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Information: What to do…Who to Contact

Despite sensationalized reports elsewhere, the simple truth is that no one knows how many pets have become ill or died as result of the tainted pet food, while that number may be well into the hundreds or even higher, it may not be. At this time, the number of animals affected is conjecture. Enhancing confusion…

Most Sick Pets Survive Illness from Tainted Food, Too Many Do Not;

Researchers Seek Further Explanation: Linda’s son, Christian, resting with Basti             “I felt I had killed my cat; I mean who would expect buying the best possible food for her might kill her,” says Linda Frahm of Palatine, IL (a Chicago suburb).            Basti, who was found outdoors, ‘adopted’ the Frahm family three years ago. Basti…

Taking You To the FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine Press Conference

March 23, 2007. In a teleconference at 4:30 (ET) with the Food and Drug Administration, officials confirmed that the New York State Animal Health Diagnostic Center at Cornell and the New York State Food Laboratory identified aminopterin (a folic acid inhibitor used both as a rodenticide and at one time as a cancer treatment in…

Insurance Companies Discrimination Based on Breed

            Margie Foshe says she was stunned when without warning her homeowner’s insurance policy from Rockford Mutual was cancelled. After all, she paid her premiums on time. She did make two claims (which totaled under $3,000 for gutter and swimming pool repairs) several years back. She says she was “amazed” to read the company’s explanation…

Insurances Companies Have Alternatives to Discriminating Based on Dog Breed

            Insurance companies ought to be embarrassed, says Washington State Representative (R-Second Legislative District) Tom Campbell. “Taking homeowner’s insurance away because of the dog breed a person happens to have is shameful.”             It’s true that some insurers discriminate against some breeds, either by not renewing homeowner’s insurance, not accepting new customers, or…

Be A Lifesaver: Consider Adoption As An Option

Steve explains why he put a puppy where his mouth is

Baby It’s Cold Outside: Keep Pets Safe

Beware: From carbon monoxide and anti freeze poisoning to frost bitten ears and tails, there are lots of hazards for pets in frigid weather.

Everything But A Partridge in the Pear Tree: Holiday Gifts for Pets

Here are some new holiday gift ideas. (Don’t let your pet read this – you want this to be a surprise)

photo by Dr. Sheldon Rubin

Halloween and Pets: How to Be Safe

ImageHow do you explain the Freddie Krueger look to your dog?

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