Help us get to know our Canadian pet pals by sharing a picture of your best friend with our fellow family members on Facebook! We’ll randomly select one of the pictures posted this month to receive a furrific pet product package featuring some of our favorite paw-picked products.
To the Rescue - Shelter pets aren’t necessarily “broken” or harder to train, but those are two of the top myths that still persist about them. Share these five truths to help make a change and visit us on Facebook to tell us your rescue story.
As Good as It Gets - The human-animal bond is nothing if not reciprocal, but what we give to pets is as important as what we get. Discover three simple ways you can give to pets in need in this Huffington Post column from Petplan Co-Founder Natasha Ashton.
Pawsitive Press - Petplan is honored to announce that we have been selected to receive the Outstanding Corporate Sponsor Award from North Shore Animal League America at its annual Lewyt Humane Awards Luncheon, being held June 18 in Great Neck, NY, on Long Island. Purchase your tickets to join the Petplan team at the luncheon, which benefits the Animal League’s feline adoption and wellness center expansion.
In addition, we are delighted to announce that Petplan has been named a finalist in the 2014 American Business Awards for fetch! magazine in both the print and electronic categories for Best House Organization Publication. Petplan will ultimately be a Gold, Silver or Bronze Stevie® Award winner – we’ll find out which at the awards ceremony in Chicago on June 13!
Doggone Good TV - For many years, leading animal organizations such as the Humane Society of The United States and the ASPCA have recommended leaving some form of media entertainment on for dogs when you leave the house to help reduce stress levels caused by outside noises and provide pups with some stimulation and a feeling of presence when home alone. Just in time for the summer, DOGTV is the perfect treat for any dog and dog lover – and we’ve got a special offer just for you! Watch one free month of DOGTV Online when you enter the code “PETPLAN” upon checkout at dogtv.com/petplan.
Quinoa is a highly nutritious seed and a good source of fiber and protein. Easily add it into your dog’s dinner menu with this tasty summer snack from Dr. Ernie Ward. NOTE: Kale, spinach and broccoli should be avoided in dogs with kidney disease or certain types of bladder stones.
1 - 14 1/2 oz can or 3 1/2 cups cooked salmon
1 cup chopped kale
1/2 cup chopped green beans
1 cup cooked quinoa
1 Tbsp kelp powder
To make this recipe:
Place the kale and beans in a blender or food processor and blend until minced or puréed. In a bowl, combine vegetable mixture, salmon, quinoa and kelp powder and mix thoroughly. Divide into portions appropriate for your pet’s caloric intake. Makes 6 cups. 237 calories per cup.
Remember to keep treats to less than 10 percent of your pet's daily caloric intake to maintain a healthy diet.
Recipe from Dr. Ernie Ward’s Chow Hounds: Why Our Dogs are Getting Fatter - A Vet's Plan to Save Their Lives (2010 HCI). Check with your veterinarian before trying a new recipe for your pet, to ensure your efforts – and your furry friends! – are appropriately rewarded. For more inspiring ideas, click here.
2015 Veterinary Awards - Say thanks to those who give their all. Petplan is searching for North America’s veterinary heroes, and you can help! Nominate your pet’s hero today and we’ll enter you into a drawing for a $50 PetSmart gift card – with a new winner drawn every week!
This year’s categories include: Practice of the Year; Veterinarian of the Year; Veterinary Technician of the Year and Practice Manager of the Year – and, new for 2015, we’ve added awards for Veterinary Receptionist of the Year and Pet Parent of the Year!
Submit your nominations at www.gopetplan.com/VetAwards.
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