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  1. Valentine's Day doesn't just have to be for humans!  Here is a sweet treat you can make for you and your pet.  It was originally suggested to be for you and your dog, but why not share it with your cat, your birds, or even maybe your hamster!  

    Doggie Love - A treat for 2
    2 ripe bananas
    1 cup of natural peanut butter
    1/2 cup of wheat germ
    1/2 cup chopped unsalted peanuts (optional)

    In a small bowl, mash bananas and peanut butter together using a fork.
    Mix in wheat germ.
    Place in refrigerator for about an hour or until mixture is firm.
    With your hands, roll about a  teaspoon at a time of mixture  into balls.
    Roll balls in to peanuts (if using) coating them evenly.
    Place on cookie sheet (using parchment or wax paper will help them to not stick but is not necessary) in freezer for about 20 minutes or until completely frozen.  
    Once frozen transfer into an airtight container and store in freezer until ready to eat! Enjoy!


    Pet Shop Spotlight: Arlo's H.O.P.E.

    By Alissa Wolf, Guide   July 15, 2011


      Purdue Vaccination Studies and Auto-antibodies

      Posted by Erich Trapp on April 26, 2011

      There’s an interesting article written by Catherine O’Driscoll and published on-line by Dogs Naturally Magazine about a study done at Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine to determine if vaccines can cause changes in the immune system of dogs that might lead to life-threatening immune-mediated diseases.

      The article is quite extensive and goes on to discuss a wide range of vaccine-induced diseases, including some cancers. There is also a helpful source of references at the end.

      In summary:

      Not only are annual boosters unnecessary, but they subject the pet to potential risks such as allergic reactions and immune-mediated haemolytic anaemia.

      In plain language, veterinary schools in America, plus the American Veterinary Medical Association, have looked at studies to show how long vaccines last and they have concluded and announced that annual vaccination is unnecessary.

      Further, they have acknowledged that vaccines are not without harm.

      Please check out the complete article here.

      Please note: Articles of a medical nature are posted here merely for your consideration. We know that as responsible pet owners you will do your own research. We post these studies, opinions, and articles to encourage further discussion and research, and welcome your thoughtful remarks.

    • Arlo's Healthy Organic Pet emporium will have a booth with free samples and treats for sale to take home to your precious pets!

    • Six Tips for a Pet-Safe Summer

      The last days of May signal the unofficial start of summer for folks, young and old, across the country. But with these carefree months of no homework and summer Fridays comes an increased risk for illness or injury for our furry pals.

      From unpredictable weather to unusual routines, our animals are exposed to all sorts of hazards during June, July and August, and your pet is counting on you to keep him safe. Check out our top six tips for keeping your animal secure all summer long.

      - Give your pet access to plenty of fresh water at all times. Even the healthiest pets can suffer from dehydration, heat stroke and sunburn if overexposed to the heat. Summer Smart: Seasonal Hazards and Your Pet
      - Avoid lathering your pet with any insect repellent or sunscreen not intended for the four-legged kind.
      - Keep your pet away from matches, citronella candles and lighter fluid, which if eaten can irritate the stomach, lungs and central nervous system.
      - Be cool near the pool. Don't leave pets unsupervised around a pool, lake or high waters-not all dogs are expert swimmers!
      - Never leave your dog, cat or any other animal friend alone in a car! The inside of a car can heat up very quickly-even with a window open.
      - Be prepared! From tornadoes to floods, we've seen the devastation severe weather has brought to pets and their families these past few weeks. Develop an evacuation plan well ahead of time in case you're forced from your home in an emergency.

      Have a pet-safe summer!


      It's an image I'll never forget: a slight woman, grunting with the effort of pulling the wagon and hauling her 65-pound beagle into the exam room. For reference, an average beagle is about 23 pounds.

      She brought her dog to the UC Davis veterinary school for a consultation with the orthopedic surgeons because, unsurprisingly, the dog couldn't walk. The surgeons took one look at the dog and sent them down the hall to the medicine department for a weight loss consultation.

      Obesity in dogs is a huge problem. (Pardon the pun.) A recent study estimates over 50 percent of dogs in the United States are overweight and suffering consequences such as joint disease, heart disease, diabetes and shortened lifespan.

      If you can't easily feel your pet's ribs, and your dog doesn't have a clearly defined waist when viewed from above, he is probably overweight. A visit to the vet is in order to confirm this and to check for underlying medical issues such as low thyroid function, which can predispose a dog to weight gain.

      The average overweight dog with no other health issues will respond to the simple action of reducing caloric intake by about 25 percent to 30 percent. It's vital that pet owners use a measuring cup to figure out how much they are feeding currently, and to use that same cup every time they feed the dog.

      Dogs that don't respond to this cut in calories after a month or so may need a prescription weight loss diet, available from the veterinarian. These diets are even lower in calories than the typical light over-the-counter diet.

      With committed family members and the right game plan, even the chubbiest puppy can get into shape. As for the beagle, the owner was shocked to learn that something as simple as weight loss could solve all the dog's problems. He trimmed down to 35 pounds, which resolved his orthopedic issues. The owner proclaimed that the head of the medicine department was a miracle worker.

      Dr. Jessica Vogelsang is a small-animal veterinarian and Golden Retriever superfan from San Diego, California    

      Few bonds compare with those between us and our devoted pets. Here, Anne Roiphe reflects on her incomparable bond with her beloved cat, Joey
    • Do you know what's in your cat and dog food/treats? We do! We also know where are pet products are made....right here in the USA!
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