Hello!, and welcome to the new face of Premier Pet Relocation! We have maintained our professional staff and attitude regarding responsibly managing your pets' relocation, but now we want to make it even easier to get to know us as a company.
With the inclusion of our online Pet Travel Store, pet owners will be able to rely on us completely for their pets' travel arrangements, necessary forms, and airline approved travel gear.
Please take a minute to visit our new YouTube Channel, & also stop by our FB and Google+ accounts! We love seeing the pet-related media that you all have to share... so please email trey@premierPETrelocation.com with an attached video file of your pets doing extraordinary (or adorable) things. We will use footage for future videos, so stay tuned!...
What has been going on in pet-related news?
Most recently, news outlets have been highlighting programs like Pet Food Stamps. Before some of you question whether you want your tax dollars supporting this pet-friendly entitlement, the program's founder, Marc Okin explains, "We're not looking for government funding at this point." That's right; the non-profit program relies completely on private donations to sustain a list of 45,000 pets that are already signed up. All that is required to be a recipient of the charitable kibble is that the pet's owner verifies his or her need and low-income status to Pet Food Stamps. Their efforts are to be commended, as it is never a pet's fault that he or she does not have enough to eat!
On the topic of dog food, bear in mind that droughts affecting recent corn crops could negatively impact your pet's health. According to Reuters, Hi-Vee Grocery Store dog food has been voluntarily recalled across the Midwest following the discovery of Aflatoxin by the food's manufacturer, Pro-Pet. Aflatoxin is a natural byproduct of the mold strain, Aspergillus flavus, in the case of this recall. Moldy conditions have been prevalent for this past corn season, and corn is often used as a filler in dog foods and livestock feed.
Aside from acute issues of recalls affecting almost all dog food brands at some point, it's a good idea to analyze the food that you're feeding to your dog or cat on a nutritional level. Read the back of the bag to see if there are healthy, nutritious, and desirable ingredients, like bison, lamb, boar, beef, salmon, or meal of any of these meat types (the meal just means water has been removed). Brown rice and sweet potato are also great ingredients to find listed in your pet's food. Watch out and avoid foods with cheap, undesirable ingredients, such as by-products (cut up heads, feet, & intestines), ground yellow corn, or unlabelled meat and bone meal.
Also, try to stay up to date with major food recalls that are going on, both for you and your pet. Visit us again to view highlights from future pet related stories, and don't forget to subscribe to our channel on YouTube!