Pet food documentary: Pet Fooled

If you’re interested what your pet eats, please watch a documentary about the pet food industry called Pet Fooled. Veterinarian, Dr. Karen Becker, appears in the film. She’s one of the reasons I became interested in raw diets 5 years ago. The film will be released on vimeo, iTunes, vudu, and cable on demand, January 10, 2017.

You have well-meaning loving veterinarians recommending foods not because they have sound nutritional background but because that’s all that they know.

Hoshi had 3 teeth pulled

Hoshi had a teeth cleaning today. I was nervous about having it done because of the anesthesia. He also had one premolar and two incisors pulled–which I wasn’t expecting. I’m glad he’s home safe. I think he peed himself at the vet. After he had his first cleaning, he’s been afraid of the vet.

I haven’t been brushing his teeth regularly until lately. He’s always so resistant to having it done, but I haven’t been giving him a choice. He won’t let me use a regular toothbrush, so I use finger toothbrush to clean his teeth. The finger toothbrush is bulky and doesn’t clean well.

I had to prepare Hoshi’s dinner differently because of his tooth extractions. I ground his chicken bones with a hand grinder. The grinder won’t fit our kitchen counters, so I attached it to Hoshi’s grooming table. Honestly, I wasn’t sure if it would work. I ground the bones four times using the largest blade.

Ground chicken bone and grinder
Ground chicken bone

Lead testing in Flint, Michigan

This video appears to be a veterinary student drawing blood from the external jugular vein. Her technique is poor. She does check her landmarks to verify needle placement. The alcohol was applied but somewhat randomly. I’m not sure if the needle stick site is the same as the alcohol. She didn’t scrub the site with alcohol either. She had difficulty finding the vein too. She had to “dig” for it: It’s something frowned upon in nursing and painful to the patient.

Personally, I don’t think drawing blood from the external jugular is safe because they could puncture the carotid artery or lung especially when they’re digging around.

Purina dogfood recall

Purina is recalling several dogfood products including:

  • Beneful Prepared Meals Wet Dog Food 10-oz Tubs (all varieties)
  • Beneful Chopped Blends Wet Dog Food 10-oz Tubs (all varieties)
  • Pro Plan Savory Meals Wet Dog Food 10-oz Tubs (five varieties)
    1. Braised Chicken Entrée
    2. Braised Pork Entrée
    3. Braised Turkey Entrée
    4. Grilled Salmon Entrée
    5. Braised Beef & Rice Entrée

image of recalled products
Recalled products

For more information visit: http://newscenter.purina.com/10ozwetdogfoodtubrecall