Here!!Here!! BadRap! Very well thought out, resear…

Here!!Here!! BadRap! Very well thought out, researched, and written!

What are the chances that TIME would publish your piece?
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Catch Dogster HQ at SuperZoo

Just a quick heads-up for any Vegas-based Dogsters, or those of you who might be attending the SuperZoo conference on the strip this year: Dogster HQ is in town, and we’d love to see you. 

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Our bags are stuffed with swag!

As you can see from the photo above, we've brought some Dogster (and Catster!) swag with us, and we'll be handing them out to you until we run out. The conference is at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center from today, July 22, through Thursday, July 24. In attendance are Community Manager Lori Malm, Managing Editor Vicky Walker, and Editor-in-Chief Janine Kahn -- that's us pictured up top!

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To find us, follow along on instagram (we're @Dogster), where we'll be posting photos of the cool and/or wacky pet products we see at the conference. Use #HQatSuperZoo to get our attention! We'll also be in and out of the I-5 Publishing booth, #10079, from 11 a.m. today onwards, so you can drop by there, too. (Lori is @pawpawrazzi on instagram, and Janine is @janinekahn if you want to follow our personal feeds as well!)

See you at the 'Zoo!


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Doggie Tips For Cold Weather

Doggie tips for cold weather obviously isn’t anything you care about if you live in one of the southwestern states or Florida, but for the rest of the dog owners it’s important information to help keep their dog safe and warm all winter long.

If the weather outside is too cold for you, it’s also going to be too cold for your dog. If you live in a part of the country that has frigid winters, your dog should be kept indoors as much as possible during the cold weather months and never ever leave your dog alone in the car when the mercury drops below freezing.

During winter storms, city crews often put de-icers on sidewalks and parking areas to prevent people from slipping and falling. If a dog should get thirsty and decide to lap up some of the ice that has melted from the application of a de-icer, the water melt will be toxic and can cause sickness or possible death in a pet.

Prolonged exposure to dry, cold air and chilly rain, and the sleet and snow of winter can cause problems for a dog. Repeatedly coming out of the cold into dry heat can leave a dog with dry, itchy, flaking skin or severely chapped paws. Keeping your home humidified and drying your pet as soon as it comes out of the cold weather will keep it warm and comfortable.

If your weather is really cold and your dog has short hair, you can keep it warm by buying a pet sweater or coat to help your dog retain body heat and prevent its skin from getting too dry. It’s common to see small dogs dressed for the worst of winter, but size doesn’t matter when it comes to cold weather and your big dog will be just as comfortable in a warm and toasty sweater or coat.

When you take your dog for a walk in winter weather it’s also a good idea to have it wear winter booties with warm inner linings to help minimize contact with salt crystals which can be painful to a dog’s paws. It’s also the best way to keep your dog from stepping in poisonous anti-freeze and other chemicals used to melt ice, and inadvertently licking the toxic mix off its paws after returning home.

It’s not a good idea to give your dog frequent baths during cold winter weather. Bathing a dog too often removes essential oils from the skin and increases the chance its skin will become dry and flaky. If you must bathe your dog, use a moisturizing shampoo each time and dry the dog well.

Dogs burn more energy trying to stay warm in wintertime and this can result in dehydration. You can avoid this problem by feeding your dog just a little bit more food during cold weather (what dog is going to refuse extra food!) and be sure there is always fresh water for it to drink.

I hope these doggie tips for cold weather will help some of you pet owners who suffer through those long, cold winters.

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Are you aware of the suffocation threat Frito Lays and snack bags pose to your dogs?

Bonnie Odem Harlan, Founder of Prevent Pet Suffocation, brings awareness to pet parents in Memory of her Beloved Furry Angel, BLUE.

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Dogs are dying daily, and it CAN happen to your beloved pet… to any of our pets!!!!

Be sure to cut the top and bottom of the bag off completely before throwing it away, and be certain snack bags are never left anywhere your pet may have access to one… not even an unaccessible location! Hide them up above in a closed cabinet or pantry, out of sight and smell.

When a dog puts their head into the bag and begins to breath, a vacuum seal is created preventing them from removing the bag.

I just received notice of the fourth doggie this week — rather, the fourth owner whom has come forward and brought the unfortunate news to Prevent Pet Suffocation’s attention, sharing their dog has died as the result of suffocating in a Frito Lays bag or similar snack bag.  Last week a dog suffocated with their head stuck in a plastic animal cracker container.  The numbers are increasing rapidly, and, most likely, there have been many other unreported deaths.

Visit Prevent Pet Suffocation’s Facebook page and read the stories… so extremely sad!  More importantly, please go to their web site and sign the petition to  have warning notices printed on the bags!!!

The original article appeared on MADMIKESAMERICA… after reading Bonnie’s heartbreaking experience, I’ve been following Prevent Pet Suffocation and helping spread awareness by sharing her story about Blue, as well as the horrific posts from many devastated pet parents, in an attempt to save other beloved pets’ lives.

Helping to keep beloved furry babies healthy and safe… and pet parents informed!

Lori

I’ve Got the ‘Scoop’!, LLC, in Palmyra

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Immigration crisis: Tuberculosis spreading at camps

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Free Membership Special!

Free membership is being offered to the first two pet sitters to email PetsitUSA in Cleveland and Detroit!  New Hi-Res LogoMembership lasts for one year and will save you $ 45!


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“WITHIN A WEEK, BAILEY WAS A DIFFERENT DOG”

baileyWe love getting letters from customers letting us know how their pets are doing. Here’s a letter from Ashley Griffin Bunger:

Dear Halo:

I just wanted to write you to say “thank you” for creating such a wonderful product in Spot’s Stew.

I have an 8 year old lab mix who has battled skin conditions for the last 5 years. My husband and I have invested hundreds, maybe even thousands of dollars in trying to find a solution. We’ve done vet visits, special shampoos, antibiotics, and every grain free food imaginable. By chance, I read a review for Halo and decided to give it a chance.

Within a week, Bailey was a different dog. She had more energy than ever and all of her hair started growing back from where she had chewed her skin raw. She doesn’t have the foul smelling skin she once did, and she is all around more healthy!

Our dog is basically like our child, and we’ll do whatever it takes to keep her healthy- we’re so happy we’ve found Halo to do the job!

Ashley Griffin Bunger

Thank you Ashley for sharing your story with us and our blog readers! We are so happy to hear that Bailey is doing so well!

Halo

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Wagging the Dog’s Tail

Have you checked out doggies.com’s new Facebook page yet? If you had, you would have found this interesting story from LiveScience, where they tell you what your dog’s tail posture means. Almost everyone knows that a tail held between the legs means the dog is scared or distressed, but did you know: A tail held […]


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