dog care

Update on Fish Oil and Fish Meal from the Gulf

Posted by on July 21, 2010 at 12:29 pm

A new article posted at PetFoodConnection.com reports that Menhaden fish populations in the Gulf of Mexico are doing well despite the BP oil spill disaster, and analysis of the fish has not revealed any significant toxicity issues associated with this horrible event. This is very good news… even though the Menhaden oil that Animal Essentials  […]

Airline Dog Deaths: Short-Faced Dogs More Prone to Dying

Posted by on July 20, 2010 at 2:01 pm

From the Wall Street Journal… During the past five years, 122 dogs have died while traveling as cargo aboard airline flights, and the Department of Transportation has a theory: “short-faced’’ dog breeds like pugs and bulldogs are more at risk. About half of the dog deaths airlines reported are short-faced breeds, including English bulldog, pug, […]

Herbal Calming Agents

Posted by on June 11, 2010 at 2:08 pm

c.2010 All rights reserved From what I see at the pet stores there must be a alot of stressed out pooches out there.   Or maybe it’s just that the pet product industry is learning to tap into the frustrations of consumers who cannot tolerate their high energy pets. But are these products really effective?  Are […]

Genetically Modified Corn Causes Organ Damage

Posted by on January 14, 2010 at 5:22 pm

Virtually anyone who pursues an interest in natural health has heard of controversies surrounding genetically modified foods. Two of the big questions of this topic:   When the molecular structure of a food source has been altered through genetic manipulation, will the body still metabolize it the same way when consumed?  And, if not, what […]

States Clamp Down on Dog Breeding and Selling Facilities

Posted by on May 6, 2009 at 6:31 pm

Some state governments are working to enact strict laws that will require dog breeders and retailers to maintain clean, humane shelter for the pooches thet are sellng.  In Montana, legislation has been introduced (HB 548) that would regulate pet stores and dog breeders and require the state to conduct regular, unannounced inspections of those facilities.   If adopted, the new rules would would […]