Lawsuit Against Wellness Dog Food, Wellpet LLC

Lawsuit Against Wellness Dog Food, Wellpet LLC

On July 19, 2017, a class action lawsuit was filed against Wellpet LLC and Berwind Corporation, parent company of Wellpet which makes Wellness dog food. According to the suit, plaintiffs are suing for negligent misrepresentation, violations of California Consumer...
Lawsuit Against Blue Buffalo

Lawsuit Against Blue Buffalo

On June 26, 2017, a class action lawsuit was file in California against Blue Buffalo Pet Products for Negligent Misrepresentation, violations of the California Consumer Legal Remedies Act, violations of the California False Advertising Law, violations of the...
Rabies Vaccinations Part Two

Rabies Vaccinations Part Two

This is a tale of two veterinarians practicing thousands of miles from each other in the United States. These two veterinarians have something in common with many others – a lack of understanding regarding immunology and vaccinations. While Rabies vaccination is...
Veterinarians Don’t Understand Immunology

Veterinarians Don’t Understand Immunology

This is a tale of two veterinarians practicing thousands of miles from each other in the United States. These two veterinarians have something in common with many others – a lack of understanding regarding immunology and vaccinations. While Rabies vaccination is...
Herbs Are Great!

Herbs Are Great!

Historically, herbal therapy in China dates back to the third century BC. About 1/5th of the herbs listed 1,600 years ago are still in use today. While herbs are being studied to find active ingredients that can be synthesized in the lab, the use of the entire plant...
The Nose Knows

The Nose Knows

Why should you care about the color or texture of your pet’s nose? Because it gives you so much information! A dry, cracked nose tells you there is a Yin deficiency – lack of moisture and cooling in the body (common with inflammatory diseases, old dogs...
Pet Food Label Modernization

Pet Food Label Modernization

How many times have you looked at the nutrition box on the label of the pet food you purchase? Currently, it lists protein, moisture, fat, and fiber content, as well as calorie content and a few vitamins and minerals. There has been a push to make pet food labels more...
It’s an Eclipse, Not the Apocalypse

It’s an Eclipse, Not the Apocalypse

Many people have been posting on social media about the solar eclipse. It is impossible to turn on the television without seeing explanations of the event, with dire warnings to avoid looking at the sun during the eclipse. People are paying up to $1,000 for eclipse...
Why is Pet Food Regulation So Difficult?

Why is Pet Food Regulation So Difficult?

I used to wonder about this when I first started attending AAFCO meetings. I still wonder today. Regulation of pet food makes sense; otherwise pet food companies would be free to include whatever they want into their formulations. Oh wait…that happens anyway. Well,...
Hemp – Industrial, Not Marijuana!

Hemp – Industrial, Not Marijuana!

A heated discussion of hemp products for use in pet food took place at the August AAFCO meeting in Bellevue, Washington. This ended up being one of the most entertaining sessions for me. While I am not a proponent of recreational marijuana, that is my personal choice....