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RECALL California Natural, EVO, Innova and Healthwise Pet Foods

Natura Pet Issues Recall of Specialized Dry Pet Foods Due to possible Health Risk March 18, 2013 FREMONT, NEBRASKA, March 18, 2013 – Natura Pet Products is voluntarily recalling specific lots of ...
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RECALL Premium Edge, Diamond Naturals and 4health Dry Cat Food Formulas

Recalled Due to Possibility of Low Levels of Thiamine (Vitamin B1) March 10, 2013 - COLUMBIA, S.C. - Diamond Pet Foods is voluntarily recalling limited production codes of Premium Edge Finicky Adult ...
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How Many Litter Boxes Do I Need?

Who knew there was so much to kitty litter? How many kitty litter boxes do I need? While it seems trivial, an unclean litter box can result in serious behavioral and medical problems in cats, such as: ...
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The Top 5 Cat Toxins of 2012

Own a cat? Know how to "cat-proof" your house? If you're not sure if your house is appropriately pet-proof, read on! Pet Poison Helpline, an animal poison control based out of ...
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Don't Give a Dog a Bone

Published in the Huffington Post Donna Solomon, DVM, Animal Medical Center of Chicago Frequently, while shopping for my dog's food, I often overhear shopkeepers tell pet owners that dogs in the ...
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Multistate Outbreak of Human Salmonella Typhimurium Infections Linked to Hedgehogs

From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ADVICE TO PET OWNERS Contact with hedgehogs can be a source of human Salmonella infections. Hedgehogs can be carrying Salmonella bacteria but appear ...
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Popular Pet Treat Can Add Calories and Carry Bacteria

January 28, 2013 — A popular dog treat could be adding more calories than pet owners realize, and possibly be contaminated by bacteria, according to a study published this month by researchers ...
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New Disease Carried By Deer Ticks

U.S. researchers find new disease carried by deer ticks By Zach Howard Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:26pm EST Jan 17 (Reuters) - U.S. scientists have discovered a new deer tick-borne disease in humans, with the ...
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Train Your Dog Month

In 2010 the Association of Pet Dog Trainers began the National Train Your Dog Month campaign. The APDT thought it was long overdue to dedicate a month to bringing awareness to the importance of ...
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Healthy Pets Healthy People

There are many positive benefits of owning a pet; however, it's important to know that some animals may carry germs that can be spread to people and cause illness. Pets can appear to be healthy ...
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Holiday Hazards to Pets

Keep your pets safe this holiday season! Know what items you have that are dangerous and keep them out of the reach of your pets. Dangerous foods include sugar-free candy and gum (which may contain ...
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HALLOWEEN DANGERS Keep Your Pet Safe

Pet Poison Helpline Warns Pet Owners about Halloween Dangers The Most Prevalent Toxic Substances A record-setting 70 percent of Americans celebrated Halloween in 2011, according to the U.S. Census ...
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RECALL Boots & Barkley Treats at Target

Important alert from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration: Kasel Associated Industries Recalls Boots & Barkley Roasted American Pig Ears And Boots & Barkley American Variety Pack Dog Treats ...
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RECALL Nature's Recipe Oven Baked Biscuits

Important alert from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration: Nature's Recipe Voluntarily Recalls Nature's Recipe Oven Baked Biscuits With Real Chicken Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination ...
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Rabies - World Rabies Day is September 28

New York State law requires rabies vaccinations for all cats, dogs and domesticated ferrets! Key rabies facts (World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Rabies occurs in ...
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FDA Looks for Answers on Arsenic in Rice

This article is also of interest for our pets due to the many pet foods that contain rice as a main ingredient. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) monitors hundreds of foods and beverages that ...
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Dangers of Chinese-made Jerky Treats

FDA: 360 dogs, 1 cat reportedly dead from jerky treats People who have been monitoring the news about Chinese-made jerky treats being blamed for pet illnesses finally have some figures to analyze. ...
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National Immunization Awareness Month

The month of August has been recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as National Immunization Awareness Month. Just as in the human ...
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