• Pets News

    Woman gets wrong dog from Virginia pet salon

    Not all dogs are the same. A woman from Virginia snapped a picture that she thought showed her dog glaring at her after picking him up from the groomer. On closer inspection, however, it turned out that it wasn’t actually her dog. Tykesha Cherry says she noticed that the dog given to her by the pet salon was acting differently than her actual pet, Lucky. (SWNS/Kennedy News and Media) Tykesha Cherry spoke with Southwest News Service (SWNS) about how she was given the wrong dog after dropping her pet off at the groomers. She had dropped her dog Lucky off at a pet salon in Chesapeake, Virginia, last Wednesday and…

  • Animal nutrition

    DSM revamps animal nutrition and health business

    Following the successful acquisition of Biomin in 2020, the Dutch group says it is combining expert knowledge and science-based insights to offer an end-to-end portfolio that helps deliver sustainable animal farming solutions. Ivo Lansbergen, president of animal nutrition and health at DSM, told us: “Customers are the heart of focus at DSM, which is why it’s critical to understand and address their challenges. For these reasons, we are developing a more holistic approach to support them in improving their efficiencies using tailored solutions backed by three interrelated business lines: Essential Products, Performance Solutions + Biomin, and Precision Services. ​ “Our new approach will enable them to achieve optimal nutrition and…

  • Pet Food

    Major pet food retailers struggle to keep shelves stocked

    LEE COUNTY, Fla. – You may have noticed empty shelves at the grocery store, but how about empty shelves at the pet store?  The pandemic is plaguing the pet food industry. It’s becoming harder for major retailers to keep dog and cat food coming in. Linda Dutton said she goes to great lengths to find food for her dog, Scrappy.  “Sometimes I have to go to two or three different places,” Dutton said.  Director of the Center for Supply Chain Excellence at FGCU Raj Srivastava said there are several reasons behind the shortage. First, there’s a lot of pet food stuck in ports. And – there’s a material shortage when it…

  • Pet Supplement

    Zesty Paws introduces eye health supplements

    ORLANDO, FLA. — Zesty Paws, a leading pet supplement brand, announced Jan. 11 the launch of Tear Stain Bites. The chicken-flavored supplement is formulated for dogs prone to weepy eyes that eventually lead to tear stains. “Many dog breeds, at some point in their lives, develop red-brownish tear stains underneath their eyes, and wipes, pads, and drops aren’t the only way to support their tear stains,” said Steve Ball, chief executive officer of Zesty Paws. “That’s where Zesty Paws’ Tear Stain Bites comes into the picture. We have created a product to help with tear stains while providing the functional ingredients that will help support overall eye health.” The Tear…

  • Animal Care

    Falmouth animal groups’ #BettyWhiteChallenge for actress’ 100 birthday

    FALMOUTH — Beloved actress Betty White’s influence could make a difference in the lives of Cape Cod animals in need. The Falmouth Betty White Challenge was added last weekend to a nationwide movement after Barbara Schneider, president of the board of trustees for the Falmouth Dog Park, brought together nine local organizations that help animals. She and those groups are asking for donations of as little as $5 — or of supplies or service time — to be made in the popular TV star’s name. The donations would mark what would have been White’s 100th birthday Monday. The long-lived comedy star best known for TV’s “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “Golden Girls” died Dec.…

  • Cat

    Cats’ weekslong Vitamix standoff is entertaining thousands of people on Facebook : NPR

    Jessica Gerson-Neeves and her wife have been mired in a standoff for weeks with their three cats over a Vitamix blender. Jessica Gerson-Neeves hide caption toggle caption Jessica Gerson-Neeves Jessica Gerson-Neeves and her wife have been mired in a standoff for weeks with their three cats over a Vitamix blender. Jessica Gerson-Neeves Jessica Gerson-Neeves and her wife, Nikii, are really looking forward to using their new Vitamix blender to whip up smoothies and soups. In fact, the highly anticipated Black Friday purchase has recently become the focal point of their kitchen at home in British Columbia, Canada. There’s just one problem: They can’t actually unpack it. “It arrived in the…

  • Pets News

    Special rescues help ailing owners find pets’ next home

    NEW YORK (AP) — Who will take your pet when you die? The question often doesn’t have an easy answer, especially for ill or older people headed to residential nursing care or assisted living. During the pandemic, specialized rescue, advocacy and adoption services run by volunteers are trying to fill the void, one pet at a time. Leaders in the small movement said the past couple of years have opened the eyes of many. “The thing about COVID is a lot of people are thinking, I can’t be guaranteed to be around forever. A lot more people are trying to make plans in advance, which is the best thing to…

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