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Question about double coated dogs-

 

Little Boy, our 6 year old lab/ husky mix has a double coat and sheds like you can't even imagine. I feel like we drown in dog hair year round, but especially worse this time of year. Add the mutt and the Brittney to the mix and no amount of vacuuming helps but for more than half a day. 

 

The last few years we've gotten him shaved which has helped TREMENDOUSLY, but the wife has since read some things talking about how shaving them doesn't actually keep the cool, and in fact does the opposite. I call BS, but wanted to get y'alls opinion. 

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Shaving is the WORST thing to do for a dog in the summer, DTF. The undercoat is there to keep them cool and guard against sunburn. Mrs. Patterson just posted something on her FB and Twitter about that this week, I think. (Found it. Attached.)  It's a terrible idea to shave them. Mrs. DTF is a smart lady for not doing it.

 

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Happy 12th birthday to my little man, Harvey! He's been the best travel buddy this summer as we've explored BC and WA state and has added two ferry trips and many campgrounds to his travel resume. He's still as active as when he was a puppy, too. Love you, Pookie! 😍

 

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22 hours ago, PurpleDawg said:

@frogtwang could be Stella... 🤣

 

Not enough mud!

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"Where to dispose of millions of dead salmon?" --Pet food, of course. 😡

 

Off the coast of Newfoundland Canada are floating pens, home to millions of farmed salmon. In early September 2019, several million of those pen-raised fish unexpectedly died; reports range from two to eight million fish died. Reports also range from algae bloom to warm water as to the cause of the fish die off.

While most of the news stories focus on the financial loss of the fish industry and/or the future of pen-raised fish, a couple of news stories mention a concern significant to pet owners:

“The 2.6 million salmon carcasses will be delivered to another company to be processed and turned largely into cat food and other animal feed.”

Source: https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/news/canada/26-million-farmed-salmon-dead-on-south-coast-of-newfoundland-company-says-363123/

“The dead fish are not without potential use, Card said. They will be transported to a rendering plant and could be repurposed in a variety of ways, such as pet feed.”

Source: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/salmon-aquaculture-environment-climate-change-death-1.5295014

The worst part…

Pet owners will NOT be told that the salmon pet food they purchase was sourced from dead farmed salmon…floating dead in pens until the decomposing carcasses were physically removed by divers.

Pet foods made with these dead, decomposing salmon ARE NOT required to disclose the true quality/condition of the ingredient. In fact, the FDA will allow the dead, decomposing salmon to be processed into pet food with a picture of fresh salmon steak on the label completely misleading pet owners to the quality of ingredients.

 

~I guess nobody cares about the potential consequences of feeding these diseased fish to pets. At least the FDA doesn't, anyway. Just like humans, pets need safe food to remain healthy. Don't like high vet bills? Don't feed your dog or cat toxic food. The FDA doesn't have your back in determining which ingredients in pet food are safe. Nobody does, not even your vet. They are getting kickbacks from the big pet food companies. That's why it's imperative you do the research yourself. Here's a quote from the FDA that should make every pet person who feeds commercially prepared food mad as hell...

the FDA stated: “We do not believe that the use of diseased animals or animals that died otherwise than by slaughter to make animal food poses a safety concern and we intend to continue to exercise enforcement discretion where appropriate.”

Enforcement discretion” is the FDA’s way of saying illegal waste disposal into pet food without disclosure to pet owners.

 

https://truthaboutpetfood.com/where-to-dispose-of-millions-of-dead-salmon/

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3 hours ago, PurpleDawg said:

"Where to dispose of millions of dead salmon?" --Pet food, of course. 😡

 

Off the coast of Newfoundland Canada are floating pens, home to millions of farmed salmon. In early September 2019, several million of those pen-raised fish unexpectedly died; reports range from two to eight million fish died....

 

True story. What a mess. The fish were 10 pounds plus so we are talking well in excess of 10,000 tons of rotting fish. The company has been hiding stuff as much as possible for a number of weeks but those days are over. Those farms have also led to extreme sea lice outbreaks that have spread to wild populations. Not great corporate citizens.

 

Re. pet food, where does anyone think those bloated cows hauled to the rendering plant go?

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49 minutes ago, NewfoundlandFreeFrog said:

Re. pet food, where does anyone think those bloated cows hauled to the rendering plant go?

Most people are under the mistaken belief that the FDA or some other government authority has control of the safety of pet food. That is definitely a false assumption.

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Yes, it's cheesy, but it's three Dachshunds doing Ghostbusters AND it's Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund, so it's perfect! (The others are his half brother, Oakley, and new baby sister, Daphne.) Crusoe's dad produces several of these videos each year and you can see more of them on Crusoe's website. Enjoy!

 

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Gurl Kitty watching the football game...though a bit sleepily:

 

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Modern cameras are amazing. This was taken in a quite dark room under natural light, ISO3200, handheld, @1/25sec.

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