however, you might want to consider some of the major concerns regarding the breed. This will help you weigh the pros against the cons and will let you reach a decision that would be best for you. Here are some concerns regarding Border terrier pet dogs:

1) Temperament – when people talk about terriers, they all comment on the same behavior using different words. Some people say that their dogs are feisty. Some say that their dogs are stubborn. Some people would prefer to use the word impulsive. The point is, they all describe the same behavior. A terrier is inherently dynamic in its behavior. It is part of what makes a terrier, a terrier.

The temperament of the Border terrier pet dog may be quite surprising, if not outright shocking for most people because of its size. For such a small dog, a Border terrier pet dog sure packs a lot of energy.

2) Aggression – Border terrier pet dogs are not really as aggressive as other breeds. However, its instincts as a terrier would still urge it to run after anything smaller than it. This means that if you own a cat or even a pet rabbit, you cannot have a Border terrier pet dog. This also means that you cannot trust a Border terrier pet dog out of its leash. If it even sees something running, it will take off, leaving you yelling uselessly. This, of course, can cause accidents to happen. In order to make sure that your Border terrier pet dog does not get hit by a car, you need to keep that pet on a leash outside.

3) Escape – it is recommended by many experts that Border terrier pet dogs should be kept in a fenced-in yard to let it have some roaming space while making sure that it is safe. However, you should know that Border terrier pet dogs are clever escape artists. Even if a Border terrier pet dog is within a closed in fence, you should try to keep an eye on it.

4) The noise – Border terrier pet dogs will bark at practically anything that catches their attention. Because of this, you need to properly train them to bark only when needed. You should also be quick to stop them if they are barking inappropriately.

For this reason, you should not really get a Border terrier pet dog if you live with very close neighbors and if you work during the day. An unsupervised Border terrier pet dog is sure to keep barking all day long. This, of course, may draw complaints from your neighbors.

5) Independent thinking – what people love about Border terrier pet dogs is the fact that they can learn very quickly. This is because of their inherent curiosity and toughness. However, the same qualities that make them prize-winners can also make them very stubborn when they want to. You have to be consistent with your commands and show the Border terrier pet dog that you mean what you say. In doing so, you will be training the Border terrier pet dog properly.


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Marmoset Monkey Baby

A few nice pet healthy teeth images I found:

Marmoset Monkey Baby
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Image by Scott Kinmartin
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Awww….an infant Marmoset Monkey. Hand fed every 2 hours around the clock…

NOTICE: This monkey is NOT for sale in most pet stores nor was it sold at this one. The lady holding this baby monkey is a certified licensed breeder who can only sell to those with a specific classified license.

FACT: Marmosets usually have twins; triplets and quadruplets also occur.

Breeders hand-raise marmosets in an effort to produce better pets. However, one must realize that these are wild animals and are not domesticated. Breeders remove infants from their parents for hand-rearing when they are between 3 and 10 days of age, so the infants can receive colostrum and milk for the antibodies. Infants are delicate and usually weigh between 28 and 35 grams at birth. They are born with eyes open, a full coat of fur, a mouthful of teeth, and extremely strong, muscular forearms for grasping the parents.

Babies cannot thermoregulate for the first two months. The father carries the infant the majority of the time, and the female usually only carries the infant to nurse it. The baby normally rides across the parent’s neck and shoulders. A good indicator of whether the baby is healthy is observation of the tail. Marmoset babies hold their tails tightly against the parents’ bodies. Again, if the tail is limp, the baby is in distress. This indicator also works to assess a baby being hand-fed.

Hand-raising a baby callitrichid requires an incredible amount of devotion, time and emotional energy. To simulate their natural lives, infants should be carried by their owners as much as possible for warmth and emotional security. Keeping a baby on a stuffed animal surrogate for extended periods of time is unnatural and cruel. Infants need the stimulation and affection afforded by constant contact.

If a baby must be placed for short periods of time on a surrogate, use an insulated soft-sided six-pack cooler, with a microwaveable soft heating pad under a stuffed animal. Do not use a regular plug-in type heating pad because if the baby crawls between the stuffed animal and the pad, it can quickly overheat and die.

Infants should be fed Enfamil human baby formula. Once a week, a drop of pediatric multi-vitamins should be mixed into the formula. Formula should be warmed to about 100 degrees Fahrenheit before feeding. Newborns should be fed every two hours around the clock and must be stimulated in the perineal area to urinate and defecate. Babies usually begin sleeping through the night when they are about two weeks old. Weaning occurs at about 8 to 10 weeks of age, but in the family group, the babies nurse until the next infants are born (usually six months after the previous birth).

Baby Marmoset Monkey
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Image by Scott Kinmartin
Awww….an infant Marmoset Monkey. Hand fed every 2 hours around the clock…

NOTICE: This monkey is NOT for sale in most pet stores nor was it sold at this one. The lady holding this baby monkey is a certified licensed breeder who can only sell to those with a specific classified license.

FACT: Marmosets usually have twins; triplets and quadruplets also occur.

Breeders hand-raise marmosets in an effort to produce better pets. However, one must realize that these are wild animals and are not domesticated. Breeders remove infants from their parents for hand-rearing when they are between 3 and 10 days of age, so the infants can receive colostrum and milk for the antibodies. Infants are delicate and usually weigh between 28 and 35 grams at birth. They are born with eyes open, a full coat of fur, a mouthful of teeth, and extremely strong, muscular forearms for grasping the parents.

Babies cannot thermoregulate for the first two months. The father carries the infant the majority of the time, and the female usually only carries the infant to nurse it. The baby normally rides across the parent’s neck and shoulders. A good indicator of whether the baby is healthy is observation of the tail. Marmoset babies hold their tails tightly against the parents’ bodies. Again, if the tail is limp, the baby is in distress. This indicator also works to assess a baby being hand-fed.

Hand-raising a baby callitrichid requires an incredible amount of devotion, time and emotional energy. To simulate their natural lives, infants should be carried by their owners as much as possible for warmth and emotional security. Keeping a baby on a stuffed animal surrogate for extended periods of time is unnatural and cruel. Infants need the stimulation and affection afforded by constant contact.

If a baby must be placed for short periods of time on a surrogate, use an insulated soft-sided six-pack cooler, with a microwaveable soft heating pad under a stuffed animal. Do not use a regular plug-in type heating pad because if the baby crawls between the stuffed animal and the pad, it can quickly overheat and die.

Infants should be fed Enfamil human baby formula. Once a week, a drop of pediatric multi-vitamins should be mixed into the formula. Formula should be warmed to about 100 degrees Fahrenheit before feeding. Newborns should be fed every two hours around the clock and must be stimulated in the perineal area to urinate and defecate. Babies usually begin sleeping through the night when they are about two weeks old. Weaning occurs at about 8 to 10 weeks of age, but in the family group, the babies nurse until the next infants are born (usually six months after the previous birth).

Smokey
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Image by BlueRidgeKitties
Smokey is a gentle laid-back fella looking for a new home. I noticed last weekend at the pet fair that he is apparently missing one of his upper canine teeth. Not sure what’s up with that since he was at the vets just that week and they declared him healthy and didn’t mention any problems with his teeth.

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Common Things That Make Dogs Itch

I was talking to a veterinarian the other day about something we spend much of our day treating. Itchy skin and ear problems in dogs can take up from 20 to 40% of our day.

The worst part is that if we don’t get to the root or cause of the skin and ear issues, the itching, bacterial and yeast infections, hotspots, and sore ears will continue to bother our patients. Many pet owners don’t realize that allergies can cause skin and ear problems.

If the causes of the allergies are identified, then the medical problems caused by allergies can often be controlled or cured.

We know that fleas will cause a dog to itch the butt and tail head area. When fleas cause itching, they are often present (or small dark flea poop that turns red with moisture because it is ingested blood). Fleas are easily treated with topical (Advantage and Trifexis) and oral flea control (Comfortis). Dogs that are sensitive to fleas need to always be on a good flea control program! As with antibiotics some flea control products seem to work better in some pets and in some areas. Some clients report the presence of fleas even after recent applications of Frontline products. It seems reasonable to assume that nature will find a way around most chemicals we throw at them! So if one product doesn’t work on your pet, try something else! (I have found that dogs fed a raw diet or home cooked diet often repel fleas or aren’t as sensitive to fleas as dry food eaters.)

 

Hay fever or atopy affected dogs will lick and itch their paws and have red skin on the inside of their ears. Sneezing and runny itchy eyes often accompany itchy ears and paws when the dog is allergic to pollens and molds in the environment. Hay fever or atopy in dogs can be treated with antihistamines (check out the dosages in my free download, 11 Practical Home Remedies). More oils and a hypoallergenic diet can also help make the skin healthier and less itchy. Many dogs can be affected by more than one allergy!

Dermatologists now recommend twice weekly shampooing with oatmeal, conditioning shampoos, or prescription shampoos to remove the allergens, yeast, or bacteria that can irritate or infect your dog! More frequent bathing may help irritated, itchy, skin along with antihistamines, or medication prescribed by your vet. Antibiotics, Ketoconazole, Cyclosporine, or Prednisone may also be needed to help with symptoms. Cyclosporine has come down in price and can be really reduce ear and skin problems in affected dogs.

Skin tests or blood tests can be helpful to identify the pollens or grasses that cause the most problems. Allergy injections may reduce problems by coaxing the immune system to not react to the pollens and molds. Respit offers regional allergens orally without blood or skin testing. Your vet can order allergens specifically made for your area and you give them to your dog orally or by injection. (http://vetrespit.com/pet-parents). Both treatments can take months to show improvement and some animals may not improve at all. However if they do, our pets need less medication and are happier!

Better ingredients, hypoallergenic diets, raw food, more oils, homemade food, and avoiding treats and chews can help dogs that suffer from food allergy. Those dogs with food allergies will itch their sides and their butt area and often will have chronic goopy waxy ear infections. (Often in only one ear. Hay fever sufferers often have very red inflamed ears without the goopy ears ). These suffering dogs will often improve with a limited ingredient diet with salmon or duck with potato. Treats and chews are often the culprit behind chronic ear infections and diarrhea. If your dog is really sensitive and needs special food, try a better treat like baby carrots or pieces of turkey or chicken hot dogs. If you want to try an elimination diet, you can try a hypoallergenic commercial food.

Why would a raw diet or home cooked diet help a dog repel fleas or infections? I think that an important layer of skin oil,present when the right oils are fed,  helps repel fleas and prevent yeast and bacterial infections. This skin barrier has been protecting animals for millions of years. If the skin does not have the right kind, or not enough oils, the “barrier” becomes a home for bacteria  and yeast. That’s why frequent bathing may help!

In “Feed Your Pet to Avoid the Vet” and “Dog Dish Diet” I teach dog owners about food allergies and why diet is so important. In “Feed Your Pet”, I teach allergic dog owners to home-make an elimination diet. Slow cooking chicken, eggs, turkey, beef, or fish with veggies, rice, or potatoes may help solve allergy mysteries! Homemade pet food can be the best treatment for dogs plagued with ear and skin issues. Avoiding common allergens in commercial food and treats, more oils, and home cooked pet food can help with many chronic medical problems in both dogs and cats. If you haven’t already, check out the “Dog Dish Diet” and “Feed Your Pet to Avoid the Vet”. It is easy to see if a better commercial diet or home cooked diet will help with your pet’s skin, ears, or bowels. Home cooked meals may also help with bladder crystals and stones and to control seizures. Veterinarians are not taught how to help owners feed the right things. I had to learn this by studying and applying what I learned.


Feed Your Pet to Avoid the Vet  also has slow cooking recipes for cats!

Dr. Greg’s Dog Dish Diet

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Choosing between commercial dog food and a home made raw diet

To ensure the best nutrition for your dog, put him on a raw dog food diet. However, you do need to know what you’re doing – dogs are not a special kind of furry humans. Their needs, digestive system and metabolism are different than ours. Differences in digestion between you and your dog » Human [...]
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Cool Smart Treat images

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Samsung Smart Camera NX1000 Pink Joins Hands with Bobbi Brown for Marketing Event
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Marking the release of pink colored NX1000, Samsung Electronics treats the purchasing customers of its latest NX1000 Pink with a Bobbi Brown pink lip gloss, a premium camera bag, a guide handbook, and a bean pole camera wrist strap from the 11th to the 31st of July. Samsung smart camera NX1000 now comes in pink targeting young ladies in their 20’s and 30’s for the imminent summer vacation season in the joint marketing event with Bobbi Brown.

삼성 스마트 카메라 NX1000 핑크와 바비브라운 공동 이벤트 진행

삼성전자가 스마트 카메라 NX1000 핑크 에디션 출시를 기념해 11일부터 31일까지 구매 고객들을 대상으로 특별 사은 이벤트를 실시한다. 삼성 스마트 카메라의 대표적 인기 모델 NX1000이 바캉스 시즌과 20~30대 여성들을 타깃으로 깜찍한 디자인의 핑크 색상을 출시하고, 젊은 20~30대 여성들 사이에서 선호도가 높은 메이크업 아티스트 브랜드 바비브라운과 함께 특별 프로모션을 마련했다. 행사 기간 동안 NX1000 핑크 제품을 구매하고 삼성 스마트 카메라 홈페이지(www.samsungsmartcamera.com)에 제품 등록 후 신청 고객에게는 바비브라운의 핑크 컬러 립글로스와 함께 NX1000 전용 속사 케이스•프리미엄 카메라 가방•활용 가이드북•빈폴 카메라 핸드 스트랩 등 푸짐한 사은품을 제공한다.

Smart Ferret
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Image by Selbe B
I bought this treat dispenser years ago for Rikki. He never used it. I don’t even think they make it anymore. It has a weight on the bottom and you fill the belly with treats. When you push on it and knock it over a treat falls out.

Well Buddy smells the treats and licks the side but can’t figure out how to get them out. Nibbler had one in his cage at the pet store. I got it out of the neglected ferret toy box for him. He loves it. Buddy waits till Nibbler gets a treat out and steals it from him.

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