Pet Food Nutrition & Health:
*Please note that although some of the links are geared toward rating dog food, the same companies that make the dog food make cat food as well, so if Brand A of dog food has a low rating, then Brand A of cat food will also have a low rating.
·Kindred Spirits Project - The Kindred Spirits Project encompasses Allen M. Schoen's vision to assist animal lovers throughout the world to gather together and unite in order to nurture, transform, concentrate and focus the unconditional love that they share with their animal companions into compassionate action to help improve the quality of life, happiness and health of all beings.
·Dr. Michael W. Fox - Dr. Fox earned his veterinary degree at the Royal Veterinary College in London, with honors in pathology and animal husbandry. He also holds a Doctor of Science in Ethology/Animal Behavior, and a PhD in Medicine from London University. Dr. Fox has been featured in many popular media outlets and has articles in The Connecticut Post with common questions and detailed answers. Check out his website to learn more about him and be sure to check out his newpaper archive!
·Dog Food Analysis - Created as a resource for Boxerworld members, Dogfoodanalysis has been online since 2005 and continues to be updated periodically. On this site, you will find information about the contents of +1500 dry dog foods, along with ratings and reviews.
·Truth About Pet Food - Susan Thixton has created this wonderful site to keep pet owners with up to date information regarding pet food recalls, reviews, ratings, regulations and news. This is an excellent site to learn all about pet food.
·http://www.grandadventuresranch.com/articles/ingredient_definitions.pdf - Lists common ingredients that should be avoided in pet food. Also provides AAFCO definitions and a reason why those ingredients shouldn't be used in pet food.
·DogAware - Mary Straus offers information based on research and studies for a variety of subjects. Topics include:
·Commercial dog food - Selecting a quality brand of food and what ingredients should not be in dog food. Explains the benefits of using canned food vs. kibble. Also explains how to balance home-prepared foods and using commercial raw food.
·Supplements - Explains which supplements should be added to pet foods and why.
·Nutritional requirements for life stages - Explains the benefits of high-protein diets. Describes the requirements for puppies, large breeds, seniors, overweight, and inactive dogs.
This site also explains foods to avoid, how to keep your pet's teeth clean, information on dogs with food allergies, prescription diets, health problems and many other educational topics.
·Feline Nutrition Education Society - Our mission is to communicate to all who keep cats. FNES includes all those who want to change how people think about feeding cats. You can help by joining the Feline Nutrition Society to help advocate for that change. It's free.
Adoption & Rescue Organizations:
·National Great Pyrenees Rescue - Our mission is to help all deserving dogs of Great Pyrenees origin find good homes—wherever they are. NGPR's sole purpose is to support Great Pyrenees rescue efforts across the county, so together we can all "Save More Pyrs".
·The Animal Center - A Newtown-based, non-profit animal welfare charity. Their Feline Rescue & Adoption Program rehabilitates and places the community’s abandoned, neglected and injured kittens into loving homes.
·Canine Advocates - A non-profit organization assisting in the adoption process through advertising, screening and education; provides walks, socialization and human interaction for the dogs; promotes rescue referrals; and provides spay/neutering, rabies and distemper shots for all animals at the Newtown pound before adoption.
·National Brittany Rescue and Adoption Network - An alliance of dedicated Brittany rescue volunteers who share a deep love for the breed and who will work to rescue, rehabitate, and re-home Brittanys in need, whether abandoned, lost, stray or surrendered to rescue for placement.
·Wildlife In Crisis - A non-profit organization dedicated to wildlife preservation and land conservation.
·Greyhound Rescue and Rehabilitation - A non-profit adoption/placement organization that is dependent upon donations & fundraisers to continue their efforts on behalf of the greyhounds. Comprised of all volunteers dedicated to raising public awarness about the ex-racing Greyhound.
·Wildlife Education Coalition Organization - A group of concerned citizens from Fairfield County, Connecticut who support effective, science-based solutions to reducing human conflict with wildlife. Presently they are focused on the deer "management" issue with Fairfield County.
Dog Obedience and Pet Sitting: