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Friday, December 2, 2011

Music Therapy for Animals w Tom Nazziola Keri Davis 12/02 by Frank Ferrante | Blog Talk Radio

Music Therapy for Animals w Tom Nazziola Keri Davis 12/02 by Frank Ferrante | Blog Talk Radio

Tom Nazziola the creator of Music My Pet sharing the wondeful benifits of Music for our fury friends.

Music My Pet is a company that produces a CD of classical music of some of the greatest composers in music history (Bach, Beethoven,Brahms,Chopin,and more). Tom's first CD "Classic Cuts"is designed to calm pets in a variety of situations. All the music has been re-orchestrated by Tom Nazziola. Tom Nazziola is a graduate of the Eastman School of music Tom is an active producer, composer and performer. THIS will be a very interesting show.

Keri Davis has trained through the Institute of Integrated Sciences, in the HUNA™ program (Humans Understanding Nature and Animals) which is based on the philosophy that all life is connected and cannot be separated. She has also been mentored by some of the world’s leading figures in animal consciousness and a variety of energy healing modalities such as Body Talk, Colour Therapy, Meridian System, Iridology and more.

Frank Ferrante is a Producer and host. Frank has producer Radio shows, TV commercials, and documentaries. Also if you need advise ask Frank.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Top ten signs you might be sharing your life with a killer cat

Just in time for Halloween!

10. In the dark, you can’t see those wide awake, ever alert cat eyes observing you as you sleep.
9. Those aren’t claws on the paws, they’re daggers.
8.  Kitty whiskers up your nose could tickle you to death.
7.  Those jaws of death could chew through more than tuna in a pink plastic bowl in the kitchen.
6. That mouse is nothing but a practice run for bigger stuff to come.
5. You may never get to eat again; turn your back for a second and your dinner plate is mysteriously empty.
4. High on catnip, the cat is not responsible for her actions.
3. Cat breath from hell.
2. The ultimate feline weapon that can knock you out: Litter box!
1. Perfect crime: If you trip over a cat at the top of the stairs, it’s assumed to be an accident.

Originally posted by cat_lady on May 25, 2011 at 12:23 pm | Permalink | 1 Comment 

Sunday, October 2, 2011

I Love Cats magazine gave us a nice rewiew.

Text of interest:
Pet anxiety is a common concern among many pet owners and Music My Pet provides a musical approach to solving separation anxiety or noise sensitivity.

The company produces classical music CDs designed specifically to calm anxious pets.  Created by Tom Nazziola, a principal performer for Disney’s Baby Einstein DVDs/CDs, Music My Pet offers a natural calming solution for pets that suffer from separation anxiety or are frightened by noises such as thunderstorms.

For more information and to hear audio selections, go to

Visit I Love Cats magazine at:

Monday, September 26, 2011

MMP video contest – Your pet and Music My Pet!

 UPDATE!!! -Extended deadline.

Music My Pet Video Contest: $150 grand prize!!!

$75.00 2nd prize, $50.00 3rd prize.

Dear friends of Music My Pet. We are currently seeking videos which show pets actively responding to Music My Pet. Most of you already know how effective Music My Pet can be in calming pets; however, we’d like to share your results with the rest of the world to show exactly how our product works in action. Your video should show a pet's transition from stressful behavior (e.g. pacing, barking, panting, scratching, general restlessness) to a state of complete relaxation (or, as we’ve seen in most cases, asleep!) while listening to Music My Pet. Contestants may post videos on You Tube and provide us with a link for viewing. On or about 8:00 PM, Monday, October 31, 2011, a prize of $150 will be awarded for the best video as determined by the staff at Music My Pet. The winning video will be used for any and all promotional efforts related to Music My Pet (including, YouTube, Facebook, any and all social media, websites as well as trade shows and other forms of advertising). Please note that we reserve the right not to use or choose a winning video at our discretion. 

Official Rules:

Judging Criteria

Three videos will be selected from all uploaded submissions.
The winner(s) selected from the submissions will be selected by Music My Pet staff.
The committee will consider the following criteria in determining the:
  • Creativity
  • Visual & audio clarity
  • Content
  • Appropriateness of theme
  • Effectiveness of Message
  • Entertainment value
  • Your pet must be shown transitioning from an active to restful state because they or it is listening to Music My Pet CD(s).

 Submission Suggestions

Below is a list of ideas that could be incorporated into your video:
  • Your pet must be shown transitioning from an active to restful state because they or it is listening to Music My Pet CD(s).

Video Guidelines

  • The Music My Pet video contest is open to anyone 18 years or older.
  • All submissions must be original and may not include images or music under copyright. Videos must be in compliance with all United States copyright laws. Videos not in compliance will be eliminated from the contest.
  • Videos must be produced in accordance with all YouTube rules & policies ( and Any video submission displaying illegal acts or acts not in compliance with Music My Pet policies ( will be eliminated from the contest.
  • By entering the contest, the entrants (a) agree to the official rules and the decisions of the judges which shall be final in all respects; (b) consent to the use of winners' names and likenesses, the name of his/her group and any statements, quotes or testimonials, photographs, designs, and/or any other audio-visual materials provided by the entrant, for advertising and publicity purposes and grants Creative Sounds & Designs – Music My Pet the right to reprint, display, reproduce and exhibit the entry without limitation.  No other compensation in any manner will be paid to any entrant of the video contest for the submission to Creative Sounds & Designs – Music My Pet or Creative Sounds & Designs – Music My Pet’s future use of the video in any manner. If you want to remove your video from the competition, you may do so by requesting Creative Sounds & Designs – Music My Pet delete your video from its competition prior to the announcement of the winner on or about 8:00 PM, Monday, October 31, 2011.
  • There is no limit on the number of videos someone may submit.
  • Must be able to provide Creative Sounds & Designs – Music My Pet with an original video file if you win.
  • Videos containing any sort of logos, watermarks, official credits, credits of your own creation, video bumpers before or after your video that are not actually yours, fan-sub subtitles, corporate subtitles, or any other graphic or lettering not specifically of your own creation may be disqualified. Audio containing any U.S. commercially produced dubbed voice-overs may be disqualified.
  • All submissions to Music My Pet will be pre-screened for content and audio/video quality. Follow a general “G” rating content guideline for audio/video content. Videos deemed inappropriate will be disqualified from the Music My Pet Contest.  Disqualifying content is not limited to, but includes, excessive violence, excessive sexual content, and strong language.
  • Music My Pet reserves the right, at their sole discretion, to disqualify any entries deemed inappropriate or to disqualify any entry for failure to completely provide the information that is requested.
  • Limit one winner per immediate family.  "Immediate family" refers to parents, spouses, siblings, children, grandchildren, and grandparents.  Employees and volunteers of Music My Pet, any co-sponsoring entities, their parent, subsidiary, and affiliated companies, and their advertising or promotional agencies (collectively, the "Contest Entities"), and the immediate families or members of the same households of such individuals are not eligible.  No groups, clubs, or organizations may participate in this Contest or reproduce or distribute any portion of these rules to their members.  Proof of age, identity, and eligibility must be furnished to Music My Pet upon request.  Music My Pet will not award a prize to anyone not meeting eligibility requirements at the time of entry.  Winners of a Music My Pet contest within the past 60 days are not eligible.  Music My Pet reserves the right to disqualify any entrant if these Contest rules are not followed.
  • Music My Pet is not responsible for entries that are lost, late, misdirected, inaudible, not visible, incomplete, incomprehensible, illegible, damaged, undeliverable or delayed.  Entries generated by any automated means are void. 


Contest is open to USA residents only. No purchase is necessary. MAKING A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.  Void where prohibited or restricted by law.  All federal, state, and local regulations apply.


The personal information you submit on the entry form will only be used to contact you in the event you win the contest or if there is a question or issue regarding your video or its content. We will not disclose, give, sell, or transfer any personal information about you, unless required for law enforcement or by statute. As your video will be made available to the public, you should not include personal information about yourself or anyone else in the video. All information collected on the entry form will be deleted at the conclusion of the contest. Music My Pet is using YouTube to host the videos for this contest. You are subject to YouTube's use, privacy, cookie, and security provisions also. Those provisions can be viewed at


Music My Pet is not responsible for technical difficulties, which may prohibit the transmission of electronic submission of entries. Music My Pet is not responsible for late, lost, undeliverable email, or for publishing errors in the contest materials or these rules.

  • Disclaimer and Force Majeure.  Contest Entities, their affiliated, parent, and subsidiary companies, their employees, agents and officers, advertising and promotion agencies, and all others associated with the development and execution of this Contest are not responsible for:  (1) problems associated with television transmission, radio transmission, cable transmission, satellite transmission, phone lines, facsimile, or cable lines and/or phone or IP numbers  that are beyond their control-this includes, but is not limited to: a busy signal, operator interference, cellular interference, Internet congestion, technical or atmospheric conditions that disrupt a phone call, facsimile transmission, email transmission, or any other transmission, cable modem service, or other Internet interruptions or malfunctions or for technical or other difficulties that may prohibit, prevent, or interfere with the transmission of television or radio signals to all or limited geographic areas during the Contest or that may prohibit, prevent, or interfere with the acquisition, completion, or submission of an entry; failures of or other problems relating to telephone, cell phone or other device or computer hardware, software, the Internet, or similar systems, including but not limited to difficulties relating to contestants' ISP, DSL, telephone, or cable modem access, "worms," or viruses; (2) typographical errors in any materials relating to the Contest; (3) lost, misdirected, illegible, incomplete, or delayed entries; (4) cancellations, postponements, or delays; (5) Acts of God, war, terrorism, government regulation, disaster, fire, strikes, civil disorder, or other similar causes beyond the control of the Contest Entities, their affiliated, parent, and subsidiary companies, advertising and promotional agencies and their immediate assigns, making it inadvisable, illegal, impossible, or impractical to continue the Contest or to perform under these Rules.  In the event of any of the foregoing, Sponsors reserve the right to suspend, terminate, modify, or continue the Contest, in their sole discretion.  Contest Entities make no warranty, guarantee, or representation of any kind concerning any prize, and Contest Entities specifically DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, WARRANTY OF FITNESS, AND ANY OTHER IMPLIED WARRANTY. 



By submitting an entry, the entrant shall be deemed to have consented to the use of his/her name in any manner Music My Pet may determine, including the posting of the name of the winner on websites affiliated with Music My Pet.

In accepting the prize, the winner, acknowledges that Music My Pet may not be held liable for any loss, damages or injury associated with accepting or using this prize(s).

Video Submissions

Acceptable formats for submission include: QuickTime (.mov), Windows Media Video (.wmv) or MPEG (.mpg). Contestants may submit entries in one of the following way:
  • UPLOAD the video to your YouTube account. Contestants must submit a link to your video's web address (for example, on YouTube to Music My Pet via email along with name, address and phone number to be entered into the contest.
If you have any questions about the submission process, please contact Tim Gallagher, Contest regulator, via email.
Posting of video submissions commence on 8 PM, Monday, September 26, 2011.  All video submissions must be posted by 8:00 PM Monday, October 24, 2011.  A winner or winners will be selected and notified by email on or about 8:00 PM, Monday, October 31, 2011.
Visit our Music My Pet Facebook page at or on our YouTube page at for more information!


All entries will be judged according to “Judging criteria” noted above. The top three videos will be eligible to be used without limitation, by Music My Pet for promotional purposes.
Winners will be selected by the judges. Prizes are as follows:
Grand Prize: $150
2nd place: $75
3rd place: $50
Odds of Winning are, typically be effected by the number of submissions received (that comply with contest rules).
Winners and entrants agree, except where prohibited by law, to release and discharge, hold harmless and indemnify Creative Sounds & Designs – Music My Pet, their employees, agents and representatives, officers and directors and their immediate families, successors and assigns, and all others associated with the development and execution of this Contest, from any and all tax liability that may be imposed or associated with receipt or use of the prizes, and from and against any and all claims, actions, proceedings, and liability for any damages, expenses, fees, injury or losses (INCLUDING PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH) sustained in connection with the receipt, ownership, or use of the prize or while traveling to, preparing for, or participating in any Contest-related or prize-related activity.
  • The laws of the State of North Carolina shall govern this Contest, without regard to North Carolina's choice of law rules.  The courts of North Carolina shall be the exclusive forum for any dispute relating to these Rules and/or this Contest.  All participants and winners agree, by their participation in the Contest, to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts of North Carolina.  For prizes valued at $600 or greater, winner must provide his or her Social Security Number for tax purposes.  Prizes may be considered income, and any and all taxes associated with prizes are responsibility of winner.

Winner Selection:

After the contest closes, videos will be judged to see if they comply with the requirements of the contest. Those videos that do not comply will be disqualified. All the videos will be rated by a panel of judges from Music My Pet based on “Judging Criteria” (see above). A winner or winners will be selected and notified by email on or about 8 PM, Monday October 31, 2011.
The winner will receive $150.00 and the winning video will be posted on ( and the Music My Pet YouTube channel (

Creative Sounds & Designs – Music My Pet reserves the right NOT to select winner(s) and/or use submissions, at its sole discretion.  All decisions are made by Creative Sounds & Designs – Music My Pet are final. Creative Sounds & Designs – Music My Pet reserves the right to postpone or terminate the contest without prior notice.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Pet Age - Holiday Product Review - Holiday Treats.

Pet Age gave us a great review in their September issue. Below is the page from their magazine.  Have a look!


Text of interest: (3) "Holiday Treats" from Music My Pet embraces the holidays with timeless melodies like "Hark, The Herald Angels Sing" and "Joy to the World," classically arranged with sounds, chords and harmonies proven to calm anxious pets - and even their owners. Music My Pet, a division of Creative Sounds & Designs Inc. (Charlotte, N.C.), 704-225-3608,

 Visit them at:

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

How to Choose The Right Dog For You

Originally posted on: Wednesday, March 10, 2010

So you have decided to get a dog. Now is the time you should decide what is the right dog for you and your family. Do you want a Purebred, Designer, or a Mutt? Do I use a Breeder, Pet Store, Pound/Rescue Shelter? There are so many things to take into consideration when making your choice. Do you have children? Do you have your own home with a nice yard, or do you live in an apartment in the city? Do you have any experience with dogs? These are important questions you should be considering before you make your decision.

If you are looking for a Purebred dog, please investigate the breed you are interested in. Each breed has unique qualities that may or may not be a good fit for you. Lets take a Jack Russell Terrier for example. They are a very intelligent and hyper breed dog that needs a lot of interaction with its owner. This is not the type of dog you would want to leave alone all day long in an apartment. If you have children a great breed would be a Golden Retriever. They have a wonderful deposition, are gentle, and make a great family dog. Another thing to take into consideration is health issues. Many purebred dogs have a predisposition to certain medical conditions and illnesses. So please investigate the breed you are interested in to make sure it is a good fit for your family. The last thing we need is another dog at the shelter looking for a home.

If you decide you want a Purebred, PLEASE use a reputable Breeder. There are many websites today where you can get that information. When you have selected a breeder, go and visit the dog kennels and meet the breeder. See what the kennel conditions are like. Meet the dogs and take notice of their appearance, temperament, and behavior. Ask questions of the breeder about his/her experience. The last thing you want to do is go to a Pet Store to purchase a puppy. Most (but not all) of these poor animals come from Puppy Mills. I am sure you have either read or heard what the conditions of most of these places are like. Why they are aloud to exist is beyond me. (sorry just my opinion)

Lets look at getting a dog from the pound/rescue shelter. Believe it or not, there are thousands of poor dogs looking for good homes. You would be surprised at the Purebred dogs at shelters. With hard economic times the way they are, many people have had to give their beloved pet to a shelter because they could not afford to care for it anymore. Some have lost their homes and could not bring their pet to their new apartment. Others have gone and purchase a Purebred dog that was the wrong fit for their family and decided they did not want it anymore. What I am trying to get at is there are thousands of great homeless dogs available for adoption that would be a perfect dog for your family. There is nothing wrong with most of these dogs. So please make sure you take what I have said into consideration when deciding which is the right dog for you.

About The Author:
Barbara Young - I am an avid animal lover. Dogs are my passion. I wanted to promote good products and information to try and help these wonderful animals. I am not a Titled Dog Professional, however I do have over 50 years experience owning dogs. To help me get the word out I created a website called I have a great Links Page to assist you with choosing the proper pet for you and your family. After you have chosen the right pet, I can assist you with quality products.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Reminders When Traveling With Your Dog

Originally posted on Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Learning how to travel with your dog can make the experience less stressful and a lot of more enjoyable! Traveling with your pooch can be a major hassle if don’t make all the right choices. It should be planned ahead of time so you wouldn’t ruin your family weekend getaway or long vacation.

If you’ve decided to carry your dog during the trip, here are a few reminders that you can do to ensure a safe travel experience:

Buy a dog tag or collar with identification

Your dog needs to wear a collar or tag with all the necessary identification in it. A microchip may also be beneficial for additional security. The tag should contain your dog's name, your name, and your home phone number, as well as proof of rabies shots. Keep your dog's collar and tag on whenever you’re outside. No matter how well behaved your dog may be, there’s always a chance that he may accidentally get lost or get away from you. All the information on your dog tag will be very important as you travel or decide to leave your pet at a kennel.

Safety first

Always remember safety first. To ensure your dog’s safety while he’s in the car, purchase a dog car seat. With the use of this equipment, your furry friend will be safer and more comfortable if your car makes a sudden stop.

Train your dog

Before you travel, your dog should have basic training so he will be well-behaved during the trip. It is a good idea to make your first few trips in the car to somewhere fun for your dog before embarking on a long trip. Take your dog to a park so he associates a car ride with something fun.

Bring all the necessary dog supplies

When taking a long trip, don’t forget to pack all the necessary supplies for your dog. Among the essentials include water, dog food, treats, his collar and leash. You should also bring your dog’s favorite toys and plastic bags for his poop. Also, he sure to bring any medications your dog needs.

Be prepared always

Emergencies can happen while you’re traveling with your dog, so you need to make some additional preparation. Planning your trip can make any form of emergency less stressful. Prepare a list of veterinary hospitals in the area where you’ll be staying, along with a detailed map.

Andrei Smith writes for Midwest Homes 4 Pets, a company that offers a huge selection of dog crates, pooper scooper and dog training crates. For details, please visit or contact the Toll Free Helpline: (800) 428-8560.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

10 Amazingly Smart & Productive Animals Humans Can Learn From

Originally posted on: Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Humans have proven themselves to be the planet’s most dominant species, due to our highly developed communication, critical thinking and predatory skills. But that doesn’t mean that we don’t have any competition. There are plenty of animals that we can learn from by watching the ways in which they communicate and learn from each other. While you struggle to become a more efficient student for your online college classes, try taking a cue from these 10 amazingly smart and productive animals.

1. Octupi and squids: Cephalopods — octopi, squids and cuttlefish — may be some of the smartest animals in the ocean. After studying them, scientists have deduced that cephalopods are always trying to stay busy, as they hate being bored. They use tools, are efficient eaters, and can learn new skills.

2. Dolphins: Dolphins may love humans just as much as humans love dolphins. The highly collaborative marine mammal is also incredibly intelligent and communicative and may actually be the second-smartest animal in the world, just after humans. Their brains are 4-5 times larger than other animals’ brains who have similar sized bodies. They also have a well developed neocortex which helps them process emotion, recognize themselves in a mirror, demonstrate an ability for cultural learning, and understand abstract concepts.

3. Pigeons: Although they’re often associated with dirty, crowded urban environments, pigeons are productive animals with high intelligence. They have highly developed memories, recognize themselves in a mirror, and can identify even subtle differences between different objects.

4. Pigs: Pigs are known to compensate for their mud-slinging, trough-eating ways by demonstrating high intelligence, but did you know just how smart pigs are? They’re very social and even emotional animals that can "play" computer and video games at least as well as chimpanzees. They have an excellent sense of direction and learn from each other, when they’re not trying to trick each other.

5. Rats: Rats may be one of the most abhorred creatures on Earth, but they’re still pretty smart and very resourceful. Rats are extremely adaptable and can almost always find an escape route, which is why they’re so resilient.

6. Squirrels: A slightly cuter version of the rat is the squirrel, another cunning rodent. Squirrels sometimes trick spying animals by pretending to hide their food in one spot, and then really finding a safer place for it when no one’s watching. After months have passed, squirrels can remember the exact place they stored their food, sometimes using clues to help themselves.

7. Crows: Crows may have annoying calls and scare away other, more attractive birds, but they’re so smart that even humans could learn something from them. Crows are very resourceful animals that turn all kinds of objects into usable tools for getting food from hard-to-reach places. They also have great respect for their elders, and watch older birds when they want to learn a new skill.

8. Bees: Bees have shown scientists that they are very in tune with the natural world, not just including pollinating flowers. They use the sun for direction, are punctual, and also have the ability to learn colors, sounds and even exact places. And if you’ve ever noticed a bee’s seemingly erratic flying pattern, you’ve actually watched it communicate to other bees the specifics of the food they’re finding.

9. Dogs: Scientists are still discovering just how smart dogs are. They’ve already proven to be loyal, good communicators and may have decent memory, and now scientists believe that dogs may have the ability to understand someone else’s point of view. Through tests, dogs have also proven to understand concepts and form real perceptions of things.

10. Elephants: Elephants are widely regarded as smart, efficient animals that use tools, groom themselves, and have even inspired robotics. A new robotic arm was modeled after an elephant’s trunk, which can pick up nearly any type of object and seamlessly move it and use it as needed. Elephants also have large brains — weighing around 5 kilos — and use objects to protect themselves, either as weapons or to intimidate their attackers.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Simple Tips On Cleaning A Pet Cage

Originally posted on: Friday, November 19, 2010

Link to original post: Pet Article courtesy of

Cleaning your pet’s cage is one of the keys to keeping your pet healthy at all times. It will make your pet’s living space free from germs and foul odor, making it a comfortable environment to live in. It can also minimize the chance of bacterial and fungal infections to your pet.

Cleaning cages is not a fun chore, but doing it as organized as possible will make the task less of a chore. Here are some simple tips when cleaning an animal cage:

Being systematic is really the solution to a much hassle-free cleaning process. Whenever you need to clean your pet’s cage, better transfer your pet to a safe place where he or she can feel comfortable during the cleaning time. You can put your pet in another cage while you are doing the cleaning. Bringing him or her in the yard or any confined space would be a good idea to avoid getting distracted.

Afterwards, start removing all the things inside the cage. Throw all the trash and dirt away. Be meticulous in getting rid of all the left-overs and animal wastes inside the cage. Clean up all the solid material first. Then, proceed to washing the litter pans, feeding bowls, toys, and other accessories. Don’t forget to clean the bedding. You can use fabric softener so that the bedding will be soft for your beloved pet.

Take extra time in cleaning the removable trays. Make sure you also disinfect the wire bottom and wipe it to remove any lingering poop or urine smell.

Bear in mind that the aim in cleaning your pet’s cage is to kill the germs, so it’s better to use hot water and proper cleaning agent when scrubbing the cage. To ensure the cage is cleaned very well, purchase a cage cleaner, which can be in the form of powder, wipes or spray bottle. Make sure it’s made from non-toxic materials. Use only the products that are proven safe for animals.

Whether you own a dog, cat, or any other animals, it is always important for you to make your pet’s cage clean. Doing this task regularly is essential to the health and well-being of your pet.

Andrei Smith writes for Midwest Homes 4 Pets, a company that offers a wide array of rabbit cages, bird cages and small animal cages. For more details, please visit or contact the Toll Free Helpline: (800) 428-8560.

Added to post by Music My Pet:
When cleaning cages, pet carriers or other bedding, play Music My Pet CD's for additional stress relief for both you & your pet! 

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Bravo! Issues Nationwide Recall of Pig Ears Dog Chews

This article originally posted on:

JUNE 4, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 3, 2011 – Bravo! is voluntarily recalling select boxes of Bravo! Pig Ears Chews because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The products affected by this recall includes only Bravo! 50 ct bulk Oven roasted Pig Ears Product Code: 75-121 Lot # 12-06-10.

Salmonella can affect animals and there is a risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the chews or any other surfaces exposed to these products.

Healthy people with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms including, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare provider.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Some pets will have only have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

The company has received no reports of illness in either people or animals associated with the product. Bravo! is issuing this action out of an abundance of caution and sincerely regrets any inconvenience to pet owners as a result of this announcement.

Bravo! Pig Ears were distributed to retailers on the East and West Coasts. They were shipped to distributors and retailers between January 1 and February 28, 2011, where they were available for purchase.

The recall is the result of routine sampling program by the Washington State Department of Agriculture which revealed that the finished products contained the bacteria. The company has no product left in inventory from this batch of pig ears. Consumers who have purchased any of these pig ears are urged to return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions about the recall, should visit or call toll free 1.866.922.9222 9 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Family, Pets, Travel…Music My Pet.

By Tim Gallagher, Senior Editor (Music My Pet News)

Courtesy of: and Liz Noffsinger
As the summer travel season begins it's time to think of everything you need for that road trip.

Our pets are as much a part of our family as anyone else.  It’s no surprise then that we take our pets with us when we travel.  Whether it’s around the corner, a family vacation or a trip across country, we take our pets in our cars wherever we go!  We buckle our kids up.  We buckle ourselves up….but the family pet is usually free to roam.  Some have begun to address this problem with various pet restraint methods including pet carriers, restraint straps and other devices. 
I can remember when I was younger, while traveling to New York on the highway; quite often we saw cats bouncing around in other cars or dogs panting with their heads outside the window. I bet both the drivers and their pets wish they had Music My Pet!

Music My Pet to the rescue.  Many of our customers have told us (see our testimonial page) that they use Music My Pet when they take their pets with them for a ride in the car.  They report that their pets are much more relaxed and more likely to fall asleep instead of romping around in the back seat.  This makes for a safer ride for both you and your pet.  Pet owners can concentrate on driving without being distracted by restless pets. Music My Pet will be music to their ears and serenity to yours.

At Music My Pet we think, a calm pet is a safe pet!  Happy travels.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Letter from Buckingham Palace

Letter from Her Majesty's assistant (see below)

While we didn't receive any feedback from Queen Elizabeth II directly, it's nice to think that perhaps the Queen's dogs (Linnet, Monty, Willow, Holy Cider, Berry, Candy & Vulcan) are listening to Music My Pet as we blog.

Austin Pets Alive - Thank you letter

We received a wonderful letter from the people at Austin Pets Alive.  
Please visit them at the the link below.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Western New York Retriever Club

June 5, 2011

On behalf of the Western New York Retriever Club, I would like to thank you for the donation you sent to us for our 2011 North American Hunting Retriever Association (NAHRA) event.

We had more than 40 hunters and dog trainers from New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Canada. Your company name was listed in our catalog to promote your products and as recognition for your donation.

Our Club is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the training of retrievers. Your generous donation enabled us to successfully host our licensed event. We thank you for your support.



Barry H. Hohmann

Barry H. Hohmann

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Roll Over Beethoven! (Relaxing music for you and your pets by “Music My Pet”)

No “Baching” dogs here!  Just a bunch of puppies chillin’ to Chopin!

Check out the new holiday CD from and keep your pets mellow throughout the Holidays!  Be sure to check out their Classic Cuts edition, as well.
Produced by Tom Nazziola, performer on Disney’s  award winning Baby Einstein DVD/CD’s, “Classic Cuts” Music My Pet has been produced using all the sounds proven to calm dogs, cats and other household pets.

Play it when you leave the house, or whenever your pet needs to relax. It’s safe, natural and effective. It’s the perfect gift for your favorite pet – or pet owner!  (Sample tracks are available on their website.) Veterinarians, trainers, groomers, shelters, daycare facilities and dentists :) will benefit from playing these CD’s during business hours.

Thank you, Tom, for sharing this information and for producing a wonderful (and necessary) product! 
As featured in the Nov. 22, 2010 edition of
Courtesy Music My Pet 
“If you’re listening to something and it’s calming you, it’ll probably be calming to your pet,” says Tom Nazziola. “Pets respond similarly to humans in terms of music.” That thinking is the basis for 
Music My Pet, a series of two CDs curated by Nazziola that take the most soothing parts of classical songs and spin them into easy listening for cats and dogs.

“Being a composer, I know what music to look for,” Nazziola tells “I chose pieces that would achieve the [calming] effect, then edited them. There’s some classical music out there that can be agitating. So it’s not just a matter of throwing some classical music on for your pet, but [choosing] something relaxing.”

Nazziola, a pet lover who performed on Disney’s Baby Einstein series, tested his first CD, Classic Cuts ($13.99), on some furry listeners. “We gave copies out to people, and our engineer had his dog by his side the whole time he was mixing, so he could gage his reaction,” Nazziola says. “We tried to keep pets involved the whole way through.”

So far, the composer has received positive feedback from many pet owners, who’ve noticed the calming effects of Classic Cuts when taking their anxious animals for rides in the car, or before leaving them for work in the morning. He has distributed several to New York City shelters, too, to help soothe animals waiting for adoption.

The latest CD in the series, Holiday Treats ($11.99, visit to order both titles), was just released, and features quiet arrangements of favorites like We Wish You a Merry Christmas and O Holy Night. “It was a long process,” Nazziola says. “But it’s a nice departure from the classical thing. And something different for the owner to listen to, too.”


…and to all, a good night…
My two dogs that were actually listening to the CD when the photo was taken. Otherwise, they don't cuddle up like that.

Always pick up after your dogs!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Taming the Wild Beast – or Just Helping Your Pet Relax – May Be As Easy As Playing a CD

May 17, 2011 (New York, NY) - In 63% of all households, a member of the family often includes a pet of some kind.  This isn’t unusual, as pets are unconditional friends in good and bad times and we love having them around.

Like People….dogs, cats and other animals often can become anxiety or stress ridden – which is most often associated with change.  It could be a change in where they live, loss of a family member, addition of another pet – there are all sorts of reasons. 

It should come as no surprise that, as with people, music has a significant positive effect. It has proven effective in relieving pets in stressful situations including separation anxiety, travel, thunderstorms, fireworks, injury recovery and new surroundings.

Music My Pet’s “Classic Cuts” CD features classical music selected specifically for animals to provide comfort and relieve anxiety.  After entertaining children as a performer on Disney’s Baby Einstein DVDs/CDs, producer and composer Tom Nazziola decided to create music for household pets.  Nazziola chose songs that would be most calming for animals and re-orchestrated popular classical music – including composers Bach, Beethoven, Schumann, Schubert and others - using sounds and chords that are best suited to soothe pets. In some cases, he removed some of the dramatic passages and replaced them with more calm, consistent sections.

Music My Pet has begun introducing its CDs to animal shelters amongst other pet organizations as a way to help ease the transition into a new and sometimes overwhelming environment. According to Nazziola, Music My Pet is especially effective in calming older pets that may become nervous when no one is around. 

The first part of “Classic Cuts” contains a high frequency pitch only audible to your pet to catch its attention, following which are the calming sounds of the harp, flute, classical guitar and piano.  Don’t be surprised when Fido starts to nod off that you might, too, as the CD is music to everyone’s ears. For the winter months, warm up to Music My Pet’s recent CD release  “Holiday Treats” - featuring soothing seasonal sounds for you and your pet!

For more information on Music My Pet, visit or call Tom Nazziola at 917-280-5011 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            917-280-5011      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.