Dogs “Jump for Joy” as DGP Celebrates 10 Tail-Waggin’ Years!
Blauvelt, NY – June 13, 2013 Older pets and pets with mobility problems started “jumping for joy” with the introduction of DGP back in April 2003. DGP is the all-natural supplement specifically formulated to ease aches and discomforts commonly experienced by middle-aged to older pets, while supporting mobility and flexibility. Ten years later, thousands of pets continue to live the life they deserve because of DGP!
The veterinarian-recommended, all-natural canine herbal formula called DGP is for dogs that are experiencing mobility problems. This formulation truly works, to help to give back the youthful energy and movement that guardians recall from the “puppy years”. Ever since American BioSciences first introduced this unique combination of Australian herbs to the U.S. ten years ago, DGP has gained a solid reputation as a “revitalizing” formula that restores mobility and happiness to one’s best friend.
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Veterinarians across the country are pleased with the rapid results from DGP’s ultra-effective synergistic combination of herbs and nutrients as a natural alternative to other commonly used products whose results are always not safe, as dramatic, or as fast-acting as DGP. DGP works to improve the overall health and well-being of dogs, as well as addressing their mobility issues, safely, effectively, and quickly. This is due to the proprietary combination of herbs and marine extract working together in a synergistic manner to get the results dogs need and their guardians desperately want for them.
But one doesn’t have to take our word for it. You can look at the evidence resulting from an independent trial conducted by a canine massage therapist who is also a nurse practitioner. The case study results were so amazingly positive that they were published in the prestigious newsletter, The Whole Dog Journal. The results showed that DGP’s synergistic combination of herbs and nutrients are extremely safe and effective in helping to restore energy and movement for all of the dogs in this trial.
Ingredients include: Feverfew, which helps control inflammation and reduce pain; Celery Seed, an all around calmative and anti-inflammatory; Boswellia, a strong anti-inflammatory and analgesic; Bromelain and Papain, which aid digestion; Corydalis, a tonic for the circulatory system; Cayenne, for gastrointestinal health; Wheatgrass, rich in nutrients and minerals; Tumeric, potent anti-inflammatory and digestive aid; and Shark Cartilage, an excellent dietary source of chondroitin sulfate & other glycoaminoglycans that rebuild cartilage, along with calcium, magnesium phosphorous, zinc & other bone-building minerals.
DGP’s HERBS & SPECIALTY NUTRIENTS GIVE DOGS A LEG UP…
In the United States, it is estimated that at least 30% of all dogs (over 15 million) will suffer the pain of arthritis or some other mobility issue in their lifetimes. Large breeds are more susceptible, but dogs of any breed, size or age can develop problems. When the mobility of a dog is limited by age, injury, or through heredity it affects their entire physiology, as well as their personality, vitality and behavior. Originally developed in Australia by master herbalists and scientists, DGP’s unique formula of high-quality, human-grade ingredients takes this into account and works synergistically to provide comprehensive support for healthy joint function, along with specific compounds for gastrointestinal, immune, and nervous system function.
Many pets have suffered from a variety of mobility issues that have prevented them from continuing to do what they want, and living the life they deserve. Fortunately, for the last 10 years (more like 70 in dog years), DGP has helped these pets enjoy a better quality of life! And American BioSciences plans to do a dog-gone good job helping help thousands more in the years to come.
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American BioSciences, Inc. was founded with the goal of identifying natural compounds, supported by outstanding, significant medical research and then bringing them to the US marketplace with educational information that helps both doctors and consumers when examining their health options. Additional information and research about DGP can found at www.DGPforPets.com . Each bottle of DGP contains 60 chewable tablets, and is sold through veterinarians’ offices, pet stores, health food retailers, and online nationwide, and it is available through our distributor at www.TheHarmonyCompany.com or by calling 1-800-422-5518.
American BioSciences, Inc.
560 Bradley Parkway Blauvelt, NY 10913 Phone: 888-884-7770
(ANNAPOLIS, Maryland) May 31, 2013—June is Adopt a Cat Month, and the CATalyst Council, a national initiative comprised of animal health and welfare organizations working on behalf of cats, is encouraging Americans to visit their local shelters during June and adopt a cat – or even better, two.
“Having a dedicated month encouraging the adoption of cats is a really great way to help remind people that their local shelters and rescues have lots of friendly, loving cats from which to choose,” says Dr. Jane Brunt, executive director of the Catalyst Council. “From cute and active kittens to mellow and mature seniors, there are all different kinds of cats at your local shelter. The great thing about going to a shelter or a rescue group is that the staff has likely become acquainted with the cats staying there and can guide you to one whose personality will fit in with your family.”
Ensuring that the cat’s personality meshes well with your own is an important step in adopting a cat. Other things potential adopters should consider prior to adopting a cat include:
1. Knowing which veterinarian you will take your cat to after it’s adopted. Potential owners should schedule a visit with their chosen veterinarian within a few days of adoption so that the veterinary team can get to know the cat as early as possible. During this visit, your veterinarian will recommend the best food and preventive medications and provide tips to help ensure your cat’s health. In addition, this early trip can also help acclimate your cat to the process of visiting the veterinarian.
2. Familiarize yourself with the costs associated with owning a cat. Before bringing a cat home, ensure that your budget has enough room to handle the expenses that come with caring for a pet. This goes beyond food and litter and includes toys and other environmental enrichment tools, as well as annual veterinary exams and potential emergency visits. Many people choose pet health insurance to help in case an unexpected illness or other problem arises.
3. Knowing everyone in your family is ready for a cat. Talk to your family to ensure they are all excited about bringing home a furry family member, and that they’re ready to help care for it.
“Cats make wonderful companions, and we want to see the adoption rate go up in June,” says Dr. Brunt. “There are so many wonderful cats that need lifetime homes and deserve to get adopted and be a part of a family.”
The CATalyst Council is a national organization which includes a wide variety of animal health and welfare organizations as well as corporate members of the animal health industry that are working together to improve the health and welfare of America’s favorite pet. It was founded in response to troubling statistics released by the American Veterinary Medical Association that indicate an increase in our nation’s pet cat population coupled with a decline in veterinary care for those cats. More information about the CATalyst Council is available at www.catalystcouncil.org.
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THE CAT WHISPERER
Why Cats Do What They Do—and How to Get Them to Do What You Want
By Mieshelle Nagelschneider
Foreword by Gwen Cooper
A Bantam Books Hardcover | On Sale: March 5, 2013
Advance Praise for THE CAT WHISPERER
“Full of “think like a cat” advice, Nagelschneider’s work will make for happier human-feline households.” —Booklist
“Pet-owners despairing of getting their cats to behave will find new hope in this comprehensive guide. More than meets Nagelschneider’s goal of guiding owners to the strategies for behavioral and environmental change needed to address issues such as urination outside the litter box and aggressiveness.”
“I wish I had read The Cat Whisperer before I started filming Must Love Cats. The cats would have liked me a lot more.”
—John Fulton, host of Animal Planet’s Must Love Cats
“The reason people are so mesmerized by house cats is because they are truly miniature versions of lions, tigers, and leopards. In her book The Cat Whisperer, Mieshelle explains in the behavior of the house cat an unprecedented and a most accessible way, with her unique insight into the often misunderstood companion animal that is as wild as we have become civilized.”
—Jordan Carlton Schaul, PhD, Contributing Editor, National Geographic Society and Curator, Orange County Zoo
“Nagelschneider is a wizard at demystifying cat behavior and providing easy-to-follow steps for solving vexing problems. I dog-eared (or should I say cat-eared) so many pages for later reference that my book doesn’t want to close. Living with six demanding cats in a small house, I wish I’d had this excellent guide years ago.”
—Bob Tarte, Author of Kitty Cornered, Enslaved by Ducks, and Fowl Weather
Who says you can’t train a cat? Just when you thought you had reached the end of your ball of twine, Mieshelle Nagelschneider, one of America’s most popular (and Harvard trained) cat behaviorists, comes to the rescue of perplexed cat owners everywhere with her authoritative new guide THE CAT WHISPERER: Why Cats Do What They Do—and How to Get Them to Do What You Want
(Bantam Book Hardcover; March 5, 2013). In it, Nagelschneider, who has been helping cat owners for over two decades, provides practical and effective strategies for solving every feline behavior problem imaginable—from litter box issues to scratching, spraying, biting, and beyond.
In this indispensible book, Nagelschneider explains that cats, like dogs, can be trained, but they require a different approach. To train a cat you need to understand how the mind of a creature who is not a pack animal works. This keen understanding of the unique way cats see the world—their need for safety and security, their acute territoriality, and their insatiable desire to catch and kill prey—is central to Nagelschneider’s work. In THE CAT WHISPERER, she takes readers step-by-step through her proven C.A.T. cat behavior modification plan, which is a commonsense course of action that can be specifically tailored to each individual cat. These easy-to-implement solutions help transform even the most anxiety-riddled companions into confident, gregarious, and relaxed cats who live longer, happier, and healthier lives.
In THE CAT WHISPERER, cat owners will learn:
· How to harness the power of “friendly pheromones” along with the importance of implementing an all-encompassing behavior plan (her proprietary 3-Part C.A.T. Plan) that covers every aspect of the behavior issue as well as transforming the cat’s environment.
· How to end aggression in multiple-cat households and help their cats coexist peacefully with groundbreaking techniques (including the Nagelschneider Method) based on social facilitation that creates a social glue between a tense multi-cat household that will help cats get along.
· Resolve once and for all the number one behavior issue in cats: litter box issues—even the notoriously difficult “pooping outside the box” issue.
· We are all cat whisperers—some anthropologists now believe we are genetically inclined to read animals well since we have lived amongst them for thousands of years. Mieshelle helps cat owners look at the world through the cat’s eyes to fix behavior problems.
Peppered throughout with stories and also her childhood memoir where cat whispering all began, Mieshelle Nagelschneider’s The Cat Whisperer is both an entertaining read and an endlessly useful resource.
About the Author:
Mieshelle Nagelschneider has worked extensively with thousands of cat owners and vets nationally and internationally solving their cat’s behavior issues. In 1999, she founded The Cat Behavior Clinic, a science-based consulting service that helps cat owners around the world understand and help their furry felines. She has been featured in Animal Planet’s Must Love Cats, Martha Stewart Living Radio, USA Today, Cat Fancy, Real Simple, and Feline Wellness, as well as on Salon.com, Pawnation.com, and NBC’s Petside.com.
THE CAT WHISPERER
Why Cats Do What They Do—and How to Get Them to Do What You Want
by Mieshelle Nagelschneider
A Bantam Hardcover * March 5, 2013
Fierce Beauty Celebrates Endangered Wild Cats with Stunning Photography
SAN RAFAEL, CA, October 2012 – Fierce Beauty is a vibrant photographic celebration of the beauty, power, and grace of the tigers, leopards, lions, ocelots, and other wild cats that inhabit the Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species (TIGERS). This wildlife preserve in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is home to more than one hundred rare animals, from ligers (a hybrid cross between a male lion and a tigress) that stretch nearly twelve feet long to cheetahs capable of running seventy miles per hour.
The intimate photographs in Fierce Beauty showcase these spectacular creatures in a natural setting, revealing their vibrant form and striking personalities and highlighting their significance in the world and the importance of protecting them. The more than three hundred images in Fierce Beauty, which artfully capture playful, tender, and imposing moments with wild cats, are accompanied by essays by such animal-rights luminaries as zoologist and TV personality Jim Fowler and Dakota Zoo director Terry Lincoln, among others, and a foreword by renowned actor and activist Robert Duvall. Discover what makes these animals unique cohabitants of mankind with dozens of exclusive never-before-seen portraits from preeminent nature photographers Tim Flach and Barry Bland.
Fierce Beauty is a treat for wildlife enthusiasts, cat lovers, and photography buffs of all stripes. Proceeds from the book help fund the preservation efforts of the Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species (TIGERS).
Bhagavan Antle is the director of the TIGERS wildlife preserve in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and the founder of the Rare Species Fund, which supports animal conservation projects around the world.
Robert Duvall is an American actor and director, starring in some of the most acclaimed and popular films and TV shows of all time. He and his wife, Luciana Pedraza, are active supporters of Pro Mujer, a nonprofit charity organization dedicated to helping Latin America’s poorest women, and of efforts to preserve endangered species, particularly tigers.
Tim Flach, best-selling author of Dog’s Gods and Equus, is a photographer best known for his highly conceptual portraits of animals. His images of animals are a departure from traditional wildlife photography, and he has been described as “a potent example of a commercially trained photographer who’s now reaching a global audience through the boom in fine art photography.” His clients include the Sunday Times, Cirque du Soleil, Sony, Hermès, and the Locarno International Film Festival. His images have twice been featured on UK Royal Mail stamps, and his fine art prints are represented in London by the Osborne Samuel gallery. Leading organizations and publications, including the Association of Photographers, American Photo, Photo District Annual, Communication Arts, Creative Review, and Design & Art Direction, have repeatedly honored Flach. He is the recipient of the International Photography Awards Professional Photographer of the Year.
Barry Bland is an internationally acclaimed photographer specializing in photography of animals both wild and tame. Barry’s work regularly appears in UK newspapers, including the Daily Mail, the Sun, Daily Telegraph, and Independent. In the U.S. he has been published in the New York Post, New York Daily News, and In Touch and People magazines, and his photos have appeared on Oprah, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Good Morning America, Inside Edition, and ABC and NBC news.
Theme of ‘Love Your Pet, See Your Vet’ reminds pet owners to show they love their pet with the gift of good health
(SCHAUMBURG, Illinois) May 2, 2013—Pet owners love to show their pets affection by showering them with toys, fancy collars and even clothes. In fact, a recent survey indicated dog and cat owners spent $5 billion on gifts for their dogs and cats during the 2012 holiday season. During National Pet Week May 5 – 11 the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) reminds pet owners the gift of good health is the best way to show you truly care.
This year’s theme, “Love Your Pet, See Your Vet,” reminds pet owners that regular veterinary medical checkups can detect disease early and keep your pet healthy and happy for many years to come. According to the 2012 AVMA U.S. Pet Ownership & Demographic Sourcebook, nearly 90 percent of dog owners and 75 percent of cat owners indicated that routine check-ups and preventive care are either very or somewhat important. However, the same study revealed that from 2006 to 2011, the number households not visiting the veterinarian increased by 8 percent for dog owners and 24 percent for cat owners.
“Regular veterinary visits are important because many times pets will hide symptoms of illness, so you need your veterinarian’s skill and expertise to keep your pets healthy,” says Dr. Douglas Aspros, president of the AVMA. “Providing pets with regular preventive care is the key to a healthy and long life for your pet, and it can save you hundreds – or even thousands – of dollars by preventing or identifying problems earlier, when they may be easier to treat and less expensive to solve,” said Dr. Aspros.
This National Pet Week, the AVMA urges you to talk with your veterinarian about your pet’s healthcare and what, if any, special needs your pet might have. The AVMA, your state veterinary medical association and your local veterinarian have tremendous resources for you.
The AVMA, founded in 1863, is one of the oldest and largest veterinary medical organizations in the world, with more than 84,000 member veterinarians worldwide engaged in a wide variety of professional activities.
May 2, 2013, Kingston, NY: In conjunction with New Paltz Police, following a tip from a CPS caseworker, Ulster County SPCA Cruelty Investigators visited a New Paltz apartment in the early morning of Wednesday, April 24th 2013. Allegedly, numerous cats were being housed in the apartment, contributing to the ill health of both the cats and the child residing inside.
The owner of the cats was cooperative, recognizing a situation grown out of control, pleading with Investigators Fix and Saunders for a solution. The Ulster County SPCA organized a large rescue of the cats in the evening, removing them all to its shelter at 20 Wiedy Road, Kingston NY.
SPCA animal handlers spent more than 3 hours caging, inventorying and medically assessing the 103 felines, which ranged in age from newborns up to several years old. Many of the females were pregnant, and other cats suffered mild respiratory or intestinal illnesses. Five staff members from the Ulster County SPCA rescued the cats and kittens. Two staff members remained at the shelter to ready the rooms for the new arrivals. For several days following the rescue, the medical staff at the shelter tended to their health needs, which included surgery, FIV/FELV testing and vaccinations.
All the cats will become available for adoption in 7-10 days of the rescue.
The UCSPCA typically houses 100-125 cats within the shelter. A rescue of this magnitude nearly doubled a population already at capacity. Assistance with the care of these animals is being provided by staff and volunteers and coordinated by long time Cat Department Supervisor, Robin Akus.
The UCSPCA is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing cruelty to animals in Ulster County. Donations of canned and/or dry cat food, paper towels, blankets, towels, litter pans or a financial donation, no matter how small would be very much appreciated and can be dropped off at the shelter Tuesday through Sunday from 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM. Donations can also be mailed. UCSPCA 20 Wiedy Roadd. Kingston, NY 12401. 845-331-5377. www.ucspca.org.
Ulster County SPCA * 20 Wiedy Roadd * Kingston, NY * 12401
845-331-5377 * www.ucspca.org
Tuesday - Sunday 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM
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HEALTH AND THE PURR-SUIT OF HAPPINESS
Swheat Scoop Natural Cat Litter Helps Promote a
Healthy Lifestyle for Kitties and their Parents
DETROIT LAKES, MINN. – The sweet life is often described as having health and happiness at home
– and the makers of Swheat Scoop Natural Clumping Litter couldn’t agree more. To help pets and
parents achieve this higher level of living, they’ve spent nearly 20 years perfecting their natural cat
litter that’s distinguished by its performance and eco-friendly qualities, while helping to promote a
• Stops odors instantly so pet friendly families maintain a fresh smelling home.
• Clumps fast and firm for quick and easy litter box maintenance.
• Clay and chemical free so it’s safe for both pets and parents.
• Low dust for reduced allergy irritation and respiratory flare-ups.
The first chemical-free litter of its kind, Swheat
Scoop has remained a trusted brand for nearly two
decades thanks to its unmatched odor eliminating
qualities. Plus, new and improved Swheat Scoop
formulas clump firmer and faster, making clean-up a
breeze. And since Swheat Scoop absorbs moisture
faster than conventional brands, the rest of the litter
stays fresh and clean longer, saving pet
But this litter isn’t simply good for people and pets, it’s also good for the environment. Unlike clay
litters that are mined and never decompose, Swheat Scoop is clay free, chemical free and made with
naturally processed wheat, a renewable, sustainable resource that is 100% biodegradable.
For more information about the “swheat life”, the brand’s recently improved Swheat Scoop Original
and Multi-Cat formulas, or their new Lightly Scented formula, visit www.SwheatScoop.com. Also
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Swheat Scoop Natural Clumping Litter is a unique litter made from naturally processed wheat.
Through a patented process, its natural wheat enzymes work continuously to eliminate, rather than
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to moisture, making cleanups easy. Plus, it’s clay free, chemical free and biodegradable. Because it is
clay free, Swheat Scoop is perfectly safe for kittens and is recommended by veterinarians. Swheat
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Aïkiou Dog Bowl Takes a New Approach in Solving Weight and Behavior Problems Associated with Domestic Pets
With pet obesity and weight problems on the rise, AÏkiou (IQ) Company takes in a new approach. With it's bowl already described as a new revolution in pet feeding by most of the behaviorists, Aïkiou is creating a new trend. These bowls called food activity centers not only reduce the chance of weight problems, it also helps cats and dogs to calm themselves by having a healthy food searching experience.
Distributions Aikiou Inc. of Mascouche, Canada is taking a new approach to pet obesity and behavior related problems by creating the future in pet food activity centers. These dog bowls are designed for fun and as a healthy alternative to their regular dog bowl.
“As we all know, dogs and cats have to find their food in nature, this activity is part of their natural behavior. With domestication, we improved the lives of those pets with our standards but forgot about their natural needs, food search being one of them.“ says creator Kathleen Desrosiers.
The goal of the company is to create a full line of products designed to help pets in houses control their behavior and weight. Using these products should contribute to lower the costs associated with having a pet. It is said that overweight dogs and cats are more at risk of developing problems such as diabetes, bone problems, heart disease, liver and digestive disorders.
The overweight animals will find in The Aïkiou a solution to their problem. By having to spend more time finding their food, they will learn to eat more slowly and will find satiety more quickly, what will contribute in helping them maintaining a healthy weight. This will also help reduce the costs associated with these disease in many households.
With these bowls intended for regular use that work like puzzle toys as recommended by pet behaviorists and the ASPCA. Pets will have to use their nose and brain to search for their food in order to prevent boredom and excess energy, two known reason for behavior problems in dogs. It will help them find the motivation that they would usually have in nature and help solve many anxiety problems that most of today’s dogs have to face.
About Distributions Aïkiou
Distributions Aïkiou is a Canadian company founded by Kathleen Desrosiers, co owner of the company. The goal of the company is to develop new products based on the interaction of the animals with their environment. Started in 2008, it released the first of a new generation of feeders with in mind the fact that animals need to use their mind as much as we do to have a life full of new experiences.
In the United States today, approximately 25% of domesticated cats are declawed. While many are told that it is a procedure that benefits the cat's livelihood; pet-owners aren't always aware of the true physical damage that it brings to the animal. Most people do not know the current struggle aimed to protect our pets from this harm.
THE PAW PROJECT is a documentary that takes us inside the issue. Sharing testimony from industry professionals and pet-owners alike, THE PAW PROJECT examines the emotional and physical cost that a cat pays when declawed; and reveals the profit that the procedure generates for veterinary doctors across the nation. Despite the physical and behavioral harm inflicted on cats that are declawed, many veterinarians continue to recommend the procedure, which costs upwards of $1,200.00 per hour – even for very young kittens.
Veterinarian Dr. Jennifer Conrad wants it stop. While it often puts her at odds with many in her professional field, she continues to lead the struggle. Step by step, the film follows Conrad as she refutes representatives from the American Veterinary Association (AVMA), all in her effort to protect the well-being of these felines. THE PAW PROJECT chronicles her journey from pet examinations to legislative hearings, where she urges elected officials to ban declawing in their cities.
THE PAW PROJECT is a documentary written, directed and produced by Dr. Jennifer Conrad. It is her added effort to ensure that everyone is of the dangers of declawing. She hopes that THE PAW PROJECT will be used as a tool to change the nation.
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One of Jennifer Conrad's first success stories is in Los Angeles! This year marks the 10th Anniversary of the West Hollywood Anti-Declawing Ordinance. The City of West Hollywood will host a special screening event to celebrate the anniversary. Jennifer Conrad, Jackson Galaxy (MY CAT FROM HELL) and additional special guests are expected to attend.
This is an important film; where one woman is taking a stand, facing legislature and politics in order to protect those who do not have a voice.