Archive for the ‘Pets’ Category

The recent poisoning of pets here in the US from their food seems to have been caused by melamine a man made plastic. Researchers at Cornell have found the plastic in the urine of cats and the kidney of one cat. This find is also inclusive of the find of aminopterin found in samples of the pet food responsible.

ScienceDaily: Cornell Details Effect Of Pet Food Contaminant, Melamine

More on the recall here. And here is the list of recalled pet foods.

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Dog Policy or Not!

Posted: November 11, 2006 in Pets, Science

Beijing´s new dog policy bans all but small dogs for fear of rabies. Any dog over 35 cm will be culled. What kind of nonsense is this? Any animal regardless of size can get rabies. Sounds like a very bad policy to me.

BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Beijing dog policy sparks protest

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Toxic Dogfood!!

Posted: January 9, 2006 in Pets

Even though Diamond, Country Value and Professional brand dog foods have been recalled for containing highly toxic aflatoxins, they have caused at least 100 dog deaths in recent weeks, say Cornell University veterinarians, who are growing increasingly alarmed. Some kennels and consumers around the nation and possibly in more than two dozen other countries remain unaware of the tainted food, and as a result, they continue to give dogs food containing a lethal toxin…

Dogs still dying

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