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Barron’s Calls Miele S8380 Vacuum a “Cat and Dog Hair Killer”

Miele S8 Cat & DogBarron’s recently named the Miele S8380 Cat & Dog canister vacuum its “Gadget of the Week,” calling the Miele a “cat and dog hair killer.”

One of the main reasons Barron’s likes the Miele S8 Cat & Dog over bagless competitors is that “it doesn’t make sense for an ‘animal’ vacuum to come without a bag. Wouldn’t all that hard won debris just get released back into the air as you empty the bin into the trashcan?”

Barron’s tested the Miele Cat & Dog in a home with three dogs and reported that it picked up “huge clumps of hair from the hardwood floors, carpet, and suede drapes.” Continue reading

FDA Proposes Rules to Ensure Safe Food for Pets

For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing rules intended to protect pet foods from disease-causing bacteria, chemicals and other contaminants.

The proposed Preventive Controls for Food for Animals rule would establish new protections for animal foods. Currently, the FDA seldom gets involved unless there is evidence of contaminated animal food on the market. Continue reading