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Former Marine Turned Entrepreneur on Mission to Feed Pets Better

Former Marine Turned Entrepreneur on Mission to Feed Pets Better

 

At one time, finding a high quality pet food was a challenge. It was one that Will Post, a former U.S. Marine, took on when he came up unhappy with the results of his search. With his dogs being allergic to soy, wheat, rice, and corn, he was faced with either giving them prescription drugs, or creating something better. He took the latter route and hasn’t looked back since.

“I needed a pet food that was going to meet my dog’s nutritional needs, as well as avoid all those fillers that they just don’t need,” explains Will Post, president of Hounds & Gatos Pet Food Corporation. “The vast majority of pet food on the market today contains unnecessary fillers that are harmful to pets and should be avoided.”

5 Ways a Pets Diet Can Impact Their Health

5 Ways a Pets Diet Can Impact Their Health

 

As most of the millions of pet owners can attest to, a sick pet can end up costing a lot of money. Whether the pet has a short term illness or a chronic one, it can mean multiple trips to the veterinarian. The good news is that there are things that people can do in order to help their pets live a healthier, happier life. A great place to start is by taking a look at their diet, which can have a tremendous impact on their pet’s health.

“People often don’t realize just how important the quality of food is that they feed their pets,” explains Will Post, president of Hound & Gatos Pet Food Corporation. “Yet it is something that is done every day and helps in nearly every aspect of the pet’s well being. The pet’s diet is so important and should not be overlooked.”

5 Things to Know About Pet Food

5 Things to Know About Pet Food

 

Americans love their pets. In fact, it is estimated that, across the country, we have some 70 million dogs and 86 million cats. That pet population supports a massive pet food industry. However, most people don’t give a lot of thought to the pet food they buy, often making purchases based on advertising or price. The consequences of doing this can be dire for pets. The more one knows about pet food, the better off they will be in helping to keep their animals healthy.

“People love their pets, yet they don’t realize that they are often feeding them junk food,” explains Will Post, president of Hound & Gatos Pet Food Corporation. “They often don’t realize what is in the food and, when they do find out, they are surprised and make the switch. Feeding pets healthy food that is closer to their true nature is going to help them live longer, happier lives.”

Think you can’t get Paleolithic pet food? Think again!

Think you can’t get Paleolithic pet food? Think again!

Each month on Google, over 600,000 searches are conducted for the term “Paleo diet.” The Paleolithic diet plan is one that many people are catching on to and adopting in an effort to become healthier and return to eating more of what their ancestors ate. But many people who are adopting this diet may be still be feeding their pets the same old by-product-filled foods that they have been giving them for years. The good news is that they can indeed give their pet a Paleolithic diet, as well, and their pets will thrive as a result.

“Anytime we can get back to eating a more natural diet, or one that our ancestors ate, we are going to be healthier,” explains Will Post, president of Hound & Gatos Pet Food Corporation. “The same goes for our pets. By going Paleo with your pets, you will be giving them a healthier diet that is closer to what they would eat in nature.”

Guardians of Rescue Supports Take Your Dog to Work Day

Guardians of Rescue Supports Take Your Dog to Work Day

Having dogs in the workplace lowers the stress levels of employees, according to a 2012 study at Virginia Commonwealth University.  In addition, it is also shown to increase productivity and overall job satisfaction.  Another study at Central Michigan University revealed that dogs in the workplace fostered trust and collaboration among colleagues.

On Friday, June 21, 2013, is Take Your Dog to Work Day.  This very special day began in 1999 by Pet Sitters International and is held every year, on the Friday after Father's Day.  Created to celebrate "man's best friend" and his beneficial role in our health and mental well-being, the event hopes to encourage people to head to animal shelters, rescue groups, and humane societies in their community and adopt a "new best friend".

Animal Shelters Abusing Animals? You bet!

Animal Shelters Abusing Animals? You bet!

In a recent disturbing video exposing an animal shelter in Memphis, some of the allegations and photos show dogs being muzzled for eight hours without food and water, and one dog with an embedded collar left untreated for days. These are examples of workers violating city policies. It is estimated that there are thousands of shelters around the United States and chances are you are within 15 minutes of one. These shelters take in approximately 5-7 million animals per year; unfortunately, 60 percent of the dogs and 70 percent of the cats are euthanized due to overcrowding, sickness, aggressiveness or injury. Abuse at animal shelters, is something that is on the rise. Some states have pending investigations, while others are yet to be investigated. That’s where Guardians of Rescue steps in.

Owning a Pet Can Help Reduce Risk of Heart Disease

Owning a Pet Can Help Reduce Risk of Heart Disease

 

Owning a Pet Can Help Reduce Risk of Heart Disease

American Heart Association Releases New Study

 

The leading cause of death in the United States is cardiovascular disease, according to the American Heart Association.  Over 60 percent of American adults are overweight or obese, and heart disease alone is the leading cause of death in New York.  Stroke is the 4th greatest cause of death for females in New York, and 21 percent of current smokers in the United States suffer from heart disease or stroke.