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Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Must Dogs Eat Meat?

Dawn O Watson/CNBNews Contributor There are many people that practice vegetarianism or veganism and the number is growing. More and more humans are protesting the way animals are treated prior to being slaughtered for food. Scientists are producing more foods that contain “artificial” proteins. According to the American Veterinarian website 70% of vegetarians feed their dogs slaughter-free proteins. Domestic animal diets are a source of much speculation. Recently, it was discovered that the absence of grain in animals’ diets greatly increased their risk of heart... Read more →


PET FOR ADOPTION: MEET GIGI

Gigi Siberian Husky Adult Female SEE MORE PETS HERE Available for Adoption Matawan, NJ 674 miles away Organization Contact Info: Husky House 391 Rt 34 Matawan, NJ 07747 Huskyhouseinc@gmail.com http://huskyhouse.org Meet Gigi! Doing well in her foster home, Gigi is still looking for her loving forever home. She is very sweet and gets along well with other dogs. She is also crate trained. Please no homes with small animals or cats. Interested in adopting Gigi? Please visit www.huskyhouse.org today to fill out an application. More... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: The Overweight Dog

Dawn O Watson/CNBNews Contributor Some folks tend to over-feed their pets, especially those that have been rescued from a neglectful background. Generally, adult dogs should be fed twice a day. Under normal circumstances a meat-and-plant based diet is ideal. According to the VCA (Veterinary Centers of America) dogs’ diets need to include the essential vitamins and amino acids found in many high-end dry dog foods. Whether to supplement dry food with meat and/or vegetables is a matter of debate. You can research on-line and find... Read more →


TENNYSON AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION:

SEE MORE PETS HERE Available for Adoption Tennyson, Siberian Husky, Adult Male Matawan, NJ Organization Contact Info: Husky House 391 Rt 34 Matawan, NJ 07747 Huskyhouseinc@gmail.com http://huskyhouse.org Meet Tennyson. The new boy at Husky House, Tennyson is looking for his loving forever home. Previously in a foster home with children, smaller dogs, cats, and big dogs, Tennyson got along well with all of them. He is a very big fella that loves being with his pack. He is super sweet and lovable. He will do... Read more →


PET FOR ADOPTION: BABY Bleach Female Dachshund / Chihuahua /

SEE MORE PETS HERE Please visit our Facebook page for regular updates on Adoption Days at our facility in Matawan, NJ. How do I adopt from Husky House? We ARE NOT a walk-through facility. Adoptions are by approved appointments only. Fill out a non-binding application We will be checking your vet and personal references Phone interview Homevisit Upon completion and approval of application & homevisit, come meet the dog(s)! If you have any other questions regarding adoption please email us at huskyhouseinc@gmail.com. Return to Search... Read more →


When A Beloved Pet Passes Away

Dawn Watson/CNBNews Contributor (Gloucestercitynews.net)(March 21, 2020)--When a beloved pet passes away the grief is very real. We ache and the pain is overwhelming. It doesn’t help that non-pet owners do not understand this void. Whether your pet passes away from old age, an accident, or must be euthanized due to advancing age, extreme aggression, or illness you have a right to grieve! Do not let others demean you for your emotions! There are support groups both online, via phone, and in person that may help... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip: The Evolution of Protection

Dawn O Watson/CNBNews Contributor In 1828 New York initiated the first laws that outlawed animal cruelty. In 1866 the ASPCA was created. In 1966 the Animal Welfare Act was created to set minimum standards for the care, sale, and overall handling of domestic animals. In 1970 the AWA broadened its scope to require anesthesia for lab experimentation on animals. In 1980 People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) was founded. In 1990 the AWA was amended to require that all dogs and cats be... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Introductions

Dawn Watson/CNBNews Contributor Your friend comes for a visit and wants to be friends with your dog. She talks loudly and reaches to pat him on the head but instead of him acting like the happy dog you know him to be, he snarls or hides in a corner. What now? Think about your friend's entry and relate it in human terms--you don't speak the language and you're accustomed to a calm environment. Suddenly, along comes a giant, shrieking maniac (remember, dogs' hearing is 100... Read more →


The TurfMutt Foundation Announces The (Really) Great Outdoors Contest 2020

Submissions from students in grades 6 to 8 are due March 16, 2020 $10,000 in prizes available for students, teachers, and schools FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alexandria, Va. – The TurfMutt Foundation announces The (Really) Great Outdoors Contest 2020, focused on urging kids to use their imaginations around the many uses and benefits of green space and the outdoors. Open to students in grades six to eight, last year’s contest drew over 2,700 submissions from middle school youth. Created in partnership with Scholastic, the global children’s... Read more →


The TurfMutt Foundation Announces The (Really) Great Outdoors Contest 2020

Submissions from students in grades 6 to 8 are due March 16, 2020 $10,000 in prizes available for students, teachers, and schools Alexandria, Va. – The TurfMutt Foundation announces The (Really) Great Outdoors Contest 2020, focused on urging kids to use their imaginations around the many uses and benefits of green space and the outdoors. Open to students in grades six to eight, last year’s contest drew over 2,700 submissions from middle school youth. Created in partnership with Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and... Read more →


CNB BUSINESS: Heart & Paw Opening Another Venue in East Market

Ribbon Cutting at Callowhill and Broad Grand Opening on 2/29. Photo Credit to Philly Chit Chat - HughE Dillon PHILADELPHIA, PA (March 2020) - Your favorite pet care company is opening anotherCenter City location this month! Pet destination Heart + Paw is coming to East Market on Saturday, March 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Opening on the lively Market Street, this one-of-a-kind integrated pet care center is reimagining the future of pet care by offering veterinary care, grooming and daycare all in one... Read more →


Animal News: Rescue Puppy Named New Voice Of The TurfMutt Foundation

(NAPSI)—A puppy named Mulligan has big paws to fill, but the mixed breed rescue dog is up to the challenge of becoming the new voice for the TurfMutt Foundation, says his new owner and guardian, Kris Kiser, President of the organization. Since 2009, Kiser’s rescue dog, Lucky, “pawed it forward” by leading the Foundation’s environmental education and stewardship program for students in grades K to 8. Sadly, Lucky passed away recently, but his superhero cape is being picked up by perky Mulligan, who was found... Read more →


PETS ARE THE BEST: Giving The Gift Of Love

(NAPSI)—Most people would agree, the best gift during the holidays—and all year round—is the gift of love. For thousands of families, that means welcoming a puppy into their home. For those considering getting a new best friend for themselves or someone else, remember that choosing a puppy is a big decision. It’s also one you should think about carefully—for both your sake and the dog’s. Consumer groups report receiving nearly 10,000 complaints about puppy/dog businesses in just the last three years, with 60 percent of... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Grooming

Dawn Watson,\CNBNews Contributor Good grooming is essential to maintain your dog's health. But how much grooming does it take? Many veterinarians recommend clipping Fido's nails every three weeks. If the nails become too long they may curl under and damage the pads of his feet, causing pain or even infection. Trimming the fur surrounding his pads is also a good idea because dirt can cling to the area or become matted. It requires the help of the best dog nail grinder. Some groomers are qualified... Read more →


Gloucester County Animal Shelter is calling for volunteers

(Clayton, NJ)—Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger and Freeholder Deputy Director Frank J. DiMarco want to remind Gloucester County residents of volunteer opportunities at the Gloucester County Animal Shelter (GCAS). The GCAS handles over 3,000 domestic animals a year. Volunteers are a huge help in making the shelter successful and keeping foster pets happy. “Volunteering at the Gloucester County Animal Shelter is an amazing way to assist the animals we currently house,” Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said. Volunteers will assist in a number of different... Read more →


PENN VET NEWS: Taking on wildlife disease

John Armstrong, a chronic wasting disease research specialist at Penn Vet, processes samples in the newly established laboratory to test deer samples for the deadly infection at the School’s New Bolton Center campus. Getting this lab accredited and operational was one of the first actions of the new Pennsylvania Wildlife Futures Program, a partnership with the Pennsylvania Game Commission. When wildlife biologist Matthew Schnupp began his career, the emphasis was on conserving habitat. “The paradigm of wildlife management for the last 20 years has been... Read more →


Treatment in a FLASH

Milo, a 4-year-old Saint Bernard, participated in the FLASH trial. “I think that we greatly underestimate the excitement of pet owners to be involved in research and to be able to contribute to a project like this,” says Penn Vet surgeon Jennifer Huck, who is co-leading the effort with Penn Medicine’s Keith Cengel, a radiation oncologist. (Image: Courtesy of the Gordon family) Radiation therapy to treat cancer can be grueling, requiring consecutive days of therapy over days or weeks. Dr. Keith Cengel "When you talk... Read more →


Penn Vet Studying Disease-Causing Parasites

A roadblock for disease-causing parasites Activating the immune system of mosquitoes prevents the parasite that causes canine heartworm from developing, according to new research from Penn Vet. The same approach also thwarted the parasite responsible for lymphatic filariasis, a disease that affects humans. (Image: Povelones laboratory) The threadlike parasite Dirofilaria immitis causes the debilitating canine heartworm disease. A related parasite, Brugia malayi, infects humans and is one of the parasites responsible for lymphatic filariasis, a neglected disease that affects 120 million and can give rise... Read more →


8,900 Square-Foot Voorhees Animal Orphanage Opens

VOORHEES TOWNSHIP NJ--Freeholder Barbara Holcomb joined Voorhees Township Mayor Michael R. Mignogna and community leaders committed to the humane treatment of animals for a special leash-cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of the new, 8,900 square-foot facility. Guests were treated to a celebratory dog parade following the leash cutting. “This is a tremendous development for the more than 1,500 animals served by the VAO each year, who will now have more space and more comfortable accommodations while they wait for their new family,” Holcomb said. “We... Read more →


Pet of the Week: Bruno

Bruno is channeling his inner Sir Elton John in this photograph for Valentine's Day! He is such a calm, friendly guy, it's hard not to fall in love with him! Bruno is about six-and-a-half years old, loves snacks, and enjoys sweater weather. For more information Click Here. Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Fence Fighting

Dawn O Watson/CNBNews Contributor Fence fighting. You may not have known what this behavior is called but I’ll bet you’ve seen it. When a dog is left to his own resources outdoors, he may exhibit an annoying chain of behaviors. If you have a fenced-in yard Fido may spot movement outside of the fence and run the length of the enclosed area barking furiously. Eventually, the object or person will disappear from view and the dog will calm down and be quiet. But suddenly, another... Read more →


*Gloucester City's Feral Animal Society Fundraiser

source: The Feral Animal Society, of Gloucester City Gloucester City, NJ--The Feral Animal Society of Gloucester City is a non-profit 501(c)(3) foundation, established in 2019. Our primary mission is to manage the population of feral animals in Gloucester City and to provide humane education about feral animals to our community. We strive to create humane, safe communities for feral cats and dogs through Trap-Neuter-Return and Colony Health Maintenance. Our goals are to reduce the suffering and birth rate of these animals, the number of cats... Read more →


Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Furry Valentine's Day Photo Contest

Welcome to our First Annual Furry Valentine Contest! Have an adorable pet who has stolen your heart? Want to show the world how playful your pup is? Is your kitty the cat's meow? Then you're in the right place! Submit your photo for a chance to score some shelter swag! Share with your friends to increase your chances of winning! Our contest runs through Valentine's Day, so spread the word and start racking up the votes! Prizes Grand Prize Winner will receive a photoshoot* with... Read more →


Pet of The Week: JADIS

SHE is a 5 year old teacup Chihuahua. She was found on a busy road in a nearby town. This darling little lady was very frightened initially, but she has settled in nicely. She loves to be carried and is a true lap dog. Jadis may do well with other small dogs. Jadis is a happy girl who is looking for a family that will spoil her and treat her like the princess she was meant to be. To learn more about Jadis, please Click... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Allergies

Dawn Watson/CNBNews Contributor Spring is a lovely time of year—except when your dog has allergies. Dogs can suffer from many of the same types of allergies that plague humans. For example, pollen can cause dogs to scratch and bite their skin, certain weeds can make a dog sneeze, and some trees give Fido weepy, sticky eyes! Hey may even develop "hot spots", or scratch until his fur comes out in patches. If your dog shows signs of allergies, call your veterinarian. He may recommend an... Read more →


PET OF THE WEEK: RODNEY

Hey there, my name is Rodney and I am one big boy. I am a one-year-old terrier mix looking for a loving home. Playing with toys, taking walks, and spending time with you are three of my favorite things. I know some basic commands, but I pull hard on my leash. Sometimes I don’t know my own strength, but I am a gentle giant at heart. Would you like to make me a part of your family? Please ask the AWA staff how you can... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Aggression

Dawn Watson/CNBNews Contributor What does aggression mean when referencing a dog? Aggression is the intent to do harm, whether it is focused toward a human, another dog, or any other animal. This includes resource guarding, (aggressive behavior while protecting an object or person whom the dog probably believes belongs to him). When you label your dog ‘aggressive’ and he attacks, you, as the owner, are doubly liable because you knew he was aggressive. Unless you have been informed by an animal behaviorist with a veterinary... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Winter Precautions

Dawn O Watson/CNBNews Contributor Winter is here. It’s cold, windy, and icy. But your dog still needs to go outside, either for a walk or to the back yard several times a day. There are a few things you can do to assure Fido’s safety and relative comfort during extreme weather conditions. Make sure that your dog is dry before he goes outdoors. Allow plenty of time after a bath so that his coat will not freeze. Use only animal-friendly products to melt ice in... Read more →


Pet of the Week: Toby

I'm a super lovable little guy who loves people. I'm a little spoiled here - I have a favorite blanket, and I get tucked in most nights! But I'd truly love to go to my forever home. I'm really not interested in toys at this time, but people, oh yeah. I'm just looking for a family to hang out with and maybe some day I'll find a toy that strikes my fancy. I'm good with other dogs and hope to make new friends someday. I'm... Read more →


Demand for Pet Blood

As a result of recent advancements in veterinary medicine and owners increasingly willing to spend more money on care for the family pet, the demand for pet blood has increased; however, pet blood supplies around the country continues to fall short. In fact, many veterinarians today rely on out-of-state blood banks that often have an extremely limited supply. January is National Blood Donor Month, which makes it a perfect time to bring awareness to the importance and benefits of pet blood banks. BluePearl Specialty and... Read more →


Rescue Puppy Named New Voice Of The TurfMutt Foundation

(NAPSI)—A puppy named Mulligan has big paws to fill, but the mixed breed rescue dog is up to the challenge of becoming the new voice for the TurfMutt Foundation, says his new owner and guardian, Kris Kiser, President of the organization. Since 2009, Kiser’s rescue dog, Lucky, “pawed it forward” by leading the Foundation’s environmental education and stewardship program for students in grades K to 8. Sadly, Lucky passed away recently, but his superhero cape is being picked up by perky Mulligan, who was found... Read more →


Looking for a Forever Home: Meet Millo

Millo happens to be a very special girl. She came to Husky House with brain trauma which has resulted in some neurological issues. In short, she is a special needs dog and can’t do some things a normal dog can do. For example, she freezes and will not walk on a leash and she can’t climb stairs. It’s possible that with time she could walk on a leash but may be not. Due to this, she would do best in a home with a secure,... Read more →


Looking for A Forever Home: Meet Louisa

Meet Louisa. Louisa is looking for her loving forever home. An owner surrender, she is an even tempered girl. She gets along well with other dogs her size. She is friendly, affectionate and enjoys going for walks. She can be a little strong on the leash at first, but soon settles to enjoy a nice stroll. Please no homes with young/small children, small animals, small dogs or cats. Interested in adopting Louisa? Please visit www.huskyhouse.org today to fill out an application. More about Louisa Up-to-date... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Teaching Your Dog to Go Home

Dawn O Watson/CNBNews Contributor Some dogs are escape artists, darting outside whenever they see an opportunity. It's not that they don't enjoy their homes, it's just that they seek the outdoors or a good chase! When you are walking a newly-adopted dog try to take him on the same route every day so that he sees how to get from Point A to Point B. He will smell the pathway back to your house and it will be ingrained in him. When you are on... Read more →


PET OF THE WEEK: Venus

She is a happy & friendly, 2-year old Choc-Lab-mix. She came to us locally when her family lost their home. Venus loves to be with people and get as much attention as she can. She is particularly fond of belly rubs. She is a bit strong on leash, but she is very obedient, eager to please, and appears to be housebroken as well. Venus would love a home with a fenced yard, and might do best with older children, as she was never around little... Read more →