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BOCA RATON, FL (June 11, 2013) — As part of a larger initiative to educate pet parents on how to have the healthiest and happiest dogs and promote the importance of responsible dog parenting, The Dogington Post and Merrick Pet Care have teamed up to create “Merrick Pet Care’s Dogington University,” a series of eight live online seminars presented by top animal health experts, which began June 6th and continues throughout the month of June. A full schedule is available at

On Thursday, June 13 at 7:00PM EST, Dr. Shawn Messonnier will present a live, free, one-hour seminar to readers and fans of the Dogington Post on the topic of allergies in dogs.

Dr.Shawn Messonnier is a holistic veterinarian, author and radio show host. He treats patients in Plano, Texas at Paws & Claws Animal Hospital and Holistic Pet Center. He is a past supporting member of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians. He has written numerous articles on pet care and over 30 books on natural therapies, including the award-winning The Natural Health Bible for Dogs & Cats, The Allergy Solution for Dogs, andThe Natural Vet’s Guide to Preventing and Treating Cancer in Dogs. His latest guide on natural medicine is for women with breast cancer that he cowrote with his wife and breast cancer survivor, Breast Choices for the Best Chances: Your Breasts, Your Life, and How YOU Can Win The Battle!

Dr. Shawn will talk to webinar attendees about allergies and skin problems in dogs and discuss both conventional and natural treatments. He will also offer a special discount on his line of natural pet products, Dr. Shawn’s Naturals, to fans of the Dogington Post. “As a holistic doctor, I prefer to ‘treat the pet’ rather than treat a disease or, at worst, treat signs and symptoms,” said Dr. Shawn. “Ultimately, the pet benefits from this way of care.”

“Dr. Shawn was one of the first people we reached out to when looking for experts on the topic of dog health,” said Brandy Arnold, Content Editor for Dogington Post. “Holistic veterinary health is of particular interest to our fans and we are absolutely thrilled he has join us and Merrick Pet Care in our mission to positively impact the lives of dogs.”

The Dogington Post shares with Merrick Pet Care, a company recognized for the highest quality standards in the pet food industry and Dogington University sponsor, a common goal of improving the lives of dogs and their families through proper nutrition, education, training and responsible pet ownership. Anyone can register for Dr. Shawn’s online seminar for free at

“Merrick Pet Care is pleased to partner with Dogington University to make these well-respected experts available to all pet parents for the benefit of their pets,” said Pete Brace, Vice President, Merrick Pet Care. “This forum is certain to provide helpful tips that will benefit pooches everywhere.”

Veterinarians and other health experts also presenting as part of the series include the highly respected veterinarian and nutritionist, Dr. Ernie Ward and veterinarian, Dr. Doug Kenney.

Other Panelists include the creator of the Tellington Method, Linda Tellington-Jones; President of the Gray Muzzle Organization, Jennifer Kachnic; Leslie May and Johann the Dog on Going Green with your Dog; Author John Clifton; and “The Pet Safety Guy” Thom Somes.

For a full schedule of the Merrick Pet Care’s Dogington University Dog Training Seminars, visit

About Dogington Post was created for the love of dogs. It promises a forum of informative articles, newsworthy dog stories, health and breed information, and heartwarming videos. The site addresses current issues affecting dogs and their human parents – from serious health concerns to lifestyle issues on feeding, grooming and the overall well-being and mental health of dogs. It is the Internet newspaper, all about dogs.

About Merrick Pet Care Inc.
Founded in 1968, Amarillo-based Merrick Pet Care Inc. is a leader in the natural and organic pet food category. With a mission to create the most nutritious and wholesome food, Merrick helps families take better care of their pets by cooking up nutritious, real whole foods for pets. All foods are made in the USA using only the freshest ingredients grown by local farmers. The company offers a wide variety of dry and wet foods, as well as treats, that are available nationally at independent pet specialty stores, Petco and online via select retailers at

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Woof Publishing Corp.

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