NAT GEO WILD’S 10 DAYS OF THANKSGIVING
The Holiday Harvest Features Big Cat Week,
a Thanksgiving Disneynature Marathon
and Yellowstone Like You’ve Never Seen It Before
Disneynature Marathon Premieres Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 26, 1/12c
Big Cat Week Premieres Friday, Nov. 27, 9/8c
Wild Yellowstone Premieres Sunday, Dec. 6, 9/8c
(WASHINGTON, D.C. — Nov. 5, 2015) Nat Geo WILD’s Thanksgiving celebration is an epic lineup of animal adventures that will keep the whole family glued to the couch for 10 days straight. Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 26, kicks things off at 1/12c with a best of Disneynature daylongmarathon, featuring heartwarming and inspiring films. Big Cat Week follows as the anchor event, featuring Cougars Undercover, a groundbreaking special that reveals the private life of a secret predator, premiering Friday, Nov. 27, at 9/8c. The week also features three straight nights of Safari Live, beaming the wilds of Africa directly into your living room in real time, premiering Friday, Nov. 27, at 11/10c. Wild Yellowstone, an award-winning two-hour spectacle, rounds out the WILD holiday with an innovative special that pushes the boundaries of wildlife filmmaking, offering audiences some of the park’s most spectacular views and intimate wildlife stories ever captured on film, premiering Sunday, Dec. 6, at 9/8c.
“For five years, Big Cat Week has delighted family audiences around the world, inspiring them to help these magnificent creatures,” said Geoff Daniels, general manager and executive vice president, Nat Geo WILD. “This year we are giving our viewers a special treat: 10 days celebrating the best of WILD including a one-of-a-kind interactive live safari experience, plus a feast of extraordinary and entertaining wildlife stories that take place from the depths of the oceans to the tops of our most majestic mountains.”
Premieres Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 26, 1/12c
This Thanksgiving, travel the world from the comfort of your couch with four of Disneynature’s blockbuster wildlife feature films.
Deep Blue, network premiere
Premieres 1/12c and 8/7c
Take a fascinating voyage through awesome aquatic realms where humans have rarely dared to go. Waddle with playful penguins, ride the waves with massive whales, meet families of polar bears and seals and discover rare, alien like creatures.
Premieres 3/2c and 10/9c
Narrated by Tim Allen, this is a story of triumph and family bonds set in the African rainforest that follows an adorable young chimp with an entertaining approach to life.
The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos
Premieres 5/4c and 1:30a/12:30c
Narrated by Mariella Frostrup, this is a miraculous story set in the dramatic and desolate Lake Natron in northern Tanzania, where a million crimson-winged flamingos arrive to continue the circle of life.
Wings of Life
Premieres 6:30/5:30c and 12a/11c
Narrated by Meryl Streep,this isan intimate and unprecedented look at butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, bats and flowers.
BIG CAT WEEK
Premieres Friday, Nov. 27, 9/8c
This year’s Big Cat Week is our biggest event yet, with five new premieres and a live African safari beamed into your living room.
Premieres Friday, Nov. 27, 9/8c
This is the moving story of two mountain lion mothers raising their cubs, each trying to survive the harsh conditions of a bitter winter season outside of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Never-before-seen video captures the playful, intimate and sometimes tragic lives of these two families — part of a groundbreaking study by Panthera’s Teton Cougar Project. This is the most intense study of mountain lions ever conducted in the U.S., and the research raises some key questions. Are these cats the solitary hunters we previously thought? Why is their population dropping in the Rockies? The answers are fascinating and the stunning portrayal of the highs and lows of daily life will keep you glued to the story.
Premieres Friday, Nov. 27 – Sun, Nov. 29, 11/10c
Premieres Sat, Nov. 28 – Fri, Dec. 4, 9a/8c (two-hour morning specials)
Now there’s no passport required to go on the trip of a lifetime to see big cats up close and personal. We provide you with two expert guides who will lead the way to stunning wildlife, in real time. You can follow along with our online bingo game to win your very own African safari, and even reach out to the guides to ask questions via email and Twitter. All you need is an appetite for adventure and a love for our wild friends in the African bush. We’ll go deep into South Africa’s Sabi Sands Park and come face to face with the best of Africa’s wildlife, including lions, leopards, elephants, buffalo and many more.
The Lakeshore Killers
Premieres Saturday, Nov. 28, 9/8c
Deep in the heart of Africa, three male lions are coming into their prime with much to prove. They must forge strong bonds with a new pride and navigate the dangers of this unique wilderness, competing with hippos and crocodiles, to become true pride males and rulers of this land. We get a bird’s-eye view of their survival tactics, including adapting their hunting skills in surprising ways.
Premieres Sunday, Nov. 29, 9/8c
A special edition of the popular series Animal Fight Night, Cat Fight reveals the secret tactics of the animal kingdom’s most ferocious feline fighters and brings you closer than ever before to adrenaline-packed fights from Africa, the Americas and beyond. Watch lions fighting tooth and claw to protect their pride from outsiders, and tigers fighting for rights to a hunting ground. In Africa, the big cats of the savannah go head-to-head with their ultimate enemy — the hyena.
The Ultimate Predator
Premieres Sunday, Nov. 29, 10/9c
It is said that the lion is king of beasts, but is he alone? There are 41 species of cat — the embodiment of feline grace and power, spectacular top predators that command our respect. But who is The Ultimate Predator, the one to rule them all? They have a lot in common, including elegance, agility, strength, heightened senses, silent feet and the killer instinct. So which of them has what it takes to be a top cat — the giant tiger, the powerful jaguar, the speedy cheetah or the socialite lion? Tune in to find out and learn all about your favorite cats.
Big Cat Games
Premieres Wednesday, Dec. 2, 9/8c
Big Cat Games pits the world’s most ferocious land predators against each other in a series of trials that will determine once and for all who is king of the cats. Lions, cheetahs and tigers will be pushed to the limits of their natural athletic abilities. Our competitors go claw-to-claw in four events: the hunt, the jump, the seek and the catch. Overseeing the games is big cat specialist Boone Smith, who brings his expertise and insight to each event.
More than a television event, Big Cat Week is an extension of the Big Cats Initiative, a long-term commitment by the National Geographic Society to stop poaching, save habitat and sound the call that big steps are needed to save big cats around the world. This global initiative actively supports on-the-ground conservation projects and education to help stem and eventually reverse the rapid disappearance of big cat populations.
Premieres Sunday, Dec. 6, 9/8c (two-hour special)
From the producers of the award-winning and genre-defining documentary, “The Art of Flight,” Wild Yellowstone presents one of our country’s greatest national parks as it has never been seen before. After two years in the making, the filmmakers at Brain Farm apply their innovative action sports cinematography to the natural history genre, pushing boundaries with cutting-edge camera stabilization, drone, time-lapse and infrared technologies. The result is an all-access look at Yellowstone’s stunning animals and vistas. This is natural history 2.0.
Wild Yellowstone kicks off a cross-network celebration of the centennial of America’s national parks, which will continue on sister network National Geographic Channel with eight hours of premiere park programming throughout 2016.
Wild Yellowstone employs a contemporary shooting and editing style that combines the highest production values in blue-chip natural history with cutting-edge technology and a fresh, contemporary score. Cinematographers were encouraged to take the camera off the tripod and look for new and unexpected camera angles to reveal an immersive side of nature.
The Wild Yellowstone team camped out for a year capturing a cauldron of gripping animal dramas. The two-hour event includes a visit in summer and in freezing winter, an extraordinary world of fire and ice, ever changing and always testing its animal inhabitants.
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About Nat Geo WILD
For more than 30 years, National Geographic has been the leader in wildlife programming. The networks Nat Geo WILD and Nat Geo WILD HD, launched in 2010, offer intimate encounters with nature’s ferocious fighters and gentle creatures of land, sea and air that draw upon the cutting-edge work of the many explorers, filmmakers and scientists of the National Geographic Society. Part of the National Geographic Channels US, based in Washington, D.C., the networks are a joint venture between National Geographic and Fox Cable Networks. In 2001, National Geographic Channel (NGC) debuted, and 10 years later, Spanish-language network Nat Geo Mundo was unveiled. The Channels have carriage with all of the nation’s major cable, telco and satellite television providers, with Nat Geo WILD currently available in over 58 million U.S. homes. Globally, Nat Geo WILD is available in more than 120 million homes in 90 countries and 28 languages. For more information, visit www.natgeowild.com.
Jon Patch - Host
Dr. Vince & Dr. Lisa Centonze = Vet/Cohost
Lexi Lapp - Producer
Ben - Network Producer
Bob Page - Executive Producer
Special Guests - Kim Giebel, Casting Director of Doron Ofir Casting will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 10/24/15 at 5 PM EST to discuss a new television pet talk show and her search for talent
John Davidson from BioFog creators of Scoe10X The Ultimate Odor Eliminator will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 10/24/15 at 630 PM EST to trick or treat give away Scoe10X to Talkin' Pets listeners for Halloween
Call today 844-305-7800
SMITHTOWN, NY – (October 14, 2015) – According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, over 36 percent of households in America own dogs and 30 percent own cats. However, not every owner knows the proper procedure for winter pet care; every year thousands of companion and stray animals die from being left out in this extreme weather. These cases are investigated more by police and animal control agencies than any other form of animal abuse. A common misconception is the belief that the fur on animals’ back will insulate them from suffering in the cold winter temperatures or upcoming storm. However, without proper shelter, food and water, these domesticated animals’ chances of survival in frigid temperatures is greatly decreased. Guardians of Rescue, a nation-wide animal rescue organization is expanding their “Gimme Shelter Program” to avoid the suffering of innocent animals this winter season.
"The winter of 2014 was brutally cold, and the snow and ice lead to many unnecessary deaths of cats and dogs, who were left outdoors without proper housing, food or water. Guardians are boots on the ground for these animals,” said Robert Misseri, president of the Guardians of Rescue. "Unfortunately, it’s challenging when you have lack of funds. Our members deliver houses to some of the worst crime areas in the country. Trying to convince owners to allow us to put houses there is not an easy task.”
Guardians of Rescue, a national animal welfare and advocacy organization works to protect and improve the lives of companion animals less fortunate than our own. Guardians of Rescue will be distributing:
• Insulated houses for dogs and outdoor cats
• For those houses that can, electric safety heaters and solar heaters will be installed
• Food is fuel, and a proper diet is essential for all animals who are left in the elements
Feral cats are no exception. These "undercats" of the world suffer greatly. While seeking warmth and shelter, they can easily be trapped by the snow piles that plows create. Guardians of Rescue dig out many cat colonies each winter.
To prevent your pet from suffering this winter, the American Veterinary Medical Association recommends these quick tips:
• Microchip. Many dogs and cats get lost finding their way home in the winter due to the snow and ice covering their usual scents.
• Be Prepared. Snow and ice can lead to power outages. Make sure you have enough food, water and medicine to last through an unexpected power loss.
• Wipe Down. Salt and antifreeze on the roads and sidewalks can be poisonous if your pet licks her feet after walking. Be sure to wipe down your pet’s paws and tummy to avoid chemicals.
"Our Gimme Shelter program has increased through awareness. This year we are gearing up for yet another cold, harsh winter,” said Misseri. "We need to get a jump start now, by asking everyone to donate whatever they can to help make the lives of these poor, neglected animals better.”
Guardians of Rescue provides assistance to animals out on the streets, helping to rescue them, provide medical care, food and shelter, and find foster-home placements. They are also instrumental in helping military members with their pets, and to provide service dogs to veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. To learn more, get involved, or to make a donation to support the Guardians of Rescue, log onto www.guardiansofrescue.org.
About Guardians of Rescue Based in New York, Guardians of Rescue is an organization whose mission is to protect the well being of all animals. They provide aid to animals in distress, including facilitating foster programs, rehabilitation, assisting other rescue groups, and providing support to families, both military and not, who need assistance due to economic factors. To learn more about Guardians of Rescue, visit the site at www.guardiansofrescue.org.
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AVMA. Cold Weather Pet Safety. https://www.avma.org/public/PetCare/Pages/Cold-weather-pet-safety.aspx
Farmer’s Almanac. Winter 2015 – 2016. http://farmersalmanac.com/weather-outlook/2016-winter-forecast/
“We just have one question: Why did it take so long for someone to come up with this?”
“You may have a slight obsession with reblogging cats on Tumblr. French Tumblr account Des Hommes et des Chatons takes that obsession to a whole new level with their photos of cats imitating sexy male models and actors.”
“Today, we love the tumblr Des Hommes et des Chatons, a comic-sexy mix of guys and kittens. Want to see cute kittens and ultra sexy guys? The tumblr Des Hommes et des Chatons will brighten your day.”
“We love a really cute Tumblr. Des Hommes et des Chatons, the name says it all. The perfect addition to make us literally melt. We already loved cats. We also like men now. A salivating emergency!”
MEN & CATS
By Marie-Eva Gatuingt and Alice Chaygneaud
Do you (or someone you know) like to look at pictures of sexy men? How about cute cats?
Now you don’t have to choose between the two. Based on the chic French Tumblr Des Hommes et des Chatons, Men & Cats (Perigee, an imprint of Penguin Random House, September 1, 2015) by Marie-Eva Gatuingt and Alice Chaygneaud presents an original collection of 50 pairs of sexy men and adorable cats.
Each clever match-up shows a heartthrob posing alongside a cat in a similar pose or with a similar expression.
Men & Cats is a lighthearted, humorous take on posing models, and a reminder that you can make everything better by just adding cats to it.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Marie-Eva Gatuingt and Alice Chaygneaud are the creators of the Tumblr Des Hommes et Des Chatons. They live in Paris, France.
MEN & CATS
Marie-Eva Gatuingt and Alice Chaygneaud
Perigee hardcover ǀ $15.00 ǀ 978-0-399-17585-5 ǀ on-sale September 1, 2015
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I need your help to protect Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and community cats in the nation’s capital.
D.C. is considering a plan that would roll back decades of progress and set a dangerous precedent for TNR programs nationwide. The “Wildlife Action Plan” from the District Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) calls for D.C. to “revisit” its longstanding TNR policy, and states that all community cats should instead “be taken in by several adoption facilities operating in the District”.
Community cats will be killed in shelters—all in a misguided attempt to protect wildlife. DOEE Director Tommy Wells thinks euthanizing community cats is a viable option to “promote biodiversity and not just population control.” Killing cats will do neither of these things and wastes lives. Only TNR humanely and effectively reduces the community cat population.
Human activity, pollution, and habitat destruction are the true threats to wildlife. Catching and killing cats is not only cruel, it’s ineffective: removing cats is counterproductive and creates a vacuum effect where cats repopulate.
Ending TNR will kill cats and do nothing for wildlife. Our nation’s capital is a model for the whole country, and its current TNR policy is both effective and cost-effective. Tell D.C. to protect that policy.
P.S. Every voice counts. Forward this email to your friends and family.
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Saturday, Sept. 12, the 255th day of 2015.
There are 110 days left in the year.Crew:
Jon Patch - Host
Vince and Lisa Centonze - Co Host
Lexi Lapp - Producer
Sonar Greene - Network Producer
Bob Page - Executive Producer
Special Guests - Sam Dicker from Nat Geo Wild's new series Vet School will join Jon and Talkin' Pets Saturday 9/12/15 at 530 PM EST to discuss the new television series.
Carly Martinetti, Chief Feline Officer of Pretty Litter will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 9/12/15 at 630 PM EST to discuss their new Pretty Litter and give away Pretty Litter branded litter boxes
New Startup Aims to be the “Cat’s Meow” in Kitty Litter
Los Angeles, CA – The world of kitty litter is being turned upside down by 24 year old Carly Martinetti, the star of ABC Family's new reality show, Startup U, now airing on Tuesday evenings at 10:00 P.M. Eastern/9:00 P.M. Central. StartUp U is held at Silicon Valley-based Draper University’s entrepreneurial program, where Carly let her brainchild, Pretty Litter, out of the bag. But it’s more than just a pretty cat litter - it's pretty amazing:
Pretty Litter's revolutionary, low cost, light weight kitty litter changes color to detect common feline health issues. It’s scoopable, flushable, dust-free, feline safe and eco-friendly. Pretty Litter allows cat owners to detect health problems early so that they can save on vet bills.
“Startup U has provided us with a unique opportunity to use the reality TV platform to launch our product,” said Daniel Rotman, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Pretty Litter. “We hope to convey the importance of diagnostic kitty litter so people will be inclined to support us through grassroots fundraising.”
Martinetti and Rotman have just launched a website, PrettyLitterCats.com, where interested cat owners and others can sign up to participate in Pretty Litter’s upcoming Kickstarter campaign, going live in mid-September. The Kickstarter campaign will seek funding to bring this innovative diagnostic cat litter to market. “It has always been a dream of mine to launch a business that gives back to animals,” said Carly Martinetti, Pretty Litter’s Chief Feline Officer (CFO). “Through Startup U, I was able to collaborate with chemists, marketers and successful entrepreneurs, who have given me and my team the resources to create this innovative product.”
INTERNET’S FAVORITE FELINES ON THE BIG SCREEN
Lil BUB to host Chicago Internet Cat Video Festival September 19, 2015
CHICAGO – The wildly popular Internet Cat Video Festival is headed back to Chicago with Lil BUB and her dude Mike Bridavsky as hosts. This is the third consecutive year animal and internet lovers’ can enjoy the feline-focused film festival, thanks to the local rescues Chicago Cat Rescue and Tree House Humane Society.
WHAT – Chicago Internet Cat Video Festival
WHEN – September19, 2015
WHERE – Athenaeum Theatre (2936 N. Southport Ave., Chicago)
SHOWTIMES – 1 pm, 4:30 pm & 8 pm
TICKETS – Available now
EVENT HASHTAG – #CatVidFest
Festival events include an exclusive screening of an all-new film by the creator of the Henri Le Chat Noir videos, Will Braden, a previous Golden Kitty Award (People’s Choice) winner. The debut is a part of the festival’s 75-minute screening, comprised of carefully curated cat videos that will entertain the expected 2,000 guests. Attendees can also dote upon adoptable cats and kittens in addition to socializing with the hosts of the CATastrophes Web Series, Alana and Kris who are both proud Chicago locals. These internet stars are also 2015’s Golden Kitty Award winners for their film, “Cat Behavior Explained.”
Those that want exclusive access to the beloved hosts, can purchase Pre-Show Lil BUB Meet & Greet tickets! These specialty ticket holders can enjoy an intimate hangout with Lil BUB and Mike Bridavsky, who star in the documentary Lil BUB & Friendz and Animal Planet’s Lil BUB’s Big Show. There, guests can take photos with the internet’s favorite feline, tell Lil BUB how wonderful she is and even get a print signed by Lil BUB! Pre-Show entry times for this are 11 am, 3 pm and 6:30 pm.
General Admission Advanced: $15.00
General Admission Day-Of: $20.00
General Admission For Groups Of 10 Or More: $10.00
Pre-Show Lil BUB Meet & Greet: $100
*Prices do not include Athenaeum restoration or convenience fees. 100 percent of the proceeds from the Chicago Internet Cat Video Festival general admission ticket sales benefit the Chicago Cat Rescue and Tree House Humane Society. Meet & Greet ticket proceeds benefit Lil BUB’s Big FUND for special needs pets, in addition to the Chicago Cat Rescue and Tree House Humane Society.
About Hosts Lil BUB and Mike Bridavsky
Lil BUB is a very special, one-of-a-kind cat. More specifically, she is the most amazing cat on the planet.
Discovered as the runt of a healthy feral litter in a tool shed in rural Indiana, she was taken in as a rescue when it was clear that she would require special care. Despite her “unique” look and numerous “deformities,” BUB is a healthy, happy cat living in the care of her “dude” Mike Bridavsky, who treats her like a queen. BUB has overcome great challenges, is a published author, a talk show host, a movie star, and has helped raise well over $100,000 for animals in need. www.LilBUB.com
About CATastrophes Web Series
After the success of their film “Catalogue” (Golden Kitty Runner-Up at CatVidFest 2013), Chicago filmmakers Alana Grelyak and Michael Gabriele launched CATastrophes, a comedy web series that celebrates the quirky antics of cats and their interactions with people. It frequently features adoptable cats from rescue organizations and has used both Tree House and Chicago Cat Rescue kitties as actors numerous times. The team has raised both money and thousands of meals in food donations for shelters through its work since 2013. It’s hosted by Alana Grelyak and Kris Flanagan, who have both been nominated for Best Actor/Actress awards for their work in the series. You can see all of their episodes at
About Chicago Cat Rescue
Founded in 2006, Chicago Cat Rescue is a foster-based rescue group dedicated to helping cats in need through rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption, as well as educating our community on best practices for feline health and wellbeing. Since our inception, we have rescued and placed hundreds of cats and kittens into loving, adoptive homes. For more information: www.ChicagoCatRescue.org
About Tree House Humane Society
Founded in 1971 when “No Kill” and “cageless” shelters were unheard of, Tree House continues to innovate. Recognizing that the needs of cats were overlooked in traditional shelters, and that sick and injured stray cats rarely got the second chance they deserved, Tree House carved out a niche and has since found homes for 20,000 animals and has sterilized and vaccinated more than 30,000 through our low cost spay/neuter program. Our Community Cats Program, Behavior Hotline, Pet Food Pantry, Education Outreach, Animal Assisted Therapy and Education Outreach Programs also help to reduce the number of homeless animals and promote the human animal bond. For more information: www.TreeHouseAnimals.org
About Walker Art Center
In August 2012, the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis) planned a small experiment as part of its outdoor summer programming. What if there was an evening program dedicated to the Internet phenomenon of cat videos? Would anyone come to watch videos that they could easily view with a few clicks at home or work? How would this solo hobby translate to a public setting? Word of the program quickly spread internationally via social media and the press, resulting in more than 10,000 people attending Walker’s 2012 debut of the festival. The overwhelming success of the event has led to tours of the program with stops in New York,Oakland, Chicago, Hawaii, Portland, Ireland and Canada just to name a few! For more information, visit:www.WalkerArt.org
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For Immediate Release
Born Free USA's "Pets Go Wild for Wildlife" Photo Contest Calling for Cats and Dogs Acting Wild
Washington D.C. August 27, 2015 -- Born Free USA, a global leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, has announced its “Pets Go Wild for Wildlife” photo contest, seeking photos of furry family members acting “wild”: running like a cheetah, swimming like an orca, leaping like a gazelle, pouncing like a fox… or just going "wild" in general.
According to Adam M. Roberts, CEO of Born Free USA and the Born Free Foundation, “We work to keep wildlife in the wild – but all of us at Born Free also love our dogs and cats and know that our supporters and the public do too. We thought this would be a fun, creative way to celebrate all animals and share their antics with terrific photos. Also, by noticing and capturing the moments your dog or cat acts ‘wild,’ we hope you will consider the connection between domestic animals and wild animals. Your cat and the big cats in the jungle. Your dog and the majestic wolf. They are not all that different, and they all deserve our compassion.”
Entrants can submit as many photos as they would like. The contest is open to dogs and cats only. The three photos with the most votes receive prizes. First place prize is the winner's choice between an iPad or an Apple Watch. Prizes will also be awarded for the top voted dog, top voted cat, most "promotes" through the contest site, and Born Free USA staff favorite. An entrant can only win for one category. The fee to enter is $10 per photo entry and $1 per vote to participate in the contest. Each contribution helps Born Free USA raise needed funds to continue life-saving work for wildlife around the globe. Contest DEADLINE is September 25, 2015 at 12 Noon ET.
Born Free USA is a global leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation. Through litigation, legislation, and public education, Born Free USA leads vital campaigns against animals in entertainment, exotic “pets,” trapping and fur, and the destructive international wildlife trade. Born Free USA brings to North America the message of “compassionate conservation”—the vision of the United Kingdom-based Born Free Foundation, established in 1984 by Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna, stars of the iconic film Born Free, along with their son, Will Travers. Born Free’s mission is to end suffering of wild animals in captivity, conserve threatened and endangered species, and encourage compassionate conservation globally. More at www.bornfreeusa.org; www.twitter.com/bornfreeusa; and www.facebook.com/bornfreeusa.
For the last forty years, Dr. Willard’s team has made it our mission to offer products to help improve our clients’ health. Five years ago, an addition to our family led to an inspiration for a brand new line of pet products that we call Dr. Willard’s Natural Restorative Pet Care.
This personal venture began when John Willard III, our company CEO, and his wife welcomed a new rescue dog, Aspen, into their, and our extended Willard family, home. Upon learning that this Great Pyrenees was abused and neglected, we were ready and eager to provide him with a caring and loving environment.
Aspen’s first vet appointment left John and his wife feeling extremely concerned about Aspen’s physical and mental well being after they were told that he wouldn’t be able to fully regrow his coat (he’d been shaved by the adoption agency due to extensive tangles), and would probably be affected with chronic arthritis, and other health problems, for the rest of his life because of his past.
On the drive home, John remembered the feedback from our loyal customers who shared stories of the benefits of using Dr. Willard’s products for their pets. He started doing the same, quickly noticing a difference in Aspen’s appearance and behavior. They were delighted to see hair re-growing on his bald spots, and to find him running around without any joint pain. Furthermore, Aspen became much calmer and happier; even five years later, he is still a happy-go-lucky dog, bringing joy to our family. In fact, the family vet has said that Aspen is the healthiest ten-year old Great Pyrenees she has seen! This made us certain that with love and a regiment of all natural products, pets can thrive, even if they had faced some issues in the past.
As glad as we were to see Aspen’s improvement after using Dr. Willard’s products, we can’t say we were surprised. Dr. Willard, PhD, a professor of Chemistry, worked with veterinarians almost from the day he originally invented the patented formula of this miraculous line in the 1960’s and dedicated users have followed suit ever since.
The beneficial properties of using Dr. Willard’s products for pets have been heralded not only in messages from our customers, but also in articles and television shows. In fact, in 1980, 60 Minutes did a segment on the calming effects and the improvement of digestion and absorption of nutrients of our line for both humans and animals. Other prominent endorsements from respected publications in the natural pet care industry included the 2000 edition of Holistic Guide for a Healthy Dog, which reports on several findings of the benefits of our line of pet products. The book described the miraculous calming effects aggressive dogs experienced after using Dr. Willard’s Vibrant Pet Water Drops.
The 1997 edition of the Encyclopedia of Natural Pet Care explained that Dr. Willard’s Vibrant Pet Products were tested on animals for years, and showed absolutely no negative side effects, but only benefits, such as ”improved digestion, calmness, improved coat luster and eye sparkle, improved gait, resistance to stress-related illness and increased immunity.” The article also stated that Dr. Willard’s products helped alleviate the effects of cuts, burns and wounds.
The Whole Dog Journal published an article in 2006 confirming the many benefits of using Dr. Willard’s for pets. The article cited several ways in which it recommends using Dr. Willard’s and even featured a holistic veterinarian from North Carolina who had been using Dr. Willard’s on a variety of issues since 1983. The Whole Dog Journal is one of the most respected natural pet care publications in the world so we recommend reading the article in it’s entirety here.
Aspen’s quick and long-lasting improvement led us to develop a line of Dr. Willard’s Natural Restorative Pet Products because we wanted to make sure that all our customers have access to products made with natural ingredients without any harmful additives. Dr. Willard’s Pet Care Kit provides a holistic solution to animal care with three exciting new products: Vibrant Pet Water Drops, Rejuvenating Skin and Coat Spray and the Soothing Aloe Gel for Pets. Used together, this line provides a natural solution for dogs’ health and well being. This kit contains:
Dr. Willard’s Vibrant Pet Water Drops – These drops offer additional benefits of hydration for dogs. Providing pets with clean drinking water with the secret catalyst in the Dr. Willard’s® patented formula, this product improves water’s biological functions to help with digestion and nutrient absorption, as well as behavior and performance. This means that your pets will get more vitamins from the same amount of food they consumed before. In addition, these drops serve as a whole-body tonic for pets; when added to fur, they lead to an improved look and feel. Furthermore, owners report that their pets have been calmer and less stressed upon regular use of the Vibrant Pet Drops.
Dr. Willard’s Rejuvenating Skin and Coat Spray – This topical application has been beneficial in promoting a shiny and healthy coat, as well as treating pets’ skin disorders, such as hot spots, scrapes, burns, abrasions and cuts. It also helps with pain tolerance, traumatic injuries and arthritis.
Dr. Willard’s Aloe Gel for Pets – Aloe Vera has been heralded for its health benefits for hundreds of years. Our aloe gel for pets helps to treat infections, as well as burns, cuts, wounds, and skin disorders. It can be given to dogs internally, by adding some gel to their food, or topically, by applying the gel to their coats or skin.
For generations, our family has always believed in using all-natural, toxic and chemical-free products for ourselves and our pets. We always check ingredients in the food, as well as in the hygiene products and medical supplements we give to our pets because we know how harmful toxins are to the health of both humans and animals. Over the last forty years, our Dr. Willard’s products, which are made with natural ingredients, has been under the review of a Congressional subcommittee on health, tested by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and undergone a battery of safety tests from customers, media outlets and wholesalers and all have found our products to be completely safe and offer no negative side effects. The product’s ingredients (water, fossilized organics, sodium meta silicate, sulfated castor, oil, calcium chloride, and magnesium sulfate) create a catalyst that alters water’s molecular structure. This provides holistic anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, among many others to humans and pets and can substantially improve health and well being. We hope you’ll enjoy these new additions to our family and that they are a positive, natural alternative to providing good health for your family.