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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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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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In honor of February’s status as National Pet Dental Health Care Month, Fur and Feathers is announcing 20% off the Dental Package, as well as 20% 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

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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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EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FOR YOUR PETS Red Cross LECTURE Saturday, January 20, 2018 11:00 am tours and refreshments 11:30-12:30 lecture Fur and Feathers Veterinary Care 1445 Upper Front Street, Binghamton, NY, 13901 607-238-1246 (Between Humdinger’s Ice Cream and Hillside Gardens Nursery) Fur and Feathers Veterinary Care is pleased to announce the beginning of our 2018 Lecture

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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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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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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 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.

Accredited pharmacies will now be allowed to use a new online address = .Pharmacy.  Similar to accredited educational facilities using .edu and accredited government sites using .gov, accredited pharmacies will now use .Pharmacy.  Our online store and pharmacy (MyVetStoreOnline) will forward from the old .com address to the new .Pharmacy address for a while.  But

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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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Starting after Labor Day, we will change to our Winter Hours schedule. M T W F 9-5:30, Th noon-8 (closed Wednesday noon to 1).

Starting June 1, 2017 – Fur and Feathers announces new LATER hours. Monday 9-6 Tuesday 9-6 Wednesday 9-12 and 1-6 Thursday 12-8 Friday 9-5 Closed Saturday and Sunday

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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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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A new disease is going to sweep through the dog population (like parvo did in the 1970’s) – CANINE INFLUENZA.  The first strain developed from equine influenza and crossed to greyhounds housed at the same track several years ago.  It has been popping up in areas around the country since.  Two years ago, a new

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Happy Thanksgiving to all! Our office will close for the Holiday at Noon Wednesday and reopen Friday morning at 8 am. Enjoy family and friends at this festive time. After-Hours emergencies can be accommodated for dogs/cats – Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center, Clark’s Summit, PA, Colonial Veterinary Hospital, Ithaca, NY, or Cornell University Hospital for

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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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While Supplies Last – STILL AVAILABLE – For current patients (exam here within 12 months, heartworm test within 1 year and on preventative since test) Thyroid supplement for dogs (L-thyroxine) sizes 0.1 mg, 0.2 mg, 0.3 mg, 0.4 mg, 0.5 mg, 0.6 mg, 0.7 mg, 0.8 mg 6 month supply at twice daily (360 tablets

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