Saturday, June 25, 2011


I just can't understand why people leave pets in their cars on a hot day. They must love their dogs, because they bring them in the car. But if they love them, then they should want the best for them and being locked in a hot car is abusive and could be deadly.

Since moving to the Sacramento area, when temperatures can get to the triple digits in the summer, I have seen several dogs left in cars on these days. When I approach the owners they are defensive, say the animals are OK and to mind my own business.

There was a recent TV news report that dogs were being left in hot cars at one of the local malls. A very disturbing surveillance video showed a German Shepherd trying its hardest to try to escape out the window, that was left cracked a bit. It was panting heavily. The car was in the sun and the outside temperature was 102 degrees. The inside of the car was most likely over 120 degrees.

There are laws passed now and it is a crime to leave a pet in a hot car. But, there are hundreds of calls across the nation everyday to rescue pets.

In June, a police dog died in New Castle, PA, after his fellow officer left him for over two hours as temperatures reached 90 degrees.

It takes only 6 minutes for a dog to die in a hot car and a mere 4 minutes for it to cause brain damage.

Signs of Overheating in Pets: Heavy panting; increased salivation; dry mouth, nose and gums; weakness; vomiting or diarrhea, and ultimately, collapse.

Heat Stress Care: If you think your pet is suffering from heat stress, seek immediate veterinary care. As you wait for veterinary assistance, wet or sponge the animal down with cool (not ice) water. Take care not to get water in the mouth of an unconscious animal.


Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Read what Dr. Ronald Schultz, an expert in the field of veterinary vaccines, has to say about the Rabies shot, as well as other pet vaccines.

Go to: is one of my favorite websites for natural news, now he also has a site for healthy pets.

Sunday, June 19, 2011


To make an easy transition for your kitten, you need to be prepared before bringing it home. This time needs to be simple and stress free for the kitten.

You should also keep the kitten away from your other dogs and cats for awhile. It will have had a big ordeal already, taken away from its' mother and the only home it has known.

Before bringing kitty home, you need to create a "safe room". This will be a spare bedroom or bathroom with a cat bed, a cat carrier or box that the kitten can hide in, a water bowl and a litter box. You will bring it food 3-4 times a day and that will build trust in you.

Put an unwashed T-shirt or blanket, that you've used, on its' bed or hiding box so the new kitten can start getting used to your scent.

Right when you bring the kitten home, go straight to the safe room. Don't put the kitten down in any room, don't give it a bath and don't give it a chance to run and hide somewhere.

Don't give the kitten free access to any other rooms for at least several days or a week. It is best to introduce your kitten to one room of the house at a time, focusing on one or two new rooms a day. This applies to all kittens under 4-5 months.

This worked very well for me when I got a new kitten a year ago.

Saturday, June 18, 2011


Today, I came across a great ASPCA website, just for kids. It is filled with stories, games, cartoons, videos, photos, pet advice, pet of the week (your kids can send in a photo of their pet), advice on pet care and information on animal careers.

To view this site go to:

Thursday, June 16, 2011


Have you looked up in the sky and see the criss-cross trails coming from airplanes? The emissions coming down to earth from these planes are found to have large amounts of aluminum and barium. These are both toxic to humans, animals, plants and the soil.

To watch a documentary called, "What in the World are They Spraying?" go to:

Let your government officials know what you think about what this is doing to our world.


Please read an aritcle from Celeste Yarnall, PhD, holistic practitioner and nutritionist.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Dr. Oz is WRONG!

A few days ago, Dr. Oz had a segment on his show, about keeping your dog healthy. He was promoting Pedigree Dog Food. I don't think he had read the ingredients of the food. Pedigree Dog Food is like feeding your dog junk food.

Pedigree Dog Food contains corn, (first ingredient), corn gluten, by-products, bone meal, chicken fat (so the animal will eat it), artificial colors, artificial flavors, salt, sugar, sodium nitrate (linked to cancer) and BHT (a preservative linked to cancer).

Pedigree Dog Food rates only 1 star, the worst rating for pet foods, by Find out why.

There are millions of people that follow Dr. Oz and follow has advice. I love watching his show, especially the shows about nutrition and alternative therapies. He has lost credibility with me for promoting a food that is harmful to pets. I know he has received a lot of negative responses for promoting such an inferior pet food. It is sad to think that there are many more people out there that will buy this food because Dr. Oz recommended it.

Please check out How does your pet food rate?

Another great resource concerning pet food is:

Please view my past blogs on pet food. What's really in Pet Food - Grains, July, 5, 2008; Ingredients to Avoid in Pet Food, July 6, 2008; Worst Pet Food Ingredients, Sept. 27, 2008; Natural Diet, What Do I Feed My Dog and Cat?, July 9, 2008; "People Food" is Good for Pets, July 17, 2008; Why Do Vets Sell Poor Quality Pet Food?, July 18, 2008.

Sunday, May 29, 2011


I have just finished a 56 page dissertation on the harmful effects of vaccinations. Most of my research was on vaccines for children. It is very alarming the numbers of babies that die and are disabled because of vaccinations. More babies die from vaccines than do from the diseases they were meant to protect them against.

Pets are being harmed at the same rates, if not more often. Pets are being vaccinated yearly or in some cases twice a year. This is totally unnecessary. Veterinarians are seeing an alarming increase in auto-immune system diseases resulting from vaccines. Some veterinarians say that most of their clients (80%) have illnesses caused by vaccines.

When I got Buddy, he was 8 weeks old. The very next day, I took him for a check up with the vet. The vet gave him all his puppy shots. A few days later, he became violently ill. He spent 3 days at the pet hospital and the vet didn't know whether he was going to live or not. The vet had no idea what made him sick. It wasn't until I wrote my paper on vaccinations, that I realized that it probably was a reaction from the vaccines.

Buddy also has a chronic runny nose. While doing my research on vaccine side effects, I discovered that the Bordetella vaccine, which is put in the nose, can cause chronic sinusitis which can lead to nasal cancer.

Here are some reactions pets can have after vaccinations (can be hours, days, weeks or years): fever, stiff or painful joints, lethargy, vomiting, diarrhea, blindness, encephalitis, skin problems, lack of appetite, allergic shock, bleeding gums, allergies, seizures, hyperthyroidism, inflammatory bowel disease, lupus, hemorrhages, kidney or liver failure, degenerative arthritis, cancer, chronic health problems and even death.

Here is a quote from Martin Goldstein, DVM, from his book "The Nature of Animal Healing": "A growing number of holistic and now even conventional veterinarians are convinced, from sad experience, that vaccines as they're administered in this country to pets are doing more harm than good. I myself think that's a conservative view. I think that vaccines, justly credited as the tamers of disease epidemics, are nevertheless the leading killers of dogs and cats in America today."
He continues, "So are we better off for having curtailed epidemics with vaccines if in the long run the vaccines leave us weaker as a species than we were before? At the least, such doubts cast troubling shadows on the once bright case for human vaccines. For pets, the picture is far, far darker than that."

More than thirty different highly concentrated organisms are injected into a puppy before they are a year old. Some of the diseases they are vaccinating against, don't even exist anymore.
Richard Pitcairn, DVM, has not used vaccines in his practice in over 30 years (except legally required rabies).

Never vaccinate a sick animal, an animal undergoing surgery, an animal on steriods (even creams) or an animal that is too young or too old. Their immune systems will be over burdened.
There are some great resources available on vaccines for animals. "Vaccine Guide for Dogs and Cats, What Every Pet Lover Should Know", by Catherine Diodati, MA; "Natural Health for Dogs & Cats", by Richard Pitcairn, DVM; and "The Nature of Animal Healing", by Martin Goldstein, DVM (Chapter Four "The Dubious Legacy of Vaccines" is excellent!).

Some veterinarians say, "If pet owners really knew what vaccines did to the health of their pets, they wouldn't get them vaccinated...period!"

**My advise is to be informed about vaccines (for your pets and your children), the dangers, and the side effects. Find a veterinarian who does not believe in giving annual vaccines or giving vaccines at all.

To view my past blogs on vaccines for pets, see August 8, 9, 10, 2008