About your pet's health

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I've talked about this with my vet in the past, but now I see it in print:

Your dog may be at risk for developing heart disease based on their food, FDA says

https://www.usatoday.com/story/mone...potential-link-16-brands-dog-food/1592388001/

Missing in the thin statistics is market share, so the results aren't representative of which brands are most problematic plus the numbers are so ridiculously low other factors could skew the results to a great degree .

My vet suggested 3 supplements daily and it has made a positive difference in my pets health.
 

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Their lives are too short.
Betty was about 9 1/2 years old. I had her the last 4 years.
Part black lab and Staffordshire Terrier, she was a sweetie and got along with everyone. Everyone's best friend.
My best friend.

She passed away this morning unexpectedly.
 

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I'm so sorry to hear this John. :( I have no words that will help with such a terrible loss. It's hard enough when it's expected and if they're suffering in a way it's a bit of a relief but when it's sudden and for no apparent reason, it's even more difficult. Was it possible she was older than you thought? Do you have a photograph you'd like to share?

I'm so, so sorry. My heart aches for you. :(
 

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Thanks.

While it's likely only a vet could have diagnosed her, because she suffered seizures in her last moments, probably a massive stroke.

She was about 9 1/2 years old.
She had been rescued from a shelter as a pup by a nice lady that eventually had to move into an apartment that didn't allow dogs.
A mutual friend brought us together and I took her in at about 5 1/2 years of age.

Below is a photo taken shortly after I got her.
She was a short haired dog.
This was winter time and she's bundled up in her blankie.
She was bigger than she looked in the photo. That was a really big doggie mat.
Betty at about 80 lbs.

Betty.jpg
 

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Thanks for sharing the photo. She certainly was a nice looking dog. It's so cute how they love to snuggle up in their blankies. Brandy's the same with his blankies. Sometimes I look at him in his bed at night and he's upside down under his blankie with only his back feet sticking out and quite content.

Cherish the memories.
 

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Sorry to hear that Johnny. They are indeed members of the family. To this day one of my worst days was travelling home from college to have my dogs put down. We do not deserve them.

Hugs, man. Lots of hugs.
 

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Dog food recall:

If you feed this dog food to your pet, stop immediately
https://news.yahoo.com/feed-dog-food-pet-stop-213656053.html

According to the FDA, Freshpet Inc. recently initiated a voluntary recall for a product called “Select Small Dog Bite Size Beef & Egg Recipe Dog Food.” The impacted item comes in 1 pound bags and has a sell-by date of 10/30/2021.


The product is being recalled due to a potential fear of Salmonella contamination.
 

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Another dog food recall.

Dog food sold nationwide recalled due to potentially high levels of aflatoxin, a mold byproduct
https://www.usatoday.com/story/mone...ve-aflatoxin-mold-elevated-levels/5419522001/

Pet food maker Sunshine Mills is voluntarily recalling some of its dog food over concerns that select products may contain "potentially elevated levels" of aflatoxin, a byproduct of mold.

According to the recall notice posted on the Food and Drug Administration website Thursday, the affected products may have levels of aflatoxin "above the acceptable limit."

The products were sold at stores nationwide under the company’s brands of Triumph, Evolve, Wild Harvest, Nurture Farms, Pure Being and Elm. (See the list of products below.)
 

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