Sunday, April 29, 2007

Is your pet being poisoned by the food it eats?

By now most have heard that pets are dying from pet food contaminates from Chinese shipments to the US that were sold to pet food manufacturers. FDA laboratories have found a substance called melamine in samples of pet food and in the wheat gluten used as an ingredient in the pet food.

Melamine is a small, nitrogen-containing molecule that has a number of industrial uses, including as an industrial binding agent, flame retardant and as part of a polymer in the manufacture of cooking utensils and plates. Melamine has additionally been used as a fertilizer in some parts of the world. It is not registered for use as a fertilizer in the United States.

For more information on the FDA studies click on the links below:

A full list of the pet foods on the recall list can be found at:

As I went through the list I (and to my horror,) I found my dog food brands were listed. Chicken Soup puppy food is on that list as is Diamond Lamb and Rice Formula. I know that several of those that have purchased pups from me feed their Huskies this food, so please,
if your dog shows symptoms of illness, take it to your vet and have it tested for Melamine poisoning. Your pets life may depend on it.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Puppies are growing fast!

All of the pups are getting big, and both litters eyes are now open. All of Keela's pups have two blue eyes at one month old, but of course they can still change. It is too soon to tell on Zoi's babies as their eyes have just opened and the pups are just barely two weeks old. Keela's pups are romping around and playing, growling, barking, and being "puppies." Now that Zoi's pups eyes are open they will be romping around here soon too. Keela's pups are now eating puppy (solid) foods. It will still be awhile before Zoi's pups have teeth to eat solid foods with.

To see the latest puppy pictures please check out the Web Photo Album "New Arrivals."

Friday, April 13, 2007

More puppies!

Zoi had had her puppies on April 9th, 2007. Her pups (total of 5) were the same colors and identical sexes as Keela's pups, which was very amazing. 2 blk/wht females, 2 gry/wht, 1 male, 1 female, and 1 pure white male.

Mother and babies are doing fine. This was Zoi's first litter and she needed help delivering the first pup, but after that she did excellently and instinctively knew what to do. She was a real trooper. The picture is taken when pups were 1 day old.