Oct 24, 2008

Emergency Home Evacuation with Pets - A Plan




If you have to evacuate from your home with your dog, will you know what to do? Do you have an evacuation plan?

I wanted to take time this week to talk about a topic that we may have talked about in the past, but I feel this is so important; we should update this and go over how and why we need to be prepared all the time for an emergency evacuation with our pets.

Last Tuesday, October 14th of 2008, here in Los Angeles, twenty minutes before I was to go on my weekly radio show, I heard overhead via a fire/police helicopter to be prepared to evacuate, as we were now being put on an evacuation watch. For those of you who don’t live in California this means get ready to evacuate with our pets and what personal belongings we could get ready to take with us. I had to call the radio station 20 minutes before going on live, and tell them I am now on a watch and I would not be able to do my show which they completely understood. I then started to get the three boys ready.

I had been watching television for the past twenty-four hours and was very much aware of all the fire storms happening around me, but the fires were at least forty miles away and I thought I personally was safe. I knew some of my family who lived closer to the fires had been evacuated, but I still did not think they would get as close to where I lived in Los Angeles. Imagine my surprise I then received a knock on my front door and was told by a fire marshal to be ready to evacuate with no more than a thirty minute (if that) warning.

The new fire was now 1 mile away from my neighborhood and it is time to really figure all this out. I have had been in 2 big earthquakes and I also had been in a fire evacuation before but I also had a husband to help me and this time everything was and is very different in my life which is why I am here today to help you to always be ready to God forbid you have to evacuate with you and your pets safely. The good news here is they wonderful fire men did get our fires out and the boys and myself are fine today but the message of being ready is one that is so important lets go over what to do and what you need to have on hand.

I always talk about the important of having a first aid kit in your home and car. It is also a good idea of you are a camper or go boating to have a first aid kit in the camper and on the boat, which should also have a “doggie” life vest if Fido goes boating with you. When it comes to evacuating there are different things you will need to take with you, which is why a plan is so very important, because God forbid if your home is damaged you could lose some very important papers you many never be able to get back.

For example you may not be able to recover your dog’s registration papers if you have an AKC registered dog. The same can be true if you adopted your dog, you may not be able to get papers replaced from the ASPCA or a place you can retrieve the information back from.

Here is what you need to do when it is calm, and there is not an emergency going on, in order to always be prepared. If you live as I do in the earthquake and fire country then you want to have an earthquake box filled and ready to be used at a moments notice. Remember to always have plenty of food and water, not only for you but for Fido also as a dog can go two weeks with little to no food but they cannot go for more than twenty-four hours without water, as they will die. So water is very, very important to have stored, and always have extra water in any vehicles you are driving.

Another important item to always have copies of is your dog’s shot records. In the case you have to evacuate and travel to another place due to a hurricane or flood, and then they will ask for a health certificate for your dog. You may not have that as they are usually only good for thirty days. However, a current shot record will help a new vet know exactly what inoculations your dog has had, and what they may need in order to get to another place or stay in a kennel if the emergency calls for that.

HERE IS WHAT TO HAVE READY IN CASE YOU HAVE TO LEAVE YOUR HOME
Pictures – this is something you cannot replace for you, your family and for Fido. So if you need to evacuate it is a good idea to try to keep your photo albums in one place; in case you need to go, you can grab all of them place them in a box and off you go with your memories and your loved ones with you. The material things can always be replaced, but the things you cannot replace, these are what you need to be know: where they are and be able to get them packed quickly.
Shots records
Leashes collars with up to date tags
Extra stainless steel bowls food and water
Towels for the car
Dog bed
Food – Kibble and canned enough for two weeks is what the Red Cross recommends to keep on hand. They also recommend rotating the food and water every year to make sure it stays fresh and is still usable.

It is a good idea to always keep your car with if not a full tank of gas, at least half a tank. I play this game with myself especially because gas is so very expensive I cannot always afford to fill my car. I fill up my car to full then when I get to the half tank I let myself know we are almost out of gas and then if I can only do $15 dollars on that day I still am more on the full side versus being on the empty side, in the case we have to drive and leave I know I have enough gas to get a good 200 miles away until I have to stop for fuel. Try this game I can promise you that it will come handy for you even if you never have to evacuate. You will never run out of gas at the wrong time and if you are a woman driving at night alone, again this is just a great safety measure to remember.

Another good idea is to have a plan practice fire drills with your family and be ready if it is just you and your dog/dogs like it is with me. We have a plan and we practice this once a month, not to make some big deal but once a month I make sure I know where everything important is and I make sure when I call the boys they come right away! This is on-going training and dogs love to keep their minds active as well as their bodies. So what I do is practice a game with the boys, as each dog is well-trained alone. It is when all three get on leashes that I need them to be calm and not going wild with excitement, because they think they are off to the beach, or swimming, to a pool or park.

I need them to be trained and calm at all times so we practice getting all our leashes on and staying clam. Sometimes we do not go out, sometimes we do; the simple fact is now the boys are trained to know when I call for a walk or anything that involves getting ready to go out with leashes on they have learned to all sit and wait their turn to have their leashes put on. If they get all hyper we start all over again until all four of us get it right. This is why I say practice this is a training tool that I promise you will come in very handy.

You may say my dog heels beautiful or my dog is calm, when I say let’s go for a walk; but if you know your dog can easily get nervous or excited then you want to start to train him/her to be calm when it comes time to go out or into the car. This way in case of an emergency you will always have full control of Fido and the both of you can get into the car calmly and move to a safe area never having to worry about the safety of your dog.

Trust me; my boys can be a wild PACK. Yes I said pack, this is what it is called when you own more than one dog and with three dogs I do have a pack and if one dog get excited then all three start so I must be the leader of my pack and I must practice all the time to make sure my pack is listening and ready to go. I do have a release word for the boys it is “OK”, and when they all hear the release word in the happy tone I use, then and only then do they know “OK it is time to play and we are released from the working mind set we are in at that time”. This is one of the best tools you can teach, to have ready in case you do have to ever leave your home in an emergency.

I hope you never have to evacuate, but in case you do the best plan is to be ready and to always remember no matter how prepared we sometimes are, things can and will go wrong, so by not stressing out too much, the best one can do is to try to be prepared and have a sense of humor. As they say “We make plans and then God breaks them”. If that is the case, know you have trained your dog and you have practice for an emergency. No matter what you can take with you or have to leave behind, what you do know is you both are ready and well trained.

See training never ends, it just becomes different and you can always find a new idea to train your dog. You can never have too many tools and you can never train your dog too much. Remember, just never do it for more than a few minutes a few times a day. Do not try to train your dog in one day with an eight hour session, as this will not work for either of you. Start off with five minutes a day, work it up to ten minutes a day and then maybe add another session so you have training time twice a day with your dog, but please, as with everything else go slowly and know you are both learning to be prepared.

Remember the animals in your life are not just your pets they’re your friends” WNR©2008

Do you have an evacuation plan?







If you have to evacuate from your home with your dog, will you know what to do? Do you have an evacuation plan?

I wanted to take time this week to talk about a topic that we may have talked about in the past, but I feel this is so important; we should update this and go over how and why we need to be prepared all the time for an emergency evacuation with our pets.

Last Tuesday, October 14th of 2008, here in Los Angeles, twenty minutes before I was to go on my weekly radio show, I heard overhead via a fire/police helicopter to be prepared to evacuate, as we were now being put on an evacuation watch. For those of you who don’t live in California this means get ready to evacuate with our pets and what personal belongings we could get ready to take with us. I had to call the radio station 20 minutes before going on live, and tell them I am now on a watch and I would not be able to do my show which they completely understood. I then started to get the three boys ready.

I had been watching television for the past twenty-four hours and was very much aware of all the fire storms happening around me, but the fires were at least forty miles away and I thought I personally was safe. I knew some of my family who lived closer to the fires had been evacuated, but I still did not think they would get as close to where I lived in Los Angeles. Imagine my surprise I then received a knock on my front door and was told by a fire marshal to be ready to evacuate with no more than a thirty minute (if that) warning.

The new fire was now 1 mile away from my neighborhood and it is time to really figure all this out. I have had been in 2 big earthquakes and I also had been in a fire evacuation before but I also had a husband to help me and this time everything was and is very different in my life which is why I am here today to help you to always be ready to God forbid you have to evacuate with you and your pets safely. The good news here is they wonderful fire men did get our fires out and the boys and myself are fine today but the message of being ready is one that is so important lets go over what to do and what you need to have on hand.

I always talk about the important of having a first aid kit in your home and car. It is also a good idea of you are a camper or go boating to have a first aid kit in the camper and on the boat, which should also have a “doggie” life vest if Fido goes boating with you. When it comes to evacuating there are different things you will need to take with you, which is why a plan is so very important, because God forbid if your home is damaged you could lose some very important papers you many never be able to get back.

For example you may not be able to recover your dog’s registration papers if you have an AKC registered dog. The same can be true if you adopted your dog, you may not be able to get papers replaced from the ASPCA or a place you can retrieve the information back from.

Here is what you need to do when it is calm, and there is not an emergency going on, in order to always be prepared. If you live as I do in the earthquake and fire country then you want to have an earthquake box filled and ready to be used at a moments notice. Remember to always have plenty of food and water, not only for you but for Fido also as a dog can go two weeks with little to no food but they cannot go for more than twenty-four hours without water, as they will die. So water is very, very important to have stored, and always have extra water in any vehicles you are driving.

Another important item to always have copies of is your dog’s shot records. In the case you have to evacuate and travel to another place due to a hurricane or flood, and then they will ask for a health certificate for your dog. You may not have that as they are usually only good for thirty days. However, a current shot record will help a new vet know exactly what inoculations your dog has had, and what they may need in order to get to another place or stay in a kennel if the emergency calls for that.

HERE IS WHAT TO HAVE READY IN CASE YOU HAVE TO LEAVE YOUR HOME
Pictures – this is something you cannot replace for you, your family and for Fido. So if you need to evacuate it is a good idea to try to keep your photo albums in one place; in case you need to go, you can grab all of them place them in a box and off you go with your memories and your loved ones with you. The material things can always be replaced, but the things you cannot replace, these are what you need to be know: where they are and be able to get them packed quickly.
Shots records
Leashes collars with up to date tags
Extra stainless steel bowls food and water
Towels for the car
Dog bed
Food – Kibble and canned enough for two weeks is what the Red Cross recommends to keep on hand. They also recommend rotating the food and water every year to make sure it stays fresh and is still usable.

It is a good idea to always keep your car with if not a full tank of gas, at least half a tank. I play this game with myself especially because gas is so very expensive I cannot always afford to fill my car. I fill up my car to full then when I get to the half tank I let myself know we are almost out of gas and then if I can only do $15 dollars on that day I still am more on the full side versus being on the empty side, in the case we have to drive and leave I know I have enough gas to get a good 200 miles away until I have to stop for fuel. Try this game I can promise you that it will come handy for you even if you never have to evacuate. You will never run out of gas at the wrong time and if you are a woman driving at night alone, again this is just a great safety measure to remember.

Another good idea is to have a plan practice fire drills with your family and be ready if it is just you and your dog/dogs like it is with me. We have a plan and we practice this once a month, not to make some big deal but once a month I make sure I know where everything important is and I make sure when I call the boys they come right away! This is on-going training and dogs love to keep their minds active as well as their bodies. So what I do is practice a game with the boys, as each dog is well-trained alone. It is when all three get on leashes that I need them to be calm and not going wild with excitement, because they think they are off to the beach, or swimming, to a pool or park.

I need them to be trained and calm at all times so we practice getting all our leashes on and staying clam. Sometimes we do not go out, sometimes we do; the simple fact is now the boys are trained to know when I call for a walk or anything that involves getting ready to go out with leashes on they have learned to all sit and wait their turn to have their leashes put on. If they get all hyper we start all over again until all four of us get it right. This is why I say practice this is a training tool that I promise you will come in very handy.

You may say my dog heels beautiful or my dog is calm, when I say let’s go for a walk; but if you know your dog can easily get nervous or excited then you want to start to train him/her to be calm when it comes time to go out or into the car. This way in case of an emergency you will always have full control of Fido and the both of you can get into the car calmly and move to a safe area never having to worry about the safety of your dog.

Trust me; my boys can be a wild PACK. Yes I said pack, this is what it is called when you own more than one dog and with three dogs I do have a pack and if one dog get excited then all three start so I must be the leader of my pack and I must practice all the time to make sure my pack is listening and ready to go. I do have a release word for the boys it is “OK”, and when they all hear the release word in the happy tone I use, then and only then do they know “OK it is time to play and we are released from the working mind set we are in at that time”. This is one of the best tools you can teach, to have ready in case you do have to ever leave your home in an emergency.

I hope you never have to evacuate, but in case you do the best plan is to be ready and to always remember no matter how prepared we sometimes are, things can and will go wrong, so by not stressing out too much, the best one can do is to try to be prepared and have a sense of humor. As they say “We make plans and then God breaks them”. If that is the case, know you have trained your dog and you have practice for an emergency. No matter what you can take with you or have to leave behind, what you do know is you both are ready and well trained.

See training never ends, it just becomes different and you can always find a new idea to train your dog. You can never have too many tools and you can never train your dog too much. Remember, just never do it for more than a few minutes a few times a day. Do not try to train your dog in one day with an eight hour session, as this will not work for either of you. Start off with five minutes a day, work it up to ten minutes a day and then maybe add another session so you have training time twice a day with your dog, but please, as with everything else go slowly and know you are both learning to be prepared.

“Remember the animals in your life are not just your pets they’re your friends” WNR©2008






















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Aug 26, 2008

Please help us Stop Puppy Mills From Our Friend Liz

Dear Wendy’s Animal Talk,
As a fashion publicist, I often find myself focusing on superficial things like clothing, makeup, pop culture, etc. since that is what my job entails. While I absolutely love my job and what I do for a living, there is still something missing. I need to know that I am contributing to the world in a greater way than one outfit at a time. Not to diminish the importance of that, but for me it is just not enough.

As such, I recently started a group called Puppy Love, a group dedicated to creating awareness around the horrid conditions inside the puppy mills. Our ultimate goal is to generate enough support so that congress will listen and shut down the mills.

Hundreds of thousands of dogs suffer in puppy mills in this country. The dogs are prisoners born into worse conditions than those in our country's maximum security prisons. They are locked in small cages where they sleep, eat, excrete waste and spend every minute of the day. They never step foot on grass or anywhere outside the cage, and some only have an exercise wheel so that any movement gets them nowhere. At least in our prisons, where the worst criminals are sent, each prisoner has a bed, sink, toilet and space to move around. They have recreational time twice a day, are served 3 meals in a cafeteria and have other activities they can participate in. These are individuals whose choices and actions brought them there. These puppies are just born into their prisoner and didn't do anything to warrant such a life.

There are 2 culprits in this equation – the breeders and the pet stores – those who supply and those who demand. If there are no more puppy mills then the pet stores will have to look elsewhere to buy. Likewise, if the pet stores stop purchasing from the puppy mills there would be no business to operate. If people stop buying puppies in pet stores, the puppy mills will go out of business and the misery will end. While there is the Animal Welfare Act in place, the state and federal governments do not enforce the laws to protect the dogs. The commercial breeders and brokers have huge well-funded lobbying efforts. The only person who is going to make a difference for the dogs suffering in puppy mills is you. Each of us has the power to make a difference by helping to create awareness.

I have created a petition to shut down the puppy mills and make them illegal. It only takes a minute to read and enter your name. The signatures on this petition will be added to the Humane Society of the United States's petition to STOP Puppy Mills. With your support we will soon have a very loud collective voice that will get congress to finally take action.

Click on the below in order to sign the petition and please forward this along to help generate awareness and gather support.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/3/puppy-mills-must-go---show-some-puppy-love

For further information, please visit:
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http://www.hsus.org/pets/


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Dear Wendy & Friends,

As a fashion publicist, I often find myself focusing on superficial things like clothing, makeup, pop culture, etc. since that is what my job entails. While I absolutely love my job and what I do for a living, there is still something missing. I need to know that I am contributing to the world in a greater way than one outfit at a time. Not to diminish the importance of that, but for me it is just not enough. As such, I recently started a group called Puppy Love, a group dedicated to creating awareness around the horrid conditions inside the puppy mills. Our ultimate goal is to generate enough support so that congress will listen and shut down the mills.
Hundreds of thousands of dogs suffer in puppy mills in this country. The dogs are prisoners born into worse conditions than those in our country's maximum security prisons. They are locked in small cages where they sleep, eat, excrete waste and spend every minute of the day. They never step foot on grass or anywhere outside the cage, and some only have an exercise wheel so that any movement gets them nowhere. At least in our prisons, where the worst criminals are sent, each prisoner has a bed, sink, toilet and space to move around. They have recreational time twice a day, are served 3 meals in a cafeteria and have other activities they can participate in. These are individuals whose choices and actions brought them there. These puppies are just born into their prisoner and didn't do anything to warrant such a life.
There are 2 culprits in this equation – the breeders and the pet stores – those who supply and those who demand. If there are no more puppy mills then the pet stores will have to look elsewhere to buy. Likewise, if the pet stores stop purchasing from the puppy mills there would be no business to operate. If people stop buying puppies in pet stores, the puppy mills will go out of business and the misery will end. While there is the Animal Welfare Act in place, the state and federal governments do not enforce the laws to protect the dogs. The commercial breeders and brokers have huge well-funded lobbying efforts. The only person who is going to make a difference for the dogs suffering in puppy mills is you. Each of us has the power to make a difference by helping to create awareness.
I have created a petition to shut down the puppy mills and make them illegal. It only takes a minute to read and enter your name. The signatures on this petition will be added to the Humane Society of the United States petition to STOP Puppy Mills. With your support we will soon have a very loud collective voice that will get congress to finally take action.
Click on the below in order to sign the petition and please forward this along to help generate awareness and gather support.
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/3/puppy-mills-must-go---show-some-puppy-love
For further information, please visit:http://www.stoppuppymills.org/http://www.hsus.org/pets/ Thank you for your support!Best,Liz

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Jun 29, 2008

The New Way To Walk Your Dog & Get Fit At The Same Time!

Walking our dogs can be great exercise for us and our dogs. It is not often I really recommend products for us pertaining to walking with our dogs. But today I have found a great walking shoe/FITFLOP®
That not only is great to walk in but if offers us to help get fit while walking our dogs.
Here are a few of the benefits to walking our dogs while wearing the FitFlops®.



1. FitFlops® give you a workout while you walk. FitFlops midsoles incorporate patent-pending micro-wobbleboardTM technology, to give you a workout while you walk. Developed by doctors at London's South Bank University, the Fit Flop’s® unique safely tapered midsole places varying densities of EVA under your feet each time you step, to challenge the support and balance muscles of the foot and leg.

2. They challenge hard to reach muscles more. FitFlops® are engineered with a multi-density midsole that stimulates your muscles more while you're wearing them. In independent University testing, FitFlops® have been shown to trigger ®increase gluteal muscle response, increased hamstring response, increase rectus femoris (thigh) response and increased calf muscle response.

3. Every step you take in your FitFlops® helps tone and trim your legs. University studies have shown that the FitFlops midsole extend the amount of time that the slow twitch* muscles are engaged during each step (by approximately 10-12%). So just by wearing a pair of FitFlops® you'll get more exercise while doing just exactly what you're normally doing. (*slow twitch muscles produce energy by converting fats into energy aerobically)

4. FitFlops® work your bum muscles more. FitFlops® have been clinically proven to increase the amount of time that the gluteus maximums muscle is 'activated' during every single step.

5. FitFlops® have been shown to have a significant effect on the toning muscles of your thighs. The rectus femoris muscle (one of the large muscles in the group of muscles in your thigh) is activated for a longer period of time while walking in FitFlops® than while normally shod or barefoot.

6. Walking in FitFlops® is like walking barefoot, but a little bit better. According to a University study, the FitFlop® wearer's gait is very similar to that of a barefoot walker, but the added cushion provided by the EVA midsole helps reduce joint strain and absorb shock. In fact, several FitFlop wearers have already reported relief from back pain after a few days of wearing them.

7. FitFlops® make it easier to stay in shape. Just throw them on while you're running errands, walking to work, or working around your house. Most first-time FitFlop® wearers report feeling their muscles working more, while 'fitter' wearers feedback has been more toward great comfort and cushion. One woman reported feeling like she'd had a 'bum-blasting' workout after a half an hour of FitFlop-shod walking.

I have now been wearing my FitFlops® for two weeks and the difference in my whole legs is wonderful!! I just love thease “Flip Flops” and to think I can now walk the “Boys” and shape my legs and behind.. It is just too good not to share with you.
Please know individual results for each person but if you should go to the site the studies done on thease shoes is very impressive. Also remember if you are going to order a pair of FitFlops® Be, sure to let them know Wendy Nan Rees has sent you and I am working with them now to see what type of deal we can work out for all of you.

Have Fun and Get Fit walking with your FitFlops®
You know me if I can kill one task with 2 stones then I sure will do.

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Jun 22, 2008

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The New Way To Walk Your Dog & Get Fit At The Same Time!

Walking our dogs can be great exciser for us and our dogs. It is not often I really recommend products for us pertaining to walking with our dogs. But today I have found a great walking shoe/FITFLOP®
That not only is great to walk in but if offers us to help get fit while walking our dogs.
Here are a few of the benefits to walking our dogs while wearing the FitFlops®.



1. FitFlops® give you a workout while you walk. FitFlops midsoles incorporate patent-pending micro-wobbleboardTM technology, to give you a workout while you walk. Developed by doctors at London's South Bank University, the FitFlop's® unique safely tapered midsole places varying densities of EVA under your feet each time you step, to challenge the support and balance muscles of the foot and leg.

2. They challenge hard to reach muscles more. FitFlops® are engineered with a multi-density midsole that stimulates your muscles more while you're wearing them. In independent University testing, FitFlops® have been shown to trigger ®increase gluteal muscle response, increased hamstring response, increase rectus femoris (thigh) response and increased calf muscle response.

3. Every step you take in your FitFlops® helps tone and trim your legs. University studies have shown that the FitFlops midsole extends the amount of time that the slow twitch* muscles are engaged during each step (by approximately 10-12%). So just by wearing a pair of FitFlops® you'll get more exercise while doing just exactly what you're normally doing. (*slow twitch muscles produce energy by converting fats into energy aerobically)

4. FitFlops® work your bum muscles more. FitFlops® have been clinically proven to increase the amount of time that the gluteus maximums muscle is 'activated' during every single step.

5. FitFlops® have been shown to have a significant effect on the toning muscles of your thighs. The rectus femoris muscle (one of the large muscles in the group of muscles in your thigh) is activated for a longer period of time while walking in FitFlops® than while normally shod or barefoot.

6. Walking in FitFlops® is like walking barefoot, but a little bit better. According to a University study, the FitFlop® wearer's gait is very similar to that of a barefoot walker, but the added cushion provided by the EVA midsole helps reduce joint strain and absorb shock. In fact, several FitFlop wearers have already reported relief from back pain after a few days of wearing them.

7. FitFlops® make it easier to stay in shape. Just throw them on while you're running errands, walking to work, or working around your house. Most first-time FitFlop® wearers report feeling their muscles working more, while 'fitter' wearers feedback has been more toward great comfort and cushion. One woman reported feeling like she'd had a 'bum-blasting' workout after a half an hour of FitFlop-shod walking.

I have now been wearing my FitFlops® for two weeks and the difference in my whole legs is wonderful!! I just love thease “Flip Flops” and to think I can now walk the “Boys” and shape my legs and behind.. It is just too good not to share with you.
Please know individual results for each person but if you should go to the site the studies done on thease shoes is very impressive. Also remember if you are going to order a pair of FitFlops® Be, sure to let them know Wendy Nan Rees has sent you and I am working with them now to see what type of deal we can work out for all of you.

Have Fun and Get Fit walking with your FitFlops®
You know me if I can kill one task with 2 stones then I sure will do.

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Jun 17, 2008

I am asked what do I like to read? Here are a few of...

HI
I am often asked "What is it you like to read and watch?" I have tried to make a favorite list for all of you here and on my web site. Please always feel free to email me any questions you may ever have.
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Jun 14, 2008

Cookbook Review By Polly Fox- Petessences.com

Wendy’s Cookbook- The Natural Pet Food Cookbook Healthful Recipes For Cats & Dogs By Polly Fox- Pet Essences
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Often while friends are reading historical novels or si-fi, I’m happily devouring cookbooks. So when The Natural Pet Food Cookbook authored by Wendy Nan Rees arrived in the mailbox, the wrappings were eagerly torn off to reveal a charming book. Wendy’s scrumptious recipes are supported with the overview and comments of Kevin Schlanger, DVM.
The book is comfortable to hold, stays open when being used in the kitchen and is easy to read. The pictures are cheery and humorous, making them a yummy treat for the eyes. The information is well organized and the book has a good index.
Whether you are an experienced chef or a novice in the kitchen, and you want to cook for your dogs and cats, this book is for you. There are specific references to the dietary needs of both cats and dogs as they are such different creatures, with different nutritional requirements and different culinary preferences.
Wendy goes over the pots, pans, tools and contents of the animal friendly pantry needed to cook her animal tested recipes. The food was prepared by different cooks and taste tested by a variety of animals, including her own three dogs; Senator, Cappy and Little Man.
Some of the delights can be cooked in a slow cooker or stockpot and many finished dishes can be portioned out and frozen. Devoting one day to food prep and having weeks or months of ready to serve meals makes cooking for pets a real possibility. For both cats and dogs, she has suggestions for bulk recipes and budget meals.
Instead of store bought food, trucked hundreds or thousands of carbon producing miles, make your own stews, biscuits, kibble and more.
When at your local farmer’s market, shop for your pets as well as yourself. And look forward to some appreciative meows and gentle barks of excited gratitude.

Polly Fox Energetic Essences & Elixirshttp://petessences.com/1-877-233-16071-575-586-1607






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Jun 12, 2008

Polly Fox Reviews Wendy's Natural Petfood Cookbook

Wendy’s Cookbook- The Natural Pet Food Cookbook Healthful Recipes For Cats & Dogs

Often while friends are reading historical novels or si-fi, I’m happily devouring cookbooks. So when The Natural Pet Food Cookbook authored by Wendy Nan Rees arrived in the mailbox, the wrappings were eagerly torn off to reveal a charming book. Wendy’s scrumptious recipes are supported with the overview and comments of Kevin Schlanger, DVM.
The book is comfortable to hold, stays open when being used in the kitchen and is easy to read. The pictures are cheery and humorous, making them a yummy treat for the eyes. The information is well organized and the book has a good index.
Whether you are an experienced chef or a novice in the kitchen, and you want to cook for your dogs and cats, this book is for you. There are specific references to the dietary needs of both cats and dogs as they are such different creatures, with different nutritional requirements and different culinary preferences.
Wendy goes over the pots, pans, tools and contents of the animal friendly pantry needed to cook her animal tested recipes. The food was prepared by different cooks and taste tested by a variety of animals, including her own three dogs; Senator, Cappy and Little Man.
Some of the delights can be cooked in a slow cooker or stockpot and many finished dishes can be portioned out and frozen. Devoting one day to food prep and having weeks or months of ready to serve meals makes cooking for pets a real possibility. For both cats and dogs, she has suggestions for bulk recipes and budget meals.
Instead of store bought food, trucked hundreds or thousands of carbon producing miles, make your own stews, biscuits, kibble and more.
When at your local farmer’s market, shop for your pets as well as yourself. And look forward to some appreciative meows and gentle barks of excited gratitude.

Polly FoxEnergetic Essences & Elixirshttp:
petessences.com
/1-877-233-16071-575-586-1607

Jun 11, 2008

Thank you to our good friend Polly Fox

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Often while friends are reading historical novels or si-fi, I’m happily devouring cookbooks. So when The Natural Pet Food Cookbook authored by Wendy Nan Rees arrived in the mailbox, the wrappings were eagerly torn off to reveal a charming book. Wendy’s scrumptious recipes are supported with the overview and comments of Kevin Schlanger, DVM.
The book is comfortable to hold, stays open when being used in the kitchen and is easy to read. The pictures are cheery and humorous, making them a yummy treat for the eyes. The information is well organized and the book has a good index.
Whether you are an experienced chef or a novice in the kitchen, and you want to cook for your dogs and cats, this book is for you. There are specific references to the dietary needs of both cats and dogs as they are such different creatures, with different nutritional requirements and different culinary preferences.
Wendy goes over the pots, pans, tools and contents of the animal friendly pantry needed to cook her animal tested recipes. The food was prepared by different cooks and taste tested by a variety of animals, including her own three dogs; Senator, Cappy and Little Man.
Some of the delights can be cooked in a slow cooker or stockpot and many finished dishes can be portioned out and frozen. Devoting one day to food prep and having weeks or months of ready to serve meals makes cooking for pets a real possibility. For both cats and dogs, she has suggestions for bulk recipes and budget meals.
Instead of store bought food, trucked hundreds or thousands of carbon producing miles, make your own stews, biscuits, kibble and more.
When at your local farmer’s market, shop for your pets as well as yourself. And look forward to some appreciative meows and gentle barks of excited gratitude.

Polly FoxEnergetic Essences & Elixirshttp://petessences.com/1-877-233-16071-575-586-1607






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May 14, 2008

Yet Another Pet Food Recall

05.14.2008

NEWS FLASH

Well, it's happened yet again. This time it isn't dog or cat food; it's horse feed. Purina is involved in a voluntary recall, because some food they processed may contain toxic amounts of aflatoxin.

I got this email in my inbox Wednesday May 7th, 2008 at 2:19 PM Central Time.

Land O' Lakes Purina Feed LLC has implemented a voluntary product retrieval of certain feeds manufactured
1. Between November 3, 2007 and February 8, 2008 at their Statesville, North Carolina feed plant;
2. Between January 1, 2008 and March 10, 2008 at their Harrisburg, Pennsylvania feed plant &
3. Between January 1, 2008 and March 10, 2008 at their Guilderland, New York plant.

To date they have not received any confirmed aflatoxin-related animal health complaints involving any of the retrieved products. All dealers who purchased any of the retrieved products directly from Land O' Lakes Purina Feed LLC have been notified.

The dealers are located in the following states: Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia.

For more information on specific products included in the retrieval, contact the Statesville, North Carolina, Feed Plant at 704.924.5100 or the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Feed Plant at 717.737.4581.

You can view the full announcement by following this link:

http://thepetfoodlist.com/forums/index.php?topic=687.0

Until next time: Bless you and yours, be they two or four-legged. Love to all. Ruthie Bently


May 7, 2008

Tips for going to the beach with your dog!


BEACH DAY WITH CAPPY

When going to the beach with your dog it is very imporant to remember a few things.
1. Be sure to have pleanty of clean drinking water and a clean bowl. Salt water is not drinking water and can make your dog sick if they drink too much.

2. Be sure to have a dry towel for your dog because if they get wet and then get cold this can lead to a sick dog.

3. Be sure to have a good umbrella up for shade for you and your dog. They too can get sun burned and will over heat very quickly.

To Hear more great beach tips please join us live every Tuesday at
www. healthylife.net at 1 PM PST where you too can join the fun by calling in live to
1-800-555-5453 from 1-2 PM PST
Wendy's Animal Talk
We love to know what you have to say!
Wendy Nan Rees & Ruthie Bently

Summer is soon upon us and Cappy and Wendy Went to the beach


BEACH DAY WITH CAPPY

When going to the beach with your dog it is very imporant to remember a few things.
1. Be sure to have pleanty of clean drinking water and a clean bowl. Salt water is not drinking water and can make your dog sick if they drink too much.

2. Be sure to have a dry towel for your dog because if they get wet and then get cold this can lead to a sick dog.

3. Be sure to have a good umbrella up for shade for you and your dog. They too can get sun burned and will over heat very quickly.

To Hear more great beach tips please join us live every Tuesday at
www. healthylife.net at 1 PM PST where you too can join the fun by calling in live to
1-800-555-5453 from 1-2 PM PST
Wendy's Animal Talk
We love to know what you have to say!
Wendy Nan Rees & Ruthie Bently

What do you know about the site Naymz

We were invited to join a site called Naymz and we did this. We would like to know if anyone of our readers or listeners are listed on this site also? If so please we would love to know what you think of the site and has it helped you?
Thank you
Wendy's Animal Talk

Apr 25, 2008

Wendy's Animal Talk: Expert Advice for Pet Lovers

Wendy’s Animal Talk Radio is a spectacular, informative and fun show about your pets and the family members that they are. Wendy Nan Rees, pet expert for over 18 years and TV celebrity on Pettsburg, USA, Our goal is to educate and inform our listeners on many current topics. Some of those tips will be how to handle a sick or injured dog or cat, how to introduce you’re newborn to your pets and how to take that fabulous pet photo. Wendy Nan Rees will also share her great gourmet recipes that are healthy and delicious for your pets and so much more. Each week, we will have a topic as well as an exciting guest in the studio so you can call in questions and talk live to the experts. Ever wonder what your pet is thinking? We did! That's why one of our guests will be a pet psychic, who is qualified both professionally and spiritually to answer this question and more. We also have a prominent veterinarian scheduled to go over the most up-to-date information regarding your pets, so you can make the best decisions for your four-legged family members. In addition, we will investigate and report on great pet stores and websites to buy the latest and greatest accessories, food and so much more! Our goal is to be the most informative, exciting pet talk show around.Life gets better with Wendy’s Animal Talk@gmail.com

Mar 31, 2008

What we can do for you here at WNR- Pet Lifestyle Advisor


We would like to introduce you to...


Wendy Nan Rees, Pet Lifestyle Advisor.

Wendy is a multi-talented inventor, and
entrepreneur. She is a published author of 5
books (including her latest “The Natural Pet
Food Cookbook”). Wendy also writes two
weekly columns for LoveToKnow.com, puts out
a monthly newsletter, and hosts her own weekly
radio show.

Many inventive things can be found at her
website: www.WendyNanRees.com


Custom designed dog and cat beds,
designed to match the fabrics in your home,
available in three sizes.

Soy candles, her Freshen-Vac® air fresheners
for your vacuum cleaner, minted tennis balls,
herbal flea collars, and polar fleece blankets
for your dog or cat.

Private cooking classes for your pet can be
taken anywhere that there is a phone.
Personalized 30 minute class teaches you
how to cook for your pet and includes a
custom tailored cook booklet for your pet’s
individual needs.

Custom design a playroom for your favorite
four-legged friend, and phone consultation
for only $75.00. Wendy is also available if
you need help with designing the interior of
your home, or to simply want to tweak your
home’s current design a bit.
•Also available for Personal appearances!
Listen to her Weekly radio show

“Wendy’s Animal Talk”

on www.HealthyLife.net
Tuesdays1:00 pm to 2:00 pm PST.

Office : 507.835.0021
Direct: 310.344.6532
Email: wendysanimaltalk.com,
www.wendynanrees.com.


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About wendynanrees.com - the Site, Blog and Radio Program

Wendy Nan Rees uses her 25 years of expertise to answer pet health questions and offer expert advice for pet lovers.

You can find many more great tips in her latest best-selling book shown below, "Dog Lovers' Daily Companion".

It has 365 useful, and inventive tips for your pets.
Read the first few pages by opening the book below.

Her Radio Show "Wendy's Animal Talk" was on 'Healthylife.net' for many years and now we are posting a few of the tips here

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