Who released the dogs? – Hey, match!

Bite your nails while voting for the next president of the country continues? Tension levels have certainly emerged in this deeply divisive election season, with people at the extreme who have even exchanged family and friends just to stay close to their candidate.

But very soon, with the mandate of the people, a new leader of this island nation will be announced, so it is time for fate to take its course and calm down and breathe and free you from tension.

For those who have pets in their home, they do not need to look for a way to feel better, regardless of the outcome, given how repeated studies show that interactions with animals have been shown to reduce levels of cortisol (related to stress). . hormones) and lowering blood pressure. More and more studies continue to find that animals can reduce feelings of loneliness, increase feelings of social support, and improve a person’s mood.

Now that’s why the Manila Times lifestyle launched dogs today.


Dr. Sasa Kurameng with her dog, Matchy.

Health Benefits of Wet Food for Dogs

All dogs require the right food and choosing the right diet can be a challenging task for pet parents. Traditionally, more dog owners choose dry food. However, veterinarians also recommend eating a mixture of wet food as the main meal. That is why.

Makes meal time fun. Dogs easily get bored eating the same thing every day and some dog owners have to live with the fact that their dogs are hard eaters for the rest of their lives. When this happens, pet owners may want to consider trying a new flavor.

According to Dr. Sasa Koraming, Director of Scientific Communications, Mars Pet Nutrition in the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, “Wet food not only contains 70 to 80 percent of the vitamins and minerals your pet needs, but it is also rich with protein. , offering a complete and nutritionally balanced meal. “The interesting thing is that its durability is very attractive to most dogs.”

The inclusion of wet food in dog meals gives them a variety of flavors and textures. For mixed food, dog owners can add wet food as a cover over dry food.

Maintains hydration level. Wet food hydrates dogs that do not drink enough water on a daily basis. It can also help improve proper kidney function.

Daza advised: “Because wet food has a high moisture content, it helps dogs maintain a healthy urinary system. To ensure that your dog is well hydrated, it is still essential to always provide clean and fresh water every day. ”

Weight loss due to AIDS. The main ingredient of wet food is protein, which has a lower carbohydrate content. As a result, they have a lower calorie density and help increase dogs’ satisfaction.

“Incorporating wet food into your dog’s meals will prevent the absorption of excess calories by ensuring proper nutrition,” explained Dr. Saza.

She added: “Some pet parents feed their dogs pet food, and this can lead to weight gain and loose stools. But by feeding your dog wet food or a mixture of wet and dry your dog, may result in smaller and stronger stools.

Tooth friendly. Lastly, since wet food is made up of soft pieces, it is a good choice for dogs with dental disorders, gum problems or weak senses. Depending on comfort levels, the amount of wet food to be mixed with dry food may vary.

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The “Worked” case by Ayala Malls

Ayala Mall continues to prove to be a haven for each of the four-legged groups, as it strengthens pet protection by hosting and supporting various initiatives, including pet care and adoption programs.

Pet Adoption Project in downtown Alabang

Pet Adoption Project in downtown Alabang

The Pound Dog project is under construction at Ayala Mall, Manila Bay

The Pound Dog project is under construction at Ayala Mall, Manila Bay

PAWSsion Project Foundation Inc. , a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and rehabilitating abused and neglected dogs, is one of Ayala Malls’s valued partners in achieving this mission. Ayala Foundation President Fernando Zobel de Ayala and sisters Sophia Zobel-Elizalde and Monica Zobel de Ayala contributed cash donations that significantly supported the construction of an animal shelter in the PAWSsion project on a 6,000-square-foot plot of land just purchased in Bacolod City.

To further the collaboration, Ayala Malls Capitol Central hosted Paws for a PAWSsion Project Cause, which mobilized an effort to donate pet supplies to stray dogs. Ayala Malls Vertis North also held the passion as the Quezon City location made it easy to set up PAWSsion Summer Camp. The program encouraged shepherds to adopt stray cats and dogs, giving them the opportunity to find their eternal home and experience the love and care they deserve from their furry parent.

Ayala Malls is a second home for customers and their beloved pets. Cats and dogs, who are key members of the Ayala Malls community, can enjoy safe services and comfortable spaces, so they associate with their pet parents and their furry friends without fuss.

Even in the midst of the pandemic, Ayala Malls has continued her mission to provide amazing experiences by reopening the official dog park called “Barkyard”. The facility has hosted programs such as “It’s Bowie” for Central Block, “Adopt a Friend” in downtown Alabang, and “Adopt a Pound Dog Project” in Ayala Malls Manila Bay.

Soon, Bonifacio High Street will also be launching a new pet event with an adoption program called “Pet Huddle” from May 21-22.

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Golden Haven organizes pet walks nationwide

It was a wonderful sunny and bright day when dogs of all shapes and sizes set out to pick branches from Golden Haven Memorial Parks to join the Nationwide Pet Walkathon — with excited people, of course.

Pets and humans have created connections and a walking community.

Pets and humans have created connections and a walking community.


A delightful fluffy friend enjoyed the day out greens.

Playful puppies became friends with each other.

Playful puppies became friends with each other.

Pet puppies and their families gathered, played, and roamed the lush suburbs of Golden Haven Memorial Parks in Las Pinas, Baoan, and Saraya in Luzon; Cebu and Iloilo in Visayas and Cagayan de Oro, Bukidnon and General Santos City in Mindanao.

The nationwide pet walk in Golden Haven included activity stations for young children; courses with barriers to energy combustion; and even animal stables for a lively day out. Relax and enter the peaceful greenery of the Memorial Parks, where pet and pet owners have enjoyed the fresh, breathtaking air, sunny blue sky, tranquil scenery and natural vitamin D.

The lively scenes showed the fun-filled toddlers making friends with each other. While doing so, their mothers and fathers fed on fur.

To crown an unforgettable day, each fluffy participant was given a certificate of completion, as well as a commemorative photo, to join the walk.

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