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With much of the Healthy Pet Network’s  focus and expertise on pet nutrition. I thought this article from TruthAboutPetFood.com would be valuable

The Truth: Pet Food vs Human Food


New article from world renowned veterinarian Dr Alfred Plechner DVM

Are Today’s Breeding Practices Causing Our Pets To Die Early In Life?


Over the years, pit bulls have developed a bad name because unfortunately, they have become popular with bad people. People who want to fight dogs have exploited one breed of dog after another for centuries. Within the last sixty years or so, we have seen these people ruin the reputation of German Shepherds, Dobermans, Rottweilers and now Pit Bulls.

The fact is, for a dog to be willing and able to be a fighting dog, it must be a very loyal, intelligent dog who will do absolutely anything to please its master. Meanness has nothing to do with it. It is eagerness to please that pre-disposes a dog to do something entirely foreign to its nature. Little do these loyal dogs know that if they lose the fights they are forced to fight, they will be killed or abandoned by the masters to whom they have tried to be loyal.

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Just as humans can suffer from inflammation of the pancreas, so can our dog & cat friends. This condition is known as pancreatitis. A dog or cat’s pancreas is a vital organ that helps with food digestion, just as your own pancreas does. It’s very important to understand more about this condition so that you can take your best friend to see a vet as soon as any symptoms are noticed.


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If and when you decided to go out and look for a new dog from the local shelters and rescues, most people usually don’t look specifically for an abused dog. However there is that group of compassionate people out there that simply have big hearts and are willing to bring an abused dog into their homes and their life. Let’s talk about training that abused dog.

You may find that fearful little dog that is simply too fearful to approach you even though you can tell that it really wants to. The next thing you know you are on your way home with your new fearful dog at your side.

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