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  • Melamine production
    Understanding melamine; not all panels are created equal
    Melamine has become a dirty word among many consumers seeking to purchase cabinetry or other wood panel products. But it's bad reputation is not necessarily justified. The reason it's looked down upon comes from either being specified for...
  • Pet food treats
    New pet food regulations on the horizon
    A treat! It is a reward, distractor and a source of pleasure for our pets. Yet, treats have been linked to mysterious illnesses and common pathogens at an alarming rate. From 2007 to 2013 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) received more than...
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    Animals are people, too: FDA proposes rule to monitor pet food safety
    On the heels of hundreds of pet poisonings linked to Chinese-made jerky treats -- and years after melamine-laced pet food from China killed pets of several species -- the FDA has issued a proposed rule that would create safety standards for pet...
  • Melamine and wood
    Melamine cabinetry, Part 2: working the material
    In Part 1 we discussed some basic properties of melamine and how to get set up to work with the material. Part 2 delves deeper into the techniques of fabrication. Let's start with the basics of cutting:First, melamine is hard yet brittle, so...
  • Melamine cabinetry
    Melamine cabinetry, Part 1; understanding the material
    If you’ve been shopping for cabinetry, you may be familiar with the product melamine. Melamine is a thermally fused, resin saturated paper finish (similar to the properties of plastic laminate), bonded onto a particleboard core. It was first...
  • Cardiff Eyes His Delicious Prey (Yet These Foods Remain Just Out of His Reach)
    Are You Poisoning Your Companion Animal by Feeding Pet Grade Foods?
    This article originally appeared on Dr Mahaney’sThe Daily Vetcolumn on petMD.In commemoration of National Animal Poison Prevention Week, please consider that you may be involuntarily providing a daily dose of toxins in your pet’s ...