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Dog and Cat Lovers -- most of our readers put a lot of effort into choosing just the right brand of food for their pet. But how much attention did YOU pay to the TYPE of food -- raw, dry, or canned? In this in-depth article, holistic veterinarian, Dr. Jean Hofve, reveals 10 reasons why she believes dry dog food is not the optimum choice for your dog or cat. http://www.littlebigcat.com/nutrition/why-dry-food-is-bad-for-cats-and-dogs/
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In this funny story, Mikkel Becker details the exploits of her food-addicted Pug, Bruce. Bruce gobbles up food, steals kibble, and once gained 5 pounds in just one week! Do you have a food addict at home? What are your tricks for keeping him or her at a healthy weight? http://www.vetstreet.com/our-pet-experts/bruce-the-food-addicted-dog
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Dog Lovers - You may have noticed new products by Purina appearing in pet stores over the last few weeks. Purina Beyond includes three new lines: Adventure, Simply 9 and Superfood Blend. Each product's estimated meat content and ingredient list was compared to other available dry dog foods and given its own star rating -- ranging from average to slightly above average. See the reviews on my A to Z list of dog food brands: http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-reviews/brand/ What are your thoughts on the new Purina Beyond lines?
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What kind of meat??????? Hmmmm
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Dog Lovers -- While some pet owners are calling Trifexis a "wonder drug", the FDA has received 965 complaints of dog deaths associated with the pill. Trifexis is a once-a-month pill designed to kill fleas, control parasites and prevent heartworm. Have you had any good or bad experiences with Trifexis? Or similar flea and worm prevention products? Please feel free to share them with others.
http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/owners-vets-reporting-even-more-deaths-connected-t/ngq59/
Channel 2 consumer investigator Jim Strickland has discovered that hundreds more pet deaths are now blamed on a popular dog medicine.
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While my lab's death lasst year was not officially linked to frontline or the other one, our experience started with an awful reaction to frontline, there was enough correlation to make me run in the opposite direction. Natural oils and herbs; try to find a holistic vet...save your dog's life
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Dog Lovers - Daisy, the oldest dog in Britain, has passed away. She was reportedly over twenty-three years old. Her owner told reporters that after Daisy was adopted from a local shelter, she "used to have exactly what we ate." Do you home cook for your dogs? All the time? Special occasions only? Or never? http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/britains-oldest-dog-daisy-dies-3892017
The pampered Jack Russell reached the equivalent of over 100 human years while sharing food cooked by her owner who had rescued her as a stray from an animal shelter
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Dog Lovers - North Carolina parents Brian and Elizabeth Hall are suing Diamond Pet Foods. They claim their two dogs were exposed to Salmonella when they ate Apex brand dog food. Further, they allege that at just 9 days old, their daughter Amy Hall, contracted Salmonella from the dogs and became seriously ill. Since her initial 10 day hospital stay, Amy has relapsed many times. Doctors say that Amy could possibly not outgrow the disease until she is 5 or 6 years old. Watch the 1 minute video on this page. What's your take on the safety of kibble? Or raw dog food? What about your thoughts about this lawsuit? http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/07/20/5055932/union-county-toddler-fights-salmonella.html#.U82EgJRdW4Q
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Dog Lovers -- Do you consider country of origin when you are choosing a pet food? This NBC News article explains how the Chinese government enthusiastically supports the consumption of dog meat -- and places extreme restrictions on the "elitist" concept of dog ownership. Unfortunately, current labeling laws in North America DO NOT require businesses to reveal country of origin for ingredients or manufacturing -- the only way to know is to ask the pet food company. Do you think we should be able to see country of origin information on product packaging? Or does it not matter to you? http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/china-denounces-pet-dogs-filthy-imports-west-n179491
BANGKOK — They slink through Chinese streets dropping poop like “land mines.” They are a blight on “social peace and harmony.”Pet dogs, in the eyes of China’...
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Dog Lovers - In a disturbing story, an Orlando news service reports that 97 Greyhound racing dogs were sickened and 2 died after eating food that the Florida Dept. of Agriculture suspects was contaminated with E. coli. The food was a mixture of low quality raw beef, Purina Dog Chow and Pedigree Adult Dog Food. I know plenty of our readers feed raw dog food. What are your best tips for ensuring that your dogs and household are not exposed to harmful bacteria? http://www.clickorlando.com/news/food-poisoning-cited-in-greyhound-deaths-at-daytona-beach-dog-track/27349450
Health officials suspect food poisoning in the deaths of two greyhounds and the illnesses of 97 others in Daytona Beach.
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Dog Lovers - Veterinarians say an extremely obese stray Doberman found in Alamo City, TX, needs to lose 67 of his astonishing 147 pounds. "Big Bear" is going to Lone Star Doberman Rescue. You can also follow his story on his Facebook page, Bear the Big Doberman . If you have any weight loss tips that worked for your pups, please post a comment and share them with others!
http://www.ksat.com/content/pns/ksat/news/2014/07/30/_big-bear_-leaves-sa--making-progress1.html
147-pound Doberman named "Big Bear" getting healthy makeover
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Omg! How someone allow this. Poor dobby!
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Dog Lovers - Many dog owners share cheese, yogurt and even ice cream with their pups-- without giving this practice a second thought. In fact, many dogs are lactose intolerant and can have mild to moderate digestive issues when they consume lactose (a carbohydrate found in milk and milk-based products). Does your dog's digestion agree with dairy products?
http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-feeding-tips/dogs-milk-dairy-products/
Discover the truth about dogs and dairy products... plus learn why some dogs have no problem handling the stuff while others suffer acute intestinal upset
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Dog Owners - We created The Dog Food Advisor Forums so pet lovers could ask their most important questions. Or to help other dog owners in need of advice. Have you checked out the forums? They're free and they never spam your email. Forums include valuable topics like Raw Feeding, Homemade Dog Foods, Canine Diet, Health Issues and many more. Have you taken advantage of this helpful DFA feature yet? http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/forums/
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Dog Lovers -- Mycotoxin contamination has forced the recall of a dog food sold in South Africa. Mycotoxins result from mold found in cereal grains such as corn, wheat, and oats. Even worse, mycotoxins can't be "cooked out" of dog food. So, they have increasingly more dangerous health effects over time. That's why our reviews mark ingredients known to be linked with these deadly mold toxins as "controversial."
http://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/western-cape/toxic-dog-food-products-recalled-1.1720993#.U8fmLpRdW4Q
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Occupation
Dentist and Internet Publisher
Employment
  • Dog Food Advisor
    Publisher, 2008 - present
  • Michael E Sagman DDS Ltd
    Dentist, 1975 - present
  • US Army Dental Corps
    Captain, 1973 - 1975
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Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
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Williamsburg, VA
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Saving Good Dogs From Bad Dog Food
Introduction
Publisher of The Dog Food Advisor and Founder of Michael E. Sagman, D.D.S., Ltd.
Bragging rights
Fellow of the American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists, Academy of General Denistry, Academy of Dentistry International, Pierre Fauchard Dental Honor Society and Recipient of the US Army Commendation Medal for Meritorious Sevice
Education
  • Medical College of Virginia
    Dentistry, 1969 - 1973
  • Roanoke College
    Chemistry and Biology, 1966 - 1969
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