A study published last year in the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health1 indicates that flame retardant chemicals (polybrominated diphenyl ethers, or PBDEs) in house dust are linked to the growing problem of thyroid disease in pet cats.


Regardless of improvements to the labeling of spot-on pesticides, please know there are safer solutions for flea and tick control for your pet. Chemical pesticides, no matter what form they come in, can have side effects...

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For decades, declawing, or onychectomy of cats was almost as routine as spaying or neutering. The term “declawing” sounds nonthreatening, and most well-intentioned cat owners believed the procedure was a permanent nail trim.Fortunately, a growing number of veterinarians, pet owners and cat advocates are working to educate the public about what declawing really involves.It’s Not Declawing – It’s 'De-toeing'

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2,4-Dinitrophenol (2,4-DNP, or simply DNP), C6H4N2O5, is an inhibitor of efficient energy (ATP) production in cells with mitochondria. It uncouplesoxidative phosphorylation by carrying protons across the mitochondrial membrane, leading to a rapid consumption of energy without generation of ATP