Thursday, December 24, 2015

Happy Holidays


Best Wishes for a Merry Christmas
and a 
Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 
New Year!

Beth and Clifton
Cozy Critters Pet Sitters

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Update on Kilo

Our new family member Kilo, who adopted us a few days before Thanksgiving, is doing great and living a happy, healthy, fun-filled life as a kitten should. His beginning was rather rough as I mentioned in my previous post, but you wouldn't know it now! He recovered very quickly from his surgeries. 

He is really smart and acclimated himself to our home, our other pets and our routine in no time once he was feeling better. He knows his name, the names of our other pets and the word hungry. He has adjusted to having three legs just fine; in fact, seeing him fly by, you wouldn't even notice he was missing a leg until he stops and is still for a moment. He runs and plays just like any other kitten.

He got to know our dog Duke first. The first couple of weeks we had Kilo, he stayed in his cat condo which was next to one of Duke's beds. Duke kept him company and watched over him every day. Kilo would often talk to Duke. The first opportunity Kilo had to get out of his condo for awhile, he went straight to Duke, who was sound asleep on his bed, and smelled his nose. Then he ran back into his condo, which was his safe place. It was so cute. Once he was allowed out of his condo during the daytime, he would sleep in a bed next to Duke's. He tried snuggling up with Duke on his bed, but that was a little too much for Duke. Though Duke is enjoying having a little brother kitten and often gives him kisses, snuggling together is pushing it!
Duke and Kilo

Kilo has been wonderful about giving our other two cats, Chloe and Dusty, their space and taking it slow in gaining their affection. He has been real respectful of their boundaries, unlike the other male kittens we have had. He is winning them over. Though Chloe would only hiss at him for the first few weeks, she will sometimes play with him and enjoys watching his silly antics.

And although a bit jealous at times, Dusty has been seen playing with him, watching him play, and they sleep in close proximity to each other during the day.

He is a real sweet and affectionate kitten and has brought a lot of love and laughter into our lives. Kilo is a good example of how resilient animals are. We can learn a lot from them.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Great Resources for Choosing Healthier Pet Foods!

As a long time advocate for feeding pets a more nutritious diet, I am so happy to share with you these great resources to help with the deciphering of pet food labels so it's easier to choose healthier pet foods! 

The non-profit Cornucopia Institute, through research and investigations on agricultural and food issues, provides needed information to family farmers, consumers and other stakeholders in the good food movement and to the media. They support economic justice for the family-scale farming community – partnered with consumers – backing ecologically produced local, organic and authentic food.

They came out with a new report Decoding Pet Food: Adulteration, Toxic Ingredients, and the Best Choices for Your Companion Animals, and an accompanying buying guide.The report details how pet food quality varies significantly among brands and all too often includes unnecessary chemical additives. Even if you don't care to read the whole report, I highly recommend reading Section II - Ingredients to Avoid. This will help you better understand the pet food buying guide, a helpful resource made available to us for free! Check it out!

Click here to read what Susan Thixton of, and author of Buyer Beware, says about the new extensive report put out by the Cornucopia Institute on the current conditions of pet food. 

Susan Thixton is another great resource to help you in choosing healthier pet foods. She has put out her own (new) 2016 List of Pet Foods she would trust to feed her own pets. This list and, are what support the work of So for a donation as little as $10, you can get Susan's 2016 List of Pet Foods, which I also highly recommend. Susan is our pet food advocate and crusader, and she is (and has been) doing great work on behalf of all pets and pet food consumers. I've written about her before here and here.

These resources are much needed tools in helping pet food consumers decode pet food labels and marketing tactics. Cornucopia Institute and Susan Thixton have done the research for you and created simple and easy to understand lists of the best pet foods and why. 

Monday, November 30, 2015

A Thanksgiving Present

The Saturday before Thanksgiving I took our dog Duke for his usual walk and when we got back home, an eight to ten week old black and white kitten appeared on our front porch. He was trying to rub on our eighteen year old cat Chloe, who was on the front porch waiting for our return. Chloe of course, didn't want anything to do with this kitten. My husband and I were scratching our heads wondering where this lone tiny kitten came from. 

The kitten came fairly close because it was very hungry. My husband fed it some can food right away and it devoured the food. Once his belly was full, he wasn't willing to come so close to us again. We noticed he was holding up his right front paw and not using that leg at all. Within half an hour we made a cat house out of a cardboard box complete with soft bedding and set it on the front porch with food and water in front of it. At least for the night he can sleep in a safe place and keep warm, which is what he did. We will have to earn his trust enough to catch him.

The following day the kitten disappeared for awhile but came back to eat and eventually settled in another large cardboard box we had sitting in the driveway, up against the garage. We set up the large cat condo cage that we had stored in the shed. The same one we used when we rescued our cat Emma (who has since passed away) and then Dusty (who is now eight) as well as the foster cats we had for a few months several years ago. This cat condo has come in handy!

Once everything was set up and ready, we held the box closed while the kitten was still inside and carried it in the house and proceeded to transfer him into the cat condo, but he escaped out a hole and ran into another room, ending up in the corner under a piece of furniture. We managed to gently get him into a box again and then delivered him to his new condo. We were trying to be extra gentle as we could tell he was injured and we weren't sure how serious it was.

It only took a day to litter box train him and not much longer for him to accept our pets so we could handle him enough to pick him up. Then off to the vet we went! My husband and I decided we would take care of and keep the kitten.

Weighing in at just a kilogram, it was discovered that he had a puncture wound on his right shoulder and it had become abscessed. He had a fever. An x-ray revealed his right front leg was broken in half, below his shoulder. He was also anemic from all the fleas. This little boy was in bad shape. The good news was he tested negative for feline leukemia and FIV. Everything else can be fixed.

Before he could have surgery, we had to clear up the infection and the fever he had from the abscess. So the vet cleaned up his abscess and then wrapped his leg so it was bound to his body and not just hanging there lose and I took him home with antibiotics and pain medicine. We had to make a decision about his leg and we had to make it pretty fast.

We had a choice; we could take him to the veterinary specialists who could do surgery on his leg which would require a pin to put it back together and would cost several thousands of dollars, or we could have the limb amputated by one of our veterinarians for under a thousand (which included neutering too).

I was assured that three-legged cats (and dogs) do just fine and adapt remarkably well -- of which I am well aware. I walk a three-legged dog five days a week and have cared for several three-legged dogs and cats over the years. I know how amazing animals are; how resilient and adaptable they are. It's still a very difficult position to be in -- to have to make such a serious decision about this little kitten who suddenly appeared out of nowhere, right in front of us on our front porch. Especially considering that we already currently have a dog (13) and two cats (18 and 8); and all that we went through with four of our other pets (3 dogs, 1 cat) who all passed away just two years ago in 2013.

Of course the cost and what the kitten would have to endure either way played a big contributing factor in our decision; a decision we thought about carefully. We decided to have his leg removed. He had surgery today and I'm happy to report that all went well and he is doing so good, he tried taking out his stitches already so he has to wear an e-collar. He will be able to come home this evening.

Yesterday was the first day he felt well enough to actually play, since his fever and infection had cleared up. He has not felt good for some time so it was nice to see him acting like a playful kitten for a change. He had been managing well using only three legs, even jumping up on the shelf in his condo. Even though he has been taking pain medication since we got him to the vet, having a broken leg has got to be painful. We don't know how long he had been in this condition when we discovered him or how he was injured. We just know we had to help him. He is so sweet and just loves affection. Now with the surgeries behind us we are glad to begin the healing process so he can be the happy, healthy kitty he was created to be. 

We named our little Thanksgiving present Kilo (key-low). He only weighed a kilogram when we found him. Click here for an update on his progress.

Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures.

~His Holiness The Dali Lama

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Drawing to Win a Free Structured Water Unit!

You now have the chance to enter a drawing to win a FREE Natural Action Technologies Structured Water Unit. How cool is that?! This is something new they just started doing on Clayton's Classroom, the free teleclass given by Clayton Nolte, inventor of the Structured Water Units. These are the classes I have been attending for two and a half years and I still learn something new every time! I look forward to each and every class.

There will be a drawing at each class! Classes are every other Wed. , at 7 PM Central time, and last about two hours. The next class is Dec. 9th. You have to be present (on the call) to win. 

For instructions on how to attend the upcoming teleclasses, as well as listen to previous classes, click here. For instructions on how to enter the drawings, please sign up to receive their newsletter which is located at the bottom of the same page. Once you sign up you will receive an email with information about the upcoming class and the instructions on how to enter the drawing will be at the bottom of it.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Structured Water Sale! and New Products!

Just in time for the holidays...check it out! Two new structuring devices from Natural Action Technologies! AND they're on Sale!! The new cobalt blue portable device (still also  available in original white) and the new cobalt blue shower head! All products are proudly made in the U.S.A.

This is a special offer for a limited time!! If you have been sitting on the fence about buying one and trying it, now is the time!!! How can you go wrong with a 90 day Satisfaction Guarantee or 100% of your Money Back? If you don't like it or don't want it for any reason in the 90 days, send it back for a full refund. You also get a 10 Year Warranty. There are no moving parts and nothing to replace, EVER! And when you use my links, you get 3 Bonuses including Free Shipping!!

In the two videos below, cancer researcher Ty Bollinger speaks with hydration specialist Paul Baraterrio about what structured water is and why it's beneficial for the body. The full interview with Paul is part of "The Quest For The Cures Continues" docu-series.

The short video below is an important introduction to the nature of crystalline structured water as a living, vital, and enlivening force that is essential to the health of all living organisms. Excerpts from Dr. Emoto, The Water Mystery Movie, and What the Bleep Do We Know?! 


Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Best and Worst Foods for Pets

It's been five years since my favorite holistic veterinarian posted her list of best to worst pet foods. The pet food industry has changed since then, so here's her new updated list.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Always Learning

With my insatiable appetite for learning and always looking for ways to improve the lives and well-being of the animals, I recently completed two accredited courses; one on Animal Psychology and another one on Pet Nutrition. Another way to expand my knowledge about one of my passions -- the animals!   :)

Monday, September 28, 2015

Dusty's Homegrown Organic Catnip

We still have our garden and are well stocked of our organic catnip. All the lucky cats that have Cozy Critters as their pet sitter get to sample this herbal treat when we visit them. Many of them ask for it as soon as I arrive! They don't forget. They just love Dusty's Premium Organic Catnip! And we love making cats happy! Now available in two sizes -- the regular 1/2 ounce package for $5 or the new mini size package for $1.

We have this and other healthy products available on our Shop Page.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Structured Water: Nature's Gift

Structured Water - Also known as hexagonal, clustered, crystalline, organized, living, the fourth phase, sacred, and holy water.

Almost all the scientific discovery and contributions regarding structured water have stayed under the public's radar and out of mainstream media and the realm of general information. 

For instance, did you know that in the 1990's, three Nobel Prizes were awarded for work relating to structured water mostly involving DNA, intracellular fluids, cellular communication and protein folding? These are discoveries all relating to the critical functions of structured water within living organisms. In fact, Nobel Prize Laureates have known for some time that the structure of our bio-water -- the water within our bodies -- is highly organized and crystalline in nature. This goes for the animals too.

The only problem is the water that is available to us (and our pets), whether from the faucet or a bottle (and it doesn't matter what kind of bottled water), is unorganized or unstructured water, also known as "bulk" water. Not to mention we are bombarded with toxins in our foods, our air, our soil, which also de-structures our bio-water. In order for our bodies to function at their optimum ability and stay healthy, we -- as well as the animals -- require not just any water, but structured water. This is highly organized water at the molecular level.

The great news is in just recent years with the invention of the structuring devices by Natural Action Technologies, structured water is now available conveniently, it's affordable and without any maintenance required -- ever. 

Did you know that all diseases and disorders have one thing in common? There is a loss of structure in the cellular fluids. Our energy system and physical systems -- our glands, chakras, meridians, veins, aura and cells -- all work in tandem , together, through the incredible nature of our water system, which accounts for 99% of the molecules in our body. They must be structured to sustain health.

In a recent (2014) eleven-hour documentary called The Truth About Cancer, The Quest for the Cure Continues, structured water was mentioned several times by several different doctors as THE best water to be consuming. Here is just one of the clips from that documentary where it is talked about:

You can find out more about this amazing new paradigm in water, plus a list of some of the many benefits, how to purchase a structuring unit, as well as my personal experience with drinking, showering and using structured water for the last two and a half years and how it changed my life, by purchasing my book Structured Water: Nature's Gift by clicking the link below. Buy Now style 1 button


Friday, July 3, 2015

Structured Water Sale and My New Book!


Have you been thinking about getting a 
Natural Action Technologies Structured Water device? 
Now is the time! 
Click here for a special offer for a limited time. 
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I've been talking about Structured Water for a couple of years now. Explaining this new paradigm in water has not been easy. I still get looks of confusion, total disbelief or some just blow me off, perhaps thinking I'm a little crazy. These are the same kind of looks I got when I told people I healed the basal cell carcinomas on my face with a cream (Curaderm) created from something natural back in 2012. (By the way, in case you haven't noticed yet, I'm all about natural!) Being the persistent Taurus that I am, I will not give up! Education not medication!

So in an effort to help educate people about this Structured Water that I'm so passionate about, I wrote a short yet very informative book giving a basic understanding of it, along with some of my personal experience. It's called Structured Water: Nature's Gift and it's now available for purchase online! Order your copy now by clicking the button below and discover what's so special about Structured Water. Don't forget to leave a review! Buy Now style 1 button

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Saddest 10 Second Video

I came across this video and had to share. I've seen animals grieve before but this demonstration will tear your heart out. This dog was taken to the grave of his former owner.

The saddest 10 second video ever. Dog is taken to the grave of his former owner. <3 x
Posted by Gem 106 on Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Tips for Becoming a Savvy Pet Food Shopper

Trying to decipher what the best pet foods to buy for your pets can be a little daunting. The key is to learn how to read the ingredient panel and labels. Learning what the ingredients are exactly, and which ones you want to avoid is the first and most important step.

These days people are becoming more conscious of the ingredients that are in their own foods and we need to be just as diligent with reading the ingredients on the pet foods and treats we buy. Junk foods and treats for pets are plentiful, just like for humans. Our pets however, can't make the decision of which foods are healthier for them, we -- their guardians have to do it. Their only choice of foods and treats are what we give them. It's important for us to understand and look beyond all the marketing ploys and schemes.

Another important key in deciphering pet food labels is by understanding what the name of the pet food means -- the one on the front of the package. Yes, how the food is named can actually tell you how much meat is really in the package. Like for instance, did you know that the word formula in the name means it is only required to have 10% meat (by total product weight)? (Need I remind you these are carnivores we are feeding?) Susan Thixton with Truth About Pet Food did a great job in explaining how to read the labels in a recent articleDon't be fooled by this marketing trick. Become a more savvy pet food consumer by checking it out here.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Special Offer on Structured Water Units

I've said it before and I'll gladly say it again: I LOVE Structured Water! And after observing animals drinking it for two years now, I can confidently say that the animals LOVE structured water too! They know when they find something that is good for them. Animals are honest and open. They are very connected to nature. Structured water is water as nature intended.The design of the structuring units are designed to mimic how nature structures water.

Check out this editor's choice article in Organic Life Magazine about structured water. 

Here is another great article in Organic Life Magazine by Patrick Durkin, Drinking Water and Hydration Expert and owner of The Wellness Enterprise, of which I am an affiliate.

Get the best price ever on a structured water unit until April 15, 2015 by going here. This is the lowest price I have ever seen. (Be sure to use my special links to get the discount!) Free shipping and 3 free gifts; Patrick's wonderful Water Magic 101 course, Dr. Emoto's book Messages in Water and a water bottle. You also get a 10 year warranty.  You never have to buy anything else. There are no moving parts. Nothing to replace -- ever! Now is the time to make the best investment for yourself and your loved ones, including your beloved pets.

In case you've missed my previous articles, you can discover what structured water is by going here and check out just some of the things I have noticed or experienced by going here

Want to read other people's testimonials? There are plenty! You can start by clicking here. Want more? Click here. Want to check out different media events where structured water has been discussed? Go here.

Watch a short video The Secrets of Living Structured Water

For the scientifically minded, please go here. And if all this isn't enough, there's plenty more information available!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Professional Pet Sitters Week

March 1st - 7th is the 21st annual Professional Pet Sitters Week. Happy Pet Sitters Week to all professional pet sitters!

This week that is designated to celebrating professional pet sitters began after Patti Moran, founded Pet Sitters International (PSI) in 1994, which is the world's largest educational association for pet sitters, representing over 7,000 independent professional pet sitting businesses world wide.

Pet Sitters International's latest campaign, “Get A Real Pet Sitter®,” seeks to educate pet owners on the importance of using professional pet sitters for their pet-care needs. 

“Often times, pet owners, and even news outlets, use the term ‘pet sitter’ carelessly, referring to anyone—from a family friend to the neighborhood teenager asked to walk a dog—as a ‘pet sitter,’” explained PSI President Patti J. Moran. “It is important pet owners understand that pet sitting is a professional career and professional pet sitters offer peace of mind that other pet-care options cannot.” 

Don't have a professional pet sitter? Go to to find a professional pet sitter near you!

Here are two entertaining videos they created for this campaign. 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Celebrating 13 Years in Business!

This year is a special anniversary for Cozy Critters. This is our 13th anniversary! Woohoo! Thirteen is my lucky number. I was born on the 13th.

Cozy Critters Pet Sitters was established on Feb. 14th, 2002. What better day to begin a business that is doing not only what I love, but one of my passions, than on Valentine's Day -- the day we celebrate love.

And in addition to it being our 13th anniversary on Valentine's Day, the day before is Friday, the 13th -- another lucky day for me!  :)

We are so grateful for all of the clients we have and have had over the last 13 years. It is so nice meeting other animal loving people and all of their animals. We are not only passionate about animals, we also love being of service to others and bringing them peace of mind while they are away from their beloved pets.

We look forward with anticipation to another year in service.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Pet Hospice Care

I have a lot of experience with pet hospice care not only with our own pets but with clients' pets too. Our last four pets that passed away most recently did so at home under hospice care (as well as many of our other pets), with only one being euthanized (by a mobile vet) due to her severe discomfort. 

Though pet hospice care may not be for everyone, it comes naturally to me. Maybe it just runs in the family, as my mother was a home hospice nurse (for people) for 12 years. She has been a great teacher and means of support for me while my own pets were receiving hospice care. The dying process of pets is very similar to that of humans. 

I have been providing hospice care for my own pets since before the internet was even available, so now it's nice to find different websites and organizations online that are educating and supporting people who are interested in pet hospice care. I have listed the links to a few of them below.

I recently received this wonderful (26 min.) video via email with Dr. Karen Becker, a proactive and integrative wellness veterinarian, and Dr. Ella Bittel, a holistic veterinarian from Germany, discussing hospice care for animals.

Here are some pet hospice websites:

Monday, January 19, 2015

Pet Food Test Results

As expected, there have been several articles written in response to the Association for Truth in Pet Food's recently published consumer funded pet food test report. It is the first of its kind. And as suspected, the results were not good, and so of course it is going to upset some people and/or groups of people.

I have shared this report with the intention of bringing awareness. What others say or write about this report -- whether it is veterinarians, pet food companies or whomever, does not matter. As Susan Thixton states in a recent reply to all the doubters: this is not a study, it's a test result. This test was done for the pet food consumers who paid to have it done. It's for us -- not you. We want answers. We want the truth. We paid to have it done ourselves because no one else is going to do it. 

As Susan points out in her response to these articles, (and she speaks for me as well) it boils down to trust, doesn't it? I trust my common sense, my experience and my pets more than I trust anyone else.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Kitten-Proofing Your Home

I love kittens! They are so much fun because they have all that energy and just want to play! I have been getting new clients with kittens and some of our long time clients have recently adopted new kittens.

I have noticed over the years that some kitten/cat parents are not aware of the household dangers for cats. (As well as some dog parents/dog dangers.) It doesn't matter whether they are young kittens, seniors or in between. Cat-proofing your home is very important. It can mean avoiding an emergency trip to the vet. It can mean the difference between life and death. In the same way that you would child-proof your home for a new baby, you need to kitten/cat-proof, puppy/dog-proof, bird-proof or whatever-it-may-be-proof your home.

When you take on the responsibility of sharing your home with a living, breathing being -- no matter what kind of animal it is, it's important to do your part in learning about the care of them -- part of which includes learning what is dangerous or toxic to them and how to keep them safe.

Many people get pets on impulse and then do not bother to learn anything about them. Or they rely only on something they've heard before or maybe check out one source of information, that may or may not be reliable.

When you buy a new appliance, you read how to set it up, use it properly, take care of it so it lasts. You probably even did some research before buying it.....deciding which kind would fit properly and be the best one for you. Did you do any research before you adopted your new furry or feathered family member (or other animal)? Did you prepare for them? Have you read some books or talked to others that are knowledgeable about the care of them? 

Even if you have had pets your whole life, what we learn and discover about these beautiful creatures changes daily. Some books and things you may have heard or read about in regards to the care of pets in the past have been replaced with new knowledge and understandings. We are always learning. Things are always changing. Nothing stays the same. It's something you have to keep up with  -- always keeping your mind open for
what we'll discover next.

As this topic of pet-proofing your home has been on my mind lately, wouldn't you know that I just received an article from one of my favorite holistic veterinarians, Dr. Karen Becker, on the subject of kitten-proofing your home. Please check out her 10 tips here.

One thing she doesn't mention that is fresh on my mind because we just went through the holidays, is the dangers of Christmas trees. This is worth mentioning again. Read about one example that I experienced a couple years ago here.

If you have cats in particular, and are going to go out of town for Christmas, please plan ahead. Plan so you can do whatever needs to be done so that you can take down your tree before you leave. Or put it in another room if possible and close the door! There is no sense in leaving a Christmas tree up when you're not even going to be there but yet your cat will have plenty of unsupervised time with it. It's not worth the risk. Sure, people leave their trees up, go out of town and they have cats and nothing has happened. That's great. You think it won't happen to you. It can. Are you willing to take that risk? Cats are animals and they love to climb. If you put a tree in their environment, which is not only something new but enticing, expect that they may decide to climb it! Even if they are a senior. Error on the side of caution. Play it safe. They are counting on us to keep them safe.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Pet Food Test Results Pulled from Internet

Well, it's hardly a surprise that one of the largest press release services in the U.S. has pulled our press release about the pet food testing results from the internet. Read more about it here. Big Pet Food does not want the test results known, of course. Such is to be expected, right?

Instead of depending on a large press release service, there are plenty of us -- the pet food consumers, and we have the internet, so please spread the word!

Please forward this press release to your local media:

Press Release:

Read more about the press release being pulled here.
Read The Consumer Funded Pet Food Test results here.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Pet Food Test Results

As some of you may know, The Association for Truth in Pet Food, of which I am a member, had a fund raising campaign back in April of 2014. The goal was to raise $10,000 to begin our own independent scientific laboratory testing of cat and dog foods. This is something that has never been done before. History in the making.It is the first consumer funded in-depth examination of pet food. Not only was the $10,000 raised quickly, but it was surpassed and over $15,000 was raised by very determined pet food consumers.

The testing began and now the moment we have been waiting for....the results! What was found "is truly shocking and sad", says Susan Thixton, founder of the association. Personally, I can't even begin to express how I felt as I read the report. There just aren't enough words. Disgusted is one word.

I have written about the dangers of the ingredients in some commercial pet foods and though yes, those are a serious problem -- the test results add insult to injury. It's even worse than I thought. This is a huge wake-up call for not only all who own pets but veterinarians as well. This cannot be ignored or denied any more. 

We, the determined pet food consumers, are fed up and are having the foods tested ourselves. And now with our first scientific laboratory results in hand, we -- the pet food consumers, have to speak up and share this information with our representatives in order to change things. We must also share it with all pet food consumers in order to educate.

Pet food consumers provide state governments with an estimated $1 billion dollars in sales tax revenue per year on pet food purchases alone. The question has to be asked...what are pet food consumers getting in return for this revenue?

Please click here to read the results and find out how to contact your representatives. (She makes it easy with an example letter.) There are also links to download an infographic overview, a printed two page overview and the entire 54 page report -- so please share!

Click here to learn how you can be part of the team that changes the future of pet food!