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Cardinal Pet Care Sponsors Pet Photo Contest at California Preschool

It helped further Crazy Dog’s ongoing outreach initiative to build and strengthen the bond between kids and pets.

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Crazy Dog 1st Place Winner Brielle

(PRESS RELEASE) It’s never too early to learn the joys and responsibilities of having a pet. That’s why Susan Rodriguez, director/administrator of KidZone, launched Pet Week for her students at the Santa Fe Springs, CA preschool.

During the weeklong August event, the 2-5-year-olds learned about the different kinds of pets and how to train and take care of them. They also created art projects including making pet hats.

For student Brielle, Pet Week was an extra special experience. She and her puppy Capone won first place in a photo contest, sponsored by pet product manufacturer Cardinal Pet Care, maker of the Crazy Dog brand of dog training treats and grooming products. Students were invited to submit photos of their pets illustrating Crazy Dog’s core principles of loving, caring for and training pets, which were then judged by KidZone’s teachers and staff. The winning entry, selected for its portrayal of “Patience & Kindness,” showed Brielle and Capone sitting together on a little red wagon.

Second place in the photo contest was awarded to Aidan and his dog Dasher for depicting “Learning New Skills,” while third place went to Ezekiel and his pet Kaya in the “Manners & Politeness” category. Each of the three winners received a Crazy Dog prize pack that included stickers, a training pouch, a Crazy Dog toy and Crazy Dog Train-Me! Dog Treats. Additionally, all students who submitted a photo for the contest received a stuffed animal provided by Crazy Dog.

Partnering with KidZone during Pet Week helped further Crazy Dog’s ongoing outreach initiative to build and strengthen the bond between kids and pets, said Tony de Vos, president of Cardinal Pet Care. “Crazy Dog is a values-driven brand that recognizes the emotional and character-building benefits that pets can bring to young children, teaching them such positive traits as responsibility and sharing,” said de Vos. “With so many options and activities vying for kids’ attention today, we feel it’s important to get them involved with pets at an early age. We applaud what Susan Rodriguez and the KidZone team are doing with their Pet Week program, and are pleased and honored to support their efforts.”

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Holistic Care Webinar Replay Available Online

Topics include CBD, herbs, essential oils, and supplements.

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(PRESS RELEASE) On Nov. 2, CBD Dog Health’s founder Angela Ardolino partnered with Gregori Lukas of THEO Pet Grocery to host CBD Sessions. The free educational event featured a panel of holistic veterinarians including Dr. Gerald Buchoff, Dr. Beth Hirsch and Billy Hoekman from Answers Pet Food. The panel and presentation include information on how to holistically care for both cats and dogs with CBD, herbs, essential oils and supplements.

Pet parents who tuned in live can see their questions answered by the panel. Answers include information about Cushing’s disease, endocrine disorders, gut health, diet changes, diarrhea and constipation, what full-spectrum hemp oil means and why it is important.

To see the replay, click here. To learn more about safely caring for your pet with holistic methods, visit angelaardolino.com

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Feeders Supply Opens a Third Location in Lexington, KY

It has 24 locations across Kentucky and Southern Indiana.

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(PRESS RELEASE) Feeders Supply Company, “The Pet Lovers Store,” has announced the opening of its third location in Lexington, KY, in the Millpond Shopping Center. To celebrate, Feeders Supply is having a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Nov. 13th, followed by a five-day grand opening festivity.

“We are excited to increase Feeders Supply’s presence in Lexington,” said Brannon Dixon, CEO of Feeders Supply Company. “Our third location confirms our commitment to provide premium products to Lexington area pet lovers. Feeders Supply is proud to be Kentucky owned and operate for over 60 years.”

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The newest Lexington location features more than 11,000 square feet of space, with four private self-serve pet wash stations, expansive fish department, obedience training for dogs, plus a community event space to host adoption events with Lexington Humane Society and other local rescue organizations.

To kick-off the grand opening, the first 30 customers each day from Nov. 13 -17 will receive a gift bag filled with premium products, $5 pet washes, and will be able to enter in-store giveaways, such as six months of free dog or cat food. Winners will be announced through Feeders Supply’s Facebook page.

Feeders Supply is dedicated to carrying a great selection of pet food with advances in nutrition and an expanded collection of supplies for pets. Each Feeders Supply associate goes through extensive training to help pet lovers identify the right products for their pets.

Feeders Supply has 24 locations across Kentucky and Southern Indiana.

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VA and Pet Partners Combine Efforts to Bring Therapy Animal Services to More Veterans

The partnership will provide veteran communities with volunteer opportunities.

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(PRESS RELEASE) The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has announced it is partnering with the nonprofit organization Pet Partners to help improve quality of life, social engagement and health of veterans through increased access of animal-assisted activities and animal-assisted therapy services throughout the VA health care system.

Pet Partners and the VA will train therapy animal teams and encourage VA medical facilities to establish and expand trained therapy animal visitation and AAA and AAT programs to give patients the sense of connection, comfort and joy that comes from spending time with animals.

“This partnership will add to the health care services and programs VA offers to veterans, as emerging research recognizes the positive effects interactions with animals can have on patients,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “VA’s work with Pet Partners will help veterans support well-being through animal-assisted activities and therapy, which research shows can be very beneficial.”

The partnership will also provide veteran communities with volunteer opportunities and integrate veterans and their families into Pet Partners activities and events.

According to a wide range of research and studies, the human-animal bond can lead to lower blood pressure, reduced risk for cardiovascular disease, and lessened anxiety, pain, and loneliness. Time with therapy animals not only promotes physical and mental health but also supports wellness across variables such as social interaction, rate of recovery and personal motivation.

va.gov/healthpartnerships, petpartners.org

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