Hank, August 17 Pet of the Week! Ohhhhh how I wish I could have another dog!

Hank, August 17 Pet of the WEek

Oh…just look at this face!

Hey-o, Hank! Want a loyal friend? Look no further than this dashing 5-year-old German shepherd! Hank knows sit and down, but what he really loves to do is play fetch. We’ve got lots of dog parks and a great dog beach for Hank to indulge his passion at! Meet Hank at Animal Care Services on the shelter side of the P.D. Pitchford Animal Village, 7700 E. Spring St., Long Beach, (562) 570-PETS. Ask for ID#A594602.

 

(The usual suspects contributed to this rescue)

 

Credit: Courtesy of the P.D. Pitchford Animal Village.

Oh My Gravy! Weruva BFF OMG! ‘People Food for Cats’

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With  Happy Healthy Cat Month in September, now is the perfect time to address the ‘cat in the room’—and that’s your feline friend’s diet. I’ll be the first to admit my own cat’s diet isn’t ‘purr’fect. Titan can be a picky eater, or ignore her water bowl even when it’s placed right next to her food. I struggled to understand how I could address these issues. But then I realized I wasn’t alone—my cat was just experiencing one of the three most common cat concerns: picky eating, weight gain, and urinary tract issues.
I learned about the Big 3 by partnering with Weruva [http://www.weruva.com/]—a luxurious, natural pet food dubbed “people food for cats” which is launching a full line of gluten, grain, and carrageenan-free cat food in honor of International Cat Day. It’s called B.F.F. OMG! (that stands for Best Feline Friend, Oh My Gravy), and it’s all about preventing these Big 3 Cat Concerns.
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If your cat has any of these, you might want to consider changing their diet:
  Is your cat picky? Picky eating is usually a problem with texture, since cats are carnivores whose tongues and teeth are perfectly evolved for meat-eating. It’s easy to see why a cat might dislike something without real shreds of meat—would you eat a steak with the texture of tapioca? Weruva’s food features these shreds of real meat right off the bone, which is why my cat took to it like a duck to water (or a cat to gravy)! Honestly, Titan will not eat can cat food but he loved this food!
  Got a fat cat? The problem is in the kibble. It’s filled with unnecessary carbs, which are almost impossible for cats to process (they don’t produce amylase, an enzyme which helps humans digest their food). Weruva’s B.F.F. OMG! has no kibble to worry about because it’s 100% real meats in their true form.
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  UT-why? Urinary tract issues often stem from dehydration—even if you’re giving your cat plenty of water. In the wild, cats stay hydrated through the food they eat instead of what they drink. Cats are used to ‘eating’ their water—but most wet foods don’t have nearly enough hydration to keep them satisfied. All of the products in Weruva’s B.F.F. OMG! line are over 85% hydration, which satisfies my cat’s hydration needs.
I love Weruva products because they are considered ‘people food for pets.’ The new line of B.F.F. OMG! cans and pouches feature land proteins like boneless and skinless white chicken breast, salmon, beef, duck, lamb and more. All recipes are grain, gluten, and carrageenan free. And if you are a BPA-free home, check out the pouches because they are BPA-free. Best of all, my kitty loves it!
Health isn’t just for humans, and I’m glad I took the time to learn how to feed my BFF properly. Even better, in the process, I found my kitty’s new favorite food. She especially likes Weruva’s Duck & Salmon Dinner in gravy (Date NIght!) flavor, which you can read about at http://www.weruva.com/. You can also explore the whole B.F.F. OMG! lineup there, and find a flavor your cat will ‘paw’sitively adore, at Chewy.com
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Has your cat experienced one of the Big 3 Cat Concerns? Share your experience in the comments!
Self Disclosure: I received free samples for my cat Titan to try out! Photo Credit: SoCal City Kids. 

Shaq and Kobe are Pets of the Week

Shaq, August 10 Pet of the Week

Shaq, a shorthair Chi mix, and brother Kobe, a longhair Chi mix, are two 12-year-old sweet seniors who were left by their owners at the shelter when the owners moved. After all that time in a loving home—we could tell how loving it was by the pups’ friendliness—they’re confused by suddenly living in a kennel. These two are a bonded pair, and it would be wonderful if a human could also bond with both and let them live out some happy golden years! Special senior adoption rate of $25. Meet Shaq and Kobe on the shelter side of the Companion Animal Village at 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask for ID#A363493 for Shaq and ID#A363492 for Kobe.

Kobe, August 10 Pet of the Week, if you can get him in

(The usual suspects contributed to this rescue)

Photos: Top: Shaq and Bottom: Kobe.

Self Disclosure: Courtesy of the Companion Animal Village.

June, August 3 Pet of the Week!

June, August 3 Pet of the Week

Velvet Hippo, Silver Shark—those are only a couple of the names that June’s fans call her. But the shelter staff prefers Love Bug, because that’s what she is! She loves everybody, and she particularly loves belly rubs. She’s only 4 years old and has some wonderful years ahead. Meet this loveable June bug at Animal Care Services on the shelter side of the P.D. Pitchford Animal Village, 7700 E. Spring St., Long Beach, (562) 570-PETS. Ask for ID#A575061.

 

(The usual suspects contributed to this rescue)

Credit: Courtesy of the P.D. Pitchford Animal Village.

Paby Launches Smart Pet Location And Activity Tracker Smart Device Easily Attaches to Collars and Harnesses, and Features GPS, LBS and Wireless Technologies to Provide Pet Owners with Real-Time Activity/Wellness Tracking No Matter Pet’s Location

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Paby recently introduced its 3G wireless smart pet tracker that monitors a pet’s location and activity to provide owners with peace of mind when it comes to their furry loved ones’ safety and wellness.  Equipped with a combination of advanced 3G GPS, LBS (Location Based Services) and Wi-Fi technologies, Paby provides consumers with real-time, highly accurate tracking information, no matter where their pets are.  Paby, which works as a stand-alone device, allows users to set “virtual fences” using their smartphones to receive real-time alerts when their pets leave the designated “zone.”  And, with a durable band that fits any sized collar (small/large), the activity tracker allows users to also monitor their pet’s number of steps, calories burned, sleep patterns and the intensity of their play time.   Paby is available for $79.99 at www.paby.com.  

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Paby features a small, light (31.6 grams), durable and waterproof design available in a variety of colors and patterns (“Spider Red,” “Future Green,” “Allstar,” “Midnight Black” and “Bubble Pink”) to match the pet’s personality. This innovative, environmentally friendly pet product also includes an RGB LED flashing light for added pet safety and a high fidelity waterproof speaker that plays a sound to alert the user (via the mobile app) when their pet is nearby. With gel state polymer lithium ion battery, the GPS tracker incorporates the latest battery technology and is built to last with PC ABS, laser direct structuring, UV coating and in-mold decoration.  

 

Paby comes with a free app (iOS and Android) that allows users to view custom reports and alerts, designate virtual fences, and receive daily exercise recommendations based on the pet’s breed, weight and age. The intuitive app allows users to register their pet’s profile and instantly track its location via Google Maps. Users can share the app’s pet data with other Paby owners, and manage unlimited pets on their smartphones.  Paby is committed to a pet’s health and safety, and as a result, they developed smart data and algorithms to provide information on recommended exercise time for pets based on their breed, weight and age.

 

Paby requires a cellular network connection to properly track the owner’s pet.  To provide flexibility, users have two options when it comes to the cellular coverage being used for this.  Option 1: Paby comes with a free SIM card and offers network subscription plans starting at $4.99 per month at http://www.paby.com/plan/ (those purchasing an annual network service plan through Paby will receive 30 days of free service).  Option 2: customers with AT+T and T-Mobile have the option to use their existing wireless network.  

I had the opportunity to try this out and I was amazed at how easy it is to use! I like that they offer 30 days free service. I am pretty impressed with this product and think it is a must for pet owners! ~SoCal City Kids.

About Paby

Paby is a global Pet Tech company developing a full ecosystem of pet care products ranging from smart tracking devices and applications and services to pet lifestyle products and accessories.  The company’s mission is to continually strive to merge cutting-edge technology with innovative product design that will help transform and better the life of your pet.  Paby’s passionate team is focused on the global market, and are committed to sustainable pet care by the use of global talent and resources. Our core team is a combination of the world’s leading professionals, from electronic and telecom engineering to health technology and pet biology.  For more information, visit www.paby.com.

Paisley is Pet of the Week!

Paisley, July 27 Pet of the Week

The Fourth of July seasonal fireworks can be traumatic for our pets. Paisley, a lovely, friendly 3-year-old pit-bull terrier, came to the shelter before July 4, possibly frightened by explosives. She was still wearing her pink collar. Sadly, her owners never came to claim her, and she still looks for them when she’s out in the play yard. She’s become a staff favorite, and they’d love nothing more for her than a loving family who’ll protect her and ease her heartbreak. Please meet Paisley in the shelter side of the Companion Animal Village at 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask for ID#A592544.

 

(The usual suspects contributed to this rescue)

Credit: Courtesy of the Companion Animal Village.

Grasshopper is Pet of the Week!

Grasshopper, July 20 Pet of the Week

Long, lean, lanky and large of eye, Grasshopper certainly fits his name. This poor little 4-year-old male tabby was bitten on the head by a dog and was brought to our shelter. He’s recovered from his wounds and seems to know that we mean him well, as he’s extremely affectionate and gives “head kisses.” Even with that, though, he’s not happy at the shelter and is in need of a loving home with humans who keep him safe. And he will reward such a home with loyalty and affection. Please come meet Grasshopper at the Companion Animal Village at 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask for ID#A593116.

 

(This rescue encouraged by the usual suspects.)

Credit: Courtesy of the Companion Animal Village.

George is Pet of the Week!

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George is a very loving, sweet boy who will paw at you at his kennel window, beggin for a playmate and the affection he misses from his former owners. George has unfortunately been diagnosed with FeLV, a feline viral disease that impairs a cat’s immune system and can cause other diseases like cancer. Humans and dogs can’t catch it, but it is contagious to other cats. Despite this, George has lived 7 years and has a chance at many other good years in a rescue, a sanctuary, or a home with either other FeLV cats or no other cats. He’s a lap sitter and a hand rubber, and wants nothing more than to relax by your side. Please consider saving an at-risk cat and giving him a home, as it is urgent that he find placement because of his FeLV status. Meet George at the Companion Animal Village at 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask for ID#A591115.

 

(This rescue encouraged by the usual suspects.)

Credit: Courtesy of the Companion Animal Village.