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  • Did you know the Mars candy/pet food co. is buying up vet practices?

    Did you know the Mars candy/pet food co. is buying up vet practices?

    See these links (FMI) or google this - and it is NOT just in the USA (buying several major chains of vet hospitals) if you live in the UK, Japan or Brazil - LOOKOUT they have gobbled up many - there, too!

    https://news.vin.com/default.aspx?pid=210&Id=92978...

    http://www.foodandpower.net/2018/06/21/mars-buys-a...

    This may mean they will be forcing vets to meet "target sales goals" & PUSHING their foods & pet care products, whether they are in the BEST interests of YOUR PET - or not.

    How do you feel about this development in pet care & veterinarians' offices?

    1 AnswerOther - Pets2 months ago
  • Did you know the Mars candy/pet food co. is buying up vet practices?

    See these links and it is NOT just in the USA (buying several major chains of vet hospitals) if you live in the UK, Japan or Brazil - LOOKOUT they have gobbled up many - there, too!

    https://news.vin.com/default.aspx?pid=210&Id=92978...

    http://www.foodandpower.net/2018/06/21/mars-buys-a...

    This means they will be forcing vets to meet target sales goals & PUSHING their foods & pet care products, whether they are in the BEST interests of YOUR PET - or not.

    Polls & Surveys2 months ago
  • Are you going to watch "America's Top Dog"?

    It is a TV show I saw a write-up for on A&E channel & starts Wed. Jan 8th @ 9 PM.  I thought I'd give it a try, but I had thought it was going to be strictly schutzhund since the write -up said..." Four police K9 teams- including fan favorites from the hit series, Live PD - and one civilian team, will face off for the title of America's Top Dog" in 3 rounds of high velocity competition.  The teams will be tested on: speed, agility, scenting ability and teamwork by completing a series of expert tasks on one of the biggest obstacle courses ever assembled.  (However, it looks to be more like tv show "Ninja Warrior" type stuff.)

    Here's the link with a 45 sec video preview.

     FMI: https://www.aetv.com/shows/americas-top-dog

    1 AnswerReality Television8 months ago
  • Did you know AKC does do kennel inspections?

    Here is detailed information on what some people (like ninefinger) THINK only the government or Dept of agriculture does; but is indeed done by AKC and what to expect (as a breeder) if they decide to inspect YOU:

    https://www.akc.org/inspections-and-compliance/

    And if you have frequently used sires (who are bred 3 times in a calendar year, or who have produced 7 or more TOTAL litters) you must have a DNA kit (the AKC will provide) already on file before any more litters from that stud will be registered.on file with the AKC.

    Dog may be "sampled" for proving correct DNA & to assure correct record keeping purposes "DURING KENNEL INSPECTIONS" but this will not give the owner a DNA profile they can use.

    https://www.akc.org/breeder-programs/dna/dna-resou...

    4 AnswersDogs8 months ago
  • Please explain the insane demands for the Popeye's chicken sandwich?

    The car lines around the stores, look like lines at Walt Disney world. People have gotten violent into fights or worse, over the food (or lack thereof) when they run out.

    (I have NEVER eaten at Popeyes) and know nothing about their food. Yes, I do eat meat & do like fried chicken, but I would never WAIT this long in a traffic jam, for food in a line. What am I missing about their chicken sandwiches?

    5 AnswersPolls & Surveys9 months ago
  • Why do people steal grave stones in a rural area?

    My family found an old family cemetery in a rural part of NC with a fence still around it, but many of the known stones had mysteriously disappeared. We do not know what they would have been used for or how to gently ask in the local paper or online for return, no questions asked.

    Can anyone suggest used for the stones dating back to 1700s & only missing on last 20-50 years? And can you suggest any way to get any to return?

    9 AnswersOther - Social Science1 year ago
  • Would you be interested in an AKC webinar on how maternal behavior influences later working ability & puppy behavior?

    If so sign up for the webinar (free) on May 21st here:

    https://www.vetvine.com/article/497/akcchf-early-m...

    oin us for the latest installment of Canine Health Bytes – a free webinar series sponsored by the AKC Canine Health Foundation and presented by VetVine.

    Register for this informative webinar here.

    Veterinary Professionals can earn CE credit (approved by AAVSB RACE, NY State, NJVMA).

    Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2019

    Time: 8:00 pm ET

    Speaker: Emily Bray, PhD

    Topic: How mothers matter: The influence of early maternal interaction on offspring behavior and development

    Learn about the ways in which maternal style, experienced over the first few weeks of life, has a long-lasting impact on later offspring development.

    Included in this discussion:

    - The association between maternal behavior and later offspring temperament and cognition

    - The association between maternal behavior and later success of the offspring as a guide dog

    - The nuances of maternal behavior and how small amounts of stress in early life likely lead to resilience

    - Ongoing research to investigate the influence of mothering across other types of working dogs

    Previous webinars are available on demand.

    2 AnswersPsychology1 year ago
  • Is Steve Perry about to make a comeback?

    Lots of rumors out there; and sightings of him rehearsing in a studio. His Facebook page indicates he will be on CBS Morning show on Oct 7th. I think that long awaited next album, is about to DROP.....

    http://ultimateclassicrock.com/is-steve-perry-retu...

    7 AnswersCelebrities2 years ago
  • How much do you know about dog flu?

    My vet advises that you may want to consider getting the Canine influenza vaccinations, if you: use dog parks, attend dog shows or go to dog training classes. Two dogs have DIED from canine influenza in NC; necropsies were done at the NCSU vet school. In each place it has cropped up (since 2015) the canine influenza spreads RAPIDLY in a PANDEMIC fashion.

    The AKC sent this to my Dog Club:

    This notice is being sent out to provide up-to-date and accurate information about the Canine Influenza Virus to help prevent the spread of the virus to healthy (unexposed) dogs. The information provided is not intended to alarm dog owners and handlers.

    There are recently confirmed cases of the Canine Influenza Virus (H3N2 strain) that was first brought to and identified in Chicago, Illinois in the spring of 2015. The most recent outbreaks concern the following states: Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina.

    Canine Influenza Virus is an extremely contagious airborne disease that is easily spread among dogs, and in rare instances, can be contagious to cats. If you believe one of your dogs may have contracted the Canine Influenza Virus, immediately isolate it from other animals and contact your veterinarian.

    5 AnswersDogs3 years ago
  • Mirror silvering or Chrome paint for my vase? I bought an inexpensive five inch square glass teleflora vase.?

    It looked like CHROME on the outside, but was reflective on the inside, as though it was a mirror. However, it was missing some color at each bottom corner, so you could see thru it & see clear glass.(NO, Aluminum foil doesn't look right in the corners.) I'd like to apply a Chrome color paint or mirror silvering (if I knew where to find it) to make this look right. Yes, this was made in China, but despite this flaw is lovely otherwise and I would like to recycle it for a planter, but the dirt will show, if I cannot make it solid chrome color on the outside.

    6 AnswersDecorating & Remodeling4 years ago
  • Hear about Purina dog food recall?

    I got an email alert that Purina One Beyond dog food has had a recall due.

    ..."Nestlé Purina PetCare Company of St. Louis, MO has announced it is voluntarily recalling a limited number of 3.5 pound bags of Purina One Beyond due to possible contamination with Salmonella bacteria. = Purina One Beyond Chicken and Barley

    Purina One Beyond Our White Meat Chicken and Whole Barley Recipe Adult Dry Dog Food from a single production run was shipped to retail customers in the United States."

    http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-recall/puri...

    1) Are you concerned?

    2) How common are dog food recalls?

    9 AnswersDogs7 years ago
  • Are you aware of the dog food recall?

    Diamond dog food has expanded its recall (due to salmonella) which humans have contracted from handling the food. It now includes a number of its brands, not just Diamond Puppy (as was previously reported). Taste of the Wild (a grain-free Diamond brand) & Canidae (made there) are also included. See this link FMI:

    http://www.annarbor.com/pets/pet-dog-food-recall-d...

    Contact information (phone number) for questions, is also on the above link.

    This is NOT the first Diamond dog food recall. Will this change your buying habits?

    12 AnswersDogs8 years ago