Mar 19, Balding dog because of food allergy

I have a black pug who is now 12 months old, going back in sept 2010 I noticed a small bald patch above his eye. I thought nothing of this so did nothing
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Clinton Township Dentist, Dr. Michael Aiello, Discusses the Connection Between Gum Disease and Heart Disease, in Recognition of American Heart Month


Clinton Township, MI (PRWEB) February 04, 2015

Dr. Michael Aiello, a general dentist in Clinton Township, MI is recognizing American Heart Month this February by reminding patients of the scientific link between gum disease and heart disease. To prevent patients from developing heart complications in connection with periodontal disease, Dr. Aiello offers the LANAP

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The SHOCKING TRUTH about cancer they don’t want you to know

Cancer. It’s scary stuff. Every day, I hear another story of an elderly dog and cat diagnosed with neoplasia, and my heart hurts for those dealing with it. Without a doubt, cancer sucks, and every new breakthrough is a gift.

There’s lots of theories and evidence pointing to different causes of cancer. Food, say some. Chemicals, say others. Vets peddling food and chemical-laden vaccines, say many. And I’m here to tell you this: They’re right.

What? Say it ain’t so!

It’s true. I’ve been giving it a lot of thought and going back through my years of work in the veterinary field, and I’m here to tell you this: In the United States, the leading causes of cancer in dogs and cats are:

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Vets Lead to Cancer. There, I said it.

The epiphany came to me a couple of years ago, when I was in Granada, Nicaragua. Life is simpler there, freed of the constraints and interferences from big companies typical of our American lifestyle. The dogs down there? They are free.

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Down in many of the places I’ve visited such as Granada, Iquitos, and Turks and Caicos, the dogs aren’t exposed to commercial pet foods. They eat like their ancestors, from what they can scavenge.

They don’t get injected with toxins/vaccines/anything.

And they certainly don’t have their reproductive organs rudely removed. They live and die the way God intended, without Big Corporate Interference.

And when you compare the causes of death in these areas to the causes of death here in the States, one thing is for sure:

When Vets, Pet Foods, and Medicine Stay out of the Picture, Cancer Does Too.

(Well, except for that nasty transmissible venereal tumor that is rampant in stray populations in tropical and subtropical climates and leads to a premature agonizing death, but let’s look past that all-natural death for a minute.)

Here’s the thing that has had researchers and doctors and scientists scratching their heads for years: No one can predict when cancer will strike. Sure, there are certainly things that can predispose one to tumorigenesis, such as genetics (sorry, Golden Retriever lovers), or the feline leukemia virus (sorry, 2-3% of all cats in the US with this vaccine preventable illness), but the truth is cancer is a capricious, heartless bastard.

Sometimes it strikes young people or pets who have eaten nothing but organic kale salad and free range chicken their entire lives. Sometimes it skips that old person who’s been pumping themselves full of tobacco and GMOs and grain-fed beef, or the dog who’s been swimming in toxic waste on a daily basis.

The Number One Cause of Cancer Is This

There are plenty of known risk factors for the development of cancer in certain populations, but only one that without a doubt spans all species in all countries: AGE. Age causes cancer.

If only you had died before you were thirteen, Kekoa, this bone cancer thing never would have happened. Can I ever forgive myself?

If only you had died before you were thirteen, Kekoa, this bone cancer thing never would have happened. Can I ever forgive myself?

When I was in Granada, what was the main reason I saw so few dogs with cancer? Was it their diet of plastic wrappers and banana peels? (No.) Their lack of vaccines? (No.) It was because until World Vets showed up with their evil boxes of toxins and Frankenkibble and neuter packs, the average lifespan of a dog down there was four years old.

Big Pharma, Big Pet Food, and Big Vet Med directly correlate with the number one cause of cancer: living long enough to get it.

That horrible Nationwide ad from the SuperBowl has nothing on us.

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Just kidding! World Vets got him set up with vaccines and dewormers. He’s one of the lucky ones.

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If you want to keep your pet from dying of cancer, get suspicious bumps checked out asap, don’t let your pet pick up smoking, and cross your fingers. Or kill them off early by letting them get so fat they develop diabetes or die of heat stroke the first warm summer day you try to go for a walk. I guess that works too.

Living as we do in a comfortable place with reliable access to medical care, we’ve forgotten about the realities of all-natural living, for us and for our pets. Measles. Polio. Rabies. Organic, GMO free viruses that will kill you.

Vaccine preventable diseases suck, which is why the vaccines were developed in the first place. They are far preferable to the disease itself, and if you say otherwise (some people have), I invite you to the streets of India where rabies kills lots of children, every day. 55,000 people a year worldwide-mostly children, and 20 MILLION dogs culled in an attempt to control it.

Pet food is a reliable and affordable way to feed pets for 95% of the population here in the States. If you want to cook for your pet, more power to you, but remember this: Even the gnarliest brand you can think of is better than starving, and if you say otherwise (some people have!) I invite you to Iquitos to decide which dogs are healthy enough to save and which we have to euthanize out of kindness.

Number of people who turned down free vaccines, vet care, and food in Granada: Zero, because they were sick of seeing dead dogs in the street. Pets finally living to ten years, the age at which cancer becomes the leading cause of death, is pretty priceless.

The Four Horsemen of the Dogpocalypse

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The four horsemen of the apocalypse are, if I recall correctly, Vaccines, Pet Food, Rational Debate, and Veterinarians. Oh wait, I got that backwards. It’s Pestilence, Famine, War, and Death- the stuff the first four are trying to prevent.

How easily we forget that in our armchair indignation.

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Why dogs should be neutered

Rami is the result of a love match between a Pit Bull and a Dachshund. She was taken in by the Moultrie Colquitt County Humane Society in Georgia and has attracted attention all over the internet. Miss Lollipop is an Olde English Bulldog/Basset Hound mix held at the Animal Welfare Society of Monroe (AWSOM) in Pennsylvania.
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Mar 25, One eye swelling English Mastiff puppy

We had our English Mastiff puppy that we got from a breeder for three days before we took her to the vet for a check up. She was fine, except she had a
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My Dental and Oral Hygiene Routine

For more information and tips about dental and oral hygiene, check out my blog post: http://www.purepowerpanda.com/2014/10/oral-dental-hygiene-whys-and-hows-…
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An interesting backcross using golden retrievers and wetterhouns

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A few years ago, I did a blog post about a wetterhoun/golden retriever cross.

A wetterhoun, as you may recall, is a water dog from the Friesland province of the Netherlands. The dog was used to hunt otters and polecats, as well as being used as waterfowl retrievers. In function, they are very similar to the market hunter’s water spaniels or water dogs that were once common across the North Sea from Norfolk to the River Tweed.

The owner of the above dog commented on my post leaving this photo of the dog in profile. The dog is much more retrievery in conformation than wetterhounesque. (I always wanted to use wetterhoun and -esque in a word).

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Apparently, someone has bred this cross back into golden retrievers, because here is a dog that is 3/4 golden retriever and 1/4 wetterhoun.

The backcross is even more like a golden retriever. Indeed, if this same dog were seen in, say, 1890,  we’d have to call it a wavy-coated retriever.

I don’t know how common crossbreeding is in wetterhouns, but this is still very much a working breed in its native region in the Netherlands. There has historically been a lot of crossbreeding between wetterhouns and the other Frisian gun dog breed, the Stabyhoun. I had heard rumors that crossbreeding between stabyhoun and wetterhoun were again happening, though on a much more limited scale, but I cannot find any record of it.

If the dog in the last photo had been selected to be gold or yellow in color, I don’t think you could tell it from a purebred golden retriever.

So these two breeds, though similar in function and perhaps ancestry, could be used in a backcross program without many problems.

It’s just that in the dog world that exists right now, we don’t have the ability to do this with legitimacy.

This has to change.

 


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Kasi and Mtani take Busch Gardens by storm

What a cute pair! Until next time, Good day, and good dog!


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PHOTOGRAPHER CELEBRATES BEAUTY OF FERAL CATS

cat17One animal loving couple is on a mission to use photography to raise awareness for overlooked and marginalized animals.

Jason and Elizabeth Putsche are the founders of Photographers for Animals, a non-profit that aims to use photographs and videos to remove the invented boundary separating humans from the animal world.

Elizabeth brings her background in animal welfare to the project and Jason contributes his professional photography talents. Together they hope to make a big difference.

The first group the couple is showcasing is Community Cats, which includes stray cats (those cats who were previously owned but are now on their own) or feral cats (those cats who were born wild). “There is a stigma and perception about stray and feral cats.

They aren’t always presented in the best light,” Elizabeth tells One Green Planet. “For example when portrayed in cartoons, they are dirty and digging through garbage cans — and they can be wary of people and as nocturnal animals they just aren’t that visible.

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