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Food and Nutrition

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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Have jerky treats made your dog sick? Let the FDA know

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is asking veterinarians and pet owners to help them solve the mystery surrounding jerky treats making pets sick. The FDA’s investigation has been ongoing since 2007. At least 3,600 dogs have become ill from eating jerky treats made of chicken, duck, sweet potatoes and dried fruit manufactured in Asia, particularly China. Of those cases 580 dogs have died. "This is one of the most elusive and mysterious outbreaks...
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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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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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Hip Dysplasia, pt. 1 and pt. 2

Click this Link to view part one of video about the history and early research on Hip Dysplasia. Click this Link to view part two of videeo about the true cause and reversing the effects of this widespread problem.        
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Overt Cowardice At Mars Petcare

This is taken from Poisoned Pets website and thanks to Mollie Morrisette for her tireless efforts to make pet food manufacturers more responsible. Last week, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released a troubling Health Hazard Evaluation report describing worrisome conditions inside the unnamed pet food plant in Missouri. Their investigation was prompted by a confidential request of employees in the Joplin plant that were concerned about conditions inside the plant that were causing them severe respiratory...
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Canine Hip Dysplasia, part one

Going back in history, it was pre-1930′s before you find a time when the subject of “hip dysplasia” was not mentioned in any form. Those were the times when people went to the butcher shop and the corner market and got some meat scraps and fed what was left at the dinner table from the three meals a day. The matriarch of the family collected the leftovers at the end of each meal.The depression and...
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