Fourth of July Cat Safety Tips

July 4th is a day filled with cook-outs, fireworks, swimming, and in general, good times… for the humans, that is. For pets, Independence Day can be a day (and night) of unsettling noises, separation from the family, confusion and danger. Here are some tips to help keep your cat safe during this holiday.

Cat safety tips for the Fourth of July

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Giveaway: Zuke’s Puppy and Tiny Naturals

Introducing Zuke’s® Puppy Naturals™ & Zuke’s® Tiny Naturals™ for Training
New Moist Treat Varieties Designed for Puppies’ Nutritional Needs and Small Breed Dogs! We have a variety pack to giveaway to TWO winners, so be sure to enter below.

Puppy Naturals Lamb & ChickpeaZuke’s now includes new varieties designed for puppies and small breed dogs. These are a great treat for dog trainers across the country, and of course, a fabulous treat choice for puppies and small breeds.

Zuke’s Puppy Naturals are tiny morsels crafted with the special nutritional needs of puppies in mind. Packed with protein, rich in Vitamin A and E, and loaded with DHA and EPA to help support healthy brain development, Zuke’s Puppy Naturals are a perfect complement to a pup’s sensitive stomach, developing taste buds, and playful spirit. The lineup comes available in Salmon & Sweet Potato, Pork & Bacon, and Lamb & Chickpea recipes.

At a new, low-calorie count of less than 1 ½ calories per treat, Zuke’s Tiny Naturals are designed in an itsy bitsy size for small breeds and perfect for delivering rewards frequently when training. The lineup comes available in Tasty Peanut Butter, Tasty Chicken, and Delightful Duck recipes. Each naturally delicious treat is made in the USA and completely free of harsh additives, preservatives, and the common allergens grain, wheat, corn and soy. Tiny Naturals Tasty Chicken

Shared Zuke’s Director of Innovation Chris Meiering, “Dog trainers and pet parents alike appreciate our Zuke’s Mini Naturals for their small size, healthy nutrition, and simple convenience. With our new Zuke’s Puppy Naturals and Zuke’s Tiny Naturals, we kept what people know and love about Zuke’s Mini Naturals’ wholesome treats while adding some special twists that make these new versions just right for new puppies and small breed pets.”

Zuke’s Puppy Naturals and Zuke’s Tiny Naturals will be available across the country starting spring 2016 at pet-supply chains, independent pet-product stores, natural-food retailers, and online.

Our friends at Zuke’s are offering two lucky winners a variety pack! To enter, use the form below. This giveaway is open to those in the USA only. Thanks, and good luck!

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Wrangler Honored as 2016 Guide Dog of the Year

Wrangler the seeing eye dog on the Today show Wrangler was honored as 2016 Guide Dog of the Year! The annual award is given by Canine Company to celebrate the important work of guide dogs and raise awareness of Guiding Eyes for the Blind

Wrangler, a 19-month-old yellow Lab guide dog-in-training, has been honored with Canine Company’s 2016 Dog the Year Award for his work as a national ambassador for Guiding Eyes for the Blind.

Canine Company President and CEO Jennifer Hill presented the award to Wrangler during a dinner following the Guiding Eyes Golf Classic June 13.

For 14 months, puppy-in-training Wrangler appeared as a regular on the NBC Today Show to raise awareness of the mission of Guiding Eyes for the Blind and the story of its guide dogs. He garnered more than 212,000 Instagram followers and traveled thousands of miles to raise awareness about the benefits of service dogs. The show’s cast, crew and viewers fell in love with the puppy as he educated them about how guide dogs transform lives.

“Wrangler captured the hearts of millions of people as he grew up before our eyes on television,” said Hill. “His happy, confident personality helped us all understand more about the important work these amazing dogs do, and we are proud to celebrate him with the 2016 Dog of the Year Award.” Wrangler received a trophy and a basket of toys and treats along with his new title.

Wrangler is now undergoing his final and formal training and Guiding Eyes hope to match him with a person who is blind or visually impaired in the fall. They will spend three weeks training together at organization’s Yorktown facility before Wrangler heads to his new home and life as a guide dog.

Wrangler the 2016 Guide dog of the year

About Guiding Eyes for the Blind

Guiding Eyes (www.guidingeyes.org) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides guide dogs to people with vision loss as well as service dogs to children with autism. Since its inception in 1954, Guiding Eyes has grown to be one of the foremost guide dog schools in the world, known for its accredited training programs and lifetime commitment to its graduating teams. Guiding Eyes is dependent upon contributions to fulfill its mission and provides all services free of charge.

About Canine Company

Canine Company (www.caninecompany.com) provides at-home pet care products and services that help pet parents keep their dogs and cats safe, healthy and happy. The company offers Invisible Fence® brand pet containment systems and Manners at-home obedience training across New England, New York and New Jersey as well as mobile grooming and pet sitting in select markets. For information, call 800-818-DOGS (3647).

For more about Wrangler, visit his blog!

Pet Safety 101: Poisonous Plants and Flowers

ProFlowers, an FTD company, created this helpful graphic. With summer in full bloom, they rounded up a list of 199 common flowers and plants that are poisonous for pets, so you can be sure your furry friend is safe all season long! This is a great list to have handy, so be sure to save it on Pinterest or someplace else you can reference it easily.

Poisonus plants and flowers