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May 23 2019

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…

May 16 2019

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…

May 3 2019

Is Your Cat Picky or Sick?

Is your cat picky or sick? This is an exceedingly common question, and probably how the notion of cats being finicky began. In fact, when cats actually don’t eat for a long enough period of time – particularly overweight cats, it increases their chances of a potentially fatal fatty liver disease, called hepatic lipidosis. While…

April 6 2019

Purina Limited Recall of Muse Cat Food

Out of an abundance of caution, Nestlé Purina PetCare Company is voluntarily recalling a limited amount of Muse wet cat food Natural Chicken Recipe in Gravy in three-ounce cans. The product could contain rubber pieces that are translucent yellow with a blue backing, which may present a potential choking hazard. We’re pet owners and pet…

March 26 2019

FDA Cautions Not to Feed Pets Three Lots of Darwin’s Natural Pet Products Raw Dog Food Due to Salmonella

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is cautioning pet owners not to feed their pets three lots of Darwin’s Natural Pet Products raw dog food after samples from these lots tested positive for Salmonella. The codes for each product are listed in the second group of numbers below the barcode on the package. These products are…

March 26 2019

RootLab is the Future of Pet Foods

Senior Brand Manager of RootLab, Chris O’Neil, about the future of dog food HERE on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio. A new dog food, created in Chicago, RootLab is selling pet food with new proteins. Get ready – they include alternative protein sources like crickets; cod and chick pea; chicken organs and ancient grains,…

March 21 2019

Expanded Hill’s Pet Nutrition Recall

Hill’s Pet Nutrition (Science Diet) recall has expanded, and leaving others confused. So, here it is directly from the Hill’s site: Hill’s Pet Nutrition is expanding its voluntary recall of canned dog food products due to elevated levels of Vitamin D. This expansion relates to the same vitamin premix that led to the Jan. 31…

February 28 2019

Shameless Pets, Upcycled Dog Treats

Purina supports innovation, and even awards prizes. On my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show, I speak with James Bello, co-founder of Shameless Pets manufacturer of dog treats with upcycled ingredients. Shameless Pets is a finalist for the top Purina prize. He explains what upcycled is – a term which was all new to…

February 21 2019

FDA Update on Grain Free Diets Related to Heart Disease

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, from their website is providing this update on its investigation into reports of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs eating certain pet foods. The update covers reports of DCM received by FDA through November 30, 2018. This update does not include reports received in December and January due to the…

January 31 2019

Science Diet Recall of Select Canned Dog Foods

Hill’s Pet Nutrition (Science Diet) is voluntarily recalling, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, select canned dog food products due to potentially elevated levels of vitamin D. While vitamin D is an essential nutrient for dogs, ingestion of elevated levels can lead to potential health issues depending on the level of vitamin D and…

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