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Recall: Iams ProActive Health Canned Cat and Kitten Food

June 10, 2010

As a precautionary measure, Proctor and Gamble is voluntarily recalling all varieties of Iams ProActive Health Canned Cat and Kitten Food in 3 oz & 5.5 oz cans with the dates 09/2011 to 06/2012 on the bottom of the cans.  Diagnostic testing indicated that the product may contain insufficient levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1),...
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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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Recall: Advanced Cetyl M Joint Action Formula for Dogs

April 16, 2010

As a precautionary measure, Response Products has issued a voluntary recall of product from two lots of its Advanced Cetyl M Joint Action Formula for Dogs. This recall—while voluntary—is due to POSSIBLE Salmonella contamination from a product ingredient (hydrolyzed vegetable protein) manufactured and supplied by Basic Food Flavors, Inc. of Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Service Dog Eye Exams

April 8, 2010

May is National Service Dog Eye Exam Month.  The American College of Veterinary Ophthamologists and Merial are offering free eye screening exams to working dogs. In order to make an appointment for a free exam, an owner must register by April 30th and  your dog must meet of the following criteria: Service Dog groups...
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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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Nature’s Variety Frozen Chicken Recall Expanded

March 9, 2010

From their press release: Nature’s Variety has expanded its voluntary recall of Chicken Formula Raw Frozen Diets for dogs and cats to include the “Best If Used By” dates of 10/29/10 and 11/9/10 because these products may be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated...
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