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January 13 2021

Warning: Dog Food Recall, Sportmix from Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc.

At least 28 and perhaps up to 70 dogs have apparently succumbed as a result of Aflatoxin, produced by the mold  Aspergillus flavus, which can grow on corn and other grains used as ingredients in pet foods. Sportmix dog food brands are the names pet parents would recognize. One cat food and various brands of…

January 3 2021

Little House Star with a Star Cat; Eradicating Allergies to Cats; Domestic Violence and Animal Abuse On the Rise

Alison Arngrim, who way back, was Nellie Oleson on Little House on the Prairie was voted TV’s number one B****, which is something she takes pride in. She also takes pride in her cats which she explains HERE on my WGN Radio, Steve Dale’s Pet World show. She has a black cat, named Morticia. And a celebrity…

December 30 2020

28 Dogs (so far) Allegedly Dead Due to Aflatoxin in Sportmix Pet Foods

from the Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine: FDA is alerting pet owners and veterinary professionals about certain Sportmix pet food products (see list below) manufactured by Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc. that may contain potentially fatal levels of aflatoxin. FDA is aware of at least alleged 28 deaths and 8 illnesses in dogs…

December 22 2020

For Cats: Wet Food or Dry Food?

It’s one of those questions which cat parents and even veterinary professionals have debated for years: Wet food or dry food? Veterinary nutritionist Dr. Donna Raditic says “do both.”  Boarded in nutrition she is an undisputed expert on animal nutrition. I am not. However, I have been saying for years identally what Dr. Raditic says…

December 19 2020

BarCocina and Helping Lakeview Food Pantry

On Steve Dale’s Other World, WGN radio I offer an option for dining and how to help the Lakview Food Pantry. Listen HERE for Tara Pinto of BarCocina joins me to share details about the changes the restaurant has made in order to continue to serve their customers comfortably, including festive and cozy igloos so…

December 7 2020

Quick Tip for Mild Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Separation anxiety in dogs is anecdotally being reported more often. No doubt our upside down and erratic pandemic schedules can play a role, and certainly it’s common for newly adopted dogs and separation anxiety is really a commonly reported behavior problem period. For dogs with mild to moderate separation anxiety, here’s a trick which may…

November 20 2020

Are There Any Benefits to Grain Free Diets for Dogs?

Dr. Jeff Werber is a high profile veterinarian based in California, who speaks out on all sorts of topics – and this is one regarding the truth about grain free and pet foods. Dr. Werber on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show says grain free isn’t necessary the way to go when choosing…

October 13 2020

Pet Food with Dr. RuthAnn Lobos of Merrick Pet Care

I talk here on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show with Dr. RuthAnn Lobos, lead veterinarian at Merrick Pet Care about several myths regarding pet foods. What pet parents should look for as to what really matters regarding nutrients and ingredients. And what’s the truth regarding by-products, and why they totally aren’t so…

October 10 2020

Broad Dog Food Recall: Various Sunshine Mills Brands

The United States Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine, expanding a previously announced dog food recall and investigating certain pet food products manufactured by Sunshine Mills that may contain unsafe levels of aflatoxin.  The FDA is alerting pet owners and veterinary professionals about certain pet food products manufactured by Sunshine Mills under several…

August 25 2020

Nature’s Menu Super Premium Dog Food Recall

This recall announcement from the Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine Sunshine Mills, Inc. is issuing a voluntary recall of Nature’s Menu® Super Premium Dog Food with a Blend of Real Chicken & Quail because of the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans…

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