Posts Tagged ‘health’

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Spaying and neutering aren’t just for preventing reproduction.  If you have had the good fortune of having a cat or a dog as part of your family I am sure that you have been well-educated on the importance of spaying & neutering your pets – for the most obvious reasons of preventing reproduction but also for reasons of ensuring the good health of your pet as they mature.  I don’t discount the importance of these procedures for the health of my pets but I must admit, I did have one dog that I never neutered and he lived to be 17 years old.  This is NOT an endorsement for NOT fixing your pet because there are life-threatening medical conditions which can affect your pet if they are not fixed.  I recently experienced one of these conditions – Pyometra – meaning “pus-filled uterus”. This condition can affect female dogs, cats, rats, ferrets, rabbits, and guinea pigs. Continue Reading »

In the spirit of the season, Mambo Sprouts is teaming up with Wellness Natural Pet Foods presenting the Holiday Pet Photo & Wellness Tip Contest. For every entry received Wellness will donate $1.00 (up to $1,000)! The Grand Prize Winner will choose which of their favorite animal-related charities will receive $1,000.00.  The Grand Prize Winner will also receive a $100.00 gift package for themselves and their favorite pet.

Pull out the cutest photo of your pet and show off your  knowledge of, and commitment to the wellness of animals and enter to win – not only for yourself…but for your favorite animal-related charity.

Enter To Win

Contest ends January 22, 2010.

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Recently, flea medications have come under scrutiny for their safety.  This is alarming because as the human companion to several different dogs, they have all been exposed, at various times, to a flea control product of one type or another.  I have never been big on flea collars or shampoos and have never ever tried the topical treatments.  This doesn’t mean that I don’t acknowledge that they are necessary.  As sure as fleas exist, every human dog companion knows this.  But what’s a human companion to do? Continue Reading »