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Dogs happier to EARN rewards rather than receive handouts

6/20/2014 - When humans finally solve what they perceive individually as a particularly difficult problem, that is often referred to as the "eureka moment." New research now suggests that humans are not the only creatures to experience this feeling. Dogs, too, gain some pleasure from solving difficult problems. Britain's...

Homemade dog treats: How to make your own, save a bundle and improve your dog's health

6/5/2014 - Most of the world has awoken to the dangers of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), seeking healthier choices such as organic, all-natural and gluten-free. The healthy food movement has burgeoned from a trend to a necessity and, for many, has become a way of life. Processed foods produced by Monsanto's...

FDA investigation confirms that thousands of dogs died from contaminated China-based jerky treats

6/4/2014 - Some readers may have seen the headlines at NaturalNews, or possibly even have pets that were affected by tainted dog treats, most likely originating from China, that have been making canine companions sick. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) launched an investigation several years ago to sort...

Conventional kibble could be slowly killing your pets

5/2/2014 12:37:05 PM - If you have pets, you probably see them as an extension of your own human family and care for them accordingly. You may even purchase premium pet food in the hope that your furry loved ones will live long, healthy and disease-free lives. But many conventional kibble products, or pet foods that come...

Pet treats found contaminated with heavy metals - Health Ranger releases shocking data on lead, mercury and cadmium in dog and cat treats

4/21/2014 - My food science research in the Natural News Forensic Food Labs has turned up yet another alarming discovery... and this time, it's about pet treats that may be poisoning your dogs and cats with toxic heavy metals. Over the last several months, I've been testing popular brands of pet treats sold...

There may be a reason why dogs are man's best friend - We have similar brain scans

3/7/2014 - Dogs have been called man's (and woman's) best friend, and a new brain-imaging study of dogs indicates one reason why: There are striking similarities in how dogs and humans -- and, perhaps, a number of other mammals -- process voice and emotion. According to Wired, dogs, like humans, may have brain...

Cat bites deemed more dangerous than dog bites

2/19/2014 - Getting bit by any domesticated animal is not something that most people want, but a new study has found that cat bites are far worse than dog bites. That said, the American Humane Society reports that about 4.7 million dog bites occur in the U.S. each year. Fairly common. What are far less common...

Scientists shocked to discover that dogs accurately sense Earth's magnetic field with precision

1/22/2014 - Not only can dogs sense the earth's magnetic field, but they can actually use it to orient their bodies when they relieve themselves, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Czech University of Life Sciences and the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany, and published in Frontiers in...

Dogs recognize pictures of their owners

12/27/2013 - A young girl whose family had one dog and two cats asked her mother, a college graduate and wife of a college professor, "Mommie, do animals have feelings?" Mommie answered, "I don't know dear. Science hasn't discovered that yet." That was a true episode overheard directly by this author. Now, science...

Pet owners increasingly using medical marijuana to help their pets feel better

11/27/2013 - As the social stigmas and taboos about marijuana that largely emerged during the "Reefer Madness" generation continue to be stripped away from the public consciousness, an increasing number of people are beginning to look at this all natural herb with fresh eyes, recognizing its incredible potential...

Having a family dog helps children build immunity against allergies, asthma

9/12/2013 - Children who grow up in families that include a dog, or to a lesser extent a cat, are less likely to suffer infections, allergies, asthma, and other common childhood ailments, according to a new study. Published in the journal Pediatrics, the new research highlights the importance of early exposure...

Scientists develop technology to turn the family dog into an obedient robot

9/10/2013 - Just when you thought that "man's best friend" couldn't get any better or any more loyal, here comes "science" with a better idea. Scientists at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Auburn University in Alabama think that maybe you, as a dog owner, are tired of having your pet roll over, shake,...

Pedigree dog food may be endangering your pet, yet no recall despite over 300 complaints from customers

8/20/2013 - If you own pets, it is probably worth your while to take a closer look at what you are feeding them to determine whether or not it is actually safe. A recent review of the consumer watchdog website, ConsumerAffairs.com, reveals that popular dog food brand Pedigree has received hundreds of complaints...

Everything's fake: China zoo 'lion' turns out to be Tibetan mastiff dog wearing a disguise

8/18/2013 - Much of what passes for real in China is phony, especially when it comes to so-called "all natural" and "organic" products, as our Health Ranger, Mike Adams, will tell you. But the Chinese don't limit themselves merely to fake herbs and wellness products. Sometimes it becomes necessary to fake a...

NY County officials use body parts of dead citizen for police dog training

8/10/2013 - Without question, the world is becoming less, not more, civilized the older humanity gets. The following is a case in point. Officials in Niagara County, in western New York, are being sued by the parents of Roger Dunn over allegations that a coroner took a piece of his body for canine police training...

Police shoot pet dog dead after arresting owner for videotaping

7/5/2013 - Under certain conditions things can spiral out of control, and that appears to have been the case recently in Hawthorne, Calif., where police shot and killed a suspect's dog in front of him, as he was being arrested on a misdemeanor. According to Britain's Daily Mail, 52-year-old Hawthorne resident...

Cops shoot dog in front of six-year-old after raiding wrong home in search of man with expired vehicle registration

7/3/2013 - No site is more supportive of our law enforcement personnel than NaturalNews. Those of us here understand how difficult a job it is to be a police officer, especially in the more traditionally violent parts of the country - though cops are literally in danger every time they step out onto the streets. But...

Keep your dog cool in summer with 10 DIY home remedies to prevent overheating

7/1/2013 - Keep your dog cool as summer sizzles its way back into season. Summer signals the time when dogs are ready for hiking, fetching, and other outdoor play. Hot summer days can be deadly to our pets unless we protect them from overheating from heat stroke. Early signs are excess panting, weakness, confusion,...

Metal dog bowls can start house fires from focused sunlight reflections

6/28/2013 - Terry and Shay Weisbrich from Santa Rosa, California were astonished when a fire was ignited from a focused ray of sun powerfully reflected onto their wooden house by the dog's chrome water bowl. Even Rene Torres, the Bennett Valley Fire Department engineer and his fellow firefighters were perplexed...

'Bomb-sniffing' TSA dog turns into attack dog, viciously bites woman at airport for no reason

6/2/2013 - The new American police state is being ramped up another notch at U.S. airports, where the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is now equipping its human Transportation Security Administration (TSA) drones and local police with dogs allegedly trained to sniff out bombs and other explosive paraphernalia....

Not even good enough for dog food: Imported food from China loaded with chemicals, dyes, pesticides and fake ingredients

5/10/2013 - Do you really know what's in all the food you're eating that's imported from China? If you don't, you're actually in good company: The FDA only inspects 1% - 2% of all the food imported from China, so they don't know either. Even when they inspect a shipment, they rarely test it for heavy metals, pesticides,...

Dogs can smell lung cancer in humans

4/10/2013 - Canines apparently possess a unique olfactory trait that allows them to sniff out the presence of cancer in the breath of people with the disease. And a new pilot study out of Austria suggests that dogs just might be the wave of the future as far as early detection is concerned, with recent trials showing...

Pet ownership linked to improved respiratory health in infants, researchers say

2/1/2013 - Many parents worry about exposing their children to pets, fearing that it may make their children sick and vulnerable to infection. However, recent research indicates that pet ownership can be extremely beneficial to children's health. A study published in August of last year found that children...

Popular dog treats found to be unhealthy, contaminated

1/31/2013 - A popular dog treat contains far too many calories to be a healthy snack for most dogs and may harbor dangerous, disease-causing bacteria, according to a study conducted by researchers from Tufts University, the University of Guelph and published in the Canadian Veterinary Journal. The treat in question...

Disease prevention for your cat and dog, without vaccination

10/10/2012 - Disease prevention comes from having a healthy immune system. It does not come from vaccination. Regular readers of Natural News will be well aware of the toxic ingredients of vaccinations, including mercury, formaldehyde, aluminum, cross species tissue, adjuvants and more. It doesn't take much intelligence...

Police raid wrong house, kill family dog and make children sit with its bloody corpse

8/6/2012 - There are times when, despite the potential seriousness of a crime, a little compassion is in order for those and their families, for children cannot be held responsible for the crimes of their parents. They especially should not be made to suffer if their parents are actually innocent of any crimes. So...

How to keep your dog healthy

7/6/2012 - In the last 50 years or so, the health of domestic dogs has declined dramatically. Dogs are getting serious diseases at younger ages and are living shorter lives. Clearly something is profoundly wrong with the current model of canine health care. What has happened in these years to so change the health...

Vaccine madness: New mumps jab cultured from dog kidneys linked to canine allergies

6/7/2012 - An unlicensed vaccine being quietly shipped into the U.K. from the Czech Republic is sparking controversy as it may be linked to causing severe allergic reactions. Medi-Mumps, a single mumps vaccine cultured from dog kidney cells, is being touted by some as an alternative to the controversial combination...

Nosodes: The Homeopathic Alternative to Vaccines - by Celeste Yarnall, Ph.D

5/2/2012 - Vaccination has become a highly controversial subject, those of us who challenge the concept are treated as if we are against apple pie and motherhood. I consider conventional vaccines to be extremely risky. Many veterinarians agree that vaccination is one of the most harmful things we do to our...

Call to action - Join the demand to investigate Michigan DNR director Rodney Stokes over forced shooting of baby piglets in cold blood

4/17/2012 - There is nothing more pathetic, ugly and insidious than a tyrannical government thug who uses his power to destroy the lives of law-abiding citizens. Today, we have witnessed the outrageous acts carried out by jack-booted scumbags in Michigan's Department of Natural Resources (DNR) who masterminded...

Petco sued for accidentally chopping off puppy's ear and gluing it back on

2/28/2012 - Petco is being sued by two former customers who claim that groomers at a store in Hawaii mutilated their dogs. In one case, groomers cut off a dog's ear and attempted to cover it up by gluing the ear back on. When Gladys Kapuwai brought her dog Dodo home from Petco groomers in Kaneohe (wearing a...

TSA recruits hot dog vendors, parking lot attendants to watch out for terrorists at Super Bowl

2/4/2012 - The terrorists are everywhere, including at the most popular American sporting event of the year, the Super Bowl. This is the view of the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA), at least, which recently announced that it has recruited parking lot attendants, ticket takers, and hot dog vendors...

Dog deaths and illnesses linked to Chinese chicken jerky treats

1/4/2012 - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning to consumers concerning chicken jerky products (also sold as chicken tenders, chicken strips or chicken treats) for dogs that are imported from China. Complaints to the FDA have come from both veterinarians and dog owners. According to an MSNBC...

Homeopathy for pets - safer and more effective than toxic drugs

10/13/2011 - Homeopathy is a specific form of alternative (holistic) medicine which was developed by Samuel Hahnemann, M.D., a German physician, in the late eighteenth century. At that time, people were being treated with poisonous substances to get the "bad humours" out of them by making them vomit, have diarrhea,...

FDA approves dangerous new antidepressant drug for dogs

10/12/2011 - The pet products industry is burgeoning, as 2011 figures released by the American Pet Products Association (APPA) show that Americans now spend more than $50 billion a year on food, supplies, and veterinarian care for their pets -- up nearly 300 percent since 1994. And now Big Pharma wants a piece of...

Tips to protect your dog when temperatures soar

8/11/2011 - As many of us have been painfully aware, this summer has been abnormally hot in much of the country. There has been precious little rain or other relief and plenty of alerts advising us to stay indoors as much as possible. High heat can be dangerous and even deadly - and that goes for our pets too....

Scientists clone genetically-modified dog that 'glows' when given antibiotic

7/29/2011 - Mad science continues with the recent announcement that South Korean scientists at Seoul National University (SNU) have successfully cloned a genetically-engineered (GE) dog that they say glows "fluorescent green" under ultraviolet light when fed an antibiotic known as doxycycline. And just why did...

Heartworm drugs for pets; Big Pharma's cash cow

7/20/2011 - In a seemingly diabolical plot, veterinarians and pharmaceutical companies have teamed up in a marketing campaign to frighten pet guardians into giving year-round heartworm preventatives to their cats, as well as dogs. These so-called experts say they're doing this to improve protection for individual...

Oak Park drops charges against home gardener Julie Bass, but hits her with two other misdemeanor crime charges

7/15/2011 - Shortly after my interview with Julie Bass yesterday on the Alex Jones Show (www.PrisonPlanet.TV), the city of Oak Park, Michigan dropped the current charges against Julie Bass. This is being reported on Julie's blog: http://oakparkhatesveggies.wordpress.com "Our attorney went into court this morning...

Dog registry mandate hits Atlanta: Owners of Rotweillers, German shepherds must register their dogs or face fines

6/19/2011 - Millions of Americans have, for years, been aware of a growing police state mentality in the U.S. If you're a dog owner in an Atlanta suburb you are especially aware of this because many of you just got singled out for, shall we say, special consideration. According to local reports, officials in...

Vaccination: The pet controversy

6/15/2011 - In the history of human vaccines, the numbers clearly show that in every case, the disease itself was already on the decline when the vaccine was introduced. Most vaccines were scarcely a blip on the radar, not affecting the natural decline of the disease at all. In a few unfortunate cases such as polio,...

Diabetes in dogs is mostly diet related

3/17/2011 - Regular readers of NaturalNews are all aware that diabetes in humans is known to be diet related in many, if not most, cases. It seems reasonable to assume the same applies to dogs. Whilst diet alone cannot be held responsible for every single diabetic case, if your dog has an unhealthy diet, there...

Hungry dog eats toes of diabetic man, performs role of surgeon in home amputation

3/3/2011 - What do you get when you combine a few too many beers, two large margaritas, a hungry dog and a diabetic man with infected toes? Jerry Douthett of Rockford, Michigan found out the hard way when he downed a large amount of alcohol and passed out. When he awoke, three of his toes were missing. As it...

Dogs can sniff out cancer in people, but doctors are waiting for a machine to do it

2/7/2011 - The mainstream media is suddenly reporting on the idea that dogs can sniff out cancer in human beings. This concept is no surprise to NaturalNews readers, of course, as we've talked about this before, but until now the idea that cancer patients could be detected by smelling them was considered pure...

Consider the advantages and disadvantages of a raw food diet for cats and dogs

12/10/2010 - Processed, packaged pet food is usually an unhealthy diet for dogs and cats. This article examines the pros and cons of a raw food diet for domestic animals and looks at providing a quality, natural diet for pets. Long before commercial pet food came onto the market, animals were expected to hunt...

Canine Epilepsy can be caused by nutritional deficiencies

11/25/2010 - Epilepsy has become a growing concern for dog owners and veterinarians alike. It can be traumatic watching helplessly as your best friend suffers from an epileptic seizure. Yet, oftentimes the solution is a simple one. It involves correcting the dog's diet and focusing on possible nutritional deficiencies. Epilepsy...

How dogs help treat a variety of common ailments

11/23/2010 - The health benefits of having a dog include far more than just providing their owners with therapeutic petting opportunities and being willing to accompany them on a recreational jog. According to a new report in U.S. News and World Report, dogs can be trained to do a variety of important medical services...

How to travel with your dog

11/21/2010 - In today's world, dogs are considered part of the family and more and more families are including their dogs when traveling. People who travel with dogs should realize that their pets can be very sensitive to change. It is important to make efforts to minimize stress and confusion as well as to take...

Help your dog overcome separation anxiety naturally

10/30/2010 - Virtually anyone who has ever had a dog will tell you that they have their own distinct personalities. Dogs also have emotions as well as their own individual fears and anxieties, the same as do humans. Is it any wonder then that we tend to humanize them? One of the most common and most difficult anxieties...

Acupressure Provides Many Benefits to Dogs and Other Pets

10/21/2010 - When most people think about acupressure they tend to think only about the benefits it can have for people. However, acupressure can also provide great benefits for dogs and other pets. Dogs, for example, love to be touched, petted and massaged, and they respond very well to this type of therapy. Used...

Unrestrained Dogs in Cars Pose Risks to Themselves and Others

10/7/2010 - It is a common sight to see dog owners driving with dogs in their front seat or even in their laps, happily looking out the window. Yet, while many such dog owners might never drive anywhere without making sure that they and their children were buckled up for safety, they fail to consider that having...

How to Treat Canine Mange Naturally

9/26/2010 - We've all heard the term "mangy dog," which is usually applied jokingly or derogatorily to disheveled and/or disreputable people. However, actual mangy dogs are no laughing matter since the disease known as mange can be both dangerous and result in considerable suffering. Fortunately for such dogs and...

Distemper Outbreaks in Dogs Call for Natural Prevention

8/8/2010 - Recent increases in outbreaks of distemper around the country are cause for alarm among dog owners. A dog that has been exposed to distemper will come down with the disease in less than five weeks. There is one supplement that has shown to be effective in preventing distemper in dogs and cats, and should...

One third of cancer deaths in people and dogs are preventable through diet changes

7/27/2010 - Here's good news for both you and your best friend: one out of three cancer deaths in humans as well as dogs can be prevented by simple, natural diet changes. That's the conclusion of research just presented by Demian Dressler, DVM, at the 2010 Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting &...

How to Use Natural Neem Oil for Flea and Tick Control on Dogs

6/14/2010 - Using neem oil for flea and tick control for dogs is different than for cats and preparations have different quantities of active ingredients. Commercially available toxic pesticide products are being advertised everywhere; although they may be fast and easy, they may also be deadly to some animals....

Canine Hip Dysplasia: Relief can be found in Natural Remedies

6/3/2010 - Hip dysplasia, the most common cause of canine arthritis, is an ailment that affects generally large breeds of dogs. Causing high levels of pain and decreased mobility, it is a very debilitating condition that interferes with a dog's ability to enjoy life. Although hip dysplasia is thought to be incurable,...

Canine Diabetes: Think about Including Natural Remedies

5/13/2010 - Diabetes is a disorder where the body is unable to regulate blood sugar levels. Although we normally associate diabetes as a human disease, our canine (and feline) companions are also affected by its devastating effects. Caring for a dog with diabetes can be extremely challenging, but natural alternatives...

Studies Reveal Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Dogs with Osteoarthritis

3/29/2010 - Osteoarthritis is a painful degenerative joint disease that affects many canines, especially geriatric dogs. Studies published in the January 2010 and March 2010 issues of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA), report the possible benefits of feeding foods high in omega-3...

Canine Cushing's can be Treated Naturally

3/25/2010 - Cushing's Disease is a common condition in older dogs. Too often, the symptoms are attributed to the normal aging process. Left untreated, canine Cushing's can lead to serious conditions such as diabetes, pancreatitis, heart disease, seizures, kidney failure, and nervous disorders. However, with the...

Depressed dogs now targeted by Big Pharma

3/8/2010 - There are many that thought, following the Pfizer/Dr Reuben scandal, that Big Pharma could not stoop any lower in their relentless pursuit of profits. However, they were wrong. The ongoing quest to sell more and more drugs just took a new twist, as the pharmaceutical giants began targeting the pet market...

Beat Canine PVS with Special Attention and Tender Loving Care

3/6/2010 - Canine peripheral vestibular syndrome (PVS) is a condition that few people are aware of and the frightening symptoms often lead dog owners to believe that their pet has been poisoned or is having a stroke. Special attention to the affected dog's needs and "tender loving care" offer the best chances...

Choking on Hot Dogs? It's not the shape, it's the ingredients

2/24/2010 - The American Academy of Pediatrics is making headlines this week with a bizarre recommendation that hot dogs should be re-shaped to make them less of a choking hazard for children. But there's no mention of all the cancer-causing chemical ingredients that actually go into the hot dogs. Pediatric physicians...

Dogs Benefit from the Nutrition of Supplements

2/23/2010 - Dogs can benefit from taking supplements as well as human, and many pet owners are jumping on the doggie nutrition bandwagon. Sales of pet nutritional supplements in the United States increased by seven percent in 2009, according to the Nutrition Business Journal. Sales of human nutritional products...

Dogs Think Similarly to Young Children and Can Learn Words, Counting Skills and More

2/10/2010 - Dogs have an intellectual capacity similar to that of a two-year-old human child, researcher and author Stanley Coren said at a presentation to the 117th annual convention of the American Psychological Association. "One of the most recent breakthroughs is that people began to use tests which were...

Hot Dogs Need Anti-Cancer Warning: Group Sues Hot Dog Makers to Force Honest Labeling

12/21/2009 - In a lawsuit filed against hot dog manufacturers, the nonprofit Cancer Project is seeking to force all hot dogs sold in the state of New Jersey to carry a label reading, "Warning: Consuming hot dogs and other processed meats increases the risk of cancer." "Just as tobacco causes lung cancer, processed...

Natural Ways to Treat a Dog that has been Skunked

2/23/2009 - People who live in rural areas or on property of several acres may have dogs that are allowed freedom to spend time off a leash outdoors. If a dog and a skunk meet and get into the owner`s house before being de-skunked, the results could be problematic. There are a number of commercial ingredients...

U.S. Made Pet Food Suspect for Dying Dogs in China

1/22/2009 - A Christmas Day post on 'A China Blog' tells a sad story of a pet owner in China whose dog is dying. The dog is suspected to have been poisoned from aflatoxin contaminated U.S. made pet food imported into China. The blog 'A China Blog on Suzhou Expat Life' posted information on December 25, 2008...

AquaDent Pet Oral Health Product Contains Deadly Xylitol

1/15/2009 - Many pet owners are aware that the sugar substitute Xylitol, found in many sugar free chewing gums, is toxic to dogs. However few pet owners would think to look for Xylitol listed as an ingredient in a pet oral health product; especially one that claims to be developed by "Veterinary Dental Specialists". As...

Dollar Store Discount Dog Treats Might Cost You More

1/5/2009 - Recently in a Dear Heloise article, a pet owner wrote she buys treats at a Dollar store for $1 that are "almost the same as $5 treats from the pet store." Unfortunately for this pet owner, discounted dog treats might cost her far more in the long run. The old adage 'you get what you pay for' usually...

Leftovers are Not a Bad Thing

12/17/2008 - A recent article provided by a Montana Veterinarian, published on Montana News Station.com, warned pet owners not to feed table scraps. This same warning has been surfacing for years, originally started as a marketing tactic developed to sell more dog and cat foods. The warning however, is not completely...

Dr. Marty Becker’s Pet Food Endorsement

12/9/2008 - Celebrities are often asked to endorse a product; the result for the endorsed product is typically soaring sales. Celebrity Veterinarians have joined in the endorsement game. The question that hangs in the background of endorsements is: Just because a product is endorsed by a Celebrity, does it mean...

Variety Plan for Feeding Your Dog or Cat

11/14/2008 - If the worst would happen, and the pet food you provide your pet is recalled, do you have a back up pet food? Getting prepared for a recall isn't being paranoid; it might prove to be the safest move you can make for the health of your pet. No one wants to consider the possibility of another pet food...

Pet Food Recipe Changes and Challenges

11/11/2008 - If you haven't seen it yet with your brand of dog food or cat food, you probably will soon. Prices of pet food ingredients are rising just like the prices of your groceries in recent months. Many pet food manufacturers are scrambling to stay competitive; some changing the formulation or recipe of their...

Undeniable Proof the FDA Allows Pet Food to Break the Law

10/30/2008 - The FDA website, on a page regarding pet foods, proudly cites the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act). With reading just a few of the FD&C Act laws, and a little reading on the FDA website, there is absolute proof that the FDA ignores Federal Law. It's time for pet owners to take this proof to the...

Feeding Your Pet Treats Could Be Harmful - Give Them a Nutritional Bonus Instead

10/24/2008 - We all do it; we give our pets treats as a reward or just because we love them. And many times pet owners don't think about the extra calories in treats or worse yet, consider if the treat contains harmful ingredients. It's a treat, it won't hurt anything... right? Well, it could. Dog and cat treats...

Protect Pets from Salmonella with Electrolyzed Water

10/17/2008 - The most recent pet food recall from Mars Pet Care - due to salmonella contamination - appears to be becoming habit. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) Mars Pet Care products have been having Salmonella problems for several years. Two years in a row, the same pet food plant has been known...

Buying the Presumably More Expensive Dog Food or Cat Food Can Save You Money

9/27/2008 - It's almost overwhelming when you visit a pet store and wander down the mile long aisles of pet food. Thousands of pet food brands all seem to say the very same thing -- 100% Complete Nutrition and 'Premium' and 'Choice'. The brand your vet sells costs around $30.00 for a 20 pound bag, the brand your...

Canned or Kibble - Deciding Which Pet Food Is Best for Your Pet

9/26/2008 - As if it isn't difficult enough for pet parents to decide on which brand or variety of dog food or cat food to choose, you also have to decide if you should be feeding dry or canned pet food. Walk into any pet store and you are staring at aisles and aisles of possible choices, and then you get to multiply...

Mars Pet Food Recall Announced on September 12th, 2008

9/17/2008 - Mars Pet Food announced a voluntary recall of many brands of dog food and cat food on September 12th, 2008 due to "potential contamination with Salmonella". The recall only affects products sold in the United States. Products affected include Old Roy Dog Food, Pedigree Dog Food, Special Kitty Cat...

Cigarettes, Lies, and Pet Food Advertising

9/16/2008 - It's difficult to imagine that cigarettes and lies have any connection with pet food -- but when you look closely at the advertising tactics of some pet foods, look closely at the ingredients in those pet foods -- you'll find cigarettes, lies, and pet food fits perfectly together. To give you an...

Safety Tips for Placing Your Pet in the Care of Others

9/6/2008 - I recently read an article about a Dog Day Care who had the unfortunate experience of a dog escaping the facility in the middle of the day and no one noticed. At the end of the day, the dog's owners (brand new to this daycare) returned to pick up their dog and... no dog. The article did not provide...

Study Finds Pets Suffer From Household Pollutants

9/3/2008 - A recent study performed by Environmental Working Group (EWG) proves our pets are exposed to chemicals and toxins in far greater amounts than people. In a ground breaking study, EWG found dogs and cats to be contaminated with 48 different chemicals –- 43 of which were at higher levels typically found...

The Recent Limited Recall of Pedigree Dog Food

8/21/2008 - Mars Petcare issued a limited recall of Pedigree dog food. The recall is limited to Southern California and Las Vegas, NV. A "component" of the food that tested positive for Salmonella contamination "was inadvertently shipped to our Tracy, California facility and used in the production of 100 bags of...

Certain Pets Targeted for Euthanization Because of Breed Profiling

8/16/2008 - A recent article in the Leaf Chronicle, Clarksville, TN newspaper has got the fur flying. The Leaf Chronicle reported on euthanizing procedures for the county Animal Control. Horrendous standard procedures flatly euthanize particular breeds regardless of the dog's history or circumstances. Simply because...

Fidolin Drug Approved for Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Doggie Disorder: ADHDD (satire)

3/24/2008 - Phictitious Pharmaceuticals has received FDA approval for their new drug Fidolin, a psychotropic medication designed to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactive Doggie Disorder (ADHDD). ADHDD is a brain chemistry disorder affecting tens of millions of dogs across America, causing them to be unable to sit...

USDA Forces Dog Lovers to Foot the Bill of Rabies Study

1/21/2008 - When you go to the Rabies Challenge Fund website and click on the "Challenge Fund Team" page you don't see pictures of people, you see pictures of their dogs. You see Meadow who developed a malignant mass cell tumor, directly on the site of his rabies vaccination and Izzy who, after receiving a rabies...

Bottom Line Blurs Veterinary Practices

1/3/2008 - Imagine if every time you went to the doctor you were given vaccinations that you don't need; vaccinations that offer no benefit but all of the risks of harmful side effects. Or you were given medications with no explanation or information provided. Or tests were being done for no reason. Now imagine...

Interview with Dr. Hank Liers Part 5: Superior nutrition for pet health

12/30/2007 - The following is part five of an interview between Mike Adams and Dr. Hand Liers, the chief formulator of products sold by Health Products Distributors, Inc. (HPDI) (www.IntegratedHealth.com). To see all parts of this interview, search this site for "Dr. Hank Liers." Dr. Liers: I feel our animals...

Workable Solutions to Pet “Problems”

12/16/2007 - It is not surprising that almost 65 percent of households have at least one animal companion. There is more than ample evidence that having companion animals can have all kinds of benefits. According to the Center for Disease Control, pets can decrease your blood pressure, cholesterol levels, triglyceride...

Big Pharma takes over veterinary medicine; dogs and cats drugged with chemicals for profit

7/17/2007 - Big Pharma has successfully completed its takeover of veterinary medicine in the United States and other first-world nations. Knowing that massive profits could be generated through the bodies of pets, drug companies have spent two decades pursuing an aggressive campaign of rewriting vet school curricula,...

Neurosurgeon murdered dog to demonstrate medical device, animal advocates say

1/24/2007 - A Cleveland Clinic neurosurgeon is under investigation from the U.S. Department of Agriculture after deliberately causing a brain aneurysm in a dog to demonstrate a medical device to salespeople Wednesday. Clinic officials say the procedure was not authorized, and that it was reported to the USDA...

Two convicted for making pet dog obese

1/17/2007 - A pair of brothers in England has been found guilty of causing unnecessary suffering by ignoring a vet's advice regarding their dog's diet. The court ruled that Derek Benton, 62, and David Benton, 53, fed their Labrador Rusty an improper diet, causing his weight to rise by nearly 56 pounds in two years. "We...

Heat-generating dogs treat fibromyalgia pain in humans

6/23/2006 - Nancy Gordon has no trouble remembering her first encounter with a Mexican hairless dog, a Xoloitzcuintli. Renowned for their intense body heat, Xolos (pronounced sho-los) have been used as therapy dogs for centuries -- and Gordon soon discovered why. "I put my wrists under his belly where I was having...

Pet nutrition revealed: the Health Ranger interviews Dr. Lisa Newman on pet nutrition and pet food ingredients (part 3 of 4)

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12/21/2005 - Mike: Let's talk about what's in your pet food, the Azmira Holistic Animal Care products. I found this product in the local health food store, and I was buying it before I even met you or invited you to do this interview. Newman: Or before you knew I was right in your back yard. Mike: Exactly....

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12/20/2005 - Mike: Hello, this is Mike Adams. I'm here with Dr. Lisa Newman. Thanks for joining me today. Newman: Well, thanks for having me today, Mike. Mike: You are the founder of the Azmira Holistic Animal Care product line. You also run a pet care clinic, correct? Newman: Well, it's not a veterinary...

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