Saturday, Nov. 30, the 334th day of 2013.
Only 24 days left till Christmas.
There are 31 days left in the year.
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leanlix™ makes an ideal stocking stuffer
– especially for over-stuffed dogs
The low-calorie lick-able dog reward system, leanlix combats
pet obesity, which accelerates during the holidays
SEATTLE (Nov. 20, 2013) -- leanlix™, the innovative low-calorie reward and training tool for dogs, is introducing a new sweet potato flavor just in time for the holiday season, which can be a tempting time for overweight dogs.
leanlix was crafted to address pet obesity, the #1 concern of vets today. Studies show more than 54% of dogs are overweight and many are actually obese. During the holidays, dogs eat twice their normal amount.
“The holiday season can hit weight-troubled dogs with a double-whammy: a cornucopia of festive food and treat-happy guests, along with wintery weather which means less exercise and walks outside,” said Seattle entrepreneur Sharon Da Dalto, inspired to create leanlix by her food-motivated Labrador retriever, Grace. “All those turkey scraps, cookie crumbs -- and even too many healthy dog treats -- can pack pounds on your pooch.”
While most dog treats have 30 calories per serving, leanlix has 0 calories and 0 fat per serving (3 licks).
“More than just a lick-able treat, introducing leanlix into your dogs diet and exercise regimen can lessen the impact of the holiday pig out,” said Da Dalto. “leanlix makes a great holiday stocking stuffer for your dog, too.”
Dubbed Sweet Potato Rescue, due to Grace’s knack of “rescuing” the sweet potato when it falls from the kitchen counter, the new flavor smells a bit like caramel, or “candied yams, if you’re really feeling the season,” according to Da Dalto.
“Pair Sweet Potato Rescue with the turkey in our Dishwater Diner flavor and it’s a virtual holiday feast for your pet,” she added.
leanlix addresses three top trends in the pet industry: health, humanization and convenience. It’s low-calorie, gluten-free and fat-free with healthy ingredients such as probiotics for digestion, as well as antioxidants such as chamomile, freeze-dried strawberry and raspberry.
leanlix has fun “people” flavors with names all inspired by Grace’s antics performing, begging, scavenging and sometimes stealing for her favorite foods:
- Dishwasher Diner -- natural turkey flavor with chamomile
- ½ eaten p b and j -- all-natural non-allergenic peanut butter flavor with freeze-dried berry
- Grace –d-lux with cheese -- barbecue flavor with real natural cheese
- Run-a-way frank -- hot dog and bacon flavor with probiotic for digestion
- Bark B Q -- barbecue flavor with probiotic for digestion
- Sweet Potato Rescue (NEW!) – sweet potato flavor that dogs love.
leanlix comes in two sizes of recyclable plastic tubes: littlelix and biglix. littlelix (.15 oz.) resembles lip balm, while biglix (2.5 oz.) is like a big glue stick. leanlix tubes are solid and safe, whereas some competing products have a roller ball that might be harmful to dogs if swallowed.
“leanlix can be used by anyone with a dog where the concept of reward is important, including dog trainers, groomers, breeders and handlers, as well as ordinary pet owners looking for convenient, tasty motivation that doesn’t add to their dog’s waistline or makes a mess of crumbly treats in your pockets,” added Da Dalto. “Plus, leanlix features a lanyard design that can be worn around the neck, easily accessible while walking or working with your pet.”
leanlix products are already available in more than 100 specialty pet retailers coast-to-coast. Retailer customers may order directly through leanlix by calling (206) 445-2662.
leanlix™ is an innovative new low-calorie reward and training tool for dogs. Created by Seattle entrepreneur Sharon Da Dalto as a fun, healthy reward treat that can be licked by dogs, the original formulation of leanlix was crafted by a leading pet chemist in the industry to address the #1 concern of vets today: pet obesity. While most dog treats have about 30 calories per serving, gluten-free leanlix has 0 calories (3 licks per serving). leanlix comes in two sizes and fun flavors such as Run-a-way Frank, Bark B Q and Sweet Potato Rescue. A convenient tool for trainers, groomers, handlers and all dog lovers, leanlix is more than just a lick-able treat, it’s a fun part of an ongoing pet lifestyle program promoting diet along with exercise. leanlix is available from more than 100 specialty pet retailers in 29 states coast-to-coast. Retail customers may call (206) 445-2662 to order directly. For more information about leanlix, visit www.leanlix.com and www.facebook.com/leanlix
Thanksgiving is near. For many, the holiday is filled with the joy of family, friends and good food. For those of us fortunate enough to have companion animals (our furry children), the holiday gives us one more thing for which to be thankful.
Unfortunately, for homeless animals on the street and in shelters, Thanksgiving is just another day of being cold, hungry, afraid and unloved. With your help we can change that.
Operation Blankets of Love (OBOL) is a unique nonprofit animal welfare organization. Our mission is to improve the well-being of homeless animals and increase their chances for survival and adoption - with the ultimate goal of eliminating animal homelessness.
For more information about OBOL life-saving work and humane educational programs, please go to our website: www.operationblanketsoflove.org
Every day we see suffering animals and hear endless stories of how they came to be homeless. But OBOL works tirelessly to change those sad stories into stories of adoption, love and forever homes.
OBOL is the only non-profit of its kind in the country that donates--free of charge--care and aid items like blankets, pet beds, food, treats, toys, towels, carriers, grooming supplies and more.
Shelters (that have no budget for bedding and towels) and most rescue groups (with very limited funds), depend on OBOL to provide those necessary items for the care and comfort of the animals they have rescued.
We are so thankful to have supporters like you so we can continue our life-saving work. Because of your financial support, OBOL is able to help over 1,000 animals each month. We hear many stories of sick, abused and neglected animals, left on the street like garbage or dumped into the shelters that, with some love and attention and comfort items provided by OBOL, have found their forever loving homes. Those are the stories we love to share.
Here is just one of those stories.
Liam, the One-Eyed Wonder Dog
Sachi Animal Rescue
Help stop the abuse. No animal should suffer like Liam did.
Liam is an amazing boy. Seized from a Pit Bull fighting ring in San Bernardino where he was used as a bait dog (to train other dogs barbaric fighting techniques), Andi Pickett from Sachi Animal Rescue saved him from imminent death at the Devore shelter. He was in bad shape. After nearly $1,600 in veterinary care, the vet was unable to save his eye but was able to save his life.
Andi tells everyone not to let this one-eyed wonder dog fool them as he is amazing with people and other dogs. He's always ready to play and loves to swipe his friends' toys. Operation Blankets of Love donated a special soft blanket, food, treats, toys and more for Liam and the other rescues at Sachi--all free of charge.
Liam getting all the love he deserves.
And lucky Liam? He has found his forever loving home. It's success stories like Liam's that make all of the hard work worth it.
OBOL is deeply committed and continues to promote the well-being and survival of shelter homeless animals with the goal to end their suffering.
You can help us today. Your financial contribution will be used right here in your own neighborhood.
Each dollar you contribute allows us to provide comfort to one dog or cat in a shelter. We know that comfort items increase an animal's chance at adoption. This saves lives! How many can you help today?
THE NEED NEVER STOPS AND NEITHER DO WE!!
|A little kitty comfort.|
Through your tax deductible gift of $25 you can help comfort 25 homeless animals. Please send the most generous gift you can today of $200, $100, $50 or more. Let's make it a thankful holiday for as many homeless animals as we can. Together we can do it!
Please click the donate button to donate by PayPal. Or, send your check payable to Operation Blankets of Love to:
Operation Blankets of Love
16911 San Fernando Mission Road PMB 187
Granada Hills, CA 91344
Without your generous financial support our life-saving work can't continue. The homeless animals depend on you, dogs like Liam. Please help us help them.
Yours for the homeless pets,
Eileen and Brad Smulson
P.S. Show your love and concern today by making a monetary contribution to give homeless animals in shelters like Liam a second chance in life. Let's work together to stop the pain and misery.
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Operation Blankets of Love! --Ginger, OBOL Public Relations Director and Goodwill Ambassador
Saturday, Nov. 23, the 327th day of 2013.
There are 38 days left in the year.
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A properly trained parrot is a wonderful pet—and a poorly trained parrot can be a feathered monster. This book gives parrot parents the tools to help ensure that their birds become social, tame, and fun companions. Advocating only positive, humane methods, the author guides the reader through the basics of training—including terminology and various techniques—and progresses to more advanced tasks, such as trick training, training a flighted parrot, and training a parrot to talk. Using the methods in this book, readers can prevent the development of most problem behaviors before they start and solve those that do. The author addresses many more topics bird parents will find useful, including behavioral enrichment and training a parrot to tolerate—or even participate in—nail trimming, wing clipping, wearing a harness, and riding in a carrier. The Perfectly Trained Parrot is a comprehensive resource for forging a strong and loving bond with a well-behaved parrot.
About the Author:
Rebecca K. O’Connor has trained birds professionally at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Healesville Sanctuary in Australia, and many other facilities. She has been a falconer for more than a decade and has experience working with a wide variety of animals. Rebecca is the author of the best-selling book, A Parrot for Life, a frequent contributor to national parrot magazines, and a popular blogger at her website www.heckledbyparrots.com. She shares her California home with three parrots, a peregrine falcon, and a Brittany.
MOTOROLA Introduces SCOUT 1™ The Digital Wireless Video Pet Monitoring System With Wi-Fi Connectivity and Two-Way Communication
The Wi-Fi connected SCOUT 1™ video camera allows pet owners to view, listen and speak to their pets when away from home. Owners can now check on and communicate with their pet from any location using the secure Monitor Everywhere app on internet compatible viewing devices such as a computer, tablet or smart phone.
Given the choice, most pet owners would prefer to have their pets with them at all times. But in most cases this is simply not an option. For those pet parents who cannot always be there, Motorola has created the next best thing, the SCOUT 1 digital wireless interactive video pet monitoring system. This system allows pet owners to watch, listen and communicate with their pets from virtually anywhere 24 hours a day.
“The SCOUT 1 Wi-Fi Monitor is a great way to stay connected with your pet,” said Jordan Riggs, President of Binatone North America. “You could be in the next room, at work, or out for the evening and this system allows you to check in and make sure that everything is OK. Whether you have an ailing cat, a new parrot, or a mischievous puppy – you can keep an eye on them wherever you go. The camera even has a built in intercom that also allows you to speak to your furry or feathered friend, enabling you to reassure an anxious pet or admonish bad behavior.”
The MOTOROLA SCOUT 1 is a self-contained video camera that can be placed on any flat surface. When connected via Wi-Fi to a wireless home router, users can access the camera via the secure Monitor Everywhere (ME) app on any internet enabled device. The ME app enables users to control the pan, tilt, and zoom of the camera; view video; and communicate via
two-way audio in “Walkie-Talkie” mode.
MOTOROLA Scout 1
Features of the MOTOROLA SCOUT 1 include:
• Remote monitoring via smartphone, tablet, or computer
• Free Monitor Everywhere app
• WiFi 802.11b/g/n connectivity
• Remotely controlled, motorized pan and tilt of camera
• Digital zoom
• Two-way audio communication (Walkie Talkie mode)
• Infrared night vision
• Image snapshot / video recording
• Room temperature monitoring alert
• Pre-recorded soothing pet sounds
• Connect and view up to four cameras in multiple rooms
“The SCOUT 1 gives you peace of mind when you can’t be with your pets,” added Riggs. “It is a great way to stay connected with your pets when you are away from home.”
The SCOUT 1 and a full line of indoor & outdoor monitors are available at PetSmart locations nationwide. For more information about the MOTOROLA SCOUT 1 please visit the website at www.motorola.com.
About Motorola Mobility
Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE:MMI) fuses innovative technology with human insights to create experiences that simplify, connect and enrich people's lives. Our portfolio includes converged mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets; wireless accessories; end-to-end video and data delivery; and management solutions, including set-tops and data-access devices. For more information, visit motorola.com/mobility.
About Binatone Electronics International Limited
Binatone was established in 1958 and is headquartered in Hong Kong. Binatone is a privately owned company engaged in the design, manufacturing and marketing of innovative consumer electronics products. The company markets products under the Binatone, iDECT and Voxtel brands in over 55 countries worldwide and is an OEM manufacturer for major telecommunications operators. Binatone is the global distributor for Motorola Digital Photo Frames, Baby and Video Monitors and the North American distributor for Motorola Cordless and Corded Telephone.s.
Many holiday traditions pose danger to four-legged family members NEW YORK— It may be the “most wonderful time of the year,” but traditionally joyous holiday customs can present special dangers for pets, cautions the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®). ###
“We associate the holidays with happiness and joy, but pet owners need to be aware of customs that could pose dangers to their animals,” said Dr. Tina Wismer, medical director at the ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center. “At the start of the celebrating season, take special care to pet-proof your home to avoid emergencies and tragedies”.
The ASPCA spotlights three holiday customs that pose particular dangers to pets:
If your dog or cat accidentally ingests a potentially toxic substance this holiday season, contact your local veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435 for immediate assistance.
About the ASPCA®
Founded in 1866, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is the first animal welfare organization in North America and serves as the nation’s leading voice for animals. More than two million supporters strong, the ASPCA’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, the ASPCA is a national leader in the areas of anti-cruelty, community outreach and animal health services. For more information, please visit www.ASPCA.org, and be sure to follow the ASPCA on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
Many holiday traditions pose danger to four-legged family members
NEW YORK— It may be the “most wonderful time of the year,” but traditionally joyous holiday customs can present special dangers for pets, cautions the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®).