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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…

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…

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.…

Coyotes to Surprising Pet Treats with Bill and Wendy on WGN Radio

I am a #notedpetexpert because of Bill Leff of WGN Radio saying that is what I am. And here’s a link to my most recent appearance on WGN Radio with Bill and Wendy Snyder. Spoke with Bill and Wendy about the Luna coyote update. I tell Tomi Tranhita’s story of how her coyotes were unnecessarily…

Surprise: 18 Foods Your Dogs and Cats Might Love

Certainly, dogs and cats have their own individual taste preferences just as we do. Some of our foods you may never guess pets crave. Who knew, for example, that many cats have a thing for olives or that dogs, and not necessarily Australian Cattle Dogs, love Vegemite, an Australian food spread made from leftover brewers’…

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…

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