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Animal Rights

Business Owners Plead Guilty to Distributing Tainted Ingredient Used in Pet Food

THOUSANDS OF PETS SUFFERED ILLNESS, DEATH THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Matt J. Whitworth, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Nevada company and its owners pleaded guilty in federal court today to distributing a tainted ingredient used to make pet food, which resulted in a nationwide recall of pet food and the death and serious illness of countless pets

Dogs

Dog Itchy Skin and Dog Gas: Is There a Connection?

by K.C. Jones

Is your dog’s itchy skin driving you crazy with the constant scratching? Does your dog have gas that can  clear a room, too? Have you ever thought there might be a connection between the non-stop scratching and foul odors filling your home?

Dog gas is essentially your dog eliminating toxins from his body. When the digestive system is unable to  process and utilize nutrients, noxious

Dogs

Homemade Dog Food Ingredients

by Jane Dinunzio

Have you ever wondered why your dog’s breath or body has that distinctive “doggie smell?” It is generally caused by your dog ingesting chemicals and preservatives, rather then an all natural homemade dog food diet. Just by changing your dog’s diet, you will likely see a much healthier, more energetic and less odorous dog. I see and smell it for myself in my two Labradors

Cats

Is Pricey Pet Food Better Pet Food?

We’re all concerned that we do what’s best for our pets when it comes to buying food, right?! But sometimes it seems that the “best” dog food is simply unaffordable. So it’s nice to see that Consumer Reports has done some research and is featuring a report in the March 2009 issue of their print magazine.

While I’ll be looking forward to the reading the article when it arrives

Cats

Dogs & Cats – In The Womb

Nat Geo’s had some really great shows on lately and the fun for animal lovers continues this Sunday (January 4th) from 8pm to 10pm ET. I’ve actually already previewed an advanced screening copy of In the Womb: Dogs. I haven’t yet watched the complimentary copy of In the Womb: Cats — but I have high expectations because the state-of-the-art visual effects and real-time 4-D ultrasound imagery used in the dog

Cats

New National Survey Shows Cat and Dog Owners Aren’t Feeding Their Pets What They Think They Are!

A poll commissioned by the Wellness(R) brand of natural pet food finds
few understand the ingredients on pet food labels.

For our pets to be as healthy as they can be, remember; just like people, they are what they eat. Wellness(R) Natural Pet Food says pick up the bag and read the ingredient label. With Wellness you’ll see lean meats like deboned chicken, whole grains, and a rainbow of

Dogs

Poppy’s Plight

by Johnny Summerton

Poppy

She first came to our attention after we had visited a local show at the village hall organised by a nearby refuge for abandoned dogs and cats.

At the ripe old age of eight Poppy, we were told, had been “rescued” from owners who had over time collected more than 30 dogs, many the result of

Health & Safety

Deciphering Pet Food Labels

It may seem difficult these days to choose a pet food for your pet. The varieties are endless and the labels are not only confusing, but they can be misleading. If you know how pet food labels work, you can make a more educated buying decision the next time you shop for pet food.

Pet food labels have an information panel and a main display panel. The main

Cats

Avoiding Thanksgiving Holiday Hazards for Your Pet

by David Brooks

Thanksgiving is this week, and the rest of the holiday season is fast approaching. It’s a busy time for all of us, but it is very important to make sure that your pet is kept safe from any danger.

At this time every year it is important to remind pet owners of the most common holiday hazards for pets. These include feeding problems, foreign-body ingestion

Cats

Diamond Pet Foods Admits to Errors

The producer of the contaminated pet food which resulted in the deaths of dozens of dogs nationwide, acknowledged Tuesday that workers at its South Carolina plant failed to follow testing procedures to ensure its products were safe.

Diamond Pet Foods made the announcement after the federal Food and Drug Administration released a report which showed the company had no record of test results for 12 shipments of corn, in