10 05, 2014

Diseases Carried by Ticks

By | 2017-07-01T09:42:15+00:00 May 10th, 2014|News and Information|

Odds are good that you will encounter a tick in the near future. And your dog has even better odds. Since humans aren’t as hairy as other mammals, we stand a better chance of noticing when a tick attaches. Dogs, on the other hand are furry, and a tick can take up residence without the dog or you noticing. Since humans aren’t as hairy as other mammals, we stand a better chance of noticing when a tick attaches. Dogs, on the other hand are furry, and a tick can take up residence without the dog or you noticing. Unfortunately, people sometimes find that their dog had an attached when symptoms of a tick-borne disease appear. By then, treatment is potentially expensive, if [...]

1 01, 2014

Purina Sues Blue Buffalo

By | 2017-07-01T09:42:30+00:00 January 1st, 2014|News and Information|

  May 6, 2014 Filed in court today (5/6/14). Purina Pet Foods is suing Blue Buffalo Pet Foods because (Purina says) they aren’t being honest about their ingredients. Gloves are off. On the new Purina website – www.PetFoodHonesty.com (no kidding – this is a Purina website) – Purina makes a bold announcement they are suing Blue Buffalo “because we believe the Blue Buffalo is not being honest about the ingredients in its pet food.” Purina shares that Blue Buffalo’s advertising and packaging state “NO Chicken/Poultry By-Product Meals”. Purina is challenging this statement through “independent laboratory” testing that found “Blue Buffalo’s top-selling ‘Life Protection’ pet food products actually contain substantial amounts of poultry by-product meal.” And Purina claims that independent tested showed “Blue [...]