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December 2016

2017 is FAST approaching and we know you want to be the best you can be in 2017! Are you ready to take control of your health and start making changes for the better?!? 1} Just Do It! You may have heard the saying “SOMEDAY is not a day of the week!” Stop procrastinating and commit to taking a small step every single day towards your health goals. Not drinking enough water? Add a glass in the morning and again in the afternoon. Eating too much sugar? Cut it down... Read more →


For a limited time, you can take advantage of our biggest discounts of the year. Get six full size nutritional supplements for 20% off the retail price! If you already take advantage of our reduced Autoship pricing, you’ll still save 10% off the Autoship price. Don’t wait until after the holidays to get healthier and save money. Start now and save big! Using These Supplements Can Pay for Themselves! For example, making delicious smoothies with Plant Protein plus fruits, veggies and other ingredients for breakfast, lunch or dinner can save... Read more →


The Complexity of Canine Memory Have you ever sat staring deeply into your dog’s eyes, wondering “I wonder what you’re thinking?” Sure, they give us clues here and there, but as whole, the workings of your dog’s mind remains a mystery. But there’s mounting evidence that we may have underestimated their mental capacities. I know when I was going through school and we would use words describing the emotions the pets seemed to feeling - love, anxiety, fear - we were often shut down with a stern, “Don’t anthropomorphize!” It... Read more →


Yes, cats are nothing like dogs: they are enigmatic, independent, sometimes aloof and always entertaining. Their completely unique natures are, in my opinion, their most endearing feature. It should come as no surprise that in addition to their one-of-a-kind personalities, they also have some pretty exceptional physical features and roles to play in our society. Here are just five of my favorite unique cat facts! 1. Cats can use their mouth to smell Have you ever seen your cat take a big sniff, then pull their mouth back in what... Read more →


Veterinarians are frequently presented with questions about potential pet poisoning due to eating holiday plants. Some Christmas plants are toxic and others are not so this simple rule of thumb is our best advice to all pet parents to protect your pet from toxic holiday plants and poisoning: It is best if your pets do not have access to any of your plants – that way you do not have to worry if the plant is toxic or not! Common plants and the problems they can cause. Poinsettias– We get... Read more →


Consumers cheated in prescription pet food scam Prescription pet food sounds like a vital part of keeping our pets healthy and happy. Unfortunately, it is often no different from non-prescription pet food except in one important respect: Cost. At Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Shoenberger, we are working to protect consumers cheated by pet food manufacturers and retailers. Misrepresentation and collusion What is the point of a prescription? In theory, prescriptions allow consumers access to restricted drugs based on a specific health need. A group of pet food manufacturers and retailers... Read more →


For the second consecutive year, Bella and Max were the most popular pet names in America for dogs and cats, according to Nationwide, a provider of pet health insurance. This marks the fifth consecutive year that Bella has led the way as the most popular pet name in America for both dogs and cats. Did your dog or cat make either list? The Top Dog and Cat Names for 2016 - Dogs Cats 1. Bella 1. Bella 2. Max 2. Max 3. Lucy 3. Oliver 4. Bailey 4. Luna 5.... Read more →


December 8, 2016 - Blue Ridge Beef is voluntarily recalling two (2) of its frozen products due to their potential to be contaminated with Salmonella and/or Listeria monocytogenes. Salmonella and Listeria can affect animals eating the product. There is a risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surface exposed to these products. Healthy people infected with Salmonella and/or Listeria monocytogenes should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea,... Read more →


Have You Heard Of The Luuup? It's A 3 Sifting Tray Litter System And The Easiest Way To Clean A Cat Box!

Ok cat lovers - this is FANTASTIC! Litter boxes can be such an eye sore and a pain to clean. The Luuup is more than a litter box. It's functional, stylish and most of all, inspired! It's super easy to use! Check out these easy peasy instructions: 1.Stack the three sifting trays so that the rockers on adjacent trays alternate and overlap as shown. 2. Add between 15 lbs, (7 kg.) , of clumping cat litter , (to an approximate depth of 3” - 4", (7-10 cm). All cats are... Read more →


Don't know what to get your favorite dog or cat during the holidays? How about one of these adorable gift boxes? It has something for them and something for their much loved human too! Not sure if it's the right holiday gift? We have gift certificates available too! Holiday gift for dogs Dogs will go nuts over this assortment of fun and delicious treats! There’s even a cheerful gift included for the lucky pet parent. Everything is neatly bundled in a decorative gift box that will be the perfect adornment... Read more →