Good Nutrition for the Whole Family, Even the Four-Legged Members

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<p>(<a href=NewsUSA) – These days, people consider their pets a part of the family, so it is important for them to be cared for in the same way. With more than two-thirds of people consuming foods with proactive nutrients each month, it’s only natural that dog owners would want to provide their dogs with the same nutritional advantages they provide for themselves.

Seeing that health-conscious pet owners want to supply their dogs with extra nutrients, Pedigree brand dog food has developed the Pedigree+ line. The new wet dog food brings together the taste dogs love with the functional benefits that help them live longer, healthier lives. Enhanced with nutrients such as Omega 3 fatty acids, whole grains, which are natural sources of glucosamine and antioxidant-rich ingredients for healthy immunity, are added to six special recipes, each tailored to meet a specific health and wellness need for your dog.

“At Pedigree, we pride ourselves on providing dog owners with the best and most innovative products available,” said Anne Herrington, marketing director of Pedigree Wet. “Everything we do is a result of our love of dogs so we’re excited to do our part to help prolong the human-animal relationship, and we know that good nutrition is a key part of that.”

The six varieties of Pedigree+ aim to provide proactive support for many common canine concerns such as joint health, weight maintenance and healthy digestion. Dogs will experience the benefit from the powerhouse of nutrients not only in the longterm, but even in as little as four weeks, thanks to recipes geared toward healthy joints, healthy immunity, healthy hearts, healthy digestion, healthy skin and coats and healthy weight.

The new recipes are scientifically based on specialized research developed by the Waltham Center for Pet Nutrition. As an authority on pet care and nutrition, it encompasses the expertise of respected veterinarians, nutritionists, universities and breed organizations throughout the world.

“We understand that feeding your dog goes beyond what you put in his bowl; we created Pedigree+ to be a mealtime solution that nourishes from the inside out,” commented Herrington.

Find the right food for your dog by using the Food Finder tool at

Put Your Lucky Dog on NASCAR’s Raceway

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<p>(<a href=NewsUSA) – Avid NASCAR fans should be familiar with the racing term “lucky dog.” During a race, the Lucky Dog Rule allows the driver of the next lapped car behind the leader to gain back a lap during a caution — a time when drivers are forced to reduce speeds due to trouble on the track. But a new contest takes the term “lucky dog” a bit more literally.

NASCAR fans and pet lovers will find much to love in “The Luckiest Dog of NASCAR” Contest, which could put one lucky winner’s pooch on Kyle Busch’s No. 18 Pedigree Toyota Camry during the Checker Auto Parts 500 in Phoenix on Nov. 15. The winning dog’s owners will receive a three-day, two-night trip to the race.

And what does it take to win? Creativity and a dog unafraid to dress-up. During the entry period, which runs through Sept. 12, 2009, dog-loving NASCAR fans can log onto to either upload a race-themed photo of their dog, or to vote on the other photos. Each voter is automatically eligible to instantly win one of 200 available $25 Pedigree gift cards. There’s no limit to how many times a person may vote.

Every week, the popular vote on will determine a finalist. After voters choose 20 weekly finalists, a panel of judges will select one grand prize winner on or about Oct. 1, 2009. The judging process will be based on creativity, originality and adherence to the NASCAR theme.

“We’re excited to give one pet owner the chance to publicly profess the love they have for their dog,” said John Anton, Marketing Director of the Pedigree Brand. “At Pedigree, everything we do is for the love of dogs, and this contest is really about giving people a platform to celebrate the bond between them and their best friend.”