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FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine Investigates Possible Link Between Diet and Heart Disease in Dogs

from the Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine “We are concerned about reports of canine heart disease, known as dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), in dogs that ate certain pet foods containing peas, lentils, other legumes or potatoes as their main ingredients. These reports are highly unusual as they are occurring in breeds not typically…

New Game Show: Wolf vs. Dog

Did you know I’m now the host of the world renown game show “Wolf vs. Dog.” My guest is veterinary nutritionist Dr. Lisa Freeman, co-founder Petfoodology, the scientific study of pet nutrition by veterinary nutrition specialists and experts. And she proudly states, she’s a myth buster, as there are so many myths when it comes to…

Castor & Pollux and Merrick Dog Treat Recalls

Merrick Pet Care, of Amarillo, Texas, is initiating a voluntary recall of a limited amount of beef dog treat varieties due to the potential that they contain elevated levels of a naturally-occurring beef thyroid hormone. Dogs consuming high levels of beef thyroid hormone may exhibit the following symptoms: increased thirst and urination, weight loss, increased…

Insect-Based Dog Food Is Here

Is your pet allergic to a protein source found most commonly in today’s pet foods? Sustainability is an issue and I’ve written more than once abut how the future of pet food will include products like algae and insects. Algae in pet foods has happened, and now Germany has rolled out the first insect based…

Talk About Nutrition EVERY Veterinary Visit

Kara Burns, president of National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America also teaches nutrition. Kara is the Founder and President of the Academy of Veterinary Nutrition Technicians and has attained her VTS (Nutrition). I spoke with Kara HERE on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show. Nutritional assessments are important EVERY veterinary visit – and…

OC Raw Dog Food Recall

OC Raw Dog, LLC of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, is recalling the Freeze Dried Sardines because the fish have exceeded the FDA compliance guideline for fish larger than 5 inches. The FDA has determined that salt-cured, dried, or fermented un-eviscerated fish larger than 5 inches have been linked to outbreaks of botulism poisoning between 1981…

Ohio General Assembly May Take Action Against Pentobarbital in Pet Foods

The Ohio General Assembly wants ban dog and cat remains from commercial pet food, and pentobarbital (a drug used to euthanize pets). House Bill 560 would also ban remains of animals that had been chemically euthanized from pet food. Rep. Laura Lanese, the measure’s sponsor, said that the euthanizing drug pentobarbital has turned up in pet food, and…

Darwin's Natural Pet Products Recall

Darwin’s Natural Pet Products of Tukwila, Wash., a manufacturer of fresh raw meals for dogs, announced it is voluntarily recalling a total of four lots of products after testing showed that some of the Chicken and Duck with Organic Vegetables Meals for Dogs may contain Salmonella, and the Turkey with Organic Vegetables Meals for Dogs sample…

Blue Ridge Beef Recall, Potential Salmonella and Listeria Contamination

Blue Ridge Beef of Eatonton, GA, is voluntarily recalling lot#GA0131 of BRB Complete raw pet food because of the potential of contamination with Salmonellaand Listeria monocytogenes, according to the FDA. The cause of the recall: This recall was initiated after samples collected and tested by the FDA showed positive for Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. There has been no consumer or…

Milo's Kitchen Homestyle Dog Treats Recall

Milo’s Kitchen Homestyle Dog Treats, from their website: As pet owners ourselves, we understand how much you love your dog and apologize for the concern this news may cause. We are voluntarily recalling specific shipments of two varieties of our dog treats because the products have the potential to contain elevated levels of a beef…

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