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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.

Tips for Protecting Pets During the Hot Summer Months

Tips for Protecting Pets During the Hot Summer Months

 

As the dog days of summer quickly approach, pet owners need to be mindful that the hot temperatures and the outdoor environment can create a unique set of hazards when it comes to pet safety.

 “Summer is a great time to be outdoors with your pet, but it can also put your pet in jeopardy for a number of health risks,” says Robert Misseri, President of Guardians of Rescue, an organization dedicated to helping animals in need. “Even fit, athletic dogs can suffer heat-related illnesses during the hottest days of summer.”

Here are a few tips to help protect your pet during the sizzling summer months:

5 Tips on How to Prevent Pet Theft

5 Tips on How to Prevent Pet Theft

 

According to the American Kennel Club, the rate of pet theft is on the rise and the victimized pets range from small puppies to purebred animals being snatched from parking lots and animal shelters. Stolen pets are often sold for research in laboratories, forced into dog-fighting, bred in puppy mills, used for ritual sacrifice for satanic cults and other sadistic acts, or put up for sale in pet stores. 

A case that hits close to home for Guardians of Rescue, Iraq War veteran Kenneth Chambers lost his PTSD companion in Jacksonville, Florida, in August 2012 and is still waiting for Adalida to return home, offering a $5000 reward to the individual that returns her. He has distributed fliers and reached out to local organizations in an attempt to locate Adalida and has a Facebook page/Help Bring Adalida Home. To avoid having a pet stolen, here are five tips to help prevent pet theft:

5 Things It Takes to be an Animal Advocate

5 Things It Takes to be an Animal Advocate

According to the American Veterinarian Medical Association, 36.5% of households own dogs and 30% own cats. An estimated 40,000 dogs are subject to dog-fighting each year. Thousands of cases of animal cruelty are reported each year with thousands estimated to go unreported. Approximately 5 to 7 million animals are euthanized annually nationwide. One-third of cats are strays. Animal advocates fight for the rights of animals to prevent suffering and the right to not be viewed as property, entertainment, or test subjects.

“People speaking up for animal rights can make a huge difference in the welfare of pets,” explains Robert Misseri, president of Guardians of Rescue, an organization dedicated to helping animals in need. “Animal abuse and neglect can potentially be diminished if people and pet owners actively participate in promoting animal rights. Don’t be silent. We become as guilty as the people abusing animals if we stay silent.”