Emerging Trends in the Dog Food Industry


Happy and healthy dogs are what every pet owner wants to see every day. Several pet food manufacturing companies have seen the potential this sector has and are cutting a niche for themselves by producing high quality food. The sector has grown tremendously to become a 10.5 billion dollar industry in the US alone.

Healthy Dog Food

To push their brands in the market, manufacturers are using fresh ingredients to ensure that their products are of high quality, delicious and nutritive. Colgate-Palmolive for instance produces feeds designed to help the pet loose extra weight. George Puro, the President of Puro Research Group says that the manufacturers are trying to outshine their competitors by coming up with new technologies that even rival the human food manufacturing sector. Additional information can be found by clicking on; http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20151122/business/151129983/

Acquisitions and Mergers

In a bid to gain market dominance and fight off competition, established producers are buying off startups to improve their customer base and expand their ideas. Milo’s Kitchen which is part of J.M Smucker group of companies recently acquired Big Heart Pet Brands. It produces pooch food devoid of any non-natural colors or flavors. Merrick Pet Care on the other hand was acquired by Purina not long after it introduced the Backcountry line of food that encompasses recipes such as Game Bird and Pacific Catch.

Beneful Line of Dog Food and Treats

A brainchild of Nestle Purina Company, it was introduced on facebook in 2001. Beneful is nourishing, appetizing and made using whole grains, real beef and vitamin-rich vegetables. All these help maintain the energy levels of the pets. To market the product, its cover features healthy smiling dogs to show how beneficial it is to the pets.

Beneful comprises a wide range of forage tailor made for dogs of all ages. There are nutritious Beneful dog foods for adults and for puppies, which are rich in proteins for muscle strengthening, grains to offer vitality and antioxidants to help improve the immune system of the animals and to help them sustain dense, soft and glossy furs as they get old.



The Best in Texas

The state of Texas is known for a lot of good things – The Dallas Cowboys, Black Gold/ Texas Tea oil, Longhorn cattle, hot chili and great barbecue. Other things in the long list of its rare finds are the great doctors Texas has, who are among the top in their field such as plastic surgeon Dr. Jennifer Walden. Dr. Walden is truly a gift to the patients she serves in her community and has helped to grace America with beautiful faces and proportionate bodies everywhere.

Dr. Jennifer L. Walden, fellow of Cosmetic Surgery, is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has been practicing for over a decade. Dr. Walden performs procedures that range from minor to major in severity and is known among her clients for having a professional, yet personable quality.

Dr. Walden has acquired some of the best online reviews for reliable service and great customer care, because she has a trail of satisfied customers behind her. Former patients attest to her reassuring touch, stating that in their experience with her, Dr. Walden made them feel valued and that she took time out to listen to their concerns and fully addressed all options. They commented on the way she personally explained procedures before they underwent surgery and how comfortable it made them feel.

Dr. Walden was granted a fellowship at Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital in New York, that helped prepare her for her distinct calling in the plastic surgery field. This physician’s detailed attention to safe service ethics and attentive care, are what makes her practice in Austin a cut above.

A few of the procedures performed at the Walden Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center include Blepharoplasty (eye-lids), Otoplasty (ears), Chin Augmentation and Face Lifts, Septorhinoplasty and Rhinoplasty (nose), Brachioplasty (excess skin removal), Abdominoplasty (excess abdominal flesh), Liposuction, Labiaplasty (vaginal), Liposuction for Buttocks & Thighs and various forms of Breast Augmentation.

In addition, Dr. Walden’s credits also include her work and training with other renowned surgeons such as Dr. Nicholas Tabbal, Dr. Daniel Baker, Dr. Alan Matarrasso and Dr. Gerald Pittman.

Demystifying Investment Banking

The very impervious nature of Wall Street is that which also serves to keep people somewhat out-of-the-loop about exactly what goes on in the our most wonderful capitalistic center. Unfortunately most people could not fully grasp what goes on there anyway. That being said, investment banking helps nearly every individual in this country, yet few know even loosely how this comes to pass. When companies need to raise money to grow, they need agents to help them explore all available options.

The local branch banker is not the person to handle this task. Companies also eventually get to the point where, if they’ve had a modicum of success, are contemplating becoming a publicly traded company as a means to raise funds, or the only reason a company goes public at all. Investment bankers also help with this transaction as they work to garner rounds of funding for a company en route becoming publicly traded entity. Investment banking leaks from Wall Street to every nook-and-cranny across this country, and they are a beneficial, albeit completely bottom-line motivated, force.

There are many unsung heroes in this space, and largely because they are not seeking wide-acclaim for their work, but rather are just getting the job done, and quite well at that. Martin Lustgarten, and his eponymous investment banking firm, located in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, is doing just that. He has brought the complicated world of Wall Street and investment banking to an area where his services are required, and where he can educate people on exactly what their options are. Invariably this would not be the case, and to get counsel from an investment banker one would have to travel to a major metropolitan area, at the very least, and would likely be caught up in confusing jargon during this encounter, adding to a possible sense of apprehension about things unknown, or investment banking at large.

Mr. Lustgarten is there to breakdown the complicated notions of investment banking, and use his acumen to provide banking solutions, in layman’s terms, to an appreciative, and likely otherwise underserved, clientele. He is going where no investment banker has gone before, and where no New York banker would. There is altruism in Martin Lustgarten’s efforts, and he is revamping the reputation of investment banking in a small corner of Florida, perhaps for only a few, but his efforts are surely not lost on those few. Check out his Instagram for more information an photos.

Sergio Cortes Provides Knowledge Regarding Zika Virus

Sergio Cortes has spent years discovering what works and what doesn’t regarding new discoveries and curing systems. The Zika Virus is one of the few diseases that continues to rise. Back in the 40’s, the disease was first originally witnessed. Dr. Sergio Cortes has done his research on sergiocortesoficial website enough to know that the disease has been spreading throughout Asia, African countries, and even throughout Latin American countries. It has become increasingly stressful for this to be spread, so many people have made it a goal to spread awareness of something as horrible as this disease. The World Health Organization has recently shared a warning about the dangers of this horrible disease and the ways it can affect ones health.
The truth is that something as horrible as this dangerous disease is not as horrible as it might seem. In fact, it only and mainly can affect those who are pregnant and possibly harm their baby’s. It can potentially cause paralysis in certain people if their bodies are not yet capable to handle this disease.

The mosquito bite is known for being very much connected to other diseases and syndromes, which can eventually correlate to more future damage to the health. Even if there is little to no dangers with this bite, you will come to realize that it is ultimately not that dangerous but can eventually lead to something worse that it is related to.

In Brazil, the first cases of zika virus occurred in April and since then, the continuous increase in the number of occurrences of the disease has caused great concern among health experts in the country. On the one hand the symptoms of zika virus do not get to be serious and the disease can be rapidly controlled and cured, says Dr. Sergio Cortes, what is really worrying doctors is that there is a proven link between zika virus and microcephaly, and perhaps with Guillain-Barré syndrome. The Guillain-Barre syndrome for example is very much connected to this mosquito bite. The Zika Virus develops and correlates into other horrible syndromes which can dramatically decrease health and impose more future health problems.

Luckily enough, this specific condition is not contagious and cannot be shared by direct contact between people. There are more things to discover about this specific condition, but you will find that Dr. Sergio Cortes has proven that you can beat this disease.

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Digital Friendship Is Connecting the World Thanks to Skout

Computers have been a huge boon to the world in many different ways. But one of the most important aspects of computing is often the least talked about. And that’s the fact that it’s able to bring people together who would otherwise have never met. One of the biggest reasons for this is the sheer ubiquity of computing devices. There was a time when computers were not only rare, but something which would automatically tether a person to a single location. One had to really fit computing time into a schedule in order to use it. But all of this has changed with the advent of smartphones.

A recent survey showed that a full 92% of the population stays in touch with online friends by using their mobile phones. It also highlighted the fact that 76% of people surveyed reported that they had friends online who they’ve never met in person. It also brought up the point that 83% of those people were interested in meeting those online friends one day.

This is one of the reasons why a mobile app called Skout is proving to be so popular. It currently stands as the largest global platform for meeting new people all over the world. But the app also focuses on the fact that people today are so accustomed to online friendships. Skout allows people to easily meet new friends with similar interests. One can choose any location to search for these new friends. And once that contact has been made it opens the doors for any number of possibilities.

One of the most popular features of Skout is called Travel. It makes the friend search heavily dependent on a specific location. For example, someone might have a strong interest in Paris. Skout would then list potential friends in the area who are interested in talking. Many users have even used these connections to give or receive virtual tours of the area with their new friends. And it’s not at all uncommon for these online friendships in a location to turn into real world meetings. It’s a great excuse for people to finally take a trip to all of the exotic locales they’ve dreamed of visiting. And one of the greatest advantages in having Skout along is that it instantly brings along people happy to act as a guide to the region. Nobody knows an area like the people who live there. And having a friendly face waiting to show one around can make a trip far more rewarding.

February 9, 2016 | Category: Apps

DR Sergio Cortes Proposes Aggressve Mosquito Control

We find Sec. of Health Dr. Sergio Cortes in his “Mission Control Center” in central Xerém, Duque de Caxias, Brazil. Point zero, the epicenter of the Brazilian flooding and health crisis is located at in Xerém, Duque de Caxias, Brazil. Dr. Cortes is busy reviewing some data that was collected by workers in the seven emergency centers that have been built in the region.

State Sec. of Health Sergio Cortes explains on wikipedia how the torrential rains that have besieged this area of Brazil have also caused flooding that has created contaminated standing water that also plays a major part in producing a breeding grounds for the Aedes aegypti mosquito. Dengue fever along with the Chikungunya and the rapidly spreading Zika virus are transmitted by the insect. The Zika virus has been linked recently by the World Health Organization with Microcephaly by going some comparisons of areas where the Zika virus infections occur and the relationship of the data with the numbers of births of children with Microcephaly.

According to Extra.Global the Brazilian Ministry of health along with State Sec. Sergio Cortes have sent out scores of evaluation teams and even troops to the area to help with the decontamination of the water leftover from the flooding. There will also be classes for locals after 3 dengue hydration centers that have been deployed in the region as of late. The class will ease in the transformation of customs of the local people and teach them how to use bottled water to replace their normal source which have been contaminated.

Sec. of Health Dr. Cortes is also actively involved in gathering research from the emergency shelters with the purpose of trying to find out how the unborn fetus of a pregnant mothers is getting infected. Microcephaly has now been linked to the Zika virus in has caused over 4000 for the in Brazil alone. It is not only in neurological disorder that causes children to be born with smaller and under developed heads. Dr. Cortes believes that with proper planning, mosquito control and aggressive education of the local citizens in the area as to the use of bottled water and decontamination of standing waters that this health crisis can soon be control until then he asked all women in the area please try to use caution and goes far as to not plan any pregnancies in the future.

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Quality Dog Food

The dog food industry is changing in a very dramatic way, and I believe that the changes are coming for the better. I was hesitant about the dog food brands that were available, but I have become more in tune with this because my veterinarian has guided me in the ways of healthy dog foods. She has made me see the light and really question the type of dog foods that I am buying for my pets. For me, the healthy dog foods that are available today are representing better selection of foods that are on the market. I have seen healthy dog food grow because there is so much demand. Pet owners are becoming more educated, and they simply expect more because companies like FreshPet, Blue Buffalo and Beneful are providing better foods. Beneful brings a variety of dog food to the table, and I love what this organization has done. There are baked treats that are healthy. There are also vegetable blend meals. I believe that there are even a few meals that have fruit thrown into the mix. This is amazing, and my dogs have been devouring these meals and begging for more. I know that Beneful has been a strong brand over the years, but this high quality food that the company offers makes this an even better brand. The Beneful Healthy Radiance is a good choice for pet owners that have pets that may be lagging and lounging around. Sometimes pets are much like humans in a sense. They may need that burst of energy, and this Beneful brand provides that. I have been amazed by all the things that these dog food companies are bringing forth. There are duck and chicken meat choices. There are refrigerated meals. There are so many brands of healthy dog food that are emerging. I am excited that my dogs have so much to choose from. I will keep Beneful as one of the staples, but I am not afraid to explore. I like to give my dogs choices and let them explore all the quality dog food choices.

Shaygan Kheradpir, Coriant’s New CEO

Shaygan Kheradpir is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Coriant. Coriant offers networking solutions in the fast transitioning business world. Over the years, the company has been known to offer its networking solution services in over 100 countries. These includes even nine of the top 10 global Tier 1 Communications Service Providers.

Shaygan graduated from Cornell University where he got his PhD, masters and bachelor’s in engineering. During his period at Cornell University, he served in the Engineering council and was also part of the advisory board of the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology.

For the past over two decades, Shaygan has been a recognized figure in the business and technology field. He has truly gathered much experience working with numerous telecom, technology and financial service industries.

Shaygan Kheradpir kick started his career at GTE Corporation and later joined Verizon where he was a Chief Information Officer and a member of the executive leadership team. They mainly worked to increase the efficiency, innovations, modernization and realization of new product initiatives. They managed to effect this in the FiOS, which is among the largest infrastructure programs in the United States with an over $20 billion capital investment.

Later on, as Chief operations and Technology Officer, Shaygan joined Barclays bank where he also served as the bank’s Executive Committee member. While at Barclays, they worked for the transformation of the bank on the 21st century. This was effected across fifty countries with thousands of employees. He also served as the CEO at Juniper Networks where he worked for the development of an effective operating plan for the company. This helped in surviving the fast growing builder markets.

Having gathered this much experience, Shaygan worked with the senior management team at Coriant prior to his appointment as the Chief Executive Officer at the company. He also served as an Operating Partner at Merlin Equity Partners where he dealt with telecom and technology investments.

Securus’ Advanced Technological Analytical Tool in Inmate Communications

Securus Technologies serves more than 3,450 public safeties, correction and law enforcement agencies and 1,200,000 prisoners across North America. The firm has its headquarters in Dallas, Texas. It provides emergency response, public education, incident management, communication, and biometric analysis, inmate self-service, inmate communication monitoring services and products and information management making the world a better place to stay.


Securus Technology is the primary provider of criminal and civil justice solutions for public safety, investigation, correction, and monitoring. The firm released THREAD 3.1, which according to me it’s the most sophisticated and advanced analytical tool in the correction market of the United States.


The upgrade of the Securus Investigative Solution product takes the user to the modernized web- based technologies. Kelly Solid, the General Manager of Business Management for Securus said that the new design makes the use of THREADS effortless and boost the system performance. It removes unwanted system actions and builds up navigation, search function and record loading. The results of the new THREAD heightened performance and enhanced user experience.


THREAD 3.1 can listen to SCP calls within the THREADS application. It also has characteristics such as guided real-time analysis, customized mapping, and printing and context- sensitivity. THREADS, for years, have been the superior investigation solution for identifying and reporting on suspicious inmate phone calls, communication events correlations and associations. The 3.1 product, allows for direct integration between other Securus products, for example, Secure Call Platform. It provides the investigators with a more powerful device that need minimum training.


The new program has a video application that makes it convenient for the customer to use from the comfort of their homes. We can visit our confined inmates without going to the prisons physically. One can reschedule the visit time using Onsite Video Visitation. This reduces our waiting time and enables us to visit when it’s convenient. To get started on the online video visitations, all we need is a computer with a web, camera linked to the internet. For more information visit https://securustech.net/videovisitation.


The 3.1 new THREADS provide profound intelligence and focused leads to the investigators. It took the technical team some time to come up with the highly powerful tool. THREAD 3.1 makes Securus to the next high level increasing their popularity. The new technology will be upgraded to the existing consumers for free.


THREADS 3.1 is harmonized ”Big Data” analytical tool that give the customers the same robust analysis they are used to.

Best Looking Fans in the Stands

Whether or not they win the big game the Pittsburgh Steelers will have the best looking cheering section up in the stands. With a new clothing line, high on the wow factor, and jewelry and other items to accessorize, there’s something for every fan to show their support. Snazzy new designs that update the usual sports team sweatshirt and sweatpants have caught the eye of Pittsburgh Steelers fans, both young and old, big time. Updates to the clothing, such as thumb holes in some of the sweatshirt designs and eye catching style updates are catching on big for the organization The change in Steeler apparel can be accredited to one woman, Susan McGalla, the new Steeler’s director of strategic planning. Susan McGalla was previously the president of American Eagle Outfitters and went on to be the former CEO of Wet Seal. Working for trendy, fresh organizations means she brings a feel for what younger people want in fan wear and what looks good on them. Creating a brand and clothing that other sports merchandisers desire for their own teams, she says something else they are doing new is relying on social networking to spread the word about the new Steelers lines and other items that are for sale. Facebook and other Internet sites have been very successful in debuting the ew lines. Focus groups are another new tool the Steelers merchandising machine is using to find out what fans are looking for and what they desire in spirit wear. Some of the tips that helped design the new line include men desiring clothes they could wear to work, and women looking for clothes that supported their team and still looked feminine.