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Two Recalls: Cat Food and Nutritional Supplements

July 3, 2010

From the FDA’s web site: Feline’s Pride is announcing a voluntary recall of Feline’s Pride Raw food with ground bone for cats and kittens, Natural Chicken Formula, Net Wt. 2.5 lbs. (1.13 kg., 40 oz.) produced on 6/10/10, because it may be contaminated with Salmonella. The product is packaged in uncoded plastic containers and...
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Recalls: Dog Food and Vitamins

June 24, 2010
Recalls: Dog Food and Vitamins

Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc., of Pacoima, CA, announced a voluntary recall of Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Chicken Dry Dog Food with the “Best By” date of June 17, 2011, in 5-lb. and 28-lb. bags because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.  Products affected by this recall include: Sweet Potato...
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Blue-Green Algae warnings in New Hampshire

June 22, 2010

Update 7/16 – For the latest advisories, please see the sidebar on the right. It’s summer time again and, with summer, comes the warnings about blue-green algae. According to the N.H. Department of Environmental Services, the algae can cause health effects ranging from skin and mucous membrane irritation to nausea and even central nervous...
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Feed Your Pet Right – a New Book

June 9, 2010

Are you overwhelmed by all the different pet food choices?  Have you wondered what really is the difference between Brand X Organic, Holistic food and Brand Y’s Super-Duper Compete Food?  Well,  the New York Times recently had an article about a new pet food book, Feed Your Pet Right, written by two nutritionists. She...
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Ask Nancy: Eew – Poo!

June 8, 2010

You go to clean the cat box, or pick up after your dog and find a terrible mess instead of the usual firm stool. Your dog or cat is producing stools that are soft, mucus filled or maybe even bloody or liquid instead of the usual easy to clean up type poop. What could...
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More drug recalls

June 3, 2010

The FDA has expanded its recall of metronidazole injection to include certain intravenous metronidazole, ondansetron and ciprofloxacin products manufactured by Claris.  certain intravenous metronidazole, ondansetron and ciprofloxacin products manufactured by Claris. These products are sold under the following labels: Claris, Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer and West-Ward Pharmaceuticals. Metronidazole (Flagyl) and ciprofloxacin are antimicrobials, and ondansetron...
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Online Pharmacies

April 21, 2010

Many pet owners turn to online pharmacies and other sources for their pet medicines and flea products. While many online stores are reputable, there are some that are questionable.  To help you in your search, the FDA has a web page and a pdf  booklet to help you pick a reputable source for your...
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Sago Palms and other Poisonous Plants

April 8, 2010
Sago Palms and other Poisonous Plants

Now that Spring is coming to New Hampshire, many pet owners thoughts are turning to gardening.  VIN is reporting that incidences of pets being poisoned by ingesting Sago Palms are increasing nationwide.  Although originally from the South, Sago Palms are now being sold in gardening centers and the big box stores nationwide.  Sometimes they...
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EPA Increases Restrictions on Flea Products

March 18, 2010

Due to a significant increase in adverse incidents, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is taking a series of actions to increase the safety of spot-on pesticide products for flea and tick control for cats and dogs. Immediately, EPA will begin reviewing labels to determine which ones need stronger and clearer labeling statements. Next, EPA...
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Ask Nancy: Happy Tail – What to do about bleeding tail tips that won’t heal!

March 8, 2010

To resolve this problem you need to control the tail so it has time to heal and re-grow the hair. This can be done a number of ways.  You typically need to do more than one thing to help with this.  For healing the tail tip up there are a few solutions and one...
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