Going hand in glove with the adoption of the fresh, raw food diet is the complete and utter aversion to
chemicals being used on and in the dogs, such as the spot on flea treatments and vaccinations.
The former are having a cumulative effect, often resulting in seizures and other neurological disorders.
link re spot-on treatments :-
and natural alternatives :-
Be thankful to find a breeder who genuinely cares for the lifelong health
of their puppies.
Again, do your own research about this very important issue,
and make up your own mind.
The damage that vaccines cause to dogs' health is mind-boggling and criminal.
Spread the word around as far and wide. Be vary careful about
what you use on your dogs and cats. Even normal vaccinations are killing them
and causing other health issues, even death.
Each baby is carefully planned and eagerly awaited.
Once their eyes are opened, they are moved from the quiet room in which they were born into the living room where they become used to all the normal household activities, very important for the best socialisation of a puppy.
As the weeks pass, the puppies are bathed
regularly, their nails are trimmed, their faces
are trimmed, and they become accustomed
to having their hair combed, all in preparation
for the day when they will either be a show
dog or a companion to some lucky family.
A new puppy is a commitment, not something to be entered into casually, or lightly
They require a duty of care, to be nurtured and loved with their emotional and physical needs met.
Their first days in a new home are very
important; everything is very different to what they have been used to. Great care
should be taken to ensure they eat properly, sleep well, and are handled carefully and not stressed in any way.
It is published. Finally, the shocking pet food laboratory testing results have been published in
Spectroscopy Magazine. Now it is time for concerned Pet Owners to shout from the
rooftops...there's toxic levels of lead, mercury, even nuclear waste in some pet foods!
Pet Owners now have the published scientific evidence. The published scientific
evidence that some commercial pets foods contain a lot more than the advertised
choice cuts of meat and fresh vegetables. Some pet foods contain toxic
levels of arsenic, lead, mercury, and even nuclear waste.
Quoting the Paper "Analysis of Toxic Trace Metals in Pet Foods Using
Cryogenic Grinding and Quantitation by ICP-MS, Part 1" published in the January 2011 Spectroscopy Magazine...
"For this investigation 58 cat and dog foods were bought from local stores or
donated by the authors and other pet owners. The samples consisted of 31 dry
food and 27 wet food varieties. Of the 31 dry foods, 18 were dog food and 13 were
cat food samples. The wet foods comprised 13 dog food and 14 cat food samples,
representing pet food contained in cans and pouches."
"Pet food prices ranged from the “bargain” store foods priced at $0.02/oz to gourmet or
specialty foods purchased from pet suppliers priced at $0.42/oz. Three canned foods for
human consumption were tested, including tuna fish, sardines, and chicken, which were
sampled for comparison and control purposes."
"The analysis of all the pet food samples showed that the highest concen¬trations
of toxic elements were found in the dry foods of both cats and dogs. Out of the elements
studied, dry food had the highest elemental content for 13 of the 15 elements
examined. Dog food had the highest result for nine of the 15 toxic elements and cat food
had the highest concentration for six of the 15 elements."
"The dry dog food contained the highest concentrations of the following elements:
beryllium, cad¬mium, cesium, antimony, thorium, thallium, uranium, and vanadium.
The wet dog foods contained lower concentrations of the toxic elements
studied than the dry dog foods. The dry cat foods contained the highest results for five of
the 15 elements including arsenic, cobalt, molybdenum, nickel, and lead. The
wet cat foods showed the overall lowest concentrations of the toxic elements
studied than any of the other pet foods studied."
"The presence of several other elements in some of the pet food samples was
unexpected. Uranium, beryllium, and thorium are often associated with nuclear
energy and mining. As stated earlier, concentrations of over 500 μg/kg of
uranium were found in several of the dry dog food samples. A few of the dry cat
food samples had concentrations of over 200 μg/kg of uranium. In these samples
of high uranium concentrations, there were also found to be the highest
concentrations of both beryllium and thorium."
"Part II of this article will examine in detail the data shown in Tables IV–XI and
will calculate the toxic metal exposure levels of the pets on a daily basis,
based on typical size portions. It also will look for a correlation with the
cost of the individual pet foods. The exposure levels will then be compared
with EPA and WHO risk assessment values generated for the human
population, scaled to the weight of a medium-sized dog or an average-sized cat."
Spex CertiPrep President Ralph Obernauf (a pet owner who lost his dog
questionably early) provided TruthaboutPetFood.com with the abstract of their
testing back in October 2010. Just as a reminder, here are some of the
findings from their pet food testing...
As - Arsenic.
Pet Food Average 95 ppb
Pet Food Max 290 ppb
Human Tuna - 14 ppb
Human Sardines - 30 ppb
Human Chicken - 4.4 ppb.
Be - Beryllium.
Pet Food Average 8.6 ppb
Pet Food Max 74 ppb
Human Tuna 6.1 ppb
Human Sardines - 3.7 ppb
Human Chicken - 2.9 ppb
Cd - Cadmium.
Pet Food Average 42 ppb
Pet Food Max 130 ppb
Human Tuna 36 ppb
Human Sardines 14 ppb
Human Chicken 1.8 ppb
Co - Cobalt.
Pet Food Average 200 ppb
Pet Food Max 920 ppb
Human Tuna 23 ppb
Human Sardines 44 ppb
Human Chicken 25 ppb
Cr - Chromium.
Pet Food Average 480 ppb
Pet Food Max 2500 ppb
Human Tuna 25 ppb
Human Sardines 41 ppb
Human Chicken 20 ppb
Cs - Caesium.
Pet Food Average 9.0 ppb
Pet Food Max 28 ppb
Human Tuna 14 ppb
Human Sardines 16 ppb
Human Chicken 2.7 ppb
Hg - Mercury.
Pet Food Average 37 ppb
Pet Food Max 560 ppb
Human Tuna 89 ppb
Human Sardines - ND (non detectable)
Human Chicken - ND
Ms - Molybdenum.
Pet Food Average 550 ppb
Pet Food Max 2300 ppb
Human Tuna 6.2 ppb
Human Sardines 9.3 ppb
Human Chicken 23 ppb
Ni - Nickel.
Pet Food Average 980 ppb
Pet Food Max 3200 ppb
Human Tuna 180 ppb
Human Sardines 380 ppb
Human Chicken 950 ppb
Pb - Lead.
Pet Food Average 210 ppb
Pet Food Max 5900 ppb
Human Tuna 7.2 ppb
Human Sardines 11 ppb
Human Chicken 3.2 ppb
Sb - Antimony.
Pet Food Average 75 ppb
Pet Food Max 970 ppb
Human Tuna 0.90 ppb
Human Sardines 1.6 ppb
Human Chicken 1.2 ppb
Se - Selenium.
Pet Food Average 330 ppb
Pet Food Max 1500 ppb
Human Tuna 360 ppb
Human Sardines 320 ppb
Human Chicken 147 ppb
Sn - Tin.
Pet Food Average 350 ppb
Pet Food Max 9400 ppb
Human Tuna 98 ppb
Human Sardines 28 ppb
Human Chicken 0 5.8 ppb
Th - Thorium.
Pet Food Average 14 ppb
Pet Food Max 87 ppb
Human Tuna - ND
Human Sardines 0.10 ppb
Human Chicken 0.08 ppb
Tl - Thallium.
Pet Food Average 4.0 ppb
Pet Food Max 10 ppb
Human Tuna 1.0 ppb
Human Sardines 3.1 ppb
Human Chicken 1.8 ppb
U - Uranium.
Pet Food Average 91 ppb
Pet Food Max 860 ppb
Human Tuna 0.20 ppb
Human Sardines 6.0 ppb
Human Chicken 0.20 ppb
V - Vanadium.
Pet Food Average 280 ppb
Pet Food Max 7400 ppb
Human Tuna 6.2 ppb
Human Sardines 5.2 ppb
Human Chicken 5.6 ppb
Conclusions published in the abstract...
"Toxic Element Exposure for Cats"
"A 10-lb cat eating 1 cup a day (100 g) of dry food or 1 small can of wet food (175 g) with the
maximum contamination would be consuming about:
29 mcg (micrograms) Arsenic (greater than 20 times Reference Dosage limit)
13 mcg Cadmium (greater than 3 times the Reference Dosage limit)
17 mcg Mercury (greater than 30 times the Reference Dosage limit)
42 mcg Uranium (greater than 3 times the Reference Dosage limit)"
"Dry cat food contained more contamination which exceeded human
Reference Dosage guidelines than wet cat food."
If any of the information on this page has helped you in any way then it's done the job I intended
thank you for taking the time to read
Lyn & Michelle