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Could you be making your pet’s allergies worse?

Could you be making your pet’s allergies worse?

Millions of people have pets around the country. Some of them may find that their dog or cat suffers from allergies, ranging from ingredients in their food to substances and materials found in their environment. What many people who have pets with allergies may not realize is that they could be doing things to make them worse, rather than bringing their pet relief.

The Important Role Pets Play in Human Lives

The Important Role Pets Play in Human Lives

Honoring our furry friends this April 11th, National Pet Day

April 11th is National Pet Day, making it a great time to consider the many reasons why pets play such an important role in our lives. Millions of people around the country have pets, most commonly cats and dogs, and they can feel the benefits, but there are some they may not even be aware of. Pets bring more to our lives than just a few laughs as they do something silly and pose for the camera. They give us a better quality of life and come with a dose of health benefits.

“Many people greatly underestimate just how much having a pet in their life does for their psychological well-being, as well as their overall health,” explains Will Post, founder and CEO, Hound & Gatos Pet Foods Corporation. “Pets play a very important role in enriching our lives in many different ways.”

Here are some of the important roles that pets play in human lives:

How Horses are Helping Veterans Heal

How Horses are Helping Veterans Heal

Winston Churchill once noted, “The outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man.” This idea – that horses have the power to lift our spirits, make us feel loved, and create a sense of internal peace – is well known to many people across this country. What many people may not realize is that horses can play a critical role in empowering veterans to make the journey all the way home from war, and begin walking a new path – full of passion, purpose and service – here at home. There are remarkable programs all across the country leveraging horses healing abilities, and a range of other animals, to support our nation’s combat veterans.

Career Marine Transitions to Successful Entrepreneur, Shares Secrets

Career Marine Transitions to Successful Entrepreneur, Shares Secrets

One former Marine turned entrepreneur shares his tips on what it takes to build a successful business in any industry

According to the Small Business Administration, 99.7 percent of all businesses are considered small, which is having under 500 employees. While there is a lot of information readily available to explain to would-be entrepreneurs about how to go through the steps to open one of these small businesses, that’s only half the equation. Just opening shop and hanging a sign out won’t be enough to stay in business over the long term or be successful.

How One Small Business Thrives Among the Big Dogs

How One Small Business Thrives Among the Big Dogs

Millions of small businesses around the nation struggle when they are competing with big corporations. Many end up throwing in the towel because they can’t find a way to give themselves an edge in order to survive. One small business, Hound & Gatos Pet Foods Corporation, has found a recipe for thriving among an industry of big dogs.

“Looking at the pet food industry as a whole, most people would shy away from even attempting to enter it,” explains Will Post, founder and CEO, Hound & Gatos Pet Foods Corporation. “But as the big corporations go one way, I tend to go the other, and that’s precisely what has helped me to thrive in this market. It’s all about finding your own way, despite what the big corporations are doing alongside of you.”

The Cat Food Secret that Keeps Them Finicky, Eating Junk Food

The Cat Food Secret that Keeps Them Finicky, Eating Junk Food

As anyone with a cat knows, they can be finicky when it comes to eating. They often even start out liking a particular brand, only to end up turning their nose up to it days or months down the line, when they grow bored of the same thing day in and day out. But there’s a secret in the pet food industry that most people are not aware of, and it’s one that is not only helping to keep millions of cats being picky eaters, but is also leading them down an unhealthy path.

“What people who have picky cats don’t realize is that taste chemicals are put into many commercial pet foods in order to get them to eat it,” explains Will Post, founder and CEO, Hound & Gatos Pet Foods Corporation. “The problem with this is that it may get the cat to eat that particular brand, but it’s essentially junk food. Then the cat becomes accustomed to eating this chemical-laced junk food, so that when they have healthy food in front of them they tend to turn their nose up to it.”

What it Takes to Be Awarded the “Most Trusted Pet Foods” Three Years in Row

What it Takes to Be Awarded the “Most Trusted Pet Foods” Three Years in Row

In 2014, there was over $21 billion spent on pet food sales in the country. Each year, that rate is rising, with people searching for the best foods to feed their pet. One company, Hound & Gatos Pet Foods Corporation, has been awarded “Most Trusted Pet Foods” three years in a row, making many wonder what it is that sets them apart and makes them so trusted in a sea of pet food options.

“Not all pet foods are equal, and the more you know about them the more that becomes apparent,” explains Will Post, founder and CEO, Hound & Gatos Pet Foods Corporation. “Most people are looking to feed their pet, but they don’t realize that a lot of pet junk and unhealthy foods come in nice packaging from companies with large marketing budgets.”