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8 Cat Breeds to Adopt if You’re a Careless Owner

There are animal lovers who can’t devote so much of their time to nurture their pets. Although that can be a problem, cats are the solution to this dilemma. They’re basic pets but they’re really loving, and the best part, you won’t have to spend much time taking care of them. However, not every breed […]

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The Best 6 Food Brands for Dogs

We think dogs are amazing creatures. They’re smart and want to take care of you and your family. A devoted dog is the best pet a man can own, and with some training, it can be more helpful than some humans too.

But these awesome pets and their amazing capabilities come with a cost, their nutrition. If you want your dog to be the best pet possible, it’s important to consider their nutrition in a more cautious fashion. Not every processed dog food is actually good, and in this list, you’ll learn which ones are the best:

Fromm Family Foods

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This family-owned company from Wisconsin produces dog food that is a good mix of price and quality. Fromm’s Four-Star Nutritionals is the staple product, and it’s pretty awesome. The best part? It is absolutely grain-free, your dog will appreciate that.

Nature’s Variety Instinct

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Although raw food is the best option for any pet, this company brings the best of both worlds to the table. While it’s a dry product, they use a complicated process to integrate raw food into the mix. Your dog will love it, and you’ll love it’s not as costly as feeding raw every day.

Earthborn Holistic

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This company produces dog food that tastes great but it’s also pretty cheap considering it’s a grain-free recipe. One of the most important factors when buying from Earthborn is that, just by collecting UPCs from the bags and mailing them to the company, they’ll plant a tree, a pretty good incentive for any environmental activist to consider.

Horizon Legacy

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A much cheaper option is the Horizon Legacy dog food. It contains fresh and concentrated chicken in the recipe as well as peas. Although is cheaper, it’s really high-quality stuff and your dog will absolutely love it. There’s just one recipe though.

The Honest Kitchen

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This company is doing things differently. Everything in this food can be eaten by you and your family. It’s dehydrated food for you to add the protein using the instructions. You have to consider your own dog’s size and breed to make it right and it needs to sit on water for a while for it to hydrate.

While dogs will try to eat everything around the house, these brands will sure change their minds. No pet can’t resist the temptation of having a big bowl of these brands around and not eat it. You have to be careful though, your dog might get overweight with these.

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Goodwill is in The Air – Believe

In DPVHS, we’re committed to helping people understand their pets’ needs, with a special focus on nutrition and nurture. One of our most ambitious projects includes workshops and meetings in which our own volunteers teach pet owners how to nurture their pets the best they can.

More often than not, people from different counties don’t understand the purpose of these workshops, claiming that they’re just a scam or an advertising platform, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Although our magazine loves a bit of attention from our readers, the most important thing to us is animal care.

We Have Helpers

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Several counties have helped us launch these programs, and shelters around the area send their people to these meetings. Hundreds of proud owners already explained how the workshop program is helping them train and care their pets in a more conscious fashion.

While most of our readers are constantly seeking for these workshops to help us while socializing with other pet owners, our goal is to keep spreading the word of animal care. One of the key components of our project is nutrition, and brands always want to advertise their products in these meetings.

It is important for people to understand that we’re not charging any of these companies to have a place in the workshops, as many people started claiming on Reddit some weeks ago. Although these brands help promote the workshops, even investing in some cases, DPVHS does not charge for any of these promoting activities.

Our Passion First

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We’re very concerned about our pet’s nutrition, and some brands are better than others in this regard. One thing to consider is that, in a DPVHS workshop, you’ll only see pet food brands which we trust and have bought for years. There’s no fee to have a place in the workshops, the fee is being a trusted nutritious food brand.

We encourage our volunteers to get involved in the promotion and arrangement of these workshops in order for them to realize how we are doing things inside of the organization. The fact that there’s doubt about our intentions with this project is baffling to us.

So, bring all of your friends to the workshops, get involved in the process, learn how to feed your pets, and socialize in a non-lucrative event in which the most important thing is your bond with the animals.

Good-hearted people are trying to help other owners in being the best pet carers they can be, and that passion can’t be repaid.

Goodwill is in the air, we just need to relax and believe.

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Best Bully Sticks Dog Treats for Training Dogs

Children are the passionate individuals in the world, as they’re always trying to do what excites them most. If your kid wants a dog, he or she will have to make it work without your help. The idea is that your child will learn responsibilities and your dog will learn how to behave at home. This is easier said than done.

While it’s not hard to train a dog, not every training drill is meant to be performed by children, but some of them are! If you or your kid are struggling to make your dog calm down, relax it, and make it an obedient pet, here’s a list of some techniques which can be used by kids to train a household dog:

Sit

Teach your dog to sit down whenever you like. Make a list of things it likes, as treats, petting, going outside, and even some attention.

Say the “Sit” cue and when it does sit, give it any reward of that list. It’s important that your dog understands the cue to make the technique work properly. Soon, your dog will sit every time you want to do something with it.

You’re the Commander

Grab some treats, the best in our opinion are bully sticks and close your hand. While your dog is sniffing around, keep your hand closed, but if the dog sits and waits, open your hand.

If it goes crazy and reactive, close your hand again, but if it stays quiet, drop one treat on the floor. Soon, your dog will always be respectful and won’t be on top of you every time someone brings food.

Relaxed Pet

This drill will teach your dog to stay relaxed even in stressful or exciting situations. Put a towel or a mat on the floor in front of your dog and make it lay down on it.

Now, just create distractions for it, and reward it only when it stays on the mat with a relaxed attitude. Gradually go for more and more distractions until the dog understands, it isn’t easy, but it is a rewarding experience. This is great for outings and social gatherings.

Although kids aren’t responsible for our home pets, we can ask them to try these three drills for some hours every week. Sooner than later, your dog will be one of the best-behaved dogs in your neighborhood and your kid will be a really proud owner. Killing two birds with one stone isn’t as hard as they made us believe!

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8 Cat Breeds to Adopt if You’re a Careless Owner

There are animal lovers who can’t devote so much of their time to nurture their pets. Although that can be a problem, cats are the solution to this dilemma. They’re basic pets but they’re really loving, and the best part, you won’t have to spend much time taking care of them.

However, not every breed is viable for this type of individual, the one who wants to reap all the benefits with just a fraction of the effort. If this resonates with you in any way, when getting a new cat, consider these ones as the best for a busy owner like yourself:

Ocicat

They’re very loyal without being clingy. They’re known for being really active around the house and not needing too much attention from the owners.

Persian

This breed is awesome, as they’re always entertaining themselves around the house. They’re the type of cat who will nap for hours, and that doesn’t need your support.

Norwegian Forest Cat

Completely non-maintenance cat. This is a really big cat who likes to be on its own. The only thing needed for it to be really happy is a clean litter box, enough food, and some water. You just have to enjoy.

American Wirehair

This breed is known for being completely oblivious to the people around it. It seems like it doesn’t matter to them if there are owners in the house or not. This might hurt your feeling though.

American Shorthair

Another one of those breeds who will sleep in the house for hours and a laid-back attitude. This is perfect for busy owners as it’ll be comfortable in that situation for years.

Maine Coon

The most affectionate breed in the list. The Maine Coon also loves to be alone around the house without supervision. This is one of the most well-behaved breeds you can find, which is really great.

Russian Blue

This is one of the most beautiful cats on the list, as its fur is just amazing to look at. Although they take their time to be comfortable around in a new environment, when they get cozy, they’re there for life and with no supervision.

Scottish Fold

One of the most active and playful cats in the list, the Scottish Fold doesn’t require much attention. Another plus is that this breed is really quiet, perfect for apartment buildings and small spaces.

When we want a pet without having to spend much time doing things for it, cats are the best choice, and if cats are high maintenance for you, check out these breeds if you want to give it a try.

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Best 4 Shelters in Springfield

There’s no way to rescue a lot of animals if we don’t stick together and form a robust community in which we can share news, support each other, and even do regular meet-ups. Our love for animals isn’t just a show-off, we’re working with several shelters in order to keep as many animals off the street as possible.

There are several shelters around the Springfield area in Pennsylvania but not every one of them is known by the person who lives around there. If you saved an animal or just want to adopt one, here’s a list of the nicest shelters and animal centers in the area:

Providence Animal Center – 555 Sandy Bank Rd, Media, PA

They rescue animals and will let anyone adopt one of their little angels for little-to-no commission. One of the best centers when it comes to animal care.

PetSmart – 400 S State Rd, Springfield, PA

They hold a lot of animals in that building. They offer many services regarding pet care and also let you adopt one of the animals they’ve rescued. They also host several events about pet care.

Springfield Animal Hospital – 450 Baltimore Pike, Springfield, PA

This isn’t a shelter but a hospital. They’re not so expensive and they’re very caring and understanding. They offer medical services and adoption services too.

Cat Nurturing Info-Placement – Springfield, PA

They serve as a foster placement community beacon. Some of the volunteers have fostered for more than 3 years before cats get relocated. Most of them adopted some cats in the process.

We think it doesn’t matter what kind of pet you want to adopt, or if you just want to be a volunteer for any one of these places. The important part is to share this information with your contacts, as they may like a new furry friend.

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