Mercury and cadmium at high levels in Brazilian pet food

Brazilian scientists analyzed dozens of dog and cat foods. The researchers found that some pet foods contained levels of mercury and cadmium that exceeded the maximum limit suggested by the European Commission. However, lead and arsenic were below levels that can have toxic effects. Plus, the wet and dry pet foods contained sufficient nutrients to […]

What to Know About Hempseed and Flaxseed Oil For Dogs

Recently, I found myself mesmerized by the oil aisle at my nearby health food store. Dozens of types of oils lined the shelves, enticing shoppers with their fancy names and innovative package designs. As my eyes glazed over, a light bulb went off in my head. Just as the popularity of oils for people has […]

FDA dog food warning hasty, too focused on ingredients

Once again, pet food ingredients are in the news and under the regulatory spotlight, and possibly for all the wrong reasons. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) announcement last week that it is investigating a potential link between certain types of dog food ingredients and recent cases of canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) has spurred […]

Austin Pets Alive! Austin Guide to… Scoop the Poop

July 20, 2018 • Austin Guide to… Scoop the Poop by Lindsey Picard • Posted in: General To help keep neighborhoods and natural areas healthy and beautiful, leave no pile behind! Help spread the word – visit for free yard signs, brochures, printable posters, and other educational materials. Source link

Can Dogs Eat Pineapple? What to Know About Dogs and Pineapples

Pineapples are a sweet, juicy fruit that are great on their own, when grilled or when served in fruit salad. Did you know that pineapples are not just one fruit, but rather a group of berries fused together? Fresh pineapples contain vitamins and antioxidants and are a healthy, sweet snack for us humans. But, can […]

What Vegetables Can Dogs Eat?

What vegetables can dogs eat? Can dogs eat tomatoes, celery, cucumbers, corn and other vegetables? This is a question — like “can dogs eat apples, grapes, strawberries and other fruits?” — that I’ve often asked myself while strolling through the local farmers’ market or the produce section of the grocery store. Here at Dogster, let’s answer […]

Actress Lisa Linke Adds Rescue Dog Mom to Her Resume

The drive to Hollywood is often a solitary one for a performer with a car full of boxes and a head full of ideas. For actress Lisa Linke, though, the journey from Chicago to Los Angeles was anything but lonely. She definitely had a head full of ideas, but she also had her two rescue […]

Dog Agility — Get to Know the Basics of This Fun and Beneficial Sport

What exactly is the sport of dog agility? Basically it’s an obstacle course that a dog runs in a specified order, navigating jumps, teetertotters and weave poles, among other obstacles, with the goal of completing the course as fast as possible. Dog agility first came to the public’s attention after an exhibition at the Crufts […]

Northern Massachusetts’s Museum of Dog

We have six paintings of dogs in our house. So yes, I would certainly go to a dog museum, the Museum of Dog, like the one dog lover, entrepreneur and philanthropist David York just opened this past spring in North Adams, Massachusetts. The Inspiration Behind the Museum of Dog “I’ve learned that dogs can cross […]

CBD pet products on the rise, regulatory status is murky

Pet treats and other pet products with cannabidiol (CBD) or other forms of hemp seem to be popping up daily. For example, my colleague Tim Wall reported on the dozens of new or existing cannabis-based ingredients in products exhibited at SuperZoo last month in Las Vegas. In a weird coincidence — or should I say […]