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September 9, 2016:

Dogs feel jealousy, science confirms

CBC news

Most dogs pushed or touched owner when her or she played with toy dog

Dogs are a man's best friend, and new research says canines want to keep it that way.

Dogs are capable of feeling a basic form of jealousy, according to a study published in the PLOS ONE scientific journal Wednesday.

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August 10, 2016:

How far would you go for your pet?

Treehugger

New survey reveals the extreme sacrifices people would make for their pets, like ... 63% would choose their pet over their significant other!

There is simply no denying the power that pets hold over us. I suppose there are a number of reasons why we love our dogs and cats (and others) so much, but surely their innocence and unconditional love rank right up there on top. Plus they're cute, and furry, and funny, and sweet, and overall good companions. But I have to think there is something about them providing access to the larger animal world in general as well – domesticated animals are like a bridge between us civilized humans and wildlife, and for this they serve an important role. If we can find compassion for our companion animals, in many cases that compassion seeps out and becomes extended to other elements of the natural world as well.

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July, 2016:

How fit is Fido?

Canadian Living

Pet obesity is a growing concern. To determine if your dog or cat is overweight, Dr. Patricia Stapley Chase, a member of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, suggests asking yourself the following questions:

To maintain a healthy weight, dogs need 15 to 20 minutes of physical activity — walking, playing fetch — three times a day, and cats need to be active — chasing a ball, playing — for the same amount of time, twice a day.(Remember: you and your pet need to exercise smart in the summer heat.)

But diet is just as important. Stapley Chase suggests asking your vet what your pet's caloric intake should be, then choosing the appropriate food. Make sure that any extra treats, such as cookies or table scraps, fit within your pet's daily limit. "It's better to choose a light food that's lower in fat and higher in fibre than to cut down on your pet's regular food because he may go hungry or not get enough nutrition," says Stapley Chase.

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November 29, 2015:

Children with pets have less stress

Psychology Today

A pet dog may protect your child from childhood anxiety, according to research published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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October 14, 2015:

Can dogs learn by watching television?

Medical News Today

I recently received a phone call from a dog trainer in Chicago. It seems that he had received an inquiry from a producer who wanted to pitch the idea of a series of television programs which would be shown on Dog TV. You might have heard that Dog TV is the first television network that has been created specifically for dogs. It provides around-the-clock TV programming that is designed to provide entertainment for dogs.

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July 1, 2015:


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Celebrate with PUPPY LOVEPET PRODUCTS!!"
It's Canada's Birthday!

What better way to celebrate this great country then with 100% all Natural Canadian Beef Treats for our best fur friends?

July 1 – July 31 Enjoy 15% savings on all Three of our Canadian Beef Tendon Products.
Shop your local Puppy Love Retailer for "Specially Marked" savings.




March 20, 2015:


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Puppy Love Pet Products invites you to join us at the PIJAC show May 3rd and 4th at the Richmond Curling Club, Richmond BC.

Stop by our booth and see What's New!!




June 4, 2015:


Special thanks to our customers who visited us at the PIJAC show in Richmond last month! Congratulations to our IPad winner Brenda with the Tisol Group. Also, congratulations to those of you who stepped up to the Puppy Love "Spin to Win" wheel and won a FREE master of our NEW and best selling products ! It was a great show and we look forward to seeing you all there in 2016.




March 20, 2015:


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Puppy Love Pet Products invites you to join us at the PIJAC show May 3rd and 4th at the Richmond Curling Club, Richmond BC.

Stop by our booth and see What's New!!




Labs remain top dog in US, but bulldogs gain ground

The Associated Press via CBS News

America's fondness for Labrador retrievers is still setting records, but bulldogs are breaking new ground. Labs reigned as the nation's top dog last year for the 24th year after breaking poodles' decades-old record in 2013, according to American Kennel Club rankings released. But bulldogs have hit a new high – No. 4 – and their bat-eared cousins, French bulldogs, sauntered into the top 10 for the first time in nearly a century.

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February 2, 2015: Popular pet names offer cultural snapshot


Mother Nature Network

Just as baby names rise and fall in popularity, so do names for our furry, four-legged friends.

In recent years, traditional pet names like Fido, Fluffy and Rover have been replaced by popular baby names.

In fact, a 2013 report by John Lewis Pet Insurance, which looked at 50,000 cat and dog names, found that the top 10 pet names were also among the 70 most popular baby names.

Giving our pets human names may speak to how we regard our cats and dogs as part of the family. However, the names can also often be a nod to popular culture.


For example, Bella has topped the list of most popular female dog and cat names – in addition to being a top baby name — for years, which Toni Perling, co-founder of PetBabyNames.com, attributes to the popularity of the “Twilight” series.

Other common pet names have been inspired by hit books and movies, including Simba, Luna, Winnie, Mickey and Minnie.

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January 25, 2015: Happy Valentine's


The Puppy Love team wishes to extend sincere thanks for your continued support! Watch your local retailer to see our Valentine's displays and share the" Puppy Love" with your canine companions this February 14th.

All the best too you and your pets in 2015!





January 6, 2015: Petco has pulled all Chinese pet treats from stores


CNN.com

Thousands of pets have fallen ill after eating jerky treats in recent years, a trend some have linked to Chinese-made products.

"We believe this is the right thing to do, and we're proud to take this step in the best interest of pets," Petco CEO Jim Myers said in a statement. "What we feed our pets matters."

The FDA said in June that it has received 4,800 complaints since 2007 involving more than 5,600 dogs -- and roughly 1,000 canine deaths. The agency said most of the cases involve chicken, duck or sweet potato jerky products imported from China.

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December 11, 2014: Max, Bella remain 'top dog' as most popular puppy names for 2014


Today.com

We've come a long way since names like Fido, Spot and Rover ruled. In fact, the most popular dog names of 2014 might be just as common on the playground as they are in the dog park.

VetStreet.com, a site dedicated to linking pet owners to veterinarians, analyzed its database to find the most popular puppy names of 2014. The results? Max and Bella reign supreme for the second year in a row.

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September 6, 2014: Puppy Love Antler Special!


Looking for a healthy chew to keep your canine companion busy and healthy too? Look no further than Puppy Love Antler! These naturally shed, Canadian sourced Elk & Deer Antlers provide a long lasting chew that is great for dogs of all sizes. Antler Chews are odor-less and rich in calcium and essential minerals; they clean teeth, freshen breath and are an excellent way for Fido or FiFi to channel their energy and remain occupied! Contact our office or our Sales Manager to find out more details and take advantage of this great deal!



July 8, 2014: 15 New Items Added


Puppy Love is excited to announce the addition of 15 new items to our lineup. Fido and FiFi have more options than ever with the addition of exciting new products like Chicken Wing Tips, Chicken Feet, Duck Wings, Bison Lung, Bison Kidney, Elk Lung, Elk Kidney, Elk Trachea & Trachea Bits, Beef Backstrap and Backstrap Bits, Puppy World 24" Bully Stick & Puppy World Sherpaw Chews (Sm, Med & Lrg).

Show your best friend more "Puppy Love" by treating him to our latest additions! Visit you local Puppy Love retailer today!



May 21, 2014: Important Supply Update!


As many of you know, we have experienced shortages on some of our steer chew products over the past several months. We are excited to report that Raw Material supply is improving, and we expect to see significant improvements in product availability for most of our Puppy Love line.

We continue to have a steady supply of Puppy World Bully's and we encourage our customers to expand their selection with both lines. Please contact us with any questions, concerns or comments you may have.



April 15, 2014: Welcome Jennifer


Puppy Love is pleased to announce the addition of Jennifer to the Puppy Love Order Desk. Jennifer brings several years of experience in customer service and administration, serving in order desk roles in the past. She is committed to prompt and friendly service and will play a key role in the day to day operations at Puppy Love.

Puppy Love is committed to continuing to provide outstanding customer service to all of our customers and we are confident that Jennifer will contribute greatly to our continued success. Please join us in welcoming Jennifer to the Puppy Love Pack!



March 21, 2014: New Puppy Love No. 3 Displays!


Puppy Love displays have always been a great way to help merchandize Puppy Love and Puppy World products. In response to a suggestion from one of our loyal customers, we have created a new narrow display.

These full color display boxes add style and presence to your shelves while providing an effective solution to merchandizing challenges in smaller spaces.

By using these, you are sure to draw attention to your Puppy Love section as well as improve your overall ability to effectively merchandize our products.

This new display, as well as our 2 larger displays, are available for free to all of our customers and can be ordered on our newest order form.

They are sure to add style and pizaz to your Puppy Love section and also double as a cozy cat bed! Order yours today!

**No cats were harmed in the taking of this photo; cat not included**



February 19, 2014: Pets may see things that are invisible to us


Detroit Free Press

If you saw the world through the eyes of your pet, you'd very likely be seeing a lot more than you currently do.

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January 2014: Happy New Year in 2014.

We wish to thank all of the consumers and retailers that have shown their support to Puppy Love Pet Products this past year and to wish you all a Happy New Year in 2014.

We appreciate the patience you have shown us during our busy times. We are looking forward to a great 2014 as we continue to expand our production capacity and our ability to serve you better.

At Puppy Love Pet Products, we remain committed to producing and supplying high quality products.



December 13 2013: Exciting News!

Introducing brand new Health Benefit Point of Purchase Shelf Talkers!

These eye catching informational tools provide details to the consumer about products that are beneficial to Rover's health! As many of you already know, we have many products that offer significant health benefits for dogs. For example: our Antlers are great for Dental Health and our Trachea provides support for Joint Health.

These Health Benefit Shelf Talkers highlight 4 different topics – Dental Health, Joint Health, High in Vitamins & Minerals and High Protein, Low Fat. Each one gives a list of Puppy Love products that are appropriate for these specific health benefits.

We will be sending these out with orders over the next several weeks and we would appreciate if you would place them in a prominent position in your Puppy Love section. They look great! and we are sure that customers will appreciate the information they provide.



December 11, 2013: Woof to Wash, a bark-activated washing machine


CNET Crave

Man's best friend can help disabled owners with cleaning chores by turning on a washing machine at the sound of a bark.

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November 11, 2013: Puppy Love and Puppy World Brands


Several of our customers have asked: What is the difference between Puppy Love and Puppy World products?

Both of these brands are manufactured at our Puppy Love plant in Fort Macleod, Alberta. Puppy Love and Puppy World products are all single ingredient products that do not contain any preservatives or additives and are both produced to the same high quality standard.

Puppy Love products are made from 100% Canadian origin meats while Puppy World products are made from USA, Australian and New Zealand frozen meats that are imported directly from meat packers by us.

We believe it's important that you know where the meat is from so you will find the name of the country on the label of each product.

We introduced the Puppy World line to provide another option to our customers at a time when we were experiencing severe shortages of Canadian raw material that we use to make the steer chews. We will continue to grow the line due to the positive response we are receiving from consumers.



October 7, 2013: Dogs are people too, researcher says


KSL.COM

Man's best friend uses the same part of their brain as humans to feel, and researchers said this means we should rethink the rights we give canine companions.

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Dogs, Long Believed To 'Live In The Moment,' May Remember Events From the Past – July, 2013


Medical Daily

Prevailing thought among dog psychologists and dog enthusiasts alike is that dogs cannot recall the past and are essentially stuck in the present moment, but new research suggests that this isn't true.

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September 2013: Great News! Value Packs are back!

Raw Material: Our supply is back and we're working tirelessly to make enough product to fill all of the orders... keep them coming!

Expansion: The new cooker is working well and with Christmas coming soon we're glad to have the extra production capacity.

Order Desk: We now have a dedicated order desk person available to help manage orders and provide customer contact on invoice, shipping and delivery issues. Please send orders or inquiries to .



Pet Ownership is the 'Cat's Meow' in Canada – May, 2013


Ipsos Public Affairs

What is the most common type of pet in Canada? In the never ending battle of cats versus dogs, the felines edge out the canines ever so slightly. While roughly a third of Canadian households have either a cat or a dog, 35% own a cat and 32% own a dog. An additional 10% of households have some "other type" of pet.

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Scientists (Finally) Discover How Dogs Use Their Tongues to Drink – May 29, 2013


Dogster – For the Love of Dog

Here's a question you've probably never had the good sense to ask yourself: What is the mechanism by which a dog drinks? In other words: How does a dog's tongue work?

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Dogs & Birds Of Prey – May 29, 2013


Globe & Mail – Socail Studies: Is your puppy in danger?

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Welcome Matthew Martell – May 20, 2013


The Puppy Love Pet Products team is excited to announce the addition of Matthew Martell to the position of Sales Manager. Matt brings to the Puppy Love team over 2 years of expereince servicing and working with retailers in the pet industry in Alberta. Along with the experience Matt also brings to the team a great attitude and a strong desire to build solid relationships with customers. We look forward to continuing to provide the same, high level of service that our retailers have come to expect. Thank you for your continued support.

We are excited to announce that Matthew Martell has joined Puppy Love Pet Products as Sales Manager.

In addition to his great attitude and his strong desire to build solid relationships with customers, Matt brings several years of experience working with Pet Retailers in Alberta.

Matt will help us provide the high level of service that our retailers have come to expect and we ask for your continued support in welcoming Matt.



Calgary Pijac Show – April 21, 2013.





See Spot spoon: Half of Canadian dog owners sleep with their pet

By Misty Harris, Postmedia News February 5, 2013


Photograph by: Wonderland , Postmedia News

A new survey finds that over half of Canadian dog owners share their bed with their four-legged friend and that 93 per cent feel their canine makes their family feel complete. The boys in One Direction could hardly disagree.

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Edmonton Pet Expo Feb 19 -20 2013





CBC Marketplace – Issues with Chinese Chicken Jerky

Date: October 2012

Thousands of dogs are ill or dying across North America and it's been going on for years. No one can say what, exactly, made the dogs sick. But owners say they fed their dogs a seemingly harmless product: a popular chicken jerky treat. Read More.




Pet jerky treat death toll: 360 dogs, 1 cat, FDA says

At least 360 dogs and one cat reportedly have died in the U.S. after eating chicken jerky pet treats made in China, even as claims of illnesses tied to the products have topped 2,200, federal veterinary health officials said. Read More.




Pet Tales: Another reason to love your dog or cat

Heather Warlick: A new study shows that babies can benefit from living with dogs or cats. Read More.




Pet Valu – Okotoks Grand Opening/Customer Appreciation Day

Date: Saturday September 29th, 2012
Location: Pet Valu – Okotoks, AB

Come out and see us for FREE Pet Alert Labels and Sample Bags!




YAPPY HOUR

Date: August 20th, 2012
Location: Bosley's – New Westminster, BC — #114 – 1015 Columbia Street

Come out and visit us at this fantastic new location in New Westminster. We will have Samples, Pet Alert Labels and answers to all those questions you have on the best dog treats!




Pets in the Park – Edmonton, AB

Date: July 24th, 2012 Location: William Hawrelak Park

The Edmonton Humane Society's 20th Annual Pets in the Park, Edmonton's Official Pet Festival.