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Made in America Matters Day

Posted by Pam Wheelock on

This is an interview I completed this summer on Made in America Matters Day.  Audio only so get a cup of coffee and listen.  Made in America really DOES matter--especially for pet products!

https://youtu.be/LEYWVdY1JUc
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So Many Choices, written by Dr. Heidi Junger, a zoologist and life-long animal lover. Her company Onesta, makes wonderful high quality pet treatsAnyone who considers his or her pet a part of the family knows how hard it is to pick out a good pet food from the bountifully overstocked displays at the favorite neighborhood [...]

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It seems to me that our world is getting smaller. Each time I write a newsletter I am struck by the interdependence of... well... everything! For example- lead in our pets' environment keeps presenting itself, at least to me, as a karmic loop. Let me explain. Lead is showing up all over the United States in [...]

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All That Glitters is Not Gold

Remember all those recalls involving children's toys and jewelry? Children's jewelry drew significant attention. From 2004-2008 there were at least 42 recalls and a total of 100 million pieces of lead tainted jewelry were pulled from store shelves. Most of these items were manufactured in China or India. These recalls included bracelet charms, beaded craft [...]

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Plastics and Your Pets: A Primer

Plastics are everywhere--they have a huge range of practical uses. The use of plastic is so common we often don't think about its presence in our lives. The commonness of plastic has rendered it invisible. Many scientists are worried about the total blanketing of the planet in plastic and plastic by products. They say that [...]

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Toxic Burden and Our Pets

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What is the difference between organic and non-organic cotton?

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