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Jan 17, 2017
This Unsavory Pet Food Additive Could Destroy a Myth Cherished by Most Pet Parents
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
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...
Jan 16, 2017
Is your dog going prematurely gray? Stress may be at play
Stress can make humans turn prematurely gray and now there's evidence our four-legged furry companions may suffer a similar fate.
Young dogs that are anxious or impulsive are more likely to have a gray muzzle than their calmer counterparts, a new study has found. It’s the first research to look at premature graying in dogs, said co-author and Colorado-based veteran animal behaviorist Camille King. More info...