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Banning Pet Sales in Irvine California

The City Council, Irvine, CA approved an ordinance, on October 11, 2011,  that bans the retail sale of dogs and cats…joining several other cities around the country. The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) in Washington, D.C., disapproved of the plan. PJAC maintains that research has demonstrated that pet store puppies are as healthy or…

Puppy Mill Project, "Go Away" to Pet Stores Selling Puppies

Guest blog by Andrea Kim To celebrate National Puppy Mill Awareness Day, there was a puppy mill protest on September 17 at Puppies R Us. The store allegedly sells puppies purchased from puppy mills and also reportedly breeds Pit Bulls.  Over 50 people came out to protest on Ashland Avenue. The refrain was, “Go humane…

Stolen Tortoise Didn't Get Far

Thanks to an anonymous tip, a tortoise that was stolen from a Lincolnwood pet store called The Animal Store has been returned safe and sound, if “a little freaked out.”Apparently, she’s a bit resistant about coming out of her shell. But by all accounts, once she calms down – she’ll be fine. Spur, a 70-pound…

Pet Owners In Denial On the High Cost of Ownership

The economy has directly hit millions of families across America, two-legged and four-legged members of the family. On November 26, 2010, the New York Times writes about pet owners who can’t afford routine medical fees and other costs such as boarding, grooming and food for pets.  The story asserts that problem is that the general…

Cool Pet Products

Here are some Cool Pet Products that I’ve been talking about on Steve Dale’s Pet World, one of my national radio shows. Visitors to the radio show’s website can see video on each of these: Wander Hammock: Whether you are on your way to Granny’s house for turkey, or returning home from the dog park…

Recent Pet Food Recalls Are Unfortunate, But No Reason To Panic

I am not suggesting the scare concerning the possibility of salmonella in cat foods shouldn’t concern or upset consumers. However, some of the email I’m receiving are more than a little over-the-top, though I understand your emotion (and feel it myself). First, take a breath and consider this: Salmonella recalls are not new. They’ve been…

What Heartworm Looks Like

You don’t want this to be inside your dog (or cat or ferret). Heartworm disease can kill, but it’s preventable. Heartworm is spread by mosquitoes and this year, in particular, no shortage of the buzzers. Learn more about heartworm disease.

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…

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…

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