Pet Safety and Health Links:
ALERT!!! PET FOOD RECALL - ALMOST 100 BRANDS IN 2007!!!
Please recheck these websites to be sure the pet foods you are using are safe. The list of brands is growing.
Recalled Dog Product Information 1-866-895-2708
Recalled Cat Product Information 1-866-895-2708
PLEASE read carefully and check to make sure that YOUR pets are safe!
For those of you who still do not cook for your pets, perhaps this will motivate you. Here's a wonderful link that has LOTS of useful information, even without buying the book that is available. I bought it last night! They even have a money back guarantee and you can download the information instantly! I already cook for my girl but welcome some new ideas. Just write to me for my recipe.
Cat Recipes: www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/cat/6/0.shtml
The European Union is not only dictating regulations for nutritional supplements.
There is a witch hunt going on that targets large breed dogs. Fortunately, there is an organization that is working diligently to call attention to the fact that the law must
"Punish the deed and not the breed."
Please go to: http://www.doberman911.org/links/legislation.html
to learn more and help all breeds.
While here in the United States:
The City of Auburn, Washington, plans to vote in a new ordinance that will arbitrarily make ALL DOGS over 30 pounds "potentially dangerous." The vote is scheduled for MONDAY, 4/19/04!
The proposed ordinance goes far beyond any reasonable definition of ³ dangerous.² As examples, under the proposed 6.35.010 (2), the following would make a dog ³dangerous²:
* The owner of any dog, regardless of weight, knows or should have known that the dog endangered the safety of a domestic animal.
* The dog weighs more than thirty pounds and is found at large.
* The dog weighs over thirty pounds and it ³caused concern² for the safety of another dog or cat.
The "dangerous" designation invokes a requirement of a $250,000 bond or insurance policy. In practice, this is virtually impossible to comply with, at least at a reasonable cost. (I only know of one source, a company in Florida that insures lions, tigers, bears and elephants for the circus. It is VERY expensive). The result will be dead dogs, dogs on "death row," lawsuits, and agony for owners of dogs that pose no real threat to public safety.
A scanned and OCR'd a copy of the proposed ordinance (provided by the Auburn City Attorney's office). It can be viewed at:
or accessed as a MS Word file at:
Many thanks to Cliff Mickelson for posting this information at: