Share From The HEART
Sharing can be very rewarding and can give your life meaning or a purpose. It definitely will make you happy. You can open your home to a lonely, frightened pet to foster or adopt. If that’s out of the question then try and volunteer to help with a pet at a event or shelter. You don’t have the time, then you can donate money. Shelters and Rescues can always use money, most get in very sick pets at one time or another and to nurse them back to health is not cheap. Some pets, vet bills can be in the thousands of dollars. Then when the pet is healthy enough they can’t ask that much for someone to adopt the pet, people would be looking for a different pet then. Maybe you don’t feel comfortable giving money to a group, then contact them and see what they may need, from office supplies to pet care items.
You can start looking for a shelter or rescue on https://www.petfinder.com/
This is a list we share from the HEART:
K9 Lifeline Rescue Inc.
Genoa City, WI
PC Pound Puppies
PO Box 295
Mt. Vernon, IN
TLC Animal Shelter Canine Center
521 North Fulton Street
Newell, IA 50568
Friends Forever Humane Society
966 W. Rudy Road
Freeport, IL 61032
Camping Pet App
Do you like to travel with your pet across the United States in a RV or camper? We do, and our dogs are all special needs our RV is like their second home, whenever we open the door they are ready to go! Have you ever ran in to a camp grounds that says they are pet-friendly but are NOT, we have? Then we have camped at some that are so wonderful that we want everyone to know just how pet-friendly they truly are. Some will only allow small dogs or will not allow a certain breed of dog. The one that gets me is no dog should be unattended. My dogs are never off leash just running around or tied out, but what some of the camping facilities are really saying is you can't leave them alone in your RV or camper in the air or heat!
We have been told we can't leave our dogs in our RV and go to town and get something to eat or to a ballgame. Our dogs are safe in crates have water and in the air, yes they do bark for a time when crated, but they are always quiet when we get back. We crate them at our home when we leave them and they do the same. Then the ad for the campsite says we don't allow certain breeds, so we call and they say what kind of dog do you have, "well we have a rat terrier, jack russell terrier and a dalmatian". Sorry we don't allow any terriers! They don't know breeds of dogs at all and they really don't want any dogs at their campsite, that's what they are telling me.
I'm thinking of building an app of campgrounds and campsites that families with dogs are especially welcome. The app would be of places you can have fun camping on vacation or traveling in a RV with your dog in the United States!
If you would be interested in a app of this kind please post it in the comment area below or if you have an idea of what you would like to see on this app, no email or name needed. I'm just wondering if there's any interest and if this is something to consider doing.
If you have any camper friends with 4 legged buddys please pass this on to them.
Arthur's DNA Test
When we adopted Arthur from a rescue they told us he was Jack Russell and Italian Greyhound. But we never knew for sure, so I set out to see how accurate they are and which one to buy?
I found this on YouTube.
We thought you might want to guess what breed Arthur is. I can tell you he's about 19 to 20 pounds, has a high prey drive for rodents, can see things along ways away, his body shakes sometimes and he's deaf.
Post your guess in the comment area then click on the link below to see what breed he is.
Arthur's DNA test is back!!!
Breaking News 2018!
About once a week I see a recall for something to be honest, I don't know if it's fake news or not. So I go to the FDA to see if it's true or you can have recalls sent right to your email.
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If your looking to find quality dog and cat food go to Arthur's Dog House "ARCHIVES" November 2016
or this link
Feb 3, 2017
Evanger’s Voluntarily Recalls Hunk of Beef Because Of Pentobarbital Exposure in one Batch of Food
Oct 7, 2016
CESAR® Classics Filet Mignon Flavor Wet Dog Food Because of Potential Presence of Plastic
Rendering facilities handle everything from dead livestock to expired meat. “It’s almost impossible to tell what’s being rendered: it can be road kill, zoo animals, and sometimes even spoiled meat from the grocery store that’s still wrapped in plastic.”
Human food by-products used for animal food are typically:
(1) distributed (sold or given away) to an animal producer to be fed directly to livestock, (2) distributed to another facility that will further process them for animal food use, or (3) further processed for animal food use at the human food facility.
Some examples of human food by-products used for animal food include:
• Wheat middlings generated while processing wheat for flour. • Grain products (hulls, bran, germ, gluten meal, grits, and meals) from other grain processing operations. • Peels, rinds, pomace, pulp, culls, or other similar material generated from processing fruits or vegetables for human consumption. • Human food such as potato chips, cookies, bread, pastry products, and pasta that is not adulterated and is safe for use as animal food, but is not acceptable as human food for quality reasons such as the wrong size, shape, color, or texture.
Reference: You can find this on the .pdf below page 5, it was found on Food and Drug Administration website
You wouldn’t want to eat that stuff, so why would you feed it to your dog?
Food and Drug Administration/Center for Veterinary Medicine Report on the Risk from Pentobarbital in Dog Food
In conjunction with this investigation, the Center wanted to determine if pet food contained rendered remains of dogs and cats.
How pentobarbital can get into dog food? Because in addition to producing anesthesia, pentobarbital is routinely used to euthanize animals, the most likely way it could get into dog food would be in rendered animal products.
Dry dog food samples purchased in Laurel, MD, area, March - June 1998
How To Find Quality Dog And Cat Food
Dogs and Cats
My comment on this:
Wow, I was very surprised and it really opened my eyes to what our cat is eating. All of our dogs only eat what I make for them. But I will be changing our cat to a different food very soon!
Then it makes me wonder could what our pet is eating be making them sick with cancer, diabetes and even seizures?
One more thought, if they are rendering sick and diseased animals then it’s added to pet food, I’m sure they are pumped with potent drugs and even antibiotics. Then our family pet eats the food and gets a simple ear infection, and is put on antibiotics. Turns out the treatment don’t help your poor family pet because the food is full of antibiotics!
Do you have a comment? If so, feel free to post it at the top under RECALLS then pass it on to other pet family's.
Why I Feed Raw
I was only a stay at home Mom that cooked and cleaned for my family then on top of it all I volunteered my time as a director of a dog rescue. That was when our little terrier had her first seizure.
Then at one of our visits to our vet, I was informed that her seizures were becoming out of control. If she kept having them, they would have to add another medication. I was desperate to find a way to help her.
I heard about a raw diet and wanted to see if it would help her, I became extremely frustrated no one could help me and I could not find any recipes. How much do I feed her and what is safe for her to eat?
After a lengthy search I did find out how much to feed her and what was safe. In my research I found foods that helped a dog with epilepsy. This allowed me to develop a recipe for her.
I saw first hand how it helped our little terrier and quickly developed a recipe for all of our dogs. Our pets are apart of our family, we want to help them if we can.
We have the recipe available and hope to be adding it soon!
For a more in-depth story about our terrier go to Why I Feed Raw at the top under Home.
This is Spangler we adopted her several years ago , she has neurological problems and seizures because she had distemper when she was a pup and lived, but was left with these side effects. She also eats this recipe, but I had to change it some, do to her neurological problems she has a hard time chewing.
Sure hope something on our website is helpful to you and that you pass http://www.arthursdoghouse.com on to just one of your dog friends.
Thanks, come back real soon!