Dogswell Catswell Jerky Treat Recall

July 27, 2013

[Ed. If the number one priority is safety and not cost, then why go to China for any kind of food ingredients? A recent piece in the New York Times by Edward Wong states that Chinese with enough money buy their infant formula overseas or pay shoppers to ship it to them. Many it would [...]

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First Safety-Tested SeatBelt for Dogs!

July 20, 2013

The first safety-tested seatbelt for dogs has arrived in time for the family vacation! If you don’t know what all the fuss is about, this challenge began in March when the Center for Pet Safety revealed that none of the dog seatbelts on the market would save your dog in a 30-mile-an-hour crash. In fact, [...]

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Pet Shops Puppy Mills — Consumers Get the Truth

July 10, 2013

Pet shops puppy mills – you can hardly say one without the other tumbling out your mouth. Like the dead albatross forever hung around the neck as a reminder of wrong-doing, pet shops have been tied together with puppy mills for years now, thanks in no small measure to the investigative work and reporting of [...]

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4th of July Dog Safety – Where’s *Your* Dog?

July 3, 2013

This 4th of July is the 237th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.  We mark this day as a celebration of America and her history, with parades, picnics, concerts and the eagerly anticipated fireworks displays. From the very young to the very old, we are enchanted by the fairy dust fireworks seem to exude. They [...]

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Catfishing for Dogs

June 26, 2013

Guest Post by Kevin Myers Catfishing is the phenomenon of using the internet via blogs, social networking sites, and other means to fabricate online identities and enter social circles in order to trick people into emotional/romantic relationships (over a long period of time). The term derives from the 2010 documentary Catfish in which a group [...]

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Pet Food Recall Natura Pet

June 18, 2013

Pet Food Recall Natura Pet’s PR release follows and states that of all Innova, California Natural, EVO, Healthwise, Mother Nature and Karma branded dry pet food and biscuit/bar/treat products with expiration dates prior to June 10, 2014 are being recalled. There is a refund form on their site. (All bolding is mine, Ed.) For Immediate [...]

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Puppy Death at PetCo – Who is Training the Puppy Trainers?

June 13, 2013

A February puppy death at Petco on Long Island during a training session was in the news and I was shocked all over again. The update centered around policy — the dog’s family want Petco to change their training policies, providing more than the current 16 weeks of education, adding CPR training. Petco has not [...]

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