PAWS 2 LOVE
PET ADOPTION &
JUNE 11, 2023
122 Manetto Hill Road, Plainview
This is our 11th year hosting the
Paws 2 Love Pet Adoption and Charity Event.
The festival will be Sunday June 11 from 11-3pm
on the grounds of the
Manetto Hill Animal Hospital in Plainview, NY.
There will be food, vendors, music and of course...adoptable dogs and cats.
We bring together many rescue/adoption organizations on this day to present to the public, their homeless animals who are desperately searching for their forever homes. Many of these rescue organizations do not have buildings and rely solely on foster care. This event gives these groups a chance to have these very lovable animals seen. Over these past years, we have had 160+ animals adopted as a result of this festival.
Together we can help find these homeless animals their forever homes.
UPDATE: 60 DOGS AND CATS WERE ADOPTED
Dr. Weiss on News 12 Coverage of Grain Free Diet
Grain Free or Gluten Free Diet Update.
Recently the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published a list of 16 diets linked to a form of heart disease known as Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM). Although no recalls have been issued this matter is being closely monitored. Specific Grain-free/Gluten-free formulations on this list are usually made with no corn, wheat, soy, or rice. They may be made with Legumes, peas, lentils, potato or sweet potato. A suspicion of taurine deficiency maybe to blame in non-grain diet.
Unless a pet has specific reason for using a grain-free diet I would suggest not using it until this investigation shows more clarity. You may switch to a diet in the same brand with a different formulation that includes some of the above named grain. Gradual diet change is recommended to allow pet to become accustomed to a new formulation.
My advice for choosing brands is to stick to those made by large, experienced manufacturers who invest in (and publish) research, have comprehensive quality control including nutritional adequacy testing, have qualified nutritionists on staff (board certified veterinary nutritionists or well-trained PhD companion animal nutritionists), etc. There is a list of these guidelines from the World Small Animal Veterinary Association- see link e.
These guidelines encompass a range of brands to meet most philosophies, price points, store types, marketing categories, etc (Purina brands: ProPlan, Merrick, Chow, ONE, etc.; Hill's brands: Science Diet, Healthy Advantage, etc.; Mars brands: Royal Canin, Iams, Eukanuba, Nutro, Pedigree, etc).
I still advise use of the uncommon/limited and hydrolyzed ingredient diets in the veterinary therapeutic lines we carry (Purina, RC, and Hill's). Diets best suited for dogs with specific food allergy conditions.
Owners (and their Veterinarians) are asked to report any possible suspect cases of dogs diagnosed with DCM who have been on Grain-Free diets to the FDA.
Further information including the brands list (Starting with Acana, Zignature, Taste of the Wild) can be found on the following websites:
Dr. Weiss on News 12 Coverage of Canine Flu