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The Hartz Mountain Corporation Recalls Hartz Naturals Real Beef Treats Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

September 6, 2010

Hartz Mountain is recalling 74,700 bags of Hartz Mountain Natural Beef Treats for Dogs.  From the FDA: SECAUCUS, N.J. – September 3, 2010 – The Hartz Mountain Corporation is voluntarily recalling one specific lot of Hartz Naturals Real Beef Treats for Dogs due to concerns that one or more bags within the lot may...
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VIN News: Veterinarians reporting possible problems with Blue Buffalo dog food

September 1, 2010

The Veterinary Information Network (VIN) has an article about possible problems with Blue Buffalo dog food.  This is not an official recall, but it is worth reading the entire article if you do feed your dogs Blue Buffalo. For The VIN News Service “Veterinarians are trying to discern whether roughly a dozen dogs testing...
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Ask Nancy: Tick Removal

August 4, 2010

Ick! Ticks! I know that is always how I’ve felt when I found one on a pet. Typically my dogs come and bother me any time there is a tick on them, insisting that I remove it. I suspect all that stuff about mutual hunting and dogs hanging around the camp dump and ending...
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Most common Poisons

August 3, 2010

According to VPI Pet Insurance Company, here are the most common poisonings among their clients’ pets between the years of 2005 and 2009. Poison / No. of claims Drug reactions/accidental ingestion of drugs: 5,131 Rodenticide: 4,028 Methylxanthine: 3,661 Plant poisoning: 2,808 Household chemicals: 1,669 Metaldehyde: 396 Insecticide/organophosphate: 323 Heavy metal toxicity: 288 Toad poisoning:...
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Iams Veterinary Foods Recall Expanded

August 2, 2010

Here’s the press release: July 30. 2010 P&G Expands Voluntary Limited Recall of Specialized Dry Pet Foods Due to Possible Health Risk CINCINNATI, July 30, 2010 – The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) (NYSE:PG) is voluntarily expanding its recall to include veterinary and some specialized dry pet food as a precautionary measure because it...
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Monday News Round-up

July 26, 2010
Monday News Round-up

We’re still working out the kinks, there’s some news that definitely needs sharing. Police dog’s death Weare police dog succumbed to cancer.  Just 6 years old, Mica, a Belgian Malinois, succumbed to lymphoma.  From the Union Leader The 6-year-old Belgian Malinois captured the hearts of many people across the region after she was diagnosed...
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Cat Center Stage

July 14, 2010

The Cat Fanciers Association has a new web site for cat lovers.  From their announcement flier: “Do you love cats? Are you curious about cat breeds and personalities? Did a lovable stray stroll into your life and win your heart? If so, join us as we celebrate the felines in our lives with this...
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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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