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Chicago Unites Against Dog Fighting

            Dog fighting isn’t about race, income or culture. “That’s a stereotype being perpetuated in the past couple of weeks by the media,” says Chicago community activist Melia Carter.             A new coalition of Chicago community leaders, city officials, elected officials, members of the faith based community and the police have all teamed with local…

Odd Animals from the Land Down Under

Petting a Koala at the Cairns Night Zoo             Australia is more than kangaroos and koalas. The wildlife on land and in the sea is as diverse as anywhere else on earth. And at the same time, it’s downright prehistoric.             Australia was a part of a super continent, (called Gondwanaland) which included Antarctica, South…

A CDC For Animals, Among Ideas Sundlof Advocates

(part 2 of 2 part interview with Dr. Stephen Sundlof, director of the Center for Veterinary Medicine at the FDA)             “I don’t think we’ll have a really good number to indicate how many pets died or were sickened as a result of the (tainted) pet food,” says Dr. Stephen Sundlof, director of the Center…

FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine Top Dog Sundlof Concedes, ‘We Have To Do Better’;

Pet Food Companies May Have Known Cost Was Too Good to Be True This is part 1 of a 2-part interview Dr. Stephen Sundlof             “The FDA had taken a position that foods are safe until we have a problem,” says Dr. Stephen Sundlof, director of the center for veterinary medicine for the Food and…

How Long Has This Been Going On? Have Our Pets Paid A Price For Months, Even Years?

This is a special expanded web version of Steve’s newspaper column             Overnight, commercial pet foods turned from safe to suspect. But how safe have pet foods been all along, or for at least since some ingredients have been imported from China? As an old song title from the 1970’s goes, “How Long Has This…

Senator Durbin Outlines Food Safety Plan

            Veterinary toxicologists have been saying that melamine alone shouldn’t cause pets to die. Melamine the tainted wheat gluten and also rice protein imported from China that was found in the over 100 brands of recalled pet foods. However, according to reports in veterinary journals melamine – used in fertilizers in Asia and hard plastics…

Update: Hot off the Press:

Melamine Alone Isn’t Responsible, and Senator Dick Durbin’s Proposal to Upgrade the Nation’s Food Supply System A more detailed column on all this to appear within 24 hours which will include comments from Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill), Dr. Brent Hoff and others. . .  but I wanted to get at least the bullet points out…

Introducing The King Daley Shepherd

            We have a designer dog. She’s not a labradoodle (Labrador retriever and poodle) or goldendoodle (golden retriever and poodle). She’s not an anything doodle or poo, like a cockapoo (cocker spaniel and poodle) or pekapoo (Pekingese and poodle).  These so-called designer breeds are all the craze for those who can afford them. Around our…

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