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When it Comes to Pet Foods, What You Don’t Know Can Hurt Your Pet

When it Comes to Pet Foods, What You Don’t Know Can Hurt Your Pet

Millions of pet parents unknowingly harm their pets every day around the country with the food they feed them. It’s estimated that 58% of cats and 54% of dogs are overweight. Being an unhealthy weight is an issue not only because it’s estimated that it takes 2.5 years off of their lifespan, but it can also lead to a range of health problems, including high blood pressure and kidney disease among others. Millions of people across the country love their pets, but they are often in the dark when it comes to how to feed them a healthy diet that will help promote good health and longevity. The more consumers know, they more they will be able to stop feeding their pets junk food and opt for something better.

5 Crucial Things that Separate a Veteran-Owned Small Business from the Conglomerates

5 Crucial Things that Separate a Veteran-Owned Small Business from the Conglomerates

According to the Small Business Administration, there are around 3.7 million veteran-owned businesses in the country, averaging yearly receipts of around $450,000. Compared with the billions that many of the conglomerates earn each year in the pet food industry, it makes many people wonder how a small veteran-owned pet food company can survive. But when it comes to Hound & Gatos Pet Foods Corporation, not only does it survive, but it thrives, by offering an award-winning line of natural pet foods where the focus is on quality, rather than quantity.

Animal Rescue Group Takes On Dogs Being Left Out in the Cold

Animal Rescue Group Takes On Dogs Being Left Out in the Cold

One year ago, a community was rocked by an image of a frozen dog that was posted on social media by an animal control center in New Jersey. The dog had been found frozen to death on a city street, and the picture was posted as a message to others of how dangerous winter temperatures are for pets, and how important it is to take action to help keep them safe throughout the winter. In order to avoid recurring images like the one posted last winter, it’s crucial that people take pet winter safety seriously.

"Every winter there are animals found dead, injured, or ill because they are not being properly taken care of,” stated Robert Misseri, founder and president of Guardians of Rescue, an animal rescue organization. “Our team puts in a great effort to help as many pets as we can, but we don’t do it all on our own. We are urging the communities to get involved in helping to keep the pets in their area safe throughout the winter chill.”

Guardians of Rescue Takes Risks to Rescue Soldier’s Pets in the Middle East

Guardians of Rescue Takes Risks to Rescue Soldier’s Pets in the Middle East

Animal rescue group is working to relocate military pets in the Middle East to America

There are thousands of American soldiers who are serving in the Middle East. Many of them find stray cats and dogs which become their pets. They create bonds, as the soldiers all chip in to care for the adopted pets. Now, those relationships are in jeopardy, because the pets hanging around military bases in the Middle East have been dubbed as “pests” by the Middle Eastern local authorities, and there are plans for their extermination. The soldiers, wanting to save their beloved pets, reached out to Guardians of Rescue to see if they could help relocate them back to America where they will be waiting for them when they return.

5 Reasons to Seek Out & Support Veteran Owned Businesses

5 Reasons to Seek Out & Support Veteran Owned Businesses

Most people don’t give much thought to who owns a lot of the businesses in their area. They go about their day, picking up things here and there, and not giving much thought to the entrepreneur behind the business name. Some of the businesses that people pass by each day may be owned by the country’s veterans. In fact, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are 18.8 million veterans in the country, and around 405,000 of them are entrepreneurs.

“Veterans make for a special kind of entrepreneur,” explains Will Post, who is a veteran and is the founder and CEO of Hound & Gatos Pet Foods Corporation. “They come into the business world with experiences and stories that at times makes them feel they are more fit for owning their business than anything else. They tend to have a high success rate because they are not afraid of the hard work, discipline, and dedication that it takes to be a business owner.”

5 Ways to Keep Pets Healthy Through the Holidays

5 Ways to Keep Pets Healthy Through the Holidays

As winter edges closer on the calendar, it means the holidays will soon be here as well. Many people will loosen their belt, get comfortable, eat more, and be merry. While people realize they may gain 10 pounds during the holidays because of these seasonal habits, if they do the same with their pets it can lead to long-lasting health problems. Especially during the holidays, it’s a good time to take steps toward helping to keep pets healthy.

“If people get a bit too relaxed and overeat during the holidays, they often do the same with their dogs,” explains Will Post, founder and CEO, Hound & Gatos Pet Foods Corporation. “The problem with that is that it can be quite detrimental for dogs if we relax too much and let our guard down about taking care of them in a healthy manner.”

Here are 5 ways to help keep pets healthy through the holiday season:

Military Zone to America -Two US Soldiers to Adopt Rescued Dogs from Middle East

Military Zone to America  -Two US Soldiers to Adopt Rescued Dogs from Middle East

While many people are familiar with the many U.S. soldiers serving in the Middle East, they are not aware of the dogs that often serve alongside them. Some of the dogs serve in official positions helping the military effort, while others are strays that the soldiers become attached to. Rather than having to leave those dogs behind, two U.S. soldiers will be adopting the dogs they have formed bonds with. The dogs will be transported from the military zone in the Middle East where they are stationed, and will be waiting for them upon their return back to the States, thanks to the work of Guardians of Rescue.