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  • Pet Ownership Saves $11.7 Billion in Health Care Costs

    The Human Animal Bond Research Initiative (HABRI) Foundation today announced the findings of a new economic study on the healthcare cost savings associated with pet ownership. The economic analysis, conducted by two researchers from George Mason University, calculated an $11.7 billion savings in U.S. healthcare costs as a result of pet ownership. 


    “There was abundant research to show that pets...


    Linda Ludvigson from Sierra Vista, Arizona is our 3rd Fat Fido challenger. Here is her winning essay!

    It is important for me to get Lucky to a healthier weight because he is a rescue who deserves another chance. I got him from a foster home over 2 years ago. His previous owners tried to neuter him using rubber bands. He had to stay in a shelter until the court case was resolved.

    When his foster...

  • Important Tips from Penn Vet to Keep Pets Safe in Cold Weather

    The cold weather is here and extra care needs to be taken to keep companion animals comfortable and healthy throughout the winter season. Dr. Kenneth Drobatz, Chief of the Emergency Service at Penn Vet’s Ryan Hospital, offers the following tips:

    • Short-coated and small breed dogs should wear a sweater or coat to keep them warm when going outside.
    • When walking a dog, keep it leashed. Avoid icy...
  • Meet Nick who will go from FIDO FAT to FIDO FABULOUS!

    Sarah & Brian Surritt from Vista, California, submitted this winning essay for their dog Nick who will be part of the weight loss study in our From Fido FAT to Fido FABULOUS challenge.

    Meet Nick. He is 82.6 lbs of love and should be closer to 60. He’s 6 weeks new to our family- rescued from Rancho Coastal Humane Society in Encinitas where Sarah volunteers. We assume he came from a home where he...

  • Mendota Products, Inc., Acquires DERMagic Skin Care for Animals

    Acquisition aligns perfectly with Mendota Products strategy to extend their

    product line of high quality, Made in the USA line of dog products throughout the US and Internationally.


    Mendota Products, a manufacture of high quality made in the USA dog products based in St. Paul, Minnesota, has completed the acquisition of DERMagic Skin Care for Animals, Inc., a Kingston, Washington -based...

  • Cool Pet Pad

    When traveling last year for our 7th annual cross-country pet adoption tour, Get Your Licks on Route 66®, we placed the Cool Pet Pads inside both dog crates for Junior and Jake since they would be making the eight thousand mile trek with us in our quest to help place pets in to new forever homes.

    Offered exclusively by The Green Pet Shop, the innovative cooling pad can be used any time, any...

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