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Report from Conference of the American Animal Hospital Association

DENVER, CO. — The Conference of the American Animal Hospital Association, held March 15-18, was attended by over 1,200 veterinary professionals. AAHA executive director Dr. Michael Cavanaugh kicked off the event with the State of the Industry 2011 review. While Cavanaugh’s message wasn’t all sunshine and lollipops, he was noticeably more optimistic than last year.…

Pet Food Product Recalls, U.S. Senator Expresses Concerns

Following an increase in pet treats from China leading to animal deaths and illnesses, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) is urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and their Center of Veterinary Medicine to take quick action to protect consumers and pet owners. Thank you Senator for stepping up on behalf of all family…

Reports Continue, Treats from China May Make Pets Sick

Chicken jerky treats imported from China apparently continue to be a serious problem. News reports are over the Internet concerning chicken jerky treats from China are making pets sick in America. The FDA issued a release (see below for the release) in November, word really never get out in a big way and there was…

Cargill Recalls Dog Food for Elevated Aflatoxin Levels, Marksman and River Run

Potential elevated levels of aflatoxin is the explanation for another pet food recall (not mandated by the FDA or the FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine). Cargill Animal Nutrition on Wednesday (December 29) said it was pulling two regional brands of its dry dog food – River Run and Marksman. Aflatoxins are produced by Aspergillus, a…

Recall: Iams Dry Dog Food: Unacceptable Levels of Aflatoxin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 6, 2011 – – The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) has voluntarily retrieved a single production lot of Iams dry dog food due to aflatoxin levels that were detected above the acceptable limit. This product has already been retrieved from store shelves. No illnesses have been reported in association with…

Purina ONE Cat Food Recall

Another recall – what’s most shocking is that I did hear about this not through the FDA (not listed there) or even the Purina ONE website (not listed there either)…but emails via several colleagues, and a Facebook friend. This is form the PR Newswire, and confirmed. ST. LOUIS, July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Nestle Purina…

Nestle Purina Recalls Purina Cat Chow Naturals & Friskies Grillers Blend Dry Cat Food

ST. LOUIS, June 27, 2011 Nestle Purina PetCare Company (NPPC) is voluntarily recalling approximately 870 bags of dry cat food shipped to Colorado, Idaho and Oregon.  This is being done as a precautionary measure, as the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.  Only the following products with both the “Best By” date…

Pig Ear Chew Recall

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 3, 2011 – Bravo! is voluntarily recalling select boxes of Bravo! Pig Ears Chews because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The products affected by this recall includes only Bravo! 50 ct bulk Oven roasted Pig Ears Product Code: 75-121 Lot # 12-06-10. Salmonella can affect animals…

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