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PET FOOD RECALL – Orlando grain-free Chicken & Chickpea Superfood Recipe Dog Food

Lidl US Customer Care Hotline 1-844-747-5435 Media Will Harwood William.Harwood@lidl.us (703) 408-2961 Announcement View Product Photos In association with Sunshine Mills, Lidl is voluntarily recalling specific lots of Orlando brand Grain Free Chicken & Chickpea Superfood Recipe Dog Food because the products may contain elevated levels of Vitamin D. The recalled products consist of the

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PET FOOD RECALL – Natural Life Chicken and Potato

Natural Life Pet Products consumerservices@nutrisca.com (888) 279-9420 Announcement We regret to inform you that Natural Life® Chicken & Potato dry dog food has been confirmed to contain elevated levels of Vitamin D. As a result, we are voluntarily recalling the following product: 17.5 # Natural Life Chicken & Potato Dry Dog Food Bag UPC: 0-12344-08175-1

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There is No Substitute for Advice from Your Veterinarian

There is no substitute for advice from your veterinarian • If you’re reading this, chances are, you love your pets—and you all KNOW that panicked feeling, when you think something might be wrong. • We all want answers so fast, that we go online and use Dr. Google. • American Animal Hospital Association and other

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RECALL – Natural Life Chicken and Potato Dry Dog Food

RECALL – Natural Life Chicken and Potato Dry Dog Food   Natural Life Pet Products consumerservices@nutrisca.com (888) 279-9420 Announcement Natural Life Pet Products of Saint Louis, Missouri is voluntarily recalling our Chicken & Potato dry dog food (described below) due to it containing elevated levels of Vitamin D. 17.5 lbs. Natural Life Chicken & Potato

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RECALL – Nutrisca Chicken and Chickpea Dry Dog Food

Recall – Nutrisca Chicken and Chickpea Dry Dog Food Nutrisca consumerservices@nutrisca.com (888) 279-9420 Announcement Nutrisca, of Saint Louis, Missouri is voluntarily recalling one formula of Nutrisca® dry dog food (described below) due to it containing elevated levels of vitamin D. 4 lbs Nutrisca® Chicken and Chickpea Dry Dog Food Bag UPC: 8-84244-12495-7 15 lbs Nutrisca®

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Veterinarians and the opioid epidemic

Opioid abuse affects not only professionals in human health but also veterinarians. There is concern that clients may intentionally hurt their pets in the hopes of receiving prescription painkillers for themselves. A woman was arrested for cutting her Golden Retriever with razor blades to use the dog’s pain medication herself. The Food and Drug Administration

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Corporate Ownership of Veterinary Practices

In five years, about 25% of veterinary practices will be owned by large corporations. Mars, Inc. owns companies in many areas, such as several chocolate manufacturers (including M&M’s), Wrigley’s gum, and Uncle Ben’s Rice. Now they are buying companies associated with our pets, such as Nutro, Pedigree, Royal Canin, Iams, and a pharmaceutical company. They

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FDA alerts consumers, pet owners!

FDA alerts consumers, pet owners not to use products manufactured by King Bio, including Dr. King’s label, homeopathic drug and pet products Firm recalls hundreds of water-based products for humans and pets due to microbial contamination For Immediate Release August 28, 2018 Release The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers and pet owners not

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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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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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