News

May 14, 2012

Nestlé Purina Recalls Single Lot of Therapeutic Canned Cat Food Due to a Low Level of Thiamine (Vitamin B1)

Nestlé Purina PetCare has recalled one lot of its Purina Veterinary Diets® OM Overweight Management canned cat food, available through veterinarians in the U.S. and Canada. Analytical testing of the product sample by FDA indicated a low level of thiamine (Vitamin B1).

May 5, 2012

Wellness Complete Health® Super5Mix® Large Breed Puppy Dry Dog Food Recalled Due to Salmonella

WellPet LLC announced a voluntary recall of one recipe of Wellness® dry dog food after being notified by Diamond Pet Foods regarding the presence of Salmonella in Diamond’s Gaston, South Carolina facility.

May 4, 2012

Human Salmonella Infections Linked to Recalled Diamond Pet Foods Dry Dog Food

Human cases of Salmonella Infantis infection have been linked to recently recalled dry dog food products manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods in their South Carolina plant.

April 30, 2012

Kaytee Pet Products Recalls One Lot of Kaytee Forti-Diet Pro Health Mouse, Rat and Hamster Food Due to Salmonella

Kaytee Pet Products is recalling a single manufacturing batch of Kaytee Forti-Diet Pro Health Mouse, Rat and Hamster due to possible contamination with Salmonella. This product was not originally distributed in Oregon, but was distributed in Washington.

April 25, 2012

American Regent Recalls One Lot of Epinephrine Injection, USP, 1:1000, 1 mL Ampules

American Regent is recalling Epinephrine Injection, USP, 1:1000, 1 mL Ampules, NDC #0517-1071-25 Lot #1395, Exp Date: July 2012.

April 24, 2012

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy

Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), also known as Mad Cow Disease, is a chronic, fatal disease that affects the central nervous system of cattle. The nation's fourth case was reported in a central California dairy cow in April 2012. Results confirmed the animal was positive for atypical BSE, a "very rare" form of the disease not generally associated with infected feed. The cow did not enter the human food supply. Milk does not spread BSE.

April 17, 2012

Kaytee Recalls Two Hand Feeding Formulas for Baby Birds

Kaytee, a Central Garden & Pet brand, is recalling two products, Kaytee exact® Hand Feeding Formula Baby Birds and Kaytee exact® Hand Feeding Formula Baby Macaw, due to high levels of vitamin D. These products are used primarily by bird breeders for feeding baby birds. Baby birds being fed the formula may run the risk of kidney failure when ingesting the product.

April 10, 2012

Canine Parvovirus

Canine parvovirus is a highly contagious gastrointestinal disease. Puppies less than 6 months old and unvaccinated dogs are most at risk to contract a serious case of the disease, which can be fatal.

April 9, 2012

Cyanobacterial Poisonings

Cyanobacterial poisoning is an acute, often fatal condition caused by the ingestion of high concentrations of toxins from blue-green algae, or cyanobacteria, in water.