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Truth About Raw Meat-Based Diets for Pets

Raw meat based diets (RMBDs) may have all sorts of problems associated with them, despite what passionate and loving pet caretakers may think – scientists think otherwise, including those at the Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine. J. Scott Weese, DVM, DVSc, DACVIM, Ontario Veterinary College, Ontario, Canada is one of the most…

Calming Care: A Probiotic to Minimize Anxiety

I have a gut feeling that you will appreciate this totally fascinating conversation. Dr. Regan McGowan, research scientist at Purina, on Steve Dale’s Pet World tells me about a new probiotic specifically made to lower anxiety in dogs, called Calming Care. What? How can a probiotic do that? Well, she explains what Calming Care can…
What to do about thunderstorm anxiety in dogs

Solutions to Thunderstorm Anxiety in Dogs

Some people think dogs afraid of thunderstorms will figure out over time that the storm won’t cause dogs with thunderstorm anxiety any harm.  But that hardly ever happens. In fact, often, without intervention, the fear can worsen. I argue it may be inhumane to merely let even mildly anxious dogs deal with storms without any…

G & C Raw Recalls Pat’s Cat Turkey and Ground Lamb Dog Food

G & C Raw, of Versailles, OH is recalling 30 1–lb containers of Pat’s Cat Turkey Cat Food and 40 2-lb containers of Ground Lamb Dog Food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in animals eating the products. Furthermore, there is risk to…

Talk About Nutrition EVERY Veterinary Visit

Kara Burns, president of National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America also teaches nutrition. Kara is the Founder and President of the Academy of Veterinary Nutrition Technicians and has attained her VTS (Nutrition). I spoke with Kara HERE on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show. Nutritional assessments are important EVERY veterinary visit – and…

BLUE Wilderness Rocky Mountain Dog Food Recall

Blue Buffalo Company is voluntarily recalling one production lot of BLUE Wilderness® Rocky Mountain RecipeTM Red Meat Dinner Wet Food for Adult Dogs, as the product has the potential to contain elevated levels of naturally occurring beef thyroid hormones. Dogs ingesting high levels of beef thyroid hormones may exhibit symptoms such as increased thirst and…

Dog Food Recall: WellPet Beef Topper

At WellPet, our team takes food safety matters very seriously, so in an abundance of caution, we are voluntarily recalling a limited amount of one canned dog food product: Recalled Product Details: • Wellness 95% Beef Topper for Dogs – 13.2 oz • Best-By Dates of 02 FEB 19, 29 AUG 19 and 30 AUG…

Keeping Canine Athletes Healthy

Sports medicine is a growing discipline. It seems rehabilitation facilities are as ubiquitous as Starbucks. Similarly, rehab medicine is of growing interest for pet owners. There’s now even a specialty veterinary college for sports medicine. Experts on the topic converged at Purina Farms, Gray Summit, MO for the Purina Canine Sports Medicine Symposium, September 29…

Smallbatch Pets Recall Dog Duckpatch Sliders

Smallbatch Pets Inc. is voluntarily recalling one lot of frozen dog duckbatch sliders due to their potential to be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands…

Does Grain-Free Dog Food Matter?

Dr. Ruth MacPete reveals pet food mysteries, on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio. Listen here as, for example, she explains whether or not ‘Grain-Free’ matters and what the term grain-free even means. We discuss how to even search for a pet that is right for your pet. Dr. MacPete says look for quality ingredients,…

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