Monday, February 16, 2009

Free Ebook On Dog Training!

Here is a link to download the FREE ebook 5 Dog Training Myths!

Just Scroll To The Bottom Of The Page That Opens And Click Download!

5 Dog Training Myths

Friday, January 16, 2009

Poodle Survives 19 Days Without Food Or Water

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. — Police say a poodle mistakenly left for nearly three weeks inside a van in a Vermont airport parking garage has survived.

The 12-year-old miniature poodle lost half its body weight and endured subzero temperatures. Police believe it was without food and water for 19 days.

For the full story please visit>> Fox News

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Vegetables In Australia Contaminated With Melamine

For those of you who make your own dog food in Australia, beware. Authorities have said, China imported vegetables to Australia and they probably are contaminated with Melamine.

China imported fresh garlic, peas, frozen mixed vegetables, canned mushrooms and tomato paste.

The vegetables were grown in fertilizer that contained Melamine.

Even if you don't make your own dog food, I'm sure you may eat the vegetables. So, if you are from Australia, please take care, and beware of what you are consuming!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Pennsylvania Kennel Raided

The Almost Heaven Kennel in Emmaus, Pennsylvania was raided by the PSPCA and removed 56 ailing dogs and cats.  The 56 removed immediately needed medical attention, and the PSPCA is negotiating to take 100 more animals.

They found a freezer full of 65 animal corpses, along with up to 800 more animals living in putrid conditions.

To the untrained pet owner, these people would seem like great animal lovers, if you visited their website....

They apparently are breeders to boxers (my personal favorite), Chihuahuas, Dobermans, Doodles, German Shepherds, Great Danes, and Poodles.
This really pisses me off, and tells the tale of why they have been raided.  No way in hell can someone be an expert breeder if they are breeding that many dogs.
Also if you go on their website Almost Heaven Kennel you can see under their "Puppies" and "German Shepherd" tabs, they are NOT expert breeders.  The remaining Shepherd they are trying to sell has been bred already, and she is only 10 months old.  This is true cruelty!
I hope these people fry.  They don't deserve to own animals.
What are your thoughts?
Here is a link to the story >>> PSPCA  Raids Kennel

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Melamine, It Is In More Than Dog Food!

Now I know this is kind of off topic, but it does pertain to dog food. How?

Back in March 2007 there was a massive dog food recall. It was because of Melamine.

Melamine is a chemical used in fertilizers, and was found to be in quite a few brands of dog food. Melamine is not safe for human consumption, let alone consumption by our dogs.

Quite a few dogs died because of this contamination. Melamine poisoning causes kidney stones and kidney failure. The root cause of this contamination?

Two companies in China were using melamine as a filler in a product that was used in dog food. This product was then shipped to the U.S. and used by the majority of the dog food manufacturers.

Now, fast forward to September 2008. Melamine is back in the news again, and guess why?
A Chinese milk product has been contaminated with melamine!

At the time of this printing, 4 babies have died because of this product. World wide, the major concern is for candies. A lot of countries import snacks and candies made from milk and or milk products produced in China.

So, beware! The melamine scare isn't over yet!

Here is the link to the story>>>>> Chinese Dairy Imports Kill 4 Babies

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Dog Nutrition

The following is an excerpt from an article of Andrew Lewis.

"It's dinnertime. Do you know what your dog is eating? If you're feeding him or her commercial dog food, the answer to that just might come as a very big surprise.

Dog Nutrition or Russian Roulette?

That "Chicken Flavor" dog food you've selected may have some chicken in it. Then again, it just as well may not. It's not required to, pursuant to the FDA guidelines concerning dog food ingredient listings. That "Lamb & Rice Formula" for dogs certainly has some lamb and rice in it -- but the total combined could be as little as 25% of the total packaged product, and still conform to regulations. What comprises the remaining 75%?

Is that 75% all goodness? No!

What about all those fillers and by-products and chemical preservatives listed? Do you know what BHA and BHT are, and why they are banned for human use? Are you familiar with ethoxyquin? Rolls right off the tongue doesn't it?

Is meat the first (and thereby most prevalent) ingredient listed, or does corn or grain lead the way? Do you suppose all those artificial colors and flavors are there for your dog's benefit, or for yours? Does your dog food supply the complete and balanced daily dietary provisions for your dog? And, with the loose regulations on dog food labeling leaving us somewhat in the dark as to what exactly we are feeding our pets, how can you be sure?"

All this made me double think my dogs health. Why is it that we automatically trust what is put on the store shelves? And why are we trusting what the vets are telling us? If you walk into your vets office, you will find advertisements for dog food. You probably will find dog food there to buy as well.

If you listen real well the next time you visit your vet, they most likely are going to try to suggest the food they have in their waiting room for your dog. They are doing this, because they are getting paid by the dog food manufacturer to promote their food!

The majority of vets don't see a problem with all the fillers, dyes, and preservatives in our dogs food. I find this absolutely appaulling!

I have since given up on the commercial dog food industry. I now make my girls their food, and they have been thriving! My Lily Bug has lost weight, Murphy Brown has gained weight, and both of their coats are the shiniest you have ever seen!

Check out this great book of dog food recipes and treats

I love it! >>>> Dog Food Secrets

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Links To Related Blogs

I want to give a little link love here, to all the dog related blogs I have found and loved!


Here's one for the people having trouble cleaning up their puppy messes!

Fabric Protection and Interior Decorating