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Warning About Peanut Butter

A new type of peanut butter (and other nut butters) is being sold with less sugar but now includes xylitol as a sweetener. That is what is used in sugarless gum and can be deadly to dogs. Many people use peanut butter as a dog treat, or to fill a Kong, or disguise medications. Be…

Dog-friendly businesses and activities in Denver

Dog lovers are delighted when they can bring in their pup to a restaurant or jog alongside Spot during a 5K. But how does a pet parent find out where dogs are approved? Darcy Graham launched Woof Along. It’s a site for dog owners to find dog-friendly businesses and activities all over Colorado. There has…

What is the FBI Doing to Crack Down on Animal Cruelty?

In 2016, the Federal Bureau of Investigation will begin collecting data on animal abuse across the country, which will help give activists and researchers a better understanding of how to prevent animal cruelty. “The agency will collect information on reports of animal abuse as well as arrests and convictions,” notes Mary Lou Randour, senior adviser…

They May Have Killed 600 Dogs, But They’re Headed Back to Store Shelves

By Dr. Karen Becker I’ve written many articles here at Mercola Healthy Pets about the jerky pet treats imported from China that have sickened over 4,500 pets and killed 600 dogs over the last seven years. Each time I write an update on this appalling and seemingly never-ending situation, I try to provide suggestions to…

Xylitol Poisoning – a New Toxicity to Be Aware Of!

Sugar Substitute is Toxic to Pets Xylitol is a sugar substitute commonly used in toothpastes, mouthwash, sugarless gum, certain cough medicines and children’s chewable multi-vitamins. It also used in many baked goods and candies. This product is recommended for diabetics and those following a low-carbohydrate diet. However, xylitol is extremely dangerous to your dog. How Xylitol Can…

Food Stamps…For Pets?

When man falls on hard times, what’s his best friend to do? A new donation-based program called Pet Food Stamps aims to provide food stamps for pets of low-income families and for food stamp recipients who otherwise could not afford to feed their pets, reported ABC affiliate KVIA in Las Cruces, N.M. Based in New York, the program is…