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September 5 2010

Recall on Hartz Natural Real Beef

SECAUCUS, N.J., Sept. 3 — The Hartz Mountain Corporation is voluntarily recalling one specific lot of Hartz Naturals Real Beef Treats for Dogs due to concerns that one or more bags within the lot may have been potentially contaminated with Salmonella. Hartz is fully cooperating with the US Food and Drug Administration in this voluntary…

September 1 2010

Superhero, Dr. Rubin the Mythbuster!!!

Dr. Sheldon Rubin busting common myths about pets on the Channel 9, WGN TV Noon News:

August 23 2010

Recent Pet Food Recalls Are Unfortunate, But No Reason To Panic

I am not suggesting the scare concerning the possibility of salmonella in cat foods shouldn’t concern or upset consumers. However, some of the email I’m receiving are more than a little over-the-top, though I understand your emotion (and feel it myself). First, take a breath and consider this: Salmonella recalls are not new. They’ve been…

August 17 2010

What About The Pet Food Recalls And Salmonella?

What’s the deal with all the recent pet food recalls, and concerns about Salmonella? Stripping away the emotion, and worries about pet food recalls – let’s look at the facts. It turns out that according to Dr. Ron DeHaven, CEO of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the most common cause of salmonella transmitted from pet…

August 15 2010

Highlights from the Convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association

Highlights of Convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association,in Atlanta July 31-August 3, included several announcements: Dr. Larry Kornegay as the new AVMA President; Paws to Save Pets (Merials non profit foundation) and the American Veterinary Medical Foundation will Hill’s Pet Nutrition is donating pet food and $145,000 to veterinary clinics and shelters in the…

August 4 2010

Merrick Pet Care Recall on Dog Treats

Merrick Pet Care Recalls Texas Hold’ems 10 oz Bag (Item # 60016 Lot 10127 Best by May 6 2012) because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk Company Contact: Customer Inquiries: 800-664-7387 Other Inquiries: James Witcher, Coo#160;806-322-2806 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 3, 2010 – Merrick Pet Care, Inc. of Amarillo, Texas is extending its July 2,2010 recall of 10 oz “Beef…

August 4 2010

Hail to the Chief Veterinarian

I now know what all the commotion was about in Atlanta at the AVMA Convention. Streets were closed, secret service was everywhere. I thought it was for this guy: But instead could it have been for this guy? On July 30,, Dr. Larry Kornegay was installed at the new President of the American Veterinary Medical…

August 3 2010

P & G Expands Voluntary Food Recall

P&G Expands Voluntary Limited Recall of Specialized Dry Pet Foods Due to Possible Health Risk            CINCINNATI, July 30, 2010 – The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) (NYSE:PG) is voluntarily expanding its recall to include veterinary and some specialized dry pet food as a precautionary measure because it has the potential to be contaminated…

August 1 2010

Veterinarians Provide Relief for Gulf Coast Pet Owners

Atlanta, GA. As I’ve reported here, and Anderson Cooper on CNN has reported, and others….Shelters in the Gulf Coast area are filling up fast, over-flowed because cash strapped pet owners are giving up their loved ones with paws. Some pet owners are managing to hold on to their animals, but aren’t able to provide appropriate…

July 26 2010

Cat Food Recall

Nothing yet on the FDA site, but Iams  (Procter and Gamble) reports this and the AVMA confirms these cat food recalls. The following notice was received by the AVMA from Procter & Gamble on Sunday, July 25, 2010: The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) (NYSE:PG), is voluntarily recalling two specific lots of its therapeutic renal…

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