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May 2017

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

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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.

NO DOGS LEFT IN CARS

The No Hot Pets Campaign is BACK!

“I left the window down for him” “I wasn’t going to be gone long” We’ve heard it all! The issue of owners leaving their pets in their vehicles during the hot summer months, putting animals’ safety at risk and even causing death, is an ongoing problem across Ontario. There is NO excuse for leaving a pet unattended in a vehicle.
 The Ontario SPCA, in partnership with SPCAs and Humane Societies from across Canada, are launching the 2017 No Hot Pets campaign.

Cat Wellness Veterinary Visits

  One of the things I have noticed in several of the consultations I have done recently with cat parents, is that many feline owners are not taking their cats to the vet unless they are ill.
Just like we humans, cats need to have a check-up once a year and even more often when they become seniors ( 8+). Unlike us, we know when we are not feeling well and can make our appointments to see the doctor to check things out. Cats cannot tell us if they are having a problem with their health. Not only that, but it is instinctual for a cat to hide any health issues or signs of weakness.
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