National Pet Month April 2017

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NPM 2017

National Pet Month has been going strong in the UK for 27 years! It is all about celebrating the wonderful impact pets have on our lives and promoting responsible pet ownership. It is supported by veterinary teams, animal therapy providers, animal charities, animal experts and pet shops from all over the UK.

  • Promote responsible pet ownership
  • Raise awareness of the benefits of owning a pet
  • Increase awareness of the roles of pet care specialists
  • Highlight the value of assistance and working companion animals.

There will be events going on for pet lovers this month, including the All About Dogs Show at Newbury Showground 8th-9th  April. You can access lots of pet care information on the Castle Vets Blog and free webinars about pet care are available to pet owners from Pet Webinars , with topics including pet care, diabetes, vaccines, hyperthyroidism and reptile care.

Top 10 Tips For Responsible Pet Owners

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Stop Wasting Taxpayer Dollars on Cruel Animal Experiments

Despite acknowledging that animal experiments are a waste of money and often lead to inconclusive results, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) gives almost half its grant money to animal research. Sign this petition and demand the NIH stop funding useless and cruel research.

Source: Stop Wasting Taxpayer Dollars on Cruel Animal Experiments

End Cruel and Painful Animal Body Modification

Puppies as young as eight weeks are being forced to undergo cosmetic surgery to conform to unnatural breed standards set by the American Kennel Club. Please sign this petition to protect dogs from such vain and painful procedures.

Source: End Cruel and Painful Animal Body Modification

Save the Last Northern Sportive Lemurs

As few as 19 individuals of a critically endangered lemur species are left in the wild. Encourage Madagascar’s government to immediately protect this nearly-extinct species by declaring its known range to be protected land.

Source: Save the Last Northern Sportive Lemurs

Save the Bactrian Camel From Extinction

Fewer than one thousand wild Bactrian camels are left, and time is running out to save them. Their numbers are threatened due to poaching, habitat loss and cross-breeding that could wipe out their unique genes. Please sign this petition to save these special creatures.

Source: Save the Bactrian Camel From Extinction

Stop Clubbing Baby Seals and Their Mothers to Death

A horrific commercial hunt in which countless seals are brutally murdered started early this year. Now, baby seals are at risk and their mothers are being shot, clubbed, or impaled with sharp picks. Demand an end to this abominable hunt.

Source: Stop Clubbing Baby Seals and Their Mothers to Death

Vitamin C 1,000% More Effective than Big Pharma’s Drug’s for Cancer

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Vitamin C

Source: TheMindUnleashed.com
Christina Sarich
April 2, 2017

Linus Pauling’s legacy continues, much to the chagrin of the pharmaceutical industry. In a shocking new discovery published in the scientific journal, Oncotarget, researchers have detailed how a single, inexpensive nutrient, Vitamin C, can completely halt the growth of cancer in stem cells when used in concentrated amounts. The vitamin is so amazing, it was found to be 1,000 percent more effective than one clinical drug that is currently prescribed all too often to treat cancer, and another that is pending U.S. FDA approval.

The study, conducted at the University of Salford in Manchester looked at metabolism in cancerous cells. Researchers compared 3 natural substances, including Vitamin C, against 3 experimental pharmaceutical drugs, (meaning that they have not yet been approved by the Food and Drug Administration) and one drug that is already in widespread use.

The researchers stated,

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Act NOW to save a humpback whale (Newfoundland, Canada)

The ocean update

A humpback whale is shown trapped in the ice off the coast of Newfoundland on Apr. 1, 2017. Whale Release and Strandings credit

April 2nd, 2017 : a humpback whale is trapped in ice in Newfoundland. They say says there is nothing it can do to help it. It’s wrong. They did it in Russia :

4 killer whales rescued after getting stuck in ice (Sakhalin island) (link)

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