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Invisible Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) in your daily life
Processed foods are more likely to contain GMO materials. If your budget allows, try to select products declared Non-GMO or organic.
GMO are changes made in laboratories that manipulate DNA with the purpose to improve food availability to the world.
Environmental Working Group – Dirty and Clean foods
Fresh food product such as fruits and vegetables are grown traditionally in the fields are are prone to attack by parasites. Application of pesticides will preserve the integrity of the plant but risks leaving residues which is transferred to human (and animals) food chains!
This website is dedicated to providing up to date reports on farmed products that are considered “Clean” or “Dirty/ Contaminated”. If eating all-organic is not a practical solution for you or your pet, then look through this list quick!
Canine Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) – (Taurine/ Nutritional related)
Since the discovery of cases of atypical Dilated Cardiomyopathy in unusual breeds in July 2018, there has been nearly 300 confirmed cases of atypical dilated cardiomyopathy.
This page is the culmination of 2 Facebook interest groups which collates many pertinent documents and information for pet owners.
A very good read!
A useful site that targets the cause of paralysis and most importantly the long term care and management of pets that are paralyzed.
A very informative site with useful tips on caring for and making the most of life with a paralyzed pet. This is a comprehensive and useful site to start for owners that are new to caring for aged, arthritic or paralyzed pets.
We are all aware of pet wheelchairs – for back legs or for all four legs. Pets put on wheelchairs often have a hard time sitting down. This inconvenience creates frustration for all parties and so the wheelchair end up sitting in one corner covered with dust.
The Sit-Go wheelchair is a product of Best Friend Mobility – and is available on Amazon.com which will ship internationally to Hong Kong (Yes, we checked!). The premise of the wheelchair is promising and based on the reviews listed on Amazon.com – they look reasonable. The mechanism that allows the pet to lay down is helpful and is worth your exploring!
We are not affiliated with this company in any form. We offer this option to you because the mechanism of this wheelchair looks very promising!
Behavior & Cognition Matters
The Yellow Dog Project focuses on educating the public about giving dogs – SPACE. It is important to not over-crowd a dog, especially one that is nervous, anxious, shy or in-training. Click on the link to learn more about this wonderful movement and how you may be able to help educate others.
This website by Eileen Anderson describes life with a dog suffering from cognitive dysfunction (aka Dementia). The site provides good resources, links and videos to help you determine if your pet suffers from this disease. Dementia is a silent disease and not an exact science. Learn early from your peers so you can recognize the signs sooner and be prepared!
An Australian site dedicated to promoting blood transfusion in humans. This site made an important mention regarding transfusion in animals too.
This is a very informative and short video that tells you pertinent information on what animal blood transfusion is about.
Antibiotic Use & Resistance
Official World Health Organization (WHO) factsheet on antibiotic resistance. Educate yourself and learn the strength and pitfalls of antibiotic use. Understand that NOT all illnesses can be remedied with antibiotic use.
Food and Nutrition Awareness
Human resource. GMO – pertains to food products that originate from genetically modified seeds have been available to the human and animal mass market since the 1996. GMO products have been found – through non-industry funded studies to have potentially significantly deleterious effects on one’s health. Learn more about what you eat from this website which lists brands that have pledged to be “Non-GMO”.
Human resource. Center for Food Safety is a non-profit organization that focuses on protecting human health and the environment. It also serves to promote organic or other forms of sustainable agriculture. It contains information on GMO products.
Human resource. The Institute for Responsible Technology educates about genetically modified (GM) foods and crops. It reports on their risks, impact on health, environment, the economy and agriculture. This is treasure trove for those who are keen to dig deep and get into the nitty gritty information.
This is a site dedicated to information on pet food. It provides food recalls, information compiled by the site author on pet food regulations. A useful site when you start on the road to feeding fresh to your pet.