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This Poor Pooch flew out 4 Miles to Get this Pack. What’s Inside Brought Tears to my Eyes.

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

You’ve likely heard a lot of stories about how cherishing puppies could be yet you’ve presumably never heard anything like this previously. What Lilica does is amazingly exceptional and brought tears to my eyes. Lilica was relinquished as a junior puppy in São Carlos however found by Neile Vania Antonio. Together, they live in a junkyard with whatever remains of their assorted family that incorporates an alternate canine, a feline, a donkey, and a few chickens.

Lilica exists in a junkyard with an one more pooch, a feline, a donkey, and chickens.


Consistently, Lilica does something that will leave you speechless. Consistently, Lilica ventures two miles along an occupied interstate to visit Lucia Helena de Souza, who deals with various stray creatures. You see, Lucia and Lilica have an uncommon course of action: Lucia gets ready nourishment in a pack for Lilica and reaches her at 9:30 pm. Lilica will consume a portion of the food before making the two-mile voyage over with whatever remains of the supper once again to her junkyard home to feed whatever remains of her gang.

Consistently, she voyages a few miles along an occupied expressway to get nourishment for her gang.

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Lucia clarified, “I understood that she consumed and afterward gazed at what was clinched.” A neighbor then proposed that maybe Lilica continued gazing at the food in light of the fact that she needed to take whatever is left of  it with her. “At that point we tied up the pack and offered it to Lilica. From that point on, that is the thing that how we did it.” This plan has been continuing in excess of three years! Lucia accepts that Lilica is an extremely extraordinary puppy. “Individuals don’t do that. Some individuals cover up what they have and don’t have any desire to impart to others. She didn’t. Lilica is an outstanding creature.”

The feature underneath is in Portuguese however it is subtitled in English.


URGENT: 3 Dog & Cat Food Brands Recalled for Salmonella

Friday, February 7th, 2014

Pro-Pet LLC Recalls a Limited Number of Dry Dog and Cat Foods Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination – No illnesses have been reported, this is a precautionary alert!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 5, 2014 – Pro-Pet LLC, St. Marys, Ohio, has initiated a voluntary recall of a limited number of Dry Dog and Cat Foods for possible Salmonella contamination. A single field test indicated products manufactured during a two day period, on a single production line may have the potential for Salmonella contamination. Pro-Pet LLC is voluntarily recalling the potentially impacted products made during this timeframe. There have been no reports of illness related to this product to date.

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.


Product Best By Lot Code UPC Number
40 lb Hubbard Life Happy Hound Dog Food 05 06 14 096 13 SM L2 2A 1219033878
40 lb Hubbard Life Happy Hound Dog Food 05 06 14 096 13 SM L2 1A 1219033878
18 lb Hubbard Life Cat Stars Cat Food 05 06 14 096 13 SM L2 1A 1219033873
40 lb Hubbard Life Maintenance Dog Food 05 06 14 096 13 SM L2 2A 1219033875
15 lb Joy Combo Cat Food 05 06 14 096 13 SM L2 1A 7065407721
40 lb Joy Combo Cat Food 05 06 14 096 13 SM L2 1A 7065407713
40 lb Joy Combo Cat Food 05 06 14 096 13 SM L2 2A 7065407713
20 lb QC Plus Adult Dog Food 05 07 14 097 13 SM L2 2A 2351780103
40 lb QC Plus Adult Dog Food 05 07 14 097 13 SM L2 2A 2351780104
40 lb QC Plus Adult Dog Food 05 07 14 097 13 SM L2 1A 2351780104


These products were distributed through select retailers, distributors and on-line consumer purchases in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and West Virginia

No other products/lot numbers are affected by this recall.

Customers should immediately discontinue use of any impacted product and contact Pro-Pet at 1-888-765-4190 for disposition.

For more information on the recall, customers can contact the customer service line for Pro-Pet at 1-888-765-4190. Customer service representatives will be available Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm CT.

For more information and recalled product photos, check FDA website.

If you don’t know where it came from…………don’t give it to your pet!!

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

The horror of the China melamine pet food tragedy a few years ago is all too fresh in many folks memories.  For those of you who aren’t quite clear on the details, ‘protein’ imported from China and used as an ingredient in locally manufactured pet food contained melamine rather than protein – a substitution that ultimatley cost many pet’s their lives or their health, and cost their owners so much more, including expensive veterinary bills, damanged or dead pets and questions that were finally answered after way too many pets had died.

Pet products from China have been behind other pet health problems, especially jerky treats.  Recently the Food and Drug Administration issued an update to its ongoing investigation of animal illnesses linked to jerky pet treats.  To date the FDA has a reported 22,200 pet illnesses related to these treats, many resulting in kidney disease in dogs.

So how to keep your pet safe from becoming a victim?

  • Know where the treat originates from.  Eliminate imported jerky treats.  Better safe than very sorry!!
  • If you cannot find US produced treats your pet will eat make your own.
  • Always keep an eye on your pet for any unusual signs that could signal a problem:  loss of appetite, listlesness, vomiting, diarrhea, unusually thirsty, etc.  You know your pet and you know what is unusual. 
  • If you feel something is not right, stop the treats and get your pet to the vet.  You can take a stool and urine sample to help the vet determine what is going on.
  • It is better to be safe and better to visit the vet than wait to see what happens when your pet is ill.


Which costs more to own, cats or dog?

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

No, it’s not a trick question, and yes there is an answer.

My first response was cats, but then I was not sure….so I watched the videos in this article.

Here’s a great article from MSN Money.  Watch the video and then, if you have time just wait and you’ll see a series of videos on pets and money. 

Pretty good!


The numbers they disclose are eye opening and I’m guessing many pet owners will be shocked at the cost of pet items.

Are these numbers similar to what you currently spend?

We want to know!  Comment below.


Q: Is it dangerous to feed a puppy or a dog raw meat?

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

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 A: This subject is controversial. There are those who feel that a raw diet is a natural one for dogs and will only feed raw, and there are those who disagree, including many veterinarians.

Recently, the American Veterinary Medical Association adopted a policy advising against feeding raw diets to dogs and cats.

They issued a statement which reads: “The AVMA discourages the feeding to cats and dogs of any animal-source protein that has not first been subjected to a process to eliminate pathogens because of the risk of illness to cats and dogs as well as humans.

Cooking or pasteurization through the application of heat until the protein reaches an internal temperature adequate to destroy pathogenic organisms has been the traditional method used to eliminate pathogens in animal-source protein, although the AVMA recognizes that newer technologies and other methods such as irradiation are constantly being developed and implemented.

Animal-source proteins of concern include beef, pork, poultry, fish, and other meat from domesticated or wild animals as well as milk* and eggs. Several studies reported in peer-reviewed scientific journals have demonstrated that raw or undercooked animal-source protein may be contaminated with a variety of pathogenic organisms, including Salmonella spp, Campylobacter spp, Clostridium spp, Escherichia coli, Listeria monocytogenes, and enterotoxigenic Staphylococcus aureus. Cats and dogs may develop foodborne illness after being fed animal-source protein contaminated with these organisms if adequate steps are not taken to eliminate pathogens; secondary transmission of these pathogens to humans (e.g., pet owners) has also been reported.

Cats and dogs can develop subclinical infections with these organisms but still pose a risk to livestock, other nonhuman animals, and humans, especially children, older persons, and immunocompromised individuals.

To mitigate public health risks associated with feeding inadequately treated animal-source protein to cats and dogs, the AVMA recommends the following: Avoid feeding inadequately treated animal-source protein to cats, and dogs restrict cats’ and dogs’ access to carrion and animal carcasses (e.g., while hunting) Provide fresh, clean, nutritionally balanced and complete commercially prepared or home-cooked food to cats and dogs, and dispose of uneaten food at least daily practice personal hygiene (e.g., handwashing) before and after feeding cats and dogs, providing treats, cleaning pet dishes, and disposing of uneaten food * The recommendation not to feed unpasteurised milk to animals does not preclude the feeding of unpasteurised same-species milk to unweaned juvenile animals.”

While we personally have not heard of dogs or cats becoming ill from eating raw meat, there most certainly will be some. Just as there are dogs and cats who become ill from canned food that is tainted or spoiled.

Ultimately, it is up to you to decide which diet you choose for your pets… and often, your pet will have a lot to say about it too!

Home Made Food for The Dog plus Dog Food Recipes Information

Monday, May 14th, 2012

by kizzzbeth

To keep the pet free of the general health issues caused by eating a range of packaged food, you should focus about the dog’s nutrition. Our pet is an significant associate of the family so deserves a right plus healthy homemade food.

Our pet dogs too need the well balanced diet which need the appropriate mixture of compounds for all-natural development. A shortfall of these vitamins inside a dog’s food will cause wrong development, slower healing following an injury, plus an harmful lifetime compared to dogs whom get the appropriate nutrition suited for them. Let’s consider the macro-nutrients plus why they are significant.

Protein is regarded as the most crucial macro – nutrient inside a dog’s diet. Proteins are needed for all round development plus development, plus are important to structural create up as well as the body’s immune program. Besides, proteins are utilized up because prepared calories as well as the staying proteins are converted to, plus stored, because fat which is employed up because stamina later.

In the human globe, you usually look on fat consumption because dangerous, fats create up the upcoming many relevant macro nutrient inside a dog’s food. Fats are surprisingly thick types of vitality. These are generally equally needed for standard kidney functions, plus to aid the pet inside preserving a glowing coating along with a healthy skin.

Carbohydrate too are to not be neglected inside the dog’s diet, considering dogs are fairly active so require a available source of stamina which is conveniently employed up because vitality. A majority of dog owners are being misled into believing which pet food businesses are providing the right compounds for dogs inside their brands. What we as pet owners could understand is the fact that the data of the protein degrees about bags of dog food is not regarding the % of actual digestible protein. Your dog can just process between 70 plus 80 % from many so-called standard foods. In not-so-great-quality foods, the digestibility might dip to 60 % or less. Although poultry or alternative meat by goods, with that many branded dog foods are produced are fine even so they too are not significant inside standard.

Now, meat plus bone food, that are additionally added inside dog food, are of much inferior properties of meat plus therefore even less convenient to process. Should you discover certain grain indexed found on the elements inside the dog food label, it too is not a wise digestible source of protein also. These are generally only adding just to the total carbohydrate macro-nutrient.

On the alternative hand, in the event you feed the dog a healthy, home-made food, you are able to carefully monitor the main vitamins you are feeding the dog with. Additionally, you are able to correctly provide the pet its correct part size for the specific breed. We are additionally safeguarding a dog from dangerous elements like preservatives, additives, plus synthetic flavorings. All home-made dog food dishes want healthy foods because a blend of fruits plus veggies including apples, bananas, peanut butter, pumpkins plus honey – plus wholesome meats including fish, beef, poultry plus poultry.

Most persons select to provide their dogs home-made food just following their dogs have been diagnosed with a wellness condition, or require a specialized diet, or are inside training system, 1 should just know which the branded plus packaged dog food is nothing however processed, low-quality food spread with fat just to create it more appetizing to dogs.

Processed plus packaged are bad for each associate of the family, whether human or pet.

Anne Kingsley is a dog food dishes expert. For more good info about dog food dishes, see http://www.healthiestdogfoodrecipe.com

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Why We Should Start Feeding The Dog Organic Dog Food

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

by the justified sinner

The concern to consume healthy foods looks to equally apply to persons plus animals, because various pet owners like to buy natural items to feed their four-legged neighbors. We will be surprised at the natural dog food has obtainable in supermarkets. Just like for individuals, there are certain wellness issues which 1 might place a stop to or avoid to begin with. Thus, organic dog food may lower the danger of the pet developing dry skin illnesses plus allergies. The explanation for the advantageous wellness impact is the absence of additives, chemicals, colorants or pesticides. Instead there is merely grain extracts plus top quality proteins because elements of natural dog food.

Organic dog food also offers more vitamins, plus this aspect is reflected inside the many relevant of methods inside the high degrees of stamina as well as the healthy fat of the dog. Regular dog food will result diabetes plus fat gain with the additional issues which come with these illnesses: back condition, organ failure plus reduced movement. How may organic dog food aid here? Well, natural foods for dogs never contain bulk fillers, they are nutrient-packed items which will provide a pet power not fat deposits. Yet, it is very best plus much simpler to avoid wellness issues than to treat them afterwards.

Good digestion plus total stronger immunity: these are different wise advantages which come together with all the employ of natural dog food. Because of the deficiency of chemicals usually present inside regular pet food, a dog can no longer vomit, experience fuel or diarrhea. A healthier metabolism is therefore what you’ll mostly achieve with a standard healthy diet. Next, the standard of the dietary elements inside natural dog food boosts up the immune program eliminating the danger for infections plus all alternative issues of particular illnesses which affect dogs about a usual basis.

All in every, veterinarian specialists claim which with natural dog food, the lifetime span of any animal could strengthen greatly, and the truth it might go a lot greater by their aging years. Most of the time, pet owners which select natural dog food, are moreover interested inside applying the same wellness rules to their own diet, following clean all-natural treatments which boost up body functions plus keep intoxications plus illness away. Ask the dog food provider regarding natural dog food, plus when there is none accessible with all the supermarket or the regional pet shop, try to purchase it online. There are many of webpage which sell these goods at very low costs.

Michelle Johnson is very respected inside her community for her knowledge regarding dogs. Visit her website for free info for you to keep the dog happy plus healthy. http://www.rustydogblog.blogspot.com

Dog Food Aggression or Canine Possession Aggression

Friday, May 11th, 2012

by nancyg48

Dog food aggression is viewed as one of those dog behavior challenges. It just doesn’t seem to make sense to us that our dog would feel threatened by us taking his or her food. I mean we gave him the food to begin with so logically we are givers, not takers.

Let’s look at it from a dog’s view.

When a dog glares and growls and puts himself between his food and us, he’s saying “this is my food and you are going to get hurt if you come any closer to it”. He’s basically telling us he is the leader or alpha dog in the home.

Dog food aggression (often called canine possession aggression) is a dominance problem.

It needs to be handled when you see it as it will not disappear on its own.

Even though people often find it funny the first time they see their dog do this, especially if it is a puppy or a small dog, realize that allowing your dog to continue this behavior is sending the wrong message to your pet. It says that he/she is, indeed, the alpha dog and with that message, the behavior can escalate out of control.

I’ve seen unchecked aggressive behavior cause a dog to harm his owner, badly.  It started with dog food aggression that the owner ignored.

Why Does The Dog Display Dog Food Aggression?

Canine possession aggression is caused by any number of reasons.  Here are some of the more common ones:

  • Your dog is eager for his food, and is being greedy about not sharing it. He shields or guards his food  like he might have performed inside a pack in the wild.
  • Your dog is in a multi animal or child home and gets food taken away from him or is teased while eating.
  • The behavior started in another place (your dog was an aggressive dog when you got him) and you don’t know the cause.

Dog food aggression is usually part of a general confusion regarding whom the leader is within the owner – dog relationship. If you observe it once and don’t address it, chances are you’ll see it continue and get worse.

Often the dog doesn’t even know his dog food aggression is unacceptable behavior. It is important that you let him know this behavior will not be tolerated.

General Rules For Correcting Food Aggression In Dogs

If the dog is directing his aggression towards other dogs the best solution is usually just to separate their feeding areas.  Either separate rooms or each in their crate is a good way to do this.

If the dog is aggressive toward humans  and no other animals are around, become stern and

Make it clear to the young puppies which it’s good to have folks about whenever they are eating. If you do this from day 1 you’ll virtually absolutely prevent dog food aggression issues.

If you encounter dog food aggression it is actually a wise decision to feed a dog once you and your loved ones eat. This again is a throwback to the dogs pack attitude where the alpha dog or leader of the pack (that is you) consumes initially – a dog may recognize this technique.

Don’t allow a dog “win” the food from his growling, this might reward the behavior you’re striving to eradicate. Don’t bully or intimidate the dog though, it’s better to create him really like having we about at meal time (follow the strategies under to achieve this).

Never reply to canine possession aggression with aggression of the own. In essence what this does is to lock we plus the dog into a battle of wills. The dogs upcoming move might probably be to step up his amount of aggression to countertop the action.

Dog Food Aggression Training Techniques

Firstly, be cautious. If you believe the dog poses any real bodily risk to we or family members I’d advise getting specialist aid. Speak to a pro dog trainer or animal behaviorist.

Below is a list of training techniques that can assist a dog overcome his dog food aggression. Remember all these techniques are created to function towards reconditioning a dog to enjoy having we about anytime. Mix it up, show a dog that is boss.

Hand feed a dogs, even stick the hands into a dogs bowl whilst he is eating.

Stroke plus pet the dog whilst he is eating at the same time speak to him inside a calming tone. All you may be doing at this point is showing the dog it is a wise thing for we to be about.

Stand at a distance your dog is comfortable with, then slowly lower this distance over time. You are able to flick a some treats inside (or near) the bowl because we gradually lessen the distance.

Put the dogs bowl down with nothing inside it, the dog can look back at we because though you may be crazy. He’ll then virtually beg we to come over plus fill his bowl.

Feed a dog because usual nevertheless hold back a limited pieces of his meal. Whenever he is completed licking the bowl, he’ll look back up at we, then you are able to come over plus provide him the remaining food.

Drop a limited of the dogs very favorite treats into his bowl every time we walk past it. After a while of the the dog might acceptance the sight of we approaching the bowl.

Whenever the dog is eating, call him over to you, whenever he gets to we reward him, create it value his while then allow him back to the food bowl.

While you’re preparing a dogs meal put him inside a down-stay or sit position, just release him from a control when you have put his bowl down. By carrying this out you may be controlling meal time plus establishing (or re-establishing) the part because a dogs leader.

Work with another relative about this technique. Put a dog inside his collar plus leash plus have him sit with a helper whilst we make the food. If you are willing launch the dog plus let him his food. Again you’re controlling the condition.

Try the “Trade Up Method”. What we do is remove the food or toy the dog is guarding, plus substitute it with anything greater. You are able to employ an obedience control including “give” or “leave it” to motivate a dog to release the valuable resource he is guarding. We then take this resource (the food or toy) plus give the trade up item to the dog. When a dog has completed with all the fresh item, you are able to then provide back the resource we took away. This technique proves to the dog which he’ll get anything great for offering anything up, it usually recondition his thinking.

Every time you may be with a dog have him inside a pinch or prong collar with a leash attached. When he shows any signs of dog food aggression we immediately administer a correction to the dog by snapping found on the leash. What this does to the dog is build a bad organization to the act of his food guarding antics.

Chris Smith is a devoted dog owner plus creator of http://www.dog-obedience-training-review.com

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