34 Results in category Pet Health and Veterinary

Beware of Leptospirosis Outbreaks in Pima County

on 08/11/2017 - 11:39 pm

Do you have pets and live in Pima County? Officials are a little concerned because another dog has tested positive for the bacterial disease, leptospirosis. This is a verified case by the health department of Pima County. A local vet notified the health department of this devastating news.
The dog has recovered from the leptospirosis,but  no vaccination was completed prior to the dog picking up the bacteria from who knows where. There have been outbreaks in other cities that have affected anywhere from 50-70 dogs at a time. Prevention as a community is important. There are a few things you can do to help your pet from getting this terrible bacterial disease.
Always keep your dog&rsquo ...

BREAKING NEWS: Pet Food Recall on Popular Brand

on 03/01/2017 - 08:22 am

Leading pet food brand, Blue Buffalo, announced today that a voluntary recall was in effect for various products already on the shelves of many stores around the world. Recalled labels include 12.5 ounce cans of Homestyle Recipe Healthy Weight and Chicken Dinner with Garden Vegetables. Brand spokesmen say that the recall is due to a potential contamination of aluminum metal found recently in routine testing. 
The side effects of ingesting aluminum metal are dangerous and may include discomfort, choking, and in some cases death. As a precautionary measure, Blue Buffalo has tested other products in their inventory for similar contaminations. So far, no other items are included in ...


on 10/14/2016 - 02:54 am

Mars Petcare announced on October 11th, that they are recalling CESAR Classics Filet Mignon Flavored wet dog food, because they have found pieces of plastic they think got inside the food during the production phase.
The dog parents who made the discovery and reported it to the company,  did not report any injuries or sickness for their dogs due to the consumption of the food.The company is working with their distributors to remove these products from their retailers.  But are also indicating that all their other products are safe for consumption.
The company is advising its customers to either throw the food out or return it to the retailers for a refund. The product in question ...


on 09/20/2016 - 08:40 pm

How many times have we seen small children playing with dogs and eating the same things that the dogs are eating? Wouldn’t you like to at least know that what your dog is eating will not cause any harm to your child in case it is shared?
Here is a recipe for cookies your dog will absolutely love.
Oats and Parmesan Cheese Cookies
(makes one dozen bone-shaped cookies)
2 ½ cups  instant oats
1 egg
½ cup chicken broth
3 tablespoons parmesan cheese
Place egg and chicken broth in a bowl and mix well with a hand held mixer.  Add oats and parmesan cheese and mix well.  Spread the mixture on a countertop and roll is out w ...

Vet Student Gives Sheltie A Second Chance

on 05/27/2016 - 01:08 am

An adorable Sheltie from Portland was given a second chance at life thanks to a vet student who made a life-saving discovery a minute before the pup was to be euthanized.  Ollie, a 10-year-old Sheltie, Portland, Oregon, became almost completely paralyzed after returning home from a camping trip. Ollie would not eat and appeared increasingly lethargic.
Ollie’s family took him to their regular veterinarian who conducted tests, including blood work and X-rays. Unfortunately, their vet could not figure out what was wrong with Ollie. Ollie’s family made the hard decision to put Ollie down two weeks after returning home from their camping trip.
Neena Golden, visiting vet student ...

Recall Alert: Carnivore Vital Essentials Dog Food

on 01/27/2016 - 07:14 pm

Carnivore Meat Co. voluntarily recalled a single limited lot of Vital Essentials Frozen Chicken Patties Entrée for Dogs.
All 6 lb. bags with the UPC code 33211 00807, lot number 11475, and best by date of November 8, 2016 (located on the back of the bag), have been recalled.
The recalled lot was shipped to California, Florida, Georgia, Rhode Island, Texas and Washington.
On June 3, 2015, the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) notified the company that one of the samples collected tested positive for Salmonella.
According to the FDA, symptoms of Salmonella infections in animals include: lethargy, diarrhea (which can be bloody), fever, vomiting, decreased appetite, fever and ...

Nutro Chewy Apple Dog Treat Recall

on 12/19/2015 - 09:02 pm

Nutro has initiated a recall of their Chewy Apple Dog Treats due to a possible mold contamination. 
Consumers are urged to immediately stop feeding their pets the treats. 
Not every single bag has been affected by the recall.  Printed on the bottom of the bag under the "Best Buy" date is a lot code. If one of the following lot codes are printed on the bag, it's no good.
The contaminated codes are 450, 502, 503, 505. 
Petsmart is offering a full refund to customers that  bring in their remaining bag of affected treats. 
Contact your vet if you have any concerns. 
Consumers with questions may contact Nutro Customer Service at 1-800-525-5273 ...

Bravo Pet Food Announces Recall Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

on 12/15/2015 - 07:28 pm

Bravo Pet Foods has announced a recall on several of its products due to the possibility of salmonella contamination.
The recall was initiated after a routine testing of a sample resulted positive for salmonella, according to the FDA.
Bravo Blend Chicken Diet for dogs and cats 2 lb. chubs with both the best used by date of November 13, 2016 and the UPC number 829546211028 are recalled.
201 cases of the affected product were sold in the United States between November 21, 2014 and January 2015.
Although they were not affected, the following products were recalled because they were manufactured on the same day as the contaminated product.
Bravo Blend Chicken Diet for cats and dogs 90 oz. c ...

Blue Buffalo Initiates Recall of Blue Kitty Yums Cat Treats Due to Chemical Contamination

on 11/10/2015 - 03:42 am

Blue Buffalo has initiated a recall of its Blue Kitty Yums Tasty Chicken Recipe cat treats due to the possibility of propylene glycol contamination, which is not allowed by the FDA for use in cat food.
The contaminated product was distributed throughout the US and Canada via pet stores and online retailers. 
The FDA was prompted to test the product after a single customer complaint was received.  Low levels of propylene glycol were found in one bag in the impacted lot.  Erring on the side of caution, Blue Buffalo has recalled the entire lot produced with the subject bag. 
The affected product is in a 2 oz. stand up pouch.  Only the products with the following UPC ...

Halo, Purely For Pets Announces Voluntary Recall

on 11/04/2015 - 07:59 pm

Halo, Purely For Pets has announced a voluntary recall of its Spot's Stew Sensitive Cat Turkey kibble due to reports of mold.   Products with a Best By date of 09/04/2016 are the only ones affected.  No other product of Halo products have been affected. 
All consumers should immediately discontinue feeding their pets the affected product.  The remaining product can be returned to any Halo retailer for a full refund or replacement. 
The ingestion of mold may not harm some animals, however, it could possibly to cause digestive issues in animals.  If your cat is experiencing any digestive problems , or if you have any concerns, please contact your veterinari ...