Monday August 21 we will exprience the long anticipated Total Eclipse of the Sun! For South Floridians, our view of this rare event will happed between 1:30 ish and 2:30 ish, depending on the cloud cover. After all - this is South Florida! We two legged animals need to make sure we have our glasses that comply with ISO 12312-2 international safety standards, permission from our bosses to leave work (ahem - Team Auggie's Doggies), and then we look toward the sky! But what about your pet? Fortunately they don't like to look at the sun, but I did find a great article in Pets+ that I'd like to share with you! Enjoy!
We all love bringing our dogs (and sometimes cats, birds, snakes, iguanas, etc) with us on outings, but how does your city stack us against the others? Well, for us in South Florida, we know the challenges of bringing our best friends with us. Too hot, thunderstorms, not allowed, etc. There are lots of creative options out there, but exactly where is the BEST place to be if you're a dog about town...
A new article in WalletHub ranks the five best cities:
Read the entire article here:
A recent article in Pets+ Magazine discusses the rise of organic ingredients in pet foods.
ROCKVILLE, MD — Ten years ago, organic pet foods appeared ready to become the next big thing in the pet world, but the trend never quite materialized, Packaged Facts reports.
But it soon may.
Packaged Facts identifies a few main reasons why organic pet food has yet to achieve significant market penetration:
There are signs that organic pet food standards are moving through the approval process in the National Organic Program, the firm states. Additionally, demand from the human side of the market has been prompting more interest in organic agriculture and manufacturing practices, possibly increasing the supply of organic products.
Packaged Facts believes that as the obstacles to organic pet food diminish, the likelihood that organic will become the next big trend in natural pet food increases significantly. On the human side, retailers Kroger and Costco have begun investing in farms to ensure long-term supply of store-brand organic products, and under Nestlé Purina, Merrick’s well-established organic brand, Castor & Pollux, has gained access to the resources of one of the world's largest pet food producers.
"As natural pet food marketers seek to distinguish themselves from the rest of the natural pack, offering organic options may soon become a next logical step," Packaged Facts states.