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Dog-on-Diet Week 1 Update

Dog-on-Diet Program, Pet Health & Safety, Pet Stories & News

Dog-on-Diet Week 1 Update

1 Comment 14 October 2011

Well our Dog-on-Diet participants have received their starter kits and have begun their journey to a healthy weight! Here’s a week 1 recap from our pet parents:   Josephine Josephine is doing great with her new food. She loves it…not surprised since she loves FOOD but, it helps that she enjoys it and it’s good [...]

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Columnist Talks Pets

Castor & Pollux News, Pet Stories & News

Columnist Talks Pets

0 Comments 05 October 2011

Life’s experiences can take us in many directions and take on many forms. For Monique Balas, adopting and caring for a friend’s older kitty with hyperthyroidism (a not uncommon disease afflicting our feline friends) turned her writing career into a focus on Pets. Her cat Madeline was her closest companion for six years. “During that [...]

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Pet Adoption

The Cure for the “Empty Nester”

0 Comments 30 September 2011

Despite some bizarre weather throughout the U.S., from Hurricane Irene and earthquakes along the East Coast to record-breaking extreme high temperatures in the South, it is officially back-to-school season. Parents everywhere are bidding adieu to their college-bound children, many of whom will be home “alone” for the first time in 18 years. But what to [...]

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Introducing Our Dog-on-Diet Participants!

Castor & Pollux News, Pet Health & Safety, Pet Stories & News

Introducing Our Dog-on-Diet Participants!

46 Comments 26 September 2011

We’d like for you to get to know the 24 wonderful pups that we will be featuring over the next 3 months! You’ll be hearing from each on a regular basis on the blog and Facebook. Welcome to the Dog-on-Diet!!!! X-Small Dogs (Less than 10 Pounds Ideal) Tator Tot the 7-year-old Chihuahua, whose owner describes [...]

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Pet Training

Household Manners for Dogs

0 Comments 23 September 2011

The best time to begin teaching house rules is the day you bring a new puppy or dog home. Before bringing a new dog home, it is helpful to think about what rules you want for the adult dog long-term. If you want a well-mannered dog, then you must establish, teach and reinforce a clear [...]

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Rowdy the Heartbreaker

Pet Adoption

Rowdy the Heartbreaker

5 Comments 22 September 2011

OK folks, more often than I’d like I come across stories that plain break my heart. Rowdy’s story is a sad one, but I think we can help to change that. Rowdy is a 10-year-old Australian Shepherd in Palisade, CO, who is athletic, smart and healthy. He’s looking for a new home because his Mom [...]

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Castor & Pollux News, Pet Adoption

If you’re looking for adorable, thoughtful, playful, and cuddly..

0 Comments 15 September 2011

..then you’ve found it! Percy,”the cutest puppy I’ve ever met” according to his foster mom, is a 1 month old Pit Mix available for adoption through Austin Pets Alive! He plays hard and is known to carry his own blankie. When the mood strikes he sits quietly; contemplating. Who knows what such a young pup [...]

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Dog-On-Diet Program Details

Castor & Pollux News, Pet Health & Safety, Pet Stories & News

Dog-On-Diet Program Details

16 Comments 12 September 2011

According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, an estimated 54% of dogs and cats in the United States are overweight or obese – that’s 93 million dogs and cats! This can be attributed to many different factors – over-feeding, lack of exercise or aging. Maybe you just adopted an adult pet that came home [...]

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Pet Adoption

Hello Handsome!

0 Comments 09 September 2011

“Hi! I’m GQ and I am a beautiful, young boy. I get along really well with other cats, All that the humans really know about me is that I am litter trained and am a sweet boy.” This debonair felladeserves to be adored. He’s available for adoption through North West Animal Companions who will be bat Walker [...]

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Castor & Pollux News, Pet Health & Safety

Read Any Ingredient Labels Lately?

3 Comments 07 September 2011

As I walked down the aisles of a local food for pets store, browsing at the various options I began to pick up the bags and look at the ingredients. I was more than a little surprised with what I saw. Now, I’ll be the first to admit that working for Castor & Pollux makes [...]

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