Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products – Save money while protecting your family and pets
Crunchy Chicken (If you haven’t yet checked out this eco-chick’s blog I really recommend it) asked her readers for natural cleaning solutions. The comments she received covered everything from windows and bathtubs to natural hair cleaning recipes. Many of the solutions will also save you money.
Did you know, you can make your own laundry soap using a combination of Fels Naptha , Borax and washing soda. Apparently it is much less expensive that regular laundry detergent. Continue reading
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No Acetaminophen in Pet Food, FDA Says
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration finds no evidence to support an earlier report that acetaminophen contaminated pet food. Continue reading
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This morning my good friend Lauren sent me a frantic, high alert email stating that she was “only going to feed Sahlen (her little dog) cooked chicken from now on.” I think her statement was a little frantic, but can you really blame her? Continue reading
The ASPCA , or American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, just did an informative post over on their blog about feeding soy milk to cats. I know that many eco-folk are soy drinkers (I’m not however), and thought this would be of interest. A reader, Debra, asked whether or not it was OK to feed her cat soy milk. Continue reading
A good friend of mine just sent me this article, Filler in Animal Feed Is Open Secret in China, from the New York Times this morning and I was shocked to say the least. The state of the commercial pet food industry just keeps on getting scarier.
“China’s food safety scandals have involved everything from fake baby milk formulas and soy sauce made from human hair to instances where cuttlefish were soaked in calligraphy ink to improve their color and eels were fed contraceptive pills to make them grow long and slim. “
In one of my previous posts, A Healthy Diet, I dove into the subject of natural pet foods. The more research I did, the more I realized how much conflicting information exists. Oprah recently toted her beloved dogs’ home-made diet and spawned some controversy. Some vets and pet nutritionists argue that it is extremely difficult and near impossible to feed your cat or dog a balanced diet through home-made foods alone. According to this line of thinking commercial pet foods are formulated by nutrionists and meet the specific needs of certain species. They claim that you can not feed pets “human food” and expect to reach the proper nutritional requirements. Continue reading