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Nordic Naturals Inspires Support for Paws for Veterans

Nordic Naturals Paws For Vets
Nordic Naturals is kicking off a fall initiative to benefit a very special cause. The campaign—“Buy One Bottle. Help Two Heroes.”—will raise awareness and support for Paws for Veterans, a nonprofit organization that helps rebuild the lives of combat-wounded veterans, while also rescuing shelter dogs that would otherwise face euthanasia.From October through December 2014, purchases of featured products will support monthly donations of Nordic Naturals omega-3s to veterans and their adopted service dogs, as well as a donation of funds toward a new training facility, for a total contribution of up to $30,000.Nordic Naturals has produced a short video that tells the story of Paws for Veterans and the people whose lives have been changed as a result of their transformative work. The video can be viewed online at nordicnaturals.com/pawsforveterans.Qualifying products include all bottle sizes of Baby’s DHA, Children’s DHA, Nordic Berries, Omega-3, Complete Omega, Ultimate Omega, Pet Cod Liver Oil, and...
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Pit Bull Mix Named Year's Top "American Hero Dog" 2014

Pit Bull Mix Named Year's Top
The country's top therapy dog, a pit bull mix named Susie from High Point, North Carolina who overcame a terrible ordeal but went on to bring hope to both people and animals, has been named this year's "American Hero Dog" at the 2014 American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards, presented by the Lois Pope LIFE Foundation, Inc. and broadcast nationally on Hallmark Channel October 30 at 8 pm ET/PT, 7 pm Central Time.Susie was only a puppy when her owner beat her savagely and set her on fire, leaving her for dead in a local park in Greensboro, North Carolina. After being rescued by a local animal shelter and nursed back to health, she was adopted by Donna Lawrence, who had been the victim of a terrible dog attack that nearly killed her and left her without the ability to have children.Together, they helped each other heal from their physical and...
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Risk of Lyme Disease in Humans and Pets

Risk of Lyme Disease in Humans and Pets
Even during the last weeks of summer, it's important to remember children and pets are at greater risk of being infected with Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases such as anaplasmosis, ehrlichiosis, or Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.Because people and their pets often spend time in the same environments where Lyme and other disease-transmitting ticks are found, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) are working together to offer advice to households with children and pets.According to the AVMA and the AAP, people whose animals have been diagnosed with Lyme disease should consult their physician about their own risk. Likewise, people who have been diagnosed with Lyme disease should consult their veterinarian to assess their pet's risk based on the animal's lifestyle and possible environmental exposures.Lyme disease is an infection caused by a bacterium known as Borrelia burgdorfori. It is spread by the bite of the tiny...
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Wackiest Pet Names of the Year Revealed

Wackiest Pet Names of the Year Revealed
 The results are in: Peanut Wigglebutt and Snuggles Butt Le Lee head the list of unforgettable monikers chosen as the Wackiest Pet Names of 2014.Each year, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co (VPI), the nation's first and largest provider of pet health insurance, celebrates the most clever, creative, and quirky pet names nationwide.After a thorough selection process, 50 priceless pup names and 50 comical kitty names were chosen from VPI's database of more than 500,000 insured pets.The top 10 dog and cat monikers were put to a public vote, where Peanut Wigglebutt and Snuggles Butt Le Lee proved wackiest. Following are the top 10 Wackiest Dog and Cat Names of 2014:Dogs Cats1. Peanut Wigglebutt2. Sir Hog Knucklehead3. Sasha Biggiepotamus Fierce4. Otto Von Longdog5. Zippity Do Dawg6. Airbubble McMuffin7. Hamburger Patty8. Angus T Brackencrack9. Mister Buddy Pickles10. Waffle Dots 1. Snuggles Butt Le Lee2. Count Flufferton3. Katy Purry4. Walter Croncat5. Joey Banana Pants6. Felix Thunder Paws7. Nutty...
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