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Feb 26, 2017
6 Questions You Should Ask Before Adopting a Shelter Pet
Dr. Becker
f you're thinking about adding a pet to the family, I encourage you to visit local shelters and rescues in your area. There are so many deserving dogs, cats and other animal companions waiting for new homes that I hope every prospective pet parent will consider the homeless population in their area first.

Contrary to what some people believe, shelter pets are not "damaged goods." However, each abandoned animal has a past, so the more you can learn from the shelter about a pet you're considering, the more prepared you'll be to make the right choices for him or her. More info...

Jan 17, 2017
This Unsavory Pet Food Additive Could Destroy a Myth Cherished by Most Pet Parents
Dr. Becker
horse shows
Ever heard of spray-dried animal plasma (SDAP)? It's added to pet food and it's exactly what it sounds like: dried components of animal blood in spray form. Sounds delicious, doesn't it? (Actually, while it sounds disgusting to us humans, believe it or not, pets really do like it!)

In fact, spray-dried animal plasma is a very common pet food additive. Manufacturers use it as a binder in wet foods because it has high-gelling, water retention and emulsion properties. In addition, it has the capacity to absorb quality differences from one batch of meat by-products' raw material to the next.

And as if all that wasn't exciting enough, according to PetfoodIndustry.com, a recent APC Europe study1 has demonstrated: More info...

Jan 16, 2017
Dog stays by owner's side for 20 hours after man falls on ice and breaks his neck
Eun Kyung Kim
horse shows
What was supposed to be a quick dash to get some firewood turned into a 20-hour, near-death ordeal after a man fell in the snow and broke his neck outside his northern Michigan home.

The 64-year-old man was saved in part by his dog, Kelsey, who kept his owner warm and alert by lying on his body and licking his face and hands until help arrived.

“He has marks on his arms from her pawing at him when he was losing consciousness," said the man’s daughter, Jenny. "It was like, she knew that he had to stay awake because if he fell asleep he wouldn’t wake up again." More info...



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