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  •  There's a podiatrist in Portland (5+ / 0-)

    who is a figure in the "barefoot" movement.  He says a lot of problems are caused by modern footwear.  Our shoes deform our feet!  (They deformed mine.)  NW Foot and Ankle is his website.  

    Speaking of being low to the ground, I was recently contacted by a lady who runs a non-profit that has to do with cancer in service animals (she might be interested in carrying Pootie Pads in her store).  The non-profit is called Land of Pure Gold -- and the website has a lot of info on cancer.  Seems that cases of cancer are on the rise in dogs -- and that might tell us something about our environment.

    You can order Pootie Pads here until the website is back up. Pooties love them!

    by Sara R on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 06:57:15 PM PDT

    •  Interesting indeed. I've heard claims like that; (5+ / 0-)
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      wish there were an easy way to validate them. My own feet would probably be much worse had I not stopped wearing heels of any height a long time ago. (Does that mean I can convince my daughters likewise? Hahahahaha. No.)

      That is dismaying but not entirely surprising to hear of an increase in cancer in our pets. I would expect the same to be true of cats as well. Not a good sign overall. I hope that the place picks up on Pootie Pads!

      Some DKos series & groups worth your while: Black Kos, Native American Netroots, KosAbility, Monday Night Cancer Club. If you'd like to join the Motor City Kossacks, send me a Kosmail.

      by peregrine kate on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 07:08:21 PM PDT

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    •  Also our vaccine practices. (4+ / 0-)
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      Down on the farm we didn't vaccinate our dogs and cats every year, year after year,

      Top 3 side effects of overvaccination:
      ~allergies - severe

      And our dog food. We used to feed table scraps. Fit for human consumption table scraps - chicken and rice and peas and watermelon.

      Not pet food with "poulty by-products" and "animal digest".

      Tracy B Ann - technically that is my signature.

      by ZenTrainer on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 09:53:39 PM PDT

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      •  I wonder how much has to (4+ / 0-)

        do with other products, too.  Toys and bedding that come from far away are likely to be dowsed with chemicals to kill pests and fungus.  We know fabric is treated this way -- and that's why every fabric that comes into our workshop is washed before use.  So Pootie Pads are free of that stuff...  But most stuff in stores, not so.  And I don't think most people are aware of that.

        You can order Pootie Pads here until the website is back up. Pooties love them!

        by Sara R on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 10:42:48 PM PDT

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