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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…

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…

Woody’s Pet Food Deli Recall

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) – according to this advisory – is notifying consumers of a recall of raw turkey pet food from Woody’s Pet Food Deli due to Salmonella contamination. This recall is being issued after product samples collected by the MDA tested positive for Salmonella. Sampling was begun after the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)…

A+ Answers Straight Beef Formula for Dogs tested positive for Salmonella.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting pet owners that A+ Answers Straight Beef Formula for Dogs, lot 2018 20/08 20, has tested positive for Salmonella (according to the Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine release) Lystn, LLC, also doing business as Answers Pet Food, is the brand owner of A+ Answers Straight…

Preventive Pet Care, AVMA and PFI Resolutions

A press release from the Pet Food Institute and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). I typically don’t print releases verbatim but for many years I’ve talked about and have written about the importance of preventive pet care. I am honored to be a small part of the AVMA Partners for Healthy Pets Initiative. IDEXX…

It’s HOW You Feed Your Cat that Matters Most

Everyone talks about what we feed our cats, bantering back and forth about a topic worth discussing. However, I’ve suggested for years that what is far more important is how we feed our cats.  Dr. Elizabeth Bales agrees, and explains on the national Steve Dale’s Pet World show. We feed our cats all wrong she…

Pet Food 2018 Report

Pet foods overall had a very good year in 2018, according to Nielson analysts calculated pet food and treats in 2018  reaching nearly $33 billion across various retail channels, including local pet stores, big box superstores, vet clinics, e-commerce and others. Compared with a year ago, this represents an increase of five percent, or $1.5 billion…
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Pet Food Misinformation with Dr. Lisa Freeman

What’s marketing and what’s true about our pet foods? I talk with veterinary nutritionist Dr. Lisa Freeman, professor of clinical nutrition at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show about pet food misinformation. Freeman says there’s SO much misinformation, often deriving from the Internet. And this can be…
Steve Dale reports on Nutrisca pet food recall

Natural Life Chicken & Potato Dry Dog Food Recall

Natural Life Chicken & Potato dry dog food recall has been confirmed to contain elevated levels of Vitamin D. As a result, we are voluntarily recalling the following product – from the website of the Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine 17.5 # Natural Life Chicken & Potato Dry Dog Food Bag UPC: 0-12344-08175-1…
FDA alert on grain free diets

FDA on Grain Free Diet Alert

What about grain free diets? That’s the question I get most often, as people who want to do the right thing are unsure what that right thing for their dog. On my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show, I spoke with Dr. Martine Hartogensis, deputy director at the United States Food and Drug Associations Center…

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