Archive for May, 2010
05.17.2010 | 01:40 pm
Dried kelp is a powerhouse of an ingredient with many benefits for our furry friends. Kelp is defined as dried seaweed usually from the families Laminariace and Fucaeae. They can be found growing in the cool ocean waters of the world.
Kelp has been used as a supplement in Chinese medicine for centuries. It is an ideal natural source of many essential nutrients such as naturally chelated (sequestered) trace minerals including iron, iodine, magnesium and sulfur. There are essential Omega 3 fats and several vitamins including Vitamins A, D, B12 and folic acid that are naturally found in kelp. Some species of kelp can contain as many as 20 amino acids, the building blocks for cell replacement and development. In addition, kelp contains antioxidants such as alpha- and beta-carotenes.
The dried kelp used in the Holistic Select Food for Dogs and Cats is dried seaweed from the family Ascophyllumm found growing naturally in the cool Northern waters off the coast of Canada and Europe. Also known as Norwegian Kelp, it is harvested and processed under the strictest conditions to assure it’s quality and nutritional value. To learn more about the ingredients in Holistic Select Pet Food, visit our ingredient dictionary.
05.13.2010 | 10:42 am
We all know how good yoga is for us…but did you know it can also benefit your dog? Doga (or “dog yoga”) is the practice of partner yoga for you and your dog. At East Yoga in New York, Kari Harendorf helped pioneer this hybrid practice. Kari’s doga sessions have been featured in articles in TimeOut New York , The New York Post, and The New York Times.
Doga is all about bonding with your pet and giving the dog 45 minutes of undivided attention and praise from their favorite person in the world. The dogs do sun salutations and you’ll learn specific massage techniques to calm your dog and aid both circulation and digestion processes. And don’t worry: You’ll also get a workout, using your dog to assist you in traditional and modified poses.
Check out Kari and Charlie in their latest TV appearance! The Today showed filmed a doga class in the East Yoga studio.
For more information about Doga, visit East Yoga online