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February 27, 2013

Spay or Neuter Your Pet

Sadly, each year in the US more than 15 million dogs and cats are euthanized because of overpopulation. Altering pets through spay/neuter surgery helps prevent the unwanted birth of animals that may be difficult to place into good homes. The spaying and neutering of pets can also reduce the incidence of sex-hormone related diseases.

February 25, 2013

Hy-Vee Recalls Dog Food Products Due to Aflatoxin

Hy-Vee, Inc. has recalled certain bags of Hy-Vee dog food due to elevated levels of a chemical contaminant commonly found in corn. These products were not distributed to Oregon.

February 22, 2013

The Honest Kitchen Recalls 5 Lots of Verve, Zeal and Thrive Pet Food Products Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

The Honest Kitchen is recalling five lots of its Verve, Zeal and Thrive pet food products produced between August and November 2012 and sold nationwide in the US and Canada via retail stores, mail order and online after August 2012 because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. No other Honest Kitchen batches, production dates or products are affected.

February 21, 2013

Nutri-Vet Recalls Nutri-Vet and NutriPet Chicken Jerky Products Due to Salmonella

Nutri-Vet, LLC. of Boise, ID is voluntarily recalling its Nutri-Vet and NutriPet Chicken Jerky Products because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.

February 21, 2013

Kaytee Recalls Bird Treats and Greens Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination from Parsley Flakes

Kaytee Products is recalling several bird treats and greens items due to possible contamination of Salmonella from parsley flake ingredients supplied to Kaytee by Specialty Commodities, Inc., an outside supplier to Kaytee.

February 20, 2013

Kasel Industries Recalling Boots & Barkley, BIXBI, Nature’s Deli, Colorado Naturals, Petco, and Best Bully Sticks Due to Salmonella

Kasel Associated Industries of Denver, CO is voluntarily recalling all products manufactured at its Denver, Colorado facility from April 20, 2012 to September 19, 2012 due to possible Salmonella contamination. This includes Boots & Barkley, BIXBI, Nature’s Deli, Colorado Naturals, Petco, and Best Bully Stick items.

February 16, 2013

Nature’s Variety Recalls One Batch of Instinct® Raw Organic Chicken Formula Due to Plastic

Nature’s Variety has announced a voluntary recall of one batch of Instinct® Raw Organic Chicken Formula with a "Best if Used By" date of 10/04/13. This action is being taken because pieces of clear plastic may be found in some bags and could cause a potential choking risk to pets. The source of plastic has been identified and the issue has been resolved.

February 15, 2013

Preventive Health Exams are Key to Your Pet's Good Health

Protect your pet's health and quality of life by taking it to your veterinarian for a preventive health exam at least once per year. Twice a year is recommended, especially for senior pets. Early detection of diseases can improve your pet's chances of successful treatment, and save you money over the long run, too.

February 15, 2013

Dental Care for Your Rabbit, Exotic or Pocket Pet

The need for dental care isn't limited to dogs and cats. Rabbits, exotics and pocket pets need dental care, too!

February 1, 2013

CDC: Salmonella Typhirmurium Infections Linked to Pet Hedgehogs

The CDC reports at least 20 cases of Salmonella Tyhpimurium infection linked to pet hedgehogs in the past two years. There was one case in Oregon, and one fatality in Washington state. To reduce the risk of infection, it's important to wash your hands after handling hedgehogs or anything the animals come in contact with. This is especially important for children to do, as they can be more susceptible to infection.