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|11/22/2016 - It seems like there is a pill for every possible ailment, real or imagined, known to man these days, and now that is extending to man's best friend.
The FDA has just approved the first drug specifically aimed at treating "noise aversion" in dogs. It's being marketed to dog owners whose pets are frightened...|
|9/8/2016 - The protests surrounding the Dakota Access Pipeline took a violent turn over the weekend, when the private security firm hired to guard the controversial pipeline's construction unleashed attack dogs on the crowd of demonstrators.
The protestors, who included women and children, had been peacefully...|
|9/4/2016 - A recent scientific study has confirmed what dog lovers have suspected all along – that their canine companions actually understand what is being said to them.
A group of researchers at Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest, Hungary, used functional MRI (fMRI) technology to scan the brains of...|
|7/8/2016 - Dog owners and veterinary associations in the United Kingdom have been warning of a rash of dangerous and even lethal side effects from a popular vaccine designed to protect dogs from a rare and mild illness.
The disease in question, leptospirosis, can be serious in both dogs and humans, but most...|
|5/25/2016 - You might share a lot with your dog, from walks in the park to leftovers from dinner. However, there is something you should never share with Fido: food that contains the sweetener xylitol.
The FDA has issued a consumer warning entitled "Xylitol and Your Dog: Danger, Paws Off," which warns that xylitol...|
|5/6/2016 - The concept of biofields – fields of energy that extend beyond the body – forms the major basis of many types of traditional, holistic and alternative medicine. Now, scientific support for this idea may have come in the form of an experiment performed on owners and their dogs.
|2/24/2016 - With the rise of social media, the global domination of the internet, and the way that we have access to more and more information at our fingertips, fast food chains have come into a bit of trouble over recent years. They still have the edge when it comes to convenience, but as we start to care more...|
|2/6/2016 - The barbarity and depravity of some people knows no limits, and that is certainly true in the case of one Maryland woman whose treatment of scores of dogs was truly criminal.
As reported by My MC Media, Katherine Ting Tiong, 47, of Rockville, was charged recently with 66 counts of animal cruelty...|
|11/27/2015 - A Yale study is shining new light on the complexity of the canine mind. In more ways than one, man's best friend is trying to communicate with his master. Dogs not only observe human behavior but seem to engage in a moral evaluation of the people nearest them.
Yale Researchers have put hundreds of...|
|11/11/2015 - Do you think you can trust that ingredients label on your hot dogs or other foods? A recent test by Clear Food, which uses DNA analysis to independently evaluate the actual content of foods, indicates that labels can be deceiving. The study found that nearly 15 percent of all hot dogs tested, whether...|
|10/26/2015 - A private food testing lab called Clear Food is ramping up with a project it says will publicly post scores for foods based on whether the food composition matches the label. Sadly, this lab wants to be a "friend" of the food industry and won't be testing for GMOs, pesticides or anything not listed...|
|8/29/2015 - A recent ruling by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has brought into question the ability and effectiveness of so-called "drug-sniffing dogs" after judges found that one animal in Illinois was not at all competent in the task he was supposedly trained to do.
The Free Thought Project and the Chicago...|
|8/23/2015 - Anyone who has lived with a dog can attest to the fact that dogs can sense when people are sad and will often seek to comfort them. However, evidence suggests that dogs might also be able to sense when people are ill or even dying and increase their comforting attention accordingly.
Even when humans...|
|4/6/2015 - As yet another sign of the emerging police state brutality taking place across America, government-run animal control "mafias" (i.e. your local animal control department) are now murdering family pets if those families don't pay the ransom demands.
In essence, animal control departments are now running...|
|3/26/2015 - The future of cancer screening may not be in expensive, invasive tests, but simply in having dogs sniff a urine sample. In a new study conducted by researchers from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and presented at the 97th Annual Meeting of The Endocrine Society in San Diego,...|
|1/17/2015 - It's often been said that the act of petting an animal can help reduce a person's stress levels, but what about having a dog sniff you to help you essentially do the same? Bizarre thought? Not so much, according to several school children and those who are advocates of what might be the newest in stress...|
|1/6/2015 11:24:34 AM - After years of reports that certain China-made pet treats were sickening and killing dogs, Petco has finally decided to pull the items in question from all of their stores nationwide.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has remained fairly quiet about the matter, urging consumers to visit their...|
|11/16/2014 - Maybe you're familiar with Cybercop and Cyborg Cop TV shows and movies, maybe not. But you are most likely not familiar with cyber dogs. They're actually rescue dogs in an experimental phase of developing Cyber-Enhanced Working Dog (CEWD) technology. The purpose is to enhance communication between humans...|
|10/10/2014 - The ever-evolving Ebola narrative is broaching into ludicrous territory, with reports now claiming that wild dogs are going around digging up the rotting remains of deceased victims and eating their flesh in the streets. Special Ebola graveyards, where the dead are being buried in haste and at shallow...|
|9/30/2014 - A Humane Society animal shelter in a New Braunfels, Texas, had to euthanize approximately 75 percent of its animals due to a distemper outbreak in the shelter. Distemper is highly contagious and very little if anything can be done about it, although maybe half of them, usually older dogs, do survive.
|9/3/2014 - The debate over whether or not animals experience human-like emotions has been a subject of interest for many over the years. While skeptics insist that animals are only driven by instincts, others disagree, pointing out that all mammals share the same neural apparatus and are therefore capable of experiencing...|
|9/2/2014 - Humans aren't the only animals that understand the concept of fairness, according to research presented recently at the 122nd Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association.
Fairness is a topic of particular interest to researchers who study the evolution of social behavior and the extent...|
|7/20/2014 - More and more vets are prescribing mind-altering psychiatric drugs for dogs they've diagnosed with depression or anxiety. These drugs come with a whole busload of side effects and warnings, including, according to the ASPCA ironically, increased anxiety.(1) Dogs who react to stress with aggression can...|
|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.
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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.
|10/24/2013 - Thousands of family dogs across the USA have been sickened by pet jerky treats made in China, and nearly 600 dogs have died. The FDA has issued a warning over the deadly jerky treats but has not forced any sort of product recall.
So far, the cause of the fatalities remains a mystery. The FDA says...|
|7/6/2013 - The article which originally appeared here has been removed because it is no longer aligned with the science-based investigative mission of Natural News. In late 2013 / early 2014, Mike Adams (the Health Ranger), editor of Natural News, transitioned from outspoken activist to environmental scientist....|
|7/1/2013 - Have you had enough yet of the dad bashing frequently seen in the media? According to sitcoms and TV commercials, men are complete idiots who wouldn't even know how to put their own underwear on straight if it weren't for their wives telling them how to do things.
Clorox jumped on the man-bashing...|
|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...|
|12/26/2012 - In this high-tech world, sometimes it's better to rely on a low-tech solution or, in this case, no tech.
A new study to be published in the Christmas issue of the British Medical Journal found that dogs can be used to sniff out Clostridium difficile, or C-diff, the element that is responsible for...|
|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...|
|7/19/2012 - Recent studies demonstrating higher immunity and protection against asthma may threaten the lucrative vaccination duties of pediatrics and the vaccine production of Big Pharma.
Two studies concluded that infants in homes with furry dogs or cats had better protection from viral infections that normally...|
|7/11/2012 - You have no doubt heard about the obesity epidemic among humans, but believe it or not, the animal kingdom is also battling the bulge, and what's more, veterinarians and researchers see lots of similarities between the species that could lead to better outcomes for both man and beast.
For some time...|
|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...|
|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...|
|2/28/2012 - Have you ever glanced at the ingredients on a hot dog or a can of Spam Lite and wondered about an ingredient called "mechanically separated chicken" or "mechanically separated meat"? This type of meat is collected from animal carcasses after all the prime cuts of muscle have been removed.
|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...|
|1/3/2012 - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is still reportedly trying to pinpoint the cause of an illness outbreak affecting an increasing number of dogs all over the country. According to a recent warning issued by the FDA, dog owners need to be aware of the source of their pet treats. Many chicken...|
|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...|
|9/21/2011 - It resembles the plot line of a cheesy horror flick, but the idea that a new generation of vicious "mutant" dogs will one day spawn from puppies still living in and around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster zone is something that Japanese officials are taking very seriously. According to a recent...|
|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....|
|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...|
|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...|
|4/12/2011 - Emerging cancer screening methods could soon be as simple as asking your best furry friend if you have the disease. Japanese researchers have published a study in the British Medical Journal which claims that cancer cells actually emit some kind of unique scent from the body, and that dogs can be trained...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|11/9/2010 - As dogs, cats and other "fur-kids" age they become prone to calcification, joint pain and other spinal and joint problems - especially if they have been fed mostly canned and dry dog food. Veterinarians typically offer primarily symptom relief via mainstream drugs. Nature, on the other hand, can provide...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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 &...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|11/17/2008 - Researchers have been able to train working docs to distinguish between the smell of ovarian and other gynecological forms of cancer, in what may eventually lead to a breakthrough in the early diagnosis of this highly fatal disease.
A team from Working Dog Clubs in Sweden and Hungary and the University...|
|10/9/2008 - High levels of 48 different industrial chemicals were found in household pets in a study conducted by the Environmental Working Group (EWG).
The group tested 20 dogs and 37 cats from a Virginia veterinary clinic, and found high levels of chemicals from mercury to fire-retardants and stain-proof coatings....|
|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...|
|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...|
|11/19/2007 - Following the State of Maryland's threats against parents who refuse to have their children vaccinated, children were herded into a Price George County courthouse being guarded by armed personnel with attack dogs. Inside, the children were forcibly vaccinated, many against their will, under orders from...|
|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,...|
|1/23/2007 - According to a recent study, dogs may be man’s best friend in more ways that previously thought.
The study, written by Dr. Deborah Wells of Queen’s University, Belfast, for the British Journal of Health Psychiatry, found that dog owners tend to suffer less from ill health, have lower cholesterol,...|
|9/21/2006 - The FDA has released information concerning non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for pets -- including Metacam, Deramaxx, Previcox and Rimadyl -- that shows they have been connected to 22,000 cases of illness in dogs, almost 3,000 of which were fatal.
The drug makers maintain their medicines are...|
|9/20/2006 - Dogs with a common allergic skin disease, canine atopic dermatitis, will be taking part in a clinical trial to evaluate the effectiveness of homeopathic remedies as conventional meets complementary at Bristol University's School of Veterinary Science.
Dr Peter Hill, Senior Lecturer in Veterinary...|
|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...|
|10/21/2005 - If you check the labels on grocery store foods, you've probably already begun to see that the list of ingredients doesn't always tell the whole truth about what's in your food. The same goes for your pets' food. Behind innocent-sounding words like "meat byproducts" and "meat meal" are horrific manufacturing...|
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|4/22/2005 - A chemical added to processed meat products is responsible for a 67% increased risk in pancreatic cancer, says author and nutritionist Mike Adams. The conclusions are based in part on research conducted at the University of Hawaii that reveals a 67% increased risk of pancreatic cancer in people who...|
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