Archive for the ‘Pet News & Views’ Category

World Mycotoxin Threat Report Released (Infographic)

Biomin has released their 2014 World Mycotoxin Report and it isn’t pretty.

The Natural Care of African Serval Cats ©

This post was inspired by Samson, a domestically-bred African Serval that was killed by a truck after roaming freely on Vancouver Island, Canada. While I don’t know the circumstances behind his escape, it is apparent that some education of pet parents about exotic cats is in order. For starters, they must be harnessed or in […]

Dog Breeds Predisposed to Adverse Drug Reactions (Infographic) ©

Natural pet care is often based on simple awareness and prevention.  There has been much talk about vaccine reactions in pets, but there is less awareness regarding the cause of adverse drug reactions. Researchers at Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine have determined there is a gene responsible for adverse reactions to over a […]

Fans Howling for the 138th Westminster Dog Show

Today’s guest author gives a nod to some of our most loyal readers, show dog parents. We receive frequent questions from this group of dog lovers in regards to natural methods of improving the quality of their dog from the inside out. They use natural supplements that result in stunning coats, bright eyes, and top […]

Is Your Pet’s Seaweed Radioactive? ©

Seaweed is packed with a wide range of nutrients and countless benefits that extend to virtually all species, including dogs, cats, birds, horses, fish and humans. It’s the superfood that puts other superfoods to shame. If you’re feeding it to your pets, they are very lucky to have such a learned and doting caregiver. The […]

Welfare Weekend – Canada’s National Cupcake Day™ for Shelters is February 25th! ©

The Ontario SPCA & BC SPCA presents National Cupcake Day™ on behalf of local shelters, SPCA’s & Humane Societies across Canada on February 25th, 2013.  The event is new to Canada, but it has been wildly successful in other countries.

Survey Finds Pet Parents Perplexed About Pet Nutrition – Here’s Why ©

In spite of a strong movement towards increased knowledge of pet care, many pet parents are still confused and misinformed about pet nutrition, a PetMD survey has concluded. It’s not difficult to figure out the source of misinformation when you read some of the misconceptions. 

Welfare Weekend: Big Fish Campaign Educates Fish-Keepers

‘Monster Fish’ is a term used by aquarium enthusiasts for fish that grow so large they can’t be kept in most home aquariums.  They’re commonly sold as small fish, often to inexperienced fish-keepers who have no idea how large they’ll get. The Big Fish Campaign is determined to change that through proactive education.

Welfare Weekend: September is Rabies Awareness Month [Infographic]

A viral disease, Rabies can infect warm-blooded species resulting in acute brain inflammation and death.  We’re coming up to World Rabies Awareness Day on September 28th and September is Rabies Awareness Month. It’s all part of an awareness campaign to reinforce the message that rabies is a preventable disease, yet kills 55,000 people needlessly each […]

Scientists Successfully Zap Canine Cancer with Rabbit Virus ©

Researchers in Champaign, Illinois have discovered an altered myxoma virus that afflicts rabbits, infects and kills dog cancer cells but not healthy cells.  The virus doesn’t infect dogs or humans.  They also discovered that the deletion of a single gene improved the effectiveness of the myxoma virus anti-cancer therapy.

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