Keep Pets Safe in a Summer Heatwave.

 Leave them at home, not in your car.

Dogs feet can burn on hot pavements.

Walk in grass, in shade during the day or wait til the sun goes down.

Cats may prefer a dark cool room to a sun patch.

Feed a little less and make sure your pets are drinking enough.

Add broth or water to both wet and dry food esp. for animals who only eat kibble.

Signs of heat stroke are excessive panting, restlessness or listlessness.

Cool the head, stomach and feet with a damp washcloth or an ice pack.

If your pet is unresponsive, it may need to be medically hydrated by a Veterinarian.

Be Safe.

 

Photo: Chester at the Beach by thecodifyer.com

Is Fish Safe for Our Pets?

 
If you feed Cats & Dogs fish – Salmon,Tuna or Mackerel or Sardines – Be Aware – wild sources are contaminated with drugs and other pollutants.
There are ways to mitigate some of the effects. Use up to a teasp. of Sunflower Lecithin in every fish meal to help remove damaging chemicals from the body. Icelandic Kelp, Organic Apple Pectin and Bentonite Clay is also helpful.
Remember, most processed products use ‘meal’ from many sources of fish & fowl.
Consumers have no control over how this meal is formulated or verified for safety.
By feeding your animals Real Food, you can monitor their reactions better and judge what effects each type of food is having on your pet.
Never used Farmed Fish like Tilapia.
“Research from the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future revealed the gory details of disease-ridden fish farms in Asia, where pig and chicken feces serve as a cheaper alternative to standard fish food. While the FDA vehemently denied any of these goings-on, the Johns Hopkins investigation revealed only 2 percent of imported seafood to the United States is actually tested for contamination. Experts worry that the large amounts of antibiotics given to the fish to ward off infections may give rise to antibiotic-resistant strains of salmonella.” via Eat This Not That Newsletter
This is a very worrisome result of our civilzation with no solution in sight.

Cooper by Codifyer

Cooper is a Bigger Dog than he appears.

He’s nobody’s Baby.

 And Don’t touch the Tail!

If he lets you, that’s big Trust.

Massage all over his little body with a warm damp soft wash cloth;

putty in your hands.

Cooper loves his Fairy Dog Mother.

She loves him very much back.

Thanks!

aza

 

artwork from thecodifyer.com

Blue Buffalo Dog Food Recall

Blue Buffalo has announced a voluntary recall of one lot of BLUE Wilderness Rocky Mountain Recipe Red Meat Dinner Wet Food for Adult #Dogs due to possible elevated levels of beef thyroid hormones.
Not only is this an issue for our dogs and cats, but what about us – consuming meat that is so tainted?
Poor Farm animals have the most terrible life – how can we think that eating misery is healthy in any way?
Learn to make Real Food for your pets – it’s safer.
Sharing is Caring.

Grains and Preservatives in Pet Foods

Kibble

does this look like food to you?

Wheat, as sold in pet products is almost all GMO.

Whatever you feel about the technology, GMO Wheat has been altered to with-stand massive amounts of pesticides. It is a dense hybrid w 3 heads, that when processed into flour is so high in gluten content, it can overwhelm the system, causing most often severe, systemic fungal infections. Wheat Gluten from China sickened and killed many USA dogs a few yrs. ago. Corn, Barley and Rye flours are also likely to cause reaction in dogs and should never be given to cats. Both dogs and cats need living green and grains as grasses can be grown indoors from Barley, Oats, Wheatgrass – which is not the bread grain. )

cut-wheatgrass

Wheatgrass

Most of the domestic pets I work with have some skin and itch problem. I believe pesticides, chemical pollution & plastic are causal.

Food Colors are unnecessary for dogs and cats who do not see the same color range as humans do. Food colors are for you! so you’ll think the product is pretty. Why add anymore artificial chemicals to the food? 90% of USA Beets are GMO. Turmeric is an excellent ingredient for inflammation, but the cheaper brands use chemical coloring, which can cause allergic reactions in some animals. General Considered Safe is a nebulous term which has been proved wrong before. Better to reduce the amount of chemical interactions in pet foods, rather than increase them.

Many common preservatives are known carcinogenic in lab animals – bless them for their sacrifice.

Preservatives are over used in the food industry to increase shelf life.
Tip: Don’t buy huge bags if you have 1 small dog. Always keep bags closed or put in air tight container. Look for products that use non synthetic Vit E as a preservative.

You can feed Real Food to your pets. Reduce the need for processed petfood. If you eat meat, fish, dairy, veg, fruit or whole grain – you can easily share with both dogs and cats. That’s what family does. And what families did for tens of thousands of years before the pet food industry took over in the 1950’s.

Salmon Dish by codifyer

Thanks!

aza the pet companion

2017