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Salmon dog treats made by Plato and sold by found to contain alarmingly high levels of toxic mercury: Immediate recall urged

10/4/2016 - An ICP-MS analysis of Plato brand dog treats in my laboratory, CWC Labs, found alarmingly high levels of toxic mercury in salmon flavored products. For the analysis, we tested 31 salmon and fish products sold as pet food or pet treats by the online retailer No mercury was found in 29...

How modern medicine treats disease symptoms while ignoring underlying causes

9/6/2016 - The greatest flaw in modern healthcare is that it aims to treat symptoms rather than the underlying causes of disease. Its inability to cure such diseases is the reason millions of Americans are now turning to alternative medicine and changing their lifestyles to ensure good health. Beating Cancer...

Top 7 ways the establishment (Big Food and Western Medicine) will kill your cat or dog inside of seven years

6/20/2016 - It's no conspiracy that humans in America who consume common food, beverage and medicine toxins regularly die of preventable diseases that barely existed 100 years ago. These life-takers include heart disease, strokes, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, dementia and of course, cancer and diabetes, the most popular...

Opt for healthy, natural treats this Easter instead of toxic GMO candy to save your family's health

4/3/2015 - This Easter may be the time you decide to pass on the high-fructose corn syrup jelly beans instead of sticking to the, "It's a holiday, so it's okay" mentality. While Easter is right around the corner and the excitement is building, so too are unhealthy Easter treats. Just about everywhere you turn,...

Petco still not pulling all China-made pet treats from its stores after more than 1,000 dogs die from chemical poisoning

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...

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...

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...

Hundreds of dogs killed by contaminated jerky treats made in China; FDA still mystified by cause

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...

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...

Tricks and treats to make Halloween healthier

10/16/2012 - If you strive to feed your family an additive-free and nourishing diet, the scariest part about Halloween in your family may be the flood of processed candy that's about to come streaming your child's way. Monsters such as high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors and genetically modified organisms...

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...

Hundreds of reports of sick dogs come flooding in as FDA issues warning about pet treats imported from China

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...

FDA: Pet treats imported from China can cause severe illness, death

12/3/2011 - A recent uptick in adverse event reports has prompted the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue a fresh warning to pet owners about the potential toxicity of certain pet treats imported from China. MSNBC reports that at least 70 dogs so far this year have been sickened or killed by chicken...

Warning: Christmas colored chips, cookies and treats may be poisoning your children

12/17/2010 - Those Christmas-colored snack chips and store-bought cookies may look festive, but watch out: Eating them may cause side effects such as hyperactivity, especially in children. That's because nearly all Christmas-colored foods achieve their colors through the use of artificial coloring chemicals, including...

Make Healthy, Sweet Baked Treats with Stevia and Dates

11/27/2009 - Many people think living a healthy, natural life and eating good quality health food means eliminating sweet treats from their diets forever. Not true - there are so many healthy, sweet alternatives such as honey, stevia and dates which can replace refined sugar and processed junk food. Making delicious...

Licorice Treats Peptic Ulcers and Helicobacter Pylori Infection

7/28/2009 - Deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL) is a natural treatment for ulcers and has been used with great success to treat gastric and duodenal ulcers. Licorice treats the cause of the ulcers and promotes healing of the digestive tissues. Peptic ulcers are created by sores in the lining of the stomach or intestines,...

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...

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...

Handling Pet Treats Can Cause Human Ills (press release)

9/1/2006 - Pets always welcome treats, but their owners may be putting themselves at risk of developing salmonella infection by handling beef or seafood snacks contaminated with the bacteria. So warned the authors of a report issued Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The...

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