Monthly Archives: December 2010

Buyer Beware! Puppy Smuggling Now a Booming New Multi-Million Dollar

A much-needed crackdown on U.S. businesses like puppy mills that breed pets purely for profit and without regard for the health and well-being of the animals, is having an unintended consequence.

Another often unscrupulous business, the importation of puppies from countries with fewer breeding restrictions, is stepping in to answer U.S.

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Dog Food, Cat Food Recalled in 19 States

Recall Due to Toxin in Pet Pride, Old Yeller, and Kroger Brands at Kroger-Owned Stores

Kroger is recalling some of its private brands of dog and cat food because they may contain aflatoxin, a potentially deadly mold by-product.

The recall includes various Pet Pride,

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What Your Pet Says About You

Careerbuilder.com sponsored a recent online survey, conducted by Harris Interactive, to determine trends in pet ownership as it relates to certain professions, annual salaries, and level of job satisfaction. The survey polled a limited sampling of 2,300 full-time employees in the U.S. who are also pet owners.

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Kroger recalls pet food for poisoning, health risks

Kroger announced on Tuesday that it is voluntarily recalling many of its Kroger, Old Yeller and Pet Pride dry dog and cat food varieties because they could contain aflatoxin. Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring chemical by-product that is toxic. Aflatoxin grows from the fungus Aspergillus Flavus found in corn and other crop foods used in pet food production.

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Holiday Safety Tips for Pet Owners

 

The last thing anyone needs during the hectic, stressful holiday season is a sick pet or a middle-of-the-night trip in frigid weather to the emergency vet clinic.

Some pet holiday hazards are more obvious and well-known than others. A partial list of things your four-legged family member should avoid:

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Amazing Animal Shelter Like You’ve Never Seen Before

The Cat House on the Kings in Parlier, California there is a truly unique no-cage, no-kill cat and dog sanctuary.

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Ensuring Better Days for Homeless Pets

 

This holiday season, we’re especially pleased to bring you news of yet another financial award given by the Dr. Jane’s HealthyPetNet Foundation, this time to an inspirational organization of animal rescuers in Pennsylvania.

Better Days Animal League is a non-profit animal rescue organization that was established in the summer of 2007.

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Canine Joint Disease 101

Unfortunately, arthritis is one of the most common conditions affecting dogs in America today. In 2008, arthritis was listed among the top ten disease conditions in dogs (source: VPI). According to recent data, there are as many as 10 million dogs currently suffering from the chronic pain of joint disease,

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The Truth About Pet Food

The Truth About Pet Food Part 1

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Holiday Pet Hazards

While you are busy making your festive plans for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas, please don’t forget to include your pets. The holidays are a time for giving, but there are some things you should not share with your furry friends. Once you know the hazards, a little precaution and prevention will make holidays a happy time for everyone.

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