The first case of Salmonella transmission from raw dog food

By |September 12th, 2018|Dog Health, Dog Nutrition|

The first suspected case of Salmonella from raw dog food has occurred, here's what to do and how to officially report an incident... It comes with no surprise but with some dismay that the first suspected case of Salmonella from raw dog food to a human has been reported in the US. The Minnesota Department of Health found that two children became sick after pets in their home ate raw ground turkey pet [...]

Grain-free dry foods linked to DCM in dogs…but it’s not as simple as that

By |September 4th, 2018|Dog Health, Dog Nutrition|

Grain-free dry food linked to cases of Dilated Cardio Myopathy in hundreds of dogs but it's not just grain-free you need to be wary of... I think many of you are now aware of the new scandal to hit dry food, this time it's causing DCM in dogs, previously thought to be solely a genetic issue (like megaesophagus), such is the power of a grossly incorrect diet I guess. The FDA [...]

Nettle effective at treating seasonal allergy in dogs – how to prepare

By |August 14th, 2018|Dog Health, Dog Nutrition|

How to prepare a simple Nettle remedy which should be effective for treating seasonal allergy in dogs Studies show that when taken orally, an extract made of common garden nettle (Urtica dioica) can inhibit several key inflammatory events that cause the symptoms of seasonal allergies, such as reducing histamine activity (part of the immune reaction that makes you itchy and why you might take anti-histamine) as well as the inhibition of [...]

Once McDonalds brought out the salad, they were doomed!!!

By |July 30th, 2018|Dog Health, Dog Nutrition, Uncategorized|

"Once McDonald's brought out the salad, they were doomed"! These are the words of Bill Burr, my favourite comedian. He was being interviewed on the Tonight Show when he took the perhaps unpopular stance that he felt sorry for McDonald's. His point was that once they started serving healthy options like salads and sliced apple they were practically admitting to the world that their food was fattening. In this way, [...]

Colostrum for dogs, a serious immune booster and gut healer

By |July 10th, 2018|Dog Health, Dog Nutrition|

Colostrum for dogs, a serious immune booster and gut healer... What is Colostrum? Colostrum is the sort of pre-milk that is produced by all mammals immediately after birth. It supplies the infant with everything they need and not only in terms of nutrition to grow big and strong. But it far more complex than just vitamins, minerals, proteins and fats. It is a complex biological fluid, which helps prime the [...]

More Grade A Bullshit From the Pet Food Industry

By |July 9th, 2018|Dog Health|

With bullshit being one of the few ingredients they're not actually permitted to use (too much of) in pet food, the industry instead employs it lavishly around the industry to help it grow. Here's the latest... The pet food industry has always had the following conundrum - they want to produce an ultra-low-cost product based on cheap plant additions, that is one obscenely high in carbohydrates (cheap) and ultra-low in meat [...]

Everything you need to know about Canine Probiotics

By |July 3rd, 2018|Dog Health|

Canine Probiotics, What We Do and Don't Know, Study Participants Needed... What is the Gut Flora and What Does it do for us? Meet the ENS, the Organ you Never Knew you had... How to keep your Gut Flora happy Canine Probiotics Dry versus Raw-Fed Dog Gut Flora... Are human Pre and Probiotics good for Dogs? Best Canine Probiotic Advice Looking for Participants for a Canine Gut Flora Study... [...]

Overuse of Chemical Anti-Wormers Leading to Anthelminthic Resistance

By |June 28th, 2018|Dog Health|

Antibiotic resistance is a hot topic, but did you know antihelminthic resistance is at crisis point too? Guess why?! Anti-microbial resistance is now a very real and very established threat to humans in the very near future. Deaths from once-treatable bugs are rocketing. Our over-use of antimicrobials, largely in our food chain and sick patients, is now producing strains of bacteria that are resistant to our best drugs. When you [...]

The Shaved Dog Debate

By |June 25th, 2018|Dog Health, dog interest|

The Shaved Dog Debate... There's an interesting debate that has just popped up, I'd welcome your input. The image below is of a double-coated dog who has been shaved. The shaved area is apparently hotter than the unshaved area. The advice that resulted was to stop shaving your dogs in summer as it messes with their thermoregulation. But asides the fact that shaving a double-coat can ruin it's texture for [...]

Rendering plant staff describe meat meal production

By |June 22nd, 2018|Dog Health, Dog Nutrition|

Want to know what goes on inside an Australian rendering plant? Listen to what previous staff had to say... Great interview on ABC news Australia this week. It's fair to say this news company is ALL OVER the latest scandal from Mars Pet Food, this time with their magic Dermal Care food causing ME in dogs. ABC have lots of interviews on their site, simply search with the term "pet [...]

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