Belle the Dog Tries mix ‘n mores

Dog Only Knows and mix 'n mores

Belle of Dog Only Knows, is a mixed-breed dog who was rescued from the streets of south Los Angeles. At the tender age of six weeks, she met her mom (translator Terry Kaye), and began to figure out her place in the world.

Recently, Belle told her fans about Halo mix ‘n mores. As a picky eater, she says “I get bored with kibble. I want flavor!”

Made of only whole meats and absolutely no meat meals, mix ‘n mores are a minimally processed, premium protein supplement. They offer nutrition for finicky or aging pets, and is a great option when you want to lower the carbohydrate content of your pet’s diet.

What does your picky eater think about mix ‘n mores? Tell us your story and get a chance to win 5,000 bowls of food for your favorite shelter or rescue. Learn more about our mix ‘n mores video contest now.

Want to know what Belle is thinking? Read her book, Dog Only Knows: The Word of Dog.

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WHOLE Lot of Difference: Cat House on the Kings Donation

Cat House on the Kings - Halo Pets

The Cat House on the Kings is California’s largest no-cage, lifetime cat sanctuary and adoption center. Their mission is to place rescued cats and kittens into loving, permanent homes; to provide a safe, happy and healthy home for unwanted cats and kittens in a unique, no-cage facility; to prevent pet overpopulation through spaying and neutering; and to educate the public about responsible pet ownership.

Halo is proud to partner with Freekibble.com and GreaterGood.org to make a WHOLE Lot of difference for shelter pets together.

Here’s what Cat House on the Kings had to say about a recent Halo Pets donation:

Cat House on the Kings - Halo PetsThe Halo Pet Food Grant helped the Cat House on the Kings feed all of the nursing mom cats we have this year. Kitten season was huge this year and this grant fed each and every mom cat that came in. Our mom cats have never looked better! Their coats were shiny, their eyes bright and the best part was that the kittens were benefiting too! Each year during kitten season, we have a huge influx of mother cats with kittens. It is so extremely important that they get high quality food while they are nursing. They get the extra nutrients that they need and the kittens are healthier for it.

Trixie, a mother cat with 6 kittens came to the Cat House. Trixie was in horrible condition, she had an upper respiratory infection, fleas, ear mites etc. Trixie appeared distressed and down. The kittens were not in good shape either. We started Trixie on medications right away, but we also started her on Halo Pet Food.

We saw a difference in her the very next day. The upper respiratory medications do not work that quickly of course. We saw her perk up, and meowed for us to come pet her. Her eyes were shinning and she was taking better care of her kittens. We knew it was from the Halo Pet Food. Within 3 days her medications were working on the infection, and she was a completely different cat than the one who had come in depressed and sick. The 6 kittens had even perked up and were nursing better. Halo’s high quality food makes a substantial difference in what we do.

Thank you Cat House on the Kings for making a noticeable difference for pets in your community.

When you choose Halo pet food, made from natural, whole food ingredients, your pet won’t be the only one with a radiant coat, clear eyes and renewed energy. Halo feeds it forward, donating over 1.5 million bowls annually. As always, Halo will donate a bowl to a shelter every time YOU buy.

Cat House on the Kings

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Dog Shields Disabled Boy from Wasp Swarm

Bobo the dog

Taking a midday walk is usually an easy way to relax and get some gentle exercise. For one family in the UK, their lunchtime walk became the opposite of relaxing when they ran into a swarm of wasps. Thankfully the family dog protected the mother’s disabled son, Darragh.

According to The Express, Lynsey Hayes took her 12-year-old son, Darragh, and their family dog, Bobo, for a midday walk. Darragh has cerebral palsy and used a special disabled bike on the walk. When the group was moving along a canal bank, they came across a large wasp nest.

Lynsey shared that “Bobo was running and started barking continuously….Bobo was being stung and when I ran over to pick him up, the wasps attacked me.”

Read the complete story.

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Blind, Deaf Dog Helped By Her Canine Friends

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Many people struggle when diagnosed with a chronic disease or the loss of a sense. Depression and anxiety are not uncommon. However, one Poodle in Idaho has dealt with both while continuing to smile and live life to the fullest – with a little help from her canine sisters!

According to The Dodo, Margaux the Poodle was nine years old when her family noticed a problem. Her owner, Scott Jordan, told The Dodo that “She had this horrible infection on her paw…We thought it was some rare snake bite.”

When he took Margaux to a specialist in Boise, they soon learned that it was something much more than a snake bite. After several visits, the specialist gave a diagnosis to Margaux’s family. The beloved dog had an autoimmune disease, diffuse pyogranulomatus inflammation. In a video on Facebook, Scott describes it as “most similar to Lupus in humans. Her body just starts attacking itself.”

In the years since, the family has been able to manage Margaux’s condition with medications. There were many times when they thought they would lose Margaux, but “she kept bouncing back,” says Scott in a video on Margaux’s Facebook page. He continued, “As a result she’s become known as the Awesome and Amazing Margaux.”

This summer, three years after the initial diagnosis, the now-twelve-year-old Margaux began to have more problems. First one eye became affected, causing great pain to Margaux. Because of the pain, Margaux needed to have that eye removed in August. While she was healing, her other eye also became affected and needed to be removed. It was at that point that the family discovered that Margaux had also lost her hearing.

The family was worried. As Scott said, to “try to figure out how to teach her what life is like in the darkness was a real difficult thing for us.” However, her canine sisters jumped in. Chloe, Suzie, and Rhonda all take turns leading Margaux on family hikes, making sure she doesn’t go off trail. Scott said that her sisters “know they have a job to do” when holding Margaux’s leash. He thinks that Margaux even prefers being led by the dogs than by him or his wife!

Read more about Margaux the Poodle and her siblings.

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Happy Anniversary from DOG TALK (and Kitties, Too!) As It Reaches Its 500th Show!

Dog Talk Radio

This past weekend the 500th show of Dog Talk (and Kitties Too!) aired on Peconic Public Broadcasting – over 9 years of consecutive weekly shows celebrating the human-animal bond in all its permutations.

It has been a pleasure and a privilege to interview authors, artists and experts on far-ranging topics, from advice and health information, to bestselling books, and explorations into the natural world.

I’ve been told that my shows inspire, entertain and educate but I want to give thanks to the guests I interview who do the same for me.

Thank you to all of my listeners and sponsors, especially Halo, Purely For Pets, which has been with me for such a long part of this epic run on the radio. Thank you also to my NPR station Peconic Public Broadcasting (formerly WLIU) and Dr. Wally Smith, the NPR legend himself, who gave me my start and nurtured me and the show. Thanks also to the “smallest NPR station in the nation,” Robinhood Radio in Litchfield County and the Berkshires, which believes in the value of my show exploring the relationship between people and their pets.

Traveling this past year with the Dog Film Festival I had the opportunity to meet many of my listeners and supporters, and it has been a humbling and exhilarating experience.

I look forward to bringing you many more radio shows, and to seeing you in person somewhere as the Festival heads into its third year.

Love from my pack to yours,
Tracie

Listen to the 500th show now.

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