Raw vs. Cooked Natural Dog Food

One of big debates for pet owners recently has been which is better for your dog – raw meat dog food or cooked meat dog food?

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, May 1, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Raw feeding is based on trying to mimic the diet of the dog’s ancestor, the grey wolf. The diet is most often comprised of 80% muscle meat, 10% bone, 5% liver, and 5% offal (secreting organs). Dog owners who feed their dog the raw diet most often use meat from animals that would have been standard prey for the wolves, referred to as biologically appropriate raw food. There are a lot of dog owners who attribute the raw diet to an improvement in their dog’s health, decrease in joint inflammation, healthier teeth and coats, and more benefits. There are; however, other owners who have found negative health effects with their dogs on the raw diet.

Cooked natural dog food uses much of the same meats as raw dog food but cooks them. Often it can be referred to as “Human-Grade Dog Food” because it is exactly that – it is cooked meat that humans could eat. Because the food is cooked, but still an all meat diet, it has almost all the benefits of the raw diet, without the risks.

Reasons to Choose Cooked over Raw Dog Food
1. Raw feeding requires a longer prep time, which may not fit into people’s schedules
2. Ensuring the proper ratio of meat / organ / and bone can be difficult
3. The raw meat could pose a health risk to others in the house
4. Dogs often prefer cooked meat to raw
5. The dog may not be able to absorb the proper amount of nutrition from the raw diet
6. Ordering, maintaining and prepping raw food may not fit into everyone’s lifestyle

Overall, cooked dog food offers a much better ratio of health benefits for dogs versus health risks. Cooking the meat reduces the amount of any bacteria in the meat, while leaving most of the nutrients for the dog. It can sometimes be tough to find high quality dog food suppliers who sell cooked dog food, but companies like UPDOG Food specialize in human grade dog food.

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The Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors will hold its 50th anniversary convention August 1st-3rd in Augusta, Ga.

The FOHBC will hold its annual National Antique Bottle Convention in the Augusta Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in Augusta, Ga. on August 1-3. $5 General Admission. The public is welcome!

Is there anything more beautiful than shelves of colorful and interesting antique bottles on display? The Newman Open House will be the first event of the convention.

This year’s bottle competition will include three categories: “Southern Pottery”, “Southern Soda Bottles” and “Best Georgia Bottle.” Let’s see if you have a bottle that can pass muster with our paneled judges! All can attend this exciting event.

“Speaking of Coca-Cola” is one of six educational seminars and will be presented by Larry Jorgensen.

Doug Herman will speak about his great-grandfathers who are Edward William Herman, who founded the Augusta Brewing Company in 1888, and Edward Sheehan, who founded the Excelsior Bottling Works in 1880.

The event will feature exciting field trips, educational seminars, a judged bottle competition, displays, bottle appraisals, youth events, raffles and more.

Come see some great Southern glass and pottery from the major cities of the South and towns between. It’s a wonderful way to learn about American history from the 1800s through the turn of the century”

— Ferdinand Meyer V

AUGUSTA, GA, UNITED STATES, May 1, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — AUGUSTA, Ga. – Antique bottle and glass enthusiasts will want to mark their calendars for Thursday to Saturday, August 1st – 3rd. That’s when the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors (FOHBC) will hold its 2019 50th Anniversary National Antique Bottle Convention in Augusta, Georgia. The event will be held in the downtown, riverfront Augusta Marriott Hotel and Convention Center.

“I’m pleased to announce that this year’s event will be held in our Southern Region, in the fine city of Augusta, Georgia and will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors,” said Ferdinand Meyer V, past President of the FOHBC and one of the co-chairs for the event. “Along with the traditional bottle show and sale will be exciting field trips, educational seminars, a judged bottle competition, cocktail party and banquet, membership breakfast, displays, bottle appraisals, youth events, raffles and many other activities. Come see some great Southern glass and pottery from the major cities of the South and towns between. Five dollars general admission on Saturday. It’s a wonderful way to learn about American history from the 1800s through the turn of the century.”

The many events will make for a packed itinerary. People don’t have to be an FOHBC member to attend, but membership is encouraged and available at the show, plus online: www.fohbc.org.

This year’s FOHBC show is a must-attend for antique bottle and glass enthusiasts and members of the many antique bottle clubs scattered across the country. Diggers and pickers will also find the show of great interest. Antique bottle collectors are very passionate about a category of collecting that’s enjoyed a meteoric rise in popularity in recent years. There will even be a free appraisal table for people to bring in their finds and possessions.

The convention schedule will kick off with the Newman Open House Event in nearby Martinez, Ga. (about 15 minutes away by car), to view his impressive collection of mostly Georgia and South Carolina pottery and soda bottles, as well as inks, flasks and bitters. The presentation and lighting are museum-quality. Lunch will be served. Newman’s address is 600 Medinah Drive in Martinez. Mike Newman may be contacted via email, at thenewm@aol.com, or by phone at 706.829.8060. The open house is expected to run from noon to about 3 pm Eastern.

After that, a VIP reception will be held from 3:30-6:30 pm, at the Augusta Museum of History. VIP is defined as dealers, assistants, displayers, early admission, seminar givers and approved volunteers. Please add this to your agenda! At the event, guests will be able to view the impressive Bill and Bea Baab Bottle Collection that’s permanently housed at the museum. The collection of 531 bottles includes examples from a brewery, patent medicine, and mineral water and soda water bottlers, most of them from Augusta; plus 81 Augusta pharmacy bottles dating from 1830 thru the early 20th century; and merchants’ whiskey jugs made by master potters in nearby North Augusta and Trenton, S.C.

On Thursday evening, the Sweet Georgia Peaches Bottle Competition will be held from 7-10 pm at the Augusta Marriott Estes Room. Mike Newman will serve as host and coordinator. Three categories will be presented and judged: Southern Pottery, Southern Soda Bottles and Best Georgia Bottle. Attendees are challenged to enter a bottle that can pass muster with an esteemed panel of judges. Anyone can enter, all can attend.

On Friday morning, August 2nd, the FOHBC General Membership Breakfast Meeting will take place, from 7-8:30 am. The membership meeting will start promptly at 7:30 am in the Augusta Marriott Estes Room. This event is specifically for current and paid-up FOHBC members and will be at no-cost to attendees. People will have the opportunity to join or renew their membership with the FOHBC prior to the breakfast.

Friday is also the day educational seminars will be held, six in all, from 9 am until 12 noon, in the Augusta Marriott Lamar A-C and Cumming rooms. Some are simultaneous. Seminars are open to FOHBC members and the public. Any questions about the seminars can be directed to Bill Baab at riverswamper@comcast.net, or any of the event co-chairs. This year’s seminars are:

• South Carolina Local Flasks, presented by Harvey S. Teal, 9 am, Lamar Room A
• Ground-Penetrating Radar, presented by Karl Harrar, 9 am, Lamar Room C
• My Great-Grandfather’s Bottles, presented by Doug Herman, 10 am, Cumming Room
• Kola Wars, presented by Dennis Smith, 10 am, Lamar Room B
• Charleston Colored Sodas, presented by Tommy Schimpf, 11 am, Lamar Room A
• Speaking of Coca-Cola, presented by Larry Jorgensen, 10 am, Lamar Room C

Friday evening will give attendees the chance to relax and socialize at a cocktail hour from 5:30 to 6:30 pm, at the Augusta Marriott Oglethorpe Ballroom, Prefunction AB area. A cash bar will be available. That will be followed by the annual FOHBC Banquet from 6:30-8:30 pm. The cost is $45 a person and should be reserved in advance. This year’s keynote speaker is Justin Guy, a longtime local potter who was born and reared in Edgefield County, South Carolina in the Trenton area and has worked in clay for over twenty years. He grew up living only a short distance from where Dave and other potters made their wares for over a century. He became fascinated with pottery at a young age and apprenticed under Stephen Ferrell at Old Edgefield Pottery. Justin will be giving an update on current events related to the Old Edgefield Pottery tradition and how our perception of its history has evolved over the past few years. Attendees are encouraged to reserve their place for the banquet early though a limited number of walk-in tickets that evening are usually available.

A pair of fun Youth Corner activities are planned for Saturday, August 3rd. The first one involves Children’s Bottle Grab Bags where the FOHBC will provide about 50 bottle grab bags for kids ten and under, during the General Admission hours of the show (8-5). Each bag will have an antique bottle that was hand-blown, in good condition and embossed. Limit one bottle grab bag per child.

The other event is a Scavenger Hunt, one in which the FOHBC encourages children aged 8 and up to participate in an organized scavenger hunt, on the Convention Center showroom floor. Organizers will prepare a list defining specific items, which the participants will seek to gather or complete all items on the list, usually without purchasing them, either individually or in small teams. The goal is to complete most or all of the items on the list. While all this is happening, there will be hourly prize drawings and raffles to stimulate the audience.

For more information about the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors (FOHBC) and this year’s National Antique Bottle Convention, slated for August 1st thru 3rd at the Augusta Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in Augusta, Georgia, please visit www.fohbc.org. As of this writing, there were still dealer tables available, should you want to sell antique glass.

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Ferdinand Meyer
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Tint Tech Installs Top Xpel Paint Protection Film Products



Tint Tech Technician Installing Automotive Window Tint

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Xpel products are universally recognized in the paint protection film industry, and Tint Tech is proud to use Xpel products for you.

CALGARY, ALBERTA, CANADA, May 1, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — We at Tint Tech are the protection film specialists in Calgary, and we pride ourselves on using only the best products and films to install on our clients’ vehicles. In fact, our reputation as installers of paint protection film hinges largely on the quality of the films we use. That is why products by Xpel are on the top of our list of product providers.

If you have not heard of Xpel, we would like to take a moment to fill you in on the amazing paint production films Xpel has to offer. You will be amazed by the quality of their products, and that is why our Tint Tech protection film specialists are happy to use them for the quality paint protection film installation our customers expect.

If you want to keep your car looking its best and would like to know the paint protection film options out there, call us at Tint Tech today. You can reach us at 1-403-968-8468, or fill out our online contact form.

Ultimate Plus – Don’t Diminish the High Gloss Finish

Xpel’s Ultimate Plus paint protection film is one of the most advanced in the world. The key to Ultimate Plus is the combination of a completely smooth finish and incredible durability. Here are just a few of the amazing features of Xpel’s Ultimate Plus.

– Self-healing surface. We know that you often can’t avoid fine scratches on your car, or those swirl marks from washing the car or clearing snow and ice. Ultimate Plus, however, leaves those problems behind because the paint protection film is self-healing. With just a little bit of heat, any fine scratches or swirl marks literally disappear.
– Stain resistant. All the things that are tough to get off of your car’s surface, like dirt, grime, dead bugs, salt and bird droppings, are no longer worth worrying about. With Ultimate Plus paint protection film, those nuisance spots are easy to remove.
– 10-Year Warranty. A product is only as good as the manufacturer’s willingness to stand behind its product. Xpel provides a 10-year warranty with Ultimate Plus, ensuring that your car will look great for years.
Invisible. When installed by protection film specialists from Tint Tech, Xpel’s Ultimate Plus is invisible to the naked eye, so you can enjoy the color of your car, and keep it looking like new.
– Durability. There are protection films, and then there are Xpel protection films. The quality of Xpel cannot be matched by cheaper alternatives. In fact, the last thing you want is for your paint protection film to fail or rip. Xpel’s Ultimate Plus is incredibly durable so it lasts as long as you have your car. For maximum impact protection, Ultimate Plus delivers.

Stealth – For that Flat Factory Finish

If you opted for the fashionable matte, frozen, or frosted look for your car’s paint job, then you want to accentuate that look with Xpel’s Stealth protection film.

Like Ultimate Plus, Xpel’s Stealth gives you a 10-year warranty and the amazing self-healing qualities that keep your car’s surface look brand new. In addition, Stealth boasts some remarkable features, including:

– Custom applications. Stealth will allow you to protect factory flares, splitters, and trim pieces, as well as emphasize gloss aero and carbon fiber.
– Design Access Program. Xpel developed a Design Access Program that is the world’s largest and most comprehensive pattern repository. Accordingly, professional installers have the confidence to know that there is a Stealth film pattern for any vehicle.

Tracwrap – the Enthusiasts Choice for DIY Protection

Tracwrap stands for “Temporary Road Abrasion Coverage,” and it is made particularly to keep your paint in pristine condition on a road trip, for track day, or going to your next car show. Gone are the days of blue painter’s tape to keep your car’s surface protected. Rather, get the enhanced protection of Tracwrap.

Made from very tough 8-millimeter urethane film, Tracwrap is a remarkably tough barrier between your car’s surface and the elements. In fact, Tracwrap provides much more protection than painter’s tape or those unruly spray-on alternatives.

The biggest advantage of Tracwrap is the ease of installation and ease of removal. When it comes to installation, Tracwrap uses a never-before-used air-channel adhesive layer. That means that the film can be applied by anyone without the need for specific tools, chemicals, or mixture of a slip solution. The ease of installation makes Tracwrap a dream to work with. Even better, the film can be installed anywhere – in your driveway, a parking lot, or right outside the track. It is that easy to install.

When it comes to removal, the story gets even better. Tracwrap is as easy to remove as it is to apply. The product uses a low-tack adhesive. That means that the film can be removed from your car’s surface in one large panel or strip, without leaving any sticky adhesive residue on your car.

Indeed, Xpel’s technicians did amazing work to develop Tracwrap. When a film is needed that is strong, yet temporary, Tracwrap is the best product out there. Xpel really got this one right.

At Tint Tech we make Tracwrap available to all of our customers. We also are happy to give tips and shortcuts on how to best use the film for maximum results.

Tint Tech the Protection Film Specialists are Ready to Help You Protect Your Ride

At Tint Tech, we are just as much car enthusiasts as we are the top protection film specialists in Calgary. We understand our customers because we have the same drive to keep our vehicles as pristine and off-the-lot-new looking as you do.

With that obsessive commitment to quality products to protect the look of our cars, we share that commitment with you. That is why we use Xpel products. We know that Xpel is 100% dedicated to protecting your vehicle. Xpel holds the highest standards throughout the entire film-production process. That is what makes Xpel one of the more recognized names in car protection films, and why we at Tint Tech are happy to use those products for our customers’ benefit.

For more information, contact us today at 1-403-968-8468, or fill out our online contact form.

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University Archives' Wednesday, May 15th online-only auction will appeal to collectors in a broad range of categories

Remarkable Bunker Hill guestbook, signed during the Civil War by about 12,000 visitors to the famous Revolutionary War battle site and commemorative monument (est. $9,000-$10,000).

Two-page, handwritten letter signed by Abraham Lincoln while President, dated May 23, 1863, addressed to Secretary of War Edwin Stanton, the Secretary of War (est. $30,000-$50,000).

One-page copy of a letter typed in 1950 by Albert Einstein in response to a three-page letter from Mark Van Doren, with Einstein’s handwritten formulas on verso (est. $15,000-$17,000).

Superb framed display devoted to frontiersman Davy Crockett – to include his autograph, a portrait, a depiction of the Battle of the Alamo and a commemorative coin (est. $8,000-$9,000).

Oval portrait of George Washington as part of a museum-quality commemorative display presented to Swedish soprano Jenny Lind after her 1850 American tour (est. $15,000-$20,000).

Collectors of early American history, science and technology and Civil War memorabilia will want to mark their calendars for Wednesday, May 15, at 10:30 am EST.

We're strong in Lincoln, Washington, Kennedy, Civil War, Revolutionary War and science and technology, highlighted by a couple of great Einstein letters.”

— John Reznikoff

WESTPORT, CT, UNITED STATES, May 1, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Collectors of early American history, science and technology and Civil War memorabilia will want to mark their calendars for Wednesday, May 15th, when those popular categories and many others will be featured in University Archives’ next online-only auction, starting at 10:30 am Eastern time. In all, close to 300 quality lots will come up for bid.

Live bidding for the auction has already been posted online. Internet bidding is available via the popular platforms Invaluable.com and LiveAuctioneers.com. As with all University Archives auctions, this one is loaded with rare, highly collectible autographed documents, manuscripts, books, photos and relics. People can visit the company website at www.UniversityArchives.com.

“Besides the best offering of Declaration signers in years with 66 lots, we are strong in Lincoln, Washington, Kennedy, Civil War, Revolutionary War and science and technology, highlighted by a couple of great Einstein letters,” said University Archives president and owner John Reznikoff.

Mr. Reznikoff added, “One of my favorite lots in the sale is a guestbook from the Bunker Hill Memorial, which has over 12,000 signatures, including Mary Todd Lincoln. This item seems to tie together the Revolutionary War and the Civil War, as the signatures were written during the latter. As always, there is something for everyone in this hand-picked, carefully curated auction.”

A two-page, handwritten letter signed by Abraham Lincoln while President, dated May 23, 1863, addressed to Secretary of War Edwin Stanton, the Secretary of War, regarding the Illinois Central Railroad, with a note signed by Stanton, has an estimate of $30,000-$50,000. Also, a letter from John Adams, signed to George Alexander Otis in Amsterdam, dated April 22, 1820, in which he thanks Otis for a translation of Archbishop de Pradt’s Europe, should finish at $12,000-$15,000.

George Washington will make multiple appearances in the auction, including an oval portrait of the first President as part of a museum-quality commemorative display presented to the Swedish soprano Jenny Lind after her 1850 American tour (est. $15,000-$20,000); and a document signed by Washington on June 9, 1783, discharging from military service William Wheeler, Matross (2nd N.Y. Artillery Regiment) at the conclusion of the Revolutionary War (est. $10,000-$12,000).

A letter written and signed by the early American political activist Thomas Paine, dated July 2, 1805, in which he asks a newspaper editor if it were true that Great Britain had proposed that the Duke of Clarence be made the King of America, is estimated at $30,000-$35,000. Also, a superb framed display devoted to frontiersman Davy Crockett – to include his autograph, a portrait, a depiction of the Battle of the Alamo and a commemorative coin, should make $8,000-$9,000.

A nine-page letter written and signed by Thomas Clarkson, the father of the British abolitionist movement, dated June 9, 1842, regarding the abolition of slavery in the West Indies and the conversion of plantation slave labor into a free labor system should hit $3,000-$3,500; and an archive of Civil War and post-war documents and items related to George Henry, an officer from Massachusetts, including his diary and Gettysburg sword, is expected to garner $2,000-$3,000.

A typed, one-page copy of a letter written in English in 1950 by Albert Einstein in response to an earlier, three-page letter from Mark Van Doren, with Einstein’s handwritten computations and formulas on verso, should realize $15,000-$17,000; while two pages of handwritten notes by Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard P. Feynman (1918-1988), in which he mentions using the Runge-Kutta method to solve different mathematical equations, is estimated at $9,000-$10,000.

Mr. Reznikoff’s remarks concerning the offering of signers of the Declaration of Independence – 55 names in all, representing all but one of the men who signed the historic document – allude to what will probably be the headliner portion of the catalog. Rarely does a nearly complete set of Declaration signers come up for bid, especially as individual lots. A few of the names include:

• Arthur Middleton – (South Carolina); his signature is very rare (est. $20,000-$22,000).
• John Hancock – an attractive, early example of his classic signature (est. $1,800-$2,000).
• Francis Lewis – (New York); a signed letter regarding wine delivery (est. $2,600-$2,800).

An archive of material pertaining to Lloyd Best – the early aviation mechanic and metalsmith who knew Orville Wright, Charles Lindbergh and Douglas “Wrong-Way” Corrigan – to include items signed by all three and fabric from the Spirit of St. Louis and the Wright Flyer – should soar to $12,000-$14,000. Also, a typed letter by J. Robert Oppenheimer, signed to Leslie R. Groves, Jr., from Oct. 1962, about the origins of the atomic bomb and the code name “Trinity”, should make $8,000-$9,000.

A rare Schutz-Pass document signed by Swedish diplomat and humanitarian Raoul Wallenberg, created in response to efforts to save Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust, written in Hungarian and dated Sept. 28, 1944, has an estimate of $7,000-$8,000; and a one-page letter inscribed in French in a clerical hand in 1811 and signed by Napoleon Bonaparte, addressed to his Minister of Public Treasury Nicolas Francois and regarding bookkeeping, should breeze to $2,000-$2,400.

As with all University Archives online auctions, this one is packed with important, rare and
collectible signed documents and other items relating to some of the most famous names in all of history. The firm has become world-renowned as a go-to source for rare items of this type. It is actively seeking quality material for future auctions. This presents a rare opportunity for sellers.

“We can offer up to a 100 percent cash advance and a highly competitive commission structure,” Reznikoff said. “We’re only able to do this owing to our position in the industry as the premier auction house for signed historical documents, letters and manuscripts. Our reputation is rock-solid worldwide and has been earned over a period of four decades. People respect us globally.”

Anyone who has a single item or a collection that may be a fit for a future University Archives auction may call Mr. Reznikoff at 203-454-0111, or email him at john@universityarchives.com.

University Archives was founded in 1979, as a division of University Stamp Company, by Mr. Reznikoff, who started collecting stamps and coins in 1968, while in the third grade. Industry-wide, Reznikoff is considered the leading authenticity expert for manuscripts and documents. He consults with law enforcement, dealers, auction houses and both major authentication companies.

For more information about University Archives and the Wednesday, May 15th Internet-only auction, please visit www.universityarchives.com. For phone bidding, please call 800-237-5692.

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John Reznikoff
University Archives
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