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Position Open – New York State Licensed Veterinary Technician

Fur and Feathers Veterinary Care is seeking a special full time LVT for our hospital on Upper Front Street in Binghamton.  Our hospital cares for dogs, cats, small mammals and birds.  We do routine practice as well as offering Veterinary Acupuncture, physical rehabilitation, Hospice and palliative care.  Candidates must currently be NYS licensed as an

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Garden Toxins … Beyond Plants

By Amanda Poldoski, DVM, Senior Consulting Veterinarian, Clinical Toxicology | Pet Poison Helpline GARDEN TOXINS…BEYOND PLANTS! While the warmer weather of spring and summer can bring much joy (especially to those of us residing in Northern states) it also ushers in an increase in outdoor toxin exposure calls to Pet Poison Helpline. Aside from plants

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Prevent Parasites – Ask Your Vet Hospital for Complete Coverage Options

CAPC (Companion Animal Parasite Counsel) Latest Data from Veterinary Reference Laboratories June 2018 Broome County Dogs Lyme 96 new cases diagnosed at the reference labs Year to Date (YTD) 531 (doesn’t count all those diagnosed at hospitals in house) Hookworm 26 new cases YTD 89 Ehrlichiosis 5 new cases YTD 27 Whipworm 3 new cases

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Worth Rereading – Canine Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease – Testing, Prevention, and Treatment HOW YOU CAN PROTECT YOUR CANINE COMPANION AGAINST LYME DISEASE AND COSTLY TREATMENT The risk of Lyme Disease is real and frequent.  In 2016, New York State reported 1 in 10 dogs positive for Lyme; and Broome County reported 1 in 6 [Companion Animal Parasite Council, data on

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New Season of Baseball Fireworks – Help Is Here For Dogs Frightened of Thunder and Fireworks (and other loud noises)

Sileo is here; recently released by Zoetis. This gel is placed between the cheek and teeth of your dog, ideally 30-60 minutes before the fearful noises. If needed (long thunderstorms, for example) the dose can be repeated again in 2 hours. The sedative and anti-anxiety effects can vary somewhat between individuals but has been proven

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Worth Rereading – The Difference Between Low Cost Spay/Neuters and Regular Clinics May Surprise You

The Difference Between Low Cost Spay/Neuters and Regular Clinics May Surprise You by CAROLYN KARRH DVM February 23, 2016 For Pet Lovers (edited for length) People simply do not understand the differences and reasons full-service hospitals charge what they do, versus what low-cost clinics provide, when offering the “same” service or surgery. If I had

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First Aid for Your Pets – May 19th

May 19th – First Aid for Your Pets – by Diane C. Wittner, DVM based on former American Red Cross First Aid for Pets course RSVP by May 15th to 607-238-1246 or furandfeathersvetcare@gmail.com so we can arrange seating and refreshments Tours of facility 11 AM Lecture 11:30 AM Refreshments available No charge (People only – Pets

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TOP 5 SIGNS OF CHRONIC PAIN IN OUR DOGS AND CATS

Many owners do not realize that their pet’s behavior changes are linked to pain.  Following are the top 5 signs that may indicate your pet is suffering from chronic pain.  If you see some, or many, of these in your pet, call your veterinarian to discuss these signs of pain and control measures. 1 Decreased

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RECALL OF MILO’S KITCHEN DOG TREATS

RECALL OF MILO’S KITCHEN DOG TREATS The J.M. Smucker Company today announced a limited, voluntary recall of specific lots of two varieties of Milo’s Kitchen® dog treats, distributed nationally, because the products potentially contain elevated levels of beef thyroid hormone. The impacted production includes the following items and lots: Milo’s Kitchen Steak Grillers / Steak

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Redbarn Pet Products Expands Voluntary Recall of Dog Chews

Redbarn Pet Products Expands Voluntary Recall of Dog Chews   Redbarn Pet Products, LLC of Long Beach, CA is expanding their voluntarily recall initially issued on February 9th. The recall expanded to include all lots of product manufactured with raw material from a single supplier because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The

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Steve’s Real Food Voluntarily Recalls Raw Frozen Dog Food Turkey Canine Recipe Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

Steve’s Real Food Voluntarily Recalls Raw Frozen Dog Food Turkey Canine Recipe Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination   March 2, 2018 –Steve’s Real Food of Salt Lake City, Utah is voluntarily recalling one lot of 5lb Raw Frozen Dog Food Turkey Canine Recipe due to their potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products

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TRUPET RECALL OF TREAT ME CRUNCHY BEEF DELIGHT

TRUPET RECALL OF TREAT ME CRUNCHY BEEF DELIGHT TruPet, LLC of Milford, OH, is voluntarily recalling a limited amount of Treat Me Crunchy Beef Delight, 2.5oz Pet treats because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The recall includes only the product listed below. The following affected “Treat Me Crunchy Beef Delight” products

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RECALL OF VITAL ESSENTIALS FREEZE-DRIED BEEF NIBBLETS ENTRÉE FOR DOGS

RECALL OF VITAL ESSENTIALS FREEZE-DRIED BEEF NIBBLETS ENTRÉE FOR DOGS Carnivore Meat Company of Green Bay, WI, is voluntarily recalling a limited amount, 73 cases, of “Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Beef Nibblets Entrée for Dogs” pet food because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.  The recall includes only the product listed below. The following affected

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RECALL OF SMOKEHOUSE PET PRODUCTS “BEEFY MUNCHIES”

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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RECALL OF SMOKEHOUSE PET PRODUCTS “BEEFY MUNCHIES”

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

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

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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Bathing Dogs and Cats

Bathing Dogs and Cats   If this topic sends you into your closet, shivering in a huddle in the dark, take heart!  There are ways to make this less traumatic.  Let’s start with definitions.  You get into the stall/tub; get under the running water and once wet, lather up before rinsing thoroughly.  That is called

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DISCOUNT ON SURGICAL PROCEDURE PACKAGES!

In celebration of spring being right around the corner, Fur and Feathers is announcing 15% off the Dental Package, as well as 15% off Spays, Neuters, and (for cats requiring this treatment) Declawing.   For details of all the items our complete packages include, call us (238-1246) to find out about the extensive monitoring, licensed

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RECALL OF PET DIETS – Primal Foods Raw Diets

Recall of Pet Diets by Primal Foods Raw Diets Primal Foods, Inc., has recalled some batches of their dog and cat diets because of the wrong grind on the bone in the diets.  They normally use an 1/8 inch grind of bone in their diets.  In some batches, a ¼ inch grind of bone was

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