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July 8, 2017
Pet Holidays and Observances for July

National Lost Pet Prevention Month
July 10 - National Kitten Day
July 11 - All American Pet Photo Day
July 15 - National Pet Fire Safety Day
July 22 - National Craft for Your Local Shelters Day

Survey Results - Next Book
Thanks to everyone who responded to my survey last month about what kind of book you'd like to read next. Nearly 100% of you specifically want to see something about cat health, with other topics filling out the rest of the preferences.
Also, thanks to those of you who wrote articles to include in a book. Always welcome! I can use all the help I can get! At this time, there is no deadline set, so if you think of anything else, or want to send something in, please do so fairly soon, so we can start putting it all together.
So my co-author, Paul DeCeglie, and I are working on health articles and tips already. We think you will be pleased with the book!
Of course, title ideas are welcome, too. If you think of one, let us know and we'll look into using it. A lot depends on whether it's been used already, of course.
If you would like a photo of your cat in this book, feel free to send something in. Just know that it will appear in black and white inside the book, even if your original is in color, and it needs to be good quality (in focus, good contrast) so it will print correctly. Digital is preferred, so you can email it and we can also PhotoShop things if necessary. Also, we cannot guarantee it will be used, depending on space and other considerations. Thanks for your understanding.

Speaking of Cat Health
We hear a lot about pet food recalls, but this one is a pet medication recall:
Weight loss for overweight/obese kitties:

Keeping your cat hydrated this summer:
Signs your cat needs more water:
Is your cat getting too many vaccinations?
Be sure to download the free vaccine guide. While this is from a dog web site, it applies as well to cats (and probably even humans).

The Clean Label Project for Pet Food Safety
Recently, an organization called the Clean Label Project revealed "shocking" levels of contamination in some commercially available pet foods.
They tested 900 of the most popular (best-selling) pet foods and treats for over 130 contaminants and toxins, and found lead, arsenic, mercury and cadmium, among others, in a variety of the products. In fact, they found contaminants in nearly every food tested, according to Dr. Jill Chase, a San Francisco-area veterinarian.

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