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Plastic Liners in Litter Boxes

     For the life of me I cannot figure out why people insist on putting plastic liners in their cats litter box. It makes absolutely no sense whatsoever for several reasons:
1) Plastic is an unnatural substance for cats to eliminate on.
2) Cats have claws and like to cover up their waste. When they do so, they inevitably rip the plastic liner.
3) When the liner gets ripped, it makes a terrible mess to have to change it.
4) Since the liner does get ripped, the actual bottom of the litter box gets waste and litter on it and has to be cleaned anyway.

Misleading Pet Food Websites

There is absolutely no doubt that the huge multi-billion dollar pet food industry is so interested in the bottom line - profits- that they will deliberately mislead or even lie to consumers to make a buck. Here is just another example from Susan Thaxton's website - "The Truth About Pet Food."

"Not true Hill’s Science Diet
There is no excuse. No pet food company should make misleading or false statements to consumers on their website. Some examples of false statements from Hill’s Pet Foods.

Companion Animal Nutrition and Wellness Institute

CANWI

Dr. Karen Becker, a holistic veterinarian, and the contributor of Healthy Pets on Mercola.com AND Dr. Donna Raditic, a Board Certified Veterinary Nutritionist, have teamed up to form an organization called Companion Animal Nutrition and Wellness Institute. Both veterinarians agree the foundation of the health of our companion animals is optimum nutrition. They also agree that there is insufficient independent research being done to compare the benefits of feeding dry food versus canned food versus raw or a fresh food diet.

Happy Easter

 Happy Easter to you and to all of your family including the ones with fur, wings, or gills.
Just a reminder to make sure your furry kids, cats and dogs, do not get into the Easter chocolate. It is toxic to animals and can make them very ill. If you are having company, make sure the animals are kept safe and don't escape through open doors as you greet guests.
Lastly, bunnies make great pets and I encourage you to adopt a bunny this Easter but ONLY if you are ready to make it a lifetime commitment.

An update regarding Support for responsible breeding

Great news!The Board of Delegates approved the policy on "Inherited Disorders in responsible Breeding of Companion Animals".


" At its 2017 Winter Session today, the AVMA House of Delegates (HOD) amended and approved a new policy on responsible breeding of companion animals. The policy reads as follows:Inherited Disorders in Responsible Breeding of Companion AnimalsTo maximize the health and welfare of companion animals, the AVMA supports research in genetic and inherited disorders to better educate the profession and breeders on identifying and minimizing inherited disorders in companion animal breeding programs.
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