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From Hereford, With Love

From Hereford, With Love is the official blog of Merrick Pet Care

Never Seen A Cat On A Leash?

Cats are innately curious. So, teaching your feline to walk on a leash will allow her to safely explore and enjoy outdoor excursions. It’s a great way to boost her daily mental and physical stimulation. And you will enjoy it too!

Celebrating All The New Puppies On National Puppy Day 

Adopting a puppy is the start of a wonderful adventure that promises lots of wonderful picture-perfect moments. It’s a good idea to go shopping for puppy basics well in advance of bringing your new pup home. Having everything in place will help your newest family member to settle in quickly. In celebration of National Puppy Day, here is a shopping checklist for the top 12 essentials for your new puppy as well as a few tips on puppy-proofing your home.

Give Your Pet Great Dental Health

Tips for year-round preventative care for dogs and cats. February is pet dental month, when pet parents can easily find discounts on professional teeth-cleaning services as well as special consumer promotions on dental products to help with oral hygiene and preventative care year-round. It’s certainly worth taking advantage of these money-saving opportunities and giving your pet great dental health.

Recognizing National Pet Travel Safety Day

Tips for keeping Pets safe this year. On the pet calendar, every New Year starts with the celebration of National Pet Travel Safety Day (Jan 2). It’s an opportunity to highlight that pets love going places with their pet parents and a reason to check that you have all the accessories for comfortable and safe outings whether it’s a road trip or a visit to the dog park.

Real Cats On the Catwalk For A Good Cause 

For the last two years, Merrick Pet Care has been the exclusive feeding provider for Hamlet, the resident feline at New York’s landmark Algonquin Hotel. Each year, Hamlet hosts an annual cat fashion show fundraiser to raise money for The Mayor’s Alliance for New York’s Animals to support shelter animals. It’s a world-famous event, highly publicized by a veritable United Nations of international media who all come to focus their lenses on the mewdels – cats in stylish catourier gowns – that purr and preen on a cat walk.

Kids and Pets: A Recipe for Fun, Laughter and Learned Responsibilities 

Most children are instinctively drawn to dogs and cats. That wagging tail, those deep purrs and soft fur can be irresistible. And, it’s a relationship that when fostered under proper parental control, can grow into a beautiful and long-lasting friendship.

Food To Go And Other Tips For Traveling With Your Pets

Road Trip! Such an announcement may very well get your dog’s tail wagging punctuated with delighted barking. While your cat may not be quite so enthusiastic about leaving the comforts of home. The best way to make travel enjoyable for both people and pets is to be properly prepared. And prepping for pets is no different than doing a checklist for small children.