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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Expecting Papillon Puppies in August 2017

We may expect puppies in the first part of August 2017. More confirming details will be posted in the first part of July 2017.

(Previous Puppies)

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Surrendered Health Of Our Pets To Convenience Food

I am posting following article from Dr. Karen Becker, as it is very informative, and will give you a good look at the history of the pet food industry.

Have We Surrendered the Health of Our Pets to Convenience Food?

By 1960, Pet Food Companies Were Mass-Marketing Kibble

Sad but true: our pet population provides a place for recycling waste from the human food industry.
Grains that fail inspection, uninspected pieces and parts of waste from the seafood industry, leftover restaurant grease, deceased livestock and even roadkill are collected and disposed of through rendering — a process that converts all sorts of human food industry waste into raw materials for the pet food industry.
In the late 1950s, a U.S. pet food company developed a way to create kibble from boiling cauldrons of meat, fat and grain scraps — it’s called extrusion. Pet food manufacturers purchase the raw materials and then blend the rendered fat and meat with starch fillers.
Because poor-quality raw ingredients and the manufacturing process itself cause significant nutrient depletion, bulk vitamin and mineral supplements are added, and then the mix is extruded at high temperatures, creating all sorts of toxic reactions including advanced glycation end-products and heterocyclic amines.
This is what passes for pet food and it’s sold to consumers at a tremendous profit. This “advancement” in manufacturing allowed pet food companies to capitalize on the popularity of kibble.
Now they were able to mass-market the type of pet food most popular with U.S. pet owners due to its convenience and low cost.
Today there are hundreds of kibbles, canned and semi-most dog and cat foods to choose from. This is remarkable, given that not 60 years ago, commercial pet food was almost unheard of.

**Please click HERE to continue reading the complete article.**

I add to my morning menu always a small amount of Alfalfa, Spirulina, and Kelp (a powdered mix) and in the evening they get finely shredded leafy vegetable added to their meats; also only in small amounts.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Road's End StormTracker Windy

And here (girl) StormTracker Windy; sister to Stormy, (next post) . A touch smaller than her sis, more subtle, sweet, and a bit more laid back girl, inside, and out. (7.5 months old).

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Monday, May 29, 2017

(Girls) Stormy & Lilly
not related

Kidney Disease And Prescription Kibble

At the Natural Canine Health Symposium (NCHS) in 2014, Dr Jodie Gruenstern gave a talk on kidney disease. She talked about why it’s not a good idea to feed kidney diet prescription kibbles and canned foods.

There’s a one in ten chance* your dog will be affected by kidney disease in her lifetime.
And kidney disease is life-threatening.
It’s easy to miss early warning signs that your dog may have problems with her kidneys. And by the time signs of illness appear, 75 percent or more of the kidneys’ function may already be lost.
Early diagnosis is key. It allows you to stop the disease from progressing through diet and supplementation.
And unlike what conventional veterinarians will tell you, that doesn’t mean feeding an expensive prescription diet.
We’ll get to diet later. Let’s take a look at the kidneys first and go over warning signs you should look out for.
Please continue reading by clicking on the link below:

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Human -Grade Pet Food

Looking for Human-Grade Pet Food? Here's Why It's Near Impossible to Find

Thinking about feeding your Pap, or other pet a raw, fresh diet, but don't want to mess with it yourself?
Think again, and read the above. Are you saying your pet is your beloved family member? Then treat it just like you would do your human child. Give him/her something to eat, you would, or could give also your child to eat. Buy your meat right out of your local grocery store or butcher, and devote just a little of your time to chop, mix, freeze. Nothing more to it. 

Friday, May 19, 2017

Itchy Dogs

ITCHY DOG? TRY THIS RECIPE FOR SOME RELIEF! Itchy now or itchy this spring, with the help of Dr. Karen Becker this new & improved yeast smashing, anti-itch homemade spray for dogs will help them out when they need a quick sense of relief! For more details on the recipe, visit the article: Rodney Habib Pet Health Site
Posted by Rodney Habib on Monday, February 8, 2016

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Road's End Luminous Lucca

We are enjoying Road's End Luminous Lucca:


Lucca, Papillon (4 y/o), Franklin & West Broadway, New York, NY • "He has a very big vocabulary. When we go outside and say 'compost' or 'mail', he'll lead the way. He knows what you're talking about. We live on a hillside in PA and lots of birds come to feed on the deck and some birds will fly into the deck window and get stunned. When he hears that thud he immediately alerts us and he'll whine and shiver while we hold them until they fly away. He has a very protective quality. True to his name, 'light'. He's an amazing person."

Lucca lives with his family in PA.

Sunday, May 7, 2017