The NYT Magazine takes an in-depth look at the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and their support for Prop. 2 in California. Prop. 2 would require farmers to house chickens, pigs and veal calves in less restrictive conditions. It's mainly about chickens though as CA has LOTS of chicken farmers and almost no … Continue reading The HSUS and Prop. 2 in CA: The Big Picture
Month: October 2008
Am I Losing the Kibble Lottery?
UPDATE: After posting this, I contacted Blue about the problem, explained that although I didn't have the bag because I had emptied the food into a bin and thrown the bag away, I did have photos and plenty of food to send them if they were interested. I received a response asking for the codes … Continue reading Am I Losing the Kibble Lottery?
Kennel Club Unveils Worst Idea Ever
The Kennel Club has taken a lot of flack in the UK due to a backwards system of rewarding show dogs who conform to breed standards based on looks rather than health, temperament and functionality as a pet (whether that be as a lap dog, sheepdog, hunting companion, etc.). Yup, the state of purebred dogs … Continue reading Kennel Club Unveils Worst Idea Ever
How Much Melamine is Too Much?
The Washington Post reports that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has decided that melamine is ok in foods in very small amounts:American consumers first learned of the dangers of melamine when it was found last year in pet food ingredients made in China. The Chinese suppliers of the bulk ingredients had been adding the … Continue reading How Much Melamine is Too Much?
Don’t Forget the Calcium, Mom
For a healthy adult dog being fed a home prepared cooked diet, it is important to understand the ratio of Calcium to Phosphorus and to create a proper balance. Opinions vary on what the ideal ratio of Calcium to Phosphorus should be in the canine diet. This veterinary article recommends a Calcium:Phosphorus of 1.2:1 while … Continue reading Don’t Forget the Calcium, Mom