As we usher in a brand-new year, most people start thinking about New Year’s Resolutions. This year, as youmake resolutions or yoursel, don’t orget your pet, too! Flip to our magazine centerold and check outour specially compiled list o Top 11 Pet Resolutions to help you raise a Healthy and Happy baby. From apersonal standpoint, I am denitely looking orward toResolution # 8 (Go On More Petdates)... can’t wait to take my baby Hitler to the beach soon, among other places. And yes, I must, must, must do Resolution # 4(Stop Spoiling)! I know most o us are guilty o this.Given the paradigm shit o pets becoming more andmore human in our society, it is no surprise that one o the most common humanhealth problems has become the norm or pets as well: Obesity. Much like us, our pets generally seem to live on too little exercise and too unhealthy diets. I we’renot careul, this will eventually lead to obesity and a whole roster o health problemslater on. So, we’ve packed this issue o Bow & Wow Times with inormative articleson how to deal with obesity and tips on how to exercise your pet, in order to helpyou get your baby on a running start towards a healthy new liestyle. Exercising your baby daily will allow you to have good quality time together, and not to mention, alsohelp you shed those unwanted pounds gained over the holidays!Oh, in case you’re thinking o getting a new pet this year, read our article on tipsor choosing a pet as well as understanding the needs and behaviors o cats anddogs. Canine behavioral trainer Elsie Araneta and veterinarian Dr. Rizza Zunio alsoshare a thing or two about how best to care or a new pet (or an existing pet, or that matter). All articles are also a great read or people who already have pets andneed a handy reresher on pet parenting.2011 will denitely be very eventul and exciting or Bow & Wow. To start theyear o, we’ll have The Bow & Wow Black-Collar New Year’s Benet Dinner or ThePhilippine Animal Welare Society on January 15th at The Gallery o Greenbelt5. We’ll also have more behavioral training sessions or pet parents and their pets, moreadoption events, and we’ll conduct spaying and neutering eorts rom our Collect& SNAP campaign. In addition, we’ll have loads o cool new products in the store,and we’ll be launching our revamped Bow & Wow membership program to give allo our loyal customers more and more reasons to come to Bow & Wow. With somuch to look orward to, we can’t wait or the next months ahead!Happy Parenting!Pam So-Suarezpssuarez@bowandwow.com.ph
PS: In our last issue, I asked pet parents to drop me an e-mail to answer the question: “How do youbaby your pet?”. Congratulations to Cherry Araniego, Jonna Baquillas, and Jackie Toh for winning aspecial prize from Bow & Wow for your babies. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. In fact, we loved your entries so much, that we’ve featured them on page 18!
We digest it or pet parents... The Bow & Wow Times tracks all relevantpet inormation rom key websites, magazines, journals, animal researchand studies, and other credible sources. Then we summarize what isessential or you to know in order to raise healthy and happy pets, andbecome the best pet parents you can be. The Bow & Wow Times is in noway intended to replace the knowledge and/or diagnoses o veterinary proessionals. Always consult with your veterinarian whenever a healthproblem arises which requires expert care.
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Healthy and Happy Baby
Joy Ann Cardeño
Wilzen Wobby Tiang
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to provide inspiration and education to ourcustomers on how to be responsible andenlightened pet parents.We believe dogs and cats must have the best nutritionand health care available.We believe dogs and cats are not toys for ouramusement; they have feelings, they are very loyaland they need our tender loving care.We believe the best way to acquire new pets is throughpet adoption from the animal shelters.We are against selling dogs and cats in pet shops which
involves prolonged confnement in small cages.
We are against all forms of animal cruelty includingchaining and caging dogs.We support the good work of organizations likePhilippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), Compassion& Responsibilities for Animals (CARA) and People forthe Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).