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Injuries, illness and diseases can have their causes in malnutrition. 

If you do any kind of canine rescue you’ve not only seen this for yourself, you have had to deal with it. Nursing a neglected animal back to health can be both rewarding and heart breaking for the ones can't be saved.


Want A Snack Vitamin and Mineral is a broad spectrum formula which once you try it will become one of the main tools in your canine health and rescue  arsenal. We use a rice brain base in our product which reduces the probability of allergic reactions which some animals are experiencing with wheat, soy and other grain products. V & M is  full of the nutrients, omega fatty acids and five unique organic mineral complexes: calcium, zinc, copper, magnesium and manganese. Along with glucosamine, hyaluronic acid, and chondroitin sulfate, which may help prevent joint issues prevalent in medium to large dogs. Prebiotic Inulin may offer immune support for digestive health. 

For young dogs in training V & M promotes proper bone, muscle and joint growth. Depending on a dogs size a single scoop (25 cc large dogs - $ 0.40 cents a day, half scoop small dogs) mixed in their regular daily feeding is all that is required. Additionally, over time customers have reported a reduction in feeding costs with no compromise in quality or safety.

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How to brush your dogs teeth

Dental disease is the most common preventable disease in pets and can be avoided by simply brushing your pets teeth.

Want A Snack Snacks for Family Dogs has ingredients which  may promote healthy teeth and gums.

Watch the video below on the best way to care for your K9 companion's teeth.



Lawsuit Claims Purina's Beneful Is Poisoning, Killing Dogs

A recent lawsuit filed against Nestle Purina PetCare Company is claiming that one of the company's most popular dog food brands contains toxins that are poisoning and even killing people's pets.

The lawsuit, filed in California federal court earlier this month by pet owner Frank Lucido, alleges that thousands of dogs have become ill or died as a result of eating Beneful dry kibble dog food.

Lucido and his family owned three dogs — a four-year-old German Shepherd, an eight-year-old English Bulldog and an 11-year-old Labrador — and began feeding the pets Beneful exclusively beginning in late December or early January, according to the suit. Because of home renovations, the dogs were kept in three different houses.

By the end of January all three of the dogs became ill and the English Bulldog eventually died, according to the suit. A post-mortem examination revealed signs of internal bleeding in the dog's stomach and lesions on his liver. Similar symptoms were found in Lucido's German Shepherd, who became violently ill before the bulldog's death. A veterinary exam of the dog also showed signs of internal bleeding and liver malfunction "consistent with poisoning," the lawsuit said. Lucido's two remaining dogs remain in veterinary care, his lawyer said.

"When there's been a crescendo of complaints you have to pay attention"




"All three of them weren't exposed to a singular condition," Jeffrey B. Cereghino, a lawyer representing Lucido, told NBC News. "The one constant they had was they were all eating the same dog food."

Lucido's story is similar to more than 3,000 complaints consumers have made online of dogs becoming ill and in some cases dying after eating Beneful kibble style dog foods, according to the complaint. The consistent symptoms reported include stomach internal bleeding, malfunction or failure of the liver, vomiting, diarrhea and weight loss.

The lawsuit claims toxins in Beneful are to blame, listing propylene glycol and mycotoxins as possibly harmful substances in the dog food.

While the suit alleges propylene glycol is a known animal toxin and component of automotive antifreeze, Purina says on its website that the type it uses is "an FDA-approved food additive that is also in human foods like salad dressing and cake mix."

Mycotoxins are a group of toxins produced by mold found in grains, a major ingredient in Beneful. Mycotoxins pose a health risk to dogs and consumer complaints on Beneful report symptoms consistent with mycotoxin poisoning, according to the lawsuit. Cereghino said he and his team plan to collect further data and perform testing of the products for toxins.


Cereghino said he was interested in taking up the case after looking through a number of similar incidents

"When there's been a crescendo of complaints you have to pay attention," he said.

Purina issued a statement in response to the lawsuit saying "there are no quality issues with Beneful."

"We believe the lawsuit is baseless, and we intend to vigorously defend ourselves and our brand," the statement read. "Beneful had two previous class action suits filed in recent years with similar baseless allegations, and both were dismissed by the courts."

Yet, in another lawsuit settled in May, Purina and Waggin' Train LLC agreed to create a $6.5 million fund to compensate pet owners who believed their animals were harmed after consuming jerky treats that were made in China.

Food and Drug Administration officials said at the time that pet treats, mostly imported from China, had been linked more than 1,000 deaths in dogs, more than 4,800 complaints of animal illness, and even three cases of humans getting sick after eating the products.



The settlement was open to any consumer whose pet may have eaten the dog treat products before a voluntary recall was issued in January 2013. However neither company ever admitted fault in the settlement, with Purina consistently saying tests detected no contaminants and that their treats were safe to eat as directed.

Regarding the recent complaints about Beneful, Purina said, "Like other pet foods, Beneful is occasionally the subject of social media-driven misinformation. On-line postings often contain false, unsupported and misleading allegations that cause undue concern and confusion for our Beneful customers."

The new filing is asking that Purina pay Lucido and other members of the class action lawsuit unspecified actual, statutory and punitive damages and restitution.

"Cases like these are important because we do invest so much love and time in our pets and they are such a part of our family," Cereghino said. "What is going on at this point is significant in the lives people who lost their pets."

The lawsuit is seeking class-action status.



The 10 Very Best Guard Dogs For Security


Author By Nicholas O.

Dogs are known as man’s best friend, and while it’s certainly arguable, many historians believe that dogs may have been the first animals to be domesticated by humans. Dogs have long been used to protect us, herd other animals, hunt with us, and just to serve as loyal allies.

If you’re serious about security, having a good dog or two by your side will definitely be to your benefit. However, you can’t just select any breed you want, because not all dog breeds are the best choices to protect you.

The dog breed you select for your family should be:

Loyal
An excellent watch dog
Intimidating to intruders
Good with children


For example, while small dogs typically are excellent watch dogs and comforting pets, they lack the intimidation necessary to ward off intruders. In contrast, some big dogs, such as Golden Retrievers and Labs, are certainly loyal and good with kids, but they also lack intimidation due to their more docile nature and are known for being only average watch dogs.

If you have young children, do extra homework – and teach your children how to treat dogs properly. Children should never pull a dog’s ear or tail and never tease and be rough with a dog. Also, always supervise your children around dogs. Although this list includes dogs that are generally gentle with children, extra research is needed if you have young children.

Here are the top 10 dogs for security, in alphabetical order:

Akita

Akita. Originally bred for the upper class of Japan centuries ago, the bold and fearless Akita is a dog that deserves intense respect. Akitas are well-known for their fixed loyalty to their families and their intense suspicion of other people and animals, making them a worthy companion. They are also large and robust dogs able to withstand harsh environments, and when working in pairs (as they often do), will especially be a daunting threat to any trespasser. But be warned: They do not cohabitate well with other breeds, so if this is the dog you want, this is the only one you should have. Also, Akitas will only let their loyalty be earned through a firm and experienced owner, so avoid this breed if you have never had a dog before.


Belgian Malinois

 Belgian Malinois. The Belgian Malinois is easily the most energetic breed of herding dog you can get, with some individuals continuing to display puppy-like traits until they are well over three years old, so owning one of these dogs will require you to make a serious commitment to ensuring they stay active with something to do (if neglected, they can become destructive). Belgian Malinois are extremely vigorous, loyal and protective of their family. As a result of these qualities, Belgian Malinois actively serve as search-and-rescue dogs, working dogs for military and law enforcement, and guard dogs for protecting the White House.

Bullmastiff. Known as the “silent watchdog,” the lovable and protective Bullmastiff is a cross between an English Mastiff and an English Bulldog, but has been recognized as a purebred breed since the mid-1920s. Quiet, strong, and brave, the Bullmastiff has historically been used as a guard dog to keep poachers out of large properties. The Bullmastiff is also well-known for its affectionate love to its family members, and as a result is very defensive of them to strangers. If there’s a downside to owning a Bullmastiff, it’s that you’ll have to deal with constant drooling.

Doberman Pincher. Alert and intelligent, the infamous Doberman has been utilized as a police dog in Germany since the 1890s, and continues to serve to this day. As long as they are properly socialized with the family and receive plenty of exercise, the Doberman will become a loving pet always on the lookout for danger.

German Shepherd

 German Shepherd. You probably expected beforehand to see a German Shepherd on this list, and indeed, no list of best guard dogs would be complete without this reputable breed. There’s a reason why the German Shepherd is the second-most popular breed in the United States: They are obedient, intelligent, strong and can literally adapt to any task. In fact, it wouldn’t be a stretch to say that the German Shepherd (assuming you’re okay with them constantly shedding) is the best guard dog on this list.


Giant Schnauzer. A working dog from Bavaria, the Giant Schnauzer has historically been used for a large number of functions: herding cattle, hauling carts, guarding brewers and serving as a police dog. Giant Schnauzers will bond very quickly with their families and especially with children, but without enough activity, their destructive side could be revealed. If you have young children, you may want to avoid this breed.


Great Pyrenees. While calm and gentle with children, they are very protective and defensive over whatever they are instructed to guard, whether it’s a herd of animals, a family or a home. Don’t expect the Great Pyrenees to spend most of its time with you by the fireplace; rather, this breed will be constantly patrolling the outside perimeters and alert you to trouble with its heavy, distinctive bark. Because they are slow to learn new commands, owning a Pyrenees will require you to have great patience.

Pitbull. Pit Bulls have been condemned by the media for years, and while they are fierce with anything they perceive to be threatening, they are in reality gentle with their owners and can be an excellent family pet as long as they are trained right and treated well.

Rottweiler

 Rottweiler. One of the oldest breeds on this list (possibly in service ever since the Roman Empire), the Rottweiler strives to receive plenty of exercise and can perform heavy duty tasks, such as pulling heavy carts to trekking over large distances on search-and-rescue missions. The Rottweiler is also very affectionate and protective over its family.

Siberian Husky. Everyone knows about the resilience of the Siberian Husky due to its capability in pulling sleds over extended distances in harsh, winter environments. However, this isn’t the only task Huskies are capable of performing; they are able to adapt to nearly any task you want to put them through, as long as it is in the outdoors with plenty of open space. The word “quit” is simply non-existent to the Siberian Husky, but it will also become very demanding of its owners if left bored.

Which breed do you prefer for security? And why? Share your thoughts in the section below:

Source: © Copyright 2013. All Rights Reserved. | Off The Grid News



VIDEO-German Shepherd throws a fit when she has to quit swimming

German Shepherd throws a fit when she has to quit swimming


She got to keep swimming after her wonderful theatrical performance. No dogs' hearts were actually broken in the making of this video.



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Not intended to take the place of your veterinarian's advice and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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