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July 6 2020

Natural Balance Cat Food Recall

From the U.S. Food & Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine:  The J. M. Smucker Company today announced a voluntary cat food recall of one lot of Natural Balance® Ultra Premium Chicken & Liver Paté Formula canned cat food due to health concerns likely associated with elevated levels of choline chloride. Ingesting impacted product may cause nausea with…

June 9 2020

Chicago Communities in Need Receive Help for Pets

The Anti-Cruelty Society will deliver dry cat and dog food to 9th Ward Alderman Anthony Beale’s Community Service Office to serve the Roseland and Pullman neighborhoods, as well as to Breakthrough Urban Ministries in East Garfield Park. The food delivery complements The Anti-Cruelty Society’s Friends Who Care Program that provides pet food for people in…

April 22 2020

Raw Food in Europe Tests Positive for Antibiotics

In the U.S., Canada and much of Europe, raw food for dogs and cats continues to increase in popularity despite warnings from various health organizations, including the Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine. According to the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, a new study from the Faculty of Pharmacy at the…

April 3 2020

Illinois and Northwest Indiana Pet Food Pantries

I am grateful to the Illinois Department of Agriculture for putting together a list of pet food pantries. Increasingly, there is a need. For your convenience, I have them listed here – but this is as of April 1, 2020 – and may be updated. Updates, here. (IDOA indicates websites and confirmed but not the…

March 30 2020

Purina Institute and WSAVA Search for Future Leaders

I certainly appreciative of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association, and their undeniable global leadership role in veterinary medicine, particularly regarding the One Health initiative and taking a responsible course of recommendations regarding COVID-19. I’ve been fortunate enough to many times visit the living and breathing Purina Institute. This is place is more than a…

February 17 2020

Scotch Whisky May Supply Future Omega-3, No Longer Fish

Scotch whisky fans might agree – nothing should ever be wasted. Leftovers from Scotch whisky distillation can now be transformed into nourishment for algae that scientists can process into a pet food ingredient for pets and ultimately even into our own food. Algae grown on pot ale, a co-product of the liquor industry, could replace…

February 6 2020

My New Job: Veterinary Avenger

I have a new job. I am now an Avenger, it’ a new and rarely publicized Avenger, called the “Veterinary Myth Buster.” Giving the Pilot Directions As I was waiting in line to board an airplane, I couldn’t help but to overhear the pilot relaying to a flight attendant that pet food companies use roadkill…

December 15 2019

Pet Resolutions from the AVMA

On Steve Dale Pet’s World from WGN radio, listen HERE to Dr. Doug Kratt, president elect American Veterinary Medical Association offers pet resolutions for 2020. Included among pet resolutions is taking our dogs for more walks, it’s good for them and good for us. And we share feelings from one end of the leash to the…

December 9 2019

Special Kitty Mixed Grill Dinner Pate Recall

The J. M. Smucker Company announced a voluntary recall of specific lots of Special Kitty® wet, canned cat food due to health concerns potentially associated with ingredients believed to not meet the Company’s quality and safety standards, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The specific product is Special Kitty® Mixed Grill Dinner Pate. In addition to…

October 1 2019

FDA Cautions Pet Owners Not to Feed Performance Dog Raw Pet Food

What follows is directly from the FDA website.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is cautioning pet owners not to feed their pets Performance Dog frozen raw pet food purchased after July 22, 2019 because a sample tested positive for Salmonella and L. mono. The FDA collected two samples of raw pet food manufactured by Bravo Packing, Inc.…

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