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Purina ONE’s 28-Day Challenge: Bringing a New Light to Pet Adoption

This is sponsor content.  Dog ownership in America is more popular than ever, with an estimated 45 million U.S. households currently making room for at least one canine companion. But when it comes to acquiring a dog, only about one out of four owners are choosing to adopt from a shelter. Why? Experts have observed…

A Dog Named Bean: A Tail of Survival and Hope

Sponsor Content: This content is brought to you by Purina Better With Pets.  “My life changed forever in the spring of 2012 when I was fortunate enough to come across the most incredible, beloved little puppy,” began Dr. Stan Marks. Bean was a rescue pit bull who was brought to the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital…

Keeping Your Mature Pet’s Brain Sharp

Sponsor Content: This content is brought to you by Purina Better With Pets.  At the Purina Better With Pets Summit in New York, host John Hockenberry conducted a fascinating interview with Janet Jackson (“the real Janet Jackson,” as he called her) that revealed the latest advancements in canine cognitive health. Janet is a leading member of Purina’s…

Printing Pet Prosthetics: The Story of TurboRoo

Sponsor Content: This content is brought to you by Purina Better With Pets.  At the Purina Better With Pets summit, host John Hockenberry introduced speaker Mark Deadrick as a “rocket scientist.” Mark says he’s actually more of a “rocket surgeon” whose San Diego-based company, 3dyn, uses 3D printers to make parts for aerospace companies. Because of his…

Reinventing Shelters for Humans and Pets

Sponsor Content: This content is brought to you by Purina Better With Pets.  Rita Garza considers herself very fortunate. In the past 18 months, she has been able to combine her “two passions: improving services and increasing awareness for victims of domestic violence” with her “deep love for animals.” Rita works for Urban Resource Institute (URI) in…

Imagining a Better Future With Pets

Sponsor Content: This content is brought to you by Purina Better With Pets.  When Dan Smith went to work at Purina in St. Louis 27 years ago, he thought, “I’ve always had pets; this’ll be fun.” After he had spent some time at the company in the research and development division, he realized he had found…

How a 14-Year-Old Inventor Treats Pet Anxiety

Sponsor Content: This content is brought to you by Purina Better With Pets.  As the Purina Better With Pets host John Hockenberry said, “she’s a little intimidating.” Fourteen-year-old Brooke Martin is an award-winning inventor from Spokane, Washington, an honor student, the head of a company, and, not incidentally, a poised and passionate speaker. She introduced herself…