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Toxic Medicines, Powders, Sprays Harm Pets

The FDA has released information concerning non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) for pets -- including Metacam, Deramaxx, Previcox and Rimadyl -- that shows they have been connected to 22,000 cases of illness in dogs, almost 3,000 of which were fatal! Each year, Americans purchase and apply to their pets a vast array of toxic chemicals intended to kill fleas and ticks. These include Spot-On, collars, sprays, dusts, pet shampoos and more. Researchers at the UC-Davis have evaluated the possible relationship between exposure to anti-flea/anti-tick pet shampoos during pregnancy and risk for autism. Petocide is the systematic destruction of innocent pets for profit by corporations. "I estimate that Banfield the Pet Hospital owned by the Mars Company and housed by Petsmart stores have killed 500,000 pets alone" Dr. John Robb – DVM

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Over Medicated, and Poisoned Pets

The Dangers of Treating your Pets with Toxic Products Pet pharmaceutical medication and flea and tick control are big business — an estimated $3 billion world-wide, and Rimadyl, an anti-inflammatory drug, is one of the bestsellers. It has been given to more than four million dogs in the U.S. and more abroad, brought Pfizer Inc. tens of millions of dollars in sales, and pleased many veterinarians and dog owners. But the drug has also stirred a controversy, with other pet owners complaining that nobody warned them of its risks.

Flea control products such as powders, collars, and sprays labels may warn not to get these substances on your skin, to wash your hands after applying them, and to keep them away from children, yet these chemicals are absorbed by your animal’s skin.

Each year, Americans also purchase and apply to their pets a vast array of toxic chemicals intended to kill fleas and ticks. These include collars, sprays, dusts, pet shampoos and more. Researchers at the UC-Davis have evaluated the possible relationship between exposure to anti-flea/anti-tick pet shampoos during pregnancy and risk for autism.

Rimadyl, Previcox and Other Pain Medicine Risk

Dog sickened by Previcox The FDA has released information concerning non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) for pets -- including Metacam, Deramaxx, Previcox and Rimadyl -- that shows they have been connected to 22,000 cases of illness in dogs, almost 3,000 of which were fatal.

The best-selling drug known as Rimadyl, for pets, has been found to be deadly for many animals, as witnessed by the FDA receiving more than 6,000 bad reaction reports about the drug manufactured by Pfizer. As a result, the FDA requested that Pfizer advise consumers in their advertising that death was a possible side effect. Pfizer refused and pulled their advertising, however they have included "death" as a possible side effect on the drug label. Plans call for a "Dear Doctor" letter to be issued to veterinarians and a safety sheet will be attached to pill packages.

Pfizer acknowledges a problem with some dog owners, especially the consumer group which mounted a campaign dubbed BARKS, for Be Aware of Rimadyl's Known Side-effects (including loss of appetite, wobbling, vomiting, seizures and severe liver malfunction). The drug company is reported to be contacting pet owners who have told their stories on the Internet, and is offering to pay medical and diagnostic expenses for some dogs who may have been harmed by Rimadyl.

Jean Townsend of Johns Island, South Carolina announced today that a settlement has been reached with Pfizer, Inc. in what appears to be the first lawsuit of its kind in this country – a lawsuit over injuries that led to the death of Ms. Townsend's chocolate lab, George.

NSAIDs [non steroid anti inflammatory drugs]: widely given for pain, arthritis, surgery, etc.:

  • DERAMAXX: (deracoxib)
  • ETOGESIC: (etodolac)
  • METACAM: (meloxicam)
  • RIMADYL: (carprofen)
  • ZUBRIN (tepoxalin)
  • ProHEART 6 (heart worm)

Chris Sweeney, who used to own a 9-year-old cocker spaniel named Ari, said she never would have used the drugs if she had been aware of the possible side effects. "I went from having a healthy dog to having a dog that had to be rushed to the pet hospital and they said he might die on the way," Sweeney said, adding that she believes Metacam is responsible for Ari's death.

Boston veterinarian Dr. Margo Roman said she feels cases such as Ari's are the tip of the iceberg. "There's liver issues, there can be kidney issues, there can be gastrointestinal irritation issues," Roman said, adding that she would never prescribe these NSAIDs to her patients or use them on her own dog. Pet owners do not have to turn to potentially harmful prescription drugs for their pets' health, however. Natural options are available. Health advocate Mike Adams says that pet health, like human health, mostly comes down proper nutrition, although he noted a pet's nutrient and dietary needs were specific.

NuJoint Plus, Anti-inflammatory Hip and Joint nutritional Therapy

Non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) for pets such as - Metacam, Deramaxx, Previcox and Rimady have caused 22,000 cases of illness in dogs, almost 3,000 of which were fatal!

Previcox is the veterinary version of the Vioxx (prescribed for arthritis in humans). Vioxx was pulled off the market by the FDA after thousands of people ended up dead after taking the drug. Yet, the same company continues to push Previcox which has the same risks and causes deaths in animals.

Natural, Safe Alternative to Dangerous Drugs

NuJoint formula with special nutrients to the joints and bones help control pain and inflammation caused by osteoarthritis, joint abnormalities or soft-tissue surgery and provides effective natural pain relief for other symptoms.

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Death after Heartworm Proheart 6 Shot

Beware of Proheart 6 ProHeart 6, a twice-a-year time-released heartworm medication used to treat millions of dogs, was recalled at the request of the Food and Drug Administration after thousands of animals suffered adverse reactions.

The FDA received 5,552 reports of adverse reactions after dogs received heartworm shots.

  • Myra lost a perfectly healthy 6 yr old Shih tzu after Proheart 6 shot (heartworm prevention). He started diarrhea and vomiting within 5 days of the Proheart 6, and over weeks continued digestive problems. Her dog died.
  • Trouble received the ProHeart 6 shot on 8/20/02 in conjunction with other vaccinations. He died on 10/17/02 (58 days) after the shot. He was VERY healthy prior to the shot being given.
  • Danny was a perfectly healthy five-year-old part Golden Retriever mix who was energetic and happy. He died after receiving Proheart 6.

Manufacturer's Letter to Veterinarians Warns of Side Effects A letter was sent to veterinarians by Fort Dodge, the manufacturer of ProHeart 6. Amongst other issues, you will see just some of the known side effects of the medication.

Symptoms of Reactions:

  • ProHeart 6 recall - Fort Dodge to Comply with FDA's Request to Recall ProHeart 6 Injectable Heartworm Product from the Market Due to Serious Health Concerns.
  • Report An Adverse Drug Experience - Veterinarians and animal owners are encouraged to report adverse experiences and product failures to the government Agency that regulates the product in question.
  • FDA recalls popular heartworm drug for dogs - WBZ's I-Team investigation found that in the past two and a half years the FDA has received more than 4,000 reports of dogs getting sick after getting a shot of ProHeart 6. And more than 400 dogs have died nationwide.

Dr. Marlice Vonck DVM - "Healthy dogs with a resistant immune system will usually be able to fight worm infestation. Heartworm medication can cause severe adverse reaction. For decades, the approach to maintaining healthy animals was to wait for signs and symptoms of disease to occur and to counter the challenge with an array of drugs which were toxic for the disease causing agent. This approach is now being questioned as the armada of drugs is diminishing due to multiple drug resistant pathogens. Compounding this alarming trend is the current approach to health maintenance which assumes that "all is well" until actual disease processes begin. By this time, the disease is established, sometimes irreversibly, and the damage has occurred. So the questions arises...What if a new paradigm existed? Could it be possible to optimize the immune status of animals so that (1) disease is much less likely to occur and (2) if disease does occur, it's severity and duration is minimized? The answer is YES and this paradigm shift is being engineered by small, naturally occurring protein-like molecules known to boost the immune system like no other"

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When Veterinarians make Fatal Mistakes

When veterinarians make fatal mistakes, they face no real financial consequences. The law hasn’t changed to reflect the attitudes of the average pet owner; courts still treat pets as property. Damages paid to owners whose pets have been killed or injured are so low that a typical medical malpractice insurance policy for a veterinarian costs less than $20 a month. Damages are so low, in fact, that few pet owners can find a lawyer willing to take even the most egregious case of veterinary malpractice.

"If the wellness plans make medicine into a standardized product, Banfield’s pet drop-off policy is what allows a hospital to hum at maximum efficiency. Pet owners are required to leave their dogs and cats all day when taking advantage of the plan’s twice-yearly comprehensive exam. For some people this is exactly why Banfield is so appealing—no more interrupting your work schedule for a vet appointment. For Banfield it’s a way to squeeze exams into the gaps between surgeries, walk-ins, and other appointments.

While pets wait for treatment, they’re warehoused in a wall of kennels at the back of the hospital—sometimes without water, because animals that drink need to urinate. Donna Smith, a licensed technician at a Banfield facility in Waterbury, Conn., who was fired in 2014, says staff at her hospital worked like a “pit crew,’’ with all the hurry and commotion that connotes. But instead of changing tires and refilling tanks, they were pulling dogs out of cages, giving vaccines, taking blood and fecal samples, and rushing through physical exams that might take no more than 90 seconds. “I once saw a doctor vaccinate the wrong dog because we had paperwork everywhere and so many dogs lined up,” Smith says.

Veterinary Malpractice, Incompetence, Negligence

Veterinary malpractice Veterinary Malpractice - "Of the tens of thousands of veterinarians practicing in the United States, many are incompetent, careless or both. Others fail to deliver adequate care because their singular focus on profits makes them unwilling to pay for qualified employees, equipment, supplies, etc. I have even known of one vet who diluted her euthanasia drugs and another who re-used single-use surgery supplies. Unnecessary deaths and suffering have become commonplace."

The Delaware News Journal reported that over the last few years there has been a growing national trend to give animals more legal protection. New legislation and lawsuits have been filed across the country on behalf of animals. Several lawsuits against veterinarians aim to change laws that treat pets as property and leave vets unaccountable for malpractice. New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Rhode Island have considered legislation granting pet owners the right to sue for pain and suffering damages, including punitive damages for neglect or abuse. Tennessee enacted such a law in 2000, and Illinois passed a version of it two years ago.

Home base business opportunity Veterinary incompetence, negligence, and abuse are alive and well in the United States and all over the world. Every day, untold numbers of defenseless animals are left in the hands of some negligent, incompetent doctors who inflict cruelty, injury, and death on our pets -- and get away with it. Millions of people take their pets to vets every year.

Although skilled, competent veterinary care certainly outweighs the incidences of negligence and abuse, the damage that those veterinarians do is incalculable in terms of animal suffering, public health and safety, consumer fraud, and the emotional devastation caused by knowing that our beloved pets were harmed or destroyed by the very person entrusted with their care.

If you believe that no veterinarian anywhere would ever deliberately harm an animal...never abuse client or public trust...never abuse their positions as doctors...or would never violate the laws of their profession...you will learn that public record, disciplinary actions by vet boards, and increasing media coverage on this ugly and disturbing subject say otherwise. And if you think that it can't happen to you and your pet...think again.

Unbearable Loss: The Traumatic Death of My Soulmate Dog Zoey:

The Traumatic Death of my soulmate dog Zoey No One Dares Publicly Call It Veterinary Malpractice. I rescued my beloved dog Zoey from a high-volume killing pound. Bedraggled and terrified, she was transformed into a handsome happy dog who danced her life after she outgrew her fear and insecurity. We had nine years together-not nearly enough. Zoey was diagnosed with cancer on October 9, 2001; thirteen days later, on October 23, 2001-a day I can never forget-she was dead, but not from her illness. She developed all the classic signs of chemo-induced sickness.

Distraught and confused, I thought Zoey might be dying; a veterinarian who did not know Zoey destroyed her without any veterinary care, assessment, or consideration of the effects of chemotherapy. From rescue, through life and into illness and death, and then my inconsolable grief, this is Zoey's story. My journal of her days of illness, her final days, hours, and her death, all are included here. I remember Zoey in Questioning ChemotherapyZoey poems of remembrance and mourning and in photographs. I also provide a carefully detailed exposé of what happened with the complaints

I filed about veterinary malpractice. I reproduce the complaint documents, my correspondences, phone discussions, and the official response letters. The politics of cover-up unfolds, revealing how impenetrable is the disregard for veterinary misconduct. I offer advice and warning to others about how they might best care for and protect beloved animals during their illnesses to avoid the perils of the veterinarian's "license to kill." I offer my thoughts about needed reforms to create objective and just review procedures.

List of Competent Holistic Veterinarians Holistic veterinary is attempting to make your pet as healthy as he or she can be and gradually build up their body to the best that it can be.

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EPA: Flea, tick products may injure, kill pets

Washington - March 24, 2010

The EPA agency reports that products intended to treat cats and dogs for fleas and ticks kill hundreds of pets each year and injure tens of thousands. At least 1,600 pet deaths related to Spot-On treatments with pyrethroids were reported to the EPA over the last five years, according to an analysis of EPA pesticide incident exposure data by the center.

Pet owners take their pets to veterinarians to be dipped in chemicals. Many consumers probably assume that the products they and their vets use have been subjected to rigorous testing, and must, by virtue of their very ubiquity, be safe. After all, how could the government let deadly poisons be sold on grocery store shelves without applying stringent standards? The EPA assigns risk levels to all pesticides for their potential dangers to humans and some flea and tick products contain chemicals, specifically permethrins, that are "likely to be carcinogenic to humans."

The agency will begin reviewing labels to determine which ones need to say more clearly how to use the products. The EPA's effort follows increasing complaints from pet owners that the "spot-on" products have triggered reactions in dogs and cats, ranging from skin irritation to neurological problems to deaths. Cats and small dogs appear particularly vulnerable, the EPA said, especially when given products intended for larger animals.

Dr. Brandon Brooks, DVM - "Many (if not most) Over The Counter (OTC) or non-prescription flea control products are very toxic to cats and kittens- especially the ones only approved for use in dogs. Many people mistakenly buy these for their pet (it's not always their fault, the companies that make them want you to buy it, they don't really care about the dangers involved) so it pays to be extra careful when buying flea control products." Our animals are sicker than ever. Veterinarians have never seen such an increase in the rate of liver disease, nervous system disorders, cancers, diabetes, renal failure and other diseases. Our animals are being routinely poisoned with pet food and pet medicine. Popular anti-flea and anti-tick medications are extremely toxic to the liver. According to Dr. Brooks, even though the cat or kitten does not have the OTC flea control product directly applied to it, the cat or kitten may still become ill through indirect exposure if it is applied to a dog in the household, household furnishings, bedding, etc.. Also, many OTC dog flea control products are not only toxic to cats, but dogs as well.

Hartz Fea and Tick Products

The principal ingredient in Hartz brand Flea and Tick products for cats is a 40-year-old chemical pesticide called Phenothrin. Although long since banned for use as a lawn pesticide, due its toxicity, Phenothrin constitutes over 85% of the total ingredients in Home base business opportunity Hartz Advanced Care Plus topical flea and tick drops for cats. The EPA has been reviewing pesticide risks in pet products only since 1996, and because the agency is backlogged, many pet products containing potentially harmful pesticides still make their way onto store shelves.

Despite multitudes of well-documented cases of Hartz Flea and Tick Products causing injury and death to many innocent pets, Hartz Mountain Corp. continues to deny any wrongdoing and insists that its products are safe. Evidence against the safety of Hartz Flea and Tick products continues to grow rapidly.

TV news channels have ran numerous reports on the problem and a class action suit has been filed against Hartz Mountain Corp. by the law firm of Faruqi and Faruqi, LLP and Squitieri and Fearon, LLP. However, these deadly products are still being sold in stores across the nation and remain well within the reach of unsuspecting consumers who are unwittingly putting their beloved pets into harm's way.

The Poison Necklace

A Pesticide collar is nothing but a poison necklace around your pet's head. It emits a constant toxic cloud that your pet inhales, and so do you, every time you hug your pet. What about those insecticidal flea and tick shampoos and powders, sprays and dips? Labels warn you not to get any on your skin, use rubber gloves and wash your hands! Yet, they are rubbed into your pet's skin and then are licked by your pet! Signs of pesticide overdose in your pet can include vomiting, diarrhea, trembling, seizures and respiratory problems.

Toxic Flea Collars

The Cancer Prevention Coalition (CPC), which informs the public about preventable exposures to carcinogens, list many brand-name products as containing either carcinogens or neurotoxins, or both. Avoid flea collars by Longlife, Hartz, Pet Agree, Sergeant;s and Zodiac. Flea and tick dips, sprays, powders, foggers and bombs: click the headline and scroll down the new page to learn more about how to control fleas without resorting to chemicals.

Spot-On Flea and Tick Products Are Dangerous to Your Pets

Spot-On Pesticides such as Fontline, Zodiac, ProMeris, Defend, Bio Spot, Adams and Advantage trigger adverse reactions in dogs and cats, shorten life spans, cause terminal illness, and premature death. . The active ingredients in these solutions include chemicals such as imidacloprid, fipronil, permethrin, methoprene, and pyriproxyfen, all of which have caused serious health problems in animals in laboratories.

Even some of the inert ingredients can be hazardous to your animal companion's health. Other forms of flea control powders, collars, and sprays are no less dangerous to you or your companion animals.

Labels may warn not to get these substances on your skin, to wash your hands after applying it, and to keep it away from children, yet these chemicals are absorbed by your animal's skin. Immediate effects of pesticide overdose include vomiting, diarrhea, trembling, seizures, and respiratory problems. If your dog or cat shows any of these symptoms after the application of a pesticide, immediately wash the product off and seek veterinary care.

Warning about ProMeris

Need help? "I just wanted to add a warning about ProMeris. I applied it to my 2 1/2 year old Australian Shepherd this morning. Shortly after lunch, I noticed she was staggering, barely able to walk at all. Her head was hanging & she couldn't lift it up. She tried to look at me but couldn't focus. I immediately called my Veterinarian. I was instructed to wash her immediately and thoroughly with dish soap and then bring her to their office. By the time we got there, she had improved greatly just by removing the product. You could see the flaming red reaction to her skin on the spot where it was applied. They gave her charcoal to fill her tummy and stop any absorption in case she had scratched at the spot, then licked her feet, and had ingested any of the product. I'm sure that she didn't ingest any, but was willing to err on the side of caution. The vet explained that there is a drug in it called amitraz that is very potent and it was what she reacted to and that she would not use ProMeris. She is now fine. After Googling ProMeris adverse reactions, I feel very fortunate that she lived. Many others were not as fortunate. Please post this so that maybe it can save even one unsuspecting pet lover from going through this or worse" Joanne - Aledo, Tx

Safe Natural Organic Pest Control

Natural and safe flea and tick control Juniperus Virginiana, a red cedar specie of cypress family plant, is an incredibly effective natural insect repellent if formulated correctly. It has been used for thousands of years to repel insects. When delivered in small amounts the aroma will overwhelm most insects. The lingering aroma of Juniperus Virginiana Oil is a pheromone interruption agent that impairs the mental capacity of non-beneficial insects, it has no effect on beneficial insects such as lady bugs, honey bees, lizards, earth worms, butterflies, and toads. It is safe for large and small animals, people and children.

These cedar oil products were tested by Iowa State University at the request of the United States Department of Agriculture for the use of the United States Army in Iraq to eliminate the Desert Sand Flea problem that our troops are encountering, which chemical treatments were either ineffective or causing rashes.

The test results were astonishing -this red cedar oil product was RATED far superior to its chemical counterpart. These same products were tested and proven to not only kill Mosquito's, Flea's & Bed Bugs, but is one of the "ONLY KNOWN SUBSTANCES KNOWN TO MAN THAT WILL KILL THE FLEA, ITS EGGS AND LARVEA THE FIRST TIME"

Studies found Cedar - Juniperus virginiana to be non-toxic. A juniper (Juniperus sp.) oil-based phytomedicine was tested for nephrotoxicity in Sprague-Dawley rats by oral administration of varying doses and was found to be non-toxic. Article from the Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Oregon State University.

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Artificial Sweeteners Deadly To Pets

Pet parents are unaware of the danger lurking in cookies, peanut butter, and other food products with xylitol. It is so deadly that within 30 minutes a dog can die from insulin shock or liver failure. Krush Nutrition peanut butters contain Xylitol, and the company responsibly offers a warning to dog owners on its website.

Vets Warn Owners To Keep Sugar-Free Away From Pets - AVMA - September 1, 2004

A sugar substitute found in a variety of sugar-free and dietetic cookies, mints and chewing gum is proving highly toxic, even fatal, to snack-snatching dogs. Xylitol, popular in Europe for decades but a relative newcomer to the U.S. alternative-sweeteners market, can Need help?be "very, very serious" to dogs when ingested, says Dana Farbman, spokeswoman for the Animal Poison Control Center of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. "It doesn't take a whole lot (of xylitol), and the effects are so rapid that the window of opportunity to treat the dog is extremely small," Farbman says.

Sugar-free treats could be harmful to dogs - The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals' Animal Poison Control Center is warning veterinarians, their staff, and pet owners that the xylitola sweetener found in some sugar-free chewing gums, candies, and other products can cause serious possibly life-threatening problems for dogs.

The American Society for the Prevention of Dogs ingesting large amounts of products sweetened with xylitol may have a sudden drop in blood sugar, resulting depression, loss of coordination, and seizures, according to Dr. Eric K. Dunayer, a consulting veterinarian in clinical toxicology for the poison control center.

 The center is most concerned about products in which xylitol is the primary ingredient. The American Society for the Prevention of "These signs can develop quite rapidly, at times less than 30 minutes after ingestion of the product," Dr. Dunayer said in a statement. "Therefore, it is important that pet owners seek veterinary treatment immediately." Some data suggest a link between xylitol ingestion and liver failure in dogs, he said, though those data are insufficient to draw firm conclusions. Dr. Dunayer published a case study on xylitol toxicosis in April 2004 issue of the journal Veterinary and Human Toxicology.

Aspartame has a profound effect on mood, cognition, depressed mood, anxiety, dizziness, panic attacks, nausea, irritability, and impairment of memory and concentration."

Dr. Janet Starr Hull - "The testing of sucralose reveals that it can cause up to 40 percent shrinkage of the thymus: a gland that is the very foundation of our immune system. Sucralose also causes swelling of the liver and kidneys, and CALCIFICATION of the kidney. Note: if you experience kidney pain, cramping, or an irritated bladder after using sucralose in Splenda, stop use immediately."

Chocolate Toxic to Dogs?

Chocolate is toxic to dogs, specifically semisweet baking chocolate, which contains much higher levels of caffeine and theobromine (the principle alkaloid used in the synthesis of caffeine) than does milk chocolate. That's not to say milk chocolate isn't dangerous. With its high fat content, it can lead to pancreatitis in pets. Pure chocolate contains theobromine and caffeine, which are both compounds called methylxanthines. They are hazardous to pets, causing seizures in severe cases. According to snopes.com, cocoa mulch has one of the highest concentrations of theobromine found. It actually smells like chocolate, and is attractive to dogs. Reportedly most dogs will not actually eat it though. Cats are at lower risk mainly because they are even less likely to eat the mulch than dogs.

One study in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association confirmed that a dog died due to ingestion of a substantial amount of cocoa mulch. And in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, a scientist reports on the potential use of theobromine and caffeine for "controlling" (that is, killing) pest coyotes. Coyotes being close relatives to dogs, this should cause concern for anyone considering using cocoa mulch in an area their pets have access to.

Pesticides in our animal's food

According to Consumer Reports, January 1998, there are 9,700 pesticides in existence, and in 1995, U.S. farmers applied 566 million pounds of pesticides to major fiber and food crops. Last summer, the U.S. Geological Survey announced the first results of a massive study of pesticides in 5,000 water samples from wells and rivers. Half the wells--and nearly all streams--contained at least one pesticide."

Carolyn Swicegood has excellent articles on the adverse effect of pesticides on parrots and the incredible health benefits of feeding organically grown food. While she writes about parrot's sensitivity and susceptibility to being poisoned, the information also applies to our dogs, cats, and any animal on earth, including us, humans. Shirley

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Cancer fighting nutrients become deadly when combined with chlorinated tap water

Some of nature's most valuable and essential anti-cancer and anti-disease phytochemical nutrients which are commonly found in food have been discovered to form deadly cancer causing substances when consumed or combined with chlorinated tap water. This discovery includes familiar foods including soy, fruits, vegetables, tea, many health products, and even some vitamins. Research has proven that these essential nutrients are the exact same families of compounds, that even in infinitesimal amounts have been tormenting the water treatment and chlorine industries for years.

Fluoride in Water: Wide Range of Serious Health Problems

"In 1990 a 10 year study was completed by the federal government National Toxicology Program (a part of the Department of Health and Human Services) to rule out any possibility that fluoride causes cancer. Much to their surprise, bone tumors found in laboratory animals were found to be the direct result of fluoride ingestion. Even before the study was complete, the NTP contacted the Environmental Protection Agency to inform them that fluoride was carcinogenic."

Water resonates with energy

Dr. Hidemitsu Hayashi, M.D. - " Water has the ability to attract and accumulate bio-energy. It also stores an energy memory of harmful or helpful vibrations to which it was exposed in the past. Chlorinated tap water is polluted with non-biological chemicals and negative energy imprints. It is also devoid of bio-energy and so may be regarded as being badly polluted as well as 'dead'.

"Greenies" Danger!

Consumer Investigation exposes a potentially deadly problem involving one of the most popular dog treats on the market. Millions of dogs chew on the treats every day, and there's a good chance your pooch is one of them. Consumer Investigator Wayne Havrelly discovered the danger. These dog treats are called "Greenies." They're sold in stores everywhere.

Mike Eastwood and his wife, Jenny Reiff, filed a $5 million lawsuit in New York, blaming Greenies for the intestinal blockage that caused the death of their dog Burt. Burt did not die because he bit off a big piece in his throat and choked, but because the treats are NOT 100% digestable as they are advertised to be. They can swell in the intestine and cause a blockage like the one that resulted in Burt's death. Supervising a dog while they eat any greenie type treats is not an assurance of safety.

"I just wanted to tell you about my "Greenie" experience. I have a border collie, my pride and joy . In 2004 , Morgan ( my BC ), was given a greenie...just one, And shortly after he had a pretty good seizure. i just knew it was the treat, so I asked my vet, who said greenies did not cause the seizure. A year later, I bought him one for Christmas, this time he had six intense seizures, by the time they were over , he couldn't remember his name . Although I could not find anyone who would admit a connection to Greenies then, now I am finding others who have experienced the same thing. He has never seen a greenie since and never had another seizure. After finding your web site, I thought you may find this interesting. Bad Greenies!"

Few things bring more enjoyment to your dog than the reward of a healthy and delicious treat.

Steroids are known to damage Kidneys.

"You take your dog to the vet with a skin infection. Your vet gives your dog a steroid injection. The skin infection clears up. Later, you discover your dog has kidney disease. Is there a clear connection between the steroid injection and your dog's diseased kidneys? You don't know. But we do know that steroids are known to damage kidneys. We also know, from the drug manufacturers' own data sheets, that steroids can cause liver damage, brittle bones, diabetes, adrenal insufficiency, an inability to deal with stress, and damage to the immune system."Catherine O'Driscoll

Doctors tell you that steroids only cause side effects after many years. But new research shows that permanent damage is immediate and devastating. Studies show that steroids cause permanent, debilitating effects after a single dosage. 'Steroids are probably the most sleazy of modern day medications,' says John Mills, former professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco and chief of infectious diseases at San Francisco General Hospital. FAQ: Heartbreaking testimonial of a cat on long term steroids --- Animals on Steroids: are there alternatives?

Are Antibiotics Making Your Pet Sick?

Diarrhea, abdominal pain, severe inflammation of the colon (colitis), irritable bowel syndrome, skin problems, fever, elevated white blood cell count, weak immune system, vomiting, dehydration, potassium deficiencies, allergies, colon perforation, bad breath, excess stomach gas, yeast problems, nutritional deficiencies and constipation are just some of the many side effects and problems linked to antibiotics.

A growing number of veterinarians are recommending immune enhancing substance to improve animal's health and boost their immune system, including in cancer cases, toxic conditions, diabetes, and neurological conditions. There are amazing testimonials about dogs, and cats recovering from cancer, diabetes and other severe degenerative illnesses with a unique immune boosting formula.

Danger of rawhide and pig ears

Some veterinarians warn against feeding rawhide and pig ears because they can contain chemical residues (from chemicals used to remove the fur) that can be harmful to your dog;s health. Also, larger pieces can break off and be swallowed, getting stuck in the intestines and causing blockages. When the rawhide gets wet from the stomach juices, it swells to twice its normal size causing serious stomach blockage. Soft and slick rawhide can also become a choking hazard. Alternative to rawhide and pig ears: premium chews, training treats and baked goodies offer wholesome, healthy and delicious canine rewards. No artificial flavors or colors. No corn, wheat or corn/wheat glutens.


As the holidays descend upon us, there'll be many cooks in the kitchen--but don't spoil your pet by giving him bread dough. According to Jill A. Richardson, DVM, of the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC), when bread dough is ingested, an animal's body heat causes the dough to rise in the stomach. As alcohol is produced during the rising process, the dough expands. Pets who've eaten bread dough may experience abdominal pain, bloat, vomiting, disorientation and depression.