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and Tom Allen of Dolores, Colorado share their home with an assortment of
animals including two dogs, Mokka and Hazel, as well as 18 newly acquired
chickens and two mules.
But it was their four-year-old chocolate lab Mokka that led to them to
discover Exclusive® Lamb & Rice Formula. By the time Mokka was six months
old, the Allen's had already tried several foods, but everything they tried
seemed to upset her system and give her diarrhea.
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Cool Pet Tips for the Dog
Days of Summer
Just like their human companions, dogs
and cats enjoy the carefree and playful summer months. During the days when the
temperature and humidity soars, you need to take special care to keep your pets
safe and comfortable. Due to their limited ability to keep cool, pets can become
overheated quickly. Overheating can result in heat exhaustion, heat stroke and
even death. The following tips will aid in keeping your beloved companions happy
and healthy throughout the summer months and help them “keep their cool” as the
- Never leave pets in a parked car in summer,
even with windows partially open. The temperature inside a parked car
rises very quickly and can kill a pet in less than 10 minutes!
- Avoid vigorous exercise during the heat of the
day. Take dogs out in the early morning or evening hours when the
heat is not so intense. Stop and let your dog drink often while
exercising. Remember, hot asphalt can seriously burn the pads of their
- Pets that are older, overweight, long- or
thick-coated and dogs with short muzzles are at great risk for
overheating. They’ll be safest and happiest in an air-conditioned
environment in hot weather.
- Outdoor pets should always have plenty of
cool, fresh water to drink and a safe, shaded area to retreat to.
Make sure water is kept in a tip-proof bowl. If possible, bring outside
pets indoors on very hot or humid days.
- Signs of heat stroke or heat exhaustion
may include heavy panting or drooling, unsteadiness, glazed eyes, rapid
pulse, a deep red or purple tongue, vomiting and loss of consciousness.
Seek veterinary care immediately.
- Your pet’s coat helps insulate him from the
heat as well as protect against sunburn. Clipping or shaving pets
too close in an effort to keep them cool can actually result in LESS
protection. If you choose to give your pet a summer cut, keep it to a
one-inch length and never shave down to the skin.
- If your dog isn’t on heartworm medication,
have her tested, then put her on a prevention program. Mosquitoes,
plentiful in summer, can carry heartworm larvae and infect your pet.
- Flea bites can cause severe itching and
allergic reactions, and ingestion of fleas can result in tapeworms!
Ticks carry diseases like Rocky Mountain spotted fever and can cause
anemia. Your veterinarian can recommend a good flea and tick control
program. Remember that pests are far easier to prevent than to get rid
- Always equip your pet with identification.
I.D. tags are helpful but must be worn at all times. Tattoo or microchip
methods are very effective in helping to recover lost pets.
- Keep lawn chemicals and automotive fluids out
of reach of pets to prevent accidental poisoning.
Taking simple precautions will go a long way in keeping your pet safe
during the lazy days of summer.
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Get to Know
Lamb & Rice
Adult Formula Dog Food
Exclusive® Lamb & Rice Formula is a fresh
and natural formula with added vitamins and minerals. It is an ideal diet
choice for dogs that may not tolerate other protein sources. The use of fresh
lamb and quality whole grains produces a very palatable diet that is both
nutritious and easily digested. Here are a few more highlights of this proven
Excellent Protein Source. Fresh
lamb is an excellent source of quality protein and provides an ideal
alternative to diets containing beef, pork, soy, wheat and corn as their
Natural Ingredients. No lamb
by-product meal, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives
Omega 3 and 6 for Skin, Coat, Immunity.
Optimum balance of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids supports healthy skin, shiny
coat and maintaining a healthy immune system
Smaller, Firmer Stools. High
digestibility translates into smaller, firm stools that are easy to clean up
Glucosamine for Joints. Contains
guaranteed levels of glucosamine for maintaining joint health
Freshness Preserved Naturally.
The unique combination of high quality ingredients in Exclusive Lamb & Rice
Formula supplies total nutrition for your pet. You can be confident that when
you feed Exclusive Lamb & Rice Formula, you are providing the very best
nutrition for your dog and his superior health and appearance will show it!
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Featured Story -
No More Digestive Problems for Mokka
One day while visiting their local Purina Mills feed dealer, Geisinger’s Feed
Grains in Cortez, an employee there urged them to try Exclusive Lamb & Rice
Formula for Mokka’s digestive issues. Since then, they’ve noticed a distinct
improvement in Mokka. In addition to having a healthy, shiny coat, “her
diarrhea cleared up and she hasn’t had digestive problems since,” says Debra.
Hazel’s Coat Transformed
The Allens later discovered to their surprise that several neighbors were also
feeding Exclusive Lamb & Rice to their dogs. Speaking for herself and her
neighbors, Debra says, “We feel our dogs are a testament to the wonderful
nutritional balance that your product delivers. Not only do we all get
compliments on their wonderful coats, but a mixed breed recently joined our
pack and the change in her coat was nothing short of AMAZING!”
That dog is Hazel, a cattle dog mix that “adopted” the Allens. “When we got
her, her coat was coarse and rough to the touch. Exclusive made it much softer
and shinier. You could really see the difference.”
Exclusive Lamb & Rice. It Works!
The Allens continue to feed Exclusive Lamb & Rice to Mokka and Hazel “because
it works,” says Debra. It delivers the results they’re looking for.
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