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Give the Gift of Health to Your Pet this Holiday Season

Give the Gift of Health to Your Pet this Holiday Season

According to the 2012 US Pet Ownership & Demographics Sourcebook, 43 million households in the United States own dogs and 36 million own cats. With so many pet owners in the US, it’s not surprising that the pet products industry is a booming business. Our pets are part of the family and this holiday season, give them the gift of health.

“As the days get shorter and the weather colder, our pets spend more time indoors, with less exercise, leading to unhealthy weight gain and inactivity, both negatives in the area of good health,” says Will Post, President of Hounds & Gatos Pet Foods.  “An easy way to insure your pet enjoys a healthy life is to use similar guidelines one would use for one’s self.  If you instill good eating, exercise and sleep schedules, your pet, and you, will reap the benefits resulting in a longer and happier life”, he says.

Service Dog to be Placed with PTSD Vet on Veteran’s Day

Service Dog to be Placed with PTSD Vet on Veteran’s Day

According to the United States Department of Defense, millions of Americans are currently enlisted in the military. Of these heroic men and women, a tragic number suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. While no cure has been found to combat PTSD, an animal rescue group has found a way to ease a soldier’s suffering through the placement of service dogs. This Veteran’s Day, Guardians of Rescue is traveling to Culpeper, VA to deliver a German Shepherd to Marine Lance Corporal Ryan Rankins.

“It’s so tragic to see the men and women who have sacrificed everything for our country to come back and be in pain from mental wounds. The placement of service dogs in a home has proven to be a very successful method of treating PTSD,” affirms Robert Misseri, founder and president of Guardians of Rescue, a national animal rescue organization. “The dogs are rescued from shelters and trained to become service companions, to help soldiers in need by being dependable.”

Hound & Gatos Educates Pet Owners about Cancer Detection and Prevention

Hound & Gatos Educates Pet Owners about Cancer Detection and Prevention

Hound & Gatos Educates Pet Owners about Cancer Detection and Prevention during National Pet Cancer Awareness Month

Cancer is the number one disease-related killer of pets today. In fact, the Morris Animal Foundation states that 1 in 4 dogs will die of cancer and according to the National Canine Cancer Foundation, cancer accounts for approximately half the deaths of dogs over ten years of age. November is National Pet Cancer Awareness Month, and Hound & Gatos Pet Foods Corporation hopes to increase awareness about the detection and prevention of pet cancer.

Hound & Gatos Educates Pet Owners of Harmful Ingredients Found in Pet Food during National Pet Awar

Hound & Gatos Educates Pet Owners of Harmful Ingredients Found in  Pet Food during National Pet Awar

National Pet Awareness Month is this November, and to celebrate the pets of America, Hound & Gatos Pet Foods Corporation is offering information regarding the many dangers contained in pet foods.  "Education is key,” says Will Post, President of Hound & Gatos.  "It is imperative that we understand the effects that certain ingredients can have on our pets,” he says.

Serious health problem can arise from ingesting ingredients that are toxic or unhealthy for our pets.  With the knowledge of what should be avoided and information to read labels correctly, the pet owner can be confident that their four-legged companions are getting the best nutrition possible.  "Feed your pets with the same diligence you feed your family,” affirms Post. "Cats and dogs thrive on a pure meat-based diet, with zero by-products, artificial fillers or plant protein, and making changes to this effect will help your pet live a happier, healthier, and longer life.”

5 Facts About Carrageenan Every Pet Owner Should Know

5 Facts About Carrageenan Every Pet Owner Should Know

 

Pet food sales are big business. In fact, the Pet Food Institute reported that during 2012 there was $19 billion worth of cat and dog food sold in the U.S. alone. Not all pet foods are created equal, however, and some may even have ingredients that are down right dangerous to be feeding to cats and dogs. One ingredient in particular that has been coming under fire is carrageenan.

“Increasingly people are beginning to realize how important it is to read the ingredient list on their pet food can or bag,” explains Will Post, President of Hound & Gatos Pet Food Corporation. “The problem with that is they will find many ingredients that they don’t recognize at all. Unless they invistigate further, reading the ingredients may not be enough to help keep pets safe and healthy.”

5 Reasons More Stores are Carrying Natural Pet Foods

5 Reasons More Stores are Carrying Natural Pet Foods

 

Millions of families who have pets are fed up with the majority of the commercial foods that they have to choose from. As a result, more stores are beginning to carry natural pet foods, which offer a safer and more nutritious route to feeding peoples' pets. One company in particular, the Hound & Gatos Pet Foods Corporation, has quickly grown to having their all-natural pet food products for sale in roughly 1,600 stores in North America.

“People are tired of pet food recalls and food that makes their pets sick,” explains Will Post, president of Hounds & Gatos Pet Foods Corporation. “As consumers learn more of the facts about the majority of commercial pet foods out there, they are demanding better. We are filling that need and giving them exactly what they want, and what their pets need.”

Thousands of Romanian Dogs to be Killed, Guardians of Rescue takes Action!

Thousands of Romanian Dogs to be Killed, Guardians of Rescue takes Action!

 

Stray dogs are a common sight in Romania, and are often seen wandering the streets and parks, surviving off scraps of food left out for them. The Bucharest government is now mandating that stray dogs be trapped and killed.  Guardians of Rescue, a United States animal rescue organization, whose mission is to help all animals in need, is refusing to standby and allow thousands of abandoned, stray dogs, to be killed.

Previously, the Romanian government only allowed stray dogs to be killed if the animal was sick, but the number of stray dogs has been increasing, now estimated to be over 60,000 dogs overcrowding shelters and roaming the streets.

The new legislation will allow for thousands of innocent animals to be killed, regardless of whether or not they are violent or sick, if not adopted within fourteen days of being placed in a shelter.