Monthly Archives: May 2011

No-Kill Sheltering means taking a hard look at the organizations we trust (ASPCA, HSUS) and a good look at ourselves

In our great nation, an estimated 5 to 9 million dogs and cats are destroyed every year.  That’s 25,000 every day.  One thousand every hour.  Seventeen every minute of every hour of every day.   In the time it took you … Continue reading

Posted in Animal Health, Animal Rescue, Animal Rights, Animal Welfare, Cats, Dogs, No-Kill Movement, Pack Leader Tips, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Hey Good Lookin.’ Whatcha Got Cookin?

I know that face well on my dogs.  They tell me when they are hungry.  Lula especially.  I’ll bend down and ask her nose to nose:  “Are you hungry?”  If the answer is yes, I get two licks.  Always two.  … Continue reading

Posted in Animal Health, Dog nutrition, Dogs, Pet food, Pet Nutrition, Pet treats, Pet Treats and Supplies, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

A Cheat Sheet for Identifying Additives and Preservatives in Pet Food

Here’s a quick cheat sheet for how to recognize those obscure ingredients on the pet food label.  AAFCO (the regulatory organization for animal feed that works with the FDA) has put restrictions or limitations on some of these ingredients because … Continue reading

Posted in Animal Health, Dog nutrition, Dogs, Pet food, Pet Nutrition, Pet treats, Pet Treats and Supplies | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments