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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

From One Conglomerate to Another

Procter & Gamble has annouced it will be selling off its mass-marketed pet food brands, Iams, Eukanuba and Natura to yet another big conglomerate, Mars Inc. after embarking on the pet food business back in 2010.

Mars will now add these brands to their collection which inlcudes Royal Canin, Pedigree, Whiskas and Nutro. The deal is expected to go through later this year.

P&G has stated that, "Exiting pet care is an important step in our strategy to focus P&G's portfolio on the core businesses where we can create the most value for consumers and shareowners."

What are those core businesses? Try dozens of household products including Tide detergent, Gillete shaving products and Duracell batteries. 

Check out our other blog on big business buy outs: http://www.zoositters.com/2014.03.01_arch.html#1393864769407

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Friday, May 16, 2014

How to Take a Great Pet Photo

Here are some tips to getting the purrrfect pet picture!

Hold your camera vertically. While horizontal pictures work well if you are taking pictures of multiple pets, holding the camera vertically for individual animals, can really make a picture pop. Make the subject the main focus of your picture, not the background.

Fill the entire frame with your pet. Move toward your pet or zoom in and fill the frame with your subject. Don't be afraid to get close.

3. Use natural lighting whenever possible. Outside photos usually turn out great! Try to avoid using a flash as this can be frightening for your pet and may make their eyes look like they're glowing.

Use your tools! Cropping and lighting adjustments within your camera tools can turn a "so-so" picture into an amazing photo!

Be Patient. Pets are notorious for turn their heads at just the right second. Take your time and shoot multiple pictures. Most cameras have a "multi-shot" setting. You may be able to capture something wonderful!

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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Help Our Local Shelters

Looking for a way to help our local shelters?

Check out Ocean View Veterinary Hospital's Fill The Truck Event running now through June 1st!

Their goal is to help Cape May County Animal Shelter provide their pets with items they need.

Stop by their office at 2033 US Rt 9 North in CMCH to drop needed items into their donations box.

Needed items include: towels, blankets and bedding (used are fine!), rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, dawn dish washing soap, bleach and chlorox wipes, jar meat baby food, paper towels, empty printer ink cartridges, trash bags, non-clumping cat litter, dog and cat food, dog leashes and collars, toys and treats, pet carriers and dog crates. 

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Do Dental Chews Really Work?

A great place to start when selecting a dental chew with the intent to reduce periodontal disease in your pets is to look for the VOHC Seal of Approval. The VOHC, Veterinary Oral Health Council, puts its name behind products that meet their standards for control of plaque and tartar buildup in dogs and cats. They are sort like the equivalent to our American Dental Association (ADA). Products that carry their seal show that regular use of the product will reduce the severity of periodontal disease in your pets. Interested in checking out what products have the seal? Check out their website at www.vohc.org/accepted_products.htm

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