FDA gives green light to grow and market Round Up Corn and Soybean crops that are toxic click link
NEW DANGER IN MODERN FOOD TO ANIMALS AND PEOPLE - click link below to read article.
TOXIC LEVELS OF FLUORIDES IN DOG FOODS - click link below to read article.
TOXIC WILDFIRE SMOKE EXPOSURES
What is in wildfire smoke and why is it toxic?
Burning brush, dry grass and wood all result in aerial carbon release and noxious carbon monoxide gases from the wood and grass fibers.
What is carbon monoxide and what does it do to the body when one breathes it in? Carbon monoxide in the air when breathed by animals and man, is quickly absorbed across the lung alveoli (air sac) membrane into the circulation blood stream carrying this poison to every cell in the body including affecting all parts of the respiratory system: trachea, bronchi, bronchioles and alveoli. Carbon monoxide produces a chemical that ties up all oxygen in the body to an unusable form to all organ cells . All air-breathing life depends on oxygen to supply energy to the body. Without it, and depending on the degree of saturation, the organ systems fail and death ensues. Early signs may be coughing, respiratory distress, nausea and lethargy. Immediately LOOK AT THE COLOR OF THE TONGUE AND GUMS—IF ITS BRIGHT BRICK RED, THE BLOOD IS SATURATED WITH CARBON MONOXIDE--PLEASE RUSH YOUR ANIMAL TO THE EMERGENCY CLINIC IMMEDIATELY FOR ORAL CARBON GRANULE FILTRATION AND SATURATED INHALANT OXYGEN THERAPY IN THE HOSPITAL. ((GOES FOR PEOPLE TOO).
If exposure is mild, the only symptoms you may see is decreased physical activity and stamina, inappetance and respiratory problems: increased rate of breathing, coughing, etc.. Find professional help immediately for above treatment.
For all cases of wildfire smoke exposure I recommend the following as an additive treatment:
1. Removal of carbon monoxide in the tissues by administrating my Custom made Carbon Monoxide Support Formula 200C. This is supportive and in acute cases can be given every 2 hours until breathing and color of gums normalize to a normal light pink from the brick red color, and breathing rate normalizes. I also recommend additive homeopathy Lung 200C, and Male or Female Total Organ/Endocrine Balance/Immune Support 100C, ( pick gender of your animal), give 4 tabs of all three homeopathic remedies mixed with water in same dosing squirt bottle that comes with the remedies. Dose as above every 2 hours to 3 x daily for 1 month minimum treatment after air clears in your environment..
2. In addition I recommend increased oxygenation of the cells with my oral liquid oxygen, Aerobic 07; I recommend 30 drops in ½ c. spring water 3 x daily for 1 week, then once daily thereafter ( it’s a good maintenance health supplement), administer slowly by oral dosing syringe , or eye dropper.
XYLITOL POISONING IN DOGS
TOXIC AFFECTS OF INGESTED COCOA MULCH IN YOUR PETS
Yesterday one of our dog agility friends experienced a tragedy and wanted me to pass a special message along to all of my dog loving friends and family. Please tell every dog owner you know.
Over the weekend the doting owner of two young lab mixes purchased Cocoa Mulch from Target to use in their garden. They loved the way it smelled and it was advertised to keep cats away from their garden. Their dog Calypso decided that the mulch smelled good enough to eat and devoured a large helping. She vomited a few times which was typical when she eats something new but wasn't acting lethargic in any way. The next day, Mom woke up and took Calypso out for her morning walk. Half way through the walk, she had a seizure and died instantly.
Although the mulch had NO warnings printed on the label, upon further investigation on the company's website, this product is HIGHLY toxic to dogs.
Cocoa Mulch is manufactured by Hershey's, and they claim that "It is true that studies have shown that 50% of the dogs that eat Cocoa Mulch can suffer physical harm to a variety of degrees (depending on each individual dog).
However, 98% of all dogs won't eat it." True information about the mulch can be found here - http://www.snopes.com/critters/crusader/cocoa.htm
This site gives the following information: Cocoa Mulch, which is sold by Home Depot, Foreman's Garden Supply and other Garden supply stores, contains a lethal ingredient called "Theobromine" . It is lethal to dogs and cats. It smells like chocolate and it really attracts dogs. They will ingest this stuff and die. Several deaths already occurred in the last 2-3 weeks.
Just a word of caution, check what you are using in your gardens and be aware of what your gardeners are using in your gardens.
Theobromine is the ingredient that is used to make all chocolate especially dark or baker's chocolate which is toxic to dogs. Cocoa bean shells contain potentially toxic quantities of theobromine, a xanthine compound similar in effects to caffeine and theophylline. A dog that ingested a lethal quantity of garden mulch made from cacao bean shells developed severe convulsions and died 17 hours later. Analysis of the stomach contents and the ingested cacao bean shells revealed the presence of lethal amounts of theobromine.
Please email the manufacturer at email@example.com and request that accurate information about this product be posted on the packaging to avoid further tragedy.
Study: Flame Retardant, PBDE linked to hyperthyroidism in cats, scientific study by the EPA noted a possible connection to flame retardants used on new mattresses, furniture cushions electronics and carpet padding, in household dust and some pet foods.They have found PBDE mimic thyroid hormones causing the hyperthyroidism illness in cats (Dr. Dodd's comment isn't the EPA interested in what this PBDE is doing to infants sleeping on such mattresses and toddlers crawling on carpets )
This is why I say "Don't Trust Any Man's sauce," Always detox everything you put into your mouth and your animal's mouth on my blue green detox papers. We can' even trust organic foods and even organic lettuce , for heaven's sake.
Finally We Know Why Cooking Grains Can Poison Your Food
Previously, Roche has cited studies from the United States and Canada that show the death rate of influenza patients who took Tamiflu was far below the dosewho did not. Still, the number of reports of bizarre behavior is increasing.
Virtually All Modern Disease Is Caused By "Metabolic Disruptors" Found In Everyday Foods And Groceries...
Throw Away Your Dangerous Microwave Oven Now! Here are the dangers to your food
Toxicity from Teflon Coating Cookware, Teflon may be convientient but it is poisoning you and your family ( and pet). See info at:
Swiffer Wetjet toxic for DOGS!!!
Warning for animals!! Swiffer Wetjet toxic!
"Dr. Dodd's comments: altho this published article was proven to be a hoax, several of my colleages have had cases of dogs and cats suddenly developing liver and kidney failure after one change in household environment, the use of this product. Since the active ingredient in Swiffer wet jet is one molecule difference from Anti Freeze ( which is one of the most poisonous substances known to animals and small children), I like to err on the side of caution and included this alert with urging people to stick to good old natural cleaning products of soap and water, baking soda and lemon juice."
Most Arthritic Dogs Do Very Well On This Pill, Except Ones
You might call it a made-for-TV drug. Approved for human use in the U.S. but not marketed that way, an arthritis medicine called Rimadyl languished for nearly 10 years in developmental limbo, then emerged in a surprising new form. Instead of a human drug, it was now a drug for arthritic dogs. And it became a hit. With the aid of slick commercials featuring once-lame dogs bounding happily about, Rimadyl changed the way veterinarians treated dogs. Clients would walk in and say, 'What about this Rimadyl?' " says George Siemering, who practices in Springfield, VA.
Today, those TV spots are gone. The reason has to do with dogs like Montana. A six-year-old Siberian husky with stiff back legs, Montana hobbled out of a vet's office in Brooklyn, N.Y., six months ago accompanied by his human, Angela Giglio, and a supply of Rimadyl pills. At first, the drug appeared to work. But then Montana lost his appetite. He went limp, wobbling instead of walking. Finally he didn't walk at all. He ate leaves, vomited and had seizures and, eventually was put to sleep. An autopsy showed the sort of liver damage associated with a bad drug reaction. Pet drugs are big business; an estimated $3 billion world-wide and Rimadyl is one of the bestsellers. It has been given to more than four million dogs in the U.S. and more abroad, brought Pfizer Inc. tens of millions of dollars in sales, and pleased many veterinarians and dog owners.
But the drug has also stirred a controversy, with other pet owners complaining that nobody warned them of its risks. Montana's owner, Ms. Giglio, is among them. After she informed Pfizer and the Food and Drug Administration of her relatively youthful dog's death, Pfizer offered her $440 "as a gesture of good will" and to cover part of the medical costs. Insulted by the offer and a stipulation that she agree to tell no one about the payment except her tax preparers she refused to sign and didn't take the money. "There's just no way in my conscience or heart I can release them from blame," she says.
After reports of bad reactions and deaths started streaming in to the FDA, the agency suggested that Pfizer mention "death" as a possible side effect in a warning letter to vets, on labels and in TV ads. Pfizer eventually did use the word with vets and on labels, but when given an ultimatum about the commercials mention "death" in the audio or end the ads -- Pfizer chose to drop them. Pfizer's director of animal-products technical services, Edward W. Kanara, says that when reports started coming in, "we acted extremely promptly based on the information we had." Pfizer points out that reported adverse events involve less than 1% of treated dogs. Since Rimadyl's 1997 launch, the FDA has received reports of about 1,000 dogs that died or were put to sleep and 7,000 more that had bad reactions after taking the drug, records and official estimates indicate. The FDA says such events are significantly underreported. While the numbers include cases "possibly" related to Rimadyl, it is hard to be sure. Many dogs given the arthritis drug are older, and few are autopsied after they die. Pfizer says it analyzed cases of Rimadyl-treated dogs that died in 1998 and found a link to Rimadyl to be "likely" in 12% of cases and "not likely" in 22%; it says there was too little information for a judgment about the others.
There, it was treated to the kind of sophisticated marketing Pfizer does well. A survey of 885 dog owners was done. Besides shedding light on favorite dog names (Jake, Ginger, Lady), the poll revealed that one-fifth of dog owners would be willing to spend "whatever it took" to buy an aging dog an extra year or two of life. No fewer than 53% agreed that "my dog is a better companion than other members of my family." The FDA requires safety and efficacy testing for animal drugs just as for human ones, but animal-drug tests are smaller. Pfizer says about 500 dogs got Rimadyl in various trials, which is no more than a fifth of the number of subjects in comparable human-drug trials. Some dogs showed unusual liver-function readings and one young beagle on a high dose died, but for the most part, the FDA and Pfizer didn't find side effects alarming. The drug was approved for an early-1997 launch. That same year, the FDA made it easier to market drugs directly to consumers on TV. Soon, Pfizer was running commercials in which a once stiff yellow Labrador retriever named Lady bounded over a fallen tree as she fetched tennis balls beside a lake. In another ad, a dog leapt through a window and slid down a banister. There were also full-page magazine ads and a public-relations campaign, whose results, the PR firm later said, included 1,785 print stories, 856 radio reports and 245 TV news reports "generating 25.5 million positive impressions on the product."
Early on, vets were floored by the drug's effects. "The results in some cases have been pretty darn close to miraculous," says David Whitten of the Hilldale Veterinary Hospital in Southfield, Mich. "I'm using this drug on my own dog. It has been effective but as with all medications, side effects are certainly a problem."
The FDA and Pfizer discussed a "Dear Doctor" letter to be sent to vets. FDA records show the agency found parts of an early Pfizer draft "unacceptable as they are promotional in tone... ." It was revised. The records also show Pfizer disagreed with the FDA's suggestion that the letter cite "death" as a possible side effect. To get the letter out, the FDA told Pfizer it was "agreeing to your exclusion of the 'death' syndrome from the letter at this time. However, we will revisit the 'death' syndrome issue and other potential side effects for possible inclusion in labeling at a later date." So the term didn't appear in the first warning Pfizer sent, in mid-1997.
Although Pfizer's letter told vets to explain to owners the signs of a bad reaction to Rimadyl, such as vomiting, lethargy or diarrhea, it is evident that a great many didn't. The FDA's Dr. Keller says, "There are a lot of veterinarians who don't think they need to take the time, or who forget, or for whatever reason are not providing animal owners with this information."
Donna Allen, whose chow-mix, Maggie, started on Rimadyl last summer, says, "All my vet did was give me this little bag of pills, with no information." She says Maggie "didn't want to take it, but I made her." After four weeks, Maggie began to vomit violently, Ms. Allen says. The dog vanished from their home outside Birmingham, Ala., and later was found lying in a ditch. Ms. Allen loaded her into a truck and sped 35 miles to a veterinary clinic, but the five-year-old dog died. Her vet wouldn't implicate Rimadyl in the death until Ms. Allen urged him to send the dog's internal organs to the University of Illinois vet school, where an examination showed liver toxicity. Maggie was buried under a marker adorned with the figure of an angel. And Ms. Allen took to the streets, delivering a letter to all the vets in the area urging them to "understand that Rimadyl helps certain dogs, but it is poison to other dogs."
Pfizer says it now will do traditional marketing to vets, making sure they know the proper way to use the drug. Another "Dear Doctor" letter will soon go out, and the company will start attaching a safety sheet to pill packages.
Pfizer acknowledges it has a perception problem with some dog owners; a consumer group, for instance, has mounted a campaign dubbed BARKS, for Be Aware of Rimadyl's Known Side-effects. The company is contacting dog owners who have told their stories on the Internet, and it is offering to pay medical and diagnostic expenses for some dogs who may have been harmed by Rimadyl.
But Pfizer stands firmly behind the value of the drug, of which it says sales have continued to grow. Most vets also remain strongly behind Rimadyl. Owners, too, generally say they think the drug is important -- they just want to know the risks. Atlantan Roger Williams gave his mixed-breed terrier, William, Rimadyl for more than a year and believes it contributed to the dog's death. "But if I had to do it all over, I would give my dog Rimadyl again," he says. "The difference is I would have known what to expect. Without Rimadyl, William was miserable. And what's the point of living another three years if you're miserable?"
is no reason why any animal should be
subjected to the possibility of death and suffering from drugs
Rimadyl , when there are homeopathic remedies, acupuncture, Vit
Vit E supplementation that can make a severely arthritic animal
free and mobile again."
DIOXIN in PLASTIC WARNING
Some info you might
find interesting. Johns Hopkins has recently sent this out in
their newsletters...worth noting... Dioxin Carcinogens causes
cancer. Especially breast cancer. Don't freeze your plastic water
bottles with water as this also releases dioxin in the plastic.
New Heartworm Prevention Drug Warning
Dr. Dodd’s Comment: Wouldn’t it be much easier, less expensive and a whole lot SAFER to stop giving dangerous drugs as parasite prevention and build a healthy body to withstand parasites? This is what I am dedicated to pass on to the public with this website. See new article on PARASITES I’ve written,(click on Disease Medicine link).
This alert was published in VETMED:
“I don't know how many of you use this product, but you might want tore-think this. This is definitely *not* a hoax - I have been following this story for sometime, ever since techs at my own vet's clinic told me they had 3 dogs die from it within a 6-week period.” Pat Miller.
Medicine Linked To Sickness, Death
A new heartworm medication called ProHeart 6 has been linked to a number of dog deaths, an NBC 5 investigation finds.Since it was approved in May 2001, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has received more than 5,000 reports of adverse reactions -- 491 of them deaths.Now, the FDA is investigating. Debra McMullen has other dogs now, but says none can take the place of Sassy, the Chihuahua who moved across the country with her."She was my baby. I don't have children, so she was my baby," McMullen said. After using monthly heartworm prevention tablets she sometimes forgot, McMullen asked her veterinarian about the six-month injection called ProHeart 6. She wondered if her 11-year-old dog was too old."And he said, 'No, that shouldn't matter. She's fine.' And he gave her the shot and the very next day she started having breathing problems," McMullen said. Two weeks later, Sassy was dead.
Chief was dead just days after his only ProHeart 6 injection, according to his owner. Eric Williams raised the 9-year-old Rottweiler from a pup."For a completely healthy dog, in the space of three or four days, to go through what I saw Chief go through is not right," Williams said.
Medication Adverse Reaction Comparisons
FDA figures show the number of ProHeart 6 adverse reaction reports of deaths to be much higher than monthly heartworm medications -- an average of 138 a year compared with as few as 6 for Heartgard and Sentinel.
Chief had tested positive for heartworms before receiving ProHeart 6 in May 2002.
Manufacturer Fort Dodge Animal Health has since strengthened label warnings against using the preventive on dogs already carrying the parasite.
During the past two years, the FDA has ordered three label changes and two "Dear Doctor" warning letters about possible adverse reactions.Experts say the concern is that the medication is a highly concentrated, microencapsulated drug that must be mixed in suspension for time release inside the animal's body. "[It] needs to be administered properly. It needs to be prepared properly," said Dr. Bert Childers, a veterinarian with the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Childershas used ProHeart 6 in the past without trouble, and still considers it safe. But his SPCA clinic does not dispense it, in favor of monthly treatment. "You can stop, and you don't have another 4 months left in the body that you have to contend with," he said. The company says dogs would be in greater danger missing heartworm treatment.
According to Fort Dodge, adverse reaction reports are less than one percent of more than 14 million doses given, and that most death reports are not actually proven to be from ProHeart 6.In fact, Sassy and Chief were cremated. Their owners can prove nothing with only their ashes. And both their veterinarians told them ProHeart 6 was not the cause. However, independent veterinarians told NBC 5 that the symptoms suggest otherwise.
"This is probably an adverse reaction from that," Childers said. "Stop the sale until they find out what's going on," Williams said. Meanwhile, the FDA says it is "actively" investigating. The FDA also recommends that pet owners should talk to their vet and read current warnings carefully before deciding which treatment to use.
For more information, or to report adverse reactions, please refer to the links below.
On The Net:
FDA Veterinary Adverse Reaction Reporting
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On The Net:
FDA ProHeart 6 Application Information
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