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Polluted Pets - High Levels of Toxic Chemicals Contaminate Cats and Dogs




Pets and Pesticides

She poisoned her cat

Who Killed Fido? We All Did

Why Is the Pet Food Industry Killing Our Pets?




EPA: Increased Scrutiny of Flea and Tick Control Products for Pets




The Top Household Dangers to Your Pets




Pesticidss Recalled After Killing Cats - Hartz Must Re-Label Pesticides After Cat Deaths

Beyond Pesticides Asks Major Retailers to Stop Sale of Deadly Pesticide Widely Used on Pets

Is Your Lawn Making Your Pet Sick?

Toxic Medicine, Flea and Tick Shampoos, Powders, Sprays and Dips Are Poisoning Our Pets




Pollution triggers bizarre behavoir in animals




Scottish Terriers Exposed to Lawn Care Herbicides More Likely to Get Cancer

Animal Tumor Registry




Personal Sites



Dreams Gone By - Pesticide Poisons and Pets



Death Of Our Beloved Horse




Horse What? You've Got to be Kidding!




Pesticides Blamed for Deaths of 58 Cows on Alabama Farm

Farmer fights spray: Calves born without eyes




Still vaccinating your pet every year?

Annual Dog Vaccines May Not Be Necessary

Recall ProHeart 6 Injectable Heartworm Product from the Market




Poisonous Plants




Noah's Wish - To Keep Animals Alive During Disasters




Pets as Property?

Number of malpractice cases spikes...for pets




Fabulous Formulas To Be Free of Fleas

Controlling Fleas in Your Home

Canine Care




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Refuse to Use ChemLawn
Pets and pesticides just don't go together. More and more studies show that pesticides cause serious damage to the health of pets. A couple of filmmakers are setting the story straight with a compelling and interactive film about the dangers of lawn care chemicals. Click here to see Part One of the film.

St. Tammany works to curb euthanasia rate
It appears as a black eye for the parish that the St. Tammany Parish Animal Shelter has one of the highest euthanasia rates in the state.


Animal Poison Control Center Warns Pet Owners About the Dangers of Summer Pesticides


Statistics compiled by the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center confirm that July and August are the most dangerous time of year for companion animals. According to 2001 data, the Center received approximately 7,000 calls in July, making it the month with the highest volume of cases for the year. The data found that over 3,000 (48%) of the cases involved animals being exposed to pesticides. This includes commonly used insecticides (flea and tick products), rodenticides (mouse and rat baits) and herbicides (weed killers).




DID YOU KNOW.....


Pesticides are poisons designed to kill. During World War II, Gerhardt Schrader discovered the first organophosphate pesticide, parathion, while developing nerve gases for Nazi gas chambers. Although parathion is non-persistent and biodegradable in water, a few drops applied to the skin can kill a human in seconds.

Saddam Hussein's chemical warfare featured the organophosphate pesticide Sarin.

When Puppies Die





On November 6, 2000, Kelley surfed into our site to read our story about the tragic death of our beloved horse. We live next to a golf course that was being redeveloped at the time of his death.

Kelley had lost her beloved horse, Lucky, and was desperately seeking some answers. The first golf course was under construction where she lives on the island of Cozumel, Mexico. The horse ranch where Lucky and other horses were stabled was in the center of the proposed golf course. Plans were being made to move the horses to a new location in December.


Warning! - photos may be offensive to some persons

The horrifying death of Lucky and 8 other horses

Another story on the death of horses






DID YOU KNOW.....


Animal cruelty is not a harmless venting of emotion in a healthy individual; this is a warning sign that this individual is not mentally healthy and needs some sort of intervention.

Ball FACT: Animal abuse is now recognized as a sign of mental disorder.
Ball FACT: 70% of those who have been convicted of abusing animals have also been convicted of violent or anti-social crimes against people.

SOURCE: The Center for Mental Health Services





Pyrethroid syndrome in an animal keeper


Pyrethroids are used as insecticides all over the world. For many years, there has been controversy over the toxic and allergic effects of the compounds, especially in connection with the socalled pyrethroid syndrome.

We here report the case of a 45yearold female animal keeper who was exposed to pyrethroid insecticides over a period of 13 years at her workplace in activities such as feeding, maintenance of hygienic conditions, and application of insecticides.

Clinical history revealed mainly neurologic and allergylike symptoms which developed in a progressive manner, as well as pain syndrome in muscles and joints. These symptoms had been apparent for about 5 years. Furthermore, the patient suffered from abnormalities of the vegetative neural behavior (e.g., loss of strength and performance, abnormal tiredness, loss of interest, sensation of coldness, dysphoria, heart arrhythmia, rapid pulse, malfunction of memory and concentration, nausea, headache, decreased olfactory sensitivity, and low blood pressure, hair loss, hypothyreosis, and vitiligo. Read full story.



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