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  1. Jude

    Good for you, Susan. Bless your heart.

  2. Nina Wolf

    on my way to Cesar’s site to ask that he contact you – maybe if enough of us request it, he will do it!

    1. D Finch

      That is a fantastic idea!!! How about we call the toll free numbers on other products that say ‘distributed by’ and ask where they are made, where the ingredients come from?

  3. Leahann

    Good job Susan ! Keep it up and thank you from all of the fur babies for what you do to try and keep them safe

  4. Lynn

    once again, Susan, you are our hero.

  5. abby

    I can’t believe the Chinese mfr is selling GREEN rawhide bones?!?!?! Unbelievable…

    1. Mary Sue

      That doesn’t surprise me a bit. How about the red, white, and green candycane ones at Christmas time?

  6. Trish

    Great job Susan! While I’m not a Caesar Milan fan – I understand how many followers he does have access to (cringe) Gotta do what ya gotta do to get the word out.

  7. Gitta

    I do agree with Trish. And I cringe too. But like it or not – he has enormous influence. If he would support this cause if would be of great benefit.

    Would it be possible to mail him an educational folder?
    A very condensed version of what is found here? If that gets his interest, he would know where to go for more.

  8. Kris

    Frankly, I stay away from anything related to CM. If people knew the ‘truth’ about him, they might have same feelings I do. But I understand that he draws a lot of attention as a celebrity and therefore, can influence the public’s buying decisions.

    1. Linda

      Hope you’re not one of those people who simply repeats things they’ve heard w/o doing their own research or having personal experience with the person they are talking about. Millan’s training techniqes are dfferent from Victoria Stillwell’s. Victoria Stillwell’s traning techniqes are dfferent from other well known trainers. I’m a fan of both of them yet their techniques are different. Just sayin’.

  9. Vicki

    Great Job Susan – You are a super hero for all pets everywhere!

    @ Kris – I wasn’t aware of any controversy regarding Cesar – what seems to be the problem? As far as I knew he was doing a great job of teaching people to train their pets properly, in addition to being a great advocate of stopping “breed specific” discrimination.

    I would be interested in knowing more on this subject? and I certainly do wish he would support Susan in her fight to making all pet foods and treats safe!

  10. Beth Knuth

    Let’s not do the Cesar bashing!

  11. Kim

    Thank you, Susan, for being an advocate for the millions of dogs out there that cannot do it for themselves. I think what you are doing is so wonderful (and desperately needed) and I support you all the way! God bless you!

  12. Nancy

    Good job, and thank you!

  13. Jeff Phillips

    Susan,

    Lucinda and I noticed the same Chinese booths. We made the same observations that you couldn’t swing a stick without hitting a Chinese treat vendor. It was amazing. Many of the booths had the exact same banners (white with a flower in the corner, just different blue text.

    My favorite things at the show were Earth Rated PoopBags, Castor & Pollux (can’t find a distributor for KY yet), Longshots slingshot toys, and there was a food that would give to rescues if you bought a certain amount. The thing I did not like about them was their ingredient mix. I liked the Madonna, shark, and dinosaur Halloween costumes too 🙂

    Thanks for the updates and articles.

    Jeff Phillips
    Co-Owner
    Lucky Dogs – Natural Pet Food, Supplies, Wash
    luckydogsonline.com

  14. Wanda

    You are so awesome!!!

  15. Dragon77

    I’ve also requested that Victoria Stilwell contact you – and will be doing the same with Villalobos Rescue Center (Pitbulls & Parolees) – one of their mainstay kibble is Pedigree (because of the costs, they’re non-profit & have to survive by donations).

    1. Dragon77

      And also Dr Karen Becker, as she echos virtually every one of your sentiments on the issues. You may want to contact her on FB.

  16. Hope

    Well Susan, what you did was to give CM a very large opportunity to wash himself with positive press to advocate along side of you. If he doesn’t recognize that, you/we don’t want him.

  17. Linda

    You go girl! I very much appreciate the hard work you do to keep us informed and keep our pets safe. Thank so much.

    BTW, big article in Pet Product News this month about the growth in raw feeding and it’s advantages. Very informative and great info for newbies.

  18. Cheryl McKee

    Thanks for all you do. Please let everyone know that the booth Petsport USA, pictured above, is a supplier of Made in China Products. I find their company logo to be deceiving. Thanks

    1. Tina

      I also find their name & logo very deceiving. I was attracted to one of their dog toys because of it until I looked on the back & saw “Made in China”…I did not buy it.

  19. Barbara Baxter

    Thank you, Susan. You’re doing heroic work, saving lives and transforming attitudes of consumers.

  20. Holly

    Can’t wait to see what our store gets in from the show – some of the stuff looks very fun. I wish there were more quality products made somewhere other than China – if the USA could produce manufactured products again we could fix our economy and stop some of the Chinese nightmares from occurring.

  21. john janus

    I just return from Global and agree that I have never saw so many chinese firms selling their products. The good news is the number of new vendors selling grain free treats at a decent price made and source in the USA. The other good news is there seem to be a effort to make more products in USA. Fromm is introducing a new product that is grain free and potato free and low fiber. A small firm Hi Tek also came out with a grain free product that looks great. Nature Variety is still using rabbit from China in their raw food but in their other rabbit dog food it is coming from Europe. Rep from Nature Variety said they probally won’t make any new Buffolo or Venison products because it is hard to come by. Grizzly Salmon Oil is going to be hard to find by mid year because of a salmon shortage. That is why they are bringing out a new fish oil. Cheaper in price. Champion fans are still going find problems getting inventory until the middle of year. Champion is not accepting any new vendors because of supplies problems.
    Keep up the good work.

    John Janus
    Three Amigos Pet Supply
    Coral Springs Florida

  22. dmiller

    I have noticed that rabbit products are popping up all over the place. Do you know who else is using rabbit from China?

    It would be great if Cesar Millan came on board.

  23. Tracy Janzen

    Thumbs up, all the way around. Thank you Susan, for your continued efforts.

  24. Joyce

    Kudos to you. Keep up the good work and pressure. “It’s the squeaky wheel that gets greased.”

  25. Sean

    Caesar Milan and his
    dominance-based training is bad for dogs, plain and simple.

    American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior as well as multiple other animal rights organizations have position statements against him and his methods (http://vetmedicine.about.com/b/2009/07/07/veterinary-behaviorists-take-a-stand-against-cesar-millan.htm)

    It would be a terrible mistake to enlist his help. We are trying to keep our pets happy and healthy. Asking CM to help would be like asking a mob boss to assist with law enforcement.

    1. Lynn

      Thank you Sean for posting this. I was trying to figure out how to say the same thing. Yes he might get us some publicity, but in the end at what cost. I personally do not want to be associated with the man. He does have some brilliant insights into animal behavior, but much of his training is barbaric by my standards.

  26. Jessie

    I am surprised they let you into the expo.

  27. Angela

    Great job Susan! I enjoy your emails and SHARE your information often:)
    On the Ceasar issue- he has done amazing things w/ educating humans about dog/ pack behavior. He has amazing energy. If it was not for him in many instances dogs would have been put down. My personal feeling is if you have not been to his center/ worked with him or have not spoken to him or really know him then you should not speak badly about him or anyone for that matter. Just saying 🙂

  28. cinder

    Thank you Susan for all your hard work.
    I do have to add:
    After taking many obedience classes one thing I learned from my training mistakes – study others’ methods (but not too much) then throw away “the book.” Training has to come from my own heart. I can’t fool a dog, as a dog sees into the heart. I learned methods used on one dog won’t apply to another. Many are probably familiar with Volhard’s PAT
    http://www.volhard.com/pages/pat.php
    Mostly 1’s or 6’s may respond better to a Ceasar’s way, mostly 3’s or 4’s to a Victoria’s way. But the bottom line I learned – I will not have any success with any “right way” which is not “my way.” And “my way” will be different with each of my dog’s personalities.

  29. Linda Muir

    I am awed. I am speechless! Hip hip hooray for Susan and all her followers.
    I am sort of a “newbie” about the raw food for my cats. My pet store, PURE PETS in Brevard NC is a great place to learn about the raw foods. They will take the time to even teach you about it. They are trying to swing a lot of pet owners over to raw. We have a very good supplier here and a processor, so we can even buy it ready made. It is called BUSY BEE FARMS.
    My hesitancy is the short “bowl life” for my cats. Not all of them eat it at once. Also, after reading Lisa Pierson DVM I am now weaning cats from dry food. They are on a quality canned food, Dave’s Salmon and Tuna grain free. It does have carrageenan and that is a red flag according to Susan. To avoid it, I looked at all the canned food labels. Not easy to find carrageenan free canned food. As 2 of my young cats need to lose a pound or two, the caloric content of Dave’s is lower than a lot of others. Innova low calorie is higher!!!! Go figure.
    2 of my cats are 14 and each have health issues. I am sure it was from eating all that Purina dry food all those years:( When I started reading labels, I went to then Purina ONE and BEYOND dry food, because it doesn’t have by products according to the label. However, they do import the supplements from China. After reading Susan’s book and signing up for petsumerreports I banned even the treats! I cannot believe that I was buying Purina, especially after seeing the recall on the dog food. I guess I am not really speechless after all! Haha. I am really on a soap box now. My newest mission is to be an advocate for our pets and their food. What do I do about my vet, who has helped the sick kitties a lot, but when she said my 2 boys are too heavy and she was right, she suggested and sold me Hill’s Science Diet Metabolic. The stuff in that is pure junk. An 8 lb bag is $38.00 and the 17 1/2 lb bag is $65.00. This was back in June and I bought one bag and portioned out 7/8 of a cup to each of the overweight cats, while keeping the food away from the sick kittens. Yes they lost weight. But when my light bulb went on, and I realized they may have to eat that forever and I re- read the label, I went to my vet, unopened bag in my hand and got a refund. They stick by their Hill”s though, even after I tried to talk about the ingredients….1st is chicken by product meal, second is Brewers yeast, third is corn gluten, 4th is powdered cellulose and on and on. I wrote to Hill’s and the answer I got back is a classic load of …….. Now I have diarrhea of the mouth, enough Linda!

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