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#1470258 --- 05/03/15 10:24 PM GMO in pet food
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#1470288 --- 05/04/15 07:20 AM Re: GMO in pet food [Re: MissingArty]
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#1470308 --- 05/04/15 10:58 AM Re: GMO in pet food [Re: MissingArty]
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According to a 2011 study in the journal Cell Research, in engineering crops like corn and soybean, novel proteins are created that can assault the immune system and cause allergies and illnesses, especially in the offspring of mothers fed GMO foods. Diminished nutrient content is a concurrent issue.

“The results of most of the few independent studies conducted with GM foods indicate that they may cause hepatic, pancreatic, renal and reproductive effects and may alter hematological, biochemical and immunologic parameters,”concluded Artemis Dona and Ioannis S. Arvanitoyannis, of the Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology at the University of Athens Medical School, in their 2009 study on the effect of GM foods on animals.

Read on: http://www.naturalawakeningsmag.com/Natural-Awakenings/July-2013/Pet-Food-Perils/
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#1470402 --- 05/06/15 01:55 AM Re: GMO in pet food [Re: MissingArty]
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Detection of Glyphosate Residues in Animals and Humans

January 31, 2014

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Glyphosate residues cannot be removed by washing and they are not broken down by cooking [23]. Glyphosate residues can remain stable in foods for a year or more, even if the foods are frozen, dried or processed.

Conclusions

Glyphosate residue could reach humans and animals through
feed and excreted in urine. Presence of glyphosate in urine and its accumulation in animal tissues is alarming even at low concentrations. Unknown impacts of glyphosate on human and animal health warrants further investigations of glyphosate residues in vertebrates and other non-target organisms.

http://omicsonline.org/open-access/detec...525.1000210.pdf
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#1472536 --- 06/18/15 01:05 AM Re: GMO in pet food [Re: MissingArty]
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#1477779 --- 11/02/15 02:08 PM Re: GMO in pet food [Re: MissingArty]
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#1477860 --- 11/04/15 08:37 AM Re: GMO in pet food [Re: MissingArty]
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Herbicide Glyphosate Found in Pet Foods by Dr. Michael W. Fox

My concerns about this herbicide getting into the food chain for both humans and animals have been recently confirmed.

http://www.uexpress.com/animal-doctor/2015/9/27/herbicide-glyphosate-found-in-pet-foods
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#1481000 --- 01/24/16 08:47 PM Re: GMO in pet food [Re: MissingArty]
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Purina supplied the lab chow for Monsanto's testing. Did you know there is Glyphosate in your pet's food?

Interview with Dr. Anthony Samsel - Streamed live on June 26, 2015

Dr.Anthony Samsel talks about his research on glyphosate in lab chow. (Purina)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U63t875S3dE




Watch The "How To Find 5 Dangerous Ingredients In Your Dog's Food That AREN'T On The Label Video" Now!

http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/off...4f3e39b3bf087c6
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#1481189 --- 01/29/16 03:02 AM Re: GMO in pet food [Re: MissingArty]
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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Merrick And Purina - Jan 25, 2016

The companies that make pet foods usually need synthetic vitamins and minerals to make those foods pass AAFCO (The Association of American Feed Control Officials) standards. And they rely on other companies to sell them these vitamins and minerals, which are usually combined into something called a premix.

These premixes are most often manufactured in China … or India, or other countries with a less than stellar track record when it comes to food safety.

http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/main/class-action-lawsuit-filed-against-merrick-purina/
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#1481435 --- 02/05/16 02:29 PM Re: GMO in pet food [Re: MissingArty]
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Veterinary Feed Directive will impact whole livestock industry, but many aren't aware of the regulation

The directive was created to limit the use of antibiotics only for disease treatment, control and prevention, rather than for growth or maintenance purposes, Gabel said.

http://www.greeleytribune.com/news/20358...estock-industry
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#1481718 --- 02/14/16 05:37 PM Re: GMO in pet food [Re: MissingArty]
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Really good article by Dr. Will Falconer, DVM

"How Safe is Your Animal from GMOs?"

Bottom line: plant breeding and animal breeding is generally safe and has a long history. GM is far more insidious genetic manipulation that is in its infancy and is already raising grave concerns for the health of people, plants, and animals.

Therefore, if you’re feeding processed pet food or horse feed, and the label includes any corn or soy (or products derived from either), or canola oil or beet derivatives, odds are very high your animals are being exposed to GMOs.

As is often the case, animals are studied to determine if humans might get sick from some new experimental drug or chemical or process. Here are some findings worth taking caution from:

“In 2009, the American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) stated that, “Several animal studies indicate serious health risks associated with genetically modified (GM) food,” including infertility, immune problems, accelerated aging, faulty insulin regulation, and changes in major organs and the gastrointestinal system.

The AAEM has asked physicians to advise all patients to avoid GM foods.

http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/how-safe-is-your-animal-from-gmos/
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#1482229 --- 02/24/16 04:56 PM Re: GMO in pet food [Re: MissingArty]
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Mass duck death caused by 'junk food' and 'human impact'

"It turns out these ducks are fed junk food, so they are getting fed bread and other things, which is not healthy for them," Preney said. "So, they are not able to digest these foods that have high carbohydrates and they are not getting the nutrition that they need and they are starving to death essentially."

http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/windsor/windsor-mass-duck-death-1.3434307



From "Dogs Naturally Magazine"

The sad truth for dogs is that half of them will get cancer. That's right ... statistically, if you own two dogs one of them will get cancer. It's never been more important to start making changes in what your dog eats, how often he's vaccinated and the number of drugs and chemicals he's exposed to. These changes seem small but they can literally save your dog's life.

https://www.facebook.com/DogsNaturallyMagazine/?fref=ts



Is It Time to Go Organic for Your Dog's Food?

Many of today’s foods contain toxins such as pesticides, herbicides, antibiotics, growth hormones, and chemical additives that have been linked to serious health issues in both people and animals. To minimize this toxic assault, I feed my family, including my four-legged son, Chase, as many organic foods as possible. Let’s take a look at why “going organic” might make sense for your canine companion.

Many people confuse “natural” foods and “organic” foods, believing the terms are interchangeable. However, there is no legal definition or regulation of natural in human or pet food, so manufacturers can use this claim without following a specific standard. As a result, the word “natural” on a label might have more to do with marketing than with the purity of the ingredients.

https://www.organicconsumers.org/news/it-time-go-organic-your-dogs-food



The Six Processed Forms of Dog and Cat Food

http://drjeandoddspethealthresource.tumb...ng#.VskSOv32aAJ


Historic Settlement: Wildlife Agency Will Finally Examine How Roundup, Atrazine Harm 1,500 Endangered Species

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will analyze the impacts of atrazine and glyphosate — the two most commonly used pesticides in the United States — on 1,500 endangered U.S. plants and animals under the terms of a historic settlement reached today with the Center for Biological Diversity. The agreement ensures that the Fish and Wildlife Service will develop conservation measures on these two pesticides, along with propazine and simazine, which together represent nearly 40 percent of annual pesticide use in the United States.

http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/201...oundup-atrazine
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#1482812 --- 03/09/16 06:50 PM Re: GMO in pet food [Re: MissingArty]
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The Big Scam: Rabies Vaccination written by John Fundens, D.V.M.

I would like to give you, the reader, the truth about the so called required vaccinations, particularly rabies. There are two basic forms of law. One is the legal Constitutional and Common law that this country was founded on, and the other is "colorable" law passed by Administrative agencies/bureaucrats who have been given so called authority to pass laws. Black's Law Dictionary 5th Edition defines colorable law as "That which is in appearance only, and not in reality, what purports to be, hence counterfeit, feigned, having the appearance of truth." Yes, I study the law, am a paralegal, and have an extensive law library.

So any and all mandatory rabies vaccination programs are colorable law, in that they have been passed and mandated upon the pet owning public by certain vested interest groups. Who are these groups? First and foremost are veterinarians, in general, and veterinarian medical organizations. Second are the local animal control personnel, bureaucrats and politicians. What are their reasons? GREED, POWER AND CONTROL. Both these large powerful interest groups stand to benefit greatly by having rabies mandated by colorable law.

Veterinarians receive a large percentage of both their gross income and profit from vaccines given in the office. On average vaccines cost 60 to 95 cents per dose and are charged to the client at $15 to $25 per injection and substantially more in the large cities. Therefore, if veterinarians lobby to have a colorable law passed to give rabies vaccine every year that enhances their financial picture.

Current Veterinary Therapy by Kirk, the textbook bible for veterinarians in general, has an article on canine and feline vaccines by two researchers. Near the end of the article is a paragraph called Annual Vaccinations. It states "The practice of annual vaccinations lacks scientific validity or verification. There is no immunological requirement for annual vaccinations. The practice of annual vaccinations should be considered of questionable efficacy unless it is used as a mechanism to provide an annual physical examination or is required by law." Sure, if we can't manipulate you with annual vaccinations let's pass a law to get you into the office. Nice trick!

http://www.naturalrearing.com/coda/a_rabies_the_big_scam.html



New Rabies Regulations Could Save Your Dog’s Life

http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/new...903729e25ec868a



https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=...e=3&theater



An Ohio City Prohibits Pet Stores from Selling Puppy Mill Puppies. There are now over 125 localities prohibiting Puppy Mill puppies in their towns.

http://abc6onyourside.com/news/local/gro...m-rescue-groups
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#1483079 --- 03/17/16 01:11 AM Re: GMO in pet food [Re: MissingArty]
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Dr. Suzanne Humphries: "Interesting article that was sent to me by a veterinarian friend. It has to do with established herd immunity in the animal world that is being upset by vaccines. Much the same as measles vaccines did for us. BTW I have known dogs that were successfully treated for parvovirus with liposomal vitamin C."

Parvovirus By: Patricia Jordan DVM, Catherine O’Driscoll and Dana Scott

If there is one lesson life has to teach us, it is that life goes hand-in-hand with risk. Too many people believe they can eliminate risk with vaccination and this just isn’t the case. In a short term clinical or field study, parvo vaccination may appear protective: unfortunately, nobody is taking a long, hard look at the long-term fallout and what it can mean for our dogs, for us and for the environment.

https://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/parvovirus-2/



"He'll Be Sick Forever": Pet Vaccination Warning

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/investigati...-326530921.html


http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/hea...on-disease.aspx
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#1483360 --- 03/27/16 04:38 PM Re: GMO in pet food [Re: MissingArty]
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Dog Food: Ten Scary Truths

1) Commercial dog food is “fast food.”

http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/dog-food-ten-scary-truths/



Leptospirosis Vaccine and Kidney Failure In Dogs

http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/vaccine-induced-leptospirosis/
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#1483366 --- 03/27/16 11:52 PM Re: GMO in pet food [Re: MissingArty]
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Sounds like you need to balance the risk to your pet and your family from exposure to the disease and the risk of the vaccine. It is NOT black and white. This article from the AVMA, and not from some crackpots, better defines the issue.

Leptospirosis

https://www.avma.org/public/PetCare/Pages/Leptospirosis.aspx

Leptospirosis is a disease caused by infection with Leptospira bacteria. These bacteria can be found worldwide in soil and water. There are many strains of Leptospira bacteria that can cause disease. Leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease, which means it can be spread from animals to people. Infection in people can cause flu-like symptoms and can cause liver or kidney disease. In the United States, most cases of human leptospirosis result from recreational activities involving water. Infection resulting from contact with an infected pet is much less common, but it is possible.

Leptospirosis is more common in areas with warm climates and high annual rainfall but it can occur anywhere.

Risk factors for leptospirosis

Dogs are most commonly affected. Leptospirosis in cats is rare and appears to be mild although very little is known about the disease in this species. Common risk factors for leptospirosis in dogs residing in the United States include exposure to or drinking from rivers, lakes or streams; roaming on rural properties (because of exposure to potentially infected wildlife, farm animals, or water sources); exposure to wild animal or farm animal species, even if in the backyard; and contact with rodents or other dogs.

Dogs can become infected and develop leptospirosis if their mucous membranes (or skin with any wound, such as a cut or scrape) come into contact with infected urine, urine-contaminated soil, water, food or bedding; through a bite from an infected animal; by eating infected tissues or carcasses; and rarely, through breeding. It can also be passed through the placenta from the mother dog to the puppies.

Signs of leptospirosis

The signs of leptospirosis in dogs vary. Some infected dogs do not show any signs of illness, some have a mild and transient illness and recover spontaneously, while others develop severe illness and death.

Signs of leptospirosis may include fever, shivering, muscle tenderness, reluctance to move, increased thirst, changes in the frequency or amount of urination, dehydration, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, lethargy, jaundice (yellowing of the skin and mucous membranes), or painful inflammation within the eyes. The disease can cause kidney failure with or without liver failure. Dogs may occasionally develop severe lung disease and have difficulty breathing. Leptospirosis can cause bleeding disorders, which can lead to blood-tinged vomit, urine, stool or saliva; nosebleeds; and pinpoint red spots (which may be visible on the gums and other mucous membranes or on light-colored skin). Affected dogs can also develop swollen legs (from fluid accumulation) or accumulate excess fluid in their chest or abdomen.

Leptospirosis may be suspected based on the exposure history and signs shown by the dog, but many of these signs can also be seen with other diseases. In addition to a physical examination, your veterinarian may recommend a number of other tests such as blood tests, urine tests, radiographs (x-rays), and an ultrasound examination.

Treatment and prevention

Leptospirosis is generally treated with antibiotics and supportive care. When treated early and aggressively, the chances for recovery are good but there is still a risk of permanent residual kidney or liver damage.

Currently available vaccines effectively prevent leptospirosis and protect dogs for at least 12 months. Annual vaccination is recommended for at-risk dogs. Reducing your dog’s exposure to possible sources of the Leptospira bacteria can reduce its chances of infection.

Although an infected pet dog presents a low risk of infection for you and your family, there is still some risk. If your dog has been diagnosed with leptospirosis, take the following precautions to protect yourself:

Administer antibiotics as prescribed by your veterinarian;
Avoid contact with your dog’s urine;

If your dog urinates in your home, quickly clean the area with a household disinfectant and wear gloves to avoid skin contact with the urine;

Encourage your dog to urinate away from standing water or areas where people or other animals will have access;

Wash your hands after handling your pet.

If you are ill or if you have questions about leptospirosis in people, consult your physician. If you are pregnant or immunocompromised (due to medications, cancer treatment, HIV or other conditions), consult your physician for advice.
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#1483584 --- 04/04/16 11:11 PM Re: GMO in pet food [Re: MissingArty]
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HomeTown News: Village Passes Unprecedented Dog Law With Susan Chana Lask

The village of Mamaroneck is the first municipality in the state of New York to ban the sale of commercially bred animals in local pet stores.

http://appellate-brief.com/102-print/482...chana-lask.html



Vet industry compromised by influence of pet food and pharmaceutical companies, expert says

http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2015-11-12...ndustry/6936732
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#1485557 --- 06/12/16 03:32 PM Re: GMO in pet food [Re: MissingArty]
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Corn and Your Dog: Secrets Food Companies Don’t Want You To Know About

http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/cor...our-dog-secrets
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#1489044 --- 08/30/16 11:24 AM Re: GMO in pet food [Re: MissingArty]
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Let Them Eat Pine: Feathers and Pine Trees In Pet Foods

http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/let...aign=july-13-16




From Dogs Naturally: “A 2000 study showed that excessive quantities of garlic caused oxidative damage to red blood cells, leading to Heinz body anemia. The link provided says that even small amounts would cause this, but the "small amount" is actually 75 cloves a day for a Golden Retriever sized dog! This is hardly proof of the danger of reasonable amounts of garlic. If you would like to read the actual study, here is the link:”

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11108195




FDA Releases Report On Toxic Ingredients In Beneful ®

http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/fda...aign=july-12-16
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#1489495 --- 09/11/16 09:31 AM Re: GMO in pet food [Re: MissingArty]
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Why Most Manufactured Foods Should Not Be Fed To Cats And Dogs By Dr. Michael Fox DVM

http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/manufactured-foods-cats-dogs/




US Federal Trade Commission Cracks Down On Eukanuba False Advertising

http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/cra...aign=Raw-Videos
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