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Hey New Zealand…watch out for the new Pedigree global ad campaign

It looks like Pedigree pet food is about to launch a new campaign in New Zealand.

This is part of a new global campaign by the brand, owned by Mars, Inc.  Launched first in Brazil, it aired in Australia earlier this month and New Zealand’s version won’t be far away.

The commercials will be adapted to the local market and so I’m not sure if the ad below is what we’ll see:

Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, Canine Catering Ltd, Christchurch, New Zealand

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Pet Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know that 1 out of every 4 dogs develops cancer?

Cancer is a devastating  diagnosis which many owners will face (and I speak from personal experience; I’ve loved and lost 2 dogs to cancer plus provided palliative care support to other dogs diagnosed with the disease).

The month of May is Pet Cancer Awareness Month.

Like humans, dogs are subject to a higher cancer risk because of genetic and lifestyle factors.  Good nutrition, exercise and maintaining a healthy body weight are as good for our dogs as they are for us!

In this video, Dr Gerald Post of the Veterinary Oncology Center in Connecticut talks about prevention, early indicators of cancer, and diagnostic tests.

There is a growing body of research into canine cancers and new treatments are being developed and tested.  This means that treatments such as chemotherapy exist for dogs when previously nothing could be done.

If you type the word ‘cancer’ into the search box on this blog, you will see a number of articles about dogs and cancer.  I regularly read new articles about cancer and treatments because I’m interested in the subject and I want to offer my customers the best possible advice and support when working with their veterinarian and others in their dog’s healthcare team.

Please feel free to share your canine cancer story by posting to this blog – so that others can learn from your experience.

Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, Canine Catering Ltd, Christchurch, New Zealand

 

What do dogs dream about?

This is a funny compilation of videos – when your dog is asleep, what do you think they are dreaming about?

But on a more serious note, researchers have looked at brain activity when dogs are asleep.  All the evidence points to the fact that dogs do dream.  Read my post on Dog Dreaming.

Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, Canine Catering Ltd, Christchurch, New Zealand

Dog shovels snow!

The northeast United States has received record snowfalls this year.  And as a word of encouragement to all of those who are sick and tired of shovelling snow, here comes a video to give you confidence:

a Canadian man has trained his Yellow Labrador, Elsa, to shovel snow!

In this YouTube video, Elsa is hard at work clearing snow from the family’s ice rink (yes, it gets so cold and snowy there that families have their own ice skating rinks at home!)

Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, Canine Catering Ltd, Christchurch, New Zealand

A day in the life of a therapy dog

I love it when we hear about dogs who are able to use their instincts, talents and charm for good.  There is a growing body of knowledge about how the company of dogs can assist with human therapies.

In this video, the pet therapy program at HCA Virginia’s Chippenham and Johnston-Willis hospitals is featured.  Meet Fraser, a Black Labrador/Golden Retriever mix.  Fraser’s canine colleague, Schaffer, doesn’t feature in this video.  But, as full-time employees of HCA Virginia, the dogs receive benefits which include supplies and paid veterinary care.

Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, Canine Catering Ltd, Christchurch, New Zealand

Home’s Best Friend – airing at the Oscars

More on tomorrow’s Oscar awards…

…look out for the new commercial by Coldwell Banker Real Estate.  Entitled “Home’s Best Friend,” the commercial is part of a new project partnership –  Homes for Dogs – with website Adopt-A-Pet.com to find 20,000 animals new homes in 2015.

Of course this commercial is designed to garner customers for Coldwell Banker.  But animals will also benefit…and that’s fine by me!

See also how pets will benefit from this year’s awards at And the Oscar goes to…

Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, Canine Catering Ltd, Christchurch, New Zealand

 

Helping each other – a Valentine’s lesson

On this Valentine’s Day, I hope you will consider your dog your furry Valentine.  Make time for each dog in your life.

And as a little Valentine’s Day lesson, here’s a video of a Labrador helping out his brother so they can get to the dog park:

Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, Canine Catering Ltd, Christchurch, New Zealand