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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.…

September 27 2019

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…

September 22 2019

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’…

August 29 2019

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…

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