Friday, July 31, 2009


By Tom Karloon

Our dog, Mochi, loves ice cream but it's really not healthy for him to eat his own serving of it -- it's just too rich for him and too sugary. As an alternative, here's the recipe I used o make frozen "ice cream" treats with a yogurt base for him. He loves them, they're cheaper than pre-made frozen dog treats, and they're really easy to make.

The ingredients:

32 oz of plain, lowfat yogurt (yes, I get the cheapest kind I can find)
1 ripe banana, peeled
2 tablespoons (or one big dollop) of creamy peanut butter
2 tablespoons of honey
a handful of Milk-Bone puppy treats or small dog biscuits

Mix together everything but the Milk Bone treats in a blender, running until smooth and mixed. Pour into a standard ice cream maker -- if you just freeeze the mixture, you'll end up with ice cubes and not ice cream. (If you don't have one, I highly recommend making the investment for your kitchen at about $50. I've used the basic Cuisinart model for years, but they're all probably fine.)

While the mixer is running, crush the Milk-Bones down into half-inch
chunks using either a food processor (if you're lazy, like me) or by putting them in a bag and hitting them with a rolling pin.

When the mix starts to look a little thicker, gradually add the crushed dog biscuits into the mixture. When the mix gets thick enough that the ice cream maker starts to strain (or, if it simply comes to a stop), it should look like this:

It will also smell good enough to eat. Don't. Remember the dog treats you put in there. (About this time, I generally regret that I'm making dog treats and not ice cream for myself.)

Portion out into paper muffin cups supported by a muffin tin, stick on some dog treats so nobody mistakes them for people food, and put in the freezer.

That's it... don't forget to remove the paper before serving.



Provided by Dominique Jarry-Shore, THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL - Barry Glebe had tried everything to stem his dog Lila's chronic stomach problems, but to no avail.
His adopted West Highland white terrier had suffered terribly in the six months she'd lived with him and, despite trying every dog food possible, nothing seemed to work.
That was until Glebe discovered the wonders of home-cooked pet food.
"Within two weeks the dog had changed totally," Glebe said.
"Besides her body being in shape, she was a much happier dog."

Like Glebe, some Canadian pet owners are looking for ways to improve the health of their furry companions with a little home cooking.
Some pet owners have become more vigilant since several dozen cats and dogs died from melamine-laced pet food.
But the movement is also sparked partly by celebrities, some of whom post recipes online for pet food that can be made at home.
A belief that animal byproducts like bone and cartilage - a common pet food ingredient - are unhealthy, is also a factor considered when contemplating a switch in diet.
It's an allegation that is denied by pet food producers.
"Animal byproducts are simply things that humans don't eat but they're perfectly nutritional and safe for pets, and in fact they provide an excellent source of protein and other nutrients," said Martha Wilder, the executive director of the Pet Food Association of Canada.
Wilder added that the pet food recall of 2007 has led to widespread testing for melamine and more surveillance of pet food suppliers.
But despite those assurances, pet owners continue to look for alternatives.
"Right now, we're just trying to keep up with demand in Canada," said Paul Quigley, who runs Pets4Life, a small family business in Owen Sound, Ont.
The raw-food diet has come under fire in the past. The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association and the Canadian Public Health Agency believe such a diet risks sickening pets and humans who come in contact with the food.
But Quigley said he's seen a steady increase in demand and likens the product's popularity to owners becoming more conscientious about their pet's diet and wanting to feed them human-grade food.
"More and more we're finding that pet owners are just trying to feed healthy, like they're eating themselves," he said.
Tracy Martin, who runs Evive, a Montreal homemade pet food business, said she's been encouraged by the response since opening up shop last fall.
Digging her gloved hands into a concoction of fresh ground beef, heart, liver, green beans, apples and rice in her bright storefront kitchen, Martin muses that the entire pet food industry is about to change and that "it's crazy" to think pets can live on a diet of processed pet food alone.
"The first thing we do when someone has high cholesterol, or heart problems, or diabetes, or whatever illness, is we look at the diet," she said. "It's what sustains our bodies."

Martin, along with a pet nutritionist, developed a seasonal menu made largely from local Quebec produce.
Her dog and cat food is "gently baked" and includes ingredients like wild salmon oil, freeze-dried bone meal from New Zealand pasture-fed cattle, and kelp from Canadian ocean waters.
This food is a far cry from the long list of ingredients found in store-bought pet food - just don't call it gourmet.
"Gourmet for me is like a side of pilaf with onion confit," Martin said. "This is just wholesome real food."
Still, the homemade diets aren't without some controversy and the veterinary association recommends a pet owner consult their veterinarian before trying one out.
Montreal veterinarian Enid Stiles said homemade meals can sometimes "miss the boat" when it comes to appropriately meeting the nutritional needs of pets.
"It's not to say that we (veterinarians) don't approve of these home-cooked diets," she said.
"It's just that we're concerned that they're not meeting the needs of dogs or cats."
Safeguards are needed to ensure pet food meets certain requirements, said Louis McCann, the president of the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council of Canada, a pet industry trade association.
"You have to look at the quality of the process and not short-term, but long-term," he said.
"Canadian pet food is subject to scrutiny by different government agencies and I think anybody who attempts to market pet food has to be subject to the same scrutiny - for the protection of the animals, the pets, but also for the public."
Pet food is the largest pet product expenditure in the U.S., totalling $16.8 billion in 2008 according to the American Pet Products Association website.


Monday, July 27, 2009


In case you have missed DAY 1 It's HERE

Day 2: The next most important change that You can make NOW

The way I discovered Veterinary Secrets Revealed was by learning from a lot of different people.

I read books - hundreds of books.
I went to seminars and conferences - 156 and counting.
I consulted with holistic specialists - Homeopaths, Acupuncturists, Chiropractors, Massage therapists, Chinese Medicine practitioners and Herbalists.
I tried these remedies on my clients, and they often worked.
I recall one of my first clients 15 years ago, a sweet little Jack Russel named Jessie.

Jessie came in to the clinic feeling sick.

Blood tests, X rays and a liver biopsy showed that Jessie had a severe liver disease that was 'incurable'.

I put her on all the conventional medication - it didn't help one bit.

As she got sicker, I felt helpless as to what to do.
So, I talked to an herbalist. She suggested trying an herb called Milk Thistle.

I was skeptical, being a new graduate from Vet school - but I thought, why not try it?
My boss thought it was a waste of time and money.
But it worked. Jessie recovered from the liver disease and her blood tests showed normal liver function 3 months later after taking it.
From that moment on, I was hooked. I incorporated alternative medicine into regular veterinary practice.

After treating thousands of pets for a variety of problems, I wrote the book, Veterinary Secrets Revealed.

Jessie is just one example of the many pets I've been fortunate enough to learn from. It is the result of her successful recovery, and so many others that all went into 'Veterinary Secrets Revealed'.

In my book and my Home Study Course, I tell about every single at home remedy that I have used for every pet health problem imaginable.

Where else are you going to get information like this?

Who else takes you on the inside and reveals the inner workings?

This email is getting a tad long so let me get to the point and give you a few tips right here right now:

Step #2 - Change the Food!

You are what you eat and in the case of many North Americans it's not a pretty picture... In days gone by, dogs and cats survived on prey that they hunted. Cats seldom drank water as most moisture came from the dead bird or mouse. Dogs chewed on bones and in the process kept their teeth clean. Pets have moved from the wilderness to the living room. They now wait (or demand) that we humans feed them. They feast on ready to eat packaged foods, and in some cases this may be harming your pet.

Some symptoms of less than natural diets include: bad breath, itchy skin, dull dry coats, and intestinal gas. A common disease that can be attributed to diet is diabetes in cats.

Commercial pet food does not always provide all of the nutrients that some dogs and cats need to be healthy at different times in their lives. This food also contains things that your pet doesn't need, such as chemical additives and preservatives.

An example of a preservative that is commonly found is propylene glycol.
It is used to keep moist pet foods fresh.
It has been linked to anemia and bloat.

One of the single most important things you can do for your pet's health is to feed a more natural diet. I have seen natural diets improve allergies, arthritis, diabetes, chronic vomiting and diarrhea.

If you are to use a commercial food, here are some tips to check for quality:

1. Ingredients are listed in descending order. The first ingredient should be an animal based protein.

2. The entire protein should be listed first. Avoid foods that list by-products. Avoid those that list the food fractions - i.e. wheat middlings or corn gluten instead of the whole grain. These ingredients are leftovers from the human food processing and don't provide the best nutrition.

3. Look for natural preservatives. These include Vitamin C( ascorbic acid) Vitamin E and mixed tocopherols. Avoid ethoxyquin, BHA, BHT and propylene glycol.

4. Avoid foods with artificial flavor enhancers, such as phosphoric acid.

5. Avoid artificial colors. These include azo, azo dyes, and sodium nitrite.

6. Essential fatty acids must be added - of utmost importance for allergies, arthritis and cancer prevention.

7. Additional antioxidants, such as Vit E, Vit C and flavanoids.


'Veterinary Secrets Revealed'.

Thursday, July 23, 2009


by my friend SHISHA at YOUR PETS WORLD

The Singapura is a small cat and a newer addition to the United States show ring. There is much confusion as to its origin. The base stock of all the Singapura cats in the United States is just four cats. They all belong to one American breeder. The future of these cats is in question because the gene pool is small. The breed is still being developed in the U.S. The Singapura was recognized in championship standing in 1988. In its second season of show it realized an amazing triumph. It won 22 grand championship titles.

This cat has coloring unlike any other breed. Although small, he has a somewhat stocky body that is muscular. When he stands, his body, legs and the floor form a square. The only acceptable eye colors are hazel, yellow, or green. The eyes and ears must be large. The legs of this cat are thick and muscular. His coat is silky, fine and short. The only grooming required is a combing occasionally.

The only color variety is sepia with ticked fur and you will only see the Singapura as a shorthaired.

The Singapura is a moderately stocky and muscular small to medium-sized cat, with a very short and fine coat. A full grown female usually weighs 5-6 pounds while the male weighs 6-8 pounds. The large, slightly pointed and deep cupped ears together with the large almond shaped eyes are a characteristic of the breed. The tail is slender, slightly shorter than the length of the body and has a blunt tip. This is an active cat that loves to be with his humans. He gets along great with other animals and the female is very loving and maternal with her litters. The Singapura is described by the CFA as active, curious and playful. They are affectionate and desire human interaction. They have a tendency to perch on high places, to allow them a better view of their surrounding.



TODAY I HAVE GOT THIS eMAIL FROM DR. ANDREW JONES, DVM. I think It's very interesting, so I have got permit to share it with all you.


Seven Secrets To Extending Your Pet's Life

Hello Alex,

Day 1: The Truth about Pet Vaccines

This issue - The 1st Sec.ret: My story, Plus The Truth about Pet Vaccines. Also - what you need to begin doing NOW to extend Your Pet's Life!

You have probably never had any medical training - let alone given your pet medication.
This 7 day course will not turn you in to a practicing veterinarian, but I can show you the basic ways to examine your pet, make a tentative diagnosis, and treat your pet -- all in the comfort of your home.

My story:

I grew up on a large farm. We had lots of animals - cows, sheep, pigs, horses, chickens, turkeys, many cats and many dogs.
We didn't have any money to afford the vet - so when they were sick, we treated them with at-home remedies on the farm. I have always loved animals. My heart sent me to veterinary school.
I went to work in a busy small animal practice. I love being able to fix a broken leg, or treat a diabetic cat. Not everybody can afford to see a vet, or afford the treatments.
Some of the "normal" treatments produce severe side effects.
I started to use many of the home remedies that I saw being used as a child on the farm - I realized that these remedies work!
I studied different remedies. The alternative options are huge.
I began using these with some of my clients. And guess what? Their pets got better.
This happened at home, no side effects, lower costs.

It was a win-win result. My clients felt better by taking an active role in healing their pet and their pet got better. This prompted me to write the book: Veterinary Secrets Revealed.
I have sold thousands of copies and helped thousands of pets and their owners in the process.
Enough about me... on with the course!

Sec.ret #1- What to Do About Vaccines.

The "Sec.ret Society" of Veterinarians has it wrong.
This myth is everywhere. But it is the big drug companies that really want it to stay.
"Your Pet NEEDS this vaccine, and it won't do ANY harm..."


Most veterinarians vaccinate for too many things, too often.
And the vaccines have caused problems.
There is a growing body of evidence against vaccinating yearly.

Most veterinarians just choose to ignore the research because either they still feel the benefits of vaccines outweigh the risk or that they don't want to lose the income from giving booster shots to all those animals each year.
Vaccinations work by stimulating the immune system - the positive effect is to protect against infectious disease.

The negative effect can be the host of immune related diseases.
These can include: immune mediated hemolytic anemia, immune mediated skin disease, vaccine induced skin cancer in cats, skin allergies, arthritis, leukemia, inflammatory bowel disease and neurological conditions.

It is more and more common to see cancer in dogs and cats under 5 years of age. Autoimmune diseases are on the rise as well.
Our companions are suffering from generations of over-vaccination, which combined with inadequate nutrition, poor breeding practices and environmental stresses are leaving each generation more susceptible to congenital disorders and chronic disease.
Most veterinary schools are advising alternate vaccine protocols and newer research is showing that vaccine immunity lasts much longer than previously thought.
In some cases a vaccine given at 1 year of age may provide lifelong immunity.

The analogy can be drawn to people and Tetanus vaccine. It only needs to be boosted every 10 years, and this may be similar in dogs and cats.
Vaccinations do help prevent serious illnesses, but they should be used with caution.
Before vaccinating your pet, consider the risk. If your cat is indoor only and will never be exposed to unvaccinated animals, the risk of infection is low.

The decision about vaccinations is very individual and should be guided by your own research on the subject before you go to the veterinarian. If this has been an eye opener for you, then you absolutely, positively MUST also go through 'Veterinary Secrets Revealed'.

It's at:

Yours truly,

Dr Andrew Jones

P.S. Tomorrow's issue shows you the next most important change that you can make so that your dog or cat will live a longer and healthier life.
You will want to be sure and read it.

It's Your Pet. Heal Them At Home!

Best Wishes,

Dr Andrew Jones

Monday, July 20, 2009


Feeding is the art of covering a nutritious requirement with the existing foods inside a nutritional régime. The owner of the dog should choose a diet first and later he needs to know the quantity of food and the frequency and hour in that it should distribute it. Once taken these basic decisions the choice of the recipient should offer the food to avoid occasional problems as rejection of the food. This chapter studies the feeding of normal physiologically mature dogs. The nutritional régime for sick, obese,convalescent or old dogs is explained later.

Dog diet plan: In the first par of the section we provided the nutritious necessities of the dogs while in this part it will include the energy contributed by various foods. It is likely to develop an unlimited number of diets that will give an accuracy quantity of food, and all the necessary nutrients in balanced quantities. Here are some examples of diets for adult dogs.


Weight: 9kg
Kcal needed: 700
Recommended diets:

-A traditional diet will have 142g chopped bovine meat, 112g integral bread, 57g cow milk (concentrated vitamins and minerals according to instructions on the container).
-Entrails and cakes will have 350g cooked rumen, 57g bovine liver, 85g of dog cake, 7g of bone flour.
-Canned meat and cake flour will have 198g meat with jelly, 142g cake flour.
-Expanded flour (balanced diet) 213g
-Soft humid (balanced diet) 241g


Monday, July 13, 2009


The vitamins are organic substances that should be included in the dogs' diet in very small quantities. The dog needs dozen of vitamins and vitamin C is not one of them. The human among the mammals is the only one that needs this substance in his diet, since most species synthesizes it in his organism. Vitamins A and D are interesting in the canine nutrition. You may relate the bone growth with this vitamin, and found it in most animal foods. The liver is a rich source of this vitamin. Vitamin A helps to maintain a healthy mucous, that helps to resist a bacterial invasion. It also helps with the vision. Nevertheless, the dog, contrary to the cat, shares a certain measure with the man in the capacity of vitamin A production starting from the beta-carotene, a pigment of an orange color present in vegetables as per example; the carrots and tomatoes. The necessities of vitamin D are extremely small. It is also possible that if you expose the dog's skin to the solar light, you will produce enough vitamin D. Both vitamins A and D are stored in the body; therefore, it is not necessary to supplement the diet of a mature dog with a mix nutrition that includes liver once or twice per week. Vitamin E is important for the dog's reproduction and for a good muscular function. Vitamin K (anti-hemorrhagic vitamin) produced by the dog's thick intestine in enough quantities. Vitamins from the group B are an important process of the digestion and breathing. The remaining vitamins of this group are in animal food. Remember, the liver is a rich source of this vitamin.