News

February 4, 2015

Dental Care for Your Pet

February is National Pet Dental Health month. Oral disease is the most frequently diagnosed health problem affecting adult dogs and cats. Nearly 80% of all dogs and cats over the age of three have periodontal (gum) disease.

February 2, 2015

Grill-Phoria LLC Recalls Big Bark All Natural Beef Jerky Treats for Dogs Due to Salmonella Risk

Grill-Phoria LLC of Loveland, Colorado is recalling approximately 200 3.5 oz bags of Big Bark All Natural Beef Jerky Treats for Dogs because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. These bags were distributed and manufactured between September 20, 2014 through January 2, 2015, and do not have lot codes.

January 30, 2015

Valentine’s Day Safety Tips for Pet Owners

With Valentine's Day comes gifts, many of which include candies and flowers. Here are some of the most common culprits of pet poisonings related to these well-intentioned gifts.

January 19, 2015

Oma’s Pride Recalls Purr Complete Feline Poultry Meal Due to Salmonella Risk

Oma’s Pride of Avon, CT is recalling Purr-Complete Feline Poultry Meal because it has the potential to be contaminated with SalmonellaSalmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

January 8, 2015

Compounding Issues

Issues to consider when using compounded drugs in veterinary practice.

January 2, 2015

Barkworthies Recalls Chicken Vittles Dog Chews Due to Salmonella

Barkworthies of Richmond, VA is recalling select lots of Barkworthies Chicken Vittles dog chews because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

January 2, 2015

Roo Bites Pet Treats Recalled Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

Jump Your Bones, Inc. of Boca Raton, Florida is voluntarily recalling Jump Your Bones brand name Roo Bites (Cubes) because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. No pet or consumer illnesses from this product have been reported to date.

December 31, 2014

New Year's Resolutions for Pet Owners

Our pets provide us with so much affection and unconditional love that we often consider them part of the family and may want to include them in our New Year's resolutions.  Here are some ways to include your pets in your resolutions.

December 19, 2014

H5N8 Avian Influenza Virus Found in Douglas County Flock

Oregon has activated a multi-agency response plan following the confirmation of highly pathogenic avian influenza in domestic birds in Winston, in Douglas County. There is no immediate public health concern, state officials said, and poultry and egg products remain safe to eat. The H5N8 avian influenza virus was confirmed by the US Department of Agriculture in guinea fowl and chickens from a small backyard poultry flock.