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Petco pulls all dog treats made in China from its shelves

One of the largest pet retailers in the United States has pulled all dog and cat treats made in China as of January 5, 2015. The company made the announcement last year and is following up on the promise to consumers and the controversy surrounding jerky treats. Jerky treats made in China have been suspected of causing kidney failure in thousands of dogs over the past several years. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...
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U.S. proposes new pet food safety rules to improve protection for pets and people

The Food and Drug Administration in the United States is proposing pet food safety rules to make pet food and animal feed safer for pets and for people. The proposed rules come shortly after their announcement earlier this week that they have not yet determined what caused jerky treats to make thousands of dogs sick and caused almost 600 deaths. The chicken, duck or sweet potato jerky treats mostly involve products imported from China. The...
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10 Delicious Dog Treat Recipes

I'm sure I'm like many pet parents in that I want to give my dog healthy treats. With the many recalls, artificial ingredients and who-knows-what in dog treats these days, I have started to make my dog treats. Making my own homemade treat is also a great way to save money! Plus many can be stored in the freezer for a later date. I have been searching for great recipes to share that are good...
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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Beneful Dog Food

A man has filed a class action lawsuit against Nestle Purina Petcare Company alleging that Purina's Beneful dog food includes toxic substances which are capable of killing dogs. According to TopClassActions.com, the lawsuit alleges that Beneful dog food contains toxic substances that have caused serious illness or death in thousands of dogs, including one of plaintiff's own dogs. It was filed in a California federal court by plaintiff Frank Lucido on Feb. 5, 2015. Lucido,...
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Petco pulls all dog treats made in China from its shelves

One of the largest pet retailers in the United States has pulled all dog and cat treats made in China as of January 5, 2015. The company made the announcement last year and is following up on the promise to consumers and the controversy surrounding jerky treats. Jerky treats made in China have been suspected of causing kidney failure in thousands of dogs over the past several years. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...
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5 Tasty, Nutritious & Easy-to-Make Treats for Your Doggie

A couple of years ago I took off on a healthy eating journey, and quite suddenly too. For months together I saw no change in me, which was disappointing. But I kept at it, because I had been convinced by a ton of research that I had read that this was the way to health. It didn’t take a long to figure out that if processed food isn’t good for me, it’s no good for...
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What is the cause of cancer to our dogs!

  Most people don't know that dogs are evolved as hunters, the physical structure of their teeth, jaws and digestive system scientifically classify dogs as carnivores, evolved over thousands of years to operate on an almost exclusively meat-based diet.    I am not here to argue which dog food brand is the best,because this can depend on a lot of factors!         What I am trying to do ,is to help people understand,that...
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Probiotics Can Relieve Pain From Canine Arthritis

There has been a tremendous increase in the popularity of probiotics in our diet and also for our companion animals. The reasons are numerous as the treatment brings benefits to many areas including better and more efficient digestion, weight gain and conditioning, increased immune system response, defense against gut pathogens, and improved nutrient utilization.   Our dogs experience the same benefits and is added to to some dog foods and is fed as a supplement...
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GRAIN FREE DOG FOODS

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Chelated Minerals for Dogs

Concerned about hip dysplasia, arthritis, general poor conditioning, hair coat quality think about chelated minerals.  Watch this.  It will tell you a lot.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHQHLX9E3bM    
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Salmonella and just bad dog food

Pro Pet has been the subject of a recall for salmonella and comes as the latest in a long(and very wide) line of life and health threatening contaminations.  If you go to their website and look at their ingredients, there is ground yellow corn, ground wheat and corn gluten meal which brings dangers of mycotoxins and chicken meal which contains dead chicken parts(unprocessed), a key contributor to salmonella contamination.   Add to that the concerns...
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What's Inside Your Dogfood

Having grown up in North Carolina, I heard the name "Holly Farms Chicken" from birth.  That later became "Tyson Foods" after Tyson bought out Holly Farms.  This is not a condemnation or even criticism of Tyson.  Their job is to sell or make use of everything in a chicken except the "cluck". They do a good job of that.  My problem however is with the pet food industry that buys products from Tyson according to...
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