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RECALL OF SMOKEHOUSE PET PRODUCTS “BEEFY MUNCHIES” Smokehouse Pet Products, Inc. of Sun Valley, CA, is recalling all sizes and package types of dog treats labeled as “Beefy Munchies,” because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.  Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if

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REDBARN RECALLS 7-INCH 3-PACK BULLY STICKS With an extreme abundance of caution, and with the care and concern of pets top of mind, Redbarn Pet Products, LLC of Long Beach, CA, is voluntarily recalling a single product, Redbarn’s 7-inch Bully Stick three-pack, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the

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COMPANY RECALLS SPECIFIC LOTS OF GRAVY TRAIN MOIST/WET AND KIBBLES ‘N BITS CANNED DOG FOOD   Veterinarians and animal nutrition specialists, as well as the FDA, have confirmed that extremely low levels of pentobarbital, like the levels referenced in this report, do not pose a threat to pet safety. However, the presence of this substance at

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Dog Food Recall due to Salmonellosis

Dog food recalled for Salmonella; pet owners also at risk BY PHYLLIS ENTIS | DECEMBER 13, 2017 UPDATED 8:30 p.m. EST — Darwin’s Natural Pet Products has recalled specific production lots of its Natural Selections brand Meals for Dogs after laboratory testing detected Salmonella in samples of the products. People who have handled the dog food are at risk of

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Should Pregnant Women Rehome Their Cats?

Women can be tested for antibodies to this disease before pregnancy to rule out whether they are able to become first-time infected with Toxoplasmosis during pregnancy.  If already Toxoplasmosis positive (from soil, infected meats, etc.), they cannot become infected and cause risk to the first trimester pregnancy.  See below for more details. Should Pregnant Women Rehome

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MRD1 (abcb1) Gene Mutation – Drug Sensitivities

Multidrug Sensitivity in Herding Breeds: MDR1 Gene Mutation MDR1 Gene Mutation: The MDR1 gene encodes P-glycoprotein, a drug transport pump that plays an important role in limiting drug absorption and distribution (particularly to the brain), as well as enhancing the excretion of many drugs used in dogs.  Some dogs, particularly herding breeds, have a mutation in

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Holiday Season Vaccinations

Holiday Season is almost upon us – be sure to have your pet’s vaccinations updated, in case there needs to be a quick kennel reservation and visit! Dogs need Kennel Cough and Canine Influenza as well as Distemper/Adeno/Parvo and Rabies. Cats need Distemper/Respiratory and Rabies.

Non-Invasive Blood Pressure Measuring

Announcing Blood Pressure Measuring For our senior and geriatric cats and dogs, measuring trends in blood pressure is becoming more recognized as an aid in finding and treating problems early.  Cats especially need this monitoring because chronic renal dysfunction and/or hyperthyroidism (both frequent in cats 8 years and older) are causes of hypertension which causes

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“How to Prepare for Your Pet(s) in Case of Disaster”

Southern Tier Chapter American Red Cross And Fur and Feathers Veterinary Care Invite Clients and the Public to attend a lecture (free) about “How to Prepare for Your Pet(s) in Case of Disaster” On National Pet Disaster Preparedness Day Saturday, May 13, 2017, Lecture 10:30 – 11:30 am, Hospital Tours 9:30-10:00 or 11:30-12:00 Please RSVP before 4 pm

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Tis the Season – for Pancreatitis

Pancreatitis—Tis the Season As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday season followed by Christmas, we also approach pancreatitis season with our pets. Pancreatitis, inflammation of the pancreas gland, in dogs and cats is often caused by feeding our pets from our Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter feasts. Pancreatitis is a potentially life threatening problem for dogs and

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