Autoimmune Disease in Dogs — Four Main Causes and Treatment Plans

One night when Carol Bryant prepared to brush the teeth of her Cocker Spaniel, she discovered bleeding and splotchy-colored gums. Scared and worried, she immediately took Dexter to the nearest veterinary emergency room. At the animal hospital, veterinarians confirmed the diagnosis: an autoimmune disease called Immune-Mediated Thrombocytopenia (IMT) that attacks the blood-clotting platelets. “My veterinarians […]

How custom ERP integrations help ensure food safety

Food safety and security have become big driving forces in food manufacturing, whether for humans or pets. ERP integration solutions can help address these issues by tracking essential information about inputs: when materials arrive at a plant, where they came from, how they are used, and more. This data makes it easier to prevent safety […]

Do pet treats contribute to rising pet obesity?

Human food trends and data show that consumers are seeking healthier choices even in indulgent categories like candy and snacks — and we’re seeing that concept carry over into pet treats and similar categories like toppers and mixers. Yet with pet obesity levels continuing to rise, especially in developed pet food markets, is “healthy indulgence” […]

Wondering How to Feed a Puppy? Let’s Take a Closer Look

If only puppies came with an owner’s manual — especially when it comes to how to feed a puppy. Decisions you make around the food dish can greatly impact your fast-growing pup’s overall health and attitude about meals and treats. That’s why we created a list of feeding do’s and don’ts when it comes to […]

How to Stop Toy Guarding in Puppies

Most dogs love their toys, but sometimes they love them just a little too much. Toy guarding and hoarding behaviors are very common. So, what’s acceptable and what isn’t? And what can you do about it? Toy guarding — what’s normal Some amount of toy guarding IS normal. Photography ©Mexitographer | Getty Images. It’s normal […]

Are These Halloween Dangers for Dogs Lurking in Your Home?

Halloween harbors a host of frightfully funny sights and sounds, especially for pet lovers: Beagles crooning along with golden oldies like “Monster Mash.” Chihuahuas dressed up as Bruno Mars, sporting miniature guitars and indignant expressions that seem to proclaim, “Let It Go.” Unfortunately, many common trick-or-treat activities aren’t so entertaining. They can prompt pet panic […]

All About the Perro de Presa Canario

There are a few large working breeds whose fearless guardian traits are so pronounced that canine experts would never recommend them for the average home. Two such dogs are the Fila Brasileiro (Brazilian Mastiff) and the Perro de Presa Canario (Canary Island Dog of Prey). In the right, experienced hands, and given a job to do, they […]

Spooky Peanut Butter Banana Dog Treats

Bake your dog something scary-tasty this Halloween with this recipe for Spooky Peanut Butter Banana Dog Treats from Posh Celebrations. Ingredients 3 cups rolled oats 2 bananas 1 cup peanut butter (no salt, no sugar, no xylitol or preservatives) Recipe Spooky Peanut Butter Banana Dog Treats. Place rolled oats in food processor, and grind into […]

7 Means of Dog Anxiety Treatment

When your dog is scared or anxious, don’t fret. There are lots of means of dog anxiety treatment at your disposal. Just like with us, some trial and error may be needed to pick the one or combination that works best for your dog. Here is a rundown of some options to consider when it […]

Merrick Pet Care promotes president to CEO

Merrick Pet Care appointed marketing executive and current president Timothy W. Simonds as chief executive officer. Merrick expects to surpass US$500 million in pet food sales for 2018. Under the leadership of former CEO, Greg Shearson, Merrick grew from a niche brand in 2011 to become the #3 natural brand in the pet specialty retail channel […]