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Warning – Australian treats imported from China
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Below is a list of treats sold in Australia which have been imported from China. For 12 years there have been numerous warnings and concerns about the safety ...

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Sample Submission Letter – Federal Senate Inquiry into Australian Pet Food
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The following submission letter for the Senate Inquiry into the Pet Food Industry of Australia has been adapted from Tom Londsdale's sample letter on Raw ...

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How to spot hazardous IRRADIATED pet treats from China – In your supermarket
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Irradiated Pet Treat The "gourmet" Pigs Ear treat pictured can be found on the shelves of Woolworths, although most supermarkets and pet food retailers ...

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High carbohydrate dry foods linked to kidney failure in dogs?
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A recent hypothesis released by The University of Melbourne builds a tenuous link between a rare debilitating condition in dogs known as APN, the bacteria ...

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How to stop your dog eating too fast
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Some dogs don't eat food, they inhale it. I've seen dogs devour food faster than a Dyson would. It's not a good thing as (1) it can lead to choking, and (2) it ...

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“Phantom Brands” – Adding Glam to Homebrands
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Consider your typical homebrand supermarket dog food. They don't look appealing do they? Homebrands are typically very cheap to buy. The reason they're ...

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What’s the real reason a change in diet can have a smelly effect?
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You've changed your dog's food and now he's farting and his poos are smelly!? "Screw this! I'm going back to the old food!" I hear people say. But wait a ...

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Are by-products bad?
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If you search the web about by-products as part of a canine or feline diet, you'll find reams of negative information which can be summarised as "Do not feed ...

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Is pet food for pets or profit?
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"The pet food industry wasn't created to offer our pets wholesome nutrition. It was created to turn waste into profit." This statement may shock you, but ...

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Are vets nutritionists? Part II
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To follow on from my earlier post Are vets nutritionists, I'd like to share an excerpt by Sydney veterinarian Doctor Tom Lonsdale as published on ABC News (you ...

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Many wet foods aren’t a nutritionally balanced diet
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Maggie feeds her furbaby a can in the morning, and a can in the evening. Every day she feeds the same food, like so many thousands of people do. But listen ...

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Sniff Out – Save money on pet stuff!
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Owning a cat or dog can cost $12,000 to $25,000 over their lifespan, according to the Herald Sun! Feeding a decent pet food (or incurring the real costs of ...