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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.

Guardians of Rescue Seeks Assistance to Help Animals Impacted by Louisiana Flooding

Guardians of Rescue Seeks Assistance to Help Animals Impacted by Louisiana Flooding

It is estimated that 7 trillion gallons of water fell over an 8-day period that resulted in historic flooding in Louisiana.  The August 2016 storms dumped up to 20 inches of rain on many towns, leading to 20,000 people needing to be rescued, thousands going to shelters, and 40,000 homes being damaged. While there has been a force on the ground to help the people who have been impacted by the flooding and all the destruction it left behind, very little attention has been given to the animals whose conditions have been devastated.

This July 4th Remember Those Veterans who Battle Invisible Wounds

This July 4th Remember Those Veterans who Battle Invisible Wounds

Paws of War, a nonprofit organization that helps animals and veterans, focuses on effective solutions for suffering veterans

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.