Category Archives: Animal Health

From China with Luck

With 70% of pet food vesesel imports to the US coming from China, “Made in the USA” is a mighty thin security blanket. Looking for “USA Made” on the label won’t protect your pet.  You need to ask the manufacturer … Continue reading

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It might be in Milo’s Kitchen but it’s probably not in yours…

I have egg in my shoe.  Now my toes are sticky.  But after cracking hundreds of dozens of eggs to make sure that every bag of our Bacon Cheeseburger cookies has an egg in it, odds are one is bound … Continue reading

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Cool Dog Runnings. How conditioning, fitness level and diet can keep dogs cool.

As the temperature heats up we find ways to cool ourselves down.  Staying hydrated, swimming, shedding outer layers for something thin and light-weight, hanging out in the shade or a cool breeze are great ways to keep body temperature at … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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The Wolf

Barefoot and empty handed, in the frosty pre-dawn hours of late March, separated only by tangled wisps of breath and steam from a nearby pond, I stared down a wolf. Eye to steely eye. Neither of us advancing nor retreating. … Continue reading

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