Archive for January, 2010

Shower your Pup with Kisses this Valentine’s Day

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

Stella & Chewy’s has kisses of all flavors to give dogs what they crave. Now one more enticing flavor has been added to the Carnivore Kisses line, and it’s perfectly pink for Valentine’s Day. Stella & Chewy’s introduces Wild Alaskan Salmon Carnivore Kisses, for a bite-sized Valentine’s Day gift that will have your dog giving you back kisses of her own.

Stella & Chewy’s, a natural, raw pet food company that’s serious about dog nutrition, continues to produce all-natural foods and treats that are nutritious and tasty for dogs and cats. The newest product, 100% Wild Alaskan Salmon Carnivore Kisses, is an addition to the company’s line of other Carnivore Kisses, including beef, bison, chicken, and duck. With a pink label, these new Carnivore Kisses are the perfect way to melt your dog’s heart, while keeping it healthy.

The Wild Alaskan Salmon Carnivore Kisses are comprised of one ingredient—salmon – right from the ocean. There are no added grains, fillers, hormones or antibiotics, artificial preservatives, colorings, sugars, or salt. The treats, made with diced 100% raw salmon, are freeze-dried to lock in the nutrition and flavor. Through the freeze-drying process, the moisture is removed from the raw meat without cooking, thus the nutritional value of the raw meat is retained.

The makers of Stella & Chewy’s believe that dogs deserve to be spoiled every day of the year and should thrive on pure, simple, minimally processed food – the way nature intended. On Valentine’s Day, a little extra spoiling is ok, so give them something they’ll love. Look for Wild Alaskan Salmon Carnivore Kisses Treats, at $9.99-$10.99 per package, at a fine independent retailer near you. Visit or call 888-477-8977 for more information or to find out about the company’s full line of products.

Cranimals Launches ZENDOG, A Functional Dog Biscuit With Unique Health Food Ingredients

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

Organic and Calming Dog Biscuit Debuts for the New Year.

Cranimals™, a manufacturer of certified organic pet supplements, has launched its first functional dog biscuit. ZENDOG™ biscuits are formulated with organic pumpkin extract, a natural and concentrated source of tryptophan. Tryptophan induces calm by promoting the synthesis of serotonin and melatonin, the Zen hormones of the body.

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“ZENDOG™ is not only a functional biscuit that will help calm anxious dogs,” said Dr. Wilma Pretorius, Managing Director and the scientist behind Cranimals™ and ZENDOG™, “but it’s also an easy way to add essential nutrients to a modern dog’s diet”.

Available January 30th, ZENDOG biscuits are formulated with a blend of Cranimals’ proprietary ingredients, including Organic Pumpkin Extract, Cold Pressed Cranberry Seed oil, Flax Protein Powder and the company’s CranimalsTM Original Cranberry Supplement.

ZENDOG™ is not only a functional biscuit that will help calm anxious dogs, but it’s also an easy way to add essential nutrients to a modern dog’s diet.

Each Zendog biscuit contains 150 mg Omega-3, Vitamins A, C, E and cranberry antioxidants. Zendog biscuits are cholesterol and trans-fat free and very low in saturated fat. Zendog biscuits are certified to organic food standards in the USA, Canada and Europe, and are oven-baked from kosher human food ingredients in a certified organic baking facility.

Zendog biscuits are available at retailers in Canada and the USA starting February 2010.

St Lucie County, Florida to Get a Pet-Friendly Emergency Shelter

Sunday, January 24th, 2010


One of the city’s oldest gathering places is on the verge of becoming St. Lucie County’s only “pet friendly” emergency shelter.

The city received a $779,712 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to rebuild the Ravenswood Community Center on Prima Vista Boulevard up to Category 5 hurricane standards.

The center, built more than 20 years ago, will be designed to withstand hurricane force winds of up to 200 mph and will provide shelter for at least 100 animals, if not more, and their owners, said Public Works Director Donald Freedland.

St. Lucie County spokesman Erick Gill said providing emergency shelter for pets during hurricanes has been a big issue in the county. Other than the special needs shelter, the county uses schools for shelters and has not been able to identify money for possible locations for a pet shelter, Gill said.

The city expects to seek bids on the project in the next 30 days and start construction in the summer. The center should be completed by the summer of 2011, Cunningham said.