Adopting a Shelter Dog: Questions to Ask

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As our regular readers know, both of our dogs came from shelters and three of our four cats are from shelters (the fourth, Coco, was found as a stray). With an estimated five to seven million animals in shelters across the US, there is no shortage of great pets looking for a forever home so […]

Alison Sweeney Promotes Pet Weight Loss Pledge

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The new year is finally here, and for pet parents who have resolved to help their barking buddies with their battle of the bulge in 2012, Hill’s Science Pet Nutrition has launched the Science Diet Million Pound Pledge to tip the scales in Fido’s favor. Currently celebrating her 10th season of encouraging contestants to strive […]

FLASH Giveaway: $49 Coupon for Grain-Free Science Diet CLOSED

**This giveaway is closed. Congratulations to Christine A, our winner!** We’ve got a new flash giveaway especially for our subscribers! Would you like to try the new, grain-free foods from Hill’s? These are the first grain-free Science Diet foods for adult dogs (and cats). Hill’s® Science Diet® Ideal Balance™ offers meat first, they have no […]

Feeding Prescription Diet J/D Food and Beef Trachea Chews?

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This week we’re sharing some reader questions received prior to Paris’ trip to Topeka, Kansas to meet with the experts at Hill’s Pet Center. Thanks to Dennis E. Jewell, PhD, Diplomate of the American College of Animal Nutrition, DACAN, Fellow Nutrition Scientist, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc, for his expert advice in answering this reader question. […]

Can My Dog Eat Some of My Cat’s Food?

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Recently Paris went to Topeka, Kansas to learn more about Hill’s Pet Nutrition; before her trip, we asked our readers for questions to ask the scientists at Hill’s. Today we have a question about a topic all “blended families” ask…what if the dog eats the cat food?! Thanks to Dennis E. Jewell, PhD, Diplomate of […]

CLOSED Giveaway: New Grain-Free Foods from Science Diet (4 winners!)

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**This giveaway is closed. Out of 717 entries, our winners are Nancy, Mary J, Stacy D, and Deidre!** You’ll remember that right after Thanksgiving, DogTipper went to Kansas to tour the Hill’s Pet Nutrition Center, the location in Topeka, Kansas where the company’s scientists and researchers work on formulating new foods. We learned they were […]

Dec. 3: The Week Ahead

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This has been a busy week! On Tuesday, I headed to Topeka, Kansas to take part in an all-day session at Hill’s Pet Nutrition Center on Wednesday. I joined a group of fellow pet bloggers, veterinarian bloggers, and pet journalists (above). As I’ve written about in the past, our cat Felix is on Hill’s Prescription […]

Visiting Hill’s Pet Nutrition Center

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On Wednesday I’m going to be visiting the Hill’s Pet Nutrition Center in Topeka, Kansas, to talk with their nutritionists and veterinary experts about their foods for dogs and cats. As I’ve written about over on CatTipper, our cat Felix is on a prescription diet for his urinary tract problems, and one of the foods […]

Petco Seeks Volunteers for National Pet Food Drive

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Petco and the Petco Foundation are seeking volunteers to help collect pet food for hungry pets during the organizations’ second annual National Pet Food Drive from Oct. 30 through Nov. 13, 2011. “Our national food bank program makes it easy for people to help keep pets well-nourished and with the families who love them in […]

Hill’s Science Diet Releases Online Quiz, Giveaways

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We’re always on the lookout for giveaways for pet lovers…and for nutritional information…so a new giveaway and interactive quiz by Hill’s Science Diet really caught our eye. To celebrate National Pet Wellness Month, Hill’s Science Diet Ideal Balance has partnered with petMD to launch an interactive quiz to help owners better understand dog nutrition. During […]