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Merrick Pet Care Recall on Dog Treats

Merrick Pet Care Recalls Texas Hold’ems 10 oz Bag (Item # 60016 Lot 10127 Best by May 6 2012) because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk Company Contact: Customer Inquiries: 800-664-7387 Other Inquiries: James Witcher, Coo#160;806-322-2806 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 3, 2010 – Merrick Pet Care, Inc. of Amarillo, Texas is extending its July 2,2010 recall of 10 oz “Beef…

Hail to the Chief Veterinarian

I now know what all the commotion was about in Atlanta at the AVMA Convention. Streets were closed, secret service was everywhere. I thought it was for this guy: But instead could it have been for this guy? On July 30,, Dr. Larry Kornegay was installed at the new President of the American Veterinary Medical…

P & G Expands Voluntary Food Recall

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 has the potential to be contaminated…

Veterinarians Provide Relief for Gulf Coast Pet Owners

Atlanta, GA. As I’ve reported here, and Anderson Cooper on CNN has reported, and others….Shelters in the Gulf Coast area are filling up fast, over-flowed because cash strapped pet owners are giving up their loved ones with paws. Some pet owners are managing to hold on to their animals, but aren’t able to provide appropriate…

Cat Food Recall

Nothing yet on the FDA site, but Iams  (Procter and Gamble) reports this and the AVMA confirms these cat food recalls. The following notice was received by the AVMA from Procter & Gamble on Sunday, July 25, 2010: The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) (NYSE:PG), is voluntarily recalling two specific lots of its therapeutic renal…

United Pet Group Pro-Pet and Excel Brand Products Recalled

United Pet Group, Cincinnati, Ohio is voluntarily expanding its recent recall of its Pro-Pet Adult Daily Vitamin Supplement tablets for Dogs to include additional pet nutritional supplement products for dogs and cats due to possible Salmonella contamination, according to the FDA website. A long list follows at the end of this story. The recalled products…

Feline's Pride Cat Food Recall

According to the FDA website, Feline’s Pride is announcing a voluntary recall of Feline’s Pride Raw food with ground bone for cats and kittens, Natural Chicken Formula, (2.5 lbs, 40 oz) produced 6/10110 because it may be contaminated with Salmonella. People handling raw pet food can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not…

Addressing Nightline's Piece on Overweight Pets, I Disagree on Steve Dale's Pet World, WLS

I agree with Dr. Ernie Ward, seen here on Nightline, that we do have a nation of overweight pets – but I so don’t agree with everything he says. I don’t, for example, blame the pet food industry. He just doesn’t have it completely right, and misses so much (he doesn’t even mention free-feeding our…

Natural Balance Recall

Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Chicken Dry Dog food has just been voluntarily recalled, 5 lb and 28 lb. packages manufactured December 17, 2009 with a “best by” date of June 17, 20011. A random sampling tested positive for Salmonella. Mysterious to me, the FDA pet food recall site has no listing of this (though…

Iams ProActive Health Canned Cat and Kitten Food Recalled

Traveling to Anaheim for a veterinary conference, I couldn’t get to a computer on time to post when the Iams ProActive Health Canned Cat and Kitten Food recall announcement was released as news on June 9. Since, it made the news – at first, I didn’t think I needed to post. I decided to post…

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