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Pet Food Poisoning.

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Foods that cats and dogs should never eat.
Before caving into the temptation to share snacks with their pets, pet owners should recognize the common foods the ASP-CA and other pet welfare organizations list as the most likely to contribute to pet poisonings worldwide. Continue reading

Don’t Drink the Water: Blue-Green Algae Can Be Deadly for Dogs and Other Animals
“Blue-green algae can cause signs of poisoning in as little as an hour,” according to Justine Lee, DVM, a board-certified criticalist and toxicologist at the Animal Emergency & Referral Center of Minnesota. “Death has been reported within just a few hours. Read more

What to do if your dog cuts its pad or paw when out on a walk
1) Restrain your dog securely so that you can assess the damage (this is easier with two people)
2) Is the wound bleeding?
3) If yes, check the type of haemorrhage
4) Is blood oozing from the wound? – probably a capillary bleed and less serious
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What is Hypoallergenic Dog Shampoo?
With literally hundreds of dog shampoos on the market, it can be difficult to decide which one is best for your dog. Many of us overly cautious dog owners correctly want to avoid dyes, fragrances, and chemicals, knowing these ingredients can irritate our dog’s skin – and possible adversely affect his health.Continue reading

Why is My Cat Begging and How Do I Make it Stop?
If you have a begging cat, the last thing you want to do is feed them outside their own food bowl. Offer them food only from their bowl and allow them to eat only the food in their bowl.Continue reading

What is Dog Acne (Pimples) ? Acne, also called chin pyoderma, puppy dermatitis, muzzle folliculitis, furunculosis or simply “pimples,” is a fairly common inflammatory condition that affects the lips, chins and muzzles of puppies and young adult dogs.Continue reading

Party Animal Recalls Dog Food for Pentobarbital
A retailer in Texas told the company that their customer had presented samples of our 13-ounce-can Cocolicious Beef & Turkey dog food (Lot #0136E15204 04, best by July 2019) and 13-ounce-can Cocolicious Chicken & Beef dog food (Lot #0134E15 237 13, best by August 2019) to a testing lab, and that the results had tested positive for pentobarbital.Continue reading

Are you poisoning your pet? Clean Label Project releases pet food ratings.
Do you know what your pets are really eating? We’re not talking about the main ingredients.The Clean Label Project tested 900 pet food products from 71 brands and screened for 130 toxins.The levels they found can cause serious and expensive health issues for your pet.Read more

Vets say raw food diet for dogs and cats is leaving them sick or dead
Vets are speaking out against raw food, saying they see numerous cases of serious injury, or death, resulting from the diet.Read more

Is your pet food safe? You may repay the unconditional love of a pet with the best food you can find. But how healthy is that food after all? An organization says many dog and cat foods have frighteningly high level of things like lead and arsenic. Read more

Foods to keep away from feline friends.
Just to show you how much I care for cats – feral and pet kitties – my column today is for you, all the cat lovers in our community. As devoted, loving cat owners, hopefully you feed your kitty a well-balanced diet.Continue reading

Feline Obesity: An Epidemic of Fat Cats
Do these wild cats eat a dry food diet that is full of starchy carbohydrates in the form of grains? Do they eat a water-depleted diet in the form of dry kibble? Is their diet one that derives much of its protein from plants (versus meat) as is true of many dry food diets. Read more

Feed your pet with the best Foods

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*** Pricey pet food not always worthwhile, experts say. Consumer NZ pointed to a case in the US, where Mars Petcare, which makes Eukanuba, made ads saying a 10-year study had found labradors lived 30 per cent longer eating its products.
The lab results were false. Mars Petcare agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it falsely advertised its products. Read more

*** A big pawprint: The environmental impact of pet food. There are many myths about feeding pets, and cats’ and dogs’ nutritional needs are different from human needs in some important ways. By understanding these differences, owners can keep their pets healthy while minimizing impacts on the environment. Read more

*** How do you know which food is best for your dog? Choosing the right food for your dog means understanding what the labels mean and if the fancy food is worth the price.Read more

*** What food does your pet get for all that money? After adopting a cat LEE BOYCE was shocked at the shoddy ingredients lurking in many top brands… Read more

*** High-meat diet best for dogs – Kiwi researchers. . “It’s great news for our premium pet food export market, which is widely recognised as producing some of the best raw meat products in the world,” Mr Goldsmith said.Read more
*** Is the best pet food the most expensive? The bottom line is, when looking for quality pet food, it’s more important to look at the ingredients than at the price tag. Lerner encourages that the right diet for your specific pet, even breed specific, is crucial to optimum pet health – saving you vet bills that are more costly than quality food – and giving you healthy, vibrant pets.Read more

*** Low-Fat Homemade Dog Food Recipe. Diets low in fat are often deficient in important nutrients like Vitamin A and Vitamin E. A low-fat diet may help your pet in certain aspects of his health, but it may actually do more harm than good in the long run.Read more

*** The Common Foods Dogs Can and Can’t Eat But some foods can be bad or even dangerous for your dog’s health. Here are common foods they can eat and ones you should be cautious letting about your dog ingest.Read more

*** Pet Food Insitute Gives Advice On Proper Animal Care.Improper feeding, studies have shown, is in part a result of days when pet owners routinely fed pets leftover table scraps. Humans have learned more about pet nutrition and the possible dangers of feeding pets human food. Read more

*** 7 Tips on How To Feed Dogs to Deal With and Prevent Allergies Nearly all of the pet food your dog eats has ingredients that could cause an allergic reaction in the dog.As with people, most dogs will only be allergic to one ingredient, but some have reactions to multiple ingredients in their diet. Read more

*** How to Make Homemade Dog Food. The general rule of thumb is to use half to two-thirds animal protein—any combination of meat, fish, eggs, and dairy will do, as long as meat and fish are the primary ingredients—with the remainder of the recipe split between grains, legumes, vegetables, and fruits (as measured by weight in their uncooked form). Read more

*** Homemade Dog Food: You Can Cook For Your Dog
The first thing to do is to confirm or calculate how many kilocalories your dog requires to be fed on a daily basis (Daily Energy Requirement or DER). The total calorie requirement should be divided by the number of meals (usually 2) fed to your dog daily.Read more