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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

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Feeding Your Sugar Glider

by Sam Barron

sugar gliderSugar gliders have captivating little faces, friendly dispositions, and can live up to 15 years in captivity.

Sugar gliders are quickly becoming one of the most popular pocket pets in the United States. Adorable little marsupials that hail from places like Australia and Indonesia, sugar gliders have captivating little faces, friendly dispositions, and can live up

Health & Safety

Probiotics – The Good Bacteria

by Deena Caruso

Does your pet have digestion problems, diarrhea, skin problems, food intolerances, or other chronic health problems? Supplement with a high quality pet probiotic to restore your pet’s healthy gut, and chances are you’ll improve your pet’s health.

A probiotic, sometimes referred to as good or friendly bacteria, is a microorganism necessary for a healthy and balanced intestinal tract. There are two types of bacteria found

Health & Safety

Case AGAINST Raw Frozen Pet Foods

For some 25 years I have alerted the public to the dangers of exclusively feeding heat processed foods. Companion animal feeding has progressed – actually digressed – from table scraps and real foods the family could spare to today’s “100% complete” processed foods in primarily kibble form, with some canned and semi-moist also available. The foods appear to be scientific and improved, but they’re far worse for the animals. Not

Health & Safety

How to Manage a Horse Pasture

A major part of a horse’s diet is hay or pasture. A horse weighing 1000 pounds will eat about 500 pounds each month. A horse needs roughly 28 acres of non-irrigated, dryland pasture a year if that is the only source of forage. However, a pasture that is irrigated will grow more forage than dryland pasture, requiring less acreage. The amount of irrigated pasture needed for one horse is roughly

Cats

Canadian Food Inspection Agency issues warning on pet food products

OTTAWA (CP) – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Aron Pet Food are warning consumers not to purchase or use certain pet treats because the products may be contaminated with the bacteria responsible for salmonellosis in humans.

The following products are affected by this alert:

-Salmon Snackers 100% Salmon Treats for Dogs, 50-gram package, UPC 8 33234 00100 6, T.W. Enterprises, Ferndale, Wash.

-Salmon Snackers 100% Salmon

Dogs

Canine Nutrition

Do you really know all there is to know about your canine companion’s nutritional needs? Many pet owners think they’re doing what’s best for their dogs when it comes to dog food and dog treats, but in reality they rely on pure instinct more than science. Nutrition isn’t a guessing game, even when it comes to your pooch. Think about it. If you were left to feed yourself based only

Health & Safety

Do You Feed Your Pet “Diet Food?”

It’s funny that our society’s obsession on weight control has now been forced on our furry pals. Even major pet food companies have jumped on the diet-food band-wagon. Is a diet food for your pet really necessary?

I think if we learn to feed our pets a responsible amount of food based on their requirements, and stop giving them table scraps, diet food is not needed. Throw in some

Dogs

Life Long Nutrition

A friend of mine wrote this for school a couple years ago. It’s a bit technical, but there is some great info as well. I suggest a cup of coffee first….

Life Long Nutrition
by Jon Dunkerley

This article discusses two foods in particular. For the puppy stage, Eagle Pack Puppy food and for the adult stage, Royal Canine Labrador Retriever.

Puppy Nutrition

When deciding

Cats

What is the Best Diet for a Pregnant Cat?

Pregnant cats have to eat for two, three, four, five, even six cats. So her regular meal is just not enough. What should you give instead?

Pregnant and lactating queens need more calories than normal. However, you won?t have to force her to eat. Cats are very intelligent animals. They know when they have to eat and how much.

Don?t get worried if your cat?s appetite decreases in