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CDC and FDA Say STOP PURCHASING PIG EARS; THROW ANY OUT YOU MAY HAVE

The Centers for Disease Control and Infection (CDC), various regulatory officials and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration continue to investigate and offer advice and warnings regarding “a multi-state outbreak of multidrug resistant salmonella infections linked to contact with pig ears for dogs. This important information is taken directly from those agency websites: CDC and…

Don’t Burn Out Dogs in Hot Weather

The message is “take it easy,” as the weather heats up again. As people need to acclimate to heath, so do our dogs, according Dr. Kurt Venator, chief veterinary officer at Purina. Is there a link between how much exercise your dog gets and nutrition? Seems like an easy thing to know, but studies demonstrate…

Cat Allergies May Soon Become a Problem of the Past

Allergies to cats are incredibly common (about one in five adults), and now Purina scientists have found a way to abate the allergies and along with it lots of the uncomfortable symptoms people have. This means most people allergic to cats will soon be able to live with them in the first place, and do…

Outbreak of Multidrug-Resistant Salmonella Infections Linked to Pig Ear Dog Treats

Advice regarding for pets owners from the CDC Center for Veterinary Medicine regarding a Salmonella outbreak associate with pig ear treats for dogs. What’s more, this is multidrug resistant Salmonella. Forty-five people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:- have been reported from 13 states. Twelve ill people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been…

FDA Reports Findings For DCM Heart Disease Related to Pet Foods

The Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine has just issued a complete report, results of their studies, collaborating with experts outside the U.S. Government , regarding an increase in a serious heart disease called dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs that has been directly related to dog foods. Certain pet foods, many labeled as…

Neutralizing Cat Allergies and Banning Declaw on WGN Radio

The bill to support fire safety in Illinois for pets in kennels is now on the Governor J. B. Pritzker’s desk and ready to be signed. I also mention HERE on WGN radio the extraordinarily shocking story of 700 dogs rescued from a puppy mill in Georgia; you read that right, we’re talking 700 dogs.…

Possible Link: Raw Food Diet in Cats and Tuberculosis

Writing about facts related to raw meat-based diets, I knew I would be hitting a hot button for many. I really don’t quite understand how people can ignore what the United State Food and Drug Administration,  Centers for Disease Control, American Veterinary Medical Association and other credible sources, not to mention numerous peer-reviewed studies in…

Red Rover and Purina Purple Leash Project

Red Rover is a non profit with a mission to preserve the human-animal bond by providing financial assistance, resources and support to low-income individuals and survivors of domestic violence and their pets, so families can escape together and stay together. And with Purina they are combining efforts with the Purple Leash Project.  The idea is…

Science Diet Expanded Recall information from FDA

From the Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine – much of what’s has been previously announced regarding the Science Diet recall. Some info is new in this post, primarily directed at veterinary professionals and retailers but I totally believe pet caretakers should know as well.  The FDA is alerting pet owners and veterinary…

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…

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