June 2012

By Michelle Miller, Charity Coordinator on June 23rd, 2012

As the director of Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary in St. Pauls, NC, Alana Miller—along with a small group of staff and volunteers—provides a safe haven for blind cats that are often considered unadoptable by many animal shelters. If it wasn’t for her team, most—if not all—of these cats would have been euthanized already.

Things are a-changin’ in the pet food world. Now, more than ever, options abound. Grain-free formulas continue to be a very popular choice, but many pet parents still have many questions. Why grain free? How will my pet benefit? Are these diets really healthy?

Love is in the air—which means it’s time for my annual cat sex rant. Countless kitties became mothers or fathers this year, and shelters and rescues already swamped with kittens are struggling to stem the furry tide.

It’s no news to some cat owners, but occasionally their pets just won’t eat their usual food. For cats with sensitive stomachs, allergies, other dietary restrictions, or just a dislike for the way certain meats taste, it’s not as easy as switching one can of food for another. Before switching flavors and risking upset stomachs, Blue Buffalo offers a simpler solution, change the texture.

By Amy Robinson, Certified Dog Trainer on June 12th, 2012

Patriotic Americans in fireworks-friendly states can’t wait for July 4th. My dog Mac loves a good barbeque as much as the next hound, but when the pop, pop, pop of firecrackers begin, his tail tucks between his legs and he hurries to a hiding place. Noise phobias are common among dogs of all breeds.

June is the perfect time to celebrate all-things-cats. It’s Adopt-A-Cat Month (sponsored by the American Humane Association) and National Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month (sponsored by the ASPCA). But how do you choose the right cat? Or does the cat choose you?

At the beginning of May, MrChewy.com's Shelter & Rescue Program donated over 3,000 lbs of pet food to nonprofit no-kill rescues and shelters in three counties across South Florida. Check out the video!

Did you know that the American Pet Products Association estimates that 41 million dogs are classified as overweight or obese? 41 million! That means that a lot of us are over feeding our pets and not helping them get enough exercise.