I have read Dr Becker's articles before but not this particular one. While I can understand, and agree with some of her advice, it does concern me somewhat. I feel that dog ownership should be about companionship and fun. I agree with feeding dogs the best food you can afford, giving them exercise and just simply enjoying each other's presence. I wonder if all this advice creates some degree of anxiety in the average pet owner. As an example, I have been giving my dogs tap water for 40+ years with no worries. Now I read that I've been doing it all wrong and should be filtering it. She might be right, but as I don't have a filter and don't want one, it creates conflict. I think we should do our best for our furry pals but try not to go OTT with talk of 'toxins' etc.