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Special Guests - Anouska Jones editor of Woof A Book of Happiness For Dog Lovers will join Jon and Talkin' Pets live from Australia 9/24/16 at 5pm EST to discuss and give away her book

Popular Bluegrassers Newtown will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 9/24/2016 at 630pm EST to discuss and giveaway their new CD Harlan Road

Patti Lawson author of "What Happens To Rover When The Marriage Is Over" will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 9/24/16 at 7pm EST to discuss and give away her new book

"If you love your dog, this is the most important book you'll ever read.” —Jane Velez-Mitchell, New York Times–bestselling author, Editor,
What Happens to Rover When the Marriage is Over?
And Other Doggone Legal Dilemmas
By Patti Lawson
Recipient of the Maxwell Award for Dog Humor Book of the year (Dog Writer’s Association) for her first book,
The Dog Diet.
Ten years ago, the term “animal law” hardly existed: it wasn’t used by lawyers, judges, courts, or even animal rights associations. Today, animal law is well-recognized, with both the American and Canadian bar associations devoting full chapters to the subject. If you are one of the 56.7 million American households with at least one dog, how can you be sure that you know all the laws that apply to your furry family members?
What Happens to Rover When the Marriage is Over? (Skyhorse Publishing; September 2016; 978-1-5107-1153-2; $24.99) is a witty, informative, and no-nonsense look at the everyday situations and issues—and their legal consequences—that affect dogs and their owners. Dished up with a good deal of humor, heart, and pragmatic counsel, every chapter covers a different issue that dogs and their pet parents may face at some time.

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Author Patti Lawson presents these issues conversationally—not couched in legalese—so every pet parent, grandparent, or sibling will know what to expect. With real-life stories and real court cases, this book covers topics people rarely think to ask about or research—until it’s too late:
 Fighting city hall when a dog runs afoul of the law
 The rights of pet parents to take their dogs on public transportation
 Providing for a canine companion after an owner’s death
 Keeping custody of their pet should they divorce or separate
 Confiscation of a pet by a humane officer if they violate a city ordinance
 Housing rights and those of their dog
 Breed-specific legislation
This is the go-to guide for keeping your pooch out of the pound and you out of court. Not to mention, it’s just plain fun to read!
About the Author
Patti Lawson is an award-winning author, lawyer, newspaper columnist, and public speaker. Patti’s first book, The Dog Diet: What My Dog Taught Me About Shedding Pounds, Licking Stress, and Getting a New Leash on Life, won the Dog Writer’s Association of America Maxwell Award for Dog Humor Book. In 2012, Patti was awarded the AKC Responsible Pet Ownership Public Service Award. She lives in Elkview, West Virginia, with her dogs Sadie and Rusty.
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What Happens to Rover When the Marriage is Over?
And Other Doggone Legal Dilemmas
By Patti Lawson
Skyhorse Publishing hardcover
September 2016 978-1-5107-1153-2 ǀ $24.99

SUPERPOWER DOGS is an epic 3D live action movie for IMAX® and giant screen theaters about the world’s most extraordinary dogs who save lives and protect us from danger.

Cosmic Picture, the creative team behind Superpower Dogs, has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, the worlds largest crowdfunding platform, to raise US $50,000 for the upcoming giant screen family adventure Superpower Dogs. The campaign is off to a fantastic start with over 65% of the goal already reached within the first two days, and continues until Friday 21st October.

Filmed in 3D, and presented in association with the California Science Center in Los Angeles, Superpower Dogs tells the true story of a rookie puppy, a Dutch Shepherd named Halo, and her human partner, Fire Captain ‘Cat' Labrada, as they embark on a two-year journey to become an Urban Search and Rescue K9 response team with Florida Task Force 1, one of the world's most elite search and rescue organizations. Along the way Halo will meet a diverse cast of heroic working dogs with amazing abilities including avalanche rescue dogs in the Canadian Rockies, Bloodhounds saving elephants and Rhinos from poachers in Northern Kenya, and a Golden Labrador called Ricochet who heals people suffering with autism by surfing with them. The contributions on Indiegogo will be used to film Cat and Halo's journey as they discover if Halo has what it takes to become a Superpower Dog and save lives in a disaster.

All fans that contribute to the campaign will have access to exclusive and limited edition perks such as Superpower Dogs branded dog tags, t-shirts, collars and leashes, set visits and even the chance to be a background character in the movie or have your dog’s picture on the giant screen during the end credits.

Cosmic Picture, the makers of Superpower Dogs, will donate 20% of the Indiegogo campaign profits, and 20% of the profits of the film itself, to working dog organizations around the world, such as: The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya, The Canadian Avalanche Rescue Dog Association, The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation in California and The Penn Vet Working Dog Center.

For more information on the campaign and to contribute,

See the campaign video here: LINK






Cosmic Picture

Cosmic Picture seeks to make the most compelling cinematic experiences possible and to change people’s perception of the universe in unexpected ways.

For more information on Cosmic Picture, visit

California Science Center

The California Science Center is a dynamic destination where families, adults and children can explore the wonders of science through interactive exhibits, live demonstrations, innovative programs and awe-inspiring films.

For more information on the California Science Center, visit

Giant Screen and IMAX® Films

Giant screen and IMAX® films are photographed with the highest resolution cameras and projected onto the largest screens on earth to create a unique and unforgettable immersive experience. Located in hundreds of the world’s most influential educational institutions, such as the Smithsonian in Washington DC, La Geode in Paris, and the California Science Center in LA, giant screen and IMAX® films are amongst the most successful documentary films of all time.

About Indiegogo

Indiegogo empowers people around the world to fund what matters to them. As the largest global crowdfunding platform, campaigns have launched from almost every country around the world with millions of dollars being distributed every week due to contributions made by the Indiegogo community. Indiegogo is an open platform dedicated to democratizing the way people raise funds for any project creative, entrepreneurial or cause-related. The company was launched in 2008 and is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in Los Angeles and New York.

For more information, visit


RALEIGH, N.C. (September 20, 2016) – The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to prevent, treat and cure diseases in all dogs, is pleased to announce ongoing progress through its Tick-Borne Disease Initiative.

Launched in February 2016, this comprehensive Initiative addresses important health concerns that include Lyme disease, bartonellosis, and ehrlichiosis, through much-needed research in diagnostics, disease pathogenesis and prevalence. Tick-borne diseases are an important group of emerging infectious diseases that impact both dogs and their people. As the geographic range of ticks continues to expand, all dogs can be affected by these diseases, year-round.

Through a $100,000 leadership gift from Kiki Courtelis, a longtime friend to animal health, and a combined $50,000 gift from the English Springer Spaniel Foundation and English Springer Spaniel Field Trial Association, as well as generous gifts from many individuals, dog clubs, and foundations, the donations raised toward the Initiative, and matched by the American Kennel Club, are driving further progress in this important research for dogs. 

“When my veterinarian tells me that he diagnoses Lyme disease at least three times a week, I thought it was worthwhile to find an organization truly attacking these diseases to improve testing, treatment and cures,” said Kiki Courtelis.  “It means the world to me that I'm blessed to participate in CHF’s initiative, and be a part of improving the health of the dogs we love so much.”

To date, donations to the Initiative have resulted in the Foundation awarding a first round of five grants to improve diagnostics and enhance practical understanding of tick-borne diseases, including effects of these infections on blood cells, the canine blood donor population, disease prevalence in dogs, and treatment recommendations.

According to Mark Haglin, English Springer Spaniel Field Trial Association president, “We have had many encounters over the years with tick-borne disease in our Springer Spaniels and we are very proud to play a role in this Initiative. Being closely associated with friends who are dealing with the devastating effects of Lyme disease, I hope these grants will bring some crossover results on the human side of treatment as well.”

“The Foundation chose this area of research important to canine health because we believe we can have an immediate and long-lasting impact on these diseases in dogs and their human companions,” said Dr. Diane Brown, CHF CEO. “Since launching the Initiative, many of CHF’s supporters have shared stories of a beloved dog being diagnosed with a tick-borne disease like babesiosis, anaplasmosis, or bartonellosis, or a human family member or friend with a diagnosis of Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis or Rocky Mountain spotted fever. The stories remind us of the urgent need to address these diseases that afflict dogs and people.”

To learn more about CHF’s Tick-Borne Disease Initiative, including research outcomes, free educational resources, and additional RFP announcements, visit “Tick-borne diseases can surprise you, and the need for accurate diagnosis, proper treatment and prevention is critical,” said Brown.

Funding for CHF grants comes from a number of sources, including: corporations, dog clubs and foundations, and individuals who are committed to the betterment of canine health through scientific research. During 2016, donations from new and lapsed donors (last donation 12/31/2013), will be generously matched for research dollar-for-dollar by the American Kennel Club. Make an impact and double your donation today!

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About CHF 
For more than 20 years, the Raleigh, NC-based AKC Canine Health Foundation has leveraged the power of science and research to improve the lives of dogs and their people. The Foundation works to prevent, treat, and cure diseases that impact all dogs, while providing professional information and resources for a new breed of dog owner. Take action because you care; find out more online at

The CURIO® Modern Cat Litter Box Is The Beautiful

Solution To An Unsightly Problem

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Handcrafted from real wood and designed to compliment any room, this innovative piece of fine furniture re-imagines the litter box, or can serve as a modern pet house.

San Francisco, CA (Aug. 17, 2016) – It’s an age old problem that has vexed pet parents since cats became indoor companions - what do you do with that ugly litter box? Up until now the answer seemed to be hiding it away in a closet or back room or trying to conceal it with an ill-fitting cover or enclosure that may or may not integrate well with a room design. Now this problem has been solved with the introduction of the CURIO collection of modern cat litter boxes that will make both cats and cat parents happy.

“We like to say, love your pets, love your home,” said Damian Fagan, Founder of CURIO. “We spent months searching for the perfect litter box solution - one that was attractive enough to be openly displayed and simultaneously serve the needs of our two cats. After a futile search we decided we would have to build our own. The result is a piece of fine, real wood furniture that makes both our cats and us happy. And that’s how CURIO was born.”

The Curio collection is inspired by classic mid-century design and is made entirely of sustainable, furniture-quality, pre-finished europly. This is real wood and not inferior MDF or particleboard. Handcrafted in the United States, there are three styles of CURIOs available - Maple (MSRP $199), Walnut (MSRP $259) and Patterned Walnut (MSRP $299). Each CURIO comes with a 30-day money back return policy and is covered by a limited one-year warranty.

While the CURIO will accommodate many standard size litter pans, the CURIO Litter Liner (MSRP $39) was specifically designed to be used in combination with the CURIO. This liner is custom made to fit perfectly inside the CURIO litter box and is constructed from durable 1/8” ABS polymer. It’s 100% waterproof and its 10” high walls provide maximum litter retention. The convenient handles make it easy to lift out when it is time to replace the litter.

“While we originally designed the CURIO as a complete litter box solution, it also makes a great pet lounge,” added Fagan. “Cats and even small dogs find it to be the perfect place to rest or play. But the real beauty of the CURIO is just that. This is a beautiful piece of real wood furniture that can serve as an attractive side or end table and no one but you has to know what its real purpose is.”

For information about the collection or to purchase a CURIO please visit the website at


Pets in the Classroom invites teachers to submit pictures of the habitats of their classroom pets.

The Pets in the Classroom grant program invites pre-kindergarten through 8th grade teachers with classroom pets to enter the Pets in the Classroom Habitat Contest. September 19th through December 10th, teachers can submit pictures of their classroom pet’s habitat.  All entries are being featured on the Pets in the Classroom website, and people are invited to vote for their favorite habitat.  The teacher whose entry receives the most votes when the contest ends will be selected as one of the contest winners and one additional teacher will also be selected as a winner based on random selection.  Each winner will receive a $100 Amazon Gift Card.

 “We encourage all teachers with a classroom pet to enter the habitat contest,” commented Steven T. King, Pet Care Trust Executive Director. “Your students will enjoy seeing their ‘classmate’ featured on the Pets in the Classroom website, and you will help other classes improve their pets' habitats with your ideas. Encourage parents, students and fellow teachers to vote for your habitat and you might win a $100 gift card!”

The Pets in the Classroom grant program provides grants to Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade teachers in both private and public schools for the purpose of purchasing and maintaining classroom pets.  Classroom animals are wonderful resources for teachers that, when incorporated into lesson plans, can have a profound impact.  Classroom pets not only provide excitement in the classroom, but they also benefit students by teaching them responsible, long-term pet care at an early age and providing the psychological and developmental benefits associated with the human-animal bond.  Studies have shown that caring for pets has a positive effect on children, improving school attendance and teaching children responsibility, as well as encouraging nurturing and building self-esteem. 

For more information on the Pets in the Classroom grant program or the Habitat Contest, visit

Raising Your Dog or Puppy to be a Loving Member of Your Family
By Sarah Hodgson
"A must-read for a family who's getting their first dog. Lots of practical information on positive methods of training."—Temple Grandin, author of Animals Make Us Human and Animals in Translation "Modern Dog Parenting is groundbreaking, effective, compassionate, and fun. The overriding message? Learning shouldn’t be scary. It can be edutainment! Dogs look to us to teach, not bully them. It’s more than okay to love a dog like a child and view yourself as their parent—I do—everyone should! I’m excited to find another voice that inspires love, consideration, and respect for pets and their people."—Dr. Marty Becker, "America's Veterinarian", New York Times bestselling author, and syndicated pet columnist
Sarah Hodgson is an accredited dog trainer with close to 30 years of experience who is well known for the “For Dummies” books on training. Her upcoming book, MODERN DOG PARENTING: Raising Your Dog or Puppy to Be a Loving Member of Your Family (St. Martin’s Griffin; On-Sale September 6) is a fun and accessible manual for all dog parents who want to train their dog with a focus on parenting, rather than dominating.
Dogs are very similar to humans in many ways – they are able to learn up to 250 words, count up to 5, and imitate human behaviors –so it make sense to treat these intelligent creatures a bit more like children. Hodgson’s family-oriented training methods and gentle style are all the rage right now, with many owners preferring to view their pet as a member of the family. In the vein of The Art of Raising a Puppy, she offers tips on everyday training topics, from choosing the right dog for your lifestyle to living with the pooch day by day. Sarah Hodgson rejects dominance-based training and gets astonishing results with a blend of wit, compassion, energy and proven skills. She communicates instructions clearly, directs behavior compassionately, and rewards success lavishly. Her students—both two- and four-legged—feel valued, confident, connected, and smart. She’s the dog mommy everyone wishes they had.
Sarah Hodgson has worked with several celebrity clients, including Chevy Chase, Katie Couric, Glenn Close, and Susan Sarandon, and her platform only continues to grow. She is a weekly HuffPo blogger and has appeared as a guest expert on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, The Animal Planet and more.
Including a foreword by bestselling author and well-known dog behaviorist Stanley Coren, MODERN DOG PARENTING will show readers that yes, you can love your dog and live with him too.
Published by St. Martin’s Griffin; On-Sale September 6, 2016
ISBN-13: 9781250095541 | Price: $16.99 | Format: Trade Paperback
About the Author
A 30-year dog training veteran, Sarah Hodgson is an Associate Certified Dog Behavior Consultant with the IAABC, and her positive training methods are endorsed by the American Veterinarian Medical Association, the American Humane Society, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior among others. She is a Huffington Post blogger and author of twelve dog training books.
For more information about Sarah Hodgson and Modern Dog Parenting please visit, | @WhenDogsTalk
For more information, or to set up an interview with the author, please contact:
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Praise for Modern Dog Parenting
"A must-read for a family who's getting their first dog. Lots of practical information on positive methods of training."
—Temple Grandin, author of Animals Make Us Human and Animals in Translation "Modern Dog Parenting is groundbreaking, effective, compassionate, and fun. The overriding message? Learning shouldn’t be scary. It can be edutainment! Dogs look to us to teach, not bully them. It’s more than okay to love a dog like a child and view yourself as their parent—I do—everyone should! I’m excited to find another voice that inspires love, consideration, and respect for pets and their people." —Dr. Marty Becker, "America's Veterinarian", New York Times bestselling author, and syndicated pet columnist "Sarah Hodgson has written a wonderful primer for new dog or puppy owners. The book will also help current dog owners appreciate and understand their dog better and interact most favorably with their furry friend. Think Dogs 101 and you’re right on track with what this book will mean to those who strive for a better relationship with their dog and want to create a friend for life. I give it two paws up!"
—Dr. Nicholas H. Dodman, Director of the Animal Behavior Clinic at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and author of Pets on the Couch "A must-read for all dog parents, whether first timers or seasoned. It is a valuable resource for veterinarians as well, many of whom, sometimes myself included, fall short when it comes to solving our patient’s behavior problems. This book has already been a big help to me with my 'not always so perfect' canine crew. Thank you Sarah!"
—Jeff Werber, DVM, nationally-recognized TV and radio host and Veterinarian to the Stars


- Two Non-Profit Animal Shelters Receive Much-Needed Head to Tail Makeovers -

(Los Angeles, CA – September 1, 2016) – Every year, shelters and rescues across the country spend countless hours finding homes for millions of abandoned animals. In Animal Planet’s new two-part special, PET NATION RENOVATION, two deserving shelters receive much needed top-to-bottom makeovers providing animals with a more comfortable stay while awaiting their new family. After the renovations are complete, each shelter holds a local adoption event resulting in many happy “tails.” Part one of PET NATION RENOVATION premieres on Saturday, September 17 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Animal Planet.

Hosted by animal expert and home renovation enthusiast Dave Salmoni, and featuring the animal shelter renovation experts from Project Pawsitive, the PET NATION RENOVATIONteam completely transforms two shelters - Bandit's Adoption and Rescue of K-9s (BARK) in Ashland, Virginia and Michigan Animal Rescue League (MARL) in Pontiac, Michigan.  

In the premiere episode, the all-volunteer staff at BARK learn they are the winners of a nationwide contest to find the most deserving shelter. As a result of rescuing more than 4,500 dogs in 10 years, the BARK shelter shows extreme wear and tear. These run-down conditions cause unnecessary stress to the dogs and scare off potential adopters forcing BARK to holds their adoption events offsite.

After four weeks of renovation by the PET NATION team, BARK is outfitted with state-of-the-art kennels, an agility dog park and cost-saving improvements which culminates in an on-site adoption event to find the dogs forever homes. Celebrity dog groomer Jorge Benderskyand animal adoption expert Jill Rappaport are on hand to make sure the dogs look their best and when matched with the perfect family.

The makeover was made possible by Ace Hardware and Delta Faucet, sponsors of the special who provided more than $100,000 for the renovation through fiscal, product and labor donations. 

The second episode of PET NATION RENOVATION, which features a makeover the MARL shelter, will air Fall 2016.

PET NATION RENOVATION is produced by All3Media America for Animal Planet. Melinda Toporoff and Dawn Sinsel are executive producers for Animal Planet and Pat Dempsey is the Associate Producer. Gregory J. Lipstone, Leah Hariton and Liz Kerrigan are the executive producers for All3Media America.

About Animal Planet

Animal Planet, a multi-media business unit of Discovery Communications, is the network of hit franchise series RIVER MONSTERSPIT BULLS & PAROLEES and TREEHOUSE MASTERS and the home of provocative and award-winning specials and documentary films presented under the banner ANIMAL PLANET PRESENTS. Animal Planet's programming also includes quarterly tent pole TV events PUPPY BOWL, the largest non-sports TV on Super Bowl Sunday, and MONSTER WEEK. Animal Planet is the premiere TV, digital and social community for animal lovers and pet owners, providing immersive, engaging, high-quality entertainment across all Animal Planet assets including: Animal Planet television network, available in more than 94 million homes in the US, that is complimented with a deep Video On Demand offering; online assets, the ultimate online destination for all things animal; Animal Planet L!VE, the go-to digital destination for round-the-clock, unfiltered access to the animal kingdom; Animal Planet social including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. 

About All3Media America

All3Media America is the Los Angeles-based production studio for All3Media, a global production and distribution group of companies headquartered in the UK. Established in December 2012, All3Media America develops and produces a wide range of original scripted, non-scripted and digital content specifically for the US market as well as serving as the domestic production base for the group's international formats.   All3Media America companies include Bentley, Bogner Content, Commonwealth Unscripted, Company Pictures, ID-TV, Lime, Maverick, MME, North One, Objective, Seven Stories, South Pacific Pictures and Studio Lambert Associates.  The company currently has series in production or development with a large number of broadcast and cable networks as well as digital platforms, including the Emmy award-winning Undercover Boss for CBS.  All3Media America's formats and finished programs are distributed internationally by All3Media International. All3Media is owned jointly between Discovery Communications and Liberty Global.


September 10, 2016

Clear Conscience Pet Founder Talkin’ SuperGravy on Talkin’ Pets Radio with Jon Patch Sat. Sept. 10 at 6:30 pm EDT                                                                               Listen LIVE here: Talkin’ Pets Clear Conscience Pet Interview 9.10.16 at 6:30 pm

SuperGravy® is the 50 Cent Solution for Picky Eating Dogs and Daily Hydration: Pet Industry Icon Anthony Bennie to Reveal New Recipes


SuperGravy, the six-time award-winning pet food topper line, is launching its next generation of products with three new artisan-crafted recipes. The new offerings build on the success of the Clean Label “Au Jus” brown dry gravy mix line that Clear Conscience Pet invented in 2012.  

“We are honored to be invited as guests on the popular Talkin’ Pets radio program with Jon Patch,” said CCP Founder and Chief Nutrition Officer Anthony Bennie. “We have spent over a year developing the next generation of SuperGravy and the creative effort shows in the exciting ingredient profiles, new nutrient sources, and sheer deliciousness of our new recipes. Our original Au Jus is now PAW Jus, ARFredo White features Greek yogurt and three Italian cheeses, and BARKinara Red is a marinara for dogs made with tomato, liver, and porcini mushrooms.”

Clear Conscience Pet believes that a great product must offer not only impeccable quality but also good value in these times when natural pet food and treats have become so expensive. “If it’s not affordable for daily use by the average dog-loving family, what’s the point? We are proud to offer the best value in this category with a 50 cents per meal average cost; that is less than 1/3 the price of using canned foods, freeze dried, or premade liquid toppers. After all, Consumers are already paying very high prices for top-end natural dry pet foods, so toppers need to be cost-sensitive,” said Bennie.

The concept of SuperGravy is based on the use of whole superfoods with no synthetic vitamins and 100% Clean Label ingredients. All recipes use chia seed, Atlantic sea kelp, air dried veggies, and sunflower lecithin. All three SuperGravy formulas have been enhanced with digestive enzymes, and probiotics to bring better digestibility and improved gut health.

SuperGravy is a Six-time Award-Winner for nutritional excellence and innovation, and is unique in the growing Pet Food Toppers category as the only dry instant holistic gravy mix for dogs. “SuperGravy transforms dry food into a moist delicious meal, and teaches pet parents to hydrate every dry meal,” said CCP Co-Founder Amanda Malone Bennie. “Digestive issues are rare in dogs eating hydrated diets and all too common in dogs eating dry food only, added Amanda.

SuperGravy has been a hit with pet guardians former canned food users as well who typically switch from using canned pet foods or other toppers for hydration and as taste enhancers for picky eating dogs.


There is also a growing trend of “dry-only” feeders realizing the digestive benefits and major improvement in palatability that comes from feeding a hydrated diet. SuperGravy provides a safe, convenient, low calorie, and cost effective method for daily hydration using the gravy mixes with ordinary tap water to create a moist meal for hungry dogs. For picky eaters experiencing “taste fatigue,” SuperGravy has a virtually 100% dog-approved track record as shown by countless testimonials, reviews, and awards.          

The product has also gained many loyal followers whose dogs have experienced decreased appetites for any reason including aging, medications, and illnesses including dogs with cancer on chemotherapy. SuperGravy also facilitates food changes such as lifestage transitions and veterinarian prescribed diets. Rescue groups use the product to keep dogs eating while going through sometimes stressful relocations. Pet sitters, boarding kennels, and the growing Pet Resort and Doggy Day Care business find SuperGravy to be a “must-have” once they try it.

Even freeze dried and dehydrated food users have discovered the benefits of using the product. Instead of just adding water, SuperGravy energizes and re-hydrates these ultra-dry foods with exciting taste and contributes superfood nutrients with every meal.

To make SuperGravy the state-of-the-art in food toppers, the new line also contains added digestive enzymes and probiotics as daily aids to better digestion.

“We wouldn’t settle for anything less than making the very best dog food toppers ever seen,” said Co-Founder Amanda Bennie. “We are proud to say that the reinvented SuperGravy family of pet food toppers sets a new bar of quality, value, and sheer dog enjoyment. Our focus groups prove that these recipes intrigue dog loving consumers, and test feeding leaves dogs with big smiles, wagging tails, and begging for more.”

CONTACT: Anthony Bennie   Founder/Chief Nutrition Officer   Clear Conscience Pet LLC This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Cape Coral, Florida HQ   239-984-2705

*Clear Conscience Pet has been honored with 14 Awards for excellence and innovation in animal nutrition, and Founder Anthony Bennie was one of the inaugural winners of the Pet Age Pet Industry Icon Awards in 2015.



Clear Conscience Pet: Who We Are, What We Make, and What We Stand For:
WHO WE ARE: Clear Conscience is an independent pet nutrition company, founded in 2010 by Anthony and Amanda Bennie, twenty-year veterans of the natural pet care industry .
WHAT WE MAKE: We create artisan quality, hand-crafted dog treats, dental chews, and SuperGravy® pet food gravy toppers. We are humbled to have been recognized by our industry with 14 Awards for Nutritional Excellence and Innovation. This achievement makes us The Most Awarded Brand in Pet Nutrition History.
WHAT WE STAND FOR: Our motto is Purity, Clarity, and JOY: Those aren’t just “marketing buzzwords.” Here’s what they mean to you and your animal companions:
PURITY: All products are made with short lists of pure ingredients, crafted with traditional artisan methods and minimal processing.
CLARITY: Our transparency RESPECTS consumers. Clear information and simple products build TRUST. This means that animal guardians can have a Clear Conscience when feeding our treats, chews, or SuperGravy®.
JOY: We let dogs BE dogs with nutrition that supports their bodies while “speaking” to their true animal spirit. Our products are based on this simple concept: we feed dogs as carnivores. To really LOVE dogs we must understand that their biological needs are different from ours instead of pandering to the notion that they are “little people.”
The CleanLabel™ Pledge: Instead of talking about change, we ARE the change.
CleanLabel™ defines a new and far higher standard of formulation and communication in natural pet nutrition
It elevates and reinvents the “natural pet” category to a whole new level of quality and DEFINED accountability.
In a sea of confusing claims, CleanLabel™ gives consumers a safe harbor of old-fashioned common sense.
CONTACT US: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Testimonials and Reviews show that Clear Conscience Pet® delivers on our promises!
CleanLabel™ by Clear Conscience Pet
14 Reasons Why SuperGravy® is the
Best Pet Food Topper EVER
1. THE HEALTHIEST PET FOOD TOPPERS: Limited, simple, pronounceable, ingredients; CleanLabel™ formulated
2. DOGS LOVE SuperGravy®: Brings total JOY to the Bowl! Watch your dogs DANCE around their bowls with
excitement at every meal when you add SuperGravy®
3. ALSO MAKES BROTH! Recipes developed to make great gravy and yummy BROTH
4. THE BEST VALUE IN PET FOOD TOPPERS AND HYDRATION: Only 50 cents per meal for great Gravy and $3 a
quart for broth! This SAVES dog guardians 50% or more vs. adding canned food, using freeze dried toppers,
or buying premade liquid gravies or broths
Pork, and ARFredo White with Yogurt and Cheese give pet parents with picky dogs and allergies options
6. GUARANTEED TO WORK: Supergravy® will improve appetite and food enjoyment for even the pickiest-eating
pets or we’ll refund your money
7. MORE CONVENIENT THAN CANS or other toppers: SuperGravy® is the first and ONLY instant dry pet gravy mix,
which means a small pouch lasts 30 meals or more. Eliminates the smelly waste, and sharp edges of canned pet
foods and the huge hassle of lugging, storing, and disposing of all of those cans
8. BLENDS COMPLETELY– YOUR DOG CAN’T PICK AROUND IT: Dogs are clever about “cherry-picking” canned pet
food and freeze dried toppers out of their kibble; SuperGravy® is designed to totally integrate with kibble.
9. PREVENTS OBESITY: Only 20 calories and 1 gram of fat vs. high calorie add-ons such as cans and people food
10. HELPS SENIOR PETS who may suffer loss of appetite as they age
11. HELPS PETS FACING ILLNESS: Pets facing health challenges often have depressed appetites. SuperGravy®
helps keep pets eating, including those battling cancer with chemotherapy, radiation, and other treatments
12. NOT JUST FOR “PICKY” DOGS! Just because your dog eats dry food well doesn't mean that they are getting the
most from their food. Hydrating food with SuperGravy® makes it far more enjoyable AND more digestible.
13. BETTER DIGESTION and FEWER STOMACH PROBLEMS: Unhydrated food is more likely to cause tummy troubles.
SuperGravy® makes dry food more digestible PLUS adds digestive enzymes and probiotics with every meal
14. EARTH-FRIENDLY: Much better for the planet than cans, or other water-added toppers! One pouch of
SuperGravy® can replace 30 cans. SuperGravy could singlehandedly eliminate millions of tons of waste.
SuperGravy® Holistic Instant Gravy Mix:The Most Awarded Pet Food Toppers!
 Winner of 6 Nutritional Excellence and Innovation Awards, more than ANY other pet food topper.
 Turns dry kibble into a delicious, more digestible moist meal using only natural SuperFood ingredients
 SUPER Convenient: Just Add Water to kibble or any pet food for a nutritiously delicious meal
 The BEST VALUE IN PET FOOD TOPPERS: Only about 50 CENTS A MEAL (based on suggested retail price)
SuperGravy reviews!
Lily is a 14 year old lab who lost interest in her food. Once
we tried the “SuperGravy" she ate with the lab hunger she
always had!!!! Thank you!!!! Also, our 5 yr. old Australian
Shepherd/Jack Russell mix is such a picky eater, but she
chows her kibble now with the "gravy" ! Wendy and Lily
Clear Conscience Pet® Award-Winning Treats and Rugged Dental Chews
Sliders® Stikz Tender Beef or Chicken & Cheddar Treats
 CleanLabel™ Tender and moist meat treats with NO chemicals or fillers
 Individually vacuum-packed:take them wherever you and your dog go!
 Most tender treats use glycerine, propylene glycol, corn syrup, and
other chemicals and fillers that DOGS DON’T NEED and may be harmful
 Sliders® brand treats are DELICIOUSLY NUTRITIOUS-made and sourced
in the USA with over 80% USDA inspected natural beef or chicken.
 Holistically formulated with Omega 3s from organic flax, phytonutrients
from air-dried tri-color veggies, and enhanced with real cheddar cheese.
 100% GUARANTEED to please your dog or we’ll refund your money!
 Award-winning artisan quality!
Airy™ Treats and Trachey™ Chewz: ENHANCED with SuperFood Dry Rub
Lamb Trachey Chewz™ Ideal for Small and Big Dogs Alike!
These smaller trachea chews are breakable and easier to chew, so they are great
for smaller dogs. With pasture-raised lamb as the protein source, they provide an
excellent alternative for sensitive or allergic dogs. +SuperFood Dry Rub
Beef Trachey™ Chewz: Unique “open canoe cut” stimulates dogs to gnaw on
the edges of these American beef trachea; this “edge action” scrapes teeth and
stimulates gums far more than closed trachea “tubes.” +SuperFood Dry Rub
What makes them healthier than similar treats? You’ll see lots of “plain” lamb lung and
beef trachea treats on the market. They are are healthy alternatives to high carb treats like
biscuits and “cookies.” So we took a good idea and made it SUPER by inventing a process
that naturally infuses treats and chews with nutrient-rich “superfoods:”
 Cold-milled flaxseed provides a natural source of Omega-3 fatty acids;
 Air-dried spinach, tomato, and carrot provide concentrated sources of plant-based natural
compounds called phytonutrients;
Scientific studies say that Omega 3s and Phytonutrients may contribute to immune system health.
Lamb Airy™ Bites & Lamb Airy™ Bark: +SuperFood Dry Rub
Airy Bites™ are small crunchy morsels, ideal for training, treating, and snacking
Airy Bark™ consists of larger pieces of thin “bark” that give dog guardians a
flexible serving-size treat! Easy-to-break into any size for small to GIANT breeds!
Beef or Lamb Trachey Chewz: 100% Digestible Denta-Chews
Trachey Chewz™ are a natural source of joint-protective chondroitin, glucosamine, and collagen!
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Event: 6th Annual Fashion, Feathers and Fur What: Pirate party, dinner, charity auction, pet fashion show When: Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. Where: National Guard Armory, 4004 Airport Road in Plant City Pirates & Parrots to Invade Plant City for Fashion, Feathers and Fur on Sept. 17 Plant City, Fla. (August 31, 2016) Animal lovers are invited to party like a pirate and support local pet rescues at the annual Fashion, Feathers and Fur extravaganza on Saturday, September 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the National Guard Armory located at 4004 Airport Road in Plant City. Attendees are encouraged to get their 'pirate on' by dressing the part, speaking like scallywags, and pillaging the bountiful booty of live and silent auction items. The suggested tax-deductible ticket donation is $50. All event proceeds benefit the animal rescue community. The Fashion, Feathers and Fur event serves up delicious island delicacies from parrot punch to micro brews and heavy hors d’oeuvres by 3 C’s Catering. Revelers can make DJ requests and throw caloric caution to the wind with chef samplings from the Most Amazing Dessert Contest. The centerpiece of Fashion, Feather and Fur event is on the catwalk: dogs, cats, and birds! Adoptable pirate-pets on parade aim to warm hearts, find adopters, and empty wallets in support of local non-profit rescues. In addition to the Vets4Pets charitable veterinary clinic, the beneficiaries for 2016 are models from 4 Lucky Dogs Pet Rescue, Florida Parrot Rescue, Pennies for Pockets Veterinary Care Fund, and Second Chance Boxer Rescue & Friends. Background: Now in its 6th year, Fashion, Feathers and Fur is produced and presented by Timberlane Pet Hospital & Resort in Plant City with a mission rooted in fellowship and fundraising for the medical care of increasing numbers of homeless, helpless, and injured animals. Event sponsors include: The Fran Haash Law Group, In the Field Agricultural Magazine, New Barker Magazine, and Tampa Bay Fine Wine Guide. For tickets, sponsorship, or other information about Fashion, Feathers and Fur, visit or contact Adrienne at (813) 754-7387 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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