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Home Made Diet Considerations

It seems reasonable that if a pet food manufacturer, who has never met your pet, could make a raw pet food for your pet that you could do it cheaper and safer, right? Well… the truth is that sometimes that’s true and sometimes it’s not. So here are some considerations you should keep in mind […]

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The Whole Vaccine Story

What are the dangers of vaccinating? An immune system that is not in ideal condition cannot convert the intended effect of a vaccine into long-term immunity.   When a vaccination is given a variety of toxins are simultaneously injected directly into the blood stream: -Live viruses –bacteria -toxins created by bacteria’s -phenols (stabilizer) -mercury (preservative) […]

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FDA Recommendations conflict with their own data

  Science and statistics published by the FDA contradict statements made by the FDA about raw pet foods Data reported by the FDA demonstrates that raw unprocessed foods are safe. Yet this might surprise most people, including representatives of the FDA itself, since FDA recommendations state the opposite of the FDA reported data. Cooking and drying are processes […]

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Comparison of Pet Food Recalls by Category from 2007 – 2016 – 

Information was collected from the Official FDA website (where all recalls are listed) –http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/SafetyHealth/RecallsWithdrawals/default.htm Raw Frozen – (9 total) NO ILLNESSES OR DEATHS HAVE EVER BEEN REPORTED IN ASSOCIATION WITH RAW FOODS THAT ARE MANUFACTURED FOR PETS (Though many have been reported from grocery store sourced- home made diets) Vital Essentials Chicken Patties (Salmonella) 1.15.16… […]

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Behind the scenes at Hero’s Pets

** The hardest part of managing Hero’s Pets… ———————————————————— ———————————————————— …is dumping a beloved brand of pet food. It’s inconvenient and people question why we’d ban a brand when other stores who claim to have a similar mission are happy to sell it. We want to share the following story to give you a little […]

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Metronidazole / Flagyl

Hi all, This is just copied and pasted from the MSDS and Product Insert.  I didn’t write much except I think two lines in parenthesis.  I deleted a lot to shorten it.  In summary, this drug shouldn’t be overused… shouldn’t be given when the doctor/vet is not SURE that it will work on that PARTICULAR […]

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Dangers Lurking in Your Pets Toys

It’s unfortunate to hear but just as the pet food industry has minimal and inadequate regulation, the pet toy industry has even less regulation. Since 2009 the U.S. has enforced legal regulations on toxic components and heavy metals in and on children’s toys. However, pet toy manufacturers are not obliged to abide by these same […]

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Training Devices at Hero’s Pets

ALL training devices can be harmful if YOU are not trained to use them properly!!! Your pet will not simply “respond” to a training device simply because they are wearing it.  YOU must be trained to communicate through the device. Training devices are simply methods of creating consistent communication with your pet.  To do this […]

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Scientific Evidence of Effects of HPP on Meat Products

by Chelsea Kent High Pressure Pasteurization (HPP) claims to decrease the potential of pathogens such as Salmonella, Listeria, Campylobacter and E.Coli in raw meat pet food products while still maintaining the “raw” integrity. How does HPP work? HPP is a non-thermal, cold processing technique in which the food, in its flexible, plastic, oxygen rich packaging, […]

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